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Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:48:16 AM »
well i wait for independent "reviews"

+1 I will also wait for independent reviews. People like Bryan Carnathan and Ken Rockwell may have already pre-ordered their new 7D2.

to name them both in the same sentence... is that a joke or an insult to bryan?



Haha beat me to it...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:11:12 AM »

Neuro was right in his ideas about the "jogging" lever around the base of the joystick.


I missed what Neuro said, and haven't seen anything else in this release material. Anyone care to link / explain it? Thanks in advance!

That switch at the joystick is made to toggle through different AF area modes. I asked about this in two other threads and he was presuming this. :D

Thanks! I guess I never really had a problem with AF-point button, then MFn to cycle through area modes... but at least there's an answer!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:07:18 AM »

But that battery - looks like this beast will need more juice if the battery "only" lasts for 670 shots. More grips sold shortly...


I thought I saw 800 somewhere- might've been B&H's spec comparison to the 7d. Regardless, I got about 2000 on Saturday and only went through half an LP-E6 before swapping it out- that's about 4x as many shots as Canon claims for that battery in the 7d. If that holds true, I won't worry too much about the new battery...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:04:35 AM »

Neuro was right in his ideas about the "jogging" lever around the base of the joystick.


I missed what Neuro said, and haven't seen anything else in this release material. Anyone care to link / explain it? Thanks in advance!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:54:36 AM »
I just read the best thing about this camera over at DPreview!!! It's got spot metering linked to the AF point!!! I've been hoping for that and thought they would never build this into a non-1-series camera!!! I love it!! :D

I'm so glad someone else is this excited about this. I never thought it would happen either, but that is AWESOME.

Was going to sell my backup 7d, move primary to backup, and add a 7d2 as primary.

Now might have to sell both and buy two...

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:21:20 AM »
25mm x 1.6x = 40mm

No. It's EF-S so it's 24mm on APS-C. If you put EF 24mm on APS-C, then you will get equivalent around 38mm.

Uh. I'm almost sure that an ef 24 has the same FOV as an ef-s 24. The added "S" just means that it's only mountable to crop bodies.

Nope. You can mount EF-S lens on FF as well. But I wouldn't recommend it.

A Canon  EF-S lens will not mount on a Canon FF body.

Can you tell me why? If u can mount FF lens on a crop body?

because the ef-S has a Short back focus distance. That is, the rear element protrudes farther into the camera body, and a FF mirror would hit it. The smaller APS-C mirror doesn't need as much room to swing up. So Canon devised a trick with the mounts so that FF-compatible lenses can mount to the EF-S mount, but not vice versa.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:12:36 AM »
one piece? Does that mean one element?  :o

also, pretty good MM...

was going to pass on this, seeing as I have 17-55 @ 2.8, and 28 1.8, but if it's $150 like the 40, it might be fun to play with after all...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:39:33 PM »
When was the last time that we had two sensors having the exact same MP resolution but were "different " ?
I'm afraid it looks like the 7D II will have the 70D sensor . The 70D sensor is pretty good though, its just that we are expecting two sensor revolutions in two years ..which is incredibly rare.

Agreed. I know everyone (including me) hopes that the 7DX will have some jaw-dropping sensor tech, but the 7D and 60D shared the same 18MP sensor. The differentiation that justified the price difference was AF system, FPS, buffer depth, weather sealing and build quality.

Why should we expect the next generation of each camera to have a different relationship to one another? It would be unusual for Canon to make a "successor" to the 7D that was positioned differently in the market. Not saying it can't happen -- just saying it seems most likely that the positioning of the two products in relation to one another continues.

The 7DX uses the same sensor as the 70D and continues the differentiation with beefy AF system, FPS, buffer depth and even more solid build. Seems predictable to me. Of course, it's the predictability that gets so many shorts in a twist on this forum...  :-X

Well, for one, the 7D came out before the 60D, and the sensor that was in the 7D trickled down the line. Not up to the 7D from the 60D. So, the real question is about the relationship between the 7D2 and the 80D, not the 70D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:06:04 AM »
I will release what we have in our possession

So, someone sent you a pre-production sample?

Yip, there is a photo of it on the home page, hiding in plain sight all along  8)

And all this time we thought that was a photoshop job...  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:47:47 AM »
I will release what we have in our possession 

So, someone sent you a pre-production sample?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:54:06 PM »
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Except NO APS-H sensor!!!!!!!

wait a minute....

what about that 120Mpixel APS-H sensor.......

We need to start another rumour.......
Like!

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:06:15 PM »
Size size size.  It makes your rig so small you don't mind leaving the bag behind and just slinging your camera around your neck all day. 

I leave my 70-200/2.8 "around my neck" all day, no problem.  It's all about placement (shoulder, not neck), and strap (Optech, not Canon).

^^ This a dozen times. I already throw my 28 1.8 in a bag without thinking about it... compared to a 70-200 2.8, which I'm totally comfortable with, any of those USM consumer primes (28, 50 1.4, 85 1.8 gets a tad long with hood, but still not bad) are really pretty portable...

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Would I? No, I've been happy with the 85 1.8. Do I see a market for it? Maybe... I think it would mostly depend on the price. If they knocked a bit off the current 85L II, maybe $1400-$1600? Otherwise they'd lose more sales to the likes of what I'm sure is coming out from Sigma in a new 85 art.

As a sidenote, 1.4 vs. 1.2 is only half a stop, not a whole stop. So 25% less light, 50% would be one full stop slower. ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »
Regarding the sensor...very disappointing. Sounds like a re-purposed 70D sensor with a DPAF improvement. I was REALLY, REALLY hoping Canon would really show something impressive on the sensor front with the 7D II. If the camera really does hit the streets with a 20mp sensor, I fully expect it to have the same DR limitations as all of Canon's previous sensors. Extremely disappointing.  :'( Guess we'll have to wait for the 5D IV to see if Canon can actually step up their sensor IQ game or not...which is just...so far down the road...Bleh.

Also worried about the "fine detail"...I really don't want them to start removing AA filters. That is just a dumb trend that photographers like simply because they do not understand the value of an AA filter, or the ease by which AA softening can be sharpened.

+1

it sorta almost leads one to believe that Japanese Canon Fangirls post here where they were claiming that Canon feels they have Canon users trapped enough that it won't matter if the bodies they push out can't keep up as per sensors and even other features at times (still not a hint that they are actually moving any DSLR sensors to new fabs and the panny gets 4k and yet the super new 7D2 which was promised to have revolutionary video and this and that is still 1080p)

and yeah the AA filter-less stuff I am not a big fan of, maybe when we get to 180MP FF or 60MP APS-C or something.

Yeah, we really need sensors to significantly oversample the lens before we can legitimately start dropping AA filters. Otherwise we just end up WITH aliasing, and that's never good.

I was not really interested in the 7D II being a big video DSLR anyway...I don't really know that anyone truly was, you just don't get that cinematic look with a smaller sensor...not without having very wide apertures anyway (like a lot of expensive cinema lenses do).

The thing that I think Canon really needed to nail, and which increasingly appears as they will not, is producing a truly new sensor with a fundamentally new design on a smaller fabrication process size. It just isn't happening. If this thing is still a 500nm transistor part...I mean...WOW. That technology is about fifteen years old!! What is Canon doing? It's one thing to be conservative, but now it's just getting ludicrous...

I have always wondered about this, and you may be the guy to answer. Intel's next series of chips is what, 14nm process? I understand that Intel is purely in the microprocessor business, and Canon has to do a lot more than just optimize processes for sensors, but is there any practical reason why sensor transistors are / should be / need to be on such a different scale? Or is it just a matter of business and not wanting to make the necessary investment to keep shrinking? The fact that intel shrinks every other year has just made me wonder... because clearly there's an advantage to a smaller process.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:37:09 PM »
Sounds like it could be good... I'm in the "hedged optimism" camp. I'll probably buy it, but probably not till the post-Christmas refurb sales. 10FPS and 65pt AF are enough to keep my interest, and the 70D sensor is good enough for me at this point, so I'm not immediately turned off. Hoping for more... guess that remains to be seen!

(And if we can get more details about that sensor, that would be great!)

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