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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: February 15, 2014, 05:47:34 PM »
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

wow that is unreal. but is that an antenna on the hawk? is that how you get it to fly straight at the camera, remote control?  ;)
Exactly my thoughts!  ;D

Lovely picture!

+1

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Perhaps because if you need a whole bunch of cards, then whether you spend 50 bucks or 150 bucks does make a difference  :D.  And there's no guarantee that you will be able to use your cards in future as different standards come out and manufacturers switch to them....

If you indeed like to rattle off the frames, then the fastest you can afford indeed makes sense....

This is where I'm thinking lies. I can get a 32gb 160mb/s card for around $200 AUD and a 32gb 120mb/s for $120 AUD. I could get it off eBay but I'm worried about getting a fake....

I rarely shoot sport but it something I want to get into. I shoot more events and weddings.

I'd love to hear from someone who has both the 160mb/s and 120mb/s versions...

I just switched from the SD extreme pro 16gb (90 mb/s - the write speed was 45mp/s) to the new Lexar 1000x 16gb (2 pack for $99 at bhphoto)   

I noticed a difference in transfer speed as the Lexar reads at 150 mp/s versus 90mb/s...so it's noticeably quicker when moving files to the computer.

But with my 1Dx, I often shoot 8-12 frame bursts and I notice no difference in write speed between 45mp/s to my new lexar's 90 mb/s. 

So I doubt the extra speed will be noticeable for you if I don't notice a change from 45 to 90 mp/s...(and considering the SD you're looking at is 60 mb/s)

if i get some time i'll do a test (on my 5d3)  and see what the difference is between my old sandisk and new lexar when shooting continuous raw at 12 fps.

The change in write speed does not show up as a faster shooting rate on DSLRs. What it DOES show up as is a deeper frame buffer. The Canon 7D, for example, originally had a 15 shot frame buffer. When I moved up to 600x CF cards, my frame rate was still 8fps, however I started getting 23-24 frames in my buffer before it slowed down. After the firmware update, were Canon officially increased the frame buffer to 25 frames, I started getting 34 frames with my 600x cards.

The benefit of cards with faster write speed is longer continuous shooting times before you get reduced rate. You also clear out the buffer faster, so once you do fill up, if you wait for it to empty, it empties quicker.

Hi,

I just checked Sandisk's website and looked at the specs of the two cards I'm comparing.
The Extreme Pro 160 mb/s has a write rate of 150 mb/s and read of 160 mb/s.
The Extreme (or Extreme plus - some stickered/marketed) 120 mb/s has a write rate of 60 mb/s and read of 120 mb/s.
Does this ultimately mean I can shoot more and faster on the Extreme Pro compared the the Extreme (plus)?
Or am I confusing myself?
E.g. I shot a tennis game the other day, in particular a person serving, on a 5d3 and it felt like I didn't get as many shots due to slow down...? Am I missing something or is that the speed of the card I'm using (which was the extreme pro 160 mb/s) or just the FPS one the 5d3?

well, if you have the new 160 mb/s card then you've got the best, so the 5d3 "is what it is".  It should shoot at 6fps for a long time with that particular card before filling the buffer....so if you feel like it's not fast enough or you're having an issue, then double check your settings and owners manual because it might be some other issue.

there are plenty of youtube videos showing what it sounds like to shoot the 5d3 at 6 fps....check one out and compare it to yours.
 

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 15, 2014, 05:22:47 PM »
wonderful shots everybody..very nice eml and cinto!

we have about 2-3 feet on the ground now but the snowy season is about to start!

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 15, 2014, 03:34:58 PM »
Shellfishing - Martha's Vineyard.

now that doesn't look fun at all!  #freezing

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I have unfortunately never had the opportunity to try the EF 500/4.5 but I'm pretty sure that it is a great lens. It's particularly nice to see that such 'old' glass is still working nicely with modern cameras (apart from the lens drive when AF impossible problem you mentioned), it makes me confident that I'll be using my 500LII for many years to come.
I'd like to see some of your images if you can provide a link. Thank you for your input!

Currently I do not show much on the web (I should do more, my job eats lots of time). But here is a little selection of images I shot with my vintage EF 500/4.5 (made in 1995). Hope you enjoy it. Fortunately I am quite used to non-IS lenses so I am able to shoot it frequently hand-held. Such vintage glass works quite nicely with modern DSLRs, I enjoy in particular using it with my 5D3 (only 2x TC doesn't allow AF).

wow...great shots justacanonuser!  especially like #2 in your first post.  keep'm coming :D

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Perhaps because if you need a whole bunch of cards, then whether you spend 50 bucks or 150 bucks does make a difference  :D.  And there's no guarantee that you will be able to use your cards in future as different standards come out and manufacturers switch to them....

If you indeed like to rattle off the frames, then the fastest you can afford indeed makes sense....

This is where I'm thinking lies. I can get a 32gb 160mb/s card for around $200 AUD and a 32gb 120mb/s for $120 AUD. I could get it off eBay but I'm worried about getting a fake....

I rarely shoot sport but it something I want to get into. I shoot more events and weddings.

I'd love to hear from someone who has both the 160mb/s and 120mb/s versions...

I just switched from the SD extreme pro 16gb (90 mb/s - the write speed was 45mp/s) to the new Lexar 1000x 16gb (2 pack for $99 at bhphoto)   

I noticed a difference in transfer speed as the Lexar reads at 150 mp/s versus 90mb/s...so it's noticeably quicker when moving files to the computer.

But with my 1Dx, I often shoot 8-12 frame bursts and I notice no difference in write speed between 45mp/s to my new lexar's 90 mb/s. 

So I doubt the extra speed will be noticeable for you if I don't notice a change from 45 to 90 mp/s...(and considering the SD you're looking at is 60 mb/s)

if i get some time i'll do a test (on my 5d3)  and see what the difference is between my old sandisk and new lexar when shooting continuous raw at 12 fps.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:21:52 PM »
I have the same clicking issue for 2 months now. To late to get a replacement since I cut up the UPC for the rebate. I did not perform AFMA, but I can tell at 24mm its not as sharp compared to the ones I rented. There is really no point sending it to Canon. As they dont acknowledge the issues on this lens. I might just go back to primes and white lens.

Just test with the box or any other contrasty text and see if it's sharper with live view than with "normal" phase AF. If it is, your afma value is incorrect. If it's not, it might be less sharp copy or decentered lens.

good advice.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:20:38 PM »
Relaxing in the afternoon sun

absolutely beautiful image...love the light/color

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:19:13 PM »

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I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

i'm also getting impatient, but will continue to wait for the siggy 50 art.  i've read too many negative reviews on the original sig 50 1.4...I'd stick with the canon 50 1.4 IMO

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:15:16 PM »
Something unique to my part of the world :)

Phil.

That little guy is pretty cool!  Yet another reason to wander back to the part of the world.

Spent a little time down at the cliffs yesterday with some great light until the marine layer rolled over the point.  After that I had to use my own lights.


very cool shot!!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:13:56 PM »
In Bavaria, Germany. - Feedback appreciated.

lovely!  nice colors

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:33:56 PM »
1dx and 70-200 2.8ii at 200mm
1/1600
f4
iso1600
not my photo

Sochi Olympics
US beats Russia in overtime shootout
I was reading the story about the game online and wondering what camera the photographer used for the picture (I was curious as to what the EXIF would say, and also if a D4s or maybe a Canon prototype was being used)

it's good to know he used his trusty 1dx and 70-200 2.8ii :D

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wow....lot's of good info here!!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:10:55 PM »
A teenage girl in Indian traditional dress performing cultural dance at the Texas Lunar Festival in Houston.



Beautiful!

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