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  1. danjama

    Canon 7D upgrade... £500 - £600 budget

    I think you want the 80d.
  2. danjama

    What's happened to Flickr?

    For a paid service it's a bit of a joke. Search malfunctions. Crashing at random. Extremely slow loading. One has to wonder how much we should tolerate.
  3. danjama

    70d/100-400L Am I expecting too much?

    Looks like my post processing needs work!
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    70d/100-400L Am I expecting too much?

    Thanks for the quick replies, that's a nice little PP you've done there Box Brownie, looks nice and sharp! I'm not sure how I can attach a large file here but thanks to rob for linking to the thread above and the photo is here Duxford Air Festival 2019 by Dan J, on Flickr
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    Duxford Air Festival 2019 (Sunday)

    Hi all, a great show at Duxford on the Sunday despite the weather and lack of warbirds! I actually wasn't keen on going but the partner twisted my arm and it turned out ok. Anyway, here's a select few from my first time using my new 70d/100-400L combo. Not too blown away by the 100-400...
  6. danjama

    70d/100-400L Am I expecting too much?

    Hi all, I have a completely new to me combo this year which I thought would be ideal for airshows and motorsports. After my first proper outing at Dux on Sunday, i'm not sure if i'm getting the results I should from this combo. Granted light and conditions were pretty poor to put it mildly, but...
  7. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Never had any problems with mpb, and they were very helpful with my exchange. The second one seems to be working perfectly, no focus or oof issues, but the real test will be airshows :) No problems whatsoever on a little walk out with it. That said the 5d classic i've bought to go alongside it...
  8. danjama

    PM631 Spitfire - RAF Coningsby

    Yes! Great stuff, can't wait to see it for myself!
  9. danjama

    Is DSLR about to die off?

    No need for silly back and forths on an otherwise interesting discussion. I'd be interested in trying a ML option for airshows and motorsports. Are they really up to it these days?
  10. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Well this seems to be working much more as a high end camera should! Fingers crossed for a proper outdoors test on Thursday!
  11. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Here is just one thread online for those interested https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1354075 I'm glad to hear some positive thoughts on the 70d. That's what I was hoping for really I think when I started this discussion. They can't all be broken can they? I had considered...
  12. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Ooh just won a great deal on a 5d classic on ebay too which i'll be picking up tomorrow! Always wanted one so this is the perfect time to play around with one.
  13. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    In hindsight i wish I'd kept my 6d and just bought a second aps-c body for airshows and motorsports - 50d's look like a real bargain at the moment. I basically wanted an aps-c with fast fps and more advanced AF, the only two areas that let down the 6d IMO. Still waiting for MPB to despatch my...
  14. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Well i've decided to take a chance on another 70d, if the next one has issues (and i will be testing thoroughly) then it will be going back and i'll have to consider my options. I hope I am proven wrong about the 70d.
  15. danjama

    Photography holiday: where to go?

    Nevermind I've just finished reading the thread! haha
  16. danjama

    Photography holiday: where to go?

    I would vote for Slovenia. Beautiful country, lovely people, reasonably cheap. My favourite destination so far. Julian Alps as seen from Vogel by Dan J, on Flickr
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    Canon 70d disappointment

    Thanks all, I appreciate the encouragement, the thing putting me off getting another 70d is there is so much poor feedback on it online, there is a 100 page thread on the canon forums with people reporting similar or exactly the same issues mine has had. The performance of this body has been so...
  18. danjama

    Canon 70d disappointment

    Hi all, I'm feeling demotivated and anxious. Last week i sold my 6d and replaced it with a 70d as my shooting went from semi pro (weddings and such) to leisure, mostly airshows/motorsports. On paper the 70d is the perfect camera for me. Modern AF, 7fps etc. In reality the 70d has massive...
  19. danjama

    Not really sure where this fits, but some pics from my 20D

    I started off in my photography journey with a 20d. I would buy one again tbh, especially for how cheap they go now. As an analogy it's like a proper drivers, classic car, compared to a modern Porsche with all the electronic aids and dull feeling. The 20d is basic and you do most of the work...
  20. danjama

    sigma 50-500mm os

    I've just got myself the 50-500's older brother, the 150-500 OS, and they're similar by most accounts. As a hobbyist photographer (with pro experience) I would say the af/os of the lens are fine, not perfect but fine, and it is very sharp. Heavy though. Perfect for my occasional use but it might...
  21. danjama

    WWYD - airshow/motorsport with 6d?

    I already plumped for the 150-500, received it today. I got this for a good price so chose it over the 50-500 OS, plus I have below 150mm covered. Some people say the 150-500 is sharper, but tbh at the 3-500mm end its as much about technique, and i'll probably be the limiting factor for a long...
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    WWYD - airshow/motorsport with 6d?

    Just a little update to this for anybody coming from the future...sometimes you do get what you pay for, seems to be true with the Sigma 135-400. I took it over to Brands Hatch for a quick test at a track day, the lens was soft at anything over 200mm even at f8+. I have pretty good panning...
  23. danjama

    Hmm, time to dump flickr and finally build my own website?

    I refuse to pay for pro again with the poor running of flickr at the moment. Constant crashing, slow loading, just poor. Charge to make it better, not worse.
  24. danjama

    WWYD - airshow/motorsport with 6d?

    Thanks to Conrad and Richie for your replies. Funnily enough I saw a 120-300 f2.8 on MPB for a very good price, and was genuinely tempted to buy it as it would have been useful in a variety of situations, portraits, landscape etc. I decided against it however as it was slightly out of my budget...
  25. danjama

    WWYD - airshow/motorsport with 6d?

    Haha sorry it was a bit of a long winded post, I just had lots of thoughts running around my head and wanted to jot them down quickly. It was worth waiting for all these replies though, a nice mixed bag so thanks everyone. Effective reach is the main pull for me when considering another body...
  26. danjama

    WWYD - airshow/motorsport with 6d?

    Hi all, i'm not new to photography, dabbled in airshows and motorsports as a hobby, as well as weddings for income for the last ten years. But ive always been a bit indecisive when it comes to equipment so would really appreciate any thoughts and advice on my situation. Basically, I've decided...
  27. danjama

    Canon EOS 80d Owners Thread

    Thanks to the previous 3 posters, i'm still torn between the 2 but your posts are helpful! Leaning towards the 7d 2 for that extra fps and slightly more functional design, but I really would like a swivel screen.
  28. danjama

    Canon EOS 80d Owners Thread

    That is a very persuasive feedback :) I do miss the swivel screen from my old 600d, and the main thing that puts me off the old 7d is the poor dynamic range/shadow recovery. I think it will be between the 7d2 and 80d then, depending on used prices. Thanks :)
  29. danjama

    Canon EOS 80d Owners Thread

    Hi all, this seems like a good place to ask rather than start a new thread. I'm finding my photography no longer demans a full frame camera, so looking to swap my 6d for something much more airshow/motorsport focused. I'm interested in any of your experiences with regards to 7d vs 7d mk2 vs...
  30. danjama

    Dilemma, should i take my camera skiing to Austria?

    Ah I miss Austria every day! Not been in winter though. As said, get higher up! :) One of mine that I love from Hallstatt. Hallstätter See by Dan J, on Flickr
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