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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:37:24 AM »
BULL RACING you have to love it.  wonderful shot !

Thanks Gary, it was different that's for sure, getting in the final few frames and getting out of the way quickly was the order of the day.

A Chinese Photographer miss timed it, his D4 + 800f/5.6 Lens went under the hooves, fortunately the Photographer was only bruised, his gear was a write off, what didn't get flattened ended up in a foot of mud & water, I guess the Bulls didn't like Nikons.

The attached Portrait was the days winner, he more than any of the others ran the bulls right to the end, when I spoke to him later he laughed and said his whole day was about seeing which Photographer would run last, he thought it was funny that the locals had more sense, they ran first.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 08, 2014, 10:26:04 PM »
Pacu Jawi Bull Run, near Padang Sumatra Indonesia, yesterday.

1Dx 200-400f/4, shot @ 200mm f/8, 1/800th ISO 1000

Incredible day.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 08, 2014, 08:36:43 PM »
To me the question is a bit odd. The 600mm is made for a totally different use than the 200-400. They are both exceptional lenses and outstanding for their use. When going on a trip, where I don´t bring both, it has not been difficult to choose which one to bring.

It would be more difficult to compare the 200-400 with the 300 f2.8L IS II, with the 1.4xIII and 2xIII extenders. The 300 is clearly less flexible, but it is smaller, it gives you exceptional IQ, AF speed and a stop advantage and also very good performance with the extenders. You also have significant money saved for something else.

It´s a substantial cost to get both the 200-400 and the 600, but it would have to be for something really exceptional if I were to part with any of them.

A agree Eldar, both these Lenses are a substantial investment for most that decide to buy either, or both, and one would imagine a serious amount of thought goes into that decision.

The 600f/4 is not your close in type Lens, it's uses are varied but going on CR and the many fine Images I've seen with the 600 exhibited here, Birders are the Lenses main stream users, followed by people like myself, Wild Life at a distance.

The 200-400f/4 is clearly more your closer in Lens, with the option to go out to 560 albeit at a small light disadvantage with f/5.6, More suited to your Wildlife/Sports Photographer.

If I'm heading to Open Plains style Geography, Serengeti, Mara etc, I would place the 600 +1.4x in the Bag first, the 200-400 second.

If I'm heading to Okavango Delta, South Africa, Timbavati, it's the 200-400 in the bag first with the 300f/2.8 second.

In my own Imaging if I had to choose just one Lens for 90% of my Imaging, it would be the 200-400.


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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:36:59 PM »
Sony a7r, Zeis 35f/2.8 + Zeiss 24-70f/4.

Small, light weight, excellent 36MP back up Camera.

I use this now to back up my 1Dx, has almost replaced my 5DMK III, only drawback is small selection of Lenses, so I use the Metabones Adaptor & my Canon Lenses when I need to.

4fps is the only other drawback if your wanting to shoot Fast Action.
OOps, just read about the "light leak" on the a7/a7r, haven't noticed it in mine but from reports it pretty well affects all the a7/a7r units produced and Sony have owned up quite quickly that it is an issue & they are working to resolve it, another Camera that will need to be shipped back to the Manufacturer.

Leaks light through the Lens Connection Flange on the body during longer exposures.

What is with these Camera producers today, D800 Focus issues, D600 Shutter problems, 5DMK III "light leak" issue, 1Dx AF motor Lubrication issue, none of them seem to be able to get a Camera Body to Market that doesn't present a major issue within a few months, not new of course, I am still the proud owner of the 1Ds MK III, that Camera almost drove me to take up knitting.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 06, 2014, 08:36:34 PM »
Thanks for all the comments

eml58, the fish lifting rainbow trout out of the water is an Osprey
CarlTN, the foreground and background were the heath and gorse hence the colour
ahab1372, it was taken on overcast day and no any other artificial lights was used here

:)
Robin


You should definitely try this Image in some Photo Competitions, I would be very surprised if it didn't do very well, although the Left Wingtip is cut off which is the only possible detracting point, otherwise this Image is an absolute winner.

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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 08:24:32 PM »
Sony a7r, Zeis 35f/2.8 + Zeiss 24-70f/4.

Small, light weight, excellent 36MP back up Camera.

I use this now to back up my 1Dx, has almost replaced my 5DMK III, only drawback is small selection of Lenses, so I use the Metabones Adaptor & my Canon Lenses when I need to.

4fps is the only other drawback if your wanting to shoot Fast Action.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:42:59 PM »
I very seldom do any B&W images, and I'm bored so I thought I have a go, I usually throw out my idea of "correct" exposure and stuff when doing b6w, more fun that way.

Shot with the 200 @ f2


Nicely done Viggo, this little Guy doesn't look to be having Fun, much   ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:40:25 PM »
For your consideration.

So many places to see in India, and I'm yet to see a one, I think I'm held back by the indecision of what to see first, Tigers, Himalayas, Varanassi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Leh, and now, the bare bums in the grass.

Nicely done Sanj.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:32:39 PM »
He doesn't know how to smile...

Life in Prison will do that to you I'm told   ::)

Nice shots Dylan777, haven't traded that 400f/2.8 II for a 200-400f4 yet ??

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 05, 2014, 02:01:13 AM »
When I think of Ice I think of this Image I captured from a Helicopter in 2012 over the Ross Ice Shelf.

970 Klms Wide across the Face, 800 Klms Deep back from the Face, at it's thickest around 750Meters thick, at the floating face where this Image was take, 300 Metres Thick.

Klebnikov in the foreground, Helicopters were putting around 76 People from the Ship onto the Ross Ice shelf.

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Canon General / Re: Interview With Canon Executives
« on: March 05, 2014, 01:50:42 AM »
Nice Guy, quite talkative for a Japanese head of Company, but what precisely did he say ???

Beats me, as Jrista pointed out, very broad, nothing at all specific about anything in real terms that one could make an informed guess on new products.

After reading this though, the one horrifying concern I had was Canon might put a SIM Card in the next 1D Body   :'(.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:25:41 AM »
1Dx
600mm
Nice one Gary, very different to what we've come to expect, like it very much.

Reminds of a scene from the Brad Pit Movie "Seven".

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS III & EF 600 f/4 DO IS
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:21:25 AM »
Current 600 is a great lens.  Only suggestion besides major weight loss, would be a built-in 1.4.  That would be handy!

That's it, in spades, would be a great addition, they could have 2 models, one with one without.

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And an ETTR Function, I mean come on Canon/Nikon/Leica/Sony et all, why ????

Most of these Cameras already have it in a form in "Live View" why can't we have it in non "Live View" ???

This isn't rocket science.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:25:12 PM »

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) by Robin SS Lee, on Flickr


Stunner, absolute stunner.

The Images of the Hawk ?? trying to lift the fish out of the water on your flicker site, just as good.

Welcome to CR.

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