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Awsome.  I was pretty ticked when my 1D4 was not included.  Pretty high $ camera to be dropped. 

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I have a 120-300 sport.  I bought it used and it came with the dock.  Used the lens, very nice, slow to focus, but only vs my 70-200 II.  Used the dock updated, firmware from 1.1 to 1.3, focuses much faster…  Was able to set ups some custom settings.  I'd say get the dock.

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Canon General / Re: What's the point of CPS - Silver level?
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:25:40 PM »
You should demand your money back.

They list the benefits.  Its free.  What is not to get?  You get those benefits.  They get a way to send you information to try to sell you more things.  (it's an exchange)
An example of those other things?:  CPS Gold and Platinum. 

is it working?  "and I might upgrade at some point in the future". Hmmmm.

Hi there!

Thanks for reading the part of my post where I said, "Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - I realize that you get what you pay for - I'm just curious..."

Wait?  You didn't read that?

Bummer.

Hi!  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed your post.  I read your whole post and I responded.  I disagree.  Statistically it was bound to happen.  Reading up and down the responses, has anyone agreed with you?

What is there to disagree or agree with?

I posted a question.

Unless you're disagreeing with my assertion that I want to know if there is more to CPS Silver than I currently understand, there quite literally is nothing to disagree or agree with.

In actuality, statistically - it impossible to disagree with a question.  The chance of it happening is 0.

I think you're misreading my post.

"but it seems Silver is more or less just about using minor benefits for the purposes of data collection and mining (equipment owned, type of photography, etc.)" plus lots of support for that.  I disagree with that.  My fault, I assumed you'd understand I disagreed with the declarative statement, and all the support around it.

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:46:51 AM »
A shot my wife took of me shooting on the traffic island on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.

f/32
ISO 400
1/20 second

Awsome Photo.

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Technical Support / Re: How to remove a filter that is bent.
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:32:24 AM »
I have pulled a few by wrapping an extension cord around the filter, then twisting that.  Sort of a homemade filter wrench.

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Canon General / Re: What's the point of CPS - Silver level?
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:12:27 AM »
You should demand your money back.

They list the benefits.  Its free.  What is not to get?  You get those benefits.  They get a way to send you information to try to sell you more things.  (it's an exchange)
An example of those other things?:  CPS Gold and Platinum. 

is it working?  "and I might upgrade at some point in the future". Hmmmm.

Hi there!

Thanks for reading the part of my post where I said, "Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining - I realize that you get what you pay for - I'm just curious..."

Wait?  You didn't read that?

Bummer.

Hi!  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed your post.  I read your whole post and I responded.  I disagree.  Statistically it was bound to happen.  Reading up and down the responses, has anyone agreed with you?

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:50:55 AM »
nice , what body are you using?

Thanks.  These shots are with a 1D Mark IV.


Nice shots. If you haven't done so already, get the dock and update the firmware. It s faster focusing after the update. Also go to your custum settings and set one of your custom modes to speed priority. That mode is much faster than standard and the accuracy seems fine. That's what I use on bif (speed priority, moderate is view,focus limit 30' up)

Thanks, and Thanks for the tip.  I updated from 1.1 to 1.3 and it does seem snappier just here in the house.  Will yes test more tomorrow.   

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Canon General / Re: What's the point of CPS - Silver level?
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:43:13 AM »
You should demand your money back.

They list the benefits.  Its free.  What is not to get?  You get those benefits.  They get a way to send you information to try to sell you more things.  (it's an exchange)
An example of those other things?:  CPS Gold and Platinum. 

is it working?  "and I might upgrade at some point in the future". Hmmmm.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Using full frame lens on crop body cameras ?
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:44:12 AM »
Tony Northrop, any of these guys get way more hits when they take a controversial opinion.  FF lenses work great with crop cameras.  For longer lenses, your only choice is FF lenses. 

Tony Northrop, has said again and again, his favorite wildlife combo is the 7d (now the 7DII) and the 400mm f5.6 (a FF lens!)

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:52:06 AM »

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Sigma 120-300 f2.8 Sport
« on: December 14, 2014, 12:28:31 AM »
I just picked up a like-new copy of this lens, and so far, am loving it.
One the positive side:
1. Solid, Beautiful lens.
2. Image quality is great!
3. Zoom is a huge advantage over prime 300.  I can cover home plate and first base from the same location.
4. Internal focusing, and zooming.
On the negative:
1. Heavy, more than a 300mm f2.8 prime.
2. Focus does not seem quite as fast, well vs my Canon 70-200 f2.8, which is VERY fast.
3. Zoom ring requires some effort.  You can't spin it with one finger.  it's big.

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Could this be the next AF vs MF? IS vs no IS?  Dare I say it?, UV filter vs bare glass?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:21:24 PM »
Considering a great variety of monitors, does anyone still consider Apple Cinema as a good monitor to get?

The Apple Cinema display is a great monitor.  It is very expensive, but very nicely integrated with any recent mac you might plug it into.  I use a 27 inch Imac which is essentially the same monitor.  I have a Dell 24" display next to it oriented vertically.  This is where I do email, keep photoshope pallets and tools etc. 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: The 1200mm Sharpness Test
« on: December 07, 2014, 12:14:10 PM »
I ran a test recently of my 400mm f2.8 IS, pointing at a neighbor's rattan chair.  I shot using a 7D for max pixel density (at least the max available to me).  I shot bare 400, 1.4X III, and 2.0X III.  My theory was the 2.0X was not going to give me any more detail than the 1.4X.  but I was wrong.  The 2.0X had more detail.  it did have less contrast, but that was recovered easily.

What did you use for sharpening?

I have recently fallen in love with the "reduce motion blur" filter.  It seems to do a great job of sharpening even when the loss of sharpness is not motion blur.

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:11:08 PM »
I love shooting baseball -- interesting enough, in shot #91, the runner is NOT out.  The ball must be IN the glove for a tag, and the fielder is holding it in his right hand, tagging with his left.

Not sure what the umpire called (do you remember) but if he called "runner out" he's mistaken.

Going back a few frames, I see he left no doubt. 2 hand touch.

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