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Lenses / Re: Which Tilt/Shift lens to choose?
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:35:29 PM »
Are you sure that the TS-lenses can take TC's? If I remember correctly extension tubes are ok, but not teleconverters.

100% certain. All Canon TS-E's take both 1.4 and 2x TC's.
Ok, good! I stand corrected. Will remove the post to save us some clutter. Thanks!

Since it's still here (sort of), I'll add that the extenders are physically compatible, but the camera won't know they're there, so the aperture is reported incorrectly in the EXIF (not that it matters much).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick and Dirty AFMA
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:30:32 PM »
Anyone with ideas on how to make the Dot-tuning turn out better?

I got my money's worth for dot-tune...I found it to be inconsistent and therefore unreliable.  I've been happy with Reikan FoCal.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:51:14 PM »
Time will tell if Canon or Digital Preview is correct about the linked spot.

Canon UK and Canon Europe don't mention linking to any AF point, just center spot.  They both mention it for the 1D X.  Just another couple of data points...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:41 PM »
Ok..something has to be wrong...on the DPReview in section 4.Body and Design...it states

"The 7D Mark II uses a new battery, the LP-E6N, that has a higher capacity than the previous LP-E6 batteries found in the 5D Mark III and its predecessor. Importantly, though, the form factor remains the same, which means you should still be able to use the older LP-E6 batteries in it.

The DPR review could be wrong.  The same review says the 7DII has spot metering linked to any AF point.  Canon USA's website disagrees. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:28:47 PM »
I went through Canon's specs on their own site, and came to the conclusion that it's not linked to the AF point.

Yeah, I guess if Canon1 wants to be both lazy and happy, he'll have to spend the thousands after all...   :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:13:44 PM »
Any mention of whether the metering will be linked to the AF point? That would be icing on the cake for me, but see no mention of it.

I would suspect no, sadly.
I believe that the review on DPREVIEW said that it was linked.......

It did, seems my suspicion was incorrect.  Unless DPR is incorrect, which has been known to happen.  But assuming they're right, that's a good thing - it's a very useful feature, and nice to see it in something other than a 1-series dSLR.

Then again, maybe I'm right and DPR is wrong.  The Canon USA web page on the 7DII states:

Quote from: Canon USA
Metering Modes
Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor

EOS iSA System with 252-zone metering

Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (center, approx. 6% of viewfinder)
Spot metering (center, approx. 1.8% of viewfinder)

*AF point-linked spot metering not provided.
Center-weighted average metering

* The selectable metering modes can be restricted with a Custom Function.

While both have been known to be wrong, I'd tend to believe the Canon web site over DPR...

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:10:09 PM »
Any mention of whether the metering will be linked to the AF point? That would be icing on the cake for me, but see no mention of it.

I would suspect no, sadly.
I believe that the review on DPREVIEW said that it was linked.......

It did, seems my suspicion was incorrect.  Unless DPR is incorrect, which has been known to happen.  But assuming they're right, that's a good thing - it's a very useful feature, and nice to see it in something other than a 1-series dSLR.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:11:02 PM »
I changed my auto focus area selection method to the click wheel and then forgot about it. Kept trying to push the M-FN button and nothing happened until I remembered I'd changed it.

I have it on the click wheel, too.  That little lever around the 7DII's multicontroller is a pretty slick ergonomic addition!  I have my M-Fn1 button (the one by the shutter release, the 1D X has an M-Fn2 next to the DoF Preview buttons) assigned to switch modes.  That's pretty cool as it 'remembers' the last mode you used and cycles through that and the C# settings, and witht he display in the VF I can cycle through modes without taking my eye from the VF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:50:14 PM »
The selected point appears when I activate AF (I use rear-button AF). However, I cannot move it until I first hit the AF mode selection button...then that frees the AF point to be moved somewhere else with the joystick. In other modes, I just have to activate AF, then I can move the selected point with the joystick without the intermediate requirement of pressing AF mode first.

I use back-button AF, I just tap the AF-ON button then I can move the joystick to move the AF point (even after I've released the AF-ON button, although as I stated above, moving the AF point 'times out' just like the metering).  That's in all modes, including AI Servo + 61-pt auto.

I dunno what's up. I'm kind of ticked, as since I reset, I now have to press that AF mode button to get the AF point movable in every AF mode. I can no longer simply tap the joystick (after initially activating AF, however that's done) to get it moving. :'( I think something is up with my 5D III.

On the custom controls screen (C.Fn Menu 2 or via Q menu), select the multicontroller (bottom right icon) and select 'AF point direct selection'.  That's off by default, so it got switched back when you did the reset.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:00:35 PM »
While some people are complaining as you describe, other continue saying "How could they put the same sensor? >:( ", which is kind of pathetic. However, lets forget those people and focus on the possibilities of the all-new 7D MKII sensor!!  ;D

Indeed.  But let us not forget the all new 18 MP APS-C sensor in the T4i/650D (all new because of Hybrid CMOS AF) or the all new 18 MP APS-C sensor in the SL1/100D (all new because of Hybrid CMOS AF II).

 :-X

Good point. But given that there is no new technology advertised (that I can see, that is), is it fair to assume the "newness" will come from the actual sensor? I sure hope so. :-\

Perhaps.  Canon had a patent publish recently on improved DPAF for use in AI Servo AF, and now the 7DII has DPAF in AI Servo AF.  I'm not sure if that required a hardware tweak to the sensor, but if so, that could be what's 'all new'. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: So no new EOS M for Photokina
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:31:24 PM »
What lead you to believe Canon would produce anything mirrorless? It's pretty clear to me they have dropped it.

Perhaps the release of the EF-M 55-200mm lens 3 months ago?   ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macro Photography - APS-C Vs Full Frame
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:21:56 PM »
Superb clarity and noise free image Neuro. It's that kind if IQ I'm looking for.

Sorry to say, but you're not going to find that on any current APS-C camera at ISO 6400.   ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange pattern on long exposures
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:19:42 PM »
As you found, it was the filter.  For more information on the phenomenon, google "Newton's rings". 

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:18:05 PM »
I always thought so too....then realized I never shoot at 300mm. It's too long on a zoom (IQ), and too short as a wildlife lens, at least here out west. (I do have a 70-300L, but 300mm is just a grab shot for later identification or as a field note).
400 DO handheld on the trail stalking, and 600 on a gimbal for stationary setup. Focal lengths are pretty close together, but the way I intend to use each lens is very different.

Impressive.  Most impressive.   :)

I'd still choose the 300/2.8L IS II over this, although I might choose differently if I didn't have the 600/4L IS II.

I usually use the 600 II with a 1.4xIII.  400mm or even 560mm would be too short most of the time.  For me, the 300/2.8 would be for sports, and as a 'travel' birding lens with the 2xIII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:09:09 PM »
The selected point appears when I activate AF (I use rear-button AF). However, I cannot move it until I first hit the AF mode selection button...then that frees the AF point to be moved somewhere else with the joystick. In other modes, I just have to activate AF, then I can move the selected point with the joystick without the intermediate requirement of pressing AF mode first.

I use back-button AF, I just tap the AF-ON button then I can move the joystick to move the AF point (even after I've released the AF-ON button, although as I stated above, moving the AF point 'times out' just like the metering).  That's in all modes, including AI Servo + 61-pt auto.

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