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My personal experience: I returned the G7X. The pictures are very soft and there is much noise, more noise than expected for this price. And the AF is not very accurate, if it is darker.

Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: Today at 02:54:31 AM »
I bought the Camera on Friday too  in Munich for my grandson. But the quality of the images are awful for 650€. If you raise the Iso >250 the images are not sharp and grainy. And the AF hunts for sharpness without using the flash if the thing you want to photograph is not very bright.
I was very disappointed and returned the Camera on the same day. Another G7X we tried out in the store one did not work better.
The shop assistent told me to buy an Sony 6000.

Added: The shop assistant told me that they got instructions for advertising the 7DII. One of these is to shoot outside, if a customer wants to try out the 7DII...

Apple will release an 5k Display. Apple iMac 27" Retina

I am no Apple fan, but this display will be one to buy - if you want to have an extraordinary good look at your photographs :-)


Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:21:35 AM »
3000€ is a little bit too much for an F4 lens, even if it is very sharp.
Sorry, but this price policy brings me away from Canon.
The Plus in IQ is not worth the high price. It will be a lens for enthusiasts and Canon fanboys.
It is cheaper to buy an other brand body and buy an windeangle prime. And stay with Canon in wildlife photography....
This is my opinion

Lenses / Which prime lens for nature fotography?
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:22:11 AM »
I saved some money, I´d like to buy an prime for nature photography (animals, birds,...). I will use it for day trips, no longer expeditions.

As they are not cheap, I´d like to ask which lens to buy?

300mm 2.8 with 2x converter?
400mm 2.8 with 2x converter?
500 or 600 mm 5.6 with an 1.4x converter?

Optically, all 4 lenses are now very good. (my old 400mm DO IS was not).
I will carry it around all day long - so low weighted will be an plus, but I want an good optical quality too. So the 2x converter is not the best solution....

But which one to decide? Can you give me an advice?
My cameras are: 5DII, 6D and 7D

Lenses / Re: Polarizer
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:14:01 AM »
My tipp:
  • Buy a filter with an good coating. A nano coating e.g. is easier to clean, and more scratch-resistant. And has (advertised) an better optical quality
  • Slim version if used with wideangle
  • Look for an high transmission filter (like from Heliopan), as they are not so dark. Lesser light is "swallowed" by the filter at the same polarisation effect, so the lens is faster

e.g.: Heliopan High Transmission Polfilter circ. SH-PMC

PowerShot Cameras / Re: G7 Picture @ Dpreview.com - High iso quality?
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:31:16 AM »
He is 13 years old and needs an low light capable compact cam. Shooting indoor @ discos,...
It should be compact, as he is want to take it with him when he goes flying and doing much sports.

I would not use anything but FF in light that low.  A 1" sensor is going to be a big compromise.  With people moving in a disco, you need reasonably high shutter speeds, so ISO levels of 6400, 12800 and higher might be needed.  Of course, he can possibly get some sort of image if there is a spotlight on the subject, but to capture the colors in low light is just plain difficult.
Also be aware that any laser light show will ruin the camera if the beam hits while the shutter is open.  Its a common issue for newbies who try to take video at a laser light show.  Warranties don't cover things like that either.

Thanks. He knows this problem. I know, that an 6D would be better. But to carry this Cam with the 24-70 2.8 around, is to much risk. Better an small camera. Lesser risk.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: G7 Picture @ Dpreview.com - High iso quality?
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:29:12 AM »

There are some shots @ higher Iso. IMO, the IQ @ 1600 Iso is a little bit weak. Or am I wrong? Do I expect to much from the G7?

I would like to buy an small camera one for my grandson
There is a big diffgerence betwwen  "pixel peeper" and viewing the picture on screen. I once shoot some picture in the restuarant with the EOS M at ISO 6400 just for the fun of it. The pictures look great when viewed on a 20 inch screen but I can call them junk when I look at them at  pixel level.  Do you really want to hand a $800 camera to a 13 years old boy???

Why not? In my opinion, it is better, my grandson whishes an g7 for himself, than he would like to have an expensive mobilephone or something else. He uses my 7D (as the 6D´s video is a shame) and 70D to film videos for shool. If something gets broken, it is an good reason to buy the successor  ;D

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 05:49:18 PM »
A lot of hot air. Maybe a test of the advertisement division. Localised in the USA only. To limit the harm, if it is bashed.
My god, what a shame.... 8)

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 05:14:45 PM »
... seeimpossiblegate....  :o

Sony DOES have an excellent track record of bringing top-of-the-line technologies to market in a timely fashion, at a good price, without bugs or glitches, so at least you've got that going for you.  ::) They've become mainstream in every technology they ever were ahead at . . . they're the number one name in TVs, Portable Music Players, Laptops, and, oh yeah, cameras.
Sony also has a history of putting out a lot of proprietary crap in their products that they won't license in the vain hope that people will be trapped into buying Sony branded consumables forever and ever, which led to the doom of Betamax, the Super Audio CD and pretty much anything that needed a Memory Stick, among others.

OK pal. Now you've crossed the line. Say what you want about BetaMax, Memory Sticks and I'll even give you MiniDiscs, but don't you dare badmouth MY SACDs (at least not until those recordings are available on blu-ray pure audio) >:(

As some of you see the difference between very good and excellent pictures, others hear the difference between CD and SACD. And there is an difference. A big one. So, in this point, Mr. brad-man, your posting is +1.
I own an McIntosh MCD player. And beleive me, you can hear the difference.
Not everything an non Canon brand has developed is an bad developement  ;)

PowerShot Cameras / Re: G7 Picture @ Dpreview.com - High iso quality?
« on: October 07, 2014, 04:04:12 PM »
He is 13 years old and needs an low light capable compact cam. Shooting indoor @ discos,...
It should be compact, as he is want to take it with him when he goes flying and doing much sports.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 03:55:36 PM »
I asked an Canon technican today, if he knew something about new products or announcements (he is an fanatic sports photographer). his answer: Sharp executed NDAs...., ...tough austerity plan...., ...the mangement wants to see more profit... (not like Samsung), ... milk the cow as much as possible....

Summa summarum: Nothing new to expect. And if they do, we will see it just shortly before the publication

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 03:48:08 PM »
26 pages in two days!

That shows that there are many of us hunting for a new announcement.
The suffering pressure seems to be really high.

THIS could be an marketing strategy too. Building up the pressure. Then rease an minor updates product. And everybody buys it.

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