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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 24, 2014, 06:00:01 PM »
How much improvement was gained with the new firmware update?


Improvement in what?

The most significant improvement was in AF speed and it improved quite a bit. Still not best in class, but acceptable.

I've seen a few YouTube vids on AF tests before and after the firmware update and the after looked ok?
YouTube Sony a6000...now that look OK  ::)

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Sports / Re: Volleyball
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:59:33 AM »
Post your favorites from this high speed sport typically held in poorly lit arenas. A challenge for photographer and kit.

1DX, 200 f2, ISO 5000, 1/1000, f2. Serving is one time its easy to anticipate the action and catch a full frame composition.

1D X + 200 f2 - one word comes to mind ==> SPEED

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Canon General / Re: $4 Million Photograph
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:36:12 AM »
What makes this photograph worth $4,338,500 (other than the obvious fact someone was prepared to pay that amount for it)?



It's not the photograph, but the photoshop skills required to remove a few structures from the scene that makes it so valuable...

Now, who wants to offer me $5,000,000 for this incredibly rare picture of Neil Armstrong's cat which travelled with him to the moon......

Don,
I'll place my bid - $5,000,001 ;)

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Anybody using the Sony/Zeiss FE 55mm lens yet? 

DXO testing shows results very close to the Otus 55 mm, in fact second best for any lens behind Otus and the best audiofocus lens DXO has every tested.  I should receive one soon along with A7R; I just hope all the ergonomic issues, Sony-specific software/hardware issues don't make me regret buying that combo to use alongside my 5D III.

http://petapixel.com/2014/01/30/dxomark-rates-zeiss-55mm-fe-sony-a7a7r-best-autofocus-lens-ever/

yes..it's that good

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19484.0


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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 23, 2014, 09:52:59 AM »
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 


Good timing ERHP , a lot of action there ;)

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:16:59 AM »
Just don't start shooting birds.  GAS and bird photography is a dangerous combination...   ;)

+1

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Video & Movie / Re: January in Japan
« on: February 21, 2014, 05:25:49 PM »
I enjoyed watching it...nice work ;)

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 21, 2014, 03:23:13 PM »
The entrance to my cabin in the mountains. Not exactly shorts & T-shirt conditions ...

Beautiful shot Eldar. My 5yrs would love to play in snow ALL DAY.

Last year, we rented a cabin in BIG BEAR, california. She couldn't have enough of it.

This year, there is not much going in orange counnty, California. The temp here is in mid 70 - 80 F and no rain, so no snow in local mountains. :(

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Your maths is way off.

I bought a 300 f2.8 IS in 2004 for $3,500, I could sell it for $3,000+, that is a <$500 depreciation over 9 years. Don't forget the price of the big lenses keeps going up, the MkI will never be worth the same as a MkII but it will be several years before you can even get a heavily used 300 f2.8 IS MkII for close to $4,000, which leaves plenty of market share for the MkI $1,000 lower.

Sure you can buy the Tamron for the lost money rental price, but the cost of ownership of the Canon big tele's when you take resale value into account is very very low, many have made profits owning them.

You gotta love the BIG WHITES ;)

I got my 400mm f2.8 IS II just before the price increased by $300. With 2% reward from the purchase, I got my 1.4x TC III for less than half price of original, plus $50 rebate from BH :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Body $5649 via ebay
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:34:21 AM »
I'm not in the market for a 1dx... but it is intriguing because it isn't that much more expensive than my 5d mkiii.  Well when I sell my mkiii.

One advice.....try NOT to hold 1D X + 24-70 II. This thing is one AWESOME machine ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:22:01 AM »
I'll start building my Sony/Zeiss FE lenses kit. The future of compact FF mirrorless + high speed AF + tracking feature is within reach. I'll be the 1st one on pre-order list when Sony is ready ;)

Sony released this interesting bluetooth mic ... I think it also works with the a7/a7R
According to http://store.sony.com/microphone-transmitter--zid27-ECMW1M/cat-27-catid-All-Camcorders-Accessories;pgid=YaVekzJizz1SRpzpWbJT83BP00000kmVtP9f?_t=pfm%3Dsearch%26SearchTerm%3DECM-W1M
... this is what it can do:
"Special moments right at the source with this Bluetooth® wireless microphone. Not only can you record crisp, clear sound up to 300 feet away, but you can also enjoy two way communications between you and your subject. This unique feature enables you to give your subject direction while capturing only their voice, or you can chose to capture both their voice and yours while filming".

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Holy sh!t, a croc in the middle of road ... I wouldn't wanna be jogging alone in that area  :o ... nice image.
Thanks and people jog and bike along this road all of the time.  The EXIF says I was 6.7M from him, but it felt much closer!  I first spotted him in the grass where he was well-camouflaged.  Here's that shot and the another of the start of his crossing:
Nice!
I prefer to shoot with my 400mm ;D
Like this one (400 /f5.6)?  Sadly I didn't learn my lesson - this is him/her hissing when I got too close (around 15'), and unlike the big guy, this was a fast and dangerous 6-footer, so this was really stupid on my part.  I would love to have had your f/2.8, and needless to say I backed way up after the hiss...


Nice shot mackguyver ;)

Maybe 400mm + 1.4X TC now...don't want my gear endup inside his/her tummy ;D

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Lenses / Re: 70-300mm F/4-5.6L IS or 70-200mm F2.8 VC?
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:16:51 AM »
24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II = must have lenses for Canon shooters

I would ignore what others say about 6D has better high ISO & no need fast lens.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sonay Alpha a6000
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:00:29 PM »
So far this seems to be the first full video review, of Sony a6000, on youtube
Sony A6000 Hands-On Field Test

I saw this on youtube; [Mobile01] Sony A6000 鎖定自動對焦

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Holy sh!t, a croc in the middle of road ... I wouldn't wanna be jogging alone in that area  :o ... nice image.
Thanks and people jog and bike along this road all of the time.  The EXIF says I was 6.7M from him, but it felt much closer!  I first spotted him in the grass where he was well-camouflaged.  Here's that shot and the another of the start of his crossing:
Nice!
I prefer to shoot with my 400mm ;D

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