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My experience has been mixed, too

Last week I posted my unused Epson R3000 for sale at a price below sold prices, $300, on ebay and received a single inquiry, and he wanted to give me $200, since I was firm on my price, he passed. I guess I should have posted a price of $400 and negotiated down from that.

When I buy, I've used a global CL search. It was helpful to find a cache of Vericolor 120 in NJ

EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking about upgrading to a 6D from a 60D. Thoughts?
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:01:01 PM »
I have the 60D and 6D, and actively use them both.

I purchased the 60D for macro and because of its flippy screen. Don't know why the screen isn't on all bodies, to me, it is very useful.

From the beginning, I only purchased EF lenses because I knew there would be a FF in my future. I had the 60D for a few years before getting the 6D.

I didn't consider selling the 60D because I wanted a back-up, plus, I wanted the crop factor to help extend the range.

I believe the new new price of the 6D is $1499.

For vendors, I recommend B&H and Crutchfield, two that I've used.

Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L USM vs Tamron 150-600?
« on: December 11, 2014, 12:18:01 PM »
Today, I use my 70-200 with the 2x converter on the 60D for max range, no IS, handheld. The attached pic is an example of this combo. 1/2500 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 1000

I'm pretty sure I had AF using the converter.

Lenses / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM vs Tamron 150-600?
« on: December 11, 2014, 01:15:11 AM »
I've started kicking the tires for a super telephoto - EF 400mm f/5.6L USM vs Tamron 150-600?

The reviews on Amazon for both are great. With either, I'd try a 2x III converter, which I already have.

I would be using it for sports, birds and wildlife at National Parks/wildlife refuges and zoos.

I will be using it with 60D/6D, which I have today, and maybe/probably later, the 7DII



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 7D mark II
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:56:12 PM »
Rent them both at the same time, compare/contrast...make a list of must haves without a body bias...low noise vs fps vs focus

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Cyber Monday: EOS 6D Body & Pixma Pro-10 $1249
« on: December 01, 2014, 10:42:36 PM »
Deal should be removed from site.

B&H Marketing should have reached out to Canon proactively as saw inventory rapidly deplete.

Some photo enthusiasts are bummed the deal is over 24 hours early 

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:44:24 PM »
The Crepe Myrtle is finally losing its leaves, yet the House Finch returns to the same branch.

Canon 6D; 70-200 2.8 with 2x iii teleconverter

1/400 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 800

The Phoblographer is reporting Canon is using a photo shot with its 135 f2 in an ad for the pancake 28

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:33:38 PM »
6D; ISO 3200; 70-200 2.8 @ 105mm; f 2.8; 1/4000, little LR, some Nik. Background is a Crepe Myrtle that is just turning colors

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2014, 11:29:24 PM »
60D; 70-200 2.8 with 2x iii converter

LR, Nik

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:23:06 PM »
60D; EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM; 1/500 sec;   f/7.1;   ISO 800

LR & Nik & Alien & PS Oil Paint

The original was crazy backlit. Didn't have a flash at hand. Started with Auto in LR, then, played with the sliders before moving into Nik, then, Alien and finished in PS Oil Paint.

Am trying to get the Gold Finches to get lower

Software & Accessories / LR 5.7 supports Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: November 19, 2014, 12:43:57 AM »
According to Adobe, LR 5.7 supports Canon EOS 7D Mark II

This is what I came home with. For this image used a 6D instead of a 60D. Some LR and Nik

1/2500 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 1000
EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM +2x III

Sacramento National Wildlife Reserve near Willows, CA

Photography Technique / Game Ranches for photography
« on: November 18, 2014, 05:29:38 PM »
Only recently I've become aware of game ranches for photography in the US.

I watched a dpreview of the 7dII at a game ranch in Montana, DD, I think. When I looked at the fees, it was like $350 for 90 minute experience photographing a prime animal such as a snow leopard.

In the Bay Area, there is a safari place near Santa Rosa, and I think San Diego Zoo has a wildlife park.

What game ranches have you photographed at? Prices? Positive/Negatives?

Note to Admins: please consider a section such as, Where to photograph


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