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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:21:33 PM »
Hi may I ask? Do you guys got workshops or anything like that. Sounds like a blast.

Hi Ashton, over the last few years I've done a few photography workshops with Pro Photographers, it's one of the best ways to learn a lot in a short amount of time, in particular when it comes to wildlife photography. 

Typically a 10 day workshop/safari with a Pro will set you back around $10k plus airfares, as long as you go with someone that has a reputation for excellence you will not regret the time & money.

I've used Oryx Photography & Greg DeToit for the last 4 years, an amazing combination, there are a few others that do a great job as well, if your interested PM me & I'll be happy to send you details.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:48:54 PM »
Edward,
We still waiting for your Safari photo books ;)

Thanks Dylan, Yes, I need to stop travelling about taking Images and spend more time at Home, on the other hand, need to start packing again   :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:46:29 PM »
Eml
Your images are mesmerizing! I have no words to describe the story it tells. It's painful to return to look at mine!
Thanks for sharing

Appreciated Ray5, Thank You.

I think a lot of it is about opportunity, I'm fortunate that I'm able to get to these places, and if you spend enough time in places like these the opportunity for interesting Images pretty well always presents at some point.

It does take patience, I have lost count of the number of times I've spent 4 or 5 hours following a Leopard etc, sat in the vehicle waiting under a tree for that special shot of a Leopard jumping, and a vehicle full of people will pull up, shoot off a number of Images of a sleeping Leopard, then once that's been "ticked" as "done" disappear in a cloud of dust for the next Image on the list.

I simply never share a vehicle on Safari, unless it's with my Family of course, it allows you to be in more control of what you do.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 21, 2015, 06:10:49 PM »
Thank You Gentlemen, this particular Male was entrancing, the eyes I have never seen this bright before on any Lion, and I've Photographed a few, he is the Alpha Male of a coalition of 3 Brothers in the Mashatu Plains area, on this particular morning he was on his own & was following vultures in the sky hoping they would lead him to a fresh kill, so he was constantly looking upward and the light was just about perfect.

Another day in Paradise.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 20, 2015, 04:18:38 PM »
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Sunrise, Mashatu.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:05:14 PM »
1DX and 70-200 2.8 II or 200-400 /4 (I lost the raw files to a dead hd, only have the previews extracted from LR´s cache folder)...

Nice image Nikolai.

If you still have the Card you used in camera to take the Images, even if you've done an "in camera" reformat, you have a very good chance to recover the original RAW files from the Card, SD or CF.

I've used two sets of software, both work, one costs, the other is free.

Wondershare is free, but limited, it will recover Files with excellent results, works for WIN/OSX.

http://www.wondershare.com/data-recovery-mac/photo-recovery-mac.html

The other is SanDisc Rescue Pro, requires a license, but well worth it in my view.

http://www.lc-tech.com/pc/sandisk-rescuepro-and-rescuepro-deluxe/

Good Luck.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 17, 2015, 07:24:26 PM »
1Dx Otus 55
Borobudur Java Indonesia
Very nice photo Edward. I see you enjoy the Otus
I had with me as well the Sony a7r, which I found not so impressive, and the Nikon Df + Nikon 58f/1.4, which I found highly impressive in particular low light situations, probably better than the 1Dx in low light, except in the AF set up, Nikon handicapped the AF to some degree on the Df, in street photography I found the 1Dx way too big, the a7r always fiddly, the Df about perfect.

I imagine I'll receive some hate mail now   :o
No hatred against Nikon here. ::)
But, you like optics of the Nikon 58mm F1.4? All test pictures I saw showed a similar picture quality to the Nikon 50mm F1.4G, and did not look like what you would expect from a lens that costs $1700. ???

I may have been a snob, after using Sigma 50mm Art for a few months... :P
I do like the 58, I can't compare it to the 50's as I've not used anything but the 58 in this range, I do have the 24f/1.4 & 85f/1.4, all superb lenses. The attraction of the Df was the look, the sensor, and the size, it's not a perfect camera, but I've not used one of those as yet. But as a tool for Street & General photography it's a pretty good camera, it's a pity Canon haven't put something like this onto the Market, Nikon made a leap of faith here, not sure how that has worked for them, he Df certainly has it's detractors, but I always liked my Nikon & Canon film cameras to look at, they had appeal that today's dslr cameras lack, at least in my opinion, I like the camera.

I have the Art 35 for my Canon set up, like the lens, only issue is like the Otus Lenses the Art 35 & 50 aren't exactly low key, so I stuck with the Nikon Lenses for the Df & remained with Primes.



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Have a look at the Gura Gear website

http://www.guragear.com/uinta/

I have the Uinta, works well for short trips, For longer trips I have 2 sizes of the Battaflae, about as good as it gets for your gear and overhead storage etc.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 17, 2015, 05:07:37 PM »
1Dx Otus 55

Borobudur Java Indonesia

Very nice photo Edward. I see you enjoy the Otus

Thanks Candyman, yes, they are wonderful lenses, of the 2 I prefer the 55, nothing at all wrong in any way with the 85 either, I just prefer the view on the 55. The Zeiss lenses are not for every situation, but for those static situations I'm not sure there's anything Canon, or Nikon, or anyone other than Leica can come close to.

On a recent trip that covered Java, Bali, Burma, Cambodia & Japan I went with the 1Dx & Zeiss 15/21/55 & 135, only Canon lens I bagged was the 200f/2, that lens selection worked pretty well in most situations on a trip like this, would have been hopeless though for a wildlife trip in Africa. I had with me as well the Sony a7r, which I found not so impressive, and the Nikon Df + Nikon 58f/1.4, which I found highly impressive in particular low light situations, probably better than the 1Dx in low light, except in the AF set up, Nikon handicapped the AF to some degree on the Df, in street photography I found the 1Dx way too big, the a7r always fiddly, the Df about perfect.

I imagine I'll receive some hate mail now   :o

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 16, 2015, 09:04:43 PM »
1Dx Otus 55

Borobudur Java Indonesia

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony closing down?
« on: January 15, 2015, 05:20:40 PM »
Sony is and has been an extremely innovative company, unfortunately they have been led down the path of being everyman's (read also women) company for everything, and that just hasn't worked well for Sony, or indeed the consumer.

Sony it appears are at last waking to the fact that they need to be more specialised and concentrate their efforts in particular areas that have not just the best profits, but the best long term Market positioning for Sony.

There's a lot of Apple dislikers in the World, but fortunately for Apple they are outnumbered by the Apple likes, and say what you like about Apple, but when it comes to Business acumen, there are very few companies that can emulate them, innovative, Market specialists, concentrating on those products that Apple do better than most.

Sony would do well to take heed, it may just save them from obscurity in the medium term.

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Canon General / Re: Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:21:47 PM »
well, when I sold (most of) my EF-S lenses recently, it came at a significant financial loss. My mistake was to trust Canon that they would a) bring a 7D successor much earlier and b) that it would be a worthwhile upgrade for me. Unfortunately the 7D II is not. Don't need more speed at all, but rather a significantly better sensor.

Sounds like failing to plan.  That's unfortunate...

No, I dont think so.

Anyways, just peanuts compared to the hit you will take, once you decide to sell your used 1d x.  :)

Have to agree here with Neuro, the "Hit" as you commented, surely is part of the plan, unless you plan not to sell gear that you feel has reached it's used by date, we do it all the time, I certainly find it difficult to sell off equipment that has given me so much enjoyment, but I do so under the clear knowledge that once you walk out of the shop with that lovely new "whatever", it's value has depreciated, it's part of the plan, anything else would be delusional.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:43:03 PM »
Canon must be desperate to avoid using the name "3D" and "4D" if it will use "5Ds" instead.

It went from having (1D, 1Ds) -> 1DX to deal with market confusion.

Why does Canon believe going from 5D3 -> (5Ds, 5D4) won't create new market confusion?

Hasn't it learnt from the sins of the past?

I suppose like Nikon & the D3, D3s & D3x, Canon makes some assumptions, someone about to place an order for a $3k to $10k Camera may have dome some research, may have made a choice based on the research, may not be a fool with his/her money, Oh, I forgot, your view is anyone that purchases Canon, must be, a Fool that is.

In the past there seemed to be no issues with understanding Canon 1D, 1Ds, Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, 5D, 5DMK II, etc

Honestly Dilbert, don't you just get tired of all the Canon Walloping BS ??


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:21:47 PM »
Hakone Japan

1Dx + Otus 55 @ f/1.4
  love it  wonderful shot !! I hope all is good with you and yours !

Hi Gary, nice to hear from you, all good my end, Happy New Year to you as well.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:01:52 PM »
1Dx & 200f/2 @ f/2 & 1/25th.

Shot it slow to concentrate the eyes, the rest of the young lady in motion.
That is never easy, but you got the eyes pretty clear. I really like images like this, where the motion blur breaths life into them.

Your right, tried at first with the Zeiss 135, gave up, 100% OOF, the 200f/2 worked better, but as you say, it's a difficult exercise to get the eyes 100% in Focus with movement elsewhere, but it's fun trying.

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