Too Hot to Sit On: A Like-new Canon 600 III for Sale. And a Capture One Pro 20 Note from Arash Hazeghi « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Too Hot to Sit On: A Like-new Canon 600 III for Sale. And a Capture One Pro 20 Note from Arash Hazeghi

What’s Up?

I am busy packing for Long Island. Bringing some of my SONY gear for the Event Space “Birds in Flight” program on Wednesday. And I may get out a bit with good friend Tom Pfeiffer the week of 15 DEC … Wednesdat evening I will be seeing Billy Joel at the Garden for the third time, the fourth time total. Lord, they love him in the Big Apple.

B&H Event Space Programs This Week

Photographing Birds in Flight

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 PM ET – 3:00 PM ET. Speaker: Arthur Morris. Skill Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advance. Location: B&H Event Space: Second Floor of B&H NYC SuperStore at 420 9th Avenue, New York NY 10001.

This slide-illustrated lecture will feature more than two hundred of Artie’s spectacular photographs of birds in flight. As he shares images from his favorite locations around the globe, he will teach us everything we need to know in order to create striking images of flying avian subjects. The topics to be covered include: gear (lenses, camera bodies, tripods, and heads), understanding the importance of wind direction and sky conditions, ideal wing positions, shooting strategies, the best AF modes to use for flight photography with Canon, Nikon, and SONY, the importance of using a good stance, post-processing, getting the right exposure, and image design.

To register to attend or to stream live online, click here.

Photographing Nature in the Galapagos Archipelago

Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:00 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET. Speaker: Arthur Morris. Skill Levels: Basic, Intermediate, Advance. Location: B&H Event Space: Second Floor of B&H NYC SuperStore at 420 9th Avenue, New York NY 10001.

This slide-illustrated program will feature more than two hundred of Artie’s spectacular photographs of birds, pinnipeds and reptiles created on fourteen BIRDS AS ART Photo-Cruises around the Galapagos. You will learn about the best landings and locations, the great variety of photographic subjects, gear choices, getting the right exposure, image design, and post processing.

To register to attend or to stream live online, click here.

Canon 600mm f/4L IS USM III Lens (with $200 + in extras!)

Sale Pending 40 minutes after listing!

BAA friend and multiple IPT veteran Paul Reinstein is offering a Canon 600mm f/4L IS III lens in absolutely like-new condition (with extras) for $11,499.00. The sale includes the lens hood, the front lens cover, the rear cap, the soft carrying case, the original product box, the instruction manual, the warranty card, the strap, a Realtree Max4 LensCoat, a RRS lens replacement foot, the factory warranty (good until 3/14/20), and insured ground shipping via major courier to lower-48 US addresses only. Your item will not ship until your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Paul via e-mail or by phone at 1-310-946-9031 (Pacific time zone).

The 600 III is the latest Canon version of my favorite weapon of mass destruction for bird photography. With its super balance, light weight, incredible sharpness, and a five-stop Image Stabilization system, the 600 III is a technological marvel. The lens tips the scale at a relatively svelte 6.71 lb — about one ounce heavier than the SONY 600mm f/4GM OSS lens. It is a fraction under two pounds lighter than the 600 II. Thus, it is eminently hand-holdable for many folks. As this lens sells new for $12,999.00, you can save a neat $1500.00 by being the one to grab Paul’s pretty much new lens. Did I mention that unlike me, Paul is fastidious when it comes to caring for his gear? This lens is super-sharp with either TC, one of the great advantages of Canon over Nikon … artie

A Capture One Pro 20 Note from Arash Hazeghi

BPN Avian and Super-moderator Arash Hazeghi passed this along:

I just finished evaluating CaptureOne Pro 20. I did not spot any differences in the output files compared to Capture One Pro 12 so there really isn’t any reason to upgrade. There is nothing that adds value for bird and wildlife photographers so my recommendatioon is to skip the update and save the money.

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