aglake

aglake

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

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  • It's true that the 80D only has two modes instead of three.  I have C2 set up for my bird photography.  My C1 was set up for something that I'm doing anymore; I think I need to change it to normal ...
  • Thank you for suggesting Adobe Bridge.  I've tried it and found that it also requires you to check each photo that you want to download.  You can select all photos with a single button - but I ...
  • 1)  Sometimes (like the next two weeks) I'll be away from my downloading facilities. It seems wasteful to erase a card that is  only partway filled and defeats the internal wear leveling in the card. ...
  • I find that the 100-400 II pairs very nicely with my 80D; I use it mostly for pictures of birds.  A refurbished 80D would cost less than an 7DII while being far more capable than the 7D. From ...
  • I understand everyone's comments about using the file manager.  That's how I've been doing it for years.  I think that there must be a more automated way. I will look at ACDsee when I get back from ...
  • I've come across several pieces of software that do most of it but not all of it.  I know that it is not that hard - or I wouldn't be considering it myself.  So it is annoying to have to do ...
  • Moving them to separate folders based on time taken gets very tedious, especially with a large number of images.  I can separate out the jpegs from the raw with the file manager's view by type, ...
  • It looks a lot like an immature Yellow Warbler to me.  That would fit with a nest nearby.  However, the back looks a little browner than I'd expect.  I await more expert opinions than mine.
  • Created question thread Downloading photos from camera
    I'm looking for software to download raw photos from my camera's SD card to my PC: (1) Download photos taken after a certain date.  Since I usually don't come close to filling a card, many of my cards ...
  • My favorite wildlife refuge is 1.5 miles off the end of main runway at LG Hanscom Field in Bedford MA.  While looking for birds, I saw these two Calspan Gulfstream IIIs showing off their ...
  • A few thoughts... The 80D is a little bigger and heavier; the M50 is smaller and lighter.  You'll have to decide what this means to you.  I have big hands and have trouble with mirrorless cameras; ...
  • Replied in 80d bad raw?
    This indicates a few things: (1) The camera can produce readable raw files (2) At least 3 were transferred correctly (3) Ligh ...
  • Based on your desires, the best camera is probably the 7DmarkII.  It has the fastest speed (10fps), dual card slots and GPS built in, but has no wireless.  There is an accessory WiFi adapter but ...
  • Replied in Marsh Wren
    Pictures were taken in Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge in Concord MA using 80D and 100-400L II. Singing his little heart out.
  • (That leaves me out of it - but I'm going to chime in anyway.) As always, it depends upon what you are most likely to shoot.  I find that for me, the 18-135 covers most of my needs.  However, you ...
  • I have not gone to BBF myself, but I find the hitting the AF-ON button will show me if the camera is focusing  on the bird and usually gives me the shot that I want.  The birdfeeders in my yard ...
  • For general shooting, I use a Peak Design Clutch on my 80D along with a LowePro shoulder bag to carry it in. I like using the clutch when shooting pictures but it's not a carry-around solution. ...
  • You don't say if the USB cable is connected to anything when the light stays on.  If as others have suggested,  the blue LED is actually the USB connected LED, your camera might be drawing power ...
  • Canon lists the 7D and 80D refurbished bodies at the same price.  There are bigger sales on the 7D so you might save there.  But if you are considering a refurbished 7D, you really ought to look ...
  • I've been very happy with my 80D; I've owned it since it first came out.  I can't really compare it with other camers, however.  It replaced a 1976 Canon SLR and supplemented a Canon G16. Buying ...
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