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Yeah, the 6D doesn't handle subjects moving towards or away well at all, especially towards, probably more noticeable due to the shallower DOF.  Side to side is OK. 

I'll have to rent a 1Dx sometime to see what it can do.
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DON'T - you will end up buying one!!! ;D
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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« Last post by Dylan777 on Today at 08:36:09 PM »
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No but i have been doing indoor high school sports and getting into wildlife. Thought I would try is it aince my 70-200 makes me crop too much. I bought it for that purpose but just trying to justify if its worth it or if I should get the 300mm f4 which is cheaper.

No doubt this is one of Canon fastest AF prime, sharp, and very friendly for handheld(wish I can say to my 400mm f2.8 IS II). I shoot indoor swimming twice a month, the 300mm still a bit short for close-up shots for my taste. I went with 400mm and pair it up with my 70-200 f2.8 IS II for longer distance shooting. LOVE IT ;)
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« Last post by kirispupis on Today at 08:32:06 PM »
There's only one true way to really annoy a photography snob - take better photos with lesser gear.  Most of the photography snobs I know take horrible shots with very expensive gear.  The photographers I know who truly have talent are far friendlier.
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Weight ratings for tripods are often VERY misleading and probably best ignored in many cases, however Manfrotto ratings are probably OK.
My concern with the Manfrotto 190 series is not that they won't do the job - they will. It is just that I think (from using both Aluminium and carbon) 190's that you may be disappointed in the long run. A Manfrotto 55 series would be a better option or something like the Feisol I mentioned.
There are a myriad of ball heads out there, some are good many are not. I don't rate the Manfrotto ball heads highly as they tend to creep too much for my liking. My two ball heads are the Triopo RS3, that I mentioned, and a Sirui K40X (a bit big for your uses) and I find them both very good. There is some interesting reading here:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=740131
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Hi Vix.
Did I understand you correctly that you are able to watch the whole footage played back on the camera without lines appearing? Be careful and do some research, or possibly ask here for advice on video capture cards / USB dongles as hey are not all created equally even when looking at a similar priced group of devices! I had a great card from Miro until I had to upgrade windows versions and they dropped support!  :'(

Cheers Graham.

Hi Graham,

I'm glad you answered the question because unfortunately transfer via USB didn't resolve the issue :(  we don't have a DVD recorder any longer so I'll have a go at video capturing the clip.

Thank you so much for your help and advice, greatly appreciated!.

Vix
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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« Last post by privatebydesign on Today at 08:18:01 PM »

I would like it but not sure if its worth $5800 more.

If you are asking like that, it isn't worth it. I have a MkI IS and don't use it often now, but there is no way I'd sell it because I know that when I want it I really want it, if an expensive piece of gear like that is not screaming to you just liquidise it and put the money somewhere else.
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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Last post by jrista on Today at 08:05:20 PM »
Took some images of the eclipse we had a few days ago with my 600. They turned out pretty great, if I may say so myself. ;)

Orion Atlas GEM
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
BackyardEOS (For image sequence acquisition)

ISO 100 @ f/8, shutter speeds from 1/250th to 15s.
Amazing photos. Congratulations!
And a little cheating I might say. The Atlas GEM helped in low shutter speeds - this is not the cheating I am talking about  :) -  and the eclipse was visible from US - this is the cheating I was talking about  ;D ;D ;D.
(Many  :( :(  or even  >:( >:( for me!)

:P

There are three more total eclipses coming. This was the first of the current tetrad, so there is one in October, and another in spring and late fall next year. The latter two are supposed to be more visible from other parts of the globe. I'll only get to see them at sunrise or sunset (which might in and of itself make for an interesting wide angle progression.)
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Lenses / Re: Canon IS Primes for landscapes?
« Last post by ray5 on Today at 08:02:32 PM »
Whenever I go landscape, I carry my Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 and my Canon 70-200mm (with a 1.4x extender thrown in, just in case).  I tend to either want to see everything, or things far away.  The 70-200 is excellent for stitching together a few photos for a panorama.  Here's a couple sample shots from my trip to Utah in February:

Stitched Panorama:
 PotashCanyonPanorama2 by yorgasor, on Flickr

Zeiss 21mm
Utah Valley Car Lights by yorgasor, on Flickr

Just remember to turn of the !#@$ IS when taking shots if your 70-200 has IS.  I ruined a spectacular night panorama because I didn't notice the jitter when previewing the photo on the back of the camera :(

Stunning! Sent you a PM.
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That's very similar to my experience the 5DII, although the hit rate dropped noticeably when the subject was moving toward/away from the camera, or when trying to track moving subjects in lower light.  For example, kids coming down a slide at an indoor 'bouncy house' (4-6 EV lighting), the 6D I had borrowed locked on initially at the top, but couldn't keep up with tracking.  My 1D X tracks the whole way down, either following the kid with the center point, or using auto point selection and letting the system hand off focus from one AF point to the next. 

Yeah, the 6D doesn't handle subjects moving towards or away well at all, especially towards, probably more noticeable due to the shallower DOF.  Side to side is OK. 

I'll have to rent a 1Dx sometime to see what it can do.

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Lenses / Re: Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« Last post by KKCFamilyman on Today at 07:18:33 PM »
No but i have been doing indoor high school sports and getting into wildlife. Thought I would try is it aince my 70-200 makes me crop too much. I bought it for that purpose but just trying to justify if its worth it or if I should get the 300mm f4 which is cheaper.

You have a 70-200/2.8 II.  The 70-200/4L IS is cheaper, smaller and lighter.  It's also f/4.  Do you need the extra stop or not?

I would like it but not sure if its worth $5800 more.
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