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Interesting camera.  The high iso capabilities are clearly it's strongest attribute.  But I prefer much more than 12mp personally.  And the 4k "support" seems misleading as you have to pony up 2grand more to fully leverage it.  A yawner imho.

12 MP are way enough for me. If my memory doesn't fail, there were some fellow posters here who opted for a low light cam with a lower pixel count. I would be absolutely in for such a beast either in the 6d or 5D segment. Although I think, Canon might leave the low light king to the 1 series... but a mirrorless beast with nice ISo 51k might be great. Maybe, the overnext 5D will do the job  8) Anyway, the 5D3 is way enough camera for an amateur tog like me!

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:39:42 AM »
tidbits of rumored info by "CR1" sources... 8) Is the small amount of rumored information a sign for a bigger innovative splash techwise? e.g. sensor?

I consider usable to be the point at which you don't need to use NR.

That's an intresting definition. Sometimes a bit of noise adds to an image, sometimes not. A mirrorless 12 MP Cam by Canon would be very welcome. Just hope that Sony offers their product at a reasonable price. The 51k look pretty fine to me. Wonder how Canon improves in sensor tech and low light capacity, and if they are willing to pass it down to 5Ds and 6Ds as well. Or will they keep it all for the 1Dx segment?  Should I buy another 5D within the next 6 years I hope for the same MP count and ISO 12800 like ISO 4000 on the 5D3 now.

Those curved TVs look pretty cool, at least on TV 8).  This looks like a big cost saving / miniaturization move by Sony to eliminate lens elements that correct for field curvature.  With 100M EOS lenses out there, not to mention Nikkor and many others, I don't see flat sensors going anywhere.

I hate to say it but those 100M EOS lenses would all work better on a DSLR with a curved sensor than one with a flat sensor.
Maybe or maybe not because they have different levels of field curvature and most macro lenses would really suck on a curved sensor.  On the other hand. the Sony sensor will no doubt have lenses that are all designed to have very similar levels of field curvature.

Field curvature has nothing to do with illumination levels.

I believe they were trying to say that not only will the new sensor allow for smaller sized lenses relating to field of view, focal length, etc., but they will also allow for larger apertures, thereby allowing more light.
Lens construction requirements aside for a moment, if this sensor type makes it into any type of FF gear in the near future, more light would stand for better current high ISOs. Hope, the wait won't take too long. Any plans by Canon in this field? I guess we won't see anyting near to mass production within less than 5 to 10 years time...

I really like that. But I guess we are lightyears away from such a device...Or Sony could take us by surprise by 2016?

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:22:40 AM »
Given the potential customer base of those moving from other APS-C models I reckon
It will have

... the interesting question and imho more worth speculating about: What will it *not* have other than no ff sensor?

Knowing Canon, they will take great care not to deliver a "mini 1dx" at 1/3 of the price that even works better for wildlife in good light because of the gain in reach. Will they cripple the fw? Will the video have moire? Way less sealing? Will it have touch-amateur usability?

Your guess: (insert here)

They won't have to nerf it much as it is a different class of camera.  Compared to the 1DX, the 7D2 won't have:

  • As high a burst rate
  • As good low-light performance
  • As good build quailty and weather sealing
  • An integral grip
  • Spot metering at any AF point

Marsu, the first one is probably the only deliberate nerfing they will do, and the second is an APS-C reality that can't be too critical of.  The rest is par for the course for a non-1-series body -- and I don't think 7D users should have expected to get something 1DX-like for those items anyway.

But that's like comparing a Corvette to a Ferrari.  Both are pretty fun to drive, I'd wager.  The 7D2 should be a state of the art APS-C rig and offer the great new sensor that will be blown down the XXD and Rebel lines for the next few years. 

I think a crop 5D3 (or 'action-oriented' 5D3) is far more likely than a crop-sized 1DX.  Other than on the video side of things (which I never use), I'd expect the 7D2 and 5D3 size/build/menus/ergonomics/etc. to be very very very very very similar.  That's a great thing -- as a 5D3 owner, if I got more into shooting sports and wildlife, I'd pick up a 7D2 for more reach, framerate, etc. in a heartbeat if I had the confidence it was similarly well built and as intuitively designed as my 5D3.

- A

One of the possible specs from last year indicated the 7D II (or whatever it's called) might have a 12fps burst rate.  It would be cool if true, but 10 fps would also be cool. 

As to form factor, it might be a hybrid.  It might be like a EOS 3-- 1 series controls but with a removable grip..or it might be like a mini-1DX or it might be like a 5D3.  Any of those options are fine with me. :)

Why would it be called anything but 7d2??

and I thought I read here once, that the 5D3 was the mini 1Dx ;-) ???

Well, regarding this anniversary Canon might be good for a nice FF surprise like an 1DXs? Don't know.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:52:31 PM »
I find it inconceivable that there would not be a new FF camera in testing....

Very likely, that there is a new FF camera in testing, we expect a 5DIV for March or summer if they keep their 3 to 3.5 years product cycle. Just thought out loud in case it doesn't contain foevon like technique, although there were recent rumors about a foevon like sensor or am I wrong?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:28:52 PM »
Hope there won't be too much of a dissapointment to anyone in case that things don't turn out as expected...

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:12:38 AM »
The image files were very similar in size to the EOS 5D Mark III’s 22mp files, but exhibited “much” better colour accuracy and detail. This camera is supposedly for later this year or early next year.

This means better color filter and not so thin CFA as they have now , where reds going towards orange as one example and regarding  the resolution a lighter AA-filter on none as Nikon.

People who have used  a 1DSmk3 and the first 5D knows the difference in the  color  filter which was steaper  and also means less light to the sensor and poorer high iso performance.

Interesting to see what Canon has done and if they can match better sensors like Sonys in color depth, dynamic range .

If it is for next year, I dare to guess that it might be the 5DIV or they give it another year of product cycle and introduce an 1Ds ish body...who knows...As I am looking forward to a 5DV there remains quite some time for me ;-) The 5D3 still rocks!

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:35:08 PM »
It will be interesting to see how "much better" you can get with the colours?

I use a color checker passport and it does amazing things. To able to drop that tweak will reduce noise quite a bit, I'm all for it. There's a good difference between the 5d3 and 1dx also, so if they really keep pushing for accurate color I'm very happy with that.

Could this refer to new and highly advanced sensor tech?

Lenses / Re: Canon Working on Faster f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:19:17 AM »
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We were told almost immediately after the announcement of the <a href="" target="_blank">EF 16-35 f/4L IS</a> that Canon is indeed working on an f/2.8 ultra wide angle zoom. The lens will be wider than 16mm, although the exact optical formula is not known. We have heard in the past that an EF 12-24 f/2.8L  or <a href="" target="_blank">EF 14-24 f/2.8L</a> was in the works to compete with the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G, which some Canon shooters have converted to their EOS bodies.</p>
<p>It was stressed that the lens was “not close” to being announced, and would probably arrive within 6 months of a higher megapixel full frame prosumer camera body.</p>
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sounds fine. the 12-24 F/2.8 plus the 5DIV as a christmas announcement? but unfortunately this looks like a 6-6.5k $ package...or am I wrong. I guess Canon will ask at least 2k US$ for the new lens, or even more...?

Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:42:22 PM »
An 11-24 F/4.0 would be nice. Bulb lens? And I wonder, what third party brands would do with that. A Sigma 11-24, about the same quality at less $$$? I'm almost in ;-)

Lenses / Re: New EF-S Ultrawide Coming? [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 04:19:05 AM »
What about an ultrawide for FF with IS. Come on, now!


About 16-35 f2.8 IS or 16-35 f4 IS...same IQ as Nik 14-24 or better  ::)

A 14-24 or 12-24 for FF would be very welcome! An F/3.5 F/4.0 would do for nightscapes at high ISOs.

Well, this is as crazy as it gets...
"Is Amazon attempting to patent an age old photography lighting technique? A recently published patent seems to suggest that, and it’s getting some photographers up in arms. Multiple readers have sent us (rather angry and bewildered) tips about the patent, which was first reported on by Shoot the Centerfold. The document itself was published on March 18, 2014, is titled “Studio Arrangement,” and features the diagram above showing a lighting setup."

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