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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:13:52 PM »
I have now used it both on the 1DX and 5DIII with Ec-S screens (not meant to be on the 5DIII, but it fits with a little push and a steady hand). Focusing was a lot easier than I had expected and in reasonably good light I hit it almost every time.

Good info Eldar, need to try that, wasn't aware it would fit, but if a gentle nudge does the trick it allows for more use of the 5DMK III

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:23:15 PM »
All excellent, in particular like the first two, the all white surrounds in the first Image really, well done GMC.

Lovely Country as well.

Lenses / Re: World Cup started - no sign of 100-400L Mk2
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:06:08 PM »
Cant wait to see your 12th Post   ???

Oh, dear me, I guess you have posting seniority. 

If you are worried about my number of postings:



Not at all, your arrogant statement regards the 2 previous posters views being "wrong" was the point of my own remark, how many Posts you've made wasn't the relevant point, but clearly my own Post didn't include enough small words to make myself clear.

And your subsequent comments on this thread tend to reinforce my original view.

Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 15, 2014, 08:29:35 PM »
Here's a recent 400 f2.8 LIS (mkI) with a 2x converter. One image over view and the other at 100% crop.
This is very nearly wide open:

It's a heavy lens but worth it. Not many lenses can come close to this level of quality

Lovely Image GMC, Nailed focus & beautiful background to complement the colours of the Puffin, well done.

It's a great lens as well, enjoyed mine when I had it, enjoyed the weight saving of the Mk II even more, but IQ was similar in both, brilliant.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 15, 2014, 08:24:29 PM »
I´m a bit scared of loosing my reputation of posting cat images, so here´s a recent one of The Local Lion :)
He´s 14 years old now, but still king of the street  8)
Like with other animals, I find the structure and color of their fur to be amongst the best subject for lens tests there is. Open the link and look close around his eyes ...

I totally wrecked my 135 f2.0L earlier this year and was planning to buy a new, but ended up with a Zeiss 135 f2.0 instead. Optically and mechanically as good as only Zeiss makes them, but of course manual focus. This one is shot with the new Ec-S focusing screen. With that I am able to nail pretty much every shot, provided things does´t move too fast.

1/640s, f2.0, ISO100

Brilliant Image Eldar, the colours are amazingly good, at 14 this Cat looks like I feel.

I must admit I've looked at the Zeiss 135f/2 on a number of occasions, may have to drop my 135f/2 L a couple times, then perhaps time to look again.

Lenses / Re: World Cup started - no sign of 100-400L Mk2
« on: June 15, 2014, 12:05:19 AM »
You are both wrong. 

Cant wait to see your 12th Post   ???

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 14, 2014, 09:13:43 PM »
Rodeo action yesterday with the 1dx and 70-200 and 300 2.8.

Full sun at high noon so the light was quite harsh and from straight above, but i did the best i could

Looks like pursing of the lips is a Rodeo requirement, great action shots Northstar.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 14, 2014, 04:51:48 AM »

This is from Stonehaven on the Scottish east coast, with Dunnottar castle in the background. Beautiful place. Shot with the Zeiss 21mm f2.8, 1/160s, f9.0, ISO100

Nice Image, nice spot, very nice Lens, I have this Zeiss also, enjoy it a lot.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:23:38 PM »
In the interest of some hope of getting this thread back on track, I'll post a recent 1D X + 300 f/2.8 IS II + CPL shot:

Nice, Like the effect of the CPL, well done.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:52:51 PM »
Yeah !! The start of the slippery slope, life with a 1D

Next ?? Medium Format !!

Enjoy Dylan, looks like a good year, Camera as well.

Lighting / Re: Cold Shoe for 600EX-RT?
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:46:50 PM »
I use the RRS cold shoe (part of their Snap-QR system).  There's a small hole for the Canon lever-lock pin.

I'm looking at their summary of cold shoe products at http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/it.I/id.28/.f
Which shoe do you use, the "FA-QRCS2"?  The description says: "The updated design of this accessory now accepts the Canon 580EXII flash unit with room for the weather boot."  How well does it fit the 600EX-RT, and does the lever lock work?

I found an old post of yours that recommended the Vello shoe I linked in my OP.  How does the RRS shoe compare to the Vello, considering it's $20+ more?

I'm using this Cold Shoe on 3 x 600EX RT units with the Ring Bracket & Extender Arms, all from RRS, all work as designed with perfectly engineered points of attachment, the snap lock system works a treat.

The majority of use is Wildlife in Africa, so the system is constantly being treated to Rain, Dust, vehicles etc, never an issue to date.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:33:25 PM »
Funny you say that as I was at my Canon dealer ONLY yesterday and he was tempting me with a 200-400 as well as a near new 800! Good deal too but I managed to refrain - just.

The 600f/4 II + 1.4X III will give you marginally better IQ @ 840 & f/5.6 when compared to the current V1 800f/5.6, and the 600 is a deal lighter & easier to pack as well.

That may be the reason Canon are dragging the chain on a VII 800f/5.6 when you see that Nikon have had their new VR 800f/5.6 (with 1.2x Converter included) on the Market for some time now.

But you did well to restrain yourself on the 200-400f/4, there are very few situations where I miss my 400f/2.8 II, but then I have the 300f/2.8 II as a filler for low light, without that ?? Maybe tears.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:09:57 PM »
I"M DONE for 2014....PERIOD

Ha ha - we'll see  ;)

That's what I said a TS-E 17 ago :)

Ha Ha Ha  ;D

That's what I said after my 50 1.2! But then ended up buying an 85 1.2L as well.

Never say never.

Tell me Dylan, do you see a "trend" here ???

It's really amazing how well People get to know each other through the medium of the Internet, don't you think  ;)

And really, this is the Canon year of the Lens, or something, apparently, lots of lenses, new Camera Bodies etc, apparently, only one that might help to save you from breaking that resolution could just be Canon themselves, no new lenses, no new Bodies   :'(

Almost a fate worse than death.

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:08:37 PM »
I think this is not a relevant post. Why would CR post this? It is not saying anything new.

But I guess Canon is keeping its secrets very well guarded.

Yeah, sort of like a regurgitated regurgitated rumour, like the "Great White Hope" in Pro Boxing, crew of the Mary Celeste, things are probably slow at CR, so let's start anoooooooother thread on the fabled 7DMK II.

Although I'm unlikely to buy it should it ever make it to Market, I'de realllllly like to see it done & dusted & all those that want one, get one, and start Posting in a "Images from the 7DMK II" thread, instead of endless threads re comments on "what about" "what if" "when ?" "why ???????"

And then be Happy !!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:54:46 PM »
The weight is a habit with the 1dx + 200 f2, the results from it makes it lighter ;D

All these three shot today with the 200 wide open.

Love the First Image Viggo, Beautifully done, also my favourite combo, with all the other gear I own this is what I most reach for, 200f/2 wide open.

Hasn't hurt to have such a Lovely Model as well, Love the Tat on the arm as well   :D

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