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Canon General / Re: EOS 1D X + 300 f/2.8 IS II + DxO = Awesome
« on: June 30, 2014, 02:04:57 AM »
Very nice shot.  Where do you live?


And the full photo:

Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 30, 2014, 01:28:04 AM »
I use the in camera HDR from time to time on my 5DIII and it is exactly like others have said.  The 5DIII just automates the process and does the HDR magic in camera with option to keep or discard the individual exposures.  I understand that much better images can be obtained in post rather than in camera, but haven't tried personally.  Another option to look at is the Nic offerings.


These are beautiful images by all accounts.  I do see slight iq degradation, especially in looking at the fine details in the feathers and hairs of the animals, compared with what the 300 2.8 II can do alone.  I don't know how much of this is due to downgrading of the image to get posted. 

I would be proud to take these pics, don't get me wrong, but I really love when you can see every hair, or very fine feather quill and vein.


Videography Technique / Re: CANON-The Canon and you
« on: June 29, 2014, 04:22:54 PM »
Cool Surapon, thank you.

I'm waiting for more pics!  I went to North Rim and Brice about a week after you, so it is nice to see your shots.


In a pinch, consider going to Home Depot

Cheap, work great, multiple colors help make your bag stand out, very strong.

I use them.  Plus, they come in lots of sizes.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:58:33 AM »
I hope it is a really great camera, and sets some new standards.  Will I switch?  Nope.  I love the competition that will make things better for us all.

Frankly I wish Nikon well, but I'm not that interested in what they do.  To be honest, I have a lot invested in lenses, bodies, giizmos, etc., and I spend a lot of time and effort improving my photographic skills.  What I have discovered is that it isn't the hardware that is my limiting factor. 

Improvements in technology will help me get better, but so far, my beloved 5DIII, pooped on or not, still has plenty of head room for me to improve.


EOS-M / Re: Is there a group anywhere of eos m owners?
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:03:04 AM »
Nice pics on the flickr page.  Do you have a specific issue?



Did you use a colored filter, or was this natural light?


Hi Chasinglight.
Nice series of shots.

Hello, here are several images from the Rockford Airfest 2014 which took place in Rockford Illinois last weekend.

Hi Keith.
Great set of warbird pictures, all very good but I think this one is stunning!

Cheers Graham.

Three Mustang Sunset Reno 2013 4310 © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal Photography, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:01:23 AM »
That is the one.  I have the Samyang version and love it.  I don't use it often but when I do, it produces great pics with a unique perspective.  If you are used to shooting manual, no problem.  The manual focusing takes a bit of practice.  For a tip, do that in live view and magnify to 10X.  F8 is about the sweet spot.  The distance marks on the focusing ring tend not to be that accurate so experiment with it before you go after the money shots.


Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:55:43 AM »
Everyone raised such great points.

I'll add my 2 cents.

Get a safari vest and load it up- they don't count that weight, plus, very handy in the bush.
I used Africa Dream Safaris X2- very good.
I went to all of the above places plus a few more.  The animals while in Range Rovers will be quite close, and you will likely go off road to get the shots.  Other times you will need the reach.  For me, the 70-200 was most used, and the f4 is is my preference over the 2.8 is II due to weight/size and the fact that there will be hiking and restrictions.

I would agree with the 24-70 2.8 II for quality and fast lens.

5DIII is excellent for focus and low light and weight/size compromise vs. 1DX.

I would not go without two bodies however, but I am paranoid.  Aside from possible camera failure, two bodies lets me be ready for close and far situations at all times.

I like my good old 400 5.6L- great images, light and small, inexpensive compared to the big white brother, plus it is paid for.  I only used it a few times for distant large animal shots and some birds.

With the 5DIII you can use multiple inexpensive sd cards as a backup/storage solution.

Don't forget to enjoy your time.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: June 15, 2014, 09:29:12 AM »
Wow.  With all these problems, I think I will just wait to upgrade to the EOS M II.  Do you think it will be released in the US by Christmas?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 15, 2014, 08:48:07 AM »
Male peacock on display at mating season- shot yesterday

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 14, 2014, 12:38:50 AM »
Despite all the difficulties, or perhaps, taking them into account, excellent work.


Another Cracker Eldar, I think for us Mortals this is the only chance we will get to Photograph these amazing Creatures.

Lighting / Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« on: June 12, 2014, 01:02:18 AM »

I use the RRS cold shoe (part of their Snap-QR system).  There's a small hole for the Canon lever-lock pin.

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