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Lenses / Re: Help..need advice. My lens was submerged briefly...
« on: September 03, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
ok..i'll look for silica gel packs....i'll ship off to repair after i "dry" it out for a couple days

thanks to you both.

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Lenses / Help..need advice. My lens was submerged briefly...
« on: September 02, 2012, 11:11:18 PM »
My lens (non L) was submerged briefly and now I can see moisture on the interior glass.

Anyone have advice for me?  Should I send it in to get serviced right away?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2012, 05:42:58 PM »
1Dx
100mm 2.8 @ f/9.0 1/250 iso 100
shot with two einstein 640 flashes

as usual gary...very nice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: September 01, 2012, 07:21:37 AM »
Welcome to the dark side

love that darth vader smiley!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 01:18:06 PM »
Yes...the 28-300 is a good travel/vacation lens if you want to keep things simple and don't mind a little step back in IQ.

Step back from what?  IMO, it's pretty much identical to the 24-105mm across the ranges.  Granted, I have sharper lenses like the 70-200L II, but the 28-300 is no slouch.

....too bad canon's version costs more than twice nikon's 28-300.

It doesn't just cost twice as much...it's worth twice as much.   :P

You're right that it's no slouch, and the IQ is better than the Nikon version, but from what I've read it's average IQ at best when comparing across the board - that's the step back I'm referring too.

As I think more about the canon version, I think what's most important is that it's not as practical as the Nikon version.(Nikon version is 50% lighter and quite a bit shorter)   I would think most would use a 28-300 generally for travel, vacation, or as a walk around, but the Canon version is too big/heavy to be used for these purposes.   

I have the Nikon 28-300 on my D7000 - it's perfect for it's intended use....travel, walk around, vacation, or when you want to cover your bases without a bunch of gear/weight.    I've been interested in something similar from Canon, but they don't have a comparable zoom that can be used as a travel/walk around at a reasonable cost like the nikon 28-300.....so on my 5d3 I use the 24-105.

Due to the size/weight, I think Canon missed the mark from a product strategy standpoint with their 28-300 version...IMO

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:13:26 AM »
For the pics that haven't been guessed yet....how about giving us the answer?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The next EF-mount camera: the iPhone 5
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:42:44 AM »
Very good ...nice post!

Side note...after watching that vid i noticed the 1 trillion FPS "related" you tube video....wow, pretty interesting.  did anyone else see that?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:23:37 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..


Canon DOES have this lens:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-28-300mm-f-3.5-5.6-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx

Yes...the 28-300 is a good travel/vacation lens if you want to keep things simple and don't mind a little step back in IQ....too bad canon's version costs more than twice nikon's 28-300.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2012, 01:08:31 PM »

CHP Golf-2 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

I went back and found another shot, this time at f4 with the 70-200 2.8 II.
Is this more pleasing?  I originally thought this looked a little "busy", whereas at f 1.6, I thought it was more "dreamy".
At my event in Oct, I will be able to sell my images (donating the proceeds back to the charity though), so which "LOOK" do you think would generate more interest?? I will only get each foursome (player) hitting off of one tee so I need to get it right the first and only time.  Which is preferable ??

i think you're on the right track now...slightly smaller aperture, maybe f4 like you said so you get some bokeh and some feel for the hole the golfer is playing.   maybe a little better composition and you have it.

here's a couple i recently took at a tournament.

in the first, i could've shot at a wider aperture to get better bokeh...this is a good situation for that dreamy look..I like this angle because you get to see the golfer's face better.

in the second - this is what i was originally referencing.  you can see the golfer, the ball, and the layout of the hole/challenge that the golfer is facing on the shot.

also...i'd like to see some of those shots from your Oct event...please consider posting a couple here when you're done.

edit...i just realized i posted some 5d3 shots in a 1dx post...sorry.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2012, 11:55:06 AM »



crapking...i also enjoy playing and shooting golf.  I like both your shots, especially the first one.   Do you think the second one would be better if you shot it with a smaller aperture so we could see the ball and the hole the golfer is playing.  just my IMO.

I did stop down to 1.6 trying to strike a background blur and depth of field balance, but not quite enough obviously.  Was a playing partner that day, and not shooting the event commercially  (plus it was a busy day on the course), so did not really have the time to experiment as much as I'd like. I do have an opportunity the first week of Oct to shoot a charity/celebrity outing so will be able to perfect the photographic shot then - still trying to perfect the GOLF shot after 30+ yrs w/o luck ;)

lol..yes, i've somewhat given up trying to "perfect the golf shot" because i realized that somewhere in that 6 inches between my ears, a part of my brain doesn't like me to play good golf

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 30, 2012, 11:50:58 AM »
Took at day at the racetrack shooting super bikes to test different autofocus settings - super fast and small objects  - ended up a very happy camper

this might be my favorite shot that i've seen here on CR....just so many great things about this shot.

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I have a wedding coming up in 1 month and I have been going round and round in my head about 5d3 and 5d2. I dont have either camera yet but I sure want one of the two. I see a lot of you have been saying not to be fearless with ISO on 5d3 but what about 5d2? Is the 5d3 a ISO beast compared to 5d2? Basically can you be a bit fearless with 5d2 still?

no brainer - get the 5d3 - better high iso...much better AF...6fps when needed..quiet shutter is so helpful at times...several other small advantages.  also important, in 3-5 years when you're itch'n to upgrade again to the 5d4, the 5d3 will be worth about $1500 more than the 5d2 if you sell it or trade it in.   

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:34:18 PM »

CHP Golf-13 by PVC 2012, on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure   1/2500 sec
Aperture   f/1.6
Focal Length   85 mm  (85/1.2 II L)
ISO Speed   100


crapking...i also enjoy playing and shooting golf.  I like both your shots, especially the first one.   Do you think the second one would be better if you shot it with a smaller aperture so we could see the ball and the hole the golfer is playing.  just my IMO.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: August 23, 2012, 05:08:38 AM »
This may be difficult...this may be easy :-)

This was in March, and the water is actually that blue.

I think you'll have to give us a pretty good clue on this one...there's not enough info in the pic.  But the water sure is blue, could be many places in canada, alaska, great lakes, and/or northern europe.

Lake Tahoe and las Vegas?


Agreed, This one should help out, and here is another one that is a little bit easier and fun(big hint, that bay is called emerald bay) :-)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 23, 2012, 04:59:35 AM »
Driving by a lake and stopped for a "wildlife look around".

I saw this osprey having his dinner...fresh sushi!

5d3
70-200 w/ 2x iii
400 mm
6.3
1/250
iso 160

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