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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:13:18 AM »
Sadly, it sounds like moving the 7Dii to video is more important to Canon.
Very disappointed.

I have no idea why one would think this camera suggests "video is more important to Canon." Because honestly I see this camera as living proof that Canon actually couldn't care less about video. The video capabilities of this camera would have been interesting about four years ago. As it is now, for cinematographers, this camera is dead on arrival.

You're wrong - Canon cares a lot about video. Canon especially cares a lot about the folks in video that have money to spend. And Canon wants as much of that money as they can get (Canon is a corporation afterall.)

So why would Canon sell you a $1800 DSLR to do video when they have a $10000 video camera that they'd rather you buy instead?

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Will this be announced with the high MP pro body from the other rumor?

Kind of makes sense to announce a $2500 lens with a $9000 body, yes?

More sense than announcing a $2500 lens with a $1800 body at any rate :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
Elsewhere, someone worked on a 7DII raw file and found rather clean shadows:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?s=5bc5bcfaeb7070a83fe961da98b20dfe&p=17162418&postcount=810

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:31:04 PM »
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Let me know how the A7s is. Are you going to use it with Canon lenses w/ adapter, or Zony lenses? (Yup, Zony...Zeiss+Sony lenses. :D) I'd be curious in knowing how the AF performance is with the A7s and Canon lenses with adapters if you go that route.

Do any of the rental places rent out the A7 + Metabones adapters?

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:15:06 PM »
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Agree with both statements.
I had the 70-300 Tammy and it was a lot better than the Canon in handling (non-rotating FE, manual focus override, better build), was about 20% cheaper, and about the same in IQ.
But considering the fact that Canon is around 1.1K with discounts and street prices, I think the market will be tough for a third party lens, especially given the L zoom's reputation.

There's a $600-$700 gap between the Tamron 70-300 and Canon 70-300L.

And Sigma don't yet have a good offering for that focal length range ... their 70-300 zooms are very very ordinary.

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Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:02:56 PM »
if its true, why it ain't in photokina?

Wish it is though, and if it is, it ain't gonna be cheap :(

Canon has never announced a premium photography product at Photokina.

And that makes sense.

Too much going on and hard to get good focus for a good product.

If you've got a first grade product, you want to launch it at a time when it isn't competing with 100 other new photography products for headline space and consumer attention.

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:01:26 PM »
A version of the 70-300 IS USM lens that isn't rubbish and doesn't cost over $1000.

And I'd like some low calorie ribeye steak, too.

It is far from out of the question. A full frame 70-300 STM has been rumoured (I think I remember a patent), and would be a logical follow up to the 24-105 STM.If it has a non rotating filter and good IQ (as recent STM lenses for EF-S), it will only lack the USM, external appearance and high price of the 70-300L.

Logic says that it will come, but only if willing to sacrifice USM for the silent but slower STM. I would have settled for that instead of stretching to the wonderful L, if the existing non-L USM had not been so dissapointing in so many ways.

I had waited for that lens for a long time following logic, and still am. But I am less than hopeful. Canon has tiered it such that people are forced to buy the more expensive lens if they want quality or go bust. The non-L has so many issues- ergonomics, no true ring USM, few aperture blades, rotating front element. It was just a difficult lens to love.
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Your idea about an STM makes sense. But having used STM lenses, I don't think I'd want one if I am shooting birds or sports- it's just too slow. So even if it comes out, I'd not benefit from it.

The Tamron 70-300 is easier to love than the Canon and roughly the same price.

Maybe Tamron or Sigma will produce a competitor to the 70-300L that's < $1000 and has equivalent or better IQ.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:26:40 PM »
Will it be Canon's first CFast  or XQD camera?

I can't see how CF cards will be able to keep up with the required data rates.

And will it have a OLPF? The note about testing in fashion houses on the first page is curious... maybe not and maybe Canon have been testing how not having one will impact things?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:22:55 PM »
There's one other thing we can almost be certain of: this sensor is HIGHLY unlikely to end up in the 5D4. Canon lost a bunch of 1DsIII sales to the 5D2 and I can't see them doing that again.

But what then? They lose all sales to D810 and Sony?
They can't just have some 8k camera that offers high MP and high DR and expect that to compete with the $2000-2500 stuff. The 8k cam might also have high fps and this and that and be the best, but 8k is simply too much for most people to afford no matter how much they'd love to get it (and some don't like mega large bodies).

Isn't it better to have 85,000 sales of 5D4 than 4000 sales of 1DsX?

Depends on your margins.

But why can't I have 85,000 sales of 5D4 *AND* 4000 sales of 1DsX?
And how do I achieve that if I'm Canon?

8MP APS-C (20D, 30D, 350D) = 21MP FF (5D2, 1Ds3, 5D3)
10MP APS-C (40D, 400D, 1000D) = 26MP FF
12MP APS-C (450D) = 31MP FF
15MP APS-C (50D, 500D) = 38MP FF
18MP APS-C (7D, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 60D, 60Da, 100D) = 46MP FF (1DsX or 3D?)
20MP APS-C (70D, 7D2) = 51MP FF

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:58:28 PM »
If they had the camera, it would have been announced at Photokina.......

Canon rarely makes a big splash at Photokina for whatever reason. The last time I was at the show it was the 60D. In 2012 is was the 6D which got trashed at announcement.

None of the 1Ds were announced at Photokina.
None of the 5D cameras were announced at Photokina.

IF that rumor is true AND Canon does lens + camera then that would be an ideal time for 100-400 II to be announced (aligns with Chuck's comments that were mentioned in another thread.) If it is camera + 2 lenses then 3D + 11-24 + 100-400.

Late season announcement is similar to the first 1Ds announcement.

3D with layered sensor. This is what was being tested in the fashion houses.

Tell us more?

There's one other thing we can almost be certain of: this sensor is HIGHLY unlikely to end up in the 5D4. Canon lost a bunch of 1DsIII sales to the 5D2 and I can't see them doing that again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:38:08 PM »
Dilbert you should post pics to prove him wrong. Can I ask if you do can you also white balance and color correct so we can have that in the discussion as we'll.  :)

Sometimes the only way to win is not to play.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:32:34 PM »
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Dilbert you should post pics to prove him wrong. Can I ask if you do can you also white balance and color correct so we can have that in the discussion as we'll.  :)

I'll have to find something that I've never posted anywhere else...

don't worry, my website list of renown photographers that i currently monitor and learn from does not have yours since you are not qualified LOL....

Ok, that's nice to know. Now did you want to add something meaningful or just be rude?

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He might as well have said that there will be a Christmas this year and next year and the year after too, along with the fact that Canon will also release a successor to the 5D Mark III.

There's no news here except that he's trying to quieten down baying on the Internet.

It's extremely rare for anyone at Canon USA to mention specific future products.

Which makes you wonder how much money is riding on Chuck's comments.

And if there's money riding on it then Canon must feel at risk due to something ... wonder if Nikon/Sony have briefed various customers/partners on an upcoming lens that will compare favorably to the existing one?

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CF Cards Vs SD Cards
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:48:50 AM »
Hi everybody

I've only ever shot with a 500D and have zero experience with CF cards.

I'm definitely getting a 7Dii but I'm unsure whether to continue with SD cards or if CF cards are the way to go.

I have my eye on a Sandisk 32gig for about $200.

What would you recommend and why?

Thanks guys

If you have an option to not use CF cards, use them.

CF cards = bent pins = broken things and frustration.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:24:19 AM »
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Dilbert you should post pics to prove him wrong. Can I ask if you do can you also white balance and color correct so we can have that in the discussion as we'll.  :)

I'll have to find something that I've never posted anywhere else...

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