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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:49:23 PM »
Midnight paddle from the island Vega (north Norway)

24-70 f2.8L II
1/80s, f5.6, ISO1250

very nice Eldar!  how many hours of daylight there this time of year? 

north

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: July 31, 2014, 01:16:13 PM »
My 1.4x II teleconverter - terrible resolution.
In response to another comment on backpacks - I basically live out of my LowePro 600 AW.

i too love my backpack, i always take it with me when shooting - Kata bug 203

my least used lens is my 85 1.8...least used accessory is my Jobu jr gimbal - i like it, but just don't use it.

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Hey Northstar, how do you like your gopro black 3 so far? 
I wanted one (3+) until I heard about the focusing issue and have decided to wait for the new one (assuming there is one).

West...I like mine!  I don't use it a lot but when I do, I find that I get some interesting video and time lapse stuff.

 

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:52:52 AM »

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:48:34 AM »
I have a plan coming together for a 50+ day trip to Europe.  Any real-world experience on getting 16GB across the pond daily in a reliable manner? 

My initial conditions are no wish to use an online storage medium and no wish to keep the only copies with me physically.  Also if I can leave my laptop at home and run on my Asus tablet so much the better; I intend to carry what I need rather than drag literal baggage all over.  Finally this is quite likely a once in a lifetime trip, two years worth of vacation time, etc etc so I won't complain about spending a little.

My plan is to write to both cards (in a 1Dx), save everything on a pair of TB-class external drives and then mail  USB sticks home separately more or less daily.  16GB thumbies appear to be affordable on the basis of one pair per day, and I can sell most of them when I get home anyway.

I'm all ears - the flight doesn't leave any time soon.

Jim

Jim...sounds like a great trip, have fun!!  London was my favorite spot on a trip to Europe many years ago.

Your plan looks pretty good....but it might be more work than is needed?

As an alternative, I know you wrote that you weren't interested in cloud storage, but have you tried it?  It's so simple and inexpensive, and is such a great way to backup important photos.

I've been using Flickr and Zenfolio to share/backup my most treasured photos. (Thinking about signing up for crashplan)

If I was in your shoes, I would take time to look through my photos each day on my laptop to narrow (cull) the keepers down to my best 20-40 shots, and then upload just those to Zenfolio...done.

By the end of your trip, you'll have 1,500+ of your best photos stored to both your laptop and online, and all your photos stored on one ext HD.

Good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of your photos!

North




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Here is a horizonatally oriented photograph shot with the 50mm f/1.2L (1/100, f/8, ISO 200).

I like it...well done!

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:16:19 AM »
I've had mine about a year....i had a faint clicking sound (March 2013 copy) when I got it, and for the first several months, but I really don't hear it anymore.

IMO - for those following this thread thinking there's something wrong with the 24-70 2.8ii and you're holding off buying... don't think that.   It's a phenomenal lens, pretty much replaces every prime in the focal range for me.

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Selfie by davejdoe, on Flickr

oh wow, that's disturbing!

but sharp, with nice color and bokeh! ::)

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thanks rusty and winglet...a lot to digest for a non-tech guy!!

appreciate the time taken to offer your opinions / experience!

i haven't signed up for crash plan yet so i might have to check out back blaze


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:13:15 PM »



lemmy....WOW!  very, very nice scene/photo!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:48:43 AM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.




Hey Viggo....I wish you would've come over and said hello to me at the park that day!  ;) ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:31:56 PM »
1Dx
85mm @1.2 here's two more

Gary, those are some beautiful shots of a beautiful woman. Well done.
Just don't understand the tattoo.

beautiful photo and woman!

keep your hopes up high and keep your head down low (stay out of harm's way)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:13 AM »
How far off are 1 TB CF cards?   

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:45:41 PM »
Sorry Don, I'll slink off back to my hole  :)

lol...good post though, i didn't know they were so similar at 5.6!   good to know.

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Tex...yes, I'm going to sign up for crashplan for my off site...good suggestion.

So how do I delete some of the "extra stuff" that time machine has saved?

That is one of the great things about Time Machine.  You don't have to (and shouldn't).  Time machine will do this all by itself.  It will get rid of the oldest stuff first.  It will let you know "hey will be deleting some stuff…"  Really not a big deal, it's supposed to do that.

One thing I do recommend, is practice recovery with it a little.  (This goes for any back-up system/hardware/service) Find a document you don't need and delete it.  Now use time machine to recover it.  It's not hard, but not really easy either.   This is not the thing you want to be figuring out how to do when you realize you tossed your term paper, or 100 year old family recipe for beer.  Or do what my mom always does.  Highlight everything, hit delete, then in a panic, hit save…!  Time machine can pull the version of that document from an hour ago, a week ago, and a year ago, all of which can be different.

good info tex...thanks!

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