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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D II - what's inside?
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:03:47 PM »
What people want in a 6D Mark II is a 4 year old 5D Mark III

I'll be shooting a collegiate conference swimming championship indoors.  I have a 1D Mark IV with a 70-200 and a 7D Mark II with a 24-70 2.8.  If necessary I can swap the lenses.  Will that be sufficient?  What length lenses do you use?

I don't normally shoot swimming but this gig requires thorough coverage so I need expertise from those who have experience

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: February 01, 2015, 11:20:30 PM »
If it were for the 1Dx II, they would wait until it is out before lowering the price of the 1Dx.  Until they have something to put above it, they wouldn't make any price moves. 

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: February 01, 2015, 05:08:33 PM »
Ever wonder why the 1Dx price went down? To make room above it

I'm planning a visit to Yellowstone and Grand Teton and bringing my 5D3 with the requisite landscape lenses, my SL1 is my backup EF body.  I'd like to leave the big whites home and carry a bridge camera.  Both the Leica and Lumix (identical specs) fit my bill as 25-400mm zoom with f/4 aperture.  Does the Leica have a superior IQ to the Lumix?  Is the Leica being a crippled version of the Lumix make it less desirable given the $450 premium price?  I'd like to hear ONLY from those who have shot either or both bridge cameras.

Be aware that spring in the Tetons is tough for photographers.  I was there in late May 2014 and a lot of stuff was flooded due to runoff. 

Schwabacher's Landing was underwater.  The River Road was too.

Wildlife activity (e.g. bears) kept a couple of other areas like Signal Mountain and the Patriarch Pine area closed.

The Lamar Valley in Yellowstone is excellent for wildlife.  Norris Geyser Basin is also worth the trip.

I tought I mentioned early summer, as in late June, early July.  Not May.

I'm hoping to spend 3 days at each park sometime early in the summer.  I'd appreciate suggestions for shooting locations and subjects and best time of day for venues.

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:17:13 PM »
Why sensors are not interchangeable: Physics of Optics and Data Processing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 20, 2014, 12:01:38 PM »
You can tie the bird and make it fly around in circles

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 20, 2014, 11:36:37 AM »
For one thing, the 1D4 is more suitable for indoor sports where I could use the 10fps and shoot wider with a 70-200.  I don't pay as much attention to IQ as I do to my ability to capture properly framed moments and money shots.  I would typically shoot a 1D4/70-200 and a 7D2/24-70 for those.  For theater work, a 5D3/24-70f4 and 7D2/24-70f2.8 suits me well. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 20, 2014, 11:14:35 AM »
The people who should review cameras should be those whose needs fit the camera.  If the reviewer does what I want to do, then there is credibility there.  I'm not interested in making images Martinsen has posted on his portfolio blog so what he has to say means nothing to me.  The 7D2 is not for him.  I have the 5D3/1D4/7D2 combination and I use them according to my needs.  Each has their advantages and disadvantages and not one will do everything exceptionally.  Find something that suits your needs and produces the images you want and who cares what others say.  You are the best judge of the equipment.  Rather than reading a myriad of reviews, rent the camera for a few days and decide.

Photography Technique / Re: Would electrical tape damage the red ring?
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:43:00 PM »

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Uneven Battery Usage in 580EXII
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:31:09 AM »
Try taking that battery our of the rotation. The flash is powered by all 4 batteries in series so the current drain should pass through all 4 batteries.  You can check each battery's voltage before putting them into a charger.  Got a voltmeter?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D & 1.4X -or- 7D Mk II?
« on: November 16, 2014, 05:25:08 PM »
I don't think he's saying that he's using the 85/50mm with a 1.4x but my guess is that you can use it if you put an extension tube in between the lens and extender

Wouldn't an extension tube prevent focusing at infinity?  Non-AF?

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