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Old Thursday 2nd January 2014, 16:09   #51
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Try through here :

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I see the basics, and some shots...but the link to Franks complete review does not work. Do you have that one?
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2014, 17:39   #54
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Unfortunately I don't. I took the link from CanonWatch website and apparently it is not working anymore
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Unfortunately I don't. I took the link from CanonWatch website and apparently it is not working anymore
sorry , i am frank wong from it.wyswig.com
(now i need to walk around every back link to explain the issue)
due to large traffic and my ISP though it was like DDOS and they blocked the 80 port , plus the server does have issue under high loading . after a few hours battle i fixed the issue and now working =D

too many people coming , need take a cover lol~ like bullet rain
maybe the first simple review of that lens ( lack of lab test , sorry )

what you see is what i get , very personal feeling was there
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Thanks Frank...good review with images all around....jim
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I know what you get what you pay for Jeff - I have a 5D3 and the AF performance from that is obviously superb. Having said that the 6D is cheaper than the 7D when that came out so why is that one so much faster at obtaining focus?. I think the answer is that the test shoots were taken in poor light and although the 6D is the cheapest FF or 1.3 crop camera that Canon make the center point AF sensitivity is the best, outperforming every other Canon DSLR - so in this respect you do not necessarily get what you pay for!!!!!
I would not be surprised if the Humble 70D was not faster at obtaining AF on a static subject than either the 1D3 or 1D4 as both these Cameras are getting on a bit now.

When you say you were gobsmacked by the 1D3 against the 7D - in what respect. There is no way that the 1D3 will capture the same amount of detail as the 7D for bird photography. The 1.3 croppers will obviously be better at high ISO noise performance than the 7D but nowadays the 6D,5D3 and 1DX make even the 1D3/4 look poor.

I have not got a 7D these day but if you are reach limited I still think it is the the best all round Canon Camera for Bird Photography (the 7D2 will be even better When it comes!!) - I most certainly would not give up a 7D for a 1D3 unless I could more or less fill the frame and avoid cropping.
i hopefully have found the answer roy ,time will tell ,read on
as some of you know i have been struggling with my 7d since i got it ,sometimes its been turning out good stuff at other times the images were soft or looked like back focusing issues one day and front focussing the next ,over christmas i sat down and started looking through u-tube for settings for wildlife for the camera in case it was user error ,when i came across one where the owner was describing exactly the same issues as i was having .
i sat down and watched the video and although he dragged it out for 10 minutes or more its basically explaining that the camera functions in exactly the same way as a computer and can get overloaded with info .the cure is simple and effective ,you take out the main battery and also the little back up battery inside the compartment door ,let the camera stand for a hour then re-insert both batteries and switch on again ,in my case all i had to do was set the date info etc and taken it out for a test run today its a different camera with every shot coming out properly exposed and sharp within the bounds of my own usage .

if your having similar problems worth a go it won't hurt anything .
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The VC's efficacy seems to be approximately 3 stops at 600mm. Not bad for such a long slow lens, and great value for money IMHO
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i hopefully have found the answer roy ,time will tell ,read on
as some of you know i have been struggling with my 7d since i got it ,sometimes its been turning out good stuff at other times the images were soft or looked like back focusing issues one day and front focussing the next ,over christmas i sat down and started looking through u-tube for settings for wildlife for the camera in case it was user error ,when i came across one where the owner was describing exactly the same issues as i was having .
i sat down and watched the video and although he dragged it out for 10 minutes or more its basically explaining that the camera functions in exactly the same way as a computer and can get overloaded with info .the cure is simple and effective ,you take out the main battery and also the little back up battery inside the compartment door ,let the camera stand for a hour then re-insert both batteries and switch on again ,in my case all i had to do was set the date info etc and taken it out for a test run today its a different camera with every shot coming out properly exposed and sharp within the bounds of my own usage .

if your having similar problems worth a go it won't hurt anything .
Perhaps I am missing reading something here Frank.....why did you take out the battery? jim
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More pictures if you haven't seen them already

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Perhaps I am missing reading something here Frank.....why did you take out the battery? jim
It's a 'hard reset' of the 7D, which has helped some 7D users who were experiencing inconsistent focusing with their camera.
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don't know if this has been posted, large photos new Tammy on 5D mark III

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Brand new snaps here

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AF speed looks great
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xN2Pc3lxlI

When are we going to see pictures with good light on a sunny day?....:)
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A sign post comparison with the 400 f5.6 - interesting but not a bird shot

ooops, it's a repeat, sorry
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A sign post comparison with the 400 f5.6 - interesting but not a bird shot

ooops, it's a repeat, sorry
Still, it is sharper than Canon's 400mm!
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Still, it is sharper than Canon's 400mm!
Yes, that's what got me excited - and posting without checking first. The 400 f5.6 is a lens I was considering but I really want a zoom to help with framing on my videos. Going to be very interested in this lens once it is released
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Still, it is sharper than Canon's 400mm!
I have to say i do find that hard to believe, maybe it was a bad copy or the wind was blowing when the 400 was used.

Anyway it does look like it may be a great zoom lens for the money
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maybe it was a bad copy or the wind was blowing when the 400 was used.
Come on.... :)

Maybe maybe maybe.... maybe Canon should start releasing new appealing lenses
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Keep in mind that the 400mm f5.6 is a 20 year old design. The Tamron @ 400mm is far enough from its long end that it could be quite sharp with updated optics.

The reality is that Canon has been quite slow replacing their cheaper long tele lenses. Now we get to see what a new cheaper lens is capable of.
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now updated to say he had a Kenko UV filter on the 400 which softened the image
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now updated to say he had a Kenko UV filter on the 400 which softened the image
I thought something was up cuz that really was a crap shot the 400 was showing.
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what struck me the first time round, and I have just looked again, was that the exposures on the 100% crops don't seem to match the full frame images. One shot is darker than the other but this is reversed once cropped??
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I thought something was up cuz that really was a crap shot the 400 was showing.
you win :)

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