The point about the lens cap is key!! Also, if you can avoid it...never put a,kens cap in your pocket...that is just a transfer nightmare.
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F*ck focus peaking and all that video-style sh*t. All I want is a kick-butt, precise and fast af system. To hell with manual focus rings. I am done with that since the 1970s.
I want an oculus rift grade evf instead of those laggard mickey mouse vga evfs. Along with a good af-system with af fields all over the place all the way out to the corners.
Seriously, it's just not that big of a deal. If I shot thousand dollar pictures for million dollar clients in an expensive studio I would be more fastidious I guess but when you're outdoors in dust, dirt, sweat, etc then what's the point?
Why do the etchings always have to go in the same direction?
I guess it's how are they cut out? what do they use, a saw
Well, there is no specific reason why they couldn't etch some additional sensors in the perpendicular direction, but it would be costly. The way sensor fabrication works is by etching the silicon with extreme UV light via a template. The template is oriented in a single direction. The wafer is moved underneath the light beam so that multiple sensors can be etched. Etching of a single sensor is a multi-step process, with various steps involving masking, etching, dissolution of masks, more etching, doping and layering of new materials, masking, etching, etc. This stuff has to be precise to the level of a few nanometers at most, so it is entirely automated. Rotating the wafer to etch additional sensors in a different direction introduces a source of error that could hurt yield.
Fascinating, must be very impressive to watch, though I guess not actually viewable. Thanks for the enlightenment!
What about a 4D? It's just a matter of time
No then all the Physicists would get confused they might think it were referring to advanced hypothetical spacial relationships beyond the current acknowledged 3 Dimensions...
Why do you think they went from 1D and then straight to 5D?
Bypassing 2D, 3D and 4D... then 7D.... whoops we missed the 6D so lets fill that space too...
I don't think they would ever do a 2D, 3D or 4D... simply because its a pun waiting to happen...
I have never used the carbon end of my lens pen - chicken I guess - but I really should try it!
Are you using telescopes for astro or the 600?
Glancing at his gear wish list, it looks like he's more into action than astro. An A7R is 2500 less in the budget (camera + EF adapter). Personally I would love one for portrait and landscape work, but I can not justify the expense. I suspect I'd get more use from that tamron 150-600 and a new tripod.
Only because I'm feeling particularly argumentativeCanon has never chased anyone. They never chased anyone in the past, and they are not chasing anyone now.Canon were pretty quick to chase Sony's camera division (previously known as Minolta) when they introduced auto focusing SLRs. The Minolta Maxxum 7000 came out in February 1985. By the end of 1986, Auto focus SLR's accounted for more than 50% of SLR sales and was dominated by Minolta and Nikon. And where was Canon? (hint: The T80 doesn't count...)
Out of curiosity, what is the MFD? Can it be used as a closeup lens for objects within a foot or two?The 50cm MFD brings you fairly close, but when adding a 12mm extension tube I get about as close as I find practical.
If you get that suit, make sure you get someone to take a picture you can share with us:)I for one would love to try "behavioral camo" sometimes: pretending to be part of the environment, appearing uninterested in the subject, slowly moving close, etc.
Or, instead of pretending...you could ACTUALLY become part of the environment!
Ghillie Suits FTW!
I am actually in the process of making one of these...I have an old super-cheap net and leaf camo suit that I'm tying frayed yarn strands into....greens, browns, tans. I'm also planning on tying in some of the dried grass straw from Cherry Creek and some of the other parks around that I photograph at. It's primarily to see if it helps me get some better shots of the Kingfishers, which are notoriously difficult birds to shoot...they get all uppity when I'm around, and will only fish when they actually see me leave. I figure, if I can sneak in like a literal bush, maybe they'll get down to business and start fishin in front of my lens!
Zeiss, Nikon and ROR lens solutions.
Kimwipes are very versatile lint-free wipes, and I must have run through crates of them in my scientific career. But they do tend to flake-off, which might be a problem.
Do use disposable wipes in any case, though. You don't want to rub older grit on to the lens.
I was out checking Cherry Creek to see what kind of birds may have still been around. I kind of missed the first part of the migration this year, as the ducks moved through when it was still rather cold (and I've been just so sick of cold, as it's been quite cold here in Colorado since late September...long time). While hiking around one of the small wetland areas, I almost stepped on this little guy. Not sure what he was doing on the ground, or why he didn't move when I got close (extremely close). His fearlessness gave me a chance to back off, get a nice vantage point, and get some excellent shots.
He sang for me the entire time, too! Really love the meadowlark song, very musical.
(NOTE: No setup of any kind here...completely natural, by-chance setting.)
Cherry Creek State Park
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Gitzo GT3532LS + Jobu Pro 2
After some googling, I'd say this is the Western Meadowlark, which is more melodious than the eastern kind. Seems to spend most of its time on the ground; even the nest is just a shallow, ground-level bowl of grass, though a dome may be built over it. The male will defend its territory vigorously -- but this one seemed calm in the face of a human.