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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 04:35:08 PM »
Or to put it another way...

Do you spend $800 on a 24/2.8 IS and another $850 on a 28/2.8 IS or $1300 on a Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:52:52 PM »
I just don't understand what the value proposition is for these lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:32:04 PM »
O, and another thing. What is it with the UDMA 7 and speed?

Sandisk is offering a 600x (90MB/s) 64GB CF and they mention it as: UDMA 6
Transcend is offering a 600x (90MB/s) 64GB CF and they mention it as: UDMA 7

Both have the same specifications but are not the same UDMA?

UDMA is the way in which the card can talk to the camera.

The speed is how fast the card can read/write internally.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:39:13 AM »
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And the APS-H camera in the "old days" was made for getting more fps than the FF camera could achieve. Now you have 14 fps, the finest of ISO etc. So why bother about the APS-H.
...

NO!

APS-H was made because Canon could not produce a full frame sensor cost effectively at the time the 1D series cameras were being designed and delivered.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:30:38 AM »
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More megapixels for the 70D.... why do you need more megapixels on a prosumer camera? Its unlikely  enthusiasts are going about printing bigger than A3. Stop with the megapixels and put the R&D into better noise and DR not trying to cram more photosites on when its not needed.

Ever so right.  :) 18MP is enoug for prosumers. Better ISO, IQ and DR is far more important.  8

Except that Sony and Nikon already offer more megapixels for the prosumer in equivalent bodies.

Heck, the Nikon D3200 has 24MP and is on a par with the 5D Mark II in terms of IQ.

So there's Canon's challenge: deliver a crop camera with IQ equal to that of the 5D Mark II.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:46:45 AM »
I believe Lee/Cokins will work OK? (but not on the 8-15)

Cokin filters require a screw in ring to mount the filter holder and do not work with lenses that have a curved surface the same as screw in circular polarisers don't work.

Lee may work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:01:53 AM »
What kills APS-H for me is that there are no wide angle lenses for it that aren't curved surface front elements. (Wide angle would require either the 8-15 fish eye or something like the rumored 14-24.)

The 16-35 becomes a 21-45 (for example).

For APS-C, there are lenses like the 10-20.

The APS-H sensor/cameras are designed especially for wildlife/sports. A very small number of wildlife/sports photographers want/need a ultra wide lens on APS-H.

Doesn't Canon want all of those people buying the 1DX instead?

Seriously, the 1DX with its new autofocus sounds like the ultimate camera for sports and wildlife. Well, that is currently available.

It's not like a 7D successor is going to get the autofocus capability of the 1DX and it is the autofocus ability of a camera that makes or breaks it with respect to sports and to a lesser extent wildlife.

The only reason I could see Canon getting serious about a successor to the 7D is if Nikon bring out a D400 that beats whatever the 70D has to offer in a way that requires a new camera from Canon.

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Who knows maybe we will see a ultra wide EF affordable lens with the 7D2 announcement.

You mean like the already rumored 14-24? As I said above, that has a curved front element and is not suitable for use with filters.

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To be honest how many of us will need a wider lens than 16-35/17-40 on a sports/wildlife designed camera???

And everyone that buys this camera is only going to use it for that purpose, right?

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If the rumor is true 7D2 will be a market killer and no need for a entry lvl FF body.

Except for all of those people that own a 5D Mark II and see no point in the 5D Mark III (for whatever reason) and have no wish to ever use a crop camera again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 04:50:26 AM »
I'm genuinely interested to find out how many APS-H critics actually owned or have regularly used a 1D body that has the sensor  ::)

ultra wide angle problem?
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=997698

13*1.3 = 16.9

takes 77mm filters and works on current existing APS-H bodies

by all accounts its a pretty kick arse lens too


Does it come with the name "Canon" on it? No.

Why don't you put a Canon 10-20 EF-S lens on a 1D APS-H camera and let me know how you go?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:10:09 PM »
What kills APS-H for me is that there are no wide angle lenses for it that aren't curved surface front elements. (Wide angle would require either the 8-15 fish eye or something like the rumored 14-24.)

The 16-35 becomes a 21-45 (for example).

For APS-C, there are lenses like the 10-20.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:03:03 PM »
APSH 7DII sounds good to me

Snowcones and popsicles in hell sound good, too, and just about as likely...  :P

I think hell has just as much chance of existing as this camera :P

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark III Special Kit from Adorama
« on: June 28, 2012, 10:59:19 PM »
I don't get this.

For a large percentage of people that haven't bought the 5D Mark III, the obstacle is the price.

This doesn't make it cheaper.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:23:05 AM »
Great!So there is no 7DII?

I wouldnt say "no" 7D2 but probabley not anytime soon, my guess is these updates are to try and keep the existing 7D competitive with a new 70D until the mk2 comes out next year.

If there is a Mk II...

That said, it was 2 years after the 5D Mark II's version 2.0.3 was announced before the 5D Mark III came into being.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Review
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:29:12 AM »
Great review and highly appreciated comparison with the 5D3 high ISOs. As I the 1Dx is way out of my economic reach, as an enthusiast amateur photographer I will have plenty of camera with the 5D3 covering any type of photography I am aimed at. I really consider it as kind of a mini 1Dx at almost half of the price. Made the day for me, though. Suirely will go for a 5D3 within a year or so. Saving up for a nice WA. Cheers, Pedro

There's another aspect to the sensor performance in the 1DX and that is if the improved picture quality isn't due to just a better JPEG noise elimination algorithm then that quite clearly Canon can deliver a better sensor than what is in the 5D Mark III.

One guy with Canon connections said months ago that we'd soon enough realize that Canon held back their new sensor tech for the 1DX so they could re-use the old lines once more to raise margin on the 5D3 since they felt that all the body upgrades were enough this time to not force their hand at the 100% new sensor tech.

If that's true then Canon will be making a killing on the 5D Mark III's current price.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Review
« on: June 28, 2012, 03:41:23 AM »
I can take my wife to an awesome dinner that is huge(we cant finish it) for 4 dollars.

I find that hard to believe unless that's mostly rice or you have rather small stomachs.

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I wonder if the code it uses has been selected such that the camera will turn on all of the 2.8 dual cross type auto focus sensors?

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