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 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)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 02, 2013, 03:05:15 PM »
Added bonus, the eaglet (lower left) popped up to say hello .

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »
Not my best shot, it was difficult focusing threw the branches had to go manual and my eyes aren't what they used to be.
But I know where he lives now so there's always the opportunity for improvement .

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 26, 2013, 02:38:35 PM »
 For lies perpetrated by his relative Punxsutawney Phill on February 02 , and encroaching on my property I declare a sentence of banishment if he is ensnared in the live trap or death if I see him foraging in my yard while I have easy access to a gun.
Either way he's a marked dirtpig .

 The next time he gets shot, it will not be with a camera !

_K8A2115 by barrfly1, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: Screw-on ND filter for 16-35 II
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:03:33 AM »
Here's a few examples of long time exposures with the B+W .

 The last photo has the color cast intact , it's not terrible .
If you do decide to go with the screw on filter, don't forget to purchase some stop-down rings so you can use it on other lenses !

Gorgeous shots. I feel inspired to use my ND filters more.
Do you need 10 stops to accomplish this? Can you make do with 6 stops ND?


 I usually shoot 30 second or longer but to get the effect in the above photos it's probably overkill.  Depending on the rate of movement of the subject ( in this case water.) you could get the same misty, foggy results at shorter exposures. Clouds on the other hand tend to move slower so take more time to capture movement. 

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