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Jan 07, 2015 03:50 |  #46

Excellent images, Pondraider. The diffused winter light doesn't make it any easier, but you are doing really good stuff there.

Studymonkey, I'd stop studying and go get the damn thing. Mine was one of the first available and even better than I'd thought right out of the box. I did take the time and patience to explore it and experiment before having great expectations, and have had no disappointments. I also found it easy to find out where my fault was when things didn't turn out as I'd wanted.

Had some sunny winter weather for the last couple of days, so I went BIFing with the 7D2 and 100-400 II. These two were made for each other, so much fun with such good results, found myself chuckling while shooting, and even more when downloading later.


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Jan 07, 2015 06:58 |  #47

O John_T I could not agree more,


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Jan 07, 2015 07:58 |  #48

Pondrader wrote in post #17370375 (external link)
O John_T I could not agree more,

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These two are made for each other!

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Jan 07, 2015 09:45 |  #49

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AF spot On,.....lol

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Fabulous shot! There is a lot of contrast for the camera to deal with and you & the camera managed excellent sharpness!


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Jan 07, 2015 09:52 |  #50

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ISO 800

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I am loving this camera. I am using a Sigma 50-500.

I am having better focusing success rate since I switched to back button focusing.

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Jan 07, 2015 09:54 |  #51

John_T wrote in post #17370247 (external link)
Excellent images, Pondraider. The diffused winter light doesn't make it any easier, but you are doing really good stuff there.

Studymonkey, I'd stop studying and go get the damn thing. Mine was one of the first available and even better than I'd thought right out of the box. I did take the time and patience to explore it and experiment before having great expectations, and have had no disappointments. I also found it easy to find out where my fault was when things didn't turn out as I'd wanted.

Had some sunny winter weather for the last couple of days, so I went BIFing with the 7D2 and 100-400 II. These two were made for each other, so much fun with such good results, found myself chuckling while shooting, and even more when downloading later.

Fabulous detail!


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Jan 07, 2015 11:57 as a reply to  @ larshkj's post |  #52

I have to get one some how


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Jan 07, 2015 11:59 as a reply to  @ bluesydude's post |  #53

Thank you Dolan, I to love this camera


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Jan 07, 2015 18:18 |  #54

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So, I am selling my old 7D next week, which I have been really happy with, but it is time to upgrade. Looking at the 7dmkii I am excited to be able to use my 400mm 5.6 with an extender, shoot past iso 800 without too much noise and have a faster auto focus system. Logically, the 7Dmkii would make a lot of sense for my use, but I am having a hard time getting past some of the post and reviews going on about how the 7dmkii isn't all that great. I don't expect it to have the same image quality as a full frame camera(seems like common sense to me), the mega pixel count seems fine to me(I thought we were done with the mega pixel race when the 7d and 5dmkii came out), and I don't expect it to bring out full detail when pushing the shadows to the extreme. So the question is, will I be happy with a 7dmkii? I really wish I could see some real world photos, instead of crapy snap shots around the house where people push the shadows to the extreme.

I feel exactly the same way. I am looking to upgrade my 600d. I shoot a lot of birds of prey in flight at a local sanctuary and had my heart set on upgrading to the 7d II, as it fits my needs perfectly. However, I have been really put of by AF problems that have been reported by many users. With quite a few experienced photographers having 3+ bodies before getting good one (or give up in some cases) I can help thinking that the % of probelms is not insignificant and I really don't want to take the risk.

With the new 100-400L II getting so many rave reviews, as a alternative I am considering going FF with the 5d III (or a 5d IV if the rumours of an upgrade are true) instead. I would lose the crop factor, but could get back some of the reach by changing my current 70-300L for the new 100-400L II. This combination would obviously be significantly more expensive route than just buying the 7d II, but I am more confident that it is will give me great results and I like the added bonus of a FF body that will obviouly be better for landscapes. As it is I am torn between the 2 options...


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Jan 07, 2015 19:01 as a reply to  @ post 17369946 |  #55

I have been having issues with my 7d mark ii...just got it back from Canon today...they said they checked everything and it's to spec...I afma'd my lenses this aft...will see on the weekend how it performs. Do you think that the shutter speed needs to be higher than the 1D mark iv and the 5d mark iii? I've read that on other forums and wondering if that's been most of my issues with soft images. it's too late for me to return to the retailer, as it's past 14 days (crap weather here, so not enough opportunity to get out), so i'm stuck with making this body work...Now that Canon has said they have done all they can do, i guess we will see how it goes.




  
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Jan 07, 2015 19:34 |  #56

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I have been having issues with my 7d mark ii...just got it back from Canon today...they said they checked everything and it's to spec...I afma'd my lenses this aft...will see on the weekend how it performs. Do you think that the shutter speed needs to be higher than the 1D mark iv and the 5d mark iii? I've read that on other forums and wondering if that's been most of my issues with soft images. it's too late for me to return to the retailer, as it's past 14 days (crap weather here, so not enough opportunity to get out), so i'm stuck with making this body work...Now that Canon has said they have done all they can do, i guess we will see how it goes.

Handholding, yes. I would goal for 1/1600. Tripod mounted, IMO, you should be able to stay at, maybe slightly higher.


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Jan 07, 2015 21:06 |  #57

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Handholding, yes. I would goal for 1/1600. Tripod mounted, IMO, you should be able to stay at, maybe slightly higher.

1/1600? Sounds conservative.

Prairie falcon, hand-held, 1/400 sec at f11, ISO 400, 100-400mmII+1.4XIII, fairly heavy crop (about 29% of the width).


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Jan 08, 2015 17:04 |  #58

dutch937 wrote in post #17371397 (external link)
Do you think that the shutter speed needs to be higher than the 1D mark iv and the 5d mark iii?

It's difficult to make a suggestion regarding absolute shutter speeds as people are often quite different in regards to their stability but I'd recommend 1.6* what ever you use for a 5DIII to take account of the crop sensor and then I believe an additional something? to take account of the increased pixel density...I understand that the smaller pixels are more sensitive to movement.


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Jan 09, 2015 20:56 |  #59

I went out in a blizzard yesterday and shot birds, it was snowing very hard..if I stood still for very long there was an inch of snow on me and the camera and with the 7D markII I was able to keep the speed and get some great detail.

hand held 1/800 f5.6 iso800 ,..Never was I able to get IQ like this from my 7D with out a fight.


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Jan 10, 2015 08:56 |  #60

fine detail,,great shot ,,as usual...can you give a brief account of your technique...as in being able to hold so steady? thanks


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