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Lenses / Re: Hello Old Friend.
« on: October 28, 2013, 07:32:56 PM »
I think this is a large part of the attraction of the "Nostalgia" Cameras, Leica M9, Nikon's new DF, Fuji's range of X series, Sony's new a7 etc, these Cameras have that 1950's look and feel about them, certainly an attraction for myself, as long as they have 2013/14 specs, which deals out the M9.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: October 28, 2013, 07:25:21 PM »
Have me thinking Now.

Something like this with a short Monopod, might work.

Look like someone who can't make up his mind, Take Photographs or Go Fishing.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: October 28, 2013, 05:45:16 AM »
I don´t believe there are any. They would not have many customers. The problem with Lynx is that it hides in daytime and hunts at night and seldom move in open areas. And it is not fond of people. So unless you know exactly on the spot where you can find it, you probably won't. I just got lucky. I was out to see if I could shoot some moose with the new lens and was sitting in a natural hideout when it came.

Great stuff, Beautiful Animal & Thanks for the feedback.


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Lenses / Re: 135 F1.8L IS
« on: October 28, 2013, 04:59:04 AM »

Same size
Same weight
IS
f2 or f1.8
Sharp wide open to f5.6

COUNT ME IN ::)

would certainly expect an increase in size and weight if getting F1.8 and IS, but hopefully not too much.

It's made at the moment, unfortunately by Zeiss for Sony Alpha Cameras.

Zeiss 135 f/1.8, 985g/77mm Filter Size/USD$1,799.00
Canon 135 f/2, 750g/72mm Filter Size/USD$1,089.00

No IS, weather sealing, But, Works for me though, if only.

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Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:59:24 AM »
OMG! How could you have missed it? Canon has already come out with a "Game Changer".... the mode dial goes all the way around in the newest cameras.

Hi Don, I guess I missed that, if it wasn't on CR first I don't believe it.   ::)

Or, it was, and I missed it.


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Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:15:19 PM »
More punditry from the peanut gallery.

It's an interesting article, I guess, but my view is that Cameras haven't changed in basic operation for about a Century, the basics are the same, the wrap around "bits & pieces" added on of course are huge, most of which we don't use.

It's still f/stop/Shutter speed/ISO.

The Post software thing has changed more I feel than Camera Innovation, we no longer (most of us) use Film.

The Phrase "Game Changer" seems hugely over used in this Business, 5DMK2/D800 a7r, etc etc, these aren't "innovations", they are incremental modifications & improvements.

Marketing strategy has changed hugely, we buy the incremental changes so the Marketing clearly works, sales have fallen of course, people start to see through the Marketing hype and realise the 2 year old Camera is as good at Taking Images as the New Model, why change, plus prices continue to escalate and this makes People think a little harder about that New, Innovative Game Changing Camera/Thingy.

There will be loads of Toys, like Google Glass, marketed as "Game Changing Innovations" over the coming years, but mostly they'll just be another piece of gear wrapped around an incremental change in what's effectively been the same Technology since 1850, or so.

I'm pretty sure I'll be using a 1Dxs II in 5 Years time, and enjoying it, but eventually someone will come up with a "Game Changer", look forward to seeing what that may be, haven't really seen it yet & I've been waiting 64 years.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:43:53 PM »
First real shoot with this lens and I get to shoot a Lynx. Fantastic. The lens performed very well, but I must admit that i find it more difficult to handhold this one than the 600 f4L IS II. The reason being the zoom ring. But mounted on the Gitzo monopod with RRS head, all worked well.
1DX, 200-400 1.4x at 560mm, f/5.6, ISO400, 1/2000s

Hi Eldar, do you know who puts together Photo expeditions to Photograph Norway Lynx ?? Did a search on the Internet but found nothing, Polar Bears loads, Lynx nothing.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:18:17 PM »
First real shoot with this lens and I get to shoot a Lynx. Fantastic. The lens performed very well, but I must admit that i find it more difficult to handhold this one than the 600 f4L IS II. The reason being the zoom ring. But mounted on the Gitzo monopod with RRS head, all worked well.
1DX, 200-400 1.4x at 560mm, f/5.6, ISO400, 1/2000s

Like this one even better than the one on the 1Dx thread, just a completely Beautiful Animal.

I agree on the 200-400 handling, I think the weight on the 1Dx is about perfect, around the same as the 400f/2.8, but you almost need an extra hand when your trying to Zoom, and flip in/out the 1.4x, I use it probably 40% hand held, rest of the time it's on a Monopod, or if on Safari in a Vehicle, on a Monopod that's fixed to the Vehicle.

Last trip I used it mostly on a fixed Bean Bag, worked well.

Rarely shoot the Combo at more than f/5.6, at this the backgrounds just blur out Beautifully, have to get up to Norway at some point for some serious shooting, so far I've only been there for stopovers to Svalbard, place looks lovely from the Air.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 27, 2013, 07:11:56 PM »
Lynx in a cold breeze and low autumn sun. There are only about 350 animals in around 60 family groups left of this beautiful animal here in Norway. One feels privileged to have seen it.
1DX, 200-400 f4L 1.4x at 560mm f5.6 1/2000s, ISO400

Hi Eldar, Beautiful Shot, wonderful capture, would love the chance to see one of these in the Wild.

Love this Lens @ f/5.6 & 560mm.

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Ok so I stuck with the 256gb for 2 reasons cost and kept the integrated graphics. Finally windows on a retina screen with good battery life. If I had went for the 512 I would have been running the gt 750 all the time and the there comes the heat again. I can say I have done a few boot camp windows installs on all the retina macbooks 13-15 and all the processor variables and once up and running never had an issue but I do it so little tweaks and approaches may not be the norm for others.

I must say on previous MacBook Pros the Boys haven't had the issues we had on this particular one either, I think we just got a Lemon, happens.

Good Luck with what ever you decide KKC

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:18:31 PM »
love all the gold
  wonderful work !

Thanks Gary, nothing quite like an African Dawn/Sundown to help an Image. This Young Lady helped by Looking back into the Sun, allowing the Eyes to blaze.

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I posted about this subject recently and I've yet to pull the trigger....torn between 13 and 15 inch mrpro.

My experience for what it's worth on this subject.

Have two Lads, so that's 3 MacBook Pro's, bought 2 x 15" last year with Retina, 1TB (almost) SSD, 8GB RAM, bought 1 x 13", same deal.

I tried the 13" for my go away Photography needs (have an older 15" MacBook Pro that I used to use), found the 13" screen size just wasn't up to what was comfortable, clearly a better fit for weight etc, but the screen size just didn't do it for me, but the Retina display is a total Joy.

Couldn't convince either of my Boys to give up a 15" (ungrateful little People), so just ordered the new MacBook Pro 15" with the Haswell chip.

One of my Lads runs Windows (Games that only run on windows, poor deluded child), with Boot Camp, this 15" MacBook Pro has been back to Apple service 4 times with serious issues, the other 15" that only runs OSX (The smarter of the two), no issues, all bought same time, make your own conclusions don't want to get into a Windows/Apple discussion, about as useless as a Nikon/Canon discussion. My Lad ended up clearing the hard drive of the problematic Mac, returning it to OSX only, and taking My older 15" MacBook Pro and setting it up for Windows only, seems to work well when each Computer is only running OSX or Windows.

I used to run a 17" MacBook Pro, still have it in a cupboard, love the screen size, but don't believe I'de ever go back to the size & weight of the 17" when I feel the 15" just seems the perfect fit.

I see the Op mentions only running SSD 256GB, believe me you will find this just isn't enough HD space, I used to config with 500GB SSD (Almost), but now config with 1TB (Almost), and my new Order I've gone with the 1TB Pcle Flash Storage, another thing if you can pull on the cost, is increase to 16GB SDRAM, unfortunately by the time you push the new MacBook Pro specs to the limits, you now have a USD$3,650 Computer, but it's going to be a screamer, until the new one comes out, next year.

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Macro / Re: Fuzzy thing
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:22:20 PM »
Lovely Shot, well done, background completes.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:37:41 AM »
Awesome shots Edward. I'm always impressed by your pictures.

Appreciated Click, Thanks, I must admit, I do enjoy the Photography/Travel thing.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:28:09 AM »
Another Cheetah Shot, late afternoon Light, just finished eating a Kill, Thompson's Gazelle, ate the thing to almost nothing in about 30 Minutes, Cheetahs eat fast, always in mind that Leopards, Hyenas and Lions will easily push them off a Kill.

1Dx 200-400f/4, Shot @ 560mm f/5.6 & 1/500th ISO200

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