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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:50:40 PM »
Thanks for comments on the cycling shots.

I had a hard time focusing , I tried Case 3 since they were flying out of that corner, but often got the ears and shoulder instead of the tip of the nose, I guess it's because my expansion points like their bright colorful shirts instead of the darker low contrast face. I also didn't find a way to get a bettet tracking so ended up with quite a bit oof. Any tips?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:46:03 PM »
quick question,i was on a shoot yesterday yes with a girl but the room was very very quiet,and when pressed the shutter inside you could hear a noise afterwards like a spring or something is that normal?can you test this but make sure it it very quiet :)

Like a subtle high pitched tshooongg? I only hear
With ear to the camera.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:05:16 PM »
Did my first ever attempt at a sports event today, keep in mind, it's all a hobby and just for fun. If you like cycling you might have heard of Thor Hushovd. He's a local here. Concentrated on him today as I knew he would win.. All shots at f2.0 with 200 f2 L.

Warm-up


When the others started to have a hard time, he just tagged along like nothing


Towards the end and he was over a minute behind the leading rider


Last lap, across the finish waaay infront, no need to look back.


In two short laps he demolished the competition.

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Lenses / Re: Stabilization for IS lenses?
« on: August 21, 2013, 02:13:33 PM »
Based on my experience with several Canon IS lenses (and their IS binoculars), I would say that the IS is essentially instantaneous (below my reaction/sensing threshold, anyway).

Have you actually looked?  I just tried with my 100L, and stabilization clearly isn't 'instantaneous'.  If I just fully press the shutter with a handheld shot, it's not much better than no IS with a slow shutter (1/25 s). 

I took a few tripod test shots with the 100L and the 600L, I'll have a look at the results in a day or two.

I agree, although I discovered something a couple
Of days ago. My 200 f2 is MUCH faster to start IS after I assigned it to the AF-stop button on the lens itself, compared to start it with the AF-ON button that I also use
For AF . I set it up that way so that when using it normally I don't have is activated, but push the button on the lens when needed .

Have you tries if there's any speed difference in start up with your
600 also?

Ps; I turn it off to save batterylife. It's actually quite draining in my experience.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: August 19, 2013, 06:48:27 PM »
Oh, and the sharpness is okay at f2 also ::)

Not bad Viggo, not bad at all ;)

Are you going to keep your 70-200?

Thanks man! Yeah, well, I'll say that question is quite open now.. 200 is my kind of focal length. Not too long, so highly useful and it's going to be hard to mount the 70200 instead of the 200, but there might be some situations where the 70-200 would make more sense, hm, neh :P the 2470 and the 200 is fitting me well. I will keep the 70200 at least half a year even if it doesn't get that much use, just to figure it out.

The 200 is a dream, but I feel the AF of the 70200 is better, that could be because of a bit more depth at 2.8 compared to f2 though.. And it takes me a while to set up my AF cases for each lens. the 70200 is lightning fast so there I had to pull the sensitivity down, but a step up again seemed better with the 200.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: August 19, 2013, 04:12:52 PM »
I can finally add an image to this thread, good times!

I haven't tried all that much yet, but got a run in veery foggy grey rainy weather and what amazes me with this lens is the color and contrast and overall PUNCH even in this very dull conditions. And that background is not that far away and just bushes that have always gotten pretty gritty with other lenses. The 200 however, wow...

Oh, and the sharpness is okay at f2 also ::)


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:59:30 PM »
First run with my 200 f2 today. Focal is struggling very much with it, have no idea why. These shots were taken couple of hours apart, from gloomy grey heavy rain to a great and warm nice summerday. God bless weathersealing!

Both at f2. Man, what a lens...

Notice the dripping rain off his left hand.





Looks like you don't need Fo cal anyway  ;)

Hehe, I managed to get two full runs with Focal and decided to agree with +8, and it seems to work. I see no difference with phase, LV and MF so just to shoot  :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:45:17 PM »
One of charlotte from yesterday.

Charlottle by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Really nice bw shot.. The emotion seems very real.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 18, 2013, 04:43:49 PM »
First run with my 200 f2 today. Focal is struggling very much with it, have no idea why. These shots were taken couple of hours apart, from gloomy grey heavy rain to a great and warm nice summerday. God bless weathersealing!

Both at f2. Man, what a lens...

Notice the dripping rain off his left hand.




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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:19:10 AM »
What AFMA numbers did you end up with?

For now, without testing I had one run at +11 and then +8, but the strangest thing happened when calibrating, it couldn't focus, I had about 60 shots and 4 valid points! There was a weird ticking sound when focusing and it just wouldn't find the target. And it's not the set up. And when I disconnected it work perfect without that ticking sound, and I had turned IS off.

I'll try it out today and see if it's way off or better than yesterday. Anyone heard of that issue and experienced it?

*edit* did another run today and seems +11 is the absolute best. Still the ticking issue and veryvery hard for Focal to get focused. AF consistency was 83,4% and 92.3% !! Both my 2470 and 70200 was over 99,7% at all focals. But the 200 only has this issue connected to the computer, both Mac and pc with both 1.8 and 1.9 versions.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)
It's listed below in my signature  ;)

Congrats Viggo on your new toy ;)

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II...otherwise 200mm f2 looks extremely yummy :P

Post some pics

Thanks a lot! Hope I get a chance to do some shots, I have to paint my house before the rain and cold sets in. But I'll post them either in "anything shot with 1dX" or the 200 gallery.

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Lenses / Re: EF 200mm f2 , how much do you use it and for what?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:43:11 PM »
Thanks for all of your helpful replies. I got my 200 today. Done calibrating tonight. Anyone else tried to calibrate the 200 to a 1dX using Reikan Focal? I had a lot of issues. But it looks great now, oh my it's sharp and sweet!



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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

Cool stuff. If anything, the most versatile big prime, and most useful for me to get, would be the 300 f/2.8 IS. But that is a whole lot of money that will also buy new bodies etc...

Anyway, enjoy! You lucky one!  8)

Thanks, I will! And a used 300 mk1 is getting lower in price these days, and it is also completely insane. I loved it, I just didn't have anything to shoot at the focal.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 05:15:33 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

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