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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:53:22 PM »
Hi,
28.2 Megapixel sensor with capability of shooting 15 frames per second. Faster than 1 DX. Is it fastest image sensor up to date?

Let's wait, if it means 15fps in RAW. It may be only 15fps in JPEG, add a small buffer to it and it only look good on paper. If it's truly 28MPix at 15fps in RAW, then I'll have to find my jaw under the table - that would be an amazing feat indeed.

Wait a minute !! Did you also see that the bit depth of this camera falls back from 14 bit to 12 bit only in continuous mode.  Is that what we would like to see ??

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/samsung-nx1/samsung-nx1A.HTM
    There are a lot of promo video for this camera in youtube and 15fps is one of the selling point for this camera. When they said 15fps, most people will assume that it's at full resolution at full bit depth. Not even a fine print in their website indicate this...

    IMHO, if this is true, they better mention this in their camera specification as this is really bad for Samsung reputation and not a good move when you start going into a new market... just imagine what the customer will feel if they found this out after they brought this camera with the 300mm f2.8...  :o

   Hmm... just wonder is this camera 4K UHD video is in colour or black and white... ha ha ha  :P

   Have a nice day.

PS: 14-bits to 12-bits mean approx. to "saving" 7MB of data per frame.

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Hi,
   I think Samsung are able to come out with good camera hardware, but can't said the same thing about their software... just take a look at their pre-android smartphone.... good phone hardware, but the phone software really can't make it... even now, their software still can't make it.

   Anyway, a good camera not only need to have good specification, but also the software (firmware) must be stable and reliable... my confidence is not very high base on their past record...

   Have a nice day.

   

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Hi,
    Is the camera too small or the lens too big??  :o

    Anyway, no distance scale and seem like the tripod collar is not removable...

     Just wonder how much does it cost???

     Have a nice day.


   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:40:18 PM »
Hi,
    Not sure anyone posted already, but here is the some 7D2 sample images (JPEG only) and video.
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos7dmk2/

    Have a nice day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
Hi,
   Dpreview indictae that "It features 65 AF points spread across a significant portion of the frame, with especially wide horizontal coverage. All of these AF points are cross-type (when using lenses with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster), with the center AF point capable of high-precision, dual cross-type focusing with wider aperture (f/2.8 and faster) lenses.". So all 65AF point is cross type when using a F5.6 or faster lens... that's sound good.

  Look like I'm getting one...

  Have a nice day.



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Hi,
    Hope they don't follow Sony... launch many camera model every year, but forget to launch any lens... especially those affordable by normal people.

    Have a nice day.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:52:46 AM »
Hi,
   IMHO, the EOS M probably is the best deal you can get! If I don't already have a G15, I might get a M.... the EOS M with EF M22 & adapter is cheaper than G16!!

   Have a nice day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:58:52 AM »
Wow Canon really outdid themselves this time. the industrial design and style are awesome a huge departure from previous generations.. I sure am glad they are not remaining stagnant

 ::)

It looks like we have a victim of the "I've been waiting 5 years, therefore it should look like a camera embodying a magical dragon that farts unicorns". I won't deny, I thought the same kind of thing when I first saw it, but then I remembered, leave what works, upgrade the FPS, sensor tech, AF and possibly video features. That's all the 7d II was ever going to be.
Hi,
    That's what camera upgrade is all about... What do you expect?? Make coffee??

    Hmm... just wonder what the usage for "Can sync time between 7D II cameras"?? For synchronize shooting??  ??? Anyway, since 7D2 got GPS, you can turn on the GPS and both camera will auto sync to the GPS, so why need this feature... hmm... unless your camera are always indoor...

    Have a nice day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:36:05 PM »


DOes anyone know what the extra switch around the joystick is?

Current thinking is a lever to rotate through AF point selection notes (auto, zone, single, etc.).

if that is true, bravo
Hi,
    No print button?? ha ha ha  ;D
    Look like bye bye to my 6D... just waiting for the pricing to confirm....

    Have a nice day.

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Hey guys,

thanks for your replies. I bought the camera about4 working days before going on a trip and decided to buy in store paying by card, so I wouldn't have to wait for the payment to clear and to give me enough time to inspect the camera over thoroughly. In hindsight I was probably being a bit impatient. In the end I went on the trip canon-less and Iphone-ful. Great!

I took the time at the store to inspect the camera and it was brand new, 0 shutter count etc. The seller wan't going anywhere and when it came to giving me a refund it was hassle free. But i agree, it's not worth the hassle when it comes to a fault.

My theory regarding the fake serial number, which I made up after some Sherlock Holmes style Internet research is that an official Canon distributor in Singapore or Hong Kong wants to make some extra cash, so they sell to the european market for lower prices than customary in Europe but higher than in their own market. As this is probably against Canon (and possibly local) trading regulations, they put fake serials on the cameras to try and hide the traces that would lead back to them. As I said, it's just my layman's theory.

cheers. mattia
Hi,
    Parallel import or grey market goods are not against any trading regulations (you just don't get local warranty), but I think faking serial number is. Just look at the warranty card and you'll know where is it from... unless they also fake the warranty card??

   Have a nice day.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:44:00 AM »
Hi,
    I think it's should be weather sealed, but does "The structure is also sealed and gasketed to resist dust and moisture" mean it's weather sealed??

    Have a nice day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:16:08 AM »
Hi,
IF RGB + IR does not refer to metering but the image sensor,
THEN this is the most interesting camera of the last 15 years.

I think I need one.
    Yes... very interesting if mean the imaging sensor... does it mean can took IR image without mod the camera?? If so... very interesting indeed....

   Have a nice day.

Count me as another that finds this to be a very interesting feature, if it is the image sensor.

Overall, this sounds like a potentially excellent camera.  But, we should wait and see if there is new technology especially sensor tech.  You can only tell so much by a spec list.
Hi,
    Look like it's the metering sensor...  :P
Hmm... just wonder why metering sensor need to detect IR?? Meter subject that give out heat??

   Have a nice day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:59:29 AM »
Hi,
IF RGB + IR does not refer to metering but the image sensor,
THEN this is the most interesting camera of the last 15 years.

I think I need one.
    Yes... very interesting if mean the imaging sensor... does it mean can took IR image without mod the camera?? If so... very interesting indeed....

   Have a nice day.

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Hi,
I can't be the only one who uses a super tele (albeit slightly lighter than the 600) almost exclusively handheld? The idea you'd always have it on a tripod is a bit perplexing. For sport sure, I seen photos of the sidelines of football matches etc. But for wildlife... I find it rare that the things I want to photograph are static enough that I could set up and use a tripod  :-\

I've never used a tripod, even a monopod, with my 600 (version I) and I can't even understand how one can work that way… On the side line of a soccer/rugby game, maybe, but that's all. It ain't that heavy, and IS + ISOs these days make it easy for us to shoot handheld.
Twice a week, i work in the parliament, handheld, with the IS i can get down to 1/125 (but that's the definitive limit).

Well……if I may say so……when I watch the pictures shot by the people on this forum who tend to only work with a tripod……I think that they really should try to shoot handheld...
     Not sure how you guys management to handheld the 600mm f4 for an extended period of time...

     Anyway, I had seen more than 20 people using 600mm f4 and never seen one handheld it... not even the 500mm f4... all are use on a tripod.

    Have a nice day.

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EOS-M / Re: Star trails (continuous shooting + long exposure)
« on: September 06, 2014, 08:56:19 AM »
Hi!

I have done some star trail shooting with my 1100D but now my friend wants to learn how to do it with EOS M. Last night we tried it but it seemed impossible. There wasn´t a chance to use continuous shooting + remote control + long exposure (30sec). Any advice for this one?

Here´s one software for the star trails: http://startrails.de/

One of my shootings with 1100D https://www.flickr.com/photos/laineenjukka/14964816720/in/photostream/lightbox/
Hi,
    Usually we use a timer remote controller to do this... set to "M", bulk mode and Single Shot and use the timer remote controller to set the number of exposure we need, the exposure time for each exposure and use the startrails software to create the final star trails image by stacking them. The advantage of this method is you can get a nice star trails without getting too noisy especially good if your sky is not very dark. Disadvantage is you will see small gaps (many if your exposure for each shot is very short) in the star trails if you look at 100% corp or view on very big screen.

    Anyway, your EOS M don't have a remote controller port, so you had to do the manual way... use the remote controller to manually take each shot... a lot more work.

   Have a nice day.

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