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Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:45:11 PM »
Is it just me, or does this seem like a lens for a body that does not yet exist: a budget dual-pixel AF full-frame camera?  Otherwise, given that the f/4L is available for such a good price, has ring USM, has constant max aperture and has "red ring" cachet/build quality/sealing, I don't see the point of this new lens.  Maybe it's intended for 70D or 7D II use, but it does not seem like a very useful focal length range for crop sensors.

Or, they could be planning to update the 24-105L and price it higher - say $1400.
In that case it makes sense to have cheaper alternatives - like the 24-70/4L and the 24-105/STM.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:35:06 PM »
everyone believes the rumour where it says the sensor size is 20.2 megapixels
nobody believes the rumour where it says that it is not the same sensor as the 70D

It's not a matter of having a closed mind. It's a simple matter of logic. It is completely illogical for them to create another 20.2mp sensor, if they have moved to a radically different fabrication process. Smaller transistors would allow them to do so much more with a much higher resolution sensor. It just makes no sense. :P

Exactly.

If the 7DII sensor was a new sensor, they would have moved to at least 22mp - and more likely 24-28.
That would have been a competitive advantage.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:14:52 PM »
Then why can't any of the DRones produce real world examples for the rest of us?  ::)



We did in the other thread.

Because so many photographers severely underexpose Diet Coke boxes then push 3 stops with no NR  ::)

Try again.

Here's a real-worls example for you:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3723021

The guy is complaining about 'magenta strips' in his photos when pushing the shadows.
He seems to be unaware of the DR debates that we've been having.
So, there, a good example for you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:16:44 PM »
Sensor, sensor, sensor. I still hope they managed to make it better, but I won´t upgrade in something what´s already years old, to use it for another 4-6 years. Not a chance.

+1000

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:12:57 PM »
There were a lot of us, however, who were hoping the 7D II would give us an indication that Canon has been pushing the envelope regarding their overall sensor IQ.

+1000

That's exactly why the 7DII is disappointing.
Yes, the specs are fantastic.
But out of the gate, the image quality is already lagging behind the competition.

And this is Canon's flagship 1.6x camera - with expected shelf-life of 3-5 years.
The image quality of this camera is already unexciting in 2014. Imagine in 2019 ??

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:47:12 PM »
I see no reason why this camera wasn't released two years ago... max, one year ago.
While this is a nice camera, it is long, long overdue(7D was released in '09.)
It seems Canon is dragging their heels as slowly as possible on releasing technology in new bodies.
At this point, it's not really so much impressive, as simply.... expected.

+1000

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:45:12 PM »
I'm laughing at the people saying its a new sensor. Makes no sense to have a new fabrication process and keep the same pixel count. From a marketing perspective, it is a nightmare. It is the same sensor as the 70D maybe with some software tweaks. Overall quite disappointing for five years of work.

+1000

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:50:05 AM »
What's with the bulge in front of the hot shoe, btw ??

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:48:17 AM »
Hehe, despite all the secrecy, we still got leaks before the announcement.
The mandatory image leak appeared too  8).

I guess announcement day will be Monday ??
Friday seems less likely - unless Canon decides to join Nikon with their D750 announcement.


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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 09, 2014, 03:58:51 PM »
Quote
• The EOS 7D Mark II sports a 20.2 MP sensor but it is not the same sensor as featured on the EOS 70D
http://www.canonwatch.com/another-mention-20mp-sensor-eos-7d-mark-ii/

Well, I really hope so. Otherwise, the 7D2 is DOA for me personally.

As I said in another thread, Canon will be missing a golden opportunity if the 7DII has the same sensor as the 70D.

With better IQ than the rest of the crop (hehe), the 7DII will be in a class of its own.
But with the same IQ, it would be just a niche camera for a specific group of users.

My 2c.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs D4s
« on: September 09, 2014, 03:52:08 PM »
Re: 1DX vs D4s

At this level of cameras, performance differences - if any - don't really matter.
I'm assuming that your 1DX is paired with a bag of the most expensive Canon L lenses.
So, you are much better off staying with Canon.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 08:15:19 PM »
So what you are saying is smart Canon shooters bought into the 1Ds MkIII and haven't upgraded?

Keith Cooper from Northlight Images appears to be one of these smart shooters.

But in general no, what I said just explains the bitching and moaning about DR and sensor performance of Canon sensors.
Seven years (not just in Tibet) is a very long time  8).

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:39:35 PM »
... (we won't mention the 7D,60d,60da,550,650,750,SL1,1200 et al 18mp APS-C sensor) :P

Let's also not mention that we haven't seen any tangible performance increase in a Canon FF sensor since the 1DsIII in 2007 (seven years ago).
But other than that, it's all roses in Canon land.

[now playing U2]
...
You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And now you can't get out of it
...

8)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 04:16:27 PM »

I am sure if and when better sensors are developed, Canon will bring them out. But till then, let's face it- you either 'satisfice' yourself with the excellent tools they already have, or switch- as long as the benefits outweigh the costs.

... or, you bitch about it, since you neither want to switch (you've spent enough already), nor 'satisfice'.

And if someone else tells you that there's nothing to bitch about, they are completely wrong.
I am entitled to bitch as much as I want to - just because I am 8).


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 03:33:12 PM »
IMHO, the D750 is the camera Nikon should have released two years ago to replace the D700.

Well, I agree ... but only partially.

At a time when 21-24mp was considered high resolution, Nikon went all the way to 36mp.
So, it looked as though Nikon overdid it - at the expense of frame rate and general usability.

But two years later, I'd say that the 5DIII now looks outdated vs the D810, which is definitely more future-proof.

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