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EOS Bodies / Re: Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:31:55 PM »
For higher iso I'm in.  Otherwise just another features for video guys.

Lenses / Re: Graduation and Concert coming up which lenses to rent?
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:02:46 PM »
70-200 on FF is not that long. You might need 300mm f2.8 IS II for graduation.

For concert, if you can get close 50L is wonderfull in extreme low light. This lens shines at f1.2 - f1.4

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:54:42 AM »
Tiny FF mirrorless:
1. Better tracking than current 1D X + 12fps
2. Tiny lenses
3. Clean image at 12,000ISO
4. Make hot coffee

Lenses / Re: Price History of 300 2.8 II
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:03:27 AM »
I got my eyes on this 300mm f2.8 IS II for 6-7months - hoping for $500 - $600 discount/rebate. While Canon offers rebates on other lenses, nothing on BIG WHITES :-\

I finally pulled trigger on this lens through BH last week. Give BH a call about pricing. I'm glad I did ;)

If you want to save some money, refurb copy goes around $5800ish through Canon site. I saw couple times, however, I decided to go with BRAND NEW. My copy will arrive this coming Wed, since I selected FREE SHIPPING OPTION :o

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:08:45 PM »
I'm not sure what coming down Canon product pipelines, but recent released primes seem to aim at f1.8ish with IS.

I might keep my 50L f1.2 and 85L f1.2 II around until I see f1.2 replacements. IS is helpful, but I still want that bulky red-ring large prime - that shallow DOF :P

Otherwise - f2 prime on ff mirrorless seems very attractive to me :o

Canon General / Re: Got paid $350 for doing what I LOVE - photography
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:41:14 AM »
Haha gratz Dylan! You got paid and that wasn't by seeling out, just by accident, even better!

Got in a situation kinda similar last week. I showed a few of my cityscapes to officials I was accompanying in Chongqing for meetings about urbanization. I now have a proposal for exhibition. :D
Even better  ;D

Landscape / Re: My dream world = Grand Canyon-Heaven on earth.
« on: November 23, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »
The Awesome sky at the Grand Canyon

Thanks for sharing surapon,

I like this shot. One question, were you in the bus when you take this photo?

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: November 23, 2013, 07:33:49 PM »
Priceless if I can shoot this lens at 1/60, indoor. Look forward to see IS on next version ;)

Lenses / Re: Wow lens filters are hard to sell!
« on: November 23, 2013, 06:43:27 PM »
Don't sell them, view them as an opportunity to use them on a lens purchased in the future.   :)

After getting the 85L II, I sold my 85/1.8. I gave away my 58->77mm step up ring, and given that I'd started buying L lenses at that point, I didn't see a need for a 58mm filter.  Then there was this MP-E 65mm available...

+1 with Neuro

I love B&W 007 clear. Shoot me an email if you have 72mm B&W clear for sale ;)

People tend to buy expensive L, but settle with $20 filter :-\

Software & Accessories / Photography Gloves for cold weather
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:20:39 AM »
I plan to take the kids to mountain this year to play with snow. Any decent gloves that you recommend? thin&warm or fingerless&warm gloves?

I saw this thread:


Lenses / Re: eye focusing with 5D3
« on: November 23, 2013, 10:16:35 AM »
For outdoor shooting, I have no problem shooting 5D III + 85L II @ f1.2 AF point, even the outer AF points. I have not yet try spot AF yet.

As Random Orbits mentioned, AFMA is very important for prime. Both of my 5D III are set to ONLY DUAL-CROSS-AF-POINTS and CROSS- AF -POINTS. The remaining AF points are on disable.

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »
love to get that lens. Justification more the problem than money.
Is it a good lens for new born baby pics??? :-) if so I have three months to save....

For new born, 50L, 85L II and/or 135L on FF will be great

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 22, 2013, 09:11:57 AM »
Have fun with it. You will never regret it.

It´s a fantastic lens with new functions and possibilitys.

I like the big whites.

Thanks M.ST
I'll put the lens to work.

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:37:20 PM »
It's going to be a long weekend

Congratulations Dylan!  You will absolutely enjoy that lens!  Like others and myself have said, it is one of the most versatile, since it accepts the 1.4x and 2x converters very very well!  If I could just keep one big white, it would be the 300mm II. 

Enjoy and upload some photos for us!

Thanks jason.
I selected free shipping option.  The lens will be here next week. Will post some photos.

YEAP :-\....according to the tracking number, the lens should arrive on wed, 27th. I will take a day off to welcome new baby ;D

BTW...What's billmelater?

Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:15:31 PM »
I am more impressed with how you managed to conceal $6000 in a separate account from your spouse! Nice, but how will you explain it when it turns up at the door??

I know if I tried to hide something that big from my girlfriend she'd prob beat me over the head with the lens! I already suspect she thinks I love my camera gear more than her! Sssshhhh!  ;)

Anyway, congrats on your first great white! One day I'll actually get to use one!!!

You can always pickup the package at your nearest UPS/Fedex location etc...they will notify you when it ready.Trust me...this is not the first time I done that ;D

I don't have fixed income. I'm import/export electronic components, therefore, the wife doesn't have control of it. Besides, I thought we "the man" suppose to be the BOSS at home ;D  JK

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