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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:45:37 PM »
Right now, in this moment in time, the biggest feature I'm looking for in the 7DX would be the ability to put an stop to this endless waffle about who knows what better when it comes to sensors, DR and noise.

I respect everybody and their level of knowledge but damn!

Sabaki's #1 7DX Feature?
A (full) stop to all this one uppance!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:56:14 AM »
90% sure I will as my 500D doesn't have the AF system I now need.

But I probably will not be an early adopter, I'll go full frame first, them the 7Dii afterward.

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Lenses / Re: 200 f/2.0 vs 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:40:33 AM »
^ I agree... The 300 II has some incredible bokeh!

Crazy spectacular!

You've just put the 300 f/2.8ii very high on my want list!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:35:22 PM »
Firstly, let me say that I do not have an engineering background or understanding that half of you folks do but I'm a little amused at the amount of damnation for a camera that nobody has even seen yet.

I know exactly what I want in the 7Dii but I guess it'll be different to every other Canon user's personal want list and as Canon are not in the business of Build-Ur-Own-Camera, they will release the best camera possible to us that they can.

On the DR issue; sure, I'd love Canon to have the upper hand over Nikon but right now they just don't. I've been in this position before though, I was a Sega fan during their 16bit war with Nintendo. 64 colours vs 256, mode 7. Street Fighter II was better on the SNES and yet, I still played games rabidly, day in, day out and loved every minute of it.

So once again, I'm not an engineer, heck, I'm only a very average photographer but I will use every moment I can to take photos because I friggin' love it!

It does seem to happen a lot.  Remember all the people poo-pooing the 6D when its specs were released?  Many of those here advocated for the 5DII over the 6D, but you don't see many of those in favor of the 5DII anymore.  If Canon did its homework, the 7DII should sell well.

Hehehe! I do remember how it was slated as a piece of crap. In fact, the very guy who told me he'll never exchange his 5D2 for a 6D, now has a 6D and sold the 5D2...

There are some mighty minds on these forums but against the collective of the Canon brains trust, those minds will only ever come a distant second. Who thought the Canon EF 16-35 f/4.0 L would be such an incredible lens because hey! Canon can't make a decent WA.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:37:35 PM »
Firstly, let me say that I do not have an engineering background or understanding that half of you folks do but I'm a little amused at the amount of damnation for a camera that nobody has even seen yet.

I know exactly what I want in the 7Dii but I guess it'll be different to every other Canon user's personal want list and as Canon are not in the business of Build-Ur-Own-Camera, they will release the best camera possible to us that they can.

On the DR issue; sure, I'd love Canon to have the upper hand over Nikon but right now they just don't. I've been in this position before though, I was a Sega fan during their 16bit war with Nintendo. 64 colours vs 256, mode 7. Street Fighter II was better on the SNES and yet, I still played games rabidly, day in, day out and loved every minute of it.

So once again, I'm not an engineer, heck, I'm only a very average photographer but I will use every moment I can to take photos because I friggin' love it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:09:08 PM »
Could somebody please explain to me what this is?

Lens electronic MF

Does this mean I can rotate a dial on the body to do manual focusing?
What would that be useful for?

Overall this seems less exciting than the previous rumors.

Wasn't reality always going to less fantastical than fantasy?

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Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: August 21, 2014, 02:35:01 AM »
Just get the Canon's.

I've got a 12mm & 25mm and it works 100%

I've never used the Kenko's so can't comment on those but it does seem that value for money is a factor.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »
Speaking of screens, how well do the latest screens handle bright, direct sunlight these days?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:14:42 AM »
It won't go in my Lowepro Flipside 400 :(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 7D mkII?
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:35:39 PM »
Anyone know how the 6D's AF system compares to that of a Rebel?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Pixel Phase Detect AF While in AI Servo
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:52:07 AM »
It may even be able to AF based on shape and colour of object, which would be very cool if it can be made to work reliably!
I believe such a thing already exists in the 1D X as well as many higher end Nikon bodies. They use the metering sensor to provide that info. Bit disappointed to see this got cut out when they made the 5D3. Really hope it makes the 7D2.

Yes, something like this does exist for the 1DX. I'm just wondering if this patent possibly represents a new way of implementing this by using the image sensor.  The 7D II, being designed as a wildlife/action camera would be a very logical product for such a technological innovation. :D

Certainly seems like something Canon should put into the 7Dii. It's in the D810 for crying out loud and that's not an action type body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any rumors on a new fullframe body for Canon?
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:11:45 PM »
Go buy the 6D.

It may not be a 5Diii or 1DX but I've seen some beautiful shots taken with it.

Don't get into the culture of expecting the tech to be the artist

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:06:29 PM »
I'm just hoping it takes photos

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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:43:08 PM »
Hey Marsu42

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EOS Bodies / 6D+7Dii Vs 5D mkiii
« on: August 07, 2014, 12:33:41 PM »
My 500D, noble beast that she is, needs to be retired.

Her AF isn't sufficient when trying to catch quicker birds in flight and when it comes to low light photography, anything over ISO 800 affects image quality.

So I decided, that I wanted two cameras to replace her and set my sights on the 6D for the full frame goodness and 7Dii (yes, I know it's not out yet :D) for frames per second, AF system and so on.

But a friend is now messing with my mind. His advise? Get the 5Diii instead.

His contention is that the 5Diii will give me more bells and whistles than the 6D offers and provides sufficient resolution that would allow me to crop an image to equal the 1.6 "zoom" of a crop body.

But I'm not so sure that cropping an image shot at 400mm (FF) would give me the "fill" of a 640mm (APS-C) without negatively affecting image quality.

What would you guys do? If the 7Dii isn't announced this year, I may go for the 70D instead.

I'm really in need of some convincing that the full frame can replace a crop body.

Thanks in advance :)


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