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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: Today at 01:58:38 AM »
Very nice site, enjoyed my visit.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 07, 2014, 11:21:57 PM »
I had a 300 F4L IS in my bag for a couple of years before upgrading to the 300 F2.8L IS II in 2012. The 300F/4L IS is a fine lens which is sharp wide open. its comparably compact size and light weight make it easy to bring it along wherever you go. It takes teleconverters quite well, adding the 1.4x does not affect the image quality too much, you still get usable shots. Of course the IS and AF cannot put up with today's modern lenses but keep in mind that we are talking about a 1997 design.
The 300 F4L IS is very good value for money, can definitely recommend it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:36:59 AM »
I upgraded from 1D4 to 1DX earlier this year and must say that the 1DX is the better camera - however I wish I would have kept the 1D4 as back-up body as I miss the in-built 1.3x teleconverter whenever I am using a big white...

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:06:44 PM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)
Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)
Looking at the gear in your signature, is there anything left to buy?  :-P

1DX, 600L II, 800L as well as the Zeiss versions of the Canons I got. Fish Eye and TS are second priority

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:34:19 AM »
I need help! Spring is in the air and I am coming down with GAS, I am spending to much time looking at lens reviews....how can I rid myself of this affliction?..? ;) ;)

Fortunately I seem to have some sort of immunity against GAS... ;)

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Lenses / Re: Is There a Definitive "Best" Landscape Lens for Crop?
« on: January 31, 2014, 11:09:03 AM »
the 16-35 does pretty well on crop

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Lenses / Re: 200/2 IS Lust
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:27:14 PM »
I did/do not need the 200 f2L - however I did never regret buying it. One of my favourite lenses.


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Lenses / Re: Superteles: 300 vs 500
« on: July 27, 2013, 06:57:53 AM »
The 500 F4L IS is a great lens, you will not regret upgrading.

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Lenses / Re: I've tried the 200-400 today! :D Very happy
« on: February 09, 2013, 12:04:28 AM »
Felt the same when I tried it out a month ago, really amazing lens.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12127.msg215918#msg215918

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Lenses / Re: Need advice on telephoto zoom Lens
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:57:16 AM »
70-200 2.8L IS II

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Potential upgrade from 7D
« on: January 20, 2013, 03:20:48 AM »
Or just get the 24 1.4L II - not ultrawide on 7D but the perfect tool for indoor low light shots without using a flash.

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Lenses / Re: EF200mm f1.8L vs EF200mm f2L IS vs EF300mm f2.8L IS II
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:30:24 AM »
Service and availability of spare parts could be one reason not not go for the 200 1.8L, lack of IS another.

You should think carefully if you really need the F2.0 at 200mm, otherwise you might be better off with the 300 F2.8L IS II + 70-200 F2.8L IS II.

However, although I do certainly not need F2.0 at 200mm I will one day get the 200 F2.0L...

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Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Production to Begin in Q2
« on: January 10, 2013, 10:21:09 AM »
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<p><strong>From Singapore<br />

</strong>A member on the clubsnap forum was at an event in Singapore this week and was told by a Canon guy at the event, that the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x wouldn’t start production until Q2 of 2013. Pricing was estimated at $16,000 (Singapore dollars), that converts out to about $13,000 USD and goes along with the $11,000 pricetag we’ve heard for a while now.</p>
<p>We don’t even have an official announcement yet, so this could be possible. I am hoping once they do announce it, that stock will be available immediately.</p>
<p><strong>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/canon/1207372-canonsg-launch-ef-200-400-f-4l-1-4x-2.html#post8294287\" target=\"_blank\">CS</a>]</strong></p>
<p><em>thanks dolina</em></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>


That's interesting! The Canon rep that I asked during the very event wasn't able to comment on price but did tell ma about a commercial go live in S'pore in Q2...

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12127.0

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Lenses / Re: 300 f2.8 Ser 1 vs. Ser 2?
« on: January 08, 2013, 08:54:41 AM »
I would also consider $1,200 to be too cheap to be true for a decent copy.

However, I can highly recommend the Mark 2, IQ, sharpness, bokeh are amazing and it's comparably light, can carry it around all day with ease. I am mainly using it for shooting candid portraits while exploring a city. The perfect tool for that purpose...

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Canon General / Re: 70-200 F2.8 mark I or mark II?!
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:39:38 AM »
Definitely the Mark II. Had the chance to compare pics taken with the IS MkI at the same location at the same time with those I had taken with the IS Mk II. Both on 7D and the IQ difference was very visible...

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