How come the new 16-35 is already for sale in Australia but not in rest of the world? Cant figure this one out…
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What is it with the "more megapixels"? This is a camera for action and wildlife photographers, not for landscape photographers. The landscape photographers already have a decent camera in the 6D, and might like something with a few more MP, to take advantage of the ever-increasing quality of lenses. The action/wildlife photographers want "more throughput (fps and buffer depth).
Someone at the camera club meeting last night pestered the local camera shop representative about the "7D2". Hey, everyone is in the dark, including the CR1 and CR2 sources.
All very good points. I'm in the same position, will be on Safari in Kenya/Tanzania for 8 days and havent figured out yet what to bring.
At the moment I'm strongly considering bringing my 5D3 as my (only) DSLR and:
- Buy the Tamron 150-600 as main lens for the whole trip
- Bring the 24-70 II for the landscapes and environmental shots (but considering the dust, that would stick on the 5D the whole day, hmmm)
- Get a RAW capable point & shoot (e.g. the G1X II?) in case wildlife gets very close and for the shots in the villages, environmental shots, etc.
Would like to prevent bringing a second DSLR body as we are already hassling with the weight limit of 15kg.
Although an other option would be renting a crop body and use my 70-300L and keep the 24-70II on the 5D3 but wouldn't that spoil the quality of the more distant wildlife?
Would love to hear your thoughs on that.
The answers to this poll are surprising to me. Considering physics instead of the business of photography, the 50mm lens happens to perform even better.
However, considering a lens without consideration of its use in photography is like an NBA team considering a draft pick without regard to his basketball skills and how they would serve the team.
For photography, I would always choose the Sigma 35mm if I was forced to choose between it or the 50mm ART. The benefits that a great 35mm can add to my photography would be more frequent and more valuable. In fact, I normally don't even have a 50mm prime in my kit.
If you are considering which of these two spectacular lenses would be more important as a member of your photography "team" (and if you can't choose both), then I would disagree with all the current votes for the 50mm, and would instead strongly recommend the 35mm.
I'm not a relic from the analog era, but I see a few intersting points in film.
1- You keep focused on shooting instead of reviewing and you can't say for sure 'ok, got it, lets pack up.'. You 'might' stay involved longer and catch the magic moment.
2- The fact that a longer period separates the shooting and the viewing helps being critical of your own work.
3- it is harder to hope and fix it in post,
4- well, thats pretty much the idea...
Honestly, I enjoy shooting film in a manual camera, but in the end digital has many more advantages. The most obvious is for learning the technicalaspects, experimenting is much less costly and the exif is a nice tool to help understand what went good or wrong. I think that today, for an amateur, film is nice. But for a professional, digital is awsome. (Except for the fact that digital might have killed the last pro).
You are both wrong. A new 100-400 with a built-in TC would be an excellent upgrade. The present 100-400 works well with a TC and a newer model with a built-in one would work even better. A built-in TC gives better results, is faster to implement, and does not require exposing inside the camera to as much dust.
Myself and many others would not mind paying the extra cost for such a feature.
I've seen a few 100-400 II prototypes in use. You have to look really hard, though. If you want to see one, check out the north side stands during the replay of the final overtime goal that Croatia scored to beat Brazil. I also noticed one being used at the corner of the field by Mexico's goalie during a couple of the goals scored by Cameroon.
Hope you find your gear. Sometimes it is not stolen, just misplaced. I suspect it was not insured. Did you buy it using a credit card? Sometimes card purchases are insured by the card. Amex had/has this feature I believe.
Given the potential customer base of those moving from other APS-C models I reckon
It will have
... the interesting question and imho more worth speculating about: What will it *not* have other than no ff sensor?
Knowing Canon, they will take great care not to deliver a "mini 1dx" at 1/3 of the price that even works better for wildlife in good light because of the gain in reach. Will they cripple the fw? Will the video have moire? Way less sealing? Will it have touch-amateur usability?
Your guess: (insert here)
They won't have to nerf it much as it is a different class of camera. Compared to the 1DX, the 7D2 won't have:
- As high a burst rate
- As good low-light performance
- As good build quailty and weather sealing
- An integral grip
- Spot metering at any AF point
Marsu, the first one is probably the only deliberate nerfing they will do, and the second is an APS-C reality that can't be too critical of. The rest is par for the course for a non-1-series body -- and I don't think 7D users should have expected to get something 1DX-like for those items anyway.
But that's like comparing a Corvette to a Ferrari. Both are pretty fun to drive, I'd wager. The 7D2 should be a state of the art APS-C rig and offer the great new sensor that will be blown down the XXD and Rebel lines for the next few years.
I think a crop 5D3 (or 'action-oriented' 5D3) is far more likely than a crop-sized 1DX. Other than on the video side of things (which I never use), I'd expect the 7D2 and 5D3 size/build/menus/ergonomics/etc. to be very very very very very similar. That's a great thing -- as a 5D3 owner, if I got more into shooting sports and wildlife, I'd pick up a 7D2 for more reach, framerate, etc. in a heartbeat if I had the confidence it was similarly well built and as intuitively designed as my 5D3.
One of the possible specs from last year indicated the 7D II (or whatever it's called) might have a 12fps burst rate. It would be cool if true, but 10 fps would also be cool.
As to form factor, it might be a hybrid. It might be like a EOS 3-- 1 series controls but with a removable grip..or it might be like a mini-1DX or it might be like a 5D3. Any of those options are fine with me.
I am wondering when (and if ever) the latest crop cameras will be able to compare with 5d2. Is 6 years enough for technology to reach a point where new crop camera's catch up to full frame?sanj, the 70D hasn't caught up to the original 5D yet, which was released nearly 8 years before the 70D:
Ignore the "Score", and the DR measurement is close enough to be considered a margin of error.
Perhaps they'll go retro and replace the mode dial with a shutter speed dial.
Can someone familiar with the 1D explain how the button works? I assume you cycle through the various modes by pushing the button. If that's the case, doesn't sound like a big deal to me, but as I've never used a 1D I don't know.
I hope everyone keeps in mind that this is a CR1 rumor before getting all worked up. Just a few more weeks. Let's wait and see.