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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 30, 2014, 10:42:22 PM »
85L @ f1.6. ISO 3200. 1/1000

Love the Bokeh, nice Image Sanj

Well I feel the word "ultimate" throws a bit of the impossible into the vote game, today's "ultimate" is generally tomorrow's also ran.

But, when Canon (note "when") develop & bring to Market a 1D body, 50MP Sensor, 8 fps, built in WiFi, +65 focus points etc etc, I'm on board in a New York second, hopefully that 50 MP sensor will have all the attributes of the current Sony 50 MP sensor.

Considering the 645z has most of these points, but lacks some, and sells for $8,500 I'de hazard a guess that Canon may bring this Body to Market at the 8k to 10k point, which would work very well for me, I can flick the 5DMK III which other than the focus system I feel hasn't been much of an upgrade over the 5DMK II, completely bin my 1Ds MK III & coupled with the 1Dx II (not a lot wrong with the 1Dx, but the 1Dx II has to be better, right ??), then I'm in the happy happy camper group.

For a year or two at least, but still waiting for that "ultimate" camera, which is a bit like that Unicorn of Nuero's, or the well hung squirrel of Sporgon's, don't see too many.

Lenses / Re: Which prime lens for nature fotography?
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:59:21 PM »
I currently own & use these long lenses, 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 600f/4 II & 200-400f/4 (sold the 400f/2.8 II).

My primary Photography is Wildlife, and which Lens to take & use is always an internal debate, I've never been in the situation where at some point I haven't thought "Crap, wrong decision".

When I look through my most used lens, it's without doubt the 300f/2.8 II (and previously the V1 of this lens), mostly @ 300, but quite frequently with the 1.4x Mk III Converter. The 200-400f/4 is fast taking over through.

Given the Bodies you have, FF 5D II & 6D, you are going to get your native 300 @ f/2.8 plus 420 @ f/4 with the 1.4x

With your 7D you have 480 @ f/2.8 & 670 @ f/4

The weight package to carry is still reasonably light, when compared to say the 400f/2.8, 600f/4, and the 300f/2.8 II although not considered a cheap Lens, is reasonably priced, light weight, and in my opinion the sharpest Lens Canon make.

A word on the Converters, only buy the Mk III units, and consider only the 1.4x, the 2x is Ok, but just that, Ok, where it's hard to tell any degradation on the image from using the 1.4x. And you have your 7D for those times you can't get close enough.

Hope this helps & what ever you decide, enjoy.

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »
No, certainly not me.  Likely one of the banned ex-CR trolls attempting a lame and pathetic sort of payback.

Mt Spokane copped a mention as well, both sets of comments seemed, off ?

A Mt Spokane ashamed of being a Canon user ? don't think so

A Nuero supportive of Sony & unable to spell or write concise grammar ? don't think so

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:50:35 AM »
Either way in keeping with Canon's penchant for higher priced gear than the competition, there's little doubt the Canon challenge to the a7r/D800/D810, will be quite a bit more expensive.

I am not sure why you conclude that Canon is usually more expensive. My perception is different. Canon used to be both better and cheaper and only recently lost that lead.

Ok, let's look at what I use and it may give some idea of why I have the opinion that Canon gear is generally more expensive than nearest equivalent Nikon gear.

I currently own 1Dx, 5DMK III (The 1Dx was at release, much more expensive than the D4, the 5DMK III at release was much more expensive than the D800)

Currently list priced
1Dx $6799/D4 $5999/D4s $6499
5DMK III $3399/D800 $2999/D810 $3299

I currently own & use (among others) these Canon Lenses 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 200-400f/4, 600f/4 & I sold my 400f/2.8 II last year.

Current list prices
Canon 200f/2 $5999
Nikon 200f/2 $5999

Canon 300f/2.8II $6599
Nikon 300f/2.8 $5899

Canon 400f/2.8II $10499
Nikon 400f/2.8 $ 9549

Canon 200-400f/4 $11799 (Yes, it has a built in 1.4x)
Nikon 200-400f/4 II $6999 (1.4x costs $400 ??)

Canon 600f/4II$11999
Nikon 600f/4 $10299

This "Trend" of Canon's being more expensive has been in place for a while now, I won't argue that the generally newer developed Canon Whites have an IQ advantage over the equivalent Nikon Lenses, but that argument doesn't wash with friends that use nikon, I prefer the Canon set up, and I've tried the Nikon set up (D800/D3x/D4).

What Canon "used to be" is to me less important than where Canon are today, they are more expensive, in the gear that I use, how they fit in the Market segments that I don't use is of zero importance to me.

In the area of FF Camera Bodies, and generally Long Lenses, Canon are more expensive, certainly more than Nikon & Sony, again, in many cases for good reason in particular over Sony, Sony have developed amazingly good Sensors & their Camera bodies are trending smaller, but usability, Lens line up etc is poor in comparison to Nikon/canon.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:31:05 PM »
The Local Lion endures a breakfast squeeze, knowing thereĀ“s food in the other end ...

Zeiss Otus 55/1.4
1/8000s, f1.4, ISO100

Fat Happy Cat.

But, if I was that Cat I'de be more than a little concerned about where those slippers came from   :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:24:24 PM »
With 200-400

Nice Sanj, you'll look back & miss that 200-400 when you view Images like this.

Only way to get my 200-400 is to prise it from my cold dead fingers.....or Canon produce a Mk II   ::)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:21:34 PM »
Love the images I get from the 1Dx. Early morning shot into the light, it catches focus somehow. This one is a slowish shutter speed to get some movement in the wings and water.

Wonderful Image, well done !!

Just moved from the iPhone 5s to the 6 Plus, rarely use the Camera, but after watching the attached video I've started to experiment a little, have to admit it's pretty good for a Phone Camera, the "slow mo" thing is good fun as well, probably replace the limited use of the Canon M with the 6+ for those Images where you need small and inconspicuous, although as far as Phones go the 6+ is anything but inconspicuous.



No, I don't think it was you, it was someone who just started posting a few months ago. 

Then I stand corrected, my apologies.

In some cases (e.g. that Gold Coast guy) I'm convinced better technique would help. 

Reasonably sure that's me, not too sure why I copped a mention here but even so it would have been a common courtesy to use my handle "eml58", I guess where you come from "that Gold Coast Guy" works just fine, but if you'd care to elucidate on where my technique has gone wrong (and I'm sure there's a 300 page book in there somewhere, but a few succinct pointers would do), I'm always extremely keen to learn from those with better technique & skills (indeed it's the main reason I participate in CR).

I assume (I know, dangerous), from your comment you've established you fall into that category ?? better skilled and such ?? So happy to learn from those that can teach.

@eml58 - Fantastic use! Beutiful shot... this is more proof that tech allows us to do more, but it still comes down to experience!
Thank you for sharing.
That is a picture? No no no! This is eml's new hobby - water colours.

Why are there so many artifacts there? is this the conversion to png issue?

eml, when you posted this one or one similar to it that looked different. Lovely pic! As usual.

Hi RPT, your right, it's a poor attempt at turning the Image into a water-colour using some 3rd party software, I was bored at the time, the Original I posted on another thread, can't remember which one, I'm away from Home on Holidays (Japan/Burma) and this was the only version I had on my Computer to Post regards Images taken with a WiFi set up.

Anyone who really loves the TS-E 17mm and 24mm lenses could use 'em with the Metabones (although possibly with some added flocking, based on reviews I've read.)

I'm currently using the V4 Metabones for my a7r, larger diameter Barrel (for better use with Canon TSE) and additional black flocking (for reduced reflection), works exceptionally well, although I haven't had any real issues with the V3 either, except some vignetting with the TSE use, V4 resolves that issue for me.

Had the loan of a Pentax 645z for a week, just simply love this sensor, quite possibly the best I've ever encountered in any Camera I've used (Haven't tried Phase one yet), not too keen on the Camera style, but it works well (if someone gets this sensor into a dslr/1D form, I'm onboard in a new york second), let down like the a7r with poorish selection of Lenses, if Pentax fix the lens issue, adapt Leaf Shutter etc, it's a real nice set up for Landscape/Still Imaging.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: October 03, 2014, 11:16:53 PM »
I think one of the best posts on this was the one where jrista did his comparison, made his point about DR but then balanced it with some of the problems the Sony camera presented due to it being inferior in other areas.

Completely agree, totally.

But we've seen the reaction that comes from being the "messenger", jrista is now sitting somewhere picking tar & feathers from himself, insulted, bullied & bashed (but I'm sure not beaten).

It seems difficult for some to accept someone else's argument if it conflicts with their own view, and too often the reactions are what we've seen here on CR regards this DR debate (I'm sure the letters actually stand for "dopey reaction").

Not sure why people can't read a Post, feel it conflicts with their own view but maintain respect for someone else having a different view, and simply move onto another Post/View/Opinion without reaching for the Red Button that launches the nukes, Human Nature ??

Fingers crossed ...

And Toes.

I have a suspicion this could actually happen, too much happening with High MP Sony/Nikon/Hassie/Pentax etc for Canon not to want to have some of this action.

I also have my doubts Canon will want to go head to head with the a7r/D810, it will more likely be a better Business Decision for Canon to go "Balls & All" with a 1D Body, I personally hope that's the case. I don't for a second believe this will be a 1DxII, the current 1Dx is about as good as it gets for high ISO/12fps style of Imaging, but 50MP & 6fps ?? works for me, better "xx" (don't want to start another war of words by using those two little capital letters some Canon users just about have a baby hippo over).

I also dread the "announcement" may be another 200-400f/4 type situation, announce now to stop the rot setting in & the actual "development" takes the next 2 years.

But I've been wrong before, often in fact.

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