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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:34:44 PM »
The woodpecker weasel picture reminds me of the parable of the scorpion and the frog, and how the frog carried the scorpion over the river.  Lo and behold later in the article the writer included a picture of a big fat scorpion.

Great picture but inquiring minds want to know what camera and lens were used.  I tried to get exif info off several article pictures but failed.  Since the photographer copyrighted it I'd assume he has a blog somewhere.

Doing more research.

Black rapid double strap. With one inch arca clamps on camera. Strap to clamp to arca plate.  Look at neuros post on this.  Carrying attached to tripod too awkward.  Did you say how you are going to be getting around? Walking ?jeep? Elephant?

It would be nice to hear from someone who has checked camera gear, including big whites.  Or would it be preferable to send gear fedex or ups.  I spend about a month on cape cod every summer, and it would be nice to bring more gear than I'd want to carry on.  I took advantage of pelican sale and picked up several wheeled and some large Pelicans with the idea that they'd make great storage if not air travel bags, so please some one who has traveled with your gear checked please chime in.

All the Pelicans that were on sale when I got them are foam precursor, I'll plack differently if I'm going to air baggage them vs home storage.  Like more foam at the edges for impact protection etc...

Like others here I've flown with a big white in a backpack or in think tank roller luggage in overhead compartment. 

So has nobody ever checked a supertelephoto  big white?  In a Pelican or other case? 

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:30:41 AM »
Anna's hummingbird 5Diii

EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III,  f/5.6,  1/1600

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:31:37 PM »
1dx is a pro body, the 5,6 7D are semi pro.  M and SL 1 are amateur

My definition: a 1DX can only be carried by a PRO all day long....

Anyone can carry an M. 

BTW the 1DX price especially at the ebay sites is really a deal, that if anything makes me think a refresh is sooner than later.

EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:39:09 PM »
I want the highest pixel count that will allow a true 1 stop improvement of high iso use.  Anywhere in the range of 22-36, but better in the 28-30 range.
Wifi and software that would allow remote shooting controlled by mobile device.   I don't need wifi to immediately share, but rather to allow slightly remote control so say you could capture wildlife, or hand hold  off camera lighting.  Built in body control of radio flashes.

 GPS can be done with an external app, though camera direction and some other subtle data is better handled by in camera gps.

All these things:

1. All Crosstype AF
2. Linked AF Point Spot Metering? (May be in 5D-s)
3. 1/250th Sync speed bump.
4. Bump to 7-8 FPS.
5. Dual CF
7. 4K
8. Touchscreen
9. Peaking and Zebra
10. RAW 1080P Video or 4K if possible. (ML managed to do it. Canon can.)
11. IQ, Resolution Bump from 22MP to Anything below 40MP.
12. $3499.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:06:59 PM »
A couple of views of Mt Hood from Lewis and Clark college.  One is a single shot with some adjustments, the other a HDR of three shots tone mapped in photo matrix.  Be interested in opinions of + and -'s.  All shot with canon 100mmL on a 5D3.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 28, 2014, 11:21:58 PM »
Varied thrush, a bird I've always found hard to detail for some reason.  After that is a December hummingbird, and finally what I think is a song sparrow.

Tinky, I was looking at your pic of "largest group of standing stones at Calanais" and thought it looked nice but I was having a hard time getting why people were so high on the 22mm lens then browsing on an iPad hit the link to the picture and have to say that the difference between what CR lets one post and what was linked was pretty stark.  Point being look at the higher resolution source to appreciate great images.  Yours qualifies as do most of the others in this thread.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:28:55 PM »
Here's a little guy from around my local pond Portland OR.  1dx f7.1 1/1600 iso 1250 tuned in adobe bridge before import and a little cropped.  I'd like to be able to identify the bugger but I cannot.  Note the tail is outside the plane of focus.

Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS image quality
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:28:52 PM »
Sunnyvan said:"I got the 35 f2 recently. I noticed quite a bit of coma towards the edge when shot wide open".

So my question is if anyone has used this lens for astrophotography and if so if the coma is enough to be concerning.  Going to death valley at some point and want to take advantage of what I hope will be dark skies.  Oh and I already have a 24 1.4 rokinon which I also plan to use.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: November 29, 2014, 11:52:05 PM »
The action at my local pond was good for fishing animals.  While watching a common merganser play twister with a fish, a bald eagle appeared to end the game. 

1DX  700mm  iso 1800   1/1250 f7.1

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 29, 2014, 11:38:50 PM »
New game in the pond:

Jump the duck

Shot with 1dx at 700mm 1/1000 iso 1250 f 6.2.

The bird is a common merganser the fish? don't know. 

Photography Technique / Re: Would electrical tape damage the red ring?
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:21:10 PM »
Here's my 70-200 taped for tone down camo not theft.  I laid a base of
 gaffer tape down before the camo.

I always try to put a few pieces of gaffer tape on my bodies or larger lenses in case I need a little to black out an eyepiece or tighten a lens cap or strap. Not as much as on the pictured lens as the goal there is different- profile disruption.

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