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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:23:04 PM »
A couple from a shoot yesterday.


On the Bridlepath by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

Attack Wave by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr


Very nice Sir!  I can't choose a favorite!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:22:13 PM »
West Auckland beach
Love it!!   ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mk III, the honeymoon is over
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:21:30 PM »
Unfortunately, $h!t happens. Frequently, expensive $$$hit.  If your wife needed medical care, would you take her to the local clinic (the one that already misdiagnosed her once), or to the research hospital in the city?   "Your other girlfriend" is sick, send her to Canon ASAP.

+1
+10  Indeed!  Send her in quick but do sign up for CPS if you qualify!  It's worth every penny.  Being a CPS member saved me several hundred dollars on my last repair, far more than the $100 to join!   ;)

All the best!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:26:07 AM »

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:19:10 AM »
Ok, the weather has been more forgiving in the north-east in the last couple of days (well, still 10F, but sunny at least)...

All pictures taken with 400mm 5.6L, 70D, ISO200, about 1/1000-1/1600 s, handheld.
Beautiful Francesco!  I so want to get some Snowy images!  Congrats!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:17:46 AM »
Great Crested Fly Catcher with Damsel Fly...
1/1600s
f/3.5
ISO 640
200mm

oh.. I love that "wooden frame".

maybe a little bit more crop to get the distracting leaves out of sight...
Thank you!  yes, the leaves were a bit irritating but the tighter the frame, the less I liked the composition in general... I could remove them and leave the crop where it is... hmm... perhaps...

And welcome to the forum!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:13:52 AM »
Great Crested Fly Catcher with Damsel Fly...
1/1600s
f/3.5
ISO 640
200mm

Lovely framing!
Nice backlighting, too. And 200mm?  How did you get so close?  I'm impressed!
Thank you Mack!  Funny too was, as soon as he ate the damselfly, he flew out of the tree and right at me, missing the left side of my head by inches!     They are a bit flighty but this one was a shade tolerant of me... I was about 15' away, so there is obviously some cropping for the composition... Did seem odd that he swooped right down at me!  Wish I would have been shooting when he did that!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:09:42 AM »
Difficult area of expertise for me, BIF.
BOB are much easier (Bird on Branch).

The attached is a Eagle/hawk something or other, shot in Tanzania Serengeti June 2013

1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 377mm f/5.6 & 1/3200th ISO400
Very Nice Edward, you make it look so easy!  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:06:12 AM »
The eagle season has begun:


Magnificent ... I love this vantage point above the bird, very unique.

Beautiful Image!

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Lenses / Re: The 100-400 or the 70-200 f2.8 II+2x Mark III for wildlife
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:07:28 AM »
I am in the process of making the same decision myself.  I find the image quality to be equivalent in real-world shots, although when I set up my ISO 12233-type chart, the 100-400 fares ever so slightly better at 400mm.  My concern is less about weight, and more about the shorter (retracted) length of the 100-400 compared to the combo.  I intend to go on a few subsequent outings with the 70-200 II and 2xIII to see how the combo handles for routine use.  If it's okay, I plan to sell the 100-400, with the proceeds going toward a 300/2.8 IS II (for times when my 600/4 IS II is too big to bring).

Ok, I've given the 70-200 II + 2xIII a shakedown for routine use, and I'm keeping the 100-400 (for now...if I'm $1K shy of the funds for the 300/2.8 II, it'll go, or if there's an updated 100-400). 

The IQ is fine, there are two issues for me. The first is handling - the combo is not very convenient to carry.  I normally retract the 100-400, the push-pull means racking it out is very fast, and I do that automatically as I raise the camera.  The 70-200 + 2x is front-heavy, and also doesn't balance well on the BR strap, so it bounces around more.  I can balance it by sliding the lens plate to the opposite end, but that defeats the anti-twist (not a big deal, it didn't twist anyway), but also means it has to be loosened and moved again to unmount the lens, else the plate hits the body.

The other issue was the AF - the combo is slower than the 100-400, noticeable when it racks out to infinity hunting...and it seemed to hunt more often. The 70-200+2x did fine in good light, but in poorer light with a complex subject (bird in tree branches) or backlit subject, it would hunt more than the 100-400, and sometimes miss focus locking at all, where the 100-400 would have often locked.  Those are situations where the 100-400 has some problems, but the 70-200 + 2x was worse.
Agreed!  My 100-400 is sitting quite comfortably in my bag right now with no worries other than will she be upgraded for the Ver. II?  I go to it 75% more than I do my 70-200 II right now and have ever since grabbing the 5D III last year. 

When I had my 7D I seemed to use my 70-200 II moreso than the 100-400.  Not so much anymore!  I've even thought of letting the 70-200 II go, in order to assist with funding a 300 f/2.8 or the new 500...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:58:58 AM »
Very nice shot Ken.
Thanks Click!  Wish I would have had a longer lens on, at the time he popped into my frame!  But as someone mentioned on an earlier post, sometimes it's nice to have a bit of environment with them in the frame...

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:57:07 AM »
Thank you my friends, I appreciate your kindness!  :)  Haven't been out in the field much lately...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D shutter count
« on: December 13, 2013, 07:53:31 AM »
I used http://eoscount.com/ and had no issues.  I think they charge like $1.99 or something but it worked perfectly with my 7D.  :)

Have tested EOSCount?
I tried it on my 7D, then tried it weeks later - and hundreds of images later - and the shutter count didn't change.


Interesting.  I used it several times during the selling process and I didn't have any issues with it.  I can't try it now as I have since sold my 7D...

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 13, 2013, 01:48:47 AM »
Black Racer  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 13, 2013, 01:45:37 AM »
Little Flora for a change...  :)

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