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Does anyone know wether the noise reduction algorithm has been reworked/made more subtle for this new version DPP? As a 7D user I was restricted to version 3.14.41 until yesterday and I'm not sure wether to upgrade is worth the hassle…

Yes, all the adjustment are now by 1/10th, the main slider is still by one then the up/down buttons are 1/10th. I haven't actually compared the same photo from both versions but it seems smoother to me.

Thanks – that would be something worth the upgrade.

Does anyone know wether the noise reduction algorithm has been reworked/made more subtle for this new version DPP? As a 7D user I was restricted to version 3.14.41 until yesterday and I'm not sure wether to upgrade is worth the hassle…

Have a look at the F-Stop Satori EXP
It has a volume of 62 litres and a nifty system of different Internal Camera Units (different shapes and sizes). The pack itself is very sturdy, has a lot of possibilities to attach things (from tripod to ice axe, tent or hiking poles) and carries even heavier loads very well. I love mine to bits…
And if you like it even larger than the Satroi EXP, there will be the new F-Stop Shinn It comes at a hefty price and won't ship until March 2015 but by the looks of that beast you won't need another pack in a hurry  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:21:53 PM »
I'm in for the 5D IV, primarily for landscapes but for wildlife/birds as well if it's at all possible (been rather disappointed with the 5D III for landscapes). I really want a D810 competitor that brings in some 7D II/1DX like features.

Something along the lines of:

  • 30-40mp (minimum, bayer array...I'll take more if they offer more; 20mp layered/60 million photodiode sensor would work as well)
  • 8fps (Yup! With the 7D II at 10fps and the 1DX at 12/14fps, I think it's time we get 8fps in the 5D line)
  • 150k pixel iTR Metering & AF system
  • 61pt AF (I don't know that the all-cross-type 65-pt system of the 7D II would work in a full-frame spread...I'm currently quite happy with the existing 61pt system, honestly don't know how it could be improved outside of gaining the full iTR system)
  • High Dynamic Range (13+ stops) (Yes, it's me, so of course I want this! :P)
  • CF/CFast2
  • 4k Video (I have some video projects I want to work on, like chronicling the life cycle of the prairie dogs in the nearby Cherry Creek State Park...and if I put more money into a Canon body that should last me for the next three years, 4k is now absolutely non-optional as far as I am concerned.)
  • GPS (Out in the wilderness, this would be really useful; assuming it doesn't compromise weather sealing...)
  • WiFi (Assuming it including it does not in any way compromise weather sealing...)
  • All the standard Canon bells and whistles/ergos/button placement

I would happily rob a bank to buy that cam  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrade?
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:56:04 AM »
Hi Michael,
looking at your photo stream on Flickr tells me two things: a) you're already good at what you're doing with your current equipment (your bird shots are impressing). And b) I guess at this level you'd certainly profit from an upgrade. Better AF and ISO performance as well as much better ergonomics/customizability will probably get you some shots you could not get with the 600D – or at least it will boost your keeper rate and lessen the need to post-process the pictures.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:42:57 PM »
I seem too dumb for Nikon ergonomics, they just give me a headache. I feel a lot more comfortable with Canon's menu and button layouts. And I like their lenses better.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:13:16 AM »
I shoot mostly landscapes and some wildlife. For my shooting purposes, I prefer to have GPS data in the EXIF. Taking out the CF card and putting it into a card reader to download my pics to my computer is no problem for me, therefore I don't miss Wifi.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MK2 RAW Files
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:09:13 AM »
I might be naive, but would it not be better to wait for the codecs to appear in EOS Utility and Adobe programs before making judgments based on work-arounds?

Of course it would be better – but who is that patient nowadays?  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Sample Images - High Res
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:35:39 AM »
...the actual quality of the sensor or the IQ of its RAW output... is the only thing that matters (for me anyway).

Then it's time to preorder.

Oh yeah, a Hassy would be nice. But that's a bit out of my league  :D

I am perfectly aware that no APS-C sensor will deliver the same IQ as a FF. I just want to see what they can do. I would be perfectly OK with a sensor that performs slightly better than the 7D for high ISO and gets rid of the banding noise showing up even at low ISOs. I hope that this is not too much to ask after five years…

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Sample Images - High Res
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:31:06 PM »
As nice some of these pics look, they do not tell us a lot about the actual quality of the sensor or the IQ of its RAW output. And that is the only thing that matters (for me anyway).

EOS Bodies / Re: How excited are you about the new 7D II?
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:40:37 AM »
For me as a 7D owner, the mkII looks very impressive on paper. I will decide how excited I am when I see some reliable tests concerning sensor performance and IQ. 

EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 02:58:36 AM »
I know it's just bells and whistles, but I would quite like the GPS, USB3 and that new lever around the joystick to choose AF settings quickly. Otherwise I would only expect the 5DIV to change in small ways – like getting the new metering and AF systems that look so good on the 7DII spec sheet, a sensor with really low read noise (no banding) and perhaps a few megapixels more resolution, a higher frame rate and a bigger buffer for RAWs (and probably a double processor to handle the data volume), two CF card slots and the weather sealing of the 7DII. That would be all, tank you  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:52:53 AM »
On paper this looks like a real winner and I can sense that curious urge to hit the pre-order button in my fingertips. But I will resist at least until there are reliable tests of sensor performance and IQ.

By the way: I could not find any info wether the radio flash trigger is still on board. I hope I just missed that…

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:42:20 PM »
If you want both IQ and features, you need to fork out another $1000-$1500 to move up to the 5DIII.

If you already own EF lenses, that is. If your glass predominantly consist of EF-S lenses, you'll have to shell out a whole lot more for the lenses to go with the 5DIII…   :-\

EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:02:26 AM »
As a 7D owner I am not overjoyed by the prospect of a hand-me-down sensor from a previous APS-C camera. I really like my 7D except for the awful banding noise showing up even at low ISOs. If they managed to get rid of that and get the remaining noise to look a bit less gritty, I would be much happier and might consider to get one. Apart from sensor quality (an unknown as of yet) the specs of the 7D II look rather good to me. Especially the new AF systems sounds like a real killer. Let's see what the camera can deliver in real world conditions. Until then – happy shooting everybody!

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