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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: Today at 10:17:13 AM »
I think it was in the Jeff Cable review (reviews are pouring out now) of the 7DII where he made claims that ISO 160 on Canon cameras are better than ISO 100. I find this strange. Guided by earlier discussions on this forum I was led to believe that ISO 100 is the lowest (most clean) natural setting for Canon cameras, and shooting at the optional ISO 50 would clipping the highlights and affect the DR.

However, I am a simple guy, and if I am told by credible sources that 160 is the magic number for shots where you want a maximum clean image (where conditions allow you), that is then what I will shoot at :)

Any thoughts/insights?

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Hi all,
just found this.
Adam Jones is a Canon Explorer of light and love to say amazing, but I guess the Canon 7D2 will be just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISU0_YvsXA&list=UUFJ7r70nIWRe0mJ2lp7NAsA

Bye

Markus

Thanks for the link.

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I am not into video at all, but I find it strange that you have not include 1Dc, as it also a DSLR in addition to being a videocamera.  (know that you mentioned it in the bottom comment, but I mean as a comparison..)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:59:04 PM »
I am debating on which card speed to get?  Would  the difference be really noticeable between the Lexar 1066x and the Lexar 800x?

I asked a friend of mine in Canon, and according to him, the 800x UDMA will be more than sufficient for stills. I did not ask about video, as that is not my thing. I have the exact same card for the 1dx, and as far as I know it has not been a limiting factor when shooting pictures. I guess that it might impact transfer speed? to a computer...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:56:07 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.
B+H is closed on Saturdays :(

He will be there for a full week :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:23:17 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:42:39 AM »
While I am certainly no expert on nature photography, nor in one of its many aspects, namely BIF, I have read books by people who excell in these areas, as for instance Ole Jørgen Liodden. Reading about how photographers like him plan photos, studying the animals patterns, seek out locations, wait for many days for the right shot to present itself, is far away from dilletant work.

However, the question as I see it is not whether Artie Morris is this or that, but whether he is in a position to give insights, and valuable comments on this specific topic, given his experience.

G.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:33:28 AM »
CF - Lexar Professional 800x, 120 MB/s, UDMA 7.

SD - Lexar Professional 600x, 90 MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I

I didn't go for the highest spec SD card because I'll only use it for JPEG and as an emergency overflow if I let the CF card fill up, and there's a big price difference. But in any case that should be fast enough to get maximum performance.

I am actually thinking about going for that CF Card with 64GB and dropping the SD altogether. Thats how I did it with 1Ds III.

I did think about that. I went for a 32 GB CF because I know that is enough for my typical usage, but the SD card is 64 GB because it was a good deal. I could have bought a 64 GB CF card for about the same price as those two.

To be honest my main reason for getting both cards is that I've never had the option before so I wanted to see how I get on.

LOL :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:43:05 AM »
CF - Lexar Professional 800x, 120 MB/s, UDMA 7.

SD - Lexar Professional 600x, 90 MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I

I didn't go for the highest spec SD card because I'll only use it for JPEG and as an emergency overflow if I let the CF card fill up, and there's a big price difference. But in any case that should be fast enough to get maximum performance.

I am actually thinking about going for that CF Card with 64GB and dropping the SD altogether. Thats how I did it with 1Ds III.

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Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:31:22 PM »
The original 7D had a huge amount of hype, and it was a good camera, but when the dust settled, it was over priced and could not match my used 1D MK III.  As for sports and kids running around, I've never had a problem except with the old extremely slow to focus and open the shutter point and shoot bodies.  Its all dependent on the user, of course.
 
Once the hype is over and reality sets in, it will be seen as a camera for special purposes, and over priced for 99% of new DSLR users who buy a DSLR, then don't like the shallow depth of field, and put it in a closet.  This forum has lots of camera enthusiasts, but is not representative of the average DSLR buyer who goes to Best Buy or Amazon and buys one that looks impressive.

While I am the first to admit that I am to fault for not being able to get a good keeper rate of my kids on any given dslr, the 1Dx´s did however for me help quite a bit.

"and over priced for 99% of new DSLR users who buy a DSLR"... Well, first it not targeted for them, nor is it likely for them to cough up that kind of cash for any type of camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:13:19 PM »
Oystercatcher by Arthur Morris  with the 7d II, 600 F4 + 2XIII TC, ISO 1600

I have the 2xIII TC, soon the 7DII, and now I only have to figure out how to rob a bank, and to aquire his skills ;)

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Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:41:37 AM »
... try to track playing kids :)
That's wildlife  ;)
At least with my kids  ;D

LOL, mine too :)

Btw. I had a 5DII and was not able to track my kids in AI Servo. When I got the 1Dx the 70-200 II became a new lens for me with much more versatility. I am looking forward to the 7DII as my camera number two. While I will read reviews (my nerdy nature), I will buy it and enjoy it regardless. A friend of mine who is a professional photographer has used the original 7D for work with great success, and this can only be better in my book :)

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Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:31:50 AM »
Only for wildlife and sportsshooters...? While I am neither (other than on occasions), he should try to track playing kids :)


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:19:15 AM »
I have a Lexar Professional 800x 64bg UDMA 7 card (in slot 1), and a SanDisc Extreme 32gb, 60MB/s UDMA (in slot 2) on my 1Dx, and the cards have never held me back so far (as far as I know). So I am thinking that I might buy a dedictated Lexar Professional 800x 64GB UDMA7 for my 7DII? If you look away from the possibilities to have the second cards slot at back up, or to be able to continue shooting when first card is full, is there a reason to start to invest in SD cards as I have none from before?

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