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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:58:44 AM »
A rose in B/W

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:37:51 AM »
"Crane or Ibis?"

It belongs to Stork family of birds.



Animal Kingdom / Asian Openbill
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:27:29 AM »
Had 100mm macro mounted on my camera, just made use of the unexpected opportunity :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Repair or replace 7D
« on: February 09, 2014, 01:10:59 PM »
I use tripod heavily for my work. Hand holding only when tripod is not an option. Spareparts business as far as I know never heard of here:). The seconds market is around 700$ for 7D.
Many times I felt the need of swivel screen, definitely going to to be a big plus. Few times I felt the need of touch screen as well - especially when I keep the camera on the ground and I have to view the image on live view, pressing the buttons or the wheels, feels  bit awkward. Looks like 70D has most of what I need, need to visit showroom and check how it feels in my hands.


EOS Bodies / Re: Repair or replace 7D
« on: January 31, 2014, 12:11:11 PM »
Thank you all for all your suggestions. The primary reason for going to 7D was weather sealing and burst mode. When I had XSi, every time I was back from tropical weather, it used to malfunction. Exposing to little bit of rain was causing rusting of internal parts. 7D never had any issues in that regard. While hand holding, burst mode is a big plus. 7D fits nicely in my hands and going back to xxD or xxxD means loosing that "feel good" factor. Least used feature of 7D is AF system :)
I am still undecided at the moment.

Thanks once again for all your help.

EOS Bodies / Repair or replace 7D
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:40:37 AM »
Hello Folks,

My 7D broke recently, symptom was, all of sudden camera hangs and only way to make it work is to take out the battery and reinsert. Gave it in Canon service center for checkup. They said the mother board and one more item(dont remember exactly what was it) are gone bad. The parts together would cost around 500$. Now I am confused whether to repair or buy a new one.
I shoot macros and closeups predominantly and photography is a pure hobby. I shoot Very few land scape and portraits. 90% of the time canon 100mm 2.8 L is on the body, remaining 10% tamron 17-50 2.8VC.

If I go for repair, I am  not sure problem will be fixed permanently. But will save lots of money :).
If replacement, should I wait for 7DMKII or 6D or even go for 70D? I do not want to shell out more money for 5DMKIII.

What you all suggest?
Thanks for all your help

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: December 31, 2013, 10:23:46 PM »
Here is one..

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D frozen when turned on
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:43:43 AM »
Facing this issue very regularly after the FW upgrade. The camera just hangs, only way to make it work is take out the battery and insert it again. It happens very randomly in the sense some times after couple of bursts, some times with one shot as well. Showed it to guys in canon service center, they couldnt "reproduce" it and asked me to bring it when it hangs next time... Its bit odd, when I am in field, I have to leave everything behind and rush to canon service center? Living with the problem for now...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 14, 2013, 07:15:39 AM »
Emarald dove

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:00:33 PM »
Used 3 images, created this HDR in DPP, vivid mode.

Lenses / Re: One lens for vacation
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:48:51 PM »
I carried 3 lenses during my recent trip along with 7D.
1. Tamron 17-50mm f.28 VC(95% of the time it was on my camera)
2. Canon 55-250 kit lens - 4.5% of the time.
3. 100mmL Macro - 0.5%.
Most of the photos were "I was there" kind of shots, so 17-50 was perfect. I bought Tammy just before the trip since I found 24-105(rented) was just not wide enough for my taste on 7D. I found 55-250 was useful near the water pools to avoid water falling on the camera and the lens.
My .2 cents.

Lighting / Re: 270 ex ii or 430 exii for vacation
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:35:35 AM »
Visited Singapore last week. Used 270EX for fill flash many times. The power was just not enough outdoor. Flash power is not at all enough if you think of bouncing. Always felt need of higher end flash.


Lenses / Re: Step-up Ring, Filter...
« on: January 23, 2013, 04:25:21 AM »
Never used polarized filter in that fashion, but used a 77mm ND filter with a 58-77 step-up ring on my kit lens. Didnt see any issues.
Tried Polarized filter on kit and on top of that 58-77 step-up ring and then the ND filter(Wanted to cut off lot of light to get blurry effect of sea waves). Saw vignetting and reduced sharpness.

Hope this helps

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:26:23 AM »
7D, 100mm f2.8 L, ISO 400, 1/500

Lenses / Re: Need filter suggestions - Ordered Canon 100mm f2.8 L macro
« on: November 15, 2012, 12:19:46 AM »
+1 for B&W.  I havent seen difference in the image quality with or without it in my use. So I mount it on lens all the time. This was not the case with my earlier Tamron 90mm(now broken) and a locally made filter, I stopped using that filter.
I go early mornings for taking photos, and there are times when dew drops falls on the lens, having a filter is much safer I feel. You dont have to touch the front glass but only the filter.

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