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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 05:54:16 AM »
It's a Canon rep, ofcourse they won't say anything officially negative or bad about their own company.
Corporate common sense (unfortunately) so all just marketing spiel.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:05:54 AM »
The new / upgraded sensor 20.2Mp from 70D to 7DMii is much cleaner...
umm wut?

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I'm doubt when will the new / upgrade sensor will be replace into 80D or 90D???
oh please god don't drag out this sensor for another 5 years (as much as I like some of the practical features like DPAF)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:03:32 AM »
I know I'm a few pages late to the party :P, but yes this CR topic is so misleading.
Many people didn't bother with the 70D because the IQ difference was minimal. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the exact same people are now singing the praises of the almost identical 7DII lol

(as usual for transparency let me repeat I quite like my 70D)

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Which makes you wonder how much money is riding on Chuck's comments.

And if there's money riding on it then Canon must feel at risk due to something ... wonder if Nikon/Sony have briefed various customers/partners on an upcoming lens that will compare favorably to the existing one?

Probably just since there was no mention of one at Photokina, Canon needs to keep the replacement mill turning as usual to keep people keen on waiting lol

(P.S. yes I'm a P-P fan too)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:12:17 AM »
If it is meant to be a 1-series style D800, not sure it's a good sign on the potential DR front if going off that earlier post it has the same pixel density as an 18MP APS-C sensor. I don't think I need to point out what's not good on seeing that number again LOL

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lol so the Canon 100-400 replacement rumour lives on yet again!
That rumour was due for a reboot about now I suppose hehe

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:07:01 PM »
For the IQ, I'm sure we will not have to wait long for some detailed testing and an DXOMark score of around 69  ;)

I reckon it'll only score marginally better than the current 70D and lack behind the usual Sonikon comparisons on DXO. My 2c wager is a score of 70, and "Sports ISO" or whatever they call it, of ~950.
That's not me trying to be a smartass knocking the camera (considering I like my 70D lol) but my honest prediction. Happy if it shows improvements more than that.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:03:33 PM »
The animal samples look like they were taken through zoo glass :-S. If that's true, not smart for official samples lol.
Looks pretty sharp to me though so even if there is still that "DO lack of contrast" I'd probably still be interested as it can be fixed in post. At least in those samples; if it performs very bad when shooting in the general direction of the sun where there's already low contrast, could be very troublesome.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:49:25 AM »
That's the "no duh" answer ;) not the exact why hehe

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:57:57 AM »
I eyeballed the ISO3200 and ISO800 samples against my 70D shots (unfortunately most unprocessed so it's a bit of a tricky RAW to JPG comparison), and the level of grain looks pretty much the same to me. Perhaps a tad sharper due to further improvements in the JPEG engine. I dunno to be lenient maybe 1/3 stop better than the 70D, which is ~1/3 more than the 7D. And I say these numbers as a rough guide of overall practical looks rather than specifically in grain or DR (e.g. reduced shadow banding and AA filter improvements).

Definitely not more than 1 stop. Heck FF is only about 2 stops lol bit over excited Kacper :P

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:07:43 PM »
I'm actually thinking, waiting, for any reviews which expose any inherent flaws with using DO elements - like contrast in backlit scenes, or prone to flare, etc. (note: I kinda made those up!). I'm not trying to knock the lens btw, just thinking in terms of one of the big rules of photography in general is you can't break the laws of physics (though plenty believe you can with an FF camera and red ring lens :P lol). I wouldn't mind if there was the odd flaw or two with it ... might make it cheaper hehe.

Pretty sure this lens would slaughter any of the consumer lenses like the new 150-600m's or my own Sigma 120-300. Don't get me wrong they are great bang-for-buck and I'm quite happy with the 1.4x TC output with my Sigma, but on paper anyway, this lens with a 2X would best it! And being a prime with probably much less focus breathing probably be just as long.

I know, I know ... let me dream of owning one :( LOL

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »
I have a Canon 5D Mark III and I'm wondering besides the "full frame" sensor, just why would anyone spend more money on the 5dm3 and not buy the 7dm2? the 7DM2 seems like a great camera in every way...

Well think about it how people buy the 6D despite how obviously gimped it was so that it was almost just a Rebel with an FF sensor.

i.e. can't really say "besides the Full Frame sensor" hehe. Though I agree with the prev comment; this is like the opposite; 1D-X features but without the sensor benefits.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:35:47 AM »
It's significantly cheaper than 500mm IS II (just going off B&H prices even though I'm in Aus lol) so I'd say given those charts people will be looking to whack on a 2x rather than 300mm/2.8 flexibility.

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