I'm very happy with the Dell P2414Q. But your 15" laptop will need to be able to support it. Of the MBP's, only the latest 15" will do it. 27'' is fine if you have the room, but it doesn't give you any better res - in fact lower - than the 24".
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Wonderful. Very few owls to photograph here in Oz, at least where I am. Went to the Hawke Conservancy in the UK recently and they have Owls and Raptors to die for. Always keen to see more Owl shots when you have them. Cheers.How often do you use IS on your Big White(s)? From what I understand, the 300mm and 500mm models are the only ones close to practical for hand-held use.I use IS pretty much at all times short of a long exposure on my 300 f/2.8L IS II as I do 90% of my shooting in the 90 minutes just before and after sunrise or sunset.. I use mode 1 for landscape and stationary shooting, mode 2 for panning shots, and mode 3 for sports & wildlife. It is really amazing, especially with the 2x extender. I have taken shots like the one below at 1/30s handheld at 600mm in falling light. That would be almost impossible without IS short of being a trained sniper . I came from the 400 f/5.6, which required extreme discipline in terms of tripod use, so the IS in this lens, is a revelation.
Doesn't IS deactivate when a tripod is used?
What about a monopod?
IS does deactivate for tripod use, during a certain range of shutter speeds, something like 1/100s to 1/2s, but I can't remember the exact range. Any slower than that and Canon still recommends your turn it off manually.
There are some on here who say that IS affects the quality of their photos at typical sports shutter speeds of 1/1000s+ and that is true with the older big whites. It's why Canon add mode 3 to the newer lenses and I haven't found any issue with leaving mode 3 on, even at 1/4000s or higher.
Also, I feel that monopods compliment IS. For sports shots where you're stationary and don't want to hold the camera, it's great, plus in mode 2, it makes for some great panning shots. I also found that the 800 f/5.6 and a monopod are a match made in heaven because of IS. Mobility with such a huge lens is tough, but with IS, it's doable on a monopod. Now if I could just scrape together the money for a 800mm...
It looks like Smugmug has oversharpened the web version, but the shot turned out acceptably sharp. Not razor sharp, but quite good for large prints. Shot a f/6.3, 1/30s, @ISO 1600:
Love those Short-eared owls, so photogenic.Wonderful subject and capture!
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) by Tony Varela Photography, on Flickr
First post. Be gentle.Great capture. Welcome to CR
Yes, there is no Ebola in Kenya and Tanzania and tourism is not affected. It is very safe indeed.At least in terms of Ebola yes. Personal security and road safety are another issue though. Still, if you want to see and experience (and photograph) the World, you have to be prepared to take some risks. Hope it goes well Sanj.
I hope you find someone to enjoy the trip with you sanj it will be amazing and having done a trip over recently that's a great deal for anyone going.+1
Beach Dawg, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 5D Mk3/70-300L f/5.6 @ 1/1000s iso 320Well shot
running dog, Aldeburgh by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
Thanks Click400mm, iso 200, 1/800 @ f6.3
I really like this shot.