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A native 400mm DO II would very likely outperform a TC combo. There's definitely shooters who will rarely use the f/2.8 capability (and be happy with "just" 300mm).

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPR Adds Studio Samples for EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 28, 2014, 04:27:34 AM »
Had a quick play myself just now (with 70D). Going off various spots on the RAWs at 800/1600/3200 the only difference I see is they've further reduced the shadow noise (ever so small though!). Tweaked electronics or circuit tracing to reduce the things which gave the read noise issues originally?

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I'm not interested in "best value" because I already have a 70-200/2.8L IS II and a 2x TC III.  My best value is to buy nothing at all.  Thus, I'm looking for something that will substantially out-resolve and out-focus my current combo, and it looks to me like the Tamron will do neither, thus being $1,069 wasted.

Oh noes a $1000 lens lost against a $2500 combo. oh the shock and horror ... :P

I have the 70-200/TCs and I re-bought the original 100-400 (that I sold when I upgraded to the Sigma 120-300 OS) because it was a PITA mucking with TCs for how I pack my gear into my shoulder bag, plus TCs gimp the AF so much. Obviously at the cost of flexibility when a 2x isn't needed.

So either:
1. hope the Sigma Sport ticks the boxes (reviews are bit hit and miss with the 600mm performance so far)
2. get a Sigma 120-300 if you don't mind being related to still ~400mm, but faster aperture
3. get a Canon big white

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taking into consideration the strong competition
Canon don't need to care about the competition :P

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Woooo CR2. But yes possibly too little too late and I expect a price of low $2k akin to the 70-200 II. I do expect it to be bloody sharp though like the 70-200 II too though.

The only way I'd buy it is if it keeps the original 100-400 properties (namely collapsible to 70-200 size) and I happen to stumble upon some extra cash to upgrade my current 100-400. But it'd be an impulse though as I already have a bigger gun (so to speak) with the Sigma 120-300 (+TCs) and possibly the 150-600 depending how that turns out.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 2.0X TC With Diffractive Optics Element
« on: October 19, 2014, 07:41:00 PM »
True that does make sense. Given how it's magnifying that smaller section of the frame into a 35mm sensor area over that relatively short distance a DO design would help.
Then again in most cases the lens it gets bolted onto seems to be bigger the bottleneck anyway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 19, 2014, 07:38:34 PM »
You can complain all you want about the 6D and its features, but unless you can produce better numbers, don't think for a minute that it hasn't been a great success for Canon.

Well the rumour is that it's Canon themselves saying this about the sales not the CR complainers. We just offer up some simple explanations lol

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:03:41 PM »
I think people need to take their brand-glasses off if they can't see how the 6D was intentionally crippled.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:13:03 AM »
Canon did exactly that though. They crippled as much as possible whilst still getting sales. It shoots slower than a Rebel FFS. Not sure where they get the 7D2 IQ is being pitched as similar either. A lot of people still reckon 6D smashes the 70D (I'd say about 1 to 1.5 stops in my usage) and 70D ~= 7D2 so ... it's not suddenly unappealing on the IQ front.

I'll echo the prev poster though; who is really saying the 6D's sales are crap? I mean you get people defending the fact it's non-cross AF and FPS are slower than a Rebel! Can't be doing too badly if people do that lol

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:11:21 PM »
I may be late to this discussion, but I think what most users including myself have issues with the 6D is that as a consumer you feel Canon is NOT giving you "great value" for your money when they take the AF system back to one center cross-type, while Nikon doesn't seem to cripple their bodies in the same way.  It was biggest the complaint about the 5D Mark II, and Canon addressed it well with the Mark III, only to revert back to it with the 6D.  My memory is not that short term.
Also late to the topic but this echoes my thoughts too.
Canon not happy with 6D sales? More like their deliberate gimping of the 6D has come back to bite them (FWIW the 6Ds seem to still be quite highly recommended, including excuses of "no body needs more than 3fps :P).

So all I can really say is the same thing as before. If they made them all cross-type at say 5fps, it probably would've sold a lot more without costing 5D3 sales.

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:12:52 AM »
In the end Canon (like anyone else) will charge what they think people will pay and sadly I think it will still sell "enough" at that price. It'll be a good lens (anything has to be at that price) and I think the usual reasons of demand, rich folks and system locking will make enough people shell out for one.

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I didn't even know there were new Sigma TCs LOL
I have the non-Sport version. I wonder if the new TCs would work on that and other older lenses then. I agree something is not quite right when you get these issues.

(not that I think I'll have this situation as I already own a set of Canon/Sigma TCs for it like most who own this lens)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 10:20:34 PM »
A CR2 involving new, and actually "real" new sensor tech. Finally, bring it on!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:50:27 AM »
I own a 70D as well and they look pretty much the same to me ...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 12:35:37 AM »
The initial reception to this camera based on specs was pretty tepid, which I didn’t understand.

Dynamic range...  :P
I would've guessed because not everyone is deliberately playing dumb and pretending the 70D didn't exist for a while and the IQ is equivalent to that.

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