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Here is my take.

This is the first I have heard of this guy.  I read the article. I am old enough to be thinking of my legacy, and be clear on matters of character, values, ethics, etc.  But, I wouldn't push them onto others.

That said, the problem is that he is in the position of power- he can make careers, he is older, he is "wiser" in the was of manipulation, etc.  The girls are desperate to "make it" before they get too old, and they are trusting, and they are younger.  Uncle Terry uses his professional position to prey upon these weak young victims.  He is dumb enough to publish himself.

He disgraces photography, and whatever his work, his legacy will be marred-FOREVER!. If I had a daughter, I wouldn't want her near this POS, and I would never want his reputation-would any of you?


Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
It's going to be a long weekend

Congratulations Dylan!  You will absolutely enjoy that lens!  Like others and myself have said, it is one of the most versatile, since it accepts the 1.4x and 2x converters very very well!  If I could just keep one big white, it would be the 300mm II. 

Enjoy and upload some photos for us!

Thanks jason.
I selected free shipping option.  The lens will be here next week. Will post some photos.

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:25:20 PM »
Way to go Dylan!

Enjoy it for many years to come.  I will have to check B&H, I think I have enough saved with billmelater to get one very soon too (I have been stashing money there like lay-away so I can pick it up without debt).  Maybe a Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Anyone else?


Few weeks back, I posted this:

Thanks for talking me out of it guys :P

Just got off the phone with BH, about pricing. All I can say is BH is AWESOME and so I DID. My 1st BIG WHITE ;D ;D ;D

The gods against arrogance and hubris were with you that day.  Savor it!

I hope you didn't give him the cr url.


Here's a story that I related some time back…


EOS Bodies / Re: Fun with cameras
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:08:08 AM »
Fun as long as none of it was my gear!

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:05:31 AM »
Juicy details?

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<p><strong>New EOS-1 to launch in 2014<br />

</strong>According to NL, Canon plans to launch a new EOS-1 in 2014, around the same time as a rumored Nikon D4x. This camera will be Canon’s first foray into the high megapixel realm for a DSLR. There will also be lenses to match launching at the same time as an EOS-1D Xs (name to be decided).</p>
<p>Apparently Canon does not want to launch this new camera the same way they did with the EOS-1D X. If you remember, Canon announced their flagship before Nikon’s D4, only to watch the D4 get announced and begin shipping before we actually saw an EOS-1D X at retailers.</p>
<p>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_1D_Xs.html\" target=\"_blank\">NL</a>]</p>
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Lenses / Re: Which lens to start with?
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:35:25 PM »
I would agree- 24-70 2.8 II with good tripod.  The lens is great, just upgraded so you don't need to worry about it being obsolete.



Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 16, 2013, 12:26:32 AM »
I don't have the 600, but I am going to get the 3002.8 II soon.

I use a WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base (not the sidekick).  You will need an Arca Swiss type plate not a proprietary type (like Benro, etc.) to mount to.  You will love both.  There are other gimbal heads, but don't go cheap on this or the plate.

I use lenscoat to protect the legs from scratches while going through woods, no other reason.

That's all I can contribute.



Getting more and more sure about that I will empty my account in a couple of month for a 600mm.
I don´t have any gear at all to use with a "great white" so for you who use them or another one of the big ones what do you recommend.

What I know I need is:

Gimbal head = Any suggestions? Thinking of getting a Wimberley because so many are using them and seems satisfied.

Tripod = Thinking of Gitzo GT3542XLS. I know that it´s long but might be useful. Any other suggestions?

Replacement foot / "Arca Swiss plate" = Not sure if I need it. Do you recommend it? Pros and cons?

Quick release clamp = Have no idea if that is useful.

Camo-cover for the lens. = Lens coat or any other brand you recommend?

"Leg warmers" for tripod = Lens coat or any other brand you recommend?

A long list and I guess some might have better ideas than me of what I need. RRS is too expensive when it comes to tripods so even if they are better than Gitzo I think I will be satisfied with a less expensive tripod than RRS.

I have no friends that uses lenses like this so there is no one I can ask for advise. Only times I have seen these lenses is on fairs and those are too crowded to get advises from sales people.

Hi all.  I am serious about upgrading to the 300 2.8 II and in a few months, my lens fund will be topped off.  I am interested to hear pros and cons for light weight stable tripod/head combos for wildlife shooting for the lens.  Currently I shoot 5D!!! ( may get a 1DX someday), and have a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base, which I love ( Thank you for the advice Neuro).  Anyway, time to start planning for the upgrade and all suggestions appreciated.

Canon General / Re: Any special "hints" for shopping?
« on: November 14, 2013, 11:17:24 PM »
Likely a dumb idea, but what if a few of us gave you a list and you showed up and said dude, what is your best price on 3 300 2.8 II's, no crap, just best price and I walk right now.  US warranty.  And I want 2 shipped.

Any chance of that working?


Lighting / Re: 600EX-RT + ST-E3-RT remote zoom setting?
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:43:53 PM »
Thank you for this post/link


Not a reply to anyone particular, but rather a coincidence that I see this thread after having just recently watched a video from CanonUSA's Bruce Dorn talking about using the zoom off camera.  At 1:43:  "...the expanded 200mm tele zoom setting is expecially useful for wireless flash when the speedlite is used off-camera."

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT: Creative Lighting with Bruce Dorn -- Introduction (1 of 5)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Shmikon
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:27:55 PM »

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:22:47 PM »
How timely!

I just purchased the HELIOPAN.  I saw an article by Lens Rentals that showed circular scratches on the center of lenses due to cheap filters that have a low profile ( for wide angles).  I bit the bullet with for B&H# HECPHT82 : Mfr# 708261(332.99) for my 24-70 2.8 II.

The prices were really the same for all of the major photo online stores that I could tell.


Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:08:13 PM »
Thank you!

Ok...I found how to set up Lightroom 5 (LR5) on the mac for use with the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.

First go to this link:


On that same page, you will see a link to something called Adobe AIR:


You have to install AIR first, this allows you to install the Adobe Profile Downloader which was written originally for windows....to the mac.

See the instructions:

"To install this application, please make sure that you have a version of Adobe AIR present on your system. Once you have Adobe AIR installed, download the Lens Profile Downloader and install it by double-clicking on the *.air file."

I did this and was presented with the profile downloader.

I have the canon 5D3...but it doesn't have the lenses listed I wanted, like the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8

I had it look through all cameras, or maybe just the 5D2, can't remember for sure...but I found about 3x entries for the Samyang 14mm lens. I believe I took the 2nd one, which had two options for jpg and raw...that is the one I imported.

Then, once in LR5 (you may need to restart if it is running while you install the new profiles)...you click on your image you shot with the lens, and click the 2nd tab over in the lens profile part (not basic), and click the checkmark there...select type of canon, then look at the botton of the next lens type..and the samyang should appear there.

I'm doing this from memory as that I'm not home right now to see the exact tab names...I'll try to edit this later but this got me the correct lens profile for the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 lens, and it sure looks sweet when it is applied.

Hope that helps others!!


Lenses / Re: Primes for wildlife ...
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:16:29 PM »
I experienced this too.  You never know.  It is like the lions (hyenas, not so much Jackals), and even sometimes cheetah s seem to not even notice a vehicle or anyone in it. I think it is important for that reason to have two bodies with long and short lenses.  Sorry, a bit off topic.

In the Ngorongoro Crater, the lions came close enough for a 16-35mm to work fine.
Thanks for the laugh.

The Farside clip was cute, but they really did come quite close to the Land Rovers...

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