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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:00:42 AM »

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:57:12 AM »
turkey vultures in the bluffs at devils lake state park. they look graceful when you watch them soaring but somewhat repulsive in photos when you are looking at them close up

70d, tamron 150-600

Awesome photos candc. Love the light on the 2nd photo

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS6D or 7DMKII ?
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:54:50 AM »
As many already mentioned, 6d & 7D II are two dif animals... ;D

I would go for 6D since your lenses are more for FF. If you can add one or two fast primes 50mm f1.4 and/or 85mm f1.8 to the 6D, I think you will appreciate what FF has to offer even more.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 11, 2014, 01:50:21 AM »
Well...let's see...Nikon has a WELL REVIEWED 14-24mm f/2.8 @ ~$2000...I would consider that if Canon could offer the same...Even if it was somewhat more expensive and had the same quality. ...This rumored lens is just "out of the box" for me ..both the extreme wide angle (which becomes stupid) and the cost......but hey..like I said I am happy with the new 16-35mm f/4 IS is a nice sweet spot for me...
I bet a LOT of people feel this way...but lets see if this rumored lens materializes, no?

I really like the IS on new 16-35. Night time landscape gets little more interesting for me. I was able to shoot @ 1/10 handheld.

I voted on last one + fundamental in photography. If I get to do it over, I would buy a 1DX over 5D III first. 

It's pathetic to hear modest gear makes no difference in enthusiasm. Adv-tech making our life easier, faster and better.

I shoot a lot kids indoor sports. I need a camera that can give me the best tracking and best high ISO. I understand 5D II and 6D can do this task at lower keeper rate. With 1DX, my keeper is higher. I can be more selective on the keepers. When we look at Canon latest lenses, they made huge improvement - from IQ, AF speed, accuracy, amazing IS, and of course weight reduction on big whites. I got more BIF photos with my 1DX than 5D III. With my latest 400mm f2.8 IS II and latest 2x TC III, I can shoot at 800mm without worry much about AF accuracy. Would that be enough for hobbyists(with decent budget ) to enjoy new gear? I can't speak for everyone, but for me, YES. I understand photography is a hard earning business today and many pros couldn't justify the high cost of these new gear.

It's hard to teach an old dog new trick.

You are conflating enthusiasm and tech.

You have spent over $20,000 in the last 12 months on your camera gear, do you honestly believe your images are that much better than somebody using a 6D and a secondhand 70-200 but who invested much more time and enthusiasm than you into shooting their kids? How about your BIF, I'll wager I can find much better images than yours from vastly more modest and enthusastic shooters using a 7D and a 400 f5.6.

You enjoy the owning of the tech, and there is nothing wrong with that, but go to a small local camera club where the "best" camera is a 60D and you would be shocked at the image quality they are pushing out and it is all carried along and grows from their enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm and tech are not synonymous, my experience over the last 30+ years of serious photography has been that enthusiasm trumps pretty much everything, sure there will always be images that are just not possible without the latest or greatest, but from what I have seen, none of us, including myself, are shooting them.

No comment on 6D since I don't own one. Marsu42 is a 6D owner, he always speaks the true about 6D AF and Ai servo - tracking.

When comparing my current gear Vs my prev gear - 40D, 60D, 5D II, 50mm f1.4, 17-55, 24-70 & 70-200 ver1 - it doesn't require a person with high IQ to see the dif. between these bodies and lenses.

I never claimed my BIF photos are better than others. I'm proud to be the owner because I'm the one photographed those birds. If you feel you have a better collection. Feel free to share them in BIF thread with CR.

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.

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 ;)

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

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.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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