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Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:04:22 AM »
I haven't finished going through my holiday snaps yet.. but here's a selection of street photographs I've processed so far.
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I enjoyed your photos dan!

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:55:03 AM »
While I don't particularly care for DXO in general, I do think their "sports low light high ISO" scores are useful.  I've always understood the scores to represent a point where DXO feels high ISO starts to degrade the image.

The first image shows the current best "low light high ISO" of all brands of CROP camera bodies.  The best crop score comes from the Nikon d3300 at a score of 1385 ISO.

The second image shows the best of the Canon FF - with the 1DX clearly coming out on top, roughly a full stop better than the best crop body.

It's pretty unlikely the 7D2 will score better than these other crop bodies, so "incredible high ISO RAW images" are probably unlikely, and FF is still king in this regard.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:59:16 AM »
went to the national zoo over the weekend and shot a lazy orang utan


This picture really makes me wonder what he's thinking...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:58:21 AM »
Shot over this past Labor Day at the Lake Clark National Park in Alaska. Great fun! The photos are not fully processed due to my laziness but nevertheless tell the story of an amazing camera and a 300mm f/2.8 lens with extenders from time to time.

Must have been fun to capture these images...nicely done!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:50:05 AM »
It's pretty obvious that the 7D2 is for fast action stills shooters first and foremost...not cinematographers.

With that said, this camera finally gives fast action still shooters the ability to capture video (that isn't constantly out of focus) using the dual pixel AF capabilities.   

This camera is great for sport/action photographers that want to add some quality video to their coverage of a game/event....and this is all it's supposed to be.   Go elsewhere if you're a dedicated video shooter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:26:36 AM »
If this rumor is true, it seems like a similar strategy to what Nikon did with their D3X six years ago.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:14:15 AM »
Let's all try to remember that this is a crop sensor, and therefore highly likely that it's real high ISO capabilities will fall significantly short of any modern FF body.

Maybe they've improved the in camera high ISO JPEG NR though...


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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:24:53 AM »
My favorite motorsport event is Formula One



Wow, quite an interesting photo!  Hope he was ok?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:18:00 AM »
I can't wait to read the DXO review of this sensor!! 8)  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:12:50 AM »
This camera is going to be a big hit...I might sell my 5d3 to buy this.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:28:05 AM »
Sports, even with a 300 and 1.4x TC (when I can use it) still need tight cropping for publication.  They don't want a lot of crap in the photo that's not important to the action, so cropping is an evil necessity unless someone wants to buy me a 400/2.8II and a 600/4II..  and a 200/2 while I'm at it. :P

+1

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 13, 2014, 04:59:52 PM »
I will say now, after having shot a soccer match tonight, that the 400 f/2.8L II IS auto focuses MUCH faster than my version 1 I had.  I had 615 razor sharp photos, which is way too many but that was not even possible with my version 1.  Well worth the cost in my opinion.  Great shots to all who have posted here and I plan to keep contributing.  Thanks.

That's interesting, and good to know.   Do you think it's the same with the 300 2.8IS and 2.8ISii?  I sometimes think my 300 2.8IS isn't as fast to AF as my 70-200 2.8ii.

Agree this is interesting, as I haven't read/heard this before (I mainly go to TDP for reviews).

As for the 300mm MkI and MkII lenses, I did not notice any major differences in AF speed on my 5D3 when I tested them back to back a couple of weeks back. Since MkI lens left my home together with it's new (and happy) owner earlier today, I am no longer able to do an actual test for you, sorry.

kaihp...thanks for the info.  I wonder if the difference would be noticed specifically on the 1dx? 

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:38:38 PM »
I will say now, after having shot a soccer match tonight, that the 400 f/2.8L II IS auto focuses MUCH faster than my version 1 I had.  I had 615 razor sharp photos, which is way too many but that was not even possible with my version 1.  Well worth the cost in my opinion.  Great shots to all who have posted here and I plan to keep contributing.  Thanks.

That's interesting, and good to know.   Do you think it's the same with the 300 2.8IS and 2.8ISii?  I sometimes think my 300 2.8IS isn't as fast to AF as my 70-200 2.8ii. 

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lovely images Dustin!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:25:13 AM »
Football
1dx and 300 2.8IS

Cheerleader shot at 10,000 ISO.

Northstar, that cheerleader Image is a cracker, lovely Image.

Thanks Edward!  Very much appreciated.

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