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Everyone (including myself) seems to be searching the internet for reviews on the new 7D2. It looks like an impressive camera, kind of like how the 7D looked impressive back in 2009 when it was first introduced.

Well, I find myself wanting a new 7D2, but... my now 3 year old 7D still works perfectly and still takes amazing photos... What's my point?

My point is, I will probably upgrade to the 7D2 eventually, but not today. I love my 7D and it still does today what it has always done for me, take fantastic photos. It's still lighting fast and I love the image quality, even at high ISO's. No it's not a low light camera and it was never designed to be, but with a little post-processing images even taken at ISO 3200 are very nice, especially when they are of a hummingbird's wings frozen in time...

I am forcing myself to remember that it is the photographer that makes the photo, not his or her equipment. Yes tools give a workman more options BUT any camera in the hands of a skilled workman (or woman) is an amazing thing. You can capture a moment in time and share it with your friends, family and even make a living doing so.

I love my 7D. I don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon.

D

As there has been a lot of discussion in the past two weeks about bashing the marvellous 7DII and everybody who wrote something not positive, was called a troll, I wonder, why no one called the owner of this thread a troll?   ;)

My 7D still works fine too. It will work fine, until the 5DIV will appear on the horizon  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Dpreview: What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:51:58 PM »

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www. dpreview.com: Photokina 2014: Nikon interview - 'large-sensor mirrorless could be a solution'

found at: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7726365599/photokina-2014-nikon-interview-large-sensor-mirrorless-could-be-a-solution

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Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:05:13 PM »
Hi!

I would like to ask if you are using CPL filter or not and in which cases? If yes, do you use it only for eliminating the reflections or also for getting more saturated colours?  And also, do you use it with wide angle lens or not (because it causes uneven skies)?

Thank you

I use it in all three situations. And it is worth using it. If you want to get an warmer colourtone, you can use  filters (Lee, Hitech...) to do this too. But the CPL is worth using it. But a screw-in CPL is quite cheaper then an Filtersystem with different filters.

One tip: It should be multicoated, and take one that has an high transmission of light. They are more expensive, but the CPL does not swallow so much light. Try to get an "slim" version (Cave: vignetting on wide angle lenses)


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I am looking for an light & compact flashgun, that can be used external and on the camara-shoe.
I found the Godox Witstro AS360 and the similar looking Walimex Pro Light Shooter 360.

I like the ability to use additional lightformers. And these lightformers seem to be not expensive.

Does anybody own one of these products? Which one to prefer?
Can I use them wireless too without the 200€ expensive wireless adapter?
They're the same flash...rebranded. Godox is a company that is happy to supply their products to resellers who want to rebrand them. The Godox AD-360 sells as the Cheetah 360 in the US, the T-One W-Series 360 in Australia. There may well be more rebranded versions that I'm unaware of. They're gutsy and well made. Be aware they are fully manual, no TTL though a TTL update is rumored. Godox sells very inexpensive radio triggers. Check their website.

-pw

Thanks a lot!
Got different information from the seller: ETTL & radio trigger costs 199$ (~150€)... So I will wait, until TTL or ETTL will be be on board. It would be indeed an very interesting flashgun! The only problem is, that my knowledge to work manually is quite not existing....

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:43:58 AM »

Looks cleaned up & simplified

+: The button on the mode wheel

I hope they did not change the top menue (as the items are changed (e.g. Iso & flash +/-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
Just small incremental upgrades.  Not much to show for all the years of development if you ask me.  I'll skip the mark II, thank you.

I'm really torn.  One group that I talk to is saying that the 70D was only a marginal upgrade over the T2i (that I currently use).  They're also saying the 7Dii is going to probably only be a marginal upgrade as well.  I bought the T2i years ago when I was first learning how to shoot.    But there's a lot of people on this forum saying the image quality would be massively improved over the T2i if I switched to the ii.   


I'm photographing mainly wildlife, about 85% of what I photograph is birds, smallish ones.  In actuality I'm only using the center focus point probably 90% of the time as well, since I'm good at getting in the range of my 400mm, and it's close enough that the center point covers most of the bird.   

May skip the ii, and maybe go to a 5diii or 6d or something, since I'm not hurting for reach in the least.

Maybe you spend a little bit of time and wait until Spring/Summer 2015. There are unspecific rumors that the MkIV Version od the 5D will apear.

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I am looking for an light & compact flashgun, that can be used external and on the camara-shoe.
I found the Godox Witstro AS360 and the similar looking Walimex Pro Light Shooter 360.

I like the ability to use additional lightformers. And these lightformers seem to be not expensive.

Does anybody own one of these products? Which one to prefer?
Can I use them wireless too without the 200€ expensive wireless adapter?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:38:15 AM »
What do you think of the design of the Cam?

Looks cleaned up & simplified

+: The button on the mode wheel

I hope they did not change the top menue (as the items are changed (e.g. Iso & flash +/-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:27:04 AM »
More pictures leaked:

http://thenewcamera.com/tag/canon-7d-mark-ii/

Text cited from this site:
More Images of the upcoming 7D Mark II camera leaked, the design is similar as its predecessor, canon 7D Mark II will feature a newly developed Dual Pixel AF  CMOS sensor of 20.2MP and A new 65-point AF. All points cross type for more details click her

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Probably will not know until Monday or Tuesday.  Those specs don't seem to get leaked.

I wonder, why the primary specs have been leaked. And from whom. Are they really true?
There are still some surprises possible. (Personally I do not expect surprises)

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Is this relevant for focusing speed? (E.g. Supertele+Extender @ f/8)

If no, then it's pretty irrelevant for the target audience because the sensor is too small for low light action shots.

Mr. Neuroanatomist says not (as I he answered on one  postings regarding to the F8 topic)

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Yesterday there was an interesting film report on German television on the coming Photokina.
There will be a lot of releases, a lot of new products...
Interesting was an statement on the future of photography and filming from an japanese  fotographical association: mirorrless gets better (AF, IQ). More development and research on ML Cams and opimized lenses. Product renewal frequency will be 1-1.5 years.
DSLR: cheap and middle priced cameras will loose market to Handycams and ML cams. trend to high quality cams is stable, but costs of development and research will visibly increase the price of those products in the next years. Product renewal frequency will sink.

And: Joint ventures will increase. And the specialisation of development and research on specific items. (like Sony: sensor, pentax or some other brands on AF systems.... Only Canon will not join other companies. Nikon will buy sony sensors and maybe some other parts for ML cams.

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The sum of minor improvements creates a nice package

So the D750 which uses a recycled sensor and has some improvements is a nice package, but the 7DII which (probably) uses a recycled sensor and has some improvements...no reason to buy that.  Whatever.   ::)

Maybe the reason for this behavior is, that the exprected pressure that the 7DII has to be a stellar succesor to the 7D is very very high. And now some of us are dissatisfied, because of not meeting their needs and expectations.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 12, 2014, 05:10:09 PM »
Come on guys, we´re on page 40 now. Let´s have an ambition to keep it going past 50 before the end of the day. Still lots of unused off-topic arguments and insults to throw in :)
I looked at Mr. Sporgons HP and found some incredible good looking pictures. 3 pages have been written in meantime. If there are other good HPs, please tell me! Then I will look in this topic again and we will be @ page 50.
Now we know how fanatism is created  ???

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