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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:18:15 PM »
rumor specs look good for af and fps. Decent iq at 2500iso or slightly higher will help in decision making. I'm 80% saving money for 1dx ii though.
Like all, I've waited a long time for the venerable 7D MkII.  After having my 5d mkIII now for about a year and a half, I sold my beloved 7d some 9 months ago and I'm very happy.  I don't miss much without the crop factor, with FF I can crop anyway and still have great resolution, has many have also found to be true. 

Although I'm still highly interested in the 7d2 and I think it will be a phenomenal camera, like Dylan, I think 1Dx is the way to go and will very likely be my next purchase, depending on what happens with regard to 5D4.. 

I may pick up a 7d2 when rebates, etc. kick in, just to have in the bag for some long bird shots, especially if it's under $2k, which I think it will be but I'm really more interested in the 1Dx line now...  1dx and 5d3 is a nice combo... anyway, that's where I'm at now...  :D

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:49:43 AM »
Regarding the 'EOS 1 build quality', that's carefully phrased.  It doesn't say '1DIV' or '1D X'.  It's technically correct to say the 5DIII has 'EOS 1 weather sealing', since Canon called it equivalent to the EOS 1N film body (but that's not up to the level of the 1D X).

So Canon only has one EOS-1 series camera in their lineup now.  If they say EOS-1 build quality it should be on "par" with the 1DX and not the 5DIII.

What makes you think Canon (officially) said, "EOS-1 build quality"?  Even if they did, 'EOS-1' is a generic statement, not a specific model designation. If this turns out to be a $3999 EOS 1D Mark V, it'll have build quality equivalent to the 1D X.  If it's a 7D Mark II, it won't.
Exactly!   8)

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Sounds like an excellent marketing strategy to me.  ;)
Agreed East Wind!   8)

I'm glad I pre-ordered my 7D MK II 18 months ago...  I can't wait for it to get here.  ::) and it sounds to me that it's like the original 7D from a marketing standpoint.. It'll be ground breaking for what segment it represents... Just like the original!  Wildlife & Bird photogs are going to love it!!  I know I will!  Again, so glad I pre-ordered!  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 13, 2014, 12:48:20 AM »
Additionally, I think it would be great if the new 100-400L played nice with the 2x III and the 1.4x III Teleconverters...  ::)

I wouldn't be in a hurry to make the jump though.  I'm a fan of the push pull, especially as birds come flying toward me, it works well and wasn't hard to get used too. 

Also, my copy is super sharp, I use it more than my 70-200 f2.8L II, ever since getting it back from Canon.  They put a whole new IS system in it, recalibrated it and it's been amazing ever since.  Now the 70-200 II spends more time in the bag!  I'd be worried I wouldn't get that same result from the new one.  But who knows, I'm always a sucker for new glass!  ::)

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What a great thread to pop in on during a quick break in what has turned out to be a long day!!  Thank you so much for posting, Troll.  Thank you for all the wonderful repsonses, especially yours Unfocused... You guys made my day, enjoyed the "light hearted" break!  Cheers!   ;D

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:21:23 AM »

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:20:50 AM »
Another day escapes from the tumultuous tempest, we call time!  :)

Nice!  One of those you just need a lawn chair to enjoy.

Here are a few oldies taken of the Tetons:


Really cool series!  For some reason I like the chop in the water surface instead of the traditional mirror finish.
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Nice!  One of those you just need a lawn chair to enjoy.
Thank you!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: DragonFly Series
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:10:37 AM »
One more, a Blue Dasher.  Same camera, same lens.
Nice Steven!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:08:39 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or feedback with this model?
"Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod"  From what I've seen, it looks pretty darn good for the price but I'm not familiar with the brand.. at 70" it seems that may be a good height for me, I'm 5'10". 

Anyway, please give me your thoughts or comments.  Thanks!   :D

There is one user on CR who swears by them.  When getting a tripod, and laying out $600, make sure that you can get parts.  With camera sales tanking, I'd expect that tripod makers are hurting too, and some of them will drop out or get bought up.

That's a good thought Mt. Spokane, I hadn't thought about that... I'll have to give it some thought... They make a gimball I was considering as well, looks really well built and strong but quite light...

Well, it's a good point you make my friend.  At least with the bigger companies, there's less chance of them going out of business anytime soon, one would hope! 

Back to the drawing board!  Thanks for your thoughts!   :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:05:05 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or feedback with this model?
"Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod"  From what I've seen, it looks pretty darn good for the price but I'm not familiar with the brand.. at 70" it seems that may be a good height for me, I'm 5'10". 

Anyway, please give me your thoughts or comments.  Thanks!   :D

I don't have that tripod but I do have a few Sirui products and find them to be very good. I currently use the P424 Mono pod (similar leg thickness to the 4203 tripod) and  can confirm that Sirui carbon legs are close to Gitzo in performance and I love the Sirui leg locks!
My problem is that I wonder whether you need a monster like the 4203? Yes it is a cracking tripod but what lenses are you going to use it for? If you are looking at a 600 F4 or an 800 F5.6 then the 4203 would make you very happy. However if you are thinking of shorter lenses then have a look at the Sirui R3203. This would be more than enough to do the job with quite large lenses and quite tall enough. I am 5ft 9inches tall and use tripods of 140cm tall quite happily - this one is quoted at 150 cm so it's plenty high enough.
As a footnote I would add that if I hadn't got my Gitzo tripods so cheap the Siruis are what I would have bought.
Yes, I suppose 140cm would suffice.  After the Ball head is mounted it will likely put the viewfinder right about my eye height... I thought the 4203 coming in at 70" or 150cm would give me that extra height should I need it, without a center column. 

Yes, I'm looking to use it with everything from my 100-400L to a 600mm.  Not sure about anything larger than that or my 300 f/2.8 with Teleconverter. 

I noticed the 3203 model has the ability to remove one leg and use it for a monopod!  That's clever, I've got a monopod already but I could give it to my daughter and have an "all in one"!   Thanks for your input.  I appreciate your comments.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:59:54 AM »
North of Svalbard Islands 2014

1Dx 200-400f/4

From the Deck of the "Stockholm"
Edward, your images never cease to thrill me!  Thanks for sharing!  :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:58:03 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or feedback with this model?
"Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod"  From what I've seen, it looks pretty darn good for the price but I'm not familiar with the brand.. at 70" it seems that may be a good height for me, I'm 5'10". 

Anyway, please give me your thoughts or comments.  Thanks!   :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show us your Hooters (Owls)
« on: July 03, 2014, 12:11:40 AM »
very nice shots guys.....

here are few of my favorite shots taken this passed winter.
Whoa!  Those two images with it's prey just a breath away from capture are outstanding!  Very, Very  Cool!  8)

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Fantastic images Glenn! 8)  You should post some in the "Birds in Flight" forum and the "Bird Portraits" forum, everyone will love them!  :)

I love them, I can't pick a favorite!

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It really makes no rhyme or reason... My pic of the day for this shoot was the 1st one below, I call it the "Wall  of Fame",  I really thought they'd love it.  Nope, they loved #2 much more... I don't get it...  ???
I definitely like #1 much better, too, but clients are always unpredictable like that.  Maybe we should start a "I can't believe they chose this (insert profanity of choice) photo" thread ;)
That's not a bad idea!  It would be fun and a bit off the normal fray! 

Hey, I may be coming up through the Panhandle in the next 4-5 weeks.  If so, I'll give you a heads up Ian. 

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It really makes no rhyme or reason... My pic of the day for this shoot was the 1st one below, I call it the "Wall  of Fame",  I really thought they'd love it.  Nope, they loved #2 much more... I don't get it...  ???

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