Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland

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I’m heading to Scotland Saturday to hang with <a href="http://www.andybiggs.com/" target="_blank">Andy Biggs</a> and a bunch of other landscape photography nuts for 10 days of shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris as well as Cairngorms. This is almost the perfect time to go with the latest lenses Canon has released, especially the EF 11-24 f/4L and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Do I wish an EOS 5DS R was coming with me? Absolutely!</p>
<p>What’s in my bag for this trip?</p>
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<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827036-REG/Canon_5253B002_EOS_1D_X_EOS_Digital.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EOS-1D X</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/986049-REG/canon_eos_5d_mark_iii.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EOS 5D Mark III</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1119028-REG/canon_9520b002_ef_11_24mm_f_4l_usm.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L </a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/850101-REG/Zeiss_1964831_Distagon_T_15mm_f_2_8.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843008-USA/Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1092632-REG/canon_9524b002_ef_100_400mm_f_4_5_5_6l_is.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Shop-by-Brand-Singh-Ray/ci/4/phd/4291218879/N/4294255798/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Singh-Ray & B+W Filters</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846213-REG/Gitzo_GT3542LS_GT3542XLS_6x_4_SECTION_SYSTEMATIC.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Gitzo 3541LS Tripod</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.markinsamerica.com/MA5/Q20.php" target="_blank">Markins Q20 Ballhead</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=jobu+designs&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Jobu Designs L Brackets & Plates</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1084489-REG/leica_40093_8x42_ultravid_binocular_hd.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Leica Ultravid 8×42 Binoculars</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/903208-REG/Gura_Gear_gg26_2_Bataflae_18L_Backpack_Gray.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">Gura Gear Bataflae 18L</a></li>
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<p>Why the Zeiss and the 11-24? I’ve shot the Zeiss plenty of times before and until proven otherwise, it’s the best ultra wide angle lens for Canon’s EF mount (apologies to the TS-E 17mm) that I’ve ever used. I will be using the 11-24 a lot as I work away on the review.</p>
<p>As I mentioned earlier, I would love to be taking an EOS 5DS R with me and I almost (GAH!) brought a D810, but the new 11-24 and 100-400 were too good to pass up, not to mention I don’t have a Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 for F mount.</p>
<p>I will also have the pleasure of shooting with a Leica S Type 006 kit on the trip, which should have no trouble fulfilling the desire for more resolution.</p>
 

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Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?
 

dash2k8

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Green with envy for your 11-24mm and Zeiss 15mm! Have a wonderful trip! We look forward to some really wide indoor shots... ;P
 

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Saturday? You're missing our once-a-decade Lunar Eclipse... Starts across the UK in about 90 minutes and is best viewed in Scotland!

Have fun - and feel free to visit my Mum's place, the Haugh Hotel, along the Speyside Way in the Cairngorms ;)
 

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Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks
 

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Have fun! Post your great photos.
I would leave the 1dx behind as you not shooting action... 5d3 on tripod (bracketing exposures) will be just great. But you know all this better than me. :)
 

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Tinky said:
You also missed a terrific aurora, sadly not visible from Glasgow, but you would probably have been good on the islands...

as said elsewhere... 3 Chimneys on Skye...

I caught bits about that on the BBC live shows with Prof Brian Cox and Buzz Aldrin(!!) last night, shall have to watch it properly later!

Are you up in Scotland (Glasgow?), Tinky? My folk have a place in the Highlands but from locals I gather you can never reeeally tell if you're going to catch the Aurora - but I might have to make an effort to head up some time, when there's apparently more chance of it!

Lunar Eclipsing of the South has begun, I'll be off down the prom to see if there's a chance a picture any more interesting than some others can be captured of the Liverpool skyline, this side of the River Mersey!

HAPPY ECLIPSE DAY, EVERYBODY :D :D
 
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Samyang 14/2.8 would substitute Zeiss and Canon SWA. If you can afford to select out the best performing coone out of 20 copies, you will be very pleased with the results. And it is a 13 mm lens (12.9 to be more precise), and the aperture is f/2.8, not f/4, like the new Canon 11-24, with fraction of the price. The new 100-400 isn't that great either. I sold them after 1 week of hard use. If you are traveling, you should save space and get rid of the weight!
 
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Zeiss 15 and Canon 11-24 are the best out there for (Canon) wideangle lovers.

From a professional point of view (we're constructing underwater photo equipment) I have to be a pixel peeper.

If direct comparisons in image corners are not too much to ask, not only at f4, please.

Good luck,

Andrej

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Canon Rumors said:
I’m heading to Scotland Saturday to hang with Andy Biggs and a bunch of other landscape photography nuts for 10 days of shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris as well as Cairngorms. This is almost the perfect time to go with the latest lenses Canon has released, especially the EF 11-24 f/4L and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Do I wish an EOS 5DS R was coming with me? Absolutely!
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Reach out to Canon UK they have examples in the Country this weekend the Photography Show kicks off for four days.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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Orc said:
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

Besides a few discount airlines, the rest don't weigh carry-on bags, only the size matters. So I just don't fly airlines such as Ryanair. I'll have no trouble with this bag as a carry-on.
 

King Eyre

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Well, I'm in Fife, Scotland...and we had a very good view of the eclipse this morning!!...cloudy but breaks all the time, and it cleared sufficiently just at the best moment!!

Hope the weather stays good, if you are on Skye and it's a good day, a visit to the Isle of Raasay, where we have a house, is worthwhile, best views of the Cuillin range from the top of Duncaan, (the highest hill) golden and white tailed eagles and otters as well!!

George.
 

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Sashi said:
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

I am not sure what you mean by 'dreary'. Scotland can be moody or have fantastic blue skies at any time of the year, and one of the great advantages of April is that the midges are not yet active (they can be a real joy-killer in the West, and were still partying in Skye and Lochaber last year in early September). If the weather conditions are right you can get mist in April and May, and there may still be a bit of snow on the tops of the mountains into April and possibly even early May. Spring means the greens are quite fresh.

Mid-August through to early September is good for the colour in the heather (the timing is difficult to predict - last year it seemed really early but a couple of years ago I was photographing purple heather well into September), and the trees - where they exist - and bracken are usually wonderful in later October. July and early August are, for me, the least interesting months, but the coastline can be fantastic all year round (and there is a lot of it).

If had hoped to spend early April on Mull or Harris, but now have to head off elsewhere to visit family.

The eclipse was intermittently visible through cloud, though never completely clear, here on the Central West Coast.
 

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Sashi said:
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

If you ask me Scotland's at its best at this time of the year: less midges.
 
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