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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:50:38 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)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:07:08 AM »
What our information doesn’t specify is whether or not it’s the identical sensor to the EOS 70D.</p>
<p>If what we posted turns out not to be true, it will be the greatest hoax of specs that I have seen in the 6 years we’ve been around.

But it could still be 20.2 and be a new improved sensor (not identical), what you've posted still true and for you not to have been hoaxed though, no?

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Sports / Re: FutBall / Soccer / Football
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:56:59 AM »
At least get the order correct

Football / FutBall / .................................................................................................Soccer

 :P

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On the basis that every time I post anything on this site I'm always wrong I say No chance  :-X

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:15:26 PM »
............. Or maybe this is all just a double bluff from Canon  ;D ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:12:07 PM »
70D native top iso 12800
7D - 16000

If correct doesn't sound like 'just' a 70D with AA removed to me??

There really isn't anything special about moving up to 16000 "native", especially if it's the same sensor as the 70D. It won't be any better than a digital push...its going to be using the downstream analog amp anyway for that, which is really no better.

If Canon doubled Q.E., then high ISO would be better for sure...but I would be surprised if Q.E. on this thing is over 50%.


mmmm I thought that native meant before digital push hay ho my misunderstand.
To be honest this is still much closer to what I was expecting - 7D build/ergo, 70D sensor and a couple of genuinely impressive head-liner specs (fps/af), price probably just north of the original 7D price I'd imagine.
Still a heck of a camera

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:52:31 PM »
70D native top iso 12800
7D - 16000

If correct doesn't sound like 'just' a 70D with AA removed to me??

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R1-7D, reading through this reminded me of a previous thread

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17619.0

maybe worth a read if you haven't already

regards

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 02:53:25 PM »
This website has truly jumped the shark.

You mean the shark-nado;D

Now your talkin, non of that  Stanley Kubrik amature hour stuff there  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Exmor vs DualISO
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:24:55 AM »
First off, to raptor3x - good article and great comparisons!

Doesn't this show in real world terms just how easy, without changing any sensor tech, it would be for Canon to improve one of the most complained about aspects of their current sensor design?

Complained about by who? Geeks arguing on forums? (No offense intended, I am a geek arguing on a forum.)

Even when you do have to push Canon shadows a little hard...shove the color NR slider over, all the way to the right if you have to, and give it some luminance NR. They're still not as good as Exmor shadows. But the difference is much smaller in a large print or stretched across a large monitor, and completely gone at average print and viewing sizes. The difference is never as large as it is while pixel peeping with minimal or no NR.

Just last night I was revisiting a Canon 7D landscape file with pushed shadows, not quite as hard as this test but hard enough. Pixel peeping on screen I can see the noise and it annoys me a bit. Printed to an Epson Ultra Premium Luster 17x22 sheet for one of my portfolio albums? I can't find any of that noise with my nose on the print.

Speaking of landscapes...high end professional landscape work is not produced by pushing Exmor shadows 4-5 stops. Landscape photographers bracket and HDR. Compare a HDR image to a heavily pushed image, even from Exmor, and the difference in tonality and fine detail will jump off the print at you. With AEB you can easily hand hold a 3 frame bracket.

All that said...I do find it puzzling that Canon went through the effort to make this possible in the sensor hardware but then never exploited it in the firmware. Are they afraid that it might be confusing to users, especially with the HTP mode option? Just add an Extended Dynamic Range (EDR) mode for RAW only and clearly state it's for pro users who are going to manipulate the tone curve in RAW.

It's dumb for Canon not to do this. But it is a much smaller issue, with far less impact on their bottom line, then any of us seem to realize.

Yes I did actually mean this form, no offence taken  ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:20:32 AM »
Yip they faked it once, got away with it them thought to themselves.... hey lets do it six more times  :o :o :o

Aye, right!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Exmor vs DualISO
« on: August 17, 2014, 04:12:32 PM »
Really surprised this topic hasn't generated more interest.

Doesn't this show in real world terms just how easy, without changing any sensor tech, it would be for Canon to improve one of the most complained about aspects of their current sensor design?

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:19:09 AM »
what we know and can publish

I think it's what you can't publish we are all interested in!  ;D


But that is one heck of a spec list, let the hype go hyper  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Exmor vs DualISO
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:37:40 AM »
Very nice article, lots of effort to do that, most appreciated

Can these results be extrapolated to a 7D? I don't mean would a 7D be the same as these examples but would it have a similar ratio of improvement?

If so and this is all software based, makes me wonder when the (20.2MP guess) 7D2 makes an appearance and shows a similar improvement we will all be shouting praise be!!! and all 7D owners clamoring for an official software update  ;D

Well if there is a marked improvement it will be easy enough to test how it was/wasn't done, just find a tree  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:46:57 PM »
I don't have a plan B................... I'm Scottish  ;) ;D

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