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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 01:22:02 PM »
...and you just let her stand there, in the meadow?!?!?   

I'm lost on this one?? 


The year was 1942.  Canon was selling the the Canon S and the Canon J rangefinder cameras, and both of them came with Nikkor lenses.   :o

In a totally unrelated matter, an animation studio run by a man named Walt produced a movie about a young fawn.  Maybe you've heard of it?   ;)

You named the shot "Bambi'sMama."  Bambi's Mama told him, "You must never rush out on the meadow, there might be danger! Out there, we are unprotected. The meadow is wide and open, and there are no trees or bushes to hide us. So we have to be very careful."  Later in the movie, the Meadow is where she was shot by a hunter.  Thus, my comment...
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2013, 04:55:14 PM »
Now I feel better.  I wasn't born til 49  :)  Obviously, I have seen Walt's Bambi but it's so far faded into the sunset I don't recall those words.  Oh well, that's why I have a camera, to remind me of what I've seen and can't remember, and a recorder for what I've heard!  Hope it's not dimentia.

I assumed it was obvious but maybe it's not.  The treepod is homemade and since I don't own a milling machine, was a challenge with just a lathe.  I had to pay $65 for a tiny bit of aluminum welding and another $15 for the ratchet and otherwise it's scrap material.  The weight is similar to an aluminum tripod but could be improved upon with an improved design. There, just in case anyone wondered.  ;D

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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 05:07:12 PM »
Mike, just thought I'd mention that the screws were tight on my lense but they did break loose without incident.  I don't see any downside of the LF-C504M2 foot replacement other than it should be designed to have a little soft insert to reduce the tendency to cut/chafe ones hand.  It would be so easy to add for peanuts cost and I've suggested this to Jobu.  I might make a slip-over pouch for it even though I've got pretty tough hands.

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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 10:46:39 PM »
The treepod is homemade and since I don't own a milling machine, was a challenge with just a lathe. 
Jack

I don't know how heavy the 300mm f/2.8L is, but it must be a PITA carrying that tree around with you!   ;D
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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2013, 11:37:34 PM »
A come on now - havent you seen trees that move by themselves.  Was it the enchanted forest?

Here's the last YBsapsucker I think I'm going to post before I get thrown from CR.  ;D

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Re: Canon 300 2.8 IS II with Gimbal Head
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2013, 08:18:08 AM »
Hey Mike,

Just had a look at your web page and I really like what you're shooting and the quality of your work.  You're living in heaven (almost).  Good luck.  I'm betting, like me, your childhood included a good exposure to nature and that you had a parent of relative who loved the great outdoors and influenced you??

Just a deer, which is not difficult from my yard but the extra thrill came from the knowlege that this is likely the mother of the fawn we thought was motherless.

Jack

Thanks Jack, just got back from a trip back to Ontario..had a phone call that my new lens has arrived and have an appt on Tuesday to go fetch it. As to my interest in the outdoors/wildlife, this only began about 6 years ago, not long after I acquired my first DSLR. And yes....it is like living in heaven here in Cape Breton!  :)

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