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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: Today at 03:25:00 AM »
Enjoy your trip. Japan is something different, no matter what you compare it to. I wish I had the opportunity to do the same.

Stunning eml58 - Can't wait to see your photos from Japan :)

Thanks Eldar, Menace, last time we did Japan in the Winter, Snow monkeys etc, this time it'll be the Autumn Colours, looking forward to it, as long as i can get the wife out of Tokyo & the Shops.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:51:59 AM »
Heading to Japan for 4 weeks next month, preparing myself by looking at Images taken last time in that Totally Beautiful Country.

1Dx & 200f/2, shot @ f/4 (no idea why), 1/200th ISO400

Canon General / Re: Need help to get deleted Canon photos back
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:08:40 AM »
I've had a similar problem a couple time, initially I tried some recovery software from wondershare, they have a free trial

But I settled on SanDisc Rescue Pro, just does more & does it better, they also have a free evaluation.

Good Luck.

Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:59:07 AM »
You might want to do that anyway even if baggage is not a problem, since SAA cabin crew have got to be among the worst out there. They are among the most unfriendly, sour and unhelpful flight attendants I have ever encountered. They all seem to hate their jobs, or more precisely, they like having the job and the travel it brings, but hate the actual doing it part. It could be that most of them are black, whereas most travelers on SAA flights are white, and there is some carry over resentment from the apartheid era where they see catering to the needs of a bunch of white folk as demeaning. In any event the general attitude of their flight attendants is very sullen.

Pretty well my own experience, it's sad, but I agree 100% with both the comment & sentiments expressed.

Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:27:53 PM »
Although I empathise with "analogphoto" & his position, travelling around Africa on airlines with Camera Bags is a bit Par for the Course, it's not an unusual situation, as pointed out in an earlier post, most "Tourists" go there for the Wildlife & Photography generally goes with that pursuit.

Insurance is a total must, your just risking everything by taking the chance that you will be allowed to comply with the carry on regulations, and that's just simply not the case with SAA, I have been on numerous flights where the Cabin Staff standby at the Door while boarding (or in the waiting room) & simply designate what carry on gear will be tagged & taken to the hold, and call me a cynic if you like (been called much worse), but the Cage full of chickens never gets tagged, the Bag full of Papayas never gets tagged, the Huge Box full of Donuts never gets tagged, it's always the large Camera Bags & the Hard Cases that are likely to have valuable items as carry on, this is what gets tagged and the Cabin Staff generally don't care if your flying Business Class or Economy, wether you are complying and under the regulation weight or not, it's basically a lottery.

Having the Camera style waist coat with a couple large pockets is just good sense in the event you are forced to remove some of the more valuable items for safety, and if your sitting next to "analogphoto" and a long pointy object extending from your clothing pokes him in the ribs (we will assume this is a 70-200f/2.8   ::)) a nicely worded apology and explanation should suffice, it seems to with most reasonable minded people.

In any case, enjoy your trip & take loads of wonderful Images, but while in Africa try to keep in mind a comment made to me by a South African friend that won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 2013, "In Africa, Crime does Pay".

Arranging an extra seat as has been mentioned is a good policy, I always do this for the flights between the airport & the Camps as the smaller Cesna type flights are quite restrictive on Bag weight, generally 18-22Kilos all in, so an extra seat is almost a must in my case, but, the major airlines flying main airport to main airport, generally don't allow you to buy an extra seat in your name, SAA are one of these airlines, you might consider Flying Business Class if it's an option as you get an extra few Kilos of Carry on allowance.

Try to keep within the Regulation carry on requirements for your Class of Seat
Steer clear if possible regards Hard Case Carry Ons (I don't mean "analogphoto")
Get yourself a good large pocket Camera Vest, just in case
Prepare yourself to be calm & smile a lot, may not help but will make you feel better
Absolutely have Full Insurance Cover on your Equipment
Prepare for the worst hope for the best

Always remember, Crime does Pay in Africa, but with suitable precautions it's a remarkably Beautiful place.

Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:27:11 PM »
..... As an aside, am I the only one to see threads with pages which wouldn't load?  I had a look at the "we the photographers" thread and about half the pages only came up blank - no content but no 404 either.......

I found the same on the Cars cars cars (and some bikes) thread.
I tried to back up one page to 15, got a white page. Tried clicking through from page one, got as far as page 10, can't see anything between 11 and 15.

Thought this was an issue with my Computer, so I'm finding the same issue as others, Blank Pages across most of the threads I've looked at.

The issue with the Images being left in the "reply" can be solved by someone putting together a small advice page on how to delete the Images from your reply, it's not exactly difficult, most people do this, some don't, perhaps because they are simply not aware you can, delete any part/parts of the Post you are replying to.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A77II
« on: August 10, 2014, 09:17:32 PM »
So, I'm sorry, but the reviewer in this video is full of crap when he says this kind of AF system has never been done before. MASSIVE LOAD OF BULL SH*T!!

Totally Agree, it's been done.

But jrista, you need to stop holding back, just say what you really mean  :D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 08, 2014, 11:13:36 PM »
There's a separate thread now started by jrista re this size issue.

Must admit initially I wasn't so keen, but now I've sort of become used to it, when you click on the image to get a larger separate page it's sort of a Pain but you do get to see the Images you want to see in a larger form.

In essence I guess it's not much different to 500px etc, you click a thumbnail & view the Image full size.

Progress of a form.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:08:03 PM »
To shoot these little buggers is a rather stressful activity. Whenever you have them in focus, they fly off to somewhere else ...

Sounds like My Boys.

But love the Image, almost Disneyesque, Spell check tells me that's either not a word, or I've spelt it wrong.

A different take on the Surf shots Lemmy, but lovely just the same.

Landscape / Re: Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:48:33 PM »
Been a while but finally got some time. Here are a few. The Grand Prismatic, The Tetons and in the Yellowstone park.Thanks,

Ray5, That first Image is a stunner, Love this place, trying to get back there this Winter, never been able to do Yellowstone in Winter.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:31:54 PM »
I am amazed how many poor images are posted on this thread . ( especially by those who consider themselves experts in their opinion !)

Just noticed this one, very amusing.

Of course Dave you do know that Opinions are a little like arseholes, everybody has one.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:43:02 AM »
Thanks for posting Edward. It's always a great pleasure to look at your beautiful images.

Thanks Click, Dylan, been a bit quite lately, moved the Family down to Australia, Bit of a Culture Shock after 28 Years away.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:37:29 PM »
Wet Day on the Gold Coast so worked on another cheetah Image.

One of a Family of 3 Cheetah Cubs Tanzania.

200-400f/4 Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 1/200th ISO800

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 30, 2014, 09:13:58 PM »
Not quite as dangerous or ferocious as Edward's African big game animals.

Unless you're a cricket!


Excellent Point   :D, I think this Guy going down backwards would cause some concerns as well.

Yosemite in Full Winter

Spirit Bears in BC Canada

Snow Leopard in Northern India

White Lions (Panthera Leo Krugeri) Timbavati Sth Africa (Tried twice, failed twice)

Amur Leopard Tumen River Russia

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