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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:42:00 PM »
...I think Artie Morris is in an excellent position to provide insights and valuable comments - but his position as a salesman of Canon products means we should treat what he says with some degree of caution.

It's important to keep such motivations in mind.  For example, his recommendation of the 70-200/2.8L IS II + 2xIII over the 100-400L...it doesn't make much sense from an optical, AF, or handling standpoint…but it makes perfect sense from the standpoint of financial gain for Artie Morris.
I must be having a major comprehension problem today.  Why does it make "perfect sense from the standpoint of financial gain for Artie Morris"?  What am I missing here?  Is it because the combo (70-200+2xIII) makes Canon more profit allowing them to keep Mr. Morris employed?

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:37:25 PM »
I guess you didn't like the part about:

Canonitis
Noun/Latin Origin
- To never go the full step you really need to innovate and take over the market.


Take over the market from whom?   Who is the market leader for digital still cameras and dSLRs?

Some never let data get in the way of their beliefs.  They much prefer there own anecdotal acquisitions.
It seems that neuroanatomist asked a legitimate question, one which should have had a verifiable answer backed by data but you chose to brush it off.  Doesn't speak well for your position.
I hope you're wrong . . . but I read it as backing up neruo's point.  It's easy enough to search for a simple answer to the question:
http://www.canon.com/news/2014/mar27e.html
You are probably right.  I probably misread it.  Thanks for the link, it says exactly what I thought all along.  Canon may have some faults but they are still an industry leader.  Apologies for my lack of understanding.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:54:38 AM »


As a precaution I shoot in both RAW and JPEG in different card. RAW in Sandisk 32gb 160mb/s UDMA 7 CF Card and JPEG in a Sandisk 16gb 120mb/s SD card. Both formats in high resolution
That is my general intention, shoot raw to the CF and jpeg to the SD.  Not sure of the sizes yet but your method seems good.

Are you actually writing the RAW and jpg both on every shot? It seems that would seriously impact the high speed frames per sec.
I often shoot both RAW and JPG on every shot on my 7D.  I haven't actually tested to see how much it slows the FPS down but haven't noticed a problem.  Difference will be the recording of the two formats to different cards.  IF (notice that is a big if) I read the manual correctly the 7DII should allow about twenty frames before slowing any using this configuration.  I probably rarely shoot more than that at one push of the shutter button.  I may do a test of it after I receive the camera and see what it does in the real world.

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:46:59 AM »
I guess you didn't like the part about:

Canonitis
Noun/Latin Origin
- To never go the full step you really need to innovate and take over the market.


Take over the market from whom?   Who is the market leader for digital still cameras and dSLRs?

Some never let data get in the way of their beliefs.  They much prefer there own anecdotal acquisitions.
It seems that neuroanatomist asked a legitimate question, one which should have had a verifiable answer backed by data but you chose to brush it off.  Doesn't speak well for your position.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:59:00 AM »
I will only use the camera for stills.

Will you both have a CF and a SD card, and if so which are you planning to use. I have several CF cards for my 1Dx, but I would like dedicated cards for the new 7DII.

G.

As a precaution I shoot in both RAW and JPEG in different card. RAW in Sandisk 32gb 160mb/s UDMA 7 CF Card and JPEG in a Sandisk 16gb 120mb/s SD card. Both formats in high resolution
That is my general intention, shoot raw to the CF and jpeg to the SD.  Not sure of the sizes yet but your method seems good.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 21, 2014, 06:37:52 AM »
I will only use the camera for stills.

Will you both have a CF and a SD card, and if so which are you planning to use. I have several CF cards for my 1Dx, but I would like dedicated cards for the new 7DII.

G.
I have several CF cards and it is always best to have cards dedicated to each body.  I have three bodies (when my Mark II arrives I will still have three as I keep the two latest, my 40D goes to wife, her 30D goes to son, his 20D goes to daughter, etc.) and will have at least two sets of new cards, CF and SD.  I haven't decided on size yet, though I expect I will use 32 gig UDMA-7 and UHS-1 cards....unless someone on here can convince me otherwise.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 20, 2014, 04:59:12 PM »
I called B&H today and they stated November is still the release date for them.
Interesting.  The product page on their website now says October 30.
Probably because of religous observances... The camera might be released on Oct30, but they will be closed till Nov 01....
I had forgotten that the 30th was Sabbath.  Never having been to the store, having only been to NYC one time, do they reopen on Saturday evening after the close of Sabbath or reopen on Sunday morning?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 20, 2014, 02:34:11 PM »
I called B&H today and they stated November is still the release date for them.
Interesting.  The product page on their website now says October 30.

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Technical Support / Re: Question about cleaning something off of sensor.
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:08:01 PM »
There is a drop of some clear substance on my sensor. It looks like a drop of water but it doesn't dry up which makes me think of something horrible like tree sap. :(

How should I go about getting this "thing" off my sensor?

Its a Canon 5D II btw.

Thanks
I would probably attempt a "wet" method cleaning (copper hill, etc.).  But I'm not too bright sometimes.  With the description you give of the spot I think this should be a Canon Service Center job.

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:53:02 AM »
And it wasn't like Kodachrome (wasn't it ASA 10?) had any latitude at all.  You got it right or didn't get it.

You have to go back quite a ways to find ASA 10, as it was discontinued in 1962. I used to shoot Kodachrome 64 and 200 on occasion. They had it in 25 ASA for quite a while too but I don't recall if I ever used it. I shot Velvia 50 (exposed at ASA 40 usually) quite a bit for landscapes. That was slow enough for me - it boggles the mind how people got the shots they did when ASA 8 was all they had!   ;D  :o
I do go back quite a ways....started shooting 35 m/m in mid-fifties.  Before that it was a box Brownie.  Had a small dark room before I had a camera (used my mother's).  Shot a lot of the ASA 10 stuff.  Wasn't the ASA 25 called Kodachrome II and then the 64 was Kodachrome 64.  Problem with being old, memory starts to go. :)

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:55:36 PM »
Back in the good old days, you took the shot, bracketed a bit because you were not sure, and sent the film off for processing and a couple of weeks later (for Kodachrome) you got the slides back and got to see if you exposed properly. In those days, having a light meter let you make a far more accurate assessment of exposure than the in-camera light meter did. A separate light meter was absolutely essential in studio work...
And it wasn't like Kodachrome (wasn't it ASA 10?) had any latitude at all.  You got it right or didn't get it.

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Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 18, 2014, 02:38:56 PM »
An excellent choice in meters, my friend, and a good buy.  And now you have joined the ranks of us waiting for delivery of the 7D II.  I to suffer from GAS.

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I was checking the Canon USA website it looks like they only put in a standard speed SD card reader.  There was no mention of a UHS-1 compatibility.  I do not own CF cards.  The 7D II may suffer the same performance issues at the 5D III when using SD cards. 
Page 42 and pagev504of the 7D II manual mention using UHS 1 cards.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 17, 2014, 06:58:46 AM »
I'm just going to B&H on it's release day to pick it up.

lucky u but they havnt updated there system yet too oct 28-30th but i have the same plan but just too warn u there might be a line

And that assumes they have sufficient stock for pre-order fulfillment, both shipped and store waiting list.  They may be sold out before the product ever arrives on the first shipment. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 16, 2014, 08:03:48 PM »

You know, there are people around (like myself) that find the less socialization the better.  There are also people around that just don't want to use computers or be slaves to the constant noise of communications.

I've never really figured out what facebook is for, since you can't "lurk".  So I've never joined.  From what I hear from those I know that use it, it's probably a good thing since the signal to noise ratio on facebook is rapidly approaching zero.

I'm not on twitter, google+, snapchat (whatever that is), instagram (whatever that is), reddit (not sure what that is, but I gather it's some sort of free-for-all forum), pinterest (some sort of bookmarking thing, I gather) or any other form of "social" media.  I follow certain types of media quite actively, but none of it is what I would consider "social", including this site.
I am also a non-socialization types.  But my wife likes to see pictures of the great-grand-kids so we have the grand-daughters log in info  I have examined it carefully to see what we might be missing.  I can tell you that you aren't missing a thing.  The s/n ratio may have surpassed zero....if such is possible.

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