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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:33:06 AM »
EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.
Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.

The mentioned combination seems ridiculous at least.

So they add a "pro" feature while at the same time they add a highly "amateurish"  one.

This must be COMPLETE BS!!!!! What is that a Frankenstein camera ?  ;D ;D ;D

That or someone at Canon is really sick... ::)

As usual the answers are highly subjective.
I can answer only for myself:

1. Are 18 Megapixels enough?
YES! I prefer to see them improve DR and low noise
2. Why do we need more than 12 stops of DR?
So as to try to come as close to our eyes (Perfect for landscapes.)
3. What ISO setting will we need to take pictures on a new moon night?  Do we really need anything better than the 1D X / 6D?
I do for shooting landscape astrophotography. Can I have 1M ISO so as to have a super clean (10-100K)?  :)
4. When will mirrorless camera take over?  Bonus: When will they pass the Turing test???
Probably never, or, in 4 ,5 decades. Who knows, who cares
5. Assuming Sony, Nikon, or Fuji had the same lens selection as Canon, and money was no issue, would you switch? Why?
No I would not
6. Is IS necessary on wide angle lenses?  Do you even use IS on your lenses?
It is a welcome addition. I use it when I have it.
7. What's better, USM or STM?
I do not care about video so USM  I guess
8. Should DSLRs have video or is just a waste of R&D & money?
They can have but it should not be the predominant feature.
9. Is DxOMark THE authority on lens and sensor measurements?

By the way I use Sandisk Cards. So I have licence for Rescue Pro. I need it yesterday and it worked fine.

How do you transfer images?  With a card reader, you generally see the folder architecture, so you'd see the '101' folder. 

Personally, I have extra cards - the card with the images doesn't get formatted until the set is at least triaged (so I know it's complete) and stored on the internal SSD and at least one external HDD.

It was late at night and I was tired... that's the crux of the issue.  I transfer the file via usb directly into the camera... i am trying to avoid taking the cf card in and out because of the bent pin concern...

I can see the folders... i just was careless.

also, I had plenty of space on my card left over for my next project... I again was being lazy because I didn't want to sort through yesterday's photos with today's photos... I fully accept the consequences of my laziness... and next time i'll go through the confirm, regardless of the time of night.
Is this a real issue or not? I mean I read about it and I try to be gentle or ... shoot using both cards at the same time (mirroring) and then using the SD card to transfer images via a card reader.

But should we be afraid? Is 5D3 so fragile? When I had a 5D2 I was moving the CF card in and out with no issues (for almost 4 years).

EOS-M / Re: Where is the M-3 with the dual pixel sensor!!!!
« on: June 07, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
Where is the M-3 with the dual pixel sensor?   It is not a matter of "Where" but of "When"  Your question is a little early in the time-space continuum...

Now, where is my 5DMkIV?  ;D ;D ;D

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:06:31 PM »
My first L was the EF300mm f/4L (NON IS). I still have it. It is very sharp.  :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 05, 2014, 08:55:33 AM »
I know if I order one of these, a few weeks later the new high-MP FF body with killer AF and DR will be released for less $ and I'll regret it till the cows come home.
Maybe, BUT, if you DON'T order it you will see similar offers next year and you will wonder the same in addition to not having enjoyed it for a year.  ;D ;D ;D


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3, Tripod Threads, Short Circuit?
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:30:35 PM »
I have 2 5DMkIIIs with Kirk plate  PZ-148. No issues at all.
Before these I had a 5DMkII with Kirk plate PZ-128 . Perfect fit and no issues too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO
« on: May 30, 2014, 02:10:32 PM »
The MkII is closer but I wonder what weight saving developments with these II's would make any DO lenses lighter too.

I don't care for the DO stuff at all, I'd much rather Canon would come up with an excellent "regular optics" EF 400/4.0 L IS ... half the weight and a quarter of the price of the 400/2.8 L IS II.  :-)
The DO is half the weight of the 400/2.8 L IS II. A "regular optics" EF would be heavier. But yes, such a lens would be very popular.

I would get the same Canon gear minus some discontinued lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:14:23 PM »
The patent 100-400mm design is 11.9 inches long at 400mm, the existing 100-400 is 10.91 inches(max).  Apparently, this is a solution that allows for a very high quality lens, but its not smaller, its larger.
+1 I was about to protest about the size when I saw your post. This is not the size of a DO lens. Not even for a very sharp one.

interested to see what 7D II has to offer..... ::)

I think it is G.A.S.  :P

What about the 1DX?
A dream no?
And the 16-35 f/4 IS?
choices choices choices...... 8)

Just for the record, I DO NOT have G.A.S....... ;D   I talked myself out of 600mm: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19923.120

1D X would be a dream camera for many us(including myself). If I can talk myself into selling A7r + FE 55mm, then 1D X is within reach..... ::)

Regardless how fast 7D II might be, I highly doubt I would add crop sensor to my kit. Anyways, still want to see the specs
Well, there is no such thing as : "I DO NOT have G.A.S". It is "I DO NOT have G.A.S NOW!"  ;D

How about a return to the APS-H size sensor for the 7D Mk II ?
Not going to happen!

An APS-H camera can not use any of the APS-C lenses, does not have the "reach" of APS-C, and does not have the low light capabilities or IQ of FF. You get the disadvantages of both with none of the advantages of either.

You would be better off with a FF camera.

APS-H came about when FF sensors were hard to manufacture and expensive. Now, the cost difference would be minimal. The real question should be how long will APS-C last in DSLRs....
I agree that it is not going to happen but, I cannot see it as completely wrong!
I mean it depends on the target group it is meant for. if it is meant for the action photographers that need reach, speed and low light IQ on a budget at the same time then it would make sense.

Don't get me wrong, I DO NOT BELIEVE it will be APS-H but, I believe it would make some sense for the above target group. Unless Canon had been extremelly busy the last one or two years, they will not have improved their sensors a lot so the only way to compete with Nikon would be to increase the pixel size. In addition, I do not believe that fast action/nature photographers use EF-S lenses.

The reason I do not believe it will be an APS-H body is not so much the EF-S lens compatibility (this compatibility exists for many other cameras anyway) but mostly so as not to compete with 1Dx and Fast Big White lenses.

How about a return to the APS-H size sensor for the 7D Mk II ?

Please...I just ate!
Come on. This is NOT yet discussed 10000 times (9999 tops)  ;D
(including this one  ;D )

Lenses / Re: CANON LENS 50 MM. F/ 0.95
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:37:36 PM »
Judging from the 50mm 1L one can easily guess size and weight if not the price!

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