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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:04:29 PM »
How harmful would it be for them to pay a small team of photo nerds to surf the web all day and find out what buyers want?

Because people posting in forums are not necessarily buyers, or at least there is hardly any connection between internet opinion and sales, the latest example is the underwhelming but popular 6d.

What happens if you ask buyers about what they want you can as well file for bankruptcy right away like when Homer's brother let him design a car: http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/The_Homer

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http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e024807f5f70


Good news that Canon acknowledges the problem (no, the people who reported this obviously were not paranoid) and even promises to fix it - though we still have to see how the fix turns out and if it's the same on 1dx/5d3 (remember the af servo indicator...).

And imho still underwhelming for Canon to take a year for this while they marketed the 5d3 as ideal for shooting in just the problematic the circumstances, but better late than never :-o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:26:28 PM »
If you want the best information available, CR (the site, not necessarily the forum) is pretty much the place.

Ok, I can subscribe to that view :-)

I don't have anything new to add, but rumor has it (haha!) that Canon is not entirely oblivious to items on this website.

Where did you get this rumor from - CR :-> ? I think the decisive Canon people are in Japan and a small circle of execs (like the CEO in a recent interview) and maybe some tech people, and I would be very surprised if any information from places like this would reach them - most likely they rely on their internal marketing studies and some direct feedback from cps professionals and beta testers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 04:12:01 PM »
CanonRumors is the best place, really. Anything with a CR2 is pretty good information.

Are we reading the same site :-p ? Imho the CR forum is nice because a lot of knowledgeable photogs are around, but CR0 is a joke, CR1 is "your guess is as good as mine", CR2 is "that doesn't sound *that* improbable" and CR3 is "I've been told about tomorrow's press release" ...

... Canon is simply very secretive and doesn't leak anything, and except for some posts of beta testers there is no telling what will be next - as a rule of thumb if something appears to make sense from an enthusuast's perspective it most likely isn't what Canon will do.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:35:52 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.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:11:13 AM »
7D is indeed THE camera.

The next Canon gear is often predicted to be THE camera or lens, but it doesn't work this way with Canon (or the leopard has changed his shorts): Either the price is extremely high or there are built-in problems, the 7d2 will not be a mini-1dx (i.e. 1dx with lower iso performance) for €2000 for sure. But this is a rumor site, so dreaming is encouraged :-p

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D markIII Live View noise
« on: February 19, 2013, 03:11:52 PM »
There was too much noise in live view compared to my friends 5D mark II, and made it too difficult to focus.

You were using a lens with the same max. open aperture, right?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 03:08:08 PM »
Given the choice of 6D or 7DII at similar prices, I'd likely go 6D. It's very hard to do without FF goodness once you've had it.

I'll also buy a ff in the next time, but again what you're saying isn't valid for everyone - what good does a ff sensor if the lens cannot reach your subject or the tc you have to plug on lowers iq, aperture and af speed? Sure you can buy a tele prime which compensates the 1.6x reach difference, but at higher weight, bulk and 5 times the price - that's not for everyone.

Plus the smaller depth of field of a ff sensor (given the same subject size in the resulting shot) might be a problem for many shots, for wildlife I often have to stop down to f10 to get even a tiny bird in full focus - so I'll certainly keep and use my 60d even once I have a 6d.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 02:06:32 PM »
magic lantern?
I'd prefer something officially supported - botching a production because of something unexpected happening in conjunction with a hack would seriously suck.
Well thousands use it on pro gigs with no problems.
Anyways, magic lantern is installed on an sd card. If something is not working, just use another card.

... or just simply press the SET key when starting the camera, ml will disable itself and it'll be like a clean sd card.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 01:18:06 PM »
Whether or not they will put the 5D3's AF in the 7D2 remains to be seen.

Completely different size aps-c vs ff... but that is not necessarily a bad thing since it's probably easier to put a larger af point spread in a aps-c than a ff, so the 7d2 af might even have an edge for tracking across the whole frame.

cant i ask  why 6d  hasnt got the features the 7d has? if im paying more money for something that is supposedly above it in a camera range (going from 1-7, generally the cameras get better and more expensive) then surely i can ask why the 7d has so many more af points or a better body casing or a better iso performance etc etc

Except for the price of the ff sensor there is a decisive difference - the 6d has a big brother and Canon doesn't want to cannibalize their 5d3 sales, while the 7d2 will be the top of the aps-c line so Canon can put everything in it and people will still pay the price because aps-c and ff have different markets (sports/wildlife vs portrait/event). If and when the 70d arrives you'll see the the same feature-cut procedure of the 6d again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:14:09 PM »
wow, sound good  8), ready for sale my 7D

Imho this sounds *too* good to be true, either Canon is going to radically change their pricing policy or the 7d2 will either be nowhere near 5d3 af/iso performance or cost a lot more €€€...

I'd prefer something officially supported - botching a production because of something unexpected happening in conjunction with a hack would seriously suck.

Magic Lantern is no hack but original quality software that has been proven a lot during the last 1-2 years.

If you are a hobby photographer and you want a 5D Mark III or 6D wait and try out the 7D Mark II before or wait for the new big megapixel camera.

But in reverse you'd still predict that the 6d will keep the edge for pro or semi-pro low light shooting, correct? However I expect the 6d price to drop a lot after the 70d/7d2 release if the aps-c iso performance has really improved.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D vs Nikon D600 Epic Shootout Video
« on: February 19, 2013, 03:07:21 AM »
- Video Tests for Moire, Aliasing, Dynamic Range, Color, Sharpening

Fyi: You can do hdr video with Magic Lantern, so imho in high dr situations the 6d has the clear edge in 720p - the limited dr is only a problem in 1080p and still shots with motion.

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:47:59 AM »
I do a variety of styles, and my personal preference is vivid but realistic.

Right, I have my experiences with "realistic" too - esp. if it's an exotic setting back @home nobody will believe you it *really* looked like that, and the blue color in your first shot falls in the category "nearly too nice to be true" - I guess that's what digital signatures on CR2 files are for :-)

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Reviews / Re: Why I Chose a Canon EOS 6D over a 5D MKIII
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:08:02 AM »
Ontario, Canada

You're really lucky to have real snowy landscapes there, in Germany (Berlin) most of the winter is rather dull and I'm very hard pressed to find anything remotely interesting that is not grey :-\ ... but nice landscape shots there, though for my personal taste some are a bit too hdr'ish/"postcard"-colorful.

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Lenses / Re: Which canon macro lense 60mm, 100mm, 100mmIS, 180mm
« on: February 18, 2013, 02:05:11 AM »
If you get the nice 100L
If you do a lot of macro work, then the 180L would make sense.  It offers a longer working distance, which is helpful in a lot of instances.  If you do some macro work and would like to use it for portraiture, then a 100mm makes sense.  The IS offers you more flexibility when you try to handhold it, but is not necessary.  If you are happy with the ef-s 60 on the crop, then the 100 will perform similarly on FF.  If you have a 70-200L II, then the 100L makes less sense because both perform similarly for portaits at 100mm.

+1 ... and if you get the 100L buy the Kenko 1.4x tc which works nicely with it and gives you more working distance while keeping it a real lens that can focus to infinity unlike macro extension tubes (though these can be useful, too). Just don't expect the IS on the 100L to make any difference while shooting handheld near macro 1:1 magnification, a common fallacy (and Canon marketing will make sure to imply otherwise...).

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