Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Feb 3, 2010.
oooohh I'm gonna tell Lisa!!
Seriously can't wait to see your results from this one Chris !
you're going to have to practice with it Chris not wishing to teach you to suck eggs. I imagine it's quite heavy. One thought - are you going to need to use a tripod for some shots? if so you may need to buy a tripod collar. I didn't buy a canon one for mine as they were over £100, amazon has some non make ones for around £15!
this is going to make me want to go on safari isn't it?
did your 70-200 not come with a tripod collar? I thought all decent size L lenses did? I'm sure the 100-400L does
However, I'm thinking a filter to keep dust away from the lens elements and allow easier cleaning will be a must
Thanks Terry they were taken at Knowsley Safari park Knowsley Safari Park
nah, i only got the cheap lens and they don't come with that one.
wow that's really penny pinching of them
ill certainly need a tripod - I have a cheapo one - is there a special fit to attach the lens rather than the body
I agree about something to keep dust out but will ask about that closer to the time- I see the camera has some sort of vibrating sensor to shake off the dust not sure how good that will be
I always have a uv filter fitted to my lenses to protect them and it doesn`t seem to adversely affect the shots I take.
daft question - where does it fit ? only had a clip filter before that fits over the sensor
Both the front of the lens and the filter have screw threads on them. The filter screws directly onto the front of the lens. Protects the lens glass. Far better to scratch the filter that's easily replaced rather than the glass of your lens!
Tom macwave:... use a circular polarizer myself but hey... I'm weird!)
The lady we are probably cbooking the safari with has been telling me all about the leopards - how exciting is that!
One of my favourites!
Ok is there a massive difference in uv filters. From my astro stuff I am expecting a big yes to this but all I am looking for is scratch protection camlink uv and polarising sets 17 quid. Canon 99 just polarising.
Think of it this way, are you really going to spend a grand on a really top class lens, every element in which has been finely tuned and aligned to combat flare and other anomalies only to stick a cheap piece of glass over the top of it
Seriously, be careful with the filters. I'm not saying buy Canon, I dont know anyone with any canon filters to be honest but at least stick with the pro makes.
Total sense, I say the same thing with people who spend £2 grand on a telescope then put a £20 eyepiece in the end - the photon goes through all that pro fluorite glass having travelled billions of miles then in the last cm goes through a grubby piece of bottle glass - I guess I'm just a little 'spent out' at the moment - batteries I will get from e-bay you can get 4-5 for the price of a new canon one and frankly although they are not as good they are not 1/5 as long lived.
Having looked at a few site people who compare them are saying the Nikon 90 is a better buy - hope I haven't made a mistake with that - the fps looks a little 'slow' compared which may affect the wildlife in motion shots a little.
I'm sure all this will go out the window when I have it charged in my hands
Have seen some 64 gb cards - the things our kids will take for granted - gawd I feel old sometimes
Ignore them, honestly.
You know I have both Canon and Nikon. The truth is that these days, you can't go wrong with either make. The Nikons are better at this/that, the canons better at other things. End of the day, the camera won't be the limiting factor in this exercise I promise you
Remember you have video as well!
Honestly you won't have a problem
one thing i will say about camera batteries, i will not ever be buying any third party ones again, i bought three, and they arent worth tuppence, charged them a couple of times at disney and now they are useless. will get a canon one next time
well I bought 3 others for the 350d and whilst the canon one can just about squeeze 1 hour of continuous exposures - and I mean 6 10 minute expiosures the third party ones last about 40 minutes or so, but as the were a quid or so each I can't really grumble.
at the limiting step Keith , I will be embarrassed to show my pathetic attempts with only a few weeks to practice
you have over 6 months to practice! you'll be an expert by then!
thats not bad terry, where did you get them from?
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