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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:39:38 PM »
Regardless, I expect Canon to drain my bank account just like they always do.  Something they are very very good at!

You think?

I'm still using my 10-year-old and 9-year-old Canon dSLRs because none of the updates since have been particularly interesting.  I have several friends with Canon dSLRs, and they are similar.  One is still using his 40D, one is still using his Rebel XT, one is still using his T3i.  I'm still using a 20D, 5D and a T2i at work.  I've watched every Canon release carefully in the last 10+ years.

Depends on what you shoot.  For those of us that shoot sports, wildlife, other fast action, then we would be missing out on a VASTLY improved AF system in the likes of 1DX and 5D3.

I shoot primarily fast-action.

And you stuck with 20D, Xti and 5D???

Just the 20D and 5D.  The Rebel is for work, which is not fast action.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:35:24 PM »
I'm gonna stab a guess and say it's going to be $2799 MSRP

Followed by 8-10 threads of "7Dmk2 or 5Dmk3, help me decide!" :D


Fllowed by 8-10 threads "why is the 7D mk2 so expensive?"  ;D


If it doesn't street for close to $2000, I think it's a wounded duck for Canon sales.  If Canon does try to pop early adopters over $2500, I dont think it lasts very long. They need to have this puppy moving by Black Friday. $1999 street prices.

And....we have a winner!

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:02:43 AM »
Regardless, I expect Canon to drain my bank account just like they always do.  Something they are very very good at!

You think?

I'm still using my 10-year-old and 9-year-old Canon dSLRs because none of the updates since have been particularly interesting.  I have several friends with Canon dSLRs, and they are similar.  One is still using his 40D, one is still using his Rebel XT, one is still using his T3i.  I'm still using a 20D, 5D and a T2i at work.  I've watched every Canon release carefully in the last 10+ years.

Depends on what you shoot.  For those of us that shoot sports, wildlife, other fast action, then we would be missing out on a VASTLY improved AF system in the likes of 1DX and 5D3.

I shoot primarily fast-action.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:56:56 AM »
I think that the 7D MK II (with those specs) will fill the gap that the 1D MK IV left. The 7D could not fill that gap and wasn't targeted for that. But the 7D MK II will outperform the 1D MK IV and is able to fille the gap. Those that are not able to afford the 7D MKII will go for 70D or the successor of the 70D. My personal believe is that this spec game of Canon is done to take photographers to the next higher performer camera as part of sales strategy. It happened at least with me going from 550D to 7D to 5D MKIII  ;D

If they price it too high, then a lot of people that have been waiting for it will go buy a 70D instead.

Sounds like an excellent marketing strategy to me.  ;)

Doesn't to me.  I'll bet the margins on this camera are double (or so) from the margins on a 70D.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:44:21 AM »
Regardless, I expect Canon to drain my bank account just like they always do.  Something they are very very good at!

You think?

I'm still using my 10-year-old and 9-year-old Canon dSLRs because none of the updates since have been particularly interesting.  I have several friends with Canon dSLRs, and they are similar.  One is still using his 40D, one is still using his Rebel XT, one is still using his T3i.  I'm still using a 20D, 5D and a T2i at work.  I've watched every Canon release carefully in the last 10+ years.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:36:13 AM »
I think that the 7D MK II (with those specs) will fill the gap that the 1D MK IV left. The 7D could not fill that gap and wasn't targeted for that. But the 7D MK II will outperform the 1D MK IV and is able to fille the gap. Those that are not able to afford the 7D MKII will go for 70D or the successor of the 70D. My personal believe is that this spec game of Canon is done to take photographers to the next higher performer camera as part of sales strategy. It happened at least with me going from 550D to 7D to 5D MKIII  ;D

If they price it too high, then a lot of people that have been waiting for it will go buy a 70D instead.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:33:56 AM »
There is a very large gap between the 7D and 1DX.  I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being called the 1D mark V.

I'd be shocked if they released a body with the 1-series name on it with an APS-c sensor inside.

It's not a follow-on to the 7D if it's two or three times the price.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:23:55 AM »
man, if half of that spec list comes true, and the launch price is $2k or less, I'm going to have a hard time waiting for refurbs to show up...


With the few rumored specs here this may be top of the line camera with an APS-C sensor that will target semi-pro and pro. My expectation is that the price will be in the same league as the 5D MKIII at launch.

When it was launched, though, the original 7D was exactly that, was it not? And it was $1799? Not saying it couldn't be as much as the 5d3, just that I don't think it necessarily will. I'm certainly not counting on $2k, but I'll be disappointed if it's north of $2500. Time will tell!

A couple of things that have been leaked will likely send this camera into the 4K range:

EOS 1 build quality
EOS 1DX type features

Those two bits of info are far better than the 7D ever was...

I would argue that the 7D had similar build quality and features to the 1DIII, which is what was out at the time the 7D was announced.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:00:12 AM »
I still can't see having no wifi or touchscreen. Canon has always been great with the user interface and this seems like a step backwards from the 70D.....

They've taken steps backwards before, such as eliminating (and then bringing back) the 1:1 pixel option in video modes.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
New sensor technology (multi layer)

Wow...this is huge if Canon can do what Foveon/Sigma could not (build a multi-layer sensor with good color separation and low noise at high ISO).

AA filter?  Hope so.

I'll believe it when I see it, but I'm hopeful.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 & 24 f/1.4
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:42:44 AM »
OS?  Isn't that the widest optically stabilized lens anywhere?

Bring on the 24-70/2!

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EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:38:34 PM »
I thought ring lights were for macro stuff where the subject is virtually pressed against the lens and just getting any light on it can be a challenge?

Have you ever looked at studio strobes? You get ringlights from all brands, and they aren't excactly useable for macro work.

I think you're talking about something that falls under the category of "off camera flash" much better than "on camera flash" which is the subject of this thread.

On-camera.

http://www.paulcbuff.com/abr800.php

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Yes...the numbers I was giving were for the best of conditions.  I've had seeing that was so bad it looked like I was looking through a jet engine wake!

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Canon General / Re: Makes the 1DX seem a bit slow ;)
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:49:43 AM »
So, one second of real-time would take over 5,800 years to play back at 24fps.

Could make for an awfully boring movie!   :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:32:49 AM »
Frankly, I think popups look better.  Ring lights give people that look of being an alien because of that donut shaped catch light.

I never would have even thought of using one except for macro work.  Yeah, those are seriously weird looking....

Seriously.  (Not mine).

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/jaylightphotography/6383548691/


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