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Third Party Manufacturers / Review of the Nikon D750 on DPreview.com
« on: December 20, 2014, 02:31:02 AM »
Review of the Nikon D750 on DPreview.com 

90% Score.... Highest I have seen there

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d750

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:16:31 AM »
More megapixels is only part of the problem.

Better megapixels is the more significant problem that Canon faces.

If it simple scales up any of its current APS-C sensors to full frame then it won't address the megapixel quality problem.

On the other hand if it gets a 46MP sensor from Sony, well, all bets are off....

Sir, I do not think, that Conon will release an "bad-sensored" camerabody. Maybe the IQ is not the the IQ you get from the Nikon D800E or Sony A7 36MP.  I hope -  it will be on an equal level like the IQ of todays Canon products.
Just think of, what will happen to Canon if this Camera is rubbish? They will never release an under-average product.
Maybe it took so long to developa an good high MP sensor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:10:24 AM »
I bet on it being a Canon sensor.  My guess is it will have the 5DIII AF System, and probably less than 4 fps.

Let┬┤s hope the IQ is on an high level. Then I see many of us buying it.
Sir, an 5DIII AF system would be great. I could live with 4fps (maybe 5-6 I hope)...
Great new news.

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EOS Bodies / Re: All I Want For Christmas...
« on: December 15, 2014, 11:33:34 AM »
I would like to see a 36MP camera with 65+ autofocus points, amazing dynamic range and very high ISO (102,400 and up).
Canon will sell this Cam to you. 10.000$ or more, in 2020.... 1Dx Mk III

But I would accept a sub-US$ 2,000.00 full frame camera with a 24 Mp sensor, an improved autofocus (more focus points than the 6D, if possible f/8 center focus), better dynamic range and very high ISO.
Would be my favourite too, but such an "revolution" will apear in..... let us say at the earliest....  in 2022. If you look at the "evolution" steps of the Cameras. (7DIII in 2019 with 24MP and no wifi, 6D2 with 22MP and no wifi  and 19 AF points, 1 crosstype in 2016 and the 6D3 with 24MP and 19 AF (all cross type) and still no wifi.... in 2020)

And other brands? Sony in 2020 with 50MP, 200 fast AF points, 15fps, DR of 15, ....

My nightmare some nights ago.....

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Software & Accessories / Re: Easy-access photo backpack?
« on: December 12, 2014, 04:40:14 AM »
Currently I am satisfied by the Wolfskin ACS PHOTO PACK PRO. Easy access on the side, the whole side is openable. Good carrying comfort


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview: Review of the 7D2
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:55:35 PM »
I am amazed, that the new 7D2 seems to have an much lesser movie mode?

Can someone verify this?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Dpreview: Review of the 7D2
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:49:49 PM »
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9654262477/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-review

Dpreview writes:    
"If you can justify the price tag it's hard to fault Canon's new APS-C flagship. With class-leading image quality, fast operation and excellent handling the EOS 7D is everything a semi-pro model should be--and the excellent movie mode will be a welcome bonus to those that like their pictures to move. Arguably the best APS-C SLR on the market today."



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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mkIV
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:03:35 AM »
I hope that they don't bunk up the MP on the 5DIV...  for me there is no need. Make another large sensor camera...

IMHO the IV needs to maintain the philosophy of the first 3 5D's. Best all-round FF camera. descent FPS but not excessive, great image quality, great video (not that I use it often), other key core features, good MP but not highest, great AF etc.... the 7DII AF would not be as good on FF as it is not wide enough...  make a FF equivalent, fine. 

Sir, as seen at the 7D2, I guess there will be NO big update at the sensor (maybe small improvements). I guess the AF system will be updated and the shooting performance too. Nothing else. Enough for us to buy this camera. But nothing revolutionary.

On the other side, Sony is really preparing for an "big hit" in spring with an successor of the Alpha 7 36MP series. My granddaughter in law is working for this Company and heared an verfied rumor. Alpha 7 high MP for sports.....  It couls be possible that Canon rises the MP to 24 and makes ist faster (AF, fps) and better low light performance.... (But for me, there will just be an small percentage that this will happen as Canon knows how to milk us....)

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My, in summer 2014 bought 70-200 II had an similar issue. Using the AF ended in unsharp pictures. Even when  I used live view the picture got just minimal sharper.  Sending the lens 3 times to Canon CPS (and writing an "sharp" letter, that the IQ is not acceptable as it is worser than on my old 70-200L2.8, they exchanged something inside the lens, not only adjusting it).
Now it is worth the money I bought and it is visibly better than my old lens....

Interesting.  You had to send it in 3 times.  I was thinking that I'd be one of the only people to ever have to do something like that which was why I've been hoping that maybe I'm wrong and the lens is fine.

My personal opinion: Here in Germany, different companies are offering service for Canon. It ist sometimes varying, how you get satisfied by the company, your lens has been sent to.
The third time I sent it to another company, 500 miles away to Berlin /tipp from marsu) and there they exchanged the not satisfying part inside the lens.
But there they told me, that there is still (varying on the L model) an sometimes big bandwith of quality. And that an customer can not be sure that the lens is on the same quality as the lenses magazines get for testing. Because they are presorted and optimized so that the test gets an good score....

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My, in summer 2014 bought 70-200 II had an similar issue. Using the AF ended in unsharp pictures. Even when  I used live view the picture got just minimal sharper.  Sending the lens 3 times to Canon CPS (and writing an "sharp" letter, that the IQ is not acceptable as it is worser than on my old 70-200L2.8, they exchanged something inside the lens, not only adjusting it).
Now it is worth the money I bought and it is visibly better than my old lens....

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http://reframe.gizmodo.com/leaked-sony-sensor-has-potential-to-supercharge-future-1657814856

Found at Docma, an german graphic magazine


If true and expanded, this will be an game changing innovation.

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I recently picked up a Sony APS-C A6000 and confirmed that it can produce a (slightly) better image than my full frame 5D MkII.  That's what six years of investment in sensor technologies can do for a company.

Sensor tech will keep evolving, but a larger sensor means less dof with the same f-stop - that'll keep "full frame" running even if "full" is just a strange reminder of the film days.

It's painful as I never thought I'd feel this way as I've been a loyal Canon user for over 40 years.  I've invested too many $$$'s to go through this, but what choice do I have if what I can put to better use is small, light, powerful and doesn't have a mirror-box?

No doubt Canon will make the same switch sooner or later with DO lenses and their dual pixel af. They just don't want their current customers to know and keep on selling their mirror gear until the very last second. Imho there will be a market for maybe the next decade. A lot of people don't mind about heavy and large, it implies value and craftsmanship.

My guess is that there is a ~2 years time window for Canon do something about their product policy. If Sony keeps innovating at the same speed, about that time the difference to old-school dslr gear will be so large people might really jump ship rather than talk about it.

+1
If the ml cams cure their "childhood diseases" and develope their lens spectrum, this camery type will be an seroius opponent

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I don't see how you can compare this with the 5D III, the 6D yes, and its in the same price range, A7 II has more MP and new technology while the 6D will still perform better in low light.

... this is why I will wait for the Sony A9 to come. With new, even better sensor.  8)

It is rumored, that this new senor has the equal low light capability like the 6D, an stellar IQ and an much faster and accurate AF.
If this is true, staying @ 36MP would be "tolerable"  ;)....

I heared from third party engeneers, that the success of Alpha 7 line made them hurrying up designing new lenses. The alpha line will get some new, hig quality lenses in the next years.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:50:27 AM »
The 135mm 2.0 is an extreme sharp lens and one of my best ones. But it took some month to learn to shoot with it. Es ├╝pecially handheld it was nearly impossible for me to get 100% sharpness. This lens does not forgive any focussing-errors. If you use it on an tripod and live-view, you will get extraordinary pictures from it.
The tipp to rent it and try it out is an good one. Calculate about one kilogram for the lens only.

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