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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 05, 2013, 01:44:34 AM »
This is the way to test the Dual Pixel PDAF continuous AF tracking:

EOS 70D 「デュアルピクセルCMOS AF」

Unfortunately for Canon, the lens & firmware used for this test showed it can't keep up with the head of the train at close distance...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 04, 2013, 12:00:02 PM »
My observations:

- Ring USM is still faster than STM. STM is just for smoother & quieter focusing, not speed.

- I can't be sure due to the video quality, but it appears there is still some sort of CDAF-style "focus racking" (albeit minor), most apparent in the 1st & 3rd vids. It doesn't "snap" into focus like one would expect from PDAF.

- Not sure how the continuous AF tracking was set up for the 4th vid (or if it was even set up correctly at all), but it clearly showed that that particular L USM lens+body combo couldn't follow the hand as it moved backward & forward from the initial point of focus lock. I hope that's the worst case scenario already (too fast movement), and the firmware is still not yet finalized.

Overall, still pretty fast compared to existing solutions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 04, 2013, 05:20:21 AM »
Yes, the above DPR preview doesn't contradict the info from CPN Europe. Notice there is no mention of AF point expansion & Spot AF in the list you quoted.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 04, 2013, 04:09:58 AM »
Confirmed from the Canon Europe 70D site: it may have the 7D's 19-pt sensor array & dedicated AF processor, but it doesn't have the same degree of flexibility & customizability. The 70D appears to only offer Single Point, Zone, and Auto 19-point; AF point Expansion and Spot AF are MIA. The dedicated AF area expansion button near the shutter button should have been made a programmable M.Fn button instead, just saying.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 03, 2013, 03:59:19 AM »
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We couldn’t put a card in the camera because it is a pre-production unit. With that said, we were told to expect comparable ISO performance with the 7D and better color due to the new pixel structure.

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/07/02/first-impressions-canon-70d/

quite a bummer, but I guess expectable?

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There isn’t much in terms of controls here, but you should note that there is an AF assist beam, lens release, and the shutter button.

I stopped reading that "preview" when I saw that line. Lulz.  :P Obvious non Canon DSLR user 2 weeks ago...

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 70D Sample Images Up for Viewing & Download
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:50:31 AM »
The shots actually look better compared to the shots from previous Canon releases.  :D (Pretty ISO 100 Portrait model too ;) )

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos70d/

http://www.cameraegg.org/canon-eos-70d-sample-images-movies/#more-7242

ISO 3200 direct download: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos70d/downloads/07.jpg


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:46:48 AM »
No AFMA?

If that is actually the case the 70D is not a good choice of camera if you want the best from your expensive long primes/zooms.

Please read the specs list again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70D Reaction
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:10:05 AM »
Ignore that attention-starved guy and his click-bait video. And, oh, IBTL.  :P


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:45:49 AM »
It actually has 40.3 Million photodiodes to form that 20.2MP sensor.

R0x0rs: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF works for 80% of the sensor area up to f/11 & EV 0, AFMA, +/-5EV EC, ±3 AEB (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps), stereo microphone onboard, EOS-1N level of weathersealing, Timelapse recording   (by USB cable and PC), 1/250 X-sync, fully articulated touchscreen LCD, dedicated focus area expansion button (although not programmable like the M.Fn button), wireless flash commander, fully-featured WiFi control implementation

Sux0rs: only 1 SD slot, only 98% 0.95x mag VF, only single-axis electronic level, no PC sync terminal, Rebel-class E3-type instead of N3-type remote terminal, no headphone jack, odd DOF preview button placement, JPEG-only HDR & Multi-Exposure, only 1 Custom dial setting, no AF point selection joystick


70D weather sealing graphic from DPR:

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:22:23 AM »
I'm waiting for the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism Band of Banding-Hunting Brothers to mention that it has obvious pattern banding at +10stops DEC & +1000 fill-light, as confirmed by Professor Professorson, PhD E.E., when pixel-voyeured at 800%...

"Nattering Nabobs of Negativity".

  -Spiro Agnew, written by William Safire

Best regards,

Doug Kerr

Nice try, thanks for playing  :P. http://www.answers.com/topic/nattering-nabobs-of-negativism


Also, look up Agnew's & Safire's Wiki for your edification.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Dual Pixel Liveview Autofocus
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:17:07 AM »
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Does it have a headphone socket?

It doesn't appear to have one based on the pics I've seen, unfortunately. Also, the remote control terminal is the Rebel-class E3-type connector as opposed to the N3-type connector used by the higher-end bodies. Also, no PC sync terminal like the 60D & 6D  :-\.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:44:48 AM »
I'm waiting for the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism Band of Banding-Hunting Brothers to mention that it has obvious pattern banding at +10stops DEC & +1000 fill-light, as confirmed by Professor Professorson, PhD E.E., when pixel-voyeured at 800%...

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Where I'm from, the market has spoken and the Σ 35/1.4 | Art, 18-35/1.8 | Art and 120-300/2.8 | Sport are all back-ordered with a few months-long waiting list, according to the authorized distro (and all 3 lenses are on my must-buy list). So my only other option is to buy it gray, which I'm reluctant to do. Even the USB Tuning Dock is not available currently.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:49:27 PM »
So, to summarize this thread, the body that costs $1500 more (comparing launch MSRPs) has better AF, more features, and is an overall better camera. What a shocker!  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:35:30 PM »
If they're as delusional as with the 6D MSRP (compared to the D600 specs), they'd price it the same as or even slightly higher than the D7100 MSRP (~$1300). If they want to be more competitive given its specs vs. D7100, it should be priced at or slightly lower than the 60D introductory MSRP (~$1100).

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