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Software & Accessories / Re: So you don't want Apple Photos....
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 03:21:34 PM »
Just use a real camera that writes to a CF card.  ;)  OS X thinks it's just an external drive and mounts it to the desktop.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Eldar on Today at 03:18:41 PM »
Very nice shot. Well done Eldar
Thanks Click, he´s a handsome little fellow :)
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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Mark II Sensor Talk [CR2]
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 03:16:59 PM »
Sorry, I will post nothing but serious, factual, evidence-based comments from now on...

Was that a joke?  I couldn't tell.  Try using a winky emoji to clarify your intent.

No, not this one:  ;)  in my experience it's ineffective.

One like this:

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Click on Today at 03:16:27 PM »
Very nice shot. Well done Eldar
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Thanks Gmw - this makes perfect sense and is something that until today had never crossed my mind. I think it explains much of what I am seeing. Is there anything I can do in order to 'fix' this going forward - would it help if I used blue gels on the flash or added some blue info/noise in post for example?
Unfortunately, that's where we step into technique and post-processing.  I'm pretty much novice in that regard, so I can't help you.  I just understand the science.   ;)
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The subscription model sucks. Too many problems and uncertainties are attached to it. Not beeing able to use your files after you stopped paying for it is one biiiig stopper, different monthly fees another. Too easy for you to loose track on your payments. "Hey, it's just 10 $ per month, why not". Cool trick to get your money, because it seems so little first.
I urged our company not to go that route and gladly they listened. And so will I personally at home with my software.
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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Eldar on Today at 03:07:55 PM »
An Eurasian teal conducting the choir.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II
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Despite the strange choice of the lens 5DS R delivers really good results.
It's interesting that 5DS has exactly the doubled linear resolution compared to the first 5D classic and was announced 10 years afterwards. Looking from this side the naming makes even more sense...
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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
« Last post by slclick on Today at 03:04:30 PM »
And meanwhile the Sigma ART is Street Pricing at $854 and putting dents in both Canon 50 1.2's and the Otus. .I mean really, who has an Otus besides 3-4 guys on forums?


All in all, I'll try this new 50, I've had two copies of the so called 1.4 USM and they did nothing for me. I am also in the camp that thinks modern coatings, better/rounded blades will make this a slam dunk ala the pancakes.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D mk2 Auto Focus survey
« Last post by Sabaki on Today at 03:04:12 PM »
I'm on my third 7Dii and I'm still not satisfied with my BIFs while using AI SERVO mode

I've come up from a 500D and I took some satisfying images with that. The only time I manage to get 7Dii quality images, is when I'm shooting macro. For the record, I do macro in manual mode and 'walk into' my subject, therefore the AF system is not active.

My images are not 100% and crisp. Even shots taken in a controlled manner. But this is most evident when shooting birds and smaller, moving subjects. I shot a motorcycle event and the larger subject seems to photograph a helluva lot better than birds for instance.

Those who remember my complaints about the 7Dii will remember me contending that Canon's marketing revolved around wildlife and sports photography. I'm sticking my handup as a birding photographer and asking why does my 7Dii behave this way?

For those wanting to know: My 1st two bodies were returned to Canon. Both were verified by Canon's technical services as being faulty and that they were unable to correct the issue, hence me getting new bodies all the time.
I also got feedback from Canon pros who took the cameras out and got the same issues I did.

I'm praying this is a software issue as hardware problems would be a killer blow for me


If it is a software issue canon could have fixed it with a firmware updade. Which was rumored to come last week and didn't. A hardware issue would be less likely. Also it is strange that no test of the 7D II mentioned problems with AF. Not dpreview not the several youtube experts not any professional magazine I know.
There's a good few reviews I've read which mirrors my experiences.

Check Michael Maven and FroKnowsPhoto as two examples.
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