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I own both and for me the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II is used when I need the versatility of a zoom and the guaranteed sharpness.  The 200 f/2 is used when I need better tracking and twice the light such as indoor sports.  They are not even close to being the same lens and I would never think of getting rid of the zoom when owning the f/2.

Here is an example of what the 200 f/2 can do in very low light.  The 70-200 would have needed double the ISO to get this same shot which would have killed it (or required me to dig out the flash - no time for that).  The 200 f/2 on a 1DX is as close to magic as we can get right now. :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 1DX Junk camera??
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:41:56 AM »
I must not be in a good mood today.  I thought that was kinda stupid.  ::)

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Technical Support / Re: exposure issue i don´t understand
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:27:35 AM »
That doesn't look like an exposure issue to me.  It looks like the lenses are handling the back light differently meaning one is scattering the light more than the other.  Lens flare.  Just a guess though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6,5 fps with 40D
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:31 PM »
Canon gives you the spec'd fps out of the box.

Current Canon dSLR bodies do.  Older Canon film bodies gave you more fps with power winders or battery packs.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Warning on low card space
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:57:04 AM »
Nice idea or not (I wouldnt need that feature): its not good to fill the card to the end. This can cause trouble.
I would change my 32gb card when there are only 50 left from the apr. 1000 possible files.
My 2€- cents.

My 1DX auto switches to the second card and usually leaves 1 shot free on the first card so the card is never 100% full.  I am not sure if this is by design to try and not mess up the card or not but it is a nice feature.

Having the camera tell me when I am almost full would be nice but I am used to checking since film cameras never told you either (you had to look at the number).  :P

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Lenses / Re: Need your opinions on selling my 50L and 24/70L
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:14:05 AM »
Easy choice for me as I did not like the 50L and got rid of it.  I would also like a sharper 24-70 as my copy is not that great.  I own the 85L and wouldn't trade it for anything.  Also note that I am shooting this on full frame.  Some people prefer the 50L when using a crop body but everyone here will have their own opinion.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds III
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:29:52 PM »
Find out the min. rating for selling on ebay.  Create two accounts or have a friend buy some small things from you or find some way of getting your rating up and then sell it on ebay.  You might just be able to buy lots of small things on ebay and get good ratings from the sellers to get your rating high enough.  Not sure of the min.

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Lenses / Re: Best lens from my set for nightclubs?
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:24:31 PM »
Look here...
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=895331&page=283

I'd recommend the 16-35L,

Regards..

I don't see a 16-35L listed in the original post. It would appear that the OP is asking for us to help select a lens from what is owned.

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Lenses / Re: Best lens from my set for nightclubs?
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:01:35 AM »
24 and flash.  Check out this guy as he does lots of night club stuff in my area.

https://www.facebook.com/p.binder.photography

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Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 Wow what a lens
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:12:28 AM »
Nice.  Okay, I just ordered one.  I have been putting it off but I guess it won't take up much camera bag space. :)  It will allow me to take a 1DX and 200 f/2 all in one small bag and put the 40mm in the pouch area. :)

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash life of speedlites?
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:48:45 AM »
I abuse the heck out of my flashes and something on them usually fails before the tube will.  Normally it is the power socket since I use external, high voltage power packs to recycle a full pop in 0.7 seconds.  After years of abuse and thousands of shots, none of my 580 EX II flashes have had a tube fail.  Feet and power sockets are what go belly up for me.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lexar CF cards FAIL - Sandisk?
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:59:45 PM »
I have had two Sandisk cards fail but none of my 10 Lexar 1000x cards have failed.  1Ds2, 1Ds3, 1D4, 1DX.  The Lexar cards have tens of thousands of shots on them each (if not hundreds of thousands).

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200 f/2L IS & EF 800 f/5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2013, 12:04:48 PM »
I don't think a newer version would reduce the value of the MK1 so don't expect to see mine up for sale at 1/2 price.  ;)

I can take it off your hands at 3/4th the price, but only for you, a stranger from CR... seriously I'll be doing you a favor, but I am generous like that.  ::)
LOL. That's nice of you, I think.  :-\  Seriously though, the lens hood for this lens is between $400-700 depending on where you buy it and what type you get.  Crazy!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/548376-REG/Canon_2346B001_ET_120B_Lens_Hood_for.html

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200 f/2L IS & EF 800 f/5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:07 AM »
I own the 200 f/2 and have for some time now.  It is my main lens that I use as it is just hard to find anything that works better (for me).  As for a replacement, I can see where they would significantly reduce the weight and improve the IS by a few stops.  Those two things alone would make it a great purchase but the MK1 will still be a great lens as well.  I don't think a newer version would reduce the value of the MK1 so don't expect to see mine up for sale at 1/2 price.  ;)

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Lenses / Re: Bridge not sharp - why?
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:26:57 AM »
And for future reference (as someone else already mentioned), ISO 125 is not the best ISO for that camera body.  Check out this chart that shows the sawtooth noise produced by the type of amplifiers used in the 5D2.  You are better off at ISO 160.

http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/RN_ADU.htm#EOS%205D%20Mark%20II_14

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