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EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:56:54 AM »
I'll put my 25cents on the line that 7D II will not out perform 5D III in high ISO/low light.

OK, outperforming might be a stretch. But being quite close is not unrealistic ... at all.

If you compare Nikon's D7100 with the 5DII (not III) on DxO, you will see that they are very close in every measurement.
The 7DII needs to be only slightly better than the D7100 and it will be in 5DII territory wrt image quality - which in turn is quite close to the 5DIII.

And honestly, if the 7DII is not at least slightly better than the D7100 in image quality, Canon shouldn't bother with an update, thank you very much 8).

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:14:50 AM »
Keep in mind 7D was designed for speed, not so much high ISO. I can see 7D II might have 61pts AF like 5D III and an increase in frame rate(maybe 10-fps). BUT NOT IN HIGH ISO or LOW LIGHT like 5D III, regardless what the new sensor might be.

Just the opposite, IMO.
It's much more likely that we'll see a big step up in image quality than a big step in features.
See my previous post.

Canon will not put 7D II in near 5D III  in term of high ISO/LOW LIGHT. 5D III is only 1yr old plus, it still have another 3-4yrs more before we seeing any rumors 5D 4.

I disagree.

The 5DIII needs to differentiate itself much better from both the 6D and the 7DII.
And the only way it can do that is by getting a high-quality ~30MP sensor.

So, I'm actually expecting that the 5DIII will get a replacement sooner than many expect.
Maybe as early as the spring of 2015.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 29, 2013, 12:07:03 AM »
What does this mean for the 5D3? Nothing! People who want FF are not going to trade in a 5D3 for a crop camera ....


Also, despite some of the rumors here, I don't think the 7DII will get the 61-point AF system of the 5D3/1DX.
So, the AF system will be another differentiation from the 5DIII.

Btw, for the 7DII AF system I'm expecting either a beefed-up version of the current 19-point AF (e.g. with better sensitivity to low light) or a maybe new AF system, which would still be a step below Canon's pro AF system.

But we are definitely not getting Canon's pro AF system in a $2K camera. That's for sure.
You know Canon  8).

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:15:26 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

The 5DIII is made on Canon's current CMOS manufacturing process - which is quite ancient and is well overdue for replacement.

The hope is that the 7DII sensor will be manufactured on a new manufacturing process.

If that's the case, the 7DII sensor will likely perform the same (or even better) than the 5DIII sensor.
Of course Canon will eventually make FF sensors on the new manufacturing process and FF will again pull ahead in performance.

Lenses / Re: 24mm f/2.8 IS - is it worth it?
« on: May 27, 2013, 01:56:39 PM »
I use the 24/2.8 IS on a crop camera and I highly recommend it.
The lens is very sharp and has an 'L'-like color rendition.

Agree, though, that a prime lens is somewhat limiting for all purpose photography.
Why don't you get the 100D + 18-55 STM kit and add the 24/2.8 IS to it.
That would be a lightweight and versatile combo.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 23, 2013, 01:40:24 PM »
They should really just merge the 70D and 7DII, but I know that won't happen. The 60D became just a super Rebel. The XXD series deserves to be a lot more like in the past.


EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 23, 2013, 01:33:41 PM »
You know the quote "The best camera is the one you have with you?"  Applies to flashes, too. 

Yes ... but it makes you lazy too :-*.
You end up using the on-board flash rather than an external flash, which you can bounce or use with a diffuser.

So, I'm actually all for removing the on-board flash on the 7DII. 
I'd rather have WiFi (and a bult-in radio transmitter) than an on-board flash.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 02:50:35 PM »
Hmm. Announcing a product in July would be a first for Canon, no?

But if the 70D is indeed announced in July, then it's quite unlikely
that the 7DII will be announced in August/September.

So, it looks like the 7DII will be a 2014 camera, after all.

Well, let's hope that the 70D specs will be exciting.
Fingers crossed for a new sensor (and for removing the articulating LCD  :-*).

EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the SL1 sensor?
« on: May 12, 2013, 12:48:52 PM »
The Imaging Resource has posted their SL1 studio samples.

I compared them to the 60D studio samples and noise is the same at equal ISOs.
The catch is that the exposure times of the SL1 are longer.

So, it looks like the SL1 sensor is actually noisier than the 60D sensor.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D on the way out?
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:59:07 PM »
At Christmas time last year the 60D was on sale everywhere and it was reported that stocks were running low.
And yet, no 70D was announced in January, despite the expectations, and there's still no 70D in sight.

Also consider that the T5i and the 6D are priced exactly the same as Nikon's D5200 and D600 respectively.
That is, both Canon and Nikon have the same price gap between their respective models.

Inside this price gap, Nikon has only model - the D7100
Will Canon have two models - both the 70D and 7DII?

Don't know but I'm starting to think that the next camera from Canon will be 7DII.
And that we may not see a 70D this year - if at all.

EOS Bodies / Re: The sound of silence
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:54:37 AM »
So far, silence....

One thing has become crystal clear over the past years:
  • no leaks = no announcement

So, follow the leaks, as they say 8).

EOS Bodies / Re: Well done Canon - Canon Rebel T5i available early
« on: April 20, 2013, 01:10:11 PM »
So, the T4i -> T5i rebadging went smoothly, after all. Geez, how did they do it.

I do hope that they don't get good at it, btw ... if you know what I mean.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:09:11 PM »
As for the rest of your specs...well, they're meaningless.

This is a typical fanboy response.

When a Canon has better specs, it wins hands down.
But if a Nikon has better specs, then this is irrelevant in the 'real world'.

FYI, this is not how things work with buyers.
Buyers look at the price and the specs and then ponder if the camera offers good value.

The D7100 offers exceptional value.
If Canon doesn't match that, then they'd better offer the 70D for cheap.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:58:40 PM »
Why would I pay the same price as a Nikon D7100, for a camera with fewer features ??? Will the 70D have 51 point autofocus ??? Will the 70D shutter be tested 150,000 cycles ??? Will the 70D have a 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System ??? Will the 70D have dual SDXC slots ???


EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:54:09 PM »
Hmm, I don't buy it.
This rumor looks like it's been put together from previous rumors.

Here's what I'm noticing:
The 700D is just going on sale for $899 (kit), while the current 7D price on Amazon has been lowered is $1150.
And the 6D has jumped in price to $1899 (up from $1800 last month).

To my untrained eye, Canon has just cleared a pricing gap between the 7D and the 6D.
At the same, it has narrowed the gap between the 700D and the 7D. 

A 70D priced at $1199 will be more expensive than the 7D at this time.
Does this make sense? I think not.

It makes more sense if the rumored new camera is priced between the 7D and the 6D.
That would be the 7DII, though, not the 70D.

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