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This guy shoots a bit of football with a 6d.  He may be able to give you some tips:)

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23146.0

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:55:57 AM »
Yesterday, I was chauffeured around Sandown raceway for a few hotlaps by a local legend - John Bowe.  Even though they resemble a V8 Supercar,  they are a step down performance wise but are still impressive in their grip levels. I knew I was in for a good ride when he came on to the main straight crossed up at a ridiculous angle before using the exit ripple strip to help straighten up before firing off down the straight. It was a sensory overload for me but the guy just takes it in his stride - a casual flick up of his visor between completing the tricky high speed esses and doing a hard left to head back towards the main straight. A great experience!

Hmmm can I get a ride in a proper V8 or even the F1 two seater...  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5DIII with the24-70 (old) Bloemfontein, ZA
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:24:38 AM »
with 16-35 f4 IS




+1
Very nice Dylan, I especially like the first one, nice colors. That 16-35 is a great lens.

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 09:25:53 PM »
Wish I have another 1DX... ::)

...and Christmas is just around the corner  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 08:07:08 PM »
Glad you had a change of heart Dylan:)  It's too versatile a lens for me to consider selling mine.  I was at a V8 race car ride day yesterday and shot some group portraits at the indoor breakfast followed by some track action in variable light after.  I would love the 200/2 as well as I would use that in different circumstances.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:58:00 PM »
lovely images infrared :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 11, 2014, 06:54:54 AM »
So I went into Subway and got a footlong...

2014 Melbourne Zombie Shuffle

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Sports / Re: Sports from Poland
« on: October 10, 2014, 03:48:01 PM »
Too bad about the accidental deletion :(  Nice images Dawid:)

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 10, 2014, 03:45:54 PM »
Hi Jock.
Thank you, that basically confirmed what I suspected, that racing resumes after (or precisely as) you pass the green flag. I have always thought it was a matter of physics and never understood the blazé attitude towards crash sites, if one car spun out and ended up there, why, when these guys are all doing almost exactly the same thing wouldn't another car follow almost the same trajectory, close enough to put them at great risk?
I should like to clarify I had no intention of wagging fingers, I was merely curious, and within the letter of the rule book the marshal was correct, rule book correct, not my call!

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Graham,

I immediately after watching the video asked the same question, having never been a flag marshal or receiving any training on sectors made me ignorant to the situation.
I hope this link helps explain it for everyone! http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/yes-a-green-flag-was-waving-but-know-the-whole-story/?v=2&s=1&r=8281
End of the day, there’s always wagging fingers when the proverbial hits the fan!! :-\

Because until there is a specific number or rule that states you must be going at Xmph in a yellow flag zone, or lose X seconds, they will try to limit the loss of time.
Currently if one driver slows by a lot, he will fall back from the car in front and be a victim to those following. Which is why they all slow as little as possible. A code60 situation like at the nurburgring 24 hour race would eliminate that problem. This has been a long time coming, and sadly has taken an incident as dreadful as this for change to occur.

Not the first time more than 1 car has crashed in the same place in one race. Remember I think Brazil 03 when 4 or 5 cars each spun into the same barrier at turn 3 at Brazil?

Usually when more than one car goes off at the same corner it's on the same lap.  Very rarely does it occur a lap later as it did this time. However, what you are proposing is similar to what the FIA are suggesting as a solution  http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/179127.html.  It was a nice touch of Marussia to leave Bianchi's car prepared in the garage during practice yesterday.

By the way some very nice images added in the meantime :)

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 09, 2014, 03:35:55 AM »
I missed that breaking news about Hamilton too as it hasn't been reported through my usual sources. Autosport and ESPN haven't run with the story.  McLaren have since denied the report through the pitpass site.  ESPN are now running with a story, by Maurice Hamilton, speculating that Alonso and Vettel may be teamed together at McLaren.

The Bianchi incident was certainly shocking and I hope for the best for him.  I have to admit to being frustrated with all so called experts with great vision...in hindsight.  They are hardly helpful.

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:06:52 AM »
Let's talk more F1. With the unofficial signing of Vettel, the Scuderia continues to disappoint me! WTF? Alonso has two years left on his contract, and is the best driver not named Hamilton. Vettel, on the other hand, has been outperformed by his far less experienced teammate all season.

I understand the move from Vettel's perspective. He's still only 27, he's already won four championships, the Renault engine package is $hit, Newey is taking a less active role in future car development, his younger teammate is making him look bad, and the allure of driving for Ferrari is undeniable.

From Ferrari's perspective, I do not see the appeal of dumping Alonso in favor of Vettel. All Vettel has on Alonso is youth at the expense of far less talent. The Ferrari chassis/engine package is absolute $hit. Kimi can barely make it into Q3 qualifying with the car, and he's by no means a slow driver!

The real winner in all this is McLaren. Fernando better hope McLaren gets its act together, or he could be the most talented driver to only win two championships in his career.

I think you've nailed about 90% of it.  If reports are correct then Alonso hasn't signed with McLaren but directly with Honda.   Ron Dennis confirmed on the weekend that no drivers had yet been signed by McLaren for next year.  That creates a very interesting scenario going forward.  Does the Honda contract with McLaren allow them to land their own driver within the team?  If it doesn't then does Ron want Alonso driving for him next year?  There was some talk at the weekend of Alonso taking a 'sabbatical' next year. Honda has an exclusive contract to supply engines to McLaren next year and logic would say that Alonso will drive there but if things go pear shaped they could take their engines and driver where they like in 2016.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:40:39 AM »
Ican't speak to D800 because I have never used one, but my take on the great 5dM3 is this . . . when you make something that takes that IQ and feels so good in your hand . . . why would you want to change it.

+1. I won't.
I agree. I had a 5DMk3 which was feeling lonely so I got a second 5DMk3 to keep it company  ;D

If it's a breeding pair, can I have one of the offspring? ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:10:23 AM »
As others have said, I don't need to because the gear I have suits my needs.  The 5Diii is a great all round camera and does everything I ask of it. 

On the other hand if the question was 'why haven't you left canon rumors yet?' my answer would be that I'm not sure.  A lot of the threads have become a bit like watching reruns of Friends episodes - mildly amusing but you know the episode plots and all the dialogue before it's spoken  ;D

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:42:49 PM »
A guy I work with has a passion for sneakers and late last year he bought his first dslr because he was unhappy with the results from the phone camera.  He posted the shots on instagram and a couple of dedicated sneaker sites.  One of the major brands has seen his shots and are now sending him new sneakers to shoot.  It may not pay the bills but he's getting some good recognition and feeding his passion with free sneakers :D

That's awesome for him.  How are his shots?  Studio, in location, hdr, or does he play with Photoshop?

Pretty simple shots really.  All outdoors at different locations, low shots of them being worn with a shallow DoF to keep the focus on the shoes and then some simple adjustments in lightroom.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Why Photography
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:29:35 AM »
A guy I work with has a passion for sneakers and late last year he bought his first dslr because he was unhappy with the results from the phone camera.  He posted the shots on instagram and a couple of dedicated sneaker sites.  One of the major brands has seen his shots and are now sending him new sneakers to shoot.  It may not pay the bills but he's getting some good recognition and feeding his passion with free sneakers :D

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