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Old June 22nd, 2010, 05:33 PM   #16
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Hi Charles,

Nice video of the foxes. Must be real handy to have that right in your own backyard!.
Thanks. I shot it with the stock EX3 lens, using your picture profile (thangyewvurrymuch). The shots with slight vibration are from my son walking on the porch while I was rolling.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:10 PM   #17
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Jay, thanks for the info. I have no doubt that everything you say is true because I've heard much of it before. Nevertheless, I stand by what I have written earlier and will be happy to pursue it all the way to court if a ranger really wants to make an issue of it. But as I said, most of them won't hassle you unless you deserve it -- and, as Charles points out, most of the rest will quickly back down if you push back. Like so much of life in America today it's mindless buracreacy for buracreacy's sake.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:13 PM   #18
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The shots with slight vibration are from my son walking on the porch while I was rolling.
Did you try turning on SteadyShot? I find tht it works wonders in light wind and when people are walking around the camera. I would have loved to have SteadyShot on my F800 when I was trying to shoot on the wooden boardwalks at Yellowstone. So much time was wasted waiting for a gap in the foot traffic, and often times would never come.
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I have used SteadyShot while locked down in light winds before. Works pretty good. But I find if I try to follow movement while it's turned on it tends to make the shot drift. The light was so perfect that day and the kits were almost performing for the camera... I was so jazzed I'd probably have forgotten to turn it off.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #20
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Very nice footage!

I'm with Doug on applying the 'rules' of the NPS. I've already paid my entrance fees, my taxes, etc., etc., and if I have a Canon 5D Mark II taking high-def video for 'potential' commercial use (who knows what will sell or not?), and a still photographer with the same camera is next to me taking stills that will end up all over the web for his own use, why would one be charged and not the other? It makes no sense other than greed.

Obviously if special consideration is needed due to a crew, or a Ranger is needed for an escort, that's a different story. But just a camera and a tripod, c'mon. It's public land. This land is my land, this land is your land.

I've heard some areas are tougher than areas. I've heard Yellowstone Rangers are more apt to question you than Yosemite, etc.

I wouldn't mind paying an annual fee, like $100, that would cover me anywhere for all public park lands, but $200 every time you go to a park and shoot with a single camera on a tripod?

Anyway, not to detract from the great shooting in these three pieces. Super stuff.
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