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Landscape / Re: behind the shoals
« on: December 06, 2011, 03:45:20 PM »
Fear. Fear, ignorance and superstition... Why, the very thought of messing with the innards of my beloved Rebel is causing my hands to tremble even now...

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Landscape / Re: behind the shoals
« on: December 06, 2011, 01:05:37 PM »
Rebel XT with kit lens.  I rotated and cropped it, although it looks like it could have used one more degree CCW, I brightened it and brushed out that dust spot that's been on my sensor for the past 2 years... Any other suggestions? How's the composition?

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Landscape / behind the shoals
« on: December 06, 2011, 10:41:16 AM »
Georgian Bay

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon Move into MF: Not in the near future (from NL)
« on: December 01, 2011, 04:59:17 PM »
Interesting that they've decided to make the body out of Lego...

5 Smites?!  Guys, that was humour. Take a closer look at their photo:


Man, tough crowd...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon Move into MF: Not in the near future (from NL)
« on: December 01, 2011, 11:43:58 AM »
Interesting that they've decided to make the body out of Lego...

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Canada / Re: Futureshop VIP sale Thursday, Nov 24th.
« on: November 23, 2011, 04:24:59 PM »
Okay, couple more prices for this one-day sale:
he said "60D" but must have meant 7D kit $1849
T2i kit with "another lens" and a bag for $999  (The employee feeding me the info isn't a camera guy)

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Canada / Futureshop VIP sale Thursday, Nov 24th.
« on: November 23, 2011, 03:52:12 PM »
Rebel T3i with 17-55 kit lens $749.  Haven't heard about the 5D2 or 7D prices.

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Canon General / Re: hello, and another request for suggestions
« on: November 23, 2011, 10:32:27 AM »
that's a nice shot, thanks for sharing. I find it quite more interesting than the regular lift-off shots.

btw, what are you photographing exactly from that platform that requires fast AF? whatever it is, 7D will sure do the job. you'll also be able to crop freely since it offers a lot more pixels than your current body.
Thanks, I've tried to UL a larger version to the galleries but ran into some trouble reducing the size of the image. My post-processing skills are even worse than my photographic ability...  :-[

I do a fair bit of aerial photography- both from Cessnas and from the jets I fly commercially. Even at the relatively low Cessna speeds shooting landscape- the Rebel's AF is taxed. But even worse are all the great shots of jets crossing paths that I've missed over the years because the relative speeds (TAS of 440-460 knots for each plane) just being too great.

Some of my colleagues who shoot air races and warbirds swear by the 7D but due to the lack of crossing-traffic type airliner shots on our pilot forums- I suspect that even it can't handle the latter scenario.

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Not only, but anyone who can control the conditions of their shooting. A landscape shooter can take the time (including doing it in different days) to shoot a scene, plus the landscape doesn't move. An event is non-repeatable (unless it's staged, in which case it goes in the other category: controlled).

Just a minor quibble, but what about landscape photos taken from an airplane? Given the expense and the aviation factors- it's not always possible to have a lot of control over the scene. AF, IQ and resolution are all important with aerial photography.

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Canon General / Re: hello, and another request for suggestions
« on: November 20, 2011, 08:48:18 AM »
The 7d will not give you much more IQ then the rebel you have. Additionally its large and heavy.

In your place - I would either wait - or get a 60d.
Well, as someone else pointed out- my Rebel is an 8MP XT, so pretty much anything would be an upgrade from that. But, additionally- I've missed a lot of really great air-to-air shots because the autofocus can't handle closure rates of 1100 mph. In fact, I got lucky with the manual focus a few years back for a Discovery launch as I passed Cape Canaveral at 35,000 ft... will try to upload that photo here.

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Canon General / Re: hello, and another request for suggestions
« on: November 19, 2011, 09:17:35 PM »
Hey, thanks for resurrecting my thread.  :)

I've been lurking here ever since that post and have learned quite a bit from the forum regulars. (One of those things was not to link to a controversial opinion piece, but that's another story...)

I've ended up sitting out the upgrade both for financial reasons (made another big non-photo purchase) and to wait and see what happens to the 7D & 5D lines.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM2 Purchase From Canada (Henrys) to USA
« on: November 07, 2011, 01:19:41 PM »
Another thumbs up for Henrys. They are a national chain with a great reputation. I can't say for sure what fees the USPS would charge you- your best bet would be to contact them for clarification.

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Canada / Re: Futureshop VIP sale Thursday, Aug 11th.
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:15:34 AM »
Best Buy now owns Future Shop. Curiously, they now often build stores side by side with BB targeting Joe Consumer and FS targeting the technophiles. I've spent a small fortune at FS since the late '80s and have never seen bait and switch. If they advertise a product that may not be in stock they always tag the ad with "limited quantites per store". But the only time this seems to be used is Boxing Day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:51:48 AM »
Good on you for putting your name and face out there and especially for all the work of providing a forum for others to use.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pre-order 1dx for £5299
« on: October 19, 2011, 07:13:22 PM »
(That appears to be £4370.67 or $6,871.90 USD)

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