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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 09:08:06 AM »
Looking forward to this. I hope they slot above the 5D Mark III. Looking forward to unload my two 7D and 5D Mark II.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:31:26 PM »
Remix... same EXIF as above but recropped.


Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) by alabang, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:29:01 AM »
Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.
True ... but most people think about such things only when disasters like these happen and eventually forget about it ... but we can do our little bit on a day to day basis that could make the recovery from these disasters a lot faster  ... e.g. in many Asian countries (especially in India) millions of people throw away plastic bags which eventually find their way into the drains that choke up the outlets of the drains into the sea ... what this does during heavy rains or when there are disasters like these is, the water on the streets builds up without any way to recede (due to the outlets being clogged with plastic bags) ... as we all know stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases ... every year far too many people (who actually survived deadly desasters) die due to sicknesses that could have been prevented in the first place with just a little discipline. The worst part about this is that its not just the uneducated who throw plastic bags, even the educated do it. I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, ona daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process. Every year during monsoons (rainy season) we go on awareness campaigns to educate people on proper disposal of plastic bags, but its just a very small drop in the ocean.
Almost forgot, very nice image of the Cattle Egret.
Cheers

For this most deadly of all Typhoons plastics and other rubbish played little part in the flooding within the city of Tacloban and other places. The one-minute sustained winds of 315 km/h (196 mph) were reported and water from the storm surge were seen to be higher than 3 m (10 feet) as far in land as 2 km (1.25 miles) from the shore line.

Rubbish and other human obstructions plays a part in other typhoons but this is way way different.
Where did I say rubbish and other human obstructions played a part in this typhoon? Let me re-quote what I said for your ease of reference: "I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, on a daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process".

Dude, seriously? Forgot, this is the Internet.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:18:06 PM »
Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.
True ... but most people think about such things only when disasters like these happen and eventually forget about it ... but we can do our little bit on a day to day basis that could make the recovery from these disasters a lot faster  ... e.g. in many Asian countries (especially in India) millions of people throw away plastic bags which eventually find their way into the drains that choke up the outlets of the drains into the sea ... what this does during heavy rains or when there are disasters like these is, the water on the streets builds up without any way to recede (due to the outlets being clogged with plastic bags) ... as we all know stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases ... every year far too many people (who actually survived deadly desasters) die due to sicknesses that could have been prevented in the first place with just a little discipline. The worst part about this is that its not just the uneducated who throw plastic bags, even the educated do it. I know we cannot stop disasters like these deadly typhoons but a little effort on our part, ona daily basis, will go a long way in the recovery process. Every year during monsoons (rainy season) we go on awareness campaigns to educate people on proper disposal of plastic bags, but its just a very small drop in the ocean.
Almost forgot, very nice image of the Cattle Egret.
Cheers

For this most deadly of all Typhoons plastics and other rubbish played little part in the flooding within the city of Tacloban and other places. The one-minute sustained winds of 315 km/h (196 mph) were reported and water from the storm surge were seen to be higher than 3 m (10 feet) as far in land as 2 km (1.25 miles) from the shore line.

Rubbish and other human obstructions plays a part in other typhoons but this is way way different.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:20:17 AM »

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_Egret

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/800 ƒ/8 ISO 160 800mm

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Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:11:57 AM »

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard its two subspecies as full species, the Western Cattle Egret and the Eastern Cattle Egret. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea. Originally native to parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, it has undergone a rapid expansion in its distribution and successfully colonised much of the rest of the world.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattle_Egret

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/800 ƒ/8 ISO 160 800mm

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Thoughts for the day:

As many of you may have seen online or on the telly the Philippines got hit really bad by a Category 5 Super Typhoon by the name of Haiyan/Yolanda.

The mayhem, destruction and death has really weighed on me for the past two weeks.

Just makes you wonder what the future holds for everyone with this being the most deadly Typhoon in the history of my country.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:56:17 AM »
The 1D X marked its 25th month and I am sorely looking forward to its replacement next year.

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My uncle Gerry lives in Tacloban, Philippines and survived Category 5 Supertyphoon Yolanda/Haiyan. He chose to stay to clean up and rebuild.

These photos were taken by him early today, Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151791836731009.1073741908.249388896008&type=1

All your help is appreciated. The Visayas thanks you.

Follow or add him on Facebook (he accepts almost everyone) to have a 1st hand account on day to day recovery of our city.

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Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »
In HK my dealer quoted me 90,000 HKD for a 600mm. I have a feeling given enough time you can find one going for 86,000 HKD somewhere.

Get a lenscoat. My preference is black as there is a rebellion problem in the Philippines. You dont want them to think you're military. No more need for a hoodie the Series II Super Teles has a great lens cap.

Get a replacement lens foot from shops like RRS, Kirk, 4th Gen Design, Naturescapes, etc

Get a proper tripod head and tripod legs like those from 4th Gen Design half gimbal, Whimberly full gimbal and Gitzo Series 4

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Portrait / Youth
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:33:32 AM »

Youth by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/2.8 ISO 4000 100mm

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 12:16:31 PM »
L primes please. No more cinema lenses.

Naturally excluding a 200/2 and 800/5.6 replacements. ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Will the new MAC Pro support 10 bit colour?
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »

that question is answerd when you read his posting carefully.  ::)

Can't be bothered. ;)

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:27:17 AM »
Judging from Canon's product releases in 2013 we can expect more Cinema EF lenses instead of more EF L prime lenses.

The profit center for Canon appears to be towards Cinema EOS cameras and future MILCs like the EOS M.

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:01:28 AM »
Any guesses what a 400mm f/5.6 IS might cost if it appears?
Double current prices based on the pricing of 70-200/4 without IS to 70-200/4 IS and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM.

I am also interested with a EF 400mm f/5.6 IS USM as a walk around lens but I really wish Canon would release a EF 500mm f/5.6 IS USM or EF 600mm f/5.6 IS USM instead. :)

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 01:51:45 AM »
Reasons why Canon will not have a EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and  EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM within 12, 24, 36, 48 or even 60 months from now.

200mm: Canon vs Nikon
CFD: 1.9m vs 1.9m
Weight: 2.52kg vs 2.9kg
Stops of IS: 5 vs 3
Price: $5,700 vs $5,820

800mm: Canon vs Nikon
CFD: 6m vs 5.9m
Weight: 4.5kg vs 4.59kg
Stops of IS: 4 vs 4.5
Price: $13,250 vs $17,900

Source: Canon USA and Nikon USA product pages.

The previous super tele L primes with IS were marketed in 1999 (300/400/500/600) the current super tele L primes with IS II were marketed in 2011 (300/400/500/600).

That is 12 years.

Nikon's 400/500/600 were marketed in 2007 and sold at a higher price than Canon's 1999 products. Canon updated theirs 4 years after 2007.

Nikon's first 200/2 VR was marketed in 2005, two years after the discontinuation of EF 200mm f/1.8L USM in 2003. Canon announced their EF 200mm f/2L IS USM 3 years after 2005.

The EF 200mm f/1.8L USM was marketed from 1988 to 2003. That's a solid 15 years for the fastest L prime. I often wish I picked one up brand new for a "bargain price" when I got a EOS 10D in 2003.

EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and  EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM were marketed in 2008 and there is no competing product today with significant weight or price difference that would induce any deviation from a 12 year product cycle. These are low volume products that do not sell as well as other L zooms or primes.

Source: Canon Museum product pages.

The major selling point of the 2011 super tele L Primes is the weight reduction that yielded up to 25% less product weight than the previous model. If you're a sports, journalist or wildlife photog this is a godsend. Improvements in image quality, focusing motor, image stabilization and other items are largely secondary.

Canon would profit more from updating a 35/1.4, 135/2, 180/3.5 Macro, 200/2.8 and 400/5.6. A whole lot more people can afford, demand and carry them than any fast super tele L prime. Not to mention these are far more simpler to manufacture.

If Canon wanted to make a splash with a flagship lens then they could update the EF 1200mm f/5.6 USM from 1993to include IS with modes 1, 2 and 3 and Power Focus. It would be awesome if they can manage to halve the product weight to 8.25kg from 16.5kg.

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