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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:59:10 PM »
Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

The 600f/4 II + 1.4X III will give you marginally better IQ @ 840 & f/5.6 when compared to the current V1 800f/5.6, and the 600 is a deal lighter & easier to pack as well.

That may be the reason Canon are dragging the chain on a VII 800f/5.6 when you see that Nikon have had their new VR 800f/5.6 (with 1.2x Converter included) on the Market for some time now.

But you did well to restrain yourself on the 200-400f/4, there are very few situations where I miss my 400f/2.8 II, but then I have the 300f/2.8 II as a filler for low light, without that ?? Maybe tears.

Thank you guys.

This was my reasoning for refraining from both the 200-400 and the 800 5.6:

I shoot with two bodies: 400+1Dx and 70-200 2.8 on 5D3.  It's f2.8 all the through and suits my shooting style so 200-400 is redundant.

 800 5.6 is simply old and NOT a Version II big white.

I'm more interested in the roumored 7D II esp with my 400 2.8  ;D


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:44:46 PM »
I"M DONE for 2014....PERIOD
That's what I said a TS-E 17 ago :)

That's what I said after my 50 1.2! But then ended up buying an 85 1.2L as well.

Never say never.

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I had Canon 5D Mark III for almost a year and mainly I was using Canon 24-105mm f4. I didn't like the lens in the night shots, even mornings when I'm taking shots in shade or so. Friends recommended the canon 50mm f1.4, so I got it and I love the fact that it allows me to shoot in side home or outside without even bother of carrying a flash however, I HAVE BIG ISSUE WITH THE FOCUS. The only sharp part of the photo is where I place the focus point and every other part of the photo is blurry.

I don't like the fact I can't even shoot a photo for couple because only one of them will be in focus but not the other.

Am I making something wrong?
Or that's how the lens is?
Or I should return it and get another one?

Please advise and upload for me photos you took with the same setup (If you have)

Are sure you not getting mixed up with shallow depth of field of a fast lens versus out of focus image?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:38:05 PM »

The main appeal of the 1 series grips for sports / wildlife shooters is the HIGHER VOLTAGE BATTERIES of 1 series versus the good old LPE6 battery. Supertelephoto lenses are said to have faster AF on 1 series than on other Canon cameras. I don't own either a supertelephoto or a 1 series camera, just a 60D and 400mm f/5.6L. That's reasonably fast to AF.

The extra voltage does help and so does the balance provided by the built in grip.

I mainly shoot in M mode but when I do use Av on either of my bodies, it takes a brief moment to change whether dial or button.

It's not really a big deal for me - I'm more interested in the  IQ, AF speed, buffer, weather sealing and high ISO performance of the 7d2.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:27:52 PM »
Teeth!

1/1000, ISO 640, f2.8

Great shot Menace.

Thanks Click :)

Awesome shot Menace. That 200-400 might become handly.

Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:01:43 PM »

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:01:06 PM »
I'm done buying for 2014.

You may well have picked the wrong end of the Year to make that resolution, you currently have 6.5 months to trip over your......resolution.

But I'm sure we all wish you Luck.

What about the RRS 'L' Bracket for the 1Dx ??, the 1Dx doesn't quite work 100% properly without one.

Then there's the ..................................   ;)

I"M DONE for 2014....PERIOD

Ha ha - we'll see  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Family Holiday To Florida
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:00:19 PM »
I'd take the sigma and 70-200 personally you won't miss the 35-70 gap but the extra 100mm on the long end will be nice
The sigma is plenty fast for low light

If you need wider than 18 mm shoot a pano in portrait and stitch
Nice combo if you ask me

+1

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:35:10 AM »
Whilst I was having lunch during a shoot, this little fella comes and sits a few metres away. I quickly put my sandwich down and grab a quick shot.

400mm, 1/1000, ISO 400, f2.8

Very nice shot Menace. Well done.

+1, this is what happens when you always carry the gear around ;D

True. I pretty much always have one of the bodies with me ( my wife refers it as my 'baby) usually with either the 85 or 70-200. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:49:18 AM »
Teeth!

400mm, f2.8, ISO640, 1/1000 1Dx.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:33:03 AM »
Teeth!

1/1000, ISO 640, f2.8

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:46:55 AM »
Whilst I was having lunch during a shoot, this little fella comes and sits a few metres away. I quickly put my sandwich down and grab a quick shot.

400mm, 1/1000, ISO 400, f2.8

Very nice shot Menace. Well done.

Thanks Click,  Quasimodo. 

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 10, 2014, 06:39:48 AM »
Whilst I was having lunch during a shoot, this little fella comes and sits a few metres away. I quickly put my sandwich down and grab a quick shot.

400mm, 1/1000, ISO 400, f2.8

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:33:20 PM »
The weight is a habit with the 1dx + 200 f2, the results from it makes it lighter ;D

All these three shot today with the 200 wide open.





This one shot yesterday with the 50 Art wide open.


Lovely

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