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EOS Bodies / 7D Mark.II delayed again + 1Dx replacement mentioned.
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »

Northlight :
In an interesting set of information we're told (thanks), that manufacturing issues (yeild was suggested) with the dual pixel design of the APS-C sensor in the 70D have delayed the launch of the 7D mk2 -and- the 750D and 100D replacements.
A higher performance version of the 70D sensor is used for the 7D2, whilst a cheaper version will appear in the 750 and 100D replacement (150D?)
All are dependent on having sufficient volume of sensor chips available at suitable price/performance points.
The information was passed along to several larger (European) dealers querying Canon DSLR camera availability for later this year, especially the holiday season. All three cameras were loosely slated for Q2 release, but are now Q3. There was no news of a 'big megapixel' body only that the replacement of the 1D X was 'on schedule'.

Lenses / 16-35 2.8L II - Is it really THAT bad ?
« on: November 17, 2013, 09:11:44 AM »
Hi everyone,

I currently own an old 17-35 f/2.8L which might be about twenty years old...I'm quite satisfied with the sharpness, in the center, even at f/2.8 it makes the job.
I'm concerned by a strange occurrence : when shooting with a strong backlight, i have some kind of de-contrasted circle in the center of the frame. Like a white haze. That's ugly and ruins my shots.

That's why i was wondering about getting the 16-35 II, which is two versions younger than my 17-35 and is supposed to be better. But, reading the forums, i often notice than no one is really happy with his 16-35II. That's why I need your help to determine how better the 16-35II is compared to my 17-35. If it is real better, i'll get it sooner than if it is not that better.

So i need you, 16-35II users, to tell me how good/bad/disappointing it is. Is it a pleasure for you to take it, or you only use it when you NEED an ultra-wide and it 'makes the job" ?

Are you, like me, waiting for a 16/18mm f/1.8 Canon prime ?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Rear AF button
« on: May 26, 2013, 04:07:24 PM »
Hi guys,

I was wondering about your use of the rear AF button.
Why and how do you feel comfortable using it ? Do you usually change between shutter-AF and rear-AF depending on the shooting-case ? Or do you stick to one configuration ?

I can't get it. I need to have a finger on the back wheel to adjust the aperture wheen shooting manually and even in Av/Tv I really often play with the +/- to adjust the metering (using the Av/Tv as some kind of "advanced-manual").
But on the other hand i noticed that lots of colleagues use that rear-AF-button which leads me into wondering about my way of taking pictures.

I currently feel uncomfortable using that rear-button to focus but maybe you'd be able to tell me why it is a better method and i'll be able to focus better/quicker if i get used to.

I work with a 5D Mark.II (9 focus points) and 1D (45).

Thanks !

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