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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:05:42 PM »
For shooting pets, outdoor, wildlife, people, landscape.

If you shoot indoor and nature light, then 6D is your camera. 7D II is more for outdoor sports and wildlife shooters.


I'd recommend the FF for larger wildlife, too.  The lack of noise in fur and feather creates much more pleasing images.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:33:41 PM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:39:01 PM »
For shooting pets, outdoor, wildlife, people, landscape.

I'd recommend the 6D for any use, over any crop camera. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »

And is there really a HUGE difference from full frame to crop?



Yes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:56:21 PM »
We already know the Sonikon sensors are better at low ISO
a better sensor does not care what you shoot.

Yes, actually it does matter.  The measurable advantages of Sonikon sensors disappear around ISO800-1600, and Canon sensors take a slight lead after that.  Sports are typically shot at higher ISOs.

If you're shooting at high ISO's then you shouldn't be shooting crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:53:43 PM »
Is "EV -3 AF" another way of saying lenses can auto focus at f/8? E.g. will I be able to use auto focus with my 100-400 and 1.4x extender?

-3 AF on a crop sensor is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:43:42 PM »
Last year, I wanted this camera so bad, I couldn't wait. After getting my first full frame camera,6D, I honestly have no interest in going back to a crop sensor camera. My 7D has been relegated to a backup camera that my wife uses.

I still have crops (the 70D being the newest), but the IQ is worth about $1k, tops.  That said, IMHO, you'll get better results working with a gimped entry-level FF than a 1.6x with all the trimmings.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:42:37 PM »
Just small incremental upgrades.  Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.  I'll skip the mark II, thank you.


yep.

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Good, IMHO.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:02:45 PM »
Nikon has class-leading sensors, so the impetus is not on them.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:52:27 PM »
7DII and D750 are way different markets.  You buy the APS-C flagship for use with supertelephotos and the additional crop on the field or in the wild.  The FF/FX camera works better with wide angle lenses and equivalent focal lengths.

I don't know a single pro photog who uses a crop camera. They all bailed on the 7D pretty quick and never went back.

Anyone who pays $2000 for an inferior APS-C sensor is getting ripped off.

I remember seeing a post on these forums about a sunset-watching squirrel picture taken with the 50D and published in the Outside Magazine... weren't you that photographer? Not bad for an inferior APS-C sensor ;D

Thanks. No one is saying that APS-C cameras can't take good pictures. They can.

My argument here is that paying $2000 for APS-C doesn't make sense when you're in full frame territory.

You'll get better images working with the limitations of the 6D than you will on a $2000 1.6x with 150 AF points (note that the context I'm applying here is nature photography).

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:55:09 PM »
You can always use a crop as a backup, or to close extra distance between you and your subject without resorting to a more expensive and heavier supertelephoto.

I do this myself, but I don't make my entire living from images, just a small portion. I do shoot with people who go full time and they absolutely trash crops any chance they get. The reason is noise. They've been burned too many times with what they thought were going to be great images at ISO 800 and 1600. The noise and IQ destroys fur and feather detail for larger prints.

All the AF focus points in the world and FPS won't make up for a lack of shutter speed or too much noise. Get the sensor right first, then start piling on the croutons and dressing.

It just doesn't make sense, IMHO, to spend almost $2000 on an inferior sensor. The 70D is a solid camera for the money, and about the limit of what you should pay for APS-C image quality.

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As I've stated before, people make too much of this spec.  Consider an example of the difference between -2 EV and -3 EV light levels:  f/2.8, 1/15 s, ISO 51200 vs ISO 102400.  Neither of those is likely to result in a very good image in most situations. 

It's nice to have.  The sum of minor improvements creates a nice package.



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Troll much?  How well will the D750 work with Canon lenses...or are they no reason to buy a 7DII? 

Trolling would be spending days on the forum, constantly engaged in brand wars with little regard for objectivity. Know anyone who fits that description?

I'm giving my sincere feelings. This will be my next camera, and I'm choosing it over the 7DII.



 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:45:20 PM »
7DII and D750 are way different markets.  You buy the APS-C flagship for use with supertelephotos and the additional crop on the field or in the wild.  The FF/FX camera works better with wide angle lenses and equivalent focal lengths.

I don't know a single pro photog who uses a crop camera. They all bailed on the 7D pretty quick and never went back.

Anyone who pays $2000 for an inferior APS-C sensor is getting ripped off.


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:44:16 PM »
I think even DPreview ripped Canon for cutting features from the 6D. 


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