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Old 05-06-16, 11:00 AM
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Great flower shots jbchy - here's a Wood Duck and a Red-necked Grebe, taken over the last few days.



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Excellent! Mine came from Japan also, those Japanese really look really look after there stuff going by the condition they sell most of it.

I've done only a few test shots with the new manual split focus screen and already know it's better than the Egs screen Canon pushes for manual focusing and much brighter. Highly recommended.

Link; Split Image Focus Screen FOR Canon 5D Mark II Mkii 6D | eBay
There seems to have been a little bit of a run on the 35-70 lately, because the stock is down, average condition is not great and the prices are up. I'd been diligently keeping an eye out for a decent copy at a decent price (bookmarks, RSS feeds, ebay notifications), and I just had to jump when I saw something promising.

On the split screen, I have one that's very similar (possibly identical, minus the indexing tabs) for the 5D (original). I never could get it dead on (this was when I shot a lot of 35/1.4, so not much room for error). I probably should have played with shims a little more, but I seem to recall not liking something else about it, so I don't think that I wanted to put the work in. The matte Canon screen isn't perfect, but it's been the compromise that I've been most happy with (even if I don't remember what I didn't like about the other one, anymore ).
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Oh, and nice pics on this page, fellas.
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Wow. Gorgeous shots JB and Nondes.

Came across this little guy at lunch today.





Recent snowfall

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Colorider I'm not sure how you could see the snake against that background. My wife stepped on a Coachwhip once - it was pink, lying on a pink rock. It reared up and bit her twice (but not poisonous)- major drama, no pics!
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I did almost step on it. lol. I've ridden over them by accident on my mountain bike. Usually bull snakes but I have come across rattlers from time to time.
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Rattlers are quite startling. I stepped within inches of this one, for several minutes, before realizing :O. I think I might have rolled over it, otherwise it was just being extremely sluggish not to rattle (or bite!) at me. Luck was looking out for me this day. Since this encounter I've become very suspicious of every squiggly branch or groove in the dirt I see.


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We got some new chairs. The cats fought over them for a couple days, but now they've got the daily timeshare figured out. Jack has the afternoons.

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Old 05-11-16, 12:15 PM
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35-70 arrived. I'm pretty stoked - the price was in the 'too good to be true' neighborhood and there was an error in description - between those two things, I think that it made other vultures just wary enough to keep them from clicking "Buy It Now" I did a quick bit of research, felt fairly confident and took the plunge - it was worth it, the lens is in pretty great shape, other than some very light cleaning marks on the front element. When beat up lenses are going to $300+, I lucked out with total price of $230



Edited to add: it is, of course, currently raining out, so I can't go play with it just yet.
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Black Headed Grosbeak - first time I've seen one in the backyard



Green-tailed Towhee - also a first time visitor



Male Mallard near home



White Faced Ibis at the lake near home



White-faced Ibis in flight

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Old 05-12-16, 04:40 PM
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Just found out we have a nesting pair of Cooper's Hawks in a tree on a property adjacent to our office. This is from earlier today.

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Rattlers are quite startling. I stepped within inches of this one, for several minutes, before realizing :O. I think I might have rolled over it, otherwise it was just being extremely sluggish not to rattle (or bite!) at me. Luck was looking out for me this day. Since this encounter I've become very suspicious of every squiggly branch or groove in the dirt I see.


I don't think they get that big in CO. If they do, I've yet to see one. The biggest I've seen so far is a 5-6 ft bull snake. Nearly stepped on that one too. It about gave me heart failure.
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/\/\ This one was small, abouts 2-ish feet I guess. And still just a wee one, not too many rattles yet. I think there's two main kinds that are here, diamondbacks and black tail. I've heard tell that the black tails tend to be fatter and way more mellow, so I assume that's what this one was. Have seen a few more darting across singletrack. Also have seen a striped whip snake.
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Interesting. It still looks a lot more stout than the ones we typically see here.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
35-70 arrived. I'm pretty stoked - the price was in the 'too good to be true' neighborhood and there was an error in description - between those two things, I think that it made other vultures just wary enough to keep them from clicking "Buy It Now" I did a quick bit of research, felt fairly confident and took the plunge - it was worth it, the lens is in pretty great shape, other than some very light cleaning marks on the front element. When beat up lenses are going to $300+, I lucked out with total price of $230



Edited to add: it is, of course, currently raining out, so I can't go play with it just yet.
Nice one gotta love that. I paid $279us in mint condition, people may have been put off it because it had a Tamron cap, that's ok with me

Took these for posting to facebook today with the 35-70. Second one's in macro mode.
1970's motocross jersey. I didn't add any colour but the camera is set in landscape mode that helps richen it and you can see the depth in the second photo.




I didn't buy the 35-70 for this but used it for some shots a couple weeks ago, not bad.


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Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Just found out we have a nesting pair of Cooper's Hawks in a tree on a property adjacent to our office. This is from earlier today.

Nice one. I have a Hawk that roosts in my shed over the work bench every night.
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Weather has not really been cooperating, but here are a few shots with the C/Y 35-70 f/3.4 -


This was shot in the 35mm Macro Mode at (or near) MFD -



This one at f/5.6 shows some of the sharpness, contrast and color characteristics that draw me to some of the Zeiss lenses -



And another near MFD in Macro Mode -

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Nice one gotta love that. I paid $279us in mint condition, people may have been put off it because it had a Tamron cap, that's ok with me

Took these for posting to facebook today with the 35-70. Second one's in macro mode.
1970's motocross jersey. I didn't add any colour but the camera is set in landscape mode that helps richen it and you can see the depth in the second photo.
http://i.imgur.com/GnysJNw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H6GxV3h.jpg

I didn't buy the 35-70 for this but used it for some shots a couple weeks ago, not bad.
http://i.imgur.com/AKOxcd0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xtVECFp.jpg
Nice - how long ago did you get it? Currently, they seem to be going for ~$400 and higher in mint condition and there are some truly beat up ones listed for $300+. They seem to go on runs every so often - it's like a handful of enthusiastic users on photo forums can ignite a short-term frenzy.

Also, I need/want to find a suitable hood. Seems like the WA metal hood with cap is the way to go - I wish that it provided more protection for the front element, but with the rotating threads, you can't get away the deeper petal-type hoods.
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Old 05-13-16, 07:40 AM
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Excellent shots!! I see the Ziess effect there

People in the know say the reason modern lens photos look so flat is because there adding to many elements into lens now taking real life out of photos (or a clinical look) but lens makers have decided we need more complex lens that are all about sharpness only. It's a marketing thing we don't need.
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Old 05-13-16, 07:51 AM
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Nice - how long ago did you get it? Currently, they seem to be going for ~$400 and higher in mint condition and there are some truly beat up ones listed for $300+. They seem to go on runs every so often - it's like a handful of enthusiastic users on photo forums can ignite a short-term frenzy.

Also, I need/want to find a suitable hood. Seems like the WA metal hood with cap is the way to go - I wish that it provided more protection for the front element, but with the rotating threads, you can't get away the deeper petal-type hoods.
Bought it about 2-3 months ago, saw the price and had to buy. Before that I got a mint 50mm 1.7 mmj also. Don't discount Yashica ML prime lens some are close enough to Ziess, I have ML 28, 50 and 200 lens there very good.
I have bought from china metal screw on shades that are so good they look original and there's metal covers that screw onto the shades, very cheap 5 bucks free post.
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Bought it about 2-3 months ago, saw the price and had to buy. Before that I got a mint 50mm 1.7 mmj also. Don't discount Yashica ML prime lens some are close enough to Ziess, I have ML 28, 50 and 200 lens there very good.
I have bought from china metal screw on shades that are so good they look original and there's metal covers that screw onto the shades, very cheap 5 bucks free post.
Cool - I'll have to poke around ebay.

Yeah, I already have a 50/1.7 planar and 28/2.8 distagon, both MMJ (the distagon is stupid good - a little better than what I've seen thus far with the 35-70). I'd love to get something wider, but that's probably going to cost too much in the Zeiss world (picking up a 21 distagon will be a long-term goal). The results that I've seen from some 20mm and 24mm Rokkors and Canon FDs have been impressive, so I'll probably try them out when I have a body that can accept them with a glassless adapter.
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A couple more taken with the 35-70 (which I'm already in love with and hasn't come off of the camera since arriving), both taken in macro mode -



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As always some fine photography in this thread!!!

Some recent o

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A lot of great pics and enthusiasm here. We were lucky enough to witness the tail end of a major warbler migration "fall-out" at Point Pelee last week.

Chestnut-sided Warbler



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Blackburnian Warbler



Cape May Warbler

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Nice, as always, CG and awesome birding, nondes.
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