American Levi Leipheimer whips around Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado on his way to victory in the inaugural US Pro Cycling Challenge...
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justsomedude I have a question. How much does the 7D AF help you in capturing these shots(supposed you have a decent panning technique)?
I'm asking because with my 400d it is quite hard to get lots of in focus shots.. I usually put focus to manual and wait for the bike to come, else I may lose the shot..
Impressive shot dude!
Okay. I was confused too. Because I was also thinking: "isn't that what autofocus does anyway?"
Glad you clarified that. I'm a big fan of the Tokina 11-16. At the risk of unleashing a firestorm of Canon lens fetishists, I have to say I think it's a better lens than the Canon 10-22. I'm going to have to try the center-point focus now. I guess usually, with a lens that wide, I haven't found focus to be as critical, so haven't really noticed the problem. Now, I'm curious.
Gee, you mean Tokina has discovered the normal behavior of automatic AF point selection? Regarding Automatic AF point selection Mode, Canon states, "When working with non-moving subjects in the One-Shot AF mode, the EOS 7D starts with all 19 AF points active. The camera will then use the point or points which â€œseeâ€ the nearest subject with adequate detail." I'm not sure what Tokina thinks the problem is here...
In regards to the Tokina 11-16mm lens you sent in for repair, my technician has informed me that it was necessary to send your lens back to the factory in Japan.
We can offer you a replacement lens or arrange for a refund from the place of purchase.
Japan has found that when using this lens on the 7D, it works best when used in the Center Focus Mode. In the 19 point AF mode, the camera will automatically focus in on what ever is nearest in the frame, and this can cause soft images., However, when using the Center Focus Mode, the camera will focus in of the center of the subject without any problem.
We will replace the lens for you immediately.
Nice shot. How'd you light it?
Cool. I would love to see the new results.
I've spent time thinking about your striping issue (banding) and since it's in a particular area, I would hate to think it's a bad sensor... I know they issued (a while ago) a firmware update that dealed with some banding issues, however if you have a fully up to date firmware, then I dont want to do the disservice and make suggestions without really looking at the camera and knowing the situation first hand.
Fingers crossed and give us updates as you get your camera back.
I see that the 2 images were taken with the 70-200 2.8... Does this banding show up in every picture with every lens in the same location? OR, does it come up in a certain lens combination? That's an interesting phenomenon.
So far I've only seen it with the 70-200, but then again, I haven't looked through enough photos yet to be sure. Also, it's inconsistent even with the 70-200, and only appears with certain types of lighting. Odd. I'll dig some more into my archives and see what I can find.
Take a look to see if you can see it on any other images on other lenses... perhaps it could be a light leak with the lens but if it is with other lenses, then it could be with the sensor...