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Portrait / Re: my first new born baby photos :)
« on: May 09, 2013, 11:37:56 AM »
Forgot about this thread...seems a good place for an image from our son's first portrait session.  :)
Great portrait and congrats on the new addition. Fair warning, though. Ours started out all cuddly and cute like that too, but he's now 6'4" and 210 lbs. Something about feeding them after midnight or too many Flintstones vitamins... beware!

I didn't do enough trouble-shooting to nail down that this was indeed what was happening and now the battery is gone. It may have been a very inconveniently-timed charge depletion and with no way to display the battery's current charge I did not eliminate that possibility.

The replacement, a Digipower, won't even charge in the Canon charger so I took the plunge and purchased the Digipower charger. (One charger travels with me, the other stays at home, I like redundancy.)  ;)  I don't have the intestinal fortitude/unlimited hobby funds to intentionally select the Cancel option on the replacement battery.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:40:01 AM »
NASA uses Nikon because nearly every MF telephoto NIKKOR lens can focus beyond infinity.

Don't you mean:

Sorry, possibly bad information the first time- could just be a charging issue...

I have a non-Canon battery as a backup for my 6D. It's about 6 weeks old and other than not properly communicating its charge level, has previously worked fine in the camera.

Last week while on a family vacation and changing batteries late at night- I accidently selected the (paraphrasing) "ignore this battery?" prompt. Poof. The camera no longer plays nice with that specific battery.

I've been through the manual and can't find a way to reverse this setting. Anyone know how to do this?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: April 24, 2013, 10:39:22 PM »
Chris Hadfield explains how he takes photos from space:

Caution: graphic Nikon images... :o

Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:37:32 AM »
.We just had a thread shut down for being "beyond stupid." That would suggest that posts must meet a certain intellectual level before proceeding to full forum discussion. What's the standard?

Although I didn't personally find the original post all that funny, I agree with you that we don't need humour police. The membership will either encourage or ignore the budding comedic talent.

But please- no fart jokes.

Landscape / Re: Georgian Bay
« on: March 29, 2013, 09:11:01 PM »
RebelXT, kit lens, CP

Landscape / Re: Georgian Bay
« on: March 10, 2013, 04:48:02 PM »
shot with my RebelXT, can't wait to get back up there with my 6D...

Portrait / Re: A Portrait of Poverty . . .
« on: March 04, 2013, 07:07:04 AM »
Ivan- great photos, interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.

Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:22:51 AM »
I'm currently in Caracas with only a crappy little P&S. I love taking my 6D on the road, but in a 15L Lowepro backpack- it's a third piece of baggage. With a legal carry-on size suitcase containing 4 days of clothing and a 2nd case for my professional gear- it's a either a gym bag with my running stuff or the camera as the third item, something's gotta give.

I may have to investigate a small mirrorless system.

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:24:19 AM »
Something recent, A340 rwy 10 CCS

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 09:16:50 PM »
As you know, much easier than opposite-direction traffic.

My last overseas position was B744F, last flight 2 weeks after 911, so still shooting film. That'd be a perfect airplane for north atlantic shots today since we cruised it at .86 and eventually passed everyone except Concorde and other 400s... Should be back overseas next year on the 787, this time with a DSLR.  :)

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:27:55 PM »
Here some shots.  Some of them taken with point and shoots.
Same direction of flight, NAT tracks?

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:42:17 PM »
Thanks, Carl. Your skills are an order of magnitude above mine.  ;)

Yes, I made a lot of the mistakes you mentioned, but- about panning- there really isn't time or room for that for an airplane traveling along a reciprocal track. If ATC mentions the traffic (more for interest, since separation is adequate if everyone's doing what they're supposed to be doing)- you won't actually see the aircraft until he's well inside 10 miles. That's less than 40 seconds from when he starts out as a hazy dot until he disappears over (or under) your windscreen. It's only the last 2 or 3 seconds that he's big enough in your field of view to produce a useable photo. You aim, you shoot, sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't.

Crossing traffic is easier as is the organized track system over the Atlantic where everyone's stacked up and going in the same direction. (But I haven't flown either big ocean since before digital cameras were available to the masses.)

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