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Abstract / Re: 7D2 HDR - Mustard Yellow!
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on Today at 07:34:26 PM »
Welcome.

What was the thinking behind the selling the D750 for a 7D MkII?

The D750 was the last straw in a 45 year Nikon adventure. First was the D600 oil/dust issue that required a trip to Nikon. Decided to dump it - at a larger than normal loss because of the reputation of the issues -  before the late and reluctant recall by Nikon. Then the D800 left focus problem & recall. Then a failed Df sensor at 300 shots. Then the D810 service advisory. So to get a nice small camera we got a D750. Got home and while charging the battery, found the serial number was subject to a recall by Nikon for a relection/light blocking issue. Took it back and left the store with the 7D2.

We see lots of posts from people who are returning 7D MK II's for perceived autofocus issues, I hope it doesn't happen to you.

Every camera model seems to have a few issues pop up.  As long as the manufacturer takes care of the problem, It is annoying, but not a reason for me to worry.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fujifilm like the EOS 7D mark II
« Last post by lintoni on Today at 07:33:10 PM »
I'm impressed with his candor, but also with the Fuji products.  If wouldn't surprise me if
ten years from now the big camera vendors are Canon, Fuji and Samsung.

 It would surprise very much when there are brands like Nikon and Sony
Fuji is a small manufacturer, why would they suddenly become larger than  Nikon, Sony?

Fuji is also a survivor. While Kodak went belly up, Fuji successfully navigated the transition from film (once their primary product) to digital.

Will they displace Nikon or Canon? I doubt it. But, I did read once that Fuji is the company that Canon was most concerned about, so maybe the admiration is mutual. Personally, I'm not convinced Sony is in the photography business for the long haul. Maybe as a supplier, but not sure I would invest in their system for fear it could disappear.

This lacks all credibility, Fuji are buying sensors from Sony and Toshiba, Sony has 60% of the world  sensor market
Not really.  If you were buying into a camera system, and had an eye to still be using that system in 5+ years, would you buy Sony?  I certainly wouldn't.  How many different mounts have Sony produced over the last few years?  And have they managed to provide a comprehensive lens lineup for any of those mounts?  And will they still be making any of them in 5 years?
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Abstract / Re: Frost on the window
« Last post by FFN on Today at 07:30:37 PM »
BTW that is indeed a very impressive frost photo and having only semi-seriously ever tried a few, and just recently, I'd love to hear how it's done.  Here's one of my attempts.

Jack

Jack,

It is best to shoot the window in the AM or PM with the sun at a low angle to the side. If you have tripod or camera that does in-camera HDR, take 3-5 shots and merge them in PS into a single HDR photo. Then adjust the colors/temp/brightness/contrast to suit. Use artistic filters in PS to make it look more like a painting.
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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Last post by patrickfd on Today at 07:29:19 PM »
I'm a retired (because of a job injury) firefighter and now work as a police/fire dispatcher. I consider myself a serious hobby photographer. I shoot mostly fire department emergency scenes.
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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Last post by Lee Jay on Today at 07:28:34 PM »
I think that would make it not a G17, but a G?X something new like the G7X and G3X.  And this looks like it would be a bigger version of the G7X (faster and wider zoom range).  I suspect it would be a pretty big camera.
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Abstract / Re: Frost on the window
« Last post by FFN on Today at 07:28:13 PM »
Hello FFN!

Lovely photo, almost like a painting.
Out of curiosity: can you recall, how the angle of light was? (about 30°, 45°, etc.)
Thank you for sharing.

Thank you EVERYone for the kind comments. Here is another shot from this AM @ -12F.

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on Today at 07:25:12 PM »
I'm hoping that Canon has fixed the poor AF that the G7 has.  It would be a much better camera with fast AF.  With a longer lens than a G7, AF will be more difficult.
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Abstract / Re: 7D2 HDR - Mustard Yellow!
« Last post by FFN on Today at 07:23:41 PM »
Welcome.

What was the thinking behind the selling the D750 for a 7D MkII?

The D750 was the last straw in a 45 year Nikon adventure. First was the D600 oil/dust issue that required a trip to Nikon. Decided to dump it - at a larger than normal loss because of the reputation of the issues -  before the late and reluctant recall by Nikon. Then the D800 left focus problem & recall. Then a failed Df sensor at 300 shots. Then the D810 service advisory. So to get a nice small camera we got a D750. Got home and while charging the battery, found the serial number was subject to a recall by Nikon for a relection/light blocking issue. Took it back and left the store with the 7D2.
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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot G17 Coming in Spring [CR2]
« Last post by Adelino on Today at 07:19:12 PM »
I agree with Noncho the lens, F-stop, sensor combo sounds too good to be true. Oh but if it is true I could really live with that 168 is long enough and 24 is wide enough for just about anything travel or family wise, if it is that fast it will be quite the achievement with a 1 inch sensor.  Please do this I want to spend my money.  I don't expect an EVF but even a crappy optical view finder will be welcomed by me.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by IslanderMV on Today at 07:13:54 PM »
Some closeups from yesterday. Lots of ducks about as some of the ice along shore melted.

Bufflehead in the sun showing iridescent plumage, and an Eider duck.

70D and 100-400mm
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