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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: Today at 02:13:50 AM »
Here's a butterfly 300 X2, again 100%crop.  If you love nature like I do you can't help but love this lens.

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: Today at 01:45:15 AM »
As stated, I also thought it was huge and expensive when I bought mine and now both of those superlatives never cross my mind.  I just pinch myself after every shot.  It's good for all the usuall shots and also very nice with or without a 36mm extension tube for near macro, for things like butterflys, without being that close.

Not the greatest sample but it makes my point, 300 X2.

Jack

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 20, 2014, 03:07:27 PM »
Interesting how photos can convey different things to different people.

Jack

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gordonbb, thanks for your thoughts. 

This obviously isn't a thread that gets much attention.  I guess in due course as more cameras have WiFi, that'll change.  It was WiFi along with price that swayed me to the 6D from the 5D3, which I could have afforded.  I really like the idea of remote shooting for wildlife but the problems you mention are a royal pain.  Not to mention that I'm not a computer geek (although fairly literate).

A friend was assisting me with Wifi issues and he downloaded an App that gave pretty much full functionality, I think it was $10, and for his tablet.  Since then I haven't even tried my 6D WiFi.  It's a pain I subconsciously seem to be avoiding.  And it does kill batteries pretty fast.  Maybe an external tethered battery would be feasible??

I now have a tracker but I previously tried shooting the moon using WiFi and 600mm (cold out) and I was running outside every few minutes, kind of surprised me.  Unfortunately, the recent eclipse was semi-cloudy here, also.

Jack

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 19, 2014, 02:30:57 PM »
Well Eldar, there may be some Canadians like that but I'm not one of them.  Did enjoy skiing as a kid though.

But here's where I skate - not right now though or I'd drown!

Jack

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:07:07 PM »
Well, Don.  Here we half way expect it but out your way ......

All the creatures were hiding - don't blame them.

Jack

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:14:34 PM »
thought spring was here but ........

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:50:44 AM »
Closest comparison with 600 I could find, 100% crop. 500th F14 ISO 640

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:33:21 AM »
I'm looking for a similar 600, but this is 420. 400th F11 ISO 800

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 17, 2014, 02:16:56 AM »
Thanks Alan,

Now here is a 300 shot, cropped out and posted without applying any size reduction.  That makes it a 100% crop right?  Is the lens performing roughly what you'd expect, ISO 1250 1200th F3.2  How would you be evaluating this?

Jack

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A white camera/lens? With a big black ring staring at you -  Am I just picky!?

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:34:02 PM »
Please define 100% crop again - poor memory! :-[

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:34:32 PM »
Very good advice.  Obviously the Kenko had me a little worried just balancing on the gimbal and there is detectable "slop".  :-\

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:08:46 PM »
mackguyver, I bet you're just saying that so you'll have sharper shots than me! ;)

Thanks for the reality check.  I'm saving for the elusive 7D2 with hopes of decent performance with more reach.  I figure the 6D and a 7D2 should serve me well as I travel Alberta/BC till my shooting days are over.

A sign of spring, yesterday.  Yes a frog even though the creek is still mostly ice.  Pretty heavy crop.

6D 300 X2 500th F11 ISO 640

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:29:57 AM »
Thanks Canon1.  I forgot it was series I of the 500 you had.  I'd sure like a real life hands on 300 - 500 comparison in series II with extenders.

However, I think I should just be happy with my 300 II and extenders and let others strive for the sharpest shots.  I also prefer its lightness and size.

Jack

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