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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:01:05 PM »
+1000

If the 7DII sensor is a tweaked/re-purposed 70D sensor, I'd be very disappointed.

There's no point in a 7DII, IMO, if image quality is only marginally improved vs the 7D - and that's exactly the case with the 70D sensor.
Is this really the best that Canon will have in the next 3-5 years for APS-C image quality ??

Well, I have a 70D already, so I guess I'm all set then.
Bummer.
My thoughts as well so add my +1 to that pile lol
I do like the IQ improvements from the 60D/7D to the EOS-M/70D age (yep used them all), but they were only really minor sharpness tweaks probably due to them doing a bit better on the AA filter front. I really do like my 70D but I'm not blind that it lacks on the DR front vs the competition (luckily I can make do). Like many others I was waiting for this to their comeback to at least match them in the sensor game, but if that "20.2MP" indicates what we're thinking ... then heck I'd rather keep my 70D with the flippy screen (great for low angle) and WiFi.

Then again I'm obviously a stupid n00b shooter because I prefer a feature not put onto "Pro" bodies  ::)

Who knows, maybe they have improved things like the read noise significantly again to give a similar result to higher DR (a bit like how neater ISO grain not necessarily less still makes it a little more usable)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:01:13 AM »
I really hope Canon ditches the stupid popup flash this time... Never used it on my last 7D. Canon could include wifi and gps capabilities while utilizing polycarbonate for signal if no flash were present. Of course this is all speculation. What i want is a 1DX crop :)

Not sure why you're mixing those two factors together. Putting it where the flash is makes it no more or less viable than putting it elsewhere with a small polycarb section. :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:41:30 PM »
Guess I won't be going for the 7DII after all. I have grown quite fond of the flippy screen in combination with DPAF of the 70D for easier shooting. Even the WiFi has proven handy and will now be missed though I wouldn't quite put it as a core feature for me yet. In both cases though I find the reasons lame, all for durability. Suckered in by the durability scare-mongering, the same sort where people claimed 60's, 70's, 6's and Rebels would fall apart in people's hands or carry bags.

Shame too because a 70D with whatever FINALLY updated sensor would be sweet.

Omitting these features does NOT reduce the cost - it just gives them more excuse to charge more claiming it's a higher end body.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:50:01 PM »
If the rumour were at f/4 it would far more believable.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:40:10 PM »
Personally I'm not convinced. 11mm at f/2.8 covering the 35mm-format with a range to 24mm? I doubt it.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macros with APS-C or Fullframe?
« on: June 28, 2014, 10:46:42 PM »
Is there any specific part about the 6D you really like about the image quality? Is it because for the same lens it's more forgiving and looks sharper? Or is it because given the small apertures in macro the cleaner high ISO?

If the thinner DoF is the main concern, you can try shooting with the same lens at roughly the same distance so the DoF is the same, then crop it in post. Yes it's a bit of waste and you get into a comparison on MPs vs noise vs whatever-else but could be a good place to start with the 6D and practice from there.

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I think its too soon for 5D3 refresh but this would be my list for me to buy a 5d4.

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+1 ... nice list, although I like having 1 CF, 1 SD slot . I have a high speed CF, and I use an Eye-fi in the SD slot to transfer Medium sized JPGs

Mate get real - you pretty much want a 1D-X level camera. Canon aren't going to give you all that in a 5-series. Even the dual CF slots looks pretty exclusive to the 1-series. Cameras like the 6D show a willingness to dumb stuff down between models and I don't see that changing anytime soon.


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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:17:44 PM »
Considering what Canon has called "big leaps" in the past few years I am very skeptical LOL. Sure some of it was good like DPAF, but when it comes to sensor tech considering how old their general line up is (in the crop space) I would not be surprised one bit if their (r)evolutionary (whatever word you want) new sensor only ends up matching the competition ... welcome step nonetheless ofcourse!

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The Canon L version has been the long-standing one that it's presumably targeted by this. Not my type of lens but would be good to see how it stands up (esp at the this price) against the ol' lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:10:23 AM »
Would the USM/STM thing affect the optical formula much? I'm a bit busy to go comparing the patents/existing designs to see if they're similar, but what I'm thinking it would be nice to see what kind of optical formula is involved and whether it would nonetheless still be a decent improvement on the current 100-400L given it's age and how a lot of the new lenses are so much better (L or otherwise)

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 06:34:41 PM »
Yeah cost will be the other one. I already have the adapter and have seen the 55-250 STM for some decent prices lately. Cheaper than this forecast price and if it isn't pocketable (in otherwords anything except the 22mm pancake) then it goes in a bag where even my smallest config would have no real difference carrying this or the EF-S via adapter.

That is noticeably smaller though so can imagine a few people being pretty happy with that.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:00:24 AM »
ehh I'm not so sure on this one. I'm kinda disappointed Canon has started to go the f/6.3 route on the tele end, and 200mm is not even that long. I sure hope it is a big chunk smaller than the 55-250mm IS STM because I gotta say that has more appeal as being longer, slightly faster (hey can use that 1/3 stop to improve IQ slightly) and possibly not that much bigger - in the sense that they both may cross the line in terms of requiring a certain sized bag, etc.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 16, 2014, 06:49:24 AM »
The "we want 15 stops DR or the camera is a failure" brigade.

Whilst not the highest on my list, it would weaken my personal perceived value of the camera (or at least a perception of where Canon continues to head) if they could not at least match the DR of Sony sensors from yester-year (by the time it comes out).


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EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 05, 2014, 08:54:24 AM »
Didn't we all think this about 18 months ago? lol

LOL exactly what I was thinking.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:01:03 AM »
Any reviews/comments on how it stacks up for people who already own a cheapo EOS-M and 11-22mm combo?


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