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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:42:40 PM »

Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) by alabang, on Flickr

The Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Baños,_Laguna

Settings: 1/200 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 800mm

Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/57453244

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:19:26 PM »

Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) by alabang, on Flickr

The Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Baños,_Laguna

Settings: 1/200 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 800mm

Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/57453244

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Lighting / Re: No Paul C Buff stuff outside the U.S
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:21:54 PM »
It appears they arent making that much of a profit then.

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Lighting / Re: No Paul C Buff stuff outside the U.S
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:56:13 AM »
That sucks my Paul C Buff lights were sourced from Australia so they are 220v native

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sub-$200 128GB CompactFlash Memory Cards
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:20:57 AM »
mac thank you for taking the time to respond. My photography has virtually no commercial value but I still do value them as I tend to travel great distances to locations that are extremely difficult and expensive to get to and for which it is either accessible once a year or less.

Good thing I am raising this concern now when the 1DX and 7D replacements are but rumor.

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Software & Accessories / Sub-$200 128GB CompactFlash Memory Cards
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:24:30 AM »
Has anyone used the following 128GB CompactFlash Memory Cards from RiData/RiTek? My sole experience with this brand is with their blank CDs and DVDs.

I learned about these really "low" cost memory cards from another forum when I asked about 128GB CF cards selling for under $200.





On the forum I was linked to this site http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/ridata/?&sort=alphaaz&sort_direction=0&xsearch_e10=Compact+Flash+Card&xsearch_e12=128GB

Not buying from them as it means import duties charges if I ship em to where I am currently at and I have found the local distributor.

Robgalbraith.com benchmarked the RiData 600x cards performing within a permissible range. I would assume the 1000x, 800x and 400x will be as consistent, hopefully.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/camera_wb_multi_page7de5.html?cid=6007-12451
http://www.robgalbraith.com/camera_wb_multi_page7de5.html?cid=6007-12452

Note:

- Not associated with RiData, RiTek or their resellers
- Just want to get end-user feedback for this sub-$200 128GB CompactFlash memory card from actual owners.
- Yes, I know the maxim of not "putting all your eggs in one basket". Same was said back in 2003 when 128MB (Megabyte) memory cards were $100 and 1GB cards were $1,000.
- Not spamming forums. I just want end-user feedback. There are no reviews on RiData's 400x, 800x or 1000x lines of CompactFlash memory cards.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:21:05 PM »

Male Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 800mm

Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/57450530

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:16:44 PM »

Male Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 800mm

Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/57450530

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: January 11, 2014, 05:29:41 AM »

sPiNN by alabang, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: The 10 Oldest Canon Lenses in Production
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:20:42 AM »
I expect all these lenses will become Ls or get IS.

I also expect prices to double for the updates.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon ditch the AA Filter?
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:01:20 PM »
I'd be the first in line to get a single digit AA-less SLR from Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:37:11 AM »
I'd love to sell my 27-inch Dell U2711 now and get a 32-inch Sharp 4K display but my 27-inch iMac would probably not be able to drive it properly and not to mention not match in terms of resolution and screen size.

I hope in 3 years time all the issues for 4K displays will be resolved for the largest 4K iMac I can get.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:34:00 AM »
It's good to see that you're aware of the difference, a significant majority of the people I talk to are completely unaware. In my opinion it basically amounts to false advertising.
Bravo I'm informed of the lies of the industry. Dude, get over it! It's just a marketing term to highlight a new feature that I am particularly thankful for.

Lower power consumption is _always_ welcome.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:13:20 PM »

Remember that there are no "true" LED TVs out right now. The difference in power consumption is between using a florescent backlight and an LED backlight. Both displays use an LCD panel to produce colours.
This will become immensely confusing once they actually start producing displays that use LEDs to produce the image.

Yes if you want to be pedant about it, but no one sells flat screens as CCFL TVs do they?

For the general public who wil go to the manufacturer websites they will be presented with TVs divide into LED, LCD, Plasma, OLED, etc etc. So using a generally accepted term is correct. It is about communicating effectively.

And AFAIK they do sell "true" LED displays already but for industrial/commercial use for outdoors. Very visible during the day and blinding at night.

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Looking online a no-name 16-inch LED TV sells for $80 inclusive of 12% VAT. It can play media plugged into a USB port. I expect it to work for 6 months after which you will need to buy a new one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: January 06, 2014, 08:02:35 PM »
Don: From a name brand like LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic or Philips?

I've tried TCL, Devant, Haier & "My View" and the image quality has a lot to be desired. GUI is uhhhhh.

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Some fun facts that I learned on TV upgrade cycle for a typical household

- New display is bought every 6.9 years on average
- Replacing an aging CRT TV
- Replacing a first generation LCD TV
- 32-inch is the most popular screen size for developing countries
- 44-inch is the most popular screen size for developed countries
- $940 tends to be the budget for new TVs in developed countries
- Declining price is a motivation to buy
- Newer technology
- More sizes available

Source:

http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/120529_global_tv_replacement_cycle_falls_below_7_years_as_households_continue_to_replace.asp
http://gigaom.com/2012/01/05/tv-replacement-cycle/

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I like the LED TVs with WiFi and Ethernet as I can stream my vids directly to the TV. A USB plug is also useful when networking is not practical.

I'm not that hot with Smart TVs unless they sport a more uniform GUI like that of iOS or Android for phones/tablets.

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