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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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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: November 10, 2013, 11:21:32 AM »
10 images, focus stacked.
6D, 100L Macro

very nice image...good work!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK2 and MK3 :: Sub Freezing Temperatures
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:04:01 AM »
Silica gel packs can help.  These are cheap and help control moisture....throw a couple in your camera bag to help maintain a dry mini micro climate.

I'm from the north and I deal with this issue frequently....don't sweat it too much.   Eml's suggestion of slowly making the temp change helps.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DYKPUTY/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Please let me introduce myself...
« on: November 09, 2013, 06:06:46 PM »
Welcome Maximilian!!

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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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