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Lighting / Re: Wildlife Photography , To flash or not?
« on: September 10, 2013, 10:40:57 AM »
Another consideration for a flash extender is the "Harbor Digital XT Flash Extender Kit".

Pros

No assembly required
Extremely light
Won't burn flash head

Cons

Bulky


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Lenses / Re: 16-35 I vs. 17-40
« on: September 01, 2013, 05:56:53 PM »
There is good discussion in this thread for the 16-35

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15319.0

Also check out Justin's review here.

http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/review-canon-ef-16-35mm-f2-8l-ii/

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Lenses / Re: What's wrong with cheap ND filters?
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:35:46 AM »
Color cast and soft images will find your way with inferior filters. I love Lee Filters as well until you wait an indefinitely ite time for their big stopper.

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Technical Support / Hyperfocal Focusing Painlessly?
« on: June 22, 2013, 08:23:09 PM »
I'll be photographing almost exclusively landscapes in Colorado and Utah in the coming week and I'm trying to figure out the most painless way to ensure that foreground to background will be tack sharp. I'll be using a 1D Mark IV along with a 16-35L II mostly at 19mm at F11.

There are so many ways I've seen on the net to achieve this but I've had hit and miss results with my practicing lately. I have a DOF calculator on my smartphone and have been using it as such.

My method so far has been to focus one-third in setting my autofocus point to the bottom row, locking the focus and then turning the lens to infinity.

I'm very open to suggestions here but would prefer to keep it reasonly uncomplicated. Thank you in advance.

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Lenses / Re: 600mm f/4l IS for $5k - good price?
« on: March 18, 2013, 09:24:47 PM »
Jump on  it if it's within the family and its in the condition said.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Dynamic Range
« on: February 13, 2013, 12:12:43 AM »
i think my popcorn booth got shut down for some reason..dunno why. So from now i will be selling popcorn from the back of the butter yellow panel van over there under the bridge all inconspicuous-like. knock three times, then twice more for the buttery goodness....

That made me laugh hard davidson! Nice touch!

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 08, 2012, 08:02:45 PM »
I want to win!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:18:48 PM »
I was really hoping for this lens to be 2.8 with IS.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:46:35 AM »
One of my more recents.

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Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 27, 2012, 02:27:36 AM »
400 f2.8
200 f2
800 5.6

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EOS Bodies / 580 or 600 for 1D Mark IV
« on: June 05, 2012, 04:50:22 PM »
I'm debating which flash  would be the better choice when mated with my 1d Mark 4. If I'm not misraken the New 600 is rhe the newer vodies. I don't expect Canon to have a firmware update to work with the new flash. What do you guys think? Rhanks in advance!

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I'm just really hoping that there will finally be a few original 500 f4 going on the used market soon.  They seem to be very hard to find right now...at least here in southern Ontario.

I have a feeling the price of version 1 used is going to climb because of the price increase of v2. I bought a V1 500F4 brand new in December 2011 after I saw the anticipated increase of the upcoming. I understand there maybe a couple of stops better with the new IS and it's noticeable lighter but these long lenses now are mostly unreachable in price.

I can see most replies to this thread show disappointment with the new pricing. What really scared me is Sony just released their version of the 500F4 and they want $13,000.

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Can't say I've owned the 100-400 but I use my 70-300 frequently and find it to be very contrasty, sharp with great IS (4-stop) but the deciding point might be the reach and when used with a full frame, the 100-400 might be more appealing. Don't listen to the myth about the push pull being a vacuum. I hear its a perpetuated myth.

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Makes be glad I bought mine 5 months ago for 4000.00 less.

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Interesting how the Canon logo or the BG-E11 model # are not stamped on the front of the grip.
It's a genuine grip...I got mine yesterday and it's logo free.
But wow, this thing is BIG! Back to back with my 1D Mk4 the 5D3 with BG-E11 is taller, thicker and feels bigger in the hand. I'll put them both on the scales later but the weight difference isn't that much.

Mostly I use 1-Series bodies, my last 5D was the Classic. The 5D3 with BG-E11 is way bigger. The 5D series has grown!


Looks like a great fit but I'm a little blown away that it weighs more than the 1D Mark IV.
PW

Later: OK here are the weights. Are you ready for this? The 1D Mk4 with battery is 1375 grams and the 5D Mk3 with BG-E11 & two batteries is a beefy 1406 grams. Wow! I used to pack the old 5D as a lighter weight option.

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