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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:44:16 PM »
Milk or honey? Yes please, both :)

I wish I can say that Eldar :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:42:39 PM »
A few months ago I had to make the same choice and I picked the 200-400/1.4x.  I do not regret this choice.

Ultimately it really boils down to what you like to photograph.  I use this lens for a wide variety or purposes - wildlife, sports, and landscapes.  For these purposes there is no contest - the 200-400 is the best lens that can achieve all three.

If I were only photographing wildlife, or more specifically birds, then the 600/II would be the better choice.  You simply need as much length as possible.  If an 800/4 existed that was actually portable, I would recommend that.  That being said, you can certainly accomplish a lot with 560mm.

For a real world example see this set http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/sets/72157641149672084/  Three of these images were taken at 560mm, but three were not.  The versatility of the 200-400 certainly wins out here.

For sports I almost never use the extender.  I also find myself switching a lot between 200mm and 400mm.  It is one case where a zoom is invaluable.

Finally for landscapes I am all over the place.  That was really the deciding factor for me.  I wanted a lens I can use for landscapes to catch the shots many landscape photographers miss.  For these I rarely shoot at 560mm. 

This set illustrates the flexibility - http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevphoto/sets/72157640572094314/  Most of the landscape shots were not taken at 560mm, while most of the close up bird shots were.  A 600/4 would have probably done an even better job, but the 200-400 certainly did a very good job.

Someday I may pick up a 600/II if I have a sudden influx of cash, but it is not a huge priority given the excellent performance of the 200-400 at 560mm already.

BTW, the Tamron is a very nice lens, but the 600/II and 200-400 are in a completely different class.  There are vast differences in AF speed, image quality, and the extras that go into a top end lens.

Thanks kirispupis for your feedbacks and photos ;)

I recently bought 400m f2.8 IS II - mainly for indoor swimming and ballet. All  I can say is AWESOME and now going for bit longer for outdoor activities ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:14:21 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts guys. The poll shows 50/50, interesting.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:11:33 PM »
OK here is my little video, just like the other couple I have done for the forum please forgive the sound and production qualities, I am a stills shooter  :D

I realise I didn't do a perfect job but you can see the concept and the important bit, shoot a test plain background and make a custom preset, then it is just one click away. Or, send me a RAW file of a plain grey card and I will make you one.

Edit: Redid the vid with a slightly better sound and video, here is the new link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrvm5477wz423i9/Sony%2010-18%20copy.mov

Thanks privatebydesign for the tips ;)

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:42:07 AM »
Do you use Lightroom or Photoshop? I'll make one, but if this is a consistent issue I'd get the camera looked at.

I have LR5. The color issue only happen on Sony 10-18mm,which designed for crop. With native Zeiss FE 55, I have no issue.

Thanks in advance :)

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:51:49 AM »
A7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
Hi Dylan ... what focal length and settings did you use?

Here is JPEG, straight out from camera. Look at the left hand side - color???. This is f11
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privatebydesign, is there a youtube link showing how to fix this issue?

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:47:47 AM »
This type of colour cast are very easily fixed with LR flatfield plug in....


A7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
Hi Dylan ... what focal length and settings did you use?

Here is JPEG, straight out from camera. Look at the left hand side - color???. This is f11

Thanks Ivan Muller for the info :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:40:55 AM »
The 600 II, because I often need all the focal length I can get.  The 600 II is sharper at 840mm f/5.6 than the 200-400+1.4x at 560mm f/5.6 (link). 

I bought my 600 II before the 200-400+1.4x came out, but I'd make the same choice today.

Thanks Neuro :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2559
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:31:12 AM »
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Thanks for making it LOUD and CLEAR ;)

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Lenses / Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:24:56 AM »
Hi guys,
Between the Canon 600mm f4 II and Canon 200-400mm w/ 1.4x TC, which one would you prefer? and Why?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973129-REG/canon_5176b002_ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754508-REG/Canon_5125B002_EF_600mm_f_4L_IS.html

Thanks
Dylan

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 06, 2014, 06:20:53 PM »
Here is another one 5D III + 400mm f2.8 IS II - JPEG, less than 20sec in LR5 ;)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 06, 2014, 06:10:20 PM »
He doesn't know how to smile...

Life in Prison will do that to you I'm told   ::)

Nice shots Dylan777, haven't traded that 400f/2.8 II for a 200-400f4 yet ??

Thanks eml58,

I still like my 400mm very much :). There is time, I wish I have that 200-400 zoomy ::)

I had that dilemma too - get the 400 2.8 or the 200-400 zoom. Versatility vs extra stop of light - nice problem to have mind you.

For me using two bodies was the solution as I wanted a faster lens - 400 on one body and 70-200 when action gets closer :)

Love it!

For me, it's all about IQ - here is JPEG, minor adjustments here and there. Less than 30second in LR5.

I'm working on 600mm f4 II

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mark ii (should I keep it )
« on: March 06, 2014, 10:24:28 AM »



Likewise. But being an amateur I could not/would not afford a 1Dx just for that. 5D3 is still very nice (plus I prefer to spend money on lenses  :) ) so I thought that two 5D3s are enough for me   :)
I just don't use auto iso a lot...  :(

+1....I'm waiting for 1D X II to come out so I can buy a decent used 1D X :)

For now, having two 5D III to shoot with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is a dream comes true for "an amateur" like me ;) 

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