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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:15:45 PM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.
Huh! Never thought of them like that! So when the rain abates and the clouds part (not the sea!!!) hopefully they will return to my garden...
Unless I move, I fear they will never be in my garden!   Looking again, perhaps they are even a Cardinal, Waxwing, Small Woodpeckerish looking creature... I do like them...  :)
Nope, bulbuls. Very different. Look at the beak.


From Wikipedia
Yes, agreed about the beak.  I almost didn't comment on it because of the beak but the facial markings are somewhat woodpeckerish, no?  It's a great bird, I wish we had them here!
True, but they don't peck wood here in India. I guess their food is in abundance outside tree trunks. They need to pick the worms out of the dirt. Hence long beaks. Cardinals seem to have beaks that are used to break seeds. Think about it - if you were a worm and the climate was dry, where would you go? To a place that was damp. So inside a trunk makes sense. Now somebody posted a picture of a woodpecker listening to sounds in a tree trunk. Sure, that is human imagination, but I am sure the bird could hear the worms.

 :)

OK, so replace "I am sure" with "I believe" :)
Agreed!  Interestingly enough, Serendipity posted an image of a Cardinal eating a bug!  I thought they were strictly seed eaters.. I think perhaps more birds are omnivores than I once thought!

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 8D Rumors [CR0]
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:09:36 PM »

 ::) Should I buy the 70D or wait for the 8D   

I'd wait for the 8DII :)
I don't know Don, I heard the 9D Mk IV is going to be the clear winner!  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II composition movement
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:08:19 PM »
Update: I will be taking it back to the shop I brought it from for them to look at it as it is still within the 3 month store warranty.
Sounds like the best choice.  I thought it was the IS too, until you said it happens with all your IS lenses... 

Just out of curiosity, Do you have any non IS lenses and if so, does it happen with them?

Yes it happens with my 50mm 1.8 which is not IS
Man, that's crazy!  I hope they just hand you a new body!   ;D Good luck!!   Please let us know how it works out and if they repair it, what the issue was...

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/2.8II vs 17-40 f/4
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:06:36 PM »
@ Krob78: bad luck, you have got a bad copy.
I had a hard time even thinking about buying a third party lens, after using almost 30 years only Canon.
The drive is louder, but extra sound like you described seems to be a serious damage.
I have read many reviews on the net before buying, Tokina seems to have issues with quality control.
So I choosed to order it from a place, where I can send it back with no problems.
I wish you good luck with the replacement.
Thanks Alex, I did send it back however I decided not to opt for a replacement.  Although it was mostly good, the weight was really absurd and I decided I didn't want to "try" another one, so I ended up with another Canon L lens... I picked up a 17-40mm L and it works great, just like I knew it would.  Surprisingly and conversely, the 17-40mm L is amazingly light!!  Almost too light for my liking!! 

But no flare issues, nice color rendering, sharp.  Price was excellent at only $625 for brand new in box.  I use it mostly for interior Real Estate work, so f/4 isn't an issue as I'm shooting it primarily indoors at f/5.6 and f/8.  A little wider would have been nice but the lens will pay for itself very quickly with a couple of shoots. 

I wanted the 16-35mm f/2.8 but decided with rumors of a new wide angle being announced later this year (hopefully with IS), I decided to pocket the almost $800 difference and I'll take a look at the new offering when it comes out... If it doesn't surface, I'll think about upgrading at that time.  For now, other than the amazing lightness (feels cheap), of the 17-40mm, I'm set...  ;)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:56:35 AM »
Okay, I succeeded in confusing myself... I always liked my 24-105mm but I never loved my 24-105mm so I finally sold it.  Now I miss it.  Think I'll order another one... sigh...  :o

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:51:49 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.
Huh! Never thought of them like that! So when the rain abates and the clouds part (not the sea!!!) hopefully they will return to my garden...
Unless I move, I fear they will never be in my garden!   Looking again, perhaps they are even a Cardinal, Waxwing, Small Woodpeckerish looking creature... I do like them...  :)
Nope, bulbuls. Very different. Look at the beak.


From Wikipedia
Yes, agreed about the beak.  I almost didn't comment on it because of the beak but the facial markings are somewhat woodpeckerish, no?  It's a great bird, I wish we had them here!

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1. Two stops improved noise performance.
2. Improved Dynamic Range
3. Two Compact Flash card slots that operate at equal rates
4. Expanded AF points
5. Higher Silent Frame Rate

I do not have the need for a larger file.
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5. Higher Silent Frame Rate
Agree with everything here but the higher silent frame rate would be really great!  I've thought that since day one!

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:45:51 AM »
Not exactly a landscape...... well, I'm not entirely sure what to call it but in involves a sunset! Taken in Gen Arbor, MI last summer
Very nice!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
Big Bend National Park
That first one really is awesome!  Congratulations, excellent image!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:43:57 AM »
Not exactly a 'beautiful sunset', but one of the strangest sunset skies I've seen. Shot from the back of my house a few days ago, straight off the camera. Must have been to do with different thickness of the clouds. The whole sky was a dusky brick red / pink making the whole scene quite dark despite the sun visible.
Somewhat strange, yes but very interesting!  I like it!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:42:32 AM »
Hello everybody! My first post.... hope you can see the photo!


Naples, Florida Pier
Oct. 26. 2012
Beautiful!  Reminds me that it's about time for another trip to the Gold Coast!  Great image, Welcome to the forum!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:38:55 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.
Huh! Never thought of them like that! So when the rain abates and the clouds part (not the sea!!!) hopefully they will return to my garden...
Unless I move, I fear they will never be in my garden!   Looking again, perhaps they are even a Cardinal, Waxwing, Small Woodpeckerish looking creature... I do like them...  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:35:16 AM »
Well, I have an overall good feeling about the 7D Mk II.  I think they know they set the bar high when the original came out and given the popularity of the camera, my guess is that the Mk II won't be anything to sneeze at...   That being said, who knows!

Some Canon big shot also said so in a recent interview, they know after all the sensor and feature recycling (sans adding some gimmicks) it's time for them to have a showcase model again that shines without compromise... let's hope the 7d2 won't be so expensive that you could buy a used aps-h 1d4 for it, which afaik also isn't something to sneeze at :-p
Given where the new 70d came in at, I have a feeling the new 7d Mk II won't come in too much different than the original 7D body, price wise...  Maybe just a little more... I'm guessing $1600 - $1800 range... better yet, I'll guess $1599 to $1699... $1799 tops...  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:27:08 AM »
Black Skimmer - Martha's Vineyard
Had to dodge security guards ( yes, security guards on the BEACH !) and hike to a remote spot were this cool bird flew back and forth practically begging to have its picture taken.

60D and 100-400mm - 1/1250 f8, 400mm, ISO 320
Great image Islander!  I can't wait to get back up to the Cape!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:25:43 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.

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