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Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 06:53:04 PM »
Well, here is my first photo posting that isn't just an experiment.  Still too low light but at least I got my AFMA pretty close, I think.

400 DO II X2 III  1/1250  F8  ISO 8000

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 06:53:04 PM »

Mikehit

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2016, 05:18:26 AM »
I'm picking up a 1Dx2 and 300 f2.8 (Mk1) on Friday.  ;D  Only on weekend rental, mind you, but at least I will see what all the fuss is about and decide if I go lens or body as my next step.

Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2016, 08:49:30 AM »
I'm picking up a 1Dx2 and 300 f2.8 (Mk1) on Friday.  ;D  Only on weekend rental, mind you, but at least I will see what all the fuss is about and decide if I go lens or body as my next step.

Neither one of those will perform anything short of amazingly well so it's almost like you don't need to bother with the experiment. 

Of course you will benefit from knowing what features you like and how it might fit your needs and that's very valuable. 

Knowing how long it's taking me to really understand how to customize everything to optimize it for my style and maximum benefit, I'm not sure I could have evaluated the camera over a weekend.  It reminds me of the various reviewers who have criticized the camera for shortcomings that are not there if it is correctly programmed. 

You will have a blast and that's worth the price of admission!  Good luck.  :)

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Mikehit

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2016, 09:58:57 AM »
Thanks Jack. I can understand your comments.

The immediate idea is to check things like ISO performance with and without cropping and if there is an overriding preference for lens or camera first (I am a 'lens first' kind guy).
So its a trip down to the zoo and feel that AF lock on :)

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2016, 12:03:28 PM »
Thanks Jack. I can understand your comments.

The immediate idea is to check things like ISO performance with and without cropping and if there is an overriding preference for lens or camera first (I am a 'lens first' kind guy).
So its a trip down to the zoo and feel that AF lock on :)
Have fun and please let us know. Happy shooting  :)

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2016, 03:35:56 PM »
Another dull day so here I am with ISO 12800 but that's what I'm living with and I'm dying to post something. :)   Flash is impractical at this distance with 800mm - F8  1/1250

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2016, 03:48:27 PM »
I like that shot, Jack. 

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2016, 03:48:27 PM »

Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2016, 12:46:26 AM »
I like that shot, Jack.

Thanks, I like it too but it was a disappointment when I realized how much noise I had to deal with.  I'll keep trying.

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Mikehit

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2016, 05:03:10 AM »
Flash is impractical at this distance with 800mm - F8  1/1250

Jack

Have you heard of the Better Beamer (there are now alternatives) - it is a fresnel prism to focus the light for further throw.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/427602-REG/Visual_Echoes_FX3_FX3_Better_Beamer_for.html

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2016, 03:41:46 AM »
Flash is impractical at this distance with 800mm - F8  1/1250

Jack

Have you heard of the Better Beamer (there are now alternatives) - it is a fresnel prism to focus the light for further throw.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/427602-REG/Visual_Echoes_FX3_FX3_Better_Beamer_for.html

Thanks for this.  Just checked for me to Alberta - $80.99 CAD, which is kind of expensive but if it really is a good product I'd probably go for it - anyone have this version?

Previous products I've just been on the fence since typically they were not available in Canada and we get dinged badly on import fees.

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #40 on: November 06, 2016, 01:25:41 AM »
Mikehit, I combined a 1DX II battery with the beamer and all total I end up getting the beamer for $37 USD including shipping (that's relative to my battery cost locally ($207 USD) which is ridiculously high).  So, I'll finally have what I've wanted for some time thanks to your heads-up!

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2016, 11:46:23 PM »
Got my Better Beamer yesterday but no tests yet.  Boy that's an expensive little bit of plastic but it looks like it'll do the job well enough.

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2016, 05:46:29 AM »
You can try Dxo Prime to deal with noise. OK 12800 is rather much but it is 1DxII. I had used my 7D2 at 6400 (remember flying flamingos?) and DxO prime improved things. It still is not a super photo but it's much better than before. 
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2016, 05:46:29 AM »

Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2016, 01:55:46 PM »
tron, I only recently discovered how to do noise with colors using NIK and it allows for more selective noise reduction but I'm new to all these things so probably behind most folks.

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2016, 10:00:50 AM »
An African wild dog, subduing an impala, northern Botswana. Image with the EOS 1DX Mark 2. Shutter speed 1/1600sec at f6.3, iso 1600, lens EF 100-400 IS ii. Not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing image but a dramatic scene instead.  While the dog was battling the impala, the rest of the pack had run in a different direction. With such clean image quality especially in the iso 1600 to iso 3200 range, the 1DX Mark 2 allows me to maintain a fast shutter speed in the case of more action, and stop down a bit to get both animals sharp..without any penalty for using the higher iso settings.  Cropped from 20mpix to 13 mpix, and raw image processed in LR and downsized to 1500 pixels wide for web

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2016, 10:00:50 AM »