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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:38:34 AM »
High MP body and excellent UWA should go well together for landscape shooters.


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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f/4L IS II USM Purchase
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:17:05 AM »
It is going to be a fun weekend! 

You message makes me smile because truth be told, I didn't really save $1k ...  I used the $1k to buy some additional stuff at RRS and Black Rapid.  I spent the same amount and just got lots more stuff  ;D

I don't think you can go wrong with RRS gear ;)

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Lenses / Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:19:26 PM »
My plan was to sell the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II, after 200mm f2 IS arrived. Posted it on ebay last night, however, I ended my auction today. Just couldn’t do it guys.

Dam you L lenses

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f/4L IS II USM Purchase
« on: October 09, 2014, 06:11:54 PM »
+1 for Canon Price Watch - the lens showed up today - easy transaction...  Worth every penny (although with CPW it was a lot less pennies!)

Congrats TAW. X-mas came early  ;)

Since I need an UWA lens this weekend, I just completed another transaction with CPW-street price. The saving wasn't not that huge, however, it felt good because I didn't pay full price ;D.  The saving amount ended up in B&W 77mm clear filter. Both lens and filter arrived today. Can't wait for the weekend.

 

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This image won a contest here in Alaska which got me represented by a stock agency. It has earned me thousands of dollars since I took it in 2009.

Spectacular  :D

+1

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 swap
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:05:10 PM »
I had 5 version 1 lenses, none were really good.  The AF issue is likely due to some 5 cent internal plastic guides that crack, or break.  You can replace them yourself.  Thher are also internal lens adjustments that seem to need tweaking over the life of the lens which goes out of adjustment due to bumps.
 
The 24-70mm f/4 is not likely going to be a improvement, its about the same as the 24-105mmL.
 
I'd recommend having your lens tuned up.  It might cost you $300, but you should see a big improvement.  The one weak area is the curvature of field, at wide apertures, the edges will be oof, or if you focus at the edges, the center will be soft.  This is a lens design issue and can't be fixed.  Its only apparent to those who obsess over IQ.

+1....had 3 Ver. 1 in the past. Results were low.

I can't speak for current f4 IS, but I know my f2.8 II is SUPER... ;D

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:07:19 PM »
Hey all,

    If I could change ONE thing, I would make the body have the integrated grip like the 1D series. Nothing else.

Gary W.

Many would hate that Gary. But I love my 1dx grip. It feels good when shooting with large lenses. Take that back, it's fun even I shoot with 40pancake ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:54:13 PM »
Couple of shots with 7D Canon 70-200 2.8 ISii Canon 2x Extender iii

The 1st photo looks awesome DiSnapper

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:51:36 PM »
Emotional mom in a wedding. Shot using my Tamron 70-200 VC.

Good timing Johnny

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I own both cameras....the 1DX is faster on all my lenses

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
I hope we get at least a development announcement soon. I've got at least $10k in Canon gear that rarely gets used any more. My Fuji X-T1 is used > 90% of the time now and the two reasons I haven't sold any Canon gear yet are my 400mm 2.8 and hope for something revolutionary in a sensor.

Many would go for 300 & 600 combo. I'm an odd egg in the basket, went with 200mm f2 IS  & 400mm f2.8 IS II combo. So far, so good  ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:33:03 PM »
Have had some calibration/AF issues with the 200 f2.0 L lately, after my camera was serviced. So today in the heavy winds, cats&dogs rain, thick fog, I went out to see if I could find some birds to try.

First one here is uncropped (yes they were very close) at f2.0 2500 iso.

Next one also uncropped, f2.0 and 1250 iso.

it seems I have gotten the calibration right this time. Loving this lens again after hating it for a couple of weeks.

Very nice Viggo. Those photos look razorrrr sharp.

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Here are some I did this week.  I took the Perrier one in portrait, but added the right section seen in the landscape version in Photoshop.

Wonderful

Thank you.  I just got into this type of photography.  There are some nice shots on this thread.  Here is one I did last night.

Love how you play with background light. Awesome  :)

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One more, shot with the EOS 5D Mark II, EF 135mm f/2L, 1/500 s, f/5, ISO 100.

Looks like a healthy dish Neuro

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:27:56 PM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

I did...weather was nice in California this early morning

Nice.... I am jealous of your weather :)

Thanks Don.

The shutter speed was on slow side. I was trying to keep it below 12800iso on my 5D III.

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