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Software & Accessories / Re: Lots of CF or Tablet+OTA cable?
« on: April 21, 2014, 05:05:19 PM »
I travel with multiple 8 and 16 GB CF cards -the "belt".  Fortunately, my camera makes SD backups simultaneously (I keep a 64 GB SD in that slot)-the "suspenders" but I also have a portable HDD (with ists own reader so the camera does not need to be attached) and if I am really worried, I back up the CF to the HDD when I get some down time -the "duct tape."   ::)

The fact is the CF cards take up a whole lot less room and all one needs to do is swap out for fresh one either daily or when the card is full.  I used multiple CF even before I had 2 slots in a camera.  Backing up to a tablet takes time and the camera is not useable while hooked to a drive or tablet backing up.  The only thing that m\needs to be charged is the camera battery so extra charged batteries and some CF cards is all I need to keep my photos on a trek.

Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 04:51:27 PM »
Mr. Morris raves about the Mongoose product.  Anyone have any experience with these heads?

From a walk through Kochin in India.

iso 500 f/9 on 24-105 at 85mm

Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 20, 2014, 11:47:53 AM »
Yeah.  It is big but:
-Even cropped it blows the 100-400 out of the water in most cases,
-With a TC it still exceeds the IQ of my 100-400,
-You really can hand-hold it.

I know I  won't use it every day, but then again, I did not pay the present MAP for it either  ::) .

Thinking of selling a nice 100-400, BTW.

I have the 7 (which is my most commonly used bag) and the camera and lenses should be a no brainer.  I've put an Ipad2 in the back compartment.  I don't know how much bigger the Macbook would be.  I'd suspect it would be a bit of a squeeze.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advise Please
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:55:56 AM »
Try to go to a store where you can pick each camera up and hold it / use it.  There are many happy users of each system out there.  You can learn to use either menu system so ultimately buy whichever "feels better" in your hands.  And, despite opinions, either will offer lenses that fit your needs.  Then practice, practice, practice....

Software & Accessories / Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« on: April 18, 2014, 03:44:16 PM »
My wife loves her neoprene pouch on her NEX-7.  I think it was Op/Tech.  They do make a size that should be big enough for you camera. 

This does provide some protection, if that's what you want.  If you are looking for something more substantial, I'd consider a ThinkTank Holster, which could be a "stand alone" solution but could also be tossed into the rucksack (although it takes up more room).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:41:36 PM »

Quick question: Using BBF, is the camera's AF performance still relevant? Number of AF points etc?

You can still choose zones and focus points on the fly it just separates the focusing form the shutter button.

Canon General / Re: Helen Oster
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:40:02 PM »
To at least 21 more times to be 21 again!

Thanks for all you do for us.  Don't take this the wrong way but I've not needed your assistance to date and hope I never do!  But I am really glad you are there and appreciate what you've done for so many.

Photography Technique / Re: technique for hand held larger lens
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:31:49 PM »
Nah.  He's using his tongue to hold the lens, as well!   ::) ;)

Funny thing, but fooling around with the 300 f/2.8 + TC2xiii, I get worse results with the monopod on than with hand holding.  I think it has to do with where I hold (elbows tucked, left hand under lens, etc) with the added effect of the monopod creating and additional rotation point for the lens.  I think I need to spend some quality time practicing with the monopod to get that right.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:11:28 PM »
I'm "hooked" on BBF.  Not better or worse, just what now works for me.  I recently got more aggressive using differing focus points, as well (had been center focus then recompose) and really appreciate the versatility this brings to the 5diii.  Still training my fingers to find the button I want when I want it, but it is getting to be second nature.

And, I've gotten used to switching to the green square when I hand off the camera for someone to take a shot of us.  Yeah, DOF not always ideal but the camera does a pretty good job of setting it up and exposing.

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:33:07 PM »
Very nice

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:53:52 PM »
Thx.  I always expose a little "to the right" then bring it back in post.

Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:48:49 PM »
Thanks to all for posting some truly spectacular photos on this thread.  I rented the 300 f/2.8 in November and now recently purchased one (through the "group buy" deal last month.  I've not had time to fully try it out yet, but here are a couple of OOC jpegs from a trip to Bosque Del Apache in November using the 300 + 2xiii combo.   These are only cropped to fit here.  I STILL have not gotten to post processing on any of my shots from that trip.  These are hand held. 

Canon General / Re: Should Canon expand the file Seq #
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:34:12 AM »
Since getting the 5diii, I've been able to "customize" names (ie/ pictures from India became IND_xxxx) but this still has some limitations.  A file name that routinely embeds the time and date would be nicer so I could just get that info from the title without opening up the file for more EXIF details.

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