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I can't believe there isnt a 1dm3 update also, that is more likely to be used with a 200-400 than a 1ds...

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Fixes a phenomenon, na naaaa na nana. Phenomenon, na nana na.

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It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.
A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...

That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.

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EOS Bodies / Re: diy ideas on how to protect camera from rain?
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:38:50 PM »
I have a custom bag made for 2 diff setups. One gets a hole for the monopod and so i can adjust zoom. I also plan to use this setup, a ladder with a solar umbrella attached to it. I need to do more tests to see what works as far as angling the umbrella for the best protection but basically it should do what i need. I got a solar umbrella with silver material for when the sun is scorching. I have found the bigger events cooking me in the sun so this will be my remedy this year. Secondarily i will have the umbrella to help with rain. I plan to hook a bucket filled with cement below the ladder to anchor it like in the photo. I use the ladder for start photos. It allows me to get a better perspective on the participants heading out to face their challenge. I have found it to be a pretty cool shot so I am incorporating an umbrella now. I may buy some plumbers piping and make an adjustable holder for the umbrella rather than simply connecting it differently to the ladder. Maybe I'll add a drink holder while i am at it. I can stand with my monopod under this.
Here is the one i got. I love the colored ones but i need protection from the sun so i went with their metallic version
http://www.euroschirm.com/schirm/windflex/info.cgi?session=fKAJHRbdU3jsv&sprache_land=usa

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EOS Bodies / Re: Impact of falling Yen on Prices
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:26:36 PM »
Hopefully this means they can afford to drop prices.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:18:08 PM »
I was holding out for a 7d2 to replace my 1dm3. It was my goal of goals since 12,800 iso will prob be avail on the 7d2. I shoot weddings in addition to my sports so the 5dm3 and 7d2 would be a great duo. Well I went ahead and bought a 1yr old 7d with grip for $900. It is going to rock my work this year so i am not going to concern myself with the 7d2 until i have accumulated some new funds. Like someone else said You can get one cheap now and only loose a hundred or 2 from using it a year. Thats pretty cheap to me. I figure if i still sell it for 700/800 i will be happy. On the flip for those waiting this new 7d2 will be between $2500 and $3500 I'd guess. Prob lower than $3000 but then if it is a mini 1dx they could charge close to $3500 i think. Well I'd be happy to be wrong but for 3x the price of the current I have no regrets.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:54:51 PM »
As updates go, yea its been a lonnnng wait for the 5dm3 firmware update. Hopefully it is a worthy update for the wait. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: April 02, 2013, 07:23:58 PM »
I considered the 6D briefly. I have shot weddings for years with my 1dm3 and 5dc. Guess what if i took 200 images during a 10hr wedding i was surprised. The 1dm3 was my go to. There are too many situations where tracking and focus speed are absolutely necessary shooting weddings. I'd rather have the confidence i get the shot and in focus. Not to say the 5dc didn't take absolutely stellar images, its more that I didn't trust it or its surrounding points. Even though the images would be even better on the 6d, i still wouldn't have confidence in it so i decided to take a pass on it. Really i am holding out for a 7D2. If only it were available now like the 5dm3 was this time last year id have it now. I decided to get a 7d in the mean time. Now i won't worry about focus or taking many images with that camera in a wedding. I know its not a king in low light but i can work with it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 02, 2013, 06:50:49 PM »
I am stunned by the response to this...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Match made in heaven
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:16:23 PM »
A great night out bush in Central Queensland playing storm chaser... was not disappointed! :)
Stunning image!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:14:39 PM »
1Dx
600mm f/5.0 1/1600 iso 400 case 1
they call me the bird man LOL /eagle-maniac ;D
all the eagles were shot in 4 mornings 90%was shot out my truck window with tripod using it as a blind

Man bald eagles have no love for each other do they? You have so many beautiful shots! Are you in Michigan because they are making a comeback here. I love their bald eagle caw sound.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:05:47 PM »
1Dx  600mm 
when I turned my camera to shoot in portrait mode he turned his  head to match
Haha! Thats awesome, you should submit that somewhere.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:52:50 PM »
Neuro, I'm not mentioning voltage at all, instead I said 'current'. I think the two batteries in the grip are not 'used' in an alternate sequence, they are used simultaneously. Actually, inserting two discharged batteries, both incapable of even letting you switch the camera 'on' when used alone, will let you switch the camera 'on' and even shoot photos. It's the shutter count per battery that is calculated in an alternate sequence, being not possible to show 1/2 increments per battery, which would be nonsense. They are connected in parallel, so the voltage is the same, but are capable of delivering double the current of a single battery

Makes sense.  However, empirically the single battery of a 1-series does drive the lens AF motor faster than the pair of batteries used in a grip.  This is evident when a 'slow focusing' lens like the 85L II (where the focusing group movement is visible and slow enough to be easily seen) is focused from MFD to infinity on the 1D X vs. a gripped 7D, with fresh batteries.  I'm not sure about the electronic basis for the difference in AF speed (current draw or firmware), but the difference is there.

 All the top-end Canon lenses use ultrasonic motors. These are not like normal electric motors where the higher voltage you feed them, the faster they go. The speed depends on the frequency and phasing of the drive signals, and that is generated by the lens microcontroller from a quartz frequency source, it won't change with supply voltage. The only way that the grip would allow faster focus is if the firmware was deliberately slowing down the focus to preserve battery power. That is possible, it might be a bad thing if the camera gets a reputation for low battery life. That's what Nikon is doing - the speed restrictions without grip are entirely firmware. Canon has thankfully been free of that kind of silly marketing ploy, I hope that they don't start now.
I guess Chuck Westfall of Canon got it wrong according to you. He says the higher voltage is the reason but maybe you are right.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:50:05 PM »
Thanks for sharing your images page fiver's :D Love me some 85L II.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: March 11, 2013, 01:28:23 AM »
Specification list
http://camerarumors.blogspot.in/2013/03/7d-mark-ii-will-have-32mp-sensor.html

Bwahahahahahaha! 32 MP ....thanks for starting my saturday right with a laugh   :P

I spit up some coffee.  This is great, I haven't been watching any funny movies lately.  Thanks I needed that.

36 or 40 MP would be good news and a raw mode which bins the pixels into 18/20 + 9/10 MP to get rid of the patterns of monochromatic light sources. With a back side illuminated sensor the net photosensor size would be the same as that of a lower MP sensor giving you the freedom to choose between different resolutions, high ISO modes and a mode which avoids demosaicing completely.

Yeah, but it's not going to be in a 7D Mark II.
^^ Agreed

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