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    Quote Originally Posted by conropl View Post
    Thanks.
    Work got in the way of life. For about 6 years I would head to the airport on Monday morning and get home Friday - every week. So I had the weekend to get things done around the house and spend time with my wife. I really did not have time to pick up a camera.

    I got sick of that and retired. So I hope to get back to some photography. We'll see how that goes.
    Congrats on all the positive changes in life! And welcome back --- you've been missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    Laguna Seca Ranch is on my list with or without a 1DX III
    Road trip!!!

    I'll be in Texas in May...I wonder if that is a good time at Laguna???

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Huyer View Post
    That would be a fantastically fun day. But I would barely be able to lift the camera afterwards --- it would be so heavily loaded with images
    Haha....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Huyer View Post
    Congrats on all the positive changes in life! And welcome back --- you've been missed!

    +1 Great to see you back around Pat! And, I travel enough, I couldn't imagine every week, and congrats on the retirement!

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    I suspect May would be a bit late to catch the main migration of birds through the area but I bet they feed all year so the local species would be available. What dates are you considering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Eade View Post
    I suspect May would be a bit late to catch the main migration of birds through the area but I bet they feed all year so the local species would be available. What dates are you considering?
    I will be in Austin the week of May 11. So, it would be a weekend on either side is what I would be thinking. But, we could also wait to target a migration.

    BTW...from a Canon EOL (Wedding Photographer)....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVGwdC8A3E
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    More testing this weekend! I volunteered as a photographer for a local fat bike race, and got to try the face-recognition focusing once again. It was a little bit slower at aquiring the subjects than when I was photographing the skiers, but perhaps that's because the algorithm got momentarily confused by the helmets. Nevertheless it still did quite a stellar job at tracking, and I even got brave enough to switch to f/2.8 for a number of shots with the 70-200 lens (something I would never do before with bike photos because the hit rate would drop precipitously). I haven't even done AFMA yet on the camera, so nailing this many tack-sharp images really surprised me. The first 3 shots below are at f/2.8, and the last one is at f/4.0.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    I will be in Austin the week of May 11. So, it would be a weekend on either side is what I would be thinking. But, we could also wait to target a migration.

    BTW...from a Canon EOL (Wedding Photographer)....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRVGwdC8A3E
    Interesting video ..... I'm definitely holding off on a decision to buy Sony.

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    So now that I’ve been raving about how good the Mark III is, I’m going to put my Mark II on the market and attempt to point out that it’s a great camera too. There are 126,000 clicks on the odometer, and I have four 128 GB and one 64 GB CFast cards to go with it. Canadian buyers are easiest but I’m sure there’s a way to send it across borders too. Contact me at jhuyer@gmail.com

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    I went out looking for Great Grey Owls today, and found one after a few hours of searching. This sequence is right out of camera, not edited or cropped, and covers a span of less than 2 seconds. The focus tracking is not too bad, I have to say!










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    ...ummm...wow.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    ...ummm...wow.....
    +1

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