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Jglaser757 - Perhaps a rental by the hour would satisfy your lust.

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I use 1 1/8" I.D. Pipe Insulation around the legs of my Manfrotto tripod for cushioning while carrying on my shoulder. 

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This is probably a stupid question but I'll ask anyway - is this for photo, video, or both?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 13, 2014, 09:20:21 PM »
Long time lurker here, first time poster...
I'd add to jrista's observations that the implementation of CFast here is probably not for burst rates anymore, but more for video.  As a current 7D owner, and a user of MagicLantern (or whatever it is now... TragicLantern maybe?), the card write speeds are far too slow for RAW video and generally pretty iffy for higher-bitrate H.264, so any card write speed improvements would probably be for video, not photos.  Even the 1DX has a buffer that will eventually fill up, and if Canon would try to design any camera to be able to sustain a burst, I'd expect them to work on the 1D series.  I certainly wouldn't say no to a sustained burst on a new 7D though!

I think you need to start posting, as you seem to know what you are talking about.  We can all benefit from your knowledge.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:36:35 PM »
I am hoping the 7D2 is to the 7D, as the 5D3 was to the 5D2 and is compelling enough to make me want to upgrade. I am specifically looking and hoping for a sizable improvements in DN, High ISO Performance and the 5D3 AF system or similar.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 09:52:12 PM »
If Im going to purchase a $2000-$3000 camera Im certainly not going to compromise it with a third party battery that Im not sure how it was made and to what standard. Ive seen what batteries can do if they have a thermal runaway (as poorly made Lithium Ion batteries can do) and its not pleasant.
I recently bought a Canon battery for my 6d (which I could have bought cheaper on-line) for £ 40.00 ($65) in my local camera store, on Amazon I could get third party as low as £ 10.00 ($16) but for such a vast difference you know corners have been cut.

A very good point. I'm sure third party batteries that damaged a camera under warranty would void the warranty.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:13:20 PM »
The third party manufacturer's reverse engineer their stuff to work with Canon's equipment. IMO, it's not up to Canon keep the third party guys happy. I've got nothing someone trying to save a few dollars, but you're taking a chance.

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Lenses / Re: The 100-400 or the 70-200 f2.8 II+2x Mark III for wildlife
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:53:28 PM »
I tried the 7D / 70-200 f2.8 IS II / 2X III combination. Intitial shots showed severe Front Focus Issues, so I exchanged that extender for another. I really wanted this combination to work for me, so I tackled lens Microadjustment. What I discovered was that at 400mm, the setup was fairly accurate, (although also somewhat inconsistant) with little or no adjustment needed, but at 200mm I needed to adjust focusing to +12 on the -20 to +20 scale. I decided this was not going to work for me, so I returned the second extender.

The reason I purchased the 70-200 in the first place over the 100-400, was I felt I could use the 2X extender to get to 400mm. Eventually I will probably end up getting the 100-400.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Choosing the right tripod
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:30:33 PM »
After buying several tripods priced from the $200 to $800 range I find my go-to tripod is the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs. They are light weight very ridged and very versatile. I recommend you look at its features.

Agree on the 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs. Also had the non-CF (055XPRO3) version for a while - both very sturdy and durable for a reasonable (relatively speeking) price. The drawback for me is it's too short (I'm almost 6'-2) and it's hard to justify buying a Gitzo being a hobbiest.

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Canon General / Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:30:59 PM »
... I just ordered a 16-35L f/2.8 II and a 70-200 f/2.8 II ... What to do of this addiction?

Add 300mm or 400mm f2.8 IS II will cure it ;D

Congrats on your toys

What else do you own? You could be my new best friend, too.

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Canon General / Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:29:20 PM »
... I just ordered a 16-35L f/2.8 II and a 70-200 f/2.8 II ... What to do of this addiction?

You are my new best friend.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:41:17 PM »
Cognitive dissonance is very high with Canon customers who just shelled out a couple of Gs on their imaging equipment. They will try to justify by saying that "I always expose properly, so who cares about pulling shadows", "I shoot JPG anyway", "I like how Canon feels in my hands", or "Canon sells way more cameras".

Cognitive dissonance is very high with Nikon customers who just shelled out (more than) a couple of Gs on their imaging equipment. They will try to justify by saying that, "I don't really focus on anything in the left side of the field," and, "The sharpness of my images isn't affected by the CA endemic to my lenses, that can be fixed in post," and, "I like lots of buttons," and, "A smaller, less successful, non market-leading company like Nikon treats me better (and no, I don't mind waiting almost a month for a service when needed)."

You beat me to it!

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I'm wanting to do some test comparisons on image quality differences between a 400D, and a 5D mk2.
Could I take some pictures on the 400D, then take the CF card out and take some pictures on the 5Dmk2 without having to reformat it in the 5Dmk2?
I'm borrowing the 5d from a friend and only have one CF card and can't keep hold of his CF card.
I don't want to buy another CF card just to do this test.
Sorry if the answer to this is obvious (either yes or no), but I don't know it!

Thanks

The only issue I see has to do with messing up the numbering system.  As I recall (always problematical at my age) if you move the card from a camera "a"where the number is 1000 into camera "b" where the next number would logically be 100 it will pick up the numbering at 1001 instead and when a formatted card is moved back into camera "b"  the numbering will pick up at 1002.  At least that is the way I remember it.  And this assumes you are using sequential numbering.

Yes - I ran into the renumbering also - I believe it jumps to the higher number. Being the anal retentive guy I am, I then went back and renamed/renumbered a file on the card with my computer to make the file number pass 10,000, and then renumbered it again to one number less than what it was supposed to be.  It happened because I mixed up cards with my wife's 5D2 and my 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 19, 2013, 09:35:17 PM »

What is H & G?

First post on CR forums, "I'm thinking of ditching Canon and moving to Nikon."  Hello & Goodbye.

Thanks - I was going to ask too.

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i did use a cokin CPL on a lot of these shots including this one.

I see...in that case, a little softness at f/10 (which should be quite sharp, otherwise) doesn't come as a surprise.

yep i think its inferior quality filter that might be the culprit try a high quality hoya or B+W

I concur. When I got my 70-200 I also bought a cokin circular polarizer for it. With it on, all shots were soft. With it off, they were sharp. I returned it. It cost me a week of fuzzy pictures to find it out.

I've used the Cokin P system with their split neutral density filter and feel the photos were "mushy" in the neutral density area of the photos. I quit using it. Your high quality FF sensor likey doesn't play nice with a low quality CPL.

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