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Messages - Don Haines

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 theory
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:40:07 AM »
IMO he knows something else, and that is what caused the slip.

People make mistakes.  Not everything is a conspiracy.
+1

The man shot Nikon.... and he shot Nikon..... and he shot Nikon..... and then he flipped over to Canon. He is probably so used to saying 24Mp that he said it without thinking....

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:37:31 AM »

Not to be THAT GUY... but eventually there are diminishing returns.  There are 120 hz tv's out there... and there will eventually be 240hz (if there aren't already), but does it make a difference?  to some sure... but I can't imagine there are super human people who can detect the difference.

There are 2K 240hz screens out there..... actually, they are kinda common now :) $2800 will get you a 240hz 4K tv......

On other news, the latest GoPro will shoot 4K video at 30hz and 2K video at 120hz....

I video my kid swinging her bat at the softball... 60 fps is good enough when I slow it down to 24 fps... but... I definitely wouldn't mind the 120...

Unfortunately, with the WIDE angle lens on the GoPros, they would be useless at capturing your daughter's swing... unless you mounted it to the bat :)

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:33:54 AM »
Regarding the extra grip, which provide double battery capacity. Does anyone know if they are using the batteries in parallel, to boost torque for faster AF speed? If they havn't, I'll drop the grip and just carry an extra battery, as I have done with my various 5D bodies.
I posted the very same question to another thread here a while ago, and I think it was neuro who answered that it uses the batteries sequentially, thus not paralell :(

To be expected, Canon is quite zealous in guarding the 1dx-only features (faster af speed, af-linked spot, ..., no Magic Lantern). If they trickle down the af (5d3) & rgb metering (7d2) and don't find anything new to add to the 1d, this will only make them stick more to the exclusive features left.





Quote from: Eldar on Today at 07:20:48 AM

Regarding the extra grip, which provide double battery capacity. Does anyone know if they are using the batteries in parallel, to boost torque for faster AF speed? If they havn't, I'll drop the grip and just carry an extra battery, as I have done with my various 5D bodies.




I posted the very same question to another thread here a while ago, and I think it was neuro who answered that it uses the batteries sequentially, thus not paralell :(

Edit: In all fairness, I asked this question unrelated to the 7D II, so it might yield another answer...Modify message

« Last Edit: Today at 08:06:37 AM by Quasimodo »
Batteries are either mounted in series or in parallel.

If they were mounted in series, a pair of 9 volt batteries would give you an 18 volt battery. Since all the internal electronics is made to run off of a 9V battery, this would mean that instead of regulating from 9V down to 5V, you would now be regulating from 18V down to 5V and you would be wasting a lot of your capacity and building up more heat.... the only exception to this would be the power feed to drive the AF motors of the lenses.... and on some of the big whites they will operate faster with the higher voltage of the 1DX batteries, but certainly not at an even higher 2X LP-E6 voltage.....

Therefore they are not in series.

Mounting in parallel can either be both batteries active at the same time, or with circuitry to switch from one battery to the other once charge on the secondary battery depletes to a certain level. Most cameras do it this way. What will happen is that the camera will operate from the grip battery until it is drained, and then switch over to the internal battery. It is done in this order because the grips are removable and you can not always depend on having the grip mounted. If you did it the other way, you could end up with the scenario where you use the camera for a while, deplete the internal battery down to , say 20% left, remove the grip, and go on shooting with a ready-to-die battery. Much better to deplete the grip battery first, and if you remove it, you still have a well charged internal battery.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 theory
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:23:24 PM »
Maybe the reviewers have simply tested too many Nikon APS-C bodies recently...   ;)
+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:07:35 PM »
Female Cardinal.... handheld Tamron 150-600 and cropped.

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Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:53:13 PM »

KR is the Chuck Norris of photography! :D

LMAO!!! That's super funny

You should start a thread on Chuck Norris photography jokes.

Chuck Norris can shoot star trails during the day!?
Chuck Norris takes kick-ass pictures!

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

I did...weather was nice in California this early morning

Nice.... I am jealous of your weather :)

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Yes, my earlier shots would have been improved with better gear, but short of getting a Delorean, a flux capacitor, and 1.21 GigaWatts of power, you can't go back and change things.... so it really does not matter.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: October 08, 2014, 02:29:43 PM »
There are those who admit the issue and discuss it, there are those who ask questions about it (to learn something), and there are those who don't care (and start threads like this one :) ). Not caring is not a solution and it's not even worth talking about (unlike sensors and DR).
I care deeply about the issue, but it would be nice to see a proper and polite discussion in the appropriate place and not see thread after thread descend into nastiness over the subject..... and that seems to be the overwhelming answer to the question....


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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:43:34 AM »
So funny and so sad...

http://www.canonwatch.com/little-bit-canon-see-impossible-humor/

Love it!!

I think I'm going to print it out and post it to the head of Canon! Or maybe the head of their digital camera division! Or both! Hmm, need to get some addresses to write too! wooo wooo!

+1

It is never a good idea to come up with an advertising campaign that is so easy to poke fun at....

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:39:23 AM »
Anyone else get up early? I couldn't get anything very clear here, had to shoot though a veil of thin clouds.

It was heavy rain here.... I got nothing :(

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 08, 2014, 10:07:21 AM »
Rainbow Falls

That is a wonderful photo on so many levels.... It makes me wish I was there now!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Storage & backup - advice needed please
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:10:47 AM »
Keep an off-site backup copy of your data. If something happens at your house you loose everything.


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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 07, 2014, 05:19:20 PM »
Nice work here!  I've never posted a photo here, but will give it a try....

Taken late September in the Adirondack Mountains, NY with a Canon 6D.
Nice pictures...

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:12:01 AM »
did anyone really think they were going to unveil new sensor technology?

Come on now.... they waited 5 years for the 7D2 and it hasn't even made it to the stores yet... the odds of them suddenly making it obsolete are exceedingly low.

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