Wow, cool - specs! Interesting times ahead.
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I'm surprised Paul hasn't chimed in yet! Must be busy with other stuff...
At this stage I don't necessarily need a replacement / upgrade to my 7D....
That's what they all say at first... keeps the wife from poisoning them till it is too late
Nikon would Just love the 7D mk 2 to be 3k, would make the d400 pretty easy to sell (and yes I am a Canon user, but also a realist!!!!!!!)
Canon knows which side of their bread is buttered... for reasons I discussed few posts earlier, it is likely 7D2 will come in under 3K...well under probably.
If Canon priced their cameras based on clueless fanboys drooling over gear while living in their parents' basement playing dungeons and dragons and wondering about Taylor Swift's bra size... we would be living in an alternate universe with Minolta as king of the market
... Then there is the Nissin 866 with a built in sub flash for fill in, a feature I think would be useful. I think both of these have high speed sync which you might want if using for outdoor fill. Price points are roughly 1/4 and 1/2 that of the 600 respectively....
On the flip side you tend to get what you pay for with Canon stuff, and it's really a matter of whether the "shortcuts" of the third party stuff will cause you problems worth spending for Canon...
By 1.3 stops, I believe Neuro meant the ISO performance. 1.3 stops equates to the difference between ISO 256 and ISO 100 - which is the theoretical difference between a 1.6x crop APS-C camera and FF - this is due to the 2.56 times greater surface area (read: light gathering area) of FF.That would be awesome ... I do hope 7D II will be a 1.3x crop sensorThere is a part of me that thinks Canon may differentiate the two by offering slightly fewer megapixels but better low-light performance in the 7D, as they have done with the ID-X.
That would make the 7DII a more interesting offering, from my perspective. If it can come within 1.3 stops of the 1D X (i.e., right at the theoretical difference between APS-C and FF, vs. the currently greater advantage of the 1D X), coupled with a high-density AF sensor (e.g. 41 points with 20 crosses) and improved metering, that'll be an impressive camera...
Canon may change tack, but so far they haven't once changed the size of a sensor in a DSLR line. If a camera comes out named 7D mk II, it's very likely to be 1.6x crop.
Ps - I really hope Canon resist the temptation to take their 1.6x crop sensor up to 24mp. It'll suffer from softness due to diffraction from f6.0 onwards - mount an f5.6 lens on there and you've got little in the way of options. Even the legendary 300/2.8 II with a 2x TC III will underperform, and leave you with just one aperture option if you want to attempt to utilise all of those megapixels. Leave the MP lower, and let those lower processing overheads allow them to push the hardware of the small mirror and shutter to its limits.
The 7D is a fantastic camera and still very relevant in the Canon lineup. The 7d is a great match up with any of the EF lenses, especially L glass. The 24-70mm is fantastic on the 7D, it's only not wide enough if all you shoot is wide... If so, it's still a great walk around lens. The 17-55mm lens is fantastic on the 7D and the mid range and long lenses are incredible...+1
I had the 1DIIN and the 24-105. Bought the 7D and the 15-85. Sold the 1DIIN and the 24-105. Bought the 17-55. Sold the 15-85. If I had only one lens, it would be the 15-85. Since I have the 100mm macro and 77mm filters, I kept the 17-55. I does miss the 15mm end though.
I suspect that's the case. There is something a little odd about the design about the Canon 70-300L, though. For example, if you compare it to the Canon 70-200/2.8L IS II, both have the same specified MFD and maximum magnification (47.2" and 0.21x), but obviously the 70-300mm has a 50% longer focal length at the long end. Canon mentioned a The Tamron 70-300 VC, despite not being able to focus as close (55.1" MFD) achieves a higher 0.25x maximum magnification.
The 70-300 L has a 'floating' optical system (the 85L II has this, too). Canon stated, "As mentioned above, the use of a “floating” optical system means that as the lens is progressively focused closer, other lens elements continually change position to preserve image quality throughout the focus range. (Many lenses are optimized for best quality at or near infinity, and as focused closer, there’s a drop-off in contrast and sharpness… that’s not the case with this new lens)." It seems something had to be traded for that sharpness when focusing close, and that something translates to maximum magnification, apparent focal length, or FoV at the long end (three ways of saying the same thing, sort of).