June 2013 Newsletter
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Burrowing Owls, Maxis Gamez - © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm w/1.4x III @ f/8, 1/640sec, ISO 1250 in Manual Mode


Burrowing Owls, Maxis Gamez - © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L w/ 1.4x III @ f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO 640 in Manual Mode


Burrowing Owl in Flight, Maxis Gamez - © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L w/ 1.4x III @ f/8, 1/1000sec, ISO 640 in Manual Mode

Burrowing Owls yet again put up a show for us. What a great treat and fun is to photograph these little guys in prime time. Our first morning was a little slow. The nest I took the group to was extremely active during my first workshop but I have yet to understand why we didn't’t see any babies this time around. I know there was a Cooper ’s hawk around but I don’t know if he killed the 3 babies. We still were able to photograph the parents feeding and with nice light.

The afternoon was much more productive as we moved to a different location. We photographed a family of 8… that’s right… 8!! 6 owlets and two parents. It was an amazing experience!


I’m very excited to announce my partnership with Robert Amoruso. We’ll be conducting a fun and extremely informative workshop in New Mexico at the one and only Bosque Del Apache NWR.

Join us and experience Bosque like never before!

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Whooping Crane, Maxis Gamez – © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1320 sec, ISO 320 in Manual mode.


Whooping Crane Calling, Maxis Gamez – © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1320 sec, ISO 320 in Manual mode.


Whooping Crane Portrait, Maxis Gamez – © All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1320 sec, ISO 320 in Manual mode.


Yours truly on a Mission to Photograph Whooping Cranes
Thank you Kathryn for sharing the image, © All Rights Reserved


Summer Palms, S.W. Florida - © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

Canon 5D MKII (converted to IR), Canon 70-200mm f/11 L @ 1/125sec, ISO 100 in Manual Mode


Off the Beaten Path, Central Florida - © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKII (converted to IR), Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II @ f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 100 in Manual


Lighthouse Infrared © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved

Canon 5D MKII (converted to IR), Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II @ f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 100 in Manual

There is no doubt in my mind the importance of selecting an accurate white balance when shooting IR images. Selecting an accurate white balance should be priority for all kinds of photography for that matter but with IR photography can be a true image killer.

Depending on the camera you use, make sure to create a custom white balance before you shoot!

 

If you have a Canon 1D X, make sure to read below!

Product Advisories

Thank you for using Canon products.

This notice is to proactively inform our customers of the details of the phenomena described below along with Canon’s support actions. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to continuously improving product quality and delivering industry-leading service and support. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.

Affected Products
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera

Phenomena
In some units of the models listed below, there is a possibility that the following phenomena may occur due to wear caused by insufficient lubrication within the camera’s driving mechanism. 

    1. AF searches but does not lock in on the subject. 
        (Caused by minute particles produced by wear mentioned above.)
    2. The image shown in the viewfinder is “blurry” or “not steady”. 
        (Occurs if wear progresses.)

Potentially Affected Products
    1. EOS-1D X: If the sixth digit of the serial number is “1”, “2”, “3”, “4”, “5”, “6” or “7”, the phenomena described above may occur.
    2. EOS-1D C: If the sixth digit of the serial number is “1”, the phenomena described above may occur. 

    NOTE: If the camera’s battery compartment contains one of the markings illustrated below, the camera is NOT affected by the 
    phenomena described above even if the sixth digit of the serial number is one of the numbers mentioned above.
 

    Markings of UNAFFECTED cameras

An "A" mark

A black mark on the silver bracket

Support 
Potentially affected cameras will be inspected and repaired free of charge. If you own one of the potentially affected cameras please contact our Customer Support Center.

This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.

Please register the EOS-1D X and the EOS-1D C. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when service updates are available.

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc

Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON
  1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: carecenter@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: www.usa.canon.com/support

Canon EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-855-CINE-EOS (toll free)
  1-855-246-3367
TDD: 1-866-251-3752
Email: CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com
For additional support options: pro.usa.canon.com/support

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Until next time!

Thanks!