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GEwart

GEwart

Lives in United Kingdom Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Musician
Has a website at www.ewartcowanphotos.co.uk
Joined on Aug 23, 2006

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  • Commented on 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article

    I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if...

  • Created discussions 7D2 and Err 70
    I expect a few of you have had this. I shot some video yesterday and when I tried to view the footage on the screen the camera locked up and err 70 appeared in the top screen. Later I managed to ...
  • I think my 7D2 is excellent for video. Being a musician the soundtrack is important to me and the 7D2 produces nice clean tracks. I use the Rode stereo video mic but the built in mic is not that ...
  • Created discussions 7D2 and Case 3 AF
    The 7D2 is a steep learning curve for someone of my limited knowledge and experience especially the mind boggling AF options available. I've followed advice and tips on this forum and elsewhere in ...
  • Replied in 7D2 in Spain
    Thanks fordman1, I read reviews before buying the 10-18, kenrockwell rated it sharper than the 16-35II but I'm not sure how seriously you can take this with a lens costing a fraction of the price. ...
  • Replied in 7D2 in Spain
    Many thanks walkaround.
  • Created discussions 7D2 in Spain
    Took my 7D2, Tamron 150-600, Canon 10-18 and 18-135 STM. All fitted quite nicely into a small Lowepro back pack which I took as cabin bag on the flight over. I wish I'd used the 18-135 for the ...
  • I went through the same dilemma and came out in favour of the 7D2. With the GH4 I was tempted by the smaller size, small lenses, great 4K video but I didn't want to use adapters to attach dslr lenses.
  • If you buy the Tamron 150-600 to go with your D5200 and crop 50% you might possibly retain more detailed images than you were getting with the P900 at the equivalent focal length. Maybe the ...
  • Great dog elfroggio! I started with the 20D in 2005 and followed up with the 40D and 50D, never had the 7D, I like the incremental progress with small things such as the locking mode dial and the ...
  • Maybe switch off or reduce to the lowest setting any in camera noise reduction and use a noise reduction software during processing. I've found Topaz to be excellent.
  • I was using the 50D with the 500 which I've sold now, to get a similar reach to the Tamron I used a 1.4 TC. Comparing subjectively the Tamron does very well, but the big 500 stand-alone was ...
  • The extra reach is a bonus and the image stabilization works well, I've had a few sharp pictures handheld as low as 1/250sec at 600mm. I used to use a monopod with my Canon 500 f4 but the Tamron ...
  • The Canon 100-400II is probably the best choice, much better build than the Tamron too. The Tamron did it for me on price but I'm happy with the performance, the Bullfinch and Tree Sparrow taken ...
  • Many thanks for the comments both. I'll take that advice on board for future aircraft shots.
  • Created discussions 7D2 and Tamron 150-600
    I've had this combo for a few months, but now the weather and light is better in the uk I'm very pleased with the results, very similar to what I was getting with my old 50D and canon 500f4 + 1.4 ...
  • I had a Canon 100-400 mark 1 lens bought around 2006 and I don't remember it being all that sharp, the Tamron 150-600 I've got now which I'm using with the 7D2 seems fine to my eyes. On build ...
  • By all accounts the new 100-400II is a great lens and combo with the 7D2. I wouldn't give up too readily on the 7D2 especially if you're going to be concentrating on wildlife and maybe BIFs. The ...
  • I guess my hands are not that steady, IS does help with framing a shot of a flying bird. At 600mm without it it shakes around all over the place in my hands and easy to lose track altogether.
  • On your list I'd go for either the 400mm f5.6 prime or the 100-400mm mk.II zoom. I had the old 100-400 and it wasn't particularly sharp, maybe it was a bad copy, more recent copies are supposed to ...
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