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sanj

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Can someone PLEASE help and tell me which umbrella to buy? My largest suitcase is 32" diagonal.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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The RF 1.4x on the 100-500mm focusses very fast, and the AF area in the EVF is much larger than for the 800 f/11. It's also more shower proof. Glad to be of help.
Dear AlanF. I got nervous about the $500 1.5 convertor. I am unsure about the loss in quality. I also think that small subjects very far away will have bad quality anyways. So, I will live with the 500mm magnification on 45mp camera which I can crop. I also have the Sony A1 with 200-600 mm on a 50 mpx camera. I would like to know your thoughts on this, please.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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I am struggling how to assign different profiles video setting to C1, C2, C3. Does someone know how to do that?
 

AlanF

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Dear AlanF. I got nervous about the $500 1.5 convertor. I am unsure about the loss in quality. I also think that small subjects very far away will have bad quality anyways. So, I will live with the 500mm magnification on 45mp camera which I can crop. I also have the Sony A1 with 200-600 mm on a 50 mpx camera. I would like to know your thoughts on this, please.
The quality of the pair RF100-500mm/RF2x I have is very good, and it does squeeze out extra detail. I reckon that at 1000mm f/14, it's giving the resolution of a 700mm f/7.1 lens. I do use DxO PL 4 (now 5) and it handles the noise of the higher isos very well, but other software might not. On the other hand, cropped 500mm is excellent and small images from it can be upscaled 2x with Topaz Gigapixel very successfully if you need more pixels.
 
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It has been over 50 years since I was taking photos in West Africa, back in the manual camera and film days! My thoughts for you are: 1.) protect your equipment from weather. We had torrential rains in the hot summer and harmattan dust in the winter. High humidity can encourage growths inside your equipment! 2) Be ready for high contrast situations. Black faces with white robes required a bit of finesse when determining exposures. I met and worked with wonderful people.
 
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sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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hehe my only advise is.. don't get mugged.. that's a lot of gear!
Thank you. If the airline does not lose it, I should be ok. I get picked up at Nairobi airport and then taken to the lodges where it is perfectly safe.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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It has been over 50 years since I was taking photos in West Africa, back in the manual camera and film days! My thoughts for you are: 1.) protect your equipment from weather. We had torrential rains in the hot summer and harmattan dust in the winter. High humidity can encourage growths inside your equipment! 2) Be ready for high contrast situations. Black faces with white robes required a bit of finesse when determining exposures. I met and worked with wonderful people.
Will keep all of this in mind. The safari vehicles have a cover and I will ask them for extra plastic covers. January is supposed to be the dryest month but things are changing. Thank you!
 

neuroanatomist

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Thank you. If the airline does not lose it, I should be ok. I get picked up at Nairobi airport and then taken to the lodges where it is perfectly safe.
My wife and I spent a night in Nairobi once. Very sketchy area, but we were fine.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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The quality of the pair RF100-500mm/RF2x I have is very good, and it does squeeze out extra detail. I reckon that at 1000mm f/14, it's giving the resolution of a 700mm f/7.1 lens. I do use DxO PL 4 (now 5) and it handles the noise of the higher isos very well, but other software might not. On the other hand, cropped 500mm is excellent and small images from it can be upscaled 2x with Topaz Gigapixel very successfully if you need more pixels.
It would be rare when I would need the extra pixels. These photos are mostly for their website and not too large. In case of that very special and rare situation that something great happens very far away and I need to crop a lot, I will use the software you mention. Thank you.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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My wife and I spent a night in Nairobi once. Very sketchy area, but we were fine.
Of all the African countries I have visited, Kenya seemed the safest. Parts of South Africa and Namibia the worst. But fortunately, I will never be 'alone'.
 

neuroanatomist

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Of all the African countries I have visited, Kenya seemed the safest. Parts of South Africa and Namibia the worst. But fortunately, I will never be 'alone'.
Interesting. I have only been in Kenya briefly. I felt safe most places I've been in Africa, especially Rwanda.
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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Friends. Question: If I am filming simultaneously with two R5's, will leaving the WB on auto make it difficult for me to match the two cameras in post? Or should I dial in WB manually? Thank you...!!
 

sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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One of the things I wanted to learn (as mentioned above) was if the Mavic Drone will do exposure bracketing. It does! This screenshot shows how.
 

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sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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I am now flying to Los Angeles to pick up a lot of gear. Plenty of things like the drone/cards etc are not available in India yet for a good price. I hope that I am not boring you all. Just would like to document here for you all the steps I am taking for the job to be a success. :)
 
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Del Paso

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I am now flying to Los Angeles to pick up a lot of gear. Plenty of things like the drone/cards etc are not available in India yet for a good price. I hope that I am not boring you all. Just would like to document here for you all the steps I am taking for the job to be a success. :)
Just go ahead, it's certainly not boring, just the opposite!:)
 
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EricN

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Actually, I'm curious about how long the trip takes, which airline you use, which hotel you stay at, and if you felt it's a good choice or next time, you'd try different companies. Such things like that.
 
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sanj

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Jan 22, 2012
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Can anyone tell me the best settings for shooting the lodges at night (stills) where the lodge will be exposed separately and the sky separate for stars? Pretty please.
Actually, I'm curious about how long the trip takes, which airline you use, which hotel you stay at, and if you felt it's a good choice or next time, you'd try different companies. Such things like that.
I will write. I am at Dubai airport waiting to board the aircraft for a 15-hour flight to Los Angeles. I will keep updating this page. :)
 
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Del Paso

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In case you forget to update your post, I'll have you banned from Canonrumors for ;)lifetime!
 
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