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Lenses / Re: Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 on full frame: it's actually quite good!
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:34:27 AM »
on a side note: When you tear a banknote apart, make sure one part is doubtlessly bigger than half a note.

Just curious: why?

Because if you have more than 1/2 of the bill it is still spendable.

AF on Jupiter, seriously?  :o

It's easily visible as the brightest "star" in the sky. AF easily using live view

yes, it is. Even without LV.

Boys AF on Mars to get more candy bars.
Girls AF on Jupiter to get more...

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How did they make this vid?
« on: January 18, 2013, 08:28:31 PM »
When I read thier slogan "Shave Time Shave Money", I read it as: Shave that Monkey

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 18 Stops of Dynamic Range - RED Dragon
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:35:46 PM »
I'd be interesting to see how the 6d/5d3 sales to once Canon really improves their current ff tech concerning dr and maybe a little resolution - only then we'll see how important this issue really is, because of course now most proud 5d3/6d owners say that the current sensor is never limiting no matter what.

I walk down the street telling random strangers just this.

I have a 5D3 and would love for it to have the specs of the D800.  I'd consider switching save for a $15K investment in lenses.  In the mean time I am shooting great photos and avoiding making sweeping generalizations about my peers.  Oh and sometimes I bracket, and combine exposures.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:40:41 AM »
"(technically the front 77mm lens element requires a filter to be fully weather sealed)"

I have always wondered about this.  On this lens and others that make this statement, why make it in a way that needs a filter to make it weather tight?  It's like they worked really hard to make it weather tight until they got to the front and said, oh who cares, lets require a filter. 

How can I be sure my filter is weather tight? How can Canon?

To be honest, I put my gear away when it starts to rain, an I don't run my gear under he faucet to clean it.  I just wonder why they "require a filter".

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:21:58 AM »

Lenses / Re: Is anyone using Nikon 14-24 on 5D3? Set up?
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:48:19 AM »
Three years ago when i switched from Nikon to Canon, I had and kept a Nikon 14-24.  I loved that lens and it was the single biggest thing holding me back from the switch.  i used it on my 5D2 with a converter, including a focus confirmation chip.

If this lens required care and lighting conditions, or was somehow "specialized" nobody told me. I loved the thing and used it all the time.  In the end i sold it for a couple reasons.  The first was the manual focus drove me nuts.  The second was my 17mm Tilt Shift....  Love that lens even more.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS not good for NASA?
« on: January 13, 2013, 04:35:20 PM »
I'd always heard that the Nikon thing was a deal, the equipment was provided for free, or something in exchange for the exposure.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:14:01 PM »
Scored some hits today with my 300mm f4 IS.  Sometimes with 1.4X III

REX_9453 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

REX_9431 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

REX_9153 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

DPP07DD010C0E3416 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Need an affordable 300mm
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »
I loaned my 300 f4 IS to a girl at a soccer game (a friend, but I was working on more) I mentioned that it was a prime lens.  After about an hour she came over with a dreadful look and told me she was really sorry, she'd broken it.  How? I said.  "It won't zoom anymore" she explained.  I explained the prime thing again and she admitted she had no idea what that meant or that there were any lenses that would not zoom.  She swore it was zooming when I first gave it to her.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:42:58 AM »

Lenses / Re: Need an affordable 300mm
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:03:10 PM »
I have a 300mm f4 IS, and love that lens.  Light and portable.

Lenses / Re: 300 f2.8 Ser 1 vs. Ser 2?
« on: January 10, 2013, 02:42:55 PM »
Too bad, but good you did not loose any money on this. 

This kind of scam works both ways, buying and selling.  If you list your X00mm or pricey camera etc, you will more than likely receive email from buyers "on vacation in London" etc.  It's a shame as it once you are aware of the scam you may loose legitimate buyers.

This and many other features always get left on accidentally.  I always do it with the damn self timer.  Need it, set it camera goes into bag. An hour/day later bigfoot appears in front of you, you grab the camera and shoot! Damn it whats it doing?

Lenses / Re: 300 f2.8 Ser 1 vs. Ser 2?
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:39:41 PM »
If that is a Series I IS, there is no worry about parts or service, at least not in the next several years.  That is a pro lens discontinued only a year or so ago.  Canon will support that for quite some time, and 3rd party repair for even longer.

I think the dire warnings issued earlier in this post assumed it was a series I non-IS, making it 3 generations old.

Anyway, as the others have said, amazing deal if real, be careful.

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