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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:16:05 PM »
Katmai, August 2013

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:15:17 PM »
Katmai, August 2013

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 30, 2013, 11:13:37 PM »
Katmai, August, 2013

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Lenses / Re: any 100-400 mark 2 update?
« on: September 30, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »
If they can keep it relatively affordable they will sell a gazillion of these too!

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Lenses / Re: technique advice for a 600mm II
« on: September 16, 2013, 08:31:11 PM »
True! Photographers would make excellent snipers...

Except a dSLR doesn't have much recoil...
And a 1Dx and that 600, combined weigh more than any target rifle that I have ever owned or shot....but the technique suggestion is a good one, but not always possible due to the unpredictability of animals....

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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:57:02 PM »
I have rented the 800 but bought the new 600 about a year ago...a better lens IMHO, and with the 1.4 extender a bigger  lens as well...I did NOT like the results that I got with the 800 and the 1.4 III extender either....softened the pictures too much.....

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Lenses / Re: 400mm f2.8L IS II or 600mm f4L IS II?
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:54:46 PM »
Sell the 400 and and keep the 600...a no brainer if you are a wildlife shooter....

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Lenses / Re: technique advice for a 600mm II
« on: September 15, 2013, 10:53:53 PM »
Get a good monopod.....if you are strong enough to hand hold this lens then you are one strong dude.  I agree with the shutter speed comment.  Faster is better, and for the very best pictures use a good tri-pod with a good gimbal head on it...but this lens is the real deal...sharp as hell even with the 1.4 extender!!  I love mine!!

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:54:18 PM »
Northstar, you heard wrong!

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:41:25 PM »
My 200-400 arrived today....sweet lens...can't wait to give it a workout this weekend.....

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:45:04 PM »
Makes sense to me!

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: August 02, 2013, 09:06:46 PM »
mine was shipped today...took about 3-4 weeks....I suspect that once the backorders are all filled that it will be a normal in-stock lens at the big retailers, just like the 300, 400,500,600 and 800 mm lenses are now.

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Lenses / Re: 200-400 Availability
« on: July 26, 2013, 09:55:55 PM »
My original question had more to do with why these lenses seem to be so slow in reaching the dealers.  I realize that those who have pre-paid, or put down a deposit get the first ones that arrive, but once again it seems like this lens is really just dribbling in because I have not found any dealer, anywhere, who seems to be getting this lens delivered in any numbers at all....that was my question.....I appreciate the responses though.,

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Lenses / 200-400 Availability
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:38:31 PM »
This lens has been available, on a limited basis, for a number of weeks now.  Does anyone have any additional information on availability or predictions for delivery of more of these lenses?  Thanks.

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Being a wildlife photographer, I am probably, with the exception of the 200-400 which I just purchased, always going to move in the direction of the longer lens.  I hve the 600 II and feel that it gives better results than the 800mm that I rented last year on a trip to Svalbard.  Plus the added weight savings with the new versions is nice but still a lot of lens to hand hold for any length of time....monopods and tripods are still going to give you the best results no matter how solid and steady your hand holding is....just my 2 cents worth...I would opt for the 600 in a New York minute over the 400 or the 300, both of which I have owned...but I don't shoot indoors so the 2.8 factor is not important to me....F4 seems to give me what I need 90% of the time.

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