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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:35:54 PM »
Here's one from this past weekend in Haines, Alaska.

nice bald eagle shot arbitrage!!  excellent!

since gary samples is on hiatus  ;) with his wonderful eagle shots, this is a welcome and very worthy addition to this post! 

curious..in the US, the bald eagle is our national bird and represents freedom and strength, so with that said, it's obvious why it's such a popular bird here in the US.   

question...is the bald eagle viewed in a similar way in other countries around the world?

thoughts/opinions anybody?

north

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Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: November 18, 2013, 04:20:36 AM »

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:44:50 PM »
Hello all. New to the forum. I just got the 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM. The budget couldn't stretch to the L but I am loving this lens. Here are a couple as I tested out the lens. Taken with my trusty T1i. Any feedback is welcome.

Hello and welcome, Slyham.

I like your pictures, especially the dandelion 1 and 2.
I think, I'll have to try something similar next year ;)

The Oxalis2 is the one I prefer from these two, because with the little bit bigger distance and the addition of background the composition is more appealing to me.

So, keep it up!

i agree with maximilian...the second dandelion shot is very well done!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 17, 2013, 12:42:28 PM »
RLphoto

This particular shot is just fantastic...would you care to describe how you got this shot?

Thanks

I don't recall all the settings but I think it was

5d3+24 - 105L @ 24mm
1/200th - iso 400 - f/5.6
2x 600rts at full power slightly behind them 45* and 12 ft high
Reflector lying on the ground with me with a cheapo smoke machine providing some drama. I took 12 frames before I got this one. Thanks for asking.

nice job...thanks for sharing the info.  this is a very memorable shot, i bet the couple is happy with it.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:33:56 AM »
RLphoto

This particular shot is just fantastic...would you care to describe how you got this shot?

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:23:59 AM »
Hey everybody :)

Got my 24-70 mk II yesterday, no clicking at all.

From Canon Europe though

Zoom ring is a bit tighter than I imagined it would be though
Mine too, tight like my 24-105.  I was expecting it to be more like my 70-200 II or 16-35 II.  Maybe has something to do the with the design of external zooming to maintain weather seal.

The stiffer zoom is a little disappointing to me as well.   I also was hoping for it to be more like my 70-200.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:12:36 AM »
Tawny Frogmouth with baby. A week ago, I found the body of one chick, on the ground, beneath this nest. Fortunately, they had a second one to show off :)
5D3 with 300mm f4 + 1.4x TC


Nice shot!  At first glance I didn't even notice the baby in the shot. 

I wish I could blend in that well with my couch when the wife comes looking for me to do some chores...chuckle.

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Lenses / Re: Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:07:47 AM »
Nice! Monopod isn't enough?  :)

monopods can get in the way

I know for sports, I much prefer to hand hold my 300 2.8, easier to track, especially for football and if going up and down sidelines too.


Totally agree

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2013, 07:54:25 PM »
Just watched the imax 3d space movie that included some pretty good info on the Hubble space telescope...awesome tech. 

I'm hoping a smaller version of the Hubble is coming from canon in 2014...ef mount "L" of course....red ring optional.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: November 15, 2013, 05:50:16 AM »
Anyone see that video of the photog butting heads with an aggressive male elk for 7 minutes in Oct 2013 in the Smokey Mountains Park? I was worried about him, but it turns out OK. Scarey :o

Here is a link to the video.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7d9_1384414331


Wow..that guy could've been seriously hurt....not very smart.

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first L glass purchase! just ordered this from b&h. :D :D :D

you'll love it!  congrats!

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Congrats to the new buyers of this great lens!

It truly is a fantastic lens if you need to shoot in the 70-280 range (awesome still with the 1.4x)

north

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:49:15 AM »

Canon used to be the undisputed leader of designing novel AF lenses.  This is the company that gave us the TS-E 17/4L, 50/1.0L, 85/1.2L, MP-E 65/2.8, 135/2L, 200/1.8L, and 400/4L DO IS, among other amazing technologies.  But all we see these days are uninspiring, conservative, incremental designs.  Nothing that pushes the envelope, nothing that makes us feel like we just *have* to try this lens because it will let us get the shot that no other lens can.

I think the new 200-400 w/ built in extender is, in your words, a "novel" lens that  "pushes the envelope ".  8)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 07:32:42 PM »
14-800 f2 IS ....weight, 1lb...it's a simple request Canon, please get to work! ::)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:53:31 PM »
put me down for a 135 f2ii

also think a 50mm 1.4ii will appear for about $699

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