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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Need some help in editing.
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:14:30 PM »
 ;D Okay, that was fun!  I made 4 different edits.  Used LR4 only, NIK only and LR4 & NIK combined on one or two...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:27:35 AM »
Strictly natural light for this photo.  I took the picture about one hour after sunrise, the sun was still fairly low in the sky and was shining from my left to my right.  There was a very light haze and the sunlight was somewhat diffused as a result.  The light really highlighted the bird's eyes and brightened his feathers for me.
I'd have to agree, the ambient shot the IQ on this one over the top!  Great image!

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:25:32 AM »
Deerfield Beach, FL

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:17:11 AM »
Mount Dora, FL

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 10, 2013, 12:14:12 AM »
Arizona High Country~

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:49:18 PM »
Off Saint Simons Island, GA

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:46:46 PM »
Bridge near Jekyll Island, GA
5D MK III with 24-105mm f/11, 30 seconds, ISO 400 at 105mm

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:28:29 PM »
My neighbor's dog.
IMG_1357 by chops411, on Flickr
Chops, that's cool how you can just lift him straight up by his lips!   ;)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:27:13 PM »
Overlooking the south Laguna Beach up on the cliffs

Sunset @ Badlands Park Laguna Niguel, CA by Revup67, on Flickr
Nice one Rev!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:25:54 PM »
canon 7d is a geat camera imo.  in low light, it does not offer as low noise at high iso as canon 5d series or 1d series.  however, images turning out might not be great when quality of light is not there even with full frame.  thus, number of people are choosing using flash (when shooting candid) or video light (when shooting portrait) in low light even with full frame, even pro... i am not a pro, just want to let you know.  i am a curious hobbyist who willing to learn (NOT pay) anything to make a great image :P

i own 5d mark iii too, but still keep my canon 7d and canon 30d (mostly experiment and shooting my kids) for fun as well as backup, yet something that canon 5d mark iii cannot perform.  for example:  last weekend was my FIRST TIME of shooting bird.  as if i did not have my canon 7d, i would probably not get any image or i would have to wait the bird get close to me.

in short, a crop mode camera is highly recommended if you do not own a long range tele-photo lenses:

here are some images that i shot last weekend with my friends.  these are NOT that great, but hey first time of shooting.  yet, i did not have flash, tripod (just camera and lens) since i do not have any experience about shooting bird.  thing that i have learned after last shooting is flash duration...

note:   these images has been cropped a lot, linked from facebook and shot with canon 7d, 70-200mm ii hand held... i am more about journalism than wild life  ;)

Very nice samples Ish, thanks for sharing!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:25:01 PM »
Thanks everyone for your comments so far. I have used the 7D but with the 75 - 300 f4-5.6 III usm lens. It's not a great one as its very soft. I might burrow a friends 70 - 200, although he has the f2.8 IS II USM version.
Is there a massive difference between the f2.8 non IS vs the f4 IS? If I was to have a 7D would, is one better than the other? It would be used for sport and the occasional indoor event photog?
G, if you have the funds get it with the 70-200 f/2.8 with IS II or IS I and don't look back.  You'll love that lens and the way the 7d resolves it.  When I'm shooting with my 7d I either have my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II on the camera or my 100-400mm L locked on... They are both awesome but for the sports I use the 70-200mm almost exclusively if it's indoors... The f/2.8 is huge for 7d...   Someone else mentioned previously and I'll second it, the 17-55mm f/2.8 is killer for landscape work on the 7d...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:09:29 PM »
Cinnamon Teal.  Photographed this morning.  5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS, ISO 320.
Steven, that's gorgeous!  Were you using a better beamer or some on or off camera flash?   Great Job!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:08:18 PM »
Osprey from the Everglades
John, that's a sweet image!  Congratulations, you really nailed that one!

Video & Movie / Re: Tom's Kitchen - 5DMkIII mini-doc
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:08:36 PM »
Wow, that's awesome Jordan!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:03:03 PM »
I've owned a 7d for close to 3 years and I own the 5d3.  The 7d is an awesome piece of gear and still quite relevant for the type of shooting you're talking about.  I still love my 7d for sports, especially outdoor although, I've never had any indoor sports issues with mine at all either.  For Wildlife it's also great but you really mentioned sports and for the current pricing of the 7d, I think it's a steal...

The Version 2 firmware made a great difference in my opinion as that of others, buffer is really sweet now and I agree with jrista, my AF definitely improved for some reason.

I find the 7d very usable between iso 200 to iso 3200.  Noise in shadows?  Yes, mostly for me with indoor portraiture, how big of an issue?  Not that bad, almost always easily and quickly corrected in LR4 and even decently in DPP.  That being said, it does add a little time to the work flow in post.  I've never had any issues with noise with my wildlife or sports work.

I'd buy another 7d in a heartbeat.  I still think they're worth more than what they are selling for and are definitely a best buy for the price range and the class... You'll love the 7d, especially if you TAKE THE TIME to study and work the AF system.  Once you learn how to exploit it to it's max, you'll have a difficult time ever getting rid of it.  It's a excellent camera! ;D

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