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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70d speclist
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:46:32 PM »
Hello Everybody,

I tried to find a detailed speclist for the 70d. Can anyone help me please?


 ;D there is none....  8)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:48:39 AM »
YES Nikon, bring 'em on!  8)

oh boy, I just love this!

D7100 makes the 70D look a total looser already. Destroyed on the ground. I confidently expect the D7100 sensor to have 1.5 EV better dynamic range and way better per-pixel sharpness than whatever sorry ppiece of sensor cr*p Canon will be willing to put into the 70D ... bye bye AA-Filter!

And iI also expect the price to be lower than the 70D ... like D7000 vs. 60D and D800 vs. 5D III ... hehehehe!

Really hope, Nikon will soon follow this up with a D400  that destroys an "incrmentally updated" 7D Mk II - as per the CR specs (!). Double whammy!

Canon needs to be pressed flat against the wall ...  maybe that'll wake them up and they get back to bring truly  innovative and meaningful new products.

I for one would like a 5D IV please, with 1D-X AF-system, sensor with better DR than D800, innovative Eye Control Focus v 2.0, built-in Canon-RT radio commander, X-sanc 1/500s. Price? Like Nikon D800.

A BIG +1 ..... right on the spot.

Canon gather up yourself.... you are destroyed by Nikon.

A lot more features packed in the cameras ( vs Canon DSLR offer) at a much lower price......

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:44:22 AM »
Great job Nikon.... another slap in the Canon face.... let's see Canon response.... I personally doubt...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:52:15 AM »
Is really hard to maintain a good ISO performance AND sharpness on a 24MP APS-C sensor.

Imho these things have nothing to do with each other, unless the manufacturer decides to hide iso noise problems with forced noise reduction resulting in a sharpness loss - other than that iso performance is just a sensor feature, and so far Canon doesn't have the edge on the competition.

Sharpness can be impaired by a strong aa filter against moire (like on the 5d3), but mostly it's dependent on the lens - and starting with 24mp many people with cheaper or older lenses will be up for a disappointment because their lens is outresolved by the sensor, for example my 17-40L wouldn't take much more than 18mp on aps-c.

...That I'm afraid. If Canon decide to use THE SAME 10 years old technology to make the sensor, than the only way to improve the ISO performance is to use  forced noise reduction soft, and that will result in lots of sharpen loss.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:31:32 AM »
On the paper the 7D2 looks good....
I'm sure will have improved ISO performance at base ISO ( 100-400)... but how about the sharpness of the images???

Is really hard to maintain a good ISO performance AND sharpness on a 24MP APS-C sensor.

Maybe Canon has started to use the new sensor manufacturing technology.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D vs Nikon D600 Epic Shootout Video
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:43:06 AM »
interesting....  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III or 1D IV for sports!
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:24:37 AM »
The 5D Mark III is to slow, but the AF system is a step over the 1D Mark IV AF system. Sometimes in AI Servo mode under komplex lightining conditions the 5D Mark III AF can´t track the subject.

I highly recommend the 1D X for sports.

If you want go a cheaper way buy the 1D Mark IV (for professional use) instead or wait for the 7D Mark II. The 7D Mark II prototype in the field is very fast, but the AF system can´t reach the 1D X AF-system.

Hmmm, you know something that we don't ?????

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New MFA method
« on: February 14, 2013, 01:18:45 AM »
Interesting.... I have a Sigma 50mm f/1.4, that need AFMA. i will try it

I understand my needs may be different than yours. I'm curious as to what YOU would do. Not necessarilly what I should do, but what you would do. Background:

I consider myself an advanced amateur. I originally had a 60D, but sold it at the beginning of last semester to focus more on school (and knowing that the body would inevitably experience a price drop soon. Glad I sold it when I did!). I thought I could live without for a year, but I couldn't take it anymore and I bought the 7D a couple of weeks ago for $1030. Now I can get the 60D for $560. That makes the 7D an extra $470, or 84% more. I don't do sports photography or BIF. The closes thing to fast moving is my kids playing, so I don't really need the 7D AF. Before I sold the 60D, I was doing some smaller paid video gigs. I would like to take that to the next level. I would like to do TV commercials for local companies and product advertising videos as well as what I was previously doing. I live in a small(er) town, and the ONLY competition is the local cable company who makes horrendous commercials. One concern of mine, Is it unprofessional to take a 60D to a shoot? Like I said, I only did smaller paid gigs, and nobody really knew anything about my gear. I was still a bit self conscious bringing my 60D, even on the smaller gigs. I did keep all my other video equipment when I sold the body since all the other items don't lose value so fast.

Why I would keep the 7D:
  • 1080 HDMI output durring recording. This is pretty important to me, but alone doesn't quite justify the extra $470. Almost though because the screen going black on the 60D upon pressing record is incredibly annoying.
  • Magnesium alloy body. For obvious reasons over the 60D's polycarbonate. This, however, isn't as big of a deal, as the 60D's body is still good.
  • The 7D will have a better resale value. Again, though, this isn't as important as I can't really see myself selling it in the near future. Upon purchase of my next body, the 7D/60D will become my back-up.
  • The AFMA and better AF of the 7D will be invaluable IF I end up actually needing that in the future. IF.
  • It looks good in my hands

Why I would exchange the 7D for the 60D?

So, what would you do personally if you were trying to decide between the 60D and the 7D? And, I suppose, what would you do in my situation?

I believe the extra money worth every $$$.

- as you saying no near future replacement... shutter durability (100k clicks)
- way better weather sealing
- AFMA - very, very important. even my L lenses need some degree of adjustment. I manage to get the lenses from  sharp ( when using wide open aperture) to very sharp.
- and the 7D AF is light years ahead of the simple ( almost 10 years old) 9 points AF

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 40D
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:57:25 AM »
Hi Rumoreros,

I am about to take the leap and finally upgrade my beloved and trusty 40D after 4 years.  I won't buy a 50D (not really an upgrade) or a 60D (weird plastic super rebel).  I buy used for several reasons - it's cheaper, I get to wait and see if the hot new products live up to the hype or not, and I'm a bit anti-consumerism.  But I do love my cameras.  I shoot mostly action (wildlife, some sports every now and again) and a bit of landscape as well as long-exposure night photography.  I have a lot of 'uses' covered by my EOS-3 and by MF film gear, so thinking mostly about action and ISO performance, things that don't play nice with film.  With that in mind, would you buy with a ~$1200 budget:

1) Used 1D Mark III (yeah, submirror AF blah blah)
2) Used 5D Mark II
3) Used 7D
4) Stretch and buy a 6D (a little against my grain, but...)
5) Something else?

I have a good handful of L glass to cover ranges in different sensor sizes (and I'm obviously used to APS-C with my 40D) so I'm not too worried about APS-C vs. APS-H vs. full frame.

I'd greatly appreciate any inputs, flames, thoughts, criticisms, or rants.  Thanks.

For your $1200 budget , you have 2 options: a used 1Dmk3 or a new 7D. I have made the same jump ( from 40D to 7D).
If you find a good condition 1D3 GO FOR IT.... If not, go for 7D. 5D2 and 6D will give you superior IQ but they are slow with crappy AF system. 5D2 has a worse AF system compared with 40D.

Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions requested
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:34:38 AM »
I currently have the following lenses and looking for advice on "what's next"...welcome thoughts of the group

Canon EF-S 10-22mm
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 24-105 f/4
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

The Tamron lens is an OK lens but I am finding limitations from an image quality perspective.  I typically use the 24-105 as more of my everyday lens now that I have a started to become a stronger photographer. 

So what do folks think I should consider next?  My problem with choosing is that I love taking portrait shots  but landscape is a lot of what I shoot as well. 

So what say you wise ones?

Drop the Tamron and the Canon 50 f/1.8....

For  the 70-200 f/4L IS or if the budget is not a big problem 70-200 f/2.8 IS and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX HSM ( the sigma is way over Canon 50mm f/1.4 and slight under 50mm f/1.2 L ).

If you are using APS-C format keep the Canon 10-22 mm

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:27:52 AM »
It is interesting to hear stories why people choose Canon when there are a lot of other firms? Nikon, Pentax, Sony...

I personally was always interested in photography and was shooting quite a lot when I was young with analog cameras Smena and Zenit- E (Soviet type cameras). My first digital camera was P&S Sony bought in 2004, however, i was not satisfied with its quality (at that time analog cameras quality was much better than digital).

In 2007 I acquired Canon G7 which was able to produce better quality photos comparing to other P&S cameras. Finally in 2012 I decided to buy DSLR and definitely choose Canon as they had more attractive design comparing to Nikon and much bigger variety of lenses (I always admired L class white lenses, which in my mind was always associated with superb quality). I never Pentax, Sony or other firms. Currently I am happy with my EOS 7D, however, have plans to move to FF (of course, that would by 5D Mark III). That's why my almost all lenses (except for EF-S 18-135) are compatible with FF cameras.

It would be interesting to hear your stories why you choose Canon.

In 2007 i bought a Sony A100 DSLR my first digital SLR ( having 6 years experience with Canon 35mm film slr's). I bought a Sony because was at a good price and most important it has image stabilization incorporated in camera. The quality was way under Canon digital cameras at that moment. So.... i decided to sell the A100 and buy Canon.

I use Canon DSLR's since..... until March 2013 when i will buy a Nikon.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D flash sync
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:13:35 AM »
I've a 6d.
With the 430exII mounted the shutter speed will literally go to 1/180s.
Without a 430exII mounted it won't allow a shutters speed of 1/180th.

If i shoot with my ebay radio trigger on the hotshoe I have to shoot at 160th. I do get a black stripe if I move it to 200th.

If it is a software cripple maybe they always waste some time at the start of the exposure to let it get a black line near the end. *shrug.

Thanks for answer right on the subject. So.... Canon 6D is not the camera that i need.

EOS Bodies / Canon 6D flash sync
« on: January 27, 2013, 04:40:17 AM »
I know 6D has external flash sync of 1/180s....

Canon cameras have only 1/160s or 1/200s not 1/180s My question is:

If i shoot with 6D at 1/200 in studio i will get that black line on the bottom of the frame like the one i get from 7D shooting at 1/250 ( 7D has a flash sync of 1/200) ?????

If Canon don´t release the 7D Mark II in the next month a lot of customers get lost.

The 7D is old and needs an replacement before a 70D is announced.

A new top of the line camera (possible named D4X?) is out for field testing. If Canon don´t put a real replacement for the 1Ds on the market, they lose a lot of pros.

They already lost many pros ... Many pro Canon gear users are starting to use beside Canon, Nikon gear as well.... many of them as the primary camera.

In many photography fields size matters .... so... 36 MP is way over 22.

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