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Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:30:23 AM »
I am currently on a landscape photography workshop lead by Andy Biggs and Joshua Holko and alongside a lot of very cool people from around the globe. The landscape is absolutely stunning to say the least.

When I came to Namibia, I decided I wouldn’t carry a ton of gear, so I went for a pair of Canon EOS 6D camera bodies, the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, EF 24-70 f/4L IS and the Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon. So far I’m extremely happy with my selection of gear.

Internet access hasn’t been the quickest, that’s why I haven’t been updating the site as much as usual. I still have a 5 more days on this safari and then I’ll begin the long trek home.

There are a few images from the trip after the break.

Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

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Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:30:23 AM »

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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:38 AM »
Beautiful images!  Just returned from a 10 day Mediterranean cruise myself with the 6D, and I find it to be plenty :).  It's nice having the GPS also.

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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 07:59:16 AM »
Very cool! Sounds like you're having a great trip!

The interior shots are particularly interesting. I have always loved "derelict" photography. What was that building before it became the worlds largest sand art tray?

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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 08:21:21 AM »
Very cool! Sounds like you're having a great trip!

The interior shots are particularly interesting. I have always loved "derelict" photography. What was that building before it became the worlds largest sand art tray?


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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 08:21:46 AM »
Hi Craig!

Enjoy your trip and find some good captures. Somhow I am a little bit jealous... (;
Beautiful pics.
I really enjoyed the one interior with the sun lines. Good eye.

Have fun and let us take part furthermore.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 09:55:49 AM »
Very nice.

Can't wait to see more.

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I am currently on a landscape photography workshop lead by <a href="http://www.andybiggs.com" target="_blank">Andy Biggs</a> and <a href="http://www.jholko.com/" target="_blank">Joshua Holko</a> and alongside a lot of very cool people from around the globe. The landscape is absolutely stunning to say the least.</p>
<p>When I came to Namibia, I decided I wouldn’t carry a ton of gear, so I went for a pair of <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892349-REG/Canon_8035b002_EOS_6D_Digital_Camera.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EOS 6D camera bodies</a>, the <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732106-USA/Canon_4426B002_EF_70_300mm_f_4_5_6L_IS.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS</a>, <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/898652-USA/Canon_6313b002_EF_24_70mm_f_4_0L_IS.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">EF 24-70 f/4L IS</a> and the <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/850101-REG/Zeiss_1964831_Distagon_T_15mm_f_2_8.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon</a>. So far I’m extremely happy with my selection of gear.</p>
<p>Internet access hasn’t been the quickest, that’s why I haven’t been updating the site as much as usual. I still have a 5 more days on this safari and then I’ll begin the long trek home.</p>
<p>There are a few images from the trip after the break.</p>
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<div id="attachment_16349" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia01.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16349" alt="Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia01.jpg" width="575" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS</p></div>
<div id="attachment_16350" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia02.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16350" alt="Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia02.jpg" width="575" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon</p></div>
<div id="attachment_16354" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia06.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16354" alt="Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia06.jpg" width="575" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon</p></div>
<div id="attachment_16352" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia041.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16352" alt="Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia041.jpg" width="575" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon</p></div>
<div id="attachment_16353" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia05.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-16353" alt="Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia05.jpg" width="575" height="384" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS</p></div>
<div id="attachment_16347" style="width: 585px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia03.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-16347" alt="Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/namibia03-575x383.jpg" width="575" height="383" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS</p></div>
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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 02:06:41 PM »
Sounds like a good time and beautiful shots. Please bring back some good Canon rumors with you because the site is starting to look like Sigma rumors!!!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 02:39:13 PM »
Some pretty images, Craig.  The 6D/70-300L is definitely part of my travel rotation.  Look forward to your return!
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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 07:15:35 PM »
With all due respect I would expect better photos from you.

yikes.   :o

oh the irony in your post!
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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 07:20:21 PM »
With all due respect I would expect better photos from you.

With all due respect I would expect more constructive criticism from you, with your experience in photography and cinematography, teaching workshops and shooting in Africa.
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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 08:04:03 PM »
Why 6D vs. other bodies I'm sure you have at your disposal?

Just curious :)
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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2014, 08:15:55 PM »
Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I am also using a 6D and the pictures have an amazing IQ. Great job!

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Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2014, 09:41:48 PM »
With all due respect I would expect better photos from you.

With all due respect I would expect more constructive criticism from you, with your experience in photography and cinematography, teaching workshops and shooting in Africa.

You right. Wrong of me. Removing my comment. Apologies.

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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »
You know, I like the pictures, especially the two of the dunes, the one with predominantly sky (and what a beautiful sky!) and the silhouetted one that looks like it was taken in the late afternoon.  But have we become so sensitive to anything negative that someone simply expressing their opinion on the quality of one's work causes such a backlash that forces the poster to remove his comments?  Are we only supposed to post if we have something positive to say about the images?   While what sanj said may not have been that constructive, neither is "pretty images" or "beautiful shots".  In fact, I'd argue that what sanj said is more constructive than simple appreciation.  It allows one to think about what could be done better, if the composition was optimal, if the lighting was right, etc, moreso than any simple compliment.

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2014, 11:58:13 PM »
You know, I like the pictures, especially the two of the dunes, the one with predominantly sky (and what a beautiful sky!) and the silhouetted one that looks like it was taken in the late afternoon.  But have we become so sensitive to anything negative that someone simply expressing their opinion on the quality of one's work causes such a backlash that forces the poster to remove his comments?  Are we only supposed to post if we have something positive to say about the images?   While what sanj said may not have been that constructive, neither is "pretty images" or "beautiful shots".  In fact, I'd argue that what sanj said is more constructive than simple appreciation.  It allows one to think about what could be done better, if the composition was optimal, if the lighting was right, etc, moreso than any simple compliment.

If you are familiar with sanj and his work, you will understand the level of constructive input one can expect of him. I wouldn't have made the same comment towards anyone of lesser caliber. I am sure he might add something constructive if he has the time, and we all can benefit from it.

Also no one could forced him to remove his post. I admire and respect his voluntary gesture, and think it was very big of him.
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