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Black & White / Re: Manila's Supermoon 2014
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:21:09 AM »

Manila's Supermoon 2014 by alabang, on Flickr

This photo is dedicated to my now deceased mother. Wherever you may be I hope you and your Lola Solita are happy.

Stunning

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Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:19:45 AM »
Reviewing the different forum areas, I don't see a good place for a discussion of post processing.  There is a "Technique and Advice" area, but the three categories seem to exlude post processing.  There is a Software & Accessories forum, but this seems a bad fit.

How about a new section under Technique and Advice: "Post Precessing"

Good idea

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Customer Advisor
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:16:19 AM »
not me

can you advise them that CC licks balls please?

+1

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:45:41 AM »
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Looks yummy, Where the milk?

Here is mine 1dx + 85L II @ f1.2
Nice job. How's the 1dx tracking been treating you with f/1.2?

With f1.2, I haven't try to shoot in Ai servo much. Keeper is high in single mode.

With 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and 400mm f2.8 IS II Ai servo is wonderful with 1dx. Full burst 20plus RAW, keeper rate is around 18plus.

There is something special about 1dx AF system(i'm not sure what it is), it feels much more responsive and more accurate compared to my 5D III.

I think the AF in the 1dx uses color information for tracking and also can drive the USM motors harder and faster. I wish I had AF point linked spot metering. :P

Ditto.

Likely the higher voltage helps with the USM motor, I do notice it esp on the 85L. 

Cheers.


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After football practice ice cream

Lovely light :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 13, 2014, 03:01:01 AM »
keep your eye on the......puck.

Good catch Northstar. It's a wonderful camera for fast action.

Nice one.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:12:25 PM »

Ha ha - not the 400!  well not on a mono pod anyway. He is pretty small for his age so can just about handle the above rig.

P.s he is always keen to show my photographer friends how he uses the back button focus!

Lovely Menace, but it's a double edged Sword, started both my Lads on Photography around the same time, 8-10 years old, my eldest went Video & now uses a Sony 3ccd 200 Video Camera with a Gates Underwater Housing, my younger Lad sticks to Stills, uses a 6D with a Seacam Underwater Housing, best to start saving for their increasing interests about, now.

But it's great fun to see what you started develop into a full fledged passion in your children.

Now if I could only get my wife interested.....then the next major upgrade wouldn't need quite so much.....stealth.

Same here with my wife too - she only wants to take selfies on the phone camera and is pretty happy with results - sigh!

I don't do any video myself but might get my kid a Gopro (or similiar) once he is ok with basic still photography and let him decide which one or both he wants to carry on with.

:)

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Macro / Re: first attempt at stacking macro shots :: )
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:31:04 PM »

I sort of noticed the funny side of Menace's comment, you know the bit where someone freezes the subject to the point they are slow to move, then shoots them ?? shoots them ?? see the funny side at all ?? No ? must be an Aussie Kiwi thing.


If I am to be shot, please omit the pre-freezing! I will hold still.

Aussies, Kiwis, and some US-ians at least  ::) (Spider breasts, anyone? ...see my previous post.)

Thanks Larry for the heads up - I'll keep that in mind when you visit new zealand ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:28:00 PM »
My 8 year old son yesterday at the local zoo.

400mm, f4.0, ISO800, 1/1000.

nice memory...

c'mon menace, you didn't let him shoot with the 400mm?  lol ;D

Ha ha - not the 400!  well not on a mono pod anyway. He is pretty small for his age so can just about handle the above rig.

P.s he is always keen to show my photographer friends how he uses the back button focus!

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Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:40:12 AM »
I can imagine that this question has been on the forum before. I am sorry if so.
I've bought the new 16-35 f/4. I was recommended to put a B+W Slim 010 UV 77 E MRC filter on the front especially for protection. But this filter isn't available (can't find it on the net either).
Do you use a protection filter or .......

If you put a filter on, remember to take it off when you take photographs.

??

??

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:06:35 AM »
My 8 year old son yesterday at the local zoo.

400mm, f4.0, ISO800, 1/1000.

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Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 12, 2014, 04:20:30 AM »
Yes, I do.
B+W 007 MRC Nano XS-Pro Digital 77mm E


+1 for B+W

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Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/2.8 II .. times 8!
« on: July 11, 2014, 07:26:20 PM »
Not a waste at all - in fact good on them for thinking outside the box to answer certain astronomical questions.

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Lenses / Re: Waiting for the 35 1.4L II
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:06:53 PM »
I think I'm slightly mis-representing my position on this lens...the 35L is a great lens. It's faithfully provided great service for me over the years. The new one will need to provide this and more to replace my existing lens, which has proved itself many times.

+1

I'm confident Canon won't release a mark II lens that's inferior to the original in any way - just expect a price increase. 

For many photographers, a hike in price will not be an issue as they simply need it or want it and will get it. For many, the price might be too much and no doubt there will be many threads on CR lamenting how Canon only care about profit and have ditched its most loyal supporters.

(Currently I don't need a 35 lens so my wife will be happy)

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I was reluctant to shell out $80 for a 50mm f1.8...seems like such a long time ago when I ruined most of my Disney vacation photos... ahhh, sweet nostalgia. 

Stop you - hell go full speed ahead.  They are great lenses.
Nice one and I think if you shoot with Canon long enough, the great white fever eventually gets you :)

I have three small whites, does that count too? ;)

Mini whites.  Not quite the great one, but still white fever
I was trying to think of a witty reply...but I had white fever for the 70-200 in my early days - back when I would say to myself, "How could I ever spend over $500 on a lens?" Then I made the fooli$$$h decision to shoot wildlife :o

Ha ha - I know that feeling. How times change?  (or is it us and our outlook that's changed since getting into photography? )

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