Tannin

Lives in Australia Ballarat, Australia
Has a website at http://tannin.net.au
Joined on Oct 11, 2005

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  • Replied in Let it go...
    Back to the original topic - when will there be a replacement for the 7D II? Answer: it has already been replaced by a camera which is very similar but superior in a number of respects, and ...
  • Replied in Let it go...
    I agree that I am in the minority, Dave8, but as any successful businessman knows,  minorities, specialties, and niche markets are huge profit centres.  And the SLR-buying part of the market is huge ...
  • Replied in Let it go...
    But you can't look through an EVF for extended periods of time. It wrecks your eyes. (And kills the batteries.) This is a critical feature for wildlife shooters. Also, EVFs are awful in strong ...
  • Just on a point of detail: the heyday of APS-H was surely the reign of the magnificent 1D IV.
  • Replied in Let it go...
    Nonsense. Fuel injection does everthing a carby can do as well or better, and some things a carby can't do. Mirrorless viewfinders, on the other hand, are grossly inferior to good optical ones.  I ...
  • Thanks all for many helpful and informative replies. To correct a matter of detail now that I come to think about it, I think it was my first 24-105 that I replaced the failed AF cable on, and this ...
  • Replied in Let it go...
    If this is true, they are mad. Stark, raving mad. SLR lovers are standing around with money in their pockets waiting for things to buy. No 7D III, no 5D V, what were they thinking? I'm an examp0le. ...
  • Bryan is the best there is at what he does. Has been for years. I hope he keeps going for as many years more.
  • I just noticed that my EF-24-105/4L Mark 1 is going to be 10 years old in a couple of months - and it's 14 years since I first bought a 24/105/4L. (My original copy was stolen.) In all that time, I ...
  • Centre-weighted average always. That's been on 20D, 40D, 50D, 400D, 1D III, 1D IV, 7D, 7D II, EOS R, 5D II and 5D IV. Why? Same reason as you: it is more reliable. With centre-weighted average (or ...
  • Created discussion thread High dymamic range camera
    Hi all, I'm wondering whether there is any sensible way to get A LOT more dynamic range than I can get with my current kit (Canon SLRs, 5D IV, 1D IV, a couple of others). I'm talking a real and ...
  • Replied in 5D MkIV or R5?
    The EVF is the killer.  If you can live with the R5's EVF, it's a good choice. But you have to be able to tolerate the EVF. The 5D IV is a superb all-rounder. I love it.  I got rid of my R. Most ...
  • Just this. And yes, I've tried Canon's mirrorless stuff. Clearly inferior in many ways. Despite its strengths, overall the EOS R was so annoying in actual use that I ended up selling it. Have not ...
  • Sure. But at ISO 6400 it makes no sense to be using a 1D IV or any sort of 7D. If you need to shoot at that sort of speed, you need a camera with much newer technology. (Or at very least, go ...
  • In use, the 7D is not as fast as a 1D IV. It is fast, but the superior handling and smooth, effortless performance of the 1D IV makes it a faster unit *in practice*.  But don't make any decision ...
  • Canon IS lenses have had panning protection as standard since about 2000 or 2001. Only the first handful of Canon IS lenses ever made did not have it. All are long since out of production.
  • Short answer: no. Longer answer: never mind whether it physically fits or is technically capable of taking a picture (however bad), just consider the practical reality that you'll get  better ...
  • Cheers An_also. I can't say I've noticed a difference as regards focus acquisition for wildlife. I'm generally very happy with my in-focus percentage with both 600/4 II and 100-400 II. But then as ...
  • Cheers 1Dx4me.  That is the great thing about Mode 3 - you get to hone your hand-holding skill in a way you cannot do with ordinary IS *and* then you get the full benefit of  the lens' IS system as ...
  • I agree. OK, in my case, I didn't pay Canon to fix their problem, I paid an independent repairer. But he had to buy the replacement part from Canon, and the exorbitant price of the part went to them. ...
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