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Nicely done and great information.  Already tried it out and worked great. 
Thanks.

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Simi Valley, California. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:19:56 PM »


There is the 500mm f/4.5 non IS.  Very good lens, but parts for repair are few if any.  Fortunately, if one dies, the used parts are worth more than a operating lens when parted out.
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Oh, now that isn't good news.  On the other hand I've never dropped a lens either.  Knock on wood.  Of course if I were to drop a lens it would probably be a big one....  Has anybody had to repair one lately?  If so what experience? 

At this point I'm interested in the f4.  I'm assuming I can get that repaired for a few more years. 

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: My kind of HDR
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:22:32 PM »
I HDR most of my images, but I use the tech to bring out the visual beauty in the scenes not turn it into a bad velvet painting  ::).....but it has already been said "to each their own".

Would you care to share your technique.  I like the effect and would like to achieve that. 
Best.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:31:35 AM »

I'm sorry if I have offended you. I didn't mean to do so!  :-\
I did not think about the old 500, that is really an option you should consider!  :)
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Not offended and you were quite right.  I think the older one is a viable option and there are some in pretty good shape.  I figure if I can learn to take great shots with an older one I'll do pretty good with a newer one down the road....
Best.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:05:28 AM »
For all the people that suggested the 500/4, I don't think (presumptious as I am) that this lens is in his budget. 1DIV and 400/5.6 and 2x costs a bit over 4000€ in Europe, a 500/4 (newest model) is about 9,5k.... :/

It's funny you should mention this.  I had read the suggestions too and was thinking, yeah right.  But there is the 500 mm f4 and that costs used 4,000 to 6100 USD.  That lens coupled with a +/-2700.00 7DMkII might be doable sometime next year.  That would give you all time to test the new camera and me time to get the bucks together. This is my current plan of action and I'm busy getting it together.  Thanks again for all the suggestions. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 31, 2014, 04:42:37 PM »
Thanks everybody for your input.  Lots to think about and some new ideas to consider.  Thank you for your time.

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
Congratulations.  I set up my 5dMkIII the way you suggested for BIF, or at least I think I did.  Can't wait to try it tomorrow.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 30, 2014, 07:40:56 PM »
Yeah, you'd think it had gone through all the reviews in the world after reading the various threads here.  It is well known that it is x and y with shades of P.  Amazing.  In this regard I was thinking more about the ability of the camera (1DMkIV) to drive the lens.  I've heard here that the 1DMkIV would beat the socks off the 7DMkII. What color the socks are we don't know yet but by the end of the day we might. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« on: August 30, 2014, 06:53:24 PM »
I have the 5dMkIII with TC 1.4Mk III and 100-400mm, 4.5-5.6L

Thinking of getting the 7DMk II

or

the IDMkIV with 2x TCIII with 400 f5.6/USM

Objective: Best IQ at distance handheld for BIF.

Saw the discussion on the 300mm with TCs and was quite impressed with that combination.  Any comments or opinions would be appreciated. Now if handheld is a bad idea, then I can go with a monopod, or gimble or whatever. Hands on experience is a plus.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bird in flight with 5dMarkIII vs. 7D
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:51:11 PM »
Great, I'll give these tips a shot.  Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Bird in flight with 5dMarkIII vs. 7D
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:36:15 PM »
Question for all you BIF fans.  When I was using my 7D with the 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, I was taking relatively great shots of the hawks that hang around in the canyon behind my house.  I sold that and got the 5dMk III and I have never been able, even with cropping, to get the same quality of sharpness.  I’m assuming it’s all technique but I’d like your opinions.   I typically hand held the 7D at 1/1250 in good light.  The hawks are usually gliding on the thermals and not fast.  The 5dIII is perfect for me otherwise.  The discussion about FF and crop bodies reminded me about this and why I’m bringing it up.  I just saw someone else with the same sort of query. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. 

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Hey Northstar, how do you like your gopro black 3 so far? 
I wanted one (3+) until I heard about the focusing issue and have decided to wait for the new one (assuming there is one). 

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:32:54 PM »
Hi,
    For your reference, below are some of my lightroom screenshot (at 100% view) of birds I took using my Tamron @ 600mm F6.3. All are without processing (just open using lightroom and took the screenshot):

   Have a nice day.

Great Shots weixing.  So long does it take to get one of these?  Hmm... 

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Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:31 PM »
Thanks for Posting Scott.  I also checked out your flickr page.  Nice work and appreciate your effort.

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