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Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitudeWow! beautiful!
How were you able to locate and press the shutter?
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Canon Ixus 105 @5000m altitudeWow! beautiful!
Where can I get white ones? If you know, can you post a link for me? ThanksLOL! Like the white lenses, they will be expensive
Nice pics rpt! I espescially like the second sepia one.Thanks. Really, that part of England is so pretty - when it is not squalling
Messing around last night. 5DIII, 100 2.8L Macro, MR14 ring flash, 2 extension tubes.That is so cool! How did you make it stay? Every time I approach one it walks up the tree
Yup! Done that! Stalled the car once too! Water in the cab and through the exhaust! Oh boy!Dave, your comment takes me back in time. The year was 1983. The place was Al Jubail Saudi Arabia. It was raining heavily and there was thunder and lightning. The door of our building was open and water was streaming in. I went to close the door and I found one of the Philipino engineers standing in the doorway getting drenched. I asked him if he was ok. He said that he was and commented. "I was feeling homesick today but this is feeling like Manilla. I am fine. Don't worry".
Al Jubail is on the coast so when it rained (the one or two days in the year) it poured. As you can imagine there were no storm water drains. With the roads properly concertised (but no drainage) the water stood in some of the town's streets for a week - till it evaporated!
Haha, yep, I've done the same thing here in NYC, but the storms just don't match that intensity and power. They don't leave me in awe.
The thunderstorms we had were also typically accompanied by a torrential downpour that would leave rivers running down the sides of the streets that the storm drains were unable to cope with. Any areas that didn't have drainage were easy to spot - invariably it would be flooded anywhere from three to several feet deep, and you'd see the folks that didn't know to drive slowly through it - they'd try gun it through the water, which would spray up under the hood, and flood and stall their engine.
Yup! Fantastic shot!Huge lightning over Sandton, Johannesburg. Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 (45 second exposure)
Great shot. Makes me homesick for the thunderstorms that hammer the Joburg area, I loved them... how it felt to have lightning strike nearby, the thunder rattling the windows, sending a thud through the whole house and your belly... awesome!
Nice picture sanj.They were approaching a waterhole. They were thirsty and walked very fast.
That's a really nice shot, you can feel the dust and the heat and imagine the impatience of the herd.
Thank you to all your remarks to all that replied so far.Well, if you are mostly in the 200-300mm range, and when at 300mm it is not like you are wishing you had the 400mm option, the 70-300L should do it. If you must have f2.8 then go for the 70-200.Besides that, what you need to do is to see the focal lengths you shoot at. That should tell you what you need. I got the 100-400L for birds and animals. Having said that, I shot with it at the Grand Canyon and I did use it at 400mm.
I did that and am in the 200-300mm (*1.6 for crop) range if I need details.
Price (in the range of the discussed lenses) is not so much an issue.
When the 70-300mm L came out I thought it was overpriced for the fact that it is a slow lense - which doesn't matter so much for landscape though.
Probably the best thing really is to rent the 70-300 and try it.
My Heron friend caught his 3rd fish since we've been a fishing team. 7D, 100-400@400.Wow! That was a big one! Good catch! And I mean the fish - compliment to the team!
Here is an image of a baby Pigeon, made with iPhone 4S ... this chick was well concealed in a corner behind the ledge of our office exhaust fan (I guess the Mama Pigeon was making sure cool air-conditioned air from our office to protect her baby from the intense desert heat ... what a smart move) ... the only way I could make this image was with my iPhone stuck through the exhaust fan, aiming at this bird, as the gap was too narrow for any camera, let alone my DSLR, to fit.Well either you or your iPhone or both need a medal of honour. Good picture.
From everything you write the 70-300L is your lens because it unifies a small pack size (veeeery important when outdoors) with good iq (sharpness wide open, boekeh) and "always on" reach. For prolonged use it's important the weight is way below the 70-200L/2.8, and the 70-300L feels even less heavy because it's shorter, i.e. putting less torsion on the wrist.+1
When outdoors using a tc often is a pita since it takes time and it lets dust/sand enter the camera, but a Kenko tc (Canon doesn't fit) works fine with the 70-300L though the af performance/precision degrades somewhat, ymmv.