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Forum: Canon Saturday 21st January 2012, 13:59
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
Me too, Tony - I'll try and get out tomorrow.

Me too, Tony - I'll try and get out tomorrow.
Forum: Canon Saturday 21st January 2012, 12:52
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
MPB Photographic have done right with me on this:...

MPB Photographic have done right with me on this: I sent it back, and on the day they received it, MPB emailed me to say they accepted that it was fritzed and that they'd send a replacement - they'd...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Saturday 21st January 2012, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 11,761
Posted By Keith Reeder
David, in those temperatures I would honestly...

David,

in those temperatures I would honestly suggest that you'd be better using normal gloves and having one of these (http://www.firebox.com/product/2618/Zippo-Hand-Warmer) (or something like it)...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Saturday 21st January 2012, 08:13
Replies: 88
Views: 30,138
Posted By Keith Reeder
Well I was hoping to get out this weekend and...

Well I was hoping to get out this weekend and really shake the lens down in good conditions, but that's not going to happen now (frustratingly, the weekend's forecast up here is scabby) but as soon...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 20th January 2012, 18:04
Replies: 88
Views: 30,138
Posted By Keith Reeder
Peter, did you see...

Peter, did you see this?

http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=2338192&postcount=62
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 20th January 2012, 18:00
Replies: 88
Views: 30,138
Posted By Keith Reeder
The stabilisation is fantastic on the OS version...

The stabilisation is fantastic on the OS version - I reckon that it's worth the price of entry in itself: and speaking for my 120-300mm OS (and his too, it seems) the wide-open sharpness is excellent.
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Friday 20th January 2012, 17:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By Keith Reeder
On my calibrated monitor the second image looks a...

On my calibrated monitor the second image looks a lot more "true to life".

That in itself is a good reason to calibrate a monitor, because I see lots of images that are horrendously over...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 19th January 2012, 18:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,748
Posted By Keith Reeder
Strange - I get this...

Strange - I get this...
Forum: Canon Thursday 19th January 2012, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By Keith Reeder
Yep. I'm very serious (amateur or not) about...

Yep.

I'm very serious (amateur or not) about light and composition - and catchlights - and I've still never felt the need to make flash part of my armoury: and yet, I do just fine.

But I work...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 18th January 2012, 19:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,748
Posted By Keith Reeder
Actually, "evident" 7D noise can be reduced...

Actually, "evident" 7D noise can be reduced simply by not pixel peeping in the first place.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 18th January 2012, 18:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,748
Posted By Keith Reeder
Actually, depending on the overall scene and the...

Actually, depending on the overall scene and the metering mode in use, underexposing can be the worst thing to do to protect highlights (which I presume is Dimitris' problem) - Google "add light to...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 18th January 2012, 12:48
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By Keith Reeder
Hmmm... That's a good point, actually: I've...

Hmmm...

That's a good point, actually: I've realise that many of the pictures I'm bringing to mind of photographers with all the flash paraphernalia attached are in places like Florida.

Mind...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 18th January 2012, 12:21
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By Keith Reeder
Oh I don't know - there are cases where flash has...

Oh I don't know - there are cases where flash has real value, and personally the extra weight wouldn't worry me too much, but I can't make the case for habitually sticking a flash and BB on the...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 18th January 2012, 06:31
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By Keith Reeder
You'll occasionally see them in "black holes",...

You'll occasionally see them in "black holes", but it's not a routine thing over here.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 17th January 2012, 20:11
Replies: 33
Views: 4,362
Posted By Keith Reeder
US photographers seem to be very keen on the use...

US photographers seem to be very keen on the use of flash, but it's something you very rarely see on this side of the Atlantic - I don't think I've ever seen a photographer in the field in the UK...
Forum: Nikon Monday 16th January 2012, 10:51
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By Keith Reeder
With apologies to the Nikon folks for the ongoing...

With apologies to the Nikon folks for the ongoing thread hijack!

;)

I reckon all of the 1Dx's new features play very nicely to the idea that it's primarily a sport photography/photojournalism...
Forum: Canon Monday 16th January 2012, 08:19
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
I reckon I'd be darned happy with that level of...

I reckon I'd be darned happy with that level of sharpness in ideal conditions, plenty of light and no TCs in the mix, to be honest.

A good start.
Forum: Canon Sunday 15th January 2012, 19:22
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
Stacking them has always been what I'd prefer to...

Stacking them has always been what I'd prefer to do, Roy - it means less outlay, and (slightly) less hassle swapping TCs in and out.

As it happens, today's trip didn't really work out - lots of SEOs...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th January 2012, 19:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Keith Reeder
I don't own a tripod/gimbal myself Steve, but...

I don't own a tripod/gimbal myself Steve, but I've had a few opportunities to use this kind of set-up and the key thing to say is that it's entirely intuitive - there's no real need for practice, for...
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th January 2012, 15:13
Replies: 17
Views: 3,169
Posted By Keith Reeder
The problem is that pics like this one...

The problem is that pics like this one http://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=364847&d=1326552736 (which actually looks pretty promising) are under-exposed by 2.3 stops.

You'd be...
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th January 2012, 15:07
Replies: 17
Views: 3,169
Posted By Keith Reeder
Your 7D will be fine at well above 1000 ISO - but...

Your 7D will be fine at well above 1000 ISO - but you need to process the files in something a bit more capable than Picasa!

I use my 7D at four figure ISOs without a second thought.

(Sorry to go...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 14th January 2012, 13:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By Keith Reeder
An "official" explanation has been available for...

An "official" explanation has been available for a few months:

http://www.dougbrownphotography.com/2011/10/24/chuck-westfall-on-the-canon-eos-1d-x/



Now, whether you buy this explanation...

The...
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th January 2012, 12:25
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
Dunno, Tony - it was bought used a couple of days...

Dunno, Tony - it was bought used a couple of days ago from MPB Photographic.

Looks new though, and it's the later "EX" TC, so (I think) it should be compatible with the lens.

Not the end of the...
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th January 2012, 11:14
Replies: 83
Views: 21,034
Posted By Keith Reeder
Hmph! The Sigma 1.4x doesn't work at all with...

Hmph!

The Sigma 1.4x doesn't work at all with any camera or lens I've got...

Ah well - the Canon TC is fine, so I'll be pointing the gear at some birds in anger tomorrow.
Forum: Canon Saturday 14th January 2012, 07:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By Keith Reeder
Agreed, Jonathan - I don't think Canon has made a...

Agreed, Jonathan - I don't think Canon has made a birding/wildlife camera in the 1Dx.
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