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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:56:01 PM »
So there's this thing called "single shot autofocus", it sets the focus and waits for you to fully press the shutter button. Sometimes the subject moves between setting the focus and you pushing the button.

The focus in these pictures says absolutely nothing about the performance of the system.

Yes it does not.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:54:26 PM »
A lot of dumb comments here. You're judging the AF system not knowing what mode/setting it was on, competence of a photographer testing a camera and a trade show, and whether or not the lens possibly needed to be micro adjusted. I love the internet...

Well said

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:29:58 PM »
This camera is going to be a big hit...I might sell my 5d3 to buy this.

I doubt if that would be wise.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:31:19 AM »
Not yet, but I may.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:53:06 AM »
Jrista where are you? Still sleep? wake up! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
Yes, the spread of AF points is great.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
Sorry, I missed seeing any adjective like 'new' regarding the sensor. Can anyone point that out to me pls?

The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design. Phenomenal for stills, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor is equally up to the task for movies, delivering Full HD capture even at rates of up to 60p.

That could mean anything designed earlier. It does not mention that this camera has a new sensor. Would I be correct in my assumption?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:23:38 AM »
Congratulation CR guy. Your forecast came true!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »
From a Canon employee (although not one from DSLR division or even from Japan):"....or those expecting 4K video in a DLSR will be very disappointed. Canon sees no reason for this in a consumer camera yet. They told my boss only about 10% of people buy a 5D III for it's video capabilities. They are focusing on cinema market and want you to pay big dollars for the C300/500 or 1DC if you must have a DSLR with 4K. 5D IV will not get it IMO and at best we will see 1080p @ 60fps."

Great so they want to go from a lot buying the 5D2 for video to 10% for the 5D3 to 0.1% for the 5D4. Brilliant.

If this is true and no Exmor-low ISO.... maybe Canon really and truly has lost the plot.
We'll see next year.

I still findit hard to believe they'd be that THAT foolish to leave 4k out of even the 5D4 though. I still think it will ahve it.

'A Canon employee', well that's specific.  There are close to 200,000 of them, and the vast majority know nothing about the details of future corporate strategy.  Anyone placed highly enough in the organization to actually know would also know better than to divulge.  I'd give your quote about the same level of reliability if I heard it from a gas station attendant or supermarket cashier.

Hahahaha. True.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II- September 15th at midnight? Whose midnight?
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:40:15 AM »
Guess I'm staying up a little late tonight

Yes! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:32:59 AM »
I am finding it difficult to hero worship Canon any longer.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:19:06 AM »
Seems nice. I would have bought it but I prefer camera with EVF. For one simple reason - I wear glasses sometimes and find myself struggling to see focus in the LCD.
My 'casual' camera is Fuji XE2 but am looking out for something smaller.

Black & White / Re: The Greek Orthodox Christening
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:39:24 PM »
Lovely lovely shots.
The baby seems to be under stress in one or two shots. I am not a christian nor do I know the ceremony and am wondering why the baby seems stressed.
I am sure all is in good faith.

Black & White / Re: Two weeks in Namibia!
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:36:21 PM »
I sense your excitement. Yes, Namibia is fantastic.

EOS Bodies / Re: Apple Watch....
« on: September 10, 2014, 12:13:18 PM »
we can't get this built into our newer DSLRs?   ;)

You assume that "we" want it.

Maybe the market research suggests that "we" don't?

We believe it would not hurt to have the feature available.

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