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Software & Accessories / Re: Apply Loctite to RRS foot replacement?
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:00:26 PM »
It's good to know some of you do apply 242. I just picked up a bottle 242 at local hardware store. Will apply it tonight.


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Software & Accessories / Apply Loctite to RRS foot replacement?
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:30:26 PM »
Hi guys,
I recently picked up RRS foot replacement for my 400mm. RRS recommends Loctite 242 to secure it. Do you use any Loctite on your foot replacement?

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id.3231/.f?sc=26&category=3554

Thanks,
Dylan

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:12:18 PM »
Catching bubbles with 85L II @ f1.2
 

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few more...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 02:13:52 PM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.



Oh my word! I feel your pain  >:(
For $6K body, it should work... ::)

I got this on pre-order - without stick shift, 100% auto ;D

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I asked someone in the know recently if Canon had market research on who buys the EOS 5D Mark III and for what purpose. I was told that the videographer focused purchaser of the EOS 5D Mark III was less than 10% of the total sales. The camera is, and has always been, for the still photographer.

What was the proportion for 5D Mark II sales (for video)?

To put another perspective on this, if you want to experiment with 4K video or start building your 4K catalogue then you're forced into buying Panasonic or Sony.
Speaking from minority group, I don't care about 4k or 8k. I need & want 5D 4 to perform extremly well in low light, faster frame rate, even more AF cross type and don't mind little DR improvement.

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Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.

Great shot Steven

Took these today at Bolsa Chica, Wetlands.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:40:41 PM »
The 50-500/f1.4 is missing from Canon's lineup.

You're wrong. My source confirmed "24-500 f1.2 IS is coming. IQ is slightly better than current 70-200 f2.8 IS II through out focal lenght"

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 135mm f/2L
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:33:24 PM »
I've been raving for the 135L for awhile now but it seems to get washed out by the "eermegerd 85mm 1.2!" Consistently... :/

It's a near perfect lens and it deserves a makeover with a bump in aperture and IS. That will make it a lens that I'd have absolutely no reason to own a 70-200II. Dedicated portrait photographers would flock to that prime instead of spending the weight and monies on the 70-200II.
I just love the 135L. It's the reason I like primes over zooms. Light, small, fast and affordable.

Since I don't do photography for living, I can live without 135L. The 70-200 f2.8 IS II is a MUST have lens for my shooting.
It won't replace the 70-200LII but it'd give a nice alternative to shooters who don't need the size and weight and need some extra speed.

There is nothing much to complaint about current 135L, except lacking IS for those 1/60 or slower shots.

I've been thinking about 35mm to go with 135L for low light. The love for 50mm focal lenght has changed to 35mm now.

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Lenses / Re: Year of the lens....a joke....?
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:22:21 PM »
I could see realistically:

100-400L IS II + 7d2 before photokina,

then announced at photokina:
35mm f/1.4L II
50mm f/1.8 IS
85mm f/1.8 IS
135mm f/2L II
New FF body, maybe

Count me in for 35mm f1.4 II. You forgot IS on 135mm ;)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 135mm f/2L
« on: July 15, 2014, 08:20:01 PM »
I've been raving for the 135L for awhile now but it seems to get washed out by the "eermegerd 85mm 1.2!" Consistently... :/

It's a near perfect lens and it deserves a makeover with a bump in aperture and IS. That will make it a lens that I'd have absolutely no reason to own a 70-200II. Dedicated portrait photographers would flock to that prime instead of spending the weight and monies on the 70-200II.
I just love the 135L. It's the reason I like primes over zooms. Light, small, fast and affordable.

Since I don't do photography for living, I can live without 135L. The 70-200 f2.8 IS II is a MUST have lens for my shooting.

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Lenses / Re: Year of the lens....a joke....?
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:49:21 PM »
I've been holding out for Canon's supposed 50mm IS and possibly even an 85 IS.

We're over half way into 2014, I just may have to buy glass from a different manufacturer :/

Any word?

is that a promise or a threat?  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7r Arrived - Meeting New Buddies
« on: July 15, 2014, 07:27:39 PM »
Hope everything will go well for you John

I tried the adapter with Canon L lenses...it feels  :-\

That is the exact feeling that I had/have with it. LOL. Although, I pretty much expected to be underwhelmed with the feel ergonomically. Was hoping that the IQ would compensate for that initial feeling. It has not.

Thanks for the well wishing, I certainly hope it works out also as I hate having to return stuff (in this case, from multiple vendors).

If the plan works and you decide to keep it, I highly recommend the Sony grip. It does help with larger L lenses. 

If you REALLY-REALLY like a7r, then, their A-mount to e-mount adapter works BEST with their a-mount lenses - AF is very good. Just more $$$ to spend  ;D

I spent quite a bit of $$$ renting most of A-mount prime and zoom lenses, to test with my a7r series. Their A-mount primes are REALLY good. 135mm A-mount + adapter work extremely well with a7r for portrait works. Hint: DETAILS ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7r Arrived - Meeting New Buddies
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:31:22 PM »
Hope everything will go well for you John

I tried the adapter with Canon L lenses...it feels  :-\
 


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Lenses / Re: RLPhotos first impressions of the 16-35mm f/4L - Video
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:46:28 AM »
My last post to wrap up this thread. A final goodbye to the 17-40L for me and looking back at some of my favorite photos it captured before it's sold on evilbay.

Very cool little discussion that really makes me want to take some ND filters with me more often.  Thanks for the nice walk through some of your fun images and their back story.  This helps inspire me to try more stuff, even when I'm tired or not always in the mood while travelling!
Thank you rusty. I know what it's like to travel around and arrive late at the hotel. You end up wanting to just sleep the night away but we could miss so many opportunities. I can't say how important it is, no matter what lens you got, to stay out a bit later and strive to make some cool photos.

I didn't know at the the time that this photo would make it on the cover of the London Planner, but hey! I'm glad I stayed out longer. :) I'd highly recommend a set of NDs for your travel photos.

Priceless, Congrats RLPhoto  ;)

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