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I don't know if the focus was perfect on this since it wasn't done with 10x liveview and the AF is very dodgy since they locked out the new f/8 AF for this combo but one of the better looking frames produced this, not exactly THE sharpest thing in the world, but plenty useful and usable and with more noticeably more detail than an upscale:



I mean damn why do they have to lock out the f/8 for the 70-300L?!! It's such an awesome lens for hiking/walk-around/long landscape and to be able to use it at 300mm and pop on a 1.4x TC is one of a few of the main reasons people cared about f/8 AF ability! That would be so awesome. The results are plenty usable optically, if only it would AF! This is what we were waiting for.

Sure don't say that it is officially supported, fine, but don't lock it out either. That doesn't prevent anything. People can still pop on that combo and having it hit at the short end whether the firmware works with it or not. Stinks they locked it out.

Someone on another board claims it works with the 1DX but that they removed it from the official compat list. So why did they have to go and fully remove it from the 5D3 and not just done the same thing (assuming the story is true)?
Just two days man! Just two days. Hang in there.

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BTW, which time zone will Canon follow for this release? Japan time? or GMT? or EST? ... coz if its Japan time, 30th is just about a day away.
Japan - my guess...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 28, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
Nevertheless, great pics! Well, even though you took it with that "N" camera! >:( Bah! Or should I say "khalliwalli!"

;)


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I wonder if the 2XIII now works with the 100-400 zoom?
Wouldn't that go to f11?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:49:00 AM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.

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Canon General / Re: Diglloyd
« on: April 27, 2013, 11:28:11 PM »
I don't look to him to tell me what to buy, I've got a wife to help me with that.   :)
Brilliant! And true! Thanks. A good laugh in the morning usually sets the tone for the day :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 27, 2013, 09:41:11 PM »
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
Lovely shot! Could you describe the method you used?

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All the same, think I'll wait..  :)
Just a few more days...
 :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:13:52 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:11:17 PM »
Alabama Bluebirds 2013. Canon G6
Just one word.

WOW!

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Canon General / Re: Why do you do Photography?
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:09:42 PM »
I have for many years said that I would rather go blind than not being able to listen to music. Now that I've owned a few cameras and used them for a number of years, I'm more and more willing to sacrifice an ear and keep (at least) one eye.

Caveat: If you show me a picture of Justin Bieber and play one of his songs, I might end up both blind and deaf... ;)
LOL! Well, just my opinion, but he sings better than I can...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 26, 2013, 01:07:34 PM »
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.
Was the national anthem being played while you photographed him?

He has his hand to his heart!

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Abstract / Re: A crack in the universe
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:52:17 PM »
I still can't figure out your photo, but its awesome! And I love all these puns, funny folks in this thread!
Funny? Funny??? You call us funny? Bah! That is the rest of them. Not I!!! ;)

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I just got my camera back from the Irvine Service Center today, 4/25/13, and it still had the same firmware in it........1.1.3.   I sent it in for sensor cleaning and asked them to update the sensor and they said they would do it...... I didn't write it in the service request though.
Not surprised.

I believe that even if you did, they would not load it unless it was "released". But then that is just my opinion...

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Lenses / Re: Need help choosing lenses.
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:58:39 PM »
For your 60D, I think the 15-85 is still your best option for a walk around lens, and it sells for around $750.  Canon doesn't have any EF-S "L" lenses for some reason, but the 15-85 and 17-55 are fully "L" quality.  Personally, I think the 15-85mm is superior to the 24-105L optically and has a much better focal length (on the wide end) on a crop body.

Any of the standard zooms with an L designation start at 24mm, which is 38mm equivalent on a 60D.  That is just not wide enough for a general purpose zoom.

The EF-S 15-85 and 17-55 both hold their value pretty well also if you plan to sell later if you move to a FF body.
+1000
Entirely agree. If you are buying just one lens for the 60D, get the 15-85. When you multiply by 1.6 to get the FF equivalent you have 24-136...

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