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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: September 20, 2014, 06:17:48 PM »
I have had a 24-105 f/4L for five or so years now, using it exclusively on APS-C bodies. Currently, I shoot with a 70D.

Of my regular-use lenses, the 24-105 is one of the least impressive. It is a reasonable all-around lens, but the sharpness and overall look trails other lenses I use regularly, such as Canon's 10-22, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and the times when my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 throws a sharp image. The 24-105 produces consistent results, has good build quality and is quite reliable. However, the images just don't "pop" in the way some of my other lenses do.

For my money, the 17-55 f/2.8 is a great all-around lens. I've rented two and used a third copy that a coworker has, and for IQ, speed, AF and all-around usefulness, it is my first choice on crop-sensor cameras. I will hopefully purchase one in the coming year. For me, it's main downfall is the build quality. I often shoot outdoors in dirty/dusty conditions, and the 17-55 (and reports of internal dust building with lens age) doesn't inspire confidence. However, I will use it mostly as an indoor lens and outdoors in non-dusty conditions.

YMMV.

I have the 17-55 and have not had any dust issues. 

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Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:49:41 PM »
The 100-400 weighs only 110g more than the 400 prime, 1360 vs 1250g. The difference  in weight is not that big a deal.

I don't know about the specific models, but it's not just the weight itself but the *distribution*.

For example the long 70-200L/2.8 creates much more torsion on the wrist than to be expected even considering the weight difference to the 70-300L. The more glass is on the front and the longer the lens, the worse this effect gets.

If the lens is properly supported there should be little to no torque tension to the wrist.  The left hand should be supporting the lens at least half way to the end.  Not only does this balance out the set up it makes IS even more efficient due to you not struggling to balance the lens and camera.

To the OP my only experience is the 100-400L.  My choice was based on the fact is is a zoom.  There will be times your subject is larger than will fit in the field of view of a fixed length lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:05:22 PM »
Neither.  But I do see the advantages of both if my style changes.  GPS would be the most likely for me since I mostly shoot wildlife.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »
I would think that the 70D would give a floor level idea.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7Dii + 400 f/5.6 + Canon 1.4TC =?
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:52:26 PM »
I am looking forward to seeing how this combination works also.  I use a Kenko 1.4TC with my 7D and 100-400 and found the same issues as Neuro and Duade.  It is very doable as long as you know the limitations.  Large, slower moving birds if flight are possible also with my combination.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »
I'm interested, but waiting on some real world feedback.  If things look good, then I'll be in the second wave of people to make a purchase.  Surapon gave some valuable advice which I will follow.

BTW, from the pictures that I can see, the noise level looks great at iso 3200.   I have not seen any full size images though.  Has canon posted any sample RAW pictures that are downloadable?

I haven't seen any RAW files yet, but you can get 1920 size JPEGs from here...

http://mattgranger.com/7d2

We should see RAW files when they get their product pages online which, hopefully, should be soon.

Product page is up on Canon's USA site but since they have not updated DPP I doubt we will see any RAWs from Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:35:36 PM »
I agree with staying with what you have.

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Underwater / Re: Australias Leafy Sea Dragon
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:32:53 PM »
Awesome shot.  Definitely share the behind the scenes data please.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:31:25 PM »
I found the cash so I have pre ordered.  Now I want time to fly quite rapidly thank you. ;D

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Just sell it. Being preoccupied with the look of your gear and having less than perfect confidence in getting the results you want is no good. The important part is that you do not make a loss on this.

I agree.

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Photography Technique / Re: Square or not?
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:13:27 PM »
Square.  Subjects that are about the same length in height and length tend to look best in a square crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:20:23 PM »
Just a quick question. Nobody has mentioned anything about micro adjustment on the MkII, any idea?

Mentioned it in my previous (last 2) posts.

DPR references AFMA in their preview, ...yes, the 7DII has it.

I can not find the review I saw it on but supposedly it will be on the long and short ends for zooms.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:00:35 PM »
ZOMG, I see very obvious horizontal banding on the Image #5 [Portrait], look at the pretty model's sleeveless shirt!  :o Ankortwatt was right, Canon suX0rs canal water!!11 Teh Lulz.

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos7dmk2/downloads/05.jpg

Very pronounced and so sharp.  Unbelievable. ::)

They seem to have improved color fidelity. I don't see much of the classic "Canon Waxworks" muddy base colors in that shot.

I agree, it did look quite nice and clean.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:03:20 PM »
ZOMG, I see very obvious horizontal banding on the Image #5 [Portrait], look at the pretty model's sleeveless shirt!  :o Ankortwatt was right, Canon suX0rs canal water!!11 Teh Lulz.

http://canon-premium.webcdn.stream.ne.jp/www09/canon-premium/eosd/samples/eos7dmk2/downloads/05.jpg

Very pronounced and so sharp.  Unbelievable. ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How excited are you about the new 7D II?
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:18:13 PM »
Very excited.  Better focusing, faster rate, greater sensitivity all make me very wired to purchase this camera.

Don has it right DR don't mean a thing on an out of focus shot.

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