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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: Today at 01:54:30 AM »
Why jump to the conclusion that it was irrational?  Maybe he deserved it.
No man deserves this. This is more worst than having his wiiwii cut off  :-\

The damages seem she slammed that combo more than one.

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Street & City / Re: Watch out! Of burglary zone.
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:59:01 AM »
Guilin, China.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:21:06 AM »
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)

Thanks Dylan777! All three were made in Zambia where I live at the moment.

On one of my trips I was woken at 04:00 AM by the shouting of baboons; they were clearly distressed. When we left camp at 06:00 it turned out that the lions in the first shot had killed an impala just 300 meters from where we had slept. The baboons had been witness of the kill and alerted everyone nearby!

When we arrived on the scene, only the head of the impala remained. The cub is still licking its lips and if you look closely at the picture you can see that the fur of the lioness on the right is still red around the jawbone from feeding.
Wow...that's awesome HarmsWay. Thank you for sharing the photos and quick story.

I'm in California, USA. Safari is on my bucket list. Someday... ::)

Best,
Dylan

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:03:37 AM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)
I'm officially broke after 400mm + 1dx. I've declared that I'm done for 2014  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:53:17 PM »
Not in the urgent, but interested to see 1D X II + 100-400

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:00:31 PM »
Well, I LOVE my 400 f/5.6L, even without the IS. Are you shooting with  a monopod? That takes care of the IS issue for shots down to 1/100 (with good technique). I shoot in burst mode or 2 sec delay if wanting to get a single sharp photo. Actually, with good technique, I can occasionally get a tack sharp shot at 1/100 without monopod. Generally I shoot freehand at 1/500 and up for birds in flight or nervous birds hopping about from perch to perch.
I never had an issue getting sharp photos with my 400 f/5.6, and I think it is the single best value in Canon's entire lineup.  It's 90% as sharp as the $12k 400 f/2.8 IS II for 1/12th the price.  Plus it's the only 400mm lens you can easily fit in a backpack, at least for the EF mount.  I genuinely miss that aspect of the lens. The build quality is excellent as well and it's partially weather sealed.

Are you sure about this?  ;D

I do alot indoor shooting with fast shutter speed(1/1000 or faster). In my case, f5.6 won't do any goods.
Obviously I didn't mention the trivial little issue of the aperture in stopping action or delivering shallow DOF.  Like two stops really makes any difference  ;) ;D ;) :D ;)

4stop IS doesn't help much either  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:42:58 PM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

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There was a serial number range, but I think it was basically all of them up until the recall announcement.


Thanks Neuro. I'll double check after my bustrip.

One more Q, are we talking about this?: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e024809120b7

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:02:30 PM »
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:58:07 PM »
Well, I LOVE my 400 f/5.6L, even without the IS. Are you shooting with  a monopod? That takes care of the IS issue for shots down to 1/100 (with good technique). I shoot in burst mode or 2 sec delay if wanting to get a single sharp photo. Actually, with good technique, I can occasionally get a tack sharp shot at 1/100 without monopod. Generally I shoot freehand at 1/500 and up for birds in flight or nervous birds hopping about from perch to perch.
I never had an issue getting sharp photos with my 400 f/5.6, and I think it is the single best value in Canon's entire lineup.  It's 90% as sharp as the $12k 400 f/2.8 IS II for 1/12th the price.  Plus it's the only 400mm lens you can easily fit in a backpack, at least for the EF mount.  I genuinely miss that aspect of the lens. The build quality is excellent as well and it's partially weather sealed.

Are you sure about this?  ;D

I do alot indoor shooting with fast shutter speed(1/1000 or faster). In my case, f5.6 won't do any goods.

You and I paid much more for 2.8 version, however, our lenses work well with x1.4 & x2 TC. Your 300 could become decent 400ish and 600. My 400 could decent become 500ish & 800. Kinda like owning 3 lenses for the price of one :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.


I would appreciate to see some of those portraits....if possible....thanks

Currently on bustrip. I have few hundred photos taken with this combo at home PC. Will share some photos next week.

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Were there certain patches got recalled? or all 1DX?

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:36:50 PM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:21:12 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Where do you buy 5D Mark iii?
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:37:26 PM »
Very simple, SAVE your money and buy it from authorized dealers. If you can wait, X-mas is the best time. I highly recommend Profeel: http://stores.ebay.com/PMI-Digital?_rdc=1 . Ask for David, awesome to work with.

My sources are: BH, Profeel, Adorama, and Samys


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