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Technical Support / Re: 5D III OR 6D or 7DII
« on: Today at 12:37:03 AM »
Thanks Dylan. I'm assuming once upon I time you had a crop camera. Do you miss the reach with wildlife, or does overall 5d iii just make up for it?

Also lens suggestion? I'm nervous I'll get frustrated with 24-70 as I am used to 15-85 (nice lens btw). Can you use an f4 for stars?

The longest lens I have is 400mm f2.8 IS II. I added 1.4x and 2x TC III not too long after. That combo gives me 560mm f4 and 800mm f5.6. I guess long FL is not really an issue for me.

I like fast lenses. I would highly recommend 24-70 f2.8 II and/or 70-200 f2.8 IS II(works really well with current TCs).




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Technical Support / Re: 5D III OR 6D or 7DII
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:04:11 PM »
5D III is SUPER from A-Z. fps is not that great, but I'm still be able to catch BIF with it.

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Lenses / Re: Questions: Canon 200mm f2 IS
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:58:47 PM »
To me, I loved it for portraits if you can get one and work with the focal length. It's amazing for that and for sports.

I tried it today at local camera shop. Working with store manager on the pricing ;)

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Lenses / Re: Questions: Canon 200mm f2 IS
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:46:22 PM »

Are you making purchasing plan for 2015? ;) AFAIK, you said that you have finished buying a new gear for this year. :)

Otherwise, 200mm f/2 should be an awesome lens.

After playing with 600mm f4, I think I'm happy with my 400mm f2.8 IS II. Kinda like buying three lenses for price of one - 400mm, 560mm and 800mm.

Just likes Jim mentioned "There is never enough light"  ;)


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Lenses / Re: Questions: Canon 200mm f2 IS
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:42:34 PM »
Re #2:  Indoor sports.  There is never enough light.  I don't own one yet but I've tried one (and shot in gymnasia with even f/2.8 lenses) enough to want one.

Jim

I agree Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark IV announcement on March 2015 or later
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:41:43 PM »
Looking at 7D II specs, I can't wait to see rumors 5D4 & 1DX II from Mr. CR

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:36:03 PM »
For shooting pets, outdoor, wildlife, people, landscape.

If you shoot indoor and nature light, then 6D is your camera. 7D II is more for outdoor sports and wildlife shooters.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:55:48 PM »
I honestly do not believe any Canon or Nikon system currently has anything like flexible spot. I know there are the zone and all points modes, but when you pick a single AF point, as far as I know (and maybe the 1D X is different), only that one point will be used, regardless.

I think you are mistaken.  Just to make sure we're on the same page here regarding the 5DIII (that page is p.77 from the 5DIII manual), with 61-pt auto selection in AI Servo, you manually select any single AF (1), and the AF system will track the subject across the array of AF points, switching points (2).

So again, can you please explain what is different about the Sony system?

Well, maybe it's just something up with my 5D III. It's currently in my hands. I'm looking at the top LCD, and it says "AI SERVO". When I look through the viewfinder, I see the AF display for One-Shot AF. I don't see any AF points displayed...I only see the brackets. If I move the joystick around, no AF point shows up or is selected. If I activate AF...THEN I see AF points.

Manual, p. 74:

With 61-point automatic selection AF, you can set the starting AF point for AI Servo AF

Right. It doesn't seem to work on my particular 5D III. :(

Are you sure you on 61AF points + Ai servo?

Mine works just like others mentioned. I used 61AF points in BIF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:28:21 AM »
For all that the 7DII is shaping up to be a mini-1D X, I'm just going to stick with my full-sized 1D X.  :)

+1...until X II :P

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:21:23 AM »
Hanningfield Geese taking off at dawn.

Love the light - very nice

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
hummer from today - not quite sharp on her eyes, but I liked the pose and setting.

Me too

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:09 AM »
Good timing. Well done Christopher.

+1

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:15:56 AM »
+1 on the MTF charts - AWESOME.

The weight seems very attractive.

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PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:10:15 AM »
I'm going to wait until the price drops to $550  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:06:46 AM »
Solid body  :)

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