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  1. Thread: MIOPS Smart+

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    Hello Kari I purchased the MIOPs last summer and...

    Hello Kari
    I purchased the MIOPs last summer and have had only 1 daytime photo op. The pic was taken 7/6/2019 at 406p, sunset was 825p. Settings were 1/60th ISO 320 f13. I did some minor...
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    Hey Brant...just saw this subject line. As Joel,...

    Hey Brant...just saw this subject line.
    As Joel, I suspected water also.
    As you mentioned the "bubbler" I use (in the backyard) is perfect for the HBs; i.e. makes gurgling and splashing noises that...
  3. Thread: Camera Backpack

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    Morning Brant; Glad to see you've reached the...

    Morning Brant;
    Glad to see you've reached the saturation point. It's quite the rabbit hole, researching for a new equipment backpack.
    I went through this same dilemma a couple of years ago. I...
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    Thanks Joel....I've been capturing quite a few...

    Thanks Joel....I've been capturing quite a few this season.
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    male Ruby-throated HB ...

    male Ruby-throated HB

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48134091483_f24b2b5793.jpg

    Common loon and chick
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    early color in northeast Massachusetts. ...

    early color in northeast Massachusetts.

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1921/43496596810_88263e1a08_c.jpgFish brook fall garden colors by Bill W, on Flickr
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    great loon pix Brant.....Pawtuckaway? ...

    great loon pix Brant.....Pawtuckaway?

    spiny-leaved sowthistle

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1926/44822432522_d8dbac82ba_z.jpglate weed to seed-1 by Bill W, on Flickr
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    male Ruby throated hummingbird ...

    male Ruby throated hummingbird

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/43932328711_10325541df_c.jpgmale Ruby throated HB by Bill W, on Flickr
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    This lightning photo was captured tonight with a...

    This lightning photo was captured tonight with a MIOPS....I purchased it after reading Sean's info on capturing lightning....very easy and quick to setup. Great timing Sean, my other detector, by a...
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    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/42485927282_13...

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/42485927282_13466824c2_b.jpgincoming male Pileated woodpecker by Bill W, on Flickr
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    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/40685409650_d6...

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/40685409650_d6ed722f3e_h.jpgmale Ruby throated hummingbird sipping at the Lady's mantel by Bill W, on Flickr
  12. Thread: EX 1.4x ll issue

    by BillW
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    Done Sean.....price for Canon repair was too high...

    Done Sean.....price for Canon repair was too high versus version lll on Ebay. Also, I can see a marked improvement in pic quality w/the version lll.

    Again, thanks for your input.

    Bill
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    hummingbird blurred wings

    I really enjoy capturing the ruby throated hummingbirds with a slow shutter speed and a long lens to highlight their wing speed; 500 f4 with 1.4x, f6.3, 1/160th, ISO 640

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  14. Thread: EX 1.4x ll issue

    by BillW
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    Thanks Sean....I've repeated the process and made...

    Thanks Sean....I've repeated the process and made sure the connections between the camera, 1.4, and lenses were correct....to no avail.
    Guess I'll contact Canon and set up a repair.
    Bill
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    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/951/27037913957_d8b...

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/951/27037913957_d8b0339fd6_b.jpgm Rose breasted grosbeak by Bill W, on Flickr
  16. Thread: EX 1.4x ll issue

    by BillW
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    EX 1.4x ll issue

    I have just recently lost the ability to change my f stop and AF with the extender connected to my equipment. The f stop, on the screen, reads 00 without the ability to adjust, while the AF just...
  17. IMO.....yes. I had the 100-400 vers 1 as my...

    IMO.....yes. I had the 100-400 vers 1 as my first long lens. I sold it when I had an opportunity to buy a 500.
    I rented the 100-400 vers 2 for a trip to photograph Puffins on Machias Island and...
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    thanks Stuart.....I'll discuss w/my other 2...

    thanks Stuart.....I'll discuss w/my other 2 cohorts and let you know. It would probably be the same days.....you available weekdays?
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    Beautiful capture Stuart....where'd you go to...

    Beautiful capture Stuart....where'd you go to capture this GGO.
    I was just up there, Thur, Fri, and left Saturday. We spent our time in Chateauguay at the Refuge faunique at Marguerte-D'Youville. ...
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    Thank you Stu......

    Thank you Stu......
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    https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8531/28279484553_7f2...

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8531/28279484553_7f2601052f_c.jpghatch year m RTHB at Bee balm
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    LOL Raid....it's a shot I've been trying to get...

    LOL Raid....it's a shot I've been trying to get for a couple of weeks....I think I succeeded, although I will keep shooting low shutter speed photos.

    Bill
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    Pat....sorry, late to the party; first congrats...

    Pat....sorry, late to the party; first congrats on the purchase, secondly, you shouldn't have any issues.
    My experience has been great w/both refurbed lenses and a camera body.....I like the idea...
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