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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:36:20 PM »
One of the main reasons that I use APS-C is that they are smaller and lighter than Full Frame cameras. Why would I want a gripped body that is larger and heavier than a 5D3 ??? Makes no sense to me, therefore a Deal Breaker..
I used to think the same.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13390.msg241020#msg241020
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15327.msg278841#msg278841

Lately, I'm reconsidering my preferences due to the many valid reasons voiced by other CR members in the above linked (and other) threads; not that those of the ungripped body camp aren't valid reasons, either. At present I'm 50/50, both options display advantages and disadvantages. So it seems I won't be disappointed in any case.

At my own risk, let me add - and let the bashing begin! - that I'd be happy to see fewer and better MP than the 7D along with FPS equal or higher than the 1Dx. Overoptimism on my side? Maybe, but I don't think so. I'm awaiting for this baby weanling unicorn to finally deploy its wings, come on!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:32:49 PM »
I cannot see how the body size has any effect on the IQ but does the bigger battery allow the larger telephoto lenses to move faster?  Would a battery grip have the same effect?

Short answer: yes and yes (with 2 batteries).

Note that if you put 2 x LP-E6 batteries in the grip, the available power (wattage, i.e. voltage x current) is still lower than a single  LP-E4N battery, but the difference is not big enough to expect a significant difference in focusing speed.

Check this long thread, a lot of what we are talking here has been already extensively discussed there:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13390.0


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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:24:37 AM »
If this is in a 1D body with built in battery grip, I can see a lot of enthusiasts disappointed. When the 80D or 90D comes out, they'll say that is what the 7D2 should have been.

Oops! You beat me for a couple of minutes... As you said, I would have been disappointed in the past, but honestly I must say I'm changing my mind as time passes, despite what I had said in prevous discussions. Anyway, the assumptive departure of the mode dial only suggests a higher chance for an integrated battery grip, I can't think of a valid reason for a non-gripped body not to sport an EOS 1-type top plate.

Pop-up flash: I like, IR flash triggering should be there in this case, but radio? Having both options would be really great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:03:23 AM »
So, if this CR1 is true, should we expect an integrated grip body? I wouldn't dislike, though I've always been saying I'd prefer a non-gripped 7DII. Actually, the more I think about this (also re-reading some old threads on the topic), the more I appreciate the gripped option. The 1-style top plate points towards an integrated grip.

On a side note, this time I resolved not to be an early adopter, but really I don't know if I'll resist...

Can't wait for more reliable rumors!

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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.
The EOS-1 ran from 1989 to 1994 (5 years) followed by the EOS1-n which ran till 2000 (6 years) followed by the EOS 1-V which I believe you can still buy (14 years). The venerable Canon A1 ran from 1978-1985. The legendary EOS-3 had a huge lifespan, 1998-2007.

Exactly. Electro Optical System was already a mature tech in the '90, electronics (exposure, autofocus) were widely adopted by practically all camera manufacturers and implemented on all high-end models, so the lifespan of cameras settled around 5 - 6 years which, at that time (i.e. no canonrumors.com  ::)), seemed to me even longer than today. Then digital kicked in around the beginning of the millennium and R&D on film cameras stopped, so there's no real significance to make a lifespan comparison with cameras that have not been, and presumably will never be, upgraded or replaced.

As the dust has settled after the initial decade of the digital revolution, we'll continue to see just incremental improvements and longer lives between updates. Personally I find this both refreshing and irrationally irritating.

How true!!! I really like your last sentence a lot because it perfectly defines how I feel, I couldn't express myself better. "Irrationally irritating": pwp, you're a poet. To me, though, refreshing and reassuring feelings overrule the irritating uncomfortable sensation: when I'm going to lighten my wallet on expensive gear, knowing it's going to last longer it's sort of consolatory.

Back in 2007, talking with a pro, I told him I was waiting for the release 5Dmark2 before upgrading to FF and that one would have been my camera for ten years: never really believed in what I had said then, but time has passed and, since I have skipped the mk3 and my next purchase will most likely be the 7D2, my prediction is probably going to come true.

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not a single source who has something solid to say?
even the NSA has more leaks...   ::)

Hmm...maybe the NSA should hire some Canon security execs to plug their holes... ;P

LOL!

And Canon some NSA officer to make us happily tittle-tattle about geeky cool stuff...

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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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