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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:30:40 AM »
Can't preorder yet as it's not available on any sites in the UK (no, not even Amazon).  So much for being 6-8 hours ahead of America.  Looks like you're days ahead in terms of Canon's priorities  :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:01:05 AM »

I will be pre-ordering this and hopefully will get one asap. Also I am kind of hoping that the price is around the £1500 mark or lower.

I doubt it - it was around, if not more than that for the original and that was 5 years ago.  I'd expect it closer in price to the 5DIII, circa £2000, which would go with th current pricing structure of take the US$ price, swap the currency symbol and add at least 20%  >:(

I paid £1250 for the original 7D when it came out so looking at a £250 increase for that. If the rumoured $$$ price is $1799 as per previous post then £1500 shouldn't be too far adrift.

Wow! You got a good price! Fair enough.  If it is circa £1500, it might just sway me into getting one sooner.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:20:49 AM »

I will be pre-ordering this and hopefully will get one asap. Also I am kind of hoping that the price is around the £1500 mark or lower.

I doubt it - it was around, if not more than that for the original and that was 5 years ago.  I'd expect it closer in price to the 5DIII, circa £2000, which would go with th current pricing structure of take the US$ price, swap the currency symbol and add at least 20%  >:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:22:16 AM »
Hang on, just re-read the specs and "RGB + IR Photometry Sensor".

Interesting.  Shooting sports or wildlife action in IR? Fast-action astronomy shots?  At the touch of a button (or menu setting)?

mmmmmm

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:13:08 AM »
Not too fussed about only 20.2 MP, provided that it is a bloody mind blowing 20.2 MP.  The 1DX is "only" 18.1MP (ok, full frame is different), but hopefully Canon have squeezed some greatness out of the 70D sensor for the 7DII.

Intriguing about the ISO 16000.  Odd, but intriguing - done only because it differentiates it a bit more from the 70D maybe?

Happy that Canon haven't gone for "1 million ISO", as really who needs to shoot at such high levels or in pitch black, and the image quality isn't great to say the least at those levels.

On the face of it, the MKii is not as ground breaking as the original 7D, but lets see how it performs in the real world. 

Theory is one thing, actual operation is another.....

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Lenses / Re: Lens price drops around the world
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:06:20 AM »
The 400 f4 DO dropped about £1000 this week, but probably because it is up for replacement and the 200-400L dropped about £1500 this month to a mere £8750 probably becuase it's horrifically expensive and not many people are buying them. 

I'm not expecting a price drop over here in the UK, as prices tend to go up away from US prices, not down towards the US prices.  That's why I buy from a lot of US-based companies, as even with shipping and import taxes the kit is still way cheaper.

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Videography Technique / How can I tell if my microphone is working?
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:54:47 PM »
Hi guys,

I've been asked to video a friend's wedding in a few weeks, so I have purchased a cheap stereo mic from Ebay. It's a SG-108. I think it doesn't work, as the on switch is a bit iffy, but how can I tell on a 5d iii if the mic is working and the sound isn't coming from the in-camera mic?  I have recorded some footage with the mic in and removed it mid way through and I noticed no difference in sound quality. Any thoughts?

Many thanks,

Grant  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:50:45 AM »
I won't be buying one for a while, as I don't need a camera with that good a spec at the moment.  I did need one for a safari, but it's not available for that, so it'll be a couple of years before I seriuosly look to get one. I was rather hoping for 24MP and better low-light ISO performance, not just another stop or two of fuzziness - maybe the "new" sensor wil deliver the latter.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Canon's $40 Super-Macro Lens
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:11:13 AM »
Which version of this lens did you use, as all are pretty cheap?

Thank you  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:10:58 AM »
As long as canon and all other digicam makers are able to put wifi and gps into quite a number of measly and cheap 1/1.7" and 1/2.3" dwarf-sensored compact and bridge cams .. Powershots, elphs, coolpix ... And are able to get regulatory approvals for those pieces of junk around the world ... There is no excuse on earth for not putting wifi, gps and rt flash commander into every single dslr they make.

But they don't sell every pile of junkin every country, because they can't. that's the excuse. 

The GPS / wi-fi enabled ones are sold in countries that permit that (e.g. UK, Europe, USA), and not in those that don't (e.g. Saudi Arabia).  That's why for DSLRs there is an "N" version of the 70D (N stands for Not GPS/Wi-fi enabled) and other GPS/Wi-fi enabled DSLRs that don't have wi-fi so that their users don't get arrested and cameras confiscated in the countries that frown on the ability to take a photo of a sensitive building and instantly stick it onto Facebook.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is this a joke?
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:03:07 AM »
I saw this a few months ago. It's bogus (ish) - I think someone just put a placeholder in for it, as the release date is last year and soooo much of the spec is missing.

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Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:16:07 AM »
10-22
50mm
70-200mm
Speedlite for af assist and use little flash.

Enjoy the wedding and don't jump in front of the paid photographer.

+1 - flash will be useful in the evening or to fill if there are lots of shadows on a sunny day.  Have fun!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:15:42 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:17:58 AM »
But how big?  Will I need my 10-22 to take a phot of it or will my 24-70 suffice?  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:33:05 AM »
I'm flying SA in September and yes, 8Kg is a bit on the light side.

My plan is:
- Use my wife's handbag for some bits and a small lens (women get a handbag as well as hand luggage).
- Use the pockets in my combat trousers for some other bits and a small lens (just zip the legs off and put those through the scanners to save time emptying packets).
- Ship non-essentials in the hold luggage as I get 2x 23Kg and I've got a Peli-like case that's going to have a Parrot drone, batteries, camera batteries, spare phone, filters, trail cam and batteries, etc.

I suppose a camera vest would work well too, but I just can't bring myself to buy one. 

Just pack what you NEED to pack in your hand luggage.

I did a trip a few years ago and the all-up weight (hand and hold luggage) was only 15Kg.  Now that took some planning to pack and strip stuff down to essentials - battery grips removed, minimal spare batteries, minimal clothes and I "wore" a lot of stuff onto the plane in pockets ;)

Don't forget to enjoy the trip and look atthe wildlife through your eyes  :)

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