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Jun 12, 2015 01:56 |  #10921

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Haha! W=Winter :(
Just glad it's you and not me, but methinks your winters are a touch on the mild side :)

Oh of course! Well yes I suppose our winters are mild compared to some places, but our houses aren't really built for it. I just hate the cold is all ....


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Jun 12, 2015 07:47 |  #10922

Robert what are you findings of the 7d mk2 in comparison to our beloved 70D, is it so much more than you expected to be.


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Jun 12, 2015 09:45 |  #10923

Evelakes I love both of them of course--for me different tool different job but still the 70D is the best all around camera Canon has ever made. The only (significant) advantage the 7Dii has over the 70D is buffer capacity and that was important for me when I was doing the owls in Quebec and the eagles in Patagonia, a better photographer (you and others) have shown time and time again that the buffer capacity is moot compared to skill and time of acquisition.
Frame rate? Well that goes with buffer in a big way. In Quebec I also took the 5Diii and labored through the snow with it on one side and the 7Dii on the other.... There is no doubt I missed shots with the frame rate of the 5Diii compared to the 7Dii...now the 70D at 7fps is just ahead of the 5Diii and afterwards I knew the 70D would have done me better.
Weather sealing? Well maybe the 7Dii really has more 'sealing', maybe not. Roger at Lensrental maybe has dissected one to actually know, but who among us is really going to stand in a monsoon rain for hours with any expensive camera? The only time I've purposefully left a camera on a tripod in pouring rain is with the Lumix GH4--I really believe it (and the Olympus bodies) are truly sealed and up to the task.
Noise? Nope not an advantage here either. We've all seen huge ISO shots with the 70D (of course knowing how to process effectively is a big help here) and now we're seeing them with the 7Dii, I just dont see a huge difference in ability.
Handling? Here is more positives for the 70D, it's just lighter and that adds up over a day and we all know how wonderful the tilt/swivel is----and that's my reason for loving it for macro and astro.
Remember my comments are from an amateurs perspective and value thereof won't buy a cup of coffee! I suppose bottom line is if the buffer is critical and the extra frames per second are necessary for your work or passion then the 7Dii is an upgrade.

Anyway couple of pages ago in this thread Paul mentioned an insect he had no love for, here is one I detest (I think it is a Yellow Jacket), these have caused me great pain of the years with a miserable sting-

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Jun 12, 2015 12:07 |  #10924

Saw this guy at a local park over the weekend. Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS + Sigma 2x Tele.

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Jun 12, 2015 12:13 |  #10925

Robert - wasps are great unless they sting!

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Jun 12, 2015 12:23 |  #10926

Hehe, tell 'em not to sting!
Only one sting is worse in my experience=hornets.
But this wasp/yellow jacket may be something else-protective mimicry; so my best
guess of a yellow jacket.


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Jun 12, 2015 12:59 |  #10927

Thanks Robert, i was with a other photographer in the park he had the 7d mk2 and the new sigma 150-600 sport he was complaining that he was not becoming the results he wanted.
He had the usb dock to control the lens but was not satisfied with sharpness and focus, i think with the 7d mk2 it is a sofisticated partnership when both camera and lens are adjustable on their own.
To many possibilities that are confusing for both camera and lens (and the photographer).

Had my own eagle with the 70D and Sigma 50-150 2.8 os hsm lovely couple .
In my experience it's important to predict the flypath of the bird, choose your best position for composition and light, and make not one full burst but several short bursts and redirect and push the BBF button at the right moment when they come in your
field off focus points, never go to close leave room for the composition afterwards you can crop to your liking.

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And Awesome capture on the wasp Robert

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Jun 12, 2015 13:32 |  #10928

^Eagle perfection! Stunning in every way Evelakes!!
Seriously, with shots like that I'd never look twice at a 7Dii (or any other camera for that matter).
I'll state an amateurs view of Sigma since you brought it up. Currently in the room right now 40+ lenses and only one Sigma. I've had quite a few over the years and was never never ever satisfied with any all but one, the 35mm 1.4. The only Sigma that was sharp (to my eye and without docking, and MFA, and lots of fiddle-faddle was the 120-300mm but woefully heavy, truthfully it was a great lens but wore me out toting it about.
Your eagle captures with s Sigma state just the opposite of what I just said...lens camera combo? Nah, I think it was/is the photographer (me).....I've just had much better luck when off-branding (versus staying Canon bodies with Canon glass) with Tamron.
Now where did you go for these multiple passes of the eagle? I've got to visit you and carry some of your gear for you!


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Jun 12, 2015 14:10 |  #10929

This was at a safaripark in the Netherlands if you are visiting next year we go on a trip first netherlands then germany or vice versa.


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Jun 12, 2015 16:45 |  #10930

excellent shots and banter gang ~

a few from the other evening


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Jun 12, 2015 17:53 |  #10931

Great bird shots! That wasp looks good too!


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Jun 12, 2015 17:56 |  #10932

Some late night bug work:

The lady walnut orb spider waiting on the concrete fence post, and on a plant, a turnip sawfly, enviro, and close up...

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Jun 12, 2015 17:57 |  #10933

roseyposey wrote in post #17594736 (external link)
Great bird shots! That wasp looks good too!

yeah, what Rosey said ! :-)




  
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Jun 12, 2015 19:24 |  #10934

<rant> I have to pause and ask... why the heck [!] did Canon release an STM version of a 24-105mm IS... when they have a SHARPER LONGER focal legth zoom - being the 18-135 IS STM??

Given the comparison in the link below for image quality comparison... I just don't understand why they released a 24-105 IS STM... I suspect it will be eventually discontinued due to lack of sales.......

The 18-135 stm look Very inviting as a walk-around, sharp for the money too...

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Jun 12, 2015 19:43 |  #10935

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<rant> I have to pause and ask... why the heck [!] did Canon release an STM version of a 24-105mm IS... when they have a SHARPER LONGER focal legth zoom - being the 18-135 IS STM??

I just don't understand why they released a 24-105 IS STM... I suspect it will be eventually discontinued due to lack of sales.......
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The reason to buy the 24-105 over the 18-135 is that the 24-105 is an EF lens, not an EF-S lens. If you buying it for a crop camera, buy the 18-135. If you have a FF and just have to have an STM, your choice in this range is this lens or the 40 Pancake STM prime.


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