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Yes, I think this combo can create great photos in this and next two lifetimes.

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16-35 f2.8II was the first lens I ever bought when I got into photography again after 15 years. I was very excited that I had bought (without reading any reviews) a great Canon lens. It was expensive. And then reality hit hard after I took my first few pictures. I could not believe how bad the corners were. Then I slowly realized it was a bad lens and got rid of it. Attached is the photo which I took. Hated the corner sharpness.

Now I have the Zeiss 15mm and 35mm. Canon 24-70 II. But I think this new lens is very tempting.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:32:40 AM »
Bret.
This was in Namibia. There is a small snake park run by this great guy Stretch. It is right outside one of the gates of Etosha national park.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:26:36 AM »
1dx's 12 fps make certain shots a possibility which other camera's would struggle to get.

Please post any such photos you may have.

Here is one of mine. There were 3 of us on the ground with 1dx, 5d3 and 7d. But only the 1dx got this photo...
sanj,
For those of us that will never experience 12 fps, could you, would you please post a few of your 'spray' frames before and after the snake spray you've already posted, show us what we are missing?
 
 
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Thanks all for posting such lovely photos!
Tolusina: So sorry I do not have before/after photos. 12fps fills up the hard drives rather fast so I delete all CR2 files that I do not need. Here is what you would find interesting: None, except one, of the before/after photos had a hint of venom coming out. That is how fast the snakes are. I am attaching few photos of the event.
The last one is hilarious to me. All three of us are so seriously trying to find that one frame which has the venom in it...
THAT IS WHAT I am not interested in in this thread. Shots that have nothing before or after... shots where 12fps makes one lucky...

From left to right: 1dx, 5d3, 7D

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:11:50 AM »
Bdunbar yep, 12 fps comes in handy in such situations…

Thank you all for the encouragement.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:10:29 AM »
1dx's 12 fps make certain shots a possibility which other camera's would struggle to get.

Please post any such photos you may have.

Here is one of mine. There were 3 of us on the ground with 1dx, 5d3 and 7d. But only the 1dx got this photo...

Good time not to have a macro lens!

Nice shot.... Perfect timing!

Yep. Let me try to find a photo of three of us on ground. If I find it I will post..

And it is not perfect timing. Both the photographer and subject were spraying…. :)

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 12, 2014, 11:03:44 AM »
Very cool Sanj!

I have posted a couple of these willow tit images on other threads, but this is one where 12 fps came in handy. I wanted the bird in the air, just after it jumps off, with his legs still stretch behind and that first go with the wings.

It builds a nest in the trunk and flies off with the mass it carves out. From the moment I could spot its head in the opening in the trunk, until it was gone on the right side, was 3 frames of head-airborne-tail. With the 5DIII it would have been a tremendous struggle to nail these at that exact time in the air.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II,
1/4000s, f11.0, ISO4000

Lovely photo. I know it is tough to get these shots. Even with 12fps many times I just get a tail in frame!

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Camera Body Gallery / The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:52:03 AM »
1dx's 12 fps make certain shots a possibility which other camera's would struggle to get.

Please post any such photos you may have.

Here is one of mine. There were 3 of us on the ground with 1dx, 5d3 and 7d. But only the 1dx got this photo...

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Canon General / Re: My weapons of war.
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:22:42 AM »
My website is restored now. Thank you guys for informing me….

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Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 10, 2014, 03:40:48 AM »
I log on to Mr. Rockwell site at least twice a month.

I like noise free images to begin with. I may add noise later but I prefer noiseless images at 3200

I like fat heavy lenses on my 1dc.

I like small lenses on my Fuji

I tend to crush blacks more than others.

I spend too much time on CR

I sell most of my equipment when I know for sure a new version is being launched.


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Dog! I am officially blind now. Cant see any worthwhile difference. Am lying. Hardly can see any difference.

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16-35 would be a landscape/architecture lens for many. If I would be shooting any serious such shots I would certainly use a tripod with f11. IS would not be useful.
If I am indoors shooting people at a party or such with available light I would need wider f stop to freeze the subject motion. IS would not be useful.

Unlike the 24-70 where I want IS, I am not sure how important IS is to such a wide lens.

I know there are loop holes in my thinking process here but I would prefer an updated lens with 2.8 aperture and IS. 2.8 will help me freeze the subject motion and I would have the mental peace that if I am ever stuck somewhere without a tripod I could take a slow shutter shot.

IS can be nice for a wide lens. Sometimes you want to enjoy as much as photograph yet still want to take as serious and high quality shot as you can and IS could mean two stops plus lower ISO for better detail and more DR without having to do the tripod dance. Sometimes you are with people and constant tripod use bogs things down and then well they get annoyed and you are no longer with people hah. IS could help that a bit. Sometimes the light is changing fast and being able to quickly hand hold a bunch of shots lets you capture a whole bunch of wild stuff while tripod means you maybe miss half the shots if not more. Sometimes you are on the more city part of a trip and dragging a tripod around is a drag or not allowed and IS is good for those times.

That would be a great place to have IS.

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16-35 would be a landscape/architecture lens for many. If I would be shooting any serious such shots I would certainly use a tripod with f11. IS would not be useful.
If I am indoors shooting people at a party or such with available light I would need wider f stop to freeze the subject motion. IS would not be useful.

Unlike the 24-70 where I want IS, I am not sure how important IS is to such a wide lens.

I know there are loop holes in my thinking process here but I would prefer an updated lens with 2.8 aperture and IS. 2.8 will help me freeze the subject motion and I would have the mental peace that if I am ever stuck somewhere without a tripod I could take a slow shutter shot.

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Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 07, 2014, 04:03:27 AM »
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There was another mention of a new Canon 100-400 being priced in the $3000 range also coming.

The high price bit was tacked on to lend legitimacy to this rumor of the unicorn lens.  :P

I laughed long and hard.

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Thank you so much for these photos. If I had to buy either of the two lenses I would buy the Sigma as I prefer better contrast.

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