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Lenses / Additional Real World EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Samples
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:55:50 AM »
I posted some additional ISO test samples and details here:

As well as some sample 7DII images here:

I have grown and you have remained static. You're not willing to change. You sit idly by while my new friend, Nikon, keeps growing. She will have upgraded quite a few times since you came to market. She knows that I need more and she is willing to give it me. She has more dynamic range now, a great AF system and, as you already know, more MP. She is willing to give me the resolution when I enlarge. You're not! And, she will feel better in my hand.

File under: "White People Problems."  ::)

We could have printed so much lager than 32x48. It would have made all the difference in the world to me. I want to leave you with one final thought as you find a new home. Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.  :o

How ever did Nachtwey, Salgado, McCurry, Art Wolfe, Paul Nicklen, Alex Webb, Ami Vitale, et al, ever make museum-quality large prints, for years, before July 18, 2014 when the D810 came out? :o To think, they were never informed of their folly, until now...

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:21:38 AM »
It will have a Mode Dial.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:17:03 AM »
T2i/550D - 8 Feb 2010
T3i/600D - 7 Feb 2011
T4i/650D - 8 June 2012
T5i/700D - 21 March 2013
??/?? - __ May 2014

You don't need to be Nate Silver to figure this one out...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 12:00:07 PM »
Sorry, guys!
But I need some advice: For the high school graduation of one of my sons, I am looking for an Camera. He likes to photograph birds and planes, and now landscape at climbing.

Sounds like the 7D would be a great camera for him - great AF system for birds and motion, super fast continuous frame rate, APS-C sensor to give more "reach" to the lenses.  Perhaps with a 70-300mm if zooming in close is always the priority. Or perhaps the 70-200mm f/4 IS for more "general" use beyond just birds and planes, (or the 70-200mm f/2.8 II IS version if he is a super serious photographer).  You could wait for the 7DII if he really needs "more camera" than the 7D offers, but who knows when that will actually come out.

Regarding the buffer issues, as mentioned turn off the High ISO Noise Reduction feature, and make sure you are shooting only RAW and not RAW+JPEG, turn off Peripheral Illumination Correction, and perhaps even turn off Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone Priority.

Since no one has yet asked, I suppose I should...what exactly are you looking for in the new camera?  What features of the XS do you wish to upgrade, or are lacking that you wish to have in a new camera?  What things about the XS make you yearn for an upgrade?

For example, do you find yourself needing more AF points?  More accurate AF points? Better low-light performance?  The ability to customize the controls and features of the camera?  Faster continuous shooting speed?  More megapixels?  A rotating touch-screen?

While the 60D, 6D, and 5DIII - and even the T5i - all offer more features and quality than the XS, one or the other may best fit your specific needs. Depending on how you shoot, how much control you wish to take over the camera, and what features you commonly need, the T5i may provide all you need. Or perhaps you are looking for additional features and controls, in which case the 6D, 7D, or the 60D may have exactly what you are looking for.

And beware, Snapsort doesn't really indicate some of the actual important features and differences - such as menu and Custom Function settings/ features that one camera offers over another, differences in controls, or important details of the AF systems. You are better off reading a real-life comparison / review of the cameras.

As far as new models to come, yes, the 70D should be arriving soon, and then 7DII. But there are always new cameras coming, so you should only worry about them if one of the current cameras doesn't fit your needs, and you wish to wait to see if one of the new ones will.  Or, in the case of the 70D, the release is imminent and thus worth waiting to see what it offers.

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