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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:42:24 AM »
I was planning to replace my 60D early next year and the 7Dii might be just the camera to replace it :D  depending on specs and price of course.

I picked up this lens just before my recent holiday.  It's a great lens for the price :)

Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:36:25 AM »
What do you think about this Ricciardo fella? The way he's been sticking it to to Vettel, he just might be my new favorite driver. As an American F1 fan, I found his reason for picking #3 to be quite endearing as well. It's not like there's an American to root for, because Rossi doesn't really count ;D

When he first got into F1 I thought he could be good because an average driver won't get through the Red Bull development program.  His young driver test in Abu Dhabi kinda proved that.  However I was expecting better results from him at Toro Rosso and he only just seemed to be holding his own against JEV.  This year has been a bit of a revelation and , regardless of low expectations, he has been the performer of the year and is definitely giving RB value for money.

Funnily enough, a friend here, whose son raced against Courtney, Whincup and Winterbottom, thought Ricciardo was just a glorified pay driver when he started but has now changed his tune.   

Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:08:21 PM »
Love a lot of the shots in here especially Yuro's mountain biker through the trees.  I've been working on my panning while on holiday and got my hit rate up to about 30-40%. 

Canon General / Re: Lens Cleaning Techniques/Opinions
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:24:14 PM »
Yes Mitch I was just kidding, thought I would join in the humour!

Cheers, Graham.

No sense in wasting whiskey.  I should probably really clean my lenses that way to give me a fantastic excuse to drink a bit every so often.  Lol.

And I do hope you're kidding about following my directions.
Those of us who have a sense of humour get misunderstood by those with a sense of humor, especially as we drink whisky and they drink whiskey.

Sláinte, mates! *raises me Glencairn glass. Oops, that was the 24-105/4L coffee mug*

They really need to make a cocktail shaker version of that coffee mug ;D

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:46:09 PM »
Hi Roo,
Love Mt Beauty, I had a snowboard shop there for 3 years, could see Mt Bogong from my front window.
It is the only place in Australia that you have snow capped Mt views from a residential area.

I love that trip to Falls each year and have been doing it for about 20 years. These days it's a stop at Milawa cheese factory for lunch and then at the bakery cafe at Mt Beauty for a coffee before the final run up the mountain.     If we have bad weather on the mountain we'll head down for a winery trip with a Tuscan style lunch at Ceccanti's.  It is a very scenic part of the world.  How long ago did you have the shop as I was probably in it at some point over the years? :)   

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:32:10 AM »
Here is one I took on my way to my skiing trip a couple of weeks ago :)

Canon General / Re: Lens Cleaning Techniques/Opinions
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:21:46 AM »
Like a few others here the Rocket blower and the lenspen DSLR kit - that little one for the viewfinder is perfect :D

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:06:12 AM »
A few I took a couple of weeks ago while skiing here.

Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:21:29 AM »
Someone please go to Spa this weekend so I can drool over pics of F1 cars running flat-out through Eau Rouge ;D


Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:52:17 AM »
Makes you wonder indeed why canon wouldn't invest time and money to be checking websites like CR full time so they can read all these 'pearls of wisedom'?!  ::)

I do know a couple of local Canon reps that come on here when they need a laugh  ;D

Sports / Re: Dirt car racing
« on: August 12, 2014, 07:50:23 PM »
Nice shots particularly with the rear tyre under stress.  I don't think I've seen the contrails on F1 but never on sprintcars.  I go to a couple of events here each year but unfortunately don't have the infield access to get the uninterrupted shots.  Have you tried some slow shutter panning shots?

Software & Accessories / Re: Insurance is an accessory right? :P
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:51:32 AM »
When you have $10k+ worth of equipment its not an accessory.  Here in Oz, I have mine listed separately on my house contents insurance for an extra $120pa. It covers me wherever I use the equipment for loss or damage and replaces new for old.  This year my old 70-200 2.8 non IS had some moisture damage and was deemed uneconomical to repair so they replaced it with the 2.8 ISii :D  Today I was out taking skiing photos using it and the 24-105 and its good to know its all covered.

Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:12:46 AM »

Hrm; I think I've been scared into buying high-end with everything.  I do swear by an arca-swiss plate to allow a handstrap instead of getting a grip for my camera . . . I think that's more of a weight thing.

I think you are on to something there.  I might cheap out on the intervalometer, the lighting kit or some other peripheral but not anything that puts the camera/lens at risk. 

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