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Lenses / Re: Would you buy the 35L now, or wait?
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:16:25 PM »
I would not buy it. I am in the market for a 35mm as well and will probably go for the f/2 IS. Main reasons to choose this over the 1.4L or the Sigma is size, second is price. My main use will be for street photography.

Main down for me of the f/2 IS is the lack of weather sealing. The slower f-stop does not bother me too much. I like the bokeh of the f/2 IS more than that of the 1.4's even though there is less oof blur. For street work, the IS comes in handy when shooting in the evening as you can do more handheld.

What will be the main use for the 35 you are after?

Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:46:00 PM »
Great series Helmi! (also on your Flickr) I have tried to get some in flight shots myself, but that ain't easy for sure! During my attempts they were so fast (with changing direction) that I could not even get them in my viewfiender, let alone get them in focus! Any tips you may have?

Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:52:56 AM »
Caught this one eating a fly.

5D3 with 70-200 2.8L IS II + 1.4x III @ 280mm, ISO400, 1/320, f/8, handheld, natural light

And the following 2, cathing some rest

5D3 with 70-200 2.8L IS II + 1.4x III @ 280mm, ISO400, 1/1000, f/5, handheld, natural light

5D3 with 100 2.8L, ISO800, 1/500, f/5.6, handheld, natural light

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:03:48 PM »
Let's see what the final specs AND the final performance (noise, DR) will be.

I had expected a big higher MP count (around 24) and had hoped for a bit higher ISO range. Butbstill, 10 fps with 61 AF poits can be a very good camera for birding, if noise is improved over the 7D1 and if the price is right (around 6D price).

Very nice shot Vossie.
Thank you Click!

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:40:59 PM »
A greylag goose from closeby.

5D3, ISO 200, f/2, 1/2000, natural light, uncropped

There appears to be no thread for this older Sigma yet. I have had this lens for over a decade and do not use it very often (certainly now that I got the 100L last year). It is quite big and heavy, but does have a nice working distance and I like the bokeh.

Its the rather big caterpillar of the Privet Hawk Moth, found in my backyard.

5D3, ISO1250, 1/200, f/10, natural light from tripod

Black & White / Re: Animals in Black and White
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:30:02 PM »

5D3 with 16-35 2.8L II @25 mm, ISO500, 1/200, f/4, processed with Silver Effex

Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:28:35 PM »
Some shots taken while on journey in Sao Paolo, Brazil, last year.
All with 5D3 and 24-105 f/4 L; all processed with Silver Effex

24 mm, ISO 400, 1/60, f/10

32 mm, ISO 400, 1/50, f/4

24 mm, ISO 400, 1/400, f/10

84 mm, ISO 400, 1/250, f/4

Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:24:21 PM »
Found this lady in a village in Itally (City of Bevagna, Umbria region) last year.

5D3 with 24-70 2.8L II @70mm, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/1250, natural light

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:21:02 PM »
Shot this Kingfisher last year with a (rented) 600 f/4 IS II and 1.4x III. Surely my favorite bird. I was lucky to get up very close, the images are uncropped! No tripod was used on this shot, but I did use a pile of branched as a hide and for support.

ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/500

ISO 1600, f/10, 1/250

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 09:59:03 AM »

My 4 yr old. 5D3 with 85L II, 1/640, f/1.8, ISO100, natural light

Portrait / Re: Little girl looking at flowers
« on: August 22, 2014, 09:52:38 AM »
Thank you Dylan!

Here is 2 more of the same model (my youngest daughter).

5D3 with 40mm 2.8, 1/1250, f/2.8, ISO100

5D3 with 100mm 2.8L, 1/125, f/2.8, ISO800

@ Tanispyre, I agree that the colors on the flower image are a bit too cold. There wasn't much light left when I took the shot, but you're right I need to work on it a bit more. Thanks.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 09:45:34 AM »
Always a joy to pull out and use.

Nice image Dustin! Here's one of the same type of flower taken fom a bit further away in the Austrian Alps.

5D3 with 100L macro, f/9, 1/125, ISO100, handheld in natural light.

And here's one taken with the same combo of (I believe) a horsefly.

f/6.3, 1/160, ISO800, handheld in natural light.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 22, 2014, 09:39:18 AM »

5D3 with 70-200 2.8L IS II @200mm, ISO100, 1/400, f/4.0, natural light

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