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I use my smartphone for pictures that I want to share immediately and that don't have a real artistically interest, or when I can't use my DSLR. My 6D is almost always with me, so it does all the rest.
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So if I want to share something via Whatsapp, it is the phone camera. Any serious stuff I go to my 5D3 or the 7D2.

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Perhaps Canon is considering marketing their own brand of batteries?   ;D
;D ;D ;D

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:48:26 PM »
Kauai - hard to mess that place up!

Awesome  8)
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Fantastic. Love the reflection in the water.

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Lenses / Re: Buying Advice: What First Lens for a Full Frame?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:19:12 PM »
Obviously the 24-70 f/2.8 is great. However if that is out of your range, buy the 6D with the 24-105L as a kit lens and also buy the 40 mm pancake. It is a f/2.8 lens.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:15:39 PM »

Nice! I would crop out the building in the foreground and it's masts.

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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:31:59 AM »
Yesterday's Estonian volleyball cup's final:




Shot with 7D MK II and 135/2 lens. Both ISO 4000, shot in RAW. I find that 1DX noise is about a stop better than 7DII, which is understandable. When I bought 7DII, I was prepared for even worse result, so I'm happy with that.
Nice! great action.

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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: December 14, 2014, 10:53:25 AM »
Lovely pictures here!

Adding one of mine. I don't know the name of the flower but the creeper is growing wild in our garden and we love it.

7D2, 100L macro, 1/200, f/4.5, ISO 400, popup flash. You can see the EXIF... Wow, uploading here takes the EXIF off! Beep!

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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:32:28 AM »
Not enough options in the poll

There should be a line "When all else fails read the manual".
Third from the bottom. The wording is different.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:28:45 PM »
There I was, sitting in my hide in my garden with 840 mm of telepower, all set and ready for small garden birds. What do you do when a sparrowhawk lands at 5.5 yards (might have been 5.7 yards ;-) ) from you ? You take a portrait !



Mario
http://severi.be/en
https://www.facebook.com/photographymarioseveri?ref=hl
Lovely!

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Photography Technique / Re: What can old-school photogs do better (or not)?
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:24:25 PM »
I was already wondering when you'd show up in this thread :-)

I think the cost of film taught you to be more careful about taking shots.

Actually, the cost of film taught me to stop shooting because I couldn't afford it anymore :-o ... I only started again after digital cameras were good enough so there was no need for yearly body upgrades anymore.

Case in point - the shot below.  Not a great one, but a very difficult one with a handheld 600mm focal length on a moving boat through lots of foliage with a baby that slipped off its mother's back about 5 seconds after we spotted it.

Great shot and amazin iq, given the circumstances. It's so darn difficult to get everything right with wildlife, and Murphy's Law tells us that "the value and uniqueness of the shot is proportional to the likelihood of some grass or similar rubbish being in the frame" :-p
Macguyver, nice capture! Like I said in another thread, wildlife photographers are like snipers - the technique is the same. And one needs just one shot.

Marsu42, I like "Marsu's Law"  ;D

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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:12:03 PM »
Untitled by NAVBPhotos, on Flickr
Lovely! Did you use flash or was it natural lighting?

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:44:10 AM »
Laguna Toncek, Patagonia Argentina
Canon 6D + Rokinon 14, ISO 100, 1/25 sec

I really like this shot.  Well done.

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Absolutely fantastic.

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I vote 5D3. As suggest as marsu42 said, install MagicLantern and you have a great camera. As for focusing on video as there is no AF on the 5D3 video, get one of the apps for your pad or smartphone and you can do the follow focus stuff. I got DSLR Controler Beta for my Samsung Note 3.

With this configuration , the only downside is that the 5D3 has 6 fps and the 7D2 has 10.

Hope this helps.

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Photography Technique / Re: What can old-school photogs do better (or not)?
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:17:26 PM »
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There may be more going on here than meets the eye, so to speak.

I'd suggest the OP may want to gently suggest his photographer have his eyes checked. That OOF percentage suggests two things to me. First, failing eyesight generally. Second, the known difficulties of manual focus on current digital bodies. Back in the "old-school" days we had much better tools for seeing proper manual focus.

The failing eyesight thing happened to Ansel Adams. In his last years he was printing sub-par work due to his failing eyesight. Naturally, when this was pointed out to him, he didn't see it and rebelled at the suggestion. It still looked good to him.
Or maybe the diopter setting on the viewfinder needs adjustment. I know mine needed it :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: December 07, 2014, 12:20:08 PM »
I wasn't actually asking for help, I was trying to offer some information about my personal experience with the 7Dii's focusing issues, in case anyone else was having the same problem and once I find out what is going on, that information might be helpful to them.
What about focus in Live View? Is that ok?

I just finished doing the AFMA for my lenses. All of them ended up in the +2 to -1 range so that validates Michael's comment about not needing AFMA straight out of the box. However, both the 100-400L and the 70-200L II had soft images when coupled with the 1.4x converter so I need to investigate that in the coming week. I have already posted the image of my cat Leo in the 7D II images thread if you want to take a look. That came out ok.

The one thing I noticed is that the 7D II needs light. When there is less light you may get a soft image. You may want to look at this.

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