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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    HI Jim, unfortunately it looks rather as if someone's put an ice axe through it....gone a bit deep, and I haven't a clue how it happened! Just going to be a trip to Elstree hospital for a fix.... George.
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Yes everyone seems pretty happy with Canon CPS in the UK, certainly mirrors my experience. Anyone had a mk2 rear screen replaced?....mine's got a bash in it and will need replaced, although it hasn't affected the performance. Will get it done soon. George
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    Scotland Best time for camping in Scotland (Isle of Skye)

    Well it's been a BRILLIANT weekend on Skye, midges and tourists diminishing by the day, and the light is getting better all the time with the sun getting lower in the sky!! George.
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Hi Stu, Sorry just seen your post......yes I'll put something up soon but I'm up to my eyes at the moment editing stuff and I'm off next week, so give me a bit of time.... George.
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Pity, that's a bit far from me!!....perhaps someone else can help!! Yup the rental costs are a bit steep, and strangely when Canon have a road show, they seem not always to have the 400 DO. Best of luck and let us know what you decide! George.
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Hi Stuart and welcome to the forum! I think if you read through all the posts on this post you'll see that we're all pretty much agreed that there isn't any real loss of quality with a 1.4 converter as you say, but with the 2x it does suffer a bit....but is still perfectly useable.......that's...
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    As I said earlier, it's a permanent fixture on one of my bodies with the 1.4 George
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Seems a sensible move Bob, and the idea of being able to order one or the other is a good 'un I think.....wish they'd given us that option with the cards on the Mk2 (ie 2x CFast and not the CFast and cf slots)
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    A small thought, folks, I tried the 200-400+1.4 a few years ago in Tanzania, a superb lens however it was as heavy as a 5/600 prime and I ended up using the 100-400 as it was more portable and so much more easily hand held, and I got shots with this that I would have missed with the 2-400...
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    So don't you think Canon will produce any more EF only super teles, Bob? It does seem that with the rumoured pro R in a year or two that's the way things are moving, but there have to be an awful lot of mirror slappers like me who don't fancy a complete range change yet, and anyway at the...
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    HI Stu, Got a bit more time now...in answer to your thoughts, I'd suspect a 500 Mk3 would still be substantially heavier than a 400 DO, although I'm sure it would be closer as the 600 mk3 is now lighter than the 500 mk2.......but at what price point? As it is, the DO is substantially cheaper...
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Hi Stu, good to hear from you! I'm away at the moment, but will reply fully when back.....glad you're enjoying the lens, though!! George.
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    Canon EF 400mm DO IS USM Mk1/Mk2 Owners thread

    Just seen the updates to the post, I've had a mk 2 DO almost since it came out, and it's travelled extensively with me in various continents for wildlife stuff. I can only say that it resides permanently on one of my 1Dx2's with a 1.4 converter, and I really can't tell the converter is on it...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Sorry was thinking you were going to return it, ignore please!
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Definitely call Elstree and get a returns label, that'll come by email, and they'll arrange a pickup.
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