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Lenses / Re: Renting a wildlife lens
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:06:58 PM »
I own a 500 f4 USM IS (not II). It is an outstanding lens for wildlife but it is big and heavy. I've seen people hand-hold it but I don't think you are able to take full advantage of the resolution of that lens doing it. You'd need a sturdy tripod and ball head or Wimberley type mount. If you're flying, it might fit in the overhead in its case by itself.
The IQ however, is much better than the 100-400 or the 70-200 with a 2x teleconverter.

I will be driving, and have a manfrotto 055xpro (8kg) tripod which i think should be ok...  :)

Thanks for the advice, i'll let you all know what happens, and photos of course...  I'm hoping for some big cat action! :)

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Lenses / Re: Renting a wildlife lens
« on: March 26, 2013, 11:06:04 AM »
Have you considered buying a 100-400 versus renting the 500?  For 2 week trip, costs may be similar and in the end you could either keep the 100-400 or sell it and get a good bit of your money back.

it is just for 3 days (i live in India)...  it is an option, but since i don't use telephoto that much, i would be more inclined to buy the 2x TC...

thanks for the info.

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Lenses / Renting a wildlife lens
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:01:01 AM »
Hi,

I'm heading off on a last minute safari in India, and wanted to hire a 100-400L, but unfortunately it was unavailable...  my alternatives are the more expensive Canon EF 400mm f/4L IS DO or Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM. having never used either of these lenses i was hoping for some input from you guys upon choice...

Thanks for anything,

John

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:48:27 AM »
Not regretting getting the 5d mkiii now rather than wait for the 7d mk ii...  it will be priced a little above the 6d i think, give people the option ff/specs... just my 2 cent! :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 09, 2013, 01:36:31 AM »
Getting to grips with my 5d and 70-200! :)

Wow... awesome. You have these owls in an urban Indian city!!? zoo?

This was taken just outside my work, but i work in a big garden...  i have however seen them in the city center too...  :)  thanks!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:29:38 AM »
Getting to grips with my 5d and 70-200! :)

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I love this forum... Just searched it seeking answers to the same questions!

Thanks for the info, helped me too!:)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 30, 2012, 06:52:42 AM »
If you were/are in Mysore and clicking, we demand proof... ;)
Enjoy! It is a great camera.
In case you are wondering who "we" includes, it is none of the quoted - it is I, me and myself ;)

Attached! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 28, 2012, 12:31:49 PM »
Wow! It's now official!  ;) Enjoy with your camera. Did she find out about the charged battery? I guess not  ::)

It is awesome, especially paired with my 70-200 IS II...  Nope, she had no idea, but i think she charged it too, as it was not put in the box as i had put it! :) all is good!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 26, 2012, 09:15:53 AM »
Got it on Christmas morning... Now in Mysore, India putting it it through its paces! Just awesome! :) thanks and have a great 2013 all! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:08:42 PM »
Thanks all! I will keep you posted! :)

Merry Christmas from India! And have a great new year! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:04:21 PM »
Don't know what I did to deserve my wife but I would so do it again and again (and again)! I hope you have as much fun with yours as I have had with mine.  8)

I assume you mean the 5D!  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:24:09 PM »
This is the absolutely BEST and MOST HILARIOUS post I've ever read on one of the photog fora...Merry Christmas, adhocphotographer...well as I said in the days before the 5D3s official announcement: "there is joy in the waiting..."  8) And be aware: The 5D3 is an awesome camera! Bought one in August, payed the premium but it was worth every swiss franc! Took some 2.4k photos to date.

Thanks...  i had to share and I'm glad it spread some cheer! I'm loving all the possible fun i could have with this, but knowing my wife, i don't think she wants me to find it...  so all i've done is charge the battery and place it back in the box (good advice chaps)!!!  5 days......  :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:18:56 PM »
How do you know it's for you? Just saying ;-)

WHYYYYY would you say that! :O

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:41:19 AM »
Good thing she doesn't read this forum and this specific thread.  Pull out the battery and charge it up, she'll never know. :)

good plan... on it! ;)

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