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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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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:57:37 PM »
3 Shot, 5DIII + Sigma 35 f1.4
Wow, that's really cool!  Great image!

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:56:40 PM »
Some 'old skool' doctor instruments



The rest of the pictures are on my site.
http://maximlinssen.com/maison-dr-pepito/
LIKE!!  Very nice!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing AF-tracking 7D, 60D and 70D
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:54:55 PM »
I've owned both the 60d and the 7d.  The 60d tracking capability should be called tracking inability... It doesn't touch the 7d.

Absolutely, I'd even say my/the 60d doesn't do "tracking" at all (nr do any of the 9pt af models) - they simply have "servo af" which does come handy if you want to do some snaps of a moving object and want the camera do do some linear prediction. But you cannot customize anything. the af doesn't lock on an object, it's really a legacy system and completely outdated by today's dlsr standard.
Agreed.  My 60d was gone within 14 days of purchase and one weekend in Key West trying to get some BIF... Never regretted the change and never looked back...

With my 7d, I had a difficult time letting it go, even taking it off of my profile.  I loved it!  I knew it inside and out and despite some it's shortcomings with regard to noise in the shadows in low light scenarios, I absolutely loved it for all my wildlife and sports work.  Loved it...

It seriously took me over 6 months to "let it go" after purchasing the 5d Mk III.  Since then I've not looked back either, there is no comparison, except I'd like a better frame rate for continuous high speed and more especially for silent high speed... I love that mode, just wish for much better frame rate. 

I will consider a 7d Mk II, depending highly on the specs... I'm looking forward to an announcement later this year!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 2
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:43:53 PM »
 :)
7D with 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
f/2.8
ISO - 160
1/60th sec
200mm

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:40:11 PM »
Just picked one of these up as a refurb from Canon. Can't wait for it to arrive!
Congratulations!   :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing AF-tracking 7D, 60D and 70D
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:33:21 PM »
And in iq also kicks the 60d in the guts to a severe undeniable degree.
this is the first time i have heard that 7D kicks 60D's testis regarding IQ.

It doesn't, that's just wishful thinking or the expectancy that a much more expensive camera must have the better iq. Fact is that it's the other way around: The 7d has more banding due to the dual channel readouts, and which every 18mp generation (60d, Rebels) Canon seems to do some minor tweaks to improve the performance.

Now that Magic Lantern runs with the 7d I'd gladly exchange my 60d for it (for free :-)) even if the 7d lacks the swivel screen, but the iq isn't the reason but the faster af/fps performance plus afma.
I've owned both the 60d and the 7d.  The 60d tracking capability should be called tracking inability... It doesn't touch the 7d.  That's why I got rid of my 60 so quickly... it never came close.  The 7d takes some time to track the learning curve but it's worth the effort and the results always made it worth it in comparison, with regard to keepers... imho...  :)

And as a side note, that's why I have the 5d3 now... the AF System blows away the AF system on my 7d... especially in tracking...  ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:28:52 PM »
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.


From Wikipedia
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!
True, but they don't peck wood here in India. I guess their food is in abundance outside tree trunks. They need to pick the worms out of the dirt. Hence long beaks. Cardinals seem to have beaks that are used to break seeds. Think about it - if you were a worm and the climate was dry, where would you go? To a place that was damp. So inside a trunk makes sense. Now somebody posted a picture of a woodpecker listening to sounds in a tree trunk. Sure, that is human imagination, but I am sure the bird could hear the worms.

 :)

OK, so replace "I am sure" with "I believe" :)
Agreed!  Interestingly enough, Serendipity posted an image of a Cardinal eating a bug!  I thought they were strictly seed eaters.. I think perhaps more birds are omnivores than I once thought!
That entirely depends on what you consider to be a vegetarian diet ;)
Indeed!  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:27:25 PM »
I have a feeling the new 7d Mk II won't come in too much different than the original 7D body

I'll do a price guess poll once the specs are out as a [CR3] or from Canon :-) ... but remember the $3500 5d3 which also is an "above mainstream" model, everybody was surprised to shocked then. And since you can save thousands of $$$ (and weight/bulk) by not buying 600mm lenses with a crop body, Canon might want to take a premium for the "top of the line" birding and semi-pro sports model.
Wasn't the $3500 list for the body with kit lens?  I just don't remember! 

Anyway, you could well be right about that.  It is after all the flagship.  I think it will depend on the specs.  I just don't see them going over $2000 although there is a lot of speculation that it will come in between $2000 and $2500.  I hope it's under $2,000 USD.  Given the 5d3 pricing, I'd admit you may be correct but I'll continue to hold out that the 7d2 pricing will keep it in the gap that I suggest.  That is a price gap that doesn't need to be void!  We shall see soon enough I suppose! 

All the best! :)

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