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Ok...  not quite sold...  if it has nice low light capabilities, at least marginally better than the 5DIII, then i'm sold! :P
Seems unlikely, given the ISO 6400 rating...

come on 5D MK IV then! ::)

Ok...  not quite sold...  if it has nice low light capabilities, at least marginally better than the 5DIII, then i'm sold! :P

Hmmmm...  5 fps...  I do a lot of wildlife as well as everything else...  5fps is not quite there....  6 is ok...

You should expect to be able to shot 30 mpix @8 fps and 20 mpix @ 10 fps using the crop modes. This is what they are made for.

SOLD! :D hmmmm  better start sweet talking my wife! :P

Hmmmm...  5 fps...  I do a lot of wildlife as well as everything else...  5fps is not quite there....  6 is ok...

Lets see what it is like and the reviews! It is not as though i gun it all that much anyway! :P

Animal Kingdom / Re: Photographs taken in my yard
« on: January 27, 2015, 05:44:18 AM »
Great opportunity for the cat...  :) Also love the converted buggy....  :)

Lenses / Re: I'm conflicted please help
« on: January 27, 2015, 02:08:14 AM »
Looking at the 500 mkii with the 1.4x or the 300 mkii with both mkiii converters.

I like the versatility of the 300 as a 300, 420, or 600 but prefer the reach of the 500 (or paired 700).

I shot an mki 500 in Africa for 4 days and loved it. I can't imagine I would dislike the 500 mkii but I'm concerned the 300 f2.8 would be a nice option.

I have a 70d, 6d and 100-400 mki and tamron 70-200 f2.8 already. I primarily shoot wildlife. The 100-400 never is enough for birds which is why I was looking at the 500

I was in the exact position about 9 months ago....  long story short, i went for 500L, and I DO NOT REGRET IT! If you want length, get that...  Sure, i wish i had the 300 as well, but I would not exchange! :)

If you're unsure...  rent both and see. :)

Either way, enjoy! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:25:20 PM »

The lens is interesting, but not so much for me..  especially at that price!

A new FF camera would be great, but I want more speed less MP. 50+MP is miles too much for me. But lets see what else it has...

A FF subdued version of the 7D MK II (like the 5DIII was for the 7D) is what i'm looking for...  a good all rounder!

Lets see though!

EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 25, 2015, 05:25:02 AM »
5D MK IV would be nice....
Despite not being a big 50mm fan, my 50mm 1.8 is starting to be a weak link! so Maybe an upgrade...  not fussed!

Lenses / Re: New Canon 100-400mm Mk2 lens with 2x extender mk3
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:10:32 AM »
Just an observation: I'd have thought that in practice 2x extenders are best kept for fast lenses.

There is some truth in that. However, for someone chasing birds, any addition to the focal length is welcome. This usually results in experimentation with extenders.

Nevertheless, getting a supertelephoto is well outside of a normal budget, the 2x extenders provide a lot of additional focal length albeit at a price in IQ.

+1, i tend to always have a TC with me, just in case! :)

Lenses / Re: Any ideas on getting good focus when shooting thru glass pane?
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:42:29 PM »
I solved the birds through the glass at the feeder on my deck by making a bird blind.  I cut it out of a piece of 2" thick rigid insulating foam, cut a viewing/lens hole, and weatherstripped it all the way around.  I put it in place and leave it there for days at a time in some cases.  It's probably got a better "R" value than the window itself.  I cut it to fit tight and weatherstripped it to where there are no air leaks at all.  I just pull up a chair, take out the plug and start shooting!

Love it, though I think that might only work in areas where break-ins are low! :) 

Before now, i have set up a tripod next to the feeder for a long time, then slapped on my camera and lens using a wireless remote to get the pics..  :)


I think you're off by about a decade there.  The concept of psychoacoustic masking was conceived in the early 80s, and its predecessors were in early development at that point, but MP3 itself wasn't publicly released as a standard until 1993, and they didn't even start writing the first line of code for the first implementation of MP3 until 1991.  That first reference implementation wasn't finished until 1996, and wasn't published publicly until 1998.  By early 1999, just about everybody was using it.

I stand corrected...   :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High ISO heaven!
« on: December 23, 2014, 09:38:28 PM »
Great shot ! I could agree more with your statement, it's indeed high ISO heaven.  Last May I was in Spain on a photography trip. One day I was sitting in a hide for little owls but they didn't came out until dusk. I set the ISO high without much hope, but when postprocessing I was really surprised about how good the pictures still were.

5DIII, ISO 12800
But even the ISO 25600 shot were still more than useable.
Since then I also bought a 1DX and that's even better a high ISO.



Great shots Mario! :) indeed the 25600 is really usable :O Congratulations! :)

hmmmm  a 1DX...  now there's and Idea! ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 23, 2014, 11:14:42 AM »
Horses for courses....  If it fits your needs get it, if not...  don't! :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:53:38 AM »
3 in a row! :)

I changed my mind... get it.  We all have specialty lenses, and this isn't that expensive comparatively.  where else can you scratch the f1.0 itch?


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