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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:13:35 PM »
Why? 

What is Nikon's top of the line body?  Is it the D4s or is it the 810?
Hint... The D4s is $6500 and the D810 is under $3K.

Nikon's top of line camera, as well as Canon's often have lower MP than their next-in-line - hence 18MP for the 1Dx and 22 MP for the 5D MK III

the 1Ds MK III was 21MP and the 1D MK IV was 16 MP, so Canon has the history in the 1D body of having a more all around and then a Studio / high MP model.  The 1Dx was sort of a change.

So sorry, from what the rumor is and what placement makes sense, if this is a high MP studio body then this is competing against the D4s and it would be 1Dx vs D4 and 1Dxs vs D4s

Something tells me Nikon fanboys don't like that comparison.

If you think a high MP low frame rate studio/landscape body is competing against a low MP high frame rate sports body just because they're priced similarly then I'm not sure what to say to you.  Does that mean that the 7D2 is competing against the A7R because the price is similar? Or that the 17 TS-E is competing against the 70-200VRII?

No.  My point is that from what it sounds like, this may be the 1Ds replacement, i.e. their top line Studio  / Landscape hence why I was comparing to the D4s.

I am comparing flagship to flagship regardless of spec.  When the 1Dx came out it looked to be a bridge between the 1D and 1Ds lines and it maybe that Canon just needed some more time. 

The D810 is a decent camera but is more on par as a high MP version of the 5D MKIII

you want to compare the FPS of the D810 to the 1Dx?  How about ISO?  AF? 

The camera rumored is sounding like a 1Ds hence the natural comparison is either the or the D4s or maybe the aging D3x

the D810?  Pfffffffffft

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:59:16 AM »
I could see this.  Canon has been rumored to have a high MP out in the wild and this would make sense to me to be a Pro body studio / landscape camera.  I don't consider this competition to the 810, but rather squashes the D4s... you know... that is supposed to be Nikon's "flagship" camera.

I think it's a bit silly to compare this theoretical high MP Canon body to the D4s, completely different animals.  It's real competitors would be the D810, A7R, and the 645Z.

Why? 

What is Nikon's top of the line body?  Is it the D4s or is it the 810?
Hint... The D4s is $6500 and the D810 is under $3K.

Nikon's top of line camera, as well as Canon's often have lower MP than their next-in-line - hence 18MP for the 1Dx and 22 MP for the 5D MK III

the 1Ds MK III was 21MP and the 1D MK IV was 16 MP, so Canon has the history in the 1D body of having a more all around and then a Studio / high MP model.  The 1Dx was sort of a change.

So sorry, from what the rumor is and what placement makes sense, if this is a high MP studio body then this is competing against the D4s and it would be 1Dx vs D4 and 1Dxs vs D4s

Something tells me Nikon fanboys don't like that comparison. 

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It's not always best to argue on principles.  Sometimes you have to argue on reality.  Yes, you do have to pay for an accessory, however, that accessory is very cheap (no offense if you have a low paying job).  To many of us, especially those of us who are successful and run businesses, time is money.  I don't get to go shooting whenever I want.  I have opportunities, and they come and go.  I'd rather spend a bit of money, and keep the lens at home, than send it in to get an update and wait a week or several weeks.

Furthermore, each time you ship something, you take a risk of it being misplaced, stolen, lost, or damaged.  While you may get compensated for such an occurrence, it's just another added headache.  Another added reason why being able to plop your lens onto a dock and update the firmware in a couple of minutes, even if it does cost ~$50, is so convenient.

Then again, I generally send my bodies and most used lenses in once a year / twice a year for Canon to clean and recalibrate - most of which is covered for free through my CPS. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:22:11 AM »
I could see this.  Canon has been rumored to have a high MP out in the wild and this would make sense to me to be a Pro body studio / landscape camera.  I don't consider this competition to the 810, but rather squashes the D4s... you know... that is supposed to be Nikon's "flagship" camera.

So if, and big if, Canon does this, it looks to be a high MP, high ISO likely lower FPS that would be 1/3rd more MP than the 810 and 3x the MP of the D4s

Canon to me has seemed quiet the last few years, so perhaps they have been stock piling ammo and are about the change the landscape.

7D MK II does appear to be a formidable crop sensor camera aimed at sports photogs and should be king of the crop if the image quality and iso performance is decent.

The 1Dx seems to still be the best all around pro body for AF, MP, FPS ISO etc

This body not only would address the High MP which seems to be lacking from Canon's arsenal, but really becomes a sub-$10K MF if the DR and image is solid. 

And I see a higher MP version of the 5D line, maybe not 36MP but higher than the current offering for sure.

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EOS Bodies / LP-E6N in 5DMK III
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:42:17 PM »
Haven't seen this discussed yet, but wondering if the 5D MK III will be able to take the LP-E6N.  Seems the only difference is the LP-E6N has 200mA more juice, and I am suspecting Canon looks at the battery in firmware, but wondering if in the future with a firmware upgrade, the 5DMK III will be able to take advantage of stronger and likely longer lasting batteries from the 7D MK II

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:43:48 AM »
All an all looks promising - Hard to tell because unsure how well lit, but did not notice the amount of noise in the skin texture I was expecting to see, and looked like a lot more the detail there compared to a lot of noise reduction. 

Best way to judge is RAW in low light, but does seem like it is more serviceable than I was expecting

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:13:20 AM »
Weighing in on it.  Would like to see some image/noise comparisons, but looks like a solid body and I think overall improved over the 7D.  Would have liked a bigger sensor, but at the same time if the buffer stats hold up, the camera seems insane in what it can capture in burst mode, even for raw.

I probably won't pre-order - but pick up up for when the Holiday sales start

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EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:03:08 AM »
Every frame in focus.....hmmm

Give it to Tony Northrup and I am sure he could bugger up the settings and drop that down to 60%

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:38:42 PM »
Because, it just doesn't seem to be in Canon's plans to change their sensors.

I think it says to the contrary.

Seeing what is likely a minor improved sensor and much improved AF to me makes me think Canon is putting more into the next generation FF

There was many who thought that the Pro APS-C might be coming to end of life and that is my read into the 7d MK II

Improved AF, solid metal body, high FPS, decent sensor, not crazy High ISO

Basically the 7D MKII is a 70D with slightly more pro features and a more durable body to withstand more use and elements.

I can see a 5DIV, a High MP and a IDXs in the future and think that is where Canon is putting their efforts. 

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The Amazon metrics do not have any real basis as the driver is really new camera releases, which Canon for the most part has been limited in the last few years at the top end of their lines which is where Canon really drives sales - i.e. 1Dx, 5D MKIII, 7D.  Yes there has been 6D, 60D, 70D, t5i, etc... and say with the 70D, I think a lot of that has been for video, but again, what I see as a general formula is

New top body = sales (X) +.5x Prior Body Upgrade.

As an example, when the 810 came out I saw a ton of 800s for sale, just as there were a ton of 5D MK IIs for sale, when the 5D MK III came out.

Even though a lot of people have moved on from the 7D, a lot of people have held on or maybe gone a bridge model, but if Canon releases a decent replacement, you can expect to see not only a lot of sales of that camera, but a lot of 7Ds as well. 

Amazon also tends to be more of a consumer market than a Pro / Prosumer - as a point of reference, no 1Dx of D4  D4s D3 D3x in the top 100. 

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Canon General / Re: Abe's of Maine files for Bankruptcy!
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:44:08 AM »
Seems like a Spam is a coming - all of a sudden bunch of old threads revived with "thanks for the info"?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:13:24 PM »
So you are basically saying it has taken Nikon 2 years to create an equivalent to the 5DMKIII so once canon introduces the 5DMKIV in a few months Nikon will be 2 years behind again

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The 100-400 wide open at 400 suffers from some coma which affects a camera's ability to phase detect focus.  I found that the 100-400 hunted more for focus than a 300 with 1.4xiii.... even more than the 70-200 with a 2xiii.

If I were making a purchase decision, the 100-400 would be at the bottom of my list (if cost was not a major driving issue).  All things aside, a used 300mm F2.8L IS (old version) with a 1.4xiii is the best "low" cost choice and still get tack sharp images wide open.

300mm F/4L or 400mm F5.6L would be my next choice.

LOL  Lets see all and all I prefer the Canon 1Dx to the 5D MKII

That is pretty much your comparison almost.  300MM F/2.8 IS (1st version) is a $6500 lens ($12K retail)

I am assuming the new Bigma will be more like the Tamron, but better build all and all, so expecting more $1500 or so. 

Part of the attraction with a Telephoto zoom is range.  I have used the 300mm /f2.8 IS.  Loved it.  At the same time though, hated it as well when shooting sports because often I only had a small field to shoot in, where as having a range, I could continuously shoot action coming towards me and get a dozen shots of an approaching athlete over a few seconds versus a smaller segment of time.

No doubt a 5.6 - 6.3 is limited, but a fair amount of the time when I was shooting the 300MM I was shooting at 5.6 - 8 anyways

This will not be a nighttime or overcast lens, but for daylight, very serviceable.

As well... there is also 200mm of reach more.

Other part of performance... Again... AF.... When using the teleconverters either 1.4 or 2 the AF is deliberately slowed by that same factor as well. 

Having a tack sharp image but just a smidge too late can be useless as well. 

Depends on what you are shooting. 

For sports and action I want to hit the shutter and CLICK and not wait wait click.  Now if Canon introduces a version IV of the Teleconverters where AF not slowed, then that could be a different matter.

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It is an interesting proposition. 

Love the Canon 300mm F/2.8 IS II, and found the 100-400 marginal.  I did find when using either the 1.4 of 2 III teleconverters I really noticed the built in delay in AF / Shooting.

So the question almost becomes if the Canon 100-400 is f/4-5.6  and adding a 1.4 makes it a F/5.6 - 6.3 and 140-560, the resolution seems similar, the Canon probably sharper, but also a built in delay of 40% in shooting.

That can be a significant delay in trying to capture a moment.  I also noticed a delay in burst

Now the 200-400 looks like an absolutely sweet lens, one I covet, but at the price?

Obviously the 300, 400 and 600s are going to be sharper lenses.

I have really debated the Tamron as a fill in lens.  Images look decent but not superb, but for a lot of things that extra reach can be nice.

The Sigma I expect to be 20% maybe 30% higher, and if it is sharper, may be one I bite on.  Not nearly as good at the Canons, but the trade off is perhaps the Sigma, the 7D MKII and some extra compared to what the Canon offering is going to cost way more... To get close, have to sacrifice IS

And more I look at it, I can upgrade my backup 5D MKII to the 5D MKIV, buy the 7D MK II and the new Bigma for probably the same amount as a used 600 MM f/4 IS, and still have cash left. 

Canon lens hands down better, but two new bodies and long lens which is decent but not great is a fairly nice compromise

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Lenses / Re: I'm terrified of my EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
Too Heavy??

I am Hanz and he is Franz... We are here to Pump!  You Up... All you girlie shooters out there...

Yes... You... Ohhh but this lens is too heavy... Try lifting a Buick and see what heavy is... and do some push up while you are at it. 

Never liked the Black Rapids. I use a spider Holster with a shoulder straps to evenly distribute the weight and generally am running around with a 5DMKIII 70-200 F/2.8 IS II on one hip and a 5DMKII with a 24-70 or 16-35 on the other.

One race I shot I had the 300 F/2.8 IS II on my 5DMKII and the 70-200 on my 5DMKIII... Hand holding and shooting both of those over about 8 hours... That was the only time I started feeling it a little in my shoulder by the end of the day.

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