« on: January 29, 2015, 01:37:20 PM »
I think the update means a new UWA is coming. It's generally for that lens instead of existing ones
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One thing that better be there (IMO) is dual cf slots. Not sd. Dual!!! :
Right now, an 18M sensor shooting RAW makes about a 25Mbyte file.. the larger sensor in a 7D2 will make a larger file, let's assume around 30Mbytes.
Go SD card... the fastest card on the market can write at 90Mbytes/second. The camera could sustain a burst speed of 3 frames per second....
Go Compact Flash... the fastest cards have a write speed of 150Mbytes/second. The camera could sustain a burst speed of 5 frames per second....
Go Cfast Pro.. the INTRODUCTORY! cards have a write speed of 350Mbytes/second. The camera could sustain a burst speed of 11.7 frames per second....
BTW.... from the Sandisk site.... The SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card was designed in parallel with leading-edge camera manufacturers. This is good clue that it is coming on "pro" cameras....
I am hoping for dual slots, one SD for convenience/interoperability, and the other Cfast for blazing speed.
I really do not have big expectations from 7DII. Take a look at rumours before 6d release and real camera. In new 7dII i expect the following:
- the same sensor as in 70D
- slightly better autofocus ( worse than in 5dIII)
- slightly higher fps (maybe 10)
- wifi and gps
Forget about better DR and high ISO performance. Canon does not want aps-c camera to match FF camera in performance (i guess it is not possible technically if you do not develop new sensor, which is smaller in size than in 5dIII but is much better).
Canon does not have new sensor, which people expect. When such sensor is ready it will be introduced in 1d camera body for which Canon will rip customers by asking to high price.
All these talks about 7dII remind me rumours about iPhone 5s when people had very high expectations but received practically the same phone. Canon is milking the same cash cow and doing that quite well. What is the purpose of introducing cutting edge technology when you doing so much cash without significant investments in R&D. That's the sad truth.
... I just ordered a 16-35L f/2.8 II and a 70-200 f/2.8 II ... What to do of this addiction?
Add 300mm or 400mm f2.8 IS II will cure it
Congrats on your toys
You shot in JPG. That's the Error here.
OK, I repeated the pictures of the clock in RAW. I converted as a batch in DPP with all the default settings. There is less difference here.
(1) M, AF
(2) 6D, AF
(3) 6D, MF live view
It looks like I guessed correctly. I will now pat myself on the back! The 70D will NOT be getting a 24 MP sensor. Hopefully the "new" 18MP sensor will outshine the 5 year old one used in all crop bodies up to now. Time will tell...I doubt it will even be a full stop of improved noise performance at high ISO, however much they try to push the "native" ISO range.
As for my own needs...I am just going to go full frame, and keep my old XXD crop body. I'm emotionally attached to it now.
The 7D2, or whatever it will be called, should get something completely different in my opinion. I know it will likely still be a 1.6x crop sensor, so this is NOT prediction, just my wish. I say it should be a 1.2x crop sensor (larger than 1.3x but smaller than full frame), with pixel size equal to 26 or 27 megapixels on a full frame (so they would be ever so slightly smaller than the 1D4's...while the sensor is larger than 1.3x, with around 21-22 MP resolution). However, this would have the potential to be a 1DX killer for sports shooters, and would certainly be priced similar to a 1DX....it would be a 1 series body...so I guess really what I am talking about is a mythical "1D Mark 5", or "1DX2".
I do feel a future sports 1 series will go back to some kind of crop sensor, because reach is almost always preferred over wide angle, for sports. And the next generation high MP full frame 1 series is on the horizon, for studio and similar needs. I kind of agree with some of the sentiment from the Nikon trolls on here...the 1DX went full frame because Canon wasn't ready to introduce a high megapixel full frame 1 series body as early as they had wished to. The very large pixels of the 1DX certainly helped Canon climb to the top of the high ISO performance pile...at least with current bodies of "adequate" pixel count (meaning I'm calling a 12 MP full frame sensor inadequate in its resolution...even though the ISO noise is superior in the 6400 to 12,800 range).
A little late to the 1998 USM party nikon?
As a prior owner of a dust blower 100-400, I'd send tat memo to canon....and their 50s inspired push, puller.
Anyone have any experience/sample images with this lens? I know it is probably not great; but B&H has it on for $399 on sale. Thought it might be ok to stick on my 60D for when the family goes to amusement parks, zoo, etc, for when I don't want to change lenses or carry a large kit.
Thanks for your two cents!
You appear to have missed the point.... it's not about image quality, it's about how small and inexpensive cameras appeal to the mass market, and that's what pays the bills. This is what Canon is after with the EOS-M.
Look at Olympus, the 4/3 mount, and then the micro 4/3 mount... that's a good example of the evolution of mirrorless....
Do you feel the "Olympus, the 4/3 mount, and then the micro 4/3 mount" are good enough for low light shooting?
If image quality is not important, then why not settle with a $99 P&S
I'm sure some of us don't mind grainy/noisy photos and there are some willing to pay higher dollars to get cleaner images.