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Lenses / Re: Landscape Lens for Crop To Make Me Go Wow!
« on: November 26, 2014, 07:40:14 PM »
If you really don't need wider than 18 and can live with the limited range then the sigma 18-35 is without a doubt the way to go. It is the sharpest zoom lens you can get on a crop body and its f/1.8

 they need to shut down production in order for a retooling process to replace the "A" badge with a "C". I am not sure how this slipped by but they are now aware of the misnomer.

Lenses / Re: Landscape Lens for Crop To Make Me Go Wow!
« on: November 25, 2014, 08:28:32 PM »
i would try the new 10-18 stm. it takes filters and has "is"

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMKII Focus keeper rate ideas?
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:08:25 AM »
Shocking. Just simply shocking. Plus unbelievable.

Well, as stated, I am not good at this....... yet. I will get it better with some practise and I suppose adjusting/setting up the camera properly. I think that the problem I have on the photos might be using the 15 point area focus points - the camera might not be selecting the correct one? The first tests with 1+4 was much better.

You will see that both the 15-85 and 100-400 not perfectly in focus very time on the link below.

tracking sens+2
accel/decel tracking +2
AF point switching 0
First image priority - focus
Second image priority - focus

I would also like to know if I have something to worry about.

i don't think you need to have your af settings that high. i use -2,0,0 for bif and it is plenty fast enough for birds flying straight at me. i experimented with some higher settings and found it to be inconsistent as if the af was overreacting.

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:13:08 PM »
Excellent photos corey

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:56:32 PM »
deer is sigma 120-300 + tc-2001 @600mm f/8 2500 iso, i think it looks really good.

squirrel is sigma 120-300 @300 f/2.8

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 23, 2014, 09:02:15 PM »
i would go for the 1div. i checked the product literature and

"The Canon EOS 16.1 MP camera is a professional portable body only and is created for people who want to experiment with photography. Be the envy of your friends with this Canon EOS 1D Mark IV digital camera and its stylish black body"

sounds pretty damn good!

EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:36:35 PM »
I am having a hard time not making a wise crack about the "beaver shot". I think rhe comment about shooting over the ice is a good point. It looks to be focused in the right spot but the seeing conditions are bad. Its hard to get a clear shot shooting over melting ice or open water in the winter.

i bought the new tc-2001 and updated the firmware on my 120-300s. just to clarify.

the lens still works fine with the canon and kenko tc's

the new sigma 2x seems to be a bit sharper than the canon 2xiii and the af is faster with the sigma. the bokeh is better with the canon.

the 120-300 + sigma tc-2001 + kenko pro 1.4x also works suprisingly well and gives good results on the 6d, not so good on the 7dii

Photography Technique / Re: Extreme macro question
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:26:12 AM »
this guy uses a very simple setup to get some of the best macro photos i have seen.

Lenses / Re: 60d lense options ?
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:06:10 AM »
sigma 18-35 f1.8


if you are looking for a general purpose lens with good range then get one canon's, if you want the best iq get the sigma 18-35.

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

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