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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony's new little cameras
« on: September 04, 2013, 01:00:07 PM »
Realy cool! A camera that looks like a lens!

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Lenses / Re: Long telephoto prime lens for landscapes?
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:16:57 AM »
I've been eyeing the Canon 400mm f5.6 L lens for a little while now. I love the sharpness of the lens and that it's a bargain for it's range.

Would this lens make for an interesting landscape lens or it mainly for birds and sports?

A lot of people use deep telephoto's for landscapes; I however, am not one of them...but don't let my style dissuade you.
For me, wider angle lenses seem to be the choice for landscapes, but every now and then a long lens is usefull, things like trees and grasses on the other side of a pond, or other places not easily accessable.... so my comment is yes, it is usefull, depending on what you wish to shoot.
I have used my 100-400L @400mm as a "landscape" lens when I was shooting some of the features at the Grand Canyon. So yes. But I mostly use it for birding...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:07:07 AM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
7D, 100-400L, f/7.1, ISO 320, handheld


Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
+1

Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

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Site Information / Re: Banning ankorwatt
« on: September 04, 2013, 02:40:47 AM »
There is a currently running Post re "Canon Sensors" that is both informative and interesting, the fact that it is currently at Page 2 and moving forward in a Positive & Informative manner is due entirely to the fact that this particular chap has been removed from CR.
I wondered about that. Now it makes sense why the thread is still alive and informative.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:58:04 PM »
And three more, could be much better, I know, but I have taken a lot of worse photos  8)

Hah! Love that last shot! Looks like my cat when she's begging for a morsel. :)
Amazing! That is the exact look my dog cuddles gives my mother-in-law when she wants dog biscuits :)

Stephan, lovely pictures!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ comparison; or how meaningful is DXO
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:56:12 AM »
1. DCAB
2. ADCB
3. DABC
4. BDAC
5. ACBD
6. ADBC

There you go...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Finally did a few paying jobs now what?
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:26:33 AM »
I got a chance to shoot a bday party, baby portrait, corp event. And wondering where do I go from here.
Started a site (work in progress) but just not sure where to invest next for props advertising etc. any suggestions would be helpful

Www.allophotography.com

Could have used props for the baby. Could have used a macro for the baby but want to spend my money wisely. Gear is in my sig.
I liked your pictures but macro for the baby? Very confused! Could you explain?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:18:20 AM »
And finally, the stare from about 8 feet
Fantastic pictures!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:17:06 AM »
Serindipidy, I'm a little confused.  The bread you buy is for other birds, I take it, since you said the heron doesn't eat it.  So it's a true friendship, assuming he doesn't get anything to eat from you??

Amazing how animals and humans bond.

Jack
I think he baits the fish with the bread too.

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Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:11:44 AM »
get the kenko tubes. They are relative cheap and give a wide range of extension stacking options
+1 on that!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:06:16 AM »
Mountain Goat on Quandary Peak, Summit County, Colorado  (5D Mk II with 400mm F4L DO IS)

Awesome shot, Doc! He's bringing you a flower!  ;D
Lovely shot.

Also thoughtful goat ;)

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Canon General / Re: I hate photographing my family for posed photos...
« on: September 02, 2013, 10:55:16 PM »
Simple solution! Don't photograph the family that way... Just shoot them in their natural environment doing what they like best... You are more likely to get keepers that way - but then you knew that already :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:10:17 AM »

The Performing Bear shot is an iconic Polar Bear Pose.

Could have come straight from Fox's Glacier Mints !

It was shot @ 200mm on the 200-400f/4, I was backing down the side of the vessel trying to get the Bear + Berg in the Picture, I had my 70-200f/2.8 set up on the other 1Dx Body but didn't want to change Cameras at this Point, others onboard got the larger Picture which looked good as well, but at times this Lady performed like she was Circus Trained, amazing stuff to see in the Wild. Fortunately my Lad was with me & got the whole thing on Video.
Lovely shots. All of them. As usual :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:28:09 AM »
Quote from: eml58
Huge apology RPT, Being an Aussie we generally call Brits similar but possibly worse things, terribly sorry, wont happen again.
Hey! I am indian! We have a 250 year old bone to pick with the Brits. I don't care what you call them. You can call them French or Irish for all I care ;)
You would have to apologise to sporgon, Paulwalnut et all...

When the ashes are on, I am on the Aussie side. Has not been fun the last few times though... :)

Paulwalnut ? He's Scottish for heavens sake ! Why do you think Hadrian built his wall ??  ;D
Ha! Ha! Ha! I am sure Paul will have something to say about that  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:22:36 AM »
I purchased the kenko extension tube set last year and have been really happy with them despite:

more ISO noise
ETTR or manual exposure.

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more light required to get proper exposure
Yup! Light 101 - the intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of the distance... So expect that to happen.

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more sensor dust
Don't know about that...

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losing infinity focus
Yup! So only works for macro work...

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You might also want to look into a macro focusing slider.
+10000! You may want one that moves along two axis. If you ask neuro he'd say get the RRS one...

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Here are a few pics i took with the kenko tubes and the 5D II + canon 100mm 2.8 USM macro lens.

1. Japanese Hawk Moth Caterpillar (スズメガ)
2. Japanese Giant Killer Hornet (オオスズメバチ)
Lovely!

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