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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

LITTLE BERTHA. (23/04/14)

It’s another dull day but much better than yesterday.

Big Bertha was collected and Little Bertha arrived. She looks and feels as good as new so I am happy. She is almost weightless by comparison.

_V0G8663       Little Bertha.

I took her out for a quick play and was happy enough.

_MG_4385    Swallow.

_MG_4386 Female Sparrow.

I also got a 64GB Compact Flash card. This should give me about 90s of time lapse video at 30fps using shooting small RAW files, the smallest RAW file I can shoot is 5.2MB; I hope the maths works out right. Microsoft GBs seem smaller than other peoples has anyone else noticed this? The write speed is an amazing 120MB/s which is about twice as fast as the Canon 5D II. Overkill but it was on offer and is a Lexar. They seem to last for ever with a format every now and again. If I shot in JPEG then I would have the capacity to bore folk witless. A minute or so of my video is more than enough for man or beast.

It’s not looking good for tomorrow. I’m hoping to get out early for some time lapse macro of Celandine opening. I will see.

33 comments:

  1. Lucky you. I'm still dreaming of that lens! :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, the 400mm f2.8 was a real posers lens and superb. To pose you have to be strong enough to lift it out of it's box. This is a much more sensible lens. They are hard to find second hand. I found three but this was the only one that I liked.

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    2. PS. Mersad Ffordes have a couple. I will be going past next week so could have a look at them for you.
      CANON 100mm-400mm

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  2. Hmmm. All good technical stuff. I like the birds, though.

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    1. Frances, Carole doesn't they are crapping all over her horses.

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  3. Lovely little swallow and sparrow. Bertha is a beauty too. ;)

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    1. Hilary, I'm hoping to get plenty of use out ot it.

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  4. I am sure you will get on well with your new lens, i cant fault mine.

    peter

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    1. Peter, it's the first zoom lens I've had for ages. It seems fine.

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  5. You seems to like your lens, little Bertha. Have fun Adrian.

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    1. Bob, it is a joy to use. I'll do my best to do it justice.

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  6. Adriaan congratulations on your new lens, that you would have a lot of fun.

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    1. Bas, thank you. All I need now is some sun.

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  7. Nice Lens, Adrian, hope this one stays lite enough for you. You be amazed how heavy they get after a while. ;-)

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    1. Horst, even the camera body gets heavy after a while. I'll live with this lens.

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  8. Really ~ how much bigger do you need it Adrian unless you are shooting topless royals? Great to read you saw the horsies too.

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    1. Carol, I was tempted by a bargain when I got the 400mm prime lens. I wouldn't bother pointing a camera at a royal. The horses were spectacular. I'll have to go back on a better day.

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  9. Topless royals! Maybe Carol has something there, I'd love to have that lens! Loved the bird shots.

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    1. Bill, yes I'm lucky. Now I'll try and get some pictures with it.

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  10. Good-bye Big Bertha..
    Hello Little Bertha!

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  11. I don't remember seeing big Bertha but this looks like the mother of all cameras. Good luck

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    1. Red, there is a picture of it here.........BIG BERTHA.

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  12. Hope you have lots of fun with your new toy. I'm sure I'll enjoy the results.

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    1. Pauline, hopefully it will get much more use than the old lens.

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  13. I'm sure Little Bertha will soon be performing well, giving you total satisfaction to all your wants and desires?...have fun!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, life is a dream already. I actually take her a walk without having to build up the courage.

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  14. Now that's much more my kind of lens.

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    1. Graham, it is much more my sort of lens. I bit off more than i could chew with Bertha. It does vignette on full frame 35mm but I tend to crop square anyway. FFordes have a secondhand one.

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  15. I still have this lens and it's so versatile, you'll see. It's also very sharp.

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    1. Maria, it seems fine. I haven't owned a zoom lens for years and rarely had one I was happy with. It does vignette on full frame but it can be easily removed in processing.

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  16. Pleased you are happier, you make photography sound like science rather than art !!

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    1. Jay, it's how I approach it. I was an engineer and mathematician. I'll never be an artist. The lens is fine and my bank balance got a lift as well.

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