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Messages - tphillips63

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You are not alone in this annoyance!  Nothing worse in my opinion than going to a site and  reading the specs while expecting a review.  After a while of doing this you pretty much learn where the real review sites are that you can at least get some information.  The better ones will at least tell you in the first few lines that they are not doing a review and are just giving the information.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:06:59 AM »
For what it is I think it will be a great camera.  Personally I am still hoping for a true 1D4 successor with a 1.6x crop -- that is integrated grip, weather sealing, build, 1 Series focus drive / response and shorter viewfinder blackout but with a crop sensor for wildlife work in nasty weather.  Not sure I'd trust the build of the 7D II to stand up to really adverse conditions.
Did you ever see the torture test that Digital Rev did on the original 7D?  It was very tough so with even better sealing on the MKII, it should stand up to just about anything.
That does not give you the 1 body though and speaking of, why not a one body crop?  Too low demand I would guess but I don't know.
As far as my excitement, when I saw the button layout being like the 5d MKIII I was very interested.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 05:05:26 PM »
As mentioned, the layout and buttons of the 7D MkII are basically the same as the 5D MkIII.  That would make the choice, for me, the new 7D MkII.  Once I see full reviews with real images and ISO performance that would cinch it for me. 

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EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:38:31 PM »
Mirrorless, the absence of mirror.
Why call a camera system by the name of something that does not exist in the camera?
I miss the EVIL acronym (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) that CR Guy used to use ;D

I really like my little M (though I really miss having a viewfinder) and just bought a 11-22 from Canada to round out my collection.  The 55-200 isn't getting such good reviews so far, so I'll hold off on it for now.  This is great news that they're still working on the M line.

Ditto for me. I found I like it a lot more than the 7D I had.  Maybe it is simply because my expectations were not as high.  Regardless I like that little cam.  I got mine with 22mm and the 18-55mm for around 300 in a blow out.  That probably helps too.  I also like the very small EF-M lenses and will probably get more, especially if they become more readily available.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CF Cards Vs SD Cards
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:29:38 PM »
I use CF, usually 32GB in size from Lexmark, Sandisk, Transcend and even a couple of Duracells.  Not one has ever been too slow or cause a problem.  For SD I use a mix of the same brands.
I set the CF card for full sized RAM and the SD for either small JPG or small RAW, it just depends on what I am shooting and how much time I think I will spend on the computer with the files.
This is with a 5D Mk III but if I get the 7D Mk II, I would do the same.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:08:35 PM »
I will wait until it has review on ISO performance.  Otherwise I like the fact that the layout is basically the same as the 5D mkIII.  That to me makes it a lot more appealing. The only other issue is the wait on availability.  Many others have said same thing, sport and activity season is now.
Bottom line for me is I will probably get it once it is available but not preorder it.


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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:50:28 PM »
 ;D
Very well done, ended with an epic win. IMO

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Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 12, 2013, 08:48:28 PM »
Man, talk about a great post.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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Lighting / Re: 600EX-RT: Viability as a remote shutter release?
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:22:54 PM »
Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3 can do half press just like the shutter button but of course is a wired connector.

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I just ordered the EOS 5D Mark III Ec-B Focusing Screen.  Manual focusing and having to use reading glasses the change from TTL to Live View is too disruptive for me and makes it no fun.
So I avoid the use of my favorite lenses
I hope this brings me more functionality.
Thanks for the post.  It sounds like we have similar desires for the focus screen.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Museum Exhibit -- One or More of Ours
« on: October 25, 2013, 01:03:52 PM »
I hope Bob was further away from that than it looks!
Awesome shot though.

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Lenses / Re: Photozone comparison of Canon 35L vs. Sigma 35mm F/1.4 'Art'
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:35:22 PM »
I bought the canon about six months before the sigma came out and if it had already been out that would have been my first non canon lens.

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To me, that close right behind his ear with the machine gun rate going off, I'm sure it was extremely distracting for the priest. It could have been handled better but I blame the photogs the most.

Shouldn't they have tried the silent shutter option if they wanted to set up that close?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:52:26 PM »
If you did not sell now but kept it for another six months or so and still not using it, you'll know for sure that it will be ok to sell.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking of leaving Canon
« on: July 11, 2013, 02:23:50 PM »
H & G.
We seriously should have stopped it at this first reply :)

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