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* RT-EX radio flash commander
Since Canon is not willing and/or able to .. I will not buy anything from them. It's that simple.

This is really one thing I'm disappointed about, probably they have the same transmission problems as with wifi in a metal body (5d3/5d4/7d2) and just for product policy's sake won't have the lesser plastic models (6d,70d) have a built-in rt controller either :-o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: Today at 10:35:06 AM »
Nevertheless, from what I see and jrista wrote above, Canon crop still is nothing to write home about vs. ff, but neither are the Sony/Nikon sensors on higher iso settings. So basically if you've got some money to spend, it's still 5d3+expensive tele lenses...
The main advantage of APS-C is lower cost.  I'm sure I've read that somewhere...   ;)
Moreover, the size and weight of the camera and lens.

But you good people forgot Canon broke the legacy linear product strategy with placing the small and light ff 6d into their lineup :-). As for lenses, if you don't need to carry a f2.8 brick around the newer f4 zooms or non-L IS primes are small and don't have a lot of weight.

Btw other "main" advantages of aps-c include macro shooting and of course reach, so personally I would find choosing between the 6d+7d2 combination or a real 5d3 tough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: Today at 08:26:00 AM »
Many people didn't bother with the 70D because the IQ difference was minimal. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the exact same people are now singing the praises of the almost identical 7DII lol

But minimal + minimal = noticeable in real life shooting which makes 7d->7d2 attractive but not 7d->70d (and there's the fw crippling like the removal of spot af).

Nevertheless, from what I see and jrista wrote above, Canon crop still is nothing to write home about vs. ff, but neither are the Sony/Nikon sensors on higher iso settings. So basically if you've got some money to spend, it's still 5d3+expensive tele lenses or 7d2+6d to cover both and have two camera bodies around.

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I look at my shots from the past and chuckle.

Maybe we should do a thread with comparisons "my shots from 3 years ago and now" :-) ... but I guess very few people would dare to participate.

I know when I look at my oldest shots, the "keepers" from back then would be deleted right in camera now and not even make it to postprocessing.  Everything was horrible, content, framing and tech (iso 1250?!). I haven't peaked by now, but I guess it's normal progress gets less spectacular the longer you shoot.

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Hopefully Canon and any other camera manufacturer is implementing the possibility to switch those gimmicks OFF.

Of course you can switch off wifi & gps (the 6d has even a wifi indicator on the top lcd which is a complete waste of space). The catch with the 6d and probably 7d2 is just that gps stays on on camera off to continue the track log - so you have to remember to switch it on/off manually each time (or use Magic Lantern).

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: Today at 02:13:14 AM »
The 24-105 IS f4 L will work great with any crop camera.  As will any Canon lens intended for Full Frame

-1, you definitely have to take your pick if you want at least the same performance as a good ef-s lens. With current sensor resolution, using only the center of the glass will result in mediocre performance like on the 17-40L, or think 50/1.8 wide open :-p

Unless the sealing of a L lens is required, you're planing to upgrade to ff or dual-use lenses with ff a dedicated crop lens is the better choice. Ultrawide lenses are easier (i.e. better) to build for crop, and for the rest you're not carrying and paying for glass you're only using part of.

Will it be okay to put a EF 24-105 F4L IS USM on a EOS 7D mark II?

Not having the wide end is not that bad once you've gotten used to it, I've been shooting with a 28(!)-105 on crop for quite some time. When in doubt, add a real ef-s ultrawide to wide zoom lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: Today at 02:11:33 AM »
The 24-105 IS f4 L will work great with any crop camera.  As will any Canon lens intended for Full Frame

-1, you definitely have to take your pick if you want at least the same performance as a good ef-s lens. With current sensor resolution, using only the center of the glass will result in mediocre performance like on the 17-40L, or think 50/1.8 wide open :-p

Unless the sealing of a L lens is required, you're planing to upgrade to ff or dual-use lenses with ff a dedicated crop lens is the better choice. Ultrawide lenses are easier (i.e. better) to build for crop, and for the rest you're not carrying and paying for glass you're only using part of.

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A thread  has  popped  up  on  a  forum</a>  talking  about  a  46mp  pro  Canon  DSLR  being  launched  in  New  York  City  in  October  for  PhotoPlus.

Hah, *now* we know where CR is getting all this hot, confidential information from :->. Shouldn't be a new rating introduced for these kind of sources like [CR0.5] (half the rating for every time quote on quote) or [CR-1] :-p ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 03:48:44 PM »
If you're serious about video quality do not buy a 70D. The 7D is a much video better camera.

If you're serious about video quality, actually there's just one Canon choice: The 5d3 with pixel binning (= no moire) and Magic Lantern raw video. Who knows when this will arrive on the 7d2, if ever.

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Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 20, 2014, 03:44:22 PM »
If the lens is properly supported there should be little to no torque tension to the wrist.  The left hand should be supporting the lens at least half way to the end.  Not only does this balance out the set up it makes IS even more efficient due to you not struggling to balance the lens and camera.

Sure, but it depends on what "wildlife" you shoot. If you do it from the comfort of a zoo bench or a safari pickup, you have both hands available to hold the camera at all times. Nothing wrong with that, mind you.

It's just that with my wildlife, I often need a free hand to stand up, lie down, remove clutter from the view, prevent horses from eating my gear or balance myself in an awkward position like when standing in water. That's why I'm very happy with the right-hand only button layout of 60d/6d and a weight I can handhold with one hand (just supported by a wrist strap).

I sometimes see another photog shooting the same scenes, but with a 5d3+70-200L/2.8 - moving in a different way means shooting in a different way. Of course if you get a top notch bokehlicious shot with a heavy prime or 200-400L zoom, nobody cares how you did it. But when doing "dynamic" wildlife weight is something to think about.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:00:13 PM »
I’m interested in a second body to compliment my 5D MK III.

Don't underestimate ergonomics, when dual-using with a 5d3 the 7d2 will feel much more natural (as intended by Canon) which will result in less hassle and more keepers. Plus you'll be much more bothered by the (supposedly, let's see the reviews) smaller viewfinder of the 70d.

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Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 20, 2014, 01:57:48 PM »
The 100-400 weighs only 110g more than the 400 prime, 1360 vs 1250g. The difference  in weight is not that big a deal.

I don't know about the specific models, but it's not just the weight itself but the *distribution*.

For example the long 70-200L/2.8 creates much more torsion on the wrist than to be expected even considering the weight difference to the 70-300L. The more glass is on the front and the longer the lens, the worse this effect gets.

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That would cost them a lot I'm afraid :( You basicly want 7D2 features in 60D/70D and 5D3 features in 6D.

Software features, yes, but the hardware (af array, fps, digic processing power, camera build, button layout, ...) is vastly different and leaves enough to be desired when buying a more expensive model.

Imho Canon goes over the top with this firmware crippling, it's not complete feature removal (like 60d afma) but cutting back features so they are nearly useless. For example they removed the option to save the source files for in-camera hdr from the 6d ... but you can now play audio tracks along your slideshow. Or the options for setting functions to keys is strangely limited, and they went out of their way to make the dof preview button nearly impossible to access.

I doubt a lot of people upgrade to the 5d3 because you can save your hdr source files, but I'd wager the guess that Canon manages to annoy a lot of 6d users or owners of other, lesser and cheaper camera bodies.

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What would you like to see in a future firmware update as an global add-on?

I'd like to have the firmware crippling removed, please. This would cost Canon nothing to implement (just remove the #ifdef DUMB_CRIPPLING_FOR_MARKETING statements from the source code), though it might indeed upsell less people to the more expensive models. Examples:

* afma on 60d
* af tracking fw settings on 60d
* f8 af
* af patterns on 60d & 6d (not just all or none)
* hdr with raw and save(!) source pictures on 6d
* all minor models: more function->key customizations
* spot af on 70d
* (you name it, long list).

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 20, 2014, 11:24:32 AM »
I'm still a long way from peaking [...] I don't think I'll ever peak :)

I'll add this in my the list of "famous last words" :->

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