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Photography Technique / Re: Share 3x your own advice to yourself!
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:51:50 AM »
1. see what is in the background
2. buy the best glass the first time
3. when you "zoom" with your feet watch where you are going.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: November 26, 2014, 05:47:52 PM »
Well done allkar. I really like this shot.

+1  Excellent work.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:44:57 PM »
any examples?
your flicker site is impressive

I just checked his flicker page too and they are impressive.  Great moose shots too.  You should teach or at least have your own website.  Nice work.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:08:49 PM »


westr70, can you tell me which version of DPP came with the camera?

Thanks
Sue
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It is 3.14.40.0.  Hope that helps.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:15:40 PM »

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Nice. So I am guessing that there was no difference between Live View and normal AF as you shoot through the viewfinder.
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I don't typically use liveview since I'm generally doing BIF.  So far the images are great.  Thanks for your help.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 05, 2014, 01:14:40 PM »
Okay, I have resolved my DPP issue.  I had been using the most recent version 4.0.1.0 and that didn't seem to work.  I installed the one I got with the camera and that worked just fine.  The resulting test pictures (raw) out of the camera were great once they were converted to TIFF and then to LR and then to PS.  Attached image is unmodified except for the various transitions.  This is a 100 percent crop but reduced to 800 px.  The head is OOF but the feather detail is excellent. I'm happy.  Thanks to everyone for their help and input. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:21:29 PM »


This is an example of a in camera jpg.  The feather detail is simply not there. 

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Video Editing Work Flow?
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:53:35 PM »
So got to Lynda.com sign up ... then sign up to Adobe CC .. and get going learning with Adobe certified instructors.

+1 to an external mic ...
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+1 I agree, IMO its the best way to go.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:48:26 PM »
I don't have the 7Dii but with my 7D and 5Diii I've noticed that the default sharpness settings are lower than I would normally use. I suggest you shoot some RAW files and use DPP to convert to jpg.
If it still looks soft, check your MFA.
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Unfortunately, I can't open the raw files in DPP.  Never used it before and the tutorials for it are for a previous version.  In any event the raw files are locked. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:06:33 PM »
So far I'm not happy with my shots.  They all seem soft.  I have been messing with my settings though and not having LR is a major drawback.  I've never had jpgs out of a camera so I'm not sure if in camera settings are doing something or what with the jpgs. 

Detail is missing from bird feathers and while AF is spot on, all of the shots are soft. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 46MP body rumor is hoax?
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:38:32 PM »
Okay, that was worth reading. ;D

I just want to know where "off planet" is?


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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:43:13 PM »
Not bad for OOC JPG with LR adjustments (ISO 4000) in a high school gym....

50/1.2L at f1.2
1/1000
ISO 4000


Very instructive.  It looks really good for that ISO.  Thanks for sharing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Mark ll tutorial's
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:09:53 PM »
Yep, just checked them out.  Nice introduction. Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Shipping October 30, 2014
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:44:52 PM »
Amazon says I'll get it on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  Ordered it on Sept. 15.   I'll be waiting.

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Lenses / Re: Why does a 2x TC lose 2 stops?
« on: October 29, 2014, 10:37:29 AM »
I appreciate the information provided by the participants.  I learned a lot by reading these comments.  Thumbs up to the OP.

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