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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:12:22 AM »
Saw this beauty parked next to my car in our staff car park - had to get a shot.

It was really dark and was worried someone might run me over as i was almost horizontal on the tarmac.

85mm, 1/160, f1.2, ISO2000.

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Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:04:36 AM »
I have only had mine for a few days but so far I think its great. I love the look it gives wide open. Its plenty sharp and the AF accuracy has been dead nuts on. In short: its a lot better than I was expecting with all the interweb negativity out there.

Glad to hear it - do share some photos :)

I posted a few in the lens gallery yesterday.

Cool - looks like you had a nice day out :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:59:48 AM »
Hey someone's out to get me!  Seems I've been stuck at 819 posts for a long time - is there no hope of getting beyond a 1DMark 4 >:( :( ;)  What gives?

Jack

You have yet 178 posts to go to get to 1Dx. Next target is the 300mm f/2.8 II  ;D

Thats 2000 posts and at 4000 its 400 2.8, 8000 is 600 4.0 II and finally at 10k one joins Neuro as CR Geek!

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:53:31 AM »
Why jump to the conclusion that it was irrational?  Maybe he deserved it.
No man deserves this. This is more worst than having his wiiwii cut off  :-\


Ha ha but seriously!

Don't get me wrong, I'm very attached to my Canon gear but I'm even MORE attached to my wiiwii!

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 27, 2014, 11:31:04 PM »
As much as this is a golden opportunity for some ghoulish more or less-humour, I'll simply opine that a divorce seems imminent.

Jim

...and after the divorce he lived happily ever after with his shiny new 1Dx and an assortment of Ls.

The end.

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Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:14:15 PM »
I have only had mine for a few days but so far I think its great. I love the look it gives wide open. Its plenty sharp and the AF accuracy has been dead nuts on. In short: its a lot better than I was expecting with all the interweb negativity out there.

Glad to hear it - do share some photos :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS disappointing?
« on: July 27, 2014, 10:11:17 PM »
I too have both 70-200 f/4 L IS and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II for the mere reason that when I bought the first the second didn't exist yet!

However there are cases where I need the 2.8 and cases where I don't so I can do with a lighter lens.

So I keep them both!

Indeed...  I bought the 70-300L as a travel telezoom, after owning the 70-200/2.8L IS II for a while.


I bought the 7-300L first - as travelzoom (occasionally sports in good daylight) and only after that I bought th 70-200 f/2.8 IS II - what a great zoomlens with wonderful IQ. It came very handy when shooting indoor musicals with limited and changing lights.
I have a few lenses in the same focal length but all for different reasons and pusposes....ok I suffer - a bit - from GAS  ;D

I've got the 70-300L for travel too. It collapses to a very manageable size and has excellent image quality too  :)
Can you please stop mentioning how useful for travel the 70-300L is?  ;D

70-300L on travel:


Hi tron,  did I mention that 70-300L is a very useful for travel - relatively light and compact too?  (Just kidding)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:59:07 PM »
I heard Canon is going to one-up the mirror less crowd by delivering the 7D2 as the first mirrorless *and* sensorless camera.

Bingo.  Nikon has made spotting scopes for years, and Canon will use the 7DII as an entrĂ©e into the spotting scope market.

The key difference is, Canon's offering will use revolutionary technology to allow you to save the pictures through MemoryVision.  Each 7D2mv camera comes with a sketch pad, professional colored pencil set, and a lifetime subscription to a collaborative interactive training website developed in tandem by Luminosity.com and Canon... because the human brain has INFINITE MEGAPIXELS!

... and infinite DR too ;)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:49:35 PM »
At 1.2 wide open  at the stage, Yesterday 7/26/2014.
Enjoy
Surapon

Nice one surapon Sir - thank you for sharing.

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Lenses / Re: 3 week trip to Finland & Germany, what lenses to take?
« on: July 27, 2014, 04:06:25 AM »
50 for lowlight and 24-105 for all other times :)

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Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:55:24 AM »
For my type of photography,  I'd prefer the 50mm focal length.  Ditto to members who have suggested checking your exif data to determine your most used FL.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:50:07 AM »
I'd like to see a high MP FF -  something to replace my 5D III for studio use. But I'm in no hurry as I'm perfectly happy with my current gear. 

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:28:33 AM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)
I'm officially broke after 400mm + 1dx. I've declared that I'm done for 2014  ;D

Its nearly August so not long to go til 2015 - just sayin '

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:58:45 PM »
85L II + 135L are both wonderful lenses. If money is not an issue, 85L II is the way to go for portrait. The 85L II has earned the title "King of Portrait".

Photo below was taken with 85L II @ f1.2.

As someone who loves bokeh (and to whom money might not be a huge issue), you should definitely try out the 200/2 IS. I did when I visited B&H recently, and I was blown away.
I took some very uninspiring photos within the camera shop, but reviewing them in my computer I was just awestruck- in spite of having ogled at online galleries of the lens. So try it out if you can. Kids playing outdoors- will give you plenty of room, AF is lightning fast for action too, and IS helps with indoor concerts and school plays etc.; plus you can relive having your 300/2.8 with a 1.4x TC III.

Bad idea, my G.A.S is bad as many CR members here ;D

About this: 24-70 II + 135L + 200 f2 + 300 f2.8 IS II + rumor 100-400 or Tammy 150-600 for outdoor :P

I agree with you 100%, the 200 f2 is simply awesome. As of right now, I LOVE what I have. Shooting with 2 bodies, missing shots is almost impossible.

It's not G.A.S. if you use it. You have plenty of room to use a 200/2. ;)
And we will get to see pics ;)

+1.

Re 200 2.0 - You know you want one Dylan777 ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:40:17 AM »
Interesting - thanks for sharing.

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