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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:35:32 AM »
For all those 7D fanboys who got all up in my grill earlier in this thread because I said the 7D noise is horrible compared to the 5DII (and then made themselves feel better by -rep'ing me), I wasn't talking out my backside.
Click on the ISO100's and you'll see the difference. That the 7D has quite a fair bit of noise, even at base ISO100.  Look at all those grey areas - they all look pretty grainy to me. No click on 5DMarkII - much cleaner. That was readily apparent to me in real world tests with the naked eye, well before I saw this link.

Seriously - being objective and telling a 7D owner that their image sensor is inferior to a full frame is like telling a religious zealot in a strange cult that their God doesn't exist. Some people seriously need to get over themselves and realize it's just a camera, and not an extension of their ego.

Don't take it personally, fanboys will be fanboys. Also, don't worry I'd bet that everyone who gave you grief over a previous comment about the 7D vs. 5DmkII has probably never used a 5DmkII lol. I had a 7D and sold it because it couldn't hang with the IQ and ISO performance of my 5DmkII. T....Don't get me wrong, the 7D could produce acceptable images for professional applications; but it wasn't better than a 5DmkII  ;).

All spot on.

But I've been pretty happy with my 7D anyway - got a front cover wilderness calender with it......in the very conditions that the 7D most sucks at; low light, long exposure, dark areas.  Horrible chroma noise in the shadows requiring a shed load of NR, which really smeared the detail.

Technically an awful photo, significantly due to the 7D's shortcomings.......but it looked great. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 08:57:50 PM »
actually the closer i look at the raws in bridge and ACR PS the less impressed i am with the 5D3
sharpness seems better in DPP but I hate using DPP :(

Is that using DPPs un-AA function?

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:26:47 PM »
I'm considering the upgrade, but it's looking less likely.

Stil waiting for in-depth reviews, but it seems to be as sugested above - super new AF, great body, but the sensor probably delivering most of its performance improvments in the high ISO range.

IQ is pretty great in the MkII, so, for me, the imperitive to upgrade seems minimal.

Will make a lot of other people happy though. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Humidity
« on: March 22, 2012, 10:24:31 AM »
If you live in high humidity areas, it is quite worthwhile to either keep your stuff stored in an airconditioned room, or buy a de-humidifying cabinet to keep your gear in.

We have similar problems in various areas of Australia, and a lot of serious photographers have a de-humidity cabinet at home.
+1

And remember, if you keep it in a/c, bring it out in a sealed container and wait till it's warmed up before you open it.

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5D II is $1998.

No direct import 5DIII yet.  Will be interesting to see if they can beat Leederville's price by much.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII instructions - Rant !!
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:53:57 AM »
I was wondering why it was over 400 pages long when my 7D is barely over 200.  ???

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I'd swap the FPS for more MP......but I don't really need them. ;)

My guess is that 90+% of users of the MkIII won't either.

I just made a 17x11 print from my 7D (at ISO 6400!!).....looks great.

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Price is back to $3599inc gst, there was an initial error, however with all the orders we put in with Canon Australia, we were able to keep the price as it was.
Aarrgghhhh!

Damn you Leederville Cameras!!.....I don't need a MkIII.....must resist.....wife will kill me.......mustn't pick up the phone........

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »
I'm interested even though I don't really need a high MP body.

Though I'm waiting to see more reviews of the MkIII, especially interesting is the claim of an un-AA function within DPP.   Will it really be un-AAing or just another sharpening tool?




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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 09, 2012, 07:27:54 PM »
What have they been doing for 4 years is an interesting question.

5DIII is an enticing proposition, but the body is heavily 7D and the new AF system is from the 1DX.

Is there much 5DIII specific development?

The sensor...

Yep.

Let's hope the comprehensive reviews of production models show 4 yrs R&D in the IQ.

Fingers crossed!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 09, 2012, 07:43:05 AM »
What have they been doing for 4 years is an interesting question.

5DIII is an enticing proposition, but the body is heavily 7D and the new AF system is from the 1DX.

Is there much 5DIII specific development?

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EOS Bodies / Re: buying a 5DIII overseas or local?
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:46:55 AM »
The cheapest price I can find is this:
http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/digital-slr-cameras/canon-dslrs/canon-eos-5d-mkiii-body-only

And it's AUS stock!!!!!!

Shipping is only $16
Wow, good deal.

Will be interesting to see what the grey importers can do.

Might be getting a 5D MkIII after all. ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 03, 2012, 08:57:17 AM »
pre-ordered mine this morning from Camera Pro here in Brisbane. i was one of the first, if not the first, which is good since i don't see Brisbane getting that many.  ::) and at $3,865.00 AUD, i'm probably getting it for the cheapest price around at the moment.
Nice...that's a bit more like it.

Maybe I should flog off my 7D and 5D MkII on ebay..........


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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:25:34 AM »
Want one......but don't need one, so the price settles it.  Could buy 2x MkII's for this.

No MkIII for me.  :'(

Let's see where the price is in 12-18 months (and how the 2nd price for a MkII is holding up - which, given the MkIII price, might be quite well!) and I might reconsider.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The (un)official I'm switching to Nikon thread
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:51:00 AM »
Seems there is no dedicated 'direct print' button.

I'll be jumping ship to Nikon immediately.

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