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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:13:23 PM »
This is kinda schisophrenic, to put some of settings in manual mode to auto mode, and then still with manual mode wanting other settings to compensate for this mixture. You really don´t know what you want, right?
You can do what you want in AV or TV modes. With manual, you are in charge, you have nothing to compensate, and if they allowed some glitch or stupid customers request of auto ISO at manual mode, than it will be everything messed up.

Couldn't disagree more.  M mode with Auto ISO is like aperture and shutter priority.  I select the DoF I need and the necessary shutter speed to stop (or show) motion, and I get a metered exposure in rapidly changing light.  Being able to apply EC to bias the metering is plus.

No, I actually understand your needs, would be happy to have this program in machines, but why in the world should this be in Manual mode? Manual is called manual, because it actually IS manual. I´d add your needs to some other program. Messing it all with EC + auto ISO is really wicked to want in manual mode.

And why not remove the metering indicator and focus confirmation in M mode while we're at it, eh? Hey why not have it disable ALL electronics while in M mode after all it should be pure manual, right??  :P

This is very low. You're making it extreme. I just want it to work as manual program. The metering is there to show what camera thinks of the scene. Not what you have to do. With manual mode and even other modes I rely more on histogram than on exposure meter. Automatic is not manual any more. It deserves to fall under program mode.

Wicked?   :o

Simple solution for you – don't set the ISO to Auto. It's not like that's mandatory.  Since Auto ISO is available in the other modes, why not M?  Or perhaps do away with Auto ISO...like the good old days of interchangeable sensors, a different one for every ISO and WB, and a limited number of exposures per sensor.  What was that called again?   ;)

Film???   ::)  My first 35mm camera, about 1956 or so, was manual...to the point that it didn't even have a light meter nor did I, at the age of fifteen, own one.  Every picture was made by mentally evaluating the scene.  And it is surprising how many keepers I got.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:05:52 PM »
Yes, but this doesn't preclude EF lenses being 'cropped'. Would be nice as a type of digital TC. However knowing Canon's marketing policies, it's almost definitely not going to happen.

A 'digital TC'?  Nope.  Canon has very nice optical TCs they'll happily sell you for a few hundred bucks.  It's likely Canon will put f/8 AF into the 7DII, the better to induce people to buy a TC to go with their 100-400L...
Which would really please me a lot. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:32:45 PM »
How does the 1DX do it?


In the pdf   http://cpn.canon-europe.com/files/education/technical/eos_1d_x_explained/AF%20guide_EOS-1DX_V2_eng.pdf you can find on page 28 a possible solution for assigning EC to a button.

Be patient: it will take some time to open this pdf.

They assign EC to the set button. Afterwards you can change easily the EC by pushing SET and turning the mail dial.

I'm too old to be patient.  I don't even buy green bananas anymore.  :)  Thanks for the information, even though I'm old I love learning things.

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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:24:22 AM »
I have read complaints about not having EC using auto ISO in a manual mode and I usually considered it a silly argument, probably because of my age and being a film user for three fourths (plus) of my life. Reading this discussion has changed my attitude.  Although I am primarily a TV man (and have been since my Canon F-1), I can really see using manual mode with auto ISO if EC were available much of the time.  But the EC would have to be easy to set, a wheel or rocker arm would seem to be best but there isn't really enough real estate for another wheel on most bodies.  Solve that problem and I think it is a good idea I would like to see implemented.  How does the 1DX do it?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:41:18 AM »

Since I have telescopes and telescope parts lying around, this is what I did with nothing more than a rear lens cap and my existing parts.




Another great idea.  I may have some parts like that in the garage.  But I am not great at DIY. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:27:04 AM »
By eliminating the sensor they were able to make the most compact camera of all time that can still mount EF lenses. 


Lens2Scope has beaten them to it, albeit without colored pencils and a sketch pad.




This is the reason I hang around here.  I had never seen this before.  I am tempted to buy one but I usually have my longest lens on the camera at the same time I would want to use this item.  Still a cool idea.  Wonder how well it works.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:21:30 PM »
I wonder if this means they're still on track for a September release.  Although sooner would be cool, I don't think it being out of stock at Amazon means that it will be released any sooner.  It might be construed as further evidence that the September release rumours are accurate though.  :)

Actually, Amazon still has some in stock in different configurations even though they are marked "Discontinued." 

I was thinking about this and as I recall, before the 7D was released Best Buy had a SKU assigned that got leaked to some of the photo websites.  Although it was primarily a "placeholder", I think it had some accurate information about features.  I could be wrong, at my age it is easy to forget things.   :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 22, 2014, 02:01:58 PM »
I'm sure mammals require more effort (staying downwind, etc), but I've never attempted to photograph them.


Mammals can be easy.  They let you get nice and close sometimes.  Just make sure any bunnies you try to take pictures aren't from Caerbannog...


I'm afraid I had to look up that reference :-[

I have done rabbits, actually. They used to forage in front of a fixed bird hide at my local nature reserve. Feral British rabbits always seen very timid otherwise, though.

You won't believe that if you watch this: 
Holy Grail - Killer Bunny Small | Large


Reference is to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Abstract / Re: Lets See Some of Your Double Exposures!
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:59:15 PM »
Just figured out how to accomplish this on my 6D (I'm behind the times here) Looking for some inspiration...

I knew we could do this in Photoshop with layers... or long exposures with flash... but I didn't know this was an ooc function as well.

Only a few cameras have a double exposure function.  I used to do some using my Bronica 645.  Did some decent bride pictures that way.  The technique used by Surapon, very effectively, is similar to what we old timers called painting with light.  We would find a location (glass church in Palos Verdes, CA, was a good one), a dark night, set up camera/cameras on tripod, open shutter and one of us would illuminate various areas of the subject with, usually, a large flashlight, like a camping flashlight, or occasionally a couple of flash bulbs (strobes weren't used as much in those days).  Ah, I guess I'm caught up tripping down memory lane.  I do hope the 7DII, or whatever it is called, has a double exposure capability.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help me on using tripod
« on: July 11, 2014, 01:44:18 PM »
Lens over leg, especially when leg spread is reduced.
This is kind of a corollary to Jamesey's post regarding one leg down slope, as best you can, keep the lens over that down slope leg.
I have never heard the "lens over leg" idea and it makes such perfect sense.  I believe I have been doing that instinctively but never thought about it until you mentioned it.  Excellent suggestion.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:55:08 PM »
I propose a poll to see who among the CR members neuroanatomist, dilbert, or Aglet has provided the most helpful/useful/beneficial information to the other members of the forum. 
I don't know who would win this poll but I have to say that neuroanatomist has given me excellent advice.  I am no novice to photography, or even digital photography, but I do ask some simple minded questions from time to time. (I am planning ABC, my lens choices are probably DEF, what do y'all think?).  Neuranatomist has always given good advice (sometimes I even followed it) and treated an old man with respect.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:53:21 PM »
In the old days, when those grips originated, cameras were rectangular boxes with lenses attached. If you wanted to advance film to the next frame you had to flip a lever, .......
Or turn a knob....I am sure getting old.  :)

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I'm loaded with live bunnies, we have two does and a buck, June is coming, and  bunnies are popping out all over.  I'm eating one as I surf CR right now.
As I recall from my childhood, two does and one buck kept a family of four eating rabbit at least once a week for most of the year (we may have froze some for the winter).  And I haven't ate rabbit since those days.

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Reports from owners of this lens really got my GAS going.  But I will be leaving for vacation two weeks from today and I might consider overnight delivery if they become available in the next week (or one of the two decent stores within thirty miles get them in stock...though I'd rather save sales tax money dealing with B&H), otherwise I may just pass this by since it wouldn't get much use until next spring.

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Lenses / Re: EF 400L f/5.6 vs. Tamron 150-600
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:50:58 AM »
Thanks for the input and excellent sample pictures, I'm sold on the Tammy.  I plan to order one in the next few days so I have time to get familiar with it and perform AFMA before my trip north.

I placed an order for it on 4/1 from BH so I'd have plenty of time before a July trip - haven't heard anything yet.   Status is still "On Order".  I wonder what the current lead time is.

there is a quite a backlog for them as they are super popular

I ordered last night from B&H, but am nervous about delivery now.  We leave for AK in 6 weeks.
I would love to have the Tamron for an upcoming trip but since I leave a touch over three weeks for a twenty-four day road trip (Texas to California to Yellowstone to Texas) I doubt if any will be available.  I haven't pre-ordered because it isn't a necessary lens for any other trips I have planned this year so it might be wiser to leave the money in the photography account until next year.

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