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Feb 28, 2017 08:23 |  #6871

Pondrader wrote in post #18287614 (external link)
I agree Clipper, The images are so much more these days but I have to wonder if some of the IQ is not the amateur Photog, We go at it like its a business. Some spend 10's of thousands, some only enough to get by like myself, I don't think ill ever own the camera I would like to shoot. But we strive for more. I would love to try a more advanced camera than the 7DII.. It kinda feels two years old now lol. It was and is phenomenal but !!! The new stuff looks so inviting. The above images are the same image, the head shot is just a crop of the entire image. The book idea is a cool one.


Really the 7DMk2 may be a couple of years old but there is not much out there in cropped sensors with a higher pixel density than what already you have ...Really only 5ds/r in full frame and thats only same density as 7DMk2. Infact just look at the majority of high IQ images in this thread and you will see the clear combo of choice is a 7dMk2 with either a 100-400Mk2 or a 500mm F4. Infact I recon without actually counting the thread it would represent maybe 50-60% of all images posted.. maybe even more.. So until something comes along that can improve on the great detail your already getting why bother. Thats also the way I see it with the 5dsr. I recon Im good to stay with this combo (5dsr-100-400Mk2) as my main weapon of choice for either landscapes or to a lesser extent wildlife etc for a good 3-4 years . Only thing I may consider is a good second hand ef500 f4. I was loaned a new Mk2 500mm from Canon CPS a couple weeks ago to try out on birds at local wetlands and it was blown away with its image IQ And thats why I may consider it especially as I need light to shoot low iso on this sensor so the f4 extra stop would be a godsend .....but the price to pay to get that extra stop and 100mm FL is like insane .....Im another person in the POTN community thats suffering from the dreaded GAS(Gear Aquisition syndrome) I think :) :)


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Feb 28, 2017 08:33 |  #6872

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I have a few friends that keep trying to get me to make a coffee table book with my images. While flattering, im not sure i have enough good images of different things for a book, let alone making it cost effective for others. If it was for me, it can cost whatever, but i have 3-4 people who would want to buy one...a $80 book isnt going to cut it for them.

You might be surprised. I priced my first book at $89 & didn't expect that anyone would buy it. And then a dozen people did! Look at the link in my Sig.


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Feb 28, 2017 08:38 |  #6873

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Feb 28, 2017 10:57 |  #6874

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18287654 (external link)
Really the 7DMk2 may be a couple of years old but there is not much out there in cropped sensors with a higher pixel density than what already you have ...Really only 5ds/r in full frame and thats only same density as 7DMk2. Infact just look at the majority of high IQ images in this thread and you will see the clear combo of choice is a 7dMk2 with either a 100-400Mk2 or a 500mm F4. Infact I recon without actually counting the thread it would represent maybe 50-60% of all images posted.. maybe even more.. So until something comes along that can improve on the great detail your already getting why bother. Thats also the way I see it with the 5dsr. I recon Im good to stay with this combo (5dsr-100-400Mk2) as my main weapon of choice for either landscapes or to a lesser extent wildlife etc for a good 3-4 years . Only thing I may consider is a good second hand ef500 f4. I was loaned a new Mk2 500mm from Canon CPS a couple weeks ago to try out on birds at local wetlands and it was blown away with its image IQ And thats why I may consider it especially as I need light to shoot low iso on this sensor so the f4 extra stop would be a godsend .....but the price to pay to get that extra stop and 100mm FL is like insane .....Im another person in the POTN community thats suffering from the dreaded GAS(Gear Aquisition syndrome) I think :) :)

Ya I agree with you, But I'm sure "The Grass Is Greener" lol As far as sharpness goes, I expect everything to be super sharp and work super hard to get it. The 500mm is a super lens and I will say the extra light may very well be worth every penny. I just don't think I could live with the prime. I like framing and cropping little if I can which is why the 7DII is loosing some of its charm. Metering off the BG is becoming a larger pain than one can say.


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Feb 28, 2017 13:17 |  #6875

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Feb 28, 2017 14:25 |  #6876

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Feb 28, 2017 14:45 |  #6877

Got this guy sitting on a log at Fernhill Wetlands Park in Forest Grove, OR on Sunday.

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Feb 28, 2017 16:35 |  #6878

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Got this guy sitting on a log at Fernhill Wetlands Park in Forest Grove, OR on Sunday.

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Feb 28, 2017 18:51 |  #6879

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18287654 (external link)
Really the 7DMk2 may be a couple of years old but there is not much out there in cropped sensors with a higher pixel density than what already you have ...Really only 5ds/r in full frame and thats only same density as 7DMk2. Infact just look at the majority of high IQ images in this thread and you will see the clear combo of choice is a 7dMk2 with either a 100-400Mk2 or a 500mm F4. Infact I recon without actually counting the thread it would represent maybe 50-60% of all images posted.. maybe even more.. So until something comes along that can improve on the great detail your already getting why bother. Thats also the way I see it with the 5dsr. I recon Im good to stay with this combo (5dsr-100-400Mk2) as my main weapon of choice for either landscapes or to a lesser extent wildlife etc for a good 3-4 years . Only thing I may consider is a good second hand ef500 f4. I was loaned a new Mk2 500mm from Canon CPS a couple weeks ago to try out on birds at local wetlands and it was blown away with its image IQ And thats why I may consider it especially as I need light to shoot low iso on this sensor so the f4 extra stop would be a godsend .....but the price to pay to get that extra stop and 100mm FL is like insane .....Im another person in the POTN community thats suffering from the dreaded GAS(Gear Aquisition syndrome) I think :) :)

Clipper, if you think the EOS 500 is crazy look at the Sony 500mm :(
I have to agree about pixel density and the 7Dii. I was/am on the verge of selling my 7Dii in anticipation of the 7Diii....two years...that's a long time in cameraland and Canon has to answer the D500 by end of summer at the latest. I just read Glenn Bartleys review of the 5Div....a great camera no doubt...but in his eyes (and he's a better photographer than I'll ever be) the 7Dii still is the choice for EOS users for birds/wildlife. In that regard the 7Dii is still better than the 1DXii (in my opinion) for pixel density. Of course for fps and high ISO the 7Dii is now dated but if you don't have the long(er) glass/can't fill the frame the 7Dii still stands tall. I know the history of supposed AF issues. If I ever had an AF issue with the 7Dii it was me. Speaking of AF...7Dii versus 1DXii...in my simplistic use of a camera (remember when all is said and done I'm just a snapshooter blessed with kit) I'm invariably using the center point or the 4 point cluster, so the hard reality is all the AF points in the world go unused.


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Feb 28, 2017 18:54 |  #6880

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Feb 28, 2017 19:49 |  #6881

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^^^^^

I've been staring at this for a while now. There's got to be a bird hidden in there somewhere... :-)

I blew it up big ...sent it to a friend ...We cant find one LMAO


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Feb 28, 2017 20:19 |  #6882


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Feb 28, 2017 21:18 |  #6884

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