You should be able to buy a State Farm Personal Articles Policy as a stand-alone, with no connection to homeowner's or renter's policies. Mine covers 17K with no deductible for $176 annually.
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Tried out the Black Rapid RS-4 this afternoon. The Tammy is very comfortable hanging from it. As some might know, my 5DIII once fell off the 300mm when it was slung over my shoulder. I'd like to secure the 5DIII to the Black Rapid and also have an extra safety link from the Tammy/camera to the shoulder strap in case the screw comes loose from the Tammy tripod bush. I am thinking now of getting the Black Rapid wrist strap, screwing that into the 5DIII and threading its loop through the shoulder strap that is attached to the lens tripod mount. Has anyone tried something like this or has a better suggestion?
Forgot to add: all are on a 5D3, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/2000s.
Miah, I love the first image of the flying ducks ... very beautiful, the ducks seem to pop out of the image ... very nice indeed.
Nice. What were the sizes of each before you reduced them (if you did?)?
I would love a 300mm f/2.8, but to be honest, i would be slapping on a TC almost all the time, so having a native 600mm lens would be ideal. f/8 is a little slow for what i need (forests at dawn/dusk), but i guess this is where the ISO performance of the 5D III should come in.... hmmmmm.... I am extremely interested in this lens! I guess the 4000 Euro i would save on this lens could go to some awesome trips!
F/8 at dawn or dusk will be unusable for anything other than telephoto landscape photography of very still subjects, on a heavy tripod, with mirror lock...along with the longer shutter speed required. I shoot often at dusk, sometimes at dawn. If you're wanting a shutter speed faster than say 1/100 second, then you need radically more light than f/8, or even f/5.6. If you disagree, then perhaps you're referring to shooting more in the "golden hour" than that transition to the "blue hour". I'm talking about shooting in the half hour when the sun is below the horizon. My 6D autofocuses like a champ in this gloom with an f/5.6 lens, as does its noise floor. But I can't expect to shoot action, even with an f/2 lens...let alone f/8 (or specifically an f/6.3 lens that is closed to f/8, as in the case of the Tamron).
F/8 photography of wildlife, is good for bright daylight, and that's about it...unless the animal is asleep.