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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Adopting a MF system.
« on: Today at 01:48:23 AM »
Nice one. Can't wait to see the photos from thenew set up :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:20:00 AM »

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:41:35 AM »
But we saw the awesome Lynx at least, lol.

Wide open with the 200 f2

That's more like it - awesome shots Viggo.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:21:09 AM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.

Oh my word! I feel your pain  >:(

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:55:58 AM »
P.S. Mackguyver, sorry for the diversion. For a little perspective I owned and used an FD 50 f1.2L for many years and simply loved it, when I moved to EOS I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the 1.2L and used the 1.4 in the mean time. When the 1.2 did eventually arrive I was not impressed, I tried to like it but didn't.

I am not a fast prime hater by any stretch of the imagination, the 85 f1.2 is peerless, but I feel too often wild claims are made that just can't be backed up. I have said many times that if you shoot more because your lens has a red ring then that alone is a good enough reason to buy it. But to claim some of the stuff in this thread from in line images really is gilding the lily, and truthfully doesn't help informed purchasing decisions.

No apologies needed - you were actually the last person to post photos!  Besides, I like your examples and the point you're making.  I'm of the opposite perspective on this lens - I tried not to like it and even sold it, but there is something about this lens that I see in the final photos that I love.  In side-by-side shots with the 50 f/1.4, it's not there, and there's nothing magical going on, but the lens does produce great photos for me.  I don't post most of those photos here as they are of family, but I'm really happy with them.  No wild claims, just great results for me, that's why I like this lens.

I also agree that the 85 f/1.2 II is truly amazing (and better than the 50L), and I actually think that lens really does seem to have some magic :)

I loved having both the 50L and the 85L but you are absolutely correct - 85L is magical.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:06:10 AM »
If it's too late to return, sell it and keep the Sigma esp as its f2.8 - depending upon your photography style that may or may not be a big issue.

300mm F4L
ISO 200

Nice series :)

Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.

Lovely image steven.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:38:40 PM »

agreed! I'd take a year in Yellowstone with an iPhone over the high end combo for two weeks...

Absolutely.  8)
I'd take a year in Yellowstone with NO camera over the high end combo for two weeks.... :)

 I'll happily take a year at Yellowstone with just the gear that I currently own - which one of you is going to pay  my expenses?

My kid and I playing with his lego truck  - He put it all together as I wouldn't know how to even start.

6 shots, EF100 f2.8

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
Birthday wish list for a new version of the Canon 7D

Histogram in the view finder
Magic Lantern functionality like - Auto-ETTR, Dual-ISO, zebra stripes, RAW histogram, RAW Blinkies, Auto-Dot-Tune, intervalometer
Programmable buttons like the depth of field preview
A really high quality 3.2 inch electronic viewfinder or a hybrid electronic viewfinder or optical viewfinder
Auto Focus at f/8
Control button layout like a 5DIII
Dual CF card slots
Built in GPS
Radio control for speedlights
Wireless tethering app for iOS and Android
Small pro-grade weather-sealed body with a integrated grip
Pop up flash
Updated metering system
Image quality better than 70D
Noise performance as the 5DIII
Auto focus like 5DIII
61 auto focus points
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Superior low light ( high iso ) performance
Dynamic range to 13 stops
24 MP sensor
10 fps
Giant buffer, 30 RAW at 10 fps 
1/8000 shutter speed
100% viewfinder
Able to use same batteries as my 7D
No AA filter

APS-H 1.3x  crop mode but possible to crop to APS-C 1.6

Cost less than my car that is below $2 500

Video stuff

Very interesting wish list. Will there be space for dual CF cards in a 7D size body?

Taken 28 miles out to sea in Liverpool Bay.

Gannet by mike nesbitt, on Flickr

Lovely shot.  Well done.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Adopting a MF system.
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:47:32 PM »
Given the two options, I'd likely go with the:

"Hasselblad H2D + 39mp Kodak Back + HV90x Viewfinder + 80mm HC F/2.8 - More or less around 8K".

It's within the budget and no doubt with your knowledge and expertise it will be a great add on to your current kit. After using it for say for a couple of years you can assess your MF needs again and decide if more investment is warranted.

Also, interesting to see what other CR members suggest.

Lenses / Re: Tamron lenses --> annoying zoom ring
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:40:44 PM »
i prefer it with the zoom ring on the front. especially with heavy lenses. better support and you can use your pinky and thumb for focus fine tuning i guess i just got used to it that way.

Same here, Especially with the 150-600, where you need to support it further from the camera anyway when shooting hand held. It takes some getting used to I guess, but its not as hard to master as the 100-400 push pull system where you keep overzooming the focal length you want.

Give it some more time and practice to get used to it - it will be worth it.

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