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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: November 26, 2013, 06:10:38 AM »
f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/6400sec.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:57:23 AM »
f2.0, 1/2500, ISO 100.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:55:14 AM »
f1.2, 1/5000 sec, ISO 100

Ps could this be the same we that are likely to loose against Australia because the pressure of winning the ashes has sent one of our players home with a "stress related illness"? ::)
I mean watching grass grow how stressful?

I thought he was just another South African again once he failed and left the team  ;D

Anyway back on topic....
The other week at work someone asked me to take a photo of their team because I'm into photography.  I was handed an iPad2 to take the shot with in a office environment. The results weren't pretty.

Do share that iPad 2 photo with us ;)


When some of my friends first saw the 70-200 II, they thought it had a much longer FL than it did because it was so large/heavy.  I use the 70-200 II a lot when my girls are playing soccer, and I've had the usual comments from random strangers like "Wow, that is some lens!"  And my default reply, "Yes, it is!"  It surprises me that there aren't more parents with better cameras.  After all, I see higher quality lenses/camera combinations at berry farms/apple orchards than I see at the kids' games.


They are often surprised and disappointed that max my FL is only 200mm whilst their 'long' kit lens goes up to 300! (That'd be the 75-300 III on an EOS 1100)

Came across this article in the local online news website ...



Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:26:01 PM »
You guys are all jealous of Ken's awesomeness  :P ... people like him are one in a billion ;D

You mean there are another six people like him in the world?

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:26:53 AM »
Ken doesn't like my 50 1.2L as its "plasticy" :( :(

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:22:10 AM »
Duck spray

I get confused when i get handed a P&S camera by some total stranger to take their photo - but not as puzzled as them when I ask if they'd mind turning off the automatic flash for me as I don't know how! Thats when they look hard at my 1D III or 5D III gripped with a 70-200 hanging around my neck and wonder what is wrong with this bloke!

Lenses / Re: looking for feedback on choosing a 70-200 for weddings.
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:16:55 AM »
If it helps, I feel I have a pretty steady hand and I love shallow DOF.

If thats the case do get the 2.8.

Lenses / Re: what filter for 24-70 ii 2.8?
« on: November 19, 2013, 01:48:19 AM »
I have the B+W XS-Pro UV Nano on mine too. Very happy with it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III focusing at events - slow
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:12:08 AM »
UK Mike,
There are good suggestions that precede this; try also back button focus control with servo. This works best if you can get used to shifting the focus cluster, too, around the field -- on the fly -- with the camera at your eye.

Good advice - i find back button focus to be a great help. Do give it a good go.

Lenses / Re: Broken 70-200mm f/2.8
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:07:27 AM »
As you have i inherited the lens, a repair cost of around $300 is still a very good deal. Get it to Canon asap and start enjoying this lovely lens.

Canon General / Re: Got paid $350 for doing what I LOVE - photography
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:02:30 AM »
Pleased for you  - well done :) it could be nice little pocket money earner for you.

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