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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:32:31 AM »
I just recently bought a new one and it has been fantastic.  It is sharp wide open and works great with my 7D.  I have a MFA of +5. 

Remember Steve that MFA needs are a combination of both the camera and lens difference from the ideal but each may still be within the manufacturers specifications of acceptability.  This can lead to the large MFA you saw with your 1D4.

It would be nice to see how the new version fares with all of the technology advancements that have occurred since the lens was designed.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:57:09 PM »
7D and 70-300
















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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »
7D with 100-400L or 70-300
















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Street & City / Re: The Shard Fly Past
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:13:36 PM »
Very cool shot

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Photography Technique / Re: " Back Light Macro Tricks"
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:01:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing your technique for dealing with boredom.  Great looking shots.

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Video & Movie / Re: Just WOW
« on: January 27, 2014, 09:14:57 PM »
Ain't technology grand?! ???

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 27, 2014, 10:50:04 AM »
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D

+1, Awesome shots in this thread.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 27, 2014, 10:32:43 AM »
All taken with 7D and 100-400L at f/5.6.

Rough-legged Hawk


Northern Harrier


Merlin


Golden Eagle


Red-tailed Hawk


Bald Eagle


American Kestrel

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Thanks for sharing.  Downloaded and installed the software and presets.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:12:42 PM »
2n10, what a beauty!  You forgot to give us the details though. ;)

Jack

Sorry about that

Western Scrub Jay
7D
100-400L at f/5.6, 400mm, ISO 200, ss 1/1000 from about 10 feet.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:39:50 PM »
7D, 100-400L at 400mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, ss 1/1000


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:56:27 PM »
Went out today to try and get some Snowy Owl pictures.... he was not cooperative... The closest we got to it was 480 meters... The first picture was taken with an SX-50 at 150X (50X optical and 3X digital) zoom as it was snowing....

Then we decided to have some fun.... While taking the second picture car after car stopped with people getting out to see "snowy"......

LOL too funny Don

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:53:56 PM »
LOL Steve nice reminder?

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Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:38:55 AM »
Another factor in favor of the 17-55, in my opinion, is that the 17-55 is well regarded and the price has held up pretty well on the used market. I bought mine used for $700 about four years ago and I could sell it for that right now quite easily, and make a little if I was patient.

Four years ago, they were selling for around $1000 new.  Not long ago, Canon dropped the price to $829, and during the last rebates it sold for $779.  Good for people wanting to buy one new, bad news for people who paid $1K and want to sell it now (I sold mine before the price drop, fortunately).

Maybe you could sell it for $700 or more...not to me, but P.T. Barnum had a point.

I am glad I am still enjoying the services of the lens since I did buy it at $1K.  Thankfully I don't worry about resale prices on my lenses since the value received from use far out weighs any loss in value.  I guess I would consider it a good rental rate if I did sell.

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Lenses / Re: 7D user - advice on my best option for a 'go to' lens?
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:36:48 AM »
Hi

I'd like some advice on which lens to get for my 7D.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

I'm torn between these two because I don't know which one will suit my style more. I have been used to a 17-85mm f/4.0 kit lens and a 50mm f/1.8, both of which I'm selling. I'm concerned that the 24-105 is slower and will limit me with depth of field and low light shooting. And the 17-55 has less reach and may be less of a future investment as an EF-S. Here are a few details about my photography...

I think I'm quite lazy about the technical side of things, and like to keep gear as simple as possible. I don't mind small losses in quality or control for the sake of convenience (eg. staying with my 17-85mm lens for years before getting the 50mm). I like being zoomed in rather than zoomed out. Being wider than my 17mm shots has never seemed necessary to me. I like shooting in low light, and I like shooting with shallow depth of field. I think I will be sticking with my 7D for a while, and I will be getting the Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM. Below are a couple of links to my stuff for reference.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Portrait-Photography/2075548
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Photography/775988

Any advice greatly appreciated!


----Sorry, moved this from the Rumors forum

I agree the 17-55 is the way to go based on your post.

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