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I used my D800 alongside my Canon bodies, a 1D MK IV at the time.  The D800 was fine, my Nikon lenses suffered a lot of CA.  Since I do high ISO, and the huge amount of noise at ISO 12800 in D800 images took NR a long long time to run, I realized that the D800 was impractical for my use and sold it (for more than I paid new). 

If I were only using ISO 100-400, its a fantastic tool, but at ISO 800, noise creeps in.

Give A7s a try  ;)

I wonder how the A7S compares to the XT1.  Anybody have both?
in high iso department 12800 looks cleaner than my 5d3 at 6400.

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Lenses / Re: Brand New 300mm f/2.8L IS II or 2nd Hand 400mm f/2.8 L IS
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:56:54 PM »
300 is super, no doubt.  On ff I feel is a bit short for outdoor.

400mm ver1 is a heavy weight.

Will be difficult to choose. ..I would go for 300.







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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:37:23 PM »
There is no such thing as "lens compression" it is perspective, that is all.

What do you think the term "compression" means?

Quote from: Perspective Distortion Wiki
Perspective distortion takes two forms: extension distortion and compression distortion, also called wide-angle distortion and long-lens or telephoto distortion,[1] when talking about images with the same field size.

I think the term compression means "the action of being compressed", I believe compressed means "squeezed together".

I also reassert that there is no such thing as "lens compression" and the linked Wiki article is a very badly written and illustrated example of writing by committee.

If you take a shot with any lens from the same place then the perspective is the same, crop the wider angle down to the longer focal length framing and the "lens compression" is identical, ergo, there is no such thing as "lens compression". Change focal length and move to maintain subject size and you have changed your perspective, not your "lens compression".


What do you think the term "perspective" means?
Call it whatever you want.  That extra stop makes different compared to my 70-200. It's compression under my dictionary

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Invested In 3 Different Systems
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:00:07 PM »
I used my D800 alongside my Canon bodies, a 1D MK IV at the time.  The D800 was fine, my Nikon lenses suffered a lot of CA.  Since I do high ISO, and the huge amount of noise at ISO 12800 in D800 images took NR a long long time to run, I realized that the D800 was impractical for my use and sold it (for more than I paid new). 

If I were only using ISO 100-400, its a fantastic tool, but at ISO 800, noise creeps in.

Give A7s a try  ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:33:20 PM »
Since we´re into horses and manual focus lenses. This is my neighbor´s old horse, shot with the Zeiss 135 f2.0 lens @f2.0 and the Ec-S focusing screen, during today´s focusing practice (more pleasant than jogging  ::)). He is moving towards me, so I have to continuously adjust focus. My number of keepers are constantly improving.

Wow...MF with moving subject.

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:28:20 PM »
I have used the 2xmkiii with the v1 . I am trying to learn BIF so this is not a good example probably, but its all I have available on this computer. Remember in some else's hands I think it would be much better. But maybe it will help.
handheld 2x mk3

Like mackguyver mentioned, It will be little challenge(especially the condition in your photo).

Keep shooting :)

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:47:21 AM »

Good compliments on her NEW hand bags & shoes will earn a lot of credit  ;)

I like your thinking about selling the 70-200 when 200mm f2 is in consideration. I'm few steps away from that 200mm f2 IS. I'm working on a deal package right now, including 35mm f1.4, 16-35 f4 IS and 200mm f2 IS. The store manager is playing hard-to-get right now(he thinks I want those lenses). I'm trying to keep my cool during negotation(I'm drooling from the inside though ;D).

I'm starting to lean towards primes in my "old" age... Sure the 24-105 has been a solid option along with the 70-200, but good... just not good enough.  I like indisputably great... and I find the primes get me there... I'll probably pick up another 70-200, maybe the f4 is because of its small size and solid performance, but I did like the 70-200 f/2.8L usm... oh geesh... I might as well just keep the 70-200 f/2.8 L is mkii and suck it and up and have some redundancy.  Damn you photography!!!

I will say that my camera gear has kept its value a hell of a lot more than my baseball cards from the early 90's.

as for the negotiation... I find that having an alternative vendor really helps to push the deal.  Maybe contact Canon Price Watch and see what the "street" price for that package would be... Maybe they will come close or beat the asking price... and then explain that you want to buy from them, and it's not all about the money, but it's something you can get and do now... and lord knows that this isn't the end of the line... and if they want to keep your business, they do have to EARN your business.

Me too - Seems like you and I are on the same path JD. I start leaning to primes.

It's a cycle that many photogs(like you and me) have to go through. . I'm a bit worry, one day we might go back to zoom.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:35:08 AM »
Went walking today on the Beach, found this Guy, not as pretty as the recent shot by Eldar, less well fed perhaps.

1Dx & Otus 55f/1.4 @ f/1.4

I'm drooling

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Oh no....need to check my 400mm when I get home today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:20:34 AM »
Too much MP for my taste.

Sounds just about right for landscapes. :) If only it has the DR...

Completely agree, totally.

This would be a Pro Body, main competitors being the Phase One IQ250, Pentax 645z & Haselblad H5D, basically anything with the Sony 50MP CMOS Sensor in it (and you can bet good money that Sony are about to drop that Sensor into their own body, sooner not later), is that worth competing with ?? I think so, I hope Canon does as well.

Price ??, about right, Competes well with the price of the 645z, certainly competes more than well with the Phase One & Haselblad (Sony will do it for 1/3 the price, but that have zero Lenses to match without Zeiss).

Will it happen, no idea, but I certainly hope so.

Edward & jrista,
Sold my a7r last week(keeping my FE55). I plan to add a7s in future. I guess I'm more into high ISO than DR.

Let me know how the A7s is. Are you going to use it with Canon lenses w/ adapter, or Zony lenses? (Yup, Zony...Zeiss+Sony lenses. :D) I'd be curious in knowing how the AF performance is with the A7s and Canon lenses with adapters if you go that route.

I do not plan to use with Canon lenses. I prefer their native lenses. Might add FE35 and new FE16-35 for travel. Since the battery is not that great, instead trying to improve it, Sony now putting an extra battery to a7s kit ;D

I tried the adapter + Canon lenses on my a7r = crappy(IQ doesn't look right, plus balance is off, feel weird).

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:12:20 AM »
Since you have already paid for and own the 5DIII, how could it be a good idea to buy a 7DII?

Do you really think you can sell the 5DIII for enough money to get a new 7DII and have money left over enough to buy a good prime?

I would keep the 5DIII.  You mentioned "overkill" so it does not sound like there is stuff you wished the 5D could do.  Functions you don't need, don't use.  The 5DIII is an excellent camera and one that you can grow into as your technique and interests change.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:46:56 PM »
Too much MP for my taste.

Sounds just about right for landscapes. :) If only it has the DR...

Completely agree, totally.

This would be a Pro Body, main competitors being the Phase One IQ250, Pentax 645z & Haselblad H5D, basically anything with the Sony 50MP CMOS Sensor in it (and you can bet good money that Sony are about to drop that Sensor into their own body, sooner not later), is that worth competing with ?? I think so, I hope Canon does as well.

Price ??, about right, Competes well with the price of the 645z, certainly competes more than well with the Phase One & Haselblad (Sony will do it for 1/3 the price, but that have zero Lenses to match without Zeiss).

Will it happen, no idea, but I certainly hope so.

Edward & jrista,
Sold my a7r last week(keeping my FE55). I plan to add a7s in future. I guess I'm more into high ISO than DR.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:35:11 PM »
I wish Canon and Zeiss could agree on an AF license ...
I will be in big trouble

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:18:45 PM »
I finally got an 85L mkii after about five deals that went bad and a year of pining.  So my gas should be satiated for a few months.  Having said that... I think I may wind up looking at the 200f2 or the 300 f2.8 sometime here in the not too distant future... It is quite troubling.

Congrats JD
I think 85L II and 200mm f2 will be great for kids. Want to race to 200mm f2 finish line with me?  ;D

With your wife, I think you have an insurmountable head start.  Does she know that we are all green with envy with her level of understanding?

Having said that... I have 2 grand in my camera fund, and I would probably sell my 70-200mkii for 1900ish, so I'm only a few grand away...
Good compliments on her NEW hand bags & shoes will earn a lot of credit  ;)

I like your thinking about selling the 70-200 when 200mm f2 is in consideration. I'm few steps away from that 200mm f2 IS. I'm working on a deal package right now, including 35mm f1.4, 16-35 f4 IS and 200mm f2 IS. The store manager is playing hard-to-get right now(he thinks I want those lenses). I'm trying to keep my cool during negotation(I'm drooling from the inside though ;D).

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:39:04 PM »
I finally got an 85L mkii after about five deals that went bad and a year of pining.  So my gas should be satiated for a few months.  Having said that... I think I may wind up looking at the 200f2 or the 300 f2.8 sometime here in the not too distant future... It is quite troubling.

Congrats JD
I think 85L II and 200mm f2 will be great for kids. Want to race to 200mm f2 finish line with me?  ;D

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