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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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!"  :)

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.

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.  ;) 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 04, 2013, 02:37:14 AM »
Up until I finished reading all the responses to your change, I would have thought it was unthinkable and not a good choice. I'm sure you may never look back and regret your decision especially since you now have cash in your camera account for the 5D IV or 7D II. Whatever it is you will be ready. You will advance your skills with the 6D and take some really nice pics in the mean time. Who knows - Maybe the replacement for the 1DX? Keep saving. LOL 

EOS Bodies / Re: Black Friday Special: Refurb 7D or 70D NEW
« on: December 01, 2013, 04:06:52 AM »
I wish I had a 5D III. I liked my 40D. My only complaint was I had to sharpen my pics a lot more than I thought was needed. I started getting Error 99 after each shot. I got a message on the LCD telling me to turn off the camera and remove and replace the battery. After much research I decided to put my money towards a 7D in August 2012 when the vs 2 firmware was announced. The 7D was such a step up from the 40D that I started to think my 40D was faulty right out of the box. Smart Sharpening in PS before printing my pics gave me the sharp results I was looking for. I do that to pics from the 7D too, but it is better than the 40D. I would like a 5D III but will have to wait till my 7D dies. We bought my wife a 70D and I think it's a good camera to buy if your upgrading from a Rebel (XXXD) I don't know if the 70D can shoot in AI Servo as well as the 7D or 5D III. My wife is happy to shoot jpegs. I will keep quiet until she starts having problems before I get her to shoot raw. Instead of getting the refurbished 7D get the 70D for your wife or daughter and use it as a second camera with your 5DIII when you need the extra 1.6 reach. Good Luck!

Lenses / Re: looking for feedback on choosing a 70-200 for weddings.
« on: November 28, 2013, 05:20:02 AM »
I have the 70-200 f4 IS USM lens and can safely say to buy the newer 70-200 2.8 IS USM vs II lens. I think everyone responding to your post recommends that lens for weddings. I did a google "The Canon Wedding Lens" because I read somewhere that vs I was called the Wedding Lens. Maybe it was vs I, but vs II blows it out of the water, from what I've read. I want this vs II lens but can't talk the wife into it as I have the f4 lens. I may get the 16-35 2.8 someday. GoodLuck on your decision.

Is this announcement to be repeated over and over like the 7D ll? I'm very interested in both, but can't buy either of them. :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 13, 2013, 06:06:11 AM »
Here we go again, another 7Dll announcement. I hope it has better ISO 3200 quality performance than the 7D. I was
disappointed with the results from this past weekend. Overcast lighting performance was not as good as the sunny days of
Summer. I will be interested in reading about it but might not be able to buy it as I may spend my money on software.
I need a PS replacement and noise reduction software.

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