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  1. davethebird

    Canon 7D MK11 Joystick

    H i Ian, 1. Press the Q button 2. Navigate over to the camera icon on the righthand side and press Set This is where you can customise all the buttons. 3. Navigate to the last symbol - the Area select lever. Press Set 4. The second option is the one for you.press Set and you are done. :t: It...
  2. davethebird

    Caught in a dilemna.

    Hi Malcolm, Here is how my AF pattern setting evolved: 1. The camera default involved pressing a button on the top plate and then using the AF selection lever. 2. I reprogrammed the AF selection lever so that the button on the top plate was not needed and the AF selection area can be adjusted...
  3. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Paddyfield Warbler I made the trip to Blakeney Point today for the Paddyfield Warbler. Generally this involved a couple of hours watching a patch of sueda with occasional appearances from Dunnock, Meadow Pipits, Linnets and Reed Buntings. Just before the organised flush at 2:00pm a pale...
  4. davethebird

    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    Hi Alan, Any MFA is lens specific and stored in the camera. Once the MFA is done you do not have to think about it again. Same if you use an extender with the lens and redo the MFA that stays with the lens/extender combination.
  5. davethebird

    7d m11 firmware

    Hi Bob, Under custom Controls if you select the AFon button, select AF, press Info you can set the AF selection mode. If you have AF Zone set than you will not be able to change it. You need the - symbol selected. Sorry if you have tried this already.
  6. davethebird

    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I tried to change to Dunnock then there was a push for Hedge Accentor so I reverted to Hedge Sparrow as taught by my dad in the 1950's. I always rename files in DPP4 as it is so easy - highlight a series of photos of a species, press Alt-r, type in the name, let the program add the shooting...
  7. davethebird

    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I've been using Manual with Auto Iso, I've re-programmed the Set button so I can quickly alter the exposure compensation without taking my eye from the viewfinder. The results have been encouraging so far as per this hand held shot of a Dunnock/Hedge Sparrow. I have also enabled 'auto update...
  8. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    I guess you mean this. :t:
  9. davethebird

    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    I use the GPS a lot when abroad, the battery will certainly do about 800 exposures and run the GPS all day. The big power eater seems to be the GPS logger which you can disable. Disable the logger and the individual images will still be labelled. Dave
  10. davethebird

    7D MK2 download on Elements 10

    Thanks Roy. 8 bits it remains
  11. davethebird

    Canon 7D Mk II is announced and available for pre-order

    If you don't need 10 frames a second, the continuous silent mode offers less mirror vibration and a much quieter shutter. On a recent overseas trip I had complaints that other participants could not hear my shutter when the group was spread out and therefore were not drawn to where I was...
  12. davethebird

    7D MK2 download on Elements 10

    Hi Roy, I export as an 8 bit TIF because Elements will not complete all actions with a 16 bit TIF. I avoid another conversion (from 16 to 8 bit) as part of the work flow. Where do you think I would notice an improvement in using 16 bit. Dave
  13. davethebird

    7D MK2 download on Elements 10

    The solution I use avoids the DNG conversion. Download Canon DPP4, free from the Canon website. This is a completely revised program not a version of DPP3 and did not ship with my 7D MkII. Arthur Morris uses this for all his RAW processing. Open your files in DPP4 and sort, rename, grade them...
  14. davethebird

    Postprocessing - what software?

    When you get Windows 8 have a look at DPP4 - download from the Canon site as it is not shipped with the camera (or at least not my version). This makes RAW image sorting and processing a lot easier than with DPP3. The images can be transferred to any other image processing software you...
  15. davethebird

    Canon 7D II + 400mm f/5.6L prime + TC 1.4x III images

    Hi Phil, If you follow the link to the Flickr page and click on the first image you should be able to scroll down to the EXIF data. You can then use the right arrow to go through the rest of the images. Well worth doing as the shutter speeds range from 1/100 to 1/2000. Looks like a great...
  16. davethebird

    7D2 autofocusing at f8 - and not

    Hi Mark, The mkII is definitely an improvement on the 7D. The attached was taken at ISO 6400 and was easy enough to clean up.
  17. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Kestrel goings on This was the first Kestrel I have seen land in my garden. It does not appear to be in great condition having lost lots of feathers from round its face. It was being harassed by a healthier looking female seen in flight only. These shots were through my bedroom window.
  18. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    I went to Holkham Pines today with Alison and we walked to Burnham Overy Dunes. As we got to Meals House there was a bit of a commotion as a Moorhen rolled down the tiled roof and fell to the ground. It sat for a few moments then flew onto a fence and away. Strange behaviour. 3:-)
  19. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Marsh Harriers At least 7 Marsh Harriers left the Cley roost on Wednesday. 2 or three females, an adult and an immature male and this very dark morph. All adds to the variety.
  20. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    The ghost of Jackdaws past I was checking the focusing of my camera this afternoon and just fired off some shots of a large flock of Jackdaws with a few Rooks. A cursory check on the computer made me wish I had taken more notice as one bird appears to be leucistic. Just to the west of Langham.
  21. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    OK I'll play 'Outraged from Langham' :C First time offence? First time caught may be more accurate as the RSPB and police were alerted by members of the public who had previously found poisoned birds on or near the estate. This has been described as the worst crime of this type in England so I...
  22. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Slightly better images today. I gave the grid ref to another birder who was texting RBA - hopefully this helped identify the exact site
  23. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Isabelline Shrike There was a fair group of people at the shrike but they kept back a reasonable distance. When the bird showed in a dead elder it was carrying a haw in its bill and was being mobbed by a Robin. The views through my 10x42's was poor but even so I took a couple of shots of the...
  24. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Well done on the shrike and for getting the news out quickly. We had just got back to our car (parked next yours) when the pager went off. A couple of birds in Wells Woods have been diificult to give precise directions to so I have downloaded the GR grid reference app - this was on my previous...
  25. davethebird

    Norfolk birding

    Migrant fest We joined in the frenzy yesterday, heading out to Gun Hill for the Radde's Warbler. No sign of the target bird but there were loads of Goldcrests and Robins with a few Blackcap and Chiffchaff to whet the appetite. Then it was off to Wells Woods for the Radde's. We went straight to...
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