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Generally I shoot sports.  I like the movie Big Year, but I don't really care much about birds. 

The 70-200 has been leaving me wanting lately... which is the reason for the gas.

And I pulled back on the throttle for the 400mm f2.8L... I looked at that price tag again and it was like cold water in the face...

JD...I have the 300 2.8 is and like you,  mainly shoot sports.....the addition of this lens is huge for field sports and night games.   It's my money maker.

Look what I see..... ;D ::)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-300mm-f-2-8-L-IS-USM-Lens-with-Hood-Caps-Case-/121364494388?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item1c41e33834

While I have ya'll ear... is there an appreciable difference between the original and mkii version of the 300mm f/2.8?

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+1

The money I started saving when I quit playing golf has quickly been eaten up by my GAS

I liked golf... but I wan't good at it.  On my best day I would be a bogey golfer... and on my worst day I didn't leave the bar between the 9th and 10th hole.  So... this is better.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM For Sale
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:23:46 PM »
I've never heard of the 1200mm... but it sounds really cool.  I'd almost lean toward getting a 600mm and putting a 2x tc on it... sure it would be f8... but you would want to stop down to avoid any vingetting anyway. :)

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Generally I shoot sports.  I like the movie Big Year, but I don't really care much about birds. 

The 70-200 has been leaving me wanting lately... which is the reason for the gas.

And I pulled back on the throttle for the 400mm f2.8L... I looked at that price tag again and it was like cold water in the face...

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Have you handled a larger great white?  I'd suggest that you do and decide if you want a hand holdable or not.

The 400 is ii us m and 600 ii is usm  are for me marginally hand hold able (and thus less good for difficult birds in flight).  I have no experience with the 200-400.

The 300is ii usm and to a lesser degree the 500 ii usm are hand holdable and the 300 for sure takes extenders really well.  The MTF would indicate that the 500 does so very well as well.

So Id go for the 300 or the 500 unless you are in very good shape in which case any of the great white sharks would work for you.  If I were to buy a 500 I'd consider camera canada as they have a deal on the 500....

Sometime soon I'm going to the b&h super store in nyc, so I'll see how they feel.

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Ok... while I'm walking down this road... 400mm or 300mm f2.8L?  I have the 70-200 f2.8L is mkii at present.  I would need to upgrade my 1.4x mkii to the mkiii and get a 2x mkiii. 

That would give me the following:

70-200mm. @f2.8.
400mm @ f2.8
90-280mm @ f4
560mm @ f4
140-400mm @ f5.6
800mm @ f5.6

Mmmm... that sounds delicious.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:50:09 AM »
I'm the wrong person to ask because I don't care about my tripods, which I have about $100 invested in... but I would say that both of mine have a center column and when I use the column, it is generally due to laziness... adjust one or adjust all three, and for half extensions, having to check that all are at a suitable height... well as I said laziness.

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I must be going a little nuts... I'm looking at 200-400's, 300/400 f/2.8's... and I'm seeing the price tag... and I thinking... "That's not bad." 

I remember fondly when I spend $100 on a 50mm f/1.8 and I thought that was a lot of money... I'm off to bed... this bug will surely pass before I wake.

honestly i was seriously looking at the 200-400 but could not justify the price then i decided the tamron 150-600 was so cheap it was worth a shot for my limited usage its gold while it definitely cant hold a candle to the 200-400 its still impressive and worth a look if you are in a similar situation

Thanks.  When I played golf I didn't want my gear to be the reason I didn't break par... So I bought good gear, let's say comparable to a 7d, and then my only excise for not breaking par was on me.  I have a similar attitude with my photo gear... So I'm not sure I can go downthat route... but I'm pretty sure I can hold off on getting a great white until it is warranted.

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I know the feeling, but unless you will be getting a commercial/financial return from the investment, it does not make sense.

I did net fifteen bucks the other day from selling a print... So yeah... buy it now.

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Judging from who is answering here, you are sunk.

My prediction, along with sugar plumb fairies dancing in your head, you will be dreaming of clicking "check out now" on B & H tomorrow morning.

I'm thinking 1DX personally, however that's me.  Tell us which one you buy.

sek
I've bought the. 200-400 before, just to see how it felt.... but I didn't give a valid form of payment.  So I got a taste of the shipping experience, but neither the reward or the dirty looks from the wife.


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Once your mind start thinking about the BIG WHITE, you pretty much bought it - THE END ;)

1D body becomes a piece of cake after ;D

I buy and sell gear to support my gas... kinda like a heroine junkie selling pot to find the addiction. And so I have to earn the money I use to buy new stuff... So it puts me at an acceptable pace... but I did the math and I'll be in reach... not quite there, but in reach. 

I do my best not to lose money on a lens purchase, that way I can essentially rent it for free when I decide to sell it... but I don't think that is a real option with the greats...

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I must be going a little nuts... I'm looking at 200-400's, 300/400 f/2.8's... and I'm seeing the price tag... and I thinking... "That's not bad." 

I remember fondly when I spend $100 on a 50mm f/1.8 and I thought that was a lot of money... I'm off to bed... this bug will surely pass before I wake.

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Yepp, the samyang 14mm lens is a hell of a lens for the price. Sharp and nice build. Just the barreldistortion is really strong. So don't try to make architectural pictures with it, at least no on film ;)

I guess I could try and fix it in post... but I just bought a 17-40 today for a song... I may wind up reselling it... but certainly if I keep it, the difference between 14 and 17 may be significant, but not to me.

You bought it for a song because the 16-35/f4L IS has pretty much made it obsolete - especially for FF. It is now quite clearly a second rate lens when compared with its newer cousin.

I'm aware, but I'm not a wide angle guy... and if you can find me a 16-35 f4L for five hundy, I'll jump all over that.

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If Canon bring back the APS-H, It must be in the niche market and meet the following requirement.
1. Smaller than the 6D for portability
2. Same pixel density(or even smaller) than the 1Dx for low light/high ISO performance.
3. Very fast FPS for sports photographer due to lower MP.
4. At least half of the price of 1Dx
Question is at this day of age, how many photographer can live with a 10 to 12 mp camera as a general purpose camera?


Why does it have to be smaller than the 6D when you're going to be hanging big whites off it?
I think a 7D size 24+MP APS-H body would be attractive since the 1D4 is 16MP and $3500 complements the current line alongside the 5D3
Why it has to be paired with the Big White.  It  can also pair with the shorty 40 To be carried around as "king of low light" for family event.

I think someone is confusing what they would like it to be versus where it should fall in regards to performance within the lineup. 

I don't see a aps-c/h having better low light performance than the current full frame models for at least 10 years... but maybe I'm being pessimistic...

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If Canon bring back the APS-H, It must be in the niche market and meet the following requirement.
1. Smaller than the 6D for portability
2. Same pixel density(or even smaller) than the 1Dx for low light/high ISO performance.
3. Very fast FPS for sports photographer due to lower MP.
4. At least half of the price of 1Dx
Question is at this day of age, how many photographer can live with a 10 to 12 mp camera as a general purpose camera?

Why does it have to match the 1dx?  can't the low light be better than the 70D but worse than the 6D/5D/1dx?  That seems to be its niche.

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