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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:34:36 PM »
yeah I am not at all interested.  for what the samyang plastic lens will cost you can find a good FL or FS 55mm f1.2

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:15:38 AM »
I wonder if this could eliminate the need for IR conerted cameras?  Maybe with this sensor you could only record the light from one of the layers.   
I know this is a small market and not at all likely the original point of the sensor but it could potentially be a happy side effect. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:51:32 AM »
Though I am not holding my breath it would be great if the specs listed are all true.  I just hope the pro thing does not mean integrated grip.


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Lenses / Re: EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 06:16:08 PM »
not interested in this lens but at least it seems thata canon does not think the M line is completely dead.  If a dual pixel M body comes out I hope I do not have to purchase it grey market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:13:37 PM »
I find it hard to believe that everyone there is a professional.  No hobbyist shooters, schmucks with iPhones, Canon SX50's?  Who was the guy that took the shot at the last Olympics of all the photographers pointed toward the sports action?  We need a shot from "THAT GUY"!

Just Say'in..

Yes, you are right.  Also with the 1000's of people in those stands I am sure there a few of "us" that are interested in the 7d2.  Personally if I were there I would make an attempt to get as close as I could to the photogs to see what I could see. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:21:50 AM »
With all the long lens cameras covering the World Cup, I find it hard to believe there isn't even an incidental shot of the 7D Mk.II - that is if it's even there?

It is not hard to believe.  With thousands of dollars on the line for that perfect shot I am sure the photographers are all aiming on the field.  If it is there it either looks like a 1dx without the 1dx written on it or it looks like a 5d/ 7d without 5d/ 7d written on it so it would be hard to notice unless you are looking for it.   Maybe once one of the photog's comes home and happens to look through the pictures that will not make them money there would be the possibility that they accidently got a good shot of a camera they do not recognize. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:41:13 PM »
HEY.. its june 12th tomorrow.. first official day of WORLD CUP... do you think we are going to see any pictures or mini reviews/ first impressions this week of the 7d2?

I an sure everyone who got their hands on a 7d2 signed some legal documents to not disclose anything.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:40:08 PM »
Personally, I'm kind of excited for it the step up to a pro body...although I am finding all of the "Waaaaaa, it won't look like my pre existing APS-C body!"  comments highly amusing! Particularly the ones that say it will be a deal breaker, no matter how good it is, if it doesn't have the body format they expect and want.   8)

I think Canon wants to differentiate this from the existing APS-C bodies in a variety of ways, given that it is going to be more expensive in than any other APS-C body ever.  I suspect it will be a different kind of animal than we've ever seen from any APS-C camera, in terms of AF, Speed and buffer (although I suspect it will only be a moderate improvement in IQ over the 70D, but time will tell).  I think Canon is seeing if they can redefine what an APS-C camera CAN be--and I'm very excited to see how that pans out!

That's my thoughts anyway.  :D

It is a deal breaker, because when I am slogging through the bush with a camera strapped to my back, having a massive body is a decided detriment. Big bodies are for studio use primarily, where size doesn't matter. And if you are in a studio you don't need a crop sensor. If you are out and about, where mobility is important, a large camera body is a problem.

I'm not trying to troll... but have you tried to slog through the bush before with a 1D style body?  That extra inch or inch and a half sticking off the camera, in my opinion, don't make a big difference. 

Also I don't think an integrated vertical grip is just for studio.  It's such a great feature when mounted to a lens with a lens collar that attaches straight to a gimbal or ballhead. It make rotating to portrait very quick and easy to take a photo.

I do not take this as trolling at all, it is just your opinion which is more than welcome here.

Personally I have used a 1D4 and 1DX and I do not like the size nor the weight.   I say the same about the rebels for the opposite reason (too small and plastic).  I love the metal frame and build of the 50D, 7D and 5D line.   But I am also in the camp where I never use a battery grip either.  I feel the weight and size are not a worthy price to pay just to change the battery half as often.  I have used ungripped bodies for so long that I do not even notice my hand on top of the camera when in portrait mode so I don't think the extra buttons would be an advantage for me. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:30:03 PM »
seems strange to me to drop the mode dial for weather resistance.  The 1d series has a dial right behind each of the 2 shutter buttons and another on the back.  If they can seal those 3 dials how is the 4th so much harder.  My guess is the designer of the pro bodies was put in charge of the 7d2 development and went with what he is used to using which is not a bad thing since this may mean that it will be getting true pro ruggedability.   Please keep the joystick on the back though, I really prefer using those.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D or EOS 7D, bodies compared
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:44:42 AM »
try

http://www.grantatkinson.com/blog/canon-eos-70d-and-canon-eos-7d-compared

Interestsing article using nomal people speak.  Useful, as I'm toying with getting either a 7D or a 70D as my crop camera for a forthcoming safari and the 7D2 won't be out by then.

For a safari I would pick up a lightly used 7d (they are so cheap now on the forums).  There are too many reports of some 70D's having trouble focusing at longer distances which is exactly what you need on Safari.  Also the rugged build of the 7d would protect it better versus dust, moisture, drops, getting banged around a jeep off road, etc. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Hope it's not a big body like 1DX, but will stay similar sized to 7D or 5D cameras. It would be a little strange to me to change the body size. Target audience will be a little bit different then, maybe. I wouldn't buy it, if this would happen, anyway :P

I want something bigger then 70D (I don't like the controls on that one, I want the joystick and the thumbwheel), but smaller than a pro body. Well, the size can be like the 70D, as long as it will have the 7D controls. If they move to pro body size, I hope the 80D will get the better 7D controls.

Seems I will be keeping the 7D a lot longer, if this turns out to be true. Or I might even switch to a 5D3 later on.

For me button system works fine. I also believe it makes it better weather proofed.

I would be delighted if it were the big body with the assumption that big bodies give the camera all the power and IQ it needs.

I cannot see how the body size has any effect on the IQ but does the bigger battery allow the larger telephoto lenses to move faster?  Would a battery grip have the same effect?

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...better noise control, maybe more dr????...

Better than in 6D? Wishful thinking I guess :)

The physics say it is not likely to be better than a FF for noise but there is alot of room for improvement when you look at the old 18mp sensor.    Even if they could get close to 1 stop of high ISO noise away from the 6d it would be a game changer!  I would actually use ISO 3200 on a crop!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:26:17 AM »
If this is in a 1D body with built in battery grip, I can see a lot of enthusiasts disappointed. When the 80D or 90D comes out, they'll say that is what the 7D2 should have been.

Agreed, I don't want the weight or size of a 1D size body. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:29:35 AM »

(Another reason why the 1DX overlap is smaller than you think:  1DX users aren't looking for 90-95% as good as something -- they want the best money can buy in that format.  That separates the users pretty clearly for me.)



Very true.  The 5d3 is 95% of the 1Dx and it is half the cost.  Once you get that good it is really expensive to get just a little better. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:23:39 AM »
I find the naysayer's comments to be quite entertaining....

I expect it to be to the 70D, like the 7D was to the 60D. Better AF, better sealing, a bit faster, and about twice the price. Anything more will be a bonus.

Since my 60D is getting long in the tooth, for me the time is right for an upgrade.

+1

But, I suspect it'll be either another 18-55 type cheap kit lens, or a hyperzoom like the 18-135 or 18-200.

May be an 18-200, but not another 18-55 or 18-135.
They were both released recently in their STM forms within the last 2 years.

The 18-55 and 18-135 are both very good, I really don't think they need replacement. 

A new 17-55 STM would be interesting but I am wondering about the durability of the STM motors compared to USM.  If a lens that sells for $300 goes bad it is not too big a deal but most photographers who buy a $1K lens for a crop camera will have it as their one good lens and if that goes bad after a couple of years of use it would be disapointing especially since Canon only gives 1 year for its warranty.   

Just to throw this out there... If Dual pixel tech is ever going to hit full frame cameras like the 5d4 or 6d2 or 4d then FF will need a compatable STM lens too. 

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