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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:08:34 PM »
If I have enough cash to do it before the camera comes out I will pre-order.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:04:56 PM »
I will scratching the itch when I have enough scratch to do it. ;D

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my bet is 2

Or is that -2?

Yup, -2ev. There is no point for -3, since 7D II is an outdoor camera.

Maybe, they'll put -3EV on the very center point, which will be as well sensitive down to f/8. For marketing reasons alone, this would make sense, but let's wait :)

The -3 on center would be awesome, not that -2 isn't an improvement over the current -0.5.

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Probably will not know until Monday or Tuesday.  Those specs don't seem to get leaked.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:11:08 PM »
Beautiful shots dpc.  I agree it is a Swainson's Hawk.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:48:18 PM »
I think the fact not one person has ticked the "I'm over-the-moon with the spec list.  This is beyond my expectations."

Speaks volumes

But how and why?  Are they looking for too much?  Are they being pragmatic and waiting for testing?  Have their expectations been mostly met?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And people say Canon is behind??
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:34:27 PM »
Nice oops.  Great catch Neuro.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:35:06 AM »
Well done Mr Bean.  I have experience with the little birds.  Well done on being patient.

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Lenses / Re: When will we see a replacement for the 100-400?
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:30:56 AM »
I chose when hell freezes over, but really expect it to be when Canon determines the time is right.  Or maybe when they have an alternative that they are happy with.

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Sparks, Nevada, USA.  Right next door to Reno.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:52:03 PM »
Warbling Vireo At 560mm, 100-400+ Kenko 1.4X TC
http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/slideshow/Outdoors/Birds

Virginia Rail at 400mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: F8 AUTOFOCUS
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:11:47 PM »
Just some Real World experience to add to the mix: the 7D will AF usefully quickly for bird photography at f/8 (eg Canon 100-400mm and taped or non-reporting 1.4x TC) off the central AF points. Use it on the peripheral points, and it's actually not bad at all.

For example - 600mm, handheld, (Kenko non-reporting 1.5 TC), peripheral AF point on the bird's eye.

And another.

The 70D (mine, and that of at least two other users that I asked to test this) will AF at f/8 on all AF points. Again, it's not lightning fast, but it works.

I put Keith's suggestion to work and the AF is pretty fast with my 7D with the 100-400 and a 1.4X non-reporting TC.  You need decent light with nice contrast in your subjects.  I got some nice shots with the sun behind some clouds this afternoon.  Heavy shade was a bust as was shade with the sun behind clouds with a low contrast subject.  Moving subjects are an issue when coming more or less directly at you or heading away.  I did not get an opportunity to try with subjects moving in a more parallel vector.

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On number one the bird appears larger because it is framed tighter by the fact that the sensor and is using a smaller percentage of what comes into the lens.

Number two is correct on the reach advantage.  You have more background blur because you are closer.

You are correct on number three and the extra point also.

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EOS Bodies / Re: F8 AUTOFOCUS
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:10:17 AM »
Just some Real World experience to add to the mix: the 7D will AF usefully quickly for bird photography at f/8 (eg Canon 100-400mm and taped or non-reporting 1.4x TC) off the central AF points. Use it on the peripheral points, and it's actually not bad at all.

For example - 600mm, handheld, (Kenko non-reporting 1.5 TC), peripheral AF point on the bird's eye.

And another.

The 70D (mine, and that of at least two other users that I asked to test this) will AF at f/8 on all AF points. Again, it's not lightning fast, but it works.

Thanks for the info.  I had read not to use the center focus point but your statement of using the peripheral points is a big help.  Now to test it out as you have stated.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:19:42 AM »
There is a good chance after the bugs are worked out by the early adopters and the price goes down.  I should be approaching the shutter's expected life by then.

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