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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:36:42 PM »
Turkey Vulture

7D, 100-400L, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/1000

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Loss of viewfinder flash of red light
« on: July 06, 2014, 08:39:32 AM »
I was shooting our local 4th of July arade which went through dusk I realized that the [lame]viewfinder illumination wasn't working in my 5DMk3

The choice to make a black-box focus-target indicator on the focus screen was throwing me big time in the ever-darker street. Worse, I was getting NO flash of red and a sense of which target was activated. The first thing I can't do anything about. The second: I know the 7D people pt up with it. Had never had or handled one, ever.

Has anyone had their "viewfinder illumination" die? Looks like a trip to Irvine.

Boy I hope they put in a different system on the 5D-whatever-is-past-Mk3.

I have a 7D and have set it so I get the red flash.  You must have changed one of your settings.  Time to consult your manual as stated by PicaPica.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 21, 2014, 08:44:14 AM »
It should have a crop factor of 1.5, to match Nikon, etc.

Why should it match Nikon?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D mark 2 crop vs full frame
« on: June 21, 2014, 04:53:30 AM »
It will not be a mark 2 of the original 7D if it wasn't an APS-C sensor.

This, it will be an APS-C sensor.   I am looking forward to see what the new technology will be along with the specs.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark-II as an action oriented DSLR
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:08:50 AM »
22-24 MP, 10 FPS, hybrid 5DM3 AF system, F8 AF( dreaming possibly), same to slightly better IQ than 70D, DPAF.

Animal Kingdom / Re: A new take on BIF
« on: June 12, 2014, 06:29:30 AM »
Excellent shot.

Software & Accessories / Re: 1-Hour Photo iPhone App - Why?
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »
Maybe it is for users with self control issues?

Canon General / Re: Reach and the inverted bell curve
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:36:02 AM »
LOL, funny and unfortunately true.  Someone has too much time on his hands or loves to ponder.

I have a boring job and very few sexy co-workers to otherwise occupy my attention.

I know what you mean.  It would make the job more enjoyable but completion dates would be seriously skewed.

Lenses / Re: Canon Ambassadors & Their Favourite Lenses
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:15:30 AM »
I agree very interesting.  I noted that the wildlife folks had pretty much the same lens recommendations.  The motorsports shooter gave just about the same recommendations also.  I could see the 200-400 as being a favorite due to the extender and the weight savings in travel offered by a zoom tele.

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:08:09 AM »
I really believe Canon had originally intended to kit the 7D with the 15-85. Both released at the same time and the 15-85 is pretty much the EF-S equivalent of the 24-105.

But there was so much wailing and whining when the 7D price was announced (go back and see some of the comments from 40D owners at the time, who were incredibly bitter about the pricing), I think they realized they couldn't package the two together and have a competitively priced kit.

If they don't introduce a new kit lens, I can see the 15-85 being kitted with the 7DII. Could also use the 17-55 since they cut the price of that lens.

Either option would make a great kit.  It will be interesting to see how this goes.

Canon General / Re: Reach and the inverted bell curve
« on: June 10, 2014, 09:03:03 AM »
LOL, funny and unfortunately true.  Someone has too much time on his hands or loves to ponder.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 review
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:56:14 AM »
Great review.  Sounds like an excellent lens to recommend to beginners to see if they will want/need such a lens as the grow in the hobby.

Lenses / Re: Looking for an wideangle lens about 20mm
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:10:56 AM »
As far as ultra wide angle lenses go there are only a hand full from any manufacturer that aren't terrible.

You think the EF-S 10-22 is terrible? Not that the OP is looking for EF-S lenses, but I asked since you include them in your list.
I think it is actually pretty good, and I have used it for more than 2 years.

He missed quite a few of the crop zoom lenses.  I agree with you on the 10-22.

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:40:26 AM »
I consider the EF-s 17-55 my first due to the IQ. ;D  By designation the 100-400L.  I bought it for birding and am very pleased.  It has changed my perception on the "need" for L lenses with its IQ.  All of the EF-s lenses I have and have had are no slouches in IQ though.

Lenses / Re: Need a 600mm. Don't want to pay for one
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:36:39 AM »
Yet another vote for the Tamron.

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