R2D2

Lives in United States Midwest, United States
Joined on Oct 29, 2002

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  • Thx.  I love shooting situations where the bird is flying into the light. Time of day and wind direction always have to figure into birding.  And sometimes you get lucky!  :-) And I sure hope there ...
  • Consider what you shoot and how you shoot it. R2
  • +1 I really like the NCR and Sanyo based cells like Panasonic, Orbtronic, EagleTac... Be sure to get the "Protected" version. I can't tell from the picture if button-top cells are required, or if ...
  • Definitely don't want to stress that tripod socket (either with something too heavy on either the camera side, or the accessory side).  Also any force that might be applied to the socket (bumps, ...
  • Good I.D. Wasps have indeed sent me to the E.R.  I did undergo 5 years of immunotherapy afterwards (necessary due to the nature of my day job).   Was not fun, but necessary.  I've been OK since ...
  • Nicely done.  It can be hard to control the background with a "wide" macro lens. R2
  • I hate to be the bearer of bad news!  BIFs are a true love of mine too.  This Heron flew past me with breakfast in his bill just last week... 100-400ii on the 7Dii.   1/2500 sec @ f/5.6, 300mm. I ...
  • LOL thanks for the encouraging words, but the issue isn’t that (I’ve adjusted to CAF on various P&S cameras), but I absolutely rely on the AF staying put exactly where I want it on my ILCs. I use ...
  • Replied in Video link
    Personally, I’ve put almost 20k shots through my M6ii and haven’t lost a single one due to shutter shock. Admittedly I’ve been using primes primarily however (and my big 100-400ii)! It doesn’t mean ...
  • OK, how about a different solution. Get one of these mobile power adapters and just slip your power bank into your back pocket or carry it on your hip... LP-E12 Power Adapter You’d just have to ...
  • LOL, but which would you rather have?  Dracula or Frankenstein!  :-D Dracula would be a much more practical solution in this case! R2
  • Don't you just want to save all the hassle and get one of these for your M50? :-) R2
  • Holy cow that is a bummer.  Just think what Magic Lantern could do with this body! That's a fair work-around you've got there, but indeed fiddly. Eye AF (esp with the M6ii's new firmware) really is ...
  • I just want to clarify for the OP that with the M6ii, Eye AF is indeed an option when Servo AF is enabled (using either the shutter or BBAF option). I use Servo AF with BBAF almost 100% of the ...
  • Good to know that you already own the 100-400ii + 1.4x iii combo (so you’d know how it performs on your current bodies). Gives us a point of reference. I have this lens combo too and have been ...
  • Replied in Lens Question
    I tried the Sigma 17-50/2.8 (latest) on my M6ii but had to call No Joy.  Darn. I'm still waiting for a fast EF-M standard zoom. 11-22 focuses nice and close if you want to do landscapes with a near ...
  • The 11-22 is perfect for landscapes. Definitely. I really like the Sigma 56 for portraits. I have the 15-45, 18-55, and 18-150, and freely use them for whichever application each would be the most ...
  • HeHe, no need to try convincing Me! I've been livin' the dream since day 1 of the its release. :-D To illustrate what I was talking about when cropping still images, here is a 25% crop (8 MP, ...
  • Smart move.  You really have to try first to see if you like it. R2
  • Lots of equipment uses USB charging exclusively (and have done so successfully for years). It's also getting more popular as circuit designs move more in that direction.  Many people have multiple ...
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