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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:26:22 PM »
Female Common Merganser trying to swallow a dead Kokanee Salmon. 1D X 500mm L II and 1.4 Extender: ISO 800, f10 @ 1/1600 sec.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:20:40 PM »
Bear cub eating a Kokanee Salmon: 1D X, 500mm L II and 1.4X Extender: ISO 800, f10 @ 1/1000 sec.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:06:22 PM »
The rest:

I love the 12 FPS!!!!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 11:05:30 PM »
Winter plumage Bonaparte's Gull diving. 1D X, 500mm L II and 1.4 Extender: ISO 800, f11 @ 1/1600 sec.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:57:09 PM »
Pileated Woodpecker eating a termite, shot 3 days ago in total shade. 1D X, 500mm L II and 1.4 Extender: ISO 1600, f6.3 @ 1/800 sec.

BTW: The Black Bear sow and Pileated Woodpecker where shot within 50 feet of each other.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:45:05 PM »
Shot this yesterday. 1D X and 500mm L II: ISO 3200, f5.6 @ 1/50 sec.
It was almost dark, had little hope but shot anyhow. Lightroom 4.2 and a little sharpening in CS6.

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Lenses / Re: What price to pay for a used 500mm F4?
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:42:06 PM »
I just upgraded to the 500 L II. Sold my 500 L IS to a good friend for $5000. Original purchase price was $6200 in November of 2001. Had it not been to a friend I would have asked somewhere between $5500 and $6000.

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The latest release of EOS Utility (2.12.0) seems to have fixed the problem. Also there was a minor update to Mac OS X 10.7.5.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: October 07, 2012, 08:35:45 AM »
My first shot with my new Canon EF 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS USM.

(1D X, ISO 800, f11, 1/1000 sec, handheld)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: October 01, 2012, 03:16:29 PM »
I keep mine in the laundry room too.

 :o

Bad idea, IMO, for a couple of reasons.  First, laundry rooms are a frequent site of water leaks in the home (usually resulting from a hot water hose bursting, which is why the better ones are wrapped with braided steel).   Since the valve is inside the washer (no one turns the primary valve at the piping off, right?), a burst hose means water spraying everywhere.  Not the best idea, even if the lens is technically weather sealed. 

Also, laundry rooms are generally pretty humid.  Long term storage in high humidity can result in fungus inside the lens (apparently, mycetal organisms find lens coatings tasty - I wonder if Canon's SWC tastes even better to them?). 

I'd recommend reconsidering your storage location.  Personally, I store my lenses in Storm hard cases with desiccant packs inside (the color indicator type, and I change them out when they reach capacity and turn pink).

Funny!!!! You really make me laugh............ :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: October 01, 2012, 01:04:36 PM »
Here's a picture of me and my new baby

Interesting!!! I keep mine in the laundry room too.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: September 30, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
It also appears the both Kirk and ReallyRight have copied the Canon design without changes and consideration for the balance of the camera and lens when used on a gimbal or video head.


Not sure I agree. The Kirk foot does mirror the Canon foot's forward-sweeping design. But, the RRS does not - the dovetail actually extends back farther, directly under and even slightly behind the mounting screws:



Granted, it may not be quite far enough back for the 500 II w/ a TC and heavy body. The RRS 300 II foot dovetail extends substantially behind the mounting screws, for example.  However, apparently RRS designed the foot for the 400 II (before the 500/600 II's became available), then just declared the same foot was compatible with the longer lenses, and subsequently backpedaled with their note on the website.  Perhaps they'll release a new foot designed for the longer lenses - if so, hopefully they'll do right by those who bought the maybe-not-so-compatible current foot (me, included).


You're right about the RRS foot. But, the Kirk foot looks like a copy to me.

I might be able to use the RRS foot with the Kirk Arca to Manfrotto adapter. Or maybe the Manfrotto plate would attach to the RRS foot. Only problem: I only see one threaded hole. I'd rather have two for the security.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: September 30, 2012, 06:48:48 PM »
It also appears the both Kirk and ReallyRight have copied the Canon design without changes and consideration for the balance of the camera and lens when used on a gimbal or video head.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 500 availability ?
« on: September 30, 2012, 06:38:13 PM »
From the pictures it appears that Canon repurposed the foot from the 800. If you look at the pictures the foot on the 300 L II it appears to be the same as the "monopod" foot that Canon supplies with the 500 L II.

Also the bushing in the "monopod" foot is 1/4 - 20. Why didn't the make it 3/8 - 16 for a little extra security. I drilled and taped a second 1/4 - 20 in mine, not trusting a single screw. I may at some point get a real machinist to install a 3/8 - 16 Helicoil for some extra strength.

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