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Recent content by nc_killie

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    Zeiss Bins service

    Can anyone recommend anywhere (in the UK) to get some Zeiss bins services / cleaned? Thanks in advance
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    Get what you pay for? Not always...

    Whisky is like sex, some is good the rest is better! JW ruled the world until those barstewards at Diago moved it from its ancestral home and killed a town!
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    Gnatcatcher, southern CA, USA

    Black tailed gnatcatcher, nice photos
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    Raptor in Orkneys

    Apologies for any confusion and the quality of the photos, I realize that they are not great!! I belive that they are different birds, although taken at teh same location, a few days apart The bird on the post is the bird I was asking about. It was certainly a 'strong flier' based on...
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    Raptor in Orkneys

    There were no rings or jesses visible. I did not see any interaction with the peregrines (I posted another crappy picture of the peregrine on my flickr site - definitely a different bird) Thanks for the responses
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    Raptor in Orkneys

    I took this 2 weeks ago in the Orkneys (Marwick Bay on West Mainland). At first I thought it was a juv peregrine (there were two in the area, seen separately) however this did not look right. I have my thoughts but would welcome others input. Thanks in advance AQ4Y3178_cr by nc_killie, on Flickr
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    Affordable prime for BIF

    Save until you can afford the Canon 400mm! Buying an older, inferior lens will just cause frustration and you will be throwing money away. Second hand lenses are an option, as is renting for a special occasion. Good luck, you will still crave a 'big white'!
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    7DII vs 5DIV for birds/wildlife

    I have both the 7DmkII and 5D mkiv. I spent a SIGNIFICANT amount of time conremplating 5D mk IV against IDX but could not justify (nor afford) the difference. yes, I notice a difference in static subects, the 5D mk IV is much better, BIF not enough to determine. Higher ISO allows faster...
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    I'd like a 5d iv but ?

    Thank you!
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    I'd like a 5d iv but ?

    DOes anyone have any practical experience of using 1Dxmkii and 5D mkiv? I have read the technical reviews but woudl like some input from someone who has experienced both. I currently have 7Dmkii and was wondering if it worth giving any other part of my anatomy (as well as an arm & leg) to get...
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    Battery grip 7D mkii

    Steve, I got one at Christmas - MCOplus is the make. Very happy with it so far. Seems solid, buttons all work and no battery drainage so far. Good luck
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    On-line back-up of photos

    Normally the upload speed is teh issue.May take a while to upload 1TB!!!....even with a fast broadband!
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    Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO BR lens

    Trust me its not! My wife costs me a fortune.
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    1.4x converter for record shots

    Have you tried borrowing or renting one? that way, for a small fee you will be able to see if it meets your needs?? Good luck
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    7D ISO values

    google glenn bartley,a canadian photographer who uses flash in tropics with excellent results IMO Good luck and enjoy