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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:30:57 PM »
for years canon has not done much (nothing) for the studio/landscape shooter. :(

TS-E 17mm

5. GET RID OF VIDEO FUNCTIONS, that's the domain of video recorders.

Why? As long as they don't hinder stills functions, what's the big deal? Just don't toggle the switch.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:03:08 PM »
Chillax. All we know so far is that the 7D II takes pictures and video. We can't infer anything from some jpegs taken in haste at a trade show.

If those pictures from the trade show are meant to earn applause for high ISO then why can't they earn criticism for focus issues?

I don't think they're "meant to" earn anything, other than maybe web traffic. They're just... pictures.

As to why they can't earn criticism for focus, that's obvious: none of us here know where focus was intended or how it was achieved.

However unlikely, it's possible the camera was set to manual focus. We don't know. Saying there's something wrong with the AF system is an absurd leap, on par with:

ZOMG, the D810 system is crap; her eyelashes are in focus.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:11:20 AM »
3 fixed the biggest limitation of 2 (AF)
4 ought fix the biggest linitoation of 3 (resolution)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:37:12 PM »
The sensor is what it is. It would be DOA for a 5D4

I agree, APS-C in a 5D4 would be DOA :P

But if they maintained pixel density in a full frame format, I'd be early in line.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:25:41 PM »

-3 AF on a crop sensor is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

I wouldn't mind being able to achieve AF lock in -3EV for flash photography without using an assist beam.

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If you bought a MKIII when it was released and Canon released a MKIIIa a year later, what would your reaction be to that (regardless of the reason for the new release)?

Mine would be to evaluate the MKIIIa and determine whether it's compelling enough to spend money on. If so, considering spending the money. If not, don't. Just like any time I buy anything.

If something is compelling, and if I can afford it, I'd rather get it sooner than later.

If something isn't compelling, eg if the MKIIIa doesn't bring anything unique to the table that I feel I absolutely must have, I'll keep using the MKIII until it breaks or until something else comes around which does bring something to the table. If MKIIIa brings only GPS or WIFI, I will not be interested; those aren't compelling to me. If it brings 35MP, I will be interested and will consider buying.

The fact that there is a newer model doesn't somehow break the one I have now. It still has everything I bought it for.



Let's look at it another way. Say someone had a D7000 and wanted to shoot FX. When the D800 debuted, they jumped on it and used it. Then the D810 came out. Would that person be willing to trade out all the photos they took over two years with the D800 (i.e. have taken them with the D7000 instead) in exchange for having later bought the D810? Possibly, but only if they didn't buy the D800 for a compelling reason.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:25:13 PM »
With the same AF of 5D3 and 1Dx looks promising body.

It isn't, it's a new system. On paper, it's potentially a better system.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:40:52 AM »
No. I may buy one down the road, but I see no need to pre-order.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Time wasted... re: 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:34:49 AM »
Now that the 7D Mark II has been announced and we know all the specs and pricing, do any of you look back on the countless threads and posts that you read and/or wrote as time wasted?

No. It's entertainment.

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EOS Bodies / Re: FF Canons are falling behind.
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:49:58 AM »
The Df with no Canon competitor?  Why should Canon bother competing with a camera that isn't selling?   ::)

HEHE.  Canon's retro look is hidden behind every one of their AA filters.

Are you implying that the days of AA filters are over?  I think Nikon is taking a bold step by forcing the AA/no-AA filter choice on the D810 as opposed to it being up to the purchaser with the D800.  I wouldn't feel comfortable not having that as a choice.  If I was a D800 user (not a D800E user), I might be hesitant to upgrade.

No, he's talking about what's literally behind the AA filter: the sensor.

In other words: canon sensors are only good enough to produce a "retro look."

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EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:35:08 AM »
...infomercial?

What tipped you off? The Canon logo at the top right? heh.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:43:13 AM »
NO TOUCHSCREEN. OK..... HOW DOES THE DPAF WORK? How do we pick focal points?

Same way you do with most every Canon SLR, I imagine. I doubt each one will be selectable; rather they'll be used to assist tracking (when you wouldn't be selecting anyway).

I made a video...  70d vs 7d MarkII, focusing on video shooting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLX7v3LO25c

Ah, for video application I suppose touchscreen would be helpful. 7D2 is clearly not a video-centric camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:39:52 PM »
NO TOUCHSCREEN. OK..... HOW DOES THE DPAF WORK? How do we pick focal points?

Same way you do with most every Canon SLR, I imagine. I doubt each one will be selectable; rather they'll be used to assist tracking (when you wouldn't be selecting anyway).

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:21:59 PM »
DPAF uses every pixel covering 80% of the image sensor, no image data are lost, no interpolation is required, and on that 20 MP sensor you have 16 million AF points. 

That's actually not true, and I'm pretty sure you know that. You need multiple DPAF pixels to be able to properly detect a phase differential, just like the strips in a dedicated PDAF sensor are made up of multiple pixels in strait or diagonal lines.

You don't actually have 16 million AF points.

Bear with me for a second. On a standard PDAF unit, there are discreet lines of pixels making up individual AF points. On DPAF (lovely similarity between acronyms), there aren't discrete lines of pixels, there is a grid of pixels.

Say it takes 3 adjacent pixels (random number, I'm sure it's far more) to constitute a line. If I have 10 adjacent pixels, I have 8 lines. My number of lines is limited by the borders.

Scale that up.

Given the total 20-ish megapixels and however many are necessary to constitute functioning lines, is it impossible that there are 16 million locations in which phase can be detected?

canon is not about invention. these times are long gone.

To that point... out of curiosity, if Canon followed Nikon's lead and started purchasing sensors from a third party vendor and instantly made up the low-iso-DR and resolution gaps, would that constitute innovation/invention?

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:00:47 PM »
"In general, I am excited about the list of specs."

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