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There is still enough room (both price and feature wise) above the new 760D for an 80D. So I think Canon will release it one day. But I don't think it will be very soon. Maybe in October or November...

My 7D has about 18.5k since I got it in Nov. 2011. So for me it is about 5-10k a year. I started doing some time lapse photography a few weeks ago and expect my shutter count to get a lot higher in the next few months.

Lenses / Re: Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:51:28 AM »
Thank you all for your opinions!

It is interesting that a third of you voted for "none of the above" but all the answers were pro the 70-200.
I was also thinking about only bringing the 15-85 and 40 (wich I will not leave at home ;) ) but my room mate made me think about bringing another lens.

More opinions are still welcome.

Any tips for must see place and hidden highlights (smaller state parks, etc) als well!

Lenses / Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
I will go on a bicycle trip through Florida starting on October 5th until December 18th. Since I will be very weight limited during this time I have to think about the gear I want to take along. So far it is:

7D without battery grip
40 pancake

Now the question is, if I should take another longer lens with me. This would either be the 70-200 4.0 non IS or the 100 L macro. They are about the same size and weight so it comes down to the subjects. From your standpoint, would opt for 100mm more on the long end or for macro capabilities.
I do not want to take both because of size and weight concerns. I really like to shoot macro pics but might miss some shots of birds and alligators if I don't take the tele.  :-\

Any tips for must see place are also welcome. I will start and end in Miami and plan to go to the Everglades first and after that to Key West.

Technical Support / Timelapse rotation
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:33:58 AM »
I am looking for a small device that can add rotation to my timelapse videos and does not cost a fortune. So far I have found some that work like an egg-timer ("Flow-Mow" and "Drift"). However they seem to be made for GoPros and the reviews I have read seem to agree that larger cameras can not be supported by them. Any hints and/or experiences?
It should be able to hold an ungripped 7D+15-85mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:24:12 AM »
first of all, I take my Pictures with 5D MKII and MK III and owner of 7 L-lenses. During the last 2 years I did an update of my Equipment for more than 15.000 € now. Two years ago I considered to change to Nikon due to the innovations they presented with e.g. D800 or D800E especially the high resolution of the sensors. This based on the fact that I sell my pictures as prints and build up a Business with stock photos. Aside the Picture itself the technical data and expected resolutions continuously rising. At that time I thought Canon will follow Nikon and Sony and also be more innovativ.

Today I´m angry about my decision. The reasons are:
- No high resolution sensors with a quality like Nikon
- Arrogance of Canon in their behaviour with their Clients
- Price policy for new II-lenses

The high resolution and the quality of Nikon and Sony shows that this is not a game and that
high resolutions doesn´t mean low quality at low light Images.

Fact is that I will check again how much I will get for my current Canon Equipment and than I will decide if
to switchover to Nikon

H and G.

Could not have said it better (or shorter).

I am 100% sure the 7D will be an impressive camera. Probably like the 5D III an outstanding all arounder just with a crop sensor. Everyone who expects a sensor revolution with results better or only even close to current Canon FF-cameras will be disappointed.
Just as the current 7D this will be the only camera serious amateurs with a need for speed want. Everyone who needs top of the line IQ will get the 6D and those with deep pockets will reach for the 5D line.

Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 08:22:56 AM »
I'd be interested in an EF-s version of the 22mm pancake. And by the way... I'd also take a 100-400 II.

I hope they don't improve the optics on the new 15-85. I want to keep mine  ::)

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:36 AM »
If this comes at a reasonable price (whatever that is... 2-2.5k maybe?) it will be hard to resist very long. I did not plan to upgrade my current 7D but the specs look promising.

I hope they slap out that 100-400 II along with it finally....

Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:29:56 AM »
I shot my first wedding last April. I had a lot of stuff with me including a hole studio setup (3 flash-heads + modifiers) for pictures of all the guests and the couple. I used two 7Ds, a 17-55 2.8 and 85 1.2 for about 98% of the shots and a borrowed 10-22 only for a few group shots.

I recommend to keep it as simple as possible. You are not the official photographer so don't worry if you miss a shot or two. I'd say 18-55 + Flash for most of the shots. It's difficult to change lenses while walking around during the ceremony. Maybe keep the 50mm in a pocket of your suit. Take the 100mm for some headshots from a little distance. If you want to spare some weight, leave the 70-200 at home, unless you know you have the space to use it at >100mm. I had my 70-200 4 non IS with me and it stayed in the bag the hole evening.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock? ???

Buttons are easier to seal than a dial. So this points to a more rugged body wich points to a pro-market with pro features and pro price? we will see. everything <2500$/€ is acceptable to me if it is speced right. Looking foreward to more info :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:53:46 AM »
It is however, a great completement to your APS-C stills or video kit if you don’t need ultra wide angle very often. If you do, there are better and more expensive options out there.

What "better and more expensive options" are there in the 10-18 range, on an APS-C?
(not trying to trip Northlight up, just genuinely interested)

The 10-18 STM appears to be better than the Canon 10-22mm - at least on paper

Sigma 10-20mm options perhaps?

What options are there around this range? (that isn't a fisheye)

Apart from third party options, the Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM is better built (metal mount, ultrasonic motor), slightly faster and longer. Of course the 10-18 STM has IS, which the 10-22 lacks. I would say that whilst image stabilisation is a really nice feature, even in a wide angle lens, optical performance would override all of these in my decision (not that either of these lenses would fit my camera!). I have a suspicion that the 10-22 might be slightly superior in the corners, but we'll have to wait for Photozone, TDP or Lensrentals (etc.) more formal tests to establish this...   

Agree! I'll wait for Roger's review (Lensrentals) and if this lens is only 90% as good as the older 10-22 I get one!

I don't think this will be a lens for pixel peepers but for me it will make a nice f/8.0 landscape lens for 20"x30" prints.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:53:06 AM »
If it has IQ camparable to other current UWA lenses I will get one sooner or later. 250-300 $/€ street price is a good offer for such a lens, IMO.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:01:25 AM »
Honey-supply is secured!

I waited for such a lens for a very long time.

But a this price I rather take the Canon 10-22. AF + Zoom at lower price and same weight and size.

If it comes down to about 350€ I might get one.

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