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Reviews / Re: Nikon D4s VS Canon 1Dx Comparison
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:16:56 PM »
208ms shutter lag on the D4s, seriously?

Not sure where you're getting your data…
From their analysis:

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Reviews / Re: Nikon D4s VS Canon 1Dx Comparison
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:33:14 AM »
I don't know about the LP-E4N but the LP-E4 battery life is much better than the stated 2000.
On a full day of sports shooting I can easily get 3000-3500 pictures per battery with IS on and LCD off.

208ms shutter lag on the D4s, seriously?

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Lenses / Re: Keep my 70-200 f/4 IS?
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:42:56 AM »
I kept my f/4 for a while after I borrowed the f/2.8 I and then purchased the f/2.8 II, and I was sorry to let it go but it was just gathering dust.
I'm more into sports than hiking but I think good straps and backpacks can make a difference for everybody.

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Lenses / Re: Using two Canon EF 1.4X entenders
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:05:50 AM »
Can you put an extension tube between the extenders?

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The forum posts mentions EOS-1D Mark IV instead of 1dx.

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Lenses / Re: Canon are obsessed with an IS version of the 24-70
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:01:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure RX-RT should read EX-RT as well.
The same is mentioned on their site: http://www.canon.co.uk/cpstestdrive/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« on: July 26, 2012, 07:19:59 AM »
If you get "forbidden" then try reading it on their blog: http://xerodigital.ca/blog/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lovin' my 5d Mark III
« on: July 23, 2012, 03:01:15 PM »
According to the EXIF it was an 85mm f/1.2L lens.

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Lenses / Re: Owning the Canon 200-400 f/4L Vs 400 f/2.8L II
« on: July 09, 2012, 11:36:55 AM »
Does anyone know the MFD for the new 200-400 f4 L IS? I can't see a spec anywhere that states it.

Only 2 meter according to the focus limiter options.
To compare: 100-400 180cm, 300 f/4 150cm, 400 f/2.8 I 300cm, 400 f/2.8 II 270cm, 500 f/4 II 370cm.
Look like the 200-400 will have a pretty nice MM to go with that MFD.

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Lenses / Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:11:59 AM »
If it's a family/fun occasion then I agree with "less is more", take the 24-105 and maybe a fast prime (35 or 50mm).
Also enough memory cards and batteries. A small tripod (e.g. Slik Mini-Pro) could come in handy for group shots that you want to be in too, and a remote control.
I wouldn't buy anything new just for this trip, unless it fits your general shooting style.
Make sure to keep an eye or hand on your gear in crowds.

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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:11:36 PM »
From everything I've seen it's better than the comparable 30mm f/1.4 sigma.

The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM is not an option here, because the OP has a 5D and the Sigma is for APS-C cameras.

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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:09:02 PM »
Ok so the Samyangs might be too much of a hassle.
What other lenses are there... Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM? Zeiss is probably too expensive.
And are there adapters for m4/3 lenses like the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 ASPH OIS?

Maybe just borrow the Voigtlander to see if it's the right lens for you, or try your luck on a refurb or second-hand Canon.

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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 11, 2012, 05:00:07 PM »
Focus confirmation should work with either a chip or a chipped adapter (e.g. Nikon to EOS).
The exposure will probably be more erratic. I would have to look around for people with the same camera/lens combination, maybe they can recommend a certain EMF chip or chipped adapter.
I don't have any experience with Voigtlander lenses, sorry.

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Lenses / Re: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:55:36 PM »
The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC looks very interesting, it beats the Canon on many levels (except auto-focus obviously).

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