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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 10, 2014, 02:01:57 AM »
kinda sorta waterscape. I got really lucky with the time of day on this tour at Hearst Castle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 10, 2014, 01:51:22 AM »
Geez, you guys and your 5DIII's  ::)  No one who wants to shoot sports primarily is ever going to be satisfied with a 5DIII.  You need the high frame rate to maximize the chance to get the right shots - intense facial expressions, ball just leaving the hand, two faces and that sense of conflict and emotion, etc. that you can't get with proper timing alone.  This is literally what the 1 series was designed for and y'all are telling him its not the right camera?

Because a body is only half (or less) of the equation. If it were a "I want to buy a 1Dx and several series 2 L lenses, should I," nobody would likely dissuade him.

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:23:06 PM »
but anyway he said because the 5dm3 is not a sports camera. Wont give me the 10fps, is rugged but not as much since I told him some games are in the rain and i mean down pour.

If you shoot in downpours, consider lenses which are environmentally sealed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking about moving from a 1Dx back to 5D MkIII
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:06:04 AM »
I'll trade you. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 08, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »
What about the 1D are you desiring that, say, a 5D3 won't provide? Weather sealing? Frame rate? It seems odd to spend a significant amount of money on a top of the line body, in particular one who's strongest asset is autofocus, and to use lenses that may not keep up.

I suspect that a couple of series 2 constant f zooms and a 5D3 will do you better than a 1D and some 3rd party glass, unless you have a specific need for the 1D. You could still get a superzoom.

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Lenses / Re: Prime v Zoom Bokeh
« on: May 06, 2014, 04:09:00 PM »
Quote from: Andrew Davies Photography
link=topic=20815.msg394134#msg394134 date=1399391530
The Canon L is reputed to be slow focussing

It focuses as quickly as you can turn the ring. Unless you're too lazy and use autofocus :P
It is very slow and the focus by wire manual AF isn't great, either, but not so slow as to be unusable.  The trade off is exceptional image quality, and it is every bit as good as you've heard.  If you don't need/want to shoot below f/2.8, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II makes a lot more sense from a practicality standpoint, but it's those f/1.2-2 shots that are amazing.

Sure, the quasi manual focus is a little strange. I was just offering worthless commentary about what I thought to be an odd disconnect (zoom lenses are for lazy people willing to sacrifice IQ for convenience, but autofocus evidently is not for lazy people willing to sacrifice accuracy for convenience).

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Lenses / Re: Prime v Zoom Bokeh
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:32:57 PM »
Quote from: Andrew Davies Photography
link=topic=20815.msg394134#msg394134 date=1399391530
The Canon L is reputed to be slow focussing

It focuses as quickly as you can turn the ring. Unless you're too lazy and use autofocus :P

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BH Photo is still listing this as a pre-order, and it isn't even on Amazon (it always sends me to the -500mm). Where did you guys buy yours, and how long did you wait? I'm ready to pull the trigger.

Also, what size quick release plates are you using?

Thanks!

i'm using a P120

Thanks. Looks like a wimberley p-30 will do the trick too. Ordered. Hope it comes soon.... ;)

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BH Photo is still listing this as a pre-order, and it isn't even on Amazon (it always sends me to the -500mm). Where did you guys buy yours, and how long did you wait? I'm ready to pull the trigger.

Also, what size quick release plates are you using?

Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:28:59 PM »
Nice. That's quite an apparatus. My only experience (about 7 years of engineering design work) with telescopes is with a rather different variety, unless you're into IR.


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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 11:59:49 AM »
Are you using telescopes for astro or the 600?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:53:57 AM »
Actually I did read it, but I'm not wasting my time reading this new one.  Try to help some people out, and they bite your head off.  Irrational?  Indeed...and you're extremely guilty of outright insulting me and trolling me, many times over.  Again...I asked a simple question, how about a simple answer that is less than 100 words, with no insults and no whining?  What is the reason you would not buy an A7r, to try for astrophotography?  Is it the ghosting?  I could understand that, if that's what it is.  It can't be the cost, because we both know how upset you got when I suggested you would not "buy a $30k lens right this moment"...and you said you would, if you thought it would help your photography achieve new heights of greatness.  You could also use the A7r for static bird photography, something a $1995 CCD imager couldn't do.

Glancing at his gear wish list, it looks like he's more into action than astro. An A7R is 2500 less in the budget (camera + EF adapter). Personally I would love one for portrait and landscape work, but I can not justify the expense. I suspect I'd get more use from that tamron 150-600 and a new tripod.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 02, 2014, 03:37:01 PM »
Quote from: arco iris
, what is the probability that Canon could do anything better than the five major sensor manufacturer.

1/6

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Just caught this guy out of the corner of my eye.  Wasn't prepared for BIF at that moment.  Some motion blur but not too bad.
840mm, 5.6, 1/500, ISO 1250

Nice. Yah they're remarkable creatures. Perhaps because of my background (aerospace), I find their unique abilities (flying backwards or even inverted) fascinating.

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Focus could have been better, but I wasn't really equipped for birds.

5D3, 100/2.8 Macro, 1/8000s @ f/2.8

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