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thanks rusty and winglet...a lot to digest for a non-tech guy!!

appreciate the time taken to offer your opinions / experience!

i haven't signed up for crash plan yet so i might have to check out back blaze


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:13:15 PM »



lemmy....WOW!  very, very nice scene/photo!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:48:43 AM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.




Hey Viggo....I wish you would've come over and said hello to me at the park that day!  ;) ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:31:56 PM »
1Dx
85mm @1.2 here's two more

Gary, those are some beautiful shots of a beautiful woman. Well done.
Just don't understand the tattoo.

beautiful photo and woman!

keep your hopes up high and keep your head down low (stay out of harm's way)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:46:13 AM »
How far off are 1 TB CF cards?   

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:45:41 PM »
Sorry Don, I'll slink off back to my hole  :)

lol...good post though, i didn't know they were so similar at 5.6!   good to know.

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Tex...yes, I'm going to sign up for crashplan for my off site...good suggestion.

So how do I delete some of the "extra stuff" that time machine has saved?

That is one of the great things about Time Machine.  You don't have to (and shouldn't).  Time machine will do this all by itself.  It will get rid of the oldest stuff first.  It will let you know "hey will be deleting some stuff…"  Really not a big deal, it's supposed to do that.

One thing I do recommend, is practice recovery with it a little.  (This goes for any back-up system/hardware/service) Find a document you don't need and delete it.  Now use time machine to recover it.  It's not hard, but not really easy either.   This is not the thing you want to be figuring out how to do when you realize you tossed your term paper, or 100 year old family recipe for beer.  Or do what my mom always does.  Highlight everything, hit delete, then in a panic, hit save…!  Time machine can pull the version of that document from an hour ago, a week ago, and a year ago, all of which can be different.

good info tex...thanks!

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Canon General / Re: What's Would You Keep? [The anti-G.A.S. thread]
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:17:38 PM »
My gear is in my sig line....if i had to pare it back to minimalist levels, the only lens i hardly use is the 85, and I use the 40mm only a little bit.  In general, I haven't been too afflicted with GAS.

so i would keep my:

1. 1dx
2. 24-70 and 70-200
3. 300mm
4. 1.4x
5. 430ex

high quality, covers a wide range of stuff, and pretty simple.



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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:02:10 AM »
Kids night time hockey practice in pouring rain. (High ISO)

400mm, 
f2.8, 
1/1000,
ISO 12,800.

Menace, hockey in New Zealand??  I would never have guessed that.

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update....I ordered and received from bhphoto this external drive for my iMac:

G-Technology 3TB G-Drive with Thunderbolt

this was so easy to set up and use....about 30 minutes after unboxing i had already backed up nearly 1/2 a TB of photos/videos on it with a simple drag and drop.

for a non tech savvy guy, this was nice.

sleek and solid feeling too.

OK, maybe I am a little late to the party, but your back-up drive being full is not a problem with time machine.  If you have 500GB on your main drive, and your 1TB back-up is almost full, it means your back-up drive has 500GB of current stuff, and almost 500GB of old deleted stuff, and old versions of current files.   The old deleted stuff can be stuff that you deleted like documents, tax recored etc.  (but you have to have deleted them).  It can be stuff that you updated, like old copies of a resume, photo etc. (but not the current copy no matter how old) And it also includes stuff like cashed web pages, system preferences, and old versions of files that you have updated. 

My recommendation is to have more than one back-up drive, Western Digital or otherwise, and keep one at work/grandma's house.  Swap them 1 eek or so.  That way if robbed, or the house burns down, all is not lost.

Alternative to swapping, You might also consider an online off-site storage system like carbonate.  Does not need to be the whole 500GB, just the OMG can't loose that stuff.

Tex...yes, I'm going to sign up for crashplan for my off site...good suggestion.

So how do I delete some of the "extra stuff" that time machine has saved?





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update....I ordered and received from bhphoto this external drive for my iMac:

G-Technology 3TB G-Drive with Thunderbolt

this was so easy to set up and use....about 30 minutes after unboxing i had already backed up nearly 1/2 a TB of photos/videos on it with a simple drag and drop.

for a non tech savvy guy, this was nice.

sleek and solid feeling too.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:45:55 PM »
early morning fog and a doe hidden in the tall grasses...

300mm 2.8 at 420mm.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:44:44 PM »
Gorilla from the Memphis Zoo. 6d, Tamron 150-600 at 600mm f6.3, 1/125s, ISO 4000

Staring into your Soul by jmn804, on Flickr

intense!  nice job!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 13, 2014, 05:38:23 AM »
And one more :)

pretty little guy, but he needs to stop staying up late and drinking too much!   ::) ;D

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