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Nice series. I really like the P-40 with the black smoke in the background.

+1

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Nice captures Jim!  Lighting is always an issue at airshows if you're a paying spectator.  At the Avalon show here the flight line gets some reasonable morning sun but most of it is gone by the time the flying program starts after 10am and the afternoon shots are all backlit. 

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Sports / Re: Formula One from Silverstone
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:32:09 AM »
The easy way to determine if you need a long prime is to look at all your images from an outing, if you have the 100-400L and your shots are mostly at the 400mm end then the extra purchase is warranted. 
This is just my tuppence worth but have fun with your spending and best of luck with your photography ;)

Good advice and the information is easily obtainable though Lightroom metadata.  At what point would you consider the prime outweighs the zoom?  In my shooting I found I shoot 2/3 of my shots at the long end but the other 1/3 couldn't be done by zooming with my feet so I would be thinking it would be 90%+. 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Rain protection for 5D3 and lens
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:30:08 PM »
I agree with the optech solution as a good one to always carry around.  I've used mine on a few days when its rained unexpectedly but I'm now thinking of getting a Kata E-702 for my upcoming skiing trip.

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I've never tried a 6D but a few weeks ago I saw some photos posted in the sports section and said if anyone questioned the 6D's capabilities I'd refer to them to that thread...

The 6D shots start after the women's volleyball pics (if you can get past them lol). 

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18490.0




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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D N
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:33:33 PM »
I have never missed GPS or wifi on any of my bodies, so that would not be a sacrifice for me. 30% price cut on that and another 20% to skip video ...  ::)

I find it a bit strange that they sell both versions here in Norway tough. I donĀ“t believe many are willing to pay the price for GPS and wifi.

Good thing about the 6D is that you can use your 'S' screen in it. It's actually a very fine camera, although I think
you may find the controls a tad soft compared with the 5DIII/1Dx.

Of course if you get bored with it you can always give it to your wife as a new body  ;)

Now there's a conversation that could go bad from the outset - 'Hey honey, I have a new body for you...' ;D


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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 11, 2014, 11:17:26 AM »
This would be a pretty easy decision for me.  Sell off the 60d/Tamron 17-50 combo and the 90 macro if I really had to.  That leaves me with the 5D3, 24-105, 70-200 and 150-600 and still very happy :)
For me, the ideal FF kit would be the 5D3, 24-70F4IS, 70-200F4IS (quality and portability) and the Tamron 150-600 for that extra reach.... and if I could, the 100L macro lens....

1DX's and the big whites, while absolutely wonderful, don't fit my portability needs nor my budget.

I like your thinking Don but I already have the 70-200 f2.8ii which I think prefer to keep as I've just started shooting some ice hockey.  Theoretically I'd sell the gear I mentioned plus the 24-105 and get the 24-70 :D

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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:49:18 AM »
This would be a pretty easy decision for me.  Sell off the 60d/Tamron 17-50 combo and the 90 macro if I really had to.  That leaves me with the 5D3, 24-105, 70-200 and 150-600 and still very happy :)

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Sports / Re: Downhill mountain biking
« on: July 11, 2014, 05:14:15 AM »
Great set of photos with a good mix of shutter speeds and beautiful vivid colours :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: July 10, 2014, 06:51:01 AM »
Well I did my first hockey shoot. Apart from a couple of dodgy bulbs, the light was reasonably good in the middle of the rink but it dropped off a bit at the edges.  I learned not to chase the puck - shoot ahead or behind because that's where the action usually is.  A few times I focused on the goalie when the puck was in the area and listened for the shot and then hit the shutter for a burst.  Other times I would look behind the puck for the body checks.  Overall it was fast and fun :)

Nice shots Roo!   You caught some good action and you nailed your exposure!

Thanks Northstar!  I really appreciated being able to take advantage of the advice offered freely by yourself and others in this thread.  I also had a 7d shooting friend at the rink who was able to provide local advice.  I normally shoot 9 point expansion mode and this was the first time I took full advantage of the 61 point af and it was stellar - hardly an oof shot in amongst 500+.  Most of my misses were caused by some obstruction (usually a ref) getting between me and the action.   It looks like I may be given a few more opportunities next season;)

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I'm not yet sure what Aglet's angle is:

here it's just dark humor in the form of satire.. for the sake of balance.
Hard to follow a good bit like unfocused's.

The op's original post was amusing and, ironically, unfocused's post was very focused and brilliantly witty while yours was unfocused and lacking any form of wit, subtle or otherwise.  Sorry, but you come off as far too much like a try hard.

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Dear "J,"

I suppose I should not be surprised that you chose to announce the end of our relationship in such a public and cowardly way. You were never one for subtlety and discretion.

And, so typical of you to blame all the failures on me. As though you contributed nothing to the breakup. But, then, I guess since you contributed so little to the relationship, I should not be surprised.

The truth is, I've known for a long time this wasn't working. If I could have ended things myself, I would have. But as you know, for me this was an arranged marriage. You picked me and I had no say in the matter. For the honor of my family (and honor is something my culture values very highly) I could not leave you.

At first, your clumsy attempts to satisfy me were amusing and not without a certain boyish charm. But, honestly, it quickly became apparent that you were never going to improve. In fact, I soon realized that you actually thought you were good. I know this is hurtful to say, but since you are the one that began this public conversation, I think honesty is justified.

Never once were you able to bring me to my full potential. No, let me be more candid, never, ever did I come remotely close to achieving the heights I was intended for. You would fiddle with my dials and move my joystick, but it was so mechanical and uninspired that I could hardly bear it. Honestly, most of the time I wished you would just stick to the green box and let me do it myself.

And the trips...well, what can I say? Sure, I enjoyed them, but it was as though you thought that simply going someplace new would solve all our problems. All it did was make me long for the relationships that I saw others enjoying. How I wished that could have been us. But you...all you ever did was worry about whether someone else had a newer, prettier model hanging on his shoulder. 

You were so obsessed with showing me off that you didn't see how many of your fellow travelers lovingly treated their lowly Rebels with respect and appreciation and how they were rewarded in ways that you and I could never achieve together.

Yes, I saw the world. But, really, I would have traded it in a instant for a quiet little town in the Midwest, with someone who understood me and what I was meant to do.

Now, dear D810, believe me, I wish you no ill. In fact, I actually feel sorry for you. I know people say you are nothing more than an overinflated mass of silicon, but I know better. We are both from established families and, like me, you have not had any say in this relationship.

I would like to wish you a long and happy relationship, but I suspect that won't be the case. In the end, you will be blamed for everything. Just remember this. It is not you...it's him.

I'm late to the show but I have to say that is absolute gold Unfocused!  Well played  ;D

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Sports / Re: Formula One from Silverstone
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:02:23 PM »
Great stuff Graffix!!  The Alonso Vs Vettel battle was pure spectacle but add in their radio transmissions and it became the war of the whingers at 300kmh ;D 

Good catch Miken!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:31:21 AM »
Well I did my first hockey shoot. Apart from a couple of dodgy bulbs, the light was reasonably good in the middle of the rink but it dropped off a bit at the edges.  I learned not to chase the puck - shoot ahead or behind because that's where the action usually is.  A few times I focused on the goalie when the puck was in the area and listened for the shot and then hit the shutter for a burst.  Other times I would look behind the puck for the body checks.  Overall it was fast and fun :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:14:23 PM »
I've been looking at this thread since it started and been looking forward to trying out some of the invaluable tips you guys have provided.  I will finally get to try them out when I shoot my first game here tomorrow night:D  I've got the 5D3 and 70-200 2.8 set up and ready to go and got a rubber lens hood for the occasional shot when I can put the camera against the glass.  One shot I would like to try is a slow shutter panning shot with a skater/s going past a blurred team bench.  Not sure I'll get a chance but do you think that's a do-able shot? 

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