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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pics from Costa Rica + 7D Mark II Thoughts...
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:05:47 AM »
I thought I'd post a few more from Costa Rica.

I've also added a video about how I set up my 7D Mark II autofocus here -

hey glen, I didn't know you were a member of this forum, but anyway, wanted to say, I love your work and all you put in to getting those amazing images. nice you see you here.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How long until the next FF body? Or buy now?
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:51:25 AM »
Thank you all for your help!

Judging by your replies and everything else I've read, I don't think it's wise to jump the Canon wagon right now. There are too many uncertainties there. I don't feel like investing in lenses and accessories, based on guesses and hopes.
Canon, like every other company, make money and they'll do whatever's best for them, not for me.
So, I'm going to wait until the end of December and if there are still no FF news coming from Canon, I'll go with Nikon D750 and 24-70. It's out of the question to wait another 6 months or more to find out IF their majesty, Canon are going to do something. Not just because I'm impatient - simply because life is too short to be wasted on blind expectations.


If I was you (this is my own honest opinion) I would focus on what im going to be shooting and what I want my pictures to look like, any camera today will give you top notch image quality so forget the camera. what you want is to focus on your lens options, if you want more options to focal range get a canon. now if you want to shoot fast things get the 5D3 if your skills are not sharp, (but if it is, a 6D will do the same thing,) it will be more forgiving with moving things, for your lens choices you will already be in the place to get the right glass that fills your field of view. When your ready to sell the 5D3 will hold better value.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DII lightmeter on top LCD.
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:33:50 AM »
I don't own the 7D 2 yet but it is a camera on the list when prices evens out, thanks for this info, hope you found how to fix that. I don't shoot from above the camera that often but I do use the top when doing other things and it is very helpful. im sure its hidden in the options to turn it on somewhere, im using my 5D 2 and I max my control's meaning i use it to there full potential and very happy with it, this new 7d2 camera looks great with the some of the add on's like doing away with the timer remote, anyway all the best with that new machine, im sure it will bring in very great images.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 16, 2014, 04:07:02 PM »
To me a pro camera is the camera that you are one with, many people have cameras that they still don't know its strength and weakness, you should know how to use your camera without thinking, if your still chimping around then your not understanding your camera. Noise and high ISO's are controlled by experience and knowledge now the newest of bodies. Having new gear don't mean you have the best pictures but it will help make things easer. This is my humble opinion.

After reading most of the treads, for real, pro really means paid, so the camera you make money from is your pro, that's my straight answer to the what makes a camera a "pro" hahaha

EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:34:37 PM »
Well at least there are no big body frame like the 1dx from the rumors it kept it original style, I think this is a winner in the crop sensors and finally canon showed they can do away with the remote that attaches to the camera which should of bin there with the born of the 6d and 5d mk3. ML rocks and always does justice, im sure it will come to the 7D mk2 but for now will have to live without it, after all people got the 5d mk3 for the high quality video right. As the camera looks promising and im sure it will do great when the shipping starts.

Perfect news man. im happy to hear that!!!

Reviews / Re: Is Canon 5d mk 1 still a good camera?
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:01:48 PM »
I notice everyone talking about one hardware is better than the other, which really has more to do on how a person uses there camera, true the new bodies are really neat but good light and subjects equals to great images not a body only but if you want a new body cause you want some extra stuff anything in the rage of 70d, mk3, 6d are all great bodies from what you had previously. buy what you can afford if you want to stick with ff get a ff if you want a crop get a crop and be happy anything 18pm and up will give you great resolution sizes and quality.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:03:26 AM »
Personally, I'm kind of excited for it the step up to a pro body...although I am finding all of the "Waaaaaa, it won't look like my pre existing APS-C body!"  comments highly amusing! Particularly the ones that say it will be a deal breaker, no matter how good it is, if it doesn't have the body format they expect and want.   8)

I think Canon wants to differentiate this from the existing APS-C bodies in a variety of ways, given that it is going to be more expensive in than any other APS-C body ever.  I suspect it will be a different kind of animal than we've ever seen from any APS-C camera, in terms of AF, Speed and buffer (although I suspect it will only be a moderate improvement in IQ over the 70D, but time will tell).  I think Canon is seeing if they can redefine what an APS-C camera CAN be--and I'm very excited to see how that pans out!

That's my thoughts anyway.  :D

It is a deal breaker, because when I am slogging through the bush with a camera strapped to my back, having a massive body is a decided detriment. Big bodies are for studio use primarily, where size doesn't matter. And if you are in a studio you don't need a crop sensor. If you are out and about, where mobility is important, a large camera body is a problem.

I'm not trying to troll... but have you tried to slog through the bush before with a 1D style body?  That extra inch or inch and a half sticking off the camera, in my opinion, don't make a big difference. 

Also I don't think an integrated vertical grip is just for studio.  It's such a great feature when mounted to a lens with a lens collar that attaches straight to a gimbal or ballhead. It make rotating to portrait very quick and easy to take a photo.

Historically, those grips were added to film cameras to serve as automated winders so that you could take pictures rapidly in succession. That was a feature primarily used by professional photographers, so it came to be seen as a sign of "professionalism". But, once cameras became digital, those grips no longer served their original purpose, but still serve as a signature of a "professional". That is why they are there, it is primarily for show and as a status symbol. And caters to the macho idea that for a real man, bigger is better. In a practical modern camera it serves no real function, it is just peacock feathers.

Thanks for that input, makes allot of scene.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 08:47:54 AM »

The whole point of the crop sensor camera range is to reduce the overall size of the camera for the purposes of increased mobility. That is defeated by putting it into a giant body.

Putting a 7D2 into such a package is insanity IMO.

No doubt professional photographers who are used to the 1D series won't mind, but they are not likely to by a crop sensor to begin with (for the most part).

Let me start by saying, again, that the 7D2 should not have an integral grip if Canon knows what they are doing.

But, having said that, remember why people use APS-C:

1) It is smaller than FF -- smaller bodies and smaller lenses (if optimized for that mount, i.e. EF-S)
2) It is cheaper than FF -- bodies and crop-only lenses are cheaper.
3) It grants 1.6x reach compared to FF as if it were a 1.6x teleconverter but without the teleconverter hit on aperture*, so this is gold for folks who shoot moving things from far away.  (I asterisk this as crop does affect DOF vs. FF but doesn't affect speed of a lens)

Your statement "The whole point of the crop sensor camera range is to reduce the overall size of the camera" applies to Group (1) only.

Group (2) is why so many people own Rebels.  APS-C rigs are at the high-end of the beginners-getting-into-photography camera market but they won't set you back thousands of dollars.

Group (3) devotees are special niche of folks who leverage this oddity about crop sensors for birding, wildlife, and some sports.  These folks intentionally don't migrate to FF for length -- APS-C is a strength to them and not a weakness.  There are pros in this group, guys with large budgets, etc. -- these are folks that can afford (or justify the investment) on most anything that Canon sells.

That third group has been waiting for the 7D2 (and/or the 1D Mark V) forever. 

They will be first in line to get one at nearly any cost.

They are the ones (amongst others) who rack up comical posting counts in this forum.

So, again, I don't think the 7D2 needs an integral grip, but APS-C is not just for size.  Not at all.

- A

Very well said indeed.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 08:31:06 AM »
You guys really going to call this a 7d MK2? it has a 1Dx body style, sounds more like a baby 1DX in a pro body, it looks nothing like a 7D to even begin with. less mode dials really show this will be for pro's more than anything esle. also sounds like its going to have a pro price tag as well. sounds like a dump for the 7D line up of right under the pro lines if you guys remember they did say they are getting rid of the 7d and the 70d models will take that camera over so said so done. looks like they were true. so the 70 line will be the only 7D like cameras and this new one will only be a crop pro camera for the pros to use with there cameras like the 1DX so how it will all look the same, more easy to grab your bodies and run? maybe haha looks like fun.
It cool to have 2 bodies on the filed one full and crop all looking like twins.

So i will not say the 7D line body style is dead after all canon have given us the auto focus system we all can love and shoot images with outstanding focus so I will not worry about auto focus today any experience shooter will agree unless your looking for shooting in complete dark fields with only you and the moon and stars.

sounds like its going to be a great camera, people who don't have the money for it will still be able to have to 70D 80D and future D's to shoot with great 7D like body style.

So far the rumors are solid!!

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:23:05 PM »
 :) cant wait to see the results of this and what it will be like.

EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:43:28 PM »
I remember reading there will be no 7D mk2 or a camera by that name. the newer body will be digi 6 which is far ahead of the game and also, the 70d was suppose to be the new 7D new version, so if there is a replacement maybe its out already and if there is a camera coming out I dont think it will have anything to do with a 7 at all. just my 2cents, only time will tell what it really going to be.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I buy a 7D now for Cad $690
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:39:29 PM »
People always get caught up with the latest, man if you love the 7D get it, there is no such thing as the latest camera there will always be new models, the best camera is the one your familiar with and can use with your eye closed not fiddling around with what is what. Cheers. Before all these new models the 7D was a hot shot and still is with skills.

Sorry to hear that as well call the airport chances are the place got cameras so they could give you information. Good luck on that man.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150-600 with 2X converter? any success?
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:02:50 AM »
I read that canon extenders does not work with this lens. something to consider when buying it, i will be getting this also however i already know extenders will not work.

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