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Hoping for something exciting!

If it were only minor incremental improvements, they would no be field testing prototypes or pre-production models at the world cup.... even the 70D with DPAF did not get a "public field test".....

Agreed. After 5 years it has to be something exciting. The same has happened with the 1Ds3/1D4 to 1Dx and 5D2 to 5D3 transitions, both noteworthy improvements. A 5-year interval between releases was a loooong time even during the film age.

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Technical Support / Re: canon 70-200 f2.8 II problem
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:15:23 PM »
...the image in the view finder jumps around and it is also making a repeated motor type noise.  i flipped all the switches to see if it would make it stop and that didnt help.  i put the lens on my 7D and it did the same thing.  other lenses on my cameras dont do this.  does anybody have any ideas.

Hi junior5, welcome to Canon Rumors!

I remember an old thread on TDP dealing with your same issue, the only difference being the lens. The OP had his lens fixed by Canon. Here's the link: http://community.the-digital-picture.com/showthread.php?t=2010&highlight=faulty+gyro

To summarize, Canon's diagnosis and therapy were:

Stabiliser appears stuck making continuous noise. Dismantle the lens replace the complete lens assy. Clean externally and swapped over / replaced the leatherette. Test the optics and the resolution.

Regards,

Pier

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Lenses / Re: Canon Working on Faster f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:48:39 AM »
Thinking mainly aboit landscape on tripod I don't need much aperture or even IS. Just wondering, under which use cases would you need f2.8 wide angles? Events/weddings?

For night sky, f/2.8 is nice to have.

For moving subjects. IS does not help stopping motion blur when elements in the scene are moving, it only compensates for the camera/lens shake. Photojournalists may prefer a f/2.8 non-IS lens over a f/4 IS one; to them, distorsion is a minor issue compared to motion blur.

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  77mm ? I hope not, I'm invested in 82mm now
By a rough visual evaluation it looks <82mm. I guess the majority here would welcome a 77mm front thread.

By now, I'm happy with my 16-35 f/2.8. But I can't wait to read the reviews and look at pictures taken handheld with IS, I'm wondering how long can we expose and still have a sharp image.

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Finally! It seems the year of the lens is about to begin...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 01:11:53 PM »
If I remember correctly, there was another tiny bit of information in this CR1 rumor as soon as it appeared, an acronym or something similar, relative to this presumptive new sensor tech, which was soon removed: does any early reader of the rumor remember what it was exactly? Or it's me going nuts?

Anyone? I haven't got a cached copy of the very first version of this rumor, my browser clears everything when I close it, but I do remember this supposedly new tech was given a name, someone please confirm that it's not schizophrenia riseup on my side... wait! A bevy of flying quadrupeds out of my window, not sure if unicorns or pigs, I must be quick, this could be the first post of a new thread, "PIGS IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your PIF photos here"...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:44:18 PM »
Interesting observations on lens mounts, but back on topic: no need to bother unicorns or flying pigs, Canon very likely will deliver something new in the imaging sensor compartment this turn. They already have, with DPAF; little advance for stills shooters, big one for videographers.

Whether this rumor is a hoax or not I don't know, I can only say I'm pretty sure something new is coming in the sensor tech area. It's not gambling to think so at this point since it's not a matter of "IF", but "WHEN" it'll come, presumably sooner than later. Smaller sensors first, then bigger ones. As usual.

If I remember correctly, there was another tiny bit of information in this CR1 rumor as soon as it appeared, an acronym or something similar, relative to this presumptive new sensor tech, which was soon removed: does any early reader of the rumor remember what it was exactly? Or it's me going nuts?

Tis true.  The 7D2 has been reported many times it will have a new sensor.

... now where did my flying pig fly off too...

LOL! But, seriously, the 7D2 will. At least DPAF will be there, new to the 7D line. It's always safe to say a new tech is coming, the risk lies in guessing when it's coming, and what exactly it is...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »
Interesting observations on lens mounts, but back on topic: no need to bother unicorns or flying pigs, Canon very likely will deliver something new in the imaging sensor compartment this turn. They already have, with DPAF; little advance for stills shooters, big one for videographers.

Whether this rumor is a hoax or not I don't know, I can only say I'm pretty sure something new is coming in the sensor tech area. It's not gambling to think so at this point since it's not a matter of "IF", but "WHEN" it'll come, presumably sooner than later. Smaller sensors first, then bigger ones. As usual.

If I remember correctly, there was another tiny bit of information in this CR1 rumor as soon as it appeared, an acronym or something similar, relative to this presumptive new sensor tech, which was soon removed: does any early reader of the rumor remember what it was exactly? Or it's me going nuts?

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 08:36:26 AM »
I think this long absence of interesting new products from Canon means that they are making something groundbreaking.
Agreed, though the recent DPAF is an interesting new product to my eye.

Better than us they know that their sensors are outdated
Yet still competing with Sony's, and doing even better in some aspects at high ISOs.

I'm hoping it's not only a matter of cost and yield, though welcome. The Foveon-like thingy is intriguing, indeed...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:55:15 AM »
Finally an interesting rumor! Too bad it's only CR1... Hoping there's more to come on this!

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark
« on: January 29, 2014, 12:56:39 PM »
...on my 5DII body (no MA capability) it is pretty sharp?  I like the coverage, but I hope a version "II" is in the works!
Steve, the 5DII does have AFMA.

I'm truly hoping a version II is in the works, too, better still soon to be announced. This will bring about a dilemma for me, what to do with my 70-300 L: sell it and go for the new 100-400, or keep it (love it, btw) and wait for the also rumored 400 f/5.6 IS? If a non-DO 400 f/4 had existed it would have been my choice since the f/2.8 is well out of my reach. I guess I'll decide based on which of the two is available first (damn L-disease!), unless they're both announced simultaneously... :P

Guess it's a way to pass the time as we wait for all of our dream lenses to come to fruition.
Or having data handy when it's time to compare the new version to the old one. Yes, I'm basically optimistic and can't wait to read the comparison... on TDP, DPR, CR, etc. etc.  DxO? who cares...

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Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:10:24 PM »
Thanks a lot, neuro!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Holidays 2013: Where the Heck is Canon?
« on: October 17, 2013, 08:48:18 AM »
    * Panasonic is about to announce the world's smallest ILC 4/3 camera

Meanwhile, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has been released. It seems it's a really nice little baby.

BTW, I voted for Canon to stick to DSLRs and stay the course. I'm waiting for the 7DII in 2014.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:08:07 PM »
Reach? Assuming we all care about IQ, it's a consolidated opinion by now that a cropped image taken with the 5DII looks better than one taken with the 7D. Better still, it's more than an opinion, it's a fact.

It's not only not a fact, it's a fact that that fact is flat out wrong.

Well... you're right. First because I wrote 5DII instead of 5DIII, which is the cam I was actually talking about, second because I missed to specify "at high ISOs", which is often the situation you're into when shooting fast action sports, birds or wildlife in general. I remember several threads, and some comparison sample pictures also, which appeared here on CR (and massively in some other forums) concerning this matter: not considering the loss of resolution, simply IQ-wise, hi-ISO FF crops looked better than uncropped APS-Cs to my eye. But, please, don't ask for links, I'm too lazy to look for old CR threads now, let alone other websites... I just want to mention what I always say, that a 8 MP clean image is better than a 18 MP noisy one. You can always apply NR, but then you lose detail, anyway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2013, 12:59:20 PM »
And let me say, just implementing the dual pixel CMOS AF, regardless of any other video feature which might be added to the 7DII, would suffice for considering it "more video oriented" than the current 7D.

You probably will change your mind because dual pixel (only usable in lv) af goes along with a touch screen, which might mean less weight will be put into the vf and phase af ...

... and since you're supposed to use the comfort of the touch screen, they could very well change the ergonomics like reducing the wheel size or less old-school buttons.

Good points! You're perfectly right, nevertheless I don't see Canon dropping the dual pixel AF tech in any of their future cams, provided they are video capable, which means probably all of them. If your statement refers to the fact that I, like many others, don't care much about video, I'm with you on this one generally speaking, except that in the specific case of the 7DII I don't see both the situations you fear will occur. In particular,

...might mean less weight will be put into the vf and phase af ...
not necessarily, and certainly not in a classy 7DII as it is rumored to be. Since both the 70D viewfinder and phase AF have been improved with respect to the 60D, I can't imagine this not happening in the 7D --> 7DII transition also.

...they could very well change the ergonomics like reducing the wheel size or less old-school buttons.
I'm a little more concerned on this one because it's exactly what happened along the 50D-->60D-->70D pathway. It must be noticed, however, that the ergonomics change, and particularly the wheel size reduction, came together with a reduction of the overall body size; I'm not expecting a smaller 7DII, I'd rather expect it to grow in size and weight (maybe 100% wf and integrated grip), so I hope no change for the worse in the ergonomics.

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