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Animal Kingdom / My new 7d (a few sample photos)
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:05:35 PM »
Well I took advantage of Adorama's sale and picked up a new Canon 7d last week ($1199).  I finally got a chance today to snap a few photos.  I had a family of cardinals move into my backyard this spring and figured they'd be the perfect subjects.  Snapped these two pics of a male this morning.





Coming from a T2i, I have a bit of learning to do, but I'm quite happy with my first few attempts.

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The June edition of What Digital Camera (interactive magazine) reviewed both the Mark III and the D800 and gave them equal scores of 92%.  For what it's worth, they also reviewed the Sony A57 and gave it a 90%.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: duck shot with 100-400 + canon 1.4x II (5d2)
« on: May 06, 2012, 12:13:43 AM »
Yeah nice photos for sure.

Here's a couple I took with my Tamron 70-300mm.  I wish it had a bit more reach.  I think some of the ducks in the first photo look like decoys, but I can assure you they are not.




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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 02, 2012, 07:26:04 PM »
WOW, great photos folks!

Here's a goldfinch visiting my neighbors feeder.  Snapped this yesterday with my T2i and a Tamron 70-300

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/320s, 300mm

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Lenses / Re: Canon Lens prices in the US
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:15:33 PM »
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April 26th, 2012: We've received a leak of a rebate starting on Sunday April 29th. It runs until June 2nd. This is a double rebate, where your rebate is doubled with the purchase of either a 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, a 7D, or a 60D.

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Animal Kingdom / A day in the marsh
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:17:38 PM »
My first photo post so please be gentle.  I took these photos the last couple of weekends in a marsh not far from my home.  All photo were taken with a Canon T2i with a Tamron 70-300 attached (I'm working on getting some better equipment).  ;)

Sandhill crane #1


Sandhill crane #2


Frog in the bog


A couple of geese having fun


A nice male mallard


Thanks for looking.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:19:15 PM »
I paid $319 for a new one on 1/25/2012 from Calumet.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens   $339.00
SHIPPING:                                        $0.00
discount (Winter Sale Promo Coupon):    -$20.00
   
TOTAL:    $319.00


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Lenses / Re: !00mm macro L or non L
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
I have the 100m non L and the Tamron 90mm macro and I enjoy both lenses.
If you're going to do a lot of non-tripod work, I agree with the other that the added expense of the L with IS is probably worth it.








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