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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:32:09 AM »
In the text there are bits like this:

65-point* all cross-type AF system for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions

I haven't seen anything indicating what the *'s are for?

Me, either.  But I suspect it's a footnote that you don't get 65 points with all lenses.  Similarly, with the 1D X/5DIII's 61 AF points, you get only 47 points with the 800/5.6L and only 33 points with the 180L Macro.

Me, either.  But I suspect it's a footnote that you don't get 65 points with all lenses.  Similarly, with the 1D X/5DIII's 61 AF points, you get only 47 points with the 800/5.6L and only 33 points with the 180L Macro.
Exactly, it does mention it on Canon's website...  ;)

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:52:57 AM »
I must say, really looks like a winner!  Looking forward to reviews!  ::)

Here's one more example using this technique.   

When the Sky Rolled Back by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
Hey Dustin, Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the images!  Looks like a great new option, I'm looking forward to trying it out soon after my next outing!  Thanks again!  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:28:18 PM »

Well, I hear a lot of negative about this camera but no one has put the sensor to the test yet.  there were a lot of haters befor the 5D3 came out and now everyone wishes they had one.  Canon targets specific groups, if you want a little of everything, get a rebel, if you want the best of everything get a 5D3 or 1DX,  this camera is geared towards sports/action/wildlife, you don't need video or "touchy flippy screens".  it has great upgrades such as a top of the line focusing system, 2 more FPS (which equates to a lot),  a better buffering system for your bursts,  gps,  even a f/8 focus point whcih is something i'm most excited about because I use a Canon 400mm F5.6 with a 1.4 TC.  It upgraded the things that needed upgrading.  buy a gopro if you want video or some other DSLR, this is a sports shooter.  As long as it comes in under 2K USD,  I will be buying one.
I think a lot of current 7D owners will feel the same way.. Getting the faster fps of the 1d line, the improved AF of the 5d3, especially with the dual pixel AF CMOS... hopefully improved high ISO factor, the 70d sensor did make a difference with it compared to the original 7d..  body design, much like the great 5d3...

I think it will be well received by many current owners and many more, especially after the reviews start pouring in...

Groundbreaking?  Not so much when compared to current technology but when compared to the original 7D, which remember is what it is replacing, I think it will be a huge and welcomed improvement... ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:08:21 PM »
Just small incremental upgrades.  Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.  I'll skip the mark II, thank you.

I'm really torn.  One group that I talk to is saying that the 70D was only a marginal upgrade over the T2i (that I currently use).  They're also saying the 7Dii is going to probably only be a marginal upgrade as well.  I bought the T2i years ago when I was first learning how to shoot.    But there's a lot of people on this forum saying the image quality would be massively improved over the T2i if I switched to the ii.   

I'm photographing mainly wildlife, about 85% of what I photograph is birds, smallish ones.  In actuality I'm only using the center focus point probably 90% of the time as well, since I'm good at getting in the range of my 400mm, and it's close enough that the center point covers most of the bird.   

May skip the ii, and maybe go to a 5diii or 6d or something, since I'm not hurting for reach in the least.

The truth is usually somewhere in the middle. You will see an improvement in image quality with the 70D, it will definitely be noticeable, but it will not be earthshaking.... but the user interface is drastically different and according to those who have gotten used to it, much better.

As far as AF goes, yes, the 70D has far better autofocus, but if you just use the center point you will miss most of the advantages. What you will see is that the AF on that center point is more accurate and of course, if you go into live view, the DPAF is a huge improvement..

As far as the 7D2, nobody knows..... until people get their hands on it, you are just hearing guesses and opinions based on rumours and startlingly devoid of facts.
I notice the top dial has the unlock button in the center also, like the 5DIII.  I'm glad it's taking after the 5DII  ::)

Just small incremental upgrades.  Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.
Well, if it has the AF system that is on par with the 5d3 it's a huge upgrade from the original 7D.  I loved my 7d and unlike many others, I felt like the AF in my original 7d was excellent!  It wasn't till I received my 5DIII that I realized how difficult the AF really was...

That, the 10fps, the increased iso capabilities (although likely not huge, it's still welcomed and wanted by nearly every original 7D owner), the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, I think it's likely to be another winner for Canon... I think current 7D owners will love it and 5D3 owners will consider it for a perfect back up. 

Personally, I'm starting to think like Mackguyver, the 1dx is looking like the next back up for my 5DIII... Okay, it'll likely end up as my 5DIII the back up for my 1Dx, hehe!   First, I've got to grab a new 300mm f/2.8..  ;D

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:50:30 AM »
this is interesting! specs wise looks a lot like the sony rx100 series, even with a suspicious 1" 20MP sensor :)

lens reach is better

Indeed.  We'll see if it's the Sony sensor.  That plus the longer lens plus real RAW files plus Canon's ergonomics/menus, we have a winner!
I agree, looks like a winner to me too!  ;)  I'm in the same camp with several of the others though, the evf would be nice.. That and seeing the wifi feature, still makes me wonder why they didn't throw it in the 7D Mk2...

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
« on: September 09, 2014, 11:11:29 PM »
First post:

Have had the lens for about one year now. I use it daily and love it all focal lengths; with and without extender employed.

This at 560mm on 1DX

Magnificant capture Incredibly!

@macguyver  We lived in Mobile, AL for quite a few years and your picture looks just like south Alabama too.  I miss a lot things about living on the Gulf Coast, but not the oppressive humidity.  Tallahassee is a nice place,  hubby went to Florida State and we've spent quite a few fun football weekends there.
I don't mean to harp on Tallahassee as it has a lot of other things to offer (including the National Champion Seminoles), but there sure are a lot of trees and swamps.  I grew up in New England and near the Smoky Mountain National park and have lived in Colorado as well, so I'm just missing those amazing mountains and distant vistas :)

Change the palms to weeds and you have my backyard.  :)    Our environments aren't too different regarding all of the pests.  We aren't normally aren't as humid as Houston, but this year has been the exception.   I'm sure if we swapped locations, we could both find inspiration.
Yes, I'm too ashamed to show my backyard!  I'm sure we would have fun swapping locations and think the other was crazy for complaining!
I grew up in New England
Where did you grow up in New England Mack?  I was from the Cape.  Now, also in Florida as you know, over in the Mount Dora area... about 4 hours away from you... :)

Sunny Florida!  About 45 minutes to an hour North West of Orlando...  8)

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

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)

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!  ::)

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!  ::)

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

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

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

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