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Lenses / Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:45:32 PM »

Lenses / Re: Advice for shooting pictures of eagles
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:47:52 PM »
Thanks a lot for great advice, and as always I was not able to utilize it all :) My fault. It was a great experience, and one I will opt for again when I get the chance. Next time I will try to go there for the Hawk season. I learned a lot about sitting quiet for 12 hours in a blind, how I have to learn the 1Dx and its infinite possibilities, and I experienced the immense pleasure of shooting with a lens like the 500 F4.0L II! - I wish I had a lot of money....

Here is one of the pictures (and I know that I used the wrong shutter speed....) It was the only chance we got to shoot pictures of eagles during the whole day (we saw three, but I only managed to capture one).  Hope you like it.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: February 16, 2013, 10:15:17 AM »
I have been using Fuji X100 for almost 2 years.. It's a great little camera.. I did a review on my site - maybe will help you..


Nice review :)

Whatever was used, it is still a horrendous picture, resolution notwithstanding! :)

Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: February 16, 2013, 05:31:47 AM »
My absolute fav lens period !!! Colors, speed, bokeh smoothness, sharp as a tack everything about it is just killer. First 6 months I had it  never left my camera.

Its still my go to when i can only take one lens with me. Great street/Cinematic lens as well.


Great shot!

Software & Accessories / Re: Gloves for Photography
« on: February 16, 2013, 05:20:38 AM »
those are the MX gloves? I just looked them up...!! wow the Arc'teryx products are like Patagonia to the extreme level but use mix of synthetic and natural products like leather... WOW cool oh.. warm
and yowza some gloves are like 275.00US... serious protection... THANK you! I will look through their site more!
great product... you lucky man have good wife!

Thank you!

I just called to the store to confirm the name: Arc'teryx MX Glove 11019. They cost 899,- NOK (approx 168 USD). I believe this is an Canadian company, so it might be cheaper to buy them there.

I saw someone else mentioning socks and footwear. I would add the second gift I got from my wife for shooting in the cold, which I bring all over - a buff made by National Geographic, add a Canada Goose Expedition parka, and my Timberland hat, and super underwear. You are good to go for some nasty weather! :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Gloves for Photography
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:36:41 AM »
Hey folks!

Just curious for anyones reccomendations for Gloves when out in the field doing some photography.
I use a DSLR but not a touchscreen so I dont need capacitative and fingerless is an option if people think it aids in dexterity/usage when using the camera.
Temperatures down to 0C or so and I might be planning a trip to Iceland at some stage so any input in this regard is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance!,

I got some fantastic gloves from my wife for doing photography in the cold (I live in Norway). They are called Arc'teryx, and are quite expensive (approx 150 USD). I have used them several hours in minus 8 degrees celsius, with no problem. They are sensitive enough to do all you want with the camera without removing them (I can even use my iPhone with them). I cannot recomend them enough!

Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 or 135L??
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:41:39 PM »
Hey guys, I always get great advice on CR and I feel like I learn so much every time I'm on here! Anyways, down to biznass -

I'm going to be shooting a wedding in May. My first paid job really. I am thinking wether or not to buy another good prime lens to add to my kit.

I think I'll shoot most of the wedding with the zooms I have. But for some artistic shots and some particular shots after the wedding I'm thinking shallow dof stuff maybe outdoors. I actually want both these lenses but I have a feeling I'm just being silly.

My question is this - If you had to pick one, which would you say would prove more useful for wedding / portraits? Bare in mind I can acheive 35mm f/4 and 135 f/4 with what I have.

I'm leaning towards the 35 as I think in tight spaces and indoors it will come in handy (seems a lot of events end up in poorly lit places). Also I need a wide fast prime, got nothing fast that end.

Is this wise thinking or should I just man up and buy both?

Thank you in advance, any help will be greatly appreciated!!


Video & Movie / Re: Timelapse of the Aurora in Finland
« on: February 13, 2013, 05:48:09 PM »

Lenses / Re: Canon 135L f/2
« on: February 13, 2013, 03:40:09 PM »
Weather-proofed my 135 today. Well, at least temporarily.


Lenses / Re: Advice for shooting pictures of eagles
« on: February 13, 2013, 03:21:01 PM »
Thank you all for your valuable comments, and Gary Samples, I have been admiring your shot on the thread anything shot with a 1Dx. Not only do you have a great camera and a plethora of good lenses, it is obvious that you have the chance to shoot pictures of a wide range of animals that I can only dream of :)

How about the settings. Is IS III on the 500 still right to use on a ballhead, and the case 6 for the 1Dx right for this type of shooting, and if anyone knows a quick way to programme the 1D IV for the type of shots I am facing ?:)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Panic button - 1Dx
« on: February 13, 2013, 03:12:12 PM »
It's actually one of the first advices I gave my wife when she got her 600D (rebel something.. 3). I have missed too many moments trying to get it right. She is an able photographer, but I started out by telling her that if something happens, switch to green and shoot, if more time, let's play :)

Lenses / Re: Advice for shooting pictures of eagles
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:51:54 PM »
I have finally gotten confirmation on the gear I going to use (picking it up tomorrow): a 1Dx and a 1D IV, plus a 500 F4.0 II, and a 70-200 II plus a 2xIII TC.

I have two questions if someone have time:

Am I right in assuming that the case six is right for shooting eagles, and if so, which sensitivity should it be set to?

I have not used a 1D IV before. Does anyone have a quick tip on how I can program it to have centerpoint with a few surrounding AF points?

And lastly a quick question on the 500. Is it correct when mounted on a ballhead to have it set for IS III?

Thank you in advance,


PS. I bought a extra card today with 64GB, in addition to two 32GB CF, and an additional 32SD for the 1D IV. And I am also bringing a spare battery from the 1Ds III which I have been told will work on both the 1Dx and and the 1D IV. Overkill probably, but my thinking on this trip that I have anticipated for so long is to be prepared. I would rather be overprepared as far as gear is concerned, rather than being there and miss opportunities given the lack of... The scary thing now is that if the eagles show up (which I believe they will as this is close to their nesting area), and the gear is right, I have no other excuse than myself if the pictures turn out bad... :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Best Practices for using a Monopod
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:41:38 PM »
One option to consider might be a monopod belt pouch - used with the monopod collapsed, it transfers the weight to your hips rather than your arms.  Not as good as setting it on the ground, but a lot more flexibility for moving around.

Brilliant! I did not know such a thing existed, but I will get one.  Combined with a Black Rapid seems like a good match to me :)

Lenses / Re: Advice for shooting pictures of eagles
« on: February 12, 2013, 05:29:56 PM »
Thanks East Wind. I will if I have to.. I have a request out now for maybe borrowing a 5 III as a second camera.

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