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Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx
Not long. May be about 10 minutes. Why do you ask? I did not note the time.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 03, 2013, 09:19:54 PM »
Great pictures krob.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:24:47 AM »
Well it was on APS-C so its more like 80mm. You could also sit next to the tiger and let ur friends take photos of that for like 3 us dollars. I didnt want to do that cuz cats are my gods so it felt really wrong to me.  but yeah im wondering also what they gonna do if the tiger gets angry? perhaps it was declawed :(
Don't forget a smack from the paw could break your neck if it wanted to! Declawed means very little really...

The picture looks good. However, I wonder how strong that brass thingie is...

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Software & Accessories / Video editing software
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:28:26 PM »
Hi,

Looking for guidance from the folks who shoot video. Some months back I bought a video editing software called "VideoPad Video Editor" from NCH software http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html. While it works for me, I am looking for other options. I do not do any professional stuff - mostly "documenting" stuff like storytelling sessions or the once in a blue moon hawk fight etc. Nothing that gets me money. But that is not the point. I'd like to know what you guys use on the windows platform. Yup! My name is rpt and I am a windowsaholic! :)

OK, to the serious stuff. What am I looking for:
  • What kind of video shooting do you do? Wedding, Sports, News, BIF, Cheeta sprints - etc.
  • What video editing software do you use?
  • Why you like your video editing software?
  • What are the cons for that software?

I have been using Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for sound editing - have converted many LP records (over 50 with another may be 75 or so to go) to digital form using this open source software. I think it is great! It is free and guess what? It never crashed on me! Ever! And mind you I am on the Windows platform! OK, so the question:
Is there any decent open source program for video editing?

I guess this is it. Look forward to your informative responses. I have got many for my questions on this forum.

Thanks in advance :)

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After reading about some batteries not being detected correctly, I checked all mine. All ok there. It recognised all three. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
Good shots! Is the shot of the eagle a 100% crop?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:00:41 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
Cheers Brian
Thanks, I wish I had bird whispering skills like some of you guys. No birds eat out of my hand... :)

It has been a hot few days. Been touching 40 C here (104 F). We have two earthenware dishes filled with water in the garden and all kinds of birds, stray cats etc. drink from them. Mr. Hawk had just had a drink and was ambling towards the house. I took the picture through our drawing room window. He was so close that I could not frame the whole bird @400 with the 1.4x multiplier and he is not a particularly big bird! He was may be 4 to 4.5 mtr from me.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:17:26 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)



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This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. I have not yet AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)



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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 01:19:39 AM »
New here but just thought I would share one from today.
Thanks,
Ralph
Wow! what bird is that?

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Fixes a phenomenon, na naaaa na nana. Phenomenon, na nana na.

I know it's a phenomenal camera, but I had no idea it's this phenomenal!

The obfuscation of language!

When I worked in software support, the company would not allow the word "problem" to be used. Every problem was an "issue." We also had many "chats" about these things -- So, how's that CGI issue?

And now it's come to this -- not a problem, not an issue, but a phenomenon.

For me, I'm not bothered enough by any of the problems they're fixing, so my cheap batteries and I will go along unmolested by corporate bickering.
Yup! But you have to admit - phenomenon beats issue or bug hands down...
Even though it still is a bug or a problem...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 02:38:38 PM »
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.

Le Mock-up maybe?

German would be Sprechen, can't recall how it was said in Dutch but quite often Dutch sounds like horribly misspelled German. Le English sounds like making fun of French (they say it anglais just to make it sound prettier). Muy Bien is normal, go live anywhere within 1000 miles from the south border of USA, and you'll hear that all the time (and many other places too). Iz diz goot is typical slang level of the US English these days.
Bah! And I thought I actually figured a few words in that narration. Never mind...
 :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:01:48 PM »
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/

No Spreken le English muy bien. Iz dis goot?

Ha!  I was just kidding guys!  Happy firmware day!
I did. So could you "disclose" the language you wrote in? I thought it was a German base but could not identify the language.

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