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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 01, 2014, 05:22:39 AM »
Taking a stroll

EF400 f2.8 IS

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 30, 2013, 02:54:24 AM »
EF400 2.8 IS

Great capture Menace

I love close-up shots

Here is another close up for you Dylan :)

600mm is on my wish list for next year.

Not as close as your, kinda same shot ;D

You'll love the 600!

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Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:31:54 PM »
So it won't sell as well as a 100-400..... Whoop-de-do..... It will certainly outsell the 400f2.8 and the 400DO so why are you not calling out predictions of doom and gloom for those two lenses.... Or for that matter, the rest of the Big Whites?

You willing for it to cost what they cost?

It won't.  $2K, give or take.

It would only cost that if it had similar volume to the zoom.  The new zoom will likely cost $2.5+ when replaced.  With much lower sales Canon would need $3k+ to make a new 400mm f5.6 viable.  How many here would be willing to pay that?  I would pay up to $3.5k for a very sharp 400mm f5.6 similar in quality to the 300mm f2.8 ii.  But I still don't think it will happen.

The logic is somewhat flawed..... Yes, the 400F5.6 will not have the economies of scale of a more popular 100-400, but it will contain less parts and be simpler to assemble. The 100-400 has 17 lens elements, the 400F5.6 has 7.... The 100-400 has mechanical zoom and focus mechanisms, the 400F5.6 just has focus. The 100-400 has a two-part body, the 400F5.6 is one part.... Mechanically, one is very complex and the other is very simple. The factors will balance out and I would expect the prices to be similar.

I for one want a 400 5.6 prime for all of the above reasons - others no doubt want the versatility of a zoom. There is room for both and i'm sure Canon have done their market research / homework.


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:23:41 PM »
EF400 2.8 IS

Great capture Menace

I love close-up shots

Here is another close up for you Dylan :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 29, 2013, 04:16:08 PM »
Lovely images Dylan - esp the sea horses

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:25:10 AM »
I went for a walk today, with the intent of taking pictures of snow-laden trees so I brought along a wide angle zoom and some pumpkinseeds to snack on.  I stopped to take pictures and pulled out my bag of seeds for a quick snack and  had a few chickadees show up.

normally I would laugh at the idea of songbird photography at 40mm.... But with these birds there was no problem getting close enough....

You are the man!

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Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:32:11 PM »
The current 400/5.6 prime is already optically better than the 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2x TC, and the bare zoom is better than the bare 200/2.8 prime.

Which is why there's no need for a 400/5.6L IS if the 100-400L is replaced.  The version II will very likely be better optically than the current 400/5.6L, have IS, focus just as well if not better, have better MFD and be able to zoom out as a bonus.  Sure it will be expensive but who thinks a 400/5.6L II will come in under $2,500?  The zoom will sell more and therefore benefit more from the cost reduction you get from volume production.
And the 400F5.6 II will be sharper and lighter.... And will sell a lot more copies than any of the big whites.... There is a market for both.... It is not a one or the other scenario.

+1

I'm sure both zoom and prime will sell pretty well but personally I'll only be interested in 400 5.6 II ideally with IS.

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 27, 2013, 05:42:48 PM »
A pensive daughter on Christmas eve.
1DX, Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4, ISO1600, f1.4, 1/100s

Thats a lovely image Eldar - well done.

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Lenses / Re: EF 400mm f/5.6L IS on the Way?
« on: December 27, 2013, 05:41:16 PM »
I enjoy both zooms and primes. But to say an improved 100-400 will make the 400 prime effectively replaced, well there are many prime tele shooters (BIRDERS!) who will have a field day with that comment. I think they both have their place.

Now, which will I get?

That my friend is the real conundrum.
Rent them both :)

I tried but Roger said he didn't have any Unicorns farting rainbows.

Well he has only one Unicorn farting rainbows - and I have it on a long term rental ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 27, 2013, 04:44:14 AM »
Spotted Shag - Phalacrocorax punctatus

EF400 f2.8, 1/1250, ISO 500 @ f2.8
That is a strange looking bird. Great shot!

Thanks Don Haines - is a species of cormorant endemic to New Zealand but you are correct as it sure is a bit unusual looking :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 27, 2013, 04:25:19 AM »
Spotted Shag - Phalacrocorax punctatus

EF400 f2.8, 1/1250, ISO 500 @ f2.8

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Lenses / Re: Change Canon 17-40mm f4 L for Sigma 35mm f1.4??
« on: December 26, 2013, 06:52:34 AM »
I would find it difficult not have at least 24mm available, so I wonder how you manage without a 24-70 zoom. But you shoot what you shoot and know what you´re missing.

+1
Sounds like you want a fast prime - have you considered a used EF24 1.4? Its both fast and wide.

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Portrait / Re: Wedding pic
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:18:33 AM »
Welcome to CR Brad.

Re feedback, I'd say that try getting the couple to look at each other to show some emotion/chemistry - it will make for a stronger image.

Do share more pics.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 26, 2013, 01:25:24 AM »
Very nice shot Menace. I like it. Well done Sir.

Thanks Mate - i kinda like the good ole 400 2.8 :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 26, 2013, 01:23:22 AM »
Zebra Finch.

EF400 f2.8 IS, f5.0, ISO 320, 1/1600.


Great shot. Nicely done Menace.

Thanks Click :)

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