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Lenses / Re: How's the 70-300L?
« on: March 15, 2013, 10:07:57 PM »
I just took my 70-300 to Tanzania and had it on my MK IV most of the time, while I had my 600 II on my 1DX....The 70-300 performed superbly as my wife used it and got some very nice shots at the max aperture.....It is a very fine lens....Oh, and before I forget, the combination of the 1DX and the new 600, WITH THE 1.4 EXT. is as fine a long range camera set up as there is...the pictures that I got with the extender were as good as the ones without using it....THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOLKS....If you are contemplating the 1DX and/or the new 600 and doubting either for any reason, STOP THE DOUBTING....unbelievable I all I can say!!

EOS Bodies / Memory Cards--What is the absolute best?
« on: December 06, 2012, 11:18:31 PM »
I have used SanDisc cards since I switched from film to digital cameras.  I shoot a 1Dx and a MKIV.....what is the absolute best card that I can put in my cameras?

Lenses / Re: Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:57:10 PM »
Any predictions on the price?  Perhaps as much as $20K

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:29:21 AM »
Another reason to do it is because memory is very cheap today and unlike in the past when a 32G card cost you an arm and a leg to day you can get this stuff for a very modest price.....

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wild grizzly bear, Glacier National Park
« on: November 09, 2012, 05:22:07 PM »
Hey, tell us a little about the equipment used to take the picture....please?

Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:49:36 PM »
Is Canon giving any indications when the lens will be available??

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV To 1DX
« on: November 05, 2012, 12:59:22 PM »
Hey if you want to buy another MK IV I will sell you mine...has less than 15,000 actuations and is absolutely like new...I bought the 1Dx and have been smiling ever since....I am serious about selling the Mk IV by the way.....

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 02, 2012, 08:23:24 PM »
Love the first one!  I would be stunning on polished aluminum by the way!

Lenses / Re: New 600mm f/4L IS Mk II - availability?
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:11:08 PM »
Congrats Western Guy, I await your reports and we can compare.....I will be down at Bolsa Chica next week shooting everything that moves!

Lenses / Re: 400 2.8L, 500 4L or 600 4L for wildlife
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:09:38 PM »
I think that comparing the new 600 with the old one is a bit like sending someone to a gun fight with only a knife.  Yes the old 600 was an excellent lens.  The new 600 is, Lighter, better balanced, has improved glass, improved IS, and works better with the extenders with virtually nothing lost at all with the new 1.4 III extender..The only drawback is the price and if you want the best that money has to offer you pay the price!  For wildife bigger and longer is better and while I agonized over whether to purchase the 800, which I have rented from LensRentals, I opted for the 600 because of all of the aforementioned, including the fact that the weight difference between the 800 and the 600 is negligible and with the extender I get the 800....btw, I used the 800 with the 1.4 III extender on my Polar Bear trip in the Arctic back in July and there was a difference between the sharpness using the extender and not using the extender....I like to go BIG with many of my shots and I could not do that using the extender...that problem is solved with the new 600.....

Lenses / Re: "Affordable" telephoto lens for wildlife
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:17:36 PM »
Oops, I meant the 5.6

Lenses / Re: "Affordable" telephoto lens for wildlife
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:16:29 PM »
I think that you should look into the Canon 400 f4 lens...light and the optics are very nice and you don't have to sell everything to get it!

Lenses / Re: New 600mm f/4L IS Mk II - availability?
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:14:54 PM »
Got a phone call today from the folks from whom I purchased my 600 and it is in and should be shipping out to me no later than early next week....I AM AN OFFICIAL HAPPY CAMPER!  Can't wait to hook it up with my 1.4 III extender and stick it on my 1Dx....this just HAS to be a sweet combination.....

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:08:57 AM »
I know how they can make some money.....start delivering all of the 500 and 600mm lenses that have been ordered in this country! ;)

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