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it might be cheaper once you add it to cart :-)

Lol

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EOS Bodies / Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« on: November 08, 2013, 07:25:44 PM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)

That's a good idea. I like that.  8)

Of course you would, it's only the best glass made by canon ever.  Decisions decisions.... ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:36:55 PM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:52:58 AM »
Recently took a trip to San Francisco. Took lots of photos with my 5D3. Also, just got a Flickr account. I will try to post some using my Flickr. I hope this works.Here are some hummingbird shots.


C69A1056-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1801-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A1881-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


C69A2217-dpp-c by joher777, on Flickr


Nice hummingbird shots!

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Lenses / Re: Which setup would you have?
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:30:18 AM »
I think the problem with a  high iso  capable camera is that people use the high iso in lieu of lighting correcting....  exposing correctly.   I'm occasionally guilty of this myself

Jd....I think I understand what you're saying....

I have shot at poor light sporting events where the action is stopped, and I continue to shoot manual at 1/1000 and ISO 3200, even though the subjects are moving slow or not moving much....they are exposed correctly, but the image quality would be better if I quickly switched to 1/500 and ISO 1600....or maybe 1/250 and ISO 800

 I probably should use my custom settings more to do this.

Hey Northstar, thanks for all of your help! The tips you gave on editing and cropping are very helpful!

Right now, I can't get the high end 70-200 simply because I don't have the money. I'll use the 70-300 for friday's match and hopefully I can get some good pictures.

How did the 70-300 work out for you?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:36:57 AM »
thanks so much! ;D

Lemmy, that particular shot, is just an absolute corker, really, great shot.

Yes I'll add my +1 to that. This shot must be as good as it gets !
Many of the pictures posted here, I think: I could have done that. On this one I can say with confidence; I couldĀ“t have done that!
Just great!

Eldar...an honest and interesting comment because I've thought the same thing a few times, "I could shoot that shot". Lol

But I have to totally agree with you about lemmy's surfer shot....a great combination of skill, experience, physical strength/endurance, patience, and of course equipment.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« on: November 07, 2013, 07:13:20 AM »
It seems to me that you're looking for fps and af speed, with that in mind, if the 7d2 comes as a crop sensor, it might be 10fps, but it won't shoot high ISO very well compared to a 1dx.  This means IQ in low light action and sports (anything indoor or in the evening under lights or at dawn dusk) won't compare to what a 1dx can produce.

In good light, I'm guessing that the IQ will be comparable between the two. 

You mentioned portrait and landscape....for these uses, your 5d3 would be a better camera than the 7d2...and comparable to a 1dx. IMO
 


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EOS Bodies / Re: How can I choose between 1DX and 5D MARK III?
« on: November 06, 2013, 01:15:22 PM »
i have both....IQ is slightly better w/ 5d3 due to extra pixels if i'm shooting landscape.

1dx IQ takes the lead at 2000 ISO and above.

1dx is made for sport and wildlife shooters...and folks that need weather sealing.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom or Aperture for friend
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:32:38 AM »
I use Aperture, but I'm disappointed with the lack of improvements/updates.  I don't remember exactly, but I'm guessing it's been 3 years since Aperture 3 was released. ( Aperture 4 is finally coming in December) 

Noise reduction is terrible in Aperture.   If your friend shoots a lot of high iso, then that would be a consideration.

I do think Aperture is easier to learn and use.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:22:34 PM »



you blow me away with these shots lemmy!!  keep it up!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:31:39 PM »
One of my favorites so far for 2013:



Very nice shot Mack!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:43:12 AM »
I was wondering how my camera would cope with moving children as a subject. It succeeded :-) Could you help me to entitle the first one snap?
Nice one! How about:
  • Thank you but no thank you
  • Thank you but I am non vegetarian
:)


"let me know when you have a bone"

nice shots!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: November 01, 2013, 05:21:24 AM »

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Sports / Re: Mma photos
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:39:35 AM »
thanks for the reply again. I do know about depth of field I just thought I should raise the aperture to have more in focus. I have been using 2.8-4.0 usually. About the images, I get the idea and I thank you. I have a fight coming up November 15th so I will post a few from those when I am done with them.

Erik,

Good luck on the next fight.

Regarding the DOF...my point is that you can get more in focus (larger dof) by using a shorter focal length, the shorter focal length has a larger impact on dof than increasing the aperture to f4.   At 70mm and 2.8 on a 6d from 10 feet, the dof is 1 foot.  by using 50mm at 2.8 and 10 feet, the dof doubles to 2 feet....at 70mm, raising the aperture from f2.8 to f4 only increases the dof to 1.5 feet.

With 20mp's, you should have enough pixels to shoot wider and crop it more....especially if the images are just going to be used for online or small / med print use.   The other benefit to a shorter focal length besides the larger dof, is you have much more flexibility with cropping and straightening.  Two of the images above would have benefited a bunch from  shooting wider....image 1 and 6.... take image 6, shooting wider would've kept you from cutting off the top of the top fighter's head AND he probably would've been in focus. (Within the larger dof).

I'm probably telling you stuff you know...but it's an important point so I thought I would "over communicate" as my wife says I like to do. ::)

Looking forward to your next set of pics!   I'm jealous, I've never shot mma, it looks like fun.

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