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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:17:49 AM »
I'm heading down to UPS center to pickup my "X"  ;)

I bet you're excited. I definitely would be ;D

Lenses / Re: This thing's gotta go!
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:33:41 AM »
A 10D and a 50D body.

10D: 1MB/s CF write speed. Need I say more?
50D: I was never happy with the pictures coming out of it. They always seemed a little noisy and a little OOF, no matter what I did (including AFMA).

If you read Andy's blog, he seems like a pretty sincere blunt guy.

There, I fixed it for you ;D

Its almost certain that the firmware will be tweaked, its just so complex that there are always bugs.  When new models come oput by the thousands, and there are tens of thousands of users, many of whom are doing strange things like taking photos with lens caps on, then additional bugs will be found.

Agreed. The basic axiom of More Users Find More Bugs still applies :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:49:04 PM »
The weight is a habit with the 1dx + 200 f2, the results from it makes it lighter ;D

Yes, results like that are very 'bearable' ;D
And very cute lady model there too ;)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:15:30 AM »
Quick update: went to local camera shop today(by myself this time) looking for a backpack to fit 24-70 II and 70-200 combo. Some how, my American Express got charged @ $6,000ish :o

Local camera shop has one left - display unit. My freshly brand new 1DX should arrive next tues or wed - with 3yrs Canon US warranty for less than $6200

Hope the wife is not reading this thread... ;D

Congrats Dylan. I hope the shots from the 1Dx will mellow your wife  :D

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:06:55 AM »
My first L was the 17-40/4L, which I bought the same day as my first DSLR: the 10D, just 10 years ago now.

Later came the 70-200/4L (non-IS), which was sold for a 2nd hand 70-200/2.8L IS (MkI).
I still have the 17-40L, but the new 16-35/4L IS is fueling my GAS :P

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:55:19 PM »
Thanks all, I have about a thousand images of him, so I could feed you for a long time. And with the risk of being boring, hereĀ“s one more.

I'm not getting bored at all (yet). The bokeh looks a bit odd, but I guess that is an artifact due to shooting through the thin wire mesh (chickenwire?) you mentioned earlier?

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 03, 2014, 08:21:23 AM »
It is "bokeh panorama" or so called Brenizer method. Google for that, if you don't know abaut it.

I made 40 shots with 200 mm at f/2.8. Subject was covered with 4-5 shots in landscape composition. Other shots were made around the subject. That final image is cropped a lot, because some of the shots were not overlapping, thus, when I make a panorama, the output was in 2 separate images.

Thanks. I had heard of the Brenizer Method before, but hadn't bothered to look it up until now.
Thanks for the nudge :)

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 02, 2014, 11:28:19 AM »

Wonderful. I was wondering for a moment whether you had done a clever merge of two shots - one of the background with a very thin DoF, and one of the couple - that's how "cut out" they look.

You removed the EXIF data from the uploaded file. Would you mind sharing the lens and shot settings?

Lenses / Re: New 70-200mm MKII DUST!
« on: June 02, 2014, 11:17:10 AM »
Would you return it?

I was thinking it would affect retail if I wanted to sell it on in the future.

I would, for that reason.

I would too. But I would consider giving the Canon service center a shot at undusting it, before going postal and demaning a return.


In short: the Sigma looks even more drool-worthy from this, from a pure specmanship point of view. Bravo, Sigma.

Hopefully, the reports of the AF issues will fall away and never to return.

Lenses / Re: New 70-200mm MKII DUST!
« on: June 02, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
After getting some money together I bought the EF 70-200mm F2.8 IS L MKII.

Upon arrival the lens seems great but upon further inspection there is a rather large piece of dust, I say dust it is reflective. It is in the back of the lens looks between the 1st and second element.

It doesn't effect the IQ nor does it show up at all by shooting a longer exposure as a dust mark.

Im just a little disappointed after spending so much for it to arrive like this. I have a 70-20mm L 2.8 and is 20 years old and has no dust inside it so how does a brand new one have it?

Am I being over the top? Or should I be sending it back. Kind of taken the shine off the new purchase.

Here is the pic comments and opinions welcome.


Paying that kind of money for a lens and having it showing up with dust in it is just ..... damn annoying to say the least  >:(

The good news is that the dust probably doesn't matter at all for the IQ. Our good fellow Roger Cicala over at wrote this blog back in 2011, which hopefully reassure you about your new toy:

Hope This Helps,

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 02, 2014, 02:42:18 AM »
Whilst photographing a lion, I turned around and spotted this cupe couple taking a selfie - couldn't help myself!

Showed them the pic and they loved it too.

Very nice. Had they done the V-signs, it would have been a perfectly stereotypical Chinese selfie.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: May 31, 2014, 01:02:58 AM »
Cameras are awesome devices, but they don't work by magic. Knowing a little bit about how the body and lens interact can be helpful in understanding and evaluating potential problems. The body detects how much out-of-focus an image is and sends a signal to the lens to adjust it, in one go in case of phase AF.

This (open loop focusing) was true previously, but Roger Cicala have found that newer Canon cameras do closed loop focusing (ie the PDAF system confirms the focus after the lens has moved).

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