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EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:28:49 PM »
The three rain covers I have are the:

EOS Rain Cover ERC-E4S, ERC-E4M, and ERC-E4L. (only difference is the size: small, medium and large, depending on your lens).

This is the large in the Canon US shop:

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/product-accessories/eos-digital-slr-camera-accessories/eos-tripods-other-accessories/eos-rain-cover-large-erc-e4l

I am very happy with their quality, and am confident they will help protect my gear when things get wet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wrecked my 6D today, what a POS
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:41:01 AM »
I was at a major int. sporting event not that long ago and was on the pitch with the other photographers when it started raining. Everyone, immediately put on the rain coats to protect their equipment - most of them 1D Xs with Canon's official rain cover, and a few Nikons. Everyone that is, but this one westerner. He acted almost as if he was showing off that "hey my equipment is weather proof", which was silly because everyone had pretty much the same gear. Point is, that if it is your employer's gear, protect it. If it is your gear, protect it - possibly even more.

I used to use the op-tech plastic cheap covers but now I have all three sizes of Canon's own rain covers and they are great, much stronger and well made.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:19:46 PM »
the look on this kids face made me smile...hopefully you will too.

1dx
300 2.8is
f4
1/640
iso 1600

That is one to get framed. What a classic, and yes, it made me smile. The joys of youth. I hope you found the parents (if they are not you) and have given them a copy.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:50:41 PM »
bornshooter,

I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty of changing the colour background. I used green/aqua to compliment the models stunning green eyes.

I like what you have done there privatebydesign. I guess one could use the red of her lips, or as you have done, the green of her eyes. Very nice.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:59:13 AM »
A little surprised so many think it is going to be so reasonably priced considering some of the "mini 1D X" posts we have had over the past few months.

Plus if this is going to be a "flagship" as in a APS-C flagship should that not (in part) make it more expensive than the 5D Mark III?

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Canon General / Re: Fake UV filters?
« on: July 23, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »
There is very little reason to test one product of a brand. I am sure there are fake versions of pretty much everything, including cameras. I even read that there fake components (albeit still expertly manufactured) in many airplanes, cars, ships. Even food, just look at the recent horse meat issue in England!

We all try to reduce this risk by buying from more reputable dealers. But even then who knows whether a fake box with hundreds of fake filters, was swapped with a real box with real filters in it. Overruns like they have at clothing factories (where a small error is accidentally/purposefully made, but cannot be sold by the brand) have to go somewhere, and while some surely do get destroyed I know in my part of the world there are hundreds of clothing shops that sell original clothing at a very small fraction of what they would cost if they weren't overruns, and I am positive this happens in other industries, it is just more common to hear of someone selling L***oste shirts or R***x watches than it is camera lens filters... ;-)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 23, 2013, 07:59:52 PM »
Here is another same photo just don't know which edit i prefer :/

I also prefer the B&W version, though I also agree with privatebydesign that a different background colour may make all the difference with the colour version.

Also, for whatever it is worth, I think the last shot of Danielle is from slightly the wrong angle. I would love to see more (if you know what I mean)  ::) 8) ;D :D

Great work, and Glasgow is, for some strange reason, rapidly increasing in rank on the list of places I must visit real soon.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Canon 7D Mark II - How much will it cost?
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:25:56 AM »
How much do you think the RRP of the Canon 7D Mark II will be when it launches?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:28:06 PM »
If the 7D II comes out with something like 24mp APS-C that improves ISO 100 noise, maybe uses a BSI design *with* split pixels like the 20.2mp sensor, and still offers everything else (10fps, 61pt AF, same durable body design and weather sealing of the 5D III), etc. Then I think it will clock in over $2000, maybe even $2500.

+1, my money (not that I have it) is also on a new sensor, a late release date and a $2500 price remembering of the interview I mentioned above.

Honestly? If Canon launched a camera as described by jrista I could easily see that reaching the US$3,000 and even the US$3,500 mark. In fact why would it be cheaper (especially on release) than the 5D Mark III?

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:17:55 PM »
What confuses me most about this news is why it is in CR's Canon General section and not in the EOS Body Rumo(u)r section.  :o

Apart from that, it's great news.

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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:27:37 AM »
The first time I took a real picture (i.e. not one in the Canon showroom) with the 1D X, I thought to myself "Oh, ***t". It is so good, I wondered what excuse I will be able to use if I do not get the required shots! So yes, I am pretty happy, and CPS where I am are truly excellent, plenty or things going on, pro-active and always helpful, plus they're open 7 days per week. Yay. Thanks, Canon.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm 2.8 IS II vs 100-400mm
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:05:01 AM »
I have both.  For travel, I recently got the 70-300L - better IQ than the 100-400, much more convenient size.

I think this is the better question - either the 70-300L or the 70-200 2.8 ii.

I also have both and the former is much more portable. Depends really how much of a difference 2.8 will make to you.

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This thread may help you:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15424.0

I am not in Canada, and have not yet sent mine in yet. No reason other than I just have not had time. Will be doing so in the next couple of weeks though.

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 18, 2013, 03:12:22 AM »
Perhaps dtaylor should make a video of the new firmware to show us how he thinks it should be done. ;D :o 8)

I probably wouldn't bother with a video. I would describe the test in sufficient detail so that it could be reproduced, and report the results.

Of course my goal would be accuracy, not entertainment and YouTube views.

That's a pity, because here you are complaining about a video review that has had over 75,xxx views on YT and was created by a channel that has over 690,xxx subscribers, and you aren't even prepared to do a video review so we can all learn how one should be done to your high standards.

Purely from an educational perspective, it would be interesting to see if your accurate review draws the same conclusion as Kai's, and if not, what your conclusion is.

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:01:27 PM »
If it's Scotch then it isn't Whiskey, it's Whisky.   We put Whiskey in our cooking sauces.  We drink Whisky.

Indeed. I do find a 16 year-old Bushmills is extremely tasty, but that is whiskey. But there is so much to discover in Scotland, the Distiller Editions of some places are excellent too. Lagavulin is one that jumps to mind. And that is whisky. ;-)

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