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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:18:07 AM »
What an entertaining thread this has become :)

Apparently lots of fun sights on your beacches Edward!

Local Art Festival on the Gold Coast Beach, plus this is the only thing on the Beach my wife lets me Photograph.

Thanks also to the rest of you Guys for the kind comments, appreciated.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
Hail Mary, But Canon aren't that dense I think, who would buy a Canon Lens between 15 & 135 ?? if the Zeiss Lenses AF on a Canon Body, exception being the TSE lenses.

Hmmmm, just a thought here, but maybe people who don't have unlimited amounts of disposable income?  People who can't afford to drop $4-6k on every single lens?

Your right of course, my humble apology, I should have been more specific.

If Zeiss had Lenses that AF on a Canon body, Canon would certainly loose some of their Lens Market to the Zeiss option, in particular to those People who are prepared to pay for that extra IQ the Zeiss Lenses generally provide, albeit at a sizeable cost increase.

This is the area that Sigma with their Art Series Lenses are putting a lot of Dollars & effort into, improved IQ at a reasonable price comparison to Canon, Zeiss tend to work on the best possible IQ, but at a price.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:36:34 PM »
Followed this Guy for some time before he obliged by heading out onto the Rocks, did the shake down as expected, gave us the rump view unfortunately.

1Dx 200-400f/4 @ 560

Svalbard Islands

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:59:06 PM »
Dropped by Sgt Koala while deserting Eldar's Leaky Ship on the Rocks.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

That's it for the Beach today.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:17:51 PM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

Our local Aussie Beach Wolf, more wired than alive.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:47:29 PM »
1Dx + 400 f/2.8L II IS

Nice capture Bdunbar, has that look "Ok, Captured the little sucker, now what do I do ??"

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:45:41 PM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

The local lion is showing off his killer look (Not enough cats on this thread lately ...)

Zeiss 135/2.0 @2.0

Love this Cat, he's probably the unhappiest looking Cat I've ever seen, looking at this Guy just makes me smile.

Like the Horse as well.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:43:08 PM »
And I believe he came ashore from this ship ...

And I feel that ship should have fired off one of these, before it hit the rocks   ;)


Noticed these Guys just down the beach from that ship of yours Eldar, I have a feeling Sgt Koala was the Captain, explains why your ship ended up on the Rocks.

1Dx & Otus 55 f/1.4 @ f/2

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:18:09 PM »
And I believe he came ashore from this ship ...

And I feel that ship should have fired off one of these, before it hit the rocks   ;)

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/1.4

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:52:53 AM »
Went walking today on the Beach, found this Guy, not as pretty as the recent shot by Eldar, less well fed perhaps.

1Dx & Otus 55f/1.4 @ f/1.4

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:21:14 PM »
Too much MP for my taste.

Sounds just about right for landscapes. :) If only it has the DR...

Completely agree, totally.

This would be a Pro Body, main competitors being the Phase One IQ250, Pentax 645z & Haselblad H5D, basically anything with the Sony 50MP CMOS Sensor in it (and you can bet good money that Sony are about to drop that Sensor into their own body, sooner not later), is that worth competing with ?? I think so, I hope Canon does as well.

Price ??, about right, Competes well with the price of the 645z, certainly competes more than well with the Phase One & Haselblad (Sony will do it for 1/3 the price, but that have zero Lenses to match without Zeiss).

Will it happen, no idea, but I certainly hope so.

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Lenses / Re: The Sigma 35mm Art is Toasting Canon's?
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:56:02 PM »
Do you guys think or have any secret info regarding the new 35mm and if canon is speeding up their process to release, since everybody is leaning towards sigma since the new 35 and 50mms A by Sigma?

CR is probably the wrong place to look for secret info regards Canon's release schedule, if your looking for opinions, biased or otherwise, right place.

I have both the Canon 35f/1.4 & the Art 35f/1.4, both have their plusses, the Canon for straight up Bokeh is unbeatable, this Lens just renders background way better than the Art, colour rendition is better as well.

But for sharpness the Art is clearly a winner, so I tend to use the Art for general street scenes, the Canon for Portrait & Landscape Images.

I've had very few OOF Images with the Canon 35f/1.4, the Art 35f/1.4 is a different story, it does have more issues with AF than the Canon, I tend to use the Art with Manual Focus where possible.

I won't buy another Sigma Lens based on the 35 Art & the reports regards the 50 Art, I'll live in hope that Canon & Zeiss can come to some sort of arrangement regards licensing AF, Zeiss lenses on a Canon Body that has AF ?? Heaven in a lens.

Not sure what numbers Canon have sold on the 35f/1.4, but I'm reasonably sure the numbers "Toast" the numbers of Sigma 35Art lenses sold to date, and when Canon release a 35f/1.4 II, it'll "Re Toast" Sigma's sales, see, biased opinion   :D.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:43:05 PM »
I wish Canon and Zeiss could agree on an AF license ...

Hail Mary, But Canon aren't that dense I think, who would buy a Canon Lens between 15 & 135 ?? if the Zeiss Lenses AF on a Canon Body, exception being the TSE lenses.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:43:44 PM »
Re the discussion on Version 1 versus version II lenses & AF Speed, I've owned & used both versions of the 300f/2.8 & 400f/2.8, both the version II lenses have faster AF speed & lock on is much quicker, weight of course is remarkably reduced, IQ not so sure on, not much between versions in my view.

The 1Dx allows much faster AF lock than the 5DMK III , less noticeable with the 200f/2, 300f/2.8, 400f/2.8, 200-400f/4 & 600f/4, but remarkably noticeable on the 85f/1.2 & 50f/1.2

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Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:35:43 PM »
I use the Nikon 14-24f/2.8 on the 5DMK III with a Novoflex adaptor, requires Manual Focus, but it's Landscape so works fine.

Works better on the D3x.

I also use the Canon 8-15f/4, mostly @ 15, find it's a pretty good Lens at 15, certainly better than the older 15f/2.8 Prime.

The Canon 16-35f/2.8 I've almost given up on, all the Canon Primes in this Range work much better, 14f/2.8, 24f/1.4, 35f/1.4, and the Zeiss primes in this range work better than the Canon primes, as long as your Ok with Manual Focus.

I have the 15mm and like it a lot especially with the software we have nowadays like dxo that corrects the aberrations and let's you de-fish it all or partially. I was interested in getting the 8-15 but I am not really into circular shots and I didn't think it was supposed to be any better at 15 than the prime? Is it?

I use both primarily for Underwater Imaging, the newer 8-15f/4 is a much better Lens @ 15 than the older 15f/2.8 @ f/4. The usability of the 8-15 is more restricted as you get lower than say 12mm, at this point it's more about Fun than good Images, still , fun is what Photography is supposed to be about.

For Lanscape work I lean towards the Zeiss 15f/2.8 & Zeiss 21 f/2.8 where the Manual Focus isn't an issue.

The Nikon 14-24f/2.8 is better than anything that Canon currently makes in the Range, but this is a subjective viewpoint, although based on My owning both the Canon 16-35f/2.8 & the Nikon 14-24f/2.8, I've used both these lenses extensively in Underwater Imaging and Landscape, the Nikon beats the Canon in every way, unfortunately. I'de love to see Canon bring a 14-24f/2.8 to Market with the sharpness of the 17 & 24 TSE lenses or even as good as the Nikon.

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