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Jan 24, 2017 13:26 |  #15871

lowrider wrote in post #18254320 (external link)
I updated mine on day one. Actually hour one. No reason not to IMHO.

digital paradise wrote in post #18254341 (external link)
Me too and have never had an issue. Can't remember which one, the 7D2 or 5D3 but it corrected and AF issue at 100mm with the 70-200 2.8 II IS.

Agreed, same here.


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Jan 24, 2017 13:54 |  #15872

It was the 7D2. Now I remember there were questions about hidden AF fixes.

Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s AF function may not operate properly at a focal length of approximately 100mm when used with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.

https://www.slrlounge.​com ...e-update-fixes-af-issues/ (external link)


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Jan 24, 2017 13:55 |  #15873

I just read though them all. Some important fixes IMO.


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Jan 24, 2017 15:13 |  #15874

Thanks everyone, I feel more comfortable that I made the right choice updating. My concern was mainly that I use many newish lenses from third party manufacturers, and I wasn't sure if the original firmware would support all of them the way it should. From reading the various firmware updates it doesn't seem like any updates were made that would affect any of my lenses, but better safe than sorry. Now all I need is for this lousy weather to end so I can test my 7d2 out in the field where it belongs.

And everyone in this thread was right, the first time I hammered down on the shutter in burst mode it definitely reminded me of a machine gun - amazing to think a photo is being taken with every click because that's a whole lot of clicks in a small amount of time! Very impressed coming from my 6fps Rebel T6s.

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Jan 24, 2017 15:33 |  #15875

TreeburnerCT wrote in post #18254426 (external link)
.... Now all I need is for this lousy weather to end so I can test my 7d2 out in the field where it belongs.

Been waiting for that for the past couple of months here in Ontario. I think we have had one sunny Sunday since November !


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Jan 24, 2017 16:00 |  #15876

Gregsiem wrote in post #18254450 (external link)
Been waiting for that for the past couple of months here in Ontario. I think we have had one sunny Sunday since November !

Another ½ of driving around country roads trying to find some owls or hawks. Only consistent thing in the sky this of year are ravens and they steer clear of people. No fun to shoot them anyway. I hate this time of year for larger birds. Some people are lucky and find or know where snowy owls, etc live. We got a tip and found a great grey on Sat. I was testing my 5D4 out. Gonna head back there on a sunny day.

http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=18​251586


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Jan 24, 2017 16:14 |  #15877

digital paradise wrote in post #18254471 (external link)
Another ½ of driving around country roads trying to find some owls or hawks. Only consistent thing in the sky this of year are ravens and they steer clear of people. No fun to shoot them anyway. I hate this time of year for larger birds. Some people are lucky and find or know where snowy owls, etc live. We got a tip and found a great grey on Sat. I was testing my 5D4 out. Gonna head back there on a sunny day.

http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=18​251586

Snowy Owls take work to find, but you can easily see where they have been spotted before using eBird.
They tend to hang around in a fairly contained area (say 10 square KM), so you can drive a grid around previous recent spottings (and leave a record on eBird for other spotters and researchers if you find one)

http://ebird.org ...=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur (external link)


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Jan 24, 2017 16:27 |  #15878

Gregsiem wrote in post #18254484 (external link)
Snowy Owls take work to find, but you can easily see where they have been spotted before using eBird.
They tend to hang around in a fairly contained area (say 10 square KM), so you can drive a grid around previous recent spottings (and leave a record on eBird for other spotters and researchers if you find one)

http://ebird.org ...=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur (external link)

Thanks for the link. That will be a great addition to my resources. I got the great grey tip from locals reporting sightings and it winds up on here.

http://birding.aba.org​/maillist/MB (external link)

I also made contact with a bird preservation organization. They may let me hang out with with a seasoned spotter in March.


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Jan 24, 2017 16:31 |  #15879

LOL. I checked out the locations in my area and one of the people who reported one is the person that offered to set up with as seasoned spotter.


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Jan 24, 2017 16:56 |  #15880

Gregsiem wrote in post #18254484 (external link)
Snowy Owls take work to find, but you can easily see where they have been spotted before using eBird.
They tend to hang around in a fairly contained area (say 10 square KM), so you can drive a grid around previous recent spottings (and leave a record on eBird for other spotters and researchers if you find one)

http://ebird.org ...=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur (external link)

I again have to thank so much for that link. I checked out the great greys and that area where found one on Saturday is a extra flame hot spot. There were a few sightings on side roads on the way to our cottage I did not know about. I took the afternoon to drive around the country roads in that area last Thursday and I was out only about a mile from one sighting. It is 3 hr drive so we are usually on a mission. We try to spot but it gets tiring at highway speeds.

Gonna have to check other species out as well.


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Jan 24, 2017 17:32 |  #15881

Gonna have to learn how to spell sightings. In my defence the birds were technically siting.


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Jan 24, 2017 17:40 |  #15882

digital paradise wrote in post #18254341 (external link)
Me too and have never had an issue. Can't remember which one, the 7D2 or 5D3 but it corrected and AF issue at 100mm with the 70-200 2.8 II IS.

Yes 1.04 did correct the issue with the 70-200LII 2.8 but if you don't have one ?? and if you upgraded right away theres no reference. All I know is how my camera worked before the upgrades and after. I think everyone here can and could see that. The problem with the camera was do to tech error nothing else, if I could go back in time I would never send my camera to canon service for a small wheel problem but live with it for years to come. The camera's I have used have been ok but I called my first 7DII the magic camera way before the world thought so and the one I have now is only a small peace of that camera in speed and accuracy of AF and metering. It just worked the way they should from the factory. MFAing lenses was pushed on me with these other camera's and I've had a few in my hands. I'm not against it and totally understand the concept of variances in camera to camera and lens to lens. Looking back at any days shooting ... normally in the 1500 to 2500 range, there were so many really good images that I go back now and process for posting and sharing. Hers's one of the last images I shot with 321 aka last three dig of my first one, Thats how I keep track. I shot this and handed it to my buddy ..he dropped it and Canon in Toronto on his way to work. I processed this just a bit ago and posted it on Flickr yesterday... Its kind of on fire for a guy like me. It hit explore right off the bat and was invited into 11 group's and is still going strong, hard to argue the images, they just seem to work.

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Jan 24, 2017 17:48 |  #15883

TreeburnerCT wrote in post #18254426 (external link)
Thanks everyone, I feel more comfortable that I made the right choice updating. My concern was mainly that I use many newish lenses from third party manufacturers, and I wasn't sure if the original firmware would support all of them the way it should. From reading the various firmware updates it doesn't seem like any updates were made that would affect any of my lenses, but better safe than sorry. Now all I need is for this lousy weather to end so I can test my 7d2 out in the field where it belongs.

And everyone in this thread was right, the first time I hammered down on the shutter in burst mode it definitely reminded me of a machine gun - amazing to think a photo is being taken with every click because that's a whole lot of clicks in a small amount of time! Very impressed coming from my 6fps Rebel T6s.

-Joe

I would say Joe that a couple guys saying update is no reason to do so. and if It ain't broke don't fix it. I have made much money off of guys that thought updating there computers firmware and software was a good idea. One more thing.. This camera was made for lousy weather. Good luck with it.


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Jan 24, 2017 17:51 |  #15884

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Jan 24, 2017 19:13 |  #15885

Pondrader wrote in post #18254562 (external link)
Yes 1.04 did correct the issue with the 70-200LII 2.8 but if you don't have one ?? and if you upgraded right away theres no reference. All I know is how my camera worked before the upgrades and after. I think everyone here can and could see that. The problem with the camera was do to tech error nothing else, if I could go back in time I would never send my camera to canon service for a small wheel problem but live with it for years to come. The camera's I have used have been ok but I called my first 7DII the magic camera way before the world thought so and the one I have now is only a small peace of that camera in speed and accuracy of AF and metering. It just worked the way they should from the factory. MFAing lenses was pushed on me with these other camera's and I've had a few in my hands. I'm not against it and totally understand the concept of variances in camera to camera and lens to lens. Looking back at any days shooting ... normally in the 1500 to 2500 range, there were so many really good images that I go back now and process for posting and sharing. Hers's one of the last images I shot with 321 aka last three dig of my first one, Thats how I keep track. I shot this and handed it to my buddy ..he dropped it and Canon in Toronto on his way to work. I processed this just a bit ago and posted it on Flickr yesterday... Its kind of on fire for a guy like me. It hit explore right off the bat and was invited into 11 group's and is still going strong, hard to argue the images, they just seem to work.
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I have always wondered if I should upgrade but heard that some people had more issues after the update. I do micro adjust the lenses, I have found that the tamron 150-600 seems to go out of adjustment anyway, I guess its pretty hard to get it right with a zoom lens. Bottom line is I have learned to work with the quirks of this camera with this lens. I do know that the 7DII with my 70-200F4LIS attached it always spot on focus wise, can honestly say its is 100% correct unless i I make a fault, Its a killer combo. I shot over 1000 photos of dog agility at high speed and maybe three were out of focus. This is the reason I have ignored the upgrades. Like wise we have chosen to ignore windows 10 and stuck with windows 8.1 while friends are whinging about problems with their computer since upgrading.


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