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I am really racially ambiguous.  I can look Chinese, Hawaiian, Philippino, or Hispanic on any given day... so I wasn't given the foreigner treatment when I was there.
Have you considered a career in spying? ;D ... from what I read in the news these days, spies of a powerful nation are getting caught or being accused daily of spying ... with their reputation at stake these days, I'm sure their secret service can use someone like you, with unique abilities to blend as well as your great photographic skill ... that's a rare combination ... I bet you'd get paid handsomely.
Plus, part of the payment could be in the form of big White Canon lenses  ;D

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:15:37 PM »
....... I had too much light pollution from Margaret River (WA) Town nearby.

That's a very manageable level of light pollution and easily processed out, based on the amount of detail visible in the Milky Way.  I visited Perth/Fremantle >30 years ago, I'll never forget the night skies. 

A couple of quick processing tutorials I put together for my astronomy club friends, specifically for dealing with moderate amounts of light pollution.  First one is for Photoshop, second for GIMP.

pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing
pbase(dot)com(slash)emagowan(slash)processing_with_gimp
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Lenses / Re: $1000 .. what to buy
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:23:38 AM »
It seems redundant to have more than one telephoto zoom.

Not necessarily...I enjoy the flexibility of having the 70-200 2.8 for indoor use/sports, and having the option of the much smaller, lighter 70-300 for general outdoor photography because not only is it manageable for an entire day, it has 100mm extra reach...

+1

I have the 70-200/2.8L IS II, also used for indoors/sports and sometimes portraits (when not using primes).  I have the 100-400L for birds/wildlife (when I don't want to carry the 600 II).  I have the 28-300L as a one lens solution that extends into the telezoom range. 

I just ordered the 70-300L as a travel telezoom - lighter, but more importantly more compact than either the 70-200 II or 100-400, fits vertically in my photo backpacks.
I see that you didn't resist finally  :)
As I have already mentioned I am interested in your impressions mostly regarding the opposite use of rings.
P.S It will fit nicely vertically on the bataflae 26L bag I just ordered  :)

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I see a lot of people who take pictures with their hoods reversed. I've been tempted to ask them what that's all about but I've resisted and just went about my business with my lens hood the right way on hoping they'll take the hint. .

I never understood why people leave the good on reversed.   At least take it off if you are not going to use it
The only  can think of is when it is cloudy, they do have a filter for protection and want to be able to put it in the bag quickly  grabbing a second camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 18, 2013, 08:35:45 PM »

No more purchases for 2013....I think I'm DONE ;D

OMG! I'm shocked :o

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's only June, plenty of time to realise he's spoken in error.
;D  ;D  ;D
It's not over till it's over (Dec 31st 23:59:59)

Sorry guys...but it's done for me. Door is locked & key is now in the ocean.

Any additional purchase(s) could lead to BIG TROUBLE with the BOSS @ home ;D ;D ;D
Hmmm, cant' the BOSS be... bribed with say ... a Luis Vuitton bag or something else?   8)

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Short answer: NO
Long answer: NO! You can search ebay for offers. But do not delay the ... inevitable.
As many forum members said: You will miss many pictures!

I was sorry I delayed buying a digital SLR (I was thinking in 2006 and finally bought it in 2008!)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/4L IS vs 24-105L
« on: June 18, 2013, 01:51:53 PM »
Just got my 24-105L today, had a little play about with it. Too early to tell but I reckon it will make a fine addition to my collection!

Thanks again!

 ;D
YES! It is a fine addition.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:16:53 PM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.


Here you go. Problem solved.  ;)

And a cheaper solution follows:  ;D  ;D  ;D


Funny. Thing is that my "problem" would more be solved by this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655186-REG/Zeiss_1762_849_28mm_f_2_0_Distagon_T.html

And that I wish Canon had some kind of equivalent for that.

I agree. I have the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE

I would like to have the Zeiss 25mm f/2 ZE for landscape astrophotography but it's too much...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:01:15 PM »
Thanks everyone. After a well rested night, I decided to pick 5D III as my second body ;)

Just ordered a 5D III as 2nd body through Crutchfield...it will arrive this coming Thursday. Thanks everyone.

No more purchases for 2013....I think I'm DONE
Let me know if you fall out of love with that 85mm... it is  on my to do list  because of that stupid picture of a chair.
? ? ?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:00:20 PM »

No more purchases for 2013....I think I'm DONE ;D

OMG! I'm shocked :o

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

It's only June, plenty of time to realise he's spoken in error.
;D  ;D  ;D
It's not over till it's over (Dec 31st 23:59:59)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM $399 from Adorama !!
« on: June 18, 2013, 11:37:30 AM »
If only it didn't have the silly IS...

I still want a fast, sturdy, high optical quality 28mm lens at some point.

Here you go. Problem solved.  ;)
And a cheaper solution follows:  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:39:27 AM »
The 500mm f/4L IS II.

Up to now I have the 300mm f/4L (non-IS) and 100-400L

300mm f/4L non-IS with 1.4 is superb (better that 100-400 at even more stopped down aperture!)
However I do not like it with my 2X II.

I have not used yet 100-400 with the 1.4X II but it can't be that great and  I am afraid for flare (when I shoot sunsets).

I am thinking also of a 400mm 5.6L that it will be decent with the 1.4X and will get me to 560mm f/8.

But in that case I will have both 100-400 and 400 5.6 which is a little too much considering how old they are.

Next experiment: 100-400 with 1.4X... (Until I get a 500mm)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:32:20 AM »
1DsIII and 1Dx is just better sensor than 5D II and III
the 5D had the closest looking IQ 200-400iso daylight/strobe to 1D series...
Since a picture is worth a thousand words do you have example pictures for all that?

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Reviews / Re: Can we have a 16-35 2.8L II review next please?
« on: June 16, 2013, 07:29:45 AM »
In my opinion we need a fast replacement for the 17-40L and 16-35 II L with an image quality like the 24-70 II L.


And that would be 12(14)-24 f/2.8?
Replacement of 16-35 II L = 16-35 III L
12(14)-24 f/2.8 = new lens (welcome of course but still new lens, not a replacement)


Some people replace their 16-35 2.8 II with a 12(14)-24 f/2.8. For them, that's a replacement  ???   ;)
For them anything can be a replacement like a fixed wide angle lens  ::)
For Canon it's certainly not  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:11:36 AM »
To avoid swapping lenses, I’m thinking getting 2nd body to pair it up with my 5D III.

My thoughts:
1. I’m 100% sure that I DO NOT want crop sensor. I want to shoot in low light without flash

2. I’m @ 60% on 1D X – due to high price tag, size, and I’m not shooting anything @ extremely fast.

3. I’m @ 80% on 5D III – just perfect for my needs.
 
4. I’m @ 90% on 6D – due to lower price tag. The price tag between 6D Vs 5D III is $1500 -$1700 dif. That $ can be easily go to my next DREAM lens, 400mm f2.8 IS.

Would love to have your inputs, especially from 5D III & 6D owners :)

Thanks
Dylan

Thanks everyone. After a well rested night, I decided to pick 5D III as my second body ;)

Will need your guys helps on sling bag that can carry 2 bodies with lenses soon ;D
Congrats! Make sure you take a lot of photos of your kids with both cameras  :)

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