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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
If I compare the results of the 7D to my brandnew 7D Mark2, I am diappointed. The body itself is great (like the 7D is). But I can not see an major improvement in the picture quality.  I can see highlighted (looks "artificial") edges, a lot of noise and mushy colours. On the positive side, the AF is superb and working well on fast objects.
Another point to critisize is the movie mode. The movies are a lot worser, than the 7DsĀ“. I will decide it after the weekend, if I send it back.

Strange he used the word mushy, that's what I thought only to find out its human error. I thought my first body was no good but it seems that this camera has a steep learning curve. All in all I'm very happy with these bodies.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: December 16, 2014, 08:20:42 AM »
Is anyone using wifi noticing some bodies have a white blinking wifi connection and other have a grey icon even when it's connected?

EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:59:21 PM »

After editing are they still not very sharp? Are we taking about jpgs or raws?

Raws at 100% in Lightroom or Photoshop. I'd say they they just aren't as tack sharp as a full frame image from my 5D3. It's not that they aren't in focus. Sharpness might not be the best word. More like a 5D3 file that's been cropped and then rez'd back up to a higher resolution. 7D2 files are a 60% magnification of 5D3 files so its no surprise that it shows. I'm sure lots of folks won't agree, but I'd say the 7D2 vs 5D3 gives you an additional 20% increase in resolution (7D2 vs croped 5D3) but magnifies your files by 60%. So the extra 40% shows up as a lack of sharpness if that makes sense. There is a price to be paid which can be seen at 100%. Sorry about all of the %'s. ;)

edit...this is just for 100% pixel peepers. Normal size prints and electronic files for distribution look fine. But, if you won't be happy with anything less than the highest possible IQ. you need me to say it...1DX, Big Whites and a bird blind to hide in...

your right, I was expecting some very tack sharp images, they are good at there normal sizes but you can see the separation vs the 5D line up. I am not happy about this but i am happy of catching moving objects.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:25:06 PM »
There I was, sitting in my hide in my garden with 840 mm of telepower, all set and ready for small garden birds. What do you do when a sparrowhawk lands at 5.5 yards (might have been 5.7 yards ;-) ) from you ? You take a portrait !


Is this as is or with some sharpening applied? It's a super sharp shot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:22:35 PM »
Do you guys think a firmware update will clear these bodies that gets these kind of images up?

EOS Bodies / Re: Focus problems with the Canon 7DII?
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:19:14 PM »
Just had to swap bodies and the camera focus fine the image tuts out mushy same lens and settings.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:53:48 PM »
Family of four in the pour. shot with 100mm 2.8 Macro.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mkIV
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:00:11 PM »
nice  :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: December 10, 2014, 08:45:10 PM »
the 24 prime is clearly sharper, what i would expect of a prime, no offence on kit lenses but they are like popcorn at the movies just a good starter for a mediate buy. what i read about the 24mm IS is that the blades are not the same and has a softer coat to the lens. the 40mm is a great glass i use all the time and is just as sharp as the L quality this 24mm is just as nice and for the weight its a great pair with the 40mm. on a magnification of 1.6 it will hit a 40mm just right and then the 40mm in a 65mm both nice angles of view. 40mm is very wide for me so the 24mm i can work it like on the 35mm censor no sweat. Those kit lenses get slack over time, one of my buddies all he have to do is just tilt the body with lens to the ground and watch the lens zoom out to gravity. thank goodness i gave up zooms in that class long time ago.

I say yes only because after this buy i will never need another DSL never ever again. since it will surpass the levels of the hubble, 10k is chick feed compare to the real cameras that people dont even know exist that cost millions and even billions of dollars more, take all that and jam pack it in a 10k camera and there you have it.

IMOP, there is no better camera for what your doing, it all boils down to quality and speed, both cameras are great and more than enough for what you want to do. if you want higher quality in images 5d mark 3, if you will be shooting more journal stuff and things that are fast 7D mark 2, forget about ISO both cameras are capable of doing just that, one will be high MP over the other.

Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 02, 2014, 05:27:21 PM »
Thats why I like this guy he knows what he's talking about!!!

I forgot to point this part out I also notice this could be or just a wild guess that there is no touch screen on these kind of bodies, people that do extreme shooting in cold weather a touch screen is a no show, buttons always provide better contacts and wearing gloves will be a problem in cold weather touching that screen.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: December 01, 2014, 06:31:12 PM »
here is a little word from a guy that uses the 1dx

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 29, 2014, 08:22:19 AM »
I can happily say that the gps flashing icon do take a way from the battery life when off, I left it on all night into the day and latter checked the battery it was still went from 100% to 86% but all the bars were full making it look like its still 100%, this battery is the same battery that i have bin using since my 5D Mk 2 that is 4 years 4 months old. I would say that its pretty good drain on a battery that is always being used. So I assume that if yours is new it could be anywhere from 98 to 96% (im making a wild guess) mine was in this mode for 12hrs. Nothing I would worry about, since should be used only when you want to tag your images.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:07:57 PM »
I pulled the trigger and got mine on thanksgiving at B&H. This camera is great for me, what I like about it? the focus is a new hybird system like no other it is totally rebuild from the ground up. I had a little playing around before pulling the trigger. Guys that owns the 1DX gave some very strong information at the time, they said it was actually better than the 1Dx in focusing and tracking, this I don't know how valid it is (and don't care) since i do not own a 1Dx.
I like the tracking and how it does it's thing, I shoot with my 50mm 1.2 and 100mm 2.8 IS Maro which both lenses were very fast and smooth. The menu was really something new to get use to since I am a user of the 5d Mk2 and very satisfy with it's files out put, the only thing I really needed was a better focus system that is good enough for sports and action this was a area that I felt very limited in, since the 5d Mk2 is slow to do those tasks like I really want to. So it was time to fix this area, and I also was a user of the 40D that I sold so now that this one is back it's a great machine to have.
I shot in very low light and the system was very accurate most of the time, the best part of all this is that it was faster than what im use to.

One of the things, I notice was that the metering display that many says is not available in manual mode, this is incorrect I got mine to work in manual mode, somehow but will come back here to edit it in, just did it without notice how I did it, if i have to, the hook leaver at the back with its one direction selection is nasty, you can go into AF menu from left to right the second to last dot AF area selection method change that to main dial and you should be able to go forward and backward with a breeze.

I took a look at the ISO and to be honest I have no problem with the noise at all, since I happen to master my 5Dmk2 noise levels very well this camera should not be an issue since I shoot for shadows anyway and understand the results.

I have no negatives about this camera since I have bin using older systems for years, so i appreciate the bells and whistles that this camera has also with the dual pixels and the dual cpu's power, Im only happy to be capturing images in a much more fast fun way.
Thanks Canon for this great machine.

no editing only croped

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