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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:21:58 AM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.

I bought a S/H near mint 400 f2.8 L IS mkI last year, just before the mkII's were released. I figured that I won't loose money on it and if I need to I can upgrade to the mkII as and when. The 400L is everything people are saying....it's AF is fast and very accurate. It's jaw droppingly sharp....it's one of the few lenses which can be used with a 2x TC wide open. It's very versatile too, the ability to use TC's really expands the use of this lens. It becomes a 400/2.8 a 560/f4 or 800/5.6. The only problem with it is it's physical weight....it's REALLY heavy and cumbersome.
There are lighter ways to shoot wildlife!
If I had a clean slate and 10K to blow, I would buy the new 500IIL. It's SO light and easy to handle. I'd loose the f2.8 option but the rest of the package really makes up for it.

Thanks GMCPhotographics for your feedback,

The reason I want f2.8 in telephoto lens, because my daughter is taking indoor swimming and ballet. Both activities are indoor, therefore, f4 or f5.6 might not be fast enough. My shutter speed usually some where 1/250 to 500ish.

I don't mind the weight of version I, since most likely shooting will be on tripod/monopod. The photo below was taken with 70-200 @ 200mm. I cropped nearly 60% through LR4. I'm not sure 300mm is long enough?, but it's nice to be able to shoot handheld ;)
 
 

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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:06:05 PM »
Loving my 300 f//2.8L IS II.  It is so light weight and short compared to the bigger great whites.  And it works well as a 600mm f/5.6L:


 


I did also have the 300mm f/2.8L IS v1 and did enjoy that one too...just it did not take the 2x extender very well.

Congratulations on your new lens!  You will love it!

Kind regards,
Jason


Jason,
How is AF on 300mm version II with x2 TC III? You have any photos with this combo? I'm currently shooting with 5D III.

Thanks
Dylan

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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:03:03 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.
Keep in mind that the 400 2.8 version I is VERY heavy!
Well, I don't have anything longer than 200mm at this time. If I'm going for mrk II, I'm looking at end 2014 or early 2015 here ::)

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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:10:42 PM »
Same here.....would have loved a 300 2.8 L IS II but for roughly $2500 less on the used market and $3500 less if I were buying the mark II new....I'm confident that the original 300 2.8L IS will give me 96.74% of the performance of version II....

+1....I'm looking for a decent 400mm f2.8 IS version I. Hopefully for around $4500 to $5000.


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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:18:38 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 70d for stills - IQ Improvement ?
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:47:27 PM »
I am a 550d shooter looking to upgrade. I primarily shoot stills not video, so my question is pertaining stills only.

From this perspective - would the 70d give me more of an upgrade then say the 650d which is half the price ? They seem to have the same ISO range.

Why not 6D

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Sony RX-1 is a fine sample that small body camera can produce EXCELLENT images. If Sony can release RX-2 with exchangeable lenses....DSLR could take a big hit. And if AF speed can focus as fast as DSLR...well, I will drop all my current gear and say "hello" to Sony.

Until then...I'll enjoy my 5D III + L lenses ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Dual Pixel Liveview Autofocus
« on: July 02, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »
I'm interested...for video ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Early EOS 70D Images Surface
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:15:34 PM »
looks a bit plasticky for a 1600$ crop body.. also it costs the same as the 6D. now i officially have no idea about canon's policy anymore.

About we start at "high profit".

If you want good AF system, well build body and better frame rate and more...are you willing to pay $3000ish?

About we wait and see what 70D can do ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Early EOS 70D Images Surface
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:09:42 PM »
19 AF points and a D-pad. To whomever said it would need a joystick, sorry...told ya!   :P

Joystick will be in 7D II with 1D X or 5D III 61points AF system - 10fps ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:27:39 PM »
It's a little more expensive than I thougth.

Unlike most other electronics, cameras don't decrease in price and I never expect them to.  :(

Especially after a year or so...prices would go higher, due to high demand ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:24:12 PM »
zero interest in crop, but I'll play along. Voted $1500

$100 off...soon will drop to $1500;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 12:13:55 PM »
While this is good news, the caveat here is apparent....a new benchmark....for a crop sensor. I seriously doubt that it'll match or even come close the high Iso performance of the 1DX, 6D or 5DIII.

If 1stop less in RAW ::)...I'll pick one up or maybe 7D II for more reach.

70D or 7D III 3200ISO is same as 5D III 6400ISO, I'm in ;D

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Lenses / Re: Kit for California trip
« on: June 30, 2013, 05:39:22 PM »
1. 24-70 II - wedding & family general shooting
2. 135L - protrait
3. 50 - backup, extreme low light

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8 vs 200-400 4.0 1.4
« on: June 30, 2013, 01:13:27 PM »
1st Cheetah Kill, Serengeti near the Grameti River, don't think this Lady was doing much more than 70-80Kph, so still had a gear in reserve, This mother Killed every single Day as she had 3 Cubs around 18 Months Old she was teaching & feeding as well as her self, Mothers, where would we all be without them.

1Dx 200-400, shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/1600th ISO800

eml58....I LOVEEEEEEEEEE this photo. Look forward to see more of your photos in the future ;)

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