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Lenses / Re: Prime VS Zooms.
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:54:17 PM »
Common misconception nowadays that primes are sharper than zooms, but they give versatility in composition and are sharp.... ask a photojournalist if he works with a prime or prefers that god 70-200 f/2.8...

Lenses / Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:15:46 PM »
Definitely the CP. 70-200, an ultrawide, backup batteries and spare CF cards and backup hard-drive space.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX silent mode?
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:14:36 PM »
Does the 1DX have a silent shutter shooting mode similar to that implemented on the 5D III? Well, not completely silent that is. Although if you want to use silent mode with a big spanking 1D body pointed at someone during street shooting, no amount of silent shooting will cover what you are doing pointing such a tank at someone IMHO!

2000 eur 2 years ago, and will never regret it. I still kept the 135 mm f/2 though. Bokeh, sharpness of both is outstanding.

Not really, no. They are called pro bodies for a reason, and Canon knows it.

Sports / Re: Waterpolo
« on: July 12, 2012, 10:56:55 AM »
Thanks for all the advice.

It's a brilliant lens but I am not sure landscape shots would be suitable for its niche market, after all the distortion is quite noticeable, even at 15 mm. A TS-E lens would probably be a better landscape lens, but manual focus only, more expensive and a has a steeper learning curve.

Sports / Re: Waterpolo
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:52:07 AM »
Outdoor, and I am allowed to move.

Sports / Waterpolo
« on: July 11, 2012, 06:10:16 AM »
Hi to all

Will start shooting swimming events, mainly trials and waterpolo, any tips on where best to stand pool side? Have 70-200 and 400 mm f/2.8, should cover the range required nicely.

I have a 1D X on preorder, need it mostly for sports and wildlife. Canon kindly provided me with a 5D Mark III till my 1DX preorder is fulfilled, after testing the 5DIII extensively, I can say I am impressed. Impressive ISO performance and IQ quality, 6 fps is enough for most types of photography and the body is well built. But for my needs, the 1DX is a better fit.

Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:45:35 PM »
Actually considering a Gitzo monopod with a RRS MH01 head, but as I asked, is it actually possible to put a Wimberley on a monopod?

Lenses / Re: 400 mm f/2.8 L Mk I
« on: July 07, 2012, 07:05:09 PM »
Would it be doable to actually put a Wimberley on a monopod? Sounds strange to me but the thought arose.

Lenses / Re: Filters for TS lenses
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:10:55 AM »
Thank you neuroanatomist for quick reply... any of those filters available for sale through some retailer in the EU? Oh... and leave the glia and the Purkinje in peace!  ;D

Lenses / Filters for TS lenses
« on: July 05, 2012, 03:53:41 PM »
Anyone have any idea if ND or full grad filters would fit on a TS-E 24 mm f/2.5 L II in view of the lens design? Hitech, Lee, Cokin, Singh Ray?

Lenses / Re: Which lenses to pick up next?
« on: July 05, 2012, 03:52:17 PM »
100 mm f/2.8 L IS. Simply a beauty of a lens, both for macro and as a portrait prime. Bokeh master me calls it!

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