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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MK I Still Relevant?
« on: Today at 06:35:34 PM »
I shoot mostly landscapes including sunsets and sunrises. I do some 800-1600 ISO work but not a ton. My biggest thing is that you can buy a 6d from canon refurbished for about $1,400. The only reason that is a consideration is due to having a newer sensor more so than features. I could care less for GPS or wifi.

5dc was great for its time and can still take amazing images.

However, given the choice, I'd get the 6D as its a more advanced camera all round and will last you years and years.

No surprise there  8)

Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: Today at 07:14:20 AM »
I suggest 85L to the OP too.

I Love my 85L - admittedly on one of my FF bodies :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: Today at 05:28:45 AM »

Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: Today at 02:17:08 AM »
In our back yard.

Great picture Menace!  I like how the bird flying on the right appears to be pushing the other one out of the way.

Thanks.  I was hiding under a makeshift hide using some bed linen.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:33:51 AM »
In our back yard.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:31:08 AM »
   Sleepy juvenile Spotted Wood Owl.

   Have a nice day.

Great shots!

Lovely shot

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Adopting a MF system.
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:48:23 AM »
Nice one. Can't wait to see the photos from thenew set up :)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:20:00 AM »

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:41:35 AM »
But we saw the awesome Lynx at least, lol.

Wide open with the 200 f2

That's more like it - awesome shots Viggo.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:21:09 AM »
So, this nearly made my cry. My son and I was watching a show at an amusement park the other day and this guy in front of me had an 1dX, but CLEARLY didn't know how to use it, he was pushing buttons and obviously didn't get the results he wanted. He looked sooo cocky I didn't even want to ask if he needed help... Then he rested his camera on his knee and I took this shot to see what he was doing wrong perhaps, pretty obvious to me. I wish someone that knows what a 1dx can do, could have had this camera instead of him.

Oh my word! I feel your pain  >:(

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:55:58 AM »
P.S. Mackguyver, sorry for the diversion. For a little perspective I owned and used an FD 50 f1.2L for many years and simply loved it, when I moved to EOS I eagerly anticipated the arrival of the 1.2L and used the 1.4 in the mean time. When the 1.2 did eventually arrive I was not impressed, I tried to like it but didn't.

I am not a fast prime hater by any stretch of the imagination, the 85 f1.2 is peerless, but I feel too often wild claims are made that just can't be backed up. I have said many times that if you shoot more because your lens has a red ring then that alone is a good enough reason to buy it. But to claim some of the stuff in this thread from in line images really is gilding the lily, and truthfully doesn't help informed purchasing decisions.

No apologies needed - you were actually the last person to post photos!  Besides, I like your examples and the point you're making.  I'm of the opposite perspective on this lens - I tried not to like it and even sold it, but there is something about this lens that I see in the final photos that I love.  In side-by-side shots with the 50 f/1.4, it's not there, and there's nothing magical going on, but the lens does produce great photos for me.  I don't post most of those photos here as they are of family, but I'm really happy with them.  No wild claims, just great results for me, that's why I like this lens.

I also agree that the 85 f/1.2 II is truly amazing (and better than the 50L), and I actually think that lens really does seem to have some magic :)

I loved having both the 50L and the 85L but you are absolutely correct - 85L is magical.

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:06:10 AM »
If it's too late to return, sell it and keep the Sigma esp as its f2.8 - depending upon your photography style that may or may not be a big issue.

300mm F4L
ISO 200

Nice series :)

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