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Grant Atkinson

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2016, 03:00:16 PM »
Thanks for all the posts on this 1DX2 thread, Eldar. Some great bird images there.
TPatana, i have not done any MA on the 1DX Mark 2, so far images are sharp as I would expect, on the EF 100-400ii and 500f4ii.
The image of the African wild dog is from the Okavango Delta. It was taken with the 1DX Mark 2 and EF 500L f4 IS ii. Shutter speed 1/1250sec at f4.0, iso 200. Ai Servo. M-Mode and Auto Iso. Evaluative metering. Handheld. The wild dog was walking directly away from the sun, and they have dark faces. I couldn't overexpose for the dogs dark face because of the bright gold rump, and the bright water.  In post processing I brightened the dogs face selectively, as well as brightened the entire image.  I was very happy with the way the image turned out. I downsized the 20mp image to 1800 pixels long edge for this thread. 

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2016, 03:00:16 PM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2016, 03:48:23 PM »
Grant, your dogs are scary!

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2016, 05:02:31 PM »
I spent the morning by a lake, primarily to try out the 1DXII. Below are a number of bird images that may be a bit more interesting than my previous posts.

In general, this is an awesome camera! I shot a number of BIF, both with and without the 1.4xIII extender, using AF case 5. AF locks on every time and stays locked on. After a while i changed to the 5DSR and it was not even close. Whatever they have done, the 1DX-II is a significant improvement. The black headed gulls, being very erratic, moving fast in all directions, has always been difficult to shoot. But with the 1DX-II it was a new experience. I have never before been in the vicinity of the keeper rates I achieved today. Unfortunately i already sold the 1DX. I would have liked to do some head to head testing with them. I hope someone else will.

I also deliberately shot some very high contrast scenes/birds, to see how the dynamic range held up. It is quite clear that this is an improvement over anything Canon delivered in the past.

The only edits I have done on these images is minor exposure adjustments, lifting shadows, lowering highlights and a minor saturation adjustment on some. No sharpening or noise reduction.

Tufted duck
600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII
1/1250, f/7.1, ISO320
Wonderful image Eldar, beautiful colours and tones  :)
Thanks Grant.

This looks like the easiest of pictures, which from a capture perspective it is. But what I do believe the 1DX-II brings to the table is the added dynamic range and improved light measurement. This bird is very difficult to expose correctly, due to the white in the white and all the nuances in the black (which is not black, but rather blue). You normally get blown highlights or unrecoverable shadows. But the 1DX-II seems to get it right.

I have yet to go on a real photography expedition with this camera, but it sure looks promising. I was wandering if it would be worth it, to upgrade from the 1DX. So far I´m convinced it was worth it! (to be continued .... )

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2016, 05:12:46 PM »
The image of the African wild dog is from the Okavango Delta. It was taken with the 1DX Mark 2 and EF 500L f4 IS ii. Shutter speed 1/1250sec at f4.0, iso 200. Ai Servo. M-Mode and Auto Iso. Evaluative metering. Handheld. The wild dog was walking directly away from the sun, and they have dark faces. I couldn't overexpose for the dogs dark face because of the bright gold rump, and the bright water.  In post processing I brightened the dogs face selectively, as well as brightened the entire image.  I was very happy with the way the image turned out. I downsized the 20mp image to 1800 pixels long edge for this thread.

Lovely light. The 1DX II is giving excellent results. Very well done, Grant.

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2016, 06:47:04 AM »
The image of the African wild dog is from the Okavango Delta. It was taken with the 1DX Mark 2 and EF 500L f4 IS ii. Shutter speed 1/1250sec at f4.0, iso 200. Ai Servo. M-Mode and Auto Iso. Evaluative metering. Handheld. The wild dog was walking directly away from the sun, and they have dark faces. I couldn't overexpose for the dogs dark face because of the bright gold rump, and the bright water.  In post processing I brightened the dogs face selectively, as well as brightened the entire image.  I was very happy with the way the image turned out. I downsized the 20mp image to 1800 pixels long edge for this thread.

Lovely light. The 1DX II is giving excellent results. Very well done, Grant.

Thanks Click, I also feel it to be the best wildlife camera that I have ever used...which it should be  :)

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2016, 06:48:37 AM »

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1DXII, 600II + 1.4x III @ 840mm, 1/5000, f/8, ISO1600, 0 EV
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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2016, 06:49:51 AM »
Grant, your dogs are scary!

Haha, Besisika, they were on a mission, a pre-hunt rally...only scary for impalas  :)

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2016, 06:49:51 AM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2016, 06:53:22 AM »
I spent the morning by a lake, primarily to try out the 1DXII. Below are a number of bird images that may be a bit more interesting than my previous posts.

In general, this is an awesome camera! I shot a number of BIF, both with and without the 1.4xIII extender, using AF case 5. AF locks on every time and stays locked on. After a while i changed to the 5DSR and it was not even close. Whatever they have done, the 1DX-II is a significant improvement. The black headed gulls, being very erratic, moving fast in all directions, has always been difficult to shoot. But with the 1DX-II it was a new experience. I have never before been in the vicinity of the keeper rates I achieved today. Unfortunately i already sold the 1DX. I would have liked to do some head to head testing with them. I hope someone else will.

I also deliberately shot some very high contrast scenes/birds, to see how the dynamic range held up. It is quite clear that this is an improvement over anything Canon delivered in the past.

The only edits I have done on these images is minor exposure adjustments, lifting shadows, lowering highlights and a minor saturation adjustment on some. No sharpening or noise reduction.

Tufted duck
600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII
1/1250, f/7.1, ISO320
Wonderful image Eldar, beautiful colours and tones  :)
Thanks Grant.

This looks like the easiest of pictures, which from a capture perspective it is. But what I do believe the 1DX-II brings to the table is the added dynamic range and improved light measurement. This bird is very difficult to expose correctly, due to the white in the white and all the nuances in the black (which is not black, but rather blue). You normally get blown highlights or unrecoverable shadows. But the 1DX-II seems to get it right.

I have yet to go on a real photography expedition with this camera, but it sure looks promising. I was wandering if it would be worth it, to upgrade from the 1DX. So far I´m convinced it was worth it! (to be continued .... )

I agree with you Eldar, on that this sensor is the best yet from Canon at managing to combine dark areas and bright areas in the subject...which is helpful for those subjects that are so unthoughtful as to have multi-tonal fur or feathers  :)

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2016, 08:07:39 AM »

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Very nice shot, Mario.

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2016, 09:02:27 AM »
1DXii, 100-400ii @321mm, 1/2500, f/5.6, iso 400, AI servo in case 4. Shutter priority, auto iso, back button focus,
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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2016, 09:26:12 AM »

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Very nice shot, Mario.

Thanks, Click :-).

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2016, 12:31:03 AM »
Took this one today at ACEN (Anime Central)

70-800 @ f/2.8 at ISO 800

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2016, 04:02:46 AM »

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Impressive - can't visualize myself accomplishing that!

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2016, 04:02:46 AM »

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2016, 10:30:05 AM »
And the Great Crested Grebe´s chicks are out. This one had 4 eggs, but only one chick made it.

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2016, 10:44:54 AM »
Cute  :)  Very nice shot, Eldar.

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Re: Anything shot with a 1DX II
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2016, 10:44:54 AM »