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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Repair or replace 7D
« on: February 03, 2014, 07:50:52 AM »
If it costs $500.00 for parts and labor is added to that, I would not get it repaired. Trade it in on a 70D and wait till 7Dll is out later this year if the latest posts are correct.
We bought my wife a 70D when it came out she loves it. She may not shoot raw but does like how it shoots jpegs. I would like to shoot with it but would change her settings and that might not be a good idea. :-[

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Lenses / Re: zooms vs primes for landscape
« on: January 31, 2014, 05:51:29 AM »
I used the 70-200 f4 IS USM lens with the 1.4 extender until I had to have more reach, then I got the 100-400 L which I like very much. The 100 f2.8 IS Macro is a good choice for portraits,flowers and Macro shots. For landscape I might go for the 16-35 f2.8 and use it with a tripod. I don't shoot many Landscapes so my 17-85 fills that part of my kit shooting HDR until it breaks. Sometimes I turn off IS for panning shots and really miss it when i forget to turn it back on.   ;D 

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Lenses / Re: What to Buy?
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:33:06 AM »
I would like a 7Dll. The only other Canon Cameras I would like to buy are the 5Dlll or the 1DX. Both are out of my reach
financially. I agree with CarlTN about relaxing and using what you have. There will be new cameras out this year and maybe one of them will be the one for you. I also would wait for a new 100-400 to come out before buying a new lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 03:51:17 AM »
Doesn't Canon release a new Rebel annually in March? This year it could be early. After August is when 40D and 7D were
announced and released so this year 7D ll could be released in 4th quarter. I think canon rumors and other sites where
Canon users keep up demand for 7D ll has prompted Canon to develop such a camera as it is pretty well pre-sold by the
pent up demand for it. If it is better than the 7D is now the new version will sell for years to come.
Maybe 2014 is the year of the 100-400 ll.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:30:28 PM »
I don't shoot at 50mm. I bought my 50mm 1.8 for lowlight situations. I would like IS but will stick to what I have for now.

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Lenses / Re: Which Lens for Ring Photos?
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:37:42 AM »
I highly recommend the 100 L Macro IS lens for you to shoot wedding rings. You will fall in love with this lens and use it more and more. The IS does come in handy for some shots. You might find that after using it to shoot the wedding rings that you leave it on your camera for shots of the bouquet and portraits of the bride and grooms hands with their rings on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Change from T3i to 70d, or invest in a new lens?
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:43:26 AM »
Nice pics streetsandtheaters. lcb if you shoot similar pics then get the 100-400 f4.5-5.6 Big White or wait till vs2. If it doesn't get announced in early 2014 then get vs1 when Canon Rebates are out. Not only will it cover almost all focal lengths that you will need for BIF and wildlife you will get a work out carrying it around. ;D
We bought my wife a 70D and she loves it. She hasn't had it long enough to tire of the 18-135 lens that came with it. You should go body only as you have those focal lengths covered already. I did a search for 70D for sports and haven'tread enough to know how well the 70D is in AI Servo. It is a very good camera and so is my 7D. I get good pics of BIF 7D. My wife has taken a few pics of BIF but hasn't set the camera up to use AI Servo yet.

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Crazy Smart! Thanks for the post. The pics prove how well your rig works. Nice!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:41:37 AM »
Wow! One day it's No 7D ll. Then a day or 2 later it's a Yes there will be a 7D ll, or something new that's mean't to replace
the 7D but will be called something else because Canon wants to change the way they name their cameras. We have a
few more days left in 2013 so keep the rumors coming. I can afford fantasy buying but am inclined to watch with interest
while I sit on my wallet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Not Coming? [CR1]
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:17:20 AM »
Back in February of this year I read an interview that was going around and came to the conclusion that as there was to be a 70D from Canon eventually but no 7Dll. The future of the semi pro camera would be FF. I believe that is still so.

IT might cost more than $1.500.00 but it will still be FF. I don't think Canon would want to sell a camera that would kill 5D mark lll sales.

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Lenses / Re: The 100-400 or the 70-200 f2.8 II+2x Mark III for wildlife
« on: December 13, 2013, 03:22:58 AM »
I am beginning to think the 2X extender is a thing to be used if it means getting a pic or not. The 1.4 dose not degrade
the pic where the 2X can. I think when the 100-400 is upgraded it will sell better than vs 1 which sells quite well now.
I will probably upgrade to vs ll when it won't cost me too much to trade in my lens for the new one. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 13, 2013, 03:04:20 AM »
Thanks FEBS and Reinzphotosfor info about CamRanger. I found info and a price on the web. I will do some more research before I buy. Thank you to DFM about the firmware update messing with Magic Lantern.
Seems like a bad idea for Canon to muck up such a popular program that helps Canon Cameras for free.
"Don't be the first to install an update! Let someone else be the beta tester!"  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:14:02 AM »
I updated to 2.0.3 when it became available. I didn't notice any change, this time I'm going to wait for a while. I thought about getting wifi to control my 7D with an iPad. That would be a reason to buy a Wifi Transmitter and an iPad for myself if I could control the 7D using an iPad if Canon had a program that would work and allow me to do this.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 70D Body $949 at B&H Photo
« on: December 11, 2013, 03:07:38 AM »
Is it worth missing out to save another $100.00? I buy as low as I possibly can. Eventually it's lower after going up from
what I paid. I just say those pics that I took cost me X number of dollars. They are always worth it to me. If I get a huge amount of enjoyment out of the pics that I took, then priceless! Go for it and don't look back.  ;) 

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