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« Reply #555 on: April 07, 2013, 08:47:47 PM »
1Dx 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/4 & 1/320th, Londolozi Northern South Africa.

Shot at night, some spotlight plus the 600EX-RT for fill, this Guy was just down from a Tree where he had placed his Kill, this particular Leopard they called "Tyson" as in Mike Tyson, real bruiser, and looks it, in this particular case though he had Treed a Kill, and one of his "Sons" had come along, Tyson allowed him to take over the Kill and he went off to hunt some more, unusual behaviour for a Leopard Male in his Prime.
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« Reply #556 on: April 08, 2013, 01:51:06 AM »
1Dx 400f/2.8, Shot @ f/4 & 1/320th, Londolozi Northern South Africa.

Shot at night, some spotlight plus the 600EX-RT for fill, this Guy was just down from a Tree where he had placed his Kill, this particular Leopard they called "Tyson" as in Mike Tyson, real bruiser, and looks it, in this particular case though he had Treed a Kill, and one of his "Sons" had come along, Tyson allowed him to take over the Kill and he went off to hunt some more, unusual behaviour for a Leopard Male in his Prime.
looks like  the auto focus & metering behaved well with the spotlight 


Hi Gary, I was impressed, I had heard a lot prior to this trip about the 1Dx and it's inability to focus in very low light, I didn't find that an issue as long as the subject had some lighting, even a very small amount was enough, the Pro Photographer I was with was shooting a Nikon D3S & also a D3x with a 200-400F/4 Lens, I was shooting 2 1Dx bodies with a 300f/2.8 V2 & a 400f/2.8 V2 and there was no doubt the 1Dx was significantly better at getting focus, I could hear that Nikon 200-400 'hunting" to distraction, to the degree that when I left South Africa, I left the pro Photographer with one of my 1Dx bodies & the 400, at his request, I head off again in June with the same chap & always happy to assist another "Nikonian" across to the dark side.

On the metering side I shot only in Manual, the Camera tended to want to always shoot wide open which makes sense, but with some trial & error I quickly worked something that would keep the Blacks Black, but other than the shots where there was just Rim Lighting, the meter was pretty well doing the job, I could have shot any of this on Aperture or shutter priority without any issue.

I will say though that the amount of shots that would have been more ideally framed if I had had 250mm left me wishing for the Mythical Canon 200-400f/4 (x1.4), hopefully this year. Very few of my shots are less than f/4 so I have high hopes for this Lens, should Canon ever get the thing to Market.
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« Reply #557 on: April 08, 2013, 03:13:43 AM »
1Dx 300f/2.8, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/320th Mala Mala Northern South Africa.

Shot just on Dusk, Sun had set, use the 600EX-RT for fill, female Lion having a Yawn, I have a healthy respect for this end of a Lion.
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« Reply #558 on: April 08, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »
nice cat shots :-)
here is one of a female shot in glasgow not much of a test for the 1dx i admit.

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« Reply #559 on: April 08, 2013, 07:33:31 PM »
nice cat shots :-)
here is one of a female shot in glasgow not much of a test for the 1dx i admit.

fashion shot by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Hi Born Shooter, I think my female model has bigger teeth, but yours generally have bigger claws, mines safer.

I like the shot though just the same, may have to include Glasgow in my next itinerary.
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« Reply #560 on: April 08, 2013, 08:24:53 PM »
400 f/2.8L IS I Lens, Tv mode at 1/2000, f/2.8, EC +2/3, ISO 1250:  Not perfect, but I have to get 10 shots out to AU like right now:
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #561 on: April 08, 2013, 09:48:23 PM »
1Dx 300f/2.8, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/320th Mala Mala Northern South Africa.

Shot just on Dusk, Sun had set, use the 600EX-RT for fill, female Lion having a Yawn, I have a healthy respect for this end of a Lion.
What big teeth you have grandmother!
All the better to eat you with!

600mm of respect is a good idea  ;)

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« Reply #562 on: April 08, 2013, 09:58:46 PM »
400 f/2.8L IS I Lens, Tv mode at 1/2000, f/2.8, EC +2/3, ISO 1250:  Not perfect, but I have to get 10 shots out to AU like right now:
A leftie! I love it when one gets the ball in the frame. Specially one traveling fast like golf or cricket. Gives you an idea of the trajectory it is going to take.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #563 on: April 09, 2013, 01:37:37 AM »
400 f/2.8L IS I Lens, Tv mode at 1/2000, f/2.8, EC +2/3, ISO 1250:  Not perfect, but I have to get 10 shots out to AU like right now:


Nice shot: impressive focus at 2.8 !

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #564 on: April 09, 2013, 03:47:20 AM »
nice cat shots :-)
here is one of a female shot in glasgow not much of a test for the 1dx i admit.

fashion shot by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Hi Born Shooter, I think my female model has bigger teeth, but yours generally have bigger claws, mines safer.

I like the shot though just the same, may have to include Glasgow in my next itinerary.
if you are ever in glasgow give me a shout :-)

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #565 on: April 09, 2013, 03:48:35 AM »
nice cat shots :-)
here is one of a female shot in glasgow not much of a test for the 1dx i admit.

fashion shot by Lseriesglass, on Flickr
wonderful shot
would hate  for her to kick me with those shoe's
thanks gary,it certainly wouldn't be nice to get kicked with those bad boys they should be illegal lol

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #566 on: April 09, 2013, 03:49:40 AM »
1Dx 300f/2.8, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/320th Mala Mala Northern South Africa.

Shot just on Dusk, Sun had set, use the 600EX-RT for fill, female Lion having a Yawn, I have a healthy respect for this end of a Lion.
badass,i want the 300 2.8 beautiful glass :)

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #567 on: April 09, 2013, 03:50:22 AM »
400 f/2.8L IS I Lens, Tv mode at 1/2000, f/2.8, EC +2/3, ISO 1250:  Not perfect, but I have to get 10 shots out to AU like right now:
nice shot love the dof :)

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« Reply #568 on: April 09, 2013, 06:42:40 AM »
1Dx 300f/2.8 V2, Shot & f/8 & 1/800th, Mala Mala Northern South Africa.
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #569 on: April 09, 2013, 08:38:29 AM »
1Dx 300f/2.8 V2, Shot & f/8 & 1/800th, Mala Mala Northern South Africa.

Nice shot!

I saw in a different thread that one of your favorite spots is the Okawongo same as me.

Do you have an online collection which one could have a peak in?
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