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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:03:49 PM »
Thanks guys for the funny comments on the shot ;-)

It was shot with a MarkIII at ISO3200, 85mm, f/2 and quite a big crop.

I have a bunch of other shots from this series :


deeper par Eneade, sur Flickr


misty ride par Eneade, sur Flickr


luminous crosswalk par Eneade, sur Flickr


fly me to India par Eneade, sur Flickr

All the shots with the 5D Mark III + EF85 mm f/1.8 and up to ISO 8000.
Quite lovely and inspiring images Eneade!

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/2.8II vs 17-40 f/4
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:01:19 PM »
YES! THIS! I'm noticing it on the 16-35. On close subjects it seems OK, but on landscape shots at infinity (or far away focus) I can't seem to get past the blurry/hazy extreme corners...I almost thought the lens was defective, actually, until I examined some of the shots I took at closer distance....weird.

Interestingly, and I admit my knowledge is limited on this, lens resolution/performance can vary with focusing/subject distance, and annoyingly this factor is rarely mentioned or tested by many lens testing sites. My 17-40 and EF-S 10-22 are both similar in this regard on the 7D, at close distances even to the edges of the frame the sharpness is pretty good, but for infinity subjects at the corner of the frame it's a different matter. Obviously, factors such as CA, field curvature and astigmatism have a part to play, and resolving fine detail on small and distant subjects is always going to be a bigger test of a lens than closer subjects.
It's always going to be better on an APS-C body like the 7D over a full frame body...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:55:10 PM »
The octopus tree in my yard is starting to bloom and attracting some birds and bees. I climbed up a step ladder to shoot a few common waxbills this afternoon. They are very skittish and move very fast. The shutter firing on my 7D is loud enough to often make them fly off until they start to accept it. They are often so fast, that take off at shutter sound makes them a blur. They are quite small and average about 3-4 inches in length. 7D, 100-400mmL @ 400mm, 1/640s, F/6.3, ISO 125 and 400.

From Wikipedia:
The Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild), also known as the St Helena Waxbill, is a small passerine bird belonging to the estrildid finch family. It is native to sub-Saharan Africa but has been introduced to many other regions of the world and now has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 10,000,000 km². It is popular and easy to keep in captivity.There are about 17 subspecies distributed widely across much of Africa south of the Sahara. They are present in most parts of East, Central and Southern Africa.Birds have often escaped from captivity or been deliberately released. Breeding populations have become established in many places where the climate is sufficiently warm and where there is a sufficient supply of grass seeds. They are now found on many islands around Africa: Saint Helena, Ascension Island, the Cape Verde Islands, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues, the Seychelles and Ile Amsterdam. They may possibly be native on some of these islands. In Europe the Common Waxbill has become widespread in Portugal and is spreading through Spain. There are small populations on Madeira and Gran Canaria and it has recently appeared on Tenerife and the Azores. In the Americas waxbills are found in Trinidad, several parts of Brazil and there are a few on Bermuda. In the Pacific there are populations on New Caledonia, Efate Island in Vanuatu, Tahiti and the Hawaiian Islands.
They are quite remarkable looking birds Serendipity!  Thanks for posting them, very nice!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:52:54 PM »

Looks like a spot of blood on his bill... I like that!  8)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:51:15 PM »
My contribution to the "birds with fish" thread.
Common Tern catching a fish, then hanging out on the beach waiting for me to leave so she cam feed her hungry chicks waiting in the dunes.  (Martha's Vineyard)

and since folks have been asking for exif data:

Exposure Program: Shutter priority
Exposure Time: 1/1600
FNumber: 6.3
Focal Length: 400
ISO Speed Ratings: 250
Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon 60D


Exposure Program: Shutter priority
Exposure Time: 1/1250
FNumber: 6.3
Focal Length: 400
ISO Speed Ratings: 250

Exposure Program: Shutter priority
Exposure Time: 1/1250
FNumber: 5.6
Focal Length: 125
ISO Speed Ratings: 250
Catching the "not often seen" chicks was a great addition to these images, Islander!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:49:15 PM »
And finally, while I was up the ladder this afternoon shooting the waxbills, my Brazilian Cardinal friend landed in the octopus tree a few feet from me begging for another bread handout (even though I had already given him a whole slice just 30 minutes earlier). So I got down and gave him more.
7D, 100-400mmL @ 310mm, F/6.3, ISO 100, 1/1000s and 1/2000 s.
Very nice!  Beautiful bird!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:46:51 PM »
After seeing the specs on the new 70D, there seems to be mounting hope that the 7D MkII is going to be an awesome upgrade from the first 7d version... I think it's so!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:42:39 PM »
I don't like those options at all.

ISO 6400 is not really usable on 5D3, so on 7D2? Not gonna happen... I guess this comes down to the definition of "usable". My shooting style is to avoid high ISOs especially when it's dark.

Then the slow burst rate combined with the higher mega pickles... What's the point? Well, if it's a macro only camera then yeah, I'd go with this options just to get more room for additional cropping.


Megapickles? ROFL. Best typo ever.

Why do you say 5d3 not usable at 6400...there's been some truly awesome example online at even 12800 (or am i thinking the 6d?)

?
I've had no issues with my 5d mkIII shooting very usable images at iso 6400 and highter...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:24:58 PM »
Very similar specs when compared to the 7D. I would have thought that this needs to be better than 7D in all aspects including fps.
FPS is great on this compared to the 60d... Also why would it need to be better than a 7d?    That's where the 7D MKII  will come in, no?

It has to be better than a 60d and it would seem to be significantly so!  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:23:12 PM »
So the 70D is a good step ahead.... autofocus with 19 cross points and 5Xfaster live view.... a bump up in ISO and # of pixels... WiFi..... This makes the 7D a very lame duck... perhaps even a dead duck...

This can only mean only one of two things.... that the 7D line is to be discontinued, or that the 7D2 will be a SIGNIFICANT step up over the 7D... I'm hoping for the latter!
I'm with you Don, I think it will be a fairly significant bump.  It makes sense with what they're doing to this one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:21:53 PM »
Is it just me or does that look like 7D to me?

It's just you.  There's clearly a zero in the name.   :P
Indeed!  Quite clearly!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:20:21 PM »
If only Canon would give you AFMA on the 70D  :'(

Canon wouldn't needlessly take away a feature like that, would they?  No, they won't.  They already did that to the 60D.  This time, they'll do nothing of the sort.





By which I mean, do nothing.  As in, not add it back in.   ::)  But maybe they'll surprise us - the did give the 5DIII the AF from the 1-series, after all.  So there's hope.  Faint hope, but hope nonetheless.
I"m not so sure about that.  I think they may very well add it back into the xxD line.  The 50d had it and I think they heard a lot of complaints when they dropped it from the 60D. 

I have a feeling they are going to try and bring a little bit of that xxd line back into the line... like the magnesium in the body, etc...  Hoping for those that want it anyway!

Gives some hope that with a fairly substantial upgrade for this from the 60D, the 7D MKII may be fairly substantial upgrade as well!

Hope springs eternal!  ;)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:40:32 AM »





Lemmy, I really like #1~  I like 2 as well but 1 is pretty cool shot just before he breaks water!  Awesome!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:39:34 AM »
1Dx
600mm  f/7.1  1/2000   iso 800 case 1
flat lighting but you take what you get !
Nice Gary!

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/2.8II vs 17-40 f/4
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:35:52 AM »
@ Krkb78:
tested the 17-40 for a weekend, soft (= unsharp) + horrible CAs.
No.
Had the 16-35/2,8II for more then a year. Never sharp corners. Even at f8.
Didn't like it. Was usable on the 1d4, but FF: sigh....
Bad luck?

Bought my first non- Canon lens. Tokina 16-28/2,8.
Own it for 2 years.
Now I am happy. I have read a lot about varying quality, so it seems this time I had good luck.
Sharp from 2.8 on, corners good, corners excellent from 5.6 up.
Never saw this on the 16-35/II....

Be aware of that. It is heavier too. Has only 16-28mm.
I am also not sharing Neuroanatomists opinion, that a bulb- like front needs more loving care in developing.

I recommend to test a copy before you buy.
Thanks Alex, I checked it out and I like it.  Seems like a perfect option for my 5d MkIII.  I've ordered one and it's on the way, should have it by Thursday!

The one I tried was just like you said, quite impressive really.  I noticed less distortion at 16mm too.  As far as the bulbous front lens, I see that there are two filter systems out there that will work with this lens, should I need to use in that manner. 

I don't plan on doing a lot of landscape work with it, although I can see taking it along on some wedding and event work.  I'll likely use the 24-70mm f/2.8 for landscape work, I like the 24mm end for that...

Thank you again!

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