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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:35:29 AM »
I see absolutely beautiful sunsets here on Okinawa so often, it's hard to pick one... So I'm going to bomb all of you!!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:32:53 AM »
5D3_6134 by volksron, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:32:07 AM »
5D3_6006 by volksron, on Flickr

5D3_6016 (2) by volksron, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Bamboo Groves - Kyoto
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:31:28 AM »
I went there last November...

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:02:01 AM »
Arashiyama, near Kyoto (last year though, I'm cheating)

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Lenses / 300 2.8 non-IS VS either of the IS versions...
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:25:26 AM »
First things first... I am not a pixel peeper. At all, if I can't see a "defect" at normal viewing sizes (corner softness, chroma, etc..) then it doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned.

I've never shot with the non IS, but I have rented a IS v2... Which was phenomenal. I mean stunning. I also used it with a 2x v3 converter, and even that was spectacular.

I'm also big on IS to eliminate any shaking, mostly during panning or action shots. I often use slower shutter speeds (1/60 give or take) usually to achieve motion blur behind the subject. Yes, I'm quite aware that IS doesn't stop the subject, etc....

Now onto it.. Will I easily notice a difference if I were to start regularly using a non IS versus buying one of the IS versions?

I have a chance to get a very clean 9.5/10 300 2.8 local to me for a reasonable price.

Let me hear it folks!

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I shoot with a 5D3 and my heaviest lens(es) are the 70-200 IS II and the 70-300 L.. I've also shot with a 300 2.8 IS II.

This was/is all used on a RRS BH40 and manfrotto 55X:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/504845-REG/Manfrotto_055XPROB_055XPROB_Aluminum_Tripod_Legs.html

That combo handled my equipment just fine.

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Lenses / Re: January in Japan...Advice?
« on: October 30, 2013, 08:05:02 AM »
I live in Okinawa, and travel to the mainland occasionally (I suppose that's an appropriate term)


I went to Hokkaido last year for the snow festival. I shoot with a 5D3 and during the day my 24-70 II was more than enough, and at night I used my 24mm both indoors and out. I brought a tripod but rarely used it as this was a vacation, not a photo safari.

So, 9 days, flying into Tokyo. I'd try to find the flights going into Haneda and not Narita for starters.

As mentioned, those monkeys only need a day, unless you really have something for monkeys, but IMO there is much better stuff to see around.

But like mentioned, if you're going to see them, you'll want some focal length. You have that covered with the 70-200. I doubt you'll be able to set up a off camera flash close to them... They might grab it and run off with it...

Seriously. Monkey's are azzholes!! Look at these guys on Ishigaki-jima:

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I wouldn't bother bringing a macro, especially as you'll be in the colder regions, in January. Spring/summer? Sure...

The 50 you have will be great for the markets, though you might find it a little tight... I like my 24L...

This is a 3-street wide market right outside Ueno Station
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As far as travel, once you arrive in country, use Skymark or Peach airlines. They fly to all the cities, and cheaply...

There's so much I want to write here, but my mind wanders too much for it. If you would like to chat and discuss things in an easier manner, find me on FB (Ron Wroblewski), my profile pic is me with those monkeys, so I should be easy to find..



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7D + 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200 II last winter at around -12°C for about two hours with nasty winds. Everything worked fine, except my fingers.

Kind regards, eL

I had my 5D3 with 24-70II in about -18c while I was in Sapporo. Flawless. Batteries definitely don't last as long.

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I was on that same island a month later. The view of the stars there is incredible.


5D3_9407 by volksron, on Flickr

Kabira Bay. Incredible

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Software & Accessories / Re: Any suggestion about back pack?
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:44:16 AM »
Any compromises? Get the second link you provided, in addition to a crumpler 4 million or 5 million dollar home? I don't think there's really anything on the market that meets your criteria 100%

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:44:54 AM »
I just use the included strap. Why mess with what's free and works?

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Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:40:11 AM »
Did they pay you? Or are they profiting off of you at no cost?

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I didn't pass it up when they had the Ebay one for 399 with the 22mm... I sure as hell wouldn't pass it up for 299. This really is a great camera, especially when coupled with eye-fi

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M firmware update 2.0.2 available
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:37:19 AM »
I loved my EOS-M prior to the update for everything it was and wasn't (full time shooting done with a 5D3), but now with the FW upgrade it's much better. It will definitely be used a lot more now.

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