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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:16:12 PM »
I'm shooting with a 7d 500mm mk I with 1.4tc and I have no problems with sharpness. There should be hardly any noticeable degradation wide open if properly calibrated and using correct long lens technique.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2014, 05:27:05 AM »
More consistent autofocus for tracking moving subjects and a little yellow border around the histogram I would want, pro style body would be nice too. I don't have too much of an issue with high iso performance but any improvement would be welcome. Not that I would upgrade until my current 7d dies on me...

Lenses / Re: Canon 400mm f/5.6 L
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:45:02 AM »
To reiterate others view, this is a great little lens, quick to focus, sharp and hand-holdable all day long. With a solid stance you can shoot static subjects down to 1/400. Yes IS would be nice but you are looking at a substantial increase in cost. Best bang-for-buck birding lens IMO. If you would like to see some images visit my flickr site, any birds prior to 21Sept this year are shot with the 400mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:26:21 PM »
I'm interested in the M2 if I could get a compact 15mm prime with it to go with the 22mm. I not fussed at massive fps as I don't think the camera is aimed at the sports market, rather a nicer PAS with better image quality. I would also be quite happy with a rebel sensor, I was pleased with the IQ of my 350d when I had it and prints out from it were very good too. Just focus on new lenses and I'm sure it'll be a winner.

Looks like a 300mm 2.8 in dimensions...

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:33:58 AM »
Yessss.   A constant aperture f4 that will take a 1.4x nicely and a 2x in a pinch.   80 vs 100 I don't care it's just a label and the difference is not that important

Its never going to be F4, why do people keep saying this. They have just released a 200-400 @£12K, Canon are not going to release a 100-400 F4 which would compete with their flagship model, and to get a similar quality in a wider zoom range would mean better engineering and therefore higher costs. So you would be looking at again another £12K lens...

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 08:38:44 AM »
Maybe some bright spark at Canon found out that they could make a 400mm F4 out of the 200-400mm parts laying around, and have decide to replace the DO?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:21:45 AM »
Very interesting as I'm currently saving for Canon's offering. If they can match the optical and build quality of Canon's 500 MK I at £5-6K then I'll seriously consider one. I like the way Sigma is going.

Lenses / Re: How to clean lenses ?
« on: August 23, 2013, 08:07:42 AM »
Normally I end up cleaning my lenses in the field and I have found the best and most cost effective solution is as follows.

First of all blow fiercly on the glass to remove larger particles, then take a deep breath and breath on the glass, make sure it looks nice and foggy. Shake your t-shirt to ensure it is free from sand and dirt, think about using a sleeve if too dirty. Make small circular motions over the glass; repeat for persistant marks.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D release date question
« on: August 20, 2013, 07:59:38 AM »
Don't quite get this post, why would you wait for a camera that has yet to even be announced when the camera you want is availble in 1+ months but no specific date. I would think the 7D II is probably going to be priced slightly less than the 5D III. If a 70D does what you want it to do, and it priced at the level you are prepared to pay, which it appers it is otherwise you wouldn't have pre-ordered, why then delay your camera purchase?

Lenses / Re: 70-200L f/4 IS vs 70-200L f/4
« on: June 05, 2013, 09:04:12 AM »
I have owned the 70-200 f/4 non-IS and its a great lens, super sharp. I use it mainly for plant photography alongside a 100mm macro and mainly at the 200mm end. I have no complaints at all but would really have like a closer focus to stop me switching between the lenses so much. I have just recently upgraded to a 180mm macro for this reasons but am soo attached to the lens its hard to let it go!

Canon General / Re: Desired fantasy gear
« on: May 20, 2013, 12:14:04 PM »
I'd like to see an affordable F4 super-telephoto from Canon.....well we are talking fantasy arn't we?

Lenses / Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« on: May 16, 2013, 12:47:33 PM »
Voted for the 400mm F4. I think this is very potential lens now they have the glass and parts for the 200-400 which it could share a lot of. Just a simple matter of a few adjustment and voila! Although I'm not so sure this would fit into my reasonable big white price thinking of £4500-£5000 judging on the price of the 200-400.

Canon General / Re: Announcement: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:05:01 AM »
Silly price, 45% more than Nikkons offerring  :o. If this was reasonably priced, around $7500 may have considered it, I think I'll rather save $1000+ and go with a lighter weight and longer reach 500mm, or a faster 400 2.8.

I can't see that anyone has suggested reverse-mounting your 50mm.
Pick up a cheap adaptor for a few ££ / $$, I've seen some teriffic shots using this method.

Check this photo out, taken with a reverse mounted 50mm with extention tubes, though you probably wont need this much magnification.

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