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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:53:27 AM »
51 point AF, $1199 for the body, 100% view finder coverage, magnification 0.73, 24.1MP @6fps

This camera is going to wipe the floor with the 70D.
Sad, but so true.
I'm really happy I left the Canon ship a while ago and got a D700. Nikon is killing it recently.

I think other's are wrong though comparing this camera to the 60D/70D line, isn't that more comparable to the D5200?
D3200=650D
D5200=60D
D7100=7D
D600=6D
D800=5DIII
D800E=_____
D4=1DX
The sad thing is that Nikon is basically dominating all matchups(definitely on the lower end), at least in terms of specs, public perception(I understand pros love Canon for a reason, etc, i'm just saying.)

It could be that Canon heard the specs of this camera and delayed or changed the 70D launch to switch it up a little bit(maybe/maybe not possible.) Because based on the rumored "incremental update" of the 70D, it isn't even close.
Canon would be wise to match the 70D to the D7100 spec wise, and then release the 7DII against the mythical D400, with all the above, fully weather sealed, metal body, AFMA, crazy AF, and 10FPS at around $2000 to grab the pro APS-C market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:28 AM »
it looks like what the 6d should have been but with a ff sensor.  so annoying.

will this be better than the 6d?
If this camera was a full frame, wouldn't it basically be a 5DIII(or 1DX for that matter?)
yes, i think it will be better than the 6D.
This camera sounds awesome. I hope these specs are spot on because i'd love to see a monster 7DII. It just seems cool. This is coming from a person who has almost no interest in buying any more APS-C bodies(unless they are tiny(EOS-M size) and dirt cheap.

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Lenses / Re: I can't stop thinking about A MONSTER!
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:50:32 AM »
something about a bicycle and a 500mm just doesn't sound right to me...
in this case, i might actually say to wait for the 7DII. I'm thinking the 7DII might be a monster APS-C body, on par with the 5DIII, and around 2500 bucks.
i am a tried and true full frame lover, and i NEVER recommend APS-C, but in this case, it might be worth waiting for the (hopefully for you) cutting edge 7DII, and pairing it with a 100-400 or another slightly smaller lens. I honestly cannot imagine anyone handholding a 500mm for more than a few random shots.
is there ANYONE on here that uses the 500mm handheld exclusively? this doesn't sound like a recipe for great shots.... and it is really expensive.
but hey, if you really want it, and you can handhold it, and no other lens works for you, i don't think it's the worst thing you could spend your money on.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for light duty pp laptop solution
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:42:12 AM »
does anyone use a macbook air for lightroom? i'm going to be traveling for about a year next year and i need something really lightweight, that is up to the challenge of editing photos. I don't want anything heavier than a 13 inch Macbook air.....
Is it up to the challenge?

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the longer this goes on, the more i expect the 7DII to have a different sensor with new technology, an extremely good AF, weather sealing, 8fps, and cost $2500.
The 70D might be more like an updated 7DI with a flip screen, AFMA, 19pt af, and a $1400 price.
For the 7DII I think Canon will go after the educated birder or sports shooter who wants the extra reach of APS-C specifically and isn't afraid to pay for quality.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 IS for $549 at Adorama
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:23:36 AM »
why would i pay anything for a 28mm prime when it's only F2.8? I guess it's nice to have IS, and this potentially could be a tad bit sharper, but really, there is nothing appealing about this lens at all to me, least of all the price.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Leica M 240 vs 5D III vs Nikon D800
« on: January 30, 2013, 02:41:52 AM »
Have you considered the Sony RX1? I'm really impressed with it's performace and if you like 35mm, it's perfect. It's low light is outstanding, and the lens was just rated as one of the sharpest lenses on any camera system(forget where i read that a few days ago.)
You can probably pick one up for around 2500 bucks these days if you look around.

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this is really cool. it's like google earth, but with more detail. i'll be checking this out all day.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: MTF Chart for New Nikon 800mm f/5.6
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:25:11 AM »
i really don't know how to read MTF charts either... but I saw this one and definitely noticed a difference from other lenses.
anyone have any more insight in to what this actually means?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are you EOS 70D?
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:43:49 AM »
Wow... Sad news for Canon fans. If the 70D has the same sensor as the 60D and similar AF, then it will truly be a waste of an upgrade.
As has been said beforee, the 7D is ancient by now(2009!) and badly needs an upgrade.
If Canon releases any other cameras over 800 dollars with that same 18MP sensor it will be ridonculous.
This is why I switched, I got tired of the same glacial change and ultra high introductory pricing of Canon products.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 18, 2013, 03:11:13 AM »
Rockwell Sociopath?! No!
Just a guy trying to make an almost honest buck preying on the weak and the confused.
why do people hate Ken Rockwell so much.
Who cares?
 His advice isn't the best, but he is fairly consistent overall. I like having one place, with one person who reviews everything from the same perspective. When i'm bored, or need some general info about a different lens or a quick place to find out some specs and a general review, it's a good resource to have. His downloadable PDF guide to the Nikon D700(and AF) is awesome. I have it on my Kindle and read the whole thing. I've never bought or sold anything based on his reviews and have never used one of his links to buy anything. I don't see how he is preying on anybody. I honestly don't really like him, but I have zero reason to be angry or passionate about anything he's done.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:00:55 PM »
ANOTHER incremental update to an APS-C Canon Camera? lol
Hearing this, I feel like they will just swap in some new features, swap out some old features, raise the price back up to full retail and call it a day.
If this camera STILL has the ANCIENT 11pt, or 9pt AF I am going to laugh for days.
When the 60D came out, I was expecting a more sexy, 50D style of camera, instead, just a bunch of recycled crap came in the form of the 60D.
If this is the case, I'm guessing the 70D will have the 11pt AF from the 6D with the touchscreen of the rebels with maybe some WIFI or GPS and a little tiny bit of weather sealing(or something of the same ilk.)
Good Luck Canonistas!

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Canon General / Re: Canon Experience Stores Coming Soon [CR3]
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »
The one in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong is already open and awesome. They have all the lenses on display, and every camera available out on display, ready to play with. I played with the 1DX and the 5DIII for the first time there almost a year ago. They have all the lenses on display and you can ask to use any lens and body combination you want. I did a test drive of the 24-105 on my 5DC which convinced me to eventually buy it.
Also, the store is up pretty high in a skyscraper, and they have the 400, 500 and 600mm lenses set up on different bodies and tripods to use. Every time I go to Hong Kong I love to step in there and play with all the fun toys!
The only problem is that everything is priced at full retail, so they are definitely not the place to buy things.

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so guys and gals,
who's going to be the first one out there to pre order one of these things?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid and dropped camera?
« on: January 07, 2013, 10:21:15 PM »
If you're looking for alternatives to BR, check out the Bos Strap. It attaches to the usual neck strap connector, except only on one side. It is very sturdy and they claim the neck strap lug can hold 150lbs.
The Bos Strap is also about half the price of the BR.
I really really wanted to just buy the BR and not worry about it, but I couldn't get the idea of the screw coming unscrewed out of my mind. I feel like when i'm walking I would constantly be checking to make sure the camera didn't spin and loosen from the screw connector. Additionally, the tripod mount is not how the camera manufacturers intended for their cameras to be held, thus it is not made to support the full load of a camera and heavy lens upside down(at least from an initial design perspective.)

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