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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:56:35 AM »
Okay, I succeeded in confusing myself... I always liked my 24-105mm but I never loved my 24-105mm so I finally sold it.  Now I miss it.  Think I'll order another one... sigh...  :o

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:51:49 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.
Huh! Never thought of them like that! So when the rain abates and the clouds part (not the sea!!!) hopefully they will return to my garden...
Unless I move, I fear they will never be in my garden!   Looking again, perhaps they are even a Cardinal, Waxwing, Small Woodpeckerish looking creature... I do like them...  :)
Nope, bulbuls. Very different. Look at the beak.


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Yes, agreed about the beak.  I almost didn't comment on it because of the beak but the facial markings are somewhat woodpeckerish, no?  It's a great bird, I wish we had them here!

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1. Two stops improved noise performance.
2. Improved Dynamic Range
3. Two Compact Flash card slots that operate at equal rates
4. Expanded AF points
5. Higher Silent Frame Rate

I do not have the need for a larger file.
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5. Higher Silent Frame Rate
Agree with everything here but the higher silent frame rate would be really great!  I've thought that since day one!

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:45:51 AM »
Not exactly a landscape...... well, I'm not entirely sure what to call it but in involves a sunset! Taken in Gen Arbor, MI last summer
Very nice!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
Big Bend National Park
That first one really is awesome!  Congratulations, excellent image!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:43:57 AM »
Not exactly a 'beautiful sunset', but one of the strangest sunset skies I've seen. Shot from the back of my house a few days ago, straight off the camera. Must have been to do with different thickness of the clouds. The whole sky was a dusky brick red / pink making the whole scene quite dark despite the sun visible.
Somewhat strange, yes but very interesting!  I like it!

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:42:32 AM »
Hello everybody! My first post.... hope you can see the photo!


Naples, Florida Pier
Oct. 26. 2012
Beautiful!  Reminds me that it's about time for another trip to the Gold Coast!  Great image, Welcome to the forum!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:38:55 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.
Huh! Never thought of them like that! So when the rain abates and the clouds part (not the sea!!!) hopefully they will return to my garden...
Unless I move, I fear they will never be in my garden!   Looking again, perhaps they are even a Cardinal, Waxwing, Small Woodpeckerish looking creature... I do like them...  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:35:16 AM »
Well, I have an overall good feeling about the 7D Mk II.  I think they know they set the bar high when the original came out and given the popularity of the camera, my guess is that the Mk II won't be anything to sneeze at...   That being said, who knows!

Some Canon big shot also said so in a recent interview, they know after all the sensor and feature recycling (sans adding some gimmicks) it's time for them to have a showcase model again that shines without compromise... let's hope the 7d2 won't be so expensive that you could buy a used aps-h 1d4 for it, which afaik also isn't something to sneeze at :-p
Given where the new 70d came in at, I have a feeling the new 7d Mk II won't come in too much different than the original 7D body, price wise...  Maybe just a little more... I'm guessing $1600 - $1800 range... better yet, I'll guess $1599 to $1699... $1799 tops...  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:27:08 AM »
Black Skimmer - Martha's Vineyard
Had to dodge security guards ( yes, security guards on the BEACH !) and hike to a remote spot were this cool bird flew back and forth practically begging to have its picture taken.

60D and 100-400mm - 1/1250 f8, 400mm, ISO 320
Great image Islander!  I can't wait to get back up to the Cape!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:25:43 AM »
Very nice Serendipity!  I wish we had some bulbuls here!  They almost seem like a cross between a cardinal and a wax wing..  Beautiful!
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.

Really nice shot of a beautiful bird. We have bulbuls here but they look somewhat different. Thanks for sharing. :)

edit: Here is what they look like in Hawaii.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:23:26 AM »
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) that visited our garden yesterday for just a few seconds, luckily I had the camera in hand.
Rienz, I'd say lucky is right!  Right place, right time!  Great looking bird, I've never seen one of them before, thanks for posting! :D

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Excellent (and very inventive) idea.
Unfortunately the resolution probably will be somewhat reduced, so real improvement should rather come from the sensor.
I hope that Canon will improve the sensor readout noise in future sensors so that there is no need for SW tricks.
Even the full well capacity is bigger for Canon sensors (due to bigger pixels) the readout noise is so high that in case of low ISO it cancels all the advantages of big pixels and limits the dynamic range.
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I hope that Canon will improve the sensor readout noise in future sensors so that there is no need for SW tricks
Need the SW tricks or not, I can only imagine that the software junkies will always pursue improvement and "tricks"...  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
Outsanding!

Yea, that 7D was not an easy camera for me to use. It took me 4-5 months before I really started to appreciate the information you could extract from the photos. My sharpest and most detailed shots are with it. With out a doubt what so ever for me to say that. I love detailed photos.

But? I didn't realize how poor the AF was until I went with a IV camera. For me it was a trade off well worth it. And I also think I would go with a 1DX or 5D III before ever going back to the 7D. Just for the AF.
The mark IV is the easiest camera I have ever worked with. But I cannot push it near as far as I did the 7D. The info is just not there to use and push.
My experience anyway, and my way of post processing. What really amazed me is in PS I could de noise and sharpen the 7D back to incredible detailed pics. With the IV I cannot. In my mind that is pixel density at work. Just amazing.

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I also think I would go with a 1DX or 5D III before ever going back to the 7D. Just for the AF.
I can understand and appreciate that.  I thought the AF on the 7d was fantastic once I conquered it... It was far superior to the 60d I purchased or any of the Rebels I've owned. 

That being said, I had no idea how incredible the AF would be on the 5D III when I purchased it!  After using it for 6 months, I came to the realization that I wasn't using my 7d at all anymore...  I then took it out for a couple of jaunts to the lake and wow, I kept putting it down and grabbing my 5d III... I have way more keepers with the 5d III than my 7d. 

I did take quite a bit of time to research and put into practice, the tweaking of my 5d III settings and have improved even more since then...

I likely wouldn't pick up another 7d, though still very fond of it but I would definitely like to see what the MK II will bring to the table with regard to AF.  I think they are going to make it quite mouth watering...  :P

Sorry, have been out in the field shooting Pittas for the last few days. Beautiful birds.

Agree totally. The Mark II has some pretty big shoes to fill at this point IMO. I hope Canon comes threw with the goods. If not I will keep shooting the IV.
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Well, I have an overall good feeling about the 7D Mk II.  I think they know they set the bar high when the original came out and given the popularity of the camera, my guess is that the Mk II won't be anything to sneeze at...   That being said, who knows!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II composition movement
« on: July 20, 2013, 11:11:37 AM »
Update: I will be taking it back to the shop I brought it from for them to look at it as it is still within the 3 month store warranty.
Sounds like the best choice.  I thought it was the IS too, until you said it happens with all your IS lenses... 

Just out of curiosity, Do you have any non IS lenses and if so, does it happen with them?

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