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Lenses / Re: How do you carry your 500mm?
« on: March 03, 2015, 02:58:50 AM »
I use the Lowepro Flipside 500AW - works really well for hiking and the lens fits with the camera attached. I am also getting the Flipside 400AW (the 500II should fit without a camera attached) since the 500AW is too big for air travel (in Europe).

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I use the 500II on a 5D3 and can't remember having said issues.

I did however create a quite extensive article about the 5D3 AF system that also covers the topic of how to change focus distances quickly while using super telephoto lenses.

You can find the article here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/configuring_your_5d_mark_3_af_for_fast_action/configuring_your_5d_mark_3_af_for_fast_action.html

Greetings!

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Lenses / Re: Who is going to buy the 11-24 f/4L?
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:28:10 AM »
Since we have one for the 5Ds bodies, why not one have one for the lens.

I'm planning to stay up tomorrow night just so I can be one of the first to preorder this badboy.  I can see myself making good money with one of my clients who always loved my Sigma 12-24 II work.

Anyone else plan to buy one?

Didn't you say that your new "gears" resolution was not to preorder any new lenses???

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:28:21 AM »
The actual answer that would get most votes is missing:

Doesn't actually matter - but it must be more than that nikon guy has.

 ::)

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Lenses / Re: Backlit subject focus problems with 300 2.8 II
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:33:47 PM »
Hi Kristian,

first off all it's nice to see that there are indeed photographers on this site not only gearheads.  ::)
The images on your flickr stream are fantastic! I wonder how many years it will take me to get on your level...

About the focus issues: I use a pretty similar combo - 5D3 and 500 f4 L II and I did not encounter said issues. I'm sure that AFMA has nothing to do with the problem, since you said that only backlit images are affected. As others suggested using some kind of AF point expansion will pretty surely do the trick (I always go with 4-point expansion when necessary). Single point on a black eye sounds not very promising.

Best wishes!

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: December 30, 2014, 03:34:53 AM »
Tyrol / Austria - 27.12.2014

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 2
« on: December 01, 2014, 12:49:41 AM »
@serendipidy, Click, Sporgon: Thank you very much guys for your kind words!

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:41:41 AM »
I have uploaded the second part of my article series as of now.

Check it out here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part2.html

The corresponding CR post can be found here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23851.0

Greetings!

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Photography Technique / Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 2
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:39:25 AM »
Hi everyone!

After posting my first travel photography article here on CR, I received a lot of positive feedback from you guys. Thank you very much!!
Now the second and final part of my article is online and it would be great if you could take a look. This article focuses on landscape and wildlife photography and in my opinion it turned out even better than the first part.

If you haven't seen the first part you can find it here:
http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part1.html

For the new article use this link please:
http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part2.html

I'm always enjoying opinions and feedback from you guys very much. Thanks for your support!

Best wishes!

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:16:20 AM »
I got the 500L II about a year ago. Needless to say it blew my mind. What I got since then are an awful lot of fantastic images (see some examples with and without TCs here: http://www.focrates.com/gear/gear.html - just scroll down to the bottom of the page), and suprisingly my GAS was cured... If you already have the best of the best what is there left to excite you?

Get it if you have the money AND are prepared to spend A LOT of time and effort!
Greetings!

Nice website. I found it fun to read and informative.

I would have a hard time justifying the price tag to the new wife on the mkii. I probably could on a used mki.

Thanks for the compliments!

Well I think when you look at the difference between sale and resale price the gap between V1 and V2 gets much smaller. At least give the V2 a try via renting or in the shop - you can make a much more informed desicion then.

Best wishes!

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:05:59 AM »
I got the 500L II about a year ago. Needless to say it blew my mind. What I got since then are an awful lot of fantastic images (see some examples with and without TCs here: http://www.focrates.com/gear/gear.html - just scroll down to the bottom of the page), and suprisingly my GAS was cured... If you already have the best of the best what is there left to excite you?

Get it if you have the money AND are prepared to spend A LOT of time and effort!
Greetings!

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:17:54 AM »
Thanks for all your kind replies guys!

Very nice travel log. :)

It's been a few years since i've last entertained the idea of going in that part of the world, but you've revived my interest in it. :)


I'll upload the second part in a couple of weeks too. Be sure not to miss it since it contains much more impressions from the countyside and the landscape!

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Photography Technique / Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:02:48 AM »
Hi everyone!

I went to a photo trip to estonia in spring and I've created a little article about my experiences on my website. It would be cool if you could take a look!

http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part1.html

Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: what's wrong with this shot?
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:39:28 AM »
I spent so much time on 9gag it took me literally only two seconds to notice the finger.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 01:13:30 AM »
Hello fellow peoples,
I was at Melbourne Airport a few weeks ago photographing commercial aircraft coming in to land with a strong northerly wind. When I saw this clown* with his ipad trying to photograph a 777 coming in too land at 150kts, his ipad had no chance but he was convinced of getting a good shot! I said hello, we chatted a bit and I then suggested that a proper camera would do a better job!! He then started talking about photography and how he used to own a studio and do weddings and stuff, but all you need nowadays is a iPhone/ipad, his words this guy had no idea! I strutted back to my car and opened my boot/trunk and pulled out my 1d4 with 70-200IIL(hood attached) strolled back and started shooting at 10fps and showed him what this beast can do!!!!! all he said was nice camera, he stayed for one more landing got in his car and drove off, I haven't seen him again> true story :o...  I think Neuro had a similar experience ;)

Well, how about you show us some of your pictures then. I'd really like to see what a 1DIV with 70-200L in the hands of a competent photographer can do. And I sincerely hope that the shot you attached is not all you've got.

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