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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1110 on: July 01, 2013, 03:04:46 PM »
Eml58, that shot with the fire is simply NatGeo quality, truly one of the best nature shots I've seen in years.

Care to share the story behind?
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
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« Reply #1111 on: July 01, 2013, 03:09:29 PM »

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1112 on: July 01, 2013, 03:12:42 PM »
Eml58, that shot with the fire is simply NatGeo quality.

+1 Agree.

Spectacular image. Congrats on this shot.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1113 on: July 01, 2013, 04:34:09 PM »
Eml58 AMAZING shot! well done

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1114 on: July 01, 2013, 04:47:36 PM »
Eml58, that shot with the fire is simply NatGeo quality, truly one of the best nature shots I've seen in years.

Care to share the story behind?


+1

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1115 on: July 01, 2013, 05:25:12 PM »
NO.

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« Reply #1116 on: July 01, 2013, 06:43:32 PM »
Taking a overnight break in JoBurg on the way to Northern South Africa from Tanzania & The Serengeti.

Posted some comments and Images on the 200-400 Thread re the 200-400 and initial thoughts of the Lens, in a nutshell, superb, fantastic Lens, sharp, fast focussing, supreme wildlife Lens.

Some Images shot with the 1Dx & 200-400, not my best as I'm on the Fly, so anything that looks off will be me, not the Lens or Camera Combo.

Very impressive...awesome.
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1117 on: July 01, 2013, 06:45:32 PM »
My son has decided he does'nt want have his face on cam AT ALL. But I managed to get a couple today. Here's one shot with the 24-70. Wanted a really punchy light. One 580 in a 60x60 cm softer.



I like it Viggo!
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1118 on: July 01, 2013, 08:24:30 PM »
Eml58, that shot with the fire is simply NatGeo quality, truly one of the best nature shots I've seen in years.

Care to share the story behind?

Hi Viggo, Currently on Safari in Tanzania and South Africa, at the moment in South Africa near Londolozi so we have Internet connection, wonders of modern technology, amazing stuff.

The Burning Wildebeest was one of those opportunities that come by chance, we were shooting in an area of Tanzania near the Mara River, basically hoping for a Migration Crossing, which unfortunately didn't happen for us, when we decided it might be interesting to head to the front of several Grass Fires that were Burning in the area, in front of the Flames were Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Lions, Impala all trying to get away from the Wind Driven Fire, we just kept mostly to the side of the Flames (being directly in front had the potential to end up like the Burning Wildebeest) and Photographed as much of the Action as we could of Animals running for their Lives, the attached Kudu shot was typical, smoke in the background giving some extra punch to the fleeing animal, and he was running from the Fire, not from us.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1119 on: July 01, 2013, 08:45:50 PM »
Flying Monkey Back Lit

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1120 on: July 01, 2013, 10:34:13 PM »
Amazing shots eml58!!  I have pre-ordered the 200-400...still waiting for its arrival. I have been having second thoughts on this lens, so any info would be greatly appreciated. Also, which other thread did you posts images from the 200-400mm?

Hi Raptors, I posted the same Images on a thread here re the 400f/2.8 versus the 200-400, but once I'm Home in around 2 weeks I'll Post more on the 1Dx Site.

I also posted on the other thread my initial views of the 200-400 compared to the other 2 Lenses I am carrying, the 300f/2.8 v2 & 400f/2.8 v2.

For Wildlife out to 600 you wont find anything better, the ability to start tracking an Animal at 560 f/5.6 then track towards you, dropping the 1.4x extender out getting you back to 400f/4 then zooming all the way back to 200f/4 with one touch while never loosing Focus, is just amazing. After a week of this I have left the 300 & 400 back at Camp and just use the 200-400 & the 70-200f/2.8 L II both Attached to 1Dx Bodies.

I tried setting my other 1.4x converter in place as well as engaging the built in 1.4x converter, although it works just fine, auto focus is maintained, Images do show fall off, so for me this wont be something I'll consider, using the 2x converter simply degrades the Image too much for me, works Yes, but you loose autofocus, and poor Image Quality is the result.

But the Lens is great, sharp, smooth Zoom, the flip in Converter is a dream, and Focus Tracking is spot on, on Cheetah on a KIll at around 80Kph the only time I lost Focus was if the whole Cheetah went behind a Bush, through Tall Grass worked a treat.

Hi eml58, thank you for taking the time to reply...I really appreciate it.  I went back and found your article, initial views of the 200-400mm. In that post, you stated that you need to add 2/3 stop exposure when using the 200-400 compared to the prime...are you still finding that? At a recent show, I tested the 200-400 vs the 300mm 2.8, and I also noticed that the pictures were slightly darker. I did read the explanation from privatebydesign, just wondered if it changes the way you set your exposure?  I am pleased to hear, that the Focus Tracking is spot on!!  I also shoot with a 1DX, what AF case number do you use most often?

BTW, your recent image...running Kudu very impressive...actually all your images are classic!!  The big cats, are also on top of my list of favorite aimals...I hope someday I will have the opportunity to photograph these amazing animals.

Looking forward to seeing more of your images.
Thanks again.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1121 on: July 02, 2013, 06:45:15 AM »

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Hi eml58, thank you for taking the time to reply...I really appreciate it.  I went back and found your article, initial views of the 200-400mm. In that post, you stated that you need to add 2/3 stop exposure when using the 200-400 compared to the prime...are you still finding that? At a recent show, I tested the 200-400 vs the 300mm 2.8, and I also noticed that the pictures were slightly darker. I did read the explanation from privatebydesign, just wondered if it changes the way you set your exposure?  I am pleased to hear, that the Focus Tracking is spot on!!  I also shoot with a 1DX, what AF case number do you use most often?

BTW, your recent image...running Kudu very impressive...actually all your images are classic!!  The big cats, are also on top of my list of favorite aimals...I hope someday I will have the opportunity to photograph these amazing animals.

Looking forward to seeing more of your images.
Thanks again.
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If your shooting in Manual, you need to compensate for the 1.4x Converter once you engage it, if your shooting Aperture or Shutter Priority, the Camera takes care of it, I tend to shoot Manual and compensate with ISO adjustments.

I shoot Case 2 mostly, Tracking Sensitivity set to -1 or -2 depending on the situation, Accel/Decel set on 1, AF Point switching set to 0. All of this I set up in "My Menu" so I can adjust on the Fly when necessary. I set C1 for Still/slow moving subjects (Aperture Priority), C2 for Fast Moving subjects (Shutter Priority) & C3 is set up for Landscape (Not used too much I'm afraid). I shoot almost exclusively in AI Servo, either Centre Spot Focus for slower standing Animals, and have the Depth of Field preview Button set to switch to Single Spot 61 Point Tracking for Fast Moving Subjects. That's about all my Brain can handle, I vary ISO a lot to get the Shutter Speeds I need, and although there's loads of Hype about the 1Dx ISO ability, and it is good compared to previous Bodies, I try not to get the ISO above 1250, I'll go to 1600 in a Pinch, and nearly always shoot 200/400 or 800 ISO for best results.

Attached Lion Cubs Playing with the Sun setting behind them.

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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1122 on: July 02, 2013, 07:15:29 AM »
the cost of the car was the same as the price of the 1DX . . .




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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1123 on: July 02, 2013, 07:18:06 AM »
My son has decided he does'nt want have his face on cam AT ALL. But I managed to get a couple today. Here's one shot with the 24-70. Wanted a really punchy light. One 580 in a 60x60 cm softer.



I like it Viggo!

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Reply #1124 on: July 02, 2013, 08:20:34 AM »
Edward - you need to organize photo safaris! Let me know when you start, I'll be your first customer! Your work is truly inspirational...
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Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
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