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Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2016, 06:47:04 PM »
I got mine mostly to take my kids pics and not to miss precious moments :)

That is indeed a very special moment!  Love it.

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #60 on: December 09, 2016, 06:47:04 PM »

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2016, 07:39:31 PM »

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2016, 09:22:14 PM »
Nice series, anchorage.

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2016, 10:02:15 PM »
Nice series, anchorage.

For sure, and that ember had me puzzled for a second - pretty cool, I mean hot.

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #64 on: December 09, 2016, 10:45:04 PM »
I got mine mostly to take my kids pics and not to miss precious moments :)

That is indeed a very special moment!  Love it.

Jack

Thank you Jack!
How do you like your Better Beamer?

Jack Douglas

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2016, 11:14:07 PM »
I got mine mostly to take my kids pics and not to miss precious moments :)

That is indeed a very special moment!  Love it.

Jack

Thank you Jack!
How do you like your Better Beamer?

Let's see, what is the best excuse for not having used it, I can muster.  Honestly, the 1DX2 AF has me so engaged trying to understand it all that I haven't dared to mount my flash on the camera.  I know, it's not necessary to master it all but that's how I tend to be.  It also ties in with my chronic headaches that make me mentally less than I'd normally be in relating to all this.

Kind of pathetic isn't it! ;D  One day soon.

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2016, 03:15:10 AM »
Beautiful shots, anchorage.

The detail on the deer head is incredible! Lens, please?
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #66 on: December 10, 2016, 03:15:10 AM »

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2016, 06:55:47 AM »
Tufted Titmouse. Eagles. 1dxmkii, Sigma 150-600 Sport
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2016, 07:49:54 AM »
Nice pictures, Richard.

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2016, 09:05:02 AM »
Great image Grant! It is always a bit disturbing to watch these images from the sofa. However, being out in the bush and watch it happen in real life is something entirely different. I normally cheer for the dogs, or lions, or leopards or whatever predator, simply because they are so few and impalas and grant´s and all the others are there in abundance.

This is a large Ngorongoro male, resting after feasting on a cape buffalo. A few decades ago, the Ngorongoro lions were close to extinction. However, after some good nursing, today they count around 100. They have loads of prey to choose from and they all look very healthy.

PS! The thread I started for the 1DX-II seems to have been deleted. There are lots of good images on that thread, so I´d like to ask CR if he could merge these to threads into one.
Like the lion very much Eldar, and his clear, sharp eye!  Also appreciate you sharing the information on the lions of Ngorongoro.  I find that the 1DX Mark 2 and the 1DX are the two best Canon bodies to use when I am using any of the Canon EF teleconverters..
Also hope the original 1DX Mark 2 thread gets found again...think i had images in there too :-)

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #70 on: December 10, 2016, 09:08:35 AM »
A couple of recent shots:


A Warm Fire on a Rainy Winter Day


Orion's Belt and Sword


Mule Deer Portrait
Nice shots Anchorage, like your fireside composition a lot...
Thanks for sharing
Cheers
Grant

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2016, 09:10:11 AM »
I got mine mostly to take my kids pics and not to miss precious moments :)
Great shot Jopa, just beautiful!

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2016, 11:16:03 AM »
Well, the thread header is "anything" so I guess I can inject a woodpecker since my limited shooting leaves me with little else right now! :( ;)

This is 400 DO II X1.4 at ISO 1600 F6.3  1/1000 backlit (-20C) :)

Possibly the same guy at an earlier Nov. date this time X2 ISO 8000 F9 1/1000 about 1/3 of frame.

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #72 on: December 10, 2016, 11:16:03 AM »

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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #73 on: December 10, 2016, 01:19:29 PM »
Jack I set up my Better beamer on 580 or 600RT flashes as follows.

ETTL is the mode, with high speed sync.  The weight of the BB seems to jar the flash occasionally and it defaults to non-high speed sync at 1/ 250sec.  I wish there was a way to tighten the connection.

I generally deep the power output at 0, no plus or minus, but vary this with some environmental conditions. 

I think I've read somewhere that setting the flashes distance to 50mm maximizes the output downrange.

As Surapon has moded his BB with reflective silver duct tape on the inside of the BB so have I in the hope that there will be more light downrange. His article is somewhere in CR. (here maybe http://bit.ly/2hg7TPE )

One issue that comes up is shooting thru grass or branches as dross closer to the flash gets more than it's share of illumination and can lead to a "washed out" picture of the subject.

And of course despite the flashes relatively faster recovery time with HSS, the 1DX outguns it and only the first of a burst gets the flash. 

Oh and somehow the white balance totally changes on the flashed image.  I'll look for a series where I can show this.
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #74 on: December 10, 2016, 03:37:17 PM »
applecider, thanks for this helpful reply!  I actually had gotten fairly good at using the 600EX-RT with my 6D a year+ ago but now I just have to bite the bullet and try with the 1DX2.  My short term memory is pretty bad and it seems I'm always relearning what should be so easy to remember.  And then there is this crazy amount of unfinished house reno stuff presenting itself daily - it's downright depressing; a guy should be free to play! ;)

I was following Surapon's adventures with much enjoyment back then and will have to revisit it soon.

Jack
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Re: Anything Shot with a 1Dx mark II
« Reply #74 on: December 10, 2016, 03:37:17 PM »