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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:47:41 PM »
Hmmm, 85% + 15% = 100%. This means that the  400mm f2.8 IS II was left unused...

Someone was greedy  ;D ... lens greedy  ;D  ;D

Any similarity in the way of thinking with the person writing this very post is totally coincidental...  ;D  ;D  ;D
Could not help it ;D

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Lenses / Canon 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:38:46 AM »
Last Jan, I got a chance to be a primary photographer to shoot Tet celebration http://www.tetvietnamsj.com/ at Saint Columban Church. It’s a small private catholic school.

Long story short, the Vietnamese parents did an outstanding job organizing the Tet celebration. They got strong supports from school principle and all the teachers.

As always, I brought all the gear I have including the 400mm f2.8 IS II to the event. I took about 700ish photos.
1.   85% of the photos taken with 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo
2.   15%  taken with 50L + 135L combo

Shooting with 2 bodies including 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II combo is so much easy. Missing shots is almost impossible. I’m glad I pulled trigger on second 5D III.

Here is the link of Tet celebration: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/qT0bsDqk/1/6425720#imageID=208599092  These are just preparation photos. There are so much more photos that I wish I can share with CR community – kids getting red envelop, dragon dances etc…but I must respect the parents & students privacy.

Bottom line is: 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II is one GREAT combo

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:17:39 AM »
Who cares- its a great lil camera.

Better focus than the 6d, thats for sure

(seriously though)

At $299 - you can't ask for any better :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A7/R "Bundle Deal" up to $650 Off
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:11:45 AM »
Here is another good deal for Sony a7/a7R (As posted in sonyalpharumors):

"You can trade in any camera (in any conditions) and get a $300 credit valid for the purchase of a Sony A7 and A7r at Focuscamera (Click here). This is the second great A7-A7r deal of the week after the Up to $650 off savings on A7-A7r, lens and flash packages at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here)".

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/focuscamera-gives-you-300-if-you-trade-in-your-old-camera-for-the-sony-a7-a7r/

I called Focus Camera, and the $300 credit is good for any camera, even a broken point-and-shoot, which is stackable on top of the Sony $650 rebate, leading to total of $950 off the package

Needless to say, I broke down and ordered the package of A7R, Zeiss 55 f/1.8, and Sony HVL60M flash.  :o  The flash has known overheating issues, but I figure I could use it for non-continuous shooting or send it to Sony service and see what they will do for me. 

BTW, Focuscamera website does not list the package of A7R/55mm/HVL60M under the $300 trade-in deal, just one with the 35mm lens.  However, I found their ebay listing for the package I prefer, and they honored the $300 deal when I called them. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291079850904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Great savings there.

I highly recommend this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Sony+-+Semi-Hard+LCD+Screen+Protector+for+a7+or+a7R+Digital+Camera&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

I have this on my A7R + RX1 - LOVE IT

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:54:37 PM »
I'm keep hearing people say: "I bought EOS-M as a backup camera".

Let be honest here guys, many of us(including myself) bought the M due to half price reduction.

If this EOS-m still selling @ $700-$800, I wonder how many of us would consider the M as backup camera?

From 5D III owner POV, it doesn't make any senses to have EOS-M as a backup - from slow AF, unbalance, IQ.

Let say you go out and shoot BIF or action event. Your 5D III or 1D X is not working, would you rather have rebel, 60d, 40d etc as a backup?

My 2cents: current EOS-M is death and Canon has no interest bringing this system up to date in US market yet.

I was going to, then it got reduced. I bought it for $300 for exactly the same reason I'd have bought it for $700, it has unique integration with my current system, for me that is worth $300 or $700, I appreciate for most it isn't, but for me it is. It comes as my "backup" camera and does a bit of video too, I have the 20mm and the EOS adapter and won't get anything else for it (I was given the 90EX and it is worth that much but no more). I would be very interested in an M III with the G1XII viewfinder, Canon will be crazy if they don't use the same one across the board, imagine the updates newer ones will get, you could choose to update your camera or your viewfinder, sweet.

That doesn't make sense for me - why spend $700 on a Canon body that require an adapter to work  with EF lenses. Not to mention, you getting high speed turtle-AF.

I bought it because of $299 deal through BH. I have to be honest, this is the best $300 P&S camera ever ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:47:04 PM »
Let say you go out and shoot BIF or action event. Your 5D III or 1D X dies. What next? Are you going to pull your EOS-M and start shoot with 300mm, 400mm, 500mm or 600mm?

No, after traveling however far I traveled, I'd just pack everything up and drive/fly home, without even trying to take another picture...   ::)

Of course I'd keep shooting!  Imagine if there was a camera that had no autofocus, a really slow burst rate of 1 fplp (frames per lever pull), and a really tiny memory card (only enough space for 36 images).  Once upon a time, I used a fairy tale camera sort of like that to shoot sports, and guess what?  I got more than a few 'keepers'...   ;)

am sure you will find the way  ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:28:52 PM »
I'm keep hearing people say: "I bought EOS-M as a backup camera".

Let be honest here guys, many of us(including myself) bought the M due to half price reduction.

If this EOS-m still selling @ $700-$800, I wonder how many of us would consider the M as backup camera?

From 5D III owner POV, it doesn't make any senses to have EOS-M as a backup - from slow AF, unbalance, IQ.

Let say you go out and shoot BIF or action event. Your 5D III or 1D X is not working, would you rather have rebel, 60d, 40d etc as a backup?

My 2cents: current EOS-M is death and Canon has no interest bringing this system up to date in US market yet.

 

 

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I thought, "Canon is lack of innovation"  ;D

You gotta love the BIG WHITES

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:34:36 PM »
Dylan777,
Super nice.  My fav is the first of your set.  Real nice!
-r

Thanks Lion Rock. Those are just snap test shots at my front yard.

I will put this combo to real test this weekend - BIF etc...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:58:01 PM »

400mm + 1.4x TC III @ f4 - no PP, jpeg SOOC, only resize to post here

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:55:38 PM »
400mm + 1.4x TC III @ f4 - no PP, jpeg SOOC, dark background, only resize to post here

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:30:32 PM »
400mm @ f2.8 without TC - shot a day before

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:26:23 PM »
5D III

I wish I have more times with this lens. My x1.4 TC III should arrive this week. Will share some pics.

Look forward to it - enjoy

Here is my 1st shot with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here

Another one  with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here

Same combo with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:14:04 PM »
5D III

I wish I have more times with this lens. My x1.4 TC III should arrive this week. Will share some pics.

Look forward to it - enjoy

Here is my 1st shot with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here

Another one  with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:40:45 PM »
5D III

I wish I have more times with this lens. My x1.4 TC III should arrive this week. Will share some pics.

Look forward to it - enjoy

Here is my 1st shot with 400mm f2.8 IS II + x1.4tc III @ f4 - JPEG, straight out from camera, no PP, only resize to post here.

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