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Canon General / Re: Guess who! :)
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:10:31 AM »
Thanks for telling us her name, now I am going to Google her to find out who on earth she is!!

Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:15:30 PM »
Wow, this has got to be a dream lens for those that shoot birds and wildlife.

I bet neuro's already working out how to fit it into his finances...  :D

And, why not. The technology behind a lens like this must be pretty incredible. Kudos to Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Prices in Thailand
« on: August 22, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »
AV cameras has a website at avcamera.com (though it is a pretty bad one).

I am often in Thailand (though I do not buy my cameras etc there) and I like Big Camera, World Camera and Fotofile, but I often get the names of the shops mixed up. The price can be even cheaper in HK at some shops - just remember to negotiate.

HK is also very good for cameras, but only go to reputable dealers as there are plenty that will gladly rip you off.

Make sure you go to the Canon Centre in TST (HK) where you can play with pretty much every lens and camera you fancy.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 22, 2013, 08:35:17 AM »
I think the emotion was real here in scotland its cold and i being stupid brought cold water to pour over the model so she was freezing and pissed off lol but i feel one of my strongest images yet :)

Surely pouring cold water over such a stunning model in cold conditions is either genius, or quite possibly a life threatening decision to make!

You know I love your images from Scotland so PLEASE do not take that the wrong way...

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:35:15 PM »
I cannot understand why any westerner would want to visit any mid-eastern country taken the recent state of relationship
twixt western folks and those that desire to eradicate us.         :o

Oh dear. I cannot post what I really think about your comment, as I would surely get reprimanded or possibly banned.

There are some very beautiful places in the Middle East, many with thousands of years of history. Travelling broadens the mind, and allows you to see things in a different light. I have travelled a lot through the Middle East and yet there are still some areas, I can't wait to see. On the whole the countries are safe, and the people warm and welcoming. Of course there are exceptions, but that is the same anywhere.

Maybe if you travelled more, you would understand that.

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:25:50 PM »
There is nothing interesting, new or, if I am very honest, very good about this picture at all.

Anyone that spends a reasonable time in the Middle East, especially some of the more "cosmopolitan" places like Dubai - and I use that term liberally - see such things every day in shopping malls.

Taking a picture of someone's shoes like that is really rather culturally insensitive. It makes me think of those guys that try to get pictures up women's skirts as they go up escalators, or as they are seated. Sure, it is not the same subject matter but, that does not make it right either.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Decisions decisions...
« on: August 07, 2013, 08:45:30 AM »
I agree with a lot of what Paul has said. A 5D iii is a very good camera, though not the best for high speed sports. I know some pros that use that as their secondary camera on the pitch. You already have a 7D which has a good fps, so between the two you should be able to get some excellent results to test how far you can push your sports photography etc. You already have sufficiently good enough gear to get your foot in the door and see where it takes you. Really, you do not need more. But....

The 1D X is the best camera in the world for sports. It is also an amazing camera, full stop. So if you can afford it, have no financial issues, then why not. Go get it.

The 300 is an amazing lens, wow. And of course, it, and the 1D X go perfectly together. Plus it is not that expensive if you compare it to the 400 f/2.8 or 200-400 1.4x.

It's different with pressure.  Would you keep calm even if a ball trashed one of your lenses...

Oh that very nearly happened to me twice in the same game, just recently. Once before the match (when they were training/warming up) and the ball missed my 400 f/2.8 by millimetres. I did not see it, but I knew by the guy's face next to me, just how close to the lens it must have been as he was nearly white, and even the crowd behind me raised some eyebrows when I turned round to them! The other later in the 2nd half but then it was by a couple of centimetres so I was not too worried!!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1dx
« on: August 04, 2013, 01:23:21 AM »
It is an amazing camera, and if you have not used the 1 series before prepare to fall in love.

If you can afford it, then get it - there is nothing better!

This isnt any update....just fixing some bugs!

The difference being? When you consider these cameras are no longer in production, this is an update.

Software & Accessories / Re: Portability: laptops vs desktops
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:21:57 AM »
There are two companies that make very high end workstation/desktop replacements Dell (Precision line) and Lenovo. Both have excellent screens, power, and are often customisable. But, as with a camera, if you want the best, then be prepared to pay.

Definitely wait at least a couple or more months until the latest Haswell models hit the shops.

Great to see Canon still working on FW updates for these cameras which are no longer in production.

EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:28:49 PM »
The three rain covers I have are the:

EOS Rain Cover ERC-E4S, ERC-E4M, and ERC-E4L. (only difference is the size: small, medium and large, depending on your lens).

This is the large in the Canon US shop:


I am very happy with their quality, and am confident they will help protect my gear when things get wet.

EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:41:01 AM »
I was at a major int. sporting event not that long ago and was on the pitch with the other photographers when it started raining. Everyone, immediately put on the rain coats to protect their equipment - most of them 1D Xs with Canon's official rain cover, and a few Nikons. Everyone that is, but this one westerner. He acted almost as if he was showing off that "hey my equipment is weather proof", which was silly because everyone had pretty much the same gear. Point is, that if it is your employer's gear, protect it. If it is your gear, protect it - possibly even more.

I used to use the op-tech plastic cheap covers but now I have all three sizes of Canon's own rain covers and they are great, much stronger and well made.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:19:46 PM »
the look on this kids face made me smile...hopefully you will too.

300 2.8is
iso 1600

That is one to get framed. What a classic, and yes, it made me smile. The joys of youth. I hope you found the parents (if they are not you) and have given them a copy.

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