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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: July 13, 2014, 12:07:31 AM »
Back at the Track.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:43:29 PM »
Canon should make it push pull and rotate to zoom.  And lighter, and cheaper, and stronger, and more macho looking, and maybe scented to smell like roses on a summer morning right after the rain.

Oh and if it takes good pictures, sure that be cool too I guess.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:56:42 PM »
My 70-200 went down (literally), the strap broke.  So I needed a longer lens, and my 100mm IS Mcro was just sitting there begging to go to the game...

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Sports / Re: Basketball
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:38:40 PM »
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I don't think it will be APS-H.  But I do love APS-H and would really like to see another APS-H Camera. 

I have a 1D Mark IV and realy enjoy the odd blend of bigger sensor, but not too big.

Canon shot themselves in the foot with the whole EF-S Lenses not fitting F or APS-H thing.  Especially when 3rd party lenses do.  My Tokina 11-16 is awesome on my 1D Mark IV vegetating unacceptablely only at 11mm.  On my 5D III it's not bad until 15mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:02:54 AM »
It will not be a mark 2 of the original 7D if it wasn't an APS-C sensor.

True.

I personally don't care much about APS-C DSLR's anymore. When I get the chance I will get a full frame mirrorless too (at a budget price), but then, full frame is compatible with my type of photography.

Of course for the birders and such I wish the 7D2 will have an excellent aps-c sensor :)

If you shoot a variety of images, or even just a variety in one nitch, an APS-C  camera is a nice compliment to a FF camera.  Shooting sports I will often use a fisheye and my 400 with extenders in the same shoot.  The difference in the look and reach of the 2 cameras can be nice.  The 5DII + 7D combo because very popular for this reason.

I worked with that combination for a long time, but the image quality of the 7D was disappointing compared to the 5D MkII so in the end that's what caused me to sell the 7D in favor of a 5D MkIII. The Mk II and Mk III work much better together; but I prioritize the MkIII for low light and sports, obviously.

Last weekend I did a motorsports shoot with the 70-200 on the MkIII and my 35mm Sigma on the Mk II. The results were staggeringly good, and the bodies and lenses a seamless match, with matching sharpness and colors.

Cool.  I have always been happy with the colors on my 7D.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 26, 2014, 03:09:33 PM »
It will not be a mark 2 of the original 7D if it wasn't an APS-C sensor.

True.

I personally don't care much about APS-C DSLR's anymore. When I get the chance I will get a full frame mirrorless too (at a budget price), but then, full frame is compatible with my type of photography.

Of course for the birders and such I wish the 7D2 will have an excellent aps-c sensor :)

If you shoot a variety of images, or even just a variety in one nitch, an APS-C  camera is a nice compliment to a FF camera.  Shooting sports I will often use a fisheye and my 400 with extenders in the same shoot.  The difference in the look and reach of the 2 cameras can be nice.  The 5DII + 7D combo because very popular for this reason.

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When I switched from Nikon to Canon 5 years ago, a lens adapter helped me use a few of my lenses with the new 5DII body.  I hated it.  I had a fotoix adapter then even gave me focus confirmation (in theory).  I just hated it.  Like turning a philips screw with a small enough to fit standard driver, it just felt like a kludge. 

A few months ago I saw a 50s era Nikon 28mm f2.8 in a store window and thought it looked so cool and vintage I have to have it. I still had the adapter anyway.  Hated it. 

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Lighting / Re: Midsized Flashlights to work unleashed
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:09:18 AM »
More important than the flashes is the flash modifier.  A good portable soft box is key to change the hard light into soft.

Search youtube for "Off Camera Flash".  You'll see tons of examples and tutorials.

I will bet the 7D2 is running around inside a 1D Mark 4 case or similar.  Completely concealed.  I'm sure it would only go out labeled as 7D2 is Canon wanted it to leak.

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EOS-M / Re: Cheap silicon cover or leather case for our M?
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:40:53 PM »
Cheap? Check eBay.  Off brand accessories are there by the ton.

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Well 2.5K postings but manners like a sibling of Ankorwat.... had to refrain for some days to answer...

Yes gentlemen of course the restrictions for Field Hockey are not comparable to soccer.
The picture I enclose is from a game of the Chinese female team playing outside the Arena on an artificial green field and another one from the Dutch male Team playing inside the Kyrocera Arena on watered  artificial green field.  The Chinese team's Picture is nothing special just a Goal against another Team and shot from the wrong side but the guys arround the lonesome TV Camera in the corner gives you an idea how relaxed the Dutch are with sealing of the area.

Nice pics axtstern. 

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He's claiming he got into the World Cup media area with no credentials, which is quite a bit different from this.
Also, note that the OP said, "Hockey games of the world cup currently held at The Hague" - he didn't mean the World Cup of Football/Futbol/Soccer :)

Field Hockey.  Looks like 4-5000 people in attendance.  It's plausible.

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Canon General / World Cup 360: Big White Lenses, Sony Smocks
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:40:25 AM »
I got a kick out of the is 360 when I noticed 75% Canon, 20% Nikon, and everybody gets in an orange smock with a Sony tag.
http://tinyurl.com/phkmxhd
http://360photos.fifa.com/#!appvi=57A5C4DD0F863048A40A13A009DD899382DE&startscene=col_civ_2

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I get into events all the time with my 400mm f2.8.  College football etc.  But I always reciprocate.  Send some photos to the team etc.

We're not talking games.  We're talking championship events.  Any sport in the United States in NCAA Division I is the same.  At championship events to get to the media areas, there are very strict guidelines, no exceptions.  I'm guessing the World Cup constitutes as a championship event. 

I'm sure if you showed up to the Rose Bowl with your 1Dx/400 f/2.8 combo, they'd just let you on the sidelines, right?  Wrong.

I want to apologize sincerely for my events not being championship enough.  And I only have a 1D4 and 5D3 so your last comment is especially difficult for me to bare.  Though my 400 has IS, so don't know if that kind of counts.

axtstern, here is a nice shot from an Islanders Game with a 200mm f1.8.  I will admit to being credentialed for this event.  Please don't hold it against me for going off topic.   I only owned this lens for about a year, selling it because I preferred my 70-200 f2.8 IS II as a partner to my 400 f2.8 IS.  The 1.8 was marvelous, but too heavy as a second lens.  I was team photographer for the 2012 season, but the team folded in 2013.
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I don't understand the problem exactly, can't you just put one trigger in the hotshoe of the camera in your hand, the other with a shutter release cable attached to the remote camera? Then when you fire the camera in your hand, it would trigger the remote camera?

Which model of triggers do you have?

I have RF-603c's.  And that is exactly the problem.  Using one as a transmitter will fire the remote camera only if you press the button on the transmitter.  Placing it on the hotshot and firing the camera does nothing.   If you set up the receiver with a flash, the flash will fire.

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