« on: September 27, 2014, 03:18:26 AM »
I don't want or need the 7d2 - 10 fps is way too fast..and I prefer the FOV of FF.
You can always jack the frame rate down. You have the high speed and low speed continuous modes, so when you don't want to rip out 20 frames a burst, you can always drop down to three or four per second (and I think it's configurable on the high end models...I don't think the 7D allowed it, but the 7D II definitely should).
i am sure it does, and i am sure it has a silent burst too which is throttled down...the bigger aspect is i don't need a crop body, FF has it's claws in me. I favor splitting the lines more for MP count (too much is not always needed) and low IS quality... and yeah, i'd rahter other things like higher sync speed than burst.
Yeah, I can understand that. I have uses for crop, but there are ultimately ways of mitigating the need. I can always get closer to my subjects, for example...and if I can get close enough, FF will always win. One advantage that the 7D II can offer that I don't think the 5D III or 1D X could ever really compete with is the ability to get long equivalent focal length at a faster max aperture...allowing the use of more than just the central cluster of AF points at the much slower f/8. The 7D II could achieve an effective 1344mm focal length (FoV equivalent) at f/5.6. At best, FF cameras can achieve 1200mm f/8. The added AF power the 7D II can offer at a very long effective focal length is intriguing.
honestly.... 1344mm focal length... i so have no NEED for that...want...sure...i do like shooting the moon at times...but i really have no bird shooting desire...and...while i do like putting the couple far away from me at times and shooting with the 70-200...for what makes me $$$...no need at all...
on a side note...i just sold a $1000 piece that was shot on...my old 7d...don't even own that now, nor do i still own the lens i it was shot with (the old 244-70mm 2.....go 7d...still earning after being sold...lol
Congrats on the sale! Must feel nice.
I don't generally need that kind of focal length myself. I use 1200mm on the 5D III, but usually it's to get headshot closeups of shore and wading birds and waterfowl. I'm usually at 840mm on the 5D III and 600mm on my 7D for birds. I'm usually at 600mm on the 5D III for wildlife (much better FoV than the 7D ever offered). I've used 840mm, and even as much as 1680mm (2x + 1.4x) on the 7D for astro stuff, but at that level diffraction is really kicking in, and I'm better off with a proper large aperture telescope.
for me...that's so the kind of stuff of...when i have extra cash to play around with sure...bu right now...i am 40 years old...3 years into launching my biz, recently married, and...i have a 3 day old son now!!!!...so yeah, i do have to clearly separate needs from wants.