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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:57:18 PM »
... so I choose the trusty Canon 100-400 L IS and I also got the EOS 70D to get that little extra reach (also the sales guy made a really good deal) ... so now I feel a bit relieved from the GAS ... but that's only till the Sony a6000 releases.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D
I have the 500mm f/4L IS II  :)

In addition , I have the 300mm f/4L (non IS). It is a very old but very sharp  (even fully open) L lens so I am not selling it. So for now I resist to 300mm f/2.8L IS II   :)

P.S I forgot to mention that recently I got 24-70 2.8L II and I upgraded my Canon version II teleconverters to version III  :)

I guess...you good for now ;D

I recently bought the 1.4x TC III. It's not bad when attach to my 400mm f2.8 IS II ;)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8 L II summary of defects
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:23:08 AM »
My 24-70 II was from very 1st patch - NO ISSUE so far.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:11:55 AM »
1Dx
600mm

Were you on bus? Very nice

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »
Wild Elephants in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India

5D Mark III, 70-200 + 2xTCIII

Good looking shot adhocphotographer

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:06:02 AM »
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

1Dx & 300f/2.8 II

AWESOME shot eml58 ;)

It's always nice to see your and Gary photos

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:00:49 AM »

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 03, 2014, 09:45:05 AM »
... so I choose the trusty Canon 100-400 L IS and I also got the EOS 70D to get that little extra reach (also the sales guy made a really good deal) ... so now I feel a bit relieved from the GAS ... but that's only till the Sony a6000 releases.   
Isn't it great? Having sold my 5D2 I bought a second 5D3 and now I feel as if I had a good dinner after being hungry ... ( = GAS relieved  :) ). I found out that for me the solution is to sell old gear (if and when I find a buyer of course) and get a new item. My list of old items has decreased though  ::)

Congrats on 2nd 5D III ;)
 
Are you ready these?: 300mm, 400mm, and/or 600mm ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Lens Rebates From Canon USA
« on: March 03, 2014, 09:39:00 AM »
Of course... two weeks AFTER I get the 135/2L...

Chances are that you paid less.

And if you didn't, you're likely still within the return window.  So, return it, repurchase it, and get the rebate (although you may lose some of that to shipping, depending on where you bought the 135L).

Either way, the 135L is a great lens - enjoy it!

+1 with Neuro. I did that with my a7r + Zeiss 55mm - when Sony was offering $200 discount in bundle. I got $200 credit back without shipping back and forth. BH is AWESOME about this.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Lens Rebates From Canon USA
« on: March 03, 2014, 12:07:44 AM »
Below are the list of lenses and Speedlites that qualify for the mail-in rebate program.

Boring.

Enough with the mail-in rebates. Bring back instant rebates.

What wrong with american express gift card? It's good as cash ::)


its actually just cash too...


if you call the number on the back of the card you can request for a refund of the balance of the card. they will mail you a check.

Didn't know that...thanks

In my case, it's not necessary. Will buy something from BH anyways. Since I'm looking at 16-35 II, B+W 82mm is not cheap ;)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Lens Rebates From Canon USA
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:58:06 PM »
Ummm....16-35 f2.8 IS II or 14mm ::) ::) ::)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Lens Rebates From Canon USA
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:56:39 PM »
Below are the list of lenses and Speedlites that qualify for the mail-in rebate program.

Boring.

Enough with the mail-in rebates. Bring back instant rebates.

What wrong with american express gift card? It's good as cash ::)


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Lenses / Re: Speculation: Year of the Lens
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:18:45 PM »
It took a ton of consideration when I bought the 70-200 is mkii... and that was two grand.  I can't see a future where I pay 4 grand for a lens.

Would I consider paying a premium for a lens that is in the top of its class, but I think two grand is where that willingness starts to  die out.
I said that when I first got into photography.  Then I need more reach for indoor swimming...300mm f2.8 IS II - 400mm f2.8 IS II become necessary ;)

I have no regret buying my BIG WHITE yet :)

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:27:16 PM »
Sony needs to release uwa asap for a7 system. ...otherwise, it could be "dead end" as eos-m.

FE 16-35/4.0 zeiss/sony is next up for 2014 according to the roadmap.
http://photorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Sony-lens-roadmap.jpg
Current 24-70 f4 size is kinda big for this system. They need to release compact prime at f4.

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 12:51:07 PM »
I'm sure the a7R is a lot faster with the wide variety of native lenses currently available.  ::)

yes it is. And given your level of technical understanding, I am sure you appreciate this, as you are undoubtedly aware of the technical challenges involved to achieve similar AF-speed with FF-lenses/FF-sensors compared to much smaller sensors. 

And ... looking at APS-mirrorless cameras, Sony A6000 and Fujifilm XT-1 show "very decent" AF-performance, including tracking-capability. Canon EOS-M? not at all. EOS-M2? neither.

And ... only 3 months after launch, 4 native lenses are currently available for Sony A7/7R

And ... 18 months after launch of the EOS-M? 3 native EF-M lenses ... only 2 for the US

And ... Sony has a roadmap showing which 15 native lenses will be available until 2015 and up to now they been delivering. Wouldn't it be nice to see such a roadmap for Canon EF-M lenses too?

And ... until then, the Canon EOS-M/EF-M is a rather "dead end".
Sony needs to release uwa asap for a7 system. ...otherwise, it could be "dead end" as eos-m.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 02, 2014, 12:24:03 PM »
A7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
Hi Dylan ... what focal length and settings did you use?

f7.1 @ 1/30 ISO100

All of the photos I took have funny color on the left. See below. Best focal lenghts are 14 and 15mm, but still showing the funny colors on the left.

The lens is very light and feel GREAT on A7r, however, the IQ is NOT good.
Yikes! :o ... that's not good news for a lens that costs nearly $900 ... but the good news is, the a6000 will be available in less then 2 months and that should be a perfect match for this lens.
Little disappointed that doesn't work well on ff, but totally understand this lens wasn't design for ff. There is no doubt this lens will be great on crop.

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