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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:31:30 PM »
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone knew and could explain the wave lines in the fence bars at the edges in this shot? I haven't seen it before at all and it seem they follow the curves of the subject behind them? Weird to me at least.

It's shot @f1.2 with the 85mm L II.




It's an optical illusion, I believe. Here's an article about them - not exactly the same, but I think that it is just the way the eye gets fooled - if you hold a straightedge up next to the fence, the rails look straight.  http://brainden.com/line-illusions.htm

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:31:55 PM »
Had a chance to shoot some pictures of my grandson playing in the yard today. I liked the expression and the sharpness on this one. 200 f2, ISO 500, 1/1000 sec. @ f2.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 20, 2014, 07:01:51 AM »
One of the moon over Atlanta tonight. 200-400 1.4x L @560, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec. @ f5.6

nice shot...how do you like your 200-400?

I haven't had much chance to shoot with it yet (other than the moon shots), but I'm very pleased with it. I'm hoping to get out to shoot some lacrosse soon, and I'm thinking that the ability to flip the teleconverter in and out is going to be really useful.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 13, 2014, 10:38:09 PM »
One of the moon over Atlanta tonight. 200-400 1.4x L @560, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec. @ f5.6

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:52:43 PM »
And here are a couple from the seats at the Nashville Predators-Winnipeg Jets game last night. 200 f2.8L II, ISO 2000, 1/1250 sec. @ƒ2.8, AWB.

eli...you have some nice captures here.  one suggestion, crop some of them(not all) a little bit more.  if you're producing images for the web or for small print, then cropping brings us much closer (like having a front row seat) to the action.

example, after cropping your photo...

only trying to provide constructive critique...nice shots in general!   :D

Thanks - you're absolutely right about that one, I should have cropped it tighter. Sometimes I get too caught up in showing the whole goal for context, but since Hutton was hugging the near pipe with his left leg inside the net I really didn't need to show the whole thing.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:21:51 PM »
And here are a couple from the seats at the Nashville Predators-Winnipeg Jets game last night. 200 f2.8L II, ISO 2000, 1/1250 sec. @ƒ2.8, AWB.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:41:18 PM »
A couple of shots from the Gwinnett Gladiators game through the glass. 70-200 f2.8, ISO 2500, 1/1250 sec. @ f2.8.

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:38:52 AM »

Scott Kelby is successful...Scott Kelby is a businessman...shocking.

You see, it's a bit like when doctors recommend a certain drug and then you discover they were taking money from the pharma company. Maybe they really believe the drug is great and being sponsored by its manufacturer has nothing to do with their professional opinion... but you'll never put the doubt 100% aside.

We're certainly not a that level here, but in a way I believe many people felt like Kelby's economical interests did get in the way of his photographic recommendations in this situation. Might be the theatricality of the whole thing.

One thing that seems to get lost in this discussion is that Scott is NOT recommending that anyone switch to Canon. As a fairly high-profile camera person, he has been asked repeatedly why he made the switch, and so he decided to put together a video explaining that so that he wouldn't have to keep answering the question over and over. Whether you believe what he says, or whether you take it with a grain of salt, is YOUR decision. Personally, I have too much invested in Canon gear that I've acquired over the years to even think about changing, especially since my camera gear far exceeds my talents. But the photographer who shot my daughter's wedding 9 years ago switched from Canon to Nikon (prior to the introduction of the 5DIII and the 1Dx), and is perfectly happy with his choice.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: January 14, 2014, 08:49:40 PM »
Thanks, Click.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: January 14, 2014, 08:10:11 PM »
1Dx, 200-400 1.4xL, 560mm, ISO 400, 1/1250@ƒ7.1

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black-rapid failure!
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:39:54 PM »

Does anybody think there is a better option than BR?   I would be open to switching if there was a better product available.
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It's a little convoluted and may not work for everyone, but I use a ThinkTank Steroid Speed Belt with the Pixel Racing Harness V2.0, an OpTech USA Dual Harness (with the long Pro Loop camera straps added), and a SpiderPro Dual Camera System attached to the belt because I'm often carrying two bodies. The SpiderPro attachments on the belt give me the ability to take the weight of the cameras off of my neck when I'm not using them, and the OpTech Dual Harness makes me feel better in case something should happen to the SpiderPro connecting points.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:12:08 PM »
And two more for good measure.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:10:46 PM »
Obviously not to the standard set by Edward and others, but here are a couple taken from a very bumpy ride at Disney World's Kilimanjaro Safari. 1Dx + 70-200 f2.8L Mk. II


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The Memphis Belle

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:22:26 PM »
I hate this forum lol as after my purchase of the 85 1.2 i am now considering the 300 2.8 2 and 2x extender to get me started on wildlife so thanks guys :P i tell myself its an investment as the lens if kept well will retain much of its value :)

I have a friend who actually uses the 300 f2.8 II as a portrait lens on occasion - you might find that it would work for you with your portrait work in some situations as well.

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