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Lenses / Re: Image of the New 100-400?
« on: October 24, 2013, 07:46:19 AM »
Saw that as I was checking the big white to that guy's left.  Couldn't ID it either, but I haven't handled the 70-200s as much so thought maybe it was one of those.

Should be possible to get some better captures once the video from the game is posted online.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 07:04:06 AM »
I've got the old 100-400 and love it but my IS recently went buggy.  It'd gone out in January but came back to life and then died again about a month ago.

Does anyone know about or have experience with getting a lens repaired near end of life?  I'd send it in now if I had the cash available, but just finishing grad school and so it hasn't been a priority.  I figure they'll have some spare parts around still once the new lens is released.  But for the sake of hassle and cost, should I save up and send my copy in as soon as I can?

I would suggest you to contact your Canon service center and get a quote.  ;)

Thanks.  I've done that a while back and am set for that.  I was more curious what's going to happen as the new lens rolls out.  Was hopeful some had some experience with other lenses as they reached the end of their production sales and could comment on the effects that has on repairs.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:36:04 PM »
I've got the old 100-400 and love it but my IS recently went buggy.  It'd gone out in January but came back to life and then died again about a month ago.

Does anyone know about or have experience with getting a lens repaired near end of life?  I'd send it in now if I had the cash available, but just finishing grad school and so it hasn't been a priority.  I figure they'll have some spare parts around still once the new lens is released.  But for the sake of hassle and cost, should I save up and send my copy in as soon as I can?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:43:14 AM »
For those talking about RAW video on the 70d, you can probably count that out due to the write speeds of SD cards.

I believe they've had RAW working on the 60D and T2i (550D) almost since they got RAW working on the 5D2.  Both of those bodies use only SD cards.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:11:01 PM »
I picked up LR3 at what turned out to be near it's end of life when i saw a deal here I think.  Then grabbed LR4 when I saw another good deal (hurrah for still qualifying as a student)

Do they typically release a new version every year?  If you buy upgrade versions can you skip a release?  Just curious if anyone knows as it's likely another year until I'll think about upgrading since this is all just a hobby for me. 

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:21:07 PM »
I've got a fever...and the only cure is some guragear!

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Macro / Re: 7D+100mm L=Beautiful shot
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:42:32 PM »
Care to share what your specs were?  Aperture, shutter, ISO, etc?  I'm always curious.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/q8-mc/7919692576/#meta/

according to that f/4.5, 1/100, ISO 100

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Software & Accessories / Re: Cheap student and teacher Lightroom 4
« on: September 05, 2012, 11:27:58 PM »
Thank you!  Just ordered mine too.  (and I'd thought I got a good deal on LR3 when i picked it up in march for $60 or $70)  Wasn't planning on upgrading for quite a while.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Lexar Memory Card Deals at B&H
« on: August 02, 2012, 05:31:15 PM »
I'm not the expert on this. (paging Dr. Neuro), but from what I understand, there are really two issues. How quickly the camera writes to the card and how quickly the card transfers the data to the computer. The speed that the camera writes to the card is limited by the write speed and buffer of the camera. My understanding is that most cards can accept the data faster than the camera writes from the buffer to the card, so there isn't any advantage to the super fast cards for the 7D. (400X should be more than adequate).

On the other hand, if you are using a card reader to transfer the data to your computer, it will go a lot faster if you have a fast card.

My real life experience tends to confirm this. I've never had a problem with the 400X cards (although I wouldn't go for the slower ones).

I make no claims to be a "techie" so I've probably screwed this up, but I think the bottom line is that the super fast cards don't offer much if any advantage because the camera becomes the main limiting factor.

Anyone who knows more about this, feel free to correct.

You may not consider yourself a "techie" but you've got everything right.  You get stuck at the same point I do.  the 400x should be more than adequate (ie the 7D can't write faster than that so it makes no difference to it whether you have a 400x or 1000x in the camera)  Hopefully Neuro does come along and has some hands on experience using either one and firing off some 15-20 or 30 shot bursts.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Lexar Memory Card Deals at B&H
« on: August 02, 2012, 03:40:58 PM »
Any 7D users out there that can comment on if a 7D can gain any benefit from the 1000x vs 400x.  I've got a couple 400x and occasionally will max the buffer.  Always figured it was the camera, but with cards on sale, might as well ask if it might be the cards!  If a card would also benefit me, could have quite the boost once the new firmware is released!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 02:03:18 PM »

That M-Fn one? Nope, does not work. And the other four ones have no influence on changing single-shooting to high-speed or low-speed continuous.
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The AF-Drive button absolutely does have influence on the shooting mode.  The top scroll controls the AF mode and the back scroll wheel will change your drive mode.  Takes maybe a second and a half (being conservative, pretty sure I can flip this in under a second) and you don't even have to move the camera from your eye.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 03:46:58 PM »
I hope they've improved the touch screen over my P&S I got this January.  Otherwise, hopefully it'll stay as a feature on the Rebel line.  I wouldn't worry so much about my face activating it, unless the proximity detector like my T1i is no longer a feature.  But if it were to trickle up to the 7D2 forget it.  I'd even prefer no articulating screen on the 7D2 because I'd lose all the left hand navigability.  Buttons are more dependable in my experience.  It'll be interesting to see how it's implemented. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: APS-C Roadmap for 2012: A Prediction
« on: March 14, 2012, 01:38:39 PM »
Cool to see someone actually put down what I've been thinking a while now.

Only a few things I was expecting differently - I would expect them only to use the Digic 5.  And I bet they find a way to move the 70D to a higher price. 

The 7D2 price is right in line with what my expectations were though.  I've seen time and time again people on this forum point out how crowded the APS-C lineup is.  With a new 7D you can clear that all out, especially with the new pricing space created with the 5D3 up above 3000 USD.  so I would expect the 70D to even push towards 1400 or 1500 USD at introduction. 

Totally agree with the new AF systems for each line.  I was trying to rationalize some f8 points for the 7D2.  If the 1DX gets some, I wouldn't be shocked to see a the 7D2 have a few f8 spots - especially with it's popularity wildlife camera, and therefore the likelihood of it being used with a supertele and extender.  I think it'd be necessary for the 1DX to have some f8 points though for this to be a possibility.  And then I wonder if Canon would also consider including them even without top performance.  Maybe make it a custom function that you had to activate, and so the user would know they are going to experience some performance loss.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Full Spec List?
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:47:54 AM »
Also no mention of the headphone jack in the connectivity. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best part about 5D III?
« on: February 29, 2012, 05:37:31 PM »
Best outcome - I'll spend less time on canonrumors!  :D

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