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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MKII -- Love the low noise!
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Yes the noise is quite better than the 7D and what noise creeps in at higher ISO's seems to be more random and smaller.  It's still not as good as the full frame 5d3 or 1dx but for a camera that is less than 2K there is no match when you compare it to other brands as a system and not just on noise.

So true and what noise is there cleans up much easier and better also.

JRPhotos - a beautiful shot.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:15:13 PM »
California Gull


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:13:07 PM »
I knew I forgot something. :-[  Great shots everyone!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:12:14 PM »
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5 - f/5.6 IS USM L
ISO 6400, 1/500, f/8



Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5 - f/5.6 IS USM L
ISO 320, 1/1000 f/5.6



Cedar Waxwing
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5 - f/5.6 IS USM L
ISO 500, 1/1000 f/8


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Lenses / Re: What distance to be at for AFMA
« on: November 29, 2014, 10:25:54 PM »
It's noticeably sharper than without correction.



I did my 7D2/4005.6 at about 60ft. [..] My value of +4 seems to hold true throughout my working range.

And sorry again, but I'm confused: From what I read about these afma values, a value of 4 for a f5.6 lens shouldn't be able to make such a significant difference. Or am I mistaken?

I believe I read that each point is equal to approximately 1/8 of the depth of field at any given distance.

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Dear friends,
Just read this review on http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-review , and to my surprise, the measured dynamic range value of 7D Mk2 at 100 ISO is...12.7!!! Opening up other reviews on the site, looking only at DR values, i found out that, at 100 ISO:

Nikon D750 = 12.71  :o
Sony A77 MK2 = 11.94  :o
Nikon D810 = 12.79  :o
Nikon D4S = 12.66  :o
Nikon DF = 12.66 (at 200 ISO)  :o and finally
Nikon d3300 = 12.98.

Taking into consideration that, the specific review is not all bells and whistles about the 7D Mk2 but seems to point out the "goods" and the "bads" of the camera in quite a seemingly unbiased way, i feel no hesitation to say that the so called "guru-of-metrics" DXOMark is, some kind of, officially humiliated! Myself, shooting (as an owner) with the 7D Mk2 at present time and having tested (thoroughly) the D810, A77 Mk2 and D3300, i was sure that 7D Mk2 was very underrated by DXOMark and some other (strikingly) biased towards SO-NIKON sites, in terms of IQ and dynamic range; let alone the incredible high ISO performance and the AF system.

That's, for now, what i'd like to share with you; my thought, my opinion. Be lucky, be healthy, keep on living strong the joy of life.

Yours faithfully
Yiannis.

If you had read the sentence following the sentence that got you all excited, you would have realized that in real world photos, the 7D2's DR is not anywhere near Nikon/Sony crop, let alone FF:

"Base ISO DR is a pretty impressive 12.7EV, according to our Applied Imaging tests. But in real-world use the sensor doesn’t perform quite as well as these numbers suggest, giving more noise in the shadows at low ISOs than its rivals."

DXO; 7D2 11.8 Evs, D7100 13.7 Evs, D750 14.5 Evs. These DR value's are what the author of that article is referring to in the second sentence.

Nothing to get excited about here, just move on.

You do realize that there is no real world whatsoever in the DxoMark scores.  Just a lab bench.

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Lenses / Re: Can you stack Canon 2X plus 1.4 Extenders?
« on: November 28, 2014, 10:24:31 PM »
The MkI and MkII versions of them can be stacked, the MkIII versions cannot.
And, you can stack a 1.4X III with a 2X I or II.

Thanks!  I was pretty sure that was the case, but not positive so I left it off.

I kept that combination just because I could stack them.  I was going to stack a Kenko 1.4 with my Canon 1.4 when I ran into the issue of the Kenko locking up my 5D MK III (Some have now had it lock up their 7D MK II's as well.

I haven't had my Kenko lock up my 7DII or 7D but at 1/500ss and faster the mirror doesn't always return and hangs.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:17:47 AM »
Well taken shots everyone.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Contact Cleaning Body Cap
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:11:57 PM »
I like this idea.  Hope it come to fruition.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D MK II with EF 180 mm F/ 3.5 L MACRO
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:01:57 PM »
Great shots Mr. Surapon.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 09:09:58 AM »
You have technophiles who want to keep up with the Joneses.  They may or may not be users or simply trolls. 

Then there are those who believe that the world revolves around them, whether they will admit it or not, and expect to see equipment that they want.  If it is not produced they whine, snivel and bitch to the max.

The world in general has become so accustomed to convenience that most do not wish to spend the time to produce art.  They want it produced for them and then put their name on it.

You must remember that those who are willing to complain far out number those who will complement.

So, having made my rant/shared my thoughts I am quite happy with Canon and will learn to use my equipment to the best of my and its ability for whatever application I wish to attempt.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: November 17, 2014, 09:14:09 AM »
After seeing the posts related to focus issues I fabricated a flat target from 5mm thick yellow craft foam and narrow black masking tape so I had a high contrast target. Target was set up about 10 meters from camera; camera on tripod. Using the tamron I took shots at 150 and 600mm with MFA adjustments from -10 to +10. None of the shots with the7D2 where in focus. I put the lens on my T3i and, without adjustments of course, took the same shots. Again, none were in focus. Finally I tried with my 70-300L with similar out of focus results.

Apparently I built a focus target that cameras can't focus on. Will contact USAF to see if they want to use it in their stealth technology.  8)

Rod

Wow Rod, you gave me a nice grin to start the day.  Sorry you are having trouble.  It seems folks with tamrons and sigmas are unfortunately having problems.  Might need the lens reprogrammed to work with the 7D2.

I have decided to return mine for an exchange do to focusing issues after trying all of the suggestions given to others and anything else my twisted mind could come up with. 

Hope you can work your issue out quickly.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Super Fresh New TOY, Canon 7D MK II
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:04:51 PM »
Lovely shots Mr. Surapon.

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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:01:37 PM »
I am GASsing for the 100-400L II.  I know that when I save enough up this too shall pass. ;D

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Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2014, 01:20:33 PM »
Bumping this one back up, now that the Unicorn II(TM) is on Amazon.   Did Canon overstate it, or are people happy with the lens additions?

Those who were looking for the lens will be happy those who were looking for another lens that they felt should have been produced will not. :o

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