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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: Today at 12:16:18 PM »
Do you already have a 24-105? or is it something you are going to pick up sooner/later?

If you don't already have it, I strongly recommend Sigma 16-35mm f/1.8.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:06:32 PM »
You know what Canon should do... they should introduce 4K stuff in their Rebels (trully disrupt the industry). I mean everyone is quoting Jobs on "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will..." so do it... but this will just piss everyone else (meaning the companies) off too.

And, their cinema equipment should start with 1080p (forget 720p), 2.5K, 4K & 6K.
Thats if they have the tech.

No it won't. Other camera companies are already introducing 4K into their consumer product lines, so Canon doing it later would still be a dollar short and a day late.

Real leaders don't do it from behind.

I didn't know that $1500+ was a consumer product line.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:21:05 PM »
You know what Canon should do... they should introduce 4K stuff in their Rebels (trully disrupt the industry). I mean everyone is quoting Jobs on "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will..." so do it... but this will just piss everyone else (meaning the companies) off too.

And, their cinema equipment should start with 1080p (forget 720p), 2.5K, 4K & 6K.
Thats if they have the tech.

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You know whats funny... you know how some of us (including me) laugh at and/or make fun of those that ask... should I wait for the next model or buy the existing model. I don't think the Nikon Rumor site have that as a running gag.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:10:09 PM »
What exactly are we supposed to see here?  Or want to see?  They all seem pretty identical, the only clue telling otherwise is the slight changes in perspective when switching out cameras.  Is there something missing that a "videographer's camera" would have?

+1. I must be dumb...but I don't get it either :/

To answer both Rowbear and SoullessPolack... not that I saw the video per se (well not yet, but I have an idea).
The sensors are identical, and even if the sensor is different its still downsampling from the bigger sensor, because its 1080p.

The 70D is cheaper and has swivel touch screen, which makes it more ideal for videographers (in my opinion).
The only thing the 7DII brings to the table in terms of video is the 1080/60p and the ALL-I/IPB/IPB light, which is not enough for someone to upgrade from a 70D. Moreover, there are other options like the G4H, A7s, and now the NX1 that has always had 1080/60p but also have 4K (they all have more to offer than the 7DII). In my opinion, having 4K does not make it a videographer's camera.

A "videographer's camera" is just much more than just 4K... and well 7DII even less than that...
If they had put all the functionalities of what Magic Lantern is offering, without Magic Lantern tampering with it. Then it would be a videographer's camera...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:48:30 PM »
For a brief time the 1D-C offered the novelty of 4K video in a digital stills camera. If you use a 3:2 aspect ratio then a full frame 46MP (non-foveon) is about 8200x wide... cropped 1.3x for (S35 coverage) gives you 6.3K video. With DPAF and improved DR a 1D-C Mark-II it could again offer something novel to those who can budget for it. To shoot 6K video at 24p I'm guessing it would have the internals to do at least 8fps.

As 4K is becoming more mainstream the 1D-C (at its price-point) is becoming more and more irrelevant. With the price drops on the 1D-C it falls directly into a 9-10K price bracket so a camera like "this" could reasonably replace it and with improved video technology. (7D-II might still have some video tricks which haven't been uncovered yet)

Anyway, this would probably signal a true separation between the 1D-C line and the 1D-X line, which on the other hand would probably prioritize higher-fps and better-low-light-performance over increased-resolution. So the "1Dc Mark-II" might be a spiritual successor to the 1Ds Mark-III (from a stills perspective) and less pricey successor to the 1Dc (from a video perspective).

What do you think?

+1 on the 6K video.
Now that will be something that will compete along side what Kinefinity/RED offers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:20:03 PM »
It would need like 10fps at 46MP FF mode and better video than the 1DC all around every which way and Exmor-like low ISO DR. If it managed all of that then it certainly could justify 8k-9k. That would be the best DSLR ever made.

Not going to happen. Keep dreaming... you have totally lost it... 46MP alone is already dreaming... then everything else you ask as well... Might as well throw all the existing 1DX and 1DC in the thrash compacter and sell this camera alone. Do you think Canon plans on throwing its existing cameras (the ones in their inventory) like the 1DX and the 1DC in the thrash? Do you think that they are going to reduce the price of the 1DX or 1DC to the point that its close to or as affordable as the 5DIII? You can find the 1DsIV for $4500-$5000 still... so without dreaming... what do you think will really happen, given the past and present tech.?
 
Even still, with the specs that you are dreaming about it would be the best DSLR ever made, until someone else comes up with something better. Then you guys will be b!tching about something else.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:11:14 PM »
There's one other thing we can almost be certain of: this sensor is HIGHLY unlikely to end up in the 5D4. Canon lost a bunch of 1DsIII sales to the 5D2 and I can't see them doing that again.

But what then? They lose all sales to D810 and Sony?
They can't just have some 8k camera that offers high MP and high DR and expect that to compete with the $2000-2500 stuff. The 8k cam might also have high fps and this and that and be the best, but 8k is simply too much for most people to afford no matter how much they'd love to get it (and some don't like mega large bodies).

Isn't it better to have 85,000 sales of 5D4 than 4000 sales of 1DsX?

How do you know that Canon is losing people to D810 and Sony?
Lets be honest, you can go back to 2010 (like Neuro posted somewhere) and you will see people DRoning on about the lack of DR in Canon compared to Nikon from before 2008 (there is proof of this... actual proof). It hasn't improved since then... what makes you think that will change any time soon? And, obviously, increasing MP is not going to improve that...
If DR is what you are looking for... then by all means Nikon is your brand... go towards the light...

With that said, if you increase MP, there is a chance you are going to hurt those high ISOs (if daytime landscape photography is your only need for a camera, I'm not even...)
And, there are those that will complain about the large file sizes taking up too much hard drive space, thereby increasing the need for other resources to work with such files... all in all, it might hurt rather than inflate 5D sales... so your 5D4 could only sell 4000 units.

Go to Tony Northups youtube page and look up that video of why he can't switch to Nikon, even though he wants to...

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:30:26 PM »
Click the pictures and look at the pictures!
They are RAW transformed into jpeg without in-camera noise reduction. Hence you are able to see how much noise at each level.

What was used for the RAW conversion?

I don't know... but I assume its the EOS software.
You can clearly see the difference between the 12800 ISO pic that Matt Granger took versus these ones. So, there you go... you have an idea, if you were one of the pre-order peeps and want 12,800 ISO RAW to be clean, don't expect miracles.

I want to know how good ISO in video mode is...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:17:23 PM »
If this rumor is true, it makes sense... it fits the upper end of the EOS line up.
I mean, I'm sure people were switching to Nikon due to D800/D810, but the number of people was still too small in comparison to all the other cameras Canon was selling, which is probably why they are going to introduce it at $8-9K. Might even be special order, made on demand?? Like the 1DC (non-refundable)?

If this is true, don't expect the 5D4 or the 1DX2 to be announced till 2016/2017.
I expect the t6i and probably 1 or 2 cinema cams to be announced in 2015.


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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:07:58 PM »
http://www.optyczne.pl/7447-news-Canon_EOS_7D_Mark_II_-_pierwsze_zdj%C4%99cia.html
Flame on...  ::)

That ISO 3200 looks quite usable. Even 6400 looks not that bad. I'm oficially impressed 8)

RAW… need RAW… why can't someone at Photokina snap some high-ISO RAW images and post?  Need to know if I should cancel my preorder.  Please??

Click the pictures and look at the pictures!
They are RAW transformed into jpeg without in-camera noise reduction. Hence you are able to see how much noise at each level.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:14:19 PM »
What sports or wildlife photographer will switch from Canon or Nikon to Samsung if there are almost no tele lenses? For the street, landscape and travel photographers though this camera could become a game changer.

I will look forward to a real serious test of the NX1's IQ, high ISO performance, AF preformance etc. compared to the 7D2 and other recent cameras.
 

For ME, Hell would be having to shoot nothing but BIF/Wildlife, Stick & Ball Sports and Events for eternity  :o YMMV  ;)

On paper, the NX1 and 85mm f/1.4 look like a great combo for shooting dirt-track motorsports.

Speaking of which, what is the crop factor of the NX1?
Is their 45mm, their 50mm equivalent?


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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:07:04 PM »


from the Southbank

London @ 85mm f/1.2 by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

I don't mean to be insulting... but thats in london?
That building looks like something out of a cartoon... haha...


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EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:44:20 AM »
I suspect that this video was also taken with the 7D camera... the slow mo isn't bad (they only did it once when the bike passes through the water once)...

Also, you can see moire/aliasing in the snow... lol...

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EOS Bodies / Re: How excited are you about the new 7D II?
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:20:53 AM »
Well, like many have said already, it is like a Mini-1DX.
And, that is certainly not untrue, given the 1DX's abilities.

Sure, many say that it doesn't have this and it doesn't have that (specifically WIFI, 4K, etc.)... well... I don't remember any rumor saying that it will be vastly better than the 1DX either (where it would be mini-1DX with WIFI, 4K, etc.).

I just hope that in that since they created a mini-1DX, they will also create a mini-1DC too :D


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