December 27, 2014, 10:46:06 AM

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade or not the 24-70 f/2.8, a thousand dollar question.
« Last post by Warrenl on Today at 09:46:45 AM »
I love my 24-70. I have stopped using primes except if the light is really bad, or I want razor thin DOF
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I have a smartphone, but NEVER use it to take pictures. (At least, not intentionally!  :-[ )
More than anything, it's because the quality could never come close to my DSLRs, as well as the fact that I can't set it. (I have a strong belief that input can improve results.)
Having been so used manually-adjusted cameras, I never liked the workings of point-and-shoot, with their reliance upon menus and their lack of good viewfinders, either.
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Smartphone cameras just suck. What else can I say.  They are fine for taking shots of your baby doing something silly but I've found if the conditions are even somewhat challenging, forget it.  I've never liked touch screen cameras much either.  The Eos-m is the only touch screen camera I use frequently.  However I despise the touch screen interface.  Takes way too long to make exposure adjustments...and with a phone, there are no adjustments that are of any real value.

Smartphone cameras may be only good for capturing the vehicle of the guy that just stole your DSLR...then again the quality is so bad it probobly wouldn't be of any use to anyone.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Last post by Click on Today at 09:44:42 AM »
Snowy Owls


Very nice series. Well done 96Brigadier.
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Lenses / Re: Safari lens advice: 200-400 or 500 f4 and 70-200 or 200 f2
« Last post by Warrenl on Today at 09:43:43 AM »
You already have the 1DX. Go with the 200-400, and a 70-200 on the other body. The only thing you need a longer lens  is for small birds.  Don forget you can add a 1.4x to the 200-400
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What else can they add to a DSLR?

A slot for a nano SIM card and 3g/4g connectivity plus software to upload to facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.

This basically translates "Ditch the Canon OS, and move to Android (or iOS, if you somehow managed to convince Apple to license it)."  In all likelihood, doing so would require hardware changes in addition to a fairly major driver and UI porting effort.  That's not saying it isn't a good idea—it's a great idea, and I wish Canon had moved to Android when they first adopted touchscreens—but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Lenses / Re: 100-400mm II in Stock - USA?
« Last post by candc on Today at 09:40:10 AM »
canon price watch is a good place to start looking.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161481385106?item=161481385106&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&rmvSB=true

last one it says?
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On my recent safari I used a 70-200 f2.8 on my 6D and a 100-400 on my 70d for the first 8 days.  At the last place I rented a 500mm which I put on my 70d and put my 100-400 on my 6d. Things happen quickly and you don't want to be constantly swapping lenses. You want to be able to cover a wide range.

My wife was using a bridge camera from 24-1200 effective zoom. She was even able to get a few shots I couldn't.
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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 1100D video for astro work
« Last post by telemaq76 on Today at 09:33:52 AM »
1100d is one of the best camera for astro photo, most of astrophotographer using this one, or older like 450D...big pixels and low thermal noise, that s the most important for astro photography.High iso is not that important.  the new 7d2 is great too
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You can use Yongnuo YN600 RT which is an almost exact clone (minus auto flash and gel filter detection) at only $180each.
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