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If i had only a 50mm prime, i would probably buy a camera to go with it! :D

Seriously, if i wanted range 16-35 + 70-200. 50 fits in the middle...  although, personally i would get 24-70 and 70-200 as i am not a 50mm fan too much! :P

Animal Kingdom / Re: Tiger Flehmen response
« on: Today at 02:28:43 AM »
martti, Ryan85 - Thank you both, i am stoked with it...  I had a great trip, also got leopard up a tree, a shot i've been craving for a while now... 

You can check out the rest of this trips worth (3 days) on my website:

Animal Kingdom / Tiger Flehmen response
« on: Today at 01:20:18 AM »
I was fortunate enough to get a shot of a tiger having a flehmen response in Kabini, KA, India...  this is a rare sight in south india as, well, you rarely get to see a tiger longer enough to witness it! :)

I hope you enjoy. Copyright : John Rowell...  blar blar blar

5DIII + 500mm IS II, 1/250 f/4.5 iso1600

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 100D + 24mmSTM + 40mmSTM
« on: Today at 01:13:47 AM »
I would love an X100(), it is a great camera, but for me the advantage of the 100D is i can use my already large collection of expensive lenses! :)  And my wife can too, if we go shooting wildlife, she slaps on the 70-200 2.8 (320mm f/2.8 IS equivalent FL) and it and she does fantastically! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 100D + 24mmSTM + 40mmSTM
« on: December 11, 2014, 06:16:26 AM »
You're welcome...  If they made a really wide pancake...  say a 12-18mm (don't ask me about the optical physics of this), it would be a great, albeit weird FL, kit! :)

Enjoy the kit...  I'm enjoying it...  erm, oh yeah...  my wife is enjoying it too! ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 100D + 24mmSTM + 40mmSTM
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:20:11 AM »
I shoot with a 5D MKIII, but my wife finds it far too big and heavy, so i bought her a 100D and a 40mm..  she loved it! It even fits in her handbag (which apparently is a very important factor).

Now that the 24mm is out her kit is now becoming very appealing...  Although 24mm on crop isn't so wide, it is only a little longer than a 35mm prime on a FF, which is a focal length i can deal with. the 40mm on a crop is actually pretty nice as a portrait lens.

This is now becoming our travel kit for weekends (well unless there is something specific i want my 5D for).

Anyway, it is a cheap (ish) great small light kit. no big surprises here, just happy my wife is happy and happy 'we' have a small travel kit! :)

I would recommend this set-up to most people. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mkIV
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:24 PM »
I hope that they don't bunk up the MP on the 5DIV...  for me there is no need. Make another large sensor camera...

IMHO the IV needs to maintain the philosophy of the first 3 5D's. Best all-round FF camera. descent FPS but not excessive, great image quality, great video (not that I use it often), other key core features, good MP but not highest, great AF etc.... the 7DII AF would not be as good on FF as it is not wide enough...  make a FF equivalent, fine. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII vs 1D MkIV "real-world"
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:14:38 AM »
Thanks for the info guys, i was pondering this myself...  not that i'm in the market right now, but out of interest! :)

Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 04, 2014, 05:38:31 AM »
Wildlife is another place where you can't always walk in to take a shot.... either for safety or because the subject is skitish...  Great example though TexPhoto

Technical Support / Re: DIY. How to shoot the bird from the car.
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:11 AM »
I use a standard beanbag on an open window, but love this light-weight option....  :)

Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:51:15 AM »
I use a Macbookpro...  16gig Ram, 512GB SSD (4TB of external USB 3.0 storage). I use my SSD for editing pics then store them on external drives. I tend to turn off most other apps when editing... 

Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:38:43 AM »
Hmmm...  According to LR, my most used combonation is my 5DIII + 70-200 (+/- 2xtcIII) but i blame wild life shooting for that.

I have a random Paul Frank camera bag for day to day use (as no one recognises it as a camera bag, and usually have my 5DIII + 24L for my day to day life, maybe the 40mm or 50mm too if i feel like it, or put in the 70-200 if i'm thinking portraits.

For wildlife i use a Thinktank Shapeshifter with 5DIII, 500L, 70-200L, 40mm pancake and both TC's

Travel (small) i use a Lowepro slingshot with 5D + 17-40 + 24-105

I don not have a bag for all occasions yet, that is for sure! My thinktank Shapeshifter is not ideal with a big ass lens, although it does fit it comfortably!

I have a 5DIII, which i love...  eventually i would love a second camera (I use my wifes 100D as a back-up/second body when she lets me).  Initially I thought i would wait for the 5DIV, but the 7DII is appealing as it would add length to my wildlife shooting...  5D for low-light situations and the 7DII for nice lighting and length!  hmmmm...  Tough call!

It's a tough call to make. If i where you, i would just take a minute to revel in the fact that our problems revolve around which DSLR should we get as a 2nd body! ::)

FYI...  this pic might be out of context, but it low-light capabilities are important...  this was shot after sun-set at iso 12800 5DMKIII + 500mmLII...  this is where having FF shines... some slight noise-reduction but not too much! I would never ditch my 5D, but the addition of a 7DII could be beneficial!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: T3i to 7dii or new lens
« on: December 04, 2014, 03:22:02 AM »
+1 to everything above...  :)

I would pick up some new glass unless it really is the camera holding you back...  i had the best glass i could get for my old 450D, but i was still lacking for what i wanted to shoot...  so i upgraded my body (5DIII)...  however, since i mainly used the EFS 17-55, i also needed to up-grade glass too...  the basic answer is upgrade both, but start with glass! :)

Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:08:49 AM »
Nice :)

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