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Forum: Digiscoping cameras Thursday 26th July 2007, 02:17
Replies: 67
Views: 15,433
Posted By compa
I know I shouldn't but I've just got to chime in...

I know I shouldn't but I've just got to chime in here. Please don't call for my burning at a stake.

First my background - I've been at this for several years. I started out with an Olympus...
Forum: Florida Sunday 18th March 2007, 03:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
Posted By compa
Alf's suggestion of the Florida Birding Trail...

Alf's suggestion of the Florida Birding Trail site is very good. You don't mention exactly what your goals are. Are you simply pleasure birding, seeking specific species, or perhaps doing a bit of...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd June 2006, 23:59
Replies: 21
Views: 3,491
Posted By compa
OK ... first a bit of background. I own the...

OK ... first a bit of background. I own the 100-400 f/5.6 IS and the 300 f/4 IS lenses as well as 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. I prefer images from the 300 f/4 IS with a 1.4x teleconverter to those...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd June 2006, 23:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,727
Posted By compa
With the 100-400mm lens, if the camera moves, you...

With the 100-400mm lens, if the camera moves, you may want to use IS - if the camera is not moving, there is no need for IS and you should have it turned off. It doesn't matter how it is supported.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 12th June 2006, 00:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,680
Posted By compa
As the general consensus seems to be ... go for...

As the general consensus seems to be ... go for the prime! I have the 100-400 and a 300 f/4. Despite the zoom's advantage in reach, I find myself using the 300 almost all the time when birding. It is...
Forum: Technique Sunday 21st May 2006, 00:16
Replies: 40
Views: 3,234
Posted By compa
I almost always haul the camera along - boost the...

I almost always haul the camera along - boost the ISO to 800 or 1600 - if you really want the shot go for that "H" setting on a Canon (3200). Shoot RAW. It gives you a better chance to clean up the...
Forum: Canon Sunday 21st May 2006, 00:07
Replies: 45
Views: 5,949
Posted By compa
The 20D and 30D both have a benefit over the 10D...

The 20D and 30D both have a benefit over the 10D that hasn't been mentioned - one that I find very important. It is that they are almost instant on from sleep mode. You touch the shutter button and...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 11th May 2006, 01:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By compa
I need to sell you some cards! 3:-) Sandisk...

I need to sell you some cards! 3:-) Sandisk Ultra II 2 GB cards (high quality) run around $80 (44 pounds). That works out to 10GB for 220 pounds. And no batteries to keep charged!

The cheap Sandisk...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th May 2006, 03:09
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By compa
OK ... I figured you could read between the lines...

OK ... I figured you could read between the lines but I guess not.

I have a Smartdisk Flashtrax 40gig. You can store lots of photos on it. You can't view RAW on it unless you take jpeg at the same...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 8th May 2006, 17:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,235
Posted By compa
First off ... this needs to be moved to a more...

First off ... this needs to be moved to a more appropriate forum - this isn't a Nikon issue.

Now to the issue ... you need to determine what you needs are before doing much shopping.

Do you need a...
Forum: Canon Saturday 6th May 2006, 20:45
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By compa
If you will be doing mostly (almost entirely)...

If you will be doing mostly (almost entirely) tripod mounted shots, there is no reason to even consider the IS version. But I do highly recommend IS on any lens if you will be handholding. Any...
Forum: Lists Sunday 23rd April 2006, 22:40
Replies: 38
Views: 4,618
Posted By compa
Well this thread is over a year old but I feel it...

Well this thread is over a year old but I feel it is worth resurrecting!

Combining photography and birding is a natural combination. I, of course, keep my photographic life list but the combination...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 11th April 2006, 18:14
Replies: 16
Views: 2,318
Posted By compa
Good looking bird and some nice photos. I wish we...

Good looking bird and some nice photos. I wish we had more than one type of hummer around North Carolina. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 11th April 2006, 03:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,943
Posted By compa
You should have them assuming your neighbors...

You should have them assuming your neighbors haven't stolen them with their own feeders ;)

I got my first one over a week ago and now there are several around my feeders here in Raleigh, NC.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 31st March 2006, 15:14
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,628
Posted By compa
I'm sure it wasn't easy to commit to the price...

I'm sure it wasn't easy to commit to the price but you selected a great lens. Other than the weight, it is perfect for birding. There simply is no substitute for quality. Congratulations!
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Wednesday 22nd March 2006, 23:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By compa
A fun subject! It isn't digital cameras that are...

A fun subject!

It isn't digital cameras that are the problem ... different brands/models of digital cameras can produce different sized photos.

The most common size ratio with point and shoot...
Forum: Canon Friday 10th March 2006, 02:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By compa
The 400mm f/4 would be a much better choice! At...

The 400mm f/4 would be a much better choice! At over 4x the price it certainly should be.

And yes, the 400mm can be hand held. That is due to the Image Stabilization that it has. That, along with...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 8th March 2006, 13:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By compa
I went ahead a took a few shots just to see how...

I went ahead a took a few shots just to see how the teleconverters compared. I had never done it to compare between converters. So ... here is what I did:

using the Canon 300mm f/4 IS L lens on a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 8th March 2006, 12:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By compa
With your budget, only an entry level DSLR and a...

With your budget, only an entry level DSLR and a few mediocre quality lenses will be available. However, there are many, very good quality compact digital cameras that easily fit within your budget....
Forum: Canon Monday 6th March 2006, 02:22
Replies: 12
Views: 2,500
Posted By compa
I have the 300mm, 1.4x Canon and 2x Tokina...

I have the 300mm, 1.4x Canon and 2x Tokina teleconverters. No 400mm but I also have a 100-400mm. I've used all of these in various combinations and the only one I can really recommend is the 300mm...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 4th March 2006, 15:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By compa
A cheaper option is ACDSee - it has pretty good...

A cheaper option is ACDSee - it has pretty good database and search functions. But you have a huge backlog of photos to catalog. I would recommend you become very well acquainted with the use of your...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Saturday 25th February 2006, 02:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By compa
Sharpening is a very difficult subject. What...

Sharpening is a very difficult subject. What looks good is a personal judgement call. Some people simply prefer a different look to their photos. I recommend doing some reading ... you can start with...
Forum: Canon Saturday 25th February 2006, 02:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By compa
The 100-400mm is nice but, believe it or not, it...

The 100-400mm is nice but, believe it or not, it is actually one of the least sharp of the "L" lenses! That should tell you something about how good Canon lenses can be. A Canon "L" series prime lens...
Forum: Hummingbirds Saturday 25th February 2006, 01:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,845
Posted By compa
Internet search engines are wonderful...

Internet search engines are wonderful things!

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-27,GGLG:en&q=Aspects+HummZinger

Free shipping is mentioned on at least...
Forum: Minolta Thursday 23rd February 2006, 12:20
Replies: 33
Views: 21,660
Posted By compa
I bet they are getting excited! It means that...

I bet they are getting excited! It means that they will be getting a bunch of new advertisements on their site. I'd be getting excited too!
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