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I shoot sports and I'm young and I wasn't able to afford the 1D X (that was never an option) and I had used my school's 7D for a while, and I knew the day the MK III was announced that I would get it one day. I got it a year later and I'm very happy. The only thing I would wish for would be higher FPS, maybe a little lighter, and if the SD slots would be faster. The FPS I find is too slow for baseball, because for a pitcher and batter I don't need continuous auto focus, and I find with 6 fps it's harder to make contact with the ball with the bat. It works great indoors, where the AF doesn't slow down at all, unlike the 7D while shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:11:18 PM »
Just because it's 18 doesn't mean it is the same sensor... This would seem like a worthy successor to the 60D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:18:58 PM »
As a disabled person who can now only use his left hand
who was amazed at this wonderful left-handed incarnation of his current camera
who has told his friends and family what a marvellous thing this was

I can say that I am not remotely amused by this April Fool

It would have been REALLY useful to me
I knew there would be one person who had the disability that would say this... I am sorry to hear. There is a way you can try (if you havnt tried already) use one of the cameras that has a flip screen, and use a batter grip. You can use the camera upside down. Better than nothing

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:20:25 PM »
(Stereotypical Canon forums user)
Blah! Canon! You don't have the right features for me! This is an entry level camera but you don't have the proper features for me! I don't want to spend moar money for a better camera!! I want slideshow with music! I'm not even gunna buy this camera!
Rant over.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Focus Issue Fixed! Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:03:05 PM »
Great for you! I got a 5D myself a couple of weeks ago (with 24-105) and I was thinking about sending them both in for proper calibration. Would that screw up my ther lenses?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 09, 2013, 12:25:15 AM »
My first game with it (paid $8 more shipping so I could have it in time!)

"I got me a trophy!" by Ayers Photo, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Full Frame Lens Choice to Match 7D and 17-55 2.8 IS.
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:51:30 PM »
I crank the ISO up and still can't get the keeper rate as high at 1/1600 and higher using f4 compared f2.8.  2.8 always wins when both have IS and the ISO is similar stops.  Maybe it's more a focusing issue.  I certainly came to know the intricacies of the 7D while I had it and used to kind of irritate the BIF guys with the bigger F4 lenses at times when shooting side by side, especially in the golden hour.
That's the point.  Sensor size does not affect exposure.  Shooting at 1/1600 s, f/2.8, ISO 3200 on APS-C, if you switch to f/4 and keep 1/1600 s and ISO 3200, you'll have half as much light per unit area hitting the sensor.  Same would be true with the teeny sensor on my PowerShot S100. 

What sensor size does affect is the amount of noise at a given ISO.  So compared to 1/1600 s, f/2.8, ISO 3200 on the 7D, you could shoot the FF camera at 1/1600 s, f/4, ISO 6400 and have lower image noise (better IQ) or you could shoot at 1/3200 s, f/4, ISO 12800 and have similar IQ to the 7D shot at f/2.8, ISO 3200 - i.e., a faster shutter speed with the slower lens and equivalent IQ.

Here's a shot with one of one of those 'bigger f/4 lenses' at dusk on an overcast day, FF camera and ISO 6400.  Same shot on a 7D would be unusably noisy (and in this case, f/2.8 isn't an option...). 


EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, 1/250 s, f/4, ISO 6400

Wow, great photo! It's amazing that is ISO 6400...that setting is completely unusable on the 7D, even in relatively good light. I was just replying to someone the other day who proclaimed that the notion that small pixels increase noise is a "myth"...I'd love them to see this photo. It kind of proves my point...higher noise with smaller pixels is most certainly not a myth....there just isn't enough light per pixel to compare to something like the 1D X (assuming similar framing, anyway...although even with a center crop on the 1D X and a full frame with the 7D, downsampling won't completely mitigate the higher noise of the 7D's smaller pixels.)

I would actually be curious to know if you pushed ISO even higher, 12800, whether that would saturate the sensor more, and with a little post-process pullback, might actually result in less visible noise...
It is a great photo, but (with all due respect to Jon) iris noisy, grainy, and soft. I'm not sure how you don't see that.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Made the Jump
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:30:36 PM »
Congrats! I did the same (T2i) last week! It's a big difference, but I'll adapt over time. I'm certainly enjoying it! And I agree about not selling, I wouldn't get too much for it. I'll sell my 28-135 for sure though now that I have the 24-105!!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark III Refurbished for $2379.33
« on: March 03, 2013, 01:34:38 AM »
Haha I just got it for 3,500 with the 24-105 lens, battery grip, and extra battery.... But at least I have a new warranty...

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I really enjoy this lens! I'm glad it works on my 5D also. Most unique fisheye shot:

Fisheye HDR by Ayers Photo, on Flickr
I was renting the 5D and wanted to try the HDR mode also.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR at the End of March [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:49:09 PM »
Since I just got a 5D MK III with 24-105, I won't be able to buy any camera stuff until I graduate. But I am still interested in what goes on.

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Sports / Hockey State with my new 5D MK III!
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:11:14 PM »
State championship hockey shots with my new 5D MK III! Comments?

CEA_0270 by Ayers Photo, on Flickr


Charlie and Regain by Ayers Photo, on Flickr


"I got me a trophy!" by Ayers Photo, on Flickr


"Two F______ Times!" by Ayers Photo, on Flickr


CEA_0395 by Ayers Photo, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Why aren't zoom lenses faster than 2.8?
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:32:36 PM »
How come the G15 is a 1.8-2.8 and doesn't weigh a 100lbs? I actually wouldn't mind a variable aperature zoom like the G15's. why don't they do that?

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EOS Bodies / Re: mhm... open letter to canon?
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:20:03 PM »
Haha you guys who were complaining were dumb! The 6D's one AF point is absolutely amazing I heard! Have a little faith in the company, jeez!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:15:58 PM »
Why does everyone complain about the black ad points? News flash! You can disable them not to all appear at once or just show a few ad points! It doesn't bother me on the 7D or 5D. Spot meter, I can understand, but really, the black AF points can easily be avoided!

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