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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 10, 2013, 07:18:13 AM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?
I have a Sigma 100-300 2.8 with a 1.4 and 2.0 extender. Best bet would be to probably just stick with that combo right? My copy is pretty soft though with the 2.0 extender on.


It will autofocus on the 5D III or the 1D.  But, my experience is that using the 1.4xTC is no better than upping the resolution by 1.4x in Photoshop.
The main difference, IMO, is that with the 1.4 TC you have a larger image in the viewfinder, making it easier to focus accurately.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: August 09, 2013, 06:45:30 PM »
I have been thinking of picking up one of these, but It will not autofocus with a 1.4 correct?


That depends on the camera body. It will make your lens an effective f/8, so it will require a 1D to AF with the 1.4. The 5D Mk III will also AF with that combination (don't know about the other 5D versions).

Lenses / Re: Suggestion for High School Football lens on 5D3
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
On most of the fields I shoot at, I can get by with the 100-400 with my 5D Mk III. On the fields with the really bad lighting, then I stick with the 70-200 f/2.8 and either heavily crop, or get the action that comes my way.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom Upgrade Delay
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:03:34 PM »
Just download and install as the trial and enter the serial number once approved. You have 30 days with the trial.

Lenses / Re: If you could only have three lenses...
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:42:32 PM »
My main 3 lenses are the 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L, and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L. Do about everything with those, though I do have the 50 f/1.8 and 85 f/1.8 as well.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Light Meter & SpeedLites
« on: April 08, 2013, 10:38:50 PM »
The light modifiers kill a lot of your flash output. You may have to try bare flash. In outdoor sun, keeping within a stop or two of ambient, bare flash should be acceptable quality. Better than no flash or on camera flash for sure.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx and 5d3 New Service Advisory
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
Me too. Must be going to combine it with the other update coming in April.

Turn off auto ISO and shoot full manual. With constant lighting like that of a basketball court doesn't need auto anything to shoot with best results.

Canon would say, "Buy a 1D X, and you can set a minimum shutter speed from 30 s to 1/4000 s."
Or, they might point out that you can set shutter speed in Manual along with aperture and let auto ISO take care of the exposure.  Its hardly a big deal.  That way, you get that high shutter speed and just the aperture you want.
The problem then, is, you can't set EC in M mode with auto ISO. If you could, there would be no need for a min shutter speed in Av mode.

Both of those are 1/400 at ISO 100. Crank that ISO up a bit, 1/800 at ISO 200 will be much better, but I'd even go 1/1600 at ISO 400. Won't be a problem with today's cameras.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: BG-e11
« on: September 29, 2012, 02:16:22 PM »
Are you using Canon batteries or 3rd party? I've found 3rd party will cause the battery icon to flash and show 100% until firing a shot, then it reads correctly, but I suppose there could be other issues with different 3rd party batteries.

I have the bg-e11 and haven't had your issue other than when 1st turned on as described above.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: /D: Embarrassing question
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:19:42 PM »

Technical Support / Re: AFMA Misbehaviour
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:04:43 PM »
Forgot to say I was on 1.1.3 at the time.

Technical Support / Re: AFMA Misbehaviour
« on: September 15, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »
Happened to me once. Thought it must have somehow been me until reading this thread. Were either of you using C mode on the dial?

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