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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:30:04 AM »
D800 -> D810

The 5dm3 is looking really old.

Have you ever been to professional sports events?  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can't get my 1dx to catch focus fast as 7d
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:26:59 PM »
The AF cases only affect Servo.

Have you tried using single point selection for comparison?

FWIW, I'm not a fan of letting the camera pick what it thinks should be my subject.  I use 61-pt auto, but only with AI Servo where I'm manually selecting the starting point and auto is then tracking that subject through the frame.

Ok Neuroanatomist I think I got it. We got ahold of Canon and I think it's a fault of my own for sure. Thank you for the advise and I am humbled by it too. I am now going to focus on learning my camera operations and make them my main priority,   Thank you
Daniel,
Current AF cases in 1dx are ok. If you really want to nail the shots, spend little times before you shoot and fine tune it. Know your subject(s) movements and speed. It made HUGE diff. for me.

1DX is an AMAZING machine.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:18:45 PM »
A couple taken last Dec in New Orleans on a 1Dx. Playing w DOF at 2.8.

I like the tone on these photos. Very nice Vern

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: August 27, 2014, 06:17:57 PM »
The weather sealing on my grip for zoom barrel portion of the lens has begun peeling off and is quite loose and floppy....has anyone else been experiencing this same issue as well?  :-[

Mine came from Canon 1st patch. Still the same as day one.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:55:51 PM »
Whiskered Tern
Love the fully expanded wings. Very nice Somlu.

Not as good as your, but kinda similar shot  :)


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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:54:47 PM »
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

2nd photo looks very nice PLIV1974 - I like the flying motion.

Welcome to CR ;)
[Thanks a lot DYLAN777 for encouraging me, quality is not really good because i didn't know how works a forum, so i was not sure which size of picture would work, i will be a bit more carefull next time]

I believe the max is 770x770.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:19:17 PM »
rumor specs look good for af and fps. Decent iq at 2500iso or slightly higher will help in decision making. I'm 80% saving money for 1dx ii though.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:25:03 AM »
Big Kitty

400mm + 1.4x, f4.0, 1/800, ISO800.

Very nice Menace. Love the light.

Surfing forecast is good this week in california. I'll spend few more days at the beach. Hope to get few decent shots - perfect timing to learn surfing photography.

Thanks Dylan.

Will be using a drop in polarising filter at the beach?  Look forward to the pics.

Yes, polarising filter is almost required shooting surfers. It was recommended by eml58 when I 1st got my 300mm f2.8 IS II. Too much reflection when the sun @ high.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:19:33 AM »
One word for 400mm f2.8 IS II = "SUPER". AF is FAST. Truely designed for sports.

It works very well with 1.4x TC III, still 95% compared to bare. IQ drops quite a bit with 2x TC III at wide open in Ai servo only(still good in One shot mode). Sharpness improve when step down to f7-8 in Ai servo.

 See photos here with 1DX + 400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III: http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing#!/

Congrats ;)

Beautiful shots.  I'm sure the surfers would love #17 and #70 especially.  Do you ever share the images with them?

Now here is a dream lens.
Thank you YuengLinger  for your comment.

The link I shared in this thread, that was my 1st time shooting surfers. I haven't share any of photos with them...not yet at least ;)

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:16:51 AM »
One word for 400mm f2.8 IS II = "SUPER". AF is FAST. Truely designed for sports.

It works very well with 1.4x TC III, still 95% compared to bare. IQ drops quite a bit with 2x TC III at wide open in Ai servo only(still good in One shot mode). Sharpness improve when step down to f7-8 in Ai servo.

 See photos here with 1DX + 400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III: http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing#!/

Congrats ;)

My mkI 400 f2.8 LIS behaves pretty much the same...but I've noticed that it's AF inaccuracy which shows softness with my 2x converter and not the lens resolving capability. If I focus using live view...I get amazing sharpness from it.

Since I'm shooting a lot with moving subject, I haven't try liveview yet. Will give it a try later. Thanks

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:13:52 AM »
Nice pics Dylan!

Too bad I'm saving for the 1DX and Africa (plus, maybe something cool from next round of Canon announcements).

sek


Look forward to see your safari photos Scott :)

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Lenses / Re: Any Surf Shooters Hereā€¦..?
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:12:08 AM »
Mins 400mm to 1000mm on FF. 300mm f2.8 IS mrk I + 1.4x TC III sounds great.

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I want the ultimate set up for nighttime athletics (etc.)
Currently have a D6 and 70-200 2.8 mk2 and then just crop like heck in DxO9

Options:
1. Buy a 200-400 with 1.4 tele (but it weighs as much as a gallon of milk, is expensive and then miss shots when the ball comes to this side of the field)
2. Add the 2x tele mk3 but lose some f-stop and sharpness and also lose the close shots
3. Buy a crop sensor body or use the T5i or EOS M I already have with the 70-200 and use the Canon 6D with Sigma 24-105 Art lens.

Will a good crop sensor (like on the 70D) have just as much sharpness and resolution as the full sized sensor on the 6D, or do you lose resolution because the lens can't handle the resolution, or the sensor isn't as good as the 6D even though they have managed to squeeze just as many pixels on the APS-C as on the full-sized 6D sensor?

Here's what I'm talking about.. The winning goal in overtime the other night (Baylor vs Rice) from about 60 yards away, after being cropped in DxO9. Shot with 6D and ef 70-200 f/2.8 mk2 at f/6.3 1/320 ISO 12800. (Yes, I know f/6.3 was a poor choice, should have gone with f/4.5, my bad).

I want the best, but don't want to spend $11k if I will have just as many challengess as I've got now.

You think the price of the 200-400 1.4 will continue to drop?

The ultimate setup for low light sports is a D1X and 400mm f/2.8.  the 200-400 is good for daytime use.

None of the options you descripe approach a ultimate setup.  A zoom isn't always necessary, but having enough light to turn up the shutter speed to at least 1/1000 sec is optimal to get sharp images of moving players.

+1 with Mt Spokane Photography ...wrong camera and wrong lens(except 70-200 f2.8 IS II)

About 6D + 300mm f2.8 IS II if budget is an issue. Keeper might be lower with 6D, however, it nearly what you want "nighttime athletics".

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:15:27 PM »
One word for 400mm f2.8 IS II = "SUPER". AF is FAST. Truely designed for sports.

It works very well with 1.4x TC III, still 95% compared to bare. IQ drops quite a bit with 2x TC III at wide open in Ai servo only(still good in One shot mode). Sharpness improve when step down to f7-8 in Ai servo.

 See photos here with 1DX + 400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III: http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Sports/Surfing#!/

Congrats ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:40:04 PM »
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

2nd photo looks very nice PLIV1974 - I like the flying motion.

Welcome to CR ;)

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