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EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:32:44 PM »
I happen to be friends with Ron and have worked with him for some time.  While I do not always agree with his reviews, he's pretty straight up.  One thing is he has always stated what he thought about products - even when it wound up pissing off his sponsors.  Keep in mind that the majority of big review sites out there have to temper their disappointments in order to not suffer financially.

In terms of his review on the 7D2, I happen to agree with it. \

so you recommend that someone who is not using the 7D MK II for wildlife or sports buy a D4s?  A D4s won't do sports or wildlife?  What is he on??
I was kinda wondering the same thing. What does he have against the 1Dx if he recommending a high priced ff? Where does the D4s beat the 1Dx for sports or wildlife? If they're good friends then they may be sharing the same smoke pipe.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Noise - maybe it's good?
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:51:33 AM »
I think fellow photographers always notice more noise than the average person. The one taking and editing the image will see a lot more than even your fellow photographers. Maybe we do put too much emphasis on noise. I always start getting really unhappy when I try to do heavy cropping on wildlife shots because that is where it is amplified the most. Yet I can show that image to a non photographer and they will love it. In the end we are the ones camera makers have to satisfy because we buy the cameras. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:39:49 AM »


I have received this information a few times over the years, but nothing has never come to fruition, so I’ve never lent much credence to it... It’s definitely possible, but I wouldn’t write it in stone yet
Why bother then writing now?

I leave it to you to judge on your own.
I think you missed the point of this forum. It is called rumors for a reason. Wouldn't be much talk here if it only reported things written in stone. I think its interesting to hear peoples ideas and just maybe from time to time some Canon people will visit to see what we want them to improve.

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I have not used the Sigma 150-600 so can't comment specifically about it. With that said if the loss of light and speed is a problem for you with the 1.4 converter on the Canon lens then you probably won't be happy with the Sigma. Every Sigma and Tampon lens I have used or seen other people use has been slower than an equivalent Canon lens with converter and they usually hit the small aperture early in the zoom range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can the new 7d mark ii challenge the 1d mark iv?
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:20:20 PM »
But the price difference isn't really that much now. They can be bought for 500-800 more. Yes that is a good chunk of money but not enough to put it in completely different market. When the mk4 was in the $3000 range I would agree it was different price market. My guess is by the end of the year it will be less than $500 difference.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can the new 7d mark ii challenge the 1d mark iv?
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:39:07 AM »
Personally, not only do I think they are both aimed at quite different markets,
I'm not sure what you are considering different markets because everybody I know with either camera or even the original 7d use them for exactly the same thing. Which is primarily sports/wildlife. What separates the two cameras market is mainly price and not how they are used. Therefore in my opinion a comparison between the two is very important. Even if the 1d Mk iv is no longer in production there is a lot of them available on the used market.

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Lenses / Re: More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:39:49 PM »
Late fall is not the best time to start selling the lens, fair weather photographers like me won't use one until late next spring.  On the other hand, if camera and lens sales continue to be poor, we might see better prices by Spring.
It's only late fall on half the world. Late spring in the other half. Keep in mind it is before Christmas in all the world and many will make this purchase for a present or use Christmas money they recieve to buy it if avaliable.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:14:29 PM »
Got mine already.....battery on charge.


Is it charged yet  ;D

Yes but it's pitch black in the UK and there are limits to the high ISO performance ;D
Don't you have light switches in the UK? Here in the USA we can turn on lights and I would be looking for a fly or spider on the wall or anything to try it out on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:54:33 PM »
I only mentioned it because a user wrote that newer cameras necessarily have a better sensor across all aspects, and this simply isn't correct.
I must have missed that because I haven't seen where anybody said a newer camera necessarily have a better sensor across all aspects. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:47:10 PM »

The max. selectable iso says absolutely nothing about usable or clean iso - take the 5d2->5d3->6d, the latter has the highest usable iso, but the older 5d2 has still the best (sharpest/dr-rich) low iso. And there's unfortunately no one stopping marketing from implementing a H4 mode @iso51200 for impressive tech specs, even though it's a noise generator unless downsizing to 320x200.

Maybe I am the one that don't understand then. The 6D and 5DIII have the same ISO range 100-25600. (Keep in mind I disregard all the H modes because they are useless to me.) You would expect the 5DIII to perform better than the 6D being that the latter is what I consider the Rebel of full frame. Now for the 5DII I can't say if if is better than the mkIII. I have no experience with any full frame but many seem to believe the mkIII is better. Can you show me where the mk ii beats the mk iii? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: It's the 15th!
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:33:13 PM »
Just sayin'.  Awfully quiet in here...

Remember, rumors are generally for discussion and for fun.  Taking them seriously will almost always leave you disappointed.

Exception:  CR3 rumors are 99% likely.

Have Fun, and don't take rumors too seriously.

Where is that like button when you need it?  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 12:23:27 PM »
If that ISO rumor is right then Canon will be kicking themselves. I'm not buying this rumor. Can't imagine the lower lever camera (T4i) having better ISO performance than their higher counterpart.

Good grief, it's about usable iso settings, what good would 6d-like settings do if all you get is noise? If you are so desperate for noisy pictures, just shoot @iso12800 on crop and underexpose -3ev...

... I'd be happy if Canon would end the marketing race in both the mp and iso setting category but just release sensors with more dr and 2 stops better iso than now.
No need for the "Good grief"  ;D I don't recall anybody saying they were desperate for noisy pictures. Not sure where you conjured up that idea from.  ;D  I clearly said they they will need to improve IQ or sales will drop.  If you understood you would realize that the higher unusable max ISO rating they give will mean a higher usable ISO which means a cleaner low ISO. That is the way it works. Anytime they clean up the low end it will give them the ability to go higher. If they can go higher they will definitely use that number to boost sales. I never shoot above ISO 1600 now because of IQ and very seldom shoot above ISO 500. It would be very nice to have good clean pictures in the 1600- 3200 range for very low light wildlife shooting and super clean shots below that. Sorry if you got so touchy because I am not buying the rumor you posted. It's just rumor talk. Take a chill pill, relax and have fun.  ;D  Keep in mind high mp and ISO ratings sell cameras and that is all any of these companies want, To sell products!

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:36:45 AM »
thenewcamera.com 70d specification new rumor: http://thenewcamera.com/canon-70d-specification-rumor/

ASP-C
20.2 MP (effective)
DIGIC 5
ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800
LCD: 3.0"
additional features: dustproof, real-time viewfinder electronic level

sounds interesting... seems like new sensor, but lower maximum ISO than on 650D?
If that ISO rumor is right then Canon will be kicking themselves. I'm not buying this rumor. Can't imagine the lower lever camera (T4i) having better ISO performance than their higher counterpart. Once you get above the Rebel line the buyer is more aware of the performance spec's instead of the features list. They want better performance and not just more toys on a camera. I expect at least a 12800 ISO on the 70D and 7D II when released. If they don't make a significant IQ improvement then these two cameras will loose sales. JMO

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Lenses / Re: The great battle: primes vs zooms
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:37:59 AM »
Should have listed the cost of each option. That might have a big impact on which one someone would actually pick.

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Lenses / Re: Canon's lens plans
« on: December 17, 2012, 11:32:48 AM »
This is one messed up poll. Why would Canon not want to improve everything? All lenses sharper, better AF, better IS, etc, etc. What part would anybody not want inproved? 

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