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Street & City / On the beach (not the movie)
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:35:51 PM »
Not a landscape, not a city shot, not a portrait, almost a monochrome.

On the beach, Hawaii, evening. 

5DII 70-200 IIL
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Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« Last post by Woody on Today at 08:30:28 PM »
Despite Bryan's commentary, I'm with AvTvM on this. To my eyes, the noise comparison page (link below) shows minimal difference from the 70D at any ISO and certainly less than a stop (maybe 0.5 stop?) against the 7D, which seems to me a disappointing return for five years' progress. Along with a 6D, I still have a 7D but there's not enough here for me to feel the need to upgrade it. YMMV.

I do not own the 7D2 and have no intention of getting one (too heavy for me).

I am also in agreement with you there is minimal image quality difference between 70D, 7D and 7D2. Or even the Nikon D7100, Sony A6000 etc (at least before any 5 stop shadow recovery is carried out...)

However, there is a difference between what you and I think, and what Bryan Carnathan says in his review. I do not think it's fair to state otherwise.
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Hi Leandro.
This is very sound advice given to me by my father, his experience was heading for Sword beach on a liberty ship, leaning over the side heaving when I quote "a large black fellow told me to go down below, head for the middle, near the kitchen, if there is fresh bread eat some". He followed this advice and felt much better for the rest of the trip.
"The more you pay, the more you sway!"  Very funny and so true.  ;D ;D

Cheers, Graham.

If you have a choice, get a berth low and central in the ship, near where the ship pivots in heavy weather.  The more expensive berths tend to higher up and much more exposed to motion.  "The more you pay, the more you sway!".  Some of the rich dudes were sick the whole trip.

Have fun!
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Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« Last post by krjc on Today at 08:26:05 PM »
Read the review and agree with the results. In real life shooting I would never go over 800 with the 7D but with the 7DII willing to go to 3200. When you put that in context that everything has been improved and that new features added, I'm extremely happy with my upgrade to the 7DII, now I need a buyer for my 7D. Anybody interested?
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Portrait / Re: Grams and child, China
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:25:57 PM »
This little boy in the heart of Central; Hong Kong appeared to be concerned with a pursuer.
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Portrait / Re: Grams and child, China
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:22:31 PM »
Brothers and mom, Star Ferry Hong Kong:

Kids are the most alert people, very seldom you can photograph children without them being aware, adults often not so much, preoccupied or retreated into some shell.

Canon 5DII 24-70L
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Portrait / Re: Grams and child, China
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:18:04 PM »
If you find people fascinating Asia is a rich environment. This old lady down at the Wanchai Meat Market, Hong Kong.

A lot going on in this busy world, that year a similar old lady was walking down the sidewalk near here minding her own business and a 300 lb restaurant sign fell on her.  The other big danger for the street walking person is the millions of air conditioning units somewhat fastened to the sides of most every building.

Many shots in such tight quarters are taken with the camera at waist level in a wide angle mode and some luck or skill involved in the outcome. A real pointing and shooting.

Tom
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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:07:12 PM »
Sharja, UAE:

The harbor here as well as in Dubai has many small wooden Dhow's with eclectic crews from all over Asia and Africa. The boats trade along the Arabian Gulf and down the east Coast of Africa.

These guys were sitting on the quay with a couch they probably carry aboard, having a break.  The only English speaker was the gentleman on the far left.

Canon 5DII 24-105L
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Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« Last post by weixing on Today at 08:03:51 PM »
Well I hope Brian's knowledge of the camera is better than his knowledge of horses !

You might try reading the review before embarrassing yourself with a gratuitous negative comment.

"Perhaps even more beneficial for understanding what can be done with this frame rate is to look at a visual example. Drag your mouse over the labels under the following image for a visual look at the 10 fps rate. Drag your mouse completely across all of the labels in 1.3 seconds to get an idea of the speed of the approaching horse – approximately 40-45 mph (64-72 kph). I know, the labels are a bit small for that mouse move, but this approach happened very fast."

She would have to be riding a top form Derby winner - on the flat - on good going - with a race saddle - riding weight less than 7 stone. As I said, this target would have been travelling towards the camera at 18 mph max.
Hi,
   Know nothing about horse, but are you sure horse run so slow?? Slower than most top athlete?? Hmm... I thought basically any healthy horse can out run the fastest human...

   Have  a nice day.
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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« Last post by TomF on Today at 08:00:06 PM »
Again in Alamty:

Interesting old gentleman, very nicely dressed in a combination of traditional and western style.  Had a brief conversation with him in my primitive Russian.  A real crossroads of culture, a meeting of East and West.

Canon 5DII 24-105L
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