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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

plays wildlife calls! lol

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!

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.

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.

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!

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. :-[

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 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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