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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:27:46 PM »
I have purchased hardly anything from Canon during the last 5 years (7D) and will continue to do so, as long as they do not deliver the products I want [basically, a mirrorless "Sony A7R killer" or at the very least a "Fuji XT-1 killer" (APS-C)]. I've recently sold the 7D and some of the Canon lenses and have no qualms to sell the remaining approx. 5k in Canon lenses, if need be.

Yes, that's just me ... but I know, it is not just me. :-)

No, it's not just you.  I recently sold the 7D and some Canon lenses and had no qualms about selling approximately $5K in Canon gear.  Of course, I bought several times that amount in new Canon gear.  Yes, that's just me...but I know, it is not just me.  And unlike you, those of us buying Canon gear are in the majority. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:42:04 AM »
The now 18 mp ubiquitous sensor first made its appearance in the 7D. Did this next appear in a xxD or a xxxD ? I'm not sure but my guess is that is was an xxD, perhaps the 60D.

In fact, it did appear next in the T2i/550D, but not until the following year, then in the 60D a few weeks later.  It's certainly in Canon's best interest to use a sensor in multie bodies across multiple lines. 

What's crazy and illogical is to take two separate facts (that the 7DII might have new sensor tech and that there hasn't been an xxxD update this year), and draw a causal link between them.  It's particularly crazy and illogical given the existence of a new 20 MP DPAF sensor that's been used in just one body to date.  Canon has made APS-C sensors used in only one body, but those have all been xxxD/xxxxD bodies, where the production volume means costs are recouped without needing to 'trickle down'.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:35:23 AM »
Where does the Nikon Ds3 come into play in this discussion (see thread title)....?

Nikon didn't make a Ds3, they made a D3s.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:28:32 AM » I just crazy?

See...there's a direct question, and I'll answer it: Yes.

If a 'new' sensor goes into the next xxxD, it will be the 70D's sensor, not some new tech which may or may not appear in the 7DII.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:10:47 AM »
I have a 24-70 II that was bought new right when the lens was released... Never had any clicking noises.

Until I sent it in to Canon for a check and clean...

When it came back, it now has a clicking sound (two or three clicks when zoomed). I am assuming they tightened some stuff which made the sound appear. I am not worried at all about it, but it is funny that it was silent until Canon had it  :o

Canon's lens maintenance service doesn't touch the internals, the only thing tightened are the external screws, and neither the screws on the lens mount nor the little screws on the plate for the lock switch should affect the zoom mechanism.

Hate to say it, but I'd be worried about rough handling during shipments.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Switch from Ds3 to 7d Mk2
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:24:54 AM »
MFD and optical magnification would be unchanged.  AoV would go from ~13° to ~8°, FoV at 1:1 from framing a quarter to framing a dime.

You'd have more pixels on that smaller FoV, how many more will depend on the 7DII's MP count, which remains unknown.

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:28:18 AM »
Well, I have shot myself and seen enough images from all sorts of current Canon EOS cameras ... and NONE of them can deliver these kind of images out of cam / without REALLY HEAVY post processing.

His images are not "out of cam." It is quite evident from his review that he is post processing RAW files.

Find a portrait photographer who uses Canon and he will deliver images like those to you all day long.

How dare you spoil the D810 love fest with empirical reality.   It's the best camera available, at least until the D820 is launched in a few months.

I really do enjoy the irony of the plethora of 'examples' of the utility of higher DR showing scenes where the DR isn't that high, or was far higher than the camera could capture so the image still has blown and/or blocked areas with lost detail. 

I'm not saying more low ISO DR is a bad thing, just that so many purported examples fail to demonstrate it's utility.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:46:38 AM »
The absence of a new lower end APS-C camera (xx0D) makes for interesting speculation that they've held off releasing a new camera because they realise there's no point in making it as the 7DII will make it seem irrelevant. When you put all of the rumors together plus this one that Canon may have stopped production of the 5D3 already then it is a bigger picture worth looking at.

Why do you persist in avoiding direct questions, making incorrect statements and refusing to admit your mistakes?

A 7DII costing over double what an xxxD model costs will make the latter irrelevant?  A rumor that Canon has stopped 5DIII production based on what a Best Buy floor clerk said?

No, those are so utterly ridiculous that it's not worth discussing them further. 

PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:34:50 PM »
I used to have a Fujitsu keyboard with built-in clock, calsulator, and trackball.  Why not a mouse?
Oh, the mouse exists.  I'm merely hoping for a Mark II L version of it (or not...).   :)

PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:23:09 PM »
I'm hoping for an X Mark II L Calculator Mouse, with a direct print button and a red cord. 

Who's with me??   8)

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 06:16:11 PM »
In case someone doesn't get it:

You won't see more steps in a shot of a transmission step wedge by downscaling, the downscaled image will look exactly the same unless you downscale so much that you see pixelization. If  you compare a shot taken with a 8mpix sensor against shot taken with a 36mpix sensor where each pixel has exactly the same DR in both sensors however...

You will see the exact same DR in both shots. No different then if you shot 8x10 Velvia 50 and 35mm Velvia 50 and compared them in terms of DR.

First of my examples yes you will same DR, second of example wrong, you will see different DR and that is precisely why comparing print DR makes sense and screen DR is of limited value. If signal to noise performance per pixel is equal, a higher megapixel sensor will always capture more information. Why this happens is already explained in one of the other 2000 DR threads here.

As dtaylor previously stated, there's a difference between the generic definition of dynamic range (as applied to signals of all types) and the meaning of photographic dynamic range.  Get a Stouffer step wedge and a light table and try it out...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:47:13 PM »
You're focusing on the wrong part of the problem.

You're unable to answer a direct question.  I asked one, your answer was a total fail, and now you want to change the subject to a question you think you do know the answer to, even though you're failing to answer your own question correctly.  Sigh.

Sales are declining so the challenge is to sell more units.

The best way to sell more units is to make the unit more attractive to buyers.

New features, be they software or hardware are a good way to make something more attractive to buyers.

So it sounds like you're agreeing with me that new FF cameras with new technology (at least DPAF) is a good idea for Canon's product range.

Of course new technology is a good idea...necessary, in fact.  To date, your whole schtick on these forums has been that Canon's sensors are inferior (because they offer less low ISO DR than SoNikon).  It's been thoroughly explained to you that Canon's lower low ISO DR has been a fact for years, and they're still the market leader.  You've also frequently stated that Canon's lesser low ISO DR demonstrates their failure to innovate.  DPAF has been a frequent response (by me and others) to your whining, and now all of a sudden it's your idea that DPAF is a great new technology, and I'm agreeing with you??

It's sad that you can't even get your own story straight.  Total metacognitive fail.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 17, 2014, 04:15:41 PM »
So they sit around and wait until 2017 to put out a 5 series that does 4k (and has reasonable built-in usability features and built-in 1080p RAW)? Canon will be so beyond and afterthought by that crowd by then it won't even be funny.


Yet another prediction of doom for Canon.



Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 17, 2014, 02:39:47 PM »
Do you have an alternative explanation?  ...  Something fairly compelling must have lead them to decide to leave this feature out...

At this point, the postulate of the good Friar William – he hailed from Ockham, incidentally – still holds.  The simplest explanation, which is usually best, is that omission of a touchscreen from the 7DII Is just a rumor, and therefore quite possibly false.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: August 17, 2014, 01:25:43 PM »
I'm one who believes that if a new sensor appears in the 7D MK II, and it is exceptional, Canon already knows that sales will plummet on the 5D MK III and 1D X series, and will have to come out with new models.  They also likely know what the competition is planning, and want to be ready.  A multi layer sensor that actually works will bring more accurate colors, better saturation, and a host of new problems that we have yet to discover.

If. And if the technology scales to FF. It was also previously suggested that Canon might lead off with a 'gimped' version of the new sensor tech in a 7DII/X, precisely so sales don't plummet on current FF models.

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