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EOS-M / Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 01:36:34 AM »
With so many of you here at CR buying the Canon EOS M version one, I am just curious, especially in light of the fact that the US$ 299 is STILL ongoing*, when you think Mark II will be out?




*at least when this poll was created.

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EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
It definitely is not over. Still available at 299 on Amazon, and I doubt they are the only one.

Come on Canon, launch the M2 for US$ 301 already..... come on .....  :o 8) ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:48:46 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

The 7D MK I was pretty pro. The 7D MK II hopefully will be more pro. I think that the sensor should have at least a 2 stop ISO improvement, and there should be better sealing, a MUCH improved grip, and also a third wheel for ISO.

Pretty pro?! It is/was a decent camera with good fps, and other features. It never really competed with the 1 series, and the only ever time you would see one on a field/pitch was perhaps, and only perhaps, as a 2nd back up body. Nothing wrong with that.

If they did make a true Pro 7D Mark II H or C in a 1D X body with all the FPS, perhaps even improved this and that etc. I will buy one without a doubt. But I doubt it would be cheap, in fact I would say US$3-4K.  But my money would be on a watered down version of the 1D X, only question is how much water to use?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:42:09 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »
I would not be surprised to see Canon test the elasticity of past product cycles to discover just how frequently they can update their different models. There is such hunger these days for the latest tech, the newest this and the newest that, that Canon would be silly not to.

I am looking forward to learning about the 7D Mark II, it should be a very exciting camera, but I am also curious as to what they have planned with their flagship pro camera(s). :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Street Photography Advice...
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:00:33 AM »
Two things:
1, End of summer it will rain quite a lot, take that into account
2, Jakarta can be a rather dangerous city, if possible get a local guide to go with you and keep your gear close

J

These are two very important points for you to think about. Generally AP is very, very safe, but Jakarta is one place you do have to be very careful when wandering the streets.

It is an enormous, sprawling city, with some of the worse traffic you have ever seen, and there is no train (underground or skytrain) system to speak of. Throw rain, heat and humidity into that mix and not a lot of people walk great distances.

I love Jakarta, and the whole of Indonesia, but do be very careful and pack your gear accordingly.

Enjoy.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:51:54 PM »
I, for one, fully comprehend manufacturer/retailer relationships. However, I'll never believe Canon does not have some hand in this particular move. To think B&H suddenly got a wild hair up their tookus one day and fire-saled the M and then their competition followed the piper like mice is far too improbable. This is why I initially said I'm scratching my head trying to understand this. There is something behind it -- and I know all (or some at least) will be revealed in time.

Meanwhile, while I think it would be delightful to have the M right now, I'm not taking the bait. For me, it won't get me any pictures I can't get with my current equipment.

+1

I was quite surprised by how many people came out and, at least publicly, said they were buying the M camera, either to keep, sell on later, or some other reason. It was almost as if everyone had US$300 burning a hole in their pocket which they just had to get rid of.

Sure the new M is likely to be more expensive, but then it is also likely to be better.

Look at the much more costly - some say much higher IQ - RX 100. Sony has just come out with the RX 100 ii which addresses some of the main issues customers had with version one. It is a little more expensive than v1 but many would be happy to pay that extra for improved performance.

I have never been impressed with the M, and I was not even aware you needed a mount, a this and a that. The whole point of these small things is that you stick it in your pocket and not worry about which bits you have left at home.

I will look at the M ii when it comes out, but until then, I do not care if the M I is US$ 100, I still won't buy it.

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Reviews / Re: G1X vs RX100?
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:12:40 AM »
Don't forget the RX 100 II has just come out and addresses some of the issues that users had with the RX 100 version I.

Here is one review:

http://www.slashgear.com/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-ii-hands-on-you-want-this-camera-04289015/

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As usual I was thinking of me only. You are right of course. Point well taken. If I were shooting sports and in that arena. I would also be using a tripod and good head.
Yea, send me the pics... :)

No, you are right, in fact we both are. They are handholdable but not for any serious lengths of time, and believe me you would not be using a tripod at a major sporting event.

As for the pics of all the birds I know that fart, my gf threatened me with some serious surgery if I sent you anything that resembles her. Bizarrely, she did say I could send you those of her ex bf's gf. Go figure..... ;-)


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I have the 600 II and am awaiting the arrival of my 200-400 ....  But, neither of them are light, and hand holding them is not as easy as some of you on this board seem to think it is.  Doable, certainly, but challenging, YES.  Way too much lens for a small person or a woman to handle, without being on a tri-pod (Wemberley) or at least a monopod


I am glad someone pointed that out. I keep reading different posts with people saying the 400, 500 and 600 ii lenses are handholdable. They are, but only for a (very) limited period of time.

The 600 ii is just under 4kg add that to a 1D X which is 1.4 kg or something, giving you a combined total of around 5.5kgs.


Not sure about that statement. I have the new 500 II. I have had it for about 6 months and it has  been on a tripod maybe a hand full of times. I shoot daily with it. I also had the old 500 IS and it lived on a tripod. The loss of 1.5 lbs made this a hand hold-able rig for me. The only time I even think about a tripod is when I add a 1.4 t.c. which is very seldom. I shoot small to medium size birds.

99% of what you see here is handheld.
www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos


You have some lovely shots there, and 10/10 for the domain name birdsthatfart!! That's brilliant.  ;D

I guess that it depends on your style of shooting and what you shoot. I do mainly sports which means I am often seated and need to keep the camera pretty much horizontal for long periods of time. I of course use a monopod for this, if I didn't I would tire quickly.

I also have to carry all my gear (a lot of stuff) from the train station/car park to the media centre to the pitch, up and down steps, etc etc which is pretty good work out by itself.

As you are shooting birds mainly, I would imagine that you do not keep your camera and lens up horizontally for very long periods, is that right?

So I think handhodable depends on what we are doing and how long we are keeping the camera at eye level for.

Oh and I know a couple of birds that fart, I may send you their pictures!  ;D 8)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 04, 2013, 10:49:20 PM »
Some portraits taken this week :)

Nice. I like the third one, is she single?!  ;D 8)

Number One does it for me, great stuff.

3 weeks away, 2 weeks left, the only "Eyes" I've seen that compare are these, maybe a little scarier.

Beautiful owl shot. Wow.

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I have the 600 II and am awaiting the arrival of my 200-400 ....  But, neither of them are light, and hand holding them is not as easy as some of you on this board seem to think it is.  Doable, certainly, but challenging, YES.  Way too much lens for a small person or a woman to handle, without being on a tri-pod (Wemberley) or at least a monopod

I am glad someone pointed that out. I keep reading different posts with people saying the 400, 500 and 600 ii lenses are handholdable. They are, but only for a (very) limited period of time.

The 600 ii is just under 4kg add that to a 1D X which is 1.4 kg or something, giving you a combined total of around 5.5kgs.

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I find it interesting that so many people here bought it with the possible intention of selling it on, despite its widely known flaws (and please do not tell me there are none, I have seen it in action, and Canon issued a FW update to address some of them, and looks like they are now going to launch a brand new version to correct them all!).

What makes you think the price will go up, especially if Canon does launch a new M? I cannot see the price going up at all.

Still, sounds like there are a lot of happy campers here on CR right now, so congrats on the new purchase.

I won't be buying one, but I do look forward to hearing about the possible new M, and could there be some new lenses to go with it too....  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 7D now If I won't be able to afford 7D mkii
« on: July 03, 2013, 08:03:27 AM »
I think TDP's review of the 1D Mark II is very interesting:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-1D-Mark-II-Digital-Camera-Review.aspx

and here is a comparison of the 1D Mark II and the 7D:

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon_EOS-1D_Mark_II-vs-Canon_EOS_7D




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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 7D now If I won't be able to afford 7D mkii
« on: July 03, 2013, 07:52:26 AM »
Reece, I am sure a lot of people would love to have so much first hand experience with a 1D Mark II.

What lenses do you currently have access too?

I know one member recently purchased a 1D Mark I (or whatever it is called) and that thread generated quite a lot of interest.

Maybe you could get your Dad to treat himself to an upgrade, and you get the 1D Mark II as a gift and get to play with his new toy from time to time.

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