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EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:29:39 PM »
Anyone know what Canon camera is in this below linked picture?  Never seen one with the red piece by the hotshoe.   

http://500px.com/photo/26318243

Update:Even more suspicious is the Canon logo has been removed, this has a pop-up flash and looks to be in new condition.  Can't place the lens either the more I look at this - size wise looks like the 85mm 1.2 but the bulge appears different by the camera mount from the current 85,1.2???

Lens is the 50L. Camera looks like a 7D.  If it was a new body, it would have the locking mode dial. The 7D has a separate piece of plastic where that red piece is, would be one click with the PS magic wand and a color change.

That's what it looks like to me as well. As for the red panel, could also be paint or tape. Perhaps a test body?

I don't want to falsely accuse someone, but does anyone else think there is something weird going on with this picture? The monk's left hand isn't supporting the camera and doesn't appear to be anywhere near the camera actually. I can't imagine why anyone would Photoshop the camera in and maybe it's just my imagination, but something doesn't look right.

You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. It is a cut-paste job. This jumped out at me the moment I saw the photo.

Well, it's a pretty decent job, I would say.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:19:35 PM »
No word on built-in flash y/n?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 04:36:08 PM »
In some ways the new MK II will be an improoved DSLR in video (with some more FPS..)
Just save cash and get 7D MK I. (IMHO!)

Any featured lenses? some kind of 17-55 F2.8 MK II?

Hopefully not... I just bought myself a 17-55/2.8 last week!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 04:34:33 PM »
I don't really believe that the noise performance would be that much better than the current 7d. They went down on res compared to the 5d2 with the 1dX and up in sensor size to be better than the 1d4, the 5d3 has the same res as the 5d2 and still is only better over 1600/3200 iso. So increasing the mp from 18 to 24 on an aps-c sensor doesn't read killer high iso performance for me. MP still sells....

Well, let's hope you're wrong! ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 18, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »
The M with EF 70-200 is simply hilarious but the pics are amazing!

I wonder what is it like to handhold such a small camera at arm's length (no VF) with a somewhat heavy lens... Is it too hard to keep it steady?

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Black & White / Re: New Member to my Canon Family
« on: February 17, 2013, 09:00:13 PM »
Wow, great stuff! Well done indeed!
And how about developing yourself? Is it too much of a hassle?
I've recently bought a film camera with some rolls of Ilford HP5 and TriX to (hopefully) learn to take my time before pressing the shutter, but haven't developed any so far; I'm considering developing myself, but I've no idea how difficult/expensive/worthwhile it would be.
Any advice?
Cheers!
Daniel

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Lenses / Re: I want to replace my 18-135 IS STM
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:51:16 PM »
If you replace the 18-135 with a 200, you may encounter a number of situation X's that are covered by neither the 40 nor the 200, as you will not have a wide angle at all.
I agree with you and I'm sure my lens collection will continue to grow over time. I do find that the 40 is too tight for some of the indoor shots I've wanted to take, so if I don't buy a wide angle this time around, it'll probably be next on my list.
Concerning WA, I've just bought a 17-55/2.8 for my 60D and will sell the 18-135 kit lens now. Couldn't be happier. (Not useful for birds, though.)
I don't have tele lenses so I cannot recommend any, but if I were in your shoes I think I'd rent or borrow a few of them to actually try before making a decision.
Good luck!

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and the hassle with the rides and the heat made it unenjoyable to have a dslr with

Honestly, we have talked about that.  I have these visions in my head though of having these amazing photos of the castle at night etc.  Maybe all thats overkill tho.  Maybe THIS is what the G series Canon's are really for!

I'm getting myself a Fuji X20 (when it's out) for occasions like that.
Daniel

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Lighting / Re: Weird ettl ec behavior - is this just me?
« on: February 14, 2013, 06:14:26 PM »
... but you seem to recommend the book Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites ? The other recommendation I read about is Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide

The first one, from Syl Arena, is a terrific book; you won't regret getting a copy.
Daniel

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - Worth Buying ???
« on: February 14, 2013, 07:44:12 AM »
I'd say it depends on your needs. Yes, the 5D3 is way better in low-light, but one year ago there were lots of photographers who used a 7D for wildlife and were happy with it. This things change a tad too quickly, I guess...
This line kind of made me decide for the 60D when I was considering buying it, a while ago:

"Just two years ago, ISO 12,800 was a throwaway setting at best, with the 50D turning out nasty images fraught with overt banding, visible even in a thumbnail. Today I look at ISO 12,800 from the Canon 60D and T2i and have a hard time finding much to comment on. It's impressive. Feel free to shoot in near-darkness."
(http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E60D/E60DA.HTM)

That aside, I guess it depends on what you want/need the most now. What's the priority, low-light event/indoor shooting or wildlife? Buy the one you need now first, and then save money for the other.
Neuro always points that you don't need APS-C for the extra "reach" if you won't print big, because you can crop images from, say, your 5D3.
Also to be considered is the AF. Is the AF on your 600D good enough for wildlife? (I don't know, but you probably do.)
Tell us what you decided and how you liked it. (I'm considering buying a 7D, too!)
Daniel

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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:52:59 AM »
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If you're traveling for pleasure and are even a little bit serious about photography, I can't understand why you would leave your best photo equipment at home. If you're so afraid of losing it, spend a few bucks on insurance.

I take pictures in Camden, NJ -- the most dangerous and violent city in the US. I'm careful and take necessary precautions, but I paid a lot of money to be able to take the best pictures I can -- it would be dumb to go there with only a P&S.

I just think it's overkill sometimes, but...
Alright, alright, got it! :)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:47:37 AM »
All I can think of is that other glass... Old Speckled Hen, hopefully... :)

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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:33:54 AM »
Seconded. I don't have a 1dX, sadly, but I just carry my Lowepro flipside 300 everywhere- 7d, all my lenses, and 430exII. Because why not? A backpack is pretty easy to carry around in everyday life, very inconspicuous, and you never know when you'll see something worth photographing...

I don't exactly disagree, but was a DSLR necessary? I love my DSLR, but more often than not I feel it's not necessary when just strolling around.
Do you think you take too many photos with your 7D in everyday life that wouldn't be possible with a smaller camera?
I'd say, in my case, that less than 10% of the shots I miss are the camera's fault.

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Canon General / Re: Canon 1D X on the Street
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:24:13 AM »
I usually say if you see me without the 1d X, it wasn't me. It goes everywhere I go, even if it's a trip to the grocery store, and why not ?

Seconded. I don't have a 1dX, sadly, but I just carry my Lowepro flipside 300 everywhere- 7d, all my lenses, and 430exII. Because why not? A backpack is pretty easy to carry around in everyday life, very inconspicuous, and you never know when you'll see something worth photographing...

I feel it's a tad too slow sometimes to reach for my camera when it's in the backpack. I've sure missed a few good moments because I didn't have the camera in hand at the time -- and I guess it wouldn't have happened if I had a smaller MFT or, even better, something like the Sony RX100 or the Fuji X20 carried with a handstrap all day.

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