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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!

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


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

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/ 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.

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.

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 the light/color

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

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

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


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!!

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

lovely!  nice colors

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
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

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

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.


EOS Bodies / Re: "Honey, I'vs never seen it this hard before..."
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:14:30 AM »
Strange...what did you decide to do?

What "pro" does Canon have that's WiFi enabled.  The closest you can get is a 6D, which is not really something I would be using for sports.  None of the 1-series or even 5-series have WiFi.

I think he meant the Wireless File Transmitter?

No, I really meant built-in WiFi. It was a sarcastic remark. (For the why, read my other posts.)

My bet is that the 7D2, the 5D4, and whatever the 1dX sucessor is called, will all have WiFi and touchscreens. We are in a transition between WiFi being a new feature and it being a standard feature.

Yup, and there'll always be 2 models for those very friendly regimes who don't want wifi (and gps) on all devices. Thus the "pros" that dont want wifi have choice (even tho I don't get the logic because as long as there's a real off switch, govs are ok with a wifi device being on. They can even shut them by flashing the firmware).

But please no touchscreen generalized as long as they didn't invent nose detection...

"Nose detection". true!  ;D

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