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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:50:08 AM »
a few from a recent basketball tournament

1dx and 24-70 2.8ii   all shot at roughly 3200 ISO

Nice shots, Northstar. Love the first one!

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Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)

Not exactly what I meant. I meant that instead of using the Canon Wifi adapter or wifi memory cards, one can insert a battery with built in wifi instead. That way we don't have to add the bulk of the transmitter.

Ah ok. Sorry, I misunderstood. Your idea is a very good one, I have no idea whether it is technically possible, or not, but it sounds good.

I would still like Canon to find a way for me to charge my batteries when I am on a pitch or wherever. Maybe a solar charger or something else. I know I could leave the charger and battery plugged into an outlet in the media centre or such like, but quite a few things go walkabout when you do that! It is only really for all day events, but still. I guess I could just buy a third battery.

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Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 19, 2014, 01:15:53 AM »
granddaughter came over tonight so pulled the camera out for a few fast ones her name is

 Kassidee she's 14 
   1Dx   85mm 1.2

Prefer the second one, Gary. I would never have guessed she is 14, but you can already tell that she is going to grow up to be a beautiful lady.

Looks like you have a lovely family.

Thanks for sharing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you know about squid?!
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:16:34 PM »
Hi Expat, my experience has been of the smallish type, up to a foot long, jigged or jogged for, night time.

The Ink shouldn't present a real issue, the slime they are covered in will if it get's onto your Lens, but my experience is it can be cleaned off, although I'm not sure how it affects the new Lens coatings.

Other than that take a big pot & some cooking oil, they generally taste better than they look.

Hopefully you won't be seeing anything like the attached Image.

Here's some mild reading before you go, suggestion here is ChainMail, don't fall overboard while wearing it because you'll have all the attributes of an untethered Anchor.

http://www.americanmonsters.com/site/2010/09/giant-squid-kill-fishermen/

Haha! Thanks, Edward. After seeing that monster, I may just stay in the boat!  :o

I have already decided to buy a couple of extra filters rather than clean them on the boat, and I would have thought I will definitely get into the water - I love swimming too much not to - even if it is at night, and I would imagine a few shots from the water will be worth it as I doubt many people will join me, and it gives a very interesting perspective. Just need to decide which camera to take in with me!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you know about squid?!
« on: March 18, 2014, 09:00:11 PM »
As the son of a Newfoundland fisherman, and as someone who has jogged squid and cod, let me offer the following advice.

Clothing: you will get squid juice on it... Wear stuff you don't mind getting dirty... And your hands will not be used to the lines so get a good pair of gloves.... The ones that are cotton on the inside and look like they were dipped into a vat of liquid rubber.. And DO NOT WEAR SHOES!

It can get slippery, make sure you have a safety line on the camera. Also, if you have eyeglasses, use a string to tie them on your head.

You will need a flash.... Squid jigging is done at night.

They won't take you out in rough weather so you don't have to worry about falling overboard. If it does get rough and you are on deck, they will insist you are on a line.

If you get juice or salt spray on the camera, you should be able to rinse it off with fresh water.

Don, I owe you a beer! Terrific advice, thanks.

What are the squid like if you do get in the water? Are they aggressive and do they attract larger more dangerous fish - like sharks? Had been thinking about getting a housing for one of my cheaper cameras and using that to get some shots from in the water.
I've never been in the water with them.... It's COLD!

I suppose you could use a waterproof p/s camera on a pole and stick that into the water, but how would you trigger it?

The cold water won't be an issue as I will be doing it in the warm waters off Malaysia. I was just wondering whether the squid in large numbers like that can be aggressive and whether their numbers attract more deadly fish such as sharks etc. Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you know about squid?!
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:36:43 PM »
As the son of a Newfoundland fisherman, and as someone who has jogged squid and cod, let me offer the following advice.

Clothing: you will get squid juice on it... Wear stuff you don't mind getting dirty... And your hands will not be used to the lines so get a good pair of gloves.... The ones that are cotton on the inside and look like they were dipped into a vat of liquid rubber.. And DO NOT WEAR SHOES!

It can get slippery, make sure you have a safety line on the camera. Also, if you have eyeglasses, use a string to tie them on your head.

You will need a flash.... Squid jigging is done at night.

They won't take you out in rough weather so you don't have to worry about falling overboard. If it does get rough and you are on deck, they will insist you are on a line.

If you get juice or salt spray on the camera, you should be able to rinse it off with fresh water.

Don, I owe you a beer! Terrific advice, thanks.

What are the squid like if you do get in the water? Are they aggressive and do they attract larger more dangerous fish - like sharks? Had been thinking about getting a housing for one of my cheaper cameras and using that to get some shots from in the water.

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Lenses / Re: How much will the new EF 800 f/5.6L IS II cost?
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:31:51 PM »
The poll needs to be amended to include an arm and a leg.

True!

So far it seems 47.4% of people that voted think that it will be between US$ 15,000 and US$ 18,000.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS III
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:30:18 PM »
Not sure what there's left to improve besides weight to be honest.

The biggest improvement over the MKI was the much improved MFD and updated IS imo, but either version shoots wide open all day long leaving folks more than happy with the results.

They could always add Stabiliser Mode III and I guess a few other little tweaks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Won't Power On
« on: March 18, 2014, 08:27:31 PM »
Among the comments made by Nuero there is one Gem and I was unaware of it myself, that's the comment regards use of a Credit Card with Amazon extending the Warranty Period, I've checked the info and it appears correct, this is useful information for you (and anyone else) in the hope that your Camera may still be under Warranty, worth checking.

I did not know about that with Amazon either. I was aware that if you buy anything from anywhere (not just Amazon) with your American Express Card you get an extra year's warranty. So if a lens or body only comes with one year, you get two via American Express.

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Interesting Phil, thanks.

Not that I have a Nikon but decided to check my serial numbers as described in that DP article only to discover that my cards (Rev B) do not have a serial number on the sides!

I wonder what causes the issue, you do not expect CF cards to differ so greatly within the same brand and model range.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What do you know about squid?!
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:02:49 AM »
Thanks. I have Canon's rain coats so am covered in that regard.

Any other issues with being on boats catching squids in the middle of the night?

Never done this before!

Wikipedia suggests the main components are melanin and mucus, not caustic or anything like that.  Still, I second the idea of raincoat - after all, do you really want pigmented snot on your camera?   ;)

You have given me the idea of buying extra filters! Thanks.

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I've got a 1DX on the way and will post results from that test once I receive it, but I expect it will be pretty similar.

The Lexar was a clear winner when it had the 1000X (145MB/s) but now it is the 1066 which is what came after SanDisk upgraded their stuff. So really it depends on the card you have.

I have three 32GB 1000X Lexars (from when it was 145MB/s) and my new 64GB 1066X card has arrived but I won't be testing it until next week and when I do I will have forgotten all about testing it as I will be so busy trying to not miss a shot.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / What do you know about squid?!
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:14:10 AM »
CR has helped me to learn a lot. I did not know before I joined for example that lasers can destroy a sensor, nor did I know that taking pics at the Holi Festival in India could be problematic due to the size of the powder molecules (or something).

But what about squid?! I realise falling off a boat with all my gear is a very bad idea, but does anyone know whether squid ink can cause any serious issues with lenses or camera bodies (1D X)?

Most of my job is fun, and this is likely to be too, but I know very well that cameras, boats and live animals, are always a risky mix.

I will be out on a fishing trip where the guys will be using traditional limes to pull in the squid. I will be on the boat (I guess). There is a risk of squid ink, squid attack and squid water, along with the obvious falling overboard.

Any advice?

Thank you.


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Blimey, there are a lot of handbags being thrown around in this thread!

Chill out guys!!

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