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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« Last post by degies on May 23, 2015, 03:58:01 PM »

These are beautiful. Especially that last one.

Thanks :)
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Issues
« Last post by serendipidy on May 23, 2015, 03:56:20 PM »

Must be a conspiracy.  I heard it was a lone gunman, and did you know the moon landing took place on a Hollywood back lot?
It was a conspiracy and all filmed on a sound stage..... if you look closely at the famous "flag" picture of Neil Armstrong, you can see a housecat in the corner....

Wow...I didn't know they took their cat along ;D
Animal Kingdom / Re: Scotland trip for birding - advice please
« Last post by geonix on May 23, 2015, 03:26:33 PM »
I live in Connel, near Oban on the west coast of Scotland.
I can thoroughly recommend a trip to Lunga, one of the Treshnish Islands.
There are organised trips that involve a ferry trip from Oban to Mull then a bus journey and a boat to Lunga and Staffa (famous for Fingal`s Cave).
The most important birds on Lunga are puffins and there will be huge numbers of them there just now, many of them approachable to about 1m! Also shags, guillemots and other sea birds.
If you go to Oban please also look into the Thursday sailings to Coll and Tiree for a visit to these Hebridean islands.
There are also trips to Iona which is very photogenic.

Farther north, consider Handa Island to which there are boat trips. The island has good sea cliffs. I`ve also even seen a lizard there.

However, perhaps the most spectacular place to see birds is on the day trip to St Kilda. After visiting Hirta, the main island, the boat we were on went past Boreray, a huge sea stack which has thousands of gannets. Be aware that this is an expensive trip and needs a lot of planning.

For more ideas look at the Scottish Wildlife Trust website.

Thanks David for this tip. On my next visit to Scotland I will definitely see the west coast. The Scottish Wildlife Trust website I know, very informative.
Lenses / Re: New EF f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom in the Works [CR1]
« Last post by PhotographyFirst on May 23, 2015, 03:23:55 PM »
The 16-35 F4 IS is only 20 grams lighter than the current f2.8 version. IS isn't very critical for landscapes, b

What do you mean IS isn't very critical?

You might as well say "taking the lens cap off isn't very critical."

Technical Support / Re: Camera selection for wedding
« Last post by Eldar on May 23, 2015, 03:12:23 PM »
I got married 32 years ago. The guy (incompetent jerk) I hired to shoot the ceremony actually did it with no film in the camera. So the only images we have from wedding ceremony is from an AGFA compact camera, with one of those rotating flash cubes on top, when we left the church. So it might be that a chest mounted GoPro is a good idea ;)

Congratulations and enjoy!
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DS-R DR test on DPReview
« Last post by Valvebounce on May 23, 2015, 03:12:15 PM »
Hi Jrista.
My apologies, intentionally misunderstand was a bit strong. I would also say that I find many of your posts most informative, including those here, it is just that the information starts getting lost in the noise!

Cheers, Graham.

Hi Jrista, Neuro.
I find it incredible that two people, whom I would consider to have a far greater comprehension of the technical sides of each other's arguments than I, can continue to intentionally misunderstand each other's statements during these debates.
I'm fairly sure that I understand the point each of you is trying to make, right up to the point when you start this nonsense and confuse me. What is so sad is that I kind of get the impression that you both would want the same thing in the end.

Cheers, Graham.

I have never intentionally misunderstood anything.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on May 23, 2015, 03:11:18 PM »
I have been following this nuthatch couple every day this spring. And today I got the first glimpse of the next generation. Just as enjoyable this year as last year :)

That's a very very nice shot. Well done, Eldar.  :)
EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark IV Testing Has Begun [CR2]
« Last post by vscd on May 23, 2015, 03:07:40 PM »
Software & Accessories / Re: Help me spec out a new iMac
« Last post by Eldar on May 23, 2015, 03:05:30 PM »
I am currently on a 2010 27" iMac, with a 27" Eizo monitor on the side. It is convenient to have two screens, but since I got the self calibrating Eizo monitor, I have not used the iMac monitor for image processing at all.

I have upgraded to 16GB of RAM, but it is getting slow (my MacBook Pro, with SSD is faster). And since I have a 5DSR on order and I believe I have to upgrade my hardware. The original thought was to get a Mac Pro, but then I read some reviews, stating that the difference between iMac and Mac Pro, on processing images (I do not do video) was marginal.

A 5k Retina monitor is tempting, but I am a bit concerned with the color depth ... What to do  ::)
EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark IV Testing Has Begun [CR2]
« Last post by vscd on May 23, 2015, 03:02:25 PM »
@Lee Jay

Posting Photos of Nikonbodies says nothing because I know which camera carries a flash and which not (therefor I wrote "Canon fullframes"). Nikon can include a flash on the D800 because there are a lot of people outside who pay $3000 for a camera because they have the money and no clue on photography. I know people who shoot with the hyper-fullframe because it's an Award Winning Camera on a local photomagazine. They have a D800 and shoot in full-automatic-mode with a 18-300 mm 3rd-Party lens for selfies. Those people demand a flash like you because they also buy lense with the greatest Zoom-range.

On the Probodies form Nikon (D3/D4) there is also no flash and I guess there will be none in future. On Mediumformat you won't find it eighter. No place for water to enter and why bother including a feature that 90% of your target audience is likely to ignore.  I guess Nikon uses the pop-up as a trigger for their lighting system. Radio Controlled Flashs may be the better way to sync, so I would spare the room for the radiosending device...
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