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Feb 23, 2004 18:19 |  #1

A Sunny day and the new gimble-type tripod head... what more can you ask for?

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Feb 23, 2004 18:39 |  #2

Beautiful picture. Very nice.


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Feb 23, 2004 19:12 |  #3

Very Nice! that is art!

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Feb 23, 2004 20:29 |  #4
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JZaun wrote:
Very Nice! that is art!

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I totaly agree!!!!




  
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Feb 23, 2004 20:33 |  #5

Beautiful, CDS! :)

What kind of gimble-type head did you get, if you don't mind my asking?


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Feb 23, 2004 21:56 |  #6

The CHEAP one!!!!!!! :lol:

It's a Manfrotto.. it costs $150.00 (less than a high end ballhead!) as opposed to the Wimberly and Kirk whcih are about $550.00 :shock:

And I think the Manfrotto is perfect!


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Feb 23, 2004 22:06 |  #7

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The CHEAP one!!!!!!! :lol:

It's a Manfrotto.. it costs $150.00 (less than a high end ballhead!) as opposed to the Wimberly and Kirk whcih are about $550.00 :shock:

And I think the Manfrotto is perfect!

Yeah, I was looking into that one as well but I wasn't sure about hanging a lens on it upside down, especially when using a quick-relelase plate. I just had these nasty visions of the qr plate coming off all by itself. :shock:

So how do you find it, hanging you heavy lens upside-down?


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Feb 23, 2004 22:07 |  #8

What lense did you use to get that awsome shot?


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Feb 23, 2004 22:26 |  #9

tpinchback,

It's a Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX

PacAce,. Oddly the photo in ALL the catalogs is wrong!

You don't mount it upside down,.

I don't have any pics of my gear,. but I'll borrow Kurt Jones rig! :mrgreen:

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These photos also show how MUCH more substantial the rig is as opposed to the catalog shots,. for some reason at B&H it looks flimsy. It's NOT it is ROCK Solid overbuilt! :)

You can get the thing balanced perfectly,... And it comes with a dovetailed QR plate assembly,. you know the type that costs over $100.00 on it's own,. compared to the Wimberly,. you are getting the whole gimble and QR for the cost of the Wimberly QR assembly! :shock:

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Feb 23, 2004 22:36 |  #10

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PacAce,. Oddly the photo in ALL the catalogs is wrong!

You don't mount it upside down,.

I don't have any pics of my gear,. but I'll borrow Kurt Jones rig! :mrgreen:


These photos also show how MUCH more substantial the rig is as opposed to the catalog shots,. for some reason at B&H it looks flimsy. It's NOT it is ROCK Solid overbuilt! :)

You can get the thing balanced perfectly,... And it comes with a dovetailed QR plate assembly,. you know the type that costs over $100.00 on it's own,. compared to the Wimberly,. you are getting the whole gimble and QR for the cost of the Wimberly QR assembly! :shock:

That's great! Thanks for the info, CDS. You've sold me on it! :D

BTW, when I first saw the picture of the big white lens I was thinking to myself, "Man, that's a beautiful lens. Funny I don't ever remember seeing a Sigma 500 (or any Sigma for that matter) painted white before. :shock: :lol:


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Feb 23, 2004 22:48 |  #11

I can dream too,. I think that one is the 400mm f/2.8 :shock:

He also has the 600mm f/4 ?!


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Feb 24, 2004 14:15 |  #12

Awesome shot birdman :wink: It amazes me how people that shoot wildlife are still able to get a good composition, on top of all that goes with it.... the panning, the focus, and all of the exposure aspects. Incredible. I don't know if I could do it. I'd have fun trying though!

Great shot!


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Feb 24, 2004 17:07 |  #13

Nice shot, even if it is a shitehawk :roll:

Real dynamics going on in that shot, big difference in light levels across the frame but still all nicely balanced. I usually get blown highlights all over the birds or total shadow in the background.

Good job.

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Feb 24, 2004 20:39 |  #14

Thanks Laz,.
... as much as i hate to admit,. for this type of thing the equipment makes a huge difference.

Yes you can get the shots with middle of the road equipment, you can "get lucky" but as your lenses get longer and the tripod better you pull luck over to your side of the road so you can get a shot at it!

Ian, thanks :)
I was literally practicing my abilities for catching them on the wing.. and well,. shiteHawks fly just as well as most other birds! :mrgreen:

As far as exposure,. my 10D loves this lens! No matter what I do, if I give the 10D the ability to tweek it with AV or TV or even P.. I allways seem to get a really nice exposure. (sure I can mess it up in "M": with the best of them! )

No other lens I have is as likely to get the 10D to do things spot on,. not even the 70-200 IS "L".. which tends to underexpose if the 10D is left to it's own ideas of exposure.


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Feb 27, 2004 09:24 |  #15

wow!! CDS, that's a very good shot!! :shock:


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