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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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The pessimist in me has won out.

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Australia / Re: Legal question on photography
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:56:51 AM »
for all intensive purposes

? :o

Perhaps "for all intents and purposes"?

I thought it was "for all in tents and porpoises" ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 14, 2014, 12:13:38 PM »
Use my current 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:43:50 AM »
Would be nice if this could be applied via a firmware update to the 70D.

If it is all in the algorithms, and not new hardware components, perhaps that is possible.

If it is algorithms then yes a firmware update would work.  If there are hardware differences it may take a little time to get it right.

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