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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:29:21 PM »
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.
Phil.
Good timing Phil

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Sports / Re: Surf Photography
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:26:28 PM »
Very nice series. Well done Dylan!

Thank you Click

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Lenses / Re: used 300 f2.8 IS or new sigma 120-300 f2.8
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:10:35 PM »
Mind if I throw in a curve ball into the mix?  I've been thinking about a 200L f2.  Which is a 280 f2.8... and a 400 f4...with extenders. 

I too have thought about the 300mm, but the 200 seems more flexible with the added stop.  Thoughts?

Size, weight and cost are about same between the two. Which is more important for you JD - reach or 1stop extra. Although I haven't try 200mm f2 with x1.4 yet, but I have feeling it can't win the bare 300mm f2.8 IS II in term of IQ.

I can do some test shots and share with you on 200mm f2 + 1.4x TC III later this week ;)

You made the deal for all three lenses.  kudos.

No, local camera deal didn't go through. Went with CPW-street price on 200mm f2. Received the lens yesterday. One word "AWESOME".

16-35 f4 IS and 35mm(might go with Sigma Art) are next.

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Lenses / Re: used 300 f2.8 IS or new sigma 120-300 f2.8
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:06:46 PM »
Appreciate all the feedback, guys!  ;D The Canon for sure now.

Good choice ;)

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Lenses / Re: used 300 f2.8 IS or new sigma 120-300 f2.8
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:02:22 PM »
Mind if I throw in a curve ball into the mix?  I've been thinking about a 200L f2.  Which is a 280 f2.8... and a 400 f4...with extenders. 

I too have thought about the 300mm, but the 200 seems more flexible with the added stop.  Thoughts?

Size, weight and cost are about same between the two. Which is more important for you JD - reach or 1stop extra. Although I haven't try 200mm f2 with x1.4 yet, but I have feeling it can't win the bare 300mm f2.8 IS II in term of IQ.

I can do some test shots and share with you on 200mm f2 + 1.4x TC III later this week ;)

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Sports / Re: Surf Photography
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:37:52 AM »





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Sports / Re: Surf Photography
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:21:25 AM »

They did make it.  Compliments greatly appreciated.

Is it just me or is the sports side pretty dead here.  I get 20 updates for Birds in flight for every one sports update...  :-[

Let's keep the ball rolling... ;)





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Portrait / Re: Ghost Town Bar Portraits
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:50:11 PM »
awesome photos. Nicely done andy

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Canon General / Re: Gets the Job Done....Every Time
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:48:34 PM »
Good points John. May I ask, what your next steps from here...?

My kids still small and they have activities. Current mirrorless systems couldn't keep up with them. However, I do find my RX1 quite handy on lazzzy days.

Dylan, I too have young kids that are not still even when they aren't participating in activities lol. The current mirrorless systems are definitely a compromise when it comes to AF speed and accuracy. Just like you though, it is nice to have a compact system like the rx or the x100s in my case for day to day snaps.

As far as what my next step is, I think I may put the Sony rig up for sale soon as I am finding that the xt-1 is just way more enjoyable to shoot (for a compact ILC). I would still like to have something that offers me high res and overall high IQ with good focus aids. But I've had so many ongoing issues with the a7r that I just don't think it is worth it to keep around.

I like the Zeiss 55/1.8 on the a7r. But the issue is that I am only shooting in conditions that allow me to be at ISO 100-400 about 10% of the time at best. When I shoot above that sensitivity, the images are no longer offering me anything over my other rigs. As a matter of fact, the colors are always the poorest amongst all of my rigs straight out of camera. So I would not only be dealing with IQ that isn't much different, but colors that are definitely worse.

When shooting adapted lenses, I find that for some reason, I am dealing with shake/softness in a lot of images where I absolutely did not anticipate finding any with the Sony.

Also, the size factor is lost on the a7r as it is full frame which requires full frame lenses like the 55/1.8. While the combo is smaller than a DSLR rig, it is still not small by any stretch of the imagination for what it is. My view has always been to either truly be small, or just have the whole enchilada and be big. To me, there is no sense or use in being smaller but still too big. While the whole size issue isn't really a big deal to me, I figured I would mention it since it is still something that I have noted.

So the only thing left that's leading me to keep the Sony is the fact that I have electronic communication with my tilt shift lenses through it. But is that worth keeping almost 3k worth of kit around for? Only time will tell I suppose.

If a company like Metabones would release an electronic adapter for EF to X mount (or a speedbooster), the Sony would almost certainly be gone immediately.

I agree with you about Fuji cameras - so much fun to shoot it.

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Canon General / Re: Gets the Job Done....Every Time
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:19:54 PM »
Good points John. May I ask, what your next steps from here...?

My kids still small and they have activities. Current mirrorless systems couldn't keep up with them. However, I do find my RX1 quite handy on lazzzy days.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:48:08 PM »
35mm sensor + 35, 50, and 85mm ::) ::) ::)

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Gino,
I saw your photos in the past....why not Gino ;)

Maybe just video guy.

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Canon General / Re: Have you used CanonPriceWatch's Street Price connection?
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:38:33 PM »
YES.

I used CPW-SP last thursday. Although I haven't received the lens yet(selected free shipping option), but I was on the phone with dealer(yes, US authourized) to confirm: US model, Canon 1yr standard warranty, sealed never been opened etc...

So far, I'm very happy with CPW service.

I know you can't publicly reveal the dealer that you were connected with.  Was the dealer one you had heard of before?

Please let me know how things are once you've received the lens.  Congrats on your new purchase.   :)
Lens arrived today. Came with everything - NEW/SEALED. 100% correct, just like dealer mentioned.

I took 5-10shots with the lens, seems to be good. Photos look great. Thumbs up.

EDIT: this is US dealer. Very-very well known. Top 3 dealers in US....maybe ::)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:44:21 PM »
RAW, little bit with toning @ f2

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:17:29 PM »
Doc is in

No worries for the horse.  :)
Beautiful picture and beautiful smile
thank you

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