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Sports / Re: Sports from Poland
« on: October 19, 2014, 09:25:40 AM »
Welcome to CR forum Dawid
Very nice pics. I wonder how much did you cropped (if any) your pics from football field using 300mm f2.8? Amazing job with 6D
I like the one taken @ 17mm f4 in basketball arena
Keep up good work
Regards (Pozdrawiam)


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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f/4L IS II USM Purchase
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:37:53 AM »
I don't believe Canon has ever offered a rebate on the 600mm lens.  I'd encourage you to check out canonpricewatch.com's current 'street price' deal – it's several hundred less than I paid for my 600 II around two years ago.
+1 on CPW-Street Price: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03580/Canon-EF-600mm-f4L-IS-II-USM-price.html

I recently bought 200mm f2 IS through them. A+ service from CPW. The best thing is the lens is BRAND NEW/SEALED from US authorized dealer(very well known) with Canon 1yr standard warranty. Couldn't ask for any better.

Does anyone knows if they selling it outside US. I'm not talking about this lens in particular. Just out of curiosity? Some great deals I see there
Regards
You can get it in practically every country on earth. But the US has always had the lowest prices.

Excuse my lack of knowledge in this matter. Does this street price referres to price in any shop on the street or in particular shop.
Unfortunately the best prices here ( where I live) cannot beat those from  B&H photo after shipping and custom taxes ( only for more expensive bodies and lenses $2000+ )

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f/4L IS II USM Purchase
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:20:57 AM »
I don't believe Canon has ever offered a rebate on the 600mm lens.  I'd encourage you to check out canonpricewatch.com's current 'street price' deal – it's several hundred less than I paid for my 600 II around two years ago.
+1 on CPW-Street Price: http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03580/Canon-EF-600mm-f4L-IS-II-USM-price.html

I recently bought 200mm f2 IS through them. A+ service from CPW. The best thing is the lens is BRAND NEW/SEALED from US authorized dealer(very well known) with Canon 1yr standard warranty. Couldn't ask for any better.

Does anyone knows if they selling it outside US. I'm not talking about this lens in particular. Just out of curiosity? Some great deals I see there
Regards

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 02:50:40 PM »
I keep all the boxes since I bought my first DSLR in 2007. I have 2 large plastic boxes each 135L dedicated only for this purpose ;) 8)
I think when you try to re-sell it is more easy to ship although you still need to buy some bubble wrap or something.
Also I 'd like to think that if I sell it again buyer will not question mine ownership. ( Still I could steal it from someone like me  ;D and claim ownership unless he/she registered the product)
Somehow I need them around even I do not really need them.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:43:37 PM »
It is a dramatic improvement, and they seem to have solved the contrast problem. However, it is now only 250g (1/2 lb) lighter than the 300mm f/2.8 II and so you pay your money and takes your choice between two outstanding lenses. I'd love to try the 400 DO. 800mm is very attractive with a 2xTC but we'll have to wait to find out what the AF is like at f/8.

For some (me included) this might be a Big dilemma between excellent  300mm f/2.8 II and 400 DO II ( looking promising). Can't wait to see first reviews and pictures from production models

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: September 14, 2014, 02:49:25 PM »
Hi, I published a plugin for this recently, maybe you'll find it of interest.
http://www.lightroomfocuspointsplugin.com
It shows focus points for all all (post-2002) Canon DSLR and all Nikon DSLR. Currently needs Lightroom 5.

-Chris

Thanks Chris.  Nice job
Very useful plug in :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:39:49 PM »
@DARSON: Ok, I've noticed problems with the menu on certain browsers. Would you tell me which browser you use? Thanks!

I'm using newest Firefox on Mac

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 07:51:11 AM »
Very nice website Servantes. Congrats
I liked article about 5D MK III
Directory from top menu ( Home and Gallery)  is not working - just a little thing that I noticed. ;) :)
Waiting for some more interesting articles
Regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: shoulder sling
« on: May 01, 2014, 04:52:14 AM »
I decided to try this Pacsafe sling. I received few days ago. I will share my views with you about this item.
First impression well made, easy to adjust, comfortable
More to come
regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: shoulder sling
« on: April 20, 2014, 12:24:22 PM »
BR sling is definitely on the menu ;)
I know it has good reviews and many happy users
Price is also higher in compare to Pacsafe around 50%
Pacsafe on the other hand is cheaper and has slashproof strap
I cannot say for sure if has adjustable length of strap  basing on pics on their website.
Product might be pretty new maybe this the reason for lack of video reviews
Thanks for your input guys

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Software & Accessories / Re: shoulder sling
« on: April 19, 2014, 07:21:22 AM »
I have no experience with the one in your link. But I have several from Carry Speed. They are very comfortable and holds the camera very well. The base plate is also an Arca Swiss compatible plate, so you can attach it directly to an AS compatible ball head. It also features an extra connector strap, which you can attach to the tripod mount on larger lenses, to reduce the weight on the body. From 70-200 f2.8L and upwards, that is very convenient.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carry-Speed-FS-Pro-Telephoto-Connector/dp/B00B1EW60G


Thanks for you input.
regards

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Software & Accessories / Re: shoulder sling
« on: April 19, 2014, 07:19:28 AM »
FWIW there have been a bazillion sling-strap threads on CR over the past couple of years. Here are a few for starters. Do your own search and read-up.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13967.0
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16732.0
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17047.0
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17041.15

Last year CarrySpeed were litigated out of existence by an irate, cashed up Black Rapid. I have a number of CarrySpeed products which I initially found quite comfortable compared to the original body-busting, neck cracking neck-straps. My conclusion was that the Dual two-camera setup is an over-compilcated, bulky, under-developed white elephant. The single camera straps are very comfortable unless you want to use two cameras. I found the method of attachment fiddly and slow, and very difficult with cold hands. I really wanted CarrySpeed to work for me, not least because I totally committed to a full system and dropped a few hundred dollars on it. Too bulky, too fiddly...ultimately money down the drain. They didn't get a single bid when I put them on eBay.

My next port of call for a sling strap has been a comprehensive winner. Check out Peak Design https://peakdesignltd.com/
I have three Leash sling straps https://peakdesignltd.com/store/leash
Two Capture Pro Clips, https://peakdesignltd.com/store/capturepro
Two ProPads https://peakdesignltd.com/store/propad which I have attached to a strong Utility Belt
A dozen or so spare Anchors https://peakdesignltd.com/store/anchors plus a few extra plates (Arca Swiss compatible)

It's everything CarrySpeed wasn't. Fast to use, very light and what comes through as committed, mature design. They certainly work for me, used to the max on a daily basis.

Plenty of photographers swear by their excellent Black Rapid sling straps, but I needed the astounding flexibility that the Peak Design products offer.

-pw
Thank you for your reply
 I did research on CR and if you recall I was asking about Pacsafe versus Black rapid
Peak design strap is too narrow ( from what i see) and I have a feeling that it will pinch  my shoulder when I will put heavier lens.
 I appreciate your input 
regards

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Software & Accessories / shoulder sling
« on: April 19, 2014, 06:02:13 AM »
Hi to all
I'm looking to buy shoulder sling to help my neck. I found this
http://pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=263 I was trying to find any product demo but couldn't only images available
Does any one has any experience with this in comparison to black rapid slings
 I will appreciate any feedback
regards

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Few of mine from Al Ain Air Show 2013
 All Taken with 5D Mk 3 + 70-200 f2.8 IS II USM+ 1.4 Tele III

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Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:00:18 AM »
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This isn't a critique... but usually if I'm photographing something like this where motion is obvious, I usually compose the shot so the direction they are heading is open rather than where they have been.  So I would have the horse and rider to the left of the shot rather than the right. 

Is that just a personal preference on my part or was there a specific reason you composed the shot that way that has to do with one of these unspoken rules of photography that I pick up off the streets?

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I was thinking the same: it looks like the horse is jumping out of the frame.  You might be able to make the shot more intense by cropping it tight on horse and rider in portrait orientation.

This is just my two cents, but rules are made to be broken. I think there's plenty of space on the right, and the image is balanced by the negative space on the left. Plus, if you like rules, the Rule of Thirds was obeyed because the rider's head is at the intersection of the imaginary gridlines. Finally, the horse and rider are sharp, the scene is well-exposed, and the capture was made at exactly the right moment. Well done, Darson!
Thanks Pugshot

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