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Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon patent: Changeable sensor
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:33:45 PM »
Interresting:
(Sorry article in German)

http://www.golem.de/news/nikon-patentantrag-spiegelreflexkameras-mit-austauschbarem-sensor-1310-101885.html

http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-09-27


Maybe in a few years someone invites a Crop and an FF sensor to change - Great idea!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 12, 2013, 04:18:44 PM »
You will be blown away by the 5DIII coming from the 600D, and yes, it will probably be 2+ years for the 5DIV.

+1. I came from a 30D last August...and: the honeymoon isn't over yet!  8) Great cam. I'm all for stills and high ISOs and it is much more camera than I'd ever need as an amateur tog. Saving up for a 5DV now. I am on a small budget camerawise, but with an almost complete lens line up for my type of photography (landscape, nightscapes, lowlight candids) there's no other investment requirements for me. I will stay without flash for good. Robert Frank is my hero and he did great with much less tech... So go for it and sell it once the 5DIV comes out or keep it and join me with the 5DV next time ;-) You can't fail with a 5DIII and a bunch of nice lenses which suit your needs.






Z96A6752bBWKLeincropDEF by Peter Hauri, on Flickr


Z96A6566bMasterKleinNRTLGKDEFALT by Peter Hauri, on Flickr


Z96A6235bKleinrMasterDEF by Peter Hauri, on Flickr


Z96A6196bDEFBWKlein by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

ISO 51200 handheld

Z96A5407bWEB by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

ISO 102400 handheld

Z96A3506bTLKLEINBW by Peter Hauri, on Flickr



Nice milkyway-shots. Which lens did you use and which time and aperture?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:07:40 AM »
Canon should ask ML how to make their products better. ML seems to be superior in creating firmwares

I'm sure the Canon people are also very able, but they only put it to work on the 1d series ... for the cheaper cameras, it's all about stability and recycling the older fw (no updates, no support cost). Plus they are very busy crippling the cameras and adding things like playing music along the slide show :-p
Indeed. You are right.
Maybe Canon will cover up the not so good IQ with good music, when you lokk at your photos or videos. Like when you go shopping.  ::)

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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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