Carlos U

Lives in Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela
Joined on Oct 18, 2003

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Jeff Greenberg: -----
is this national park or wildlife refuge?
was permission obtained in advance?
was wildlife disturbed?
(rare birds nest within some waterfalls)
some of us bloody hope DPR doesn't promote
violators of drone laws-ethics seeking clicks-thrills...

Yes, the falls are in Canaima National Park. But much more worse than flying a dron are the ilegal mining activities (gold, coltan, diamonds among others) permitted (and I would say promoted) by the authorities. A huge ecological crime is happening less than a hundred miles from the site of the falls. Google for ARCO MINERO and you will see.

I'm from Venezuela and I would say that at least this footage show this magical and fragile place to the world so more consciousness and awareness rise about it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 01:50 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2596 comments in total)

They don't like "Users must manually select between human, animal or birds for Eye AF"
The time will come when they don't like that the camera doesn't shot automatically when there is a good photo opportunity in front of it.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2021 at 01:31 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
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Martin Ocando: I used Tetenal products for over 30 years. Is so good to hear that they are still standing. I wonder if Hobo is still alive.

If you mean Jobo (with J), yes it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2020 at 19:56 UTC
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Carlos U: An 800mm without a tripod mount? Did I miss something?

My mistake, the youtube video shows clearly the tripod mount. Sorry, the description and pictures here in DPR tells nothing about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 23:19 UTC
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Carlos U: An 800mm without a tripod mount? Did I miss something?

That is something I didn't considered. I once have the chance to use a Canon 15X stabilized binoculars and was amazed.

Anyway, I think restricting the use of the lens with tripod, whatever the reason you want it for, seems like a flaw. I have done wildlife shooting and many times, for long waits for the subject to appear or do the right pose, the use of tripod or at least a monopod makes a difference to just handholding.

This 800mm lens plus camera body goes around 4 pounds. That is quite light for long tele standards but not so for handholding comfort.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 18:11 UTC
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Carlos U: An 800mm without a tripod mount? Did I miss something?

Weight and size are not the real problem. 800mm gives you a field of view of 3 degrees. That's equivalent to a 16x scope. Trying to keep the subject within frame at this magnification while handholding the camera/lens combo is not easy. Maybe they thought it to be used with the tripod attached to the camera? Too much stress to the mount I think. Who knows...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 17:14 UTC

An 800mm without a tripod mount? Did I miss something?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 16:42 UTC as 34th comment | 10 replies
On photo Green Tree Snake in the Bring your camera everywhere: In the zoo challenge (7 comments in total)

It's an emerald boa (corallus caninus) from south america. Good shot!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 03:20 UTC as 5th comment
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