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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:38:22 PM »
ok, enough of this now. Next topic: What's the better lens: The EF 2.8 14 L or the EF 5.6 800 L?

Neither.  The 14/2.8L II is better than the original, and the 600/4L IS II + 1.4xIII is better than the 800/5.6.

If you really want to compare just those two lenses, it depends on your needs.  The 14/2.8L makes a better hand-thrown projectile weapon, and the 800/5.6 makes a much better club.   ;)

Neuro, your title "CR GEEK" is well earned ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Adorama Email Ad
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:33:24 PM »
Adorama needs to STOP this kind error. This is NOT the first time. It is confusing and misleading.

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So, I was sitting watching some birds building a nest last night in our Boojum tree and thinking about getting out the 100-400 to try to get a decent shot in the backlit dusk and simultaneously goofing around online.  I log into canonpricewatch.com and see this ridiculous price for a 300 f/2.8 ii.  You know the lens I rented last fall and fell in love with and put myself on a watch list for a good refurb price and have since wondered about? 

And then the "GAS" attack hit me.  How could I avoid that price for a new one with a Canon Warranty?  About 5 minutes later I received my email confirmation even though the sun had passed its useful moment and the nest was now in the dark, but I didn't mind.  I guess I will need to figure out what to use to pay for it, but I will manage.

Guess I'll be looking at a 2xTC soon.  Anyone want to buy my 100-400?

LOL... ;D ;D ;D

Congrats JPAZ - don't forget to share some pics

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Lenses / Re: Collecting gear
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:04:45 PM »
For starters get a 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 16-35 2.8L II, TS-E 17 L, TS-E 24 II L, 85 1.2L II, 35 1.4L, 135 2L, 100 2.8L IS Macro, 300 2.8L IS II, 500 4L IS II, 1.4XIII, 2XIII, 8-15 4L, then step back, relax, use them and decide what you need more...  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You reminded me of a dude, Dylan777 ;D ;D ;D

+1 with Neuro and others - "Don't 'collect gear'. Figure out what you need to do that you can't with your current gear, then get what addresses that gap"

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:55:02 PM »
Not quite as fierce as Gary's eagles.....

Gary's eagles would eat your duck alive ;D

Good timing Don ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:52:38 PM »
1Dx
600mm

As always Gary, those are amazing shots ;)

Can't wait to have one of those in my collection

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:50:36 PM »
Just one of many.....shot at half the speed I should shoot at to blurr the shot. Yes its a wild bird.

Nice one Mick ;) a lot of action there

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:34:58 PM »
To me the question is a bit odd. The 600mm is made for a totally different use than the 200-400. They are both exceptional lenses and outstanding for their use. When going on a trip, where I don´t bring both, it has not been difficult to choose which one to bring.

It would be more difficult to compare the 200-400 with the 300 f2.8L IS II, with the 1.4xIII and 2xIII extenders. The 300 is clearly less flexible, but it is smaller, it gives you exceptional IQ, AF speed and a stop advantage and also very good performance with the extenders. You also have significant money saved for something else.

It´s a substantial cost to get both the 200-400 and the 600, but it would have to be for something really exceptional if I were to part with any of them.

A agree Eldar, both these Lenses are a substantial investment for most that decide to buy either, or both, and one would imagine a serious amount of thought goes into that decision.

The 600f/4 is not your close in type Lens, it's uses are varied but going on CR and the many fine Images I've seen with the 600 exhibited here, Birders are the Lenses main stream users, followed by people like myself, Wild Life at a distance.

The 200-400f/4 is clearly more your closer in Lens, with the option to go out to 560 albeit at a small light disadvantage with f/5.6, More suited to your Wildlife/Sports Photographer.

If I'm heading to Open Plains style Geography, Serengeti, Mara etc, I would place the 600 +1.4x in the Bag first, the 200-400 second.

If I'm heading to Okavango Delta, South Africa, Timbavati, it's the 200-400 in the bag first with the 300f/2.8 second.

In my own Imaging if I had to choose just one Lens for 90% of my Imaging, it would be the 200-400.

Thanks eml58 for a clear drawing between the two :)

Be able to visit places you mentioned above would be a dream come true for me - maybe one day when the kids grow up a little bit more.

I live in California, 10min -15mins away from Huntington Beach. It's very well known place for surfing. The summer here is quite special. Be able to capture the pro surfers will be interesting in my photography collection.

http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/


Best,
Dylan

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:31:44 PM »
You are not making it easy for Dylan, in fact you will make him want both ... for starters. Then he will have to add the 300mm 2.8L IS II  ;D
He he; I told you so Dylan, that when you start on this route, by deciding to go for the 300, it might be a very expensive one. Then you upgraded to the 400/2.8, which, combined with the extenders, is a very flexible and high quality package, with better reach. But then you start thinking about the improved IQ at long reach with the 600 and the option of going all the way to 1200mm. And when you have done that (I assume you will ;)), you start thinking about the flexibility of the 200-400 or combining the 600 with the 300, which you just sold ....  ::)

The Great Whites are very addictive and requires either fairly deep pockets to get a combo, or the ability to live with the limitations of just one of them :P

Eldar, I still recalled that conversation with you and you are 100% correct :)

Off topic:
Here are my thoughts shooting with 2 bodies.
1. 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II - shorter range indoor/outdoor = amazing IQ
2. 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 400mm f2.8 IS II - mid range indoor/outdoor = amazing IQ
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III + 400mm f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III - longer range outdoor = happy with IQ

600mmish is in the consideration. I'm not good with math, but 600mm with 1.4x TC III would give decent lenght for BIF and surfing photography.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:21:23 PM »
5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III @ f4.5

Nice one Dylan777

Thanks Menace,

If you haven't get 1.4X TC III, I would highly recommended. I plan to add another 1.4x TC III just for my 400mm f2.8 IS II.

Off topic:
Here are my thoughts shooting with 2 bodies:
1. 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II - shorter range indoor/outdoor
2. 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 400mm f2.8 IS II - mid range indoor/outdoor
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III + 400mm f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III - longer range outdoor

600mmish is in the consideration. I'm not good with math, but 600mm with 1.4x TC III would give decent lenght for BIF and surfing photography. The only thing that could hold off  600mmish purchase is "do I have times for BIF and surfing photography?"

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 08, 2014, 03:21:25 PM »
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!

Very nice Krob78 ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 08, 2014, 01:27:51 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts guys. The poll shows 50/50, interesting.

Interesting, the poll still showing 50/50 between these two. And of course, the Tamron option ::)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:16:19 PM »
5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III @ f4.5

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 08, 2014, 09:46:26 AM »
1Dx
600mm
f/6.3   
1/3200 iso 400

EXCELLENT  ;)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:50:13 PM »
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