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medevacvii last won the day on November 6 2014

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    MetallicGear Neo by Aaron Lai

    Is there any going to be reference to Neo from The Matrix in your introduction? Nice case, btw.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Thanks. I should have used my 75-300mm. Here's a different shot though of the European Starling using my telephoto, as close as I could get. Sigma came out with a new sports 60-600mm lens (found here), so I'm planning to use it once it's released. I've already pre-ordered it from my local camera store.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Thanks. Yes, I need to do that. I thought I had enough exposure. Yep, Inglewood Bird Santuary ( Google Maps here ).
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Haven't got the time to visit some caves or basins just yet, so I stayed in town. But I did manage to visit our local YYC bird sanctuary. Here's a shot with my 24-105mm f/4L lens @ maximum 105mm length, with a bit of cropping. Not the greatest, but at least some progress at taking more action-based photos. This little guy (a black-capped chickadee) was really quick and agile, so it took a lot of patience to capture it in this position with the current lens I had. Let me know what you guys think!
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Good read Thanks for the tips.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Saneal Camera, The Camera Store, and Vistek are all pretty good places to look if you're interested in a store in Calgary at least. Canon's eStore is where I have my stuff shipped from. I believe they also have free shipping, depending on their promotions and certain times of the year. Right now, I know they have free shipping, at least to any Canadian address (conditions apply, of course).
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Will definitely have that the next time around. I had left it in the car on that particular occasion. I didn't think I needed it, but obviously I was wrong.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    But that would make it look... unnatural (pun-ception intended ).
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Thanks Yes, thanks for pointing out the lighting issue. I'm still working in this area to for better shots. I would have cranked up the ISO, but I didn't want to risk too much noise. Still trying to find that balance, especially for shots like this in low light conditions (i.e. caves, etc.) like the one I did.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Good eye, but there's a catch with dSLR prices. This is the current price at present date. At the time I was buying, Amazon had it priced at ~$5400. Buying from Canon Canada's eStore, it was slightly more expensive by ~$100, but I was getting additional "bonus" items which were valued over $100 at the time. I also found that Amazon also resells through some 3rd party vendors, and sometimes they are questionable, especially with higher valued items like dSLRs. Some of them may be grey market, in which case it may still be a legit product but doesn't include proper warranty in some cases. So I opted out from buying at Amazon, even though they may have a better face value deal. I did, however, buy my ND filters through Amazon. Yes, they were a bit 'expensive', but relative to the overall purchase and long term value of any future purchases/investment I would be making for my hobby, I didn't see the need for warranty. Plus, I usually take pretty good care of my stuff, so that made the warranty more insignificant, at least for me anyway.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Higher res photos available on my profile. Here's a sample of this past weekend's trek up to Sulphur Mountain in the Canadian Rockies of Banff. This shot was taken in the Cave Basin. Will have more to follow, assuming under APH forums upload size restriction.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Planning to go out to the Rockies again, maybe some hot springs, this weekend. Stay tuned
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    ROCCAT Horde AIMO by Ben Joubert

    +1 I think my wrists would snap on that keyboard. Not the keyboard for me. Like any other product pretty much these days generally speaking .
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    Camera and bundle was from Canon Canada's eStore. Others were backing random projects on Kickstarter, like the pinhole lens and triple lens mount. I usually shop on B&H Photo Video and compare that with Amazon.ca. If I find the same or better deal on Amazon, then I usually go with Amazon to save myself the conversion fee from USD to CAD. But if I really need it, I just order on B&H. The rest of the stuff I find at random local photo/video stores like Vistek, Blacks (the one I went to doesn't exist anymore), Saneal Cameras, The Camera Store, etc. if I need it this instant and still care about warranty, or simply go on Kijiji if I don't really care about warranty and can find good deals.
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    medevacvii's Canon 5D Mark IV

    It's a good portion of 2 months' worth of pay, to say the least But here's the breakdown. New purchase - Total: ~$5950 CAD + applicable taxes Canon 5D Mark IV w/ EF 24-105mm F/4L IS II USM lens, lens hood & bonus advanced kit (bag, 1TB hard drive, extra battery, 16 SD card) - $5950 minus $500 discount, $5450CAD Extra camera sling bag - $70 w/ 50% discount, $35CAD Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S37 lens w/ filters - ~ $80CAD from Kickstarter Tiffen 77mm 0.9 natural density filter - $45 CAD Tiffen 77mm 0.6-2.4 variable natural density filter - $180 CAD Filter pouches - ~$30 CAD Frii TriLens lens holder - ~ $125CAD Equipment I already owned - Total: ~$1250 CAD + applicable taxes Canon Rebel T1i w/ 18-55mm F/4-5.6 & 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Ultrasonic USM lenses - ~ $800 CAD at the time Canon SpeedLite 430EX II flash - ~ $275CAD? Don't remember Flash diffuser - ~$5? Jonathan and I got it as a pack, if I remember correctly Azden SMX-20 stereo mic - ~ $70CAD Velbon C-500 tripod - ~ $100CAD