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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:20:49 AM »
I would fancy a 7D2 that could nicely complement my 5D3. For me this means:
- more reach due to the crop factor (and thus similar MP count)
- faster framerate (>8 )
- while having comparable AF and decent low light performance (usable pictures at ISO 3200)

nice to haves would be:
- dual card (same as 5D3)
- in camera flash RT control/trigger
- same battery as 5D3

If such camera would come at an attractive price (€ 1500-1800 / for reference, a 7D1 is about €1100-1200 over here, a 5D3 about €2700, and a 6D about €1600), I would probably buy one as a 2nd body.

Hey Scott, after reading through the responses here, I have a website you may want to visit that may help you:

unappropriate link

You probably try to be funny, but I think this reply is quite inappropriate. Although I agree with most of the criticism being given here, we have to give kudos to Scott for his courage to provide a link to his Flickr after having received such strong feedback. He doesn’t walk away from his critics, which –in my view– is a brave thing. He also tries not to take it personally, but to learn from the feedback. With your reply, you are making it personal.

Furthermore, I would not see how he would be helped with addresses in the US, as he lives in the Scotland, which is in the UK (not sure if you are aware of that).

I would speak for you, if you would edit your comment.

Lenses / Re: Safari 300 2.8 Mkii or 200-400 1.4x
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:08:28 AM »
400mm on full frame is a generally bit short for safari, so I would recommend the 200-400 1.4x over the 300 + 1.4x combo.

A cheaper alternative to buying the 200-400 would be to use the 300 + 2x on 1 body and the 70-200 (with 1.4) on your 2nd body. With the 2 2.8 lenses and both extenders you have
- 70-200 2.8 / 98-280 4.0 / 140-400 5.6
- 300 2.8 / 420 4.0 / 600 5.6

Overall reach is the same.

I would not say this is more or less flexibility, but it certainly is different flexibility over the 200-400.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 15, 2014, 06:09:04 AM »
Zebras on the Nyika Plateau, Malawi. 5D3, 70-300L

Intruiging photo! well done.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:31:53 PM »
Summer visitors, immature male ruby throated hummingbird and an American goldfinch. Both shot with 5DMKIII + 600 II and 1.4X III, f8 - loaded the DLO for this combo and applied.

Beautiful creature in the 1st shot! Very pleasant background too.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:30:14 PM »
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.

Great shot Northstar; love the pastel colors on this one!

Software & Accessories / Re: To filter or not to filter
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:24:40 PM »
On most I use a UV (010) or clear (007) filter from B+W, expect my 40 (chose this for compactness and do not wich to add anything that adds size) and sigma 180 macro (has a ~10 cm hood that provides adequate protection).

man i just making my order on RRS website then i find that TVC-24L is out of stock  :'( i need to wait 3 weeks to get new item

Give them a call, the stock info on their website is not always accurate according to what I've read on this forum.

You can crop an image taken with the 24 mm to a 28 mm FoV, but not the other way around....

Canon General / Re: Dragonfly, Powered by Canon Lenses
« on: July 12, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »
It achieves this using ten, commercially available Canon 400mm lenses with unprecedented nano-fabricated coatings with sub-wavelength structure on optical glasses.

I only count 8.

Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:07:01 AM »
I can imagine that this question has been on the forum before. I am sorry if so.
I've bought the new 16-35 f/4. I was recommended to put a B+W Slim 010 UV 77 E MRC filter on the front especially for protection. But this filter isn't available (can't find it on the net either).
Do you use a protection filter or .......

If you put a filter on, remember to take it off when you take photographs.


Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:49:25 AM »
Great shots ALL!!!  These are from last weekend.  7D 300L f4 w/1.4 III extender
You may want to work a bit on the blown out highlights and the purple/pink fringing (especially on the wings in no 2). Many of the dragonfly pics in this thread have blown out highlights in the eye or the wings. This is always a challenge with these creatures.

Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:45:50 AM »
Not a perfect photo, but I hope its interesting.
Found this guy flapping around near my pond, he couldn't fly properly, he'd keep tipping upside down
and flap around on the ground. So I took him indoors to save him from the birds. Although I tried to feed him he died the next day.  Just wonder if he was "born" that way or if a bird got him?

CHeers BRian

His eyes look deflated :o
What and how did you try to feed him?

Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex

Tern, Maldon by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

Nice sense of speed with the motion blur on the wings. I also like the dark background. Well done!

Marty McFly hovertech equipped California Quail.

Excellent shot with perfect timing!

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