600lb+ going 0 to 45mph in 2sec flat. Even fooled the 5DIII AF system...Yikes!! Glad he's not looking at you while running! That could have ended up as a photo on the run! Really nice!
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Indian Sloth bear.... FYI, not slow, shortly after this shot, it charged us! :/Nice one Adhoc! I've not seen this species before, very interesting!
Or the price of tea in China...Perhaps lack of sales has brought them back to sensibility!?
Or the falling value of the yen vs. other currencies.
In the text there are bits like this:Quote65-point* all cross-type AF system for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions
I haven't seen anything indicating what the *'s are for?
Me, either. But I suspect it's a footnote that you don't get 65 points with all lenses. Similarly, with the 1D X/5DIII's 61 AF points, you get only 47 points with the 800/5.6L and only 33 points with the 180L Macro.
Me, either. But I suspect it's a footnote that you don't get 65 points with all lenses. Similarly, with the 1D X/5DIII's 61 AF points, you get only 47 points with the 800/5.6L and only 33 points with the 180L Macro.Exactly, it does mention it on Canon's website...
Here's one more example using this technique.Hey Dustin, Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the images! Looks like a great new option, I'm looking forward to trying it out soon after my next outing! Thanks again!
When the Sky Rolled Back by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
I think a lot of current 7D owners will feel the same way.. Getting the faster fps of the 1d line, the improved AF of the 5d3, especially with the dual pixel AF CMOS... hopefully improved high ISO factor, the 70d sensor did make a difference with it compared to the original 7d.. body design, much like the great 5d3...
Well, I hear a lot of negative about this camera but no one has put the sensor to the test yet. there were a lot of haters befor the 5D3 came out and now everyone wishes they had one. Canon targets specific groups, if you want a little of everything, get a rebel, if you want the best of everything get a 5D3 or 1DX, this camera is geared towards sports/action/wildlife, you don't need video or "touchy flippy screens". it has great upgrades such as a top of the line focusing system, 2 more FPS (which equates to a lot), a better buffering system for your bursts, gps, even a f/8 focus point whcih is something i'm most excited about because I use a Canon 400mm F5.6 with a 1.4 TC. It upgraded the things that needed upgrading. buy a gopro if you want video or some other DSLR, this is a sports shooter. As long as it comes in under 2K USD, I will be buying one.
I notice the top dial has the unlock button in the center also, like the 5DIII. I'm glad it's taking after the 5DIIJust small incremental upgrades. Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me. I'll skip the mark II, thank you.
I'm really torn. One group that I talk to is saying that the 70D was only a marginal upgrade over the T2i (that I currently use). They're also saying the 7Dii is going to probably only be a marginal upgrade as well. I bought the T2i years ago when I was first learning how to shoot. But there's a lot of people on this forum saying the image quality would be massively improved over the T2i if I switched to the ii.
I'm photographing mainly wildlife, about 85% of what I photograph is birds, smallish ones. In actuality I'm only using the center focus point probably 90% of the time as well, since I'm good at getting in the range of my 400mm, and it's close enough that the center point covers most of the bird.
May skip the ii, and maybe go to a 5diii or 6d or something, since I'm not hurting for reach in the least.
The truth is usually somewhere in the middle. You will see an improvement in image quality with the 70D, it will definitely be noticeable, but it will not be earthshaking.... but the user interface is drastically different and according to those who have gotten used to it, much better.
As far as AF goes, yes, the 70D has far better autofocus, but if you just use the center point you will miss most of the advantages. What you will see is that the AF on that center point is more accurate and of course, if you go into live view, the DPAF is a huge improvement..
As far as the 7D2, nobody knows..... until people get their hands on it, you are just hearing guesses and opinions based on rumours and startlingly devoid of facts.
Just small incremental upgrades. Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.Well, if it has the AF system that is on par with the 5d3 it's a huge upgrade from the original 7D. I loved my 7d and unlike many others, I felt like the AF in my original 7d was excellent! It wasn't till I received my 5DIII that I realized how difficult the AF really was...
I agree, looks like a winner to me too! I'm in the same camp with several of the others though, the evf would be nice.. That and seeing the wifi feature, still makes me wonder why they didn't throw it in the 7D Mk2...this is interesting! specs wise looks a lot like the sony rx100 series, even with a suspicious 1" 20MP sensor
lens reach is better
Indeed. We'll see if it's the Sony sensor. That plus the longer lens plus real RAW files plus Canon's ergonomics/menus, we have a winner!
First post:Magnificant capture Incredibly!
Have had the lens for about one year now. I use it daily and love it all focal lengths; with and without extender employed.
This at 560mm on 1DX
@macguyver We lived in Mobile, AL for quite a few years and your picture looks just like south Alabama too. I miss a lot things about living on the Gulf Coast, but not the oppressive humidity. Tallahassee is a nice place, hubby went to Florida State and we've spent quite a few fun football weekends there.I don't mean to harp on Tallahassee as it has a lot of other things to offer (including the National Champion Seminoles), but there sure are a lot of trees and swamps. I grew up in New England and near the Smoky Mountain National park and have lived in Colorado as well, so I'm just missing those amazing mountains and distant vistasChange the palms to weeds and you have my backyard. Our environments aren't too different regarding all of the pests. We aren't normally aren't as humid as Houston, but this year has been the exception. I'm sure if we swapped locations, we could both find inspiration.Yes, I'm too ashamed to show my backyard! I'm sure we would have fun swapping locations and think the other was crazy for complaining!
I grew up in New EnglandWhere did you grow up in New England Mack? I was from the Cape. Now, also in Florida as you know, over in the Mount Dora area... about 4 hours away from you...