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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 8D Rumors [CR0]
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:58:08 PM »
8D  :-D  :-|  :-(
I just pre-ordered mine...   ::)

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:54:35 PM »

1/320, f/5.6, ISO 100, 35mm

1/15, f/8, ISO 100, 24mm

1/320, f/5.6, ISO 6400, 24mm
That first one is a fantastic image Captain!  Love it!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:53:48 PM »
Ok I just picked one up. You guys sold me - along with a 100mm macro. Nice shots everyone.
For me the 24-105mm love snuck up on me!  Hopefully you'll feel the love with your first set of images!  Congratulations on the purchase of both!  I'm sure you'll be quite pleased! :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:51:48 PM »
Silver Eared Mesia 5D3 | 500L II | 1/160s | F6.3 | ISO-500


Green Magpie 5D3 | 500L II  | 1/30s | F4 | ISO-800


Blue Eared Barbet 5D3 | 500L II + 1.4TC III | 1/250s | F8 | ISO-400


All three are exquisite! Very beautiful and colorful birds. Great work. :)
Awesome!  Very nice!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:43:43 PM »
Haven't posted any images for a while...  :(  Here's a newer one...
1/1600 sec
f/5.6
ISO: 2500
400mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:40:43 PM »
Fledgling Common tern close up, and scene with its parent feeding a fish.
60D 100-400mm 1/1250 at f8
Martha's Vineyard
Love that first image Jeff!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:39:51 PM »
If the 7D II comes out with something like 24mp APS-C that improves ISO 100 noise, maybe uses a BSI design *with* split pixels like the 20.2mp sensor, and still offers everything else (10fps, 61pt AF, same durable body design and weather sealing of the 5D III), etc. Then I think it will clock in over $2000, maybe even $2500.

+1, my money (not that I have it) is also on a new sensor, a late release date and a $2500 price remembering of the interview I mentioned above.

Honestly? If Canon launched a camera as described by jrista I could easily see that reaching the US$3,000 and even the US$3,500 mark. In fact why would it be cheaper (especially on release) than the 5D Mark III?

Well, the 1D X and 5D III pioneered some new technology. Such as the 61pt AF system. The 7D II would be able to piggyback on the profits from sales of those cameras if it reused the 61pt AF system. Same goes for the metering, etc. Canon wouldn't need to do as much R&D for the 7D II...about the only thing that really needs improvement is the sensor...and it sounds like that's being done. So I don't really foresee the 7D II hitting the $3000 mark I think it would be surprising if it came out higher than $2500...I just don't see people buying it at a price point higher than that, given the position it holds (the lowest end "pro" camera in Canon's lineup, plus APS-C to boot...a lot of people have this thing about FF being professional now.)

There is also the competitive aspect to think about. A $3000 7D II would be in a tough competitive spot with Nikon at the very least, as Nikon has been packing in as many features as possible at the cheapest price point possible lately.
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The 7D got newer technology than the 5DII. Giving the 7DII equal or better technology than than the 5DIII, but in an APS-C format is consistent with past practice.
The 7d came in substantially less than a new 5d2 came in at, with the "newer" technology.  Why can't a 7D2, having some of the same technology and some "newer" technology come in substantially less than the 5d3?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:35:12 PM »
I'd be really surprised if it got the 61pt AF system just because they want some seperation between the 7D and 5D MIII.  If they dumped all the latest tech in it and it just came down to one being one being full frame and one not then most would probably go for the cheaper 7D with more fps stealing sales from the 5D MIII, I just don't see them doing that.
43 point AF...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:32:53 PM »
I'd be really surprised if it got the 61pt AF system just because they want some seperation between the 7D and 5D MIII.  If they dumped all the latest tech in it and it just came down to one being one being full frame and one not then most would probably go for the cheaper 7D with more fps stealing sales from the 5D MIII, I just don't see them doing that.

The 7D got newer technology than the 5DII. Giving the 7DII equal or better technology than than the 5DIII, but in an APS-C format is consistent with past practice.

Canon doesn't care about "stealing sales" from one model to the next. They care about stealing sales from Nikon.

Totally agreed.

Competition with other brands is more important than self competition. I don't really even buy the self competition argument either...the 5D III is FF, and that is the most important factor for the majority of people who buy that camera. I know a good number of portrait and wedding photogs (well, and event photogs as well) who would NEVER buy an APS-C camera, for any price with any feature set, because the full frame FoV and DOF are far more important to them. People who buy the 7D line want it for what it is...and gimping its AF relative to the rest of Canon's pro line would just be another detractor against outside competition.
Yes, yes and yes!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bird Photography Critique/Tips
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:30:23 PM »
100-400mm is really irritating on the 7d too... (sarc., implied  ;))
1/320 sec.
f/5.6
ISO 100

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bird Photography Critique/Tips
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:11:02 PM »
There are no sharp images with an EF 100-400mm.  Especially at the long end... Everyone knows that, which is exactly why they never sold very many... ::)

I hate this lens and wish I never purchased it...  >:(  Lol...

EF 100-400mm
1/1600 sec
F/5.6
ISO - 2500
FL: 400mm

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:10:32 PM »

July 4th 2013 - Pier 39 by Boys and Bees, on Flickr
That's pretty cool!  Love the perspective...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing AF-tracking 7D, 60D and 70D
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:07:31 PM »
I had no complaints with my 7D. It had fantastic AF and never wanted for more. Just a FF sensor.
It's a great camera.  I never experienced any of the banding issues some folks complained about either...  ;)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 20, 2013, 01:06:11 PM »

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:59:37 PM »
So many great pictures!

A humble offering taken in Chicago.

Single Image.  (Lightroom -> Photoshop for perspective correction -> Nik HDR Efex for Tone Mapping -> Lightroom for HSL)
I really like this Brian!

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