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Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:21:01 PM »
I'm just thinking, folks like us do huge amounts of our own research before buying our gear so why would Canon put a pre-production model into the hands of a less than capable reviewer, such as Gizmodo?

Maybe there's a market Gizmodo reaches that Canon have identified as target market?

I will wait for the usual suspects to review the 7Dii but I will already have mine by then

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I pack bags in all sorts of ways, lenses go in the padded divider compartments however they fit best.  Keep in mind that when for most backpacks, hard cases, and some other bag types, 'down' is relative.  On my Lowepro Flipside packs, what is 'down' when loading them becomes the back side (away from my back) when being worn.   

Thanks Neuro and everyone else for the advise

I have the Flipside 400 & 500 actually. Love those bags.

I've flipped my 24-70 around, let's see if that does the trick :)

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My good friend had the exact same issue with his 5D mark iii but he was smart and used our local consumer protection act to his advantage.

Canon do use the shutter count as part of their sales pitch and comparing 30k vs 120k, that is serious under performance.

He got the entire camera serviced and the shutterbox replaced.

P.S. if your local Canon has a Facebook page, make good use if it to spread the word.

I'm just saying that as a consumer, you need to look out for yourself. 25% of what they use in their advertising is not cool

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: LP-E6N Backwards Compatible
« on: October 21, 2014, 06:50:39 AM »
Scott Kelby mentioned he needed to change out batteries at half time for the one football game he shot. I immediately thought, does the camera require more power or whether the new batteries are weaker.

I keep thinking, Canon sells battery grips, why on Earth don't they sell chargers that can charge two batteries simultaneously?

Just thinking

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 21, 2014, 06:45:46 AM »
I ordered 2x Sandisk 32gb 160mb/s UDMA 7 CF Card & a Sandisk 32gb 120mb/s SD card

lol I just hope it gets here soon, our post office is on strike!

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Hey everyone

Can you guts please offer some advice on how one should or should pack one's camera bag please?

I've recently found that if I place my Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L ii with the front element down, the lens cap pops off.

A veteran tog has also advised me not to pack my camera with a lens attached to it.

You guts have anymore? Should I vacuum my bag periodically?

Thanks guys

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EOS Bodies / Re: Crop camera upgrade
« on: October 18, 2014, 05:06:40 PM »
Based on that information:  is it worth upgrading the crop body to the 7D2?

Imho you've got all the information you need to make the decision: You know the iq of the 200mm zoom with tc on crop (won't change with the 7d2), you know the af performance of the 5d3. Looking at the shots, the 7d2's sensor performance isn't revolutionary.


Hey Marsu

Are you saying aside from frame rate and AF performance, you don't foresee any IQ improvement for the 7D2 over the 550D?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 16, 2014, 08:10:39 AM »
taking it that the camera is being marketed as a wildlife and sports camera and for sale to the masses that will be shooting with your bog standard 400mm f5.6 or 100-400mm lenses ,then i cannot for the life of me understand canons philosophy of lending out cameras to companies or advanced pro's who are just going above our heads ,i.e i saw some shots last night taken by a pro who was using the camera with a 600mm f4 + 2xtc .
  now the majority of joe public will never ever aspire to lenses of that length or indeed even half of that .and the results that are being obtained so far do not relate in real terms to anything that most people will actually shoot in everyday use .methinks canon have actually shot themselves in the foot on this one

A good point but I don't see these pre production reviews been done using a 55-250 or so on.

I'm thinking in about a month's time, this camera will be released and we can gain a fair idea of just how bad, or good this camera is.

I'm kinda considering some folks's parameters as to what "much better IQ than the 70D" actually means. Just how bad is the IQ of the 70D, that a vast improvement will be considered the only acceptable answer? Would an incremental improvement, over a camera about a year old, not count?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:38:10 PM »
Yet the people who have had their hands on the camera says it's better than the 70D by a fair margin.
It is better.

I own the 70D, and it's better than the 7D by a clear margin: the 7D Mk II files I've downloaded beat the 70D by a similar margin - and this is with converters (like Photo Ninja and Raw Therapee) that don't officially support the 7D Mk II yet.

And - converted in DPP - equivalent high ISO 70D and 7D Mk II CR2s from Imaging Resource, with the exact same settings, show a big difference in the amount and the nature of the noise: the 7D Mk II's has a tighter grain, better edges, and a lot less chroma.

Appreciate that Keith

I just cannot wait to get my hands on one. Hopefully it'll make me a better photographer  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 13, 2014, 10:44:13 AM »
As Steve said... Rouse is not exactly unbiased and independent. When all the canon explorers say its too good to be true... Well don't bet the farm on these reviews is all.

Andy mentioned that he thought this camera could beat the 5d3 on high ISO. I'm not drinking the punch yet.



Photos and tests have been out for quite a while now, it basically matches the 70D for high ISO, a stop behind the 1D MK IV, 2 stops behind the 5DMK III.
 
 
You can see for yourself.
 
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

Yet the people who have had their hands on the camera says it's better than the 70D by a fair margin.

Some South African shooters have posted that it is not an incrementally improved 70D sensor but a whole new animal.

I do agree though that a fully independent review is probably needed.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:11:56 PM »
This is getting me excited for the IQ we can expect from the 5Div.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 11, 2014, 03:54:43 PM »
My main interest in getting this camera is to use it with the 200-400. Now I am REALLY looking forward to get it :)

I only have a 400 f/5.6 but wow! I cannot wait to get my hands on this beast!!!

PS wish I had a 200-400 like you Eldar  :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 11, 2014, 03:19:26 PM »
So glad he reads people's reactions to other reviews.

He gave the exact info we've been unsure about.

So it's not the same sensor as the 70D and the noise performance from RAW files are exceptional for a APS-C body :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D Mark 2 Rolling Review
« on: October 11, 2014, 03:09:27 PM »
Sweet find CoreyHKH!!!

This camera seems to be getting better and better with every article one reads

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrading - What To Expect
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:32:03 PM »
Don't expect images to be noticeably better.  You are buying additional mechanical features, such as top LCD, joystick, long life shutter, more fps, etc.  In addition, there are the dual processors which allow the fast data flow and image processing.  Dual Cards.
 
The new sensor will have a little better high ISO, maybe 1/4-1/2 stop.
 
If you obsess over defects at the pixel level, there should be less, but a large print is not going to be any different.
 
Have fun with it, its a nice camera, but realize that its about sports features more than any big jump in IQ.  All DSLR's produce excellent images when a user exposes properly.

For sure.

What I am expecting is that the mechanics may help realise more keepers.

When I started bird photography, I was happy to snap them perched. I'm at the stage now where I want to take crisp, sharp BIF images. The AF system on my 500D is unfortunately just not capable enough to realise this.

DIGIC 6, improved noise performance and other technologies never had me expecting image quality vastly superior to what I'm currently getting.

But it should be better though

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