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Guys, again, the poll is for photo hobbyists.  ;D

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Having read of declining sales of SLR, MILC or P&S makes me wonder if photo hobbyists (those who do not derive primary, majority or significant part of income from photography) are leaving their bigger & dedicated cameras at home and just going "commando" with a smartphone.

Does not matter whether it be iPhone, Android or Windows (notice I did not mention Blackberry).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:19:50 PM »
Having read the decline of sales of p&s and SLRs leads me to believe that cost is driving Canon, Nikon, Hassleblad and other companies to buy their sensors from Sony.

Think of it in the same way PCs in the 70s used to have multiple CPU manufacturers and now it is essentially Intel and to some extent AMD.

If this means Canon will get the technological advantage enjoyed by Sony and Nikon then good for us. :)

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I think they'll make a replacement foot soon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:51:34 PM »
Does not matter where the part is sourced from so long as equals or rivals 2015 full frame bodies from Nikon & Sony.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:15:34 AM »
miah said Dec 12.

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Sports / Re: 2014 Philippine Football with the 7D Mark II
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:29:17 AM »

2014 Alaska Futbol Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture   f/5.6
Focal Length   280 mm
ISO Speed   2000
Lens Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 7D Mark II AF-Setting Guidebook
« on: December 09, 2014, 06:44:49 AM »
Your welcome. With all the reports of faulty AF within 6 weeks of the release of the 7D Mark II it is possible that it could be user error.

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I'd get the 7D Mark II, cause it's cheaper.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:14:18 PM »
I would go with Fuji X series + native lenses.

That or a Sony mirrorless full frame.

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Lenses / Re: Talk about your ef 300mm f/2.8
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:12:17 PM »
I have used both lenses and they're both great. The Series II lens takes the extenders better than the previous lens.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:42:52 PM »
This is a forum of a rumor site. People who follow "news" on product releases generally are first adopters.

As for the logo of the site, perhaps CR guy does not want to spend on a innovative and ground breaking design. Money's better spent keeping our free forum FREE. :)

When using technical terms preface it as such or the general public will default to primary dictionary or cultural definition.

ML is nice and all but it requires a level of sophistication and gumption few posses. I was told that CPS voids the warranty of bodies with ML installed if it is brought in for repairs. I am unsure if they refuse to repair it. That very fact restrains me from installing it.

As for Canon products in general I rarely see production/design defects coming from them in over a decade's use of their digital cameras. Apple on the other hand I am glad to wait for the "S" model than the "non-S" model. iPhones are often so advance that the features they have drain battery faster and have limited support by my telco until 12 months from release.

DxO says the sensor aint that good. It doesn't matter to me as what is important is that it is superior as a whole to the original 7D




The term "laggard" is not sarcasm, it's social science and as "discussing things" as it goes!  The diffusion of innovations is well researched, I should know, I wrote my diploma about it :-)  ... for the basics see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_innovations



It's about different kinds of people adopting new technology and trickling down this information via social channels - the very thing that's happening right now right here. Innovation can stop at any time, not everything is adopted or replaces the old tech entirely.

Unsurprisingly, this Canon forum follows the Canon brand design - it's rather conservative and definitely isn't a stronghold of innovators or even early adopters. This is neither a "good" or "bad" thing, just an observation and it explains the reluctance about new camera designs. Heck, even Magic Lantern isn't widespread among Canon users even if its features beats most other camera systems out there.

As for the comics: Well, I can't help it, discussions on CR aren't exactly a serious issue for me and some situations simply remind me of a Simpsons scene. Though I hope they help to lighten the mood a bit :-)

That's interesting stuff but as with all specialisms it's dangerous to take a word in common usage and attribute some specific, objective quantity to it and then expect to be understood.  A laggard in common parlance is still simply "a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others".   That's not appropriate here as most of us are well ahead of the average when it comes to digital photography, the techniques it involves and up to date tech.  I think that must be a fundamental flaw in using that term to this audience in any sense.

And blindly following "innovation" is not a good thing either as our history proves in spades.  I work in IT, and I know that early adopters have quality issues.  I'm happy to let them get on with it, seek out the best and then run along afterwards protecting the many thousands of users we serve from nightmare scenarios that others regularly walk into.  We give better service as a result.  There's simply no question about it in my mind.

ML - I like the idea but as an ex-software developer I would not be an early adopter if they ever make it available for the 70D.  As I've said in the past, I value reliability, the achievement of which takes significant innovation and investment.  I have no problem with open source but sadly their excellent project has obvious problems and it would be foolish to risk my camera and / or scarce photography time even for the kind of improvements it offers.

You might see all that as "conservative" but certainly I think it's a long distance from "laggard".  I don't really mind either way; I believe I will make the most progress with my photography in this manner rather than chasing the latest thing that will make it "easy" which is what a lot of what we are talking about involves.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:05:49 AM »
7D Mark II as silent continous shooting mode + anti-flickering light feature. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:51:12 AM »
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Often when I am using my 600 f4 on my Wimbley I will remove the grip so I have more verticle reach.

You're right on the gimbal thing: I have a 7D2 on a gimbal and its lightness helps. I can't imagine putting a 1-body on that thing for extended shooting.
Not sure I get it.  I guess it's because of the Wimberley II design?  I use a RRS PG-02 LLR side-mount gimbal, as long as I position the 600's barrel over a tripod leg, the body is between the other two legs when going vertically, and I don't think removing a removable grip would matter.

As for the weight of the body, when the load is properly balanced on the gimbal, the whole rig can be easily moved with a fingertip, whether I have my 1D X or my EOS M behind the 600 II.

For a moment I was wondering who shoots tennis matches with 600mm fixed...

Those who aren't lucky enough to get a press pass. ;)
It is all about perspective and how tight you want to take the photo.

Sometimes the longer lens positioned further away makes for a better photo than a conventional/predictable/tired angle.

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Sports / Re: 2014 Philippine Football with the 7D Mark II
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:38:28 AM »

2014 Alaska Futbol Cup by alabang, on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture   f/4.5
Focal Length   250 mm
ISO Speed   1250
Lens Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X

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