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I prefer to use an srew-in polarisation filter. The glass filter from Lee are to dark. (High transmission polarisation filter). Heliopan is producing one of the "brightest" polarisation filter (high transmission), followed by the Käsemann multicoated (this filter is just a little bit darker - but more expensive).

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:12:11 AM »
all you people see is that it supposedly has 20MP.

People are disappointed if it's the same 20 MP sensor from 70D.

If it's a 20 MP sensor based on EXMOR or better technology, I am sure you won't find so many pages of rant.

Sometimes it is impossible to rise the MP count without changing the Layout of your chips. So, IMO, I could believe the rumors, that a rise in MPs to 24MP or more would afford an change in the manufacturing process - as we know from the computerindustry, where each 1-2 years an new manufacturing process needs to renew nearly the whole fabrication hardware.
The rumor was, that Canon is retaining to change their manufacturing hardware to maximise their profit.

Software & Accessories / Re: Canon brand UV and Circ. Polarizing filters
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:38:19 AM »
I am using the

B+W AUC Polfilter Käsemann - zirkular - XS-PRO DIGITAL MRC nano 77mm  & 58mm
B+W F-Pro AUC Zirkularpolfilter Käsemann 105 mm x 1 mm - MRC vergütet

and the
Heliopan HT-Polfilter # 8098 - 77 MM  & 105 MM   High Transm. Circ. Polfilter SLIM SH-PMC

From Hoya the Hoya Polarisationsfilter Cirk. Pro1 Digital 58mm

The 105mm´s are for the LEE Filterkit. (Bought the Heliopan and got the B+W 1055m cheap from an friend)

Optically I can not see any differences between the B+W and Heliopan in IQ. They are both great filters!
The Heliopan high transmission has an advantage: It does not swallow as much light as the others. It is a little bit brighter than the B+W. So it is an advantage, if you shoot in darker situations.

The Hoya is quite darker. But the IQ is really good.

If you own an good lens, I would buy an high quality filter. Don´t own an expensive Cam & lens and reduce the IQ by using an cheap glass in front of your high-end optical system.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:38:22 PM »
Talking to professional sale staff from 2 CP shops:
They believe that the 7D2 will be a well sold product ( if the sensor at least will be a little bit better than the 7D´s in ISOs). Because of the F8 feature and the improved AF system. The ability to use e.g. an 100-400 with an 1.4 extender is highly wanted by sports/wildlife... photographers.  And paired with an new AF system (double cross, AF @ f8, ... fast,... accurate) this will satisfy the needs of a lot of photographers.

In their opinion, the f8 feature & better AF will be the major reason why someone buys the 7D2, mainly not an improved sensor.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D True High ISO King?
« on: August 24, 2014, 05:26:53 PM »
My personal experience/opinion: The 6D works good in critally light conditions, the 5D3s AF is superior.
Visited an workshop in Munich´s zoo. Compared the shots with the 8 other fotographers (4x6D, 5x7D, 4x5D3. Mostly 100-400mm, 300mm2.8+2x, 1x 400mm, 1x500mm):
5D3 was superior, shooting the fast flying hawks and milans. Sharp pictures: 6D ~50%, 7D~75, 5D3 ~80-90%.
But when we shot swimming sea lions (dark objects), the AF of the 6D could (nearly) reach the 5D3s. And the details of the black and dark brown lion pelts were as good as the 5D3s. 
An good lens helps the AF of the 6D @ moving objects more than if you use it on the 7D. Using the outer AF points in moving objects, is a clear point of the 5D3 or 7D.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:59:21 PM »
Looks better now...

I heard an rumor (discussion between some CPS workers), that the sensor could be an updated 70D´s one. With an improved layer concept (not multilayer). Slightly better DR, 1/2 better aperture in noise. Could this be true?
And an better internal jpeg algorithm, to "pimp up" the jpegs electronically

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:50:54 PM »
No new sensor? 20.2 MP looks like an "Well known" one... DR & IQ better? Or just electronically "optimized"?
Just an new AF system...

Ok, lets have a look @ IQ when it has been released on real world samples...


How much will it be? 15.000€?

Software & Accessories / Problem: Infrared Filter & 6D
« on: August 13, 2014, 04:04:00 PM »
I ordered a lot of new filters in the last weeks (thanksto all for the tipps for an good filfter-holder!). A 720nm infrared-filter has been ordered too.
My problem: When I use the filter on the 6D, the picture stays black. Tried it @ high and low iso, exposure time from 0,5 to 30"... but the picture stays black.

I read in an infrared form, that not each camera is able to deal with infrared filters. True? - Is the 6D not able to deal with the IR filter?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:37:44 PM »
Sorry, but 2800$ are 2800€+ in Germany.
11-24mm 2.8L... What is this lens made of?
I´m sorry, but Canon is getting a little bit to expensive for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII - where are the leaks ??
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:15:08 PM »
One normally well informed "source", who produces things "around" or for the transport-safety of the products we want to buy, do still not have the any information about the coming job they have to do. Canon has reservated production capacities, but - other than normally - this will be an "last minute" production job.

My starter kit was the Lee holder, Lee adapter rings in the several sizes needed (including WA rings), Lee 0.6 soft ND grad, Hitech 0.9 "reverse" ND grad. Next up will be the 105 mm adapter plus 105mm CPL. The Hitech reverse grad is quite nice, I don't see any difference in quality between it and the Lee, at least in the few comparative shots that I have made. If you want to use a CPL plus grad, I would guess that you might have to reduce the number of slots from 2 to 1 in order to minimize or avoid hard vignetting.

Much thanks.

I ordered the Lee holder system and Hitech (ND hard and soft set) filters today. the reverse filters will follow in some weeks. (A question of money, as the whole system is not quite cheap).

As 105mm CPL filters I prefer the Heliopan High Transmission Polfilter circ. SH-PMC in the slim version. The advantage is, that this CPL is not as dark as the B&W Käsemann, I owned before.

@ RobertG: Much thanks for your personal help and the pictures!


I use a product of the company Neewer (bought via Amazon). The clear cover is thicker, so there are not so many folds and the water is drained better. It is easier to get this shell dry again.

In winter, I use a shell from Enjoyyourcamera (M-6399), that protects against storm and icecold conditions.

Maybe someone can post better products

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