May 29, 2016, 09:10:26 PM

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary
« Last post by dpc on Today at 09:04:48 PM »
I bought a Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary yesterday. This is my first and, so far, only shot with it. Taken with a 5D Mark II at f/8, ISO200, 1/125 second, 600mm. Handheld.
Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Last post by Click on Today at 08:52:45 PM »
Mono Lake South Tufas

Lovely light. It's beautiful. Nicely done, Keith.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by dpc on Today at 08:43:21 PM »
Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by dpc on Today at 08:41:36 PM »
A horse's ass view.
Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Last post by KeithBreazeal on Today at 08:38:50 PM »
Thanks Jack :)
Here is the location.  Google Maps link:,-119.0294969,17.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0000000000000000:0xb85bb355531a6f0d!8m2!3d37.938684!4d-119.026939?hl=en
Mono Lake South Tufas

Mono Lake sunset 3849B webL © Keith Breazeal by Keith Breazeal, on Flickr

Lovely.  Interesting to see all the shooters with their tripods. ;)   Where is this?  Just Googled - California.  Seems an extremely popular place.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« Last post by dpc on Today at 08:38:40 PM »
I was visiting a ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in south-western Alberta this past Friday, so I thought I'd post a few horse pics. I'm deathly allergic to horses but I managed to keep at a safe distance. If I get into an enclosed space with just one horse, I'll close up so that I can't breathe at all.
Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Last post by nats1mom on Today at 08:31:05 PM »
Captured in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

I really like this shot, well done.

Thank you very much
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by dpc on Today at 08:29:46 PM »
American goldfinch male perching on pine in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Closest shot I could get.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by dpc on Today at 08:28:05 PM »
Purple Martin Portrait (Male)

Canon 7D MK II  |  Canon 500mm f4 IS II + 1.4x  |  ISO 1600  |  f/7.1  |  1/800 sec  |  Handheld

Exquisite portrait!  :)
I hope I am wrong, but do you not think there is something very fishy about buying a Lexar Professional 128GB 3400x CFast 2.0 memory card from ebay (Hong Kong) for US$ 159, or even the new ebay price of US$ 199 when on BH it is US$ 349.

I say that as while the cards are made across the border in China, they tend to be a lot cheaper to buy from Adorama or BH than to buy locally in Hong Kong.

Plus, despite what I just wrote, wouldn't you sell it for US$ 260, or thereabouts, if you know that in the US it is US$ 349?

Definitely has my warning bells ringing.

I was prepared to have an unhappy ending.  The card was packaged EOM style, no flashy packaging or plastic storage case, just double anti-static bags that appeared to have been processed on an assembly line.  These seem to be packaged for bulk sales.  It also had high quality (read indistinguishable from authentic) labeling and embossed part-number on the edge as is typical of Lexar cards.  What do you think the per unit cost in a quantity of 1000 would be as compared to the retail price (in China)?  I would not be surprised if they wholesaled for less than US$ 100.

My point is that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

CF and CFast cards typically retail in Hong Kong for 3 to 4 times the price of Adorama and BH, which is why I buy mine from the US. Even with shipping it is cheaper.

So one question for me is why is he selling them so cheap? I mean if they retail for so much in HK and they are US$ 349 in the US then why not just offer at US$ 250 which is still cheap for you and everyone else. Even US$ 220.

My guess would be that these cards are either very good fakes, damaged in some way, thrown out by the factory for whatever reason, stolen, or have fallen off the back of a lorry.

Would I put one in my 1DX or 1DX Mark II. No chance. I am not going to buy such an expensive camera only to save US$150 on a card which has obvious questions marks around it and which may or may not do damage to the camera at some time in the unforeseen future.

Of course real cads can have problems, but at least buying from reputable dealers minimises this risk to some extent.

I hope you have found the deal of the century and nothing bad happens.
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