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gvg45
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Nov 02, 2016 20:37 |  #496

Red Dexs wrote in post #18173714 (external link)
I had my Canon 500 MKII lens attached to my 1D4 plus a 1.4x converter when one leg on my tripod just started to collapse, I raced ( well as fast as a 61 yr old can race) across to grab it, slipped on my tiled kitchen floor resulting in hurting my elbow, my right ankle and a swollen right 'unmentionable' round object as this is where the camera hit me, but happy to say no damage to any of my kit- only to me!! I have now binned the tripod and am sourcing a new one- a Gitzo GT4542LS looks favourite. I am now laid up for a couple of weeks:-(.


Ah man! Hope you feel better soon. Glad the gear didn't get damaged.


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Red ­ Dexs
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Nov 03, 2016 03:29 |  #497

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18174098 (external link)
Oh no! I hope all heals well and fast.

Would you be willing to share the make and model tripod that failed you?

Its named after a fish Jake. (I dont want any trouble)


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Nov 03, 2016 07:42 |  #498

Red Dexs wrote in post #18174459 (external link)
Its named after a fish Jake. (I dont want any trouble)

Not after a lemon then. ;)

Seriously get better soon.


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gvg45
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Nov 03, 2016 22:14 |  #499

A couple from the other day...


5DIV 500mm f/5.6 1/2500s 1000 ISO

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5DIV 500mm f/5.6 1/2500s 1000 ISO
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Nov 04, 2016 04:47 |  #500

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18174545 (external link)
Not after a lemon then. ;)

Seriously get better soon.

Yes you are right I am a lemon, but the most hurtful thing about this painful episode is that my wife has not stopped laughing.:-(


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Nov 04, 2016 06:09 |  #501

Red Dexs wrote in post #18175429 (external link)
Yes you are right I am a lemon, but the most hurtful thing about this painful episode is that my wife has not stopped laughing.:-(

That is harsh, did you not get some initital sympathy before she entered RAOTFL mode?


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Nov 04, 2016 11:23 |  #502

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18175471 (external link)
That is harsh, did you not get some initital sympathy before she entered RAOTFL mode?

Not one bit.


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Nov 04, 2016 13:08 |  #503

Red Dexs wrote in post #18175670 (external link)
Not one bit.

Yeh, bet if the same happened to her you better keep a straight face and be attentive! :rolleyes: :p


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Nov 04, 2016 13:11 |  #504

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/NqWe​KL] (external link)Bluetit on a Pine branch (external link) by Mark Corpe (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/NHs1​hu] (external link)"Typical...nothing left..." (external link) by Mark Corpe (external link), on Flickr



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Nov 05, 2016 00:27 |  #505

My son and I were almost done birding at Broughton Beach along the Columbia River in Portland this morning when he excitedly pointed his binoculars at a little white guy hopping around on the sand by the water, screaming "snow bunting, snow bunting!" What's not to like about 12 year old birders? :)

Anyway, here are some shots of the bird, a lifer for both of us. It is a relatively rare visitor to our area, and apparently, this is the first sighting of a snow bunting in our county since 2014.

Hope you like the shots - 7D2 + 500/4 II.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/NJ6m​hA] (external link)7D2_5158-2 (external link) by Scrumhalf (external link), on Flickr


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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/NrQd​QW] (external link)7D2_5168 (external link) by Scrumhalf (external link), on Flickr


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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/MWBu​jq] (external link)7D2_5137 (external link) by Scrumhalf (external link), on Flickr

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Nov 05, 2016 03:17 |  #506

Sam, will the 7D2 + the canon 500/4 II auto focus with a 1.4x converter fitted?


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Nov 05, 2016 07:52 |  #507

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/NREp​kq] (external link)Drawn by the light (external link) by Mark Corpe (external link), on Flickr



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Nov 05, 2016 13:20 |  #508

Shot this African wild dog on foot so managed to get nice and low!

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Nov 05, 2016 13:21 |  #509

Great shot, Charles! Is this in a national park? How close can you get to the animals?


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Nov 05, 2016 13:24 |  #510

Red Dexs wrote in post #18176316 (external link)
Sam, will the 7D2 + the canon 500/4 II auto focus with a 1.4x converter fitted?

Most definitely! Adding a 1.4X will reduce your f stop to 5.6, and you can still use all the points for focusing. If you add a 2X, then you can only use the center point. I have never tried a 2X, but I own a 1.4X III, and see no loss of IQ.


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