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Jan 06, 2014 15:32 |  #1516

Evening all. How was everyone's first day back?

Mine was absolute pants, up to the point where i got an email from HR saying they hadn't paid me my Pay rise i got with my new job since last April. Also i did a few hundred hours overtime on top of that so they are working out whet they owe me. I get it at the end of the month, and the start of Feb is my birthday. Vels has kindly said i can purchase some glass or a new camera. Very nice of her i know. I think a nice meal out is in order too.

Im thinking of maybe a 100-300L. I know a few peeps have them. Maybe a 50D or 7D

I also need to get out with the gear i have a take some photos when i get time.

What meets do we have arranged so far this year?


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Jan 07, 2014 04:19 |  #1517

First day back happened last week on Tuesday! :( It was dull!

I need to get out taking photos too, I seem to spend too much time these days pursuing other activities like cycling and going to the gym...it's not healthy! :lol:


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Jan 07, 2014 04:38 |  #1518

Morning...............​grey & wet again!!!!

Just to ask for curiosity ;) ~ those with the 5D3 or indeed the 1DX - have you tried the 100-400 & the 1.4x TC on it and how well does it indeed AF at f8...............and as such how well in 'low' light???

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Jan 07, 2014 06:12 |  #1519

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Evening all. How was everyone's first day back?

Mine was absolute pants, up to the point where i got an email from HR saying they hadn't paid me my Pay rise i got with my new job since last April. Also i did a few hundred hours overtime on top of that so they are working out whet they owe me. I get it at the end of the month, and the start of Feb is my birthday. Vels has kindly said i can purchase some glass or a new camera. Very nice of her i know. I think a nice meal out is in order too.

Im thinking of maybe a 100-300L. I know a few peeps have them. Maybe a 50D or 7D

I also need to get out with the gear i have a take some photos when i get time.

What meets do we have arranged so far this year?

HI Wayne,
Yikes I hope you get all the extra money you are owed!

do you mean the 100-300L I think it was discontinued a long while ago. I don't know if you mean a 70-300L like the one I have - it's great but I don't use it much anymore now I have the 400L…. a 7D would be good too :D

BB - I don't have a 100-400 so I can't answer your question sorry!

Hope you're all staying dry!


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Jan 07, 2014 07:26 as a reply to  @ post 16582859 |  #1520

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Been out of the loop for a couple of weeks while visiting family in Chicago. It was C-O-L-D and windy! Daily HIGH temperatures ranged -10C to -15C. At least we got out before the real cold hit -- Monday is supposed to get a HIGH of -23C (-40C with wind).

Would have loved to have gone out shooting some more in the snow, but the conditions were truly atrocious. The cold I can deal with. But the problem was that the wind was fierce, blasting snow sideways like sharp needles on the face and any exposed skin. Piles of snow and grimy slush meant soggy shoes and socks.

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I've been following the Polar Vortex, looks nasty!!

Cracking shots tho.. :D


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Jan 07, 2014 12:01 as a reply to  @ Matt Peters's post |  #1521

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HI Wayne,
Yikes I hope you get all the extra money you are owed!

do you mean the 100-300L I think it was discontinued a long while ago. I don't know if you mean a 70-300L like the one I have - it's great but I don't use it much anymore now I have the 400L…. a 7D would be good too :D

BB - I don't have a 100-400 so I can't answer your question sorry!

Hope you're all staying dry!

Amazingly they spotted it not me. I will be getting it in my Jan pay packet.

Do you not use your 70-300L then Penel? Any particular reason?


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Jan 07, 2014 14:56 |  #1522

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Amazingly they spotted it not me. I will be getting it in my Jan pay packet.

Do you not use your 70-300L then Penel? Any particular reason?

I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

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I was trying to sort out this motion blur / ghosting thing, but helpfully (not!) Morris decided to pose very beautifully in all the shots and wouldn't do any 'big shakes' - I did get one yawn though which is quite nice.

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Jan 07, 2014 15:27 |  #1523

Gundogs wrote in post #16585995 (external link)
I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118246398​53/  (external link)
His Dark Side. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

I was trying to sort out this motion blur / ghosting thing, but helpfully (not!) Morris decided to pose very beautifully in all the shots and wouldn't do any 'big shakes' - I did get one yawn though which is quite nice.

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118243513​95/  (external link)
Yawn of the Moo. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

he liked being wrapped up.
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Nice shots Penel. It is very feint in the corner, but once you've cracked it I think it will look cool.

I've been having a look at gear. There's so much to choose from. 7D and 70D look good. Also the 70-300L as you have said. I probably won't have this much to spend on gear again for a while so want to go for something great.


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Jan 07, 2014 15:30 |  #1524

How about this for a photo project?!

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Jan 07, 2014 15:44 |  #1525

Gundogs wrote in post #16585995 (external link)
I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118246398​53/  (external link)
His Dark Side. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

I was trying to sort out this motion blur / ghosting thing, but helpfully (not!) Morris decided to pose very beautifully in all the shots and wouldn't do any 'big shakes' - I did get one yawn though which is quite nice.

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118243513​95/  (external link)
Yawn of the Moo. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

he liked being wrapped up.
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Cracking shots Penel, like you Penel I've never had much luck with gels you've got to set the light so it'll illuminate the whole back ground which is easier said then done.


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Jan 07, 2014 15:50 |  #1526

Gundogs wrote in post #16585995 (external link)
I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.



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Penel, cannot help re gels etc but this one of the set posted is my favourite and real cracker IMO :D :D


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Jan 07, 2014 15:57 |  #1527

Gundogs wrote in post #16585995 (external link)
I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118246398​53/  (external link)
His Dark Side. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

I was trying to sort out this motion blur / ghosting thing, but helpfully (not!) Morris decided to pose very beautifully in all the shots and wouldn't do any 'big shakes' - I did get one yawn though which is quite nice.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/penel/118243513​95/  (external link)
Yawn of the Moo. (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

he liked being wrapped up.
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It's a wrap! (external link) by Penelope Malby Photography (external link), on Flickr

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A really fab set of pics Penel - difficult to choose one as a fav as they are all lovely.

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Jan 07, 2014 16:07 |  #1528

Slapheadyeti wrote in post #16582927 (external link)
Im thinking of maybe a 100-300L. I know a few peeps have them. Maybe a 50D or 7D

I dont have the 100-300L but looking at the ones you already have and depending on what you actually want to use it for, the most sensible one to go for would be the 400mm F5.6L (which I do have). I also have the other two that you have which are the 24-105 and the 70-200 F4L.

I use the 400m mostly for bird shots.

7D is good too but as there are a couple of other cams around since I got my 7D I would have to look really closely at the specs and what I wanted to use it for the majority of the time. I think I would have more difficulty in choosing a camera than the lens lol.

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Jan 07, 2014 16:27 as a reply to  @ LindaB's post |  #1529

Slapheadyeti wrote in post #16586108 (external link)
Nice shots Penel. It is very feint in the corner, but once you've cracked it I think it will look cool.

I've been having a look at gear. There's so much to choose from. 7D and 70D look good. Also the 70-300L as you have said. I probably won't have this much to spend on gear again for a while so want to go for something great.

really difficult decision. But if you get a new body you could always hire / borrow a lens for a particular purpose or weekend etc?

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Cracking shots Penel, like you Penel I've never had much luck with gels you've got to set the light so it'll illuminate the whole back ground which is easier said then done.


Thanks Dom - I think you need a bigger area than I have to work with - so that the subject can be a long way in front of the background and the speed light with gel can be positioned better maybe?

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Penel, cannot help re gels etc but this one of the set posted is my favourite and real cracker IMO :D :D

Thanks Laurence.

LindaB wrote in post #16586197 (external link)
A really fab set of pics Penel - difficult to choose one as a fav as they are all lovely.

Linda

Thank you Linda, I am pleased I had a play - I've got a dog coming on Thursday for photos so I wanted to get back into it before then.


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Jan 07, 2014 16:33 |  #1530

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I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

If you have put a gel on a light it will loose you a stop or more of like so you might want to try a bump up the power of the backlight that has a gel on it


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