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EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:19:01 AM »
I like his blog, especially the printing information.  That part is great for me.
On the 7D Mark II, I bought one but have not made up my mind either way yet.  I was also thinking of a 1D Mark IV as an alternative but decided to go with the more modern system in the 7D Mark II and refrain from being such a big pixel peeper.  Many images I have seen out of the new body are not that bad.  I don;t think I agree with Ron, at least so far, but it is his opinion.

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Technical Support / Re: Happy ending...
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:08:29 PM »
I use the ColorMunki Photo.  It has an option to do ambient calibration so as your lights change you can have it change to reflect that so it helps with the too bright display for me.

Several web sites have a lot of information on printing.  Northlight, Ronmartblog, Luminous Landscape amongst a few.  Basically getting a calibration device is number one, before the printer is best.

I would read them all and perhaps that elusive 5% issue will be solved.

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I never saw anything from my Amazon preorder so last night another Amazon seller had one so I ordered it and cancelled the original, supposed to ship Monday.  I will wait and see.

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Apparently I didn't pre-order early enough?: 

Amazon, "Ordered on November 10, 2014 "

As of now:

"Not yet shipped
Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify you via e-mail as soon as we have an estimated delivery date."
Same for me except I ordered on the 11th.  Hopefully the big A will get some processed today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII vs 1D MkIV "real-world"
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:12:22 PM »
Thanks guys!  Yes, the 1D Mk IV price is very good right now for some low count bodies and is about the same as a 7D Mk II with grip and battery, maybe a bit less. 
It is a very tough and close choice.  From the image comparisons the 1D Mk IV seems to have a small edge, on the other hand the 7D Mk II has virtually the same layout as the 5D Mk III so I am familiar with the layout.

I appreciate all your feedback.

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Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:01:40 PM »

Jeff Schewe's THE DIGITAL PRINT helped me sort a lot of things out before I pulled he trigger, and then make better prints once I had the 3880.
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Big plus for this book.  I use the Epson 3880 and various papers, mostly Epson but research and testing yourself and using books and online resources will get you up to speed.
It is just another part of the digital darkroom and is fun but can be as frustrating as anything else.

A lot of people have suggested to just use a service which is also about the best advice for your specific problem.
PS
Paper costs the most, more than ink after you get going.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII vs 1D MkIV "real-world"
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:37:54 PM »
So any other thoughts or threads I should look at?  I am thinking of the 7D MkII, or 1D MkIV.
It seems to be most opinions leaning toward the 1D Mk IV but just barely.

I don't have a super white but I do have the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II on order.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:53:48 PM »
Since it happens, I guess it could be considered a design 'flaw', but I have never even accidentally tried to put a CF into any slot sideways, maybe flipped the other way but not upside down or sideways.
Even with my old eyes that need a lot more light than in the younger days have I done that.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 02:23:02 PM »
I really like the 35mm f/1.4L but will for sure get the new II when it is available as long as it is as good as I imagine it will be.
The good thing is, the people that get the older versions at a good deal will benefit too!

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 05:59:24 PM »
Another +1 from Amazon.  As others, been wanting one for a long time but kept waiting for this one VS  the 'old' one.

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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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