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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:28:19 AM »
Hi,

Here's a cooper's hawk (juvenile) eating his pray (Qu├ębec city - Canada)



Canon EOS-1D X
Tv( Shutter Speed )   1/250
Av( Aperture Value )   10
ISO Speed   4000
Lens   EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 800.0mm

Using a monopod - Slightly reframed for composition - No noise reduction.

P. Bonenfant  ;)

Visit my gallery: http://www.pbase.com/pbon/profile
Nice image Pierre!  Welcome to the forum~

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:26:58 AM »
A shot of Mina from this morning,natural light only and this is Lightroom 5 cold tone preset wont be to everyone's taste but i like it :)
Mina by Lseriesglass, on Flickr
:o I like it too!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:23:49 AM »
You must have missed the refresh of the supertele lineup, the new 70-200 and 24-70s, and the 200-400.

I certainly don't want to intervene in a good dogfight :-p but I notice the 70-200L refresh was quite a while ago, but the rest are all products targeted towards a high budget (tele primes, 200-400) and/or special/pro crowd (24-70L2 w/o IS, but great edge sharpness).

The 5d3 of course is a good product if you forget about the first retail price, but from there the 6d is for low-light shooting with sub-par af and what the 24-70L/4 is for nobody has figured out yet. And let's not forget, no let's forget about the IS primes. Imho Canon is indeed postponing some updates (50L, 35L, I'd like a 180L/IS) for reasons unknown while 3rd party manufacturers fill the void.

But probably now Canon is going for the enthusiast market again, the 70D will be a good camera for a good price, and maybe the new lenses won't stay a [CR] and won't be updated with a multiplied price tag...

I'll speak to the 24-70 F/4 IS statement:

  • It is the nearly perfect travel lens.  Light, shorter length, and macro means take it anywhere with you -- hikes, vacations, international trips with limited luggage space, etc.
  • Sharper than than the 24-105 and 24-70 Mk I.

If I get one lens and only one lens to put in my bag for something, it's either that lens or a prime in the 24-35mm neighborhood.

- A
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The 5d3 of course is a good product if you forget about the first retail price
A lot of us have found the 5d3 to be of course not only a good product but a great product, even when remembering the retail price...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:16:53 AM »
I've owned a 7D since shortly after its introduction.  I bought a 6D this past April.  On my recent trip I shot the 6D as my carry-around (still getting to know it) and anytime the light was low.  I used either/or in daylight.  Action (surfers, birds, etc.) in daylight was almost exclusively 7D.  The dynamic range of the 6D beats the 7D hands-down.  7D AF, AF points, frame rate is way above 6D capabilities.  My 7D captures almost double the frames my 6D does in the same amount of time.  I don't regret buying the 6D just for the increased ability to shoot well at night, and for better detail in my landscapes.  The 7D has survived so long because as a new breed it was far superior to the xxD line, and its features pushed the xD line; though it lacked xD DR & ISO capabilities most of these issues could be addressed in ppc.  Marry the best features of the two bodies together for a sure winner in the 7D MkII.

They already did - it's called the 5DIII and Canon would like you to buy one.
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They already did - it's called the 5DIII and Canon would like you to buy one.
+1 My sentiments exactly.  Any previous 7D, now current 5D Mk III owner will likely agree!  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 29, 2013, 05:35:20 PM »
Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.

My male was the most prolific, but I didn't get a good in flight shot. I was shooting out the window with the flashes setup outside. Don't know why I didn't think of the extension tube.

my feeders don't have a perch, so the birds tend to hover, feed, back-off and hover. This gives me a chance to get a shot w/o the feeder in the image - maybe give that a try. I will try putting natural flowers in place of the feeder too once I get them used to me agin this year. By putting nectar in the natural flowers w a small syringe, you can get better feeding shots. Here's one from last year that was staged this way.
Awesome Vern!  Great image!

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Which one should I choose ? Please help.

Thanks for everybody's opinion here. I have my decision now. I will go for the Tamron.
I think you made a great choice Sama!  Let us know how you like it and what your overall assessment of it is, once you get out there and get shooting with it. 

All the best! :)

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Canon General / Re: To canon 5D iii or not to canon 5D iii Advice
« on: July 29, 2013, 05:22:19 PM »
Wait a minute, I thought the 5D Mk III is the latest and greatest??  Why wait, it's already here for this price range!  I think it's a camera one could have for years without any need for an upgrade... Unless of course you're a drooler over new tech... But the 5d Mk III will make you a very happy shooter!   8)

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:55:21 PM »
Let's not forget the other unforgivable reason they may well put this lens out.  Profit.   Canon is a profit center first and foremost.  That is there duty and they will sell thousands and thousands of these lenses with the IS feature included, making??? Profit... Good plan...  ;)

Profit is what keeps Canon in business, it allows them to invest in new technology and it secures a future for 'our' camera system.
Exactly!  That's why I said Canon is a profit center first and foremost.  It's their duty and responsibility to their board and their investors... It's what they exist for and there is no knocking that! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:52:19 PM »
I was one of the early adopters of the 7D, paying $2300 AUD for it (with Canon spare battery and 16GB CF card, plus warranty). I have not looked back since, though - worth every cent.

When the 7DmkII comes out, if it has following features, I'll happily pay around same price ($2300 AUD) for the body only:
 - cleaner sensor (at both low ISO and high ISO)
 - improved frame rate - to 10fps
 - improved AF (more points, slightly better accuracy, speed is good)
 - the new dual pixel live view AF / video AF
 - lower banding
 - somewhat more DR (if possible)

Above I wrote "when... released" - I realise I could have written "if... released" but I'm hoping it's a when... and soon!

I'm very happy with the 7D, the only real improvement I'd really like to see is the sensor. Otherwise I'll just buy another 7D!

Paul
Well, there goes my argument then!  I didn't realize they sold body only for that much when they first released the 7D.  It was out about 6 months before I bought one... Sorry!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »
Heh, I like that the first option starts at "$0". :D I wonder if a better range might have been $500-$1499 or something like that.

No, $0 makes sense.  After all, if Canon doesn't improve the DR of the 7DII sensor, they won't even be able to give them away...   ::)
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No, $0 makes sense.  After all, if Canon doesn't improve the DR of the 7DII sensor, they won't even be able to give them away...   ::)
Indeed!

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:47:10 PM »
Let's not forget the other unforgivable reason they may well put this lens out.  Profit.   Canon is a profit center first and foremost.  That is there duty and they will sell thousands and thousands of these lenses with the IS feature included, making??? Profit... Good plan...  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:42:17 PM »
Whitetail in my backyard.
Canon 5D MK3
100-400
That's neat Bill!  Do you  see them regularly in your yard?

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:35:54 PM »
IS on a 50mm? Why?

Because it'll let you shoot static scenes down to probably 1/13 or so. Two stops of extra exposure is a huge deal in low-light situations.

I was in the middle of writing how 1/15 is too slow for shooting people (unless they're exceptional at holding still) when I noticed you said "statics scenes". That begs the question: are people so lazy as to pay an extra ~$700 for IS (over the current f/1.8 ) simply to avoid having to bring/carry a tripod when they do night photography?

IS is always nice, but in this case I can't see it being worth what Canon is likely to charge for this lens. I'm honestly confused by this lens. For photographers, it's appeal is extremely limited to me. It probably has the biggest appeal to people doing video.
I'd take it... I can use the help with my shaky hands!  Seems as I've aged my hands just don't hold my gear as still as they used too.  I just don't see them charging $700 more for it.  $250 more, maybe... $700?  I don't think it would be that much additional money.. After all, it's still not an L lens... as far as we know...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:26:00 PM »
If it has my predicted feature set of 24mp, 10fps, & 61 Pt AF. Easily 2,499$...
I see that as a good price with the 24-105mm Kit lens! ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:24:55 PM »
It will be $1799.00 US when released.... but keep in mind that I have a perfect record when predicting camera release prices.... wrong every time!
I'm with you Don.  I think it will definitely come in within the $1500 - $1900 dollar range in the poll.  Toward the higher end as you  suggest.  That will put it several hundred over the original 7d release price but will keep it under the $2,000 range where it should be.  No need for Canon to abandon that range between the 70d and the 7d... it's a range that just makes good sense... At least my wallet thinks so!  Hope we're right! 

As a side note, I was off by $100 on the 70D, I was $100 too high... Anyway, at that range the new 7D Mk II will still hold the slot as the APS-C Flagship for Value added and price!

Here's to hoping!!   ;D

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