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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:32:27 AM »
But if Canon said: "Canon today announces DETAILS of it presence at Photokina 2014..." where are they ??????

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:47:34 AM »
Absolutely, positively can’t wait for the next UPDATE to this CR thread …or better yet, getting the real scoop. Been saving gift cards/cash for 18 months now and unless this new 7D2 (or whatever it is called) in in the stratosphere, I am in for a new crop sensor camera. Currently have the 5D3, SL1 and M. looking for a wildlife/sports camera body :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:38:13 PM »
Looking very good to me... been saving my gift cards for the past 18 months  ;D

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1/2L II and event photography?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:34:19 PM »
I am curious to know why no mention of the 135 f/2L USM as a alternate lens is not referred to in this thread. Is the autofocus too slow or reach from 85 to 135 make it less attractive for wedding photographers?
I used the 135 for events (but not weddings), but generally it's too long for a lot of applications.  It's good in big rooms or outdoors from a distance, but I always found the 24 & 50 to be better suited, at least for my style.

Ok... understand the reach issue indoors... I've used the 135mm indoors only in big rooms or gyms (not smaller rooms and I have never done a wedding). On a separate issue, I have not been impressed with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens... I have found that the pictures appear to be flat/dull...do you folks think I need to go to the L f/1.2 to get comparable quality to my 135mm ???
Yes, the 135 works well in large rooms - see shot below taken in a large warehouse-sized event/exhibition space @f/2, 1/160, ISO 3200 - but is a little long for general event use. 

On the other hand, the 50L is essentially a 50 f/1.4 with a tougher build, better AF motor, weather sealing, better flare resistance, with better resolution and contrast below f/2.8.  The bokeh is a bit smoother and the colors a bit punchier, but they are far more alike than different, at least above f/2.  If you're unhappy with the 50 f/1.4 below f/2 and plan to shoot at f/2 or below, it's probably worth the upgrade.  If you don't like the f/1.4 from f/2 to 2.8, you're probably not going to find the 50L to be much better.  To answer your question - yes, the 50L is more like the 135L in terms of color and contrast.



Ok thanks for the advice. I may rent one (50mm f/1.2) just to try it out.

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1/2L II and event photography?
« on: August 22, 2014, 02:37:50 PM »
I am curious to know why no mention of the 135 f/2L USM as a alternate lens is not referred to in this thread. Is the autofocus too slow or reach from 85 to 135 make it less attractive for wedding photographers?
I used the 135 for events (but not weddings), but generally it's too long for a lot of applications.  It's good in big rooms or outdoors from a distance, but I always found the 24 & 50 to be better suited, at least for my style.

Ok... understand the reach issue indoors... I've used the 135mm indoors only in big rooms or gyms (not smaller rooms and I have never done a wedding). On a separate issue, I have not been impressed with my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens... I have found that the pictures appear to be flat/dull...do you folks think I need to go to the L f/1.2 to get comparable quality to my 135mm ???

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Lenses / Re: 85mm f1/2L II and event photography?
« on: August 22, 2014, 12:40:38 PM »
I am curious to know why no mention of the 135 f/2L USM as a alternate lens is not referred to in this thread. Is the autofocus too slow or reach from 85 to 135 make it less attractive for wedding photographers?

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:04:29 PM »
Here is their full posting.


Think it is time to sum up some of the rumors I am getting.

I’ve been told (thanks) that whatever Canon is going to announce the third week of August 2014 (18th is the buzz) will be “something really big“ that will reaffirm Canon’s role as a leading imaging company.

This is the same source that contacted me time ago, saying that Canon will not replace the EOS 7D, which is part of a plan targeting a general revamping of Canon’s higher end DSLR lineup. The source repeated that what is coming is ”the biggest change in Canon’s history“.

The same source said that the camera Canon is going to announce will feature a new sensor technology. There is a lot of buzz on the web talking about a possible Foveon sensor (it surfaced previously). I got notified that a new sensor technology will come indeed, without a Foveon-like sensor being explicitly mentioned. The rumors about a new sensor technology seem to be the most reliable so far.

And then there is the viewfinder. Back in December 2013 I had some rumors about a hybrid viewfinder. Well, this is surfacing again too.  It also seems that Canon is working on a camera that is oriented to new levels of videography.

Finally, Canon’s big shot that’s going to be announced at the end of August, will be ready to ship in October (so I have been told). It will be showcased at Photokina 2014 with big fanfare, and start to ship the weeks after.

Some considerations. Canon has the research facilities and the engineering know-how to produce something totally new and innovative. A new sensor technology by Canon is at least possible given the fact that Canon’s scientific and technological resources go far beyond their conservative reputation and equally conservative approach to sensor technology of the last years. However, at this stage it is difficult to distinguish the wishful thinking from the reliable rumors.

Take everything with a reasonable pinch of salt. There will be more in the next weeks.

Stay tuned…

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 22, 2014, 11:57:28 AM »
My post from yesterday might have OBE'd, and/lost in yesterday's lively technical discussion, so here it is again. Have we discounted Canon Watch's statement ??


Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« Reply #135 on: June 21, 2014, 01:02:38 PM »
Looks like the folks over at Canonwatch.com have a different take on this whole 7D2, new sensor info going around as well as both announcement dates and shipping dates! 
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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2014, 01:02:38 PM »
Looks like the folks over at Canonwatch.com have a different take on this whole 7D2, new sensor info going around as well as both announcement dates and shipping dates! :o ???

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Looking for advice on camera settings for taking pictures from a moving river ship.  Taking a River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel along the Rhine. Traveling during the day, golden hours and at night.... Will have 5D3 plus  16-35L, 24-105L and 70-300L.  I have other lenses if folks recommend better lens combinations.  I have tried before with a T4i and Tamron 18-270 and then with a 5D2 + Tamron 28-300.....without any impressive keepers. Hope to do better this time. (I decided to take Tamron lenses for weight/size considerations ... But will NOT wimp out this time).  Thanks in advanced. 

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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:55:33 PM »
SL1 for sure... you can use any of your lenses, it has a view finder (EOS M does not..awful in daylight)... it has familiar controls, easier to hold than the M, with a pancake lens on it, it is hardly noticeable, can sits on your belt in a small case. I have both SL1 and EOS M... and I always go to the SL1! No contest.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:34:15 PM »
7D Mark ll.   YES !   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:35:43 PM »
What about the viewfinder? :-\

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 04:41:22 PM »
Just got back from Italy with both the 5DIII and the EOS-M.... M was useful indoors and at night... but totally useless in daylight. EVF would be nice... how much bigger/heavier would it be????.... even a old style "range finder" would make it more useful in daylight. What am I missing????

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: August 15, 2013, 10:24:17 PM »
Making a similar trip to Italy and France in October and my original plan was to take the 5D III and 2-3 lenses:
   
               
Option 1:   16-35L, 24-105L and 28-300L.  (Heavy)
   Option 2:   16-35L, 24-105L (light to med)
   Option 3:   16-35L, 28-300L (med-heavy)
   Option 4:   16-35L, Tamron 28-300 (light-med)

Any opinions out there????…especially those with experience with the new Tamron 28-300 FF lens on a 5D III (my purchase is still in the mail).

I plan to be taking typical tourist shots. I will also have my EOS M with kit & 22mm lens in my pocket :)

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