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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:31:19 AM »
Not yet, but I may.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:53:06 AM »
Jrista where are you? Still sleep? wake up! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
Yes, the spread of AF points is great.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
Sorry, I missed seeing any adjective like 'new' regarding the sensor. Can anyone point that out to me pls?

The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design. Phenomenal for stills, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor is equally up to the task for movies, delivering Full HD capture even at rates of up to 60p.

That could mean anything designed earlier. It does not mention that this camera has a new sensor. Would I be correct in my assumption?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:23:38 AM »
Congratulation CR guy. Your forecast came true!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »
From a Canon employee (although not one from DSLR division or even from Japan):"....or those expecting 4K video in a DLSR will be very disappointed. Canon sees no reason for this in a consumer camera yet. They told my boss only about 10% of people buy a 5D III for it's video capabilities. They are focusing on cinema market and want you to pay big dollars for the C300/500 or 1DC if you must have a DSLR with 4K. 5D IV will not get it IMO and at best we will see 1080p @ 60fps."

Great so they want to go from a lot buying the 5D2 for video to 10% for the 5D3 to 0.1% for the 5D4. Brilliant.

If this is true and no Exmor-low ISO.... maybe Canon really and truly has lost the plot.
We'll see next year.

I still findit hard to believe they'd be that THAT foolish to leave 4k out of even the 5D4 though. I still think it will ahve it.

'A Canon employee', well that's specific.  There are close to 200,000 of them, and the vast majority know nothing about the details of future corporate strategy.  Anyone placed highly enough in the organization to actually know would also know better than to divulge.  I'd give your quote about the same level of reliability if I heard it from a gas station attendant or supermarket cashier.

Hahahaha. True.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II- September 15th at midnight? Whose midnight?
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:40:15 AM »
Guess I'm staying up a little late tonight

Yes! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:32:59 AM »
I am finding it difficult to hero worship Canon any longer.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:19:06 AM »
Seems nice. I would have bought it but I prefer camera with EVF. For one simple reason - I wear glasses sometimes and find myself struggling to see focus in the LCD.
My 'casual' camera is Fuji XE2 but am looking out for something smaller.

Black & White / Re: The Greek Orthodox Christening
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:39:24 PM »
Lovely lovely shots.
The baby seems to be under stress in one or two shots. I am not a christian nor do I know the ceremony and am wondering why the baby seems stressed.
I am sure all is in good faith.

Black & White / Re: Two weeks in Namibia!
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:36:21 PM »
I sense your excitement. Yes, Namibia is fantastic.

EOS Bodies / Re: Apple Watch....
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:13:18 PM »
we can't get this built into our newer DSLRs?   ;)

You assume that "we" want it.

Maybe the market research suggests that "we" don't?

We believe it would not hurt to have the feature available.

Photography Technique / Re: Benefits of IS in fast shutter speeds
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:14:38 AM »
What if one day you were shooting lower shutter speeds and needed IS? I recommend you get a lens with IS. One never knows when one may need it. Meanwhile, when you do not need it, just turn it off.

I maintain that quantity does not equal quality.
My girlfriend vouches for that.

The main reason, why mirrorless systems have not been even more successful in replacing DSLRs is the unwillingness of canon and nikon to make them. Meaning highly capable APS-C and FF sensored models plus native lenses at reasonable price/value points.

As soon as fully competitive offerings to fuji X-T1, X-E2 and sony A7/R/S are available from canon and nikon, the market will turn within 2 years and DSLRs will be relegated to small specialist niches - mainly fields of photography where large lenses are needed (Superteles) to capture fast action - wildlife, birds, sports.

The transition is well underway and CaNikons ability to to sell one or two more generations of boring iterations of their fat old mirroslappers to their more conservative clients is rapidly coming to a close.

I can see the generation gap everywhere i go. Best seen with amateurs/enthusiasts. At the last wedding i attended (as guest, sans camera) the pro aged 50+ was using his classic 2 DSLR setup (nikon D4/D4s) one guest aged 50+ had a nikon D800 along and turned out to be a pro. And to my surprise 3 fuji X cameras were present, all owned by well-off amateurs aged 25 to 35. plus of course all the mobile devices. Compact digicams only used by pne of the grannies and some not so tech-savvy looking uncles/aunties aged 65+ ...hehehe

The switch to mirrorless is not 10 years away, it is happening now. Solid state digital cameras are replacing mechanical mirrorslappers just like streamed music has replaced CDs after these had replaced vinyl LPs.

Well said.

I do not agree here, there won't be a "switch" to mirrorless, there is simply another way of taking pictures. Laptops weren't the death of the desktop, notebooks are not the death of laptops, tablets are not the death of notebooks, and phablets won't replace tablets.
MILC and DSLR are two kind of cameras for somewhat different needs. Everyone is free to choose the one that suits them better. SLR are very mature, and they probably peaked a few years ago, there is not much room left for further big improvments. MILCs are rather young and have the best time still ahead; so I think they will gain marketshare. We will see what the future brings; but DSLR will be here for quite some time.

Yes, I agree that both can live side by side. Also, we should not ignore the advancements of mirror less technology/benefits.

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