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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:02:30 PM »
Hello!

I've been enjoying Canon Rumors for some time now trying to learn from your posts. Some very nice pictures in here: lot's of inspiration. I thought it was time for a contribution from myself so here goes:

All three pictures shot with a Canon EOS 500D + Canon EF 70-300 F4-5.6 IS.

Lions: 1/250s F8.0 ISO 1250
Leopard: 1/200s F5.6 ISO 100
Cheetahs: 1/160s F5.6 ISO 100

Welcome to CR HarmsWay  :)

Beautiful photos. Are those from South Africa Safari?

One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE.
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE...
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE....
One day, I'll go there to photograph the BIG FIVE..... ::)

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:58:07 PM »
Well, I LOVE my 400 f/5.6L, even without the IS. Are you shooting with  a monopod? That takes care of the IS issue for shots down to 1/100 (with good technique). I shoot in burst mode or 2 sec delay if wanting to get a single sharp photo. Actually, with good technique, I can occasionally get a tack sharp shot at 1/100 without monopod. Generally I shoot freehand at 1/500 and up for birds in flight or nervous birds hopping about from perch to perch.
I never had an issue getting sharp photos with my 400 f/5.6, and I think it is the single best value in Canon's entire lineup.  It's 90% as sharp as the $12k 400 f/2.8 IS II for 1/12th the price.  Plus it's the only 400mm lens you can easily fit in a backpack, at least for the EF mount.  I genuinely miss that aspect of the lens. The build quality is excellent as well and it's partially weather sealed.

Are you sure about this?  ;D

I do alot indoor shooting with fast shutter speed(1/1000 or faster). In my case, f5.6 won't do any goods.

You and I paid much more for 2.8 version, however, our lenses work well with x1.4 & x2 TC. Your 300 could become decent 400ish and 600. My 400 could decent become 500ish & 800. Kinda like owning 3 lenses for the price of one :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.


I would appreciate to see some of those portraits....if possible....thanks

Currently on bustrip. I have few hundred photos taken with this combo at home PC. Will share some photos next week.

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Were there certain patches got recalled? or all 1DX?

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:36:50 PM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO Sonnar T*
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:21:12 PM »
I rent this lens to test with my Sony a7r = killer for portrait.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Where do you buy 5D Mark iii?
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:37:26 PM »
Very simple, SAVE your money and buy it from authorized dealers. If you can wait, X-mas is the best time. I highly recommend Profeel: http://stores.ebay.com/PMI-Digital?_rdc=1 . Ask for David, awesome to work with.

My sources are: BH, Profeel, Adorama, and Samys


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Software & Accessories / Re: Apply Loctite to RRS foot replacement?
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:00:26 PM »
It's good to know some of you do apply 242. I just picked up a bottle 242 at local hardware store. Will apply it tonight.


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Software & Accessories / Apply Loctite to RRS foot replacement?
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:30:26 PM »
Hi guys,
I recently picked up RRS foot replacement for my 400mm. RRS recommends Loctite 242 to secure it. Do you use any Loctite on your foot replacement?

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id.3231/.f?sc=26&category=3554

Thanks,
Dylan

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:12:18 PM »
Catching bubbles with 85L II @ f1.2
 

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few more...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 02:13:52 PM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.




Oh my word! I feel your pain  >:(

For $6K body, it should work... ::)

I got this on pre-order - without stick shift, 100% auto ;D

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I asked someone in the know recently if Canon had market research on who buys the EOS 5D Mark III and for what purpose. I was told that the videographer focused purchaser of the EOS 5D Mark III was less than 10% of the total sales. The camera is, and has always been, for the still photographer.

What was the proportion for 5D Mark II sales (for video)?

To put another perspective on this, if you want to experiment with 4K video or start building your 4K catalogue then you're forced into buying Panasonic or Sony.
Speaking from minority group, I don't care about 4k or 8k. I need & want 5D 4 to perform extremly well in low light, faster frame rate, even more AF cross type and don't mind little DR improvement.

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Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.

Great shot Steven

Took these today at Bolsa Chica, Wetlands.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:40:41 PM »
The 50-500/f1.4 is missing from Canon's lineup.

You're wrong. My source confirmed "24-500 f1.2 IS is coming. IQ is slightly better than current 70-200 f2.8 IS II through out focal lenght"

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