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Lenses / Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:06:17 AM »
Maybe it'll be a DO lens???

Don't say bad words!

Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: October 29, 2012, 12:51:26 AM »
Can anyone bring a sales ale and weigh the thing?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to start using 0.18um (180nm) process for FF?
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:22:29 AM »
Well and good that Canon will be migrating to 0.18um but will it show up in the next generation 1 and 5 series? I chose to skip this generation as I do not shoot as much as last year.\\

BTW folks the single digit bodies tend to have a 3 year product cycle. Double digit 2 years and three or more digits 12 months.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2012, 10:38:31 AM »
$2k for a 135/1.8L IS would be fine by me. The 135/1.8 of Sony is $1,800.
Which means Canon with IS would cost around $2.5K not $2K
Now now dont be too hasty. Sony has been historically more expensive than Canikon due to economies of scale.

IS and Series II tend to be double that of non-IS and Series I.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:41:36 AM »
$2k for a 135/1.8L IS would be fine by me. The 135/1.8 of Sony is $1,800.

They actually reproduce my work with the watermark at the corner. :( Will put a strip right dab center next time so others will know that the work was ripped off.

People think anything on the web is free (see Senator Sotto) and just grab whatever. They fail to see the time, effort and especially money that is put into making these images possible.

Palawan would be a great place to take up nature photography. I have yet to visit.

Also you can add a big watermark or something.    500px is enough for sampling.  Just indicate that you have the raw file should they want to print bigger images.  Some people are really cheap.

I think some birders here are getting the 1DX not so much for resolution but for its very capable AF.  For me, I just want the 5D3 since I'm doing almost any kind of photography that comes to my mind.  :)  Hopefully I'll get it by mid next year.  I want to go to Palawan next year to have some nature photography.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:38 PM »

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

This shrike is mainly brown on the upper parts and the tail is rounded. The black mask can be paler in winter and has a white brow over it. The underside is creamy with rufous flanks and belly. The wings are brown and lack any white "mirror" patches. Females tend to have fine scalloping on the underside and the mask is dark brown and not as well marked as in the male. The distinction is not easy to use in the field but has been tested with breeding birds in Japan where the female can be identified from the presence of a brood patch. The use of multiple measurements allows discrimination of the sex of about 90% of the birds. Subspecies lucionensis has a grey crown shading into the brown upperparts and the rump appears more rufous than the rest of the upperback. The tail is more brownish and not as reddish as in the Red-backed Shrike. Younger birds of lucionensis have brown crown and lacks the grey on the head. Supspecies superciliosus has a broad white supercilium and richer reddish crown. The tail is redder and tipped in white.

A number of confusing forms are known from central Asia where the populations of cristatus, isabellinus and collurio overlap. The taxonomy has been in a state of flux and some forms such as phoenicuroides formerly considered as subspecies of L. cristatus have been moved to the species L. isabellinus. Subspecies lucionensis has been recorded interbreeding with superciliosus in Ishikawa, Japan while superciliosus has interbred with Lanius tigrinus in central Japan.

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

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:20 PM »

Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Pacific Swallow or Hill Swallow (Hirundo tahitica) is a small passerine bird in the swallow family. It breeds in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka across to south east Asia and the islands of the south Pacific. It is resident apart from some local seasonal movements. This bird is associated with coasts, but is increasingly spreading to forested uplands.

This species is a small swallow at 13 cm. It has a blue back with browner wings and tail, a red face and throat, and dusky underparts. It differs from Barn Swallow and the closely related Welcome Swallow in its shorter and less forked tail.

The Pacific Swallow builds a neat cup-shaped nest, constructed with mud pellets collected in the beak, under a cliff ledge or on a man-made structures such as a building, bridge or tunnel. The nest is lined with softer material, and the clutch is two to three eggs, up to four in Sri Lanka. It is similar in behaviour to other aerial insectivores, such as other swallows and the unrelated swifts. It is a fast flyer and feeds on insects, especially flies, while airborne.

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

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:12:05 PM »

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) by alabang, on Flickr

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

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

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: October 27, 2012, 12:11:49 PM »

5D3 would be good as an all-purpose body but you'll lose that extra reach.  An ISO of 12800 I think is still usable though so you can add extra reach through extenders but it will set you back a lot of dollars I imagine.  Anyway, I've browsed through your bird shots and it's very good and educational.
The 5D3 actually has more reach than the 1DX. Both are full frame bodies but the 1DX has less pixels. I survived with the 5D2 so follows my being critical with the 1DX.

TCs are ok but you lose stops of light and AF becomes less quick and decisive.

Glad you appreciate the hardwork put into making them. They often get stolen by locals for their advocacies. They often point to budget problems but they have cash to pay their employees, suppliers, vendors and other people.  ;D

Often times they are just plain uncourteous. Upbringing I guess.

Which reminds me. I'll start posting images 800px and smaller.  ;D

As somebody with a dedicated hobby of bird photography as yours, I think 1D4 is right to be your choice.  Pixel density-wise, 7D has more pixel density than 1D4.  You might want to look at 7D2 whenever it comes out.  Who knows, it might have a better high ISO performance than the current 7D then it will be your best next camera but if its sensor performance is on the level of 650D then you should stick with APS-H.  I have a feeling though that 1D4 will be the last APS-H of Canon.
That's a thought.  ;D

I could also wait for the 5D3 and 1DX successor. I'd get the 5D3 but do not want Canon fixing a perfectly working lens so the IS wouldnt make a weird noise.

I was not pertaining to sensor dimensions. I like it being full frame but I wish it had at least the same pixel density as the 1D4.

As such sports & wildlife photogs will need a longer focal length to get the same framing and fewer pixels to play with. If it was the same as the 1D4 then it wouldnt be that bad.

If they could maintain the IQ improvements then great.

GPS and WiFi would be great. I expect it to be integrated in the 1DX successor.

Sensor pixel density identical to the 1D4. As such the 1DX does not have as much reach as the 1D4.

Yup you're correct but IQ is different.  DR is different.  AF is different.  Low-light performance is different.  UWA smallest focal length is different.  I guess it just depends on what type of photos you are shooting.  For most cases 1D4 is enough but 1DX opens a new door to versatility.  That said, for my shooting purposes, 5D3 is enough though I'd prefer a 1DX given an opportunity to grab one.

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