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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:13:44 AM »
Waiting for the 7DII feels like waiting on the 5DIII to come out. Most was disappointed by the little bump in performance and price hike. Comepared to the D800, but now its selling way better than the competition.

I guess I remember it a little differently. Prior to the announcement, there were any number of people on this forum who absolutely knew that the 5DIII would have inferior autofocus (the catchword at the time was "crippled.")

Then, when it came out, most of the wailing was over the price. Those who bought raved about the high ISO performance, autofocus and almost everything else. As the price has dropped, the sales have climbed and you are correct in that it now significantly outsells the D800.

That said, I would agree that waiting for the 7DII does seem a bit like Deja Vu and I certainly hope that we will be equally surprised at how good the camera is.

Personally I'm not so much concerned about how it performs relative to the 5diii.  It will be better than the 7d and that's what matters to me.  I rarely use the 7d anymore as the 5diii records way better images...even cropped.  If the leaked specs to date are any indication the upgrade is a no brainer.  Now...let's see how much canon can milk our bank accounts...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 16, 2014, 03:27:02 PM »
I am hoping the 7D2 is to the 7D, as the 5D3 was to the 5D2 and is compelling enough to make me want to upgrade. I am specifically looking and hoping for a sizable improvements in DN, High ISO Performance and the 5D3 AF system or similar.
I am so disappointed with the 7d by today's standards that any improvement will be worth the upgrade.  Just show me where to sign...

The problem Canon has with the 7DII is that it will certainly rob sales from the 1Dx. If 10 fps @ 18mp with 61 point AF is true then it really will be a 1.6x cropped 1Dx. I suspect that Canon will leave the IQ much the same as the 70D, it's got to hold back on something for this camera.
Naturally we all want a camera with less video compromises (the 7D has a really strong AA filter), far better noise handling threashold and a DR to match the current Sony Exmore CMOS sensors. But I seriously doubt that Canon will invest in sensor tech for this camera and I think they will brin in the new tech for the 1Dx replacement or it's high MP cousin.
I don't think  the 7D II rob sales from the DX. I've been saving for the 1 DX for many months now and on the verge of the getting one. I did have a fleeting thought maybe I wait for the 7D II I can then purchase that along with the 5D Mark III. I'm thinking maybe I can have the best of the both worlds but I held that 1DX again and felt the solid build. There's no doubt I'm getting the DX. The 1 DX and 7DII will cater to two different markets IMHO...
I agree.... there will be a few people who don't buy a 1DX because they like the 7D2 more.. but there will be a heck of a lot more that don't buy the 70D because they like the 7D2 better... net sales gain for Canon.. Plus, of those few who don't get the 1DX, how many end up spending the saved money on lenses?

Canon already does enough to rob sales from the 1dx on price alone.  How much better would it sell for half the price?

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EOS-M / Re: Power eating Pig for EOS-M ?
« on: January 15, 2014, 04:08:46 PM »
Curious if anyone has purchased the AC power adapter for the M.  Based on the pictures the power adapter connects to the battery adapter.  Shouldn't be too difficult to fabricate a belt mounted battery pack or something attached to a bracket.  What is the power output and mA rating on the power adapter?


Dear
Yes, It might work , Buy $ 65 Dollars AC  to DC adapter from B&H
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/883400-REG/Canon_6784b002_AC_Adapter_Kit_ACK_E12.html

And After that, But 12 V. Battery Pack and Buy the Transformer from 12 V DC.  to 110 V. AC---And Plug this Canon AC to DC adapter = Total 15 Pounds on our Belt.
---But The Best way  is to buy the Halcyon  LP-E12  2200 mAh. = $ 9 US Dollars Each = 6 of them and put them in our pocket = Better

http://www.amazon.com/Halcyon-Lithium-Replacement-Battery-Charger/dp/B00C32SPDW/ref=sr_1_7/192-4275402-5928723?ie=UTF8&qid=1389462791&sr=8-7&keywords=canon+battery+lp-e12


Enjoy.
Surapon

I was considering just the adapter for 40 bucks and the wire battery to a plug that goes into the adapter.  But yes maybe  better to just buy a lot of cheap batteries.

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I like the StreetWalker Pro.  It's long enough to carry a full body with the 70-200 and extender attached.  I often also just leave the hood on as well.  The 17-50 attached to a 2nd body will also fit as long as it's not gripped.

I recently used this backpack on a trip to cape cod.  gripped 5d3 on a 300 f2.8L IS (no hood) and 1.4 extender along with an ungripped 7D with my 24-70 2.8L.  Still room for a few other things as well.  However the overall width of the pack is pretty narrow compared to other models.  Which makes it nice to carry in tight quarters and stash under the seat on the airplane.

Another benefit of the StreetWalker pro is you can add optional sling straps to the backback should straps so when you are carrying the big rig around ready to shoot you can take the weight off your neck and distribute it across your shoulders.  I carry the above 300mm setup all day that way hiking.
I'd have recommended the Street Walker Hard Drive since the OP mentioned the laptop but he also said that he was a student and Think Tank products, while amazing, might have been outside of his budget.

Well I opt not carry my laptop in my backpack for a few reasons but mostly because I treat the two separately.  Never take my LT on travel, just lots of memory cards.  If need to get images back to the office I use my iPad mini or iPhone.  You get to a point where it's too much to drag everything with you.  I try to go with the minimum I need.  The Streetwalker Pro suits that for my needs.  Just an option to evaluate.  There is something to be said for leaving laptops at home.

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EOS-M / Re: Power eating Pig for EOS-M ?
« on: January 15, 2014, 08:13:42 AM »
Curious if anyone has purchased the AC power adapter for the M.  Based on the pictures the power adapter connects to the battery adapter.  Shouldn't be too difficult to fabricate a belt mounted battery pack or something attached to a bracket.  What is the power output and mA rating on the power adapter?


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I like the StreetWalker Pro.  It's long enough to carry a full body with the 70-200 and extender attached.  I often also just leave the hood on as well.  The 17-50 attached to a 2nd body will also fit as long as it's not gripped.

I recently used this backpack on a trip to cape cod.  gripped 5d3 on a 300 f2.8L IS (no hood) and 1.4 extender along with an ungripped 7D with my 24-70 2.8L.  Still room for a few other things as well.  However the overall width of the pack is pretty narrow compared to other models.  Which makes it nice to carry in tight quarters and stash under the seat on the airplane.

Another benefit of the StreetWalker pro is you can add optional sling straps to the backback should straps so when you are carrying the big rig around ready to shoot you can take the weight off your neck and distribute it across your shoulders.  I carry the above 300mm setup all day that way hiking.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Rebel for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:25:22 PM »
Europe is having supply shortages of the 7D.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_7dmk2.html

Canon still has 500+ 7D refurbished bodies alone for sale on their site.  I would suspect they would have another BIG sale on their 7D refurbs just prior to releasing a mark II.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Rebel for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:06:43 PM »
Yeah I'll take full responsibility.  Went all in on an Eos-m for my collection.  So no doubt in my mind it will be the Eos-m2 that is announced.  Sorry to disappoint all of the 7dii hopefulls.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:51:07 PM »
I am hoping the 7D2 is to the 7D, as the 5D3 was to the 5D2 and is compelling enough to make me want to upgrade. I am specifically looking and hoping for a sizable improvements in DN, High ISO Performance and the 5D3 AF system or similar.

I am so disappointed with the 7d by today's standards that any improvement will be worth the upgrade.  Just show me where to sign...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:22:12 AM »
sensor sensor sensor.  That's all y'all talk about.  Why is pixel density such a deal dealer?  I rarely use every pixel in an image and I presently complain about the files size of my raw images. 

I don't need a 7d, but if it were a solid upgrade over the 70d, I would think that would be satisfactory to a sufficient number of buyers.

In the abstract, sure everyone wants a body that is 30 megapixels 10 fps, usable iso of 6400, 4k video, dual card slots, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a hot Asian model with every purchase.

But in reality... being a bit better can be significantly better for certain individuals.

The biggest deal about pixel density is the depthness of cropping.  For those of us shooting wildlife we mostly have to crop...often pretty deep as we cannot get our subjects to cooperate most of the time to allow for full frame images.  More MP gives us more to work with.



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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Microadjustment Automated
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:17:41 AM »
HEY!
Where is the person who started the thread complaining about Canon's lack of innovation? They should have some interesting insight here :)

Is it really innovation or just stealing someone else's idea and be the first to file a patent?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Microadjustment Automated
« on: January 12, 2014, 06:50:43 PM »
No doubt this will be a premium feature offered only on high end models.  Current model contrast AF is prett poor.  However I bet the new dual pixel sensors may have improved in this area.  I think it's a good move provided they fix some of the current systemic issues.  No reason this can't be done in Camera.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 11, 2014, 11:09:09 PM »
Bring it on!!!

I'm just waiting for the preorders to start.  Whatever they do it will be better than the old 7D and worth an upgrade.

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EOS-M / Re: Power eating Pig for EOS-M ?
« on: January 11, 2014, 06:56:15 PM »
Make sure Continuous AF is turned off.

+1

I have a pair of LP-E12s, each lasts for well over 100 shots.

Thanks you, Sir, Dear Teacher , Mr, neuroanatomist
I will too.
Surapon

I tried it today with my 85 f1.2L with continuous AF on.  Hahahaha..was almost hard to hold the thing.  The AF motor torqued the camera all over the place.  I would expect about 15 minutes of battery with that combo.  It worked though but worked better with 1 shot only.

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EOS-M / How do you pack and carry your EOS-M?
« on: January 11, 2014, 06:48:45 PM »
Wondering what everyone uses to pack and/or carry your Eos-m around with along with its accessories?

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