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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II Jumps Out of a Plane
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:31:58 PM »
   Looking at the title, I initially thought someone throw a 7DII out of a plane... ha ha ha  ;D ;D

   Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 04, 2014, 12:47:12 PM »
    Found one minor issue when using it over the weekend: With GPS on and when the camera went to sleep, the camera sometime won't wake up immediately after you tap the shutter button... sometime need to tap a few times.

    Anyway, below is 2 shots using Tamron 150-600mm @ F8.0 at ISO 1000 and ISO 4000 with high ISO NR turn off:
ISO 1000

ISO 4000

   Have a nice day.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 31, 2014, 08:31:18 AM »
    Do the lens come with 24K Gold Nano Crystal Coating??  :P

   Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 30, 2014, 08:38:56 PM »
    Got it very late... manage to take a test shot at a cat @ iso 6400 using Tamron 150-600mm @ 150mm... hand held shot... Open directly from DPP 4 and take a screenshot at 100%... DPP default NR look quite good:

   Have a nice day.

Hi weixing,

Congrats on the new camera.

I'm thinking of getting a 7DII to replace my starter camera (600D) and I have the Tamron 150-600 too - I was wanting to know;  how is the autofocus with this lens attached and how does this combo work for you so far?

Thanks for any reply,

Cheers again.
   Only manage to have a quick test and compare to my 60D at center point, it's seem to be a bit faster at AI servo @600mm, but more "decisive". The real test will be on the weekend when I bring out for birding.

   Anyway, like the AF selection level which can change the AF select mode very fast.

   Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:34:32 AM »
    Got it very late... manage to take a test shot at a cat @ iso 6400 using Tamron 150-600mm @ 150mm... hand held shot... Open directly from DPP 4 and take a screenshot at 100%... DPP default NR look quite good:

   Have a nice day.

What is the state of raw and this camera? I have one on order :) How am I going to be able to work with raw files? (In lightroom?)
    Use the latest version of DPP. If you are on Lightroom 5, wait for the update.

   Have a nice day.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:34:17 PM »
   Looking at the video, the mount screws are not screwed on the plastic part, so the plastic part is just sandwich between the E-mount and the mounting point. IMHO, if your lens wiggle, it should had nothing to do with the plastic part... may be the mounting screws are just loosen.

   Have a nice day.

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: October 24, 2014, 10:49:09 AM »
That and the Pleiades photo are really impressive pictures, what sort of lens you need for that?

Thanks. :) I use my EF 600mm f/4 L II right now, which doubles as a very high end telescope. It's similar in IQ to the Officina Stellare Hiper APO 150mm, which is about $11,500.
    Hmm... I thought most super telephoto lens are not as good as telescope for imaging... how's the edge performance of the EF 600mm F4 L II??

    Anyway, I saw my friend's 130mm f6 StarFire and it's super sharp right to the edge, but the waiting list is 7 to 10 years...   :o

   Have a nice day.

Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 20, 2014, 12:19:43 PM »
    Err... is it me or is the video keep rocking slightly?? I only manage to watch a bit as I start to feel a bit giddy after awhile... may be I was tired...

    Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Scott Kelby Does a Field Report on the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 11, 2014, 07:42:20 AM »
if you want to shoot sports and wildlife and can't afford the 1DX, this is the camera that you should consider

To reach that conclusion, it probably doesn't require a review by a renowned photog :-p
   But the problem is the camera is not out yet, so most of us won't know does the camera work as good as Canon claim?? Specification is one thing, does it work well is another thing. He had use the camera and he is an experience sports shooter, so basically his video is to tell us that how he feel about the camera (such as build, AF performance, battery life and etc) and with his experience on shooting sports, is the camera suitable for shooting sports.

   Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Scott Kelby Does a Field Report on the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:15:00 PM »
Wow.  Lot's of hate here for Scott Kelby.   Someone said he didn't touch on the autofocus, which he did.  He said the didn't think it was quite as fast as the 1Dx, but pretty close. 

He mentioned it as an afterthought in response to a facebook comment.  I guess it could be considered praise that he didn't hate the AF coming from the 1Dx?  But he didn't talk about the different modes and how well they work, he barely mentioned the toggle by the joystick and admitted he didn't use it. He didn't even talk about which mode he did use as far as I can remember.  The AF system and RAW sensor performance are the two major things that people who are interested in this camera want to know about and they are two things he didn't or, in the case of RAW, couldn't talk about.  So instead he spent 20 minutes telling everyone that hey, did you know crop sensors give you more reach?

Another forehead slapper for this review is that he had two comments with, imo, completely valid questions - can you compare the 7DII to the 7D and/or 1DIV - and he was all "nope".  Dude knows a zillion photographers and couldn't wrangle up a 7D or 1DIV for a comparison? He owns a 70D and he didn't even bother to compare it to that.  Why would I buy a 7DII that's twice the price of a 70D if they have basically the same sensor and the AF of the 7DII wasn't even worth mentioning or testing out in the review?

Its not hating on Scott Kelby, its just criticism of the video.  Those guys seem like they're good dudes and they are trying to have a little fun with the review but it all came off like a sales pitch, which is weird if he's not actually paid/sponsored by Canon.  Also some of the dumb brotographer crap about how manly it is in the photo pit and you better have a grip on your cam or else was pretty ::)
    Just wonder does anyone look at his video title?? It's "Real World Field Report" meaning it just how he feel about the 7D2 in real world use... it's not a review and it's not a tutorial on how to use the camera.

    This camera is target at those who want to shoot sports and wildlife and the most importance thing that we all want to know is: does the AF performance and speed of the camera as good as Canon claim in real world use?? His video did give us the answer... if you want to shoot sports and wildlife and can't afford the 1DX, this is the camera that you should consider.

   Anyway, I'm not sure what did you guys expected from this camera? Given the pricing, I expected that this is basically a 70D with excellent build, faster and better AF performance and faster frame rate.

   By the way, I'm buying this camera only because the AF performance, speed and build of the camera... I assume the IQ is basically same as 70D... if the IQ is better than 70D, then it's a bonus.

   Have a nice day.

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera to Come in Two Variants? [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:00:20 PM »
An unknown person has sent us a bunch of cryptic information about Canon’s roadmap over the next 6-9 months. I have been unable to confirm any of it

Yay, that's how we like our rumors :->

Indeed. Bloody raw!  ::)

It was also stressed that the cameras being talked about wouldn’t be in the $8000-$9000 range like has been discussed recently, and likely cost half of that.

"Only" $4000 for Canon's latest and greatest? Honestly, I don't see them doing that as there are a lot of people desperate for a high-mp EOS, so at least the early adopter's price should be a lot higher.

Yeah, $4k seems pricey, but it's still a LOT better than $9k. The 5D III was $3500 at launch. A $500 premium for ultra high megapixel, especially if it's a layered sensor, doesn't seem radically out of touch. It's still expensive, though, for sure.

I can also get a very high end dual-stage peltier cooled, high resolution, ultra low noise CCD astro camera packed with bells and whistles for that price...so I'm a bit skeptical of one of the versions being an "astro" version. Anyone serious enough about astro to spend that kind of money on a camera is going to go with a cooled CCD. Dark current is a real killer when it comes to astro, so the high end cooling is critical to control it. Plus, to get the best results, you need to do things like guide, which means an off-axis guid port, and monochrome with a filter wheel for narrow band and/or LRGB is WAY superior to any bayer sensor. You can get all that in a single QSI camera...for the same price (~$4000...or less): http://qsimaging.com/600series-overview.html
   Where is the high MP FF QSI camera you mention in the link??

    Have a nice day.

Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:14:18 AM »
I can't believe Scott Kelby, and his assistant, had to break out a calculator to figure out a 1.6 crop camera with the 70-200MM lens attached equals 320MM on the long end...did the guy graduate from high school?!?!

I enjoyed the video, but how can Scott give an honest opinion when he is sponsored by Canon???
   The first part of the video will give you the answer of your question:

   Have a nice day.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:15:09 PM »
Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

While you're complaining, I'm sticking with Canon.  Which other system offers these options? —
8-15 fisheye zoom
17 tilt-shift
24 with IS
28 with IS
35 with IS
best 24-70/2.8
24-70/4 with IS and macro
23mm pancake
40mm pancake
50 1.2
85 1.2
200-400 with built-in 1.4X
flash with built-in radio
superb ergonomics
dual-pixel AF
12-14 fps
world's lightest DSLR

The option list can go from NYC to SFC for all I care.

If I need to do prints at ~3' in size at 300dpi with out of camera images then there is nothing that Canon currently offers that will do that for me, irrespective of the lens. If I need clean shadows then there is nothing that from Canon that I can currently buy to give me that. And so on.

All the options in the world are meaningless to me if the system doesn't offer me the options that *I* need and what I need is better IQ, not a dozen super expensive and heavy lenses that I'll never own or use.

Hey buddy, nice try, but try again.

Ha. 3' at 300dpi?  Show me one 35mm camera, full frame or APS, that can do 77 megapixels.  Guess what, Nikon doesn't even come close to your desires either.  I'll do the math for you since I'm assuming you have no clue how to arrive at that number.  3 ft = 36 in, 36in * 300dpi = 10800 pixels.  With a 3:2 aspect ratio, that's 10800 x 7200 = ~77000000.

Funny that you *need* specs like that, when they've never existed, and won't exist for several years more.  How have you gotten by this whole time when no one has come close to meeting your precious *need*??
   FYI, the sensor exist and it's a Canon 120MP APS-H (Canon already develop a 50MP sensor in 2007) sensor... it's can readout at 9.5 frames per second, but too bad, I don't think it'll be for consumer use.

   IMHO, Canon had the technology and it's just whether is it feasible to incorporate into a camera now. Remember as resolution goes up, image size also goes up and in order to save such a large image file to a card at reasonable time, the write speed of the card cannot be too slow... I don't think Canon will come out a camera that will take a long time to save a few images to the average speed card... high speed, high capacity card is still very expensive.

   Have a nice day.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:35:57 AM »
Here is the answer all, 2 videos have been published from Canon 40mn ago:


But, does that mean that a new camera is coming?What do you guys think about that?
    Self-publishing?? Do we get to design or customize our own DSLR??

    If Canon launch a DSLR development kit (design and make your own DSLR) or DSLR customization service, that'll be seeing the impossible... ha ha ha  :P :P

    Have a nice day.

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