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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:08:29 PM »
Please stop posting photos Edward i cant afford to buy the 200-400 and a trip to tanzania lol!awesome work yet again :)

If you have a choice go for the trip, always.

And lovely B&W, Kaz as well, your certainly putting the 85 to good use.

Interesting re the afma, I purchased Reiken when it finally went Mac, I've yet to do any afma on a single Lens I own, I can't see any of them have an issue so I'm reluctant to mess with them, makes me wonder if I've just gotten used to any issues they may have. I'm always interested to see here on CR the amount of people that do run Reiken etc and post that their Lenses almost all require adjustments.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 04:22:08 AM »
Thanks Edward!  I assume that since it's primary use relates to glare that the light loss is not relevant in those bright circumstances.

Jack

In almost any situation where I use a Polariser I generally take a light reading without the filter, add the filter & take another reading, then shoot around +1 to +1.5 stops.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:23:28 AM »
Cute

It's said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, sort springs to mind here, Lovely Lovely Image Menace

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:17:42 AM »

Edward, I'm aware of these filters, in fact I think I had one  eons ago with my F1 but that's about it.  If one is installed in the 300 is there a need to take it out for general shooting.  In browsing this thread I think I saw reference to light loss??  Probably a dumb question but I'm a beginner. ;)

Jack

No Dumb questions in this Game Jack, we are all learning, until the day we can't.

Yes, there is 1 to 2 stops of light loss depending on where you position the circular polariser, there's a clear Blank in the Big Whites that you Pop out & replace it with the 52mm Circular Polariser, operates no different to any Circular Polariser you would add to the end of a Lens that's less than say 200mm in Focal Length i.e. Lee 105 Circular Polariser etc.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:12:40 AM »
Thanks eml58,
Is this the one you using?
Dylan

Hi Dylan, Yes it is.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:47:10 PM »
And for those that aren't too keen on the Blood etc.

Lunch of a different kind.

1Dx 200-400f/4

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:06:13 PM »
Keeping with the "Lunch" venue.

1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/7.1 & 1/400th ISO640

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 08, 2013, 09:41:44 PM »
Young Cheetah, shot just after Full Sunset, Tanzania Serengeti.

1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/200th ISO800

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:22:34 AM »
Any suggestion on the drop in Circular Polariser?

Hi Dylan, available B&H etc, US$230

Worth the Money, I use a couple of them as I'm often using one in each of the Lenses I'm shooting with.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:14:30 AM »
If a person has no legs or looses his legs, he/she has to do whatever they can to survive without in aid from anyone in my part of the world. I see many of them at almost EVERY stop light. It is heart wrenching. I used to cry a lot earlier but by now have become immune. :(

So True, it's something to see here in Indonesia & it does give your faith in Humanity a huge Boost how as there is no welfare support from the Government, it's then up to Family & the Village, and mostly when you see these sorts of situations, begging publicly, it's either they have no Family or it's a Business, as Sanj says, it can be heartbreaking, so you do what you can and learn that you can't help everyone.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:06:57 AM »

Wow! Look at the muscles! On the Paws, Cheeks, Neck... Is it a male? Claws are retracted. Seems very much at ease. Must be "Fed up" ;)

And you shot it @300mm? Not your 200-400L @400x1.4? What were you thinking? Or may be you noticed the claws were retracted...

Hi RPT, I had the 200-400 with me but happened to have the Strobe set up on the 300, so shot with the 300 as this Guy was Laying on the Rock but in shade & we were able to get so close to him.

Young Male, but Oldest Son to the Dominant Male Leopard in the area (A large 8 Year Old called Tyson), this Guy was substantially larger than his Dad, but at around 3 to 4 years Old lacked the experience to unseat his Dad as Dominant Male.

Tyson (see attached Image), is a Beautiful Male, apparently beats the crap out of any Male Leopard that enters the area (hence the name Tyson, although looking at is ear he possibly should have been called Evander), but let's his 3 Sons remain in the area unmolested (Real Family Guy), this is a face that just tells a story and only a Mother could Love.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:24:09 PM »
Mala mala South Africa 2013.

1Dx 300f/2.8 L II, Shot @ f/5.6 & 1/800th ISO400

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 07, 2013, 10:50:56 PM »
Stay tune ;)

Hi Dylan, finally found something you asked me about re the 300 + 1.4x

The attached isn't possibly the best example, but it was shot after actual Sunset, so still some light, but quite dim.

5DMK III 300f/2.8 L II + 1.4x V III, Shot at 420mm f/4.5 & 1/640th ISO1250

Majority of Grain was introduced in Post, I was wanting to give the Image that Old World Look, not always successfully I should add.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 07, 2013, 09:44:08 PM »
Duba Plains Lions, these amazing Animals are some of the only Lions that do all their hunting during the day, mostly using the water as a method of stalking & hunting their prey, and almost exclusively Hunt Buffalo. I've spent a week twice now at Duba, the 2nd fortunate to see these Lions make 2 Kills, unfortunate for the Buffalo of course.

5DMK III 300f/2.8 L II, Shot @ f/10 & 1/400th ISO400

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Why would Canon feel compelled to rush into the high megapixel market when it's pretty much been a flop for Nikon and Sony?

In what sense is it a flop?

My understanding is the D800[E] is intended to serve a niche market of high end studio and landscape. Therefore I wouldn't measure it's success by comparing units sold to the 5Dmk3.

Agree. Why is it a flop?? Either for Nikon or Sony??

Cause its for a niche market.
Being a professional photographer is a niche market in itself, to be a niche within a niche... not really a successful business plan.

Going straight to the end of your post, if Nikon made a profit on the D800 (and whatever lenses & other equipment it wouldn't have sold otherwise, e.g. by getting customers who would have otherwise bought an MF camera), then it's a success.

And that's the bottom line, success for any Company is about wether or not the Product has generated Profits.

I don't know as I'm not privy to Nikon'd detailed P&L, but I'de be very surprised to find that the D800 hasn't been a financial success for nikon. From what I can perceive on the interment (dangerous), Nikon intend to bring in a D4x sometime early 2014, that would at least cement the fact that Nikon find the 36MP Sensor a success for them.

I owned a D800, purchased primarily as an Underwater replacement for my 5DMK II, I kept it 12 months & sold it along with the lenses I'de purchased, for me it wasn't that big an advantage over the 5DMK III considering what I felt were some inherent disadvantages (Menu system, horrible 105 Macro), so I currently use the 5DMK III and it works well.

The Sony a7r is another 36MP Body that is worth looking at over the coming year or 2, I recently purchased one, again to see wether or not the 36MP Sensor in a smaller form body could replace my 5DMK III for underwater Imaging, like it, don't like the EVF, time will tell, but I think Sony have a potential winner here, the Market at the moment seems to reflect that, the a7r is selling well, it certainly can't be considered a "flop" at this point, the opposite could be the case, but again, time will tell.

The High MP Market is becoming more competitive, a year ago it was Nikon & the D800, now we have Sony and the a7r, I would be very surprised if Canon didn't get into this Market, my best guess would be a Body +/- 40MP in 2014, probably a Pro 1 Body.

This high MP Market shouldn't be confused with medium format and the likes of Phase One, that's a whole different ballgame.

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