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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:07 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

What did CPS say?

Considering I do sports mainly, they said I should stick with the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will be trying the 200-400 1.4X and I am sure it is an excellent lens, and for those that shoot wildlife etc then wow, couple that lens with an extra 1.4 or even 2 and you have quite some reach. But for me, at the moment, it looks like the 400 f/2.8 ii will remain king.

I will let you know once I do try it out, though not sure yet when that will be.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:40:29 AM »
I shoot sports, and I must admit that there have been times recently when I have wondered about the 200-400 1.4X. I even asked Canon CPS for their opinion on it over the 400 f/2.8 ii.

I will try it at the next major event I am at, but I also agree with what bdunbar79 says in that using two cameras is really not that big of a deal.

The 400 f/2.8 ii is an outstanding lens, wow, I smile just thinking about it - and it is considerably cheaper than the 200-400 1.4X.

Anyone that was watching the men's final of Roland Garros will have seen a couple of 200-400 1.4X in use behind the players seats.

I am keeping an open mind. I use the 400 f/2.8 ii quite a bit but have not yet bought one, and as I have not yet used or even touched the 20-400 1.4X I really am in no position to pass judgement.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:10:32 PM »
Another beautiful random woman on the street :)

First the stunning blonde, now this stunning brunette.

Pray tell, I do hope you are getting all these girl's numbers....

Surely you are duty bound to provide them with their pics, and possibly take them out for a drink or six...  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:13:20 PM »
Well this phone camera is now official:

Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone (basically a Galaxy S4 Mini) with a 16MP point-and-shoot, it brings a 10x optical zoom lens to bear -- the first phone to do so. On the phone side, it sports a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD slot) and a 1.9MP front facing camera. The camera includes optical image stabilization and a Xenon flash, along with a special "Zoom Ring".

from:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/12/samsung-galaxy-s-4-zoom-announced/

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 12, 2013, 06:10:43 PM »
There seems to be an awful lot of wishful thinking going on in this thread, with many hoping it will be in a 5D-type body - especially as that could indicate a more affordable price as compared to a 1D ?.

Personally I cannot see that happening. The 1D S makes more sense from where I am sitting. They make a flagship studio camera to go along with the flagship sport / high fps camera, and then remove certain features to eventually get down to a 5D Mark IV.

Do they want to sit there with nothing to compete with D800 until 2015 or 2016 though? If it is some giant $8500 1DsX that will hardly compete with the D800.

Good point, though if they did release a big (1D) mp camera in 2014 then a watered down 5D Mark IV - which could compete with this D800/D800E - could follow soon after.

Personally, unless the new high mp camera has very goof fps then I am much more interested in what they have planned for the new 1DX ii. Plenty of time for them to get that right (just hope they remember a headphone jack this time!).  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 11, 2013, 11:43:35 PM »
There seems to be an awful lot of wishful thinking going on in this thread, with many hoping it will be in a 5D-type body - especially as that could indicate a more affordable price as compared to a 1D ?.

Personally I cannot see that happening. The 1D S makes more sense from where I am sitting. They make a flagship studio camera to go along with the flagship sport / high fps camera, and then remove certain features to eventually get down to a 5D Mark IV.

If they do call the new Megapixel camera the 1DS or the 1DXS what will they call the new 1DX in end-2014 early 2015?

It's all good, no matter what.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
« on: June 10, 2013, 08:23:35 PM »
This phone/camera is still a rumour, albeit a very strong one - with an official announcement expected on 20 June (London time).

It looks like a small p&s with a phone stuck to its back. Some are calling it chunky, but then many initial reviews of the Galaxy Note were negative when it first came out and look how successful that has been.

The Zoom is expected to have a 16MP camera with optical zoom and its own shutter button, using the volume controls to zoom in and out.

There are some pics here:

http://www.teknobites.com/2013/06/09/samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom-leaked-pics-show-a-camera-phone-hybrid/

Personally, I think it is a nice idea, but will be interesting to find out more, such as battery life, weight, image quality etc.

If they offered different versions of the S4 Zoom, or even made it customisable then I would seriously consider this as a replacement for my current smart phone.

What do you think?

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Am I right in my understanding that this is the last upgrade before all new upgrades are done in the cloud? And that if you do upgrade from 4 to 5 you will not be forced at a later stage to sign up to the cloud - you can therefore use LR5 for as long as you want?

Thanks.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 06, 2013, 12:29:38 AM »
Here is a photo taken earlier today of Rhonda who is 42,this is a natural light portrait taken with the 70-200mk2 :)

Nice shot.

If you had asked us to guess, there is no way I would have said 42. Early 30s would have been my vote.

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Re-read...he's talking about comparing the 70-300 vs. the 70-200 + 1.4x, and the Canon 70-200 lenses are compatible with Canon TCs.

Very true. My mistake, I had misread it to mean adding the 70-300 to the 1.4X, I have no idea how that happened. It's been a crazy few weeks. Thanks for pointing my mistake out though.

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If I do spring for the 70-300, the first thing I will do is test its performance vs. the 70-200+1.4x, to see how the image quality compares.

I hope that's the Kenko 1.4x you are talking about as the Canon does not* work with that lens.

*Disclaimer. Some will tell you the lens does work with the 1.4X Canon, but that is ONLY if you first push the lens out to 300. It is not advisable to use it this way.

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I will be getting the 400 f/2.8 ii, though I must admit that I do have my eye on the 200-400 but as it is not f/2.8 I doubt I will be swayed away from my original plan. I am getting it as I need the reach, speed an IQ for shooting sports. It won't be used for much else.


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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L IS I vs. 400 f/2.8L IS II
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:44:21 PM »
So if your in Singapore in the next month or two or three, there's a 400f/2.8 Version 2 looking for a home.

Great post, eml58. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. If you do not want to post prices etc here would you mind sending me a message with regards to the price you are looking for, condition, age etc. I am in Singapore quite a bit.

bdunbar79 - if you can afford it, and it fits within your shooting regime, then I think selling the two v1s and getting the 400 v2 sounds like an excellent plan, and it will be great to hear what you think of your new lens once you do get it. Good luck.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: ALL-I or IPB?
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:22:29 PM »
The NBC station requires me to provide them with digital masters in Pro-Res 422 1080i.

Forgive me if I have misunderstood, but I did not think it was possible to get 422 out of a 5D Mark III or a 1D X?


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Lenses / Re: Telezoom lens (70-300L vs 70-200 vs 100-400)- Advice
« on: May 19, 2013, 07:18:17 AM »
From everything you write the 70-300L is your lens

I agree.

You should also think about what it is you may be shooting in the future, if you think you may get into sports or shoot 70-300 in poor light then that is when the 70-200 f/2.8 is ii may be best, but for now I would think the 70-300L f/4.5-5.6 IS USM is your best bet.

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