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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:49:14 AM »
A new 100-400 finally ? why not...

After releasing the 24-70ii and the 200-400 Canon wouldn't want to deprive rumor sites of the longest running non-existent lens!

But on the other hand side, the rumor was that they'd tackle the 100-400L after their super-extra-mega-tele is in production, and as that's really the case now it could actually happen...

Would a replacement 100-400 be a "big" announcement? Replacing a lens with a tweaked version doesn't strike me as being a big deal.

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:46:18 AM »
500-800mm f5.6 zoom no inbuilt TC.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 27, 2013, 01:24:29 PM »
Reminds me of Nibbler from Futurama.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:38:30 AM »
Considering I'm still ( ::)) about to pull the trigger on a 500mm f4 II, this news is a bit of a concern.

Mind you, will the Sigma have the same level of quality control as Canon? No.

Will the Sigma have 4-stops of IS? Maybe.

Will the Sigma be weather-sealed like the Canon? Can't see that happening.

Is the Canon more expensive just 'cos it's white and has "Canon" on the side? No...wait, yes....no, uh....

Without boring you with the details, the universe has thwarted me at every turn in my quest to get the 500mm. Perhaps fate is trying to tell me to wait for the Sigma 500mm f4 or even a 600mm if they do one.

(to be said in a tone of reverence and wonder) Oh great and powerful internet, what 500mm shall I ever own?

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:34:57 PM »
Nice shots Guy. I especially like the second one.

If only you could hear the noise too. Typhoons are about the loudest jets I've ever heard.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:32:22 PM »
5D3 300mm f2.8 with Kenko 1.4x TC

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:28:35 PM »
A few more...

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 11:24:53 AM »
RPT - aha, makes sense now! Thanks.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:40:15 AM »
Scott - So how do you post more than 4 images at once?

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:30:30 AM »
Guy 9343 and the 109 are rockin - nice work.

OT I know (I hope I don't get slammed for this) but news broke today that the CIA has finally admitted Area 51 is real: http://aerospacenews.com/area-51-is-real-says-cia/news/military-news/

Sharing 'cause there are more than a few avgeeks in this thread. :)


Pfff,  ::) Area 51 is the worst kept secret ever. That's where my mother met Elvis two years ago.

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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 16, 2013, 02:46:49 PM »
Jim & Click,

Thanks, the 109 is actually known as a Buchon and it's Spanish. That rascal Hitler sold 'em to Franco minus engines (ahh, what a gent, never buy a used car from a Nazi dictator, that's what I say). It wasn't until 1947 that we (the Brits) sold them Merlin engines to power them. It was weird to see a Spanish Buchon Bf109 painted in German colours (they had to get special permission to do so) and sounding like a Spitfire. I don't think there is an emoticon to describe all that.

Take care.


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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:46:03 PM »
Not to be outdone by Mr. McPhee - a few more.

Those wingwalking girls are braver than I am but on the bright side, my face doesn't (normally) get pummelled about at work!

On a sidenote, how do you post more than 4 images at once? I always get limited but see some other posters uploading loads. What's going on?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:09:09 PM »
5D3 300mm f2.8 with Kenko 1.4x TC

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Canon General / Re: Failure rates
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:11:00 PM »
Dhr90 - I bought my 300mm f2.8 IS from Kerso and have e-mailed him re the 500. His Flashcamera site quotes £7750 for it but it also says the US warranty is valid in the UK. Well not according to Canon UK! I'll see what he comes back with.

Thanks again.

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:54:44 PM »
Hired a 500mm f4 v2 for the weekend. That lens is fantastic. My piggybank is gonna be squealin' real soon.
Exactly why I can't hire one yet!  My piggy bank is screaming no!  Great image Guy!

We only live once so why the heck not? And it's not as if the bank is handing out interest on your savings. Whoever dies with most toys, wins.  8)

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