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EOS Bodies / Re: Help with broken 7d, loyalty program, and more
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:16:28 PM »
When this happened to my 300D, it was a bent CF card pin that had shorted the power bus and had blown a device. The cost of repair was not much. Check in the CF slot if you can see a bent pin...

How in heck do you bend a pin on a CF slot?  There are all multiple guards in there to prevent incorrect insertion....  the only way I can think of for a pin to get bent (other than sticking something else down into the slot) is for the pin to be slightly bent from the factory, so that it misses its hole with certain cards.  That or a defective CF card with a missing hole....  Sheesh.
Like Mt Spokane mentioned, I think it was a CF card that must have been inserted at an angle. Mind you, the 300D was over 7 years old then and the CF slot had seen a fair amount of push and pull and so tolerances were worse...
The rule today for the 300D is not to take out the CF card unless absolutely mandatory.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Help with broken 7d, loyalty program, and more
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:15:36 PM »
When this happened to my 300D, it was a bent CF card pin that had shorted the power bus and had blown a device. The cost of repair was not much. Check in the CF slot if you can see a bent pin...

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:08:56 PM »
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EOS-1 style top plate

No mode dial?
Darn it! You beat me to it! ;)

You cant get EOS1 style weather sealing with a mode dial.  All buttons underneath a continuous rubber film will seal it from rain and gorilla pee.  More to sway my decision toward this being closer to a 1DX than a 7D and hence a loftier price tag.
:)
Yup, I know that. Obviously a failed attempt at humour.


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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:24:39 PM »
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EOS-1 style top plate

No mode dial?
Darn it! You beat me to it! ;)

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:22:21 PM »
EOS 1 style top plate = no pop up flash ?  :)  :D
No mode dial? This is a deal breaker!  >:(

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
70 200mm F2.8 L II
1.4x extender
Lovely! I like the second one. Wouldn't want to be the fish though...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Unexpected Events
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:53:36 AM »
Share your photos of completely unexpected photo ops, maybe the IQ is not up to snuff but you can't quite bring yourself to delete it because the subject matter is just that good.
I'll start

This guy initially caught me completely by surprise just by being there. I was not aware Great Blue Herons hung out this far north in Canada. A great find, but not earth shattering enough to pull me out of my zone, however, in the split second he took to spear this huge fish, I had turned into a ball of panic and indecision, tripping all over myself on uneven, muddy terrain, trying to get closer and stabilize myself at the same time.
No evidence whatsoever of the calm ,cool, collected professional photographer I aspire to be. And it cost me.
All I can say is I got the shots, I am able to make no claims as far as IQ goes. But I believe it's still worth sharing the experience.
I have never seen such a slender graceful bird swallow something this huge, pelicans come to mind but somehow I see them in a different category. How he was able to slim down do quickly and fly away so easily afterwards is beyond me.
Cropped close to 100% due to the woefully inadequate focal length, clicking on a photo brings you to "image shack" and a full resolution copy.
All shots are in sequential order
Lovely sequence! Notice that in the 6th picture you can see the head of the fish and the eye in his neck!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:46:16 AM »
Fantastic pictures everyone! I am waiting for the rains to abate so that my birds return.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:42:53 AM »
Infared, have you tried dual ISO in MagicLantern? If not, you should. There is a LR plugin for it too.

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Black & White / Re: Manila's Supermoon 2014
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:11:18 PM »
As always, Paolo's shots are great and there is always a commentary or informative paragraph that connects it all.

What did you shoot it with?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:07:38 PM »
I view CR for the humoUr!  ;)  Of course, I've been accused of laughing at things that aren't funny. :-[

Jack
+2^14

I love the humour too.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 - Jumped yet?
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:04:52 PM »
I am thinking about it. RLPhoto, could you add that option? But then I already voted "No"...  :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:28:10 PM »
Edward, That series was magnificent! Perfection in every way, I´m impressed!
+1000
Wow! Excellent pictures.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:08:38 PM »
My brain.  :o
ROFL!
 ;D ;D ;D

For me it is the intervelometer. 0 uses in a year and now ML has that built into the firmware.
Other than that, it is the 40 shorty... Somehow the 24-105 seems to be the lens of preference for me.

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