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Animal Kingdom / Re: First week of BIF action with 7D MK II
« on: November 22, 2014, 10:05:08 PM »
Hoodie from yesterday. Series of five on today's post.

that gives me a chuckle, here is one taking off like a greased merganser going the other way!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D II Full Review
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:08:25 PM »
The review claims the 7dii has 12.7 stops Dr at base iso. Hat is higher than I have seen reported so far?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 7D mkII?
« on: November 22, 2014, 06:51:51 AM »
If you shoot mostly landscapes, go for the 6D; there are way better UWA options for FF than for APS-C.
For safaris, your landscape lenses probably won't be long enough, so rent what you need. :)

i don't know why people say that. there are a lot of good, reasonably priced uwa lenses for aps-c.

canon 10-18, 10-22
sigma 8-16, 10-22
tokina 11-16
tamron 10-24

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Amazing Custom Settings
« on: November 22, 2014, 06:36:21 AM »
go to the custom settings and change either the af-on or ae-lock button to "af+metering start" then press the "info" button to set the type of af point and either one shot or servo

Animal Kingdom / Re: First week of BIF action with 7D MK II
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:17:36 PM »
Wow Phil, so many amazing shots!   ;D

+1 you and the 7dii are a cyborg bird shooting machine!

p.s. what ai servo settings are you using? i did some experimenting and think all the sliders to the left + zone af works the best for bif in the 400mm-600mm range.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 7D mkII?
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:09:25 PM »
I would go for the 70d. You already have a 15-85.The 70d is a very good all around camera with wifi, touch swivel screen, great dpaf live view, afma, and a pop-up flash. I never had a 7d but some posters here say the af is better on the 70d.  I have the 6d, 70d, and the 7dii. I think the 70d is the best general purpose dslr you can get without going to a much more expensive body. You are going to see some really good deals next week.

The yellow boxes are a members dxo score so its possible to have a higher number of posts with a lower overall score.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Black Rapid Backpack Strap
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:32:59 AM »
For mountain biking and climbing I use a think tank belt and harness with 2 holsters. Crop camera with tamron 150-600 on one side and 6d with 16-35 on the other. It is very stable, no swinging and you have both hands free. Only drawback is you have to put the camera in the holster when you are not using it and it is not on a strap when you are so if you dropped it, its gone.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 or 100-400 conundrum.....
« on: November 20, 2014, 10:04:29 AM »
You may want to try a sigma 120-300 f/2.8. Its also really good with the 1.4xiii to give you 168-420 f/4. Its a great lens but it is 7 1/2 lbs

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Black Rapid Backpack Strap
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:39:31 PM »
I do a lot of snowshoeing/wildlife shootng in the winter. I  use a br sport left attached to the lens foot. I like to have an uwa in my pocket.. it works well because the camera is hanging at your side ready to do some quick wildlife shooting but if you want to do a landscape shot you take the camera off and the big lens still hangs there while you put on your other lens and snap a few shots.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is IQ better with smaller files?
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:10:37 PM »
here is an example. image is a raw file exported by dxo. full rez on left, the one on the right is 1/2 x 1/2. i started doing it to make a the image size smaller for uploads. i usually export a full size, 1/2 size, and a small one. i noticed that the 1/2 size ones looked the best, a least on my monitor at full screen size.

Lenses / Re: 6D and BIF
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
I think he 70d and 7dii sensors are 22.5 mm wide. Most ff sensors are 36mm wide. 36/22.5= 1.6.

35mm film width/22.5= 1.5555

7d sensor is 22.3 mm wide

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is IQ better with smaller files?
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:47:03 AM »
Here's where you probably "heard" this . . .

Scroll down to where it says "Image Size".

Proceed with caution!

I agree with what kr is saying. I don't really understand how Bayer interpolation works but I know your not getting as much resolution as you think because of it. He is saying that the 5diii in 5m mode is recording the image without interpolation.

I use dxo and reduce the output resolution to 1/2w x 1/2h a lot of he time and I think the images are sharper than the full sized ones viewed at the same size.

Lenses / Re: 6D and BIF
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:32:29 AM »
A lighter lens is really nice for bif. The tamron 150-600 works good on a 70d or 7dii. Sigma 120-300 and 1.4xiii is really great but also heavy and expensive. Everyone is thinking the new canon 100-400 is going to e really good. For my use 400 on a crop body is generally enough for bif. I usually set the tamron at 400 or less because the af is faster.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D & 1.4X -or- 7D Mk II?
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:46:54 PM »
better for what? you haven't said what type of shooting you want it for?

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