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  1. George

    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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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    ...and now you're even more confused!!!!!:banana::banana::banana:
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Found this which explains it better... Keeping batteries in top working order requires that they are calibrated from time to time. By calibrating batteries, you ensure that they hold their charge and also you are able to accurately report how well the batteries hold their charge when in the...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    I don't think it has to be exhausted completely, although of course when it goes through the recalibration process it will discharge completely, and as I said, this will only happen when in the camera in the menu you look at the battery charge it will tell you to recalibrate next time you...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    The battery will only recalibrate when that option comes up when you stick it in the charger....you can't force it to do it just because it's only showing moderate. Frankly I doubt that it makes much difference to the performance, but I seem to remember Canon Bob who has a better technical...
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    Has anyone traded the canon 2x tc mk2 for the mk3 or know anyone that has.

    Sorry guys, I've not been on the forum for a bit due to travelling........yes I have the 400 DO mk2 and the mk3 1.4 and 2x. The 1.4 is permanently connected to the 400 (obviously giving me 560mm f5.6) and I'd say the performance in terms of the AF (with a 1Dx mk2) is virtually indistinguishable...
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    Possible Aurora tonight.

    'Fraid I'll miss it as well, going to see Francis Rossi "I talk too much!!!"......
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    Possible Aurora tonight.

    Yup it's very useful.
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    Possible Aurora tonight.

    Hi Dave, If you really want (IMO) the best aurora info then I suggest you visit the https://aurora-alerts.uk site. It's based in Skye and has actual up to date live reports...well worth a visit. I've found the other sites pretty much a waste of time!! Hope that helps!! George.
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    Possible Aurora tonight.

    Bit of a long shot as the moon is currently so bright. Would need to be between approx 8 - 10 pm to have a chance. George.
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Tony, as far as I know there isn't a card reader that does Cfast and CF (unfortunately and please tell me if anyone finds one!) but I wondered if Jason was taking the images straight off the camera or via a card reader, and if the latter then he should be able to see what if anything is on the...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Do you have a separate cfast card reader?... that should tell you...
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    Canon extender EF 2x iii

    Glad it's all working now, Gordon and it was good to have a play with the cameras when we met in January. I don't know that programme Peter, I'll also have a look. I tend to use on1 for resizing, it's a modern version of the old Genuine Fractals. George.
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Jason, there used to be a facility on some of the cameras (Powershot G1 I believe) to reset the level if you thought it was out, but that facility doesn't seem to be in the 1Dx 2. I'd suggest you get a builders level on a table to check it is level and see if your camera's level agrees with...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Rumours of a mk 3 late this year, but I can't see a lot of room for improvement that'll tempt me to change mine. Don't need any more pixels or a higher frame rate, and the af is pretty good. George.
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    Canon extender EF 2x iii

    Gordon, I won't be needing my 2x mk3 extender till mid Feb, if you want to try it I'm happy to let you try it in the new Year. George. Just sent you a pm.
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    Canon 70-200 f2.8 mk 2 or mk3

    AS a mainly wildlife photographer, I had a 70-200 mk2 and used to hang a 1.4 converter on it to give me the extra reach, when the mk2 100-400 came out I, like Tony above, sold my 70-200. (I shoot FF) Unless you really need the 2.8, the 100-400 gives you more flexibility for a virtually...
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    Canon extender EF 2x iii

    Please post the results you get after the visit to the service centre. I use the 2x with a 400DO mk 2 with acceptable results. George.
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