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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: Today at 08:28:01 PM »
Here's one from my "Roadside Travels" Collection.  This one is in Florida...  ;)

Beautiful photo Krob78.

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I'll go first...

Korean BBQ is one of my favorites  :P

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I voted on last one + fundamental in photography. If I get to do it over, I would buy a 1DX over 5D III first. 

It's pathetic to hear modest gear makes no difference in enthusiasm. Adv-tech making our life easier, faster and better.

I shoot a lot kids indoor sports. I need a camera that can give me the best tracking and best high ISO. I understand 5D II and 6D can do this task at lower keeper rate. With 1DX, my keeper is higher. I can be more selective on the keepers. When we look at Canon latest lenses, they made huge improvement - from IQ, AF speed, accuracy, amazing IS, and of course weight reduction on big whites. I got more BIF photos with my 1DX than 5D III. With my latest 400mm f2.8 IS II and latest 2x TC III, I can shoot at 800mm without worry much about AF accuracy. Would that be enough for hobbyists(with decent budget ) to enjoy new gear? I can't speak for everyone, but for me, YES. I understand photography is a hard earning business today and many pros couldn't justify the high cost of these new gear.

It's hard to teach an old dog new trick.

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Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:55:53 AM »
Well, after playing with some A7S 12mp RAW files, I've concluded that it's lacking resolution, just a bit. For today's highres displays (like 4K) 16mp would have been much better :).

I'm about to jump on a7s wagon because of low, 12MP  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 06:59:19 PM »
Just curious – why would Canon need to replace the 1D-X?

Instead of 41 cross AF pts, about 65 AF pts all cross. About another 3/4 to one fullstop at higher ISO. Otherwise, I agree with you. The X is an amazing camera. We human(including myself) always want better, faster, and more precise. 

I'm sure others will come up with more, but those are what I'm hoping in X II. I don't mind getting more surprises from Canon in X II body.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L IS II pricing and feedback
« on: September 29, 2014, 05:21:20 PM »
Got mine below $2000 through BH during x-mas time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:13:57 AM »
A big disappointment.

Hopefully, a 5DII will come with some great surprises and soon.

Sek

Scott,
Worst case, rent one or two for your up coming trip ;)

Dylan

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS by Dustin Abbott
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:08:11 AM »
I hate review like this. It always push me to get one, even though I don't have a need for UWA yet.

Awesome as always Dustin  :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:16:49 PM »
Great series Keith, I especially like the second shot.  8)


+1
Great series.

+1...awesome. I like the last one most.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sony a7r with Canon Lens experience
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:07:27 PM »
Owned it and hated it.

Stay with their FE native lenses. FE55 is awesome. For street and landscape, I think FE35mm and new recent release FE16-35mm f4 OS might be a better choice.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Next purchase?
« on: September 28, 2014, 02:02:32 PM »
And I'm big into resolution. If I'm gonna take the time to shoot the shots, within reasonable expense (not Zeiss Otus, but Sigma Art, or maybe Canon 200-400 1.4 since there seems to be no alternative) I'd like them to be high res. I tried out my 2x tele III on the 70-200 2.8 II the other night at football, but it clearly is not a long term solution (at least not on that lens).
I hesitate to even post this link, because I shot a lot of the pics with the 70-200 with the 2x tele, and I'm not at all happy with the outcome.   :((
http://optimagroup.smugmug.com/Vanguard-Football-Homecoming-9/

The guy with the 200-400 1.4 is the guy I talked to.

If you shoot sports often and budget is on tighter side, I would suggest 5D III + 300mm or 400mm f2.8 IS II.

This combo will give more adv AF system & faster shutter speed for indoor/night time games. I've seen some great sport photos from 6D shooters, just not sure what is their keeper rate is.

1DX is of course the best body in current Canon line up. However, you going to need reach and fast prime(s) to shoot sports.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:07:57 PM »
I flipped through the AF guide the other day, and people need to start really seeing how much awesomeness that has trickled down from the 1dX, plus new features. This camera is a sports/bif dream if you ask me. Superb AF coverage, must be the best coverage ever? And all the tuning you can to to the AF in the same way as the 1dX will open a brand new world for people not in the 1d market. I would be over the moon excited if I wasn't in the 1d crowd, and even now I can't wait to have a go.

And the anti-flickering mode for fluorecent light? Are you kidding me? That is a game changer...

It is going to be as huge as the original 7d.

-And buyers, PLEASE do read the AF guide and really understand how to make use of the AF system, because if you don't, you will miss out BIG TIME...

I saw the 7d2 also now can assign different AF settings to the AF-ON button and the *-button, and that is probably my most favorite feature of the 1dX.

Yes, I do realize this thread is about IQ and noise, but that shouldn't be the main reason to buy or not but the 7d2. But you take a fantastic shot with perfect focus in a ridicolous fast pace situation and that epic moment, or would you like a miss focused shot that is superclean with 14 stops of DR? Then buy another camera.

  It's got the functions, but that is it. The AF module on the 1Dx and 5DII are light years ahead of the 7D II. I for one am very disappointed. Just because of that I will never buy one.

What are your expectations for 7D II?

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This is where the pros get pay most - creativities & experiences. Something that we can't buy or learn over night  ::)

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