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Jan 05, 2014 09:27 |  #3211

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Jan 05, 2014 14:08 |  #3212

DanC.Licks wrote in post #16577478 (external link)
Which body do you think would be better suited for this lens and the 300/2.8 I, the 1DIV or the 5DIII? A good used 1DIV costs here about what a new 5DIII costs. I don't think 6 fps would be a great disadvantage for me. More a question of which focuses better and which has the better IQ.
I can get a 300/2.8 I and 500/4 I + a 1.4x III TC for what a new 500 II would cost. As I have had no experience with Canon since film days, I have to keep asking questions of those who have. Thanks!


both bodies are great, each has pros and cons, 1D4 has the crop and it is 1 series body and fast fps, 5D3 is not 1 series body but has 1 series quality maybe better, more mp, and great for high ISO could be first or second top after 1DX, and all talking about its focus that is on par with 1DX as well, so not sure if you prefer crop factor and weather sealing body over more mp better high ISO and fast burst or AF.

2 capable cameras for competition, it is unfair and difficult, for sports an actions and birding i will always choose 1 series of fast fps [1DX, 1D4, 1D3,....etc] over 5D series, sometimes i don't really need higher resolution on these conditions, i need more keepers, and i do have different Canon bodies and i found even with timing and my skill in shooting actions or sports i still prefer faster fps cameras over slower, sure i can do with 5D3 but i will never love it for this type of photography over 1DX or 1D4, so now it is your call to decide.

Forgot to say that i heard some saying that once you use TCs then 5D3 will fall apart, so be sure about this point.


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Jan 06, 2014 03:24 |  #3213

Thanks, Tareq,
The 5DIII can take the TCs fine as long as the lenses are fast enough. A 2x on a 400/5.6 is going to be tough for either one. Look here:
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A lot of shots with the 5DIII, 500/4 IS L USM (MkI) and 2x TC Mk III. ( MkIII TCs big improvement over MkII)
True, he seems to have had good light most of the time, still...pretty impressive, and the images seem in general smoother than what I see from the same lens setup with a 1DIV. A nice thing is also that he is not over-sharpening and over-saturating everything.

Problem is I can't afford one of each!:(




  
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Jan 06, 2014 05:05 |  #3214

DanC.Licks wrote in post #16581552 (external link)
Thanks, Tareq,
The 5DIII can take the TCs fine as long as the lenses are fast enough. A 2x on a 400/5.6 is going to be tough for either one. Look here:
http://www.juzaphoto.c​om/me.php?p=3010&l=en (external link)

A lot of shots with the 5DIII, 500/4 IS L USM (MkI) and 2x TC Mk III. ( MkIII TCs big improvement over MkII)
True, he seems to have had good light most of the time, still...pretty impressive, and the images seem in general smoother than what I see from the same lens setup with a 1DIV. A nice thing is also that he is not over-sharpening and over-saturating everything.

Problem is I can't afford one of each!:(

Each of what, 1D4 and 5D3? Then go for 1DX bw! :D

Well, think about the camera as you use it with wide collection of lenses, so you will be fine with fast lenses, then what you can do with slower lenses or some zooms such as 100-400? In all cases, i always understand it is a matter of budget, sure when you can afford one of both or even both you will buy both or better.... 1DX.


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Jan 23, 2014 19:39 |  #3215

Last year I wasn't able to make it out to take advantage of the Snowy Owl irruption so this year I was determined to not make that mistake again. I was very lucky to find this cooperate owl. Check out the size of those feet!

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Jan 24, 2014 18:11 |  #3216

Mike, are those shots from Assateague? Really nice shots. Looks like it had a meal not too long ago.


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Jan 24, 2014 21:05 |  #3217

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Jan 25, 2014 10:06 |  #3218

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Mike, are those shots from Assateague? Really nice shots. Looks like it had a meal not too long ago.

Thanks Methodical. Yes they were taken at Chincoteague. I found 2 there over a couple day period. They seem to be successful hunters which is good see.


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Jan 27, 2014 17:31 |  #3219

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Thanks Methodical. Yes they were taken at Chincoteague. I found 2 there over a couple day period. They seem to be successful hunters which is good see.

Cool. How long ago did you see them? I see where one was spotted downtown DC last week.


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Jan 28, 2014 17:44 |  #3220

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Cool. How long ago did you see them? I see where one was spotted downtown DC last week.

I found one on the beach on 1/18 and this one on 1/19 next to the causeway heading into Chincoteague. From what I hear it is very hit and miss with some days with no sightings at all. I saw the Washington Post story on the one in DC that must have attracted a crowd.


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