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Landscape / Re: Post your best weather pictures
« on: March 25, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »
A rarity in southern California but the rain is on its way - taken 3-25-12


Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling by Revup67, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Abbey and Castle ruins of South East Wales
« on: March 25, 2012, 12:33:03 PM »
The water shots are impressive..nice work!

((...Hey Seamus - I'm here in southern Cal too..rain is on the way strangely it is still partly sunny just south of the El Toro "Y" ))

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Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: March 25, 2012, 12:12:49 PM »
Here's a few recent ones I have taken in southern California


The Sun Returns from Holiday by Revup67, on Flickr


Abandonded 1930's Ranch House (1) by Revup67, on Flickr


Daydream aired on KABC-TV 3-2-12 5pm by Revup67, on Flickr


Someone's Watching You (Press L to view on Black) by Revup67, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: eBay scam?
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:33:49 AM »
I had a similar experience on Amazon.  About 6 months ago I spotted a brand new 5D Mark II for $1700.  The camera was listed under an Amazon account that sold Fragrances and Scents they also had a stellar scorecard.  I wrote to this seller and they replied stating they got it as a gift but had no use for it.  They requested my email address stating they would send instruction on how to pay with Western Union which was the first red flag.  I replied with my email in hopes only to trap their IP address.  I followed their game and figured out what they were doing.  They hacked a legitimate seller on Amazon, used their account to bait a suspected buyer.  Once the hacker got the email via Amazon email account, he requested use of the victim's email address.  The hacker wrote me and I recorded his IP address in the header of the email and did a trace to find out he was using an ISP (internet service provider) in NY.  I called their support team and reported to them the scam and IP and they closed the account.  Wouldn't you know it, the hacker opens another email account with the same ISP and writes me again.  This went on several times until finally he was shut down for good.  This assures the old adage, if it's too good to be true it probably is.  Hopefully I saved a few people from getting taken by this scammer.

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Unkbob - After looking at your photos there was one thing that peaked my curiosity and that was the Made In and Assembled.  Strangely enough your "old" battery shows "Made In China" but the new states "Cell Made In Japan pack Assembled in China".  I grabbed my 7D bought through an authorized Canon Reseller and mine says the latter "Cell Made In Japan pack Assembled in China".  Perhaps this may assist you further.

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Canon General / Re: PhotoPrice.ca Silenced for Canon Products
« on: March 25, 2012, 02:46:16 AM »
I've used pricegrabber.com. , shopping.com, streetprices.com to do comparison quotes on electronics - not sure if that helps you or not.

Rev

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:29:40 AM »
Wow - there are some truly amazing photos in this thread..if you like to shoot birds but are not familiar with their name (proper or otherwise) try using http://www.whatbird.com it has an excellent built in wizard

Here's a few I shot over the past 6 months - all photos shot in the wild - no zoo or otherwise with 7D + 400mm hand held:

Belted Kingfisher (difficult to capture..you get anywhere near these birds they fly about 100 yards away.  You go that direction they revert back to original starting point.  I had to creep up and hide to nab this one..oh the fun!


Snowy Egret


Cassin's Kingbird

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Lenses / Re: Recommendation: Filter for premium lenses
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:08:53 AM »
I used this review to acquire my UV's...note the Hoya HMC UV came in first and about half the cost of the B&Wand no degradation on the final photo.  Tiffens' ranked dead last.

http://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article-UV_filters_test.html

The best service and prices in the US on these are through Event Cameras on Ebay.  Ask for Ben - the guy knows his stuff and responds to all emails.  If you need a polarizer the same site offers Marumi DHG Super as second place along with with B&W which was the highest rated (both very close)

http://www.lenstip.com/115.4-article-Polarizing_filters_test_Results_and_summary.html

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Clean Your Camera With Water Hose ?
« on: February 18, 2012, 04:30:02 PM »
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That is the bonus of taking pictures in the shower :o

Let's not forget the under the lens deodorant afterwards  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Clean Your Camera With Water Hose ?
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:21:52 PM »
I am skeptical of this type of cleaning..anyone?

http://9gag.com/gag/1673742

This might be a joke though note all the comments - I don't buy that cleaning method. Just what we need are hard water stains on the mirror for starters. Then there's the rust / corrosion factor.  Being in IT, I've opened PC's near homes on the beach and they were rusted with corrosion inside.


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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 16, 2012, 02:45:01 AM »
Before the storm


Mission Viejo Lake 2-14-12 by Revup67, on Flickr

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Main difference in ND filter?
« on: February 13, 2012, 10:33:49 PM »
re:  Quasimodo - not sure if you found my link here in the forum but for convenience here it tis:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3159.0.html this clearly shows examples of the higher quality ND fader such as the one by Light Craft and their latest 82mm 2-10 stopper.

I returned this higher quality fader as I was most disappointed in many aspects.  I ultimately went with a B&W 10 stopper as Neuro has suggested as well as a ND64 Pro hoya 6 stopper.  I found them to be more consistent and reliable and no vignetting issues though I do have a cropped EOS 7D sensor.  If you have a concern about vignetting I can tell you the Hoya ND64 has a 3mm surface ring vs. some of the competitive 5mm ones out in the market place.  That might be one feature to shop for during your quest.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Main difference in ND filter?
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:48:54 AM »
As mentioned everyone has their personal opinion on these filters and brands.  I've learned recently that even a high quality filter can present issues.  Recently I had thought to get the Light Craft Fader that claimed to offer 2-10 stops as a variable ND (their newest HD series).  In my opinion this was a gross exaggeration. I posted a few test shows in the lens forum for the 16-35 mkii lens in comparison to a Hoya ND400 9 stop filter on a 72mm lens since Hoya doesn't make this filter for an 82mm.  The Fader couldn't touch the uniformity nor the 9 stop range of the Hoya ND400 so the fader went back.  I replaced it with a B&W 82mm 10 stopper and a Hoya HD Pro ND64 (6 stopper).  As the author above me writes..dont' go cheap.  They are correct.do your research.  I do stick with specific Hoya & Marumi's and B&W..I've never had an issue.  To further illustrate check out this UV filter review..note the winner and how Tiffen's were dead last in degrading the final image and note how a specific "cheaper" Hoya beat out a more expensive Hoya in the results (note I didn't say "cheap" I said "cheaper" http://www.lenstip.com/113.1-article-UV_filters_test.html note line #4 for the summary.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Image effects with EOS 7D possible ?
« on: February 12, 2012, 12:39:01 PM »
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Wow.  Innavigable just got redefined.  That site have an index?

That site needs a bit of help.  I research elsewhere then call their 800 to see if they have it.  Excellent top notch service however.

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