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What makes ME feel the need?  Why don't you ask the people who I was responding to who were trashing the A7R here? I only responded because they were questioning the need and questioning how the A7R could be useful for anyone. So I told them why it could be.


Thanks for the long explanation. I still can't understand how you end up feeling as you do it all seems illogical to me. But of course I fully respect your feelings.

You asked why I wasn't asking my question of those "slagging" the Sony. Its quite simple. Not many of them have used the Sony. So I'm not all that interested in their comments.

I asked you because you seem so intense about you feelings about Canon. If I felt as you appear to I think I would not be using Canon equipment.

I'm interested in how you get to "were you are" because so many people on here seem so intense and I don't understand why they have such intense views.

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Anyway, at least for stuff where you can do liveview manual focusing we in the Canon world can now escape Canon's tiresome milking of decade old sensor tech and just nab a Sony and an adapter.



If you really feel like that, and I'm sure you do, why don't you do just that? What is it that makes you feel the need to make such comments?

Your comments are so obviously heart felt and it seems to matter so much to you. You seem to believe that Canon are such a poor company to buy from I just can't get my head around why it matters so much to you.

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I then switched off the AF microadjustements, and everything worked flawlessly again. By the way, the new Dual pixel AF works quite nicely with that combo, allowing AF at 800mm/F11 (sometimes it can hunt a bit, but it is fast enough to take pics of a perched bird)! Too bad you can't microadjust...

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If you're using Dual pixel AF is there any point in setting AFMA? Won't it be like live view in that it works on the actual focus on the sensor not the separate focus system.


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Lenses / Re: Results with the 100-400 with a 1.4x TC?
« on: October 25, 2013, 02:03:20 PM »
I played with the 1.4x TC on my 100-400L on the 5DIII in February before the 5DIII could AF.  My conclusion was that photos cropped in post had as much or more detail.  I was not impressed with this combination and sent the 1.4 TC back.  I've been using the 5DIII and the 100-400L together however, and they are a great pair.

BTW....I am another one looking at the 300 f/2.8....almost pulled the trigger last night...

I'm keeping the 1.4x TC. for now, I'll probably be using it with the 70-200 II and, in a pinch, with the 135L.

Anyhow, the TCs will be essential once I get the 300f/2.8 II ... So no point returning it, I might get the 2x in the meantime  ;)

I have 878 images taken with the 100/400 + 1.4TC, so it gets some use but its not my top lens. Its quite capable but wont take the best images.

Now turning to the 300 f2.8  :) :) :) It works fine with the TC both 1.4 and 2. These will take the best images and are my top lenses.  :) :) :)

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Yes, it's only taken them like 10 years to dribble out working ISO. Every other maker has had it working even in Rebel-level lines. Why does Canon marketing need to make this some astonishing 1DX-level only feature? Nobody will actually buy the 1DX just for that so all it does is make Canon marketing look obnoxious and it antagonizes and already jumpy user base.

And why are the AF fixes not also coming out in an updated 5D3 firmware?? If 5D3 is supposed to have the same AF (other than the RGB metering assist stuff) why should it not get updated? While it does one shot AF very well, there are odd times that it does fail for AI Servo when you really think it maybe should not.

(granted it would be hard to install a new 5D3 firmware until ML got RAW video hooked into the new firmware though)

Well we got to the third response before someone took a negative point of view.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II
« on: October 19, 2013, 05:26:29 PM »
Can someone talk me out from NOT buying 300mm IS f2.8 II !!!PLEASE!!!

Yes I admit, I have "Red Ring Acquisition Syndrome"

Please show me your BAD photos taken with this lens ;D ;D ;D

Cant help you. Sorry. If you want my advice just get one as soon as you can. It is by far my favorite lens on the 1Dx, often with a converter. What ever they say if you don't say if the converter was on or not they can't tell from looking at the images. Its almost as good on the 5D3 but a bit slower to focus, but its still blimming fast.

According to lightroom about 60 to 70% of my shots with the 1Dx are through this lens. GET ONE NOW, you know you should.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Battery Drain?
« on: October 19, 2013, 05:17:25 PM »
So are you using Live view to focus? Are you doing macro? I will try it on mine some time. I wanted to lock it up for star shots. I just find it a pain with my remote control timer if the mirror is sometimes up and sometimes down due to time lapse. So I use mirror lockup for macro but not remote timed shots.

My 1Dx is subject to the recall. I haven't sent it back as yet, but I've been meaning to for a while. My lens needs to go back for a software update as well. I never want to part with them but I should get them both done. BTW I'm not seeing any "dirt" on the sensor to talk of. The odd bit I see is usually when I've been swapping lenses in a hurry in the field.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Battery Drain?
« on: October 18, 2013, 03:12:43 PM »
ok thanks, that explains it better for me- I wasn't sure if the camera used extra juice holding hte mirror open or not- I guess I can try usign hte 2 second timer to see if that makes a significant difference, soudns liek it should-
I do have a remote I could use as well.

I have one question if you might know the answer- I have my "C-1" custom setting set to this mirror up, 10 second timer, with all the other settingsl ike F/22 Aperature priority etc set the way I like- My question is, if I have the camera on "C-1" for the whole 2-3 hours of shooting, does that mean the camera is constantly using power keepign hte mirror locked in open position for hte whole 3 hours? I suppsoe I coudl try settign the camera back to manual or aperture priority or whaqtever between shots to see if it made a sginificant difference or not-

I dont often take long exposure shots. But I forgot to charge the battery the other day and it was flashing for warning it was low BEFORE I started. I took about 75 shots at 30 Seconds each before it gave up. Sounds to me like something is draining the battery. Mine is also about a year old BTW.

And the mirror will drop after quite a short delay, if you don't take an exposure when its held up. At least I have not been able to stop it dropping  :(

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Lenses / Re: Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:35:20 PM »
Our eyes have a cones behind the pupil and rods around the outer parts of the retina. Also our brains do quite a bit of PP on the image.

We see a detailed image of what we are looking at and a not very detailed view of the rest. Our brains make this into an image that is not an accurate interpretation of the real world. For instance how often are you aware of your blind spot?

For me I'm not so aware of the outer edges of my vision, I tend to concentrate on the central area so I use a 300mm as a walk round lens and photograph wild life and details.

On the odd occasion I use a wide lens I wonder why it has not record what I saw.  ;D

The top half of this images is an accurate images of the view I was looking at. But the bottom half is what I saw.  8)

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Lenses / Re: How bad is the 24-105?
« on: October 13, 2013, 05:35:23 PM »
Isn't it interesting that few people try to determine the lens used to take the images, as the OP asked.

But more started making fairly bold statements. And by bold I was meaning FIRM AND DEFINITE not brave or accurate. ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is ff metering more aggressive than crop?
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:49:15 PM »
I don't expect every camera to meter in exactly the same way. There are incredibly complex algorithms involved.

I treat it as an excuse to get out there, take some shots, and get used to how the camera works.

Some of the best advice I have had was "Choose a mode and stick to it"

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:43:25 PM »
The Dead Harts and Devil Wears Prada:

WNM-5901.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr

WNM-6349.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr

WNM-6531.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr

WNM-5774.jpg by Elliot Winter, on Flickr


A great set of shots.

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Canon General / Re: Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 05:37:52 PM »
ALWAYS keep the sun to your back......

This.  I'm not sure where it came from

I think it was advice from one of the early German flying aces in WW1 - Oswald Boelcke if memory serves me right.
Makes sense, you'd be hard for the enemy to spot!
Sounds like he could only go to war in the morning and go back to base in the evening. Depending which front he was fighting on of course.

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Macro / Re: Denizens of the Forest Floor
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:38:01 PM »
A couple from a dog walk the other day

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I've seen rumor....

Now, I found really strange that Canon .................... is not working on something similar.
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so how do you know they are not?

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