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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro IS vs non-IS - any further input?
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:54:06 PM »
My usage would be weddings plus typical insect and floral macro shots.

If you are using these lenses on a tripod for macro, in my experience you will need a tripod collar. The overhung weight will create some vibration and noticeable blur. The Canon branded collars are in the $175 to $200 range and should be factored into the purchase decision. Just my two cents.

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I've got the 7D, but to me it was so far off I didn't think the micro-adjustment would work. I also called CPS and the guy wasn't sure if the microdjustment would remember the lens/extender combo as it's own lens, or if it would remember it as the 70-200 II. I'd say 15 feet off at 90 to 100 feet.

AFMA values are stored separately for each lens + TC combo (and with newer cameras, by serial number as well, so you can have more than one of each lens or TC type). 

Each unit of AFMA is 1/8 the depth of focus, so with 20 units you can correct for 2.5x the depth of focus - that's a fair bit of latitude in the correction.

Neuro, I just spoke to Phil at Norman Camera and he verified my field test results with the front focusing issue, and also confirmed your info that the 7D with microadjustments for the combo will be treated as it's own separate lens. He's sending me another 2X III, so it must have been beyond what would be considered normal tolerances.

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What camera are you using it with?  Some of the cameras have micro focus adjustment which lets you tweak the focus and saves it for that lens and extender combination.

I've got the 7D, but to me it was so far off I didn't think the micro-adjustment would work. I also called CPS and the guy wasn't sure if the microdjustment would remember the lens/extender combo as it's own lens, or if it would remember it as the 70-200 II. I'd say 15 feet off at 90 to 100 feet. I should have tried it on my wife's 5d2 just to test that combo, but I didn't think of it at the time.

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I received the 2x III for Christmas from my wife. My reasoning for wanting the extender was pretty much the same. I was looking to get to 400mm at a reasonable cost. Well, I was disappointed that my combination severely front focuses. I spoke to Canon CPS and they were happy to take a look, but since it's new, I returned it to Norman Camera. I was somewhat disappointed at their initial response. They will do their own test and let me know if they experience the same results. If they do, it will be replaced. If not, I will get a refund. I considered trying the micro-adjustment focus settings, but to me, it was so far off I didn't think that would take care of it.

Not sure if this helps, but it is my personal experience.  I’m hoping that Norman finds an obvious issue and replaces it.
 

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 07:26:12 AM »
I want to win!

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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: November 30, 2012, 05:39:16 PM »
...don't let the door hit you on the way out...

I'd like to help him out. Which way did he come in?

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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:32:05 AM »
Better high ISO performance, more DR, and throw in built-in GPS and I'm good.

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Lenses / Re: Why would you get this lens?
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:02:42 PM »
I'll take the 70-200 f/2.8 II, then I can get to 280mm or 400mm with Canon extenders. You can't do that with the 70-300mm.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:49:11 AM »
So, trying to be realistic here: what features do you expect/hope to see in the 7D?

My list is short: Less noise at ISO 1600-6400; an even better autofocus; a little more weatherproofing; CF Card slot (don't care if they also include an SD, but I wants my CF); and that ability to control the camera through your smartphone using WiFi.
What makes your short list?
Everything on your list plus more Dynamic Range, and I'd be good!
So few upgrades on the current 7D?
I'm afraid the guys at dpreview will write again "this is not a WOW! camera".
Now that I've seen the "bells and whistles" on the 6D, throw in built-in GPS, WiFi, and Smartphone Remote.

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Lenses / Re: Which canon macro lense 60mm, 100mm, 100mmIS, 180mm
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:12:09 AM »
When considering the 100mm IS version, I found that the tripod collar is pretty much mandatory thing when shooting from a good tripod. The lens overhang from mounting the tripod to the camera adds enough bounce to effect photo sharpness, even when using mirror lock-up and live view. Canon should include the tripod collar with the lense, IMO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:35:04 PM »
So, trying to be realistic here: what features do you expect/hope to see in the 7D?

My list is short: Less noise at ISO 1600-6400; an even better autofocus; a little more weatherproofing; CF Card slot (don't care if they also include an SD, but I wants my CF); and that ability to control the camera through your smartphone using WiFi.

What makes your short list?

Everything on your list plus more Dynamic Range, and I'd be good!

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Lenses / Re: Looking for a EF 70-200 IS USM II. Used is fine. Ideas?
« on: August 10, 2012, 08:44:57 PM »
Try www.FredMiranda.com - I've purchased and sold a few items there. No eBay fees. There is a rating system for buyers and sellers so you can get an idea about a seller's reputation.  Also POTN - www.photography-on-the.net - a site only for Canon people.


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Buffer rate increase is insane. it depends on how much info is recorded, but testing it, I got anywhere from 23 shots to 29 shots before the buffer was full.

Some other cool features, but nothing I really need. Still very nice to get this big of an upgrade for free.

I just ripped off 30 shots from my lazyboy.

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Hello, has anyone had the opertunity to use the GPS module? I have had mine for months, and it's my main reason for wanting this update. Go, figure I would be away without access to my computer.

Thanks
I have a related question. Will this firmware update support any of the non-Canon GPS loggers?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 04:00:59 PM »
I know I am showing my ignorance, but I'll ask anyway. APS-H (1.3) - Would it support EF-S? I would assume not! I only own one (10-22mm).

It can work from about 14~15mm onwards supposedly. (Someone tried with a 1DMkIII some time ago, maybe you can try a search on it ..)

But if such a camera does come about, i would be in Canon's best interest to have a crop-compatibility mode that toggles between 1.6x and 1.3x crop. This would be a great way to make everyone happy ... and ensure that it becomes a great selling camera !   ;D

Isn't that what Nikon does?

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