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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:54:29 PM »
And one of the few items (I know, it's not Photographic) but is a bigger lesson in Futility is.....

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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:52:02 PM »
Someone once said (may have been my Father), when you have a great idea, wait awhile, it generally goes away.

The attached is one of the most useless pieces of equipment I've ever had a good idea about.

I think in these Images the "joints" must have been super glued.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 08:36:59 PM »
Me neither although it does take a few days. ;)  But seriously 300 X2 is a pretty good compromise.

Jack

I agree, if the 2x is going to work well, it's going to do it on the 300f/2.8 L II, I don't think Canon make a sharper Lens, possible exception might, I do say might, be the 200f/2

I don't think I've ever tried a converter on the 200f/2, I'm generally using it @ f/2 and looking for as sharp an Image as possible, I have used both the 1.4x & 2x converters at times with the 300 though and they seem to work very well on this Lens, especially the 1.4x.

The other Lens where I've found the converter works exceptionally well has been the 600f/4 II with the 1.4x


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
Well something different a bored dog on the streets of edinburgh :)

Ahh !! This I understand, Wildlife, Edinburgh Version.

Looks like a close Cousin to Eldar's Wolf.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:45:12 PM »
With 300mm, I now don't have to chase after them ;D

I wouldn't take that Bet.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:42:32 PM »

I've a question for all of you.  I know the focus is not 100% but the background looks weird to me.  Do you think the grass behind the birds looks a bit funny?  If so, why?

FYI, f8, 1/4000, iso 1600 5diii with 300 f/2.8ii+2xiii

I agree, it does, but I've seen this in some of my own Images, I don't think it's anything to be too concerned about, you've likely made the same mistakes as I've made from time to time in this situation.

used a 2x Converter (loss of IQ), bright sunlight & used ISO1600 then had to combine that with a very fast shutter speed to counter act the High ISO & used 1/4000th.

All these small issues combine to give a pixelated area where you would normally have that smooth blurred out Bokeh.

My best shot at an answer, someone like Neuro would perhaps have a much better explanation I would guess, I'm not the most technical of Photographers.

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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:29:57 PM »
I bought a micro camera to clip onto Fluffy's collar to see what she did all day. The camera was set to take an image every 10 seconds. I managed to capture 9 hours of sleeping cat.

I tried it on her outside. She came back without camera and collar. I never found it.

That's too Funny Man, I'm still laughing, not sure which part was the best, the sleeping Cat (there's a surprise  ;D ) or the missing Camera & Collar, nice neighbourhood.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
well well well
To little too late, enjoying the a7r.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: December 09, 2013, 06:17:06 PM »
My own copy of the lens is showing out for delivery today, can't wait! I mean, who needs TWO kidneys?!  :D

Hi Winglet, Yes, it's the small downside to the Internet, fortunately 99% of what we see & read about on CR make the experience enjoyable & worthwhile, life has it's mike's, I agree, I doubt we'll see any Images.

You will I'm sure Love the 200-400f/4, I am certainly enjoying the experience and the Images I'm getting from the Lens. Having the 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 600f/4 & had the 400f/2.8 II I am of the opinion that at those particular ranges the 200-400f/4 is not quite as sharp, have felt that since I first purchased the Lens, but you really do need to zoom to perhaps 3:1 before you will see the difference in sharpness, Canon have certainly put all their smarts into designing an exceptionally good Lens.

the only thing lacking is the ability to shoot @ f/2.8, that would be perfect, but not sure I could carry the thing if it was f/2.8 it would be very heavy, so a back up lens that's f/2 or f/2.8 is always in the Bag as well.

Enjoy your Lens when it arrives and look forward to seeing your Images and more importantly hearing about your experiences of the Lens & how the Kidney removal went.

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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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