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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:42:27 PM »
I always see these shopping lists of all the desired features users are demanding in the next camera. "Gimme everything ya got, and don't charge over $2K.

Why would Canon sell you the last camera you'll ever need to buy?

Oh, and 4K video is gonna stay in the cinema series until they are forced to bring it in, as late as possible. Just like they're doing with high megapixel.

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Lenses / Re: Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:17:32 PM »
On tripod, IS helps shutter slap, wind buffeting (that hood is like a big 'ol windsock) and if shooting at 1200 or 1600 mm 1/2 hour after sunset, you'll be glad to have it. For that matter, you'll be glad to have it at those focal lengths anytime.

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Lenses / Re: Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:48:40 PM »
Great news, because in other threads, the argument was about to shift to exactly which type of green cheese the moon is made of.

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:51:41 AM »
I think you are mis-reading the intent of the original comment.



They can find evidence of the faked moon landing, but they can't dig up President Obama's Indonesian birth certificate?
Let's see ..we are talking about photos of the moon and somehow you fit in insulting our president,. Thanks for letting us know that you are stupid enough to be an avid watcher of Fox News Channel. :D

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:11:40 AM »
This website has truly jumped the shark.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:44:44 PM »
Awesome, 'cause I'm very happy with DSLRController.


I expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.
This is what I use on my 60D.  Works great.  The DSLR Controller app is better than Canon's app and the range on the TP Link is excellent.  I get 30 or so feet -- maybe a bit more -- depending on the environment.  For the money, it can't be beat.

I'm hoping the IQ will significantly increase over what APS-C has to offer now.  If not, I may save my money for a full-frame.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a Canon MF announcement at Photokina!
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:42:46 PM »
I see what you did there.

 ;)

It would be strange for a manufacturer renowned for their AF camera's...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
6D wifi is weak and slow. Drops out, range not much more than 10' before disconnect.

I expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.

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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
Maybe you should then be worried about wearing out the IS on/off switch.

 :o

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Matte, non-glare screens for me. And a large, external monitor.
It might be that personal tolerance is affected by what you are used to.
As I've aged, my vision is less able to deal with glare.

I've been very satisfied, by the way, with my W520 and W530. I use the NEC PA271.

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Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:02:43 PM »
One stipulation:

NO Adobe bashing. No Dxomark praising, Aperture bemoaning, GIMP evangelizing, DPP worshiping, ad nauseum.

Make it about actual solutions and it could be a fine addition to the site.
Allow the peanut gallery to litter the place, and it won't be much use.

To wit: no Precessing, just Processing  ::)

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Photography Technique / Re: How to get eyes tack sharp?
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:45:11 PM »
Use a single AF point and focus directly on the eyes. In single AF mode you can move the AF point around to place it exactly where you want it. I only use a single AF point to focus on a subject.

This. If you don't put the AF point where you want it, the camera can't do it for you.

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Artie Morris is still involved with the Canon Explorers of Light program, Canon sponsored seminars given by Artie just this year.
I've met and taken classes with Seth and Jeff multiple times, they ARE charismatic (Seth), brusque (Jeff) and mildly comedic as a team when together.
Oh yeah, and they know their business backwards and forwards.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »
Many of the flip latch mechanisms make a snapping noise when they latch down, this is a consideration for wildlife photography.
The heaviest and most rigid tripod you can tolerate carrying is the best to have...so if you want a tripod for macro with a gimballed center column, best if you can afford a second, specialty tripod.
Foam pads slide around in my experience, annoying. Carbon fiber is better to handle in cold environments.
Removable legs? Sounds like a cheapo do-all model, not a good investment.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:29:38 PM »
No doubt, to be announced in August.
 :P

Canon EF 135mm f/1.8L IS

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