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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:47:58 PM »
Wide open with the 200 f2.0 L. I should have had a 400 or 500 because it is heavily cropped  ::)

No need BIG WHITE viggo ;D

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:42:26 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

I was on the verge of making a similar move over the past few days. There were a couple of 200/2 lenses posted on eBay for roughly 4100ish. My plan was to dump the 70-200 and 85. Already dumping the 100 and 135 this weekend. But in the end, I came to my senses and realized that the 200/2 will be too restricting if I get it and dump the rest. Had to pass. LOL. Please let me know your experiences with the 200 once you get some time with it.

John,
I just got back from Maui, doing some renovatiion on our condo, didn't have much time playing with it yet. Kinda hard for me to give you good thoughts about this lens. Need more times ;)
 

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:30:36 PM »
If I was to sell my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I think I would have to give up photography.   ;D

I agree. It's great lens to carry around. Took this shot last weekend @ Calico Ghost Town.

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:25:47 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


Ok, I started reading this thread with some trepidation, but all is well. Good!
Congrats on the 200/2! Please post pics as soon as convenient. Cheers!

Thanks. This is one of few photos I took when the lens first arrived.

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:23:57 PM »
Dylan,

There is another thread on this lens.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23270.0;topicseen

Curious if you used it with the 2xiii and if so, would you comment on performance.

Canon1,
I haven't not yet try x2 TC on my 70-200. I know with 1.4xTC III, IQ is still very good.

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Did give it a try, but feel like is too REAL  ;)



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Not much activity in this thread, but this lens is so good, it deserves some attention.

This is from today, where I believe we had our last hike in the mountains, without skis or snowshoes.

1DX, 1/8000s, f2.0, ISO100
Nicely done Eldar  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D mk2 or 5D mk3
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:57:07 PM »
Is there significantly better IQ from the 5DIII over the 7DII?

Yes, particularly at higher ISO.  That doesn't just mean low light - shooting BIF in the mornings/evenings or with clouds, I'm often at ISO 6400 to get a high enough shutter speed. 

The 6D vs. 7DII would a harder choice, in this case I'd absolutely say get the 5DIII + 24-105L.

+1 with Neuro.

@ OP, I can understand your feeling toward 7D II specs. At the end, it's about owning a camera that can handle most situation. 

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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