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Sep 28, 2016 06:06 |  #106

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In some places in the world camo is a very very bad idea, they might think you are a terrorist!

I hope not to be birding in those places.
But in less than two months I'll be in Panama, wearing camo :) I could look like Noriega if it weren't for the grey hair!


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Sep 28, 2016 06:12 |  #107

davholla wrote in post #18142518 (external link)
In some places in the world camo is a very very bad idea, they might think you are a terrorist!

Actually in a lot of Sub Saharan Africa simply being in possession of military issue clothing, if you are not on active military duty is illegal, especially if you are a foreigner. Even the deliberately not to be used by the military Real Tree products are forbiden. I guess it is to do with the fear of revolution and the use of mercenary fighters in the past in a lot of the countries concerned. I have a friend who hunts out there on a regular basis.

Sometimes it is simply impossible to get any closer to your subject. I shoot airshows, and often find that I have needed to apply an additional 50% crop even when shooting at 600mm to really fill the frame, unless all you want is a direct side on view that mainly captures the underside of the aircraft. For the more interesting angles you end up needing to shoot from much further away, especially since our safety distances have always been much greater than those used in the USA for airshows. If you are restricted by being maybe 5-600 yards from the display line, and you want a 3/4 view of the subject then it is going to be 700 to 850 yards away to get the required angle. If the aircraft only has a 30 to 40 feet wingspan it's not going to be very large in the viewfinder even at 600mm on an APS-C sensor. Attempting to get any closer will have you arrested and charged with some pretty serious offences. I have to say that I have been more than happy with the resulting pictures that I have got from my 50D and Sigma 150-600 C even when cropped by 50%, which means that my original 4752×3168 images get cropped to 3168×2112 pixels, and I'm using an approximately 15×10mm area of sensor. If I could manage the weight of the lens I would love to try a 5DS and 800mm IS for an airshow, I think it could produce some stunning results, the 800 should get me close to 21×14mm of sensor area compared to using the 600mm lens for the same FoV, and the over 2.56× larger sensor allows for a fair degree of zooming out, by reducing the crop where possible.

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Sep 28, 2016 08:19 |  #108

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18142549 (external link)
I hope not to be birding in those places.
But in less than two months I'll be in Panama, wearing camo :) I could look like Noriega if it weren't for the grey hair!

Neighbouring Colombia is one of those places (I think I am not sure).




  
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Sep 29, 2016 08:05 |  #109

I actually agree with Tony...I dont have camo clothes. I just dont wear bright colors that the birds will get startled by. Black shirts and levis for me seems to work.

Last fall when we went to yellowstone and glacier to photograph grizzlys, I was getting close with my 300 F/2.8 while all the big game wildlife shooters were set on on tripods with their 500F/4's and TC's.....Lighter and mobile is a far better way to go when ever possible IMHO.


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Sep 29, 2016 10:12 |  #110

davholla wrote in post #18142636 (external link)
Neighbouring Colombia is one of those places (I think I am not sure).

Thanks for the advice/suggestions.
When I get back for a quick Florida trip--flying out in a couple of hours and shame the Tam G2 isn't going, I'll
write our guide in Panama and ask about clothing.


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Sep 29, 2016 13:11 |  #111

An option for big white Canon lenses vs. a camo lens coat is a plain black lens coat.


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Sep 29, 2016 18:18 |  #112

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18143755 (external link)
An option for big white Canon lenses vs. a camo lens coat is a plain black lens coat.

Good point. Didn't think it applied to lenses too and all mine have digital camo lenscoats.


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Sep 29, 2016 18:21 |  #113

The 500 II is easily handholdable. With a good shoulder strap, I have hiked for 4 hours with no discomfort. The 600 is a different story, I would imagine.


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Sep 30, 2016 01:13 |  #114

I am looking forward to this lens.


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Sep 30, 2016 07:25 |  #115

umphotography wrote in post #18143520 (external link)
Last fall when we went to yellowstone and glacier to photograph grizzlys, I was getting close with my 300 F/2.8 while all the big game wildlife shooters were set on on tripods with their 500F/4's and TC's.....Lighter and mobile is a far better way to go when ever possible IMHO.

Hmm. Me thinks that there is something to be said for having more reach when photographing grizzly bears.

Just sayin'. ; )

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Sep 30, 2016 14:20 |  #116

The big dog is in stock at B&H:

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Sep 30, 2016 15:14 |  #117

FEChariot wrote in post #18144736 (external link)
The big dog is in stock at B&H:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …News-Post.aspx?News=19017 (external link)

Who is the first to do a mini review?

For some of reason I'm getting really bad gear lust....


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Sep 30, 2016 15:17 |  #118

FEChariot wrote in post #18144736 (external link)
The big dog is in stock at B&H:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …News-Post.aspx?News=19017 (external link)

Who is the first to do a mini review?

I can do it.. why not


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Sep 30, 2016 17:04 |  #119

I'd offer to review,mine has shipped,sadly I'm a thousand miles from Holmes....hoping UPS sits on it until I get back.


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Oct 01, 2016 10:36 |  #120

Just seen the UK pre-order price for the G2 £1,350 compared to the ~£950 for the G1, quite a jump, not sure how much is due to the post brexit weak pound....

I suspect it will quite a while before I can get my hands on a upgrade, but I look forward to all your reviews and pictures.


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