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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:03:10 PM »
I'm interested, but waiting on some real world feedback.  If things look good, then I'll be in the second wave of people to make a purchase.  Surapon gave some valuable advice which I will follow.

BTW, from the pictures that I can see, the noise level looks great at iso 3200.   I have not seen any full size images though.  Has canon posted any sample RAW pictures that are downloadable?

I haven't seen any RAW files yet, but you can get 1920 size JPEGs from here...

http://mattgranger.com/7d2

We should see RAW files when they get their product pages online which, hopefully, should be soon.

To me they look pretty good up to ISO 6400.  It would have been nice to have the ISO 3200 in focus. 

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Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:16:21 PM »
The majority of users have no idea how the internet works

Rope, pulleys, and counterweights right?
No, no - it's hamsters in cages and tin cans connected with string these days.  We've come a long way ;)

I guess my internet is slow because I'm still using smoke signals.....hamsters, who knew...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:45:50 PM »
I'm interested, but waiting on some real world feedback.  If things look good, then I'll be in the second wave of people to make a purchase.  Surapon gave some valuable advice which I will follow.

BTW, from the pictures that I can see, the noise level looks great at iso 3200.   I have not seen any full size images though.  Has canon posted any sample RAW pictures that are downloadable?


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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:45:23 PM »
Here's a link to some gallery pics from canon's Japan website.   They are pretty small on my screen, but look promising.  Of course, no real replacement for a downloaded, full sized image.

http://cweb.canon.jp/eos/special/7dmk2/gallery/


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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:06:42 PM »
The Tamron and Sigma sound interesting to me.  I doubt I'd get either one, but I'd like to see the reviews when they are available.   I continue to be impressed with Tamron's ability to integrate IS into their F2.8 lenses.  At the focal length given, IS should not be needed, but still there are times when IS could be helpful.

I'm also considering a 400mm to add to my kit.  For budget reasons, I was investigating the 400 F5.6L.  For those same reasons I'd like to check out the sigma as well.


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Plus, how can you say "no" to this?

Epic! Is that Mt. Hood?

It is!  I went up and took some photos of Mt Hood from Portland.  A few hours later I went and climbed Mt Hood and took some photos looking back at Portland!
I've gone skiing at mount hood.  Beautiful area!

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It's funny that you forgot Canada considering the site is owned by a Canadian  :P

I am from Houston, TX and I see what you are saying WSmith. It is very difficult to find scenic landscapes. However, the cityscapes are quite nice, I haven't exploited it yet tho'.

It seems a few are from various places in Texas. We can definitely have a Texas meetup of sorts.

Houston's like my second home. I'm there all the time for work. These locales should look familiar for any Houstonian. Yah, the area is quite possibly the most boring place on earth for landscapes, but you can find some cool urban spots from time to time:


Interstate 45, beeyotch ;D


That's the Toyota Center on the left.


At least the insane Houston humidity is good for crazy tropical cloud formations :o


Some old barns in beautiful Hempstead, TX. I got about 50 mosquito bites while shooting these :(


The most interesting thing in all of Danbury, TX is this bridge :o
+1 on Danbury.   Love the Camaro!

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I'm in College Station, Texas, USA.  Before that, Houston, Texas.

@Macguyver - I bet you have better landscapes that I do :)
I'll take that bet, though I'll admit to finding a few spots of beauty every now & then.  Here is what 90% of the scenery looks like and keep in mind that this is a pretty section of it.  There's lots of stuff to sting, bite, kill or eat you living in there, too, on top of the bugs:

Change the palms to weeds and you have my backyard.  :)    Our environments aren't too different regarding all of the pests, though I agree you may have more of them.  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.
** Edit **
The only pest that still gets to me is scorpions.  I killed two in my house over the weekend.   I can handle almost any pest, but scorpions creep me out.

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I'm in College Station, Texas, USA.  Before that, Houston, Texas.

@Macguyver - I bet you have better landscapes that I do :)

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Lenses / Re: Is there a need for a 50mm?
« on: September 07, 2014, 09:15:06 AM »
why sell it do you need the cash that badly? you'd get what 50 maybe 60 bucks for it...
No, of course not. But, why keep stuff when you don't use it?
Sounds like you've answered your question here.  If you don't see any value in keeping it, the letting it go is the best option for you.  I agree with the others here and recommend keeping it for those times when f/2.8 isn't fast enough - the money is already sunk.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 06, 2014, 03:41:16 PM »
Has Canon ever produced a super tele-zoom lens?  I mean, something that goes into the 500-600mm range like this Tamron or the newly announced Sigma.

FD150-600/5.6L

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/lens/nfd/data/zoom/nfd_150~600_56l.html

Wow.  I know that there is the 200-400, but wonder why they don't make a lens like this now.   Cost prohibitive?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:54:53 AM »
Has Canon ever produced a super tele-zoom lens?  I mean, something that goes into the 500-600mm range like this Tamron or the newly announced Sigma.  If there is such demand, I'm surprised that they have not decided to produce one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:51:09 AM »
It'll be interesting to see side-by-side performance comparisons between this and the Tamron.
+1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:32:54 AM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

I have checked the forum rules and there is nothing about only posting positive things about Canon.

If you don't like what a poster has to offer, then go to another thread.  Pretty simple. 

I prefer tollerance over censorship.

That is true, there is nothing in the rule book that states that negative comments should not be allowed.  But then again, neither is there a rule that states that a response like the one I gave is not allowed either.

I recommend you start tolerating. :)

Your post was just trolling, correct.

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If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.
No.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:26:59 AM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

I have checked the forum rules and there is nothing about only posting positive things about Canon.

If you don't like what a poster has to offer, then go to another thread.  Pretty simple. 

I prefer tollerance over censorship.

That is true, there is nothing in the rule book that states that negative comments should not be allowed.  But then again, neither is there a rule that states that a response like the one I gave is not allowed either.

I recommend you start tolerating. :)

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