« on: August 16, 2014, 03:40:16 PM »
My preference is the Mac. My advice is to get it loaded to the max to begin with because you can't upgrade it later. I would put the $$$ into memory and the fastest drive (ssd).
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No wifi or touch screen? Bummer. All future canon prosumer cameras should have BOTH wifi and touch screens IMHO.
Comments like this make me think people don't know how to use a DSLR. DSLRs are devices that you need to instantly change settings on. You need to be able to dial in exposure on a dime when the light changes. Who in the world, ESPECIALLY pros, want to pull the camera away from their face so they can fiddle with a clunky touch screen? It's sad how smartphone mentality is invading every other area of our lives...in many cases, a touch screen is the primitive configuration device, and all the "archaic old buttons and dials" are actually the vastly superior and far more reliable means of controlling and configuring something like a DSLR (or, for that matter, a remote control, an airplane cockpit, or a nuclear launch facility, or pretty much anything where the behavior of a given doodad has to be EXACT, fixed in behavior and place, reliable, hardened against rough activity, instantaneous, and immune to things like software bugs, viruses, etc.)
Touch screens on consumer devices make sense. Touch screens on professional grade devices designed for use by people who know how to train muscle and procedural memory, and prefer instantaneous access to many features of the camera without the need to look at anything, or remove their eye from the viewfinder...are quite frankly the most confusing "innovation" I can think of.
I'm not necessarily against adding a touch screen, but it is FAR from a dealbreaker if one is not included on the 7D II. Same goes for WiFi. It's not an essential...in the end, it does NOTHING for my photography. It's just a handy gizmo that MIGHT make data transfer from the camera to the computer easier. To me, the most critical, fundamental, hell foundational aspects of the 7D line of cameras are frame rate, AF system, metering and sensor. If those things don't add up to a significant upgrade, something like a two-generational update over the 7D I, then I'd be worried.
I'm flying SA in September and yes, 8Kg is a bit on the light side.
My plan is:
- Use my wife's handbag for some bits and a small lens (women get a handbag as well as hand luggage).
- Use the pockets in my combat trousers for some other bits and a small lens (just zip the legs off and put those through the scanners to save time emptying packets).
- Ship non-essentials in the hold luggage as I get 2x 23Kg and I've got a Peli-like case that's going to have a Parrot drone, batteries, camera batteries, spare phone, filters, trail cam and batteries, etc.
I suppose a camera vest would work well too, but I just can't bring myself to buy one.
Just pack what you NEED to pack in your hand luggage.
I did a trip a few years ago and the all-up weight (hand and hold luggage) was only 15Kg. Now that took some planning to pack and strip stuff down to essentials - battery grips removed, minimal spare batteries, minimal clothes and I "wore" a lot of stuff onto the plane in pockets
Don't forget to enjoy the trip and look atthe wildlife through your eyes
Hi, could you tell me more about how this works please? USB connection from CameraI expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.This is what I use on my 60D. Works great. The DSLR Controller app is better than Canon's app and the range on the TP Link is excellent. I get 30 or so feet -- maybe a bit more -- depending on the environment. For the money, it can't be beat.
I'm hoping the IQ will significantly increase over what APS-C has to offer now. If not, I may save my money for a full-frame.
to TPLink then via the LAN to a Tablet running DSLR Controller?
I am using DSLR Controller from my Tablet direct USB to my 5D, and have played with DSLR Controller
on my smartphone viw WIFI to the Tablet and then USB to the Camera.
See this link
Sorry, I am not the PRO, But some of my Canon DSLR have Pop-Up Flash---Yes, It most use full Fill - in light when The sun at the back of subject---BUT I must use my DIY White paper as the photos below, or Use my Clean tissue in my pant pocket cover the Pop-Up flash and tie down with rubber band.
Yes, Cheap and work for me , But for Fill flash/ Pop up flash with white paper cover must to be 4-5 feet distant from the Lens to the face of portrait model----Yes, Instead of cheap white copy paper, We can use the Wax Paper or Translusive Drafting Paper too= Yes It work better than White Copy Paper at the longer distant from the subject.
Yes, I have a great Boss/ Great Architect ( for 5 Years during 1975 to 1980),who Teach me = " The Great Architects same as the Great Chef , who can use the Chicken's S--t to make a great Chicken Salads"---Yes, Some time Useless Pop-up flash can be the Life saving Photos for the photographers like us, if we know how to use them.
I knew it was a problem because images were not in focus on my 60d.
Yes, i could afma on 5d3 but I refuse to spend 1000£ on a lens that doesn't work on both my bodies. I have 9 lenses all of which are calibrated perfectly (no afma require at all) across both bodies.
Well damn, I wasn't really planning on upgrading my cold shoes, but those RRS shoes look quite nice.
Yeah, they are. I just bought a set for my 600's based on recommendations here and they arrived today. The feet slide right in and lock down tight - exactly what I was hoping for to both speed up and secure attaching flashes to stands. Like everything RRS it would be great if they weren't 4x the price of competing kit, but you sure can't knock the quality and service.
just for the sake of a civilized discussion...
Yeah like that will happen.
Do you also dangle red capes infront of bulls?
This should be entertaining.