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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:22:59 PM »
The x-rite colormunki display is all that you need.  It will calibrate your display and it costs about $170.  Rental is not really an option as they recommend  regular calibration.  Once your display is calibrated then you need the costco printer/paper profile to use in genenerating your images for printing.  Your Costco's website should have the details you need.


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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:41:52 PM »
The 400mm f5.6L with the 1.4x converter will work fine on your 5D3 assuming you upgrade to the firmware that lets it focus at f8.
I used the combination for several months before upgrading to a 500mm f4L.

I have  had the Tamron 150-600mm since march and  unless I am going out specifically for birds, I'll take it for the zoom.   

I had the Sigma 150-500mm as well and I agree that it was a dog at 500mm.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 21, 2014, 03:41:52 PM »
I've used both and flip are slightly faster.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:36:05 AM »
Now you are just being silly. The 7DII is a myth, whereas the unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

I thought the Haggis was the national animal of Scotland. ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo shows 1.4/50mm lens for EF
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:00:14 PM »
http://www.yongnuoaccessories.com/lens-accessories/standard-medium-telephoto-lens/yongnuo-yn-ef-50mm-f-1-4-usm-standard-medium-telephoto-lens-for-canon-slr-cameras.html

Why would anyone copy the micro-motor USM?

How many other Canon lenses have patents that are running out or have already lapses?

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Lenses / Re: Value Lens for birding
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:30:31 PM »
I've used the 5D3 with the 400 mm F5.6 with both the kenko 300 1.4x and the canon 1.4x III.  Didn't notice much difference between the two converters.  I definitely felt the need for the converter to get the reach that was lost moving from crop to full frame. 

I've also used the Tamron 150-600mm.  I'm quite impressed with this lens.  The AF isn't as fast as the Canon 400, but the image quality is as good as the canon with the 1.4x converter.  600mm at f8 gives a very usable picture.  It's not the Canon 600mm F4L, but it doesn't cost $12,000.  I think this lens is very suitable for casual birding.  It's got the reach, it zooms and it has VC.

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I have DSLR controller and a Samsung Tab 2 10.1 inch.  It works for me.
I have just received the WIFI transmitter that is supposed to work with DSLR controller, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Osprey
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:44:19 AM »
A couple of mine


2013-8-16-3 by jim4496, on Flickr


2013-09-02-1 by jim4496, on Flickr

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I find it encouraging that other reviewers are coming to similar conclusions with me.  I think that will help those interested to feel more confident about moving ahead.

Ordered mine this morning.  Big step up from my Sigma 150-500.

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Great review Dustin.

Looks like a winner.  I already have one of the big primes, but I will be adding this as  I find a zoom useful in some situations.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: January 18, 2014, 05:26:53 AM »
So, just checked and there is no  USA availability today.
It does appear to be in stores in Europe, although the  European launch date was never announced.

Can I ask you which stores? EU Amazons don't have it and I can't find it on price search engines either.

Anyway, the release in US was probably moved to monday, I guess.
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-tamron-150-600mm-f5-6-3-sp-di-vc-usd-lens-canon-fit/p1547626

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: January 17, 2014, 04:49:27 PM »
So, just checked and there is no  USA availability today.
It does appear to be in stores in Europe, although the  European launch date was never announced.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: January 16, 2014, 01:21:50 PM »
I was at the Lensrentals  web site today and they have the Tamron 150-600mm VC etc available for preorder.  Hopefully this means Roger will soon get a few to play with, and give his take on the lens.

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