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Lenses / Re: Primes for wildlife ...
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:07:06 PM »
I'm not really sure if this is helpfull, but something to consider is AF speed. To me this is the main difference between primes, primes + extenders or (big)zooms. Primes are just faster at it. Once you put an extender on, it will be slower. But, with small or shy subjects like birds, the longer reach you have the better.

If this AF speed really matters depends on the subject and what 'pose' you want to photograph. If your subject is stationary or does not move a lot (or moves slow), a smaller prime + extender can be excellent. For fast moving subjects you of course want fast AF. So a longer prime would be the better choice.

If that subject tends to move from/towards you often (and fast), a zoom like the new 200-400 would be a good choice as well. Since you can zoom in/out to get the subject in your FOV, it's easier to get a full body shot. With a prime you're stuck at that focal length, this can sometimes mean parts or your subject are cut off.

A nice trick I like about zooms is that it makes finding a subject easier: zoom to 200mm to get the subject in your sight, then quickly zoom to 400mm (or 560 or whatever with extender) to get the wanted framing. Finding a subject wich moves quick can be pretty difficult at the longer focal lengths, wich will often result in cut off parts like missing wing tips or worse. I have a whole collection of an eagle catching a fish who got too close :(

So it really depends on what you want to shoot, where you're taking the pics, and of course your personal skills and preferences. Good luck anyway :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:41:14 PM »

very nice!! i love those little frozen water spots, great picture!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 01, 2013, 07:13:13 AM »
Lynx in a cold breeze and low autumn sun. There are only about 350 animals in around 60 family groups left of this beautiful animal here in Norway. One feels privileged to have seen it.
1DX, 200-400 f4L 1.4x at 560mm f5.6 1/2000s, ISO400
A beauty indeed! Thank you for sharing.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 01, 2013, 07:05:32 AM »
yes...i like it a bunch!  great photo!

Very Nice Capture, well done.

wonderful shot!!  right on the  money

Awesome!

Of all the BIF images I've seen over the last couple of ... This one stands out. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

WOW X 1000!!  Awesome ROEL!  This is one of the best ever!  Really Awesome!  I'm jealous!

Thanks guys! Really appreciate it :)
I have some more photos from that same day. Including a complete set from where the eagle starts his approach, descents, catches the fish and flies away. When I have some spare time left I'll post the as well.

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I don't know about the 6D, but if I were you I'd definitely get the 1Ds mk. III. From what I've seen for that camera, it's amazing. Also personally I prefer the 1D style bodies instead of the smaller 5D/6D like ones.
So to me it's a really easy choice. Good luck anyway ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:51:42 PM »
Some pretty awesome photos in this forum, and some pretty bad ones as well. As a recent 1DX owner I felt for a longtime my photos where not worthy enough to post in this thread. Until I made this photo of a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) 4 days ago. Hope you guys like it, I know I do :)

1DX with 500mm f/4 @ 1/2000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 2000

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:36:22 PM »
This White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is from 4 days ago.

1DX with 500mm f/4 @ 1/2000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 2000

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 05:39:28 AM »
The only reason I could think of for someone to take a 5D3 (without grip) with them instead of the 1DX, is for it's lighter weight and smaller size. For me personally, I like the size and features of the 1D series and probably would never get a smaller camera without grip again.

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:29:43 PM »
If they say big and white, my guess is a new 800mm. Probably for the price of around EUR 14.000,-.

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check out below thread, it maybe has the answer you're looking for
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16431

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Technical Support / Re: Color Management Woes
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:50:06 AM »
Hi, I have experienced the same troubles and it drove me nuts for a long time.
I also have calibrated my monitor with X-Rite.

My problem was more web related though. Somehow the sky in some of my photo's turned purple instead of blue and the colors had a greyish/underexposed feel to them. What I nowadays do is assign the monitor profile X-Rite created in Photoshop via the Edit menu -> Assign profile and the select the right profile under Profile:. Then save the photo with the Save for web function. I always embed the color profile, convert to sRGB and preview in Use Document Profile when I save the file.

In Windows explorer the preview may not always look good, but on the web the image looks like I intended to.

I'm not really sure if this is a good way, but so far it worked okay for me. I'm curious how other people deal with these color problems. Hope this helps in a way. If anyone has a better workflow, please share :)
Cheers

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 08, 2012, 04:36:54 PM »
whoop! pick me, pick me ;)

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:22:16 PM »
I'd get a second 5D3 if I were you and save the money for a possible 40+ MP. Especially if you're doing portraits most of the time.

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this is great news! i better start saving some money again...

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i noticed this too. it looks like there is reversed vignetting? instead of darker corners, the corners look lighter. i wonder if this is a side effect of using the extender?

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