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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:55:05 PM »
This guy sniffing out our sandwiches was how my wife learned that "They" can swim  ;)
Needless to say, it was the first and the last time she accompanied me on a bear walkabout...
Wow!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:53:43 PM »
More of the "environmental" portrait
Nice one!

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You guys do have stamina ...
And an incredible excess of time! ::)

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:58:40 PM »
I have to throw in a canoeing picture..... Algonquin Park, Canada.
Gorgeous Don!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:56:47 PM »
Last weekend in Great Tetons
Beautiful!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:55:23 PM »
17mm f4L TS-E and 5DIII
Nice one Eldar!  I love the shadows chasing you!

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:54:12 PM »
I found a tree at the local park that rains sap. I used a 7d + EFS 60mm macro lens for this shot. Thinking hard about picking up the 100mmm macro now...
That's wicked, I love it! :P

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:53:35 PM »

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:49:07 PM »

The HDR is a little heavy for my taste Brian but at the same time, I kind of like it!  Pretty cool!

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:38:49 PM »
I call this one "Midnight Morning"  ::)
Grand Canyon, USA

Very nice.  North Rim I believe....
Thank you Kahuna!  Yes, North Rim.  South Rim was closed this trip! 

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: October 01, 2014, 09:38:00 PM »
Here's one from my "Roadside Travels" Collection.  This one is in Florida...  ;)

Beautiful photo Krob78.
Thank you my friend!  I've often thought this one was a little more White & Black, than Black & White... I liked it too.  Thank you again!  :)

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Right from the start?  I doubt gear would have made a lot of difference, there's a learning curve.. By the time I finally laid down my AE1 I think gear began to make a significant difference but not all the difference, back and forth between new pieces of gear F1, AE1, Old Olympus, 1st P&S, etc.. there continued to be a learning curve but you could get a feel that you could maximize your skills and the gear didn't get the best of you...

Today's gear is better than the skills of many of us, so we keep pursuing, keep learning, keep pushing ourselves and our gear seems to still be waiting for us to catch up!  It's truly come a long way in the last 25-30 years!   :o

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Lenses / Re: I'm terrified of my EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:45:13 PM »
I'm tempted by all of the strap suggestions, but just to come back to the original question for a moment...

I have the (possibly bad) habit of carrying my camera by simply wrapping my fingers around the handgrip.  It puts a twisting force on the lens mount.  That said, I have used the 70-200 F2.8 IS more than any other lens as I have moved from a 350D to a 40D to a 5D III.  There has never been a problem with the lens or camera mount.

The camera isn't always carried that way of course - I'll often wear the neck strap, but it's heavy enough that I end up using one hand to hold the weight of the lens as I walk.
As almost everyone has suggested, lose the neck strap, get a BR or a Carry Speed Strap, I've got both, in fact 2 of the Carry Speed's both brands work excellent, never failed me yet and the Carry Speed is a little cheaper, and they work every bit as good as my BR.  At least mine do..  That's why I have 2 of them and only 1 BR... 

On my Carry Speeds, I hook up the safety strap to the camera via the quick connect directly to where you tie your neck strap too and the main strap goes straight to my lens mount...  love it!

You're neck will thank you and your insurance carrier will too, assuming you have insurance on your gear...  The first time you strap it on, you'll wonder why you waited so long!  Seriously, get it on Amazon or something, so you can send it back if you don't like it.  But you will... no question.  That's why everyone is recommending it..  :D

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: September 30, 2014, 02:38:47 AM »
I call this one "Midnight Morning"  ::)
Grand Canyon, USA

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: September 30, 2014, 02:34:09 AM »
Here's one from my "Roadside Travels" Collection.  This one is in Florida...  ;)

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