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The new 100-400 ain't gonna come cheap!
You may want to consider the efs pancake as a body cap and great little street walkabout to save a little initially

Edit: I don't mean as a replacement for the 100-400 obviously!   ;D  ;D  ;D

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Reviews / Re: Jeff Cable's 7D2 & High ISO Look
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:05:07 PM »
What's with the file sizes, is that normal and I've just never noticed?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can I copy camera pics direct to a tablet?
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:21:53 PM »
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Appologies if I'm not picking you up correctly here but when I plug my 7D into my PC (USB cable) it just appears in Explorer and I can copy files, no software installed. The only annoyance is that it's USB2.

Regards

Really? Nothing installed from the EOS Solutions disc? No Lightroom, Photoshop or any other cataloging type software?
I briefly had a Rebel years back, did not show in explorer without software, same with my current 6D.

I'm intrigued to learn that the 7D shows as a removable drive. Can you copy other, non-image files to the camera, use the camera like a very expensive thumb drive?
Canon, what's up with that? Some models do, others don't??

Not as a removable drive, as a folder, at work, can't remember the exact bit of the tree it's under. Will have a look tonight and post back better details. Windows 8.1 may have something to do with it.

Regards


Hi tolusina,

Camera Firmware – 2.0.3
PC OS – 8.1
Cable into Camera
Switch Camera on
Cable into PC

No option to Eject

As you can see not able to copy to the card though, first time I've tried that.

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can I copy camera pics direct to a tablet?
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:53:24 AM »
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Appologies if I'm not picking you up correctly here but when I plug my 7D into my PC (USB cable) it just appears in Explorer and I can copy files, no software installed. The only annoyance is that it's USB2.

Regards

Really? Nothing installed from the EOS Solutions disc? No Lightroom, Photoshop or any other cataloging type software?
I briefly had a Rebel years back, did not show in explorer without software, same with my current 6D.

I'm intrigued to learn that the 7D shows as a removable drive. Can you copy other, non-image files to the camera, use the camera like a very expensive thumb drive?
Canon, what's up with that? Some models do, others don't??

Not as a removable drive, as a folder, at work, can't remember the exact bit of the tree it's under. Will have a look tonight and post back better details. Windows 8.1 may have something to do with it.

Regards

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Can I copy camera pics direct to a tablet?
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:01:45 AM »
Ok, now I'm on to an anti Canon rant, one of many I have available, I find Canon is just lame beyond description in many ways, still I buy and shoot Canon because among my far fewer Nikon rant topics, Nikon has a couple of absolute deal killers that make Nikon's superiority over Canon in many ways absolutely irrelevant. Nikon wins all the battles but quits just in time for Canon to win the war and my $$.
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Anyway, plug a Nikon, Olympus, probably Sony into a USB socket on a PC, there's your device as an external drive, no drivers or software needed.
I just plugged one of my old Nikons directly into my Sammy G4 via USB OTG, same thing, root of the Nikon's SD Card just popped up on my home screen in My Files ready for browse/copy/paste.
 
In contrast, plug a Canon into a PC, the OS screams back I ain't gots no drivers for dis ting, whatcha 'spec me to do now boss, huh?
So you run the software disc that came with the camera, now you can use Zoom Browser or whatever to copy from your directly connected Canon. No way possible to write anything back to the camera installed card, none.
Considering this 'feature' of Canons, there's no reasonable reason to expect a phone to access a Canon directly without 3rd party software.
 
Many Canon shooters prefer using a card reader for these very reasons. The card shows as a removable drive no matter what device the reader is connected to, simply use Windows Explorer, Finder, My Files, Nautilus, whatever file browser your OS uses by default, drag/drop/copy/paste all work normally.
 
So, if you care not for tethering but only want to transfer files around, Canons, when directly connected, suck to the point of fail at the task, use a card reader.
 
Nikons etc. are so transparent as removable drives, any type file can be transferred directly from PC to cabled camera whether the camera can do anything with the files or not. Nikon with a USB cable can serve exactly like a thumb drive and/or a card reader.
Canons just cannot do this.
 
Sorry Nikon, you excel at this topic. But you are the only camera maker with flocked, dust generating and collecting mirror boxes, that's one deal killer.


Appologies if I'm not picking you up correctly here but when I plug my 7D into my PC (USB cable) it just appears in Explorer and I can copy files, no software installed. The only annoyance is that it's USB2.

Regards


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: October 20, 2014, 03:37:24 PM »


Armed and ready...

So, does anyone know Vicky?
One of the better adverts around at the moment

(edit: sorry a bit off topic  ;D )

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 20, 2014, 08:22:49 AM »
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The D750 isn't any better then the 5D3 at high ISO.
Actually, it is at least 2/3 of a stop better. I sold my 6D and several L lens, about 2 weeks ago, and purchased the D750. The D750 is cleaner at high ISO's than my former 6D was, by at least 1/3 or so of a stop. I can push high ISO images much better with the D750 than I could with the 6D.

Still trying to figure out which Nikon lens are worth a crap, most of the Nikon primes are slower to focus than the Canon counterparts.
You sold your 6D and L lenses for 1/3 or so of a stop? :o

And now you are trying to fgure out which of the slower focusing Nikon lenses are at least worth a crap?  :o :o

+1000

now now chaps he actually sold it for 2/3rds of a stop

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Lenses / Re: Building my lens system - where to go from my basic kit?
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:41:49 AM »
Option 2 has my vote, with the 70-300L for holiday general travel
The 35 would be a permanent fixture at night.

As far as safari's, that has renting something big all over it, two bodies, no lens changing. There are many topics and peeps on here that can give you great advice when it comes to it.

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Canon General / Re: Does "Banding" exist
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:47:13 AM »
Nope, no banding here, just a big black rectangle  ;D

But then I am pool side on holiday typing on a hudl and its beer o'clock  ;D ;D

Environmental variables  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:56:35 AM »
I don't care how much diffusion the focusing screen provides, I don't think manual focus is reliable without a split prism.

+1 split prism option from canon, without it costing the earth please, sorted!

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 08:40:59 AM »
<p>We’ve received a couple of more confirmations from people that the EF 11-24 f/4L we <a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/08/canon-ef-11-24-f2-8l-coming-cr1/" target="_blank">first reported back in August</a> is in fact legit.

sweet, out my league 16-35 for me but should this not be a CR3 then?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:08:25 PM »
and straight to a CR2, this does seem very plausible. I do hope one of those top end cameras is the high MP camera and they leave the 5 series at around 24 though, if that's even how you measure these things with a multilayer sensor ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:43:38 AM »
The 5D line has always been an event photographers camera and thats who buys them. The files as they are are a good size, making the MP 30+will increase the files by a 1/3 and after editing a raw and saving it as a PSD they are already in the 250mb range which is more than enough. You can only fit 1000 images on a 32gb card so at a typical wedding your shooting 64gbs as it is shooting redundancy is 128gb. It basically means more money to be spent on storage reducing profit margins. When your not printing past A2 or even A1 that space is wasted. Granted it gives you room to crop, but most event shooters don't shoot to crop just adds time in post.

its not a landscape camera and most event shooters don't need that kind of resolution.

The high MP camera designation was always the 1DS and I hope that continues or I for one as an event photographer will be disappointed as Canon won't make a camera for lets be honest the main area photography is still commercial. Landscape photography is a niche, there are not many photographers making a living from it anymore.

I would be happy with a modest boost to 24 or even staying the same with an improvement in noise performance and adding a few other features like GPS and possibly making the camera a little lighter.

+10000 and that's what my money (literally) is on

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:12:53 AM »
Here is the answer all, 2 videos have been published from Canon 40mn ago:

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/canon-s-new-camera-ads-focus-people-not-products-160595

But, does that mean that a new camera is coming?What do you guys think about that?

If the image on this post is some indication, the camera seems to have no mirror and an EVF :)
Tell me I'm wrong?
Sorry, you're wrong!

Although it's just an ad and the pic is comming from a marketing dep, let's think ist technically correct:
- I can see the shutter
- I think, I can see the mirror shining through the bayonet
- I'm quite sure, I can see optical elements surrounding the VF
- The body looks quite like a 5D3, so no implemented advantages (size, etc.) that a ML would bring
- the lens is just a "normal" L lens

Conclusion: Sorry, you're wrong!

and I'm sure I don't have a wee man inside my camera  ;D

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