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Lenses / Re: Which prime lens for nature fotography?
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:18:31 AM »
I had the same problem over the last 2 1/2 years. I got a 400  5.6 a 300 4 and it was too short and two slow light and AF speed so I got the 600 II IS my first big white before that I only had the 70-300 L or still have the 70-200 II IS.
I love this lens and I have no Problem to carry it around all day but a few month ago I got myself the 300 II IS.
300 was just missing and I don't want to get back to the 300 of the 70-300L zoom.
If you think you will get two lenses over the next few years start with the one you really need. In the end it just depends how small your objekts are and how close you can get. If I can get close I perfer switching to the 300 lens and when I'm to far away again I switch back.
if you got one you might get another one filling the gap inthe next years.
The best compromise of price weight and picture quality is the 500 II IS. 200-400 zoom lens is to heavy in my opinion for just 400 4.0 / 560 5.6.
Good luck and I hope you are happy with your choice and have some nice pictures to post in the future.

Lenses / Re: Stacking drop-in filters?
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:00:25 AM »
I have the 300 II IS and the 600 II IS and I got myself for both the screw in filter holder to get rid of the gelatin filter holder that does have a smal piece of glass. And I see a little improvment in the pictures. I have the CPL to and only put it in when I need it because of the picture quality. ND I only usefor filming with my 1D-C when I need them.
And for Fotofool : I would try to work with an ND gelatin and see how it works.
might be interesting to know if it does impact the picture if you let the light pass the ND before or after the CPL.

Lenses / Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:37:35 AM »
I use it for wildlife ( when my 600 II is too Close ), zoo and Portraits.
If you like the 70-200 II IS and it´s sometimes to short you will use it a lot.
If you are in Europe and want a new one I got my for less than 5k EURO.
If you are interested send me a PM and I send you the link.
I love the lens after my 600 II my second choice in glass.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:25:39 AM »

Hi Nicolai.b

nice BIF shot. What did you shoot it with and when/where ?

Thanks a lot



EOS Bodies / Re: Do you have a 4K display?
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:04 PM »
I got myself the Panasonic 65 inch 4K TV because it has a 4k Player included and it has a displayport 4k 60p input.  It does fit perfect to my 1D C and I don´t want to miss 4k.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-1D X Firmware Version 2.0.3 Released
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:29:34 AM »
I just hope they will put this into the 1D C soon too. I hope I don´t have to wait too long before I can send it in for the update.
Sadly with 1D C you can´t download and install it yourself.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why no crop mode on 5d mkiii 1dx
« on: May 05, 2013, 02:15:14 PM »
Hi Pete,

if you really need it so bad there is only one solution to get it. Buy a 1D C .
I got mine last week and don´t regred it and it gives you 1,3 crop for 4k and 1,5 crop for Super35 mode.
with the 1,3 crop on 4k you can feel free to crop it down to 1080P in CS6. this should be enough cropping factor.
And this with a good video quality and C-Log features. If you are after Video this will be the way to go and I don´t think Canon will bring anything close in the next year for less money because of the lack of competionion.

That´s the thing with Canon, they know what they got and they know what the can charge the coustomers for it.
The same with the lenses in the past 2 years, they get more expensive but if I have a look at my 600 II compared to Nikon I can see why.

And if you really need this cheaper than the 1D C go and buy a Nikon with a few lenses like a lot of people do.
They got 2 Systems at home. For me it was cheaper to pay more for the body and get additional the EF 8-15 to keep my wide angle with the crops.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii HDMI Clean Output?
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:50:05 AM »
But the C-Line is a total different quality. I have the 5D III and like it a lot and use it on my Tiffen Merlin 2 from time to time. But I got my 1D C this week and I can only say the quality of the movies is something I haven´t got before. I filmed parrots with 600mm II lens and 2x III in 4K and Super 35.
That gives me 1200mm *1,3 crop = 1560mm and I can crop the picture down to 1080P and get about 3120mm focal lenght or with the Super35 mode 1800mm because of 1,5 crop . It´s just perfect. Doesn´t really fit on my Merlin anymore but I don´t regred spending the extra Money. And I have to say the clean output is not really needed, the quality will only get better with RAW. But it´s nice to be able to connect a Ninja and get the Zebra and Focus peaking. and a backup of your recorded image in a good quality.

Sorry got my new 840 PRO SSD and had to reinstall my system to getting closer to keep up with the 4k files.

And it looks like I don´t have good news for you. see pic

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 12:01:26 PM »
As usual, a lot of people with a lot of answers, that why I posted it to show all that it is there and the new ones got it already on them. Canon shipped my on Friday to the dealer, where I picked it up today.
So it could be there for download soon

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
Hi all,
just got it today with 25P firmware already installed. see pics at

Hi all,
got my 1D C today in Germany and just started it for the first time and I see I have Firmware 1.1.9 installed and I can choose 4K with 24P and 25P. Sadly no 720 with 120P, but we knew this before.

If you like me to check for any features you are missing let me know and I try to have a look if I can find them in the new version.

Lenses / Re: Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:54:06 PM »
Thanks neuro, that´s sad I thought it might have a higher optical quality and deliver a higher resolution with a nice low DOF .

Lenses / Canon Cinema CN-E lenses compared to Canon EF
« on: April 06, 2013, 03:40:14 PM »
I haven´t found anything about the new lenses yet compared to the Canon EF lenses.
Had anyone a chance to play with one, make some photo or video shots and compare them to the well know lenses.
Reason for me to look into it, is that I´m going to Order myself a 1D C instead of the X and give my wife my 5D III.
Only intrested in the lenses Canon Cinema CN-E 24mm T1.5/ Canon Cinema CN-E 50mm T1.3 or Canon Cinema CN-E 85mm T1.3.


Lenses / Re: Which Gitzo: GT3532LS or GT3542LS?
« on: February 06, 2013, 12:05:03 PM »
I got the same issue. I had two Feisol and were not happy with them when I had the 5D III and 600 II on it.
For all the other lenses they were OK, small and just a little over 1,1 Kg nice for traveling.
I sold them and got the GT3542LS. I don´t regret it. It´s a very good build quality with some nice features.
And it`s a solid build. I got my self additional the 75 mm half bowl. So I have never to level my legs again.
Both of them are very good, and I took the "4" because it´s get´s smaller in my travel bag with no lost stability. And with the quick locking mechanism the setup does cost you only a few seconds more.
Sadly they are not very cheap, but it´s the same with lenses, you buy them only once every 10 years.
Only downside is if you need spare parts or send it in for repair it could take a while with Gitzo.

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