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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:10:52 AM »
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.

- A

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. :)

Why would it be called anything but 7d2??

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7d2 IQ thoughts.
« on: June 13, 2014, 01:33:18 AM »
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:
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-70D-versus-Canon-EOS-5D___895_176
Ignore the "Score", and the DR measurement is close enough to be considered a margin of error.


Oh! Thanks for this. I will not expect much then.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:55:45 AM »
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.

You are right in your assumptions…. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:54:35 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Hope it's not a big body like 1DX, but will stay similar sized to 7D or 5D cameras. It would be a little strange to me to change the body size. Target audience will be a little bit different then, maybe. I wouldn't buy it, if this would happen, anyway :P

I want something bigger then 70D (I don't like the controls on that one, I want the joystick and the thumbwheel), but smaller than a pro body. Well, the size can be like the 70D, as long as it will have the 7D controls. If they move to pro body size, I hope the 80D will get the better 7D controls.

Seems I will be keeping the 7D a lot longer, if this turns out to be true. Or I might even switch to a 5D3 later on.

For me button system works fine. I also believe it makes it better weather proofed.

I would be delighted if it were the big body with the assumption that big bodies give the camera all the power and IQ it needs.

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?

I THINK that larger body size is not just the added battery.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:34:42 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Hope it's not a big body like 1DX, but will stay similar sized to 7D or 5D cameras. It would be a little strange to me to change the body size. Target audience will be a little bit different then, maybe. I wouldn't buy it, if this would happen, anyway :P

I want something bigger then 70D (I don't like the controls on that one, I want the joystick and the thumbwheel), but smaller than a pro body. Well, the size can be like the 70D, as long as it will have the 7D controls. If they move to pro body size, I hope the 80D will get the better 7D controls.

Seems I will be keeping the 7D a lot longer, if this turns out to be true. Or I might even switch to a 5D3 later on.

For me button system works fine. I also believe it makes it better weather proofed.

I would be delighted if it were the big body with the assumption that big bodies give the camera all the power and IQ it needs.

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Canon General / Re: CF CARDS
« on: June 11, 2014, 09:50:14 AM »
Thank you much for the reassurance.

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Canon General / CF CARDS
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:46:59 AM »
Are CF cards really on their way out? Can smaller, flimsier SD take their place? Why do I keep hearing people talk like this?

Pls advice. I am heavily invested in CF cards. Will they all be obsolete in coming years?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 10, 2014, 12:34:46 AM »
I think this is not a relevant post. Why would CR post this? It is not saying anything new.

But I guess Canon is keeping its secrets very well guarded.

Yeah, sort of like a regurgitated regurgitated rumour, like the "Great White Hope" in Pro Boxing, crew of the Mary Celeste, things are probably slow at CR, so let's start anoooooooother thread on the fabled 7DMK II.

Although I'm unlikely to buy it should it ever make it to Market, I'de realllllly like to see it done & dusted & all those that want one, get one, and start Posting in a "Images from the 7DMK II" thread, instead of endless threads re comments on "what about" "what if" "when ?" "why ???????"

And then be Happy !!

:) But not so slow to to post this. Lately there as been the 16-35 f4 buzz, Lots of Sigma analysis, D800 and high MP debates. Hahahaah

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:25:09 AM »
I think this is not a relevant post. Why would CR post this? It is not saying anything new.

But I guess Canon is keeping its secrets very well guarded.

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Canon General / Re: Gear for 9 days trip to Utah National Parks
« on: June 08, 2014, 10:18:31 PM »
I understand your point Graham.
But I still think there is way too much gear there. :)

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I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

I agree. If I book a room at the Waldorf or Ritz-Carlton, there's the off-chance the room phone won't work. That's why I always stay at Motel 6. I've never had a problem with the phones there.

;) :) :)

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Canon General / Re: Gear for 9 days trip to Utah National Parks
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:58:46 AM »
Dearest friend. That seems like too much equipment. My helpful suggestion is to reduce a bit. Why do you think you need more than one camera?

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Why do I get the feeling that jrista will comment on this new service?

hahahahaha. Same thought went through my mind...

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II underwhelming
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:31:38 AM »
It is obvious that you are not trolling. It is also obvious that this is a zoom lens. It is a great lens but not the best lens. I personally have a problem with its bokeh.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Real World Sample Images
« on: June 04, 2014, 01:05:44 PM »
These posts aren't helping me stay patient as I wait for my copy :)

I was thinking about holiday rebates... ::)

:)

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