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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:06:42 AM »
Here is a photo with the 24 f2.8 IS on the 7D2. As you can see very little distortion on a crop body. Hand held at f5.6, 1/60th at ISO400. Framed it up with the in-viewfinder level and shot. It was raining buckets here all day so light was pretty soft. DR right on the edge though with the glass in the background. This should make an excellent "normal" lens.

GraFax, thanks a lot! After the supertele zoom and the battery grip, the 24 f2.8 IS will be my next purchase for sure. Excellent option on FF, also.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 06, 2014, 01:28:48 PM »
On Monday, October 3, I pulled the trigger. In the evening I was playing with my new toy.

My first thought, coming from a 5D2, was "oh Lord, now THIS is an autofocus!"

My second one was "how will I ever be able to remember all the available functions and settings?"

The third one was about priorities: what next? Battery grip, 24 f/2.8 IS as a walkaround lens for crop or Sigma 150-600? (I decided, I'm saving for the Siggy).

The fourth one crossed my mind just for a moment: "mmmh... selling organs is now legal in both Australia and Singapore... I wonder how much is a 54 years old kidney in decent conditions valued... (ok, I admit this one's not true  ;D )

The fourth one (this one is true) was "I want to start a thread on CR: what are your settings on your 7D2 and why?" But I didn't. I think first I have to decide which are mine. I'm continuously changing them, from what is displayed in the viewfinder to custom functions, to autofocus, to metering, to which settings to save under C1, C2, C3, to... to... too many. But boys, oh I'm having so much fun! Btw, I won't feel offended if someone starts such a thread in my place, rather I'd be glad.

I'm so happy I decided for the 7D2 instead of the 70D!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 15, 2014, 06:53:21 AM »
So, if the 6D moves upwards in specs and price, it is going to be positioned approximately where the 5D3 is now. Since the 7D2 will surely eat part of the current 5D3 market, and if the future 5D4 possibly goes Hi-MP, then there will be room for a new entry level FF... I mean, something equivalent to the Rebel line, but FF. What do you guys think, is it realistic a possible lineup with 4 FF and 4 APS-C dSLRs for all demands and all wallets?

edit: actually, there are 5 APS-C dSLRs currently available, I forgot the 100D.

I think that there is space for two more FF models below 6D or its successor. One would be simple FF - equivalent to 700D and the other would be small and simple FF - equivalent to 100D.  Please note that previously the price and size of FF models was gated by the price of the sensor and the bulk of the electronics.  With the cheap FF sensors and densely integrated electronics, we can have small DSLR cameras, but with FF sensor.  It is only a matter of time before FF DSLRs bodies will be sold at $500 street price.  Note that Canon would need to develop cheap kit zoom - 28-55 and cheap tele zoom 55-300 for these cameras.

Well, if we consider the near future and IF the rumor of the 6D2 moving upwards in specs is true, then one more... maybe, but hardly two, even in the long term. At this point, a FF mirrorless is more likely to happen than a cheap pentamirror FF. As you said, a cheap <1k$ FF would make sense along with cheap kit lenses, so why Canon shoud invest there when they know there's demand for a FF mirrorless? Just my thought, though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:03:14 AM »
So, if the 6D moves upwards in specs and price, it is going to be positioned approximately where the 5D3 is now. Since the 7D2 will surely eat part of the current 5D3 market, and if the future 5D4 possibly goes Hi-MP, then there will be room for a new entry level FF... I mean, something equivalent to the Rebel line, but FF. What do you guys think, is it realistic a possible lineup with 4 FF and 4 APS-C dSLRs for all demands and all wallets?

edit: actually, there are 5 APS-C dSLRs currently available, I forgot the 100D.

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Canon General / Re: Site trolling
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:48:00 AM »
I find the level of perceived trolling very low in comparison to other Internet photog forums, and the user interaction very nice and considerate in comparison to other tech forums.
This is the correct picture. It's up to all of us to keep things going this way. The simple fact that we have acknowledged a negative trend in recent times and are discussing about it is encouraging. Fortunately, it appears we are a mature and responsible community, thanks also to the excellent work of the mods.

The one problem that it's a rumor site without rumors as Canon isn't doing much revolutionary, so speculation always revolves around the same points.
Another fair comment, although I think DPAF for one (and all that can possibly stem from it in the future) is revolutionary. Moreover, as far as leaks are concerned, even Apple look like a cullender compared to Canon. Life is so much easier on nikonrumors, fujirumors etc.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:11:16 AM »
If true, this time nobody is allowed to comment "yawn" at announcement time.

From bottom to top, hopefully the next FF releases are going to include really amazing features. We'll see...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 gets an Exmor
« on: September 29, 2014, 07:29:24 PM »
Looks like even iPhone has moved to Exmor.
Actually, Sony’s Exmor-R back-illuminated sensor was first introduced in the rear-facing camera of the iPhone 4s. The iPhone 5 had the same sensor as the 4s. Then Apple moved to the Exmor-RS (stacked) with the iPhone 5s, the 6 and 6 plus having the same sensor as the 5s.

What's new in the 6 and 6 Plus is only the front facing camera, previously a 1.2 MP BSI OmniVision in both the 5 and 5s, now Sony Exmor-RS.

Well, the rear-facing camera of the 6 Plus has also optical image stabilization as a new feature, but the sensor is the same as the 5s and 6.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:19:59 AM »
I don't see the option I want
I don't get this poll.
Ah, I voted for: "Probably. If the reviews confirm the hype and the price is right" and I'd add "But only after the price comes down". A lot.
Interesting that the leading vote at this point is NO to a high MP 5D4.
Since the question is "Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5D4" I'd have answered "Yes, when the price comes down, no matter how many fps because I'll use it for studio/macro/landscape only."

Regardless of my specific preferences, maybe this poll does not include enough options, nor the right ones. But this poll makes sense to me. Assuming a high MP 5D4 will cost approx as much as the 5D3/D810, I'd have preferred the following:

  • Hell, yes! I'd preorder as soon as possible.
  • Yes, if higher MP comes along with IQ equal to, or better than, the 5D3, plus the latest bells & whistles".
  • Probably, if the reviews are favourable.
  • Possibly, it depends on what the competition has to offer at the time in the DSLR compartment.
  • No, I'm not interested in a high MP camera, I'd rather care for monster framerate and high ISO IQ.
  • No, because I'm leaning towards a high MP mirrorless.
  • Absolutely no. I'm fed up with Canon.

Then I'd vote the second option.


By the way, my yesterday's reply to neuro in this thread was not intended to be posted here, I suppose since I had several tabs open on different threads i messed up things. Since in the end it was only meant as a fun post I didn't bother to cancel it. No attempt to hijack the thread, just said to myself oh, well... never mind.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:15:59 AM »
Ah, I voted for: "Probably. If the reviews confirm the hype and the price is right" and I'd add "But only after the price comes down". A lot.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:12:37 AM »
No, but I'd likely buy a high MP 1-series body.
You don't know as yet, but I know you will buy the 7D2, despite what you already stated.

Because it has an amazing autofocus.

Because GPS is a feature that will be very useful in many situations.

Because you'll admit to yourself that price is not the only advantage of a crop body (well, you already admitted it when you recently modified your previous convinction by stating that it's the main advantage, not that you were wrong before, but because the 7D2 didn't exist yet): apart from the other advantages, you might find that, with good light, your 600L on its 20 MP sensor produces better images than 600L+1,4x extender on FF without losing 1 f/stop and with the plus of slightly more reach.

Because having 1Dx+600 and 7D2+70-300 handy (or the opposite on occasion) can be really useful.

Because it's a nice toy to play with.

Because it's cheap, it costs only a small fraction of the value of all your gear put together.

Because the Black Rapid Double Strap is cool.

But, most of all, because I need your hands-on advice to help me decide: 70D or 7D2?  :) :) :)

Preorder now!

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Canon General / Re: DRones vs. anti-DRones: how to resolve the controversy
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:15:37 PM »
how about a good old fashioned staring competition? no? rock, paper, oh never mind...
Glad you (and ActuancePhotography) catched the right mood, this was meant as a fun thread, just to ease the tension. Don't take it too seriously.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 12:53:03 PM »
Oh, boys, I'm switching to... macrumors.  :( (for a while... ;) )

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:39:52 AM »
Lack of irony seems often to be accompanied by a lack of humor.

Seeing the pictures of the museum made me laugh out loud. When being asked for the reason of my laughing by somebody not familiar with photography, I didn't even know how to start to explain this whole story and why this was a hilarious post. "Well it's about ...em... so when you photograph, you ...em... so some people think that ... uuuuh..... I saw a cat falling down a table."

I think that one of the things we should do when posting is to put a "WARNING! Sarcasm" or a "Warning! Humour" tag on some of our posts. While it is obvious to the poster, many of the readers will not get it.
I'd even add a "message icon" indicating a "fun" or "sarcasm" thread. It happened to me I intended to start a fun thread a while ago and I did, but I put a question mark icon on it. I assumed it was clear enough by the content, but it wasn't. Well, maybe I should have posted this under "Site information" as a suggestion instead of here...

p.s. Surapon's back!!! :)

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Canon General / DRones vs. anti-DRones: how to resolve the controversy
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:15:14 AM »
Rejoyce! I've got the answer! I suggest all the contenders come to Italy and debate the DR contention this way...

English filmmaker Jonathan Glazer directed this ad for Canon Come and See.

See more about Calcio storico Fiorentino:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imI7dpzKIoE

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:11:43 PM »
and this is the point of this poll..... it is to try and make everyone realize that people are getting fed up with our collective behaviour and maybe.... just maybe.... we will try to do better.
Excellent!

I'm glad to finally see tones smoothed down and a more relaxed talk, you guys are so much knowledgeable and excellent photographers, your thousands of posts bear witness of this, to waste your time bickering. Stop DRubbing each other, DRop your weapons, all you need is a clarification, a handshake and a DRink. You've helped countless members improving their ability by giving skilful advice on gear and technique, myself in primis, thanks a lot for this, please go on this way!

And many thanks to Don, also, for having started this thread which might mean the end of the beginning of this forum's DRift towards a DReadful DRabbling!

Peace (is priceless)!

p.s. Now, should threads appear specifically dealing with sensors or DR related stuff, please contribute constructively or just ignore, as the majority voted in this poll.  :)

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