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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:13:21 AM »

Buy the Lens in Singapore and save 15%, I think the Europeans & Aussies get taken to the cleaners on gear prices.
So you are calling the Brits Europeans? ;)

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... :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:06:55 AM »

Buy the Lens in Singapore and save 15%, I think the Europeans & Aussies get taken to the cleaners on gear prices.
So you are calling the Brits Europeans? ;)

Yea, you tell him rpt ! We Brits will be Europeans the day the English Channel dries up  ;)
Be careful what you wish for! If that happens you will have a land border with France! ;)

Also +1 about the prices in the UK...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:34:17 AM »

Buy the Lens in Singapore and save 15%, I think the Europeans & Aussies get taken to the cleaners on gear prices.
So you are calling the Brits Europeans? ;)


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Congratulations! The last time I took baby pics was December '87! That time my mom held my younger girl in the well lit corridor. Shot with my AE-1 with the 50mm 1.8 and I am guessing I shot 1/50 and f8 but that was a quarter of a century back...

Anyway, as for the scratches, tie up the lovely little bundle so that the hands can't come out to scratch. Also get the nails clipped. Enjoy the time. And like Mt. Spokane said, pay attention to your boss (wife). ;)


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After puzzling through this, I concluded you probably mean "consolation."
Ah! Thanks. I was wondering about the relevance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Black-Cap event
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:48:34 PM »
Kind of like this but with something a little more edible!
I'd be the guy with the coffee.....
Good choice. Anyone but Harold :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:10:41 PM »
:)Relaxing before departure .................
Excellent pictures, Shooter!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:08:14 PM »
Taken from the MS Stockholm sailing along the Edge of the Gustav Adolf Land Glacier Front, North Eastern Svalbard Islands, approximately 80 degrees North.

August 2013.

200-400f/4, @ 200mm f/6.3 & 1/1250th ISO400

This particular Bear was above the Deck height, around 30 metres off the Starboard Bow, she climbed to the top of the Berge and was trying to work out how to get onboard, fortunately she wasn't able to work it out.
Nice! Look forward to more pics from you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:22:13 PM »
ok, ok, people. Lets just all calm down a bit here. Instead of complaining about how the 70D isn't earth shattering, let's all go look at people's photography, give some C&C, and actually put our opinions to use helping somebody better their photography vs. trying to get the last word.  ::) ::)
:)

Good try. Valiant try too. As You can see it is a wild party out here. Just pick a good seat, break out the popcorn and you favourite poison and observe. And occasionally smile and wave.

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Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:50:36 PM »
Today is Janmashtami - apparently it is the birthday of Lord Krishna. His foster mother got tired of hiding the butter and hung it up in an earthen pot from ropes under the ceiling of her house. It is said that he got his friends to hoist him up, got to the pot, broke it and ate the butter. This apparent ritual is re-enacted each year. Here are a few pictures I took. These were taken against the light when there was no ambient light around.











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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 27, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
Took me quite some time to learn how to do a sunrise or sunset , but hopefully I am slowly getting the hang of it

Forums like this helps :)

Very nice. Love the colors. I find if I don't have the horizon dividing the photo in half (rule of thirds), it often makes for a more interesting and dynamic shot. Not really a hard rule, but a guideline. Post some more when you get a chance. :)
Yup! Lovely pics. I would have changed the framing of the first one. Taken one with more sky and a second with more sea... The third I would not change the framing despite the horizon being in the middle.

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Lenses / Re: Bought 24-70 f/2.8 II -Soft, owners, please advice
« on: August 27, 2013, 11:28:50 PM »

If your live view shot is focused and your AF shot is not, you need to AFMA. I use Reikan FoCal. I took neuro's suggestion and got the pro version. If you have a number of lenses it is a good investment.

No, the shot itself is not focused - I am talking about the picture (10x) on the screen while taking the shot in LV
You just can't arbitrarily set AFMA and check. Do a complete AFMA test and if it is still blurred, exchange the lens. neuro's page - the excerp of which he posted here is a good way to go. There are many other links on the net - not all worked for me. It is imperative that the light is good! Add extra light. It makes a difference. Also ensure the tripod is stable and you don't raise the center column. Mirror lock up is a good idea. Reduces shake. Also take at least 3 pictures at each AFMA value.

Hope this helps. My experience had been that things look like they are in focus at 10x magnification on the LCD but when you open the image on your machine it may not be so good... Until I successfully did AFMA. Had the most trouble for my 100-400L. It had defective focusing and IS which when repaired, all was well :)

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Lenses / Re: Bought 24-70 f/2.8 II -Soft, owners, please advice
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:05:56 PM »
Okay, doing new tests now - is 3 meters enough? Pictures follow.

PS: Somehow while seeing the picture in live view and later comparing it with the final image - live view seems much more in focus (at 10x) before taking the shot.
If your live view shot is focused and your AF shot is not, you need to AFMA. I use Reikan FoCal. I took neuro's suggestion and got the pro version. If you have a number of lenses it is a good investment.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Osprey Fledgling
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:20:31 PM »
Beautiful shot!

Camera, lens, and exposure?  Or does that not show because I'm on an iPad?
Yup! Exif shows up on my browsers on the laptop and I have not yet figured a way to get the Exif on the iPad.

Lovely shot joe.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: August 25, 2013, 03:12:04 AM »
So a few weeks back my wife discovered that one of our plants on the terrace had a number of caterpillars. When I say "a number", I mean that the number was significantly larger than the sum total of the fingers, toes and thumbs that the both of us have.

Yes, the plant was being attacked. Leaves were being chewed up - etc.

Fast-forward to the end of the last week. I counted 9 caterpillars on the plant. Ok, to be technically correct, eight caterpillars and one pupa.

Well, I have been taking the tally each morning since, as soon as I wake up, and the count varies. May be I need more sleep. It went as low as five entities and currently I see 6 pupae and one thingie - kind of a dried up outer shell of a caterpillar. That one is anchored to a leaf - so does it count as a pupa? No idea - I am an Electrical Engineer who got into software because he could not become a doctor as these chaps (doctors)  needed to cut up frogs in the ninth grade. Well, that is probably too much information. However, here are the pictures...
















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