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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 06:24:28 AM »
Man, Edward, you NAILED that one!  :)

A 400mm @ 1/200th? I know it has IS, but was this handheld or beanbag/mono/tri?

I want to add my vote for an actual book! The guys are right - seeing these on a laptop doesn't do them justice!

I request a special offering for CR brethren that includes the author's/artist's signature! And maybe a cocktail party in Australia when you launch the publication!  ;)
When the book is done definitely a discount for CR Old Shooters & Friends.

Put me down for a couple too; your African wildlife pictures are superb.

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Hi Sporgon.
Not sure what you meant by gain a proper rear wheel and joystick? The 7D is already equipped with these fine options!
Or we're you talking about relative to the 70D?
Loose the pop up flash hell I hope not I use mine almost exclusively to drive my 550EX remotely, in fact I feel for you guys with much more expensive FF cameras that require you to purchase an extra quite expensive unit to do this!

Cheers Graham


I don't want to sound cynical, but I hope the 7DII isn't just a 70D with the 'top end' ergonomics, just as the xxD line had up until the 60 and 70D combined a rebel interface with the larger body.

A little faster, gain a proper rear wheel + joystick, maybe lose the pop up flash.....

Hi Valvebounce: you're right, my wording was ambiguous ! I meant from the xxD line. Once the 7D was introduced Canon 'dumbed down' the control interface of the 60D from the 50D. When they did the same control layout on the 70D is was a sure sign that there would be a 7DII of some sort, otherwise there would be no new crop camera design with the 'full' EOS interface. So the slot is there for a top end crop camera to sit above the 70D and (just) below the 6D price wise.

Regarding the pop up flash, I just wonder if Canon may produce their flagship crop body without one as a marketing differentiation between the 'professional' and 'enthusiast' bodies. Personally I hope it doesn't have one. The pop up flash on my Nikon D200 in 2005 lasted all of a week before it managed to get snapped off !

I think we can guess virtually everything else about the 7DII - with the exception of the sensor. The fact that they have taken so long to produce a replacement, despite the fact that the marketing 'slot' is there, makes me think the delay has been caused by the sensor.

Whether it will use 'new' processing technology aka the Sony Exmor I don't know, nor do I really care; the sensors in the latest FF camera are simply remarkable for practical photography. If the crop sensor in the 7DII can come close to those then I would be interested in one.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:18:31 AM »
'The Strid"; where the River Warfe in Northern England is constricted through a narrow gap about six feet wide, though here it is flooding over the top. The water through the gap is also incredibly deep, about sixty feet. When not in flood it looks inviting enough to jump across, and many people have died trying. It's wider than it looks and once in the water people get sucked under by the currents.

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    I don't think 7DII will have an evf... if so, I think a lot of wildlife photographer will be disappointed as a lot of wildlife photographer use the viewfinder a lot even when not taking photo and most of them won't be happy if they need to bring a lots of batteries.

   Have a nice day.

There are two things we can guarantee about the 7DII.

1: it will not have an EVF ( thank goodness)

2: it will be met by howls of derision and disappointment on the Internet forums that will then gradually turn to grunts of respect twelve months later  ;)

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If I recall, the main selling point of the 7D when it was released was it's superior redesigned AF system and FPS over the XXD. Here was a solution to those in the prosumer segment that couldn't afford a 1D series to afford a better AF system and were complaining about the old 9 point AF system. It was definitely a more action/sports/wildlife kinda camera. Right now, I would say Canon's AF offerings are on-par - so really is a 7d mark II even needed?

My question is what "big" photography related improvements could they do to an already fine piece of equipment

I don't want to sound cynical, but I hope the 7DII isn't just a 70D with the 'top end' ergonomics, just as the xxD line had up until the 60 and 70D combined a rebel interface with the larger body.

A little faster, gain a proper rear wheel + joystick, maybe lose the pop up flash.....

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Lenses / Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:50:50 AM »
EF 24 f2.8 IS. Don't discount the 28 f2.8 IS.

Either of these lenses will give much better resolution at wider apertures without the field curvature issues of the 24-70 f2.8 mki. Also much more handy on the 6D.

Plus you get IS so you could hand hold a landscape shot in low light and still maintain enough dof, especially with 24 mil. In fact with the insane high ISO performance of the 6D it opens a whole new shooting world without a tripod !

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:29:12 AM »
Hello everyone. This is my first post after lurking for about a year. Finally upgraded from a 400D. So far I a totally pleased, especially the high ISO performance.

Still a newbie, so any constructive critic or suggestions are welcome.

The picture of the flowers is at ISO 8000.

Love the daffodil shot.

My advice for attaching images on CR: reduce to 740 pixels across and don't bother with the copyright. 740 px loads much faster, fills the page space, and no one's going to make anything out of your image anyway.

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Great shot, congrats !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:54:11 PM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Hi Sporgon, looks like my Guy just ate your Guy.

 ;D

You can see my guy is blissfully unaware of the African continent !


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:03:03 AM »
5DMKIII with 16-35mm F2.8 L

Catbells, Keswick, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr



True love is: carrying his tripod


Up a hill       ;D

Nice images of the Lake District.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:59:35 AM »
The harbour piers from North Beach, Whitby. N E coast of England. This is where Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula landed in England.

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Second question- I know RLP suggested getting the Ee-S screen, but is there any benefit to the Ee-D with the grids? Thanks.

The Ee-d is just the standard screen with a grid, so whilst it is a benefit for keeping the camera level it is no better for real dof.

If you are using lenses faster than 2.8 then the s screen will show real dof and help manual focus between f1.2 and f2.8. With the standard screen the dof at these apertures is hidden so you can't manually or even see, the exact point of focus within a 2.8 dof.

With the AF system of the 5Diii Canon must have felt you don't need to manually focus an f1.2 - f2 lens, or see real dof. Not sure if the CR community is representative of the whole, but if it is they got that wrong.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:43:55 AM »
South Beach at Bridlington, East coast of England, just after sunrise.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:08:23 AM »
Shot on a misty morning in the English Lake District.
Lovely image Sporgon! I love the colors, mist and mood of the English (and Scottish) countryside.

Many thanks Eldar !

The Romans are on record as having called England 'the land of mist and rain'. Guess some things don't change !

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:48:46 AM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400


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