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Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th August 2009, 10:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By chrisli
I have both 300mm f/4.0 and the 400mm f/5.6, I...

I have both 300mm f/4.0 and the 400mm f/5.6, I would highly recommend the 400mm because of the faster AF, which is crucial on BIF especially if you are shooting those very fast birds. Secondly the...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 10th December 2008, 10:40
Replies: 23
Views: 7,816
Posted By chrisli
Peter, I have both the 40D and 50D, both the...

Peter,
I have both the 40D and 50D, both the cameras are a good upgrade from the 350D, I suggest you go for the 50D, due to the 1 to 1.5 stop advantage on noise level against the 40D. I know the...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 7th October 2008, 13:24
Replies: 35
Views: 6,036
Posted By chrisli
I have both the 40D and the 1dmk3 and just...

I have both the 40D and the 1dmk3 and just acquired the 50D, what I notice most is the Auto Lighting Optimiser, it balances the contrast bewteen the High/Shadow, I just posted a pic of the Asian Koel...
Forum: Canon Thursday 14th August 2008, 16:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By chrisli
The 24-105 is a fine lens, I use it for general...

The 24-105 is a fine lens, I use it for general photography and portraits, it is a sharp lens and the IS helps, I have even shot at 1/40sec and the IS works very well.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 8th July 2008, 06:42
Replies: 27
Views: 3,403
Posted By chrisli
The difference between the shorter and longer...

The difference between the shorter and longer macro lens has its advantages and disadvantages depending on what is your preference.

50mm - 100mm
1] Working distance, for certain subject you cannot...
Forum: Canon Thursday 3rd July 2008, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 6,901
Posted By chrisli
I am using this for both my 500mm f/4.0 and 300mm...

I am using this for both my 500mm f/4.0 and 300mm f/2.8
I find it very convenient and it is light.

The is the Hoodie Lens Cover from...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 17th June 2008, 13:09
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By chrisli
Peter,, if you are talking about IQ, than the...

Peter,, if you are talking about IQ, than the Sigma will not be comparable to the 400mm combo, I was think of it at one time do some research and also tried out the lens, it is quite soft at the...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 17th June 2008, 11:30
Replies: 8
Views: 4,378
Posted By chrisli
I think the difference between the 500mm f/4.0...

I think the difference between the 500mm f/4.0 with 1.4TC and the 300mm with 2.0TC is the 300mm you can still handhold the combo, but not with the 500mm, I find the IQ quite acceptable, since I am...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd May 2008, 03:51
Replies: 25
Views: 3,658
Posted By chrisli
Peter, I never had the 350D, but I have both the...

Peter, I never had the 350D, but I have both the 30D and 40d, that is before I dumb my 300D, yes the 40D has a faster AF, and I have both use the same combo of 300mm f4.0 with 2.0TC and the 400mm...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 20th May 2008, 14:31
Replies: 25
Views: 3,658
Posted By chrisli
Peter, I have used both the combo, the 400mm...

Peter, I have used both the combo, the 400mm f/5.6 with 1.4TC and the 300mm f/4.0 with 2.0TC, the 400mm combo will give you a better IQ than the 300mm combo. Yes the 400mm combo would need a 1D...
Forum: Canon Monday 12th May 2008, 05:09
Replies: 62
Views: 6,701
Posted By chrisli
It is one of the best super telephoto lens from...

It is one of the best super telephoto lens from Canon, sharp wide open and even when used with TC, I have also tried it with stacking two 1.4TC and the IQ is still accpetable. Cheapest and affodable...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 6th May 2008, 16:05
Replies: 62
Views: 8,611
Posted By chrisli
Well let me share with you the experience I had...

Well let me share with you the experience I had with most of the lenses mentioned. I started off with the Tamron 200-500mm find it a bit too soft, did not want to spend too much, got a 400mm f/5.6...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 16th April 2008, 14:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By chrisli
I might think that US$2000 would be able to get...

I might think that US$2000 would be able to get you a 400D and a 400mm f/5.6 used, this could be a good start. I used the 20D and 400mm f/5.6 when I started. Hope this could help.
Forum: Canon Thursday 27th March 2008, 01:25
Replies: 30
Views: 7,613
Posted By chrisli
Mike this is a good suggestion, apparently a lot...

Mike this is a good suggestion, apparently a lot more user find the MkIIn to be a better camera than the MkIII though I have not use it before. The Sigma 300mm f/2.8 is a good lens optically as well...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 25th March 2008, 12:49
Replies: 30
Views: 7,613
Posted By chrisli
The reason I bought the MkIII is I was fed up of...

The reason I bought the MkIII is I was fed up of manual focusing with the 400mm with 1.4 TC because it does not AF, even when I taped the 3 pins it hunts at low light. Mind you the 400mm & 1.4TC is a...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 25th March 2008, 03:46
Replies: 30
Views: 7,613
Posted By chrisli
I don't think it is the camera, I have all the...

I don't think it is the camera, I have all the Canon model right from the 20D, 30D, 40D & the MkIII, the noise levell are equally good in all.
If you are shooting birds and you are 30 metres away,...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 4th March 2008, 02:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By chrisli
Thanks guys for all your comments and advise,...

Thanks guys for all your comments and advise, have decided to go for the kill and take the 500mm f/4.0, for the reach, since I already have both the 400mm f/5.6 and the 300mm f/4.0, after lots of...
Forum: Canon Sunday 2nd March 2008, 08:16
Replies: 93
Views: 38,750
Posted By chrisli
I am using all the above lenses, advise keep the...

I am using all the above lenses, advise keep the 70-200 and you can consider the following option.
1] IQ quality 400mm f/5.6 is still the best gives you 560mm FL with 1.4xTC, it doesn't AF, taping...
Forum: Technique Saturday 1st March 2008, 15:01
Replies: 19
Views: 10,039
Posted By chrisli
There might also be a risk of buying a bad copy...

There might also be a risk of buying a bad copy especially 3rd party lens, I used to have a Tamron 200-500mm and was struggling with it as well had seen some posting from others using the same lens...
Forum: Canon Saturday 1st March 2008, 14:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By chrisli
Peter, Those are awesome bird photography, how...

Peter, Those are awesome bird photography, how close were you to them to get such high magnification rate and are those cropped. Are those birds taken in Singapore at the Chinese Garden. Thanks for...
Forum: Canon Saturday 1st March 2008, 03:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By chrisli
Graham, Those are really nice bird photography,...

Graham, Those are really nice bird photography, especially those flight shots, like them all. Just a question, from what I observe, the 300mm f/2.8 seem to be a more practical solution even when...
Forum: Canon Friday 29th February 2008, 08:31
Replies: 11
Views: 3,182
Posted By chrisli
Canon 300mm f/2.8 VS 500mm f/4.0

I have been shooting birds for sometime now and has been using the Canon 400mm f/5.6 with a 1.4xTC, and is looking at purchasing the 500mm f/4.0 however I have some reservation. The lens is huge and...
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