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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 2
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:58:05 PM »
These are simply amazing photos. The landscapes and bird shots are so beautiful and sharp, I felt like I was actually there. The colors are really gorgeous. You are very talented! Thanks for posting this. :)

Photography Technique / Re: Share 3x your own advice to yourself!
« on: November 27, 2014, 03:57:11 AM »
1) Keep learning as much as you can from various sources about photography and equipment.

2) Buy the best gear you can afford to match your needs; it's cheap for a reason and often costs you more in the long run.

3) Have fun and enjoy making nice photos or why bother?

Cheers  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 & 600mm f4 ii for BIF?
« on: November 27, 2014, 03:37:49 AM »
Sometimes 960mm FOV is not enough ;)

Here's a BIF at 1920mm - 7D2, 600mm f4 + 2X tele, f8, iso 640, 1/3200, tripod

Rising to the Perch by seattlebirdman, on Flickr

WOW! Beautiful capture. 8)

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:59:24 PM »
So I finally got a half decent panorama.  It's from the balcony of my room at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami.  It was a business trip and for some unknown reason, they upgraded me to a room with a huge balcony including a hot tub!  Needless to say I didn't ask why... 

They saw that you were a Canon shooter ;D

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: November 18, 2014, 09:57:22 PM »
Two pictures from Piran, Slovenia  :)

I espacially like the first picture. Lovely shot.


Looks like a nice deal. What 3rd party made the lens caps? I think I remember in a previous post you said it was Chinese.
Cheers :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:33:30 PM »
Fantastic series. :)

Mt Spokane has nine. Is that the most you can get?

Buy a Sony today, in a year it's 5 models old and worth absolute squat. No thanks..

When VCR's first came out, research revealed that the Sony Betamax was better in many ways than the competing VHS. So around 1986 I bought the top model Sony Betamax and a lot of Betamax cassettes. After several years, Betamax disappeared and all you could find was VHS. My Sony was worthless.

The best technology doesn't always win.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:27:45 PM »
Steve beat me to the punch by 2 minutes ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:26:19 PM »
having had the camera for a week now, I really really really don't like DPR. Lightroom is a far superior product and I hope they have an update soon.

+1 (or more).  I'm going to have to go jpg as I don't have the patience I used to have.  Anyone heard when we might get LR CR2->JPG for the 7d2?

I don't have LR but I've seen CR posts here recently that say you can just convert the RAW in DPP to TIFF and then import that TIFF into LR easily to PP in LR, if I remember correctly.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:31:13 PM »
I think the optical performance specs will be a significant improvement.  What would be the point of a new version if it weren't?  Just saying.

My copy of v1 is quite sharp. I doubt the new one will be significantly sharper (perhaps I have a particularly good copy). What it will have is greatly improved IS, lens coatings and (hopefully) weather resistance. The slotted hood for filters is also intriguing. Though I'm not particularly interested in upgrading, I will keep an open mind.

My lens is quite good and others have noticed the fact.  I think it's more about techniques and lighting.  This is at f6.3 ISO 200 on a 5D III  (click on the photo for a larger size)

 F-22 Raptor afterburner turn © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Wow! Fantastic shot Keith 8)

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 05:27:24 PM »
This is the second lens in a few weeks to cost LESS than expected - the other being the 400 DO MkII. What's happening??

This is to make Nikon users bang their head against the wall.  :o

 ;D ;D ;D

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