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but it did made skin look great.
I hope you have insurance that covers "stuff"...

Lenses / Re: 100-400 f/4-5.6 or 200-400 f/4 "little brother"
« on: August 10, 2013, 02:15:03 PM »
...I also thought that the price of $2k was a mistype of $12K. I hope it is.
Where the beep am I going to get $12K from? OK, don't answer that!  >:( ;)

Lenses / Re: 100-400 f/4-5.6 or 200-400 f/4 "little brother"
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
200-400mm f/4 for around $2K.  Wake up, please, or stop whatever pharmaceutical regimen you're on.
And I was going to say that there should have been a third option - "It depends... (18% Grey)" but then, there were these two reality check posts! So. Well, dreamers make reality happen. The world has had so many naysayers. And there are the Wright brothers. Not just the ones who got a "heavier than air" contraption to fly. So 200-400L IS V @ under US$ 2,000? And that is not written in the European numerical format! Well, very possible.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:15:02 PM »
Jack, I enjoy your posts and pictures. They are great.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:11:34 PM »
For unedited "proof" of a lacrosse game shot in the evening with poor light...NO EDITING done other than a crop.  Shot Jpeg

The 450 certainly couldn't produce an image like this at iso 3200 in poor light at 12fps...NO other camera could except maybe the D4.
300 2.8

ISO 3200
I wish I had 6K US$ to spare :)
So looking at the picture, can one do that in the game and not be fouled? That looks aggressive...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 10, 2013, 12:03:28 PM »
:) The rains have abated and the birds are out! And yes, not another Hawk picture from me. That chap seems to have ditched me. Never mind, there are may more fish in the sea or birds in the air!

So here are a couple of Hornbills - one adult and a juvenile and the parent has got a delicious treat! They come to this tree next to my house to feast on the caterpillars there!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 10, 2013, 08:28:14 AM »
I find it interesting that this thread is full of 1DX shots but it's not good place at all if anyone comes here to see what the 1DX image quality is like.

You can only post low quality photos here and most photos are heavily edited with added sharpness and noise reduction.
I don't know what the purpose of this thread is but if it's meant to be a place to show off how amazing the image quality of the 1DX is it does a really poor job at it. These might as well be shot with a 450D

Don't mean to diss anyone but just saying if you are looking for 1DX image quality "proofs" this is not the place.
Well, in all fairness, the title does say "Anything shot with a 1DX" and not "1DX image quality proofs" ;)

However, I do find the quality of so many pictures posted on this thread to be superb. I don't know what you are cribbing about!

Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
When I was in Saudi Arabia, 81-84, one did see such sights. Not often, but you did see them. And if you did spy such a sight you looked away! And remember that was before Saudi got "liberalised" due to the first Gulf war!

In '81, my (then) brand new AE-1 nearly got taken away because we were fishing on a construction site in Al Jubail. It was only because of a very kind Scottish police chief and his equally kind Saudi assistant that I only lost the film roll! Apparently we were on one of the summer palaces of a very wealthy individual. We were told it was the King's palace! We were lucky not to get thrown in the slammer! The Scott said something that has stayed with me since. He said "This is Saudi Arabia. Don't take your camera outside your camp! In fact just go to work do your work and come home and watch tv. Don't do silly things like this. If you want to take pictures, take them inside your camp or better yet, in your room!". On my next vacation, I dropped my camera off in India. The only time I broke his rule was when I took pictures of camels crossing the road between Al Jubail and Dahran on way to the airport for my vacation!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:33:17 PM »
Here is a shot I took with the 5D III and the 100L

to see more of my photos check my facebook fan page:
Castillo, that's an awesome image!  Well done!
Splash and Awe!


Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 08, 2013, 11:21:31 PM »
Forgetting to insert the cardboard tab from a box of the film I used for my AE-1 that had the ISO/Din number on it. Well I seemed to be inadvertently turning the ISO knob and as the film usually stayed in the camera for a looooong time, I'd forget what ISO film I bought. So getting back to the "right" ISO was sometimes a hit or miss...

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:30:44 PM »
This was shot on a July morning at Oxbow Bend at Grand Teton National Park.

This is a link to another favorite of Bandon Beach in Southern Oregon.

Lovely! I love the cloud reflection!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:23:52 PM »
7D2 is like the Higgs Boson. You know it is out there but you can't put a finger on it! :)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:33:13 PM »
Just want to share with my friends.

Very nice, Surapon. I like the first photo the best. Makes me want to take a vacation. :)
Yes, lovely pictures. Seeing the twin towers takes me back in time. Brings back the shared memories of people who were in the vicinity (on 30th street) while we in India were building a photo organiser and a photo sharing site for them...

I was talking to this guy and he says one tower is falling. And he continues to give me an update on his testing. And later says oh the second one is coming down. I had been telling him to get the hell out of the office but he insisted on continuing. I tell him again to shut the machine and go home! He does not. So I cut the call! The stories we heard after that were terrible!

Same time, across the river, my sister who teaches at the city college is ordered out of the premises with all her students and other faculty. She sees an unreal scene unfold! Even now if we talk about the skyline - even with the new tower coming up - she says she misses the twin towers. Hell, I do too! And I have been to Manhattan may be just 8 or 10 times!

Some losses hit you harder than you ever imagined they could. Even if you never thought you connected to the things that were lost - even if they were not yours...

Canon General / Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:13:42 PM »
... raised the camera up to click their pic... and the lens cap was on.
So many times ::)

Technical Support / Re: Worth paying for the repairs?
« on: August 06, 2013, 01:03:09 PM »
I'd get it fixed. Unless you are itching to get the 2.8 IS II...

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