Where are my Photos?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

dpreview says Canon Announce Firmware upgrade for Canon 7D

Links here:


Couldn't find anything on the canon site.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Link to Canon.


Monday, June 25, 2012

New moon shots

It was a clear sky last night so I set up the 100-400mm with 2x extender on the Manfrotto on the front porch.

Here are 2 keepers:

New Winter Moon

New Winter Moon

Sunday, June 24, 2012

100-400mm does AFL Footy

Took the 100-400mm lens to the footy last night and got a few keepers.

Lighting not great so high ISO required to get the shutter fast enough to stop the action.

These shots were taken from Row O on level 1.

The lens performed very well under the conditions.


AFL Magpies v Westcoast June 2012 - 1

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Zoo. A great place to share some tips.

A mate of mine (Mate = Friend for any non Aussie readers) has a Canon 7D like me and asked me to show him a few things I had learned along the way.

Well I'm still very much a learner too but took the invitation as an opportunity to learn more myself.

Now where do you go to get some good shots on an ordinary day with a good chance of coming home with some keepers?

The Zoo.

My mate has a kit lens so I put my 24-70 L series lens on his body and put my 100-400 L IS on mine and off we went.

We had a great day and came home with more experience and some nice shots.

Here's my fav. But even this was a reminder to be more aware of the camera settings. Shutter was a bit slow. There is a bit of motion blur that could have been avoided with more care.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Venus Transit

It was a much anticipated event and a bit touch and go on the question of how the weather would hold out.

But all went according to plan and I got a few OK shots. Certainly not an easy shot to take.

I bought some double coat aluminium filter material from the local Telescope guy and stuck it to a P series Cokin filter. Not sure if that was the problem but I couldn't get a decent focused shot.

The best ones are on the link below: