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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:42:15 PM »
Tron I checked.
Was really disappointed when I did further investigation. The Canon shows worse color fringing at f8. Hmmmm. :(

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:35:18 PM »
I may be in the minority here, but I am just not interested in mirrorless anything.

Wait until you're older and/or hiking long distances at altitude.

Why such resistance to mirror-less? Smaller, quieter and EVF. Works wonderfully.

Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:10:01 PM »
The two have different functions.  600 for birds and such, 200-400 for sports/action of larger subjects.  really depends on the intended use.  As a birder the 600 with 1.4TC wins hands down and this is often not enough.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Headed on safari, need some advice
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:43:22 AM »
Not directly related to the OP's original question; but if you're travelling in open vehicles then a bean bag may be useful.

I used one of these in Africa in 2012 and it helped me a lot -


Bean bag is on the list of things to buy.  I looked at the pod. You're a fan? What color for the lenses I'm thinking?

I never carry a bean bag and clutter up my suitcase. I fold a towel from the hotel and rest my lens on it. No problems.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Headed on safari, need some advice
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:40:52 AM »
6D and 7D. I have been extensively in Africa.
Ask yourself these questions seriously:
1. Since you are on your honeymoon, how many real low light situations will you actually encounter? Hint: 7D has good focus and good IQ in bright light. The crop sensor will be very helpful.
2. How many action shots would you actually witness? Most wildlife and especially lions will not require blazing auto focus. Hint: 6D is just fine.

Enjoy the trip.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:45:53 AM »
For your consideration.

Canon General / Re: Interview With Canon Executives
« on: March 04, 2014, 06:03:34 AM »
"Will still photography be necessary in the age of 4K video?"

Yes, because an 8MB image from a movie with a shutterspeed of 50 will be blurry... if we could shoot video with 160/250 or even higher shutterspeeds around 1000 or more to freeze action, then it will compete dslrs...

for now we only can take images from a 4k video when the subjects aren't moving, or slowly moving at least.

We can.

I would like for Canon to offer a replacement focus screen for the 5D3 with the traditional split image center so I could more easily focus my Zeiss glass.

Of course I expect it to retain the 63 point AF as well.

That would be great

My daughter refuses to touch my Fuji XE and prefers her Iphone MUCH more. :(

Lenses / Re: Speculation: Year of the Lens
« on: March 03, 2014, 02:15:36 AM »
Lots of lenses are on sale, because they are not selling. The story is the same across all brands of cameras and lenses.  If you are a business with a lot of inventory but little sales, then you do what it takes to move it.
On the other hand, why would a company spend huge sums of money for lenses that won't sell.  There will always be some new lenses, just to meet competition, or company goals which might go beyond worrying about short term profits.  Canon seems to be plunging into Cinema in a big way, and you have to pay to play.

Hmmm. Really? Does Canon not offer rebates every year?

Yes Nepalese people are very courteous and sensitive. I wish you a great trip.

My most favorite thread on this forum.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sell 7D in favor of 6D or 5D2...?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:45:00 AM »
6d. Obviously.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Midlife Crisis - Alaska here I come
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:43:01 AM »
Fuji x100 or x100s. You can hike around all you want without feeling any weight on you.
The IQ will amaze you.
Besides, for years to come, after the trip is over you can use the Fuji as your family camera. Even at the trip when you go for dinner etc with your family would you carry your 5d3 with a flash and your 40mm?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D M3 - Mirror slap during live view?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:37:14 AM »
I use 2 seconds time with mirror lock up. No problem of blur so far though I haven't experienced live view photo yet.

This. Sounds like you don't have mirror lock up enabled. I shot a ton of architectural stuff for a few years and results would suffer if I didn't do mirror lock up and wait a second to two to trigger the shutter after the mirror had settled into position. The tripod in this situation can actually magnify the vibrations of the mirror slap causing slight motion blur in otherwise sharply focused images. The effect lessens with faster shutter speeds or really long shutter speeds. When the shutter is between 1/60th and say a sec or so it's particularly troublesome.

Irregardless of live view, make sure mirror lock up is enabled and that you allow time for the mirror to settle before triggering the exposure.

This seems to nail it.

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