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EOS Bodies / 39-46MP 1DsX in Oct????
« on: Today at 04:24:30 PM »
A weird, unexplained 'hint' from somehow who seems to 'guess' at things fairly well in the past.
40ish MP 1Ds body at Javits Camera show mid-October.
I wouldn't bet the farm on it though.

No hints either way about improved DR or 4k (the critical elements IMO).

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G7 X First Test
« on: Today at 12:17:59 AM »
It does seem to be pretty good. A worthy RX100 challenger from someone else finally.

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One thing to be wary of is Samsung themselves. They have TERRIBLE customer service and warranty service and their warranty/service division is basically nothing less than a criminal organization. They have been put on probation by numerous state attorney generals. etc. So it might be good, but pray it doesn't break or have an issue under warranty.

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Lenses / Re: how to get 300 2.8
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:59:41 PM »
The 300 2.8 IS is pretty fantastic. The IS is a little bit old, but it's amazing. FF crisp corner to corner. Just crazy sharp. Beautiful bokeh, so smooth like a 135 2.

I haven't tried the newest Sigma 120-300. But the old pre-OS one, wasn't as good as the Canon prime. It was sharp but not insanely sharp, closer to the 300 f/4L sharpness. The Canon prime + 1.4x TC was still a full match for the bare sigma lens. The sigma was like 280mm and f/3.0 if you took the Canon prime to have been 300mm and f/2.8. The Canon has better AF too. The Canon prime weighs a bit less as well. Despite the prime being a prime and not being as flexible, I never once saw anyone take the sigma from the newspaper lens pool if a 300 2.8 IS was still available.

Anyway the old sigma certainly was a pretty good lens but normal standards, but it wasn't a match going by the insane standards of the CAnon super-teles.

That said, I do believe the new sigma 120-300 is supposed to have been improved. (although I believe it's even heavier in comparison to the 300 2.8 IS than the old one was).

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:54:48 PM »
Have the good people of CR completely forgotten the Canon sample shots from the 1dx? It was misfocused, soft, heavy NR and no sharpness. But it didn't turned out be like that in real life now did it?

(Sorry if this has already been said)

It was, but it bears repeating.
The early sample always look a mess and then it gets into people's hands and suddenly, BOOM, it all looks a lot better. So yeah once again I wouldn't worry much about these.


(Canon can get some blame though for choosing such heavy handed default NR and even using a lot when NR is set to zero and making DIGIC such a poor demosaic and low-detail image processor. That said, even the out of cam jpgs tends to look a lot better once the cams get into people's hands. Although the main trouble is for video, since without ML RAW, you can't escape Canon's wax works imaging engine.).

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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:40:41 PM »
It's been said to work well on the upcoming 42MP 1DsX.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:26:24 PM »
I looked at the images at Imaging Resource and they look just like images from any other Rebel i have owned.

I might see a difference when pixel peeping but it´s sure not breathtaking.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/canon-7d-mark-iiGALLERY.HTM

Taking a hurried peak, it seems like the gain vertical banding issue of the 7D may be entirely gone. It's hard to tell because the 7D2 has such a small black outer frame area in the RAW and none of the shots are close to lens cap shots, but there is a chance they got rid of all or nearly all of the offset banding at low ISO all together. So that is the very good and impressive news.

The bad is that the random read noise still shows no improvements since 2007 whatsoever, as far as I can tell. It seems like it will be extremely close to the exact same DR as the 7D. The read noise might even be a touch higher than on the 7D. Not quite sure yet, didn't locate quite the proper 7D file or my old numbers. Without the banding, the effective usable DR should be higher though.

LOL to be honest i have no clue what you are talking about im just using the cameras to take pictures. :)

I looked at the images, compared them to my own shots and i SEE nothing that looks better.   :-[

Not colors, not details, not sharpness, not noise.

Pleasehelp you may be right. Did you try zooming in at 800x and comparing each pixel side by side to see which is better?

Didn't you know that at the pixel level only matters.

ha ha, so funny, wow you really got me

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:25:25 PM »
I looked at the images at Imaging Resource and they look just like images from any other Rebel i have owned.

I might see a difference when pixel peeping but it´s sure not breathtaking.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/canon-7d-mark-iiGALLERY.HTM

Taking a hurried peak, it seems like the gain vertical banding issue of the 7D may be entirely gone. It's hard to tell because the 7D2 has such a small black outer frame area in the RAW and none of the shots are close to lens cap shots, but there is a chance they got rid of all or nearly all of the offset banding at low ISO all together. So that is the very good and impressive news.

The bad is that the random read noise still shows no improvements since 2007 whatsoever, as far as I can tell. It seems like it will be extremely close to the exact same DR as the 7D. The read noise might even be a touch higher than on the 7D. Not quite sure yet, didn't locate quite the proper 7D file or my old numbers. Without the banding, the effective usable DR should be higher though.

LOL to be honest i have no clue what you are talking about im just using the cameras to take pictures. :)

I looked at the images, compared them to my own shots and i SEE nothing that looks better.   :-[

Not colors, not details, not sharpness, not noise.

It won't have the vertical bands across all tonal ranges that many 7Ds had it seems. And, deep shadows at lower ISO pulled should be much freer of banding and fixed pattern noise it seems.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:05:28 PM »
Taking a hurried peak at a 7D2 RAW file, it seems like the gain vertical banding issue of the 7D may be entirely gone. Only took a very harried look though. It's hard to tell because the 7D2 has such a small black outer frame area in the RAW and I didn't have the program to check for the gain type in the mids and brights but it seems like it might be gone, none of the shots are close to lens cap shots, but there is a chance they got rid of all or nearly all of the offset banding at low ISO all together. So that is the very good and impressive news with possible both the 7D's weird vertical gain banding and the typical Canon offset dark shadow banding very low or gone, maybe.

The bad is that the random read noise still shows no improvements since 2007 whatsoever, as far as I can tell. It seems like it will be extremely close to the exact same DR as the 7D. The read noise might even be a touch higher than on the 7D. Not quite sure yet, didn't locate quite the proper 7D file or my old numbers. Without the banding, the effective usable DR should be higher though even though it seems like the engineering measured DR might be anywhere from a bit worse than the 7D to a trace better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:02:22 PM »
I looked at the images at Imaging Resource and they look just like images from any other Rebel i have owned.

I might see a difference when pixel peeping but it´s sure not breathtaking.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/canon-7d-mark-iiGALLERY.HTM

Taking a hurried peak, it seems like the gain vertical banding issue of the 7D may be entirely gone. It's hard to tell because the 7D2 has such a small black outer frame area in the RAW and none of the shots are close to lens cap shots, but there is a chance they got rid of all or nearly all of the offset banding at low ISO all together. So that is the very good and impressive news.

The bad is that the random read noise still shows no improvements since 2007 whatsoever, as far as I can tell. It seems like it will be extremely close to the exact same DR as the 7D. The read noise might even be a touch higher than on the 7D. Not quite sure yet, didn't locate quite the proper 7D file or my old numbers. Without the banding, the effective usable DR should be higher though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:35:41 PM »

Indeed.  And just think what a field day those folks will have after DxO's BS comes out.

See there you go again. You mock 'DRoners' and object to being called a fanboy, but then you just flat out go around calling everyone on DxO BS even though you know that is not true. It's one thing to say that not everyone will shot a lot of high DR scenes and that some won't care, it's another thing to try to sneak in as many statements as possible to make even DxO's raw plot numbers seem like BS.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:32:15 PM »
Are you saying that if of all the shots from the 7D II that you have seen 1 shot out of 6 that misses focus that there is no bases for a problem? :o

I am just hoping this guy was a bad photographer.

I wouldn't be worried. Pretty much all of the shots released of this nature for all the recent Canon bodies have looked a mess in one way or another. They tend to let people who are technically sloppy use the bodies first or simply rush the photographers so much they don't give them a chance to use the cam properly.

Seriously, like 80% of the initial 1DX sample shots from selected photographers they let handle the cam and post were OOF too.

Maybe Canon did mess up this new AF, but I doubt it. Not since AF is the only thing it has going for it and not after the 1D3 mess. Anyway, there is no need to worry over initial quick test shots like this, since they are always a technical mess, for whatever reason.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:27:22 PM »
Granger is a pretty solid Nikon shooter.  And yes, he got to rattle off 5 shots as fast as he could in whatever light available. I doubt he had time to play with AF system setup and lord knows what mode it was on.

You wonder why Canon does this? Why not give someone a reasonable chance to produce some images that show the cam in it's best light?

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:23:58 PM »
Wow. This is 12800 ISO. This is 5D3 league of noise performance not APS-C.
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Downscale a 23MP 5D3 image of that type to 0.3MP and I assure you it will look beautifully clean at 12800 ISO like that too.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:20:49 PM »
Wow that guy really got it together. Different exposures on almost all the the samples and misfocused too! He seriously published this as a "test", what a joke!



Doesn't anyone else find it bizarre that whoever they give the pre-release samples to for promotion never seem to be able to post even the simplest pictures up taken technically well? It's always weird random exposures, motion blur, hand shake, missed focus, etc. etc. So all the initial samples look hideous and then as soon as the cams get released even avg Joe on the street's first three shots look 100x better technically and the camera suddenly appears to work.

Why don't they ever give pre-release samples to those who are willing/able to put up technically well done photos, to actually show off the camera well, instead of making it look bad.

I guess they just want to reward certain people, people who will stick to script, have some sort of following or nepotism going for them.

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