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Forum: Ireland Friday 18th July 2014, 02:40
Replies: 1,865
Views: 343,380
Posted By Bill Weckel
Hello, I'm a photographer and will be visiting...

Hello,

I'm a photographer and will be visiting Cliffden for the pony show in mid August. I'm hoping to see some birds that we don't find here in Florida. Does anyone have any advice on places to go?...
Forum: Canon Saturday 28th December 2013, 15:38
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By Bill Weckel
Were you able to get it repaired or was this...

Were you able to get it repaired or was this fatal? Thanks for the camp info.

Mallorca is a great place to get into all manner of trouble. Don't ask me how I know this. ;-)

Bill
Forum: Canon Saturday 28th December 2013, 15:17
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By Bill Weckel
Wow. Not pretty! I suppose ever tank has it's...

Wow. Not pretty! I suppose ever tank has it's Achilles heel. I'll be more mindful with mine after seeing this. I wonder if the extended hood creates more leverage at that weak point?

I've wanted to...
Forum: Technique Friday 27th December 2013, 17:58
Replies: 5
Views: 10,309
Posted By Bill Weckel
Correct exposure is somewhat subjective. I tend...

Correct exposure is somewhat subjective. I tend to prefer the shots where my histogram is a bit off to the left. I probably wouldn't want to grade my images that "scientifically". If I did, I'd have...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th December 2013, 17:50
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By Bill Weckel
Suzanne, You didn't ask for this, but as a Canon...

Suzanne, You didn't ask for this, but as a Canon shooter I feel compelled to tell every new Canon owner to get the 50mm 1.4 prime. It's an incredible lens: fast, with some of the sweetest bokeh you...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th December 2013, 17:29
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By Bill Weckel
I'm a huge fan of the 400 5.6 prime. It is easily...

I'm a huge fan of the 400 5.6 prime. It is easily the best purchase I've made. It's built like tank - you could take this lens to war. It's light and the average person will have no problems carrying...
Forum: Florida Thursday 28th November 2013, 14:00
Replies: 0
Views: 2,251
Posted By Bill Weckel
Looking for Bird Photographers in Fort Walton—PCB Area

Hi,

I live in South Walton between Destin and PCB and am looking for fellow bird photographers to trade info and to meet up for shoots throughout NWFL. Please get in touch if you are local and...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 26th November 2013, 23:59
Replies: 24
Views: 6,033
Posted By Bill Weckel
My 400 5.6 is my second favorite lens (behind my...

My 400 5.6 is my second favorite lens (behind my 50mm 1.4). Not sure how "dark" your dark is, but it looks like you've got a great beach in Sydney. I live on the beach and have 300 days of sunshine...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 26th November 2013, 18:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,662
Posted By Bill Weckel
As a bird photographer beginner, this is what I'm...

As a bird photographer beginner, this is what I'm discovering. My 400mm 5.6 (the best super-telephoto I can afford) gets pretty useless at dusk. Wouldn't matter what camera you hang it on.

Bill
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th November 2013, 23:16
Replies: 18
Views: 3,662
Posted By Bill Weckel
Steve, Trust me, you'll use the articulating...

Steve,

Trust me, you'll use the articulating screen if you have it. In fact, you'll wonder why every camera doesn't have one. My last three have had it and I've grown to "needing" it. It allows one...
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th November 2013, 23:12
Replies: 18
Views: 3,662
Posted By Bill Weckel
Just updated my Flickr stream with my first 70D...

Just updated my Flickr stream with my first 70D bird attempts - the Osprey in flight shows what this camera can do in my untalented hands. ;) Someone like Roy could really make it...
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th November 2013, 14:28
Replies: 18
Views: 3,662
Posted By Bill Weckel
Just Got a 70D

Everyone's talking about the 70D. I just bought one (moving up from a T4i) and thought I'd make a quick report on my initial impressions.

I'm thrilled with it. I agonized over the decision between...
Forum: Canon Thursday 3rd October 2013, 18:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bill Weckel
Roy - IQ looks very nice on this shot. Steve -...

Roy - IQ looks very nice on this shot.

Steve - You've got me thinking about camera bodies now. I just learned that I'm getting a bonus at work that would cover a new body. Completely unexpected...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 12:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bill Weckel
Hi Steve, Thanks—that definitely helps and it...

Hi Steve,

Thanks—that definitely helps and it confirms my doubts. So are you thinking that Canon's MkIII 1.4 TC would be the better purchase for my lens/body combination? I would rather spend 2x as...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 12:35
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Bill Weckel
Thank you all! I'll start posting my images to...

Thank you all! I'll start posting my images to the gallery soon. In the meantime, you can see some of my bird shots on my Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/billweckel/

Cheers,

Bill
Forum: Canon Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 03:24
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bill Weckel
400mm f/5.6L + 1.4 TC on 650D Crop Body?

I know the Kenko TCs have been discussed exhaustively here, but I can't seem to find exactly the answer I'm looking for. I'd like to hear from anyone using the DGX 1.4 with the 400 5.6L on a recent...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd October 2013, 02:57
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Bill Weckel
Hi from the Florida Panhandle

Hello,

Just joined and thought I'd say hi. I live in the Destin, Florida area and my interest is in bird photography. Looking to learn more, possibly meet some fellow local birders and improve my...
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