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Would anyone know of a Mac-based utility that extracts the shutter counts of the 7D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 1D Mark IV & 1D X?

Many thanks!

EOS Bodies / 1DX Replacement
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:48:07 PM »
To give you a brief background on my self-generated speculation the 1DX was announced on October 18, 2011, the 1D4 on October 20 2009 and the 1D3 on February 21, 2007.

This represents 24 months between the 1DX & 1D4 and 32 months between 1D4 and 1D3.

Given the data above one can reasonably expect a 1DX replacement to be announced by late October 2013 or late June 2014.

For those who may not know pro bodies and pro lenses are often announced months before a major sporting event like say FIFA World Cup that is happening next year in Brazil on Thursday, June 12 or the XXII Olympic Winter Games that is happening next year in Russia on Friday, February 7.

If the 1DX replacement is announced by late October 2013 I expect stocks to trickle in after Christmas 2013. I was able to get one of the first 1D4 bodies in late January 2010. I expect something similar this time around.

So if you have a 1D4, 5D2 and a few 7D bodies is it time to upgrade or would you just wait 9 more months?

Animal Kingdom / Birds of the Philippines
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:17:01 PM »

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr

Anas luzonica is endemic to the Philippines, being recorded from all the major islands and eight smaller islands. Records since 1980 derive from c.30 localities, most on Luzon and Mindanao. Records from Siquijor and the Sulus remain unsubstantiated. A steep population decline was evident by the mid-1970s, with high numbers recorded at only a few sites in the following decade, e.g. Candaba Marsh (Luzon) which probably supported many thousands in the early 1980s. Subsequent local extinctions and near-disappearances have occurred in several significant sites, including Candaba Marsh and Buguey wetlands (where several thousand were recorded in 1983). Important current areas include Polillo Island (240 seen and an estimated 3,000 present in 1996), Subic Bay (600 seen in 1997), Magat dam (2,000 were seen in 2001) and Malasi lakes (1,320 were recorded in 2002), Luzon. Other recent records come from Mangatarem, Pangasinan (east of Zambales Mountains IBA) where 70 individuals were counted on the Barabac River inside the Manleluag Spring National Park, Cantilan mangroves in Surigao del Sur and from a mangrove fishpond in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon (B. Tabaranza in litt. 2007). In 1993, its population was estimated at 10,000-100,000, but by 2002 fewer than 10,000 birds were thought to remain.

Source: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439

Settings: 1/160 ƒ/8 ISO320 800mm

These uncaptive birds were recorded in Candaba Wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines

Sports / 7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:29:52 AM »
The first time I photographed surfing was back in 2007 at the 4th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition. Photos of which can be found at the following links



Fast forward to the 7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition that was held last week at Guiuan, Eastern Samar from October 6-9, 2011.

For those unfamiliar where Guiuan, Eastern Samar is located click http://g.co/maps/6be3s The nearest major commercial airport is located in Tacloban City on Leyte Island. Travel distance from the airport to the surf site is 175km of which 170km is paved concrete roads. Guiuan has its own airport that would cut down road travel to 20km.

I have yet to visit other surf sites but the highlights of this place are the beautiful rock formation to the north, sandy white beaches and very few people living on the beach. Making this your private surf site.

7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/1000 ƒ/8 ISO640 700mm

Canon General / EF mount's obselences
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:39:57 AM »
With Canon finally making a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera makes you wonder when they will abandon SLRs all together. If I am not mistaken it took Canon 5 years to transition from FD mount to EF mount.

So what do you think? Will we be seeing our beloved gear become yesterday's news or a decades old survivor?

Sports / 2012 Alaska (Philippines) Football Cup
« on: November 12, 2012, 06:14:21 PM »
Morning folks!

The Alaska Cup is the largest non-pro football competition in the Philippines. These are some outtakes from this year's shoot.

2012 Alaska Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Lexar USB 3 Reader: Dual-Slot vs 25-in-1
« on: November 03, 2012, 04:10:47 PM »
Lexar has two USB 3 card readers the Dual-Slot (LRW307URBNA) and the 25-in-1 (LRW025URBNA).

What's the difference between the two other than the price, color and how many cards they an read?

Sports / Philippine Futsal
« on: August 05, 2012, 06:05:55 PM »
The photos of the Globe Futsal Invitational Cup were taken on July 14 from 249-426pm

Globe Futsal Invitational Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Globe Futsal Invitational Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Sports / 1st Ayala Alabang Camera Club Golf Cup
« on: April 10, 2012, 10:42:33 PM »
On Tuesday, April, 10, 2012 the Ayala Alabang Camera Club held their 1st annual Golf Cup. Special Guest is his Excellency Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos.

477919_3396535864901_1014851836_3160867_211602942_o by alabang, on Flickr

1st Ayala Alabang Camera Club Golf Cup by alabang, on Flickr

1st Ayala Alabang Camera Club Golf Cup by alabang, on Flickr

1st Ayala Alabang Camera Club Golf Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Landscape / OTS: Baler, Aurora
« on: April 03, 2012, 09:38:08 PM »
Last Friday to Sunday, March 9-11, 2012 our camera club traveled to Baler, the capital of Aurora province. We spent three days photographing the area and having a great time.

These are the photos from the on the spot shoot (OTS)

Aliya Surf Camp by alabang, on Flickr

Hammock by alabang, on Flickr

Baler by alabang, on Flickr

Sail Away with Me... by alabang, on Flickr

Sports / A day at San Lazaro Race Track
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:54:11 PM »
These photos were taken at San Lazaro Racetrack in Carmona, Cavite, Philippines.

I had the opportunity to shoot in areas of the race track few outsiders get to see and fewer photographers have access too.

Dejection by alabang, on Flickr

Start Spreading the N.E.W.S. by alabang, on Flickr

Uno by alabang, on Flickr

BOP by alabang, on Flickr

14 by alabang, on Flickr

Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon's 135mm f/1.8 Patent
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »

It appears Sony's 135/1.8 has sped up Nikon's new 135. Wonder when Canon will do the same, hopefully with the inclusion of IS.

Sports / 1st Asian Flag Football Championship
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:33:13 PM »
The 1st Asian Flag Football Championship was held at Alabang Country Club from February 25-26. These are the photos from the two days.

1st Asian Flag Football Championship by alabang, on Flickr

1st Asian Flag Football Championship by alabang, on Flickr

1st Asian Flag Football Championship: China Red Star by alabang, on Flickr

1st Asian Flag Football Championship: Team China vs Manila Aguila by alabang, on Flickr

1st Asian Flag Football Championship: China Red Star vs UFFC Cebu Guardians by alabang, on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: January 01, 2012, 08:02:52 AM »

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) is a large dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is endemic to the Philippines. As few as 5,000 may remain. Overhunting and habitat loss has contributed to its decline.

It has a black crown, nape and eye stripe, with a cinnamon head and neck. Rest of body is greyish brown with a bright green speculum. Its legs are greyish brown, and its bill is blue grey.

It eats shrimp, fish, insects, and vegetation, and it frequents all types of wetlands.

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

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: December 27, 2011, 12:31:02 PM »

2011 Black Nazarene by alabang, on Flickr

Discontinued by mid-2010 and used to sell for $1,999.00


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