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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:20:30 AM »
Good to get it out ...

Just switch to Nikon - it's clear where Canon is going, they haven't got the low iso sensor iq of exmor but are compensating with dual pixel af, live view touch screen & a digic6+ with 1080/60p. And firmware gimmicks of course, my 6D can now play background music to a slideshow :-p

If Magic Lantern adds raw capability on top of that and the 22mp 7d2 has no moire like the 5d3, Canon will gain more video customers than it will loose amateur photogs that want cheap 14fps to machinegun wildlife... the 70d is "good enough" for that. If you want better, spend €15000 for a 1dx + lenses.

Canon should ask ML how to make their products better. ML seems to be superior in creating firmwares

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:19:01 AM »
Well, I doubt it will cost $2000.  Probably $1699 tops.   If its more video oriented than it still needs to come with a swivel screen, headphone output, and get rid of the moire/aliasing like the 5D Mark lll did.
70D is 1099€, I bet the 7D2 ist 2000-2500€

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 06:06:58 AM »
CANON PLEASE LISTEN: I DON'T DO VIDEO!!! I'M NOT INTERESTED IN VIDEO!!! I WANT A STILLS OPTIMIZES CAMERA!!!

Good to get it out ...

I want more pixles, improved dynamic range, higher fps, improved AF, improved silent mode, ruggedness and weather sealing, plus a few more. I prefer FF, but could well be interested in a good APS-C or APS-H body. I have a 7D and a 1DIV, but I currently don't use them, because the 1DX and 5DIII is so much better. A 7D-II and/or a 1DV could well change that.

Canon wil NOT listen.... except their sales figures are located in the dive. Do not forget: Canon is brand-leader. Why change a winning team?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 05:53:06 AM »
Q2 of 2014?!  So realistically that'll be Q3 2014 before it ships.  Going to have to buy another MK1 for next year's safari then.  Was hoping to have a new gun with high FPS and low noise to shoot the wildlife, oh well, looks like two older guns will have to do.  Hey ho :(

announced Q2/2014, ..... this means first free shipping Q4/2014 (maybe your christmas present)  :o
Buy an used MK1.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:58:42 AM »
Shooting videos is an actual trend. More and more handycams offer sending these to social media (youtube,...).
Maybe Canon want to meet this trend too.

In my opinion Canon has an burning problem: Every other Camera manufacturer releases new, improved, quite better Cam-sensors than Canon does.
In an German photo-magazine (Color foto) an comparison between the 70D and the Olympus OMD EM1 shows that other manufacturer have quite better sensors than Canon has. Canon has to hurry on, their revolutionary new AF is beaten by some mirrorless cams.

On the other hand, the late release date of the 7D2, combined with an looooooong time between announcement and product release - and even an exclusively right on selling it by professional Canon stores first, could be well thought-out by Canon to maximize their profit too.

But who knows....?
   

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 11:06:53 AM »
"Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt" - We hope that there will be an miracle and Canon will release an affordable new and IQ improved FF camera

Yeah, and pigs can fly :-p ... I just wanted to make sure you know that buying a crop now and waiting for a new affordable ff next year will end in a disappointment.
Of course I know that. If Canon will not release such a Camera, I take an D800 or D600II (using my wifes lenses)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:41:34 AM »
He told us, that there will be a FF body in the D800 region....Maybe he is right. I hope so. The "1" series is to expensive for me

Everything I've read so far indicates a 1d-type camera, including a japanese powerpoint slide with a blank field next to the 1dx, i.e. on the same level. Rest assured, Canon won't imitate Nikon's aggressive marketing with the d800 but start at the very top once they've got a new sensor.

"Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt" - We hope that there will be an miracle and Canon will release an affordable new and IQ improved FF camera  ;)  Wir Bayern waren ja immer schon a Bisserl mehr gläubig, als unsere preussischen Landsleute :-))

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:25:40 AM »
Yes, your idea makes sense. If at this point a camera APS-C meets their immediate needs, the best choice seems to be 70D. Unless we are surprised by the announcement this month 7D Mark ii. Good luck in the fight with the insurance company.

7D2 announcement this month? Did I misunderstand that? (I am sorry, but after an traumatic brain damage after an jet crash, I suffer from partial speech-deficites).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:21:35 AM »
Next year I will look to buy an FF body - when Canon will release an new FF body

That would be the famed high-mp eos 1 body - I hope your pockets are full enough, because that'll empty them as fast as African highwaymen :-o ... imho for something useful new to filter down into the 6d price region it'll take 2-3 years.

He told us, that there will be a FF body in the D800 region....Maybe he is right. I hope so. The "1" series is to expensive for me

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:05:33 AM »
@ Marsu

I will do a little bit of mixture, if I do not get more money from the iC.
If so: 100-400 & 70-200 2.8L and 12-24 Tokina as used gear from a friend.
100mm 2.8 L new, also a 28-70 (or so) 2.8 L lens and a (35 or 50mm) prime.
My other lenses stayed at home and I can use them with a new camera.
 As I do photograph a lot birds and animals, I prefer an crop body first.
Next year I will look to buy an FF body - when Canon will release an new FF body (as I heared on our Safari from an British photographer who had his Jeeps full of photographic Equipment (inclusive some >500mm primes and 2 200-400!)) and my wallet is full enough again.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:52:57 AM »
unless the whole thing was a set-up of course, starting from the broken air conditioning to the bus with the equipment being "held". Knowing the systematic corruption of the economies in African states and the "official" pay for the police, I wouldn't rule out this possibility, all gear of the tourists combined should make a nice profit and is enough to share something back to the drivers and rangers.

That was the VERY FIRST THING that went through my mind too when I read that.

Well, I do not think that the drivers are involved. The small company that arranged our trips is really seroius and doing that well for a lot of years. The owners come frome Europe and gave us a lot of safetytipps.

Maybe, our mistake was to bring some gifts (pencils, rulers,...) to the children in the near of the lodge, that was our outer basecamp. There was an poor looking school and our wifes wanted to help a little bit.... But who knows?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 08:13:38 AM »
Well, it was an wonderful journey in Tansania and Kenya. We visited some Nationalparks and I took thousands of photos. My old 60D got dusty, when I changed from my 100-400 to the 70-200.

When we drove back to Nairobi with two busses late in the evening, one of the airconditioning systems broke down. So all passengers changed into the conditioned bus, the other contained our equipment with one of the  german guides and three rangers. The second bus was stopped by criminals and they took off everything. Our busdriver accellerated and drove away from this scene as fast as he could. This was the only method to escape frome those criminals.
The Kenian police was not really able to help us. But every person we met, told us that how the bus driver reacted, was the right decision. No fight, just try to escape...
Now we struggle with the insurance company. I have to rebuy my equipment, I will have to spend more then 12000€. But the IC just offers 2000.... So we see us at court to fight against the IC


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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: September 29, 2013, 11:44:28 AM »
- Which gear do you own?

I´ve been in this area some days ago and did enough muscletraining for the next 10 years, because I took to much with me.

All of the tips from the CR photographers are well argued.

The lens I used most of the times where in the range of 12-24mm, 28-70mm and 100-400mm. My 70-200 2.8 and the other primes have been left in the lodge. I used mostly the 7D. And i bought an not expensive lightweight tripod (Sirui). And do not forget an pol-filter!

My 2 friends used:
Nikon 7100 and D800 with the same ranged lenses (superb shots with the D800!!)
and the other one the
Fujifilm X-E1 with an ~18-50mm and an ~55-200mm.

From the sight of weight, the Fuji was an great idea. And the AF was very fast and the pics are really great.

If you have to carry all your equipment around, think of reducing the gear to the max. There something like the fuji (or coming Canon M2) will be the best for your back.

Oh, and get an gear-insurance (robbery, theft,...)  >:(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:20:57 AM »
Back from Africa, I am have to buy an new Camera, as some Africans misunderstood our friendship and took our money and valuables.
The travelling insurance offered 2000€ for the 2 bodies, 7 lenses, tripod, and a lot of other stuff. Inacceptable.

Looking for an Crop Camera (no FF, as Canon will meet the D800 next year), I tend to buy an 70D. The AF has been improved, as many reviews show.

My question is: How good is the image quality at 100-1600 Iso in real life? I looked at the new DPreview comparison chart and can not see many improvements, the Nikon D7100 seems to be a little bit better. Am I right?
I know the IQ of the 7D and 60D and 100D. Is the 70D better?

Much thanks

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EOS Bodies / 70D @ Dpreview
« on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
Dpreview:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/12/canon-eos-70d-review-gains-test-scene-samples?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu


"We're working towards completing our review of the Canon EOS 70D and have been shooting our test scene with a production camera. We've published the test shots, including downloadable Raw files of both the daylight and low light scene. The EOS 70D review will also be one of the few chances to see our outgoing test scene and our new, more challenging, more informative scene alongside one another. Click through to see how it performs.

Now we have a production-standard EOS 70D we'll be forging ahead to get the review completed as soon as we can. In the meantime, here's a chance to see in close detail and in challenging lighting, how Canon's Dual AF Pixel sensor behaves."



For me, the D7100 is a little bit better in sharpness.
But interrestingly, the Fujifil X-Pro 1 has an quite better IQ at higher Isos in Raw. And the 5D III is superior.


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