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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 19, 2014, 11:19:25 AM »
Breakfast about to be served   :D

To be fair, I remember when Canon did NOT HAVE AN ISSUE with the 1D3, even though mine was included in a later recall to deal with some AF difficulties.  :D

A piece of foam pipe insulation split lengthwise down one side that I slide over the edge of my vehicle window.  It makes a great rest for long lenses when shooting from the vehicle.

I didn't see anywhere else to post this so.....

A good lesson for manufacturers who won't admit to product problems or deal with the issues properly.

I would have to factor in the cost of a divorce over and above the cost of the lens.   :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5d Mark ii ebay advice
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:49:52 PM »
The area around the front of the hot shoe also looks chewed up.

I'd run, not walk, away from this as fast as my legs would carry me.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 23, 2014, 05:34:06 PM »
Thanks a lot, folks.  Yes, owls are really extraordinary creatures and a pleasure to photograph when the opportunity is there.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:13:23 PM »
Jazz.....  a.k.a. The Princess

10+ years of age, 15 kids, 25 grand kids, lost count of the great grand kids.


On duty as a St.John Ambulance Therapy Dog visiting shut-ins at nursing homes, retirement homes and hospitals.


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 23, 2014, 01:07:24 PM »
Great Grey Owl

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f4 L lens for sports photography?
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:41:40 AM »
Here is a link to a rugby match I shot a couple of years ago using that lens on my 1D Mark IV.  It's not as spectacular as my 300/2.8 but it did a credible job.....

Hope it's what you are looking for.

Lenses / Re: Canon 400L 5.6
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:14:09 AM »
For years, I shot birds with my 1D4 and 300/2.8, both with and without extenders.  I will soon be 72 years of age and that combination was starting to get heavy to tote around.  Last spring, I elected to purchase a 5D3 to pair with my 400/5.6 in an effort to lighten the load.

To put it succinctly, I've been delighted with the combination.  It's light, fast and produces great image quality.  The 400/5.6 is a fast focusing lens to begin with and it turned out to be quite impressive with the great AF of the 5D3, which is both fast and accurate.  In my book, it's a match made in heaven.

I will post a sampling of images shot with the 5D3 and 400/5.6 below.  I suggest you open them full size by clicking on them to get a good idea of the image quality.

As the 400/5.6 does not have IS, I suggest you make a point of keeping the shutter speed high enough to compensate.  I try to shoot at around 1/800 second and up.  The 5D3 can handle high ISO if needed.  It also stands up well to cropping if needed.

I hope this helps.

I'll send him another message...

He let me know that they've identified an isue with a caching plugin, and are working on a fix.

Thanks, Neuro.  Appreciate your help, as usual.  :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:13:24 AM »
Mandarin drake...


Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 14, 2014, 04:25:29 PM »
Male Red-bellied Woodpecker...

Great shot Harv. Beautiful light and bokeh.

Fantastic...I love it. :)

Thank you very much.  :D

I have this terrible need to want stuff.  :)

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