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The differences between full frame and APS-C sensors used to be small. Now they are approaching tiny.

The differences between sensors of different brands but of roughly the same size used to be tiny, now they are approaching miniscule...

If your goal in life is to lift shadows by five stops and shoot dark rooms that have the exposure set for an open window, then another brand might be your better option.

As for my own personal situation, as a 5DIII owner, I'm intrigued by the 7D, but a better investment of my resources would be in either the new Tamron or Sigma  600 zooms.

Well said. I honestly don't see significant differences between the various APS-C sensors.

If the 7D2 is 200g lighter, I will have pre-ordered a copy.


He left Nikon APS-C for Sony:

It's about reduced size/weight and video capabilities, both offered by Sony A6000.

Clearly, Bob has no need for:
- lightweight f/4 telephoto lens
- >= 100 mm macro lens
- accessories such as dedicated wireless remote (prefer not to use phone)
- reliable AF tracking

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:19:12 PM »
Look at the shaded side of the pushed bar. Poor color rendition, it's got that red-weighted color blotching and mottling, and the noise levels are very high. And those are downsampled as well. For a downsampled image, that's not very good.

All that is at ISO 3200. Are we sure the D7100 or A6000 won't show similar issues at ISO 3200?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:29:32 PM »
Blotchy, scratchy, lacking in color fidelity. :(

Not sure how one can tell color fidelity from those images. After all, there is WB adjustments in RAW conversion etc.

Blotchy, scratchy... Are we sure Nikon D7100 APS-C sensor won't show the same limitations at high ISO in a side-by-side comparison?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:27:17 PM »
It's the same 11-bit DR sensor, nothing to see here, move along.

I bet you are right.

But those images honestly do NOT show any limitation imposed by a sensor with 11 stops DR at base ISO.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon profit report
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:48 AM »
No new sensor == no sale for me.

Same here

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon profit report
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:25 AM »
What Canon is doing, is basically handing all of the first time buyers to Nikon.

Not Nikon. More likely Sony

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:29:22 AM »
Note that Canon would need to develop cheap kit zoom - 28-55 and cheap tele zoom 55-300 for these cameras.

Canon already has the newly introduced 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM as well as the aged 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS (non-L) cheap lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:26:40 AM »
I'll appreciate having 6D M2 with 60D (not 70D/7D please) AF sensor.

Why can't Canon introduce their ancient 1D2 45pt AF sensor in their later camera bodies, now that the 5D3/1Dx/7D2 already have the best?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:06:24 PM »
If Canon is not happy with the sales figures of the G1X/G1X Mk 2/6D, they ought to read the reviews in DPReview.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:49:50 AM »
As Thom Hogan says:

"if the camera makers are going to sell fewer things, they want to sell you more expensive things." - http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/camera-pricing-has-been.html

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:35:45 PM »
Where is the 50 f/1.4 replacement?

EOS Bodies / Re: More 7D mk ii samples
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:18:37 AM »
I'd love to see the RAW files to get an idea of what the noise is like to start with and then what I could get as a final result in Lightroom.

Need to wait for Adobe support. Currently, even with RAW files, one can only process them with DPP.

I recently downloaded a 70D ISO 6400 RAW file from Imaging Resource and processed the file with DPP and Lightroom. Even with ALL the NR sliders at zero, the DPP output is still cleaner than that from Lightroom.

However, I also compared the 7D2 vs 70D RAW files at ISO 6400 after going through DPP (with NR = 0) and they appeared very similar. 7D2 has just slightly less amount of chromatic noise.

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 11:08:06 PM »
Canon, while a highly innovative company, doesn't seem to be all that innovative when it comes to sensors. (Which is REALLY weird to me...given that they are an imaging company...pretty much everything they do revolves around digital image sensor technology.) Canon just doesn't seem to be in the sensor innovation game right now...

And this is with Aptina's current HDR technology...I can only imagine what they can do with multi-bucket technology.

Canon did change the sensor game when they first started with CMOS technology instead of the widely accepted CCD stuff. But after Sony embarked on their own CMOS sensors (first shown in D300/D3), Canon basically stagnated. Sigh... I am still waiting for them to leapfrog Sony... not sure if the day will ever come...

It translates more as "Big zoom" as in more range.

Not just that. From Canon Hong Kong:

"Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to the demands from users looking for high quality high zoom performance. Offering both convenience from a compact body and excellent super telephoto performance, this camera is perfect for everyday or travel shooting in high quality."

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