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Thx. But a member already beat you to this and that thread going strong. :)

2020 is getting closer every moment.  ;D

Oh, I thought this thread was about the EF 800, not the 7Dmk2... ;D


2020 is getting closer every moment.  ;D


EOS Bodies / Re: Calumet Photo Files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
« on: March 16, 2014, 01:28:56 AM »
In the big picture, what does this actually mean? Lesser cameras being sold? Camera business moving more towards online stores? What?

Lenses / Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:46:53 PM »
nor on mine, and I'm known to play with my zoom ring

What's the point, if your lens doesn't extend??   :o
Priceless :)

hahahhahahaha. To OP: All is good. Keep playing. No seriously there is no issue with your lens.

Canon pls hurry and pls do not price it very high. Pls.

There is no reason to use Av mode for anything...
"No Reason" is a mighty big place...a touch dogmatic?

On a 1-Series you can turn off modes.  Primarily I like to work either in Manual or Av, so the rest are disabled. So when I toggle the mode control, all I'll get is either M or Av.

Last night I shot a swimming & diving championship event at a major swim stadium. The light levels vary slightly from end top end of the main pool, and Av is perfect is this situation. To achieve max shutter speed, I'm locked on f/2.8. Only the ISO or exposure compensation get adjusted. Earlier in the week I shot the final dress rehearsal of a stage production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Naturally the lighting was all over the shop, as it should be for a stage production. Av was perfect. Track & Field athletics? Av please, especially under lights at night. In fact, just about any dynamic shooting situation where there are either subtle or substantial lighting variations, Av works for me.

-pw (Av fanboy)

Works for me too. Perfectly. If I want to override it I use exposure compensation.

All other things being equal, sharpness is a result only off proper focus and appropriate shutter.

Nothing to do with how exposure is calculated/set.

He's not telling you the whole story.  You can get sharper RAW images with manual exposure, but only if you take the shots by pressing the shutter release on the battery grip instead of the body, while standing on your left foot, on Saturdays within three days of a full moon.

hahahahahahahahahahaha. Neuro! Too funny. :) :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:33:01 AM »
BH has far wider selection of items to choose from - computers, hard disks etc etc.
BH sales people seem to be better trained.
However I always pick Adorama as in my experience it is a 'friendlier' store.

Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:42:15 PM »
Tron I checked.
Was really disappointed when I did further investigation. The Canon shows worse color fringing at f8. Hmmmm. :(

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:35:18 PM »
I may be in the minority here, but I am just not interested in mirrorless anything.

Wait until you're older and/or hiking long distances at altitude.

Why such resistance to mirror-less? Smaller, quieter and EVF. Works wonderfully.

Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:10:01 PM »
The two have different functions.  600 for birds and such, 200-400 for sports/action of larger subjects.  really depends on the intended use.  As a birder the 600 with 1.4TC wins hands down and this is often not enough.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Headed on safari, need some advice
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:43:22 AM »
Not directly related to the OP's original question; but if you're travelling in open vehicles then a bean bag may be useful.

I used one of these in Africa in 2012 and it helped me a lot -


Bean bag is on the list of things to buy.  I looked at the pod. You're a fan? What color for the lenses I'm thinking?

I never carry a bean bag and clutter up my suitcase. I fold a towel from the hotel and rest my lens on it. No problems.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Headed on safari, need some advice
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:40:52 AM »
6D and 7D. I have been extensively in Africa.
Ask yourself these questions seriously:
1. Since you are on your honeymoon, how many real low light situations will you actually encounter? Hint: 7D has good focus and good IQ in bright light. The crop sensor will be very helpful.
2. How many action shots would you actually witness? Most wildlife and especially lions will not require blazing auto focus. Hint: 6D is just fine.

Enjoy the trip.

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