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Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: October 13, 2014, 09:56:29 PM »
9/11 Memorial, NYC.

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:20:26 PM »
Wildcat Creek Falls, Yosemite
That is lovely!

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Farmington Valley, Connecticut, USA

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: September 30, 2014, 02:53:37 PM »
Olympic National Park

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You are right of course. But, this is a 25 000 iso shot not 2500 iso. Actually it should be 25600 iso, its the 'max' setting of the Eos6d before turning on the even higher so settings, which I haven't even looked at nor used!

Meh, I mis-read that because shooting with iso 25k is outside my imagination :-p ... but in that case, I can contribute another smarta** comment: The max. analog iso of the 6d is 3200 (5d3: 6400), so if you shoot raw you can simply use this and underexpose - otherwise you're again just reducing the dynamic range.
Non-techie here.  Can you explain that?  I've been using my 6D with an ISO limit of 6400 and pretty happy  with the results.  Are you saying I would get better results limiting at 3200 and bumping exposure in Lightroom?

Thanks.

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Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors Site & iOS 8 Issues
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:11:15 AM »
Oh!!!  Apple not perfect?  I'm shocked.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Do you need a really high ISO?
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:52:24 PM »
I've gotten a real lesson in high ISO needs.  I just received the Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 lens and have been testing it on my 7D and 6D.  f/5 and 6.3 are really slow!  I can add 3 stops of light on the 6D (ISO 6400 vs, 800 on the 7D) which makes the lens a lot more usable.  That won't help on BIF, so I'll be stuck shooting in good light on the 7D (really would like to have a 5D!!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: September 03, 2014, 06:00:23 PM »
Just received notice from B&H that my lens ordered on May 24 is being shipped - still running a little more than 3 months backordered.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:59:15 PM »
I just received notice of shipment from B&H for my order placed May 24, so it's running a little over 3 months behind (still.)

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Lenses / Re: Stacked Teleconverters or Tamron 150-600
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:43:14 PM »
So I've been interested in shooting the moon. So there is the context, static object, tripod, don't mind manually focusing, etc.

Unfortunately I've put my energy and efforts into what I use on a regular basis, and that is focal lengths under 100mm. Now that I am very happy with my kit in that regards, I'm looking to invest some funds on the tele end a bit. I currently own the 70-200 f/4.0L but know I want to upgrade to an f/2.8 model.

So I was wondering how well it would work to just stack a 1.4x and 2x teleconverter? It looks like I could get the Kenko Pro 300s for a little north of 300 bucks for both. So that would give me 560mm @ f/8.0. Would I be satisfied with the results? Or am I just wasting time at this point and should consider spending the $1k on the new Tamron 150-600?

Keep in mind, the 70-200 upgrade will occur. And that I don't really have a need for anything greater then 200mm as I'm not into wildlife, etc. Oh, and I shoot on a crop sensor (70D) if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance!
Well, fortunately the moon will last for a long time.  Maybe long enough to receive your Tamron 150-600.  I ordered one on May 24 from B&H and it's still back ordered.  Ridiculous.  I'm actually considering cancelling the order.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:46:42 AM »
For the folks who actually have this lens, how long did it take from your pre-order or reservation to actually getting it? Want it for some sports shooting in a month's time but its out of stock everywhere (surprise surprise) or available from japan for a ~20% markup (ebay).
I ordered from B&H May 24 and received another email today saying it's still not in stock.

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Canon General / Re: New Speedlite Coming? [CR2]
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:38:02 AM »
It would be nice if Canon finally implemented touch controls and a menu that didn't necessitate reading the manual every time I use the flash (and I have 2 430EXII's.)

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12 images, using 430EXII in softbox plus reflector for lighting.  6D, EF100 f/2.8L lens.

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Not my favorite technique as I don't have the tools (proper focus rails), software (I use PS, Helicon and others made me crazy), or patience, but here's one of my more successful attempts that was necessary - it's a Maypop flower - really odd to me, but apparently an extremely common flower/weed 180mm macro @f/8, 1/800s, ISO 800:

Awesome!  The flower explodes out of the image.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: American Alligators
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:48:40 AM »
Here is a friendly fellow at a sewage treatment pond about 150 miles from my home. We have seen him eat a Blue-winged Teal in one big snap.
He doesn't look like an alligator I would mess with!  Cool shot.

Various from the Everglades.
Great photos and I really like that overhead shot - is that from one of the observation towers?  I need to get down to the Glades one of these days - I'm just having a hard time convincing the wife (not the outdoor type) that it will be a fun trip.
Yes, it's from the observation tower stop on the Shark Valley tram.  I love the Everglades.  If you do go, drive all the way to the Flamingo Visitor Center area.  Eco Pond just past there is loaded with feeding birds at 7 a.m. (Egrets, herons, Roseate Spoonbills, etc.)

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