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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:07:58 PM »
I just think Canon missed an opportunity to tell their customers, potential customers, and those who might potentially jump ship (or at least stop waiting on Canon) for better DR that they have heard the message, have actually responded, and are now demonstrating that they, too, have the capacity to catapult their sensor technology into the 2010's. They missed it. Not are going to miss it, but missed it.

Past tense?  It's not even announced yet!  Maybe you're right, maybe not.  At this point, it's still a rumor.

The specs were confirmed, though. I mean...it's what the title says:

"Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed"

As I replied to Don...I find it to be completely illogical to think that the 20.2mp sensor is somehow new. With these confirmed specs, I see no evidence to suggest any alternative: It's the 70D sensor. It's Canon doing the Canon thing...reusing parts. Being cheap. :P

Anyway..."confirmed"...means something rather specific to me.

Context - it's a "rumors" site.

Just for keeping things factual, every 18MP sensor Canon has made has had a different part number.  Yes, they all perform similarly, but not the same.  I would virtually guarantee that this one will have a new part number.  Even if it does perform the same, that doesn't mean the off-sensor A-to-D will perform the same.  In fact, it's almost certainly different just to keep up with the higher frame rate.  And that might mean it performs differently.  Finally what if it has some version of the Magic Lantern dual-ISO trick built in?  That provides a substantial DR improvement even on the exact same sensor.

So, you're making an assumption.  A series of them in fact.  Those assumptions might be logical but that doesn't make them necessarily accurate.  Let's wait until announcement and testing before putting such "conclusions" into the past tense.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:57:30 PM »
I just think Canon missed an opportunity to tell their customers, potential customers, and those who might potentially jump ship (or at least stop waiting on Canon) for better DR that they have heard the message, have actually responded, and are now demonstrating that they, too, have the capacity to catapult their sensor technology into the 2010's. They missed it. Not are going to miss it, but missed it.

Past tense?  It's not even announced yet!  Maybe you're right, maybe not.  At this point, it's still a rumor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:37:33 PM »
You actually think the 70D is an improvement over the T2i in any way shape or form?

Yes, in more than one way.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:27:12 PM »
sensor probably the same as 70D, all they really do is pushing the AF performance.

And frame rate (still and video), and build quality, and providing a head-phone jack, and probably other things we don't know about yet.  Of course, you're losing the T/S LCD, the touch screen and WiFi.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:15:20 PM »
The 70D offers absolutely no improvement in image quality over the T2i.  It's the same flippin sensor, just using new technologies to squeeze a .001% image quality improvement out of it.

Well, the T2i has a maximum ISO of 6400, the 70D 12,800 and apparently the 7DII is 16,000.  Looking at the test images from the 70D, I'd say it's better than the T2i.  I'm not sure it's a whole stop, but it's better.  Presumably, this one will be up to 1/3 of a stop better than that.

BTW, I have a T2i.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:37:19 PM »
...but this sucker is gonna show a lot better than what some people on here on giving it credit for based purely on what us still effectively hearsay right now. Chill. Wait.  8)

I would argue that it's not going to be "a lot better" based on the fact that the maximum ISO was increased by "only" 1/3 of a stop.  If the sensor were "a lot better", I'd expect to see the maximum ISO go up by 1 stop or so.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:42:37 PM »
then what were actually people expecting from the 7D replacement?

Early rumors were about special video features, which led me to things like 4k, a hybrid viewfinder, no row skipping, and smooth continuous windowing.

As for stills, I was hoping for more pixels, but this isn't bad and the rest of the specs look really good for stills.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:14:11 AM »
Beyond a certain point, miniscule differences in sensors aren't going to sell cameras. But, 10 fps, 65 autofocus points, GPS, weather resistance, intervalometers, etc. will.

More than tiny differences are available.  The A7S sensor has a 1/3 stop advantage in QE and around 1 1/2 stops in read noise at high ISO.  That's not "miniscule".

At 12 mp. Meh.

This same basic performance should scale with pixel size.  In other words, the well capacity would go down but so would the read noise, and the QE should stay about the same.  Together, that would be a pretty big advantage over current crop sensors - 1-2 stops at high ISO, and 1/2-1 stop at low ISO.  That's a pretty big deal.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:42:56 AM »
Beyond a certain point, miniscule differences in sensors aren't going to sell cameras. But, 10 fps, 65 autofocus points, GPS, weather resistance, intervalometers, etc. will.

More than tiny differences are available.  The A7S sensor has a 1/3 stop advantage in QE and around 1 1/2 stops in read noise at high ISO.  That's not "miniscule".

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:00:52 AM »
What's with the bulge in front of the hot shoe, btw ??

I am pretty sure it is the GPS antenna

If they can put a GPS antenna on the outside, why not a WiFi antenna?  The frequencies aren't far apart.

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Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:53:02 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if Canon plans to release the 5DmkIV with an FF sensor that has DPAF.

If the 6D is a full-frame 60D, then wouldn't it stand to reason that a 6D replacement would be a full-frame 70D?  Maybe this is for that camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:42:13 AM »
I still want to know how it will sync time between cameras without WiFi.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:28:48 AM »
There could be details here.  I'll give an example.

In the 70D, you can switch to 3x crop mode in video, but only through a menu and when you do you lose dual pixel autofocus.  If this camera can smoothly shift between 1x and 3x while shooting and retain dual pixel focus that would be a substantial upgrade to me versus the 70D.

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Slow AF can be a sports or action photography killer. I've been shooting at 1200mm f/8 more often these days for birds...but that's effectively killed off my ability to do BIF...I simply cannot focus on birds in flight anymore...the lens just hunts and even if the bird is dead on the center point, it usually cannot lock. That is in stark contrast to f/4, where lock is almost guaranteed.

I shoot 200+mph R/C airplanes with an f/5.6 lens (with a 2x TC) all the time, and it will track them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 10, 2014, 04:08:55 PM »
I'm interested in high-ISO DR because I fight with that all the time.  The A7S sensor beats the 1DX (the best Canon has) by 1 stop at 12,800, 1 1/2 stops at 25,600 and 2 stops at 51,200.

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