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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 05:51:40 PM »
One of my first cameras, the F-1, was a camera that I used for more than one decade. Until the early 70ies this system was my companion. My first air-to-air shots, birth of my children, and a lot more milestones in my life have been held by photography. I liked Canon, it was worth the price you paid for it, cheaper than Nikon. So, one Canon body and lens followed another.
I earlier times (if someone remembers that we used 35mm film), the body and the lens by itself were important tools. The film the other technical variable.  The variables have benne merged in the last years. Now the www, electronics,... speed up our lifes. Five years of renewal cylcle were normal, today unthinkable.

I like the lCanon enses and the user-philosophy, also the performance.

But our consumer expectations got bigger and bigger too. And Canon is not meeting our high expectations like we want that Canon does. Some other brands are cheaper and more innovative, have better particular solutions.
So, Canon gets another chance to bring out some successors and I will wait onother year for an good mirrorless camera and an successor for the 5DIII. If this successor is "out of range", Sony or another mirrorless camera will get their chance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:03:57 AM »
Well, look what I saw this morning

Weasel words like "soon" remind me of the current "year of the lens", only to just hear that new L primes have been moved far into 2015. I do believe Canon will sell a very expensive studio high-mp 1dxs soon, but I don't see them replacing their whole current lineup with 6d and 5d3 anytime "soon" with high-mp updates.

The 6D and the 5DIII are still sold well. The pricedrop phushed both cams again. Maybe there is an near replacement, but i do not think so too. Another reason why Canon will hold such a replacement back, is the 7DII. I think, they will wait until the 7DII hype is over (let us say 1 year), then maybe they announce an successor of the 6D or 5DIII. An near announcement of an very high priced 1DXY will not depress 7DII sales.

Remember he difference between being announced and being release.  In the year of the 1dx, the 1dx was announced in November, and the 5d3 wasn't announced until March - but the 5d3 was released and available within a month of announcement while the 1dx wasn't avaialble fort he general public to buy until summer of that year.  If they follow their own history, yeah, we may very well see the official announcement for the studio soon, that is of course if this thing is gonna be around by the summer of 2015.

Also, I am kind of hopeful that they will split the line - have the 5d series be about event work, low light work, and then have a big mp body in a 5d style shell.  This won't interfere with either because this would hopefully be a totally different beast --- I would be real happy with a 40 MP canon that only has a burst rate of 2 fps.  If i were to ever buy such a camera, maximum burst rate would not be a big concern to me (do you really need 10 fps to shoot a landscape image, or a model in a studio shoot (would your strobes ever have a chance in hell of keeping up with 10 fps?????).  the 1 series big mp would get a larger buffer and thus greater fps, but even there i don't see the point ---splitt he lines I say...I would love to have the extra bump for about 20% of my work - the remaining 80% though will never see print, or if it does, it's a 4x6 or in an album...so all that extra mp just means extra HD space is needed....

Yesssss, this would be a senseful decision, if Canon does so. Agree and hope that it comes true...
I would like to see an "low Fps" camera with an superb IQ and some more MP. And for sports the 7DII, as I do not want to spend 6000€ for an body....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:02:28 AM »
Well, look what I saw this morning

Weasel words like "soon" remind me of the current "year of the lens", only to just hear that new L primes have been moved far into 2015. I do believe Canon will sell a very expensive studio high-mp 1dxs soon, but I don't see them replacing their whole current lineup with 6d and 5d3 anytime "soon" with high-mp updates.

The 6D and the 5DIII are still sold well. The pricedrop phushed both cams again. Maybe there is an near replacement, but i do not think so too. Another reason why Canon will hold such a replacement back, is the 7DII. I think, they will wait until the 7DII hype is over (let us say 1 year), then maybe they announce an successor of the 6D or 5DIII. An near announcement of an very high priced 1DXY will not depress 7DII sales.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 26, 2014, 05:56:52 AM »
Weasel words like "soon" remind me of the current "year of the lens", only to just hear that new L primes have been moved far into 2015. I do believe Canon will sell a very expensive studio high-mp 1dxs soon, but I don't see them replacing their whole current lineup with 6d and 5d3 anytime "soon" with high-mp updates.

Even if its not a tangible promise I'm more hopeful of the "very near future". The important thing is Canon's admission its customers need more MP.

Since the real competition is a hot selling Nikon 36MP 810 at around 3.200$ I'd be very, very, very surprised if Canon thinks launching a 8.000$  :o monster MP camera will satisfy their customers.

Meanwhile you can get a D610 (we're not even talking D810 or new Nikon 7xx here) with somewhat better raw files than the 5DIII for 1.700$. Canon understands they need to answer asap.

Come on Canon; give us that killer 5DIV!


They will not build an "killer" 5DIV. Canon will improve the 5DIV a little bit. AF system of the 7DII with more double cross sensors. 24MP, a little bit more image quality, a little bit of lesser noise at high Isos....
500€ higher priced .... and ready is the 5DIV.

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Everyone (including myself) seems to be searching the internet for reviews on the new 7D2. It looks like an impressive camera, kind of like how the 7D looked impressive back in 2009 when it was first introduced.

Well, I find myself wanting a new 7D2, but... my now 3 year old 7D still works perfectly and still takes amazing photos... What's my point?

My point is, I will probably upgrade to the 7D2 eventually, but not today. I love my 7D and it still does today what it has always done for me, take fantastic photos. It's still lighting fast and I love the image quality, even at high ISO's. No it's not a low light camera and it was never designed to be, but with a little post-processing images even taken at ISO 3200 are very nice, especially when they are of a hummingbird's wings frozen in time...

I am forcing myself to remember that it is the photographer that makes the photo, not his or her equipment. Yes tools give a workman more options BUT any camera in the hands of a skilled workman (or woman) is an amazing thing. You can capture a moment in time and share it with your friends, family and even make a living doing so.

I love my 7D. I don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon.

D

As there has been a lot of discussion in the past two weeks about bashing the marvellous 7DII and everybody who wrote something not positive, was called a troll, I wonder, why no one called the owner of this thread a troll?   ;)

My 7D still works fine too. It will work fine, until the 5DIV will appear on the horizon  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Dpreview: What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:51:58 PM »

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www. dpreview.com: Photokina 2014: Nikon interview - 'large-sensor mirrorless could be a solution'

found at: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7726365599/photokina-2014-nikon-interview-large-sensor-mirrorless-could-be-a-solution

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Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:05:13 PM »
Hi!

I would like to ask if you are using CPL filter or not and in which cases? If yes, do you use it only for eliminating the reflections or also for getting more saturated colours?  And also, do you use it with wide angle lens or not (because it causes uneven skies)?

Thank you

I use it in all three situations. And it is worth using it. If you want to get an warmer colourtone, you can use  filters (Lee, Hitech...) to do this too. But the CPL is worth using it. But a screw-in CPL is quite cheaper then an Filtersystem with different filters.

One tip: It should be multicoated, and take one that has an high transmission of light. They are more expensive, but the CPL does not swallow so much light. Try to get an "slim" version (Cave: vignetting on wide angle lenses)


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I am looking for an light & compact flashgun, that can be used external and on the camara-shoe.
I found the Godox Witstro AS360 and the similar looking Walimex Pro Light Shooter 360.

I like the ability to use additional lightformers. And these lightformers seem to be not expensive.

Does anybody own one of these products? Which one to prefer?
Can I use them wireless too without the 200€ expensive wireless adapter?
They're the same flash...rebranded. Godox is a company that is happy to supply their products to resellers who want to rebrand them. The Godox AD-360 sells as the Cheetah 360 in the US, the T-One W-Series 360 in Australia. There may well be more rebranded versions that I'm unaware of. They're gutsy and well made. Be aware they are fully manual, no TTL though a TTL update is rumored. Godox sells very inexpensive radio triggers. Check their website.

-pw

Thanks a lot!
Got different information from the seller: ETTL & radio trigger costs 199$ (~150€)... So I will wait, until TTL or ETTL will be be on board. It would be indeed an very interesting flashgun! The only problem is, that my knowledge to work manually is quite not existing....

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:43:58 AM »

Looks cleaned up & simplified

+: The button on the mode wheel

I hope they did not change the top menue (as the items are changed (e.g. Iso & flash +/-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
Just small incremental upgrades.  Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.  I'll skip the mark II, thank you.

I'm really torn.  One group that I talk to is saying that the 70D was only a marginal upgrade over the T2i (that I currently use).  They're also saying the 7Dii is going to probably only be a marginal upgrade as well.  I bought the T2i years ago when I was first learning how to shoot.    But there's a lot of people on this forum saying the image quality would be massively improved over the T2i if I switched to the ii.   


I'm photographing mainly wildlife, about 85% of what I photograph is birds, smallish ones.  In actuality I'm only using the center focus point probably 90% of the time as well, since I'm good at getting in the range of my 400mm, and it's close enough that the center point covers most of the bird.   

May skip the ii, and maybe go to a 5diii or 6d or something, since I'm not hurting for reach in the least.

Maybe you spend a little bit of time and wait until Spring/Summer 2015. There are unspecific rumors that the MkIV Version od the 5D will apear.

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I am looking for an light & compact flashgun, that can be used external and on the camara-shoe.
I found the Godox Witstro AS360 and the similar looking Walimex Pro Light Shooter 360.

I like the ability to use additional lightformers. And these lightformers seem to be not expensive.

Does anybody own one of these products? Which one to prefer?
Can I use them wireless too without the 200€ expensive wireless adapter?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:38:15 AM »
What do you think of the design of the Cam?

Looks cleaned up & simplified

+: The button on the mode wheel

I hope they did not change the top menue (as the items are changed (e.g. Iso & flash +/-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:27:04 AM »
More pictures leaked:

http://thenewcamera.com/tag/canon-7d-mark-ii/

Text cited from this site:
More Images of the upcoming 7D Mark II camera leaked, the design is similar as its predecessor, canon 7D Mark II will feature a newly developed Dual Pixel AF  CMOS sensor of 20.2MP and A new 65-point AF. All points cross type for more details click her

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Probably will not know until Monday or Tuesday.  Those specs don't seem to get leaked.

I wonder, why the primary specs have been leaked. And from whom. Are they really true?
There are still some surprises possible. (Personally I do not expect surprises)

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