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Landscape / Re: Slot Canyons- Canyon X and Upper Antelope, Grand Canyon
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:28:10 PM »
Canyon-x Slot canyon in Page, Arizona.

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Landscape / Re: Slot Canyons- Canyon X and Upper Antelope, Grand Canyon
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:24:29 PM »
Zion Shots with 24-70

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Landscape / Slot Canyons- Canyon X and Upper Antelope, Grand Canyon
« on: December 01, 2013, 12:15:38 PM »
I hope everyone at CR had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  I Spent most of my time in Arizona in search of unique landscapes- slot canyons in Page Arizona.  I also went to the Grand Canyon which had low thick clouds and haze from a prescribed burn, which greatly limited views.  Thanks to all of you who gave technical advice, and advice on where to go, what to bring.

I just got in last evening, and I want to share with everyone some of what I saw.  I am going to post images that are minimally processed due to time constraints.  I used my 5DIII, 24-70 2.8 II , Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 for the most part.  On occasion, I used my new Samyang 14mm 2.8, which did not disappoint ( My addendum to Dustin's fine review- excellent lens, especially for the money- practice with it at home first, don't be afraid that you need to adjust aperture like the old days of manual, don't bother to look at the distance ring- just get to know what your copy does in advance, use a loupe and live view, dof preview button works, use manual and vary shutter speed, don't be afraid to go above f11 if needed- experiment with the lens). 

This is my first attempt at Landscape and slot photography, which means small apertures and long exposures, but I learned a lot, and saw some awesome, otherworldly things.

Look, enjoy (or hate them, that's ok too), comment, if you want contact information, whatever.

Thanks to everyone in CR for support and comments in general, the site has helped educate me and I appreciate and benefit greatly.
( Samyang photos are jpeg endng in 46, 64, 73, rest are from 24-70 2.8 II)
Scott

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As soon as Adorama releases my $$, I will purchase my 300 2.8 II from B$H, so I am not worried.  He is a CEO, so he has to present a vision to the world, and sound confident.  Leica sells 600-700 film cameras/year-great.  Their mainstay cameras are expensive, and though I don't have numbers (Neuro, your que), they don't dominate.

In Tech terms, 10 years is forever.  Even the young amongst us will be old(er).  Who knows what the next generation will prefer, and who can predict what preferences will be, what the tech will be, and what will sell?

Also consider your point Dylan (and mine too).  We are invested in the whole ecosystem and we love our glass.  There are other things to consider like ergonomics. Just for a fun example, what if they could make a mirrorless system and improve the electronics such that it bests the current 1DX AND fits in the SL1 body, AND takes all of the current EF lenses?  Not taking price into consideration, many people just won't buy it because of form factor alone.  Form factor is one of many things frequently mentioned (both plus and minus) about Nikon's current DF offering.

So I'm doubling down on my lenses, and working hard to improve my skills.  Let's see what the heated competition can do for us!  I say bring it- but don't put it into a toy body- please.

Scott

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/leica-ceo-syas-not-sure-dslr-will-still-be-alive-in-10-years-no-way-we-go-mft/

I better enjoy my recent purchase Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II before my DSLR dies ;D

I'm not sure how they going to make 24-70 f2.8, 85mm f1.4, 135mm f2, 70-200 f2.8, 300mm f2.8 list goes on...small enough to go with mirrorless body.

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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: November 30, 2013, 10:07:56 PM »
Sweet- Congrats!

I will be (re) ordering mine soon.

sek
CR is a perfect place when you need people to talk you out from NOT buying big whites ;D

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.

There is no doubt 600mm or 200-400 w/ 1.4 tc is my wish list for next year or two::)

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Lenses / Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: November 30, 2013, 10:04:24 PM »
It is a sweet lens, it is hard to resist.

I agree you won't get the advice you are looking for here. Too many posters (myself included) suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't snagged the 24-70 II  :P

I too am suffering from GAS. Trying really hard to not get the 24-70 II right now. But i feel once i get $300 amex card from the 70-200 mkii rebate together with the $150 i already got from the 100L rebate that i will succumb. If it stays around for $1799 and with rewards u get from b&h coupled with no interest deferred payments (6-18 months sometimes), how can i resist?

Please help ;) :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:53:59 AM »
What is BVI?

To get me upgrade to 5D Mark IV, Canon needs to have these:

1. One full stop better in high ISO
2. 8-10 fps (even when the battery at 3/4 or half left)
3. Tries not to sell @ $4000 from beginning, then, drops to $2500 few months later

That last point was completely avoidable, If you bought from BVI. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:49:41 AM »
I am with you on this Dylan.  I am just trying landscape photog this week so I can see what many are saying about more DR (please no flame wars, but I do now see the point). Having used the camera almost since it came out, I am still trying to master it.  Hopefully by the time the IV comes out, I will have done so.  So my addition/question to you post is, beyond what we agree on, what else might be on the horizon that could make the IV great, that we didn't think of?  Hmmmm?

sek

To get me upgrade to 5D Mark IV, Canon needs to have these:

1. One full stop better in high ISO
2. 8-10 fps (even when the battery at 3/4 or half left)
3. Tries not to sell @ $4000 from beginning, then, drops to $2500 few months later

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:33:41 AM »
congrats on the PhD- a great accomplishment.

sek

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Lenses / Re: Price History of 300 2.8 II
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:46:55 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I will have to get used to the lump in my throat, and try to be as good as this lens (hopefully one day)!.  Stay tuned.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to All

sek

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Lenses / Price History of 300 2.8 II
« on: November 24, 2013, 01:25:53 AM »
I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on this beauty.  I am wondering if anybody knows if the price drops around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or after Christmas, etc.?  Any historical data?

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks all.

sek

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Sports / Re: 17 Year old Sports Photographer
« on: November 23, 2013, 02:45:08 PM »
I am not a sports photog. That said, your pics are excellent and you show understanding of all bases.  Of course always room for improvement and continued mastery.  Great to see a a serious minded and directed young person.

Keep up the good work.

Sek

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Here is my take.

This is the first I have heard of this guy.  I read the article. I am old enough to be thinking of my legacy, and be clear on matters of character, values, ethics, etc.  But, I wouldn't push them onto others.

That said, the problem is that he is in the position of power- he can make careers, he is older, he is "wiser" in the was of manipulation, etc.  The girls are desperate to "make it" before they get too old, and they are trusting, and they are younger.  Uncle Terry uses his professional position to prey upon these weak young victims.  He is dumb enough to publish himself.

He disgraces photography, and whatever his work, his legacy will be marred-FOREVER!. If I had a daughter, I wouldn't want her near this POS, and I would never want his reputation-would any of you?

sek

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Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
It's going to be a long weekend

Congratulations Dylan!  You will absolutely enjoy that lens!  Like others and myself have said, it is one of the most versatile, since it accepts the 1.4x and 2x converters very very well!  If I could just keep one big white, it would be the 300mm II. 

Enjoy and upload some photos for us!

Regards,
Jason
Thanks jason.
I selected free shipping option.  The lens will be here next week. Will post some photos.

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Lenses / Re: And so I DID - My 1st BIG WHITE LENS
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:25:20 PM »
Way to go Dylan!

Enjoy it for many years to come.  I will have to check B&H, I think I have enough saved with billmelater to get one very soon too (I have been stashing money there like lay-away so I can pick it up without debt).  Maybe a Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Anyone else?

sek

Few weeks back, I posted this:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17620.0

Thanks for talking me out of it guys :P

Just got off the phone with BH, about pricing. All I can say is BH is AWESOME and so I DID. My 1st BIG WHITE ;D ;D ;D

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