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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 

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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!

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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.

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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. :(

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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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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2013, 05:19:31 PM »
I agree with Marsu42. Interesting spec list. There will be a Parade of posts and speculation until Canon makes an announcement which causes a flurry of rants about not enough specs to please the critical few who won't be buying a new camera till H freezes over or their wants are nearly met as these people are never satisfied. I hope the 7D ll is much better than the 70D which is a wonderful camera that my wife loves to use.   

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Lenses / Re: Old lenses - really so bad?
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:04:00 AM »
Maybe you need a new shop to buy equipment from. The only reason to upgrade lenses is they don't work anymore. I
read that my 7D needs good glass. My 17-85 works fine on the 7D and I don't consider it good glass compared to other
lenses Canon makes. I won't be replacing it as it seems to have improved on the 7D compared to the 40D it came with ;D

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I have the 70-200 f4 IS USM lens and used it with the 1.4 Extender vs ll all the time. I used the 2X vs ll and found the  pics to be a bit soft. I could usually sharpen enough in PS and get good prints. Using a tripod and live view worked better but was not as easy as I would have liked. I bought the 100-400 and am extremely happy with the pics I am getting with it on my 7D. I recommend getting the 7D or 70D and the 100-400 zoom. You could then take 2 cameras and use whatever lenses give you the results you are looking for. If you go with the 70-200 and 1.4 Extender you could crop your
pics and get larger images of your subjects. I would try this before you buy a new lens as you may find this gives you the results you are after.

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Lenses / Re: Just got my first white lens!
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:05:34 AM »
Congrats on the new lens! Don't buy anything that's just for the T3i. Make it something that can be used on your upgraded camera body. Save until you can buy a 5D lll or the next generation 5D. This way you will be shooting professional pics for your paid gigs. You will own quite a few bodies and lenses in your lifetime. I hope you make tons of
money and it becomes a career for you or a very lucrative hobby.

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I shoot the best framing I can get in Camera then crop in PS if needed. I will use any means at my disposal to get the printed pic that I want or if I can't then I won't print that pic and will move on to other photos.
I cropped many pics to get what I wanted. Then I bought the lenses that would let me crop in camera the 100L Macro and 100-400L zoom. I still crop. I might own the longest lens Canon makes someday and still find I crop with pics from that lens.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: any 100-400 mark 2 update?
« on: October 02, 2013, 05:26:22 AM »
I bought the 100-400 L lens this Spring. I thought that after I bought it the Mark ll would be released. I am really glad I
have this lens. My copy is fine and I take sharp pics with it. My 70-200 plus 1.4 Extender is collecting dust. If you think
you will get lots of use out of this lens then buy it when the instant rebates come out again. If you think it's not sharp
enough then take it back to the store and get them to solve the problem by refunding your money or sending the lens to Canon to be fixed. This lens has been rumoured to be replaced for a few years. If I was still waiting for vs ll, I would have
missed out on getting some really nice pics. Welcome to the Forum and good luck with your purchase. It was posted on
this forum that the 100-400 outsells the 70-300 4 to 1. There's a reason for that. It is a good lens if people take the time to learn how to use it. It was suggested to me to buy a monopod to use with this lens. So far my pieds (feet) are stable enough and I could use my tripod if needed.     

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I own the 70-200 f4 L I bought a 1.4 Extender with it and used that combo from day one. Even at 5.6 I could sharpen
the pics in DPP or PS and be happy with the end result. I bought a 2X Extender because I wanted more reach. Hand held
the images were softer than I liked. Mounted on a tripod and using LIve view and manual focusing produced an image that I could sharpen in PS and print. I was happy with the results. I decided to buy a 100-400 L. It's a Heavy Beast.
I am getting used to the weight and am quite happy with the results. I got a pic of a Black Bear that was eating apples
off a branch that it had broken off the tree. I haven't printed it yet but am sure I will be happy with the final print as the
jpeg that I emailed to friends looks great. I don't go on long walks but if I did it would be with the 70-200 F4 IS USM L with the 1.4 Extender  and my 17-85 IS lens. Good Luck in your decision.










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EOS Bodies / Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« on: September 22, 2013, 03:45:57 AM »
No news is good news. That's the saying I remember. We just bought my wife a 70D to replace her Olympus C7070 Wide
Zoom that she's been using for 8 years. She loves the 70D and will get much use out of it. Now we can sit on our wallets and save our money and spend our time going out and taking pics together using almost the same gear. She can use my lenses that I have and if her pics start to make mine look bad I'll have to strive to get better at my photos. It's win win.
I was worried that she would throw her hands up in the air and give me the 70D and go back to the Oly. Not going to happen cause the 70D does everything she has been doing and more. She shoots jpeg and until she has problems Raw can wait. I'm impressed at looking at the quality of the pics she has taken with the 70D so far and if I get in a situation
where my 7D struggles I'll get her to take the pic that I want. ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 21, 2013, 03:47:12 AM »
Like others I started with jpegs and changed to raw only after needing to enhance my pics to fix things that weren't quite
right in the pic. I started to use DPP to increase the contrast to 3 and sharpen to 7. I convert and save to TIFF and quality
jpegs so I can attach the jpegs to emails so I can email them to friends. Mail compresses the jpegs nicely to keep it to around 1 gig or less for emails. I want to learn how to print from DPP so i can ditch PS.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: September 15, 2013, 03:54:19 AM »
I enjoyed viewing all the images on this thread L and non-L. I use my L version anytime I want to take pics of flowers and
macro shots. My macro's aren't that good yet. Practice and more Practice is what I need. Maybe I can get outside this week between periods of rain for some interesting shots.         

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