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Technical Support / Re: LP-E6's dropping like flies.
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:48:49 AM »
glad it's back and working... 

Lenses / Re: Euro Trip Lens selection.
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:23:14 AM »
Enjoy your trip!

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:48:36 AM »
~$1250 is my guess.... but will drop to <$1000 for xmas!

Lenses / Re: Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:45:01 AM »
The problem is that the step-up ring precludes the use of the lens hood...and you should be using the hood, if possible.

I have always found that a CPL usually precludes the use of a hood...unless you want to always take the hood off/reattach it after recomposing

It is for a CPL filter and i don't use the hood with it, if i need to prevent flair i use my hand or lens cap to shield the lens! :)  I always try to use a hood, but it isn't always the case! :)

Lenses / Re: Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:25:31 AM »
With a 58-77mm step up ring attached, you would then need to use a 77mm lens cap as the filter thread (where the lens cap locks in) becomes 77mm with the step up ring fitted.

Thanks, i thought as much...  thanks for confirming! :)

Lenses / Step-up ring question
« on: June 28, 2013, 06:28:05 AM »
This is probably a stupid question but...  If i put a step-up ring (58 to 77mm) on my lens and left it on, would i still be able to put the 58mm lens cap on or would i need to use a 77mm one?

All my filters are 77mm, so i would probably just leave the step-up ring attached...  :)

Lenses / Re: Help complete my bundle...
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:12:46 AM »
Enjoy your kit...  :)

Nice review, thanks!  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 12:26:43 AM »
hmmm  if this is the 70D...  what will the 7DII be like? 10-12 FPS?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 28, 2013, 12:00:27 AM »
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)
I like the leopard leaping. They are all great.
Nice! Which sanctuary was this taken in?

Thanks...  the leopards and Tiger were shot at Nagerhole (Kabini), the bear at Bandipur. We also saw another tiger and leopard at Bandipur, but I didn't want to bore you!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:18:41 AM »
Sloth bear, 2x leopard and Tiger...  all shot in Karnataka, India within 6 days of each other... lady luck was on my side! :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:00:21 AM »
Generally i use AV mode, f/6.3, ISO 800, AI servo, Centre + 8 expansion point AF, Evaluated metering... 

though reading this thread have given me some ideas to play with! :)

Maybe set-up TV for a fast shutter speed (fast moving targets) and Av mode to auto ISO and f/6.3-8 for those static targets?

Having two settings that you change between quickly is very useful...  so using different Tv and Av settings accordingly will be of use...  You may well be shooting a bird perched when a tiger runs past...  you don't want to miss it...  :)

Be patient and be prepared! I once got charged by a sloth bear (not slow at all) that stopped 2-3m away from me, reared and then sloped off...  i was caught so un-aware i missed the shot... it still haunts me! :(

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you carry your tripod?
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:26:46 AM »
Long treks - i have tripod attached to my bag.
Medium distances (once the tripod is off my bag) - Tripod over my shoulder, Camera on the black-rapid again.
Short distances between locations (<500m) - Camera attached to tripod and over the shoulder.

I tend to carry the tripod over my shoulder once of my bag (with/without camera on it depending on distances) mainly because it is a faff to take off the bag, re-attach/detach the tripod contantly... :)

FYI - ThinkTank shapeshifter bag and Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Firmware Update is on the Canon USA Website
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:55:13 AM »
Any EOS-M guys upgraded and have any real-world feedback on this update yet? 

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