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Lenses / So the 70-200 f2.8 IS-II zooms only to 180mm?
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:06:42 PM »
Yup, that is the question. Both, the EXIF of pictures taken at 200mm on the lens and later on doing AFMA, FoCal also recorded the 200mm setting on the lens to be 180mm. So what is the deal? Is it a 70-180mm lens? Or if I were to do the arithmetic on the 70mm side, it ends up being a 63-180mm lens. So what am I missing? I mean why does it report a 10% lower focal length?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:20:34 PM »
Moobark, Jack, lovely pictures. Serendipity, as of today your new designation is "Harry's handler" ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:10:37 PM »
Mallard  under cloudy sky 7D + 400 mm 1/200 f6,3 ISO 800


Very nice, Click. They are so colorful...looks like he is posing for you. :)
He is saying "look papa, one foot!" :)

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Canon General / Re: Guess who! :)
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:09:22 PM »
How would I know sanj? You did not introduce me! ;)

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Lighting / Re: Wildlife Photography , To flash or not?
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:00:24 PM »
Eml, Marsu, Neuro, thanks for the input.

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Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:45:39 PM »
How did you get the blue??

I guess same way than I get most photos I like: dumb luck.

Other explanation could be WB-slider?
Yup! Use WB to cool the picture. Will get you bluish hues.

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Lighting / Re: Wildlife Photography , To flash or not?
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:05:00 PM »

The attached Image is very difficult to have lit well if you don't use some Fill Flash, low light at Dawn, inside the tree canopy, this was shot with the 1Dx & 600 EX-RT off Camera with the ST-E3-RT.
You mean with a flash bracket? Which one do you have?

Hi RPT, Yes, I use the RRS Full Ring Bracket (FR-91-QR) with the Extender slider (FA-QREX2) that allows the Flash attached to be set at any point around the Lens and extends out a further 6" to 10" (20" if you connect two), I've used two 600EX-RT's on this Ring , but generally use just the one combined with the ST-E3-RT on the Camera.

Has the added advantage of being very robust, when attached I use the Ring to carry the Lens/Camera.

I use the "91" ring size so I can fit to the 300f/2.8, 400f/2.8 (when I had it) and now the 200-400f/4, I've not used it on the 600f/4 as yet.

I use a similar arrangement on the 70-200f/2.8 II, except the Ring Bracket is the 3/4 Bracket (Not a Full Ring)(B87-QR).

I find the RRS catalogue keeps me poor, but it's excellent gear.
Thanks Edward. Wow! 320 US$ for the ring clamp and 260 for the 3/4th clamp and 130 for the extender! That is a lot of $$$ :)

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Lighting / Re: Wildlife Photography , To flash or not?
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:07:16 AM »

The attached Image is very difficult to have lit well if you don't use some Fill Flash, low light at Dawn, inside the tree canopy, this was shot with the 1Dx & 600 EX-RT off Camera with the ST-E3-RT.
You mean with a flash bracket? Which one do you have?

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Lighting / Re: Wildlife Photography , To flash or not?
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:40:27 AM »
1. Responding to the title of your post - I'm not sure if wildlife care about nudity, but opening a trench coat up might frighten them away (or just frighten them)  ;)
Ha! Ha! Ha! You beat me to it :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 08, 2013, 11:45:14 PM »
I like all the bird postings.  Partly that's because I simply love birds and birds themselves are attractive but I'm trying to perceive what makes some shots stand out above others.  Sharpness seems to be the big deal in most threads and I won't dispite it's importance but in looking a Steven's shot, I find it warm and appealing.  Why?  The framing, the sky background, the colors involved?  What typically do you guys aim for and how do you know when you've got something that is going to be well received?

Jack
Not sure about "well received", but I like a sharp picture. The eye needs to be sharp. And then there is the rule of thirds. The foreground or background should not intrude on the bird.

Now I am going to contradict myself - but in some situations motion blur adds to the picture. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:07:30 PM »
100% raw.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:10:25 PM »
ISO 20000 to the rescue:
That feline trusts you. You need to to make her feel trusted. Lovely picture.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:32:23 PM »
Not to start another flame war 8), but here's another painterly approach.


Innocence by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
Lovely expression. BTW, I hope you know you are in trouble... ;)

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:28:28 PM »
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Lovely picture.

...And welcome to cr.  :)

Thank you!
Lovely!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: A butterfly is born.
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:25:55 PM »
Dear RPT.
Wow, Wow, WOW---Thanks for the great Photos like these.
Surapon
Thank you. As you (all) know, I just pointed and then after some anticipation, half depressed the trigger button thingie. And later, I pushed it further...  ;)


fantastic creature and wonderful capture. well done
Thanks. I hardly did stuff. The caterpillar --> pupa --> Butterfly. Me, I just depressed a button... I was the witness. Not the creator or the conceptualizer of the result of the pictures I was able to take... I feel blessed.

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