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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:14:58 AM »
If I compare the results of the 7D to my brandnew 7D Mark2, I am diappointed. The body itself is great (like the 7D is). But I can not see an major improvement in the picture quality.  I can see highlighted (looks "artificial") edges, a lot of noise and mushy colours. On the positive side, the AF is superb and working well on fast objects.
Another point to critisize is the movie mode. The movies are a lot worser, than the 7Ds´. I will decide it after the weekend, if I send it back.

Strange he used the word mushy, that's what I thought only to find out its human error. I thought my first body was no good but it seems that this camera has a steep learning curve. All in all I'm very happy with these bodies.

The "he" is a "she"  ;) and knows how to use the basic functions of this camera.
Since yesterday I am not able to get JPEGS on the card, only RAW files can be stored.
On Friday I go to Munich again and get this problem fixed in the shop.
I know it is not intellegnt to write critics on new products in such an forum, where the critique gets bashed hard by the hardcore fans. But why to be not honest?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:07:07 AM »
If I compare the results of the 7D to my brandnew 7D Mark2, I am diappointed. The body itself is great (like the 7D is). But I can not see an major improvement in the picture quality.  I can see highlighted (looks "artificial") edges, a lot of noise and mushy colours. On the positive side, the AF is superb and working well on fast objects.
Another point to critisize is the movie mode. The movies are a lot worser, than the 7Ds´. I will decide it after the weekend, if I send it back.


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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 05:22:45 PM »
Still thinkin some folks are way over shooting on price here.  And someone else just added evidence regarding the suspicions pre-release of the 16-35 f4.  $1200 steal in my opinion. 7D2, same thing.  Everyone was thinkin $2500, and it came at $1799.  I'm still saying this will be closer to $2k. Seems most everyone here feels the Sig or Tammy 150-600 is a much better value than a $3k 100-400.  The current model is being gobbled up at $1699, I just don't think they would so radically abandon an already well-established price range.  If this comes out at $3k, I'll buy the SIg Sport instead, and I think a not-so-insignificant amount of others will follow suit.  Canon didn't price the 7D2 out of the target market. They won't do that to this lens either.  But I will be happy admit I'm wrong if it turns out I am  ;D

Hello PureClassA!

You are right, many of us were expecting the 7D2 at about 2500€/$. This was a big surprise (a positive one for me). My contacts from Japan are irritated, why they all were wrong. The inner circle of the rumor board (they call themself as insiders (maybe they are working for Canon)), were a little bit shocked. There were many scenarios discussed. One of this is, that they were all foolished by an "insider" who made an joke. Another scenario was, that an "Canon-Foe" positioned an faked rumor. Another one, that Canon decided to cut off features from the 7D2, that were firstly contained in the Cam (e.g. Wifi, or an higher resolution sensor.). This last scenarion would made have sense, if Canon did an market analysis and realised, that an 2.5k Cam would not be accepted by the mass of possible customers. So, cutting off features would make sense.

And now, rurmors from Japan say, that this lens will be cheaper than first rumored. Maybe, the announcements of 2 possible competitors (Sigma, Tamron), changed their market strategy too and they will announce it cheaper than calculated.

We will see in some days.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 05:25:24 PM »
I wrote some weeks ago, that this could come true.
Friends in Japan see the 6D successor priced around 2000-2200€ and the 5DIII successor around 3500-4000€. The lower prices are the most named one, but the higher ones are rumored too...
Latest rumores for 6DII: Better AF system, more AF points, faster (1-2 fps), 1 double cross sensor, but no AF at f8.
MP count is just incremental increasing 20->22, 22-> 24(25) MP.  No mention about stunning low light capability. 6DII with better video quality.

All rumors are still rumors, as my friends saw the 7DII with a 24MP sensor. But Canon decided to use the 20MP, not the other tested 24MP.

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I am interested in the Sigma 150-600/5,0-6,3 DG OS HSM.
Does anybody of you own this lens?
How is the AF and the image quality of this lens >400mm?

I am photographing with the common 100-400 Canon lens, somtimes with an converter on. But then the quality sucks a lot. Is the Sigma better in the high tele area?

G, Daniela

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 05:17:50 PM »
Actual rumored in Japan: Next high end body will be a superb successor. No mention about which body it is. Clear seems to be, that this sensor technology enters in Canons high end line. A definitively clear plus will be added on the current price.
The rumored detailed specifications are still not really believable. They think that there are 2-3 bodies mixed up: 22-50MP, 8-20fps, clear iso up to 51000, AF speed halved, better battery ... The 1DX successor is rumored around 20MP.
But: No Canon fanboy knows exactly what will be inside.
Before the Photokina, Japenese forums rumored 24MP and 10fps and clear pictures at 6400ISO for the 7DII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 80D????
« on: October 02, 2014, 04:21:33 AM »
I am interested in an 70D successor too. In normally well informed Japanese Canon-fan-boys forums there are actually no special rumors on an 80D. Girlfriend wrote, that the release date could be Xmas 2015 or spring 2016, as Canon is in fear of an small sales break down of the 7DII, if they release an 80D.
Rumored!: 19+ AF points (same system as 7DII), no F8 Autofocus, 7-8 pictures/s, better AF with L lenses, improved 20,2 MP sensor (less noise).

But, as Canon has an strict information policy, there could appear an 80D in next summer too... Who knows?

Added:
And there are first rumors (!) of an 6DII fullframe entry Camera. About 22 MP, more AF points (no number rumored), same good low-light performance as 6D, little bit faster AF system, ~5-6 fps, ~20 raw shots buffer, no F8 AF. Built quality as 6D. No flashlight built in. price 500$ more than 6D, new battery system as 7DII




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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:29:02 AM »
It is good that Canon will respond on existing and coming competitors. I heared from girlfriends in Japan that there will be an small revolution in Mirrorless Cameras in 2015. All big Camera producer have realized that the market likes small and capable Cameras.
The autofocus system of coming ML Cams will be upgraded and an new generation of high MP sensors will appear. With better low light capacities. Rumored are a 24MP "low light" sensor and an better 36MP sensor (DR, noise) and maybe an big MP sensor around 50MP to compete the MF market. The lens problem has been acknowledged and there will appear better high-end lenses in 2015 & 16.

From Canon is said, that the next M... Camera will be much better, around 24MP and faster at AF. Some say, the AF system of the 70D will be built in. Price much higher than the exisitng M2.
Nikon will do the same on its 1 series.


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Sony is working on an visbly faster AF system to be mounted on the A7 series successors. Heared that there will be an very significant update in the beginning of 2015.
There are some AF systems in testing, I heared of an combination of an area of very fast AF points (field area like 7D coverage) and an not so fast, but nearly fully covering AF area.

I would be glad, if Canon will be willed to produce an up to date mirrorless Camera.
I know, many of you like the big SLRs. But the majority of persons likes an light and small, but very capable camera (optimally:, integrated in their handy). As listened on Photokina, the MLs camera market will be one of the most important in the next years.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 19, 2014, 04:07:58 AM »
Back from Photokina. The show was interesting, third party manufacturers announced a lot of accessories that will be helpful in future. New lenses (Sigma) e.g. One think to criticice: Each second person who talks about the 7DII praises the IQ of this cam. I asked some of them, how many shots they took with this new Cam. But NO one did. They just looked at a few pictures, release in the www...  ::)
Some rumors from US and asian visitors: In the near and far next month there will be some new bodies announced. A mid priced competitor to the D810 with an much better AF system and a new sensor (no recycled one with a little bit more MP). Low light noise will be improved. And an high end body with superior features and an much higher price than the 1Dx. No details on exact improvements. But it will be an stellar successor to the 1Dx. Two Asians rumored that there will be an separation of the high end line, features like the current 1DX and another body, focussing on IQ.
And that there is an entry FF camera with an extended AF system in development, around 20MP, more AF points... maybe an 6D successor, focused on AF system, as the IQ is very good.
Other brands will release new technology too: Sony will get an big competitor in the next years. They realised that their lens line is a big weakness. New highend Sensors are "in the wild" testing, and will be released soon.  Nikon tries to pimp up the D7100.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:33:31 AM »
We have been on the photokina yesterday. Maybe not the best idea to go there on the first day. But I got some interesting impressions about what to come and how big you  can advertise products with small improvements.
The evening was much more impressive, I was able to talk to product specialists.

They think that the 7DII will be the same big seller like the 7D was: Because the product got better, and there are no competitors on the market. Nikon will not bring out an D400 or an better D7100 in the near future. And the mirrorless cameras are getting better too, but the whole concept has still some weaknesses. To fix this, it will still take 2-3 years. Then the first mirrorless cameras will be able to beat current SLRs. Sony is hurrying to invent 24MP chips with the same  low light features as their current 12MPs. And they will have enough money to do so, as some companies are interested in their sensors. They rumores that Canon is not hurrying to create an ground-breaking new mirrorless cam, there are exact plans existing when Canon will repond to the threat.
I asked if the sensor is really so much better, but I just got some meaningless marketing statements, as they do not know it either. It is improved, but how much, just e few persons know. But they told me that there were a few different bodies in practical testing and the 20MP sensor had the best over all results.
Information about the 5DIV and 1DX successors are under NDA, no comments on those products. "Canon is improving their products periodically".

The shows are well organisated, but overall it is not as impressive as it was some years ago, when each brand was advertising much more new products. But it is clear that there will be an end on the product inflation.

Who will be on the show today?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:38:17 PM »
Do you know, how much does it cost in Europe / Germany?

I could not find an price for European countries. I do not think that the >2000€ mentioned on British pages are the price for the rest of Europe.

G
Daniela

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Report @ Dpreview:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7222282087/nikon-d750-fx-dslr-announced

Nikon seems to recycle the D610 sensor....

"The D750 features a 24MP CMOS sensor with an AA filter, and although Nikon (as usual) claims that this sensor is 'newly developed' it is probably based on the same sensor that we've seen in the D610 (and Sony A7)...."

cited from: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d750/3

"The D750 inherits a version of the 51-point Multi-CAM 3500FX AF system that we've seen used in the D800/E and D810 but its 'II' version is actually more sensitive - rated down to -3EV. We haven't been able to really get a feel for how much difference this makes in normal use but in theory, the D750 should offer superior AF reliability in poor light compared to the D810 and D4S, which is quite something (and which might prompt more than a few D800 owners to 'upgrade' to the D750). "
cited from: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d750/3

The sensor on the D610 is very good. My husbands "backup Camera" (I do not know why he needs one as (he has an D800 and an D810) is an very good all-in-one Camera.

I hope Canon has put -3EV in the 7DII too. That would be an good additional function to use the 7DII with an 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 and an 1.4x converter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:45:35 AM »
My girlfrieds in Japan told me, they had no internal information about the specs. The price rumored about 2200 Dollars would be to much for this product, but the 7DII wil be sold well again, as there are no alternatives to buy if you own a lot of Canon mount lenses.

The forum writers who rumored, that the 70D sensor is used in the 7DII, could be right. There are Japanese rumors that this sensor got a little bit "uppolished" and some small changes were made on the layertechnology. I expect some more information when servicemenuess for repairing are available. Otherwise it is hard to say, if this is true or not.

But the interesting thing is, that they are looking for an 5D successor (some rumors are on an 1Dx successor too). And now they hope Canon will put more efforts in these two models.

And Canon has to do so, as Sony (who puts a lot more money in developing new sensors than any other company as they will deliver this sensor to other manufacturers too) will release an overwhelming new generation of sensors. High resolution and another for fast shooting in low light.
My fangirls wrote that the low light 7 was the first try, as Sony is working on an model that combines 24MP with an fast AF system and extraordinary low light capacities. (rumores!!) The Camera could be released in end of winter/spring 2015. New lenses will follow.


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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (area not listed   :o )

Wonderful place!. We stayed there for our honeymoon almost 30 years ago, when the tourism was not as much as it is today

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