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Thanks Eldar for your work.I have just finished watching DPR interview with US Sigma Rep, he claims all lenses ,that is All lenses are checked for sharpness before despatch,from reading prev posts it would seem the testers need their eyes tested  8) 8)

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 25, 2014, 07:08:49 AM »
Some people come to this forum and argue just to argue....  It's really sad... +1

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:00:49 AM »
Ah you lucky Nth Americans,so many places to buy from,cheap prices,[7DII will be AUS$2300-2500]no firm date for distribution,Victoria will get it first followed by New South Wales[that's Melbourne and Sydney to you Northeners]with poor old Queensland after the others are supplied,this is if other releases are anything to go by,oh for parity with US $.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D GPS How to turn OFF OFF camera AND GPS?
« on: October 20, 2014, 01:49:53 AM »
Must admit that I have GPS turned off in Menu and have no probs with Battery drain,when wanted I just turn it on and off when finished.

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:12:41 PM »
Joining photography forums for me was abou improving my knowledge and interacting with like minded people.

 Seems what I didn't realize is the immense amount of negative sentiment that gets pushed on here. The constant, rabid want for suspicion and failure is becoming super stale.

Time to move on maybe. +1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Some thoughts on the 7D2...
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:43:03 AM »
Have to agree with Sabaki,it does get a little tedious reading the attacks that get posted, no harm was caused by Ivan and I enjoyed his musings,so what if it is in a new thread....

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Tried shooting my 600LII handheld,I am in my sixties and after a hard life mI just don't have the strength to hand hold for longer than a couple of minutes,please remember all photogs aren't weightlifters,more power to you who don't use a tripod,  unfortunately I need to.

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Bought a Kenko for use on 7D with 70-300L worked fine ,I use it on my 6D as well,same result,expect the results to reflect that you are using a TC which will have some effect on IQ and have fun.Want 500 to 600 quality you must work hard and buy a prime :-\

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 23, 2014, 03:03:04 AM »
Eastern Spinebill,closest we get to humming birds

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Street & City / Re: London - A different take
« on: July 12, 2014, 07:21:16 AM »
Thanks mate,I depend on folk ,such as yourself, to show me the places I will never get to,a delight to see,cheers
 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:38:10 AM »
My macro is mainly rocking focus[MP-E 65] all other work,BIF,landscapes,portraits and stuff are all BBF ,after talking with a Canon service rep[hard to find in QLD Aus]I was shown the algorithms involved that convinced me of the benefits

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:54:31 AM »
I'd love to have a 120mp APS-H that can do 9.5fps...I really wonder why they haven't stuffed that wonder into an actual DSLR and just trounced all the competition.

Its a wonder for Photographers who need much MP.
 I want a camera with extremely lowlight performance (like or better than Sony a7s). A 120 MP Sensor hasn't it  :-\
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macros with APS-C or Fullframe?
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:25:39 AM »
Depends on what/how you shoot.  If you're at the minimum focus distance (1:1 mag, or higher with the MP-E 65), the FF camera gives you a wider field of view and a (slightly) deeper depth of field.  The FF image will also be sharper.  The APS-C camera will put more pixels on target.  For the same framing, you'll get more working distance and deeper DoF with the APS-C body. 

For my usual macro shooting (100L and MP-E 65 + MT-24EX as well), I prefer the FF sensor.
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Only 2460 focusing points ? If it does not have 2470 points at least it is useless...  ;D ;D ;D
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Lenses / Re: The sharpness curse!
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:13:51 PM »
I find that the 'sharpness curse' is a manifestation of the digital age,I have just gone through my records of my film days starting in the late 70's,the silver halides[I could only afford B/W]could only resolve so much and that was it. Some images of mine sold very well without the 'sharpness' of todays gear,back then I think we understood circles of confusion better and shot accordingly for an image that was acceptably sharp and left it at that ,once those grains looked at under the loupe on the baseboard were crisp that was it,this of course depended on the film stock rating as to what was defined as crisp

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