The tripod arrived but the mounting point doesn't have a quick release on it, which is annoying. Serves me right for not doing my research. Heavy, but seems well built.
I've got a swimming meeting tomorrow, in the inside pool at MSAC. Going to try taking pics in manual, but with single point AF, auto ISO, f/2.8 and 1/250 min shutter. Any tips appreciated.
Edit: mixed success yesterday. Got through the day using manual settings only, albeit with auto ISO. The early pics I took at 1/500 were much better than the rest of the pics at 1/1000 or 1/1250. Also, although they looked too bright in the camera, the spot metering was better than the evaluative metering. So, next time--single point AF, auto ISO, f/2.8 and 1/250 to 1/500 shutter, and single spot metering.
Last edited by mdt; 07-14-2012 at 07:06 PM.
seems to me to be the answer to the question nobody asked....
Double posting this here and in the spotted thread - worth a look
Gunther Holtorf's 23-year road tripBack in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set out on what was meant to be an 18-month tour of Africa in their Mercedes Benz G Wagon. Now, with more than 800,000km (500,000 miles) on the clock, Gunther is still going.
The German former airline executive has travelled the equivalent of 20 times around the planet in the vehicle - which he calls Otto. He says he has never had a serious breakdown. Recently in Vietnam, Canadian-born photographer David Lemke joined Gunther on one section of his epic journey
It's just got a slightly mobile rear end on it
Should one buy a 7D now or wait for the rumoured 70D in a few weeks?
If the 7D Mk II is announced as an entry level full frame, you might see prices drop on the 7D, but you may also want to go FF..
I've always wondered how photojournalists and war correspondents make decisions on what/what not to photograph and if/how/what they think about after, so I found it insightful..
On a lighter note, and something for Mick, Matt and Liam to drool over...
The CPS store room at the olympics...
If you're wondering why no-one on earth can get a 1Dx 10 months after they were announced [cough]vapourware[/cough], it's because they're all in London sitting on a shelf doing nothing..
Last edited by dkr; 08-01-2012 at 09:27 AM.
I don't think it was ever Canon exclusive, but Canon dominated in the days around the 1Dn, as the Nikon D2h was pants.. D3 and high ISO changed all that, especially for indoor sports, and I think it's almost 50:50 these days. Plenty of gold ring love.. (heh..)
There's at least enough Nikon gear for NPS to send a team of this size to support the olympics...
And AFP are doing cool robotic D4 rigs..