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Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« on: March 19, 2015, 09:35:57 PM »
I’m heading to Scotland Saturday to hang with Andy Biggs and a bunch of other landscape photography nuts for 10 days of shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris as well as Cairngorms. This is almost the perfect time to go with the latest lenses Canon has released, especially the EF 11-24 f/4L and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Do I wish an EOS 5DS R was coming with me? Absolutely!

What’s in my bag for this trip?

Why the Zeiss and the 11-24? I’ve shot the Zeiss plenty of times before and until proven otherwise, it’s the best ultra wide angle lens for Canon’s EF mount (apologies to the TS-E 17mm) that I’ve ever used. I will be using the 11-24 a lot as I work away on the review.

As I mentioned earlier, I would love to be taking an EOS 5DS R with me and I almost (GAH!) brought a D810, but the new 11-24 and 100-400 were too good to pass up, not to mention I don’t have a Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 for F mount.

I will also have the pleasure of shooting with a Leica S Type 006 kit on the trip, which should have no trouble fulfilling the desire for more resolution.

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Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« on: March 19, 2015, 09:35:57 PM »

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 10:01:26 PM »
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 10:01:59 PM »
 That sounds like a fantastic trip!, have fun!

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 10:26:54 PM »
Traveling light I see ;)

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 11:38:07 PM »
Green with envy for your 11-24mm and Zeiss 15mm! Have a wonderful trip! We look forward to some really wide indoor shots... ;P

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 03:08:15 AM »
Saturday? You're missing our once-a-decade Lunar Eclipse... Starts across the UK in about 90 minutes and is best viewed in Scotland!

Have fun - and feel free to visit my Mum's place, the Haugh Hotel, along the Speyside Way in the Cairngorms ;)
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 03:39:02 AM »
You also missed a terrific aurora, sadly not visible from Glasgow, but you would probably have been good on the islands...

as said elsewhere...  3 Chimneys on Skye...
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 04:13:31 AM »
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 04:23:50 AM »
Have fun! Post your great photos.
I would leave the 1dx behind as you not shooting action... 5d3 on tripod (bracketing exposures) will be just great. But you know all this better than me. :)

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 04:24:53 AM »
Whats the binocs for?

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2015, 04:27:36 AM »
You also missed a terrific aurora, sadly not visible from Glasgow, but you would probably have been good on the islands...

as said elsewhere...  3 Chimneys on Skye...

I caught bits about that on the BBC live shows with Prof Brian Cox and Buzz Aldrin(!!) last night, shall have to watch it properly later!

Are you up in Scotland (Glasgow?), Tinky? My folk have a place in the Highlands but from locals I gather you can never reeeally tell if you're going to catch the Aurora - but I might have to make an effort to head up some time, when there's apparently more chance of it!

Lunar Eclipsing of the South has begun, I'll be off down the prom to see if there's a chance a picture any more interesting than some others can be captured of the Liverpool skyline, this side of the River Mersey!

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2015, 05:13:32 AM »
Enjoy the trip. That's one I'd like to do, one day :)

P.S. As a Zeiss 15mm owner, I can understand the feeling ;)
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 06:04:22 AM »
Samyang 14/2.8 would substitute Zeiss and Canon SWA. If you can afford to select out the best performing coone out of 20 copies, you will be very pleased with the results. And it is a 13 mm lens (12.9 to be more precise), and the aperture is f/2.8, not f/4, like the new Canon 11-24, with fraction of the price. The new 100-400 isn't that great either. I sold them after 1 week of hard use. If you are traveling, you should save space and get rid of the weight!

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2015, 06:04:22 AM »

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2015, 06:17:36 AM »
Zeiss 15 and Canon 11-24 are the best out there for (Canon) wideangle lovers.

From a professional point of view (we're constructing underwater photo equipment) I have to be a pixel peeper.

If direct comparisons in image corners are not too much to ask, not only at f4, please.

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2015, 06:25:50 AM »
I’m heading to Scotland Saturday to hang with Andy Biggs and a bunch of other landscape photography nuts for 10 days of shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris as well as Cairngorms. This is almost the perfect time to go with the latest lenses Canon has released, especially the EF 11-24 f/4L and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Do I wish an EOS 5DS R was coming with me? Absolutely!
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Reach out to Canon UK they have examples in the Country this weekend the Photography Show kicks off for four days.
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