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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 25, 2014, 12:31:17 AM »
Received the lens from Canon today and..........................

The paperwork states the following:

Your product has been examined and it was found that the adjustment of the AF assembly was incorrect causing inaccurate focus.  Electrical adjustments were carried out on the AF assembly.  Product functions were confirmed.

???

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 20, 2014, 02:12:56 PM »
Agreed on f-stop, but my shutter speed was 1/3200 to 1/4000.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 20, 2014, 11:04:09 AM »
Thank you guys.

I called CPS and they want to see the lens only.  I mentioned maybe it's a camera/lens combo and he seemed to only want to see the lens.  So I'm sending that out today at noon and I am curious to see what they say. 

I will keep you posted.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 09:34:24 PM »
Yes thank you, combo of front and back focusing.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:20:48 PM »
I will let you know what happens!

Frustrated?  Yes.  It seems it front focuses but not that deep.  I went from f/3.2 to f/5 and it was much less noticeable.  My guess is the wide aperture and iTR metering of the 1Dx are both contributing because this is not a problem at night.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:16:04 PM »
I've not had this problem, I don't tend to shoot sports, but I often use the expanded AF selection. Would this help maybe? It might just help if the problem is to little contrast on the white. Maybe a polarizing filter would help.

Yeah I'm not sure.  Before when I was shooting sports I was using a 300 f/2.8L I IS and so therefore I was closer to the subject.  This is worse as the distance from me to subject increases as well so it could just be the 300 had more contrast to detect.  Either way, I missed a lot of shots and I'm at least going to have Canon check it out as I'm sending it in tomorrow. 

We'll see.  Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »
And then it just got worse.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:07:39 PM »
Quick example.  Here's another game that started at 1pm.  I had the AF point locked on her face; this is frame 3.  Notice the ref's face on the far right, so this front-focused.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:00:42 PM »
Just go shoot low-light sports with a 1Dx and a 7D.  You'll quickly, very quickly, be able to differentiate crop vs. FF.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 18, 2014, 10:58:50 PM »
Does it have a cowbell?

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Canon General / Re: "11-24mm f/4" vs The Holy Grail
« on: October 18, 2014, 10:57:03 PM »
The WORST mistake you can ever make is to read or listen to anything Ken Rockwell says or does.  In fact, if you do listen to what he says, do the opposite.  Every single camera he reviews is the "best camera ever" and every single lens he reviews is the "best lens ever."  Then you get the long lens comment above.  The guy's nuts.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
I coulda used a little more cowbell, in the RAW files.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:28:07 AM »
You're all wrong.  Only the D810 is a pro camera and you all know it!

No! GoPro! The name says it all.... Go Pro.....

Nobody would mount 29 D810's to their car, but they would (and did) with GoPro :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6wI_lBj3mc

This is exactly why I love this site so much!   ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:15:07 PM »
You're all wrong.  Only the D810 is a pro camera and you all know it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:39:38 PM »
Personally I think it's funny it took Nikon 4 cameras to compete with the 5d3.

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