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Get the 7D. I think it is the best option and value. You may not want to shoot sports now, but if you change your mind
The 7D has 3 C (custom settings) that save time and the other cameras lack. 7D may not be the best choice for video.
I use C1 for BIF, C2 for flash and C3 for landscape. You could set  one C mode for video. Good Luck.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I buy a 7D now for Cad $690
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:44:51 AM »
If you don't have the money for the 7D ll when it comes out buy your friends used 7D and you won't regret it. My 40D
started giving me Error 99 after every shot. I went online and tried everything that was posted. I even replaced the
backup battery. I cleaned all the contacts on my lenses and body to no avail. My wife got tired of watching me re and re
the camera battery and ok'd me purchasing the 7D body only for about double what you will pay for used. My 17-85 lens that came with the 40D gained a new life on the 7D. I am getting better pics with the 7D than I could with the 40D. As long as you work around the weaknesses of the 7D you will be happy. I use Auto ISO and Auto White Balance without too many problems. Someone I ran into that had a 7D said I could use everything I have for the 40D with the 7D. He was right. I bought two faster CF cards with more GB and keep my others as spares. I won't be upgrading when the new 7D ll and 100-400 ll comes out but if I ever wear out my stuff then I will upgrade then. 

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Lenses / Re: The Next \
« on: May 20, 2014, 03:05:17 AM »
So Canon is going to release 2 unicorns at Photokina. At the end of summer for us in the Northern Hemisphere, means
poor timing. I will get to read the reviews with envy. What I have will have to serve my needs till the prices reach a
level that my Banker can accept. Oh Well!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice on a upgrade from the Rebel XS
« on: May 18, 2014, 05:07:08 AM »
I think you will love what the 70D will give you that your Rebel cannot. When I upgraded to the 7D from a 40D my17-85 kit lens gained new life. The movies that you'll be able to take will make up for any lack of lowlight performance you may experience. It will serve you well until you can afford to buy Full Frame and by then new models will be out with even better performance than the 6D and 5D lll have now. Good Luck in your decision.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Ultrawide Coming? [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:57:46 AM »
I would like to see a new 17-85 f4 IS STM come out. If it still had 67mm filter thread, all the better. If they fixed the
Chroma aberation problem and the tape that wears out then Canon would be on to something. 17-85 is a nice zoom range on APS-C.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advise Please
« on: May 02, 2014, 05:44:46 AM »
After going to a store and trying a camera and finding one you like go home and do a search. Enter the camera's name
and add reviews. You will find pages and pages on the web. I even add complaints after the name. That can bring up
some interesting information. As you might want to use this camera for a few years, the research ahead of time might
save you some grief. Good Luck making your purchase. I have been a Canon user since the 70's and am leaning in that
direction in my advice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New User looking for advice..
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:54:16 AM »
I took this pic with my 40D and 100 2.8 IS USM L Macro lens on the day I purchased the lens. I wanted to try it out
and shot various pics with it. I like the lens for shots like this.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New User looking for advice..
« on: April 30, 2014, 02:48:34 AM »
It appears that the OP has left the building and forum. I tried to post a pic that I took with my 40D and 100 IS L Macro.
This lens would work hand held for taking pics of models. A 7D or newer 70D in Al Servo for panning race cars. I have
gone over his $2,000 limit. He may not have the funds to make a purchase. Either camera would be a good starter.
I think the 70D might be the better choice.

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I would be interested in this lens for traveling light. Waiting for the reviews.   8)

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Photography Technique / Re: Missed opportunity
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:30:30 AM »
You got the Hummer's head pretty well focused. I set my 7D to Tv 1/1,000 ISO 800,Centre Weighted Metering Al Servo,
Auto White balance and High Speed Continuous. I also set the centre spot as my focus point. I saved this to C1 on my
Mode Dial. I use this for anything that moves especially when taking BIF pics. If you don't want to use Auto White Balance set it to Cloudy. Mode 2 on the lens  of either my 70-200 with 1.4 Extender or my 100-400. This is a good starting point that can be modified as needed. I have taken many pics to get that Wow shot that I was looking for.
Another thing I want to try to get Hummers is using my Flash. Cropping in PS can work wonders. Good luck and keep
shooting.

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plays wildlife calls! lol

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Get the1.4 extender and after using it for a couple of years I was ready for the 2X. Pictures with my 70-200 f4 and
The 1.4 are excellent. I found the 2X pics were softer and needed more sharpening. As I had o manually focus with
The 2X I purchased the 100-400 L zoom lens which I like very much. There are other posts on CR that have covered
This topic in depth. Good Luck!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:52:38 PM »
here we go again. I hope the 7 D ll comes out soon! I don't plan on buying it. I look forward to reading the reviews.
I hope it lives up to our expectations.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 17, 2014, 02:33:37 AM »
I recommend the 70-200 2.8 IS USM lens. Financial Responsibility may be for some. But this is for our pleasure as well as for show. I get great joy out of sharing pics with my friend. Sometimes his are better and sometimes mine are better. I have the 70-200 f4 IS USM lens which I purchased with the 1.4 Extender. I used this combo until I needed more reach. Adding the 2X Extender didn't work as well as I hoped. I then bought the 100-400 f4.5-5.6. The 2.8 IS wasn't out when I bought my 70-200 f4 IS which is newer than the original 70-200 2.8 which has been a workhorse lens for some people.
If you haven't purchased the 2.8 IS USM by the time you shoot your friends wedding, rent it. If you don't buy the lens you desire, you will always wish that you had.

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Sports / Re: track and field photography
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:55:59 AM »
I recommend and use Auto ISO, 1,000 sec, TV (shutter priority)centre weighted-metering, AI Servo AF and High Speed
Continuous Drive Mode. On your lens set the IS to Mode 2. This way you can pan keeping your subject in the centre of the frame and if you crop later you can move your subject off centre if this looks better. I use these settings on my 40D using ISO 800 and now my 7D with Auto ISO for BIF. When I was using the 70-200 f4 IS I got pics of BIF that were a long way off. I am surprised how much detail I achieved. After you have these settings saved to one of your C settings on your mode dial it is just a matter of selecting it on your mode dial and Practice,Practise,Practice! Also use back button focus.  I also use Auto White Balance. But this may cause trouble under fluorescent lights and have to be set manually each time you shoot.  Good Luck!

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