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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on June 25, 2016, 08:52:43 PM »
Edit: My girlfriend decided to rename her Rogette

Very nice name   :D
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Canon General / Re: Canon CEO Very Dismayed by Brexit, Could Halt Japan Recovery
« Last post by macVega on June 25, 2016, 08:37:11 PM »
CanonĀ“s CEO is a cry baby, but he can direct his anger to the person who is responsible for EU falling apart, he need to talk to a woman... and he need to speak german...  :)
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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« Last post by Click on June 25, 2016, 08:27:53 PM »
Lovely shots, npdien.   8)
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Is it confirmed that there won't be IS? Or has IS simply gone unmentioned so far?

There's no CR3 on IS to my knowledge. 

People tend to lump the 16-35 f/2.8 and 24-70 f/2.8 lenses into the same 'workhorse handheld zoom' bucket, and it appears that in that bucket, Canon would tend to go [f/2.8 non-IS] or [f/4 IS] for such lenses.  My money is on non-IS for that reason, but Canon may shake things up and offer it for the video crowd.

- A

So who is the bookie that takes all these bets you make?
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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« Last post by dak723 on June 25, 2016, 08:17:59 PM »
Some lovely pics by everyone!

npdiem, your compositions are especially outstanding!
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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8II flare
« Last post by pwp on June 25, 2016, 07:59:34 PM »
Lenstip tested several brands a while back, although not Rodenstock.  B+W was the best overall for dSLR users, and B+W and Hoya had the best flare resistance (better than Heliopan, much better than Tiffen).

I use a B+W XS-Pro MRC Nano UV on my 24-70 II, it does pretty well (example below at 28mm f/4) but no filter will be perfect (and the bare lens itself does have some flare).
Thanks Neuro, although a search for "B+W XS-Pro MRC Nano UV" or "UV filter comparison" at LensTip doesn't reveal the article/test. Maybe they've got a lousy search engine. Nevertheless, I'll order one from B&H. Worth a try!

edit: may have found it. Were you referring to the 2009 piece which ranked Hoya first & second?
http://www.lenstip.com/113.4-article-UV_filters_test_Description_of_the_results_and_summary.html

-pw
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Ryananthony on June 25, 2016, 07:38:55 PM »
I think it's a Common Yellowthroat, juvenile female.


Nice pictures   :)

I hope this little fellow feels better now.

Thanks Click, you look to be correct. I guess ill have to change all my ''he's'' to ''she's" and let my girlfriend know that perhaps there is a better name then Roger. I hope she feels better too.

Edit: My girlfriend decided to rename her Rogette
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on June 25, 2016, 07:33:43 PM »
I think it's a Common Yellowthroat, juvenile female.


Nice pictures   :)

I hope this little fellow feels better now. 
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Ryananthony on June 25, 2016, 05:53:30 PM »
This morning my girlfriend and I were heading back to Vancouver from Pemberton, BC. when two small yellow birds swooped past my car. I was probably going around 40km/h. When we only noticed only one of the birds continue past our car we were worried we had hit one. I pulled over to check. I found this poor little guy stuck in the grill of my Ford Focus. He was still alive, and just sitting wedged between the bars of my grill. With a little bit of meneuvering we were able to get him out. My girlfriend, Jodi, was able to get him to sit on her hand and the little guy wouldn't leave. We were worried he was injured since he wouldn't fly away. We looked online for a animal shelter that may be able to help, with no luck. We brought him into the car, still sitting on Jodi's hand. after driving about 100 feet we decided he looked to scared last in a long car ride anywhere. We pulled over again and hoping he would fly off. After we set him on the old part of a fence pictured, I was went for my camera to grab a picture to remember him by. Still unsure of what to do I went back to the car again to grab some crackers to see if he would eat it. As I was returning he decided to fly off.

Can anyone ID the bird? I was having troubles finding a name online. (Other then Roger, Rog for short as Jodi decided to name him)

5D3 Sigma 150-600C
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I remember Richard Branson being quite brutal about companies moaning about currency variations.  His point was that businesses should work to be neutral to currancy movements by endeavoring to buy and sell roughly equal amounts of goods and services in each currancy.  No one is capable of achieving exact parity, but his point was that there are plenty of companies that rely on a particular currency disparity to survive and if that vanishes then they are doomed.

So canon is now officially doomed.  I think that's the first time we've heard that around here... ;P

No one is suggesting that. However, it's much easier for Branson to preach that sort of thing given how diverse his holdings are and the fact that he's more of a reseller of goods and services than a manufacturer. Might be a bit tougher for a specialty manufacturer like Canon or Nikon to follow that advice, since it isn't as though they can just secure their components from the local hardware store.
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