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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: Today at 01:43:44 PM »
Wrong.  I went full-frame, and I kept my APS-c camera for its advantages in high pixel density and fast frame rates over the full-frame.

Of course, the latter is not a general 'crop factor advantage'.  You can get higher frame rates for lower cost, and as I've stated, lower cost is the main advantage of crop sensors.

Okay, I don't personally consider the 1-series as a viable option because of the body style, so I'm only comparing to the bodies I'd actually consider using (6D and 5DIII).

Not sure if this is what you mean... but I much prefer the "gripless" smaller bodies of non 1 series cameras.  My 1DIV is a great camera, but the smaller 5D is a lot more comfortable for handheld shooing and easier for walk around. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: Today at 01:13:33 PM »

"whatever"! Really? Some facts thrown your way and you disregard it….

Oh... my bad.  My observations in the field have been proven wrong (Thanks LeeJay!), and I have revised my "wish list" for a new 7D.

Sanj... I appreciate all the facts that are thrown around here.  Just look at the 50+ page thread on the 7D started a few days ago.  There are so many facts in there that prove every other fact wrong that nothing could possibly be true.

I'm not disregarding the facts, I'm just stating that my opinions for a great APS-C camera are based on my own field operation.  Truthfully, I don't care about the physics.  What I care about is generating high quality images and through my own experience, I believe that my "wish list" for a great APS-C camera help create cleaner more usable files at high ISO.  I'm not about to debate what makes a pixel produce better noise.  If canon can make a 24mp APS-C camera that produces excellent quality, low ISO noise at ISO 3200... I don't care what goes into it.  In my experience, this would be a more realistic achievement if that crop sensor was 12 or 16MP.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: Today at 11:15:47 AM »
A 12mp sensor would have better high ISO performance,

No, it wouldn't.  This myth just won't go away.

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utilize the center of lens elements,

Which is wrong on two levels - every pixel uses all of the lens elements.  You may have meant "image circle" instead of lens elements.  Secondly, using the "sweet spot" is nearly always detrimental compared to using the entire image circle because of increased enlargement.

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And also, a 12 mp crop sensor is 150% of the "reach" and 16mp is 200% of the "reach"... As you put it.

"Reach" means "resolving power" and it goes with the square of pixel count.  You want to double resolving power?  You need four times as many pixels.

Whatever... my opinions are derived from "field" observation... and interestingly I have found that most things being equal, larger pixels translate to higher ISO noise usability.... and that the center of images are always sharper and have less distortion than the edges.  But who needs field observations when we have all of these "theoretical" photographers here on the forum to prove us all wrong??

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: Today at 09:28:02 AM »
The good news is that if it is a totally new sensor, it may be much better than the 70d and it will have better high ISO noise at 20.2 than 24 mp. Im all for a smaller sensor in aps-c. Truthfully, I wish it was closer to 12 or 16. We'd have a killer crop camera!

How? If it is 12MP then it's getting to be not the ton more reach than a 5D3 is. It's not the crop factor that matters, it's the photosite density. All teh crop factor does is limit your FOV with each lens.

A 12mp sensor would have better high ISO performance, utilize the center of lens elements,  pair that with 10fps and I think that would be a great crop camera package. Better in the field then a 5d3 or a 1div. Of which I have both.

And also, a 12 mp crop sensor is 150% of the "reach" and 16mp is 200% of the "reach"... As you put it.

Just my ideal wildlife camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:07:59 AM »
The good news is that if it is a totally new sensor, it may be much better than the 70d and it will have better high ISO noise at 20.2 than 24 mp. Im all for a smaller sensor in aps-c. Truthfully, I wish it was closer to 12 or 16. We'd have a killer crop camera!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:52:08 PM »
I'll be preordering one. Whether I keep it or not is TBD. I really wanted to love the 7d. I shot it for over a year, but just couldn't warm up to it.  The rumored specs look promising. I suspect we'll get really solid details this weekend or Monday. It's tough to keep specs totally secret right up until release date due to the marketing materials, (posters, brochures, sales training, etc) that canon needs time to get set up and ready for photokina. Fingers crossed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:52:24 AM »
Definitely an indication of pent-up demand..... I wonder how many will purchase one?

I thought the same thing, but when scrolling through all the pages, there are really only a handful of characters making the majority of all of this noise.  But I do think that the existence of hundreds of 7DII posts that have popped up here over the last year might be a good indication of pent up demand.

To answer your question:  I'll likely be an early adopter.

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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:45:33 PM »
The 5DMKIII does have more MP but has less density the chip is 1.6X bigger therefore pixels are more spread out. APC crams 18MP on a sensor that is 1.6X smaller therefore the 18MP APC chip has the largest pixel density of any Canon sensor meaning more pixels on target and a sharper image.

Not that this correction helps the op decide... But the sensor on a 5d3 is actually 2.56x bigger than the sensor on a 7d.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 26, 2014, 07:21:18 PM »
dSLRs outsell mirrorless by >4:1, and Canon sells far more dSLRs than Sony (and Panasonic).  Maybe 'majority' means something different to you?   ::) ::)

Let the broken records keep on skipping away and we'll reach 50 pages in no time.  Sorry to pick on you specifically Neuro... not intending to single you out, it's just the most recent comment.... but seriously folks, it's amazing how some of you continue to make your point over and over and over and over and over and over...

If the speed at which this thread reached 46 pages is any indication of the pent up desire for this camera it will be a typical canon "blockbuster."  (Yes, canon does indeed succeed at catering to the masses.)  I for one am quite interested and despite all the pages of repetitive opinions this thread has swerved off on some interesting tangents.  There are some smart folks on here... I'm still dumbfounded with how an AM radio is able to work.   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:36:49 PM »
  If the 7D II sensor can match the EXCELLENT Sony 24mp crop sensor? It will be in my bag as soon as it comes out.

Totally agree...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 24, 2014, 11:03:39 AM »
For me. the sensor in this camera does not need to be as good as the 5D3 with respect to high ISO (which I don't believe is possible), but to meet my expectations, the quality of the noise in high ISO must be much better then current APS-C offerings.  What made the 5D3 (and 1DX) so great at high ISO was detail retention through the quality of Noise (IMO).  It is a luminance noise that is quite easy to clean up in post, rather then a detail robbing color noise full of blue and red pixels... which is very difficult to correct for.  I get  usable images out of the 5D3 at ISO 10,000 and 12,800 frequently.  Really good quality up to ISO 6400.   If the 7D2 (or whatever it is called) delivers a sensor with IQ and noise quality even 1 or 1.5 stops below the 5D3... I would buy it.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 01:33:44 PM »
but this is the one piece that really matters.

Nope.

I'd be as happy as a clam to have this camera built round the 70D's sensor (which despite all the general whining about "crappy" Canon sensors, produces excellent quality files for this wildlife/sport photographer - exactly the target audience for the new camera).

This wildlife photographer has a lower tolerance for shadow noise and low detail at high ISO. I primarily shoot in low light at the bookends of the day. I'm rarely below ISO 1000, which is why I have only been shooting full frame cameras. It would be great to have the specs listed here paired with a great high ISO crop sensor. The 70d is a fine camera (and sensor) but really only shines in good light.... Of which I rarely find myself in. ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:42:01 AM »
I'm sure canon will produce a stellar camera on all features except sensor. It's possible that the sensor is something new and revolutionary, but this is te one piece that really matters. This could either be a game changer like I believe the 5d3 was... Or it could just be a hyped up 70d. I'm hoping for the former, as I am looking for a great camera to pair with my current 5d3.  8)

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 21, 2014, 08:32:35 AM »
Maybe you need a bit of rest. I had this too, years ago, didn't care very much. Came back with more appetite. Do something different.
If making pictures is your thing, you will notice that.
Good luck!

This is what I'd do.  Fill your schedule with "other" things.  At some point you will either miss making images or you won't.  Either way... you win.

If you are desperate to get out and make a change, try limiting your self to 12 images on any given day (make them count!), and limit yourself to a lens that might not fit your idea of a given photoshoot.  This will push you outside your comfort zone and may re-inspire you.  You could also read a book by another photographer that sparks your interest.  I am a nature photographer and absolutely love George Lepp's book "Wildlife photography."  It's not a how to, but rather a book about how he made images and talks about his travels.  I'ts a fun read.

You could also find a friend to shoot with.  Seeing what someone else is shooting might make you realize that there is indeed something in front of you worth shooting.  Plus enjoying photography can be contagious. 

As alexanderferdinand inferred... if you re meant to return to photography inspired... you will.  Just shake it up somehow. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens to body pairing
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:42:45 PM »
I would ditch the sigma... Permanently. The 70-200 is a sharper more responsive lens even with a 2x.  Cropping that at 400 to the same fov as the 500 sigma will yield a better image, and your keeper rate will be higher. I'd bring the 40d along as a backup body.  That's what I would do.

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