Flamingo. f2.8, 1/1000, ISO1000, 400mm
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Hello all, I'm new here.
I would like to share the BIF shot with you guys. This is slow panning shot of Spoonbill, 1/100 sec.
BTW, does it have to be Canon to join here? I use both Canon and Nikon. My main birding camera is the 1DX.
DSC_2262 by kevinle4230, on Flickr
@Menace, the 24-70mm f/4 is also a choise, but I don't know which is better. Is the 2.8 version faster? I don't care about the extra weight... I shoot outdoors and indoors so the lower aperture would better for me?
I have the 70-200mm f/2.8 too, so the the 24-70mm would perfectly fit in...
local photo clubs are often the worst place to get innovative, thought provoking and open minded discussion about progressing photographic technique.
they are often run by long time amateurs who's skill and experience plateau well below an advanced, well versed professional. i have found that they tend to exist only to slap each others backs and boost the egos of whoever is running the show.
i've run across a number of them in my area and i avoid them like the plague...
not to be overly harsh, i'm sure there may be some good ones out there...but as a rule of thumb i wouldn't put too much stock in them at all.
this community far exceeds the experience one can get from a local camera club imo.
good summary, also don't forget everyone on Facebook is an expert at everything...
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?
Your 1D X came with a body cap. Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on. You'll be good to go.
Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.
@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"
Yep, and I must have missed the "take it off" part because now I have a big hole in my mirror as well. Talk about a light leak
The extra hole will allow for some truly amazing and creative 'artistic' effects !
Naw, a hole in the mirror won't show in photos.
It might whistle when the mirror flips up, that'd be different.
Now the hole in the sensor, on the other hand....
I'll put up the photos that are an embarrassment to photography when I get home...Look forward to seeing those!
I get the humor, but without a good viewfinder screen, manual focus at f/1.2 is pretty much impossible to do well or consistently.It is very slow and the focus by wire manual AF isn't great, either, but not so slow as to be unusable. The trade off is exceptional image quality, and it is every bit as good as you've heard. If you don't need/want to shoot below f/2.8, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II makes a lot more sense from a practicality standpoint, but it's those f/1.2-2 shots that are amazing.Quote from: Andrew Davies Photography
link=topic=20815.msg394134#msg394134 date=1399391530The Canon L is reputed to be slow focussing
It focuses as quickly as you can turn the ring. Unless you're too lazy and use autofocus
Sure, the quasi manual focus is a little strange. I was just offering worthless commentary about what I thought to be an odd disconnect (zoom lenses are for lazy people willing to sacrifice IQ for convenience, but autofocus evidently is not for lazy people willing to sacrifice accuracy for convenience).
One Question... I want to Upgrade my lens and actually have the EF-S 17-85mm. Would the 24-70mm f/2.8 Mark 1 be good? Is it worth the money?
I testet both lenses in image quality, build quality and others, but I think that the EF-S is a little bit sharper. Sure, the 24-70 have the lower aperture and so I can shoot better in low light, but the EF-S has image stabilisation... I dont know.
I want to use this lens for Video and Photo, but don't know if this is the best choise for me.
Please help me and give me an advice!