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Lenses / Re: EF 14-24mm and Filters
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:31:57 PM »
Non-existent lens, so filter question is superfluous.

Lenses / Re: Andy Rouse Reviews the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:29:30 PM »
Here is a comparison of the 200-400 mtfs at 400mm and 560mm with the f/2.8 300mm II + 1.4x TC at 420 mm, and the f/2.8 400mm II prime, and then the 200-400mm at 560mm with TC, the 300mm at 600mm with 2xTC, and the 400mm prime with 1.4x TC. I'll stick with the 300mm + TCs as the 200-400 is too heavy for me as well as too pricey. All these lenses seriously outgun the 100-400mm f/5.6, and you see it quite easily in the resolution of detail when you compare them in practice.

So basically MTF say 400 with a 1.4 is still sharper than the 200-400?

Lenses / Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:27:59 PM »
Just when I got that 400 mm f/2.8 IS II...

Lenses / Re: Best lens for capturing the Milky Way?
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:07:37 AM »
Here is an example of using the 8-15mm Fisheye I took. Although I did use a long exposure to get star trails. Hopefully it is still informative for you.

I also have used the TS-E 24mm II for astrophotography and have quite enjoyed it, however I can definitely understand wanting the EF 24mm 1.4 opposed to it for that specific use. Here is an example although I do not have any Milky Way shots with the 24mm.

How did you manage to fit a filter in front of the fisheye? Or you just used bulb mode in near darkness?

Street & City / Re: Stockholm, Sweden
« on: April 30, 2013, 12:35:56 AM »
Thank you for suggestions. I heard the metro stations are something to behold.

Up till now means to this very minute, been using the combination and never had issues.

Never tried using a warming filter, they are not used that much now that we are in the digital era.

Lenses / Re: Best lens for capturing the Milky Way?
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:31:58 PM »
Would a 24 mm TS-E II or the 8-15 mm fisheye be good for this type of capture?

Lenses / Re: EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:30:24 PM »
What sort of performance would I get if I put my 2x III on the 400 mm version II? Close to the 800 mm performance up til now?

Ive got one and can testify how good they are. Only problem I have is they put a cool blue cast on the pics. Otherwise, the best filters around. Good luck with the big stopper, youll love them but getting the timing right is a bit hit or miss.

Cast is easily correctable in post if shooting in RAW. Problem is.... they are fragile as &^%/2!

Street & City / Stockholm, Sweden
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:29:02 PM »
I should be visiting Stockholm mid-June and will have some free time outside of a conference to tour the city and photograph. Any particular sites to look forward to? I shoot mostly architecture and landscapes, particularly with long exposures processed in monochrome. Any help would be appreciated. Kind regards.

The older one yes, has a horrible cast. There are always new formulations

No glass ones, but there are filters from other companies made of resin with less colour cast than a Lee Big Stopper.

Get resin ones, shattered my Big Stopper during windy weather. Glass and wind do not mix well.

Where are you managing to buy Really Right Stuff from in Europe Charl? (I understand you reside in Sweden currently kind sir!)

Dear Sir or Madam,

there are quite a few shops which import the most excellent RRS parts. I can only speak for Germany, but I have been very satisfied with an online shop called 'augenblicke-eingefangen'. It takes a while until your highly desired toys arrive, but the packaging is very good and shock-resistant.

Thank you. They do not stock RRS tripods though.

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