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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:03:10 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.


Love to have such a little pony  ;)

ha ha - thanks. Apparently, the driver/owner is HOT too!
Great photo Menace

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Manual Focus using 700D - Wow!
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:50:26 PM »
As 85 is too tight, it sounds like a 40 2.8 would complement your 700d very well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:21:01 PM »
So, Photokina in September, what do we expect to see ?

I'm not expecting all, just some...

Canon EOS 7D MkII with 24mpx and next gen 70D AF tech
Canon EOS 750D with a 18mpx sensor and trimmed down 70D AF tech
Canon EOS M3 with same sensor and AF as 750D

Lol Canon 18Mpx sensor made it to most rubbish bottom model 1200D. Why do you expect they repeat this and put the same sensor into 750D and M3?
If they put in an 18Mpixel sensor, who says that it is the same old sensor?

Safe bets for the future is that ALL of Canon's new DSLR sensors will be DPAF. Keep in mind that one of the reasons why the 7D2 has been delayed so long is that they are having problems manufacturing the sensor. (statement by Canon executive) They have no problems making the 70D sensor, so why is this one any different? They should be able to churn them out easily.... plus the camera will not sell as many units as a lower priced 70D so volume should not be a problem....

The most likely explanation is that there is new technology involved (also said by a Canon executive). This is either a new fabrication process, a new way of doing things, or most likely, both. I expect to see finer lithography and the migration of the A/D circuitry onto the sensor. This should give slightly better efficiency and lower the noise level.... and that's a big thing! drop the noise by two stops and you should be able to 5D3 IQ out of your crop camera. Of course, if this happens then the 5D4 will get the same treatment and the 2 stop advantage will be restored.

This has to happen..... it is only a matter of time. The big question is if the time is now?

An extra 2 stops on my current 5dMK3 - that'd be very interesting.

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If weight and size is something you can cope with then I'd recommend the 70-200 2.8L IS II.

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Canon General / Re: When a Woman is Fed Up...
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:08:10 AM »
Step:
1. http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/C-33.aspx for your self, to calm down so to speak, then
2. http://www.toolup.com/the-original-super-glue_sgh2_super-glue.aspx to fix it,
and if that fails,
3. https://www.extremelingerie.co.uk/
and
4. http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/
until you get to the point when the $'s spent on your lady equals
5. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
getting a new one (camera or wife!!! take your pick)

Was only going to click on one of the links above so I chose #3  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Ditching the Primes - Advice/Opinions Needed
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:33:05 AM »
"The 24-70/2.8 II and 70-200/2.8 IS II are my two most frequently used lenses for my three kids"

These are the only two zoom I have and if you have the funds then go for it. They will work really well with your 6D.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Using viewfinder and square images
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:18:10 AM »
stick some black tape across each side of the VF? :)  :P

yay another use for canons black tape!
;D

What would we ever engineer without black tape (or duct tape)?

+1 for DIY black tape masking.

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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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