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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Mail-in Rebates
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:39:57 AM »
 On 3/25/2013 I paid $2129 for aCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II . With in a month the price dropped to $2100.
B&H gave me a credit for the difference.

 Today they have that same lens listed for $2499.   

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III and EX 580 II flash problems
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:12:27 PM »
 Thank you both for the advice.
It was the servo mode that did me in . One little flick of the select dial to one shot and all is good with the world again !

EOS Bodies / 5D III and EX 580 II flash problems
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:56:19 AM »
 I purchased a 5D mkIII back in April as an upgrade to my 7D, I've been very happy with the new camera until the other evening when I was shooting in some low light situations with the flash.
 For reasons that seem to be eluding me I can't find the setting in camera to activate the focus assist beam from the flash.  It fires with the proper exposures though I have to switch to live view for my auto focus to lock on.
 When the same flash is on the 7D this is not an issue, the auto focus assist beam kicks in as needed .

 Has anyone else had this problem with a 5Dmk III ? 

Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CC Released Today
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:42:13 AM »
I'm not seeing CC yet in Adobe Application Manager. Anybody been able to download it yet?

 I had the same question yesterday but was more concerned as to whether they were charging an additional fee on top of what I'm already paying for CS6 CC.  I couldn't find that important bit of financial information until I asked Adobe directly on their Facebook page.
 I received two answers, 1: Photoshop CC is a separate download , not an update to existing PS CS6 extended.
 2. It is covered in the existing plan at no additional fee .
 And if I may add, it includes 3D editing just like the extended version plus Camera RAW as a filter and all the new sharpening tools ( which I stayed up til the wee hours of the morning experimenting with) and they are fantastic !

 In my opinion it's well worth the time to download.  Also keep in mind that if you use plug-ins like Nik software that you'll have to install them threw the standard process, dragging and dropping in to the plug-in folder will not work.

 There are many good suggestions in this thread, my 2 cents : Get a 70-200 2.8 IS L II.
Since I took the plunge on that lens all my others are gathering dust.  Never before has an inanimate object made me so happy.

 I can't tell you what to choose , but I can say since I purchased the 70-200 2.8 II it's on my camera 95% of the time.

Software & Accessories / Camera RAW 8
« on: June 11, 2013, 11:09:19 AM »
 Informative little video on the new features .

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:50:11 PM »
Merrill Creek Reservoir

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:46:39 PM »
Merrill Creek Reservoir

Shot with my old 50D ( before it got swamped while kayaking ) and that old 70-300 zoom that goes for 150 bucks.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CamRanger,anyone tried it?
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:53:28 AM »
 I've had their page bookmarked for awhile, when they develop an Android based app I'm buying .

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:48:25 AM »
 It's the kind of announcement that I'm glad to hear and apprehensive of at the same time.
 Lets hope it's developed and shared before canon does something to put a cap on it .
Think about it, Canon cameras are capable of so much more then they enable with their firmware.  Most of the features that ML enables Canon wants to sell us as separate items like accessories for shooting time-lapse movies and whatnot.
 I'm very happy about the add on features but worry Canon is going to try an nip it on the bud .

Lenses / Re: Sport lens - low budget
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
I bought a Sigma 50-500 2 years ago and have used it to photograph my kids sports ( outside) and also inside at their band and choir events .  Inside required a tripod .
 For $1500 I can't complain . I also use a Sigma 2X converter . This on a cropped camera gives you an effective power of 1600 mm.

 I'd suggest renting one to see if it meets your needs.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:20:56 PM »
....Just a little bit closer.
I don't think I can squeeze anymore detail out of my equipment unless I climb the tree .
(probably not a good idea)

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