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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 19, 2013, 09:54:27 PM »
Chuck Alaimo and captainkanji...really nice work guys! :)

Chuck, what lens and settings did you use to smooth out the water?

Yes Chuck, captain, great pictures.

serendipity, I checked the EXIF. f/18 and 406.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »
Not shot with a 1dx but a war wound lol slipped and i fell knocking the 1dx into a rock my st-e3 took some scrapes too.
You'd probably get more sympathy if you somehow got the girls in this pic ;)

Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:38:54 PM »
I think they are OK.

(crickets) :-\

This is my exact response!! Thanks.
There was a time when OK referred to something being "all correct"...

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:26:40 PM »
Excellent photos you all have posted.

This is ISO 800, 24-70 II f2.8
Lovely shot sanj!

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:19:14 PM »
...Ha ha ha Another gravity malfunction in your last one?  ;D
See, independent confirmation with yet another method! Nobel, here I come! ;)

Jack, excellent pictures! I enjoy seeing them.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:08:36 PM »
I can't compete with Edward's wildlife or Bornshooter's women, but I do enjoy shooting sports, especially hockey. The two from the Predators-Blackhawks game were shot with the 200 f2.8L II, ISO 2000, 1/1250 sec. @ f3.2. The two from the Lightning-Panthers game were shot with the 70-200 f2.8L II, ISO 2500, 1/2000 sec. @ f3.5.
Lovely shots eli72. I think they are great.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:37:27 AM »
...This one is a beautiful B&W in color.  ;)  Very nice shot sir!
Black and gold! Lovely!

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:32:12 AM »
If we're going peaty then it's Laphroaig for me, but my all time favorite favourite would be an eighteen year old Glenlivet - pure nectar !!
+1 (I won't annoy Fleetie by typing plus one thousand but you get the drift ;). )

This time back from LAX I got me Laphroaig, Glenfiddich (18 yrs) and Highland Park. I love Laphroaig.

He must have a special camera. He is looking through the viewfinder while Live View is on?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:14:05 PM »
I second that!!

Awesome shot.  8)  Good timing. Well done Raptors.
Absolutely fabulous!

I wonder what firmware version of the 7D they are testing on...

Until a fully featured ML version is compiled and distributed for 5D3 (with 1.2.1 firmware) it is purely theoretical...
Well you can always go back and forth between the firmware versions. It is more work though.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:40:53 PM »
Revup, islander, serendipity, excellent pictures! Can't wait for the rains to abate. The only birds that I see these days are crows and pigeons :(

Oh we'll, all in good time. Come October/November, the migratory birds will come down to our lattitudes :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:33:37 PM »
1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ f/5.6 & 1/640th ISO 200

Have tried for a while to get a decent shot of these Guys galloping side on, but they invariably Gallop directly away so all you get is a Galloping Zebra Backside. Not sure Colour does it for them, maybe they're a B&W animal, I mean, B&W Image, you know what I mean.
I vote for B&W. But then I am a B&W fan :). If the grass was green I'd say colour. With the grass being dry, either B&W or Sepia...

Any particular reason you did not set the f-stop to f8 or f11? Or did you reckon that even at that the foal would not come into focus?

Hi RPT, I sort of got carried away with Blown Backgrounds this trip, being the first time with the Lens I was really concentrating on f/4 & f/5.6 working on how well the lens Bokeh would be when compared against the 400f/2.8 V2 Lens, Plus a lot of my Photography I tend to single one Animal out and shoot to remove it from what ever else is around it. At distance with these Long Lenses even with f/8 f/11 I still find it hard to get any Depth of Field, so rather than have Main Subject Sharp and secondary subject half sharp, I tend to go for shallow depth of field and at least keep the main subject sharp.

There's always the other possibility of course, I didn't think of it.
Just looked at the DOF calculator. Even at f/22 you would have to focus just behind the mother zebra's shoulder. Guessing the distance to subject was about 25 mt and the head of the foal was about 2 to 2.5 mt behind the mother...

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:22:18 PM »
Raptor, Expatinasia, been taking loads of photos (Squirrels of the front Porch) and in all areas the Lens is sharp and fast to focus, so I may have averted Doom, good fortune favours the dopey.

To be safe I'll certainly look now to change the way I zoom, engage the Converter etc to adopt the advice in the Manual as much as possible.

Again, very much appreciate the heads up on this, I'm always so glad some people read Manuals, saves Lazy beggars like me having to do it, Thanks.

Haha, I had no idea the lens had a manual! I do not remember where I read about that issue, whether it was on TDP or here at CR, but it did strike me as strange as obviously zooming and engaging or disengaging the converter is a big selling point. I will ask the guys at CPS what they know about it, as it would be interesting to know more.

Hi EMl58

No problem, I'm happy to hear the lens is working fine, even though you broke all the rules.
I have also put a call to CPS Canada, will post any other information I gain.

Love the image of the zebra...I also agree, this image would look amazing in B&W. I use Nik Software SilverEfex Pro 2, for all my B&W's.

P.s I gotta a good chuckle, when you stated "Guys don't read these things do they??"
      As the manual contains all the technical stuff, you have supplied us with very valuable information, on     
      using this lens in the real world.


Hi Raptors, Ok, the "Sue" gives the game away, whenever I explain to my wife about not being able to get some piece of equipment working to my satisfaction she invariably asks "have you read the Manual ??", Man that's a discussion stopper, but it is amazing how many times I then go off and read the Manual that the issue Magically seems to disappear, bit of a message there I guess. Again, appreciate the input very much.
It is called a manual for a reason ;)

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