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Animal Kingdom / Re: Won a Photo Contest
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:19:44 AM »
Way to go!

     Thanks to the advice I got right here one of my eagle pictures won this week's Philadelphia Inquirer photo contest.  There'll be 5 finalists in September with the overall winner announced soon after.  I can potentially win back the Canon 100-400 rental fee.
     Thanks again.

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This will sound "out there" but what would really be hot would be a built in AFMA system that automatically calibrated each lens to each body (say like FoCal) with the touch of a button.  That way, before you go on a shoot, you push a button, it autocalibrates exactly, no targets needed.  I would also like to see some really great new sensor technology.

I do love my 5DIII

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: first paid gig need help
« on: July 21, 2013, 12:27:35 AM »
I'm no pro at all, but I would suggest a second body and forget about changing lenses.  Maybe the 24-70 and the 70-200, and the flash.

Extra batteries and be sure that you have lots of memory.  Aside from that, have some fun.

The others have made great suggestions.

sek

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EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from the Rebel XSi: Perpetual indecision
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:26:37 AM »
Don't forget that you can correct CA in LR 4:  develop> lens correction> color correction> remove chromatic aberration> check and adjust sliders.  Easy!

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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:01:05 PM »
The camera gear isn't limiting my results, so can't blame Canon!

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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:58:16 PM »
Also Zero Killed (as in head count after a combat mission)

I think they are OK.

(crickets) :-\

This is my exact response!! Thanks.
There was a time when OK referred to something being "all correct"...

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:48:05 PM »
Monticello?

Time for a little geography lesson.
I'll start with a traditional American landmark-classic view, first poster to correctly identify wins a nickel....


PI5V0128 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:37:06 PM »
Outsanding!

Yea, that 7D was not an easy camera for me to use. It took me 4-5 months before I really started to appreciate the information you could extract from the photos. My sharpest and most detailed shots are with it. With out a doubt what so ever for me to say that. I love detailed photos.

But? I didn't realize how poor the AF was until I went with a IV camera. For me it was a trade off well worth it. And I also think I would go with a 1DX or 5D III before ever going back to the 7D. Just for the AF.
The mark IV is the easiest camera I have ever worked with. But I cannot push it near as far as I did the 7D. The info is just not there to use and push.
My experience anyway, and my way of post processing. What really amazed me is in PS I could de noise and sharpen the 7D back to incredible detailed pics. With the IV I cannot. In my mind that is pixel density at work. Just amazing.

www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:24:35 PM »
I was amazed at the efficiency, and tenacity that these birds fished.  In this instance, this Heron netted TWO fish at once.  I spent about an hour and he never stopped fishing or eating.  He was essentially an eating machine- unbelievable!

Scott, really wonderful series of heron photos! :)

Thank you so much.

There are great photogs here, so it is daunting to even consider to post.

sek

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Software & Accessories / Re: YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAA!
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:32:27 PM »
Cool

Post some pics of some action shots!

sek

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Canon General / Re: "Hints from Heloise" type of tip!
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:29:10 PM »
Also, if you are on a shoot and everyone has Canon gear, no confusion as to which belongs to whom.

Right about the 1965.....

Love my label maker . . .
- label my lens caps so I can quickly see what's what when stored vertically in a bag
- label cards and batteries numerically, which is great for shooting and keeping track of them

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I just purchased the Wimberly II this week and took it out this weekend.  Works great.  I didn't look at RRS, but it sure looks slick.  Also, the RRS breaks down nicely and looks like it has some sort of protection for transit, which the Wimberly doesn't.  I tried to put a large ThinkTank lens pouch over it for protection, but no luck.  It cost $600.00 so I don't want it to get whacked for sure.

Anyway, so far it works great for wildlife and stills.  I don't have a large selection of lenses but I have been using my 70-200f4L is, 400L 5.6, and 70-200 2.8L is II with 5D II and 5D III.  It is great to have the lens stay where put without drifting and with little effort.

sek

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EOS-M / Re: M images. Images taken by M body and EF-M lenses only.
« on: July 14, 2013, 02:36:07 PM »
What does your comment mean?

Prepare to get insurance for my gear

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 14, 2013, 02:26:21 PM »
Heron shaking off

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