« on: March 22, 2014, 06:33:13 AM »
400mm 1/1000 f/4
Wow! Amazing shot, Nicolai.
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400mm 1/1000 f/4
Have had it for a couple of weeks, but only tried it in the neighborhood. I still need some time to get used to having zoom on such a big lens, but it´s coming.
1DX, 560mm, f5.6, 1/250s, ISO1600, handheld.
it sure is fun holding that button down isn't it!!Oh yeah! Now I know why the shutter rating is so much higher, too!Not quite what I meant, as I was referring more to the IQ and FPS, but is all good. Enjoy.I know what you meant, I was just saying that my first impression was holy crap! I can't wait to actually use it, but alas my consulting gig has me stuck behind the desk today, but I'm off to the beach tomorrow...
I don't mind at all, and thanks! I tried the burst mode last night and so I've already had one "oh s**t" moment! It seems 20x faster than the 5DIII, not twice as fastI just had a 1D X delivered yesterday and haven't tried it out yet, but I'm excited, especially after looking at the 1D X photo thread and Neuro's shots above
I hope you do not mind me saying, but try to make the first shot something special, as the camera will blow you away.
I will never forget my first real shots with the 1D X as all I thought was "oh s**t"!
Enjoy, and congrats!!
I just had a 1D X delivered yesterday and haven't tried it out yet, but I'm excited, especially after looking at the 1D X photo thread and Neuro's shots above
I couldn't imagine using the 600/4+1.4x for BIF.
Not only can I imagine it, I do it routinely.
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2500 s, f/8, ISO 640
With the 2x as well…
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 2x III Extender, 1/2500 s, f/11, ISO 1000
Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
TBM at the Nevada County Airfest
I've rented the 300 f/4L, and posted images of it with the 2x ii extender, shot with a 1D4. So it's not like I don't have experience with it. My cousin also bought one and uses it with a 1.4x on his 1DX. It was usable in a pinch, but very terrible looking outside the middle 10% of the image, with the 2x ii. I realize the extender iii is better, but not remotely enough to argue in favor of its use on this lens, in my opinion. I mean, the 2x extender iii, on the 300 f/2.8 ii, is only BARELY better than the new Tamron 150-600, at 600mm, if it is closed to f/8. So if you want to argue economics, just buy a Tamron.
The 70-200L II can also take a 2x and still AF. You can stick a Canon 1.4x III on the 70-300L but the OP won't be able to AF (f/8 on the 70D) and he won't be able to use much of the shorter range either because the rear element of the 70-300L interferes with the TC. The kenko TC is an option, but then you can't AFMA else you might lock it up.
This is why I recommended the 70-200 L ii or the 300 f/4.0 IS. The latter gives you that little extra reach with a 1.4X without much loss of IQ and can even take a 2X.
The 300 f/4L with 2x TC, is actually quite terrible looking. It's also native f/8, so not able to be used on anything other than modded 5D3 or 1DX (at present anyway).
LOL! Maybe I should just link you to my website's "Babes Gallery" and be done messing around. There are a couple of airplanes in there, but the bikers babes seem to dominate. Of course, there is this one photo of Natalie's tattoo that doesn't seem to fit into any category. http://www.kbvp.com/image/tid/910