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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:35:34 AM »

Grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) by alabang, on Flickr

The grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open wooded habitats in the northern and eastern part of the Philippines. It is often considered a subspecies of the brown-throated sunbird, but the two differ consistently in measurements and plumage, and there is no evidence of intergradation between them.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-throated_sunbird

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:35:07 AM »
Thanks CLick and Steve.


Grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) by alabang, on Flickr

The grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open wooded habitats in the northern and eastern part of the Philippines. It is often considered a subspecies of the brown-throated sunbird, but the two differ consistently in measurements and plumage, and there is no evidence of intergradation between them.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-throated_sunbird

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:41:07 AM »

Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae) by alabang, on Flickr

The Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon tarictic hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.

There are two subspecies of the Luzon hornbill: the relatively widespread nominate subspecies, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan. It was hunted for meat, but is now considered to be safe, as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_hornbill

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os_College_of_Forestry_and_Natural_Resources

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:40:16 AM »

Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae) by alabang, on Flickr

The Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon tarictic hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.

There are two subspecies of the Luzon hornbill: the relatively widespread nominate subspecies, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan. It was hunted for meat, but is now considered to be safe, as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_hornbill

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os_College_of_Forestry_and_Natural_Resources

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:53:04 AM »

Barred buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) by alabang, on Flickr

A typical Barred buttonquail or common bustard-quail (Turnix suscitator), rufous-brown above, rusty and buff below. Chin, throat and breast closely barred with black. Female larger and more richly coloured, with throat and middle of breast black. The blue-grey bill and legs, and yellowish white eyes are diagnostic, as are also the pale buff shoulder-patches on the wings when in flight. Absence of hind toe distinguishes Bustard and Button quails from true quails. Pairs, in scrub and grassland.

Unlike other buttonquail, are not as difficult to see, since it tends to cross, or run along, savannah tracks, and is readily viewed from a vehicle.
Feeds on insects and seeds, and is reluctant to fly.

The calls are a motorcycle-like drr-r-r-r-r-r and a loud hoon- hoon-hoon.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_buttonquail

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:52:41 AM »

Barred buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) by alabang, on Flickr

A typical Barred buttonquail or common bustard-quail (Turnix suscitator), rufous-brown above, rusty and buff below. Chin, throat and breast closely barred with black. Female larger and more richly coloured, with throat and middle of breast black. The blue-grey bill and legs, and yellowish white eyes are diagnostic, as are also the pale buff shoulder-patches on the wings when in flight. Absence of hind toe distinguishes Bustard and Button quails from true quails. Pairs, in scrub and grassland.

Unlike other buttonquail, are not as difficult to see, since it tends to cross, or run along, savannah tracks, and is readily viewed from a vehicle.
Feeds on insects and seeds, and is reluctant to fly.

The calls are a motorcycle-like drr-r-r-r-r-r and a loud hoon- hoon-hoon.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_buttonquail

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:11:44 AM »
If they move to CFast memory cards then the read/write limitation of CF cards wont be an issue for a 46MP body with a high continuous shooting/burst rate.

Although those CFast cards are sure are expensive. ATOMOS 64GB 200MB/s read * 80MB/s write CFast card goes for $160 while Lexar 256GB 510MB/s read & 370MB/s writes goes for $1300.

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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:29:45 PM »
My sole beef with built-in extenders is that they add length to gear. Sometimes space isnt an option especially on handcarry.

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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:19:45 PM »
apple,

either way... let us keep it friendly and stick to the subject of lenses!  ;D

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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:57:51 PM »
OT: It could be interpreted as conflation but my conclusion isn't so.

There is already a DO lenses that could also face replacement. Saying more DO lenses are to follow could hurt sales of that lens.

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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm DO confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:19:11 PM »
No other than Chuck Westfall confirmed it. As to when we can expect a 100-400mm DO was not answered.

http://www.cnet.com/news/canon-reveals-details-for-future-telephoto-lens-line/

Hello Osbourne Effect.

Nowhere does Mr Westfall or the article state the 100-400 will use DO.
If I understand the article correctly, there are two issues- replacement of the aging tele zoom, and developing DO and bringing the tech into cheaper lenses.
Thanks for the correction!

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Lenses / 100-400mm and more DO lenses confirmed
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:06:28 PM »
No other than Chuck Westfall confirmed it. As to when we can expect a 100-400mm and more DO lenses were not answered.

http://www.cnet.com/news/canon-reveals-details-for-future-telephoto-lens-line/

Hello Osbourne Effect.

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Samsung is a big enough gorilla to take on Canon, Nikon and Sony. More power to them as it will only drive Canon to give better products at better price points

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Canon General / Re: Canon Developing New-Concept Photo-Storage Device
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:38:05 AM »
That's nice and all but the 7D2 does not have NFC you see. ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:54:48 AM »
Of course, whatever works for a professional, he or she will use it- these rigid boundaries are merely theoretical.
I am not very familiar with CFast. They seem to have been around for a while, why hasn't any major manufacturer started using it yet? What about the Nikon XQD cards?- I believe they can write as fast as 500MB/s (the newer version might be even faster)
CFast is the designated replacement for CF cards. CF cards are based on the PATA bus so are constrained to 167MB/s of UDMA 7 spec. Now CFast on the other hand uses the SATA bus that is currently limited to 600MB/s

4K resolution video cameras that currently use CFast are those from ARRI and Black Magic Design. ARRI Amira allows for up to 200fps vs the more standard 24p/30fps/60fps 1080p video we are more familiar with.

It is very much possible that we'll be seeing SLRs with CFast next year or 4 years from today. There is still some wiggle room with CF cards at say 1100x? Speeds of current CF cards top 1066x and are hella expensive.

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