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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:48:10 AM »
I have examples posted all over these forums, if you wish to take a look. I get a lot of compliments, but the simple fact of the matter is I'm rarely satisfied with my work. I don't blame my lack of satisfaction on my equipment. My equipment is excellent, even though these days it is technologically inferior. I blame my lack of satisfaction for not having the ability to fully realize my vision...what I see in my minds eye is often not what I see in my results. No amount of equipment will ever fix that...doesn't matter how much DR Sony and Nikon pump out...the only thing that can fix the deficiency in my art is a continued, exerted effort to improve it myself.

Lovely stuff, it's what I read CR for, small pieces of Eloquence, be it technical, Images or just plain nicely put.

Thank You jrista, honestly made my day.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 01, 2013, 10:39:38 PM »
One of the regulars in CR asked me to post some of my Images shot with the 300f/2.8 L II, so I've pulled these four as examples of just how well the Lens works on either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III.

I wasn't able to pull up any shot with this Lens + the 1.4x converter, I've tested this Combo and found it's a perfect match, very little degradation viewable, but I very seldom use the combo as I've always had the 400f/2.8 L II as well, now the 200-400f/4.

The 300f/2.8 L II is one of my absolute main stay Lenses, sharp, fast to focus & light.

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:40:56 PM »
I have read a few quite good examples of trolling here, but alongside every once in a while maybe you are missing some good points. ;-)

Diko, you may well be right, but it's a two way street, it may just be that your the one missing the point.

There's nothing wrong with having a wish list, I have several, I just don't expect that a Company like Canon/Nikon/Sony is going to give much thought to it, but that doesn't stop me living in hope and believing that all these Companies sooner or later end up at the same point, some sooner, some later, but they all end up with very similar pieces of Tech & equipment for the same Market, it's called good business.

Just pick one, large choice, buy the gear, enjoy.

Don't keep looking over your shoulder at what everyone else is doing, just leads back to CR and Posts of discontent.

And if that Green Machine has an Option to install a Canon, I'm in faster than greased lightning.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:24:53 PM »
This past summer, while I was photographing birds at one of our local wetland preserves, a fairly large group of female deer, ranging in age from yearlings to several years old and maybe a couple elders, wandered up for a drink.

All good, but the second Image is just about perfect, lovely background, almost a painterly touch to the Image, really, well done.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:23:07 PM »

All lovely, but this one is just spot on.

Would be interested to know what Gear was used.

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:19:56 PM »
You say there's no benefit to building faster cards until there's a camera that actually has to buffer data at those rates.
You could also reverse that, what's the benefit of building a faster camera if memory cards can’t keep up with it?
The answer to the “problem” is quite simple. Collaboration between camera companies and memory card builders. That's why the Nikon D4 got XQD and the new generation Canon (pro) camera’s will have CFast 2.0 memory cards.

I honestly don't think one can argue this logic, CFast 2 is the future, I actually looked to see if I could use them in my 1Dx, unfortunately not, so perhaps the new High MP Canon will have this tech built in, I hope so. Only downside at all to the Tech is initial cost for the Cards, which will come down as companies implement the tech into their products.

Nikon took a leap of faith with the D4 and XQD, I honestly don't think any prospective buyers of this Camera didn't buy because of the XQD Card system, my Lad uses these Cards in his Sony XDCAM HD422 they work wonderfully well from what I can see, expensive ?? Yes, but as most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for, mostly.

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2013, 07:30:59 PM »
Not exactly.  CustomerS come first.  In aggregate.  Canon needs to keep a majority of the user base 'happy', or at least buying - that is one way to deliver value to shareholders.  They've clearly demonstrated the ability to do that.  If your particular wants/needs coincide with those of the majority, well and good. If not, as is clearly the case for you, then Canon doesn't really give a CRAP about YOU.

Yes, it's a Sad truth, must be horrible for some to wake up with the realisation that one of the largest Corporates on the Planet just doesn't know who you are. Canon like many other Companies that sell a Product, sell to the Mass Market, it's very much a case of "You can't keep all of the People Happy all of the time, but we can keep most of the People Happy most of the Time".

Except AvTvM

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: November 27, 2013, 07:02:57 PM »
On a recent Safari trip to Tanzania I was set up near the base of a Tree waiting for a Leopard to come down, been there 2 hours.

2 Car loads of People came by, spent 5 minutes taking mostly Photos of my Rig & asking if I was a Pro Photographer (I had the 200-400 & 600 set up), then drove on (they seemed confused that the Guy with all the gear, Me, was no one, the guy with the D3 & 80-400 all beaten up, was Greg DeToit, who just won Wildlife Photographer of the Year & so very definitely a consummate Pro), every single person in each of the 2 vehicles (I think around 10 People total) was taking Images with either an iPad or a Phone, not a dslr in the bunch.

Considering each person must have paid in excess of 20k to get to this spot, I was gob smacked to think none of these people thought the cost of an dslr was important enough to outlay on to get the possibility of quality Images.

Strangely enough, this isn't unusual to see, most people do these trips just to be here, a few memento Images for the Kids & Grand Kids seems to be just fine. As a Keen Photographer I can't quite get it, but they outnumber me, so maybe I'm the one that's out of sync, at least I have Greg for Company, neither of us could quite work it all out.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony to revolutionize our lives!
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:50:07 PM »
I think that people would notice if I suddenly had shoulder length purple hair....

Not if you go Live in Tokyo   :D

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:47:51 PM »
To grow organically a company must have

Manure, a lot of Manure is needed to grow Organically  ;)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: November 27, 2013, 06:37:23 PM »
Unless SanDisk has introduced a new card then the Lexar 1000X are still the fastest on the market.

Currently the Lexar Pro 1000x transfers @ 150mbs

Just recently SanDisk introduced the new Extreme Pro CF Card @ 160mbs (the older cards like my own transfer @ 100mbs which is why I thought to try the Lexar Cards) The new SanDisk have capacities now up to 250GB (USD$1K each)

Sandisk have also just introduced the new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 CF Cards transferring @ 350mbs to 450mbs. (4k compliant, 120GB card costs USD$1,900)

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: November 27, 2013, 03:21:47 AM »
They think every man over age 25 needs Viagra, and is "old"...hahaha.

Do you ever take your wife on a racetrack in your FF, and video her reaction to the speed?  If not, you should!  Those videos are hilarious on youtube.

I think I resemble that first remark, at least the Older than 25 bit   ;)

Yes I agree, Kimi does lack emotion, except in his driving, I think it was Keke Rosberg that coined the Phrase "You want to Win?? Get a Fin", But although I'm not a huge Vettell fan, you can't take anything away from the Young Man, he is a huge Talent & is about the only one currently capable of winning more championships than Michael.

My wife drives a RangeRover, pretty well says it all.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: November 27, 2013, 02:13:20 AM »
Your Ferrari is a great car by the way, which I would have loved to own. But I live in Norway, where 4 wheel drive is a basic requirement, so I have a Porsche 911 turbo instead :)

Hi Eldar, The 911 Turbo is a Lovely Car as well, friend of mine has one of only 7 GT3's in Australia, murders the Ferrari FF, but I went from the Porsche Panamera Turbo to the FF.

Btw, are you an F1 fan?  There's another thread about shooting F1 races...

Absolutely, I had high hopes for Kimi and Lotus, seemed to end in a heap, but next year should be interesting, I hope.

We are sort of in another "Schumacher" period with the young Vettell & the Adrian Newey Car.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:21:17 AM »
And this is what I purchased mine for! :)

Bears of a different kind, but still Bears.
Lovely Image, haven't done this yet, but hope to sometime soon.

Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 26, 2013, 10:12:21 PM »
For anyone contemplating a Longyearbyen Holiday, this is it, Svalbard in all it's Glory.

1 Bank, 1 Supermarket (quite good actually) & 8 Clothing stores for Cold Hiking/Climbing etc.

Clothing stores outnumber the Bars, which surprised me, seems the ideal place to get totally Bloto.

They do have a superb small Museum, absolutely worth an hour or two, do this before getting Bloto.

Neat, small and not the place to spend more than 48 hours I think, unless you enjoy being Bloto.

Only thing missing from this Image is the Airport, off to the right of the Image and about 3 Kilometres away.

1Dx & 200-400f/4, Shot from the Stockholm tied up at the Coal Dock opposite side of the Harbour, IS on to counteract being slightly Bloto.

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