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Forum: Canon Tuesday 19th August 2014, 16:41
Replies: 34
Views: 5,618
Posted By a.dancy
Thankfully I have one ...it's great for propping...

Thankfully I have one ...it's great for propping up my kitchen table that has a missing leg:)
Forum: Canon Tuesday 19th August 2014, 16:38
Replies: 76
Views: 14,352
Posted By a.dancy
I agree. I'm not interested in bells and...

I agree. I'm not interested in bells and whistles. I'm not sure there will be any real advantage by having more mega pixels. Perhaps the technical folk can weigh in here on matters of defraction...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 19th August 2014, 16:24
Replies: 11
Views: 5,772
Posted By a.dancy
PM sent I use a cotton olive coloured single bed...

PM sent

I use a cotton olive coloured single bed sheet with two holes ripped , one for head and one for lens.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 15th August 2014, 11:18
Replies: 11
Views: 5,772
Posted By a.dancy
Hi, I do not have personal experience of the...

Hi, I do not have personal experience of the 120-300f2.8. which is why I said you should 'consider it'. However I did request a retail outlet to shoot some images with the bare lens, and with...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 15th August 2014, 01:08
Replies: 11
Views: 5,772
Posted By a.dancy
I use the Sigma 500f4.5 EX. You might wish to...

I use the Sigma 500f4.5 EX.

You might wish to consider the new (Sport) Sigma 120-300 f2.8 OS with 1.4X and 2X converters. It is sharp and you can get useable images at 600mm when a 2X converter is...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 10th July 2014, 07:32
Replies: 14
Views: 7,510
Posted By a.dancy
I have a Velbon Sherpa Pro...probably not...

I have a Velbon Sherpa Pro...probably not available now. It is not as solid as other the pro tripods but it is pretty tough and holds the lens more than adequately. I have had it since 2007. I use a...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 27th May 2014, 11:21
Replies: 1,450
Views: 436,849
Posted By a.dancy
Sgdefender72. I think that Roy has covered some...

Sgdefender72.

I think that Roy has covered some points here for you to consider.

It would seem to me that you are new to bird photography or photography generally and before getting the best out...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 26th May 2014, 19:07
Replies: 1,450
Views: 436,849
Posted By a.dancy
Sgdefender and Roy...thanks. I will come back to...

Sgdefender and Roy...thanks. I will come back to this thread later.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 26th May 2014, 17:56
Replies: 1,450
Views: 436,849
Posted By a.dancy
Could you please let me know the EXIF data and...

Could you please let me know the EXIF data and what the general lighting conditions were. Also is the image made hand held and was there any wind?
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 22nd October 2013, 11:05
Replies: 2
Views: 5,052
Posted By a.dancy
Steve I have never used a Kenko 1.4X dgx tc on...

Steve

I have never used a Kenko 1.4X dgx tc on my Sigma 300f2.8 EX. However, if I did, I would not expect the contrast to go down significantly as you describe. Art Morris has used this converter on...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 18th September 2013, 00:02
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By a.dancy
Attached is an image of a a Coal Tit taken at...

Attached is an image of a a Coal Tit taken at 400mm with lens wide open (F5.6) . The image is full frame. The bird is about 17ft away.
Also attached an image of a pretty scruffy urban Kestrel taken...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 17th September 2013, 23:48
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By a.dancy
I have attached some images of a Jay taken using...

I have attached some images of a Jay taken using my 100-400 lens and on this occasion I used a Canon 40D.
1st Image Jay full frame taken at 260mm FL, f5.6. Bird is about 17 ft away
2nd image Jay full...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 17th September 2013, 22:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,632
Posted By a.dancy
Basskiller. A 100-400 lens should easily manage...

Basskiller.

A 100-400 lens should easily manage frame fillers of small birds since the minimum focus distance of the lens is about 1.8M. You should get small birds in a well composed picture at...
Forum: Canon Thursday 29th August 2013, 18:51
Replies: 10
Views: 3,541
Posted By a.dancy
Attached are a couple of low light images. The...

Attached are a couple of low light images. The Shelduck in flight is taken using the 7D at ISO 1600, f6.3 1/1250sec. The image suffers a bit with compression artefacts with low quality setting save...
Forum: Canon Thursday 29th August 2013, 18:06
Replies: 10
Views: 3,541
Posted By a.dancy
I can only speak from my experience. I have owned...

I can only speak from my experience. I have owned the Sigma 500f4.5 EX since 2005 and love the lens. It is not a Canon 500 prime but it is certainly no slouch on sharpness and focus speed. I cannot...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 24th August 2013, 07:33
Replies: 27
Views: 7,362
Posted By a.dancy
Congratulations and well done to each and all!

Congratulations and well done to each and all!
Forum: Canon Monday 19th August 2013, 06:03
Replies: 48
Views: 23,555
Posted By a.dancy
You can also try this ...

You can also try this
http://www.ermoro.com/?p=185
I vary my settings from time to time so nothing is cast in stone. It does seem to me that your likely problem is getting enough shutter speed and...
Forum: Canon Sunday 18th August 2013, 10:02
Replies: 48
Views: 23,555
Posted By a.dancy
Hi Kuzeycem It might be a good idea to post a...

Hi Kuzeycem

It might be a good idea to post a few of the shots you are not happy with. If showing a cropped shot indicate how much is cropped in percentage terms. Leave exif data in the images.

If...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 11th August 2013, 16:49
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By a.dancy
Hi and a warm welcome to Birdforum. I think you...

Hi and a warm welcome to Birdforum.

I think you can expect to see a few more Red Kites...well I hope you do :)
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 11th August 2013, 16:45
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By a.dancy
Hi Drew. I hope you enjoy it here and you...

Hi Drew. I hope you enjoy it here and you maintain a life long interest in birds.
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 11th August 2013, 16:38
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By a.dancy
Hi Ron, I'm glad you stepped on board and hope...

Hi Ron, I'm glad you stepped on board and hope you like it here.
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 11th August 2013, 16:37
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By a.dancy
Hi and welcome.

Hi and welcome.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 7th August 2013, 02:07
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By a.dancy
Hi and welcome aboard. Just have fun and learn at...

Hi and welcome aboard. Just have fun and learn at your own pace.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 7th August 2013, 02:02
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By a.dancy
Hi Karthik, glad you stepped on board. I hope you...

Hi Karthik, glad you stepped on board. I hope you enjoy BirdForum and enjoy Orland tomorrow.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 7th August 2013, 01:59
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By a.dancy
Hi and welcome aboard.

Hi and welcome aboard.
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