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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 30, 2014, 05:30:56 PM »
I'd like to share a conversation that I recently had with a Nikon shooter.

The exchange took place on an airport shuttle bus so it was very brief. As I took an unoccupied seat across from a man and settled in with my  Canon backpack on my lap, he took notice and said "Canon man huh?"
I explained that it wasn't out of a particular loyalty but that I had gone from an X700 to a digital rebel and had never changed brands since.
He then said that he was a Nikon shooter and was thinking of switching to Canon. I assumed he must be a sports photographer because from what I have read on this forum it seems that that is where Canons strengths are. But when I asked, he said that he was in fact a professional wedding photographer.
I mentioned the glowing reviews of the new 810 with the shadow detail and skin colors etc. and asked him of his reason for considering the jump to Canon.
His reply...  "Canon shooters just seem happier".

lol... you must be a sour apple if you're going from Canon Forum to Canon Forum, boasting about Nikon products :D

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:22:24 PM »
Is it too early to say that I told you so???

EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:32:34 PM »
Since it will have a new name... not necessarily a 7D "Mark II"...
I don't know how true its going to be to the original... nor does Canon have to create one that will satisfy all users... so I'm expecting some let downs...
For example, it might not come with dual-processors, it might have less weather sealing...

Plan B -> 1D-C
Then again, I'm happy with the current 7D.

Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:29:10 PM »
First of all I would think about this:
As an unofficial photographer you should think about what, where and when you want to take pictures.
Sometimes and in some situations it is disturbing, annoying or just not welcome or allowed to take pictures.


I fully agree on this, you are not the official photographer, thus either someone else (may be even the official photographer) asked you to do this, or you took it upon yourself to do this... in either case, you're still building your portfolio...

Watch the professional do his/her work, stay out of his/her way and do your thing when its not in the way of the professional photographer. Think of it another way... if you're still learning and you get in the way of the professional... you're ruining his/her shot and the bride/groom is paying the professional to do his/her job, they are obviously not paying you... and in the future, I'm sure... when you've become a professional, you don't want people ruining your shots. Even if the official photographer asked you to do the shots for him..

IMHO, take your pictures, from afar if not up close... try to do very artsy shots....
You just need 3 lenses, especially if you're doing it from afar....
and the 70-200mm

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 14, 2014, 06:39:48 PM »
Since we're speculating...

7 years down the road your pro/semi-pro camera will not only be mirrorless, but will have no built-in display and limited controls.  Instead, it will have a dock for your smartphone, which will serve as the control panel and view screen.(*)

(*) Not an actual prediction, for entertainment purposes only.
actually..... I would love it if I could use the Wi-Fi on the camera to connect to a smartphone or tablet and have the device act identically to the screen on the camera, or in the case of a tablet, have all the controls at your fingertips...

Im sure you can already do that...
Check 6D plus EOS app on your smart phone...
Of course it isn't perfect but it can do what you want...

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:02:48 PM »

But only one?  None of the others?  Maybe its one of the Sony  A7R's with a Canon lens.  I could see why a Pro would hide it ;)

Are you sure it's not a Sony and the photographer is ashamed of it :)

It's obviously an EOS M with a foam surround to make it look bigger....

You guys all beat me to it. Only I was going to put that he is hiding a rebel body under there. Thats a photographer, smart enough to invest in glass, rather than body :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:56:53 PM »
I'm sorry, you have to be a true idiot, if you can't figure out that having video in your stills camera is not, and I repeat "is not" applying a premium on your stills camera. Let me say it another way, you are not paying extra for a feature you are not using.

Let me lay it out for you.... a P&S has both video and picture mode.
All rebels, all the way to the pro-bodies have video and picture mode.
Even their camcorders are able to take pictures, duh!!! I don't see people using camcorders complaining that they never use it for pictures.

As for the pricing... thats Canon... its all internal, overall management/executive decisions.

If your brain isn't clicking yet. I'm going to take another approach.

Take for example the Sony A7S - What is the price? Right now?
Brand New at Amazon - $2299

A GoPro? $399 - Brand New.

So are you telling me that to push GoPro features along side A7S feature will cost $10,000 as seen in a 1D-C?
Or any Canon camera, 1DX, 5D Mark 3, you're saying that to push video into those cameras, you're paying extra?

I'm calling Bull$%it... and if you can't figure this out... I'm going to call you a moron.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX2 5D4 to be announced in January/ February 2015
« on: June 22, 2014, 05:50:46 PM »
In any event, I doubt very much if a name for the next 1 series body is set, and any specifications are merely paper goals.

Are you serious?

These cameras are planned out 3 to 4 (or more) years in advance. At this stage they'll testing and validating the design(s) of the hardware and software so that later this year they can issue instructions for manufacturing lines to start "printing" the cameras for sale next year.
agreed... and it's a safe bet that the design teams are already over a year into the 7D3 and that the 5D5 and 1DX3 teams are already started... I can't see the project taking less than 5 years.

And, Merlin is telling them what will be useful in 5 years as well as what the competition is planning. Or better yet, Tom Cruise is an agent of Canon (cue MI theme music), covertly breaking into both Sony & Nikon camps so that Canon can stay 2 steps ahead of the competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:05:11 PM »
Anybody think it's possible Canon could drop a dedicated processor into the 7D2 to handle AF subject recognition, like the 1DX does?

Better noise handling is my biggest want but a superb AF system is a close second.

It depends. If the 7D II hits with a new DIGIC processor, they may not need to resort to a dedicated AF processor. Each generation of DIGIC chips gets considerably more powerful than their predecessors. I'd imagine a DIGIC 7 would be quite considerably more capable than the DIGIC 6 used in some of the more compact cameras. DIGIC 6 does a LOT of image processing (It's more like Sony's Bionz X chip than the DIGIC 5), with high quality noise reduction, high quality video processing, etc. If Canon created a DIGIC 7 with some 7x or so more processing power than the DIGIC 6, they could easily handle high frame rates as well as high end AF capabilities all in the one chip (or two chips, as it's probably likely to be.)

I'm hoping for a dual-Digic 6+ or dual-Digic 7...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:21:24 PM »
Here's my guess:
10 fps
24MP with equal or slight bump in high iso performance
Better weather sealing
4k video @24 fps, 120fps 1080 video
$2300 starting price
Digic6 and a new video processor
Dual sd card slot
AF system like 1DX, but with fewer points
Headphone jack
wifi and gps
articulated touchscreen
wireless flash controller
Wide selection of colours (black). no pink.
still uses LP-E6 battery

One can only wish... but I strongly doubt it. May be 1080/60p and quite possibly 2.5K , but definitely not 4K.
However, I am sure they may make another C version of the same camera, but expect the price to double.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 13, 2014, 04:21:40 PM »
when the c100, with its 4k technology came out, there was a video about exporting stills from video.  It seemed like too much Damn work... review 24000 frames.

Pssst.... C100 doesn't have 4K.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark-II as an action oriented DSLR
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:38:59 PM »
Other: Same resolution as 70D, but much higher burst rate than the 70D because of the Dual Digic Processors.


I agree with fragilesi. I think the market will determine the value based on the demand for the particular features of the 7DII. I also think it is that market differentiation that will drive the features of the 7DII.

That's why I would not be at all surprised to see the 7DII as a 24mp, high frames per second, weathersealed, state-of-the-art autofocusing up to f8, camera that will have birders and sports shooters lining up to buy it. It's also why I expect that that it will not be a great low-light, high ISO performer – that's what full frame is for.

Damn straight...
However, I strongly doubt it will 24MP, and I highly suspect that it will have the same sensor as the 70D.

Even so, let me add a feature not frequently discussed - if it is a true successor to the 7D and/or a little brother to the 1DX, then it will have dual Digic processors, may be even 3 (at this point, I don't know which Digics yet). But, what exactly needs that much power if it isn't feature rich and/or better than the 70D? Or even the 6D, as some of you dispute?

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:04:33 AM »
I find the naysayer's comments to be quite entertaining....

I expect it to be to the 70D, like the 7D was to the 60D. Better AF, better sealing, a bit faster, and about twice the price. Anything more will be a bonus.

Since my 60D is getting long in the tooth, for me the time is right for an upgrade.


But, I suspect it'll be either another 18-55 type cheap kit lens, or a hyperzoom like the 18-135 or 18-200.

May be an 18-200, but not another 18-55 or 18-135.
They were both released recently in their STM forms within the last 2 years.

I love my current gear.
Only thing that I would change is how I got to the current system.
I mean, I first bought a t3i, then a 60D... even some sigma lenses.... all of them, till this very point, were trade-ins and trade-ups, which obviously makes you lose money.

Future gear that I wouldn't mind adding to my current set of gear:
-A second 7D
-7DII/7DC or a 1DC
-BMCC (not 4K)
-100 f/2.8 L Macro
-70-200 f/2.8 L IS (MkI is fine)
-Custom Cine 85mm

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