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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 07:36:21 PM »
Silly question, but did you AFMA the lens? If you did, does shooting at twice the shutter speed you shot the picture earlier that was soft sort the issue? Is it soft when shooting from a stable tripod?

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 02, 2014, 12:35:32 AM »
Thanks click, at least I haven't gotten chastized! ;)

Now here's one that might get me in trouble.  Can you find the birdy (without zooming in)?

That's a bird? Looks like a Komodo dragon to me :P

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 02, 2014, 12:29:48 AM »
Here´s one more, same model, camera and light setup, but with the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4

1/250s, f4.0, ISO100

Well, not too much wrong with the Otus 85 then, lovely Images Eldar.

My Otus 85 is sitting in my Apartment, my Son picked it up for me, won't get to play until he meets us in December, Diving in Komodo, not with the Otus though.

This recent holiday I came away with all Zeiss Lenses with the exception of the 200f/2, challenges the Focussing skills that's for sure, especially in low light conditions.
Lovely image. The lighting is just right.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:20:02 PM »
Lovely shot Steven.

Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:18:35 PM »
Hi Ashley.
I use the GGS screen protectors, I don't think the covers on the higher spec screens are user replaceable any more, bonded to the LCD or something so scratch protection is important.
A friend has a pop up screen cover, it is quite comical watching the review of an image, might be slightly useful on a camera with live view!
I bought a silicone skin for my 40D, Camera Armor I think, I have tried to use it twice about a year apart, I hate the bloody thing, looks wrong feels wrong, and I am not convinced of the extra protection it might offer being worth the way it makes holding my lovely 40D feel!
OpTech neck strap at the minimum, so much better than the OEM. Leave the OEM one in the packaging for when you sell it on! Better still a Black Rapid shoulder sling for days out, save trashing your neck.
Just a couple of thoughts there!

Cheers, Graham.

My 7d mkii is arriving tomorrow and was wondering what accessories I should look at, in particular protection.

I have seen a variety of items, peel on plastic for the screens, glass 'plates' (GGS stuff) and full body silicone skin and flip up LCD shades/protectors.

I know there isn't anything for the 7d2 yet, but what would you suggest is the best to go with, and as its nearing Christmas are there any goodies you think I should be hinting at with my family to get me for this camera (don't say batteries and cards, thats an obvious one!)

+1 on the Black Rapid strap. Maybe the 15-85 also.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:20:51 PM »
The incredibly rare 4 winged Canada Goose :)
Wow! A pair at that! You are on to something! I can't believe nobody congratulated you yet! I guess they are plain jealous.  ;) :P

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:15:10 PM »

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:51:05 AM »

Synchronized Swans
by jwilbern, on Flickr

Wonderful moment!
Well, very common in the human species. "Bottoms up"!  :P
And I am talking about shot glasses...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:04:36 AM »
mabye, but i often wish i could somehow get just 1-2 stop more DR out of my canon RAWs.
would not give me a proper exposed outside but made things way better.
it´s seems nikon can do that without a problem.

then look at the 5D Mk3 picture in the review, they are unusable.

Have you tried MagicLantern's DualISO?

Use of ML can damage your camera and they say so. It is not something that just "anyone" or "everyone" should use.
Nope! I have been using ML for over a year for dual ISO and focus stacking and I have had ZERO problems. The thing to note is that I have been using one of the nightly builds and it is stable. I have not used it for movies so I can't vouch for stability there but I am sure there are some on this forum who could give you an opinion on that.

My old beat up Soviet era Helios 44-2 rarely disappoints me.  It looks like garbage but takes amazing pictures:

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:15:47 PM »
Blue Jay Portrait

Close up crop of one of my Blue Jay shots from yesterday. I think yesterday may have been the last day for beautiful yellow leaves. I may be able to get some branches off my maple for a reddish background today. Fall is fading fast, really fast. Going to be a coooold winter.

Lovely pictures jrista! So were you sitting behind the camera in a bluff or did you use something like camranger?

Lenses / Re: Which TS-E for NYC?
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:44:37 PM »
Without wanting to start a flaming war here, BUT: I fail to see the purpose of both the TSE17 and TSE24:
  • Correcting for perspective can be done in LR very well. No Shift is needed in the digital age. (Yes, I know, you'll lose some pixels. So, no need for the "S".

The things I straightened with LR I lost quite a few pixels - usually at the bottom. So I guess you anticipated that and stepped back and shot...

Lenses / Re: Which TS-E for NYC?
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:42:21 PM »
For what it is worth, I use the poor man's TS-E; the straightening tool in LR ;)

Well, until I have money for a TS-E...

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