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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 30, 2013, 12:58:58 PM »
Oh Wow I thought you meant BUY Canon.. Been There Done That !!

To each their own...
Initially sarcasm loses to brand rhetoric.

Later brand rhetoric loses to sarcasm. (or the other way around - but I said that before didn't I?...)

Eventually, a hammer is a hammer...

No smileys, no sarcasm tags. Just life experience - but then it is just my opinion - one in some over seven billion. And I am just being a speciest - counting humans - not the rest who have lived before or have not been my "tribe"...

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15. Removed "support" for 3rd party batteries...

Yes, this is true unfortunately..All my 3rd party batteries no longer register with the camera so i won't know how much charge they have left..this really sucks.
Sorry about that. However, I guess as you have a number of batteries, you must have numbered them in order to keep track of them. I am guessing that you have a "bin" for charged batteries and another for uncharged batteries. Keep them fully charged. Always keep a spare. More depending on the shoot. Shoot till the battery dies. Recharge immediately (or as soon as you possibly can...). I think that all you will miss is the flashing battery indicator... As for me, even though I have only Canon batteries, I seldom pay attention to the indicator when I am in the throes of shooting. I usually look at it as an afterthought...

When you are shooting video if the battery conks out when you are rolling you are very likely to lose the current shot. It can be recovered with voodoo but its not easy.

No audio on the HDMI out makes that feature less useful for recording as well. You'll need to use a good slate and / or roll the recorder and record on internal then try to match the TC in post. Very disappointed that they hyped this feature and failed to mention the NO AUDIO part. Nikon / Sony HDMI out has audio.
Roger, sorry, I don't shoot video so I am not sure how easy or difficult it is to keep track of shooting time. There could be a correlation there, but you would have to accumulate shooting times some place that is referenceable by the battery you are shooting with, and correlate that with the current aggregated time for that battery. Sorry, can't think of any other solution at this time.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 30, 2013, 12:23:10 PM »
Moab Utah
24-70 L II F/11.0 1/100 ISO 100
4 shot HDR +3/+2/0/-1
http://www.flickr.com/photos/garys_utah_pixs/

So obviously I need to have my eyes checked. I don't see any lively creatures...  ;)
If only it had occurred to me to take some shots to create HDR pictures when I went to the Grand Canyon!

Gary, great picture as usual.

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OK, the 5D3 firmware is at version 1.2.1!

YAY! The f8 focus works!

At 100*1.4=140mm it did not seem slow.  However at 400*1.4=560mm it is a bit slow. Need to test it with BIF. I still need to AFMA it. So that is the task for tomorrow. I also need to test the focus with the flash.


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15. Removed "support" for 3rd party batteries...

Yes, this is true unfortunately..All my 3rd party batteries no longer register with the camera so i won't know how much charge they have left..this really sucks.
Sorry about that. However, I guess as you have a number of batteries, you must have numbered them in order to keep track of them. I am guessing that you have a "bin" for charged batteries and another for uncharged batteries. Keep them fully charged. Always keep a spare. More depending on the shoot. Shoot till the battery dies. Recharge immediately (or as soon as you possibly can...). I think that all you will miss is the flashing battery indicator... As for me, even though I have only Canon batteries, I seldom pay attention to the indicator when I am in the throes of shooting. I usually look at it as an afterthought...

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