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since money doesn't seem to be much of a stumbling block here i really think you should go and have good hard look at the 200-400 f4L IS with built in TC.

sure the new 100-400 looks sweet too but i dont think there is too much that can match the 200-400

i also second the 135 (since i got mine my use of the 70-200 dropped alot) however again if money is no real object i would go for the 200 F2L and the 85 f1.2 L II for a less tight portrait lens :D

really depends which option you will use more...

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm II - first impressions
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:42:36 PM »
Hi,
    Any 7D2 user with the EF 100-400mm II and 1.4x TC??

   According to TDP, the aperture at 300mm for this lens is F5.0, so with 1.4x TC, it'll be 420mm F7.1. 7D2 can only use the center AF point at F8, so just wonder will 7D2 able to use other AF points at 420mm F7.1??

   Have a nice day.

um why not take the TC off and use it at 400 and f5.6 and have access to all the points and faster AF... ?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 19, 2014, 06:15:40 PM »
viggo do you have access to a 5D3 you can test it on?

mine is still amazing easily the most consistant and accurate AF 50mm i've ever used
its blazingly good in servo too (but i only use the 5 center column points using servo)

I have only the 1dx, but even with only center point with or without expansion points in any Servo or One shot mode it's the same results. I'm seriously considering a 35 L or 50 L AGAIN... At least the 50 L is pretty consistent and can be calibrated without wearing out the shutter with testing.
cant try it on another body in the shop?

its wierd mine was so far off out of the box but after calibration its been fine, sure it misses now and then but definitely not anything as bad as the canon 50 f1.4. I wonder if your new body firmware messed it up? can you try roll back the 1Dx firmware to the old version when it was working ok to trouble shoot it?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just picked up a 7D
« on: December 19, 2014, 05:59:24 PM »
on the 7D i would go with the sigma 18-35 f1.8 first as a general zoom
if you are in any doubt how good this lens is on a 7D have a look at the lens sample section and see
the images people have posted there. I don't have the lens but if i did have a crop i would have that lens
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17472.0

also for wide angle i suggest the 11-22 on your eos M the M will do slightly better at landscapes than the 7D
since it seems a bit better IQ wise and the 11-22 is an amazing lens
(I had to order mine from japan and have shipped to china but it was only about 2200 RMB so not too bad but well worth it)
for longer low light and portraits have a good look at the canon 85 f1.8 it is really really good value for money and should go well on the 7D it doesn't have IS though another really good option for lots of stuff on a crop is the 100 f2.8L IS macro AF speed is a bit slower but there is alot this lens can do.

I actually use my 135 f2L more than i use the 100L though but its too long for indoors generally but out doors its great and works wonderfully on the eos M too

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Lenses / Re: What would you choose to complement a 50mm prime?
« on: December 18, 2014, 11:58:48 PM »
none of your options

probably tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC and 135 f2L

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Nice image. 

Clearly, with all that fast-moving action in the scene, taking multiple images would have been impossible, making the image a perfect demonstration of when more DR is absolutely required for a single shot.   ::)  Of course, some highlight detail outside is blown out, so it wasn't quite enough more DR. 

But as I said, it's a nice image.
he should have bracketed even with the legendary a7R on that one

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 Art and the USB dock - calibration tips appreciated
« on: December 16, 2014, 08:48:00 PM »
oh its also a bit of pain in the arse taking the lens on and off the camera have a body cap nearby to keep poping on the body. I shoot a group of 5 shots for each one defocusing manually and refocusing between each shot

also do this shooting tethered using eos utility its much faster as you can see it up on the screen straight away

i did the calibration manually NOT using focal. I then ran the focal tests to confirm i was where i wanted to be
not sure if you have focal or not but i didn't use the focal results to make changes on the dock calibration
the final focal recommended a +1 AFMA but i didn't change it as this was close enough as makes no difference to me.

if i think of anything else i'll post it up

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Technical Support / Re: 5Dmk3 grip rubber coming loose
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:12:42 PM »
Same think just started happening to my mk3, pretty ennoying..
For me it happened during a 5 hour fight  from The ME to Scandinavia.
How did you end up filing it wickid?

didnt bother fixing it yet just gonna keep using it till its really bad then i'll fix it as mt spokane suggested

seems cps membership in the US gives benefits however here in australia the benefit is not so good

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:55:08 PM »
i tested the sigma 85 current one side by side with the 85II i felt they were so close for the money and faster af speed i took the sigma. however if i used a 1D i might have taken the 85II since it seems to have better AF performance than on a 5D. i'm also looking forward to the 85 ART

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm II - first impressions
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:48:26 PM »
awesome so IQ is better than the tamron, how about Af performance with the 1.4? are you using the 1.4 TC mk3?
also that tamron shot looks too blurry for f8 maybe wide open... are you sure you didn't get any shake in that?

the tamron is a bit too big for travel and this looks like a much better option and has panning mode IS which IMO is a massive fault on the tamron.

Using the MkIII. Haven't been able to check AF outside yet, will do that tomorrow. The thing about the 300/2.8 is that you sometimes feel a bit sick about what it cost, then you compare other lenses with it and it just wins.

Maybe there was some shake, but I'll never know from now as I sold the Tamron. I don't regret buying it and making a loss as it is a very good lens and I had a lot of fun with it and have some photos I treasure.

cool i'm really keen on seeing your feelings since you know what you are doing, as i'm looking at getting this and selling the tamron too, can you try some panning shots with the panning mode IS at long range too to see how it performs?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:45:23 PM »
viggo do you have access to a 5D3 you can test it on?

mine is still amazing easily the most consistant and accurate AF 50mm i've ever used
its blazingly good in servo too (but i only use the 5 center column points using servo)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 Art and the USB dock - calibration tips appreciated
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:36:26 PM »
its basically the same as doing AFMA just you have more set points to calibrate at different camera to subject distances.

make sure the lens has the current firmware first.

use a tape measure to accurately set the camera focal plane to target distance, the focal plane marker is on top of the body its the circle with the line through it. measure this accurately as if this is wrong your adjustments will also be wrong.

because there are more set points it will take longer than afma.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400mm II - first impressions
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:32:34 PM »
awesome so IQ is better than the tamron, how about Af performance with the 1.4? are you using the 1.4 TC mk3?
also that tamron shot looks too blurry for f8 maybe wide open... are you sure you didn't get any shake in that?

the tamron is a bit too big for travel and this looks like a much better option and has panning mode IS which IMO is a massive fault on the tamron.

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Lenses / Re: Buying Advice: What First Lens for a Full Frame?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:24:41 PM »
do you still have the 7D and 18-35? if so i'd say get the new 16-35 f4L IS for the 6D leave the 18-35 on the 7d for general zoom

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:28:35 AM »
One thing bugging me is it doesn't seem to have or I can't find the ability to copy settings and paste to another image
 :-\

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