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BTW, which time zone will Canon follow for this release? Japan time? or GMT? or EST? ... coz if its Japan time, 30th is just about a day away.
Japan - my guess...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
Nevertheless, great pics! Well, even though you took it with that "N" camera! >:( Bah! Or should I say "khalliwalli!"

;)


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I wonder if the 2XIII now works with the 100-400 zoom?
Wouldn't that go to f11?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:49:00 AM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.

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Canon General / Re: Diglloyd
« on: April 27, 2013, 11:28:11 PM »
I don't look to him to tell me what to buy, I've got a wife to help me with that.   :)
Brilliant! And true! Thanks. A good laugh in the morning usually sets the tone for the day :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 27, 2013, 09:41:11 PM »
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
Lovely shot! Could you describe the method you used?

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All the same, think I'll wait..  :)
Just a few more days...
 :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:13:52 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »
Alabama Bluebirds 2013. Canon G6
Just one word.

WOW!

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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:09:42 PM »
I have for many years said that I would rather go blind than not being able to listen to music. Now that I've owned a few cameras and used them for a number of years, I'm more and more willing to sacrifice an ear and keep (at least) one eye.

Caveat: If you show me a picture of Justin Bieber and play one of his songs, I might end up both blind and deaf... ;)
LOL! Well, just my opinion, but he sings better than I can...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:07:34 PM »
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.
Was the national anthem being played while you photographed him?

He has his hand to his heart!

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Abstract / Re: A crack in the universe
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:52:17 PM »
I still can't figure out your photo, but its awesome! And I love all these puns, funny folks in this thread!
Funny? Funny??? You call us funny? Bah! That is the rest of them. Not I!!! ;)

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I just got my camera back from the Irvine Service Center today, 4/25/13, and it still had the same firmware in it........1.1.3.   I sent it in for sensor cleaning and asked them to update the sensor and they said they would do it...... I didn't write it in the service request though.
Not surprised.

I believe that even if you did, they would not load it unless it was "released". But then that is just my opinion...

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Lenses / Re: Need help choosing lenses.
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:58:39 PM »
For your 60D, I think the 15-85 is still your best option for a walk around lens, and it sells for around $750.  Canon doesn't have any EF-S "L" lenses for some reason, but the 15-85 and 17-55 are fully "L" quality.  Personally, I think the 15-85mm is superior to the 24-105L optically and has a much better focal length (on the wide end) on a crop body.

Any of the standard zooms with an L designation start at 24mm, which is 38mm equivalent on a 60D.  That is just not wide enough for a general purpose zoom.

The EF-S 15-85 and 17-55 both hold their value pretty well also if you plan to sell later if you move to a FF body.
+1000
Entirely agree. If you are buying just one lens for the 60D, get the 15-85. When you multiply by 1.6 to get the FF equivalent you have 24-136...

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Lenses / Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:54:40 PM »
Works for 80-90% of my every day shooting...  It's not the best at any one thing, but very good at many things...
So I woke up in the morning and asked myself this question. Guess what, the answer is still "yes"!
 :)

But then I don't have over two thousand dollars for a 24-70L II... So I would not know what I am missing...

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