« on: April 16, 2014, 11:25:40 PM »
Neat, a camera in Canadian winter camouflage.....
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Do the experts here think the overall land speed of the unicorn will match or at least come close to that of the dodo?
Well, while it appears the Dodo was fairly swift. Using a modern proxy, the ostrich (as a large, land bird) runs about 40 mph, I'd put an uneducated, non-scientific guess at about 25-35 mph peak speed.
Assuming that the origination of the Unicorn is from people seeing Rhino's, the White Rhino can run about 31 mph at peak.
If, instead, the Unicorn is really someone's great practical joke and it was simply a horse dressed up, a Quarter horse can run about 47.5 mph.
So, if a Dodo and a Unicorn made a bet as to who would get the land-speed record, if it's a Unicorn based on a White Rhino, it might be a toss-up. If it's a Unicorn based on a dressed up horse, pretty much the horse would win.
And now I feel all proud and geeky and self satisfied that I have go through the time and effort to attempt to make an absolutely meaningless point about something completely unrelated to the original topic.
Anybody struggling with the Rockwell link should watch a Zefrank video or two on YouTube. True Facts About The Armadillo
how did we get here again?
I was thinking the same thing ... maybe people are only reading the words "photography snob" from the title, and they immediately think of Ken
We're all photography snobs, jaded on some level, are we not?
Yes we are, and I think snobbishness exhibits a skewed bell-shaped distribution with knowledge.
If you know very little, you're not a snob.
As you get to know more, but far less than enough, you develop more and more snobbishness.
You think all you know is correct- and everything else is wrong.
However, once you know a lot, you cross the peak of snobbishness, and you go into enlightenment.
And then on it's all downhill in terms of snobbishness.
Along that scale, my knowledge and snobbishness are both early on the upward slope (fortunately only in terms of photography knowledge, not in my chosen profession, but I have spent a much longer time in that).
Still long way to go here though...
Excellent observation, but if it were true, it would mean the most knowledgeable people are not snobs, and they clearly are.
My solution for the existing 40D: 15-85mm or 17-55mm. If 17-55mm, then take along one of the cheap Samyang ultra-wides. My 15-85mm spends a LOT of time at 15mm. 70-200 f/4 IS, extension ring set, 1.4x TCII, tripod/ball head/L bracket as below, Polarizer and needed step rings.
For a 6D: That's harder. I would probably go for the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (great!), EF 24-70 f/4 IS (I don't have this yet), EF 70-200 f/4 IS (great!), 1.4x TC II, largest polarizer plus any needed step rings. Tripod: Feisol 3442 no center column plus Arca-Swiss p0 ball head plus L bracket.
For either camera, three LP-E6 batteries, fully charged, at minimum, if there are no "charging stops" available. That's 3,000 photos worth of batteries. Two batteries and a charger if charging stops are planned.
For ultralight short trip: Sigma DP2M (30mm f/2.8 fixed lens APS-C), nodal slide for panoramas, L bracket/grip, above tripod, ~10 batteries (~60-80 shots per battery, they are very lightweight and small), polarizer - four pounds for everything. Fewer batteries needed if you carry a solar charger.
Add a few oz for the Lee filter holder and one ND grad, one ND reverse grad, and one Big Stopper.
Using my 300 4 L IS with either a crop body or 6d I get blur. I correct this by leaning my left shoulder against something. Do not have same issue with the 70 200 L. I do not want to always use a monopod as it is often getting in the way.
Its not a strength thing, my height & wingspan (I'm 6'7') might play into it some...
Looking for some proper hand placement or body alignment tips from anyone who has had this issue.
I am lucky to say that I have a permit to hike the John Muir Trail this August and cannot wait to bring my camera along with me. I currently have a 40D, 24-70 mk I, and 15 fisheye. I would like to get wider shots than the 24-70 on my crop, and am kind of forced to make a decision: get a FF body or a wider lens. I'm not 100% sold on any FF body as being the one for me (new or used), so I'm leaning towards new glass. Weight and price are not of concern to me as this is going to be one epic trip. The obvious choice seems to be the 16-35 for superior IQ over the 17-40, despite weight and cost. But are there primes I should consider as well? I certainly wouldn't hesitate considering one, especially if the IQ and weight are superior by comparison to the 16-35.Get a hiking pole that has a screw-off top so it can be used as a monopod....
When shooting in eagles sub-freezing temps with my 1D X, the LCD stopped working...but the OVF didn't, and I kept on shooting.
The Olympus E-M1 is rated for -10°C (minus ten degrees Celsius); the FUJIFILM X-T1 as well. But the Lord of DSLR's (i.e. the Canon EOS 1D X) is only rated to 0°C .... bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Ah, looks like they come in cycles. There was a 300 year gap up through 1908. Looks like the total cycle time is 565 years, so we'll have a bunch for a couple centuries, then another lull. I don't know what I read before, but I'm not even sure it actually projected future cycles...I guess I just assumed that it was a rarer event based on the history of Tetrads.
Anyway, here is one of my shots, taken as the moon was entering the umbra:
The 2 models will be split into entry level and prosumer.