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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:58:32 AM »
I would keep the money for the moment. That or I would get the 300mm f/2.8L IS II. It is an excellent sports lens. Also, it is much cheaper and lighter that the 200-400 zoom.

Earlier in the year, I was on an Irish sea birds workshop. I was the only 400mm f2.8 L IS, mk I...and flippin heavy...but stunning pictures, even If I do say so myself :D
There was a 600 LIS II and a 500 LIS II, both very good.I think the 600 is a bit better than the mkI. The new 500 is increadibly light and easy to use. There were two 300 LIS II with TC's and again very light and easy to handle, sharp and beautiful optics. It lost a stop vs my 400 when focal matching but could move closer to the subject to get the same framing.
If I was going to do it again, it would be a hard descision between the 300II or 500II. My 400I was mroe flexible with TC's but heavier and a lot harder to handle when tracking large birds...even lugging it abot over the island was seriously hard work! I personally found the 600IIL a bit too long for my likes. I suppose I could chop my 400L in for a 400IIL :D
True, the II series are lighter or much lighter! I am not interested for a 300 2.8 (I do have an excellent 300mm f/4L non-IS) or a huge 400 2.8 or 600 4

I got a 500mm f/4L IS II and indeed it is a very good and light (for what it is) lens.

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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:02:27 AM »
I would keep the money for the moment. That or I would get the 300mm f/2.8L IS II. It is an excellent sports lens. Also, it is much cheaper and lighter that the 200-400 zoom.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 3000 mAh AA battery for Flash ?
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:18:39 AM »
I too use Eneloops (the 2000mAh version) for flash. It's nice to know that you can keep them and they will still be charged when you use them again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's to be expected from Canon in Q4 2013?
« on: September 18, 2013, 07:36:10 AM »
Nothing

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Software & Accessories / Re: Big(ger) Bag Recommendations Needed
« on: September 18, 2013, 06:55:42 AM »
check out gura gear - their bataflae 32L is huge and will easily swallow all you equipment.  Also rugged and very lightweight.
As you said: It's huge. Half of it will hold a 600 f/4 or 800 f/5.6 without camera or a 500 f/4 with camera.

OP mentioned 300 2.8. So a Bataflae 26L would be a better choice. It will hold the 300 2.8 with camera attached in one half and the other equipment in the other half with room to spare...

P.S I do have 26L and believe me it's BIG. You do not want even bigger than necessary...

I tend toward larger bags, so (1) I can keep equipment easily accessible and (2) take that extra items (water, sun screen, sandwich, ...) with me.
Well this thread is about OP's needs:

300mm f/2.8 IS II (with lens hood reversed - body attached is nice but not needed)
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
24-70 f/2.8 II
16-35 f/2.8 II
1.4x & 2x III TCs
Tripod on back/side
Misc filters, RRS pano slide, small first aid kit, snake bite kit, lens cleaning kit

The 26L holds all of them with room to spare.

In addition he didn't require water, sandwiches and sunscreen. Not that I would put them in a photo bag that carries so expensive equipment. Murphy's Law is always active ...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Big(ger) Bag Recommendations Needed
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:56:41 AM »
check out gura gear - their bataflae 32L is huge and will easily swallow all you equipment.  Also rugged and very lightweight.
As you said: It's huge. Half of it will hold a 600 f/4 or 800 f/5.6 without camera or a 500 f/4 with camera.

OP mentioned 300 2.8. So a Bataflae 26L would be a better choice. It will hold the 300 2.8 with camera attached in one half and the other equipment in the other half with room to spare...

P.S I do have 26L and believe me it's BIG. You do not want even bigger than necessary...

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Lenses / Re: 24 TS-E Problem
« on: September 17, 2013, 09:42:18 AM »
My old analog EOS cameras had 0.5 stop increments and f/3.5 value was among them...

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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 16, 2013, 05:04:40 AM »
I would keep the 600mm II. I am FL limited more than needing a f/2.8 vs. a f/4 lens. But it all comes to what YOU need more.

You cannot back off but a lesser lens could do the job (300 f/4 for example).
 
Plus, I would not get the 200-400. It's too expensive (you would not sell one of the two if they were cheaper, why buy a more expensive one?). In addition it would combine the lesser focal length (400mm) with the f/4 aperture.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« on: September 14, 2013, 11:07:17 PM »
Just because some other person had a bad experience (which they may or may not have exaggerated) doesn't mean that you will.

I am sorry to be the devil's advocate here but this can be reversed:  Just because some other person had a good experience (which they may or may not have exaggerated) doesn't mean that you will.

Sorry I cannot consider it an unbiased argument.

More technically: This may cry QC issues and as neuro said not complete reverse engineering but the end result unfortunately remains the same for the unsatisfied buyer.

 I recognize the price difference and the IS advantage of course but it seems unfortunately that there will be some disadvantages together with the advantages.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:57:41 AM »
Try to return/exchange it. Better than having a new camera serviced. If they refuse threaten to report them to some authority. Plus mention their name. Don't keep it secret...

Hi tron!

They would have exchanged the Caera, but they do not have one anymore for some days or weeks. They will replace it, after the massmarket will be delivered.
But my holidays are starting in 3 weeks. :-(
What about asking your money back? Then you can search for other suppliers...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 07, 2013, 05:22:08 AM »
Try to return/exchange it. Better than having a new camera serviced. If they refuse threaten to report them to some authority. Plus mention their name. Don't keep it secret...

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[weighing my options...because I also want something a bit wider and something a bit more telephoto...
Hmmm a bit weider? hmmm how about 24mm, hmmm a bit more telephoto how about 70mm, 24 70 24 70 ohhh wait 24-70 28L II  :o

Unless you want a 24 1.4L II and an 851.2L II  8)

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:27:02 AM »
It's like comparing apples to oranges. Granted for 95% or even 99%  the 24-70 2.8 II does the job but for the rest very few cases f/1.4 is absolutely necessary.

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Lenses / Re: is shift useful in the TS-E 90mm ??
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:18:05 AM »
I just set my Canon 4D MK II  at 1 center Spot Focus
This must be an interesting camera  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon vs Nikon at DxOMark
« on: September 04, 2013, 09:05:28 PM »
I think it means that when DxO actually put a lens on the camera their results go out the window.
;D

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