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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:13:44 PM »
Dolina I think the conflation was directed to s rock's comment as you separated the propositions with a conjunction.


Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:07:13 AM »
Here are two from today, Sept 3 14.

The first is from the 5diii with 600mm > 2Xii>1.4xiii  the best i got was at f16.

The second was from sl1
 with 600mm > 2Xii>1.4xiii those were at f20 and whatever time was needed.  A good tripod and remote release all, manual focus.  though the live view focus did work on the 5diii.
Processed with adobe bridge only. Let me know what you think.  Would there be any additional benefit to sharpening in photoshop?

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:07:21 PM »
Slightly out of focus, I just like the juxtaposition.  Taken with a "classic birding lens" the 24-70mm.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:55:39 AM »
Low tide  Oregon coast, on a foggy summer morning.

And low tide with dog.

EOS Bodies / Help with broken 7d, loyalty program, and more
« on: August 16, 2014, 12:12:15 AM »
With all the talk about the 7dii, I grabbed my previously trusty 7d only to find it won't boot.  Tried multiple otherwise good batteries (tested in 5diii also) and replaced the clock battery, so it is not the battery.  Also tried to reboot by holding down the shutter button while empty of battery and cards.  Also tried cycling all the door buttons, no joy.
My summary is that I've done all I can and it needs a trip to repair, for out of warranty repair, unless anyone else has a shining idea.

So these thoughts come to mind:  Is there a current loyalty program to trade broken bodies towards new?  I could not find one but it may be a well kept secret.  Or rephrased should I plan to use this body to apply to loyalty program.

Is it worth it to fix this body given a guesstimate that it will run $350 + even with CPS or should I save toward a future new body?

If there was only one axis of decision fix or not it would be an easy decision.  The other considerations make it interesting as a decision.

Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 10, 2014, 10:47:42 PM »
Supermoon all kinds of extenders and big white.  I'm quite pleased with the resolution given that two 2x extenders were used.  Eyeballing them I'd say they are comparable to jrista's  thousand points of moon light with the 7D.

5Diii 2xii>2xiii>600EF ii moon f20.0 1/6sec iso 100 no cropping adjustments done in adobe bridge. So essentially this was a 2400mm moonshot, maybe tonite I'll try a 7D but at 2400mm it is hard to get the moon within the frame, so the 7D should overfill the moon.  And I'll try to up the iso to 500 or so and shutter to 1/30 sec.
Also on Flikr

Lenses / Re: Safari 300 2.8 Mkii or 200-400 1.4x
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:58:48 AM »
The 28-300L never gets any love in these situations.  Should it?  If not why not.  Seems like it would at least cover  all the bases except beyond 300. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 60d results - the bird feeder
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:06:19 PM »
You said that the images looked a little soft but that you did edit in LR.

Question were you shooting raw or jpeg.  How much in camera sharpening was selected?

If Raw did you sharpen in LR? My work flow is usually to use bridge to adjust raw images and  I usually boost up the sharpen to about 70-75 and the radius to 1.2-1.4 and luminance as needed to get rid of grain. 

The other thing is that shooting at 2.8 give yourself a pretty narrow dof, I try to shoot at 5.6 if the light permits and at least with a 5diii go up to 2500 iso if needed.  The 7D and presumably your camera is not as friendly of high isos but I go to 640-800 or 1000 so to get shutter speed higher for the tweety birds.

The temptation to blame micro focus adjustment t is there but I'd look at some of the other variables as well.  Sounds like you have a good set up to get great picts.  More cardinals please.....

Do you put orange halves out?

5diii + 1.4x III  + 2x II + 600 f 4 ii +moon

The "old 2x tele ii" does stack with the 1.4iii here are some moon shots from inside Portland city limits.  I really like the definition the shots are adjusted for WB and contrast as well as exposure.  Most are reported as F8 but must be f11, LV tried to focus but rarely did.  No extension tube used.

Have you handled a larger great white?  I'd suggest that you do and decide if you want a hand holdable or not.

The 400 is ii us m and 600 ii is usm  are for me marginally hand hold able (and thus less good for difficult birds in flight).  I have no experience with the 200-400.

The 300is ii usm and to a lesser degree the 500 ii usm are hand holdable and the 300 for sure takes extenders really well.  The MTF would indicate that the 500 does so very well as well.

So Id go for the 300 or the 500 unless you are in very good shape in which case any of the great white sharks would work for you.  If I were to buy a 500 I'd consider camera canada as they have a deal on the 500....

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: June 28, 2014, 04:51:01 PM »
A few more from the Cape Cod area around Sesuit Harbor.

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: June 28, 2014, 04:47:48 PM »
Hey that's no dog it's a grif.  Here's one playing with his ball.  Oh and on the other coast-Cape Cod.

A few osprey most with 400 2.8 ii with 1.4xiii 5diii

From a nest along lower county road x swan river West Dennis  Massachusetts

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:06:41 PM »
At least in this case apple is being public about their plans and proposing an upgrade path. The usual apple MO is to just  be quiet about their plans until they really have to go public from user outcry.

A little detail about the future photos program like raw handling library size, location options and post processing tools would not kill them, not their style to give us that though.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: May 31, 2014, 03:36:29 PM »
Young Griffon out sniffing near sunset, Portland Oregon.

1DX ISO 1000 lens 420 300ii +1.4 640sec  f4.0

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