aglake

aglake

Lives in United States Groton, MA, United States
Works as a Software Quality Engineer
Joined on Jan 1, 2014

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  • If you really don't expect to use it a lot, perhaps you might consider renting one just for those times when you really expect to need one (like your Yellowstone trip). For example, LensRentals ...
  • I started out with the 55-250 STM on my 80D and have been quite happy with it.  However, for wildlife (which for me is largely birds), you may wish that you had a little more reach - at least I did. ...
  • One thing about the 150-600's: they're heavy and lot of that weight is out in the front element.  Last fall I tried the Sigma 150-600C at my local camera store and found that it was far too heavy ...
  • Would you have better luck with Sigma's teleconverter?  They sell the 150-600C + teleconverter as a package: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/telephoto-lenses/150-600mm-contemporary-tc-1401-teleco ...
  • Here is my first attempt to capture the hummingbirds at my feeder.  It was an overcast morning so there wasn't as much light as I would have liked.  As a result, the speed was slower than I would ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • Perhaps it depends upon what you think is ordinary.  The same argument can be made that ordinary people don't need anything more than the camera in their cell phone. I think that different people ...
  • Replied in Car vs. Camera
    That was an interesting comment; my experience is a little different.  At 400 pages, the owner's manual for my Japanese car (2013 Subaru Forester) is much longer than the manual for my Japanese ...
  • If you have some money available, now is probably the best time.  After this summer you will have plenty of other things to spend your money on.  You will also find that you have a lot less time ...
  • I haven't been there but, like arty H, my daughter has.  For her it was a side trip on the way to the Amazon, but she liked her stay in Cuzco and her trip to Macchu Picchu.  She took the train ...
  • There's one other consideration that I should mention.  When the question "Why do you need another camera strap; what's wrong with the one that you have?" comes up, it makes life much easier to ...
  • I don't believe that it uses Bluetooth to do more than set up the camera's local WiFi connection.  If I am not mistaken, it is only used to initiate the WiFi connection, not to do the actual ...
  • I agree with both of you that the friction of the strap will make it difficult when worn as the slide is.  But the PD and BR solutions, while good, aren't cheap.  Before spending money on that, I ...
  • Peak Design sells a kit with anchor adapters; it doesn't cost much.
  • I want to thank everybody for their advice.  I've learned some things and have some ideas to try. For the moment, I'm going to try using the standard Canon strap connected to the base of the camera ...
  • In looking at the manual, it seems to me that you only need to turn it on when you want to make a connection to a smartphone.  The connection to the smartphone would still be over WiFi but would ...
  • When I attach a strap to the left mounting attachment and the bottom plate, the camera hangs at an angle and the weight of the lens is supported only by the lens mount on the camera.  (I have ...
  • What I am looking for is something to hold the camera+lens while I walk around the local nature preserve.  (I'd rather not take a chance on dropping the lens.)  So some sort of strap arrangement ...
  • Created discussion thread Carrying the 100-400 L II
    With last weekend promising that warm weather will eventually appear in my part of the world, it's now time to figure out how to carry my new 100-400.  I don't want to hang it off the camera so I ...
  • To amplify just a little ... If you just do the standard install, DPP 3 installs in Program Files (x86)\Canon\Digital Photo Professional. and DPP 4 installs in Program Files (x86)\Canon\Digital ...
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