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Cell phones have taken the bloom away from DSL's. Why buy a bulky camera system when your cell phone takes nice
Pics that you can upload and send to family and friends. Camera companies must build the next super camera to lure
Customers back. Dynamic range is more important than mega pixels or quality vs quantity. I don't want bigger files to
Plug up my hard drives causing me to buy more. I'm sticking with what I have and sitting on my money. My wife wants a new kitchen before new cameras!

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 31, 2015, 01:29:01 AM »
I voted for 18. My files from my 7D are from 22 - 28.5 MB files. It's enough work for me to reduce the size down from
raw to jpeg to email my pics to friends. Maybe Canon can design the 20.2 megabyte sensors to work flawlessly on FF
as well as crop because the 18 mb sensor is so disliked by many people.

Photography Technique / Re: Which eye do you use?
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:19:54 AM »
Left eye. I am trying to use my right eye on the viewfinder and left eye open to help track the subject, usually a BIF.
My right eye is weaker than my left. I am right handed. I started using my left eye on my AE1 forty years ago. Old habits are hard to break. ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just picked up a 7D
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:19:59 AM »
Congratulations on buying the 7D. I like mine and am very happy with it and the pics that I have taken with it. The 70-200 2.8 IS USM ll is an ideal lens to go with the 7D. IS's a must. Some people can handhold lenses and cameras in a windstorm and get sharp, crisp images. I need IS. I shoot hand held pics with the 50 mm 1.8 and they turn out fine as long as I use a fast enough shutter speed. I have turned IS off on my 70-200 f4 IS USM lens and the results went into the Trash.
You may have been using your 410 without IS but time catches up to us and IS becomes a necessity. I bought my f4 IS lens before the 2.8 came out with IS and wasn't cost effective at that time. I put the money I saved on buying a 1.4 Extender which worked fine. The 2X not so much. Images were too soft compared to the 1.4.
Get the new 100-400 4.5-5.6 vs ll. It will be fine for Portraits in good light and for sports. It's my go to lens for BIF and things just out of reach for the 70-200's. Try the lens in the store before you buy. Good Luck in your lens purchases.

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 22, 2014, 03:28:03 AM »
Most reviews have been positive. I have found one review that has complained about focusing on the 7Dll and now this guy. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I read negative reviews about the 7Dl. I bought it based on the positives for it. It still makes me smile when I review pics. The 7Dll will sell well taking over where the 7Dl left off for as many years as Canon wants before a version lll is announced.

My 7D is still chugging along giving me pics I am proud to show to my friends. It probably will for years to come. I am
Suprised to see this post has been left to die. Surly there must be many more 7D owners who are still happy with
Their 7Ds and are keeping them instead of upgrading. The 7Dll is an upgrade that is worth the wait. I have been
Reading Internet pages that mostly praise the 7Dll. I have found a page that mentions focus issues. But I remember
Reading the same thing about the 7D when I was thinking about buying it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D Mark II AF-Setting Guidebook
« on: December 09, 2014, 03:10:23 AM »
Thanks for the link.

7D in 2012, 100-400 in 2013. I was happy with this combo until I tried to take pics of salmon swimming in a creek in shady lighting.  I've had better results with my 70-200f4 IS USM with a 1.4 Extender. A 2.8 would have been better for me.  I think you will be happy with a 7Dll and a 100-400ll. They might have done better. 7dll should handle higher
ISO better. Keep your 70-200 2.8 until you are absolutley sure you no longer need it. Good Luck!

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 10:34:09 PM »
More gear envy for me!  Do I want to Upgrade? I might after the reviews are out. :)

This might get me to purchase the 7Dll. I hope to trade my 7D in on it. Won't get much, but it will help soften the
Sticker Shock! :) So far people seem positive about the new 7Dll.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D mk2 or 5D mk3
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:19:44 PM »
I'm waiting for the 7Dll to be released and tested by consumers. I think 5DlV is in the near future. It may be the first
Full frame camera to get dual pixel AF like 70D and 7 Dll.

My 7D is still taking pics that blow me away. I feel I can post my regrets that the 7Dll doesn't have WiFi without someone lumping me in with Trolls. I can't say I won't upgrade,but will wait and see. The7Dll looks to be an amazing camera. I may end up with a bad case of camera envy! 

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:14:36 PM »
I really think this and a swivel touch screen should be features of the 7Dll. I'm sticking with my 7D till one of us drops.

Software & Accessories / Re: How do you carry your tripod around?
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:08:15 PM »
I use a canvas carrier that came with a portable lawn chair. It's not great but it works. It isn't padded so I am careful
Not to bang my tripod into things.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:05:22 PM »
Kitties love to chase Lasers and String! 7Dll is released, YEAH!!!  I look forward to the reviews. I won't buy unless my 7D gets damaged. I guess if I wan't WiFi and swivel LCD I'll have to borrow my wife's 70D. I've been reading about the 7Dll since I got up. ( not counting the posts in the months before it's release) Now I can do something productive like go take pics of my cat.  ;D

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