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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 12:58:57 PM »
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Overall, I think that there is no real info about the 7DII on this site ... less than a month before announcement.


Might even be less than a few days before announcement  ::)
Wasn't that the case with the 5D MK III?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What does Sigma do next?
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:30:37 AM »
I think that the new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is producing some great IQ images. Look at the photos of Keith_Reeder
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1280.6225

That's not the new ("Sport") version, Candyman - it's the previous incarnation.

The Siggy 70-200mm f/2.8 is as good, and I can see that being a likely candidate for a "Sport" upgrade; and there's already a strong suggestion - from Sigma - that the 300mm f/2.8 prime will be given OS (and presumably "Sport"ed) in the forseeable future.

True. You mentioned that.
But still, I find the quality of the pictures very good - although it is the previous version.
Dilbert mentioned Wildlife in particular. I have to say I can't judge on other subjects  but very much like what you do with the wildlife. This lens appeals to me.


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:27:48 AM »
Dear Surapon,

Here is your chance!!!!!

Regards, DPP

Ha, Ha, Ha---Dear Friend  dppaskewitz.
Well, Sorry, I will skip this one, Because I already have 600 mm + 2X = 1200 mm.---BUT, I will keep eyes on the Bigger one ,Canon EF 1,600 MM.
Yes, After my dear wife divorce me, And I will get the Strong / Beautiful Young  Wife to help me as the Caddy, during my photography trip.
Ha, Ha, Ha.
Surapon


ha,ha,ha
I know of other (better) purpose for a beautiful young wife  ;)
ha,ha,ha

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: August 16, 2014, 09:40:14 AM »
Awesome. Nicely done Lemmy.
+1 Really nice!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What does Sigma do next?
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:34:15 AM »
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But then there's a 24-70, 120-300, 120-400 and three 70-300s. None of which are particularly good (especially the 70-300s.) In that space, Canon has a 100-400 that is well north of $2000, a 70-300 consumer grade lens that isn't worth owning (even Tamron's is better) and a 70-300L somewhere between 1200 and 1500 (depending on rebates.)




I think that the new Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is producing some great IQ images. Look at the photos of Keith_Reeder
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1280.6225




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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: What does Sigma do next?
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:22:32 AM »
First things first:  Make sure the AF works for all (at least most!) AF points on newer Canon bodies!  If they can crack that, the world's their oyster.


I am sure they are working on that and fix this in firmware. This is one of the reasons they released the dock.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:08:15 AM »
There is a lot of discussion about desired features - needed or not.
I assume that the marketing department of Canon is constantly checking the market for desired features of their customer base, feature development of competitors .....and so on.
That should mean that whatever features the 7D MKII will have at launch, it is based on the result of the market research and represent the desired features of the majority and must be able to compete. Not?
So if features are missing that some of you desire, maybe it represents features that are wished by the minority...not?
So that makes me curious what features really will be implemented....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Joystick issue 5d mk iii
« on: August 16, 2014, 04:56:17 AM »
This place charges AUD$100 to submit a camera for inspection. They didn't charge me anything more for the repair.

They wanted to charge me between 200 and 300 euro  because the camera was out of warranty  :'(

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:05:06 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

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:22:32 AM »
People shouldn't be defensive toward 7D II that may have build quality on par with a 1D. It will in no way take away from the 1D X, they will be two different animals.

When Canon released the 1D X and discontinued the 1D IV it disappointed many wildlife and sports photographers. It is not out of the realm of possibility that a 7D II is intended to fill the void left by the 1D IV.
It would lack the same thing the 1D IV lacked, a full frame sensor.

Going forward the 1D designation will be for FF bodies only, Canon will never again name a crop sensor body with a 1.
5D will be of less build quality and still have a higher number on the line, only because Canon holds the FF sensor in higher regard.
A 7D with the same type of build as a quality as a 1D, very possible. Canon will still hold it in lower regard because it is a crop sensor.


+1
Better said than I did a couple of posts ago.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:33:50 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!


Maybe...
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

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:47:10 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.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Joystick issue 5d mk iii
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:02:36 AM »
I have a 5DM3 and recently found my joystick at the bottom of my camera bag. I pressed it back on but it didn't work properly.

So I found a reputable registered repairer and sent it in.

The repairer told me that I shouldn't have pressed it back on myself and the back of the camera has to be pulled off, in order to repair it. The repairer said that with these joystick issues sometimes the whole back of the case has to be replaced.

I was lucky, nothing was broken and needed to be replaced.


So, at the end what did you pay for it?
I had this issue as well. Estimated costs were between 200 and 300 euro. I decided to fix it myself. I did and it works - trying to be gentle with it (as I did before when it jumped off). Still, for a semi-pro camera of around 3000 euro (I bought it for that price) a thing like this should not happen. Hopefully Canon learned from it, improve this mechanism for the next semi-pro and pro cameras that use the joystick.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:37:24 AM »
I´ll pick up mine this afternoon. Crossing my fingers that it is as good as I´m hoping and most reviews seem to conclude. I get the impression from your posts that some of the issues I had with the 16-35 f2.8L II is well taken care of. Hope to find time to play with it this weekend.
Congrats.
I am sure you will like it.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 11, 2014, 06:10:45 PM »
Portrait of 72 year old man @200mm with 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
f/2.8  - ISO125  -  1/160
The model doesn't look like 72yrs, much younger  :)
yes, some people are lucky ... :)

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