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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:03:35 PM »
Video review from WEX photographic where rep from Canon UK confirms it is a different sensor to the 70D:


EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 03:14:46 PM »
I'd been waiting to upgrade from my 40D & was all set to go for the 70D but was put off by the widely reported focus problems with fast lenses; if the 7D MkII has the same dual pixel sensor I hope it doesn't have the same focus issues that some people noticed with the 70D.

I even tried the full-frame route via a 6D/24-105L combination but perhaps I had a poor copy of the lens but the IQ was no better than my 40D/17-40L set up, in fact at the wide end, corner 'sharpness' was appalling with the 24-105.

As I stop-gap I went for a 100D (SL1) body which produces very good IQ with the 17-40L & is very nice if you don't want to carry a big camera around. Also got the GPE-2 to geotag my images.

The 7DmkII looks nice: I like the joystick, built in GPS, dual CF & SD card slots & Digic 6 processors. However, other than speed, will the IQ be much/any better than the 70D which also has built in WiFi & articulating screen?

I think the price is going to be a determining factor...

Essex, UK  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:43:58 PM »
I'm still planning on a 70D purchase in the next few months (mostly waiting for holiday pricing). The Nikon D5300 should put some nice downward pressure on the 70D prices -- I hope!

Same here - let's hope it does!  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: October 19, 2013, 03:20:38 PM »
Still looking to the EOS 70D as my next purchase but following release of the Nikon D5300 announced this week with 24MP sensor, no optical low pass filter & built in WiFi & GPS at £729*,  the Canon EOS 70D at £1079* is looking  rather over-priced; I'd hope to see some heavy reductions after Christmas...

* UK prices

Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:04:52 AM »
I've been looking to replace an ageing Dell 2007FP 20" non-widescreen monitor with at first one, but eventually two 24" monitors. Have been happy with the 2007FP so see no reason not to go for a Dell again. The only thing that annoys me a little is the anti-glare coating on mine which i beleive is fairly aggressive.

The Reviews on TFT Central suggest that the AG coating on the U2413 is a much nicer lighter coating as seems to be the trend with new panels but I'm not sure I need (or want) a wide gamut monitor. The U2412 would probably meet my needs nicely but the harder AG coating kind of puts me off, not being able to see the model 'in the flesh' so I don't know how it compares to my exisitng one in that respect.

TFT Central and othere have picked up that there may be some new screens from Dell shortly: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/29.htm#dell_u_series   They also have a review of the Asus PA248QJ due soon that might be interesting...

For the sake of a few pounds, I'd buy direct from Dell.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:04:35 PM »
Better start building up a stock of SD cards in anticipation I guess. With the 20MP sensor & video better go for Sandisk Extreme 16GB I suppose...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 04:00:39 AM »
I recall reading a while back when the EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) was announced (and being slagged off by some) that there's no such thing as a bad camera, but it depends if it has the features you personally want.

I've been looking to replace my 40D and for me personally the 70D is pretty much all I want. Yes, I'd have liked built in GPS too & a magnesium body (which I don't think it has?) & joystick like the 40D but I can live without them.

An earlier poster mentioned only one CF function - I beleive my 40D has 3 but I'n not sure as I've never used even one. Most CSC cameras that come out don't interest me as I'd never buy a camera (even a compact) without a viewfinder but it clearly doesn't bother many buyers....

So, it's all down to personal preferences - what do YOU consider important features. For me personally, the 70D ticks pretty much all the boxes & I'll be getting one  later in the year once the dust settles &  reviews are in :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:35:55 PM »
I've been waiting for the 70D to replace my 40D for what seems like ages. Specs pretty much all I could wish for; would have liked GPS as well as/instead of WiFi. AFMA and a magnesium body would be nice too, but overall I'm happy, at least until I see the price ;)

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