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I agree with OP. It's too close....

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:28:15 PM »
I'm not 100% sure I agree with not selling A for B. I continuously go upward in quality... so I presume that has something to do with it. 

Sold 75-300mm             Bought 55-250mm
Sold Canon XS               Bought Canon 60D
Sold Canon 50mm f/1.8  Bought Canon 50mm f/1.4 (though this might be the most questionable upgrade)
Sold 60D                       Bought 5D mkiii

And there are a ton more examples... but the onl time I regretted selling something was when I sold my 100L IS macro.  I missed it so much that I bought it again... but I sold my original for my than I paid... and then I purchased the new 100L for less than I sold the original for. 

The only lens I have lost money on was the 24-105mm which I bought... sold... bought another... sold that... bought another... sold that... bought another... the last three time making money on the lens... but I'm still underwater as a whole on the lens... which is annoying.

LOL..........sounds like a business JD  ;D

I've never make any profits from buying & selling camera gear  :-\  Since most of my lenses and bodies were purchased new, any sales would put me in negative end. I rather keep them all  ;)

Off topic: I was shooting with A7s(rental) last Friday-halloween. The high ISO looking really good, even compared to my 1DX. I'm not sure it has to do with Sony sensor or lower MP. 25000ISO looks really clean. I ran both 1DX & A7s raw files though DxO Prime - the a7s has upper hand.

I still have the Sony FE 55mm. Just waiting for price to drop.

Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8L IS mk1 v mk2
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:25:24 PM »
If budget is not an issue, go for mrk II. I played with mrk 1 for 2days. The heavy weight took the fun away. I'm asian, 5'7" 165lbs. I have no problem shooting with mrk II handheld for couple shots. Mrk II is sharp at wide open, AF is fast, there is nothing to complaint.

MRK II works extremely well with 1.4x TC III(IQ still at 95% plus). With 2x TC III, IQ drops quite a bit. Here are some photos taken with 400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III:!/

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 02, 2014, 12:46:16 PM »
Another vote for X II with one full stop improvement in high ISO ::)

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: November 02, 2014, 10:49:39 AM »
While we are having this conversation... I'd like to take it right off the rails.

I have a 70-200mm f/2.8L mkii and a canon 1.4 TC mkii.  So that gives me 98-280mm @ f/4... So I have an opportunity to buy a 300mm f/4L is for $700... but my question is do I need that for $700?  I'm thinking no... Sure I will have 420mm @ 5.6 with the tc... but I'm not sure I need that...


You mentioned you like to buy & sell lenses. For $700, I think you should buy it and resell for small profit.

Otherwise, the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x  III is very good combo.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:20:49 AM »
I've been looking over the shots from the speedway. There are so many that I like! The old 1Dx was great for getting focus in poor light.
Another GREAT shot Skulker - love the action.

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:58:20 PM »
Li River, Guilin - China

You going to miss those high ISO shots from 5D III - faster shutter and higher ISO are your friends in shooting sports.

Unless it is a day game or all of the shots end up so distance limited that you crop in really far.

Of course the 7D AF often performs much worse for sports than the 5D3 AF (for me the 7D AF does at least as well for surfing and very small birds up in branches of trees or birds only slightly moving around the ground, otherwise it does, often, much worse for soccer and football), the 7D2 should fix that.

Looking at OP lenses, 300mm will cover many sport events.

Replacing 5D III with 7D II will take away high ISO advantage, unless, OP only shoot sports outdoor day time.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon @ PhotoPlus Expo
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:20:49 AM »

No new FF bodies for Canon @ PhotoPlus Expo?.... nothing?

Hey entropy69! :D
You say you miss the reach sometimes and you say you never use your 7D; so why don't get a body that has got that reach and that you actually use?
I would say go for the MKII! :) After all I read (in this forum, in Arthur Morris' blog etc.) the 7DII will blow your mind! I read from different photographers that the AF is better than the one in the 1DX, which is considered the best in the world, and Arthur Morris even says that the resolution and noise on the 7DII is better than on the 5DIII! 10 vs. 6 fps also make a truckload of a difference...
Go for the 7DII! :D

I'll save my comments on this until hand-on 7D II. But if I have to choose between the two, there is no doubt I'll pick 1DX over 7D II.

However, I do believe 7D II is loaded with great stuff in Canon crop line.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:48:00 AM »
More DR...... ;D........... :-X

You going to miss those high ISO shots from 5D III - faster shutter and higher ISO are your friends in shooting sports.

Lenses / Re: Canon 6d vs 24-70mm mark ii
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:33:40 AM »
mrk II is great a lens. In your case, I would go for FF.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Would you buy a 7d mk ii if you own a 1DX
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:22:09 AM »
12000 to 25000ISO is no longer an option in my everydays photos. It's a MUST...... ::)

I'm with expatinasia & Neuro. I love the ergonomics and overall quality of the 1D X. It feels right when shooting with larger lenses.

Software & Accessories / Re: DxO OpticsPro 10 released
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:11:36 AM »

Few months back, I almost buy v9 for high ISO purpose. Thanks to Neuro. He suggested to wait for v10 - faster PP in prime + others...

I just bought v10 ELITE package. Can't wait to use it in up coming halloween photos(12000-25000ISO)

This is my 1st time playing with DxO. Here is 25000ISO taken with 1dx. Export took quite a bit of time, good 2-3mins per photo. Might take me some times to get use to new software.

Little bit of Tone + texture

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