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Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: November 06, 2014, 07:58:24 AM »
Not sure about the true practical battery performance of the 7D2 yet considering the prices that the new LP-E6N batteries are at, I would just stick with the E6 version for a few months.  And if you've got several, why worry about the age until they start to actually fail?

I fully agree. Me too, I'm not convinced this battery will do much better compared to the old one. I will keep using my old ones, and if I need to buy a supplemental one in the future, then it will be a N version.
I really think that Canon did provide some more electronics inside to have a better look on the power consumption and to prevent third brands from copying it that easy.

Yeah, ditto.  Somewhere I stated that my 7D-2 uses the 3rd Party Wasabi Battery with no problem whatsoever.  No warnings, no smoke, full data shown and no Japanese Swat Teams at my door, etc. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 06, 2014, 07:54:16 AM »
FWIW toddbeall, I think the 70D is a great camera.  I've shot a few swim meets with it and it has produced great shots and handled well.  And the swim meet shots are High ISO in terrible light.  They have much better IQ than the 60D.  The focus is much better than the 60D and 7 fps is very nice as well.  Unfortunately I don't do much video but that is supposed to be what it is best at with the new sensor tech.  I think you would be delighted at how well the 70D performs when upgrading from the T2i.  Hugh increase in all aspects of the camera.  Plus the touch screen is pretty handy too.  I happen to be selling mine unless the 7D2 I bought sells first.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23572.0

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This is a copy of the Craigslist listing I am currently running locally here in the DFW, Texas area.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/pho/4748087848.html

Canon 70D DSLR Camera - $850
Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens - $135
BOTH Canon 70D DSLR Camera + 18-55mm STM Lens - $950 (Save $35 buying both)

The Canon 70D Camera was purchased directly from Canon as a refurbished camera kit about 2 months ago. It is LIKE NEW condition with the box. WORKS PERFECTLY. I'm listing it to sell because I am getting a bit of 'selling fever'. I have several cameras listed currently and I figured I would just see what sells first. If you want to spend a bit less, I'm also selling my 60D. If you want to spend more and get the current best crop sensor camera on the planet, check out the New in Box 7D Mark II I'm also selling. I honestly love this 70D and if the 7D Mark II sells first, I'll pull this listing. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens can be purchased separately if desired. There is no box for the lens since it came in the box with the 70D camera.

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM Lens is in LIKE NEW condition (but without a box). It focuses accurately and quickly and offers Image Stabilization (is) and a STM Motor for quiet operation during video use. This lens is very lightweight and works great on the 70D. Sorry I didn't photograph the lens, it is in the box and I didn't think of it!

LENS NOTE: The lens will only work on Canon EOS EF-S Mount APS-C crop sensor cameras like the xxD and Rebel cameras. It will NOT mount on a Full Frame camera like the 6D, 5D or 1D series, etc.

Prices are negotiable but please don't waste my time with low-ball offers. Camera is in perfect shape and I am selling it in good faith. If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.

I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after inspection and purchase.  We can arrange payment and shipping.

You will LOVE USING THIS CAMERA AND LENS. Versatile and great for everything, esp walk around, event and SPORTS photography due to it be capable of 7 fps. Video is revolutionary with the new Dual Pixel sensor for superior dynamic focusing. Video and difficult shots are made easier due to the swivel LCD. The 70D has been very well reviewed and is still a current model from Canon...

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-18-55mm-Lens/dp/B00DMS0KAC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1415226056&sr=8-4&keywords=70d
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-70D.aspx
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-70d
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_70D/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-70d/canon-70dA.HTM
http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/canon-eos-70d-1162746/review

Key Features/Specifications
�   20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
�   DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
�   Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
�   3.0" 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
�   Full HD 1080p Video with Move Servo AF
�   Built-In Wireless Connectivity
�   19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
�   Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
�   ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)

What's in the Camera Box
�   EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Never Used)
�   LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh) (Never Used)
�   LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack (Never Used)
�   IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable (Never Used)
�   RF-3 Camera Cover (Never Used)
�   Eyecup Eb
�   Wide Strap EW-EOS 70D (Never Used)
�   EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM (Never Used)

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/rl01

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Gawd, I've participated in or read soooo many of these.

I'm just gonna say that a desktop PC or at the very least a good IPS desktop monitor connected to the laptop is the best way to go for serious editing.  Trying to do serious graphics or photo editing on a laptop is a serious compromise regardless of who makes the laptop.  That's just all there is to it and it can't be changed or ignored no matter if you like Mac or PC.

Mac or PC, it doesn't matter, you'll just pay more for the Mac for questionable ROI (IMHO).  The computer hardware is virtually the same on both with merely different operating systems.  It's more of a personal preference and that's why so many people get so emotional about it.  For me I just want it to be reliable and get the job done, not be a status symbol.

If you MUST get a laptop, I prefer the Lenovo Thinkpad W series all the way back to the W520 series.

Whatever computer you pick, get plenty of RAM (16+), a large SSD primary drive (at least 256) and at least an i5 CPU or and ideally an i7.  Don't waste your time on an AMD CPU or chipset.  Don't break the bank on the graphics card and the Intel 4000 series onboard graphics chipset will suffice for photography.  Otherwise, don't spend more than $100 or so on a decent graphics board.

Good luck, let us know how it turns out!

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Video & Movie / Great Video on Polaris Off Road Course!
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:23:43 PM »
Whatever you do, don't watch this video!  Be warned... if you do watch it, you'll likely be tempted to spend some serious cash on a new Polaris!  Or on new video equipment and drones!  Or both!  (What I want to see is the 'making of' video on both how they built the course and how many runs they had to make repeatedly in order to practice/learn the course and then to get all the amazing shots on camera!  There are some incredible pans and camera angles presented here!  This video shows what being really good with a camera drone(s) can do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxTvMaJBT3c#t=43

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:03:10 PM »
Love it Smitty!   ;)

So glad you're a happy camper.  A wide spread home run on a new camera model is great for everyone whether they own it or not.  So far it seems like Canon has a hit with this one.  Big relief!

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Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: November 05, 2014, 08:58:49 PM »
Not sure about the true practical battery performance of the 7D2 yet considering the prices that the new LP-E6N batteries are at, I would just stick with the E6 version for a few months.  And if you've got several, why worry about the age until they start to actually fail?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:27:12 PM »
On a downside I had 4-5 CF card errors that prevented me from shooting, I had to take the CF out then reinsert.  After the 4th time I reverted to the backup SD card.  Thank god for the backup, never had a card error in my life before this.

In defense of the camera it may have been the card, it was a brand new UDMA 7 32gb card, I only formatted it in camera prior to use. I will try a low level format and check again before I revert to my older CF cards.

Hey Smitty, in regard to your card problem, I'm not going to distract the thread by beginning a card debate but try these sites for software you can use to truly test the card you are using for bad chip sectors.  (Long Formats help but they don't give you much feedback.)  The card you are using may have an error emerging if it's old or it may be a counterfeit card if you just bought it and it's not performing as expected.  I run this software overnight on every new card I receive and occasionally if I suspect errors are cropping up.

http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/
http://www.vconsole.com/client/?page=page&id=13

Let us know what you find.  Good luck!!

Rusty

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 05, 2014, 06:16:58 PM »
I just shot my first soccer game under stadium lights. All I have to say is Holy Sh*T that Flicker function is amazing.  Out of about 1000 pics I had 3, yes 3 that were off. I will link examples later. But with the Flicker function and the high ISO I know I chose an awesome upgrade from the 7D.

That's great news to hear Smitty!  If mine doesn't sell before the next swim meet (with really bad lights) I will be putting that Flea Flicker function to a serious test!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dc = Free beer
« on: November 05, 2014, 12:53:34 PM »
Hey!!   :D   I bet sanj has wicked martial arts skills that we aren't aware of and so he isn't worried at all.

Plus, he hangs out and spars with Jackie Chan and Jason Statham all the time too.

Now you know why he has so many awesome pictures of super hot models, he's just that great!  Stay cool sanj!!   8)

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Great listing JRPhotos!  That looks like some great stuff.  You might want to mention where you are located for those interested in meeting you locally with cash.

Good luck selling everything!   :D

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SOLD LOCALLY to a nice guy that does high volume eBay selling and gun restoration.  Another interesting conversation!   :D

This is a copy of the local Craigslist listing I am currently running to sell this lens.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/pho/4746805466.html

This listing is for a BRAND NEW Canon 24-70mm f/4L USM AutoFocus Zoom Lens. Serial number 0620006567. This lens is NEW in box and it retails for $1000 new. This lens was just purchased and is even still within the 30 day return window. While I'll negotiate a little bit, please don't waste my time with low-ball offers, this sale is already a great deal. You are getting a brand new lens for the price of a used lens.

This is a USA version lens with full warranty. NOT GREY MARKET!

I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after lens inspection and purchase.  We can arrange payment & shipping if you are not local to the DFW, Texas area.  I also have the 7D Mark II Camera (New in Box) this lens was shipped with which I am selling separately if you are interested in that as well.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/898652-USA/Canon_6313b002_EF_24_70mm_f_4_0L_IS.html

You will LOVE THIS LENS. This is a new/similar design of the popular 24-70 f/2.8 vII lens at less than half the price. It is an extremely versatile Walk-Around/All-Purpose zoom lens. It has the image quality and razor thin sharpness of the f/2.8 version but also adds new Hybrid Image Stabilization and a serious Macro feature which the big boy lacks. It also features superior weather sealing compared to many other L series lenses. Great for either Full Frame or APS-C sensor cameras.

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/rl01

Product Description:
The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens from Canon is optimized for full-frame 35mm sensors, and another entry into Canon's high quality L-series of lenses. It has two Super Ultra-low Dispersion (Super UD) and two standard UD lens elements working together to minimize chromatic aberrations, and reduce color blurring around the edges of your subject. Its two types of aspherical elements combine to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area and the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color rendering while minimizing ghosting.

Key Features:

   EF Mount L-Series Lens
   Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
   Two UD & Two Super UD Lens Elements
   Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
   Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
   Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
   Macro Mode with 0.7x Magnification
   Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
   Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
   Zoom Lock Lever

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This is a copy of the Craigslist listing I am currently running locally here in the DFW, Texas area.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/pho/4747391863.html

Canon 60D DSLR Camera - $525
Tamron 18-270 VC PZD Lens - $325
BOTH Canon 60D DSLR Camera + Tamron 18-270 VC PZD Lens - $825 (Save $25 buying both)


Canon 60D Camera is in USED/LIKE NEW condition with the box. Purchased new from FTW Camera about 3 years ago. WORKS PERFECTLY. Probably about 25K actuations. I'm simply selling it because I haven't used it much since I recently got the 70D. NOTE: The 60D box in the pictures is a body+lens kit box. The "Body" sticker on the front was put there by the dealer since they had removed the lens and sold it separately. There is no 18-200 kit lens! The Tamron 18-270 Lens can be purchased separately if desired. I don't think I have the box for the lens which is why I thought I would just sell it with the camera. Most of the accessory stuff in the box like the camera strap, cables, etc were never used and were simply left wrapped in the box.

Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (B008) Lens is in USED/GOOD condition (but without a box). It focuses accurately and quickly and offers the Tamron versions of built-in Image Stabilization (VC) and Ultrasonic Motor (PZD) for quiet operation. This lens is well suited and works great on the 60D. I do have the lens hood, I just forgot to put it on for the pictures.
LENS NOTE 1: The lens will only work on Canon EOS EF-S Mount APS-C crop sensor cameras like the xxD and Rebel cameras. It will NOT mount on a Full Frame camera like the 6D, 5D or 1D series, etc.
LENS NOTE 2: The Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (B008) Lens is perfect except that the small red LOCK switch wiggles slightly. It has always been that way and it has always worked fine regardless.

Prices are negotiable but please don't waste my time with low-ball offers. Camera is in great shape and I am selling it in good faith. If you have any questions regarding the camera, I can probably answer them.

I will meet you in public place and accept cash for payment after inspection and purchase.  We'll work out the shipping if you're not local to the DFW Texas area.

You will ENJOY USING THIS CAMERA AND LENS. Versatile and great for everything, esp walk around and event photography. The lens is sharp and has an amazing All-In-One zoom ratio that is extremely versatile. Video and difficult shots are made easier due to the swivel LCD. The 60D has been well reviewed and it uses the same sensor as the more expensive Canon 7D camera...

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-discontinued-manufacturer/dp/B0040JHVCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414292064&sr=8-1&keywords=60D
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-60D-DSLR-Camera-Review.aspx
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60D
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_60D/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E60D/E60DA.HTM
http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=4644&review=canon+eos+60d

Key specifications
�   18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
�   5.3 frames per second continuous shooting
�   1080p HD video recording with manual controls
�   3.0 inch articulated Clear View LCD with 1,040,000 dots
�   9-point AF system (all cross-type)
�   Wireless flash control

What's in the Camera Box (not the Canon 18-200 Kit Lens)
�   EOS 60D Body
�   Eyecup Eb
�   Wide Strap EW-EOS 60D (Never used)
�   USB Interface Cable IFC-130U (Never used)
�   Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST (Never used)
�   Battery Pack LP-E6
�   Battery Charger LC-E6
�   EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet (Never used)

FYI -- I have over 700 positive feedback on eBay. Rest assured this is a genuine offer, not a scam. I look forward to meeting you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/rl01

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 04, 2014, 11:28:08 PM »
Still waiting for them to reach Australia,you guys in Northern Hemisphere seem to have snaffled them all up leaving us Downunder to look longingly forums and such

That's a bummer.  They overcharge you and then can't deliver, a double whammy.  You can likely get one from Hong Kong.

Yeah, we're already using them for door stops, paper weights and paint scrapers here in the states.  Sorry man!   :-\

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800-850 not bad for the lens
its hard too find at under 1000 wish u was in the nyc area id pay u in person in cash

Thanks.  I lowered the prices by $25 on my Craigslist ad and therefore also here.

Why sell lens for less than $1000?  Because I got a good deal and I want to sell it soon.  Absolutely nothing is wrong with the camera or the lens.  I mounted the lens on the 7D2, used a separate battery I had already charged, set the date/time, fired off a few low light pictures of the the cat to confirm everything worked, tested to see if my little SunPak RD2000 flash metered correctly and then put it all neatly back in the box.

Now it's all packed back up and ready to go!   :)

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