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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #120 on: May 17, 2013, 01:17:25 AM »
Thanks Serendipidy.  What's you thoughts on the 300/X1.4/X2 combined with the 7D or should we say new 7D.  Right now I'm aware of the AF issues of the 6D and wonder what the next choice could be considering I'm more of a wildlife type.  I've read tons on the FF vs. crop and have more or less concluded that there is a benefit in having the extra reach (in other words I don't believe FF can be cropped to give the same result, now that I have FF).

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« Reply #121 on: May 17, 2013, 02:21:47 AM »
I have no experience using the 300/2.8 II, but from what I've read, it is one of the best of the superteles, especially considering value. I've read it takes the new III teleconverters very well IQ wise. I hope the 7DII has significant improvements over the 7D but I'm thinking it may be way more expensive. We'll have to wait and see. I think my next camera will be my first FF (5Dm3). Neuro usually has tried and compared most cameras and lenses combinations and I really trust his opinions and comments. I know he really likes his 1Dx and 600mmLII.
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« Reply #122 on: May 17, 2013, 04:35:22 PM »
Thanks Serendipidy, I'll look out for his posts.  This morning I was back to 600mm because it's obviously better for birds.  I don't regret going with the 300 and X2 becasue it's pretty hand holdable and it becomes 300 when I need it, not to mention the cost.

I am beginning to see why the most spectacular shots tend to be in the 1DX forum more likely than not.  No doubt those guys generally are better photographers and no doubt that camera has amazing AF.

For now I'll be more than happy to capture 6D shots and learn the tricks.

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« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2013, 04:37:21 PM »
One more, showing how I missed the critical focus. :(
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« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2013, 05:26:15 PM »
Hi Jack. Nice robin shot. We don't have robins here in Hawaii. :'(
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« Reply #125 on: May 17, 2013, 09:10:14 PM »
I'd gladly trade a Robin.
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« Reply #126 on: May 17, 2013, 09:41:13 PM »
Another 6D 300 X2
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #127 on: May 17, 2013, 11:42:44 PM »
These were shot with the loaner 6d kit from cps that persuaded me that I needed this camera.
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #128 on: May 17, 2013, 11:44:47 PM »
6D, 7D,50D, 17-55IS, 24-105L, 70-200 Fl2.8L IS, 135L, tokina 16-28, 150-500 & a buffet more, 580 EXII, 430 EXII, AB 800's

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #129 on: May 17, 2013, 11:52:24 PM »
Can someone try some macros with this amazing camera please???  I'm dying to buy this camera but I'm still a little bit skeptical regarding its macro performance.  I'm currently still using my old 500D.  I'm almost always using flash and other sources of light due to its not-so-good ISO performance.  One more thing, please lessen those macro shots done in studio or in a controlled environment.  I want to see it being used in the wild.  Thanks!

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #130 on: May 17, 2013, 11:55:56 PM »
Another 6D 300 X2

Seriously Cool amazing shot 8)
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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #131 on: May 18, 2013, 12:28:33 AM »
Complements appreciated but completely unnecessary.  I'm just interested in contributing to the image of this rather maligned camera.

For macro shots, I could do a few with my 24-70 F4 if that's what's wanted.  I bought a macro ring light for that purpose but am not sure if such direct light is actually helpful.  Any comments??

Here's another evening shot in low light 6D 300 X2 640th F5.6 ISO 5000

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« Reply #132 on: May 18, 2013, 02:11:43 AM »
Another 6D 300 X2

Seriously Cool amazing shot 8)
Jack, amazing shots. I know you said compliments are not necessary. However (I don't know about serendipity), but I love stating the obvious ;)

Did you shoot this one with servo? Could you share the settings?

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Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« Reply #133 on: May 18, 2013, 08:51:24 PM »
There are a lot of things I'm not up to speed on.  This includes shooting and the way to relate to the forum - what and how to post.  I have thick skin so anything is fine as far as advice goes.  We just want to improve as a group, right.  At the moment hear near Edmonton, Alberta is amazing birding so that's my present focus but later I'll be doing lots of other things, I hope.  Reasonably healthy and retired but I don't want to get presumptuous.

I've been using one shot AF for the most part and I must confess I'm finding the exact AF point a little challenging.  I told my wife today that there will be a second body with the 6D available to her and to holidays and gatherings and so forth but not for birding, if I can swing it.  Because I'm not "well heeled" I'm reluctant to say things like this but I've skimped for years and this is my reward (don't we all justify).

As much as I feel I need 600mm, I would never go for that prime for reasons that have been well discussed on the forum elsewhere so I'll simply be satisfied with the X2 III.  I must admit I'm pretty impressed but not unaware that it has it's limitations.

Out this morning at just after sunrise and this is what I call heaven on earth.  Mist coming off the pond.  A big stump for my feet and a lawnchair I've deposited at the pond with my lens on my knees.  Initially lighting was low so ISOs were up.  After 30 minutes the birds could care less.  I need to start stopping down the lens to get better DOF, as I'v been too enamored by the "pop factor" which is not always the ideal.

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« Reply #134 on: May 18, 2013, 08:58:18 PM »
A few more from this morning.

6D 300 X2 1200th or higher, F5.6 Auto ISOs from 5000 down.

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