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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:11:46 PM »

Edward,

Have you tried the WFT-E6? I ask because I really like the one on my 1Ds MkIII's and the newer versions have much more functionality.

If so how does the CamRanger compare?

Hi Private, I do have the WFT-E6, but since purchasing the Camranger never use it, the CamRanger does everything the E6 does then leaves it behind, the thing i like most on the Camranger is the ability to focus via the iPad, the Camranger app just works very well.

Canon sell the E6 for almost $700 bucks the CamRanger sells for $300 & cleans the clock on compared usability.

+1 on the CamRanger.  I really like using it.  I just recently bought a strapped case for my ipad for easier mobility while shooting high school football from the sidelines. I can quickly view the pics on the much larger screen moments after shooting them.

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A related question:  how many non-Nikon shooters go to Nikon forums to complain about Nikon?

From what I've seen, many of the most vocal complainers on CR don't use Canon gear.  Some of them used to shoot Canon.  So why are they here?

Have they 'found religion' and are here to 'convert' the great unwashed masses?

Do they have inner doubts about their choices, and coming here to complain about Canon helps them continue to justify their decisions?

Do they think they're being altruistic, devoting their time and energy to show us poor, deluded fools how bad we have it, and how good it could be if only we make the same choices they made?

Do they honestly want Canon to deliver products that would meet their own needs, however niche those needs are, and somehow believe that complaining here will help accomplish that?

Or...do they merely want to sow discord?

Frankly, the vast majority of CR forum members are here to request and provide information, share techniques and images, etc.  CR is a great community resource, and like nearly all successful Internet forums, it attracts a few incessant complainers.   Look on the bright side – they provide some entertainment on slow rumor days...

I've never figured this out.  It happens with almost any product.  I'll see an article about a new iphone and most of the posts are from people criticizing it.  If I see an article, post, forum, etc. related to a product I don't want, use, or have an interest in, I don't read it, let alone leave negative comments.  What's up with these people?

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Sports / 2014 High School Sports
« on: August 31, 2014, 05:24:53 PM »
Its that time of year when High School sports here in the U.S. really start to get busy.  Here are a few pics from a football game last night.  All shot with a 5d Mk III and 70-200 f/2.8L II.

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:08:58 AM »
The new prices are posted on the Canon USA website this morning.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $999 at Adorama
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:07:27 AM »
That's the new regular price, not a "very limited" time. Did you not see the posting yesterday about the permanent price drops I posted on CR? Go to the Canon USA website and you will see $999 for this lens this morning.

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:38:27 PM »
so.... sales have slowed and they want to spur some activity?
or their profits are SO good they want to offer us a bit of a gift?

Good competition is always good for the consumer!  I hope all the other lens manufacturers keep improving their products and kicking them out at lower prices.  It will only force the big boys like Canon to either lower their prices or reduce the quality.  I don't see Canon doing the latter. 

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 30, 2014, 02:05:24 PM »
Kinda wish I held off on the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, still it was $6247 with my CPS discount so I still am ahead, just not by quite as much

I've not heard of CPS discounts on lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:33:59 PM »
I'm glad I held off on buying the 400 2.8.  Now I'll hold out another month or two and see if I can find it at an even lower street price!

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Sports / Re: Dirt car racing
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:11:59 PM »
I wanted to try some slower shutter speed panning shots, but I was elbow it elbow with several others which made it difficult.  I know from shooting some NASCAR shots in years past that to pan properly you need plenty of room to follow through with the panning motion.  I didn't have the room to do this here. There were only a few us obstructed views that had a good view of the track from the infield and of course that's where everyone flocked to.  I'll be back there next year, hopefully with some access to the photographer only areas where I would have much more room.

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Sports / Dirt car racing
« on: August 12, 2014, 06:13:47 PM »
Last weekend I was at the Knoxville (IA) Nationals 410 Sprint Car races.  Four days of the best sprint cars in the world after the $150,000 to the overall winner.  1200 pound cars with 900hp on a 1/2 mile dirt track with average lap speeds of approximately 125mph.  These were shots from the infield during time trials.  The air was so humid that it was creating contrails from the wings of the cars when they were at top speed which you can see in some of these shots.  All of these were shot with my 135mm f/2 on a 5d MkIII.  ISO was 3200-6400, apertures f/2-2.8, and shutter speeds were 500-640.

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Abstract / Re: Textures...
« on: August 04, 2014, 08:55:29 PM »
The detail of a wave splash.  Kind of looks like strands of cotton candy the way the light is reflecting off of it.

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I haven't shot a whole bunch of portraits; however, for those that I have, I find my best shots were taken early and late in the day.  The light is just much easier to work with during those times.

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The Galápagos Islands
Tanzania
A road trip to several of the National Parks in the Western U.S.

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If the 100-400 is the heaviest lens you have (or will have), you can easily get by with the RRS BH-40.  I've had mine for about 5 years using a 40d with a 100-400 up through a gripped 5d III with a 100-400.  I've had no issues with the BH-40 with these combinations.  I would suggest buying the L-plate from RRS for your body, really nice plate. That said, I'm looking to buy a heavier lens in the near future, at which time I'll have to upgrade to the BH-55.

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