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Apr 29, 2010 05:51 |  #16

you sob. ill steal ur setting :D


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Apr 29, 2010 06:05 |  #17

nonameowns wrote in post #10087585 (external link)
you sob. ill steal ur setting :D

That's what I was thinking about too! :D

But then I thought, "Hmp! Even if I steal his WHOLE CAMERA GEAR, if I don't have that talent and wisdom to everything motorsports photography, it'll be futile!" Haha. Tango is one rare specie.

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Apr 29, 2010 06:22 |  #18

I'm impressed, this just shows that with patience and persistence what you can do with the 7D.
I'm seeing this camera as so powerful in what it can do, IF , you set it up properly.
A lot of times when a person posts of a problem with the 7D people cry out " user error ". Many times it is user error, sometimes it may not be.

I'm on my second 7D, I spent two weeks with the first one and could not seem to make it work. I'm not convinced 100% that camera was bad, but I was at the end of the " 14 Day No Questions Asked " return period so I swapped it out.

Thanks to this forum I knew when I got my 7D I was going to really have to spend time learning the camera, that it would no be like going from the 20D to the 40D. This 7D is a different beast.

Now I have a " cheat sheet ' of settings for when I go to the race track! :lol:

nonameowns wrote in post #10087585 (external link)
you sob. ill steal ur setting :D

haha .... Copy/Paste them into a Word Document and call it the 7D CHEAT SHEET !!!




  
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Apr 29, 2010 06:27 |  #19

I never had any focus issues at all with my 7D... It locks on most of time accuratly (unless due to user error). Last night I used my f/4 24-105 in almost a completely dark room and it locked focus with no problem on a subject I tried to get at ISO 12,800 with shutter speed of only 1/8... Just to give you an idea of how dark it was at f/4... Took a litle longer to lock focus but it did not hunt, just took a second or two longer. The end result was in perfect focus. The AF system is incredible on this camera!

I find myself going through the custom function settings every few weeks to make sure I am not missing anything. So much you can do, I love it!

Excellent photos, however, I think the 300 2.8 may of had something to do with how excellent those images look! :D


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Apr 29, 2010 09:11 |  #20

krb wrote in post #10086370 (external link)
If you are shooting in RAW then try using 140 instead. NR can slow the frame rate.


As far as I know only the Strong setting has any effect on the fps. Low and Medium do not!


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Apr 29, 2010 09:41 |  #21

Those are jaw-dropping sick sharp!
If I can get just one shot like that when I go to Laguna Seca this year, I'll be a very happy man!

Great shots Tango!
I'm going to copy your settings now :cool:


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Apr 29, 2010 09:58 |  #22

scokar wrote in post #10086860 (external link)
?

0: standard
1: low
2: strong
3: disable

no 4.

:lol: Allergies are acting up and the medicine is making me groggy as hell. 4th option, labelled number 3, so that NR is disabled.


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Apr 29, 2010 11:21 |  #23

Elisha wrote in post #10088466 (external link)
As far as I know only the Strong setting has any effect on the fps. Low and Medium do not!

Yes, this is true. If shooting RAW then the settings have no effect on the image and only the strong setting will slow down the high speed burst shooting rate.


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Apr 29, 2010 12:45 |  #24

PixxByTango you have some of the best shots i've ever seen from the 7D. Obviously the great glass and skilled PP has a lot to do with them but jesus, sick sharp is right!!!


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Apr 29, 2010 13:08 |  #25

PixxByTango wrote in post #10086339 (external link)
LOL!! I just had to have fun with the subject heading.

C.FN I :Exposure
1234567
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C.Fn II : Image
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100

C.Fn III :Autofocus/Drive
123456789 10 11 12 13
-0112 *000 0 1 1 0

C.Fn III

1. I change between one down to slow and Zero all the time depending upon what I am needing in focal speed. If I am shooting a pan shot at 90 degrees to a subject then I use a slow tracking speed. If I am shooting a 1/1500 or faster I step up the Focal speed to one step faster than zero so it can track the AF quicker as the bike moves towards me or away.

C.Fn III

3. I selected 1 here because since I am shooting in a AF Spot mode, then Main focus Point priority is redundant. So I give continuous AF Track Priority so that it can find that point and lock it.

4. Selected 1 here so that if it cannot find the subject, it does not continue to hunt. Eventually as my subject is moving in my pan shot it will be in focus and I will pull the trigger on the shot. 9 out of 10 it hits perfect now.

5. I adjusted my lenses and only think it makes me feel better. This setting seems to change more than my girlfriend's moods.

6. Totally disabled the Multi-zone focal points. i will select what I want where I want.

12. I selected different points so when I change the landscape to portrait mode it already has the focal point where I need it.

C. Fn IV

1. My Shutter button half-press is set for metering start, not focus!
The AF-ON is set for Metering & AF Start. The rest are default I think.

To get the tack sharp images I track an object through its movement towards or away from me with the AF On button pressed. As I am ready for the kill... I pull the trigger to capture the shot. This does not force the camera to recompose by having to adjust due to movement of the subject. That is what the tracking is for.

Seems to be working for me.

Hmm... my settings are very similar

Exposure
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Image
1 2 3
0 3 0

AF/Drive
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
- 0 1 0 2 * 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

1. Generally 1 slower unless I am doing something that requires some more twitchy af (I have -1 set to C1 and +1 set to C2)

6. Disabled the total 19 zone, I never use it.

Operations/Functions
Still tweaking these.


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May 05, 2010 20:42 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #26

So who here is going to back me up when I bust on the 1DmkIV owner's bubbles?

I just spent the weekend shooting with both cameras back to back and my 7D does it all and sometimes faster... for $XXXX.XX LESS MONEY!!


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May 05, 2010 20:46 |  #27

PixxByTango wrote in post #10129327 (external link)
So who here is going to back me up when I bust on the 1DmkIV owner's bubbles?

I just spent the weekend shooting with both cameras back to back and my 7D does it all and sometimes faster... for $XXXX.XX LESS MONEY!!

LOLOLOLOL

Glad I have a 7D and saved my money then :p

In all seriousness, the 7D is an amazing camera for $1400. I wouldn't mind the 45point af, fancy new ai servo, and better high iso of the 1D4, but at it's price, I'd rather keep my 7D.


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May 05, 2010 21:08 |  #28

themadman wrote in post #10129361 (external link)
LOLOLOLOL

Glad I have a 7D and saved my money then :p

In all seriousness, the 7D is an amazing camera for $1400. I wouldn't mind the 45point af, fancy new ai servo, and better high iso of the 1D4, but at it's price, I'd rather keep my 7D.

The funny thing about those 45 points... with the IV you can select two bundled together which works great for shooting cars. Really. Otherwise... the remaining 45 points are all spread out just like the 19 the 7D has. So if you are not shooting some static object and absolutely need framing and focus for a particular object, I cannot see the value.

Another point is that anything higher than F/5.0 aperture... the focus points are not cross linked like they are in the 7D. So unless you are using super fast glass and NOT trying to dumb slow the shutter like I do to get the "Hypo-Sharp" (The All NEW description for Tango's Shots that are sharper than just being "tack sharp") image of the entire subject and not just part of it... then the focus on the IV is slower to achieve the same results the 7D gets instantly.
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May 05, 2010 21:09 |  #29

Any one want to bring up the problem with 18mp?

7D is a monster here!


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May 05, 2010 21:26 |  #30

PixxByTango wrote in post #10086339 (external link)
1. I change between one down to slow and Zero all the time depending upon what I am needing in focal speed. If I am shooting a pan shot at 90 degrees to a subject then I use a slow tracking speed. If I am shooting a 1/1500 or faster I step up the Focal speed to one step faster than zero so it can track the AF quicker as the bike moves towards me or away.

Are we adjusting tracking sensivity or tracking speed here ?

I thought this is for adjusting the amount of time it takes for the focus to move off the target if something passes in front or you loose track. Or does it actually adjust how fast you're lens focuses ?


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