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jdramirez

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I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »
...there's no punch line... sounds like a joke, but no. 

My point is that it was rally liberating to know that the gear I was shooting with is weather resistant.  It rained... It cleared up... It rained again and I couldn't have cared less.  I didn't have to rush to put a sleeve over the lens and the body. I didn't have to put my gear into its bag.  I didn't have to run and find shelter... which there really wasn't any. 

I seriously mulled over the new sigma 50 art... and while I went another direction, having the weather sealing is a joy. 

And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any.  It's all green on green on green...
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I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »

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Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 11:32:15 PM »
And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any.  It's all green on green on green...

Really?  No near-macro shots of a micro-ecosystem on a rotting log?  No multi-colored fungi?  No critters peeking out from under a leaf?

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Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 07:57:36 AM »
And before y'all start asking for amazing shots from the rain forest... there weren't any.  It's all green on green on green...

Really?  No near-macro shots of a micro-ecosystem on a rotting log?  No multi-colored fungi?  No critters peeking out from under a leaf?

I had my baby in my left right arm, and my infant daughter in my left arm.... :)

But I left the macro at home... and no critters.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 08:07:27 AM »
My point is that it was rally liberating to know that the gear I was shooting with is weather resistant.  It rained... It cleared up... It rained again and I couldn't have cared less.  I didn't have to rush to put a sleeve over the lens and the body. I didn't have to put my gear into its bag.  I didn't have to run and find shelter... which there really wasn't any. 

I seriously mulled over the new sigma 50 art... and while I went another direction, having the weather sealing is a joy.

Not sure what you were shooting with, but my rain cover goes on as soon as it starts raining - and I am using a 1D X with (most likely ) one of the newish whites - so hard to get better weather sealing unless you go for a waterproof camera. Water and electrics just do not mix, and my gear is too valuable to me to risk anything.
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 08:07:27 AM »