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  1. mr_birdman

    Sigma 500mm f/4 Sport video

    Hi guys I was asked by the local distributor of Sigma gear to talk to them about my thoughts on this lens. If you are interested to view, the video is here. Happy photography to you all!
  2. mr_birdman

    Flying Foxes in action

    I was privileged to have had an article appear in Australian Photography Magazine just today. It also contains some of my comments about the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG IS HSM Sport lens, which I have tested extensively for the company's Australian distributors over the past three weeks. Article In...
  3. mr_birdman

    Black Harrier - Cape Town area

    My partner and I are in Cape Town for three days next July. The raptor I would actually love to see and photograph well is the Black Harrier. Have any of you got any reliable locations where we can see this bird with reliability? I will have my ghillie suit with me. We will have a car and...
  4. mr_birdman

    Southern Kruger raptors

    Hi SA members My partner and I are going on a photography trip to South Africa in June/July next year. Besides big cats, I would like to photograph mostly raptors (ok other birds will also have to do). We will be at Marloth Park for five days with our own 4WD and access to the southern parts...
  5. mr_birdman

    Night vision binoculars

    Hi guys I hope someone can kindly enlighten me. When I check night binoculars I often see them as 3.5 x 42 or 4 x 50 etc. Is the magnification indicated by the 3.5 or 4 and the diameter of the front lens by the 42 or 50? I just find them a little difficult to decipher. My current day time...
  6. mr_birdman

    DPP does not download 1DMkIIn images

    Hi I have acquired a mint 1D MkIIn body about six weeks ago. Strangely the DPP disc I installed (came in the camera box, unopened) does not seem to enable me to read the camera info via EOS utility, which I always used to download my 30D files. It is so strange. I can view and download via...
  7. mr_birdman

    Big hello from Australia!!!!

    HI everyone, Found this place by sheer accident just now. My name is Akos (pronounced ArKOSh) and I was born in Budapest, Hungary, but have called Sydney home for the past 21 years. Just got into bird watching and amateur-ish :) photography and I am hooked. We have dozens (if not hundreds) of...