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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:49:14 PM »
When I first wanted a 2470 again, I was worried it would seem boring, compared to the 24 L, 35 L and 50 L. I shot my primes at 2.8 a lot to get a feel for what I would get, and I didn't like it, I wanted to go back to 1.4 and f2. But I got myself a dirt-cheap 2470 mk1 and started using it a lot and I liked it more than I would have though, specifically the ability to shoot very wide dramatic shots, and then close in for a portrait, wonderful. However, the 2470 mk1 is really poor in the corners wide open, so using the out of center focusing points was always disappointing, so I wanted to check out the mk2.

Eventually bought it, and what I thought would be boring dof, turned into overjoy with that EPIC AF! I even enabled the non-crosstype points I turned off the first week of having the 1dX, with the 2470 mk2 I can use them as any of the others. And the fun of being able to compose how I like, simply by choosing ANY point and track a subject with it AND to have the sharpness better than the center of the mk1 is juuuuust amazing.

So I sold my 24 L, and I'm thinking of selling the two others as well, they simply haven't been used since I got the 2470 mk2.

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Lenses / Re: The ULTIMATE Canon lens
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:09:46 PM »

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 06:17:50 PM »
Thanks all for your replies! Really appreciate it :)

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Lenses / EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »
Hi guys!

Do you feel the 70-200 f2,8 II gets more use than the 200 (if you own both) or is the 200 SO awesome you find uses for it anyway?

I love the 70-200 II, but always had a thing for the 200 f2, but never owned it. I owned the 300 f2.8 (so I'm used to the weight), but that was too long for me.

And forget, "if you really need the extra stop" I want it if it's awesome as it looks  ;D

Thanks!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:46:58 PM »
If you have your camera personally insured wouldn't that policy cover your equipment if it is returned by common carrier to an authorized service facility?  My policy does extend such coverage so I never purchase extra insurance from the carrier.  I am just careful to keep all documentation and receipts so I could prove loss if something were to occur.

I realize all insurance is different but this is something you might want to investigate.

My insurance isn't valid when I send the gear away, and not having it with me under
My supervision...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:20:02 AM »
I was about to send mine in when I discovered there is NO insurance at all with the shipping provided by Canon!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:18:06 AM »
My son has decided he does'nt want have his face on cam AT ALL. But I managed to get a couple today. Here's one shot with the 24-70. Wanted a really punchy light. One 580 in a 60x60 cm softer.



I like it Viggo!

Thanks a lot!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 01, 2013, 03:04:46 PM »
Eml58, that shot with the fire is simply NatGeo quality, truly one of the best nature shots I've seen in years.

Care to share the story behind?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 01, 2013, 02:22:53 PM »
My son has decided he does'nt want have his face on cam AT ALL. But I managed to get a couple today. Here's one shot with the 24-70. Wanted a really punchy light. One 580 in a 60x60 cm softer.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 29, 2013, 07:41:05 PM »
Shot with the 24-70 mk2, it's obviously through glass, so some reflections, but it's still pretty sharp through thick glass. And I worry about filters, lol.


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Mine is +1 at both ends, and it was 0 at 35 and 50, and real world shots confirms this as well.

Mine is 2012 edition (with the old style lens cap) and it is much more consistent with sharp results than the 2013 I exchanged due the infamous clicking noise with the zoom ring.

Up close the 24-70 mk2 is noticeably softer than at a meter or more.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:55:36 PM »
Is it build like a squeaky box of yoghurt, or is it metal now? It looks cool enough.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:32:58 AM »
Thanks to everyone who posted their experience with the repair here. It seems it will go without a hitch. Mine is shipping on Monday.

If the sensor came back with dust and hairs I would clean it myself, it was the oil that was the concern.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 26, 2013, 11:47:59 AM »
Too late!  Look what I bought today... my first non Canon.

Just out of curiosity, how does the build quality feel? Is it a solid build like a Canon lens? How does the focus ring feel? (Just interested in knowing how a modern Sigma lens compares in the less-talked-about aspects of lenses...)

I hate everything that's not Canon and I felt the Siggy 35 was VERY well built, beautiful focusing ring and a bing chunky heavy lens that feels as it will take pretty much any abuse except for water .

I almost felt it was a bit too heavy for a 35 though.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:34:03 PM »
Got mines back today, receipt says mirror box modification and repaired faulty/damaged parts lube hook.I gave it a good run at 12fps with no issues sensors spotless :-)

Nice! That's great news! Glad it worked out for you. Mine is going in Monday and I'll update my experience here.

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