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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:28:57 PM »
I like to know if you keep all your lens boxes? I can imagine that it's useful to keep the camera box , but do you keep all the other boxes too?
Keep in mind that I am a minimalist ;)

I can see the attraction if your intention is to sell later, but a Box is a box, if it doesn't attach somehow to the Camera, it gets chucked.

Most of my gear gets hammered, so resale value, with or without a Box isn't a priority when considering a new purchase, I rarely sell gear, still have my old 5DMK II, 5D, 1DsMK III.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 20, 2014, 04:40:28 PM »

Nice shot(s) Edward. I suppose the lighting you showed on the night shot was part of the show.

I was in Sidney during their light festival in 2012, where the entire city is illuminated in spectacular colors. I have attached the youtube videos from 2012 and 2014 of the Opera house show. For anyone with an interest in light, math and geometry, this is rather spectacular and if anyone is planning on going to Sidney, try to time it when this is on.


Hi Eldar, yes the art was lit up during the night, the festival of Art goes for about 2 weeks each year, about a Kilometre of beach is studded with Art pieces by various artists, its called the "Swell Festival", situated about 30 minutes South of where I live on the Gold Coast now.

I'm having to re-look at what I Photograph these days, not a lot of large Predators here, at least not with four legs.

Sydney is a lovely City, bit big for my taste but it's got some Beautiful areas.

beautiful shot love it hope you had a great time

Hi Gary, nice to hear from you, it was different to what I usually like to do, but it was Fun.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:38:14 AM »
Excellent series Edward. Well done Sir!

Thanks Click, always a pleasure to spend time on the Beach here in Australia, Generally don't get the opportunity to combine the beach with the Otus/1Dx.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:28:39 AM »
Opposite issue here, almost too much light, went at midday to beat the crowds.

1Dx 55 Otus @ f/2

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:11:47 PM »
What I saw was a pop up ad covering the screen.  Click bait at its worst.
Sorry about that - it didn't do that to me.  I didn't watch the video, just scrolled down through the review.

Interesting video, it really gives an idea of what can be done with a tiny camera in a phone, thanks for the Post.

Picked up my iPhone + yesterday here in Australia, eyes aren't what they were, Phone gets bigger each year, be slapping an iPad to my ear soon.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 04:45:44 PM »

An advantage with manual focus is also that you can easily move the focusing plane to areas where an autofocus would fail.


Excellent point, Elephants Eyes case in point, they have huge long eyelashes, impossible to focus with AF, you need to switch to Manual Focus for these types of shots. Your Cat shots are typical of where a Manual Focus set up is pretty well mandatory, wether the Lens is AF/Manual or just Manual.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:17:25 AM »
Love the colors!
I tried liveview with a macrolens. I am wearing reading glasses (it's the age) but still I can't manage very well with liveview. Lucky I have a 50art that focusses spot on - straight from the box. No afma on both my 5D MKIII and 6D. Love that lens

ISO was a killer, hand held, didn't go well prepared.

I'm certainly enjoying my Zeiss Lenses, and having to manually focus gets me more involved, my wife hates it though as it takes some patience, on her part as the model.

I also have my 1Dx bodies & 5DMK III Bodies fitted with the +3 Diopter fitted to the viewfinder, as you say, age, not a lot you can do about that one.

My last of the last re the Beach, done with the Beach.

1Dx 55 Otus @ f/1.4

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:26:43 AM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

Our local Aussie Beach Wolf, more wired than alive.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

Wonderful series Edward. What a great result from this Otus lens.

Thanks Candyman, on a reasonably clear day with the Ec-s screen in the 1Dx, the Zeiss lenses are a breeze to Focus, unfortunately night time is another thing, it's back to live view which has some issues with responding quickly, so, for me to date, great lenses when you have reasonable light, not quite as good when you have less than optimum light, but then I find in dark conditions the AF lenses also have some difficulty locking focus.

1Dx Zeiss 21f/2.8 @ f/2.8


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:18:07 AM »
What an entertaining thread this has become :)

Apparently lots of fun sights on your beacches Edward!

Local Art Festival on the Gold Coast Beach, plus this is the only thing on the Beach my wife lets me Photograph.

Thanks also to the rest of you Guys for the kind comments, appreciated.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
Hail Mary, But Canon aren't that dense I think, who would buy a Canon Lens between 15 & 135 ?? if the Zeiss Lenses AF on a Canon Body, exception being the TSE lenses.

Hmmmm, just a thought here, but maybe people who don't have unlimited amounts of disposable income?  People who can't afford to drop $4-6k on every single lens?

Your right of course, my humble apology, I should have been more specific.

If Zeiss had Lenses that AF on a Canon body, Canon would certainly loose some of their Lens Market to the Zeiss option, in particular to those People who are prepared to pay for that extra IQ the Zeiss Lenses generally provide, albeit at a sizeable cost increase.

This is the area that Sigma with their Art Series Lenses are putting a lot of Dollars & effort into, improved IQ at a reasonable price comparison to Canon, Zeiss tend to work on the best possible IQ, but at a price.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:36:34 PM »
Followed this Guy for some time before he obliged by heading out onto the Rocks, did the shake down as expected, gave us the rump view unfortunately.

1Dx 200-400f/4 @ 560

Svalbard Islands

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:59:06 PM »
Dropped by Sgt Koala while deserting Eldar's Leaky Ship on the Rocks.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

That's it for the Beach today.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:17:51 PM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

Our local Aussie Beach Wolf, more wired than alive.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:47:29 PM »
1Dx + 400 f/2.8L II IS

Nice capture Bdunbar, has that look "Ok, Captured the little sucker, now what do I do ??"

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:45:41 PM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

The local lion is showing off his killer look (Not enough cats on this thread lately ...)

Zeiss 135/2.0 @2.0

Love this Cat, he's probably the unhappiest looking Cat I've ever seen, looking at this Guy just makes me smile.

Like the Horse as well.


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