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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 25, 2012, 01:18:53 PM »
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 24, 2012, 09:49:37 PM »
Osprey showing off a striped mullet

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:32:42 AM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New 60D or Second-hand 7D?
« on: October 09, 2012, 02:50:36 AM »
I'm coming from the limited budget angle: Fry's is selling the 60D + EF-S 18-135mm for only $900.  According to CR price watch the lens alone is worth $400.  In effect, you would be getting a new 60D for only $500!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 04, 2012, 12:40:13 AM »
Male Pin-tailed Whydah in Huntington Beach Central Park.

Canon General / Re: Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight
« on: September 24, 2012, 04:19:39 PM »
Earthbound...forever.  Note: 747 pilot popping out of hatch with American flag.

Canon General / Re: Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:38:17 PM »
Taken near LAX

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:44:12 PM »
Canon is having a 20% off sale plus free shipping for refurbished cameras. For example, $896 for 60D with 18-200mm (new at $1300).  Hurry, sale ends 8/31.

Canon General / Re: Adorama issues anyone? Ever try to return a product?
« on: August 21, 2012, 01:19:23 PM »
Adorama's free shipping policy is fair and reasonable when it comes to returns. No business would give you free shipping on your returns, absolutely NONE; they may even charge you a re-stocking fee.  The original poster owes Adorama an apology for his post.  Please post an apology soon.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What to tell a newbie?
« on: August 14, 2012, 04:11:21 PM »
Very easy, tell them there are great beginner's DSLR cameras under every brand.  Chances are they'll stick with the same brand as the Point and Shoot cameras that they currently have.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:14:34 AM »
Turkey Vulture, 60D at 400mm, f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 320

Lenses / Re: Good, inexpensive zoom lens? Beginner here.
« on: July 02, 2012, 03:33:11 PM »
I'm a newbie too and because the confidence is not there yet to buy used lenses, I've gone the refurbished route with Canon Direct Store to save money.  I got a virtually new Canon 15-85mm with a recent promotion of 20% off and free shipping.  With tax, the total is about $550 and I'm very happy with the quality of the lens. According to CanonRumors price watch, this lens goes for around $700 for new. I'm sure someone more savvy could get a better deal on Ebay or elsewhere, but for now, I'm very satisfed with the refurbished route and I hope that helps.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: July 01, 2012, 05:45:06 PM »
A couple of days ago 5D3s were selling for $3150.68 on Ebay. Let's hope that the price drop will accelerate.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Non Genuine LP-E6
« on: July 01, 2012, 01:20:56 AM »
I've been buying generic replacement batteries for my Canons from a top-rated seller on Ebay and have been very satisfied.  A generic replacement LP-E6 goes for $10(US) with capacity of 2200 mAh, exceeding the original LP-E6's capacity of 1800 mAh.  My cameras could not tell the difference.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 25, 2012, 02:26:44 AM »
Green Heron, 60D at 400mm

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