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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Body In Stock at B&H Photo
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:08:13 PM »
I got my "body only" from Crutchfield 3 weeks ago.  I looked at B&H first, but no stock.  Same thing happened when I bought my 5d Mk III body, it came from Crutchfield as well. Crutchfield is a very overlooked dealer for bodies and lenses.  They don't carry all of them, but they have a decent selection.

Lenses / Re: Really bad GAS
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:16:30 AM »
If you are attracted to the 300 2.8ii and plan to use it with converters most of the time, the 400 2.8 is to heavy and to expensive for you, then maybe you should try the 500 4.0. This one is not so much more expensive and will have better AF and better IQ at 500 than the 300 at 420 and 600. It will be a better 700mm with extender than the 300mm with 2x and a compromised 1000mm with no or poor AF

My two main uses for this lens will be sideline football and birds/wildlife.  From experience with others I know, a 500 is too long for football. I can believe this as I found that I rarely used my prior 100-400 at 400 on the sidelines. Also, that extra stop of light is critical to me for night games.  So, a 500 would limit its use to just birds/wildlife for now.  I'm thinking about buying the 300 and a couple years down the road adding a 600.  Extenders will give me reach on the 5d, and I an gain even more reach with my 7d II for birds. I haven't shot anything yet with the 300 and 7d II.

Lenses / Re: Really bad GAS
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:03:28 PM »
 I'm really glad I borrowed one of these before committing to the 400mm.  This one fits the bill just fine and will save me some cash and be lighter to pack around.

Lenses / Really bad GAS
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:23:24 PM »
The GAS is so bad today that I thought I needed to call a gastroenterologist!  The pain started when I received my Canon evaluation loan today, a 300mm f/2.8L II.  The attached x-rays, I mean pictures, summarize the pain.  The image, in both full and cropped version, was shot right out of the shipping box on a 5d III with a 1.4x teleconverter.  I have been looking hard at a 400mm f/2.8 II, but I do believe this prescription, I mean lens, may take care of my GAS for a while.  A lot of money, probably more than it would cost to check out normal gas symptoms by the gastroenterologist.  But, this lens will be a lot more fun than a colonoscopy, so well worth the $$.

Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E16 an ergonomic disaster?
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:58:48 PM »
Anyone have any idea/opinion whether an L plate (RRS) for a Gripped 5D3 would fit on a Gripped 7D2? The grips look pretty close. I don't use it all that much. It would be nice if I could use it for both.

Call RRS and ask, but it's pretty doubtful.  There are almost always subtle shape changes, and the RRS plates are custom fit.

Yes, I suppose it's a long-shot. Guess I'll wait until RRS does their thing and then I'll see. Given the weight I guess it has to fit pretty snug on the grip side. Great, another gadget to keep track of. Just what I need.

Nope, it won't work.  I was hoping to be able to use it on both as well.  I have the RRS L plate for my 5d Mk III and it will not work on my new gripped 7d Mk II.  I think they plan those slight changes to help the aftermarket sales!

Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E16 an ergonomic disaster?
« on: November 17, 2014, 07:16:24 PM »
You'll get used to the ergonomics. I have the grip on my 5d Mk III and the new 7d Mk II.  They both feel very much the same and the newly added 7d II was very easy.  It took me a little while when I got the grip on the 5d III, but now it's all just second nature. 

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 16, 2014, 02:37:24 PM »
Lovely shot nonac. It's beautiful with the snow.

Thanks.  I really like shooting birds in the snow.  Adds something magical to the photo.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:51:13 PM »
7d Mark II
600exrt off camera
70-200 f2.8L II @ 200mm
1/250 sec @f/8.0

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:47:54 AM »
A couple football pics from Friday night on a poorly lit field.  JPEGs from the camera with slight editing and minor cropping in Lightroom (be glad when the raw converter is updated since that is what I shoot most of the time).  Happy with the result.  Shot these with a 70-200 2.8L II.

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:44:56 PM »
A couple bird pics from today.  JPEGs from the camera with slight editing and major cropping in Lightroom.  Happy with the result.  Going to test the focus and adjust tomorrow for all of my glass.  Shot these with a 70-200 2.8L II with a 1.4x III extender.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d mk2 seems very soft?
« on: November 04, 2014, 10:21:13 PM »
Is it a NO NO to directly to light room  , should one goto    DPP   then LIGHTROOM for best noise and COLOR

For a couple more weeks, you can't go directly to Lightroom as Adobe has not yet released the updates to Camera Raw necessary to accept the files from the 7d Mark II.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the 7D MK II Really Selling Well?
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:59:08 PM »
I'll bet it's selling better than you think.  I've been hesitant, but I went ahead and pulled the trigger today and ordered one.  I had to look around a bit to find one in stock (body only). I'll have it Thursday afternoon and try it out at a High School football playoff game on Friday night.

Canon General / CPS loan returns
« on: October 31, 2014, 09:06:28 PM »
For those of you that have borrowed equipment from CPS for evaluation, I have a question.  I have a loaner scheduled in a couple weeks and today I noticed the return date is Thanksging Day (U.S. Holiday so no FedEx, UPS, etc deliveries).  I have borrowed from CPS before, but I've never had a return date fall on a holiday.  Will CPS be ok with it arriving on the day after or do I need to ship it sooner so that it gets there the day before?  Thanks.   

Lenses / Re: Night Sky
« on: October 22, 2014, 07:38:18 PM »
Check out Jennifer Wu Photography.  She is one of Canon's "Explorers of Light," and has a book out on night sky photography that is really good.  I saw her speak last year and her favorite night sky lens is the canon 24L 1.4. 

Street & City / Re: State Fairs
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:51:02 PM »
Here's one I shot 4 years ago at the Missouri State Fair.  The hardest part was waiting for all 3 to be moving at the same time!

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