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A little off topic, but while reading this dpr article I realized that canon included exposure comp in manual mode with auto ISO. Not sure how i have missed this for the last month, but noteworthy, and a very welcome feature.

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Yeah well... How about this CR3 from 2008??


Remember that CR had changend the rating system from 5+1 down to 3+1 grades.
Those CR4/5-stories would turn into a logic bomb if you miss that

I didn't remember that!  A CR5 mush be like waking up and the 100-400 Mark III was just released.   :D

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Oooo ooooh a CR2 rumor for the 100-400L MkII.  Where have I seen one of those before?  Oh, yes...it was way back in October, 2010

In the meantime, I've missed so many shots like this:
 ;)

Yeah well... How about this CR3 from 2008??




Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS [CR3]
JUNE 27, 2008 CANON LENSES
It's coming
The source that spoke of the 5 new lenses from Canon claims the 100-400 is indeed getting an upgrade. It'll be slightly faster and possess a 5 stop IS. He wasn't sure whether or not it would be a push/pull design or not.

Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS = $1899 USD

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This is great news. As of a few days ago chuck stated that they would begin shipping to retailers on the 30th... Meaning that shipments to customers wouldn't begin until several days later.

 ;D ;D :D

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  On my computer the text is much clearer on the 7100? Not sure why. 7D II and 7D are very hard to read. Where the 7100 and 6000 are pretty clear on my mac. Don't guess it matters I will surely get the new 7D II. Just saying.
At 800 and 1600 ISO. Which is what I am interested in..

I think the only thing you can compare here is noise. Different lenses are used on different cameras, so as far as how well a sensor can record details is not revealed with these comparisons.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:20:28 AM »
People people relax, why so angry... I was not the one making the claim that "I am a pro." All I did was take out my camera and start shooting as I do most weekends with 5+ photographers some with pro gear some not, some new and some regulars, some come for the photography and some come for the aviation(flightradar24.com/planespotters.net), SORRY the post was about him lying about his credentials :-X

If he was a pro photographer 20-30 years ago and "retired" his comments about an iPad being all you need are certainly relevant and not a lie at all.  The poorest cameras of today are better than the cameras of decades ago. Oh yeah... One more thing.. Get a life.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mk II Availability Question
« on: October 23, 2014, 08:33:42 AM »
According to chuck westfall, cameras will be shipping from canon warehouses to authorized dealers starting on oct 30th. Dealers won't be shipping to customers for several days after that potentially. Even those who got their preorder in very early will not realistically receive cameras until 11/5 at the soonest.

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Lenses / Re: 100-400 with 1.4x teleconverter on crop body
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:32:02 AM »
This is a really poor combo even on a ff body that will AF at f8. The already slow AF performance of the 100-400 is made almost unbearable with the tc. It hunts, and when it does find focus the iq is just terrible. Your images will be far superior from a keeper and iq standpoint if you simply crop more in post.

The tc does work ok on the 400 f.6, but just ok. AF is quite acceptable but iq is not super (better stopped down to f11) Plus without IS the SS has to be really fast.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Shipping October 30, 2014
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:22:49 AM »
i have gotten used to having the wifi on my 6d and 70d. i really wish the 7dii had it built in but i have an idea that should work. it has 2 card slots cf and sd, you can specify what files to write to each so if you use an eye fi card and shoot raw to the cf card and small jpeg to the eye fi in the sd card slot then it should do the same thing.

File transfer is only one of the useful features of wifi... Although... I won't miss this feature. But there are many people who will!

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Lenses / Re: Selling my Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II
« on: October 16, 2014, 07:25:40 PM »
Dylan,

There is another thread on this lens.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23270.0;topicseen

Curious if you used it with the 2xiii and if so, would you comment on performance.


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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f2.8 IS mk 2 with 2x extender
« on: October 16, 2014, 05:19:17 PM »
I am also interested in this combo. My go to is a 300 f2.8is ii and I have a 100-400. I've been waiting for a replacement 100-400 but it always seems just around the corner.

I like the iq just fine for the 100-400, but the IS is just ok, and the AF speed is quite slow.

For this who have used the 70-200 f2.8 is ii with the 2.0x tc iii, is the AF any faster than the 1-4?  I find the 300ii with 2.0x iii AF very fast and is great for BIF.

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Lenses / Re: Is FoCal worth ~$150?
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:44:00 AM »

I sent it in to canon and they "fixed" it.  When I got it back, I ran the test again, and Canon had done absolutely nothing to fix the actual problem.  So I sent it back, this time with all the FoCal printouts. A few days later my camera came back with some hardware work and it was fixed.

Yikes!  Some service huh?  I hope they did not charge you for the first "fix".

No charge. I was several months outside of warranty too... So kudos to canon. :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Jeff Cable reviews the 7Dm2
« on: October 13, 2014, 10:52:57 PM »
Must be Jeff doesn't know about dpp...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:29:52 PM »
Was on holidays with limited internet when the 7D2 came out.  Does the camera have the option of linking AF points to exposure? 

To me this is quite important when choosing not to use the spot center point.  Example, 6D with 600mm using vertical orientation and the upper focus point.  A pileated woodpecker lands on a stump in close proximity and my exposure comes off his densely black body (center point), significantly overexposing his red and white and black head. So just compensate - right?  However, in situations like this the subject tends to be in constant motion with the background/foreground shifting from dark stump to blue sky to significant to almost out of the picture, not to mention the shadows.

Of course I'm relatively new to all this so there are no doubt some alternate solutions but for now that may be a deal breaker and reason to wait a little longer.

BTW in contrast to this reviews assertion, I find in my multi-hour hikes up mountainsides that I'd never crave to have a much heavier camera, although I do understand the principle of balance.  My 6D with 300 2.8 X2 balances very nicely and is more comfortable than with just the 300.  The shot doesn't illustrate perfectly but you can see how my hand pulls the camera into my armpit allowing the unit to be both carried comfortably or simply steadied by my hand while being supported by the shoulder strap.  I can climb through bushes and jump puddles without losing a beat.  Sadly, the 1Dx doesn't sit in there nearly as well and adds quite a bit of weight.

Jack

Nope. Only the 1d.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:04:44 AM »
As Steve said... Rouse is not exactly unbiased and independent. When all the canon explorers say its too good to be true... Well don't bet the farm on these reviews is all.

Andy mentioned that he thought this camera could beat the 5d3 on high ISO. I'm not drinking the punch yet.



Photos and tests have been out for quite a while now, it basically matches the 70D for high ISO, a stop behind the 1D MK IV, 2 stops behind the 5DMK III.
 
 
You can see for yourself.
 
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

One thing to keep in mind is that the tests from IR are far from perfect. The lighting is not even consistent from one camera to the other for the same exact test scene.

I don't dispute that the new 7d sensor is a great improvement over its predecessor, and may very well be one and two stops behind the 1d4 and 5d3 respectively... But I have yet to see a definitive test that illustrates this, or a review by an impartial source. ;-)

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