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Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:25:47 PM »
I would disagree with the use without IS. When you are shooting wildlife you are probably shooting fast enough to make IS void.

70-300mm L is a really nice lens. The 400 F5.6 is probably the best bang for buck. More important is the understanding of the animal you are shooting.

No no no no no! Noooooo. IS is so important for wildlife. Many many great wildlife activity and sightings happen in low light and IS is paramount in those situations…. Not all wildlife photos are hunting cheetahs! And it gets worse in ever green forests like India and Costa Rica…

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Underwater / Re: Australias Leafy Sea Dragon
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:10:52 PM »
Beautiful! But the Jpeg on my monitor has lots of artifacts. Wonder where they come from….

I too thought it was an aquarium shot when I saw it first…. Well done

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:11:17 PM »
Wow some people must have really high expectations from Matt Granger for him to be able to just pick up a camera he's never even seen before or even existed before that point and to then be handed it and given a short (a minute or two?) time to get a 100% hit rate in conditions he has has no control over? Well he didn't manage that so the only conclusion can be - that the camera is a dud? Because MG cannot miss. Ever. It's not even thinkable.  :P

If he's going to pick up a new camera, post pics online to "showcase quality" then he should make the pics worthy of such.

As it is, Matt Granger has posted pictures for click bait and to drive his views up. That's about all that you can say for the images posted.

He posted the pics for review and should have made sure they were ready to be reviewed. He didn't.

Matt Granger is just another click bait fool like Ken Rockwell.

I doubt any photographer I know who has been shooting Canon will get an out of focus photo with a new Canon camera on such a photo. Nope.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:09:08 PM »
Wow some people must have really high expectations from Matt Granger for him to be able to just pick up a camera he's never even seen before or even existed before that point and to then be handed it and given a short (a minute or two?) time to get a 100% hit rate in conditions he has has no control over? Well he didn't manage that so the only conclusion can be - that the camera is a dud? Because MG cannot miss. Ever. It's not even thinkable.  :P

If he's going to pick up a new camera, post pics online to "showcase quality" then he should make the pics worthy of such.

As it is, Matt Granger has posted pictures for click bait and to drive his views up. That's about all that you can say for the images posted.

He posted the pics for review and should have made sure they were ready to be reviewed. He didn't.

Matt Granger is just another click bait fool like Ken Rockwell.

I have never seen KR post any out of focus or blurred photo.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:01:05 PM »
Why does it seem that the only satisfaction some will get is hearing that the 7Dii is a huge fail?

There was a whole 'language' pre-announcement about how it's not going to make the grade and now that it's official with some sample images, disbelief that it could actually deliver.

I'm stumped.
I can only guess that it's from negative people OR from those of us with 1D Xs wondering if the 7DII hoping that the 7DII really isn't this good!

You should sell your 1D X before the 7D II hits the market. You may loose thousands on it if you wait.

But seriously if you look at the past the one thing that Canon does very well is place products in their line. They will not let the 7D II be better than the 1D X or the 5D III especially in IQ.

Dude… How can crop be better than full frame in IQ? Think about it….

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:57:48 PM »
What should I think about the opinion of somebody who posts anonymously as a "guest" here? How's that even possible?

Banned or deleted account I think.

I think missed focus is a forgivable offense if the pictures were taken on a trade show floor, where he likely had very little time with the camera.

At web sizes, my 6d showed no noise at ISO 25600. Even ISO 51200 was acceptable, especially after some noise reduction. Heck, ISO 6400 on an EOS M that was underexposed and pulled up looks fine at web size. So yeah, full size images will be interesting once they start trickling in.

Na. There is no reason to have an unfocused image here. Basic.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:56:01 PM »
So there's this thing called "single shot autofocus", it sets the focus and waits for you to fully press the shutter button. Sometimes the subject moves between setting the focus and you pushing the button.

The focus in these pictures says absolutely nothing about the performance of the system.

Yes it does not.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:54:26 PM »
A lot of dumb comments here. You're judging the AF system not knowing what mode/setting it was on, competence of a photographer testing a camera and a trade show, and whether or not the lens possibly needed to be micro adjusted. I love the internet...

Well said

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:29:58 PM »
This camera is going to be a big hit...I might sell my 5d3 to buy this.

I doubt if that would be wise.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:31:19 AM »
Not yet, but I may.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:53:06 AM »
Jrista where are you? Still sleep? wake up! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
Yes, the spread of AF points is great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
Sorry, I missed seeing any adjective like 'new' regarding the sensor. Can anyone point that out to me pls?

The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design. Phenomenal for stills, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor is equally up to the task for movies, delivering Full HD capture even at rates of up to 60p.

That could mean anything designed earlier. It does not mention that this camera has a new sensor. Would I be correct in my assumption?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:23:38 AM »
Congratulation CR guy. Your forecast came true!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »
From a Canon employee (although not one from DSLR division or even from Japan):"....or those expecting 4K video in a DLSR will be very disappointed. Canon sees no reason for this in a consumer camera yet. They told my boss only about 10% of people buy a 5D III for it's video capabilities. They are focusing on cinema market and want you to pay big dollars for the C300/500 or 1DC if you must have a DSLR with 4K. 5D IV will not get it IMO and at best we will see 1080p @ 60fps."

Great so they want to go from a lot buying the 5D2 for video to 10% for the 5D3 to 0.1% for the 5D4. Brilliant.

If this is true and no Exmor-low ISO.... maybe Canon really and truly has lost the plot.
We'll see next year.

I still findit hard to believe they'd be that THAT foolish to leave 4k out of even the 5D4 though. I still think it will ahve it.

'A Canon employee', well that's specific.  There are close to 200,000 of them, and the vast majority know nothing about the details of future corporate strategy.  Anyone placed highly enough in the organization to actually know would also know better than to divulge.  I'd give your quote about the same level of reliability if I heard it from a gas station attendant or supermarket cashier.

Hahahaha. True.

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