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PowerShot / G7X samples
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
Gordon Laing has posted some G7X samples over at cameralabs, I don't know if anybody posted them here before, but just for the sake of it ;)
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_G7X/sample_images.shtml

The left corners look pretty awful to me, if it is true what I'm seeing there, my fear that Canon didn't design a great lens for an otherwise great camera came true... *sigh*

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:23:59 AM »
It just feels right.  :)
(Besides, I don't have the money to switch  ;) ->poor student)

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 11:54:29 AM »
Yes, I have a closet literally dedicated to just boxes.   :P
+1
Me too ;) I even keep the boxes where filters or CF cards come in... :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography's Top Manufacturers for 2020
« on: September 21, 2014, 11:51:52 AM »
The heaviest competition for Canon is in the mirrorless market. I see three brands there that really look like they would survive and get better long-term: Samsung, Sony and especially Fuji. Olympus and Panasonic are still sticking with this 4/3 sensor that performs in low-light like a 7DI...
Samsung have really much money and obviously an interest in getting some more serious photographers buying their stuff, the latest announcements like NX1 (despite the 15fps 14bit fail), the 2.8 tele zoom and the 300/2.8 show that. I believe that they will be one of the big ones in the future market. Besides, they have a great partnership with Schneider-Kreuznach, which helps with their lenses...
For Sony, it is the same. The partnership with Zeiss is everything, look at the non-Zeiss 16-50... It is absolute crap! But with these Zeiss lenses, their very good sensors and the profits they make from selling their sensors to Nikon, PhaseOne, Mamiya, Pentax, Canon etc. will build the basis for a successful business. Their innovation in putting huge sensors in small cameras and cameras like the A7, the RX1, the RX100III and the A6000 show their potential. They will also be in the group of leaders, I reckon.
For the last, Fuji: they are a great company who really listen to their customers. Look at their lens lineup: high-quality zooms (10-24, 16-55, 50-140, 140-400) and a broad selection of primes (23, 35, 56/1.2 and the Zeiss Touit). The Fuji XT-1 is an absolute beast and, for me, the best mirrorless camera on the market. If they would fix that dumb not being able to shoot RAW under ISO 200 and over ISO 6400 thing and improve the tracking abilities in a possible XT-2, this is pretty much the perfect camera for me and, I believe, for many other serious amateurs.
I still do believe that mirrorless is the future and I fear that Canon and Nikon can't keep up (EOS M/Nikon 1 - nuff said...). Nikon's D810 approaches Medium Format in IQ and is better in every other respect, that is possible in a potential A7R II too... All the smaller cameras (Rebels, 70D etc.) have equivalents in the mirrorless market. And if tracking with mirrorless cameras improves, which will surely happen, cameras like the 7D line have no justification of existence. The 1D line could be a niche market for the hardcore pro sports guys, but who knows... ;) Lens selection will get better with these brands and so on... I don't think what I said refers to 2020, maybe more 2025, and then the light field cameras will come...
But this is just my humble opinion and I respect every other thought. :)

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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:46:23 AM »
Fake.  F/4 makes no sense.

Makes perfectly sense... People photogs (the only ones that need 2.8) would never use 11mm, because it distorts the image too much. For them, a new 16-35/2.8 is much better, which this lens would leave space for. Then Canon would have three wide angles to choose from, but to have all FL's and apertures covered, you gotta at least buy two of them... ;)
Besides, I don't think you could do 11mm/2.8 that easy. But looks like a nice supplement for the already great lens lineup! :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:10:47 AM »
Looks at the replies above and I feel soft-ish...  :o

Don't! I feel exactly the same about preorders... I'll wait until the (very good) price has fallen and until the first serious test are out! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:45:59 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:44:10 AM »
And motherf*ckers, $1800 in US and 2000EURO ($2587) in Europe.

In Germany, it is 1699€!!! :D that is incredibly low! Normally it is $=€ with cameras over here! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:10:00 AM »
Yes, the spread of AF points is great.
+1000
Saw it over at Scott Kelby, could not believe it! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:07:48 AM »

Neuro was right in his ideas about the "jogging" lever around the base of the joystick.


I missed what Neuro said, and haven't seen anything else in this release material. Anyone care to link / explain it? Thanks in advance!

That switch at the joystick is made to toggle through different AF area modes. I asked about this in two other threads and he was presuming this. :D

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Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:05:35 AM »
What about the 70-300L? I've been shooting birds with that for 2 years! :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:03:56 AM »
You have to watch that "Cello" short film they shot with the 7D and several L lenses... if THAT is what ISO 3200 on this camera is going to look like... holy S___!!

+1
That ISO 3200 looks amazing! :D

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby's Promo Videos
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:57:30 AM »
Well, Scott Kleby is paid by Canon, everyone knows that, but that doesn't make the two new cameras less impressive... I fell in love with both of them *sigh* :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:49:24 AM »
You have to watch that "Cello" short film they shot with the 7D and several L lenses... if THAT is what ISO 3200 on this camera is going to look like... holy S___!!

Could you post the link please? :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:38:07 AM »
I just read the best thing about this camera over at DPreview!!! It's got spot metering linked to the AF point!!! I've been hoping for that and thought they would never build this into a non-1-series camera!!! I love it!! :D

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