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Messages - Don Haines

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:54:52 PM »
Pepe Le Pew.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:49:09 PM »
I want to know why the 7D2 does not have a little laser light that shines where the camera is aimed? Everyone knows that the only use of APS-C cameras is to take pictures and videos of cats to put on the internet.... and the videos would be so much better if the cats were chasing that little red dot....

Come on Canon! This is a make or break feature! Why don't you have it!

It might sound funny but I actually wished for a feature like this, not for cat shots but for shots I take from my hip when doing street photography. Then it would be nice to know at which spot the AF is currently aiming. Of course the laser should be off during the shot itself.
and what's really sad is that I had to try this out.....

BTW, the 60D does not have adequate high ISO performance to take good "laser pictures".... I KNEW there was a good reason why I need to upgrade to a 7D2 :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
Time will tell if Canon or Digital Preview is correct about the linked spot.

Canon UK and Canon Europe don't mention linking to any AF point, just center spot.  They both mention it for the 1D X.  Just another couple of data points...
In a question as to which of DPR and Canon is correct.... my money is on Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:21:01 PM »
Any mention of whether the metering will be linked to the AF point? That would be icing on the cake for me, but see no mention of it.

I would suspect no, sadly.
I believe that the review on DPREVIEW said that it was linked.......

It did, seems my suspicion was incorrect.  Unless DPR is incorrect, which has been known to happen.  But assuming they're right, that's a good thing - it's a very useful feature, and nice to see it in something other than a 1-series dSLR.

I went through Canon's specs on their own site, and came to the conclusion that it's not linked to the AF point.


Edit: Not much use in pasting what I have in the clipboard buffer. Just look down one post to see the exact same sentences.

In the DPR review...
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

Find the section "Canon EOS 7D Mark II key differences"

and in the table.... "Spot-metering linked to  AF  point - YES"

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:13:07 PM »
For me, I have no interest in WiFi for streaming images off to the internet. Most of my photography is done outdoors and very little of it is done in Wifi range of anything... probably a quarter of it is done outside cell phone range....

What I was interested in, was the ability to remote control the camera. That will be missed... and no WiFi SD card is going to give me those abilities.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most exciting thing at Photokina?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:08:13 PM »
put my vote down for the 7D2 as well.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:06:48 PM »
Any mention of whether the metering will be linked to the AF point? That would be icing on the cake for me, but see no mention of it.

I would suspect no, sadly.
I believe that the review on DPREVIEW said that it was linked.......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:58:16 PM »
Interestingly enough, my local camera store is still trying to sell the 7D (body only) for $1500.... That seems like an exercise in futility....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:37 PM »

But, back on topic. I think we are not far away from the day when most brides will expect that the picture of them walking down the aisle will be posted to Facebook before the ceremony ends.

Too late! There are already requests for live streaming video.......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:55:46 PM »
I want to know why the 7D2 does not have a little laser light that shines where the camera is aimed? Everyone knows that the only use of APS-C cameras is to take pictures and videos of cats to put on the internet.... and the videos would be so much better if the cats were chasing that little red dot....

Come on Canon! This is a make or break feature! Why don't you have it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:21:36 PM »
Dare I say it, I'm pretty disappointed that there is no Wifi in the 7DII.

I've got a 70D and have never posted a picture to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but have had great results using the Canon App to control the camera wirelessly to get up close and personal to wildlife with some great results, and then connecting to my iPad afterwards in the pub to view my shots on a decent sized screen.

I think Canon have missed an important trend here.

Consequently, i can't think of one occasion where GPS would have been of any use to me at all.

Am I missing the point?
+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:19:09 PM »
Is "EV -3 AF" another way of saying lenses can auto focus at f/8? E.g. will I be able to use auto focus with my 100-400 and 1.4x extender?

-3 AF on a crop sensor is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

Like on the new Canadian subs..... The deepest diving submarines in the world! They can go all the way to the bottom :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What about this new battery- the LP-E6N?
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:36:11 PM »
^I think somebody posted here in CR that the N has additional juice ???; oh well good to know. .

When the "N" version of the LP-E4 came out, capacity increased from 2300maH to 2450maH.
Assuming the same ratio, I would expect the LP-E6N to have gone from 1800 to 1900maH...

The big difference is supposed to be new safety regulations concerning batteries.....

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Canon General / Re: 10 Questions for Canon and Nikon
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:10:39 PM »
It sounds like he is asking highly biased questions and will ignore whatever answers he gets because his mind is already made up....

That's what I meant by poorly worded questions.

perhaps the answer will be "I'm sorry, but your question must be rephrased in the form of a question and not a diatribe"

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:07:10 PM »
What do you want to shoot with it? Static or dynamic subjects? Do you need high ISO? Do you need top-notch AF? Those two bodies are two totally different beasts meant for different genres of photography...
+1

There is no such thing as the best camera.... everything has it's plusses and minuses...

What you are looking for is the best camera for your needs that fits within your budget. If you told us what your needs and budget are, you will get better advice.

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