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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:23:39 AM »
So basically you will only buy a product when they beat the opposition in all aspects?

It won't happen. There are always pros and cons.

What baffles me is you say your happy or were happy with the 18mp sensor which was a dog when it came out and your still using it and saying how bad the FF sensors are when they are a such huge improvement your almost kidding yourself.

Should try them before coming to your conclusion. I also don't think the 5D is poor value and wouldn't hesitate buying another one I think its the best camera Canon has ever produced and is currently one of the best available as a whole unit, for the event photographer it is pretty much perfect (which is where the main economy of photography is) The 6D is also great value, in the right hands they make and will continue to make incredible imagery.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:31:09 AM »
No offence AvTvM your the type of customer that won't be happy with any camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:22:55 AM »
axtstern there is no point waiting and wishing, buy what you need. Resale value is always good, if you don't think its good enough some one else will.

Its backward to wait for the perfect camera it will never come. There will be pos and cons to every cam that comes out.

+1 ... exactly my situation too.
7D sold. Some glass sold, some L glass still here. 7D II not interested, 5D III not interested, sensor not good enough, no Wifi, end of life. 6D way too crippled. EOS-M used as transitional "good-weather camera". Waiting for killer M3 and/or killer 5D IV.

The 5DMKIII sensor isn't good enough? Its not at the end of its life either and there is some great deals on them. If you thought the 18mp sensor is ok the 5DMKIIIs will blow you away so will the 6D. Sounds like you need to actually try them. The 5DMKIII is one of the most capable cameras on the market regardless of you thinking its a poor offering. What rubbish.

Half of you sound like spoilt children throwing toys out the pram because Canon hasn't made a camera just for you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:52:06 AM »
I don't get the hate on the 5DMKIII yes it doesn't have as much DR as the D800 but we've known that for 3 years. Personally I've not had many situations where DR has been an issue. As a photographer you work the situation and by doing so solve the problem.

Relying on a cameras DR to recover is useful but what have photographers been doing for the last 100 years, there are ways and means, some of the best images in the world have been taken with Canon cameras. Yes the sensor is long in the tooth but it works and it works for a huge amount of photographers and I continue to love shooting with the 5DMKIII and I'm always impressed with how far I can push the files so I don't know why people have such issue. If your struggling so much bracket…

I have also tried the A7 and A7R, its impressive the DR and a nice little camera, but I find the camera a pain to use and the glass inferior and using an adapter a pain because the AF is so slow. The whole ecosystem is too juvenile and needs to grow.

I agree with the disappointment of the 7D. The original 7D was a fantastic camera, truly fantastic camera with a crap sensor and it seems true in the MKII. That sensor was crap when it came out 6 years ago and they are going to use it in a camera for another 5 possible years, for that reason I wouldn't buy one. I had my 7D 2 weeks and hated the noise at low ISO so much so bought the 5DMKIII and never looked back.

I really wanted to buy a smaller Canon camera to take traveling with me and the SL1 is a nice camera but I know how disappointed I was with the 7D sensor and Wouldn't want the images of a lifetime to be taken with it so I'm lugging my 5DMKIII instead because the A7 just doesn't fit the bill for me and swapping to it with the mediocre glass is a £3000 change which is insane.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:30:08 PM »
I must have a good one mine is a fantastic performer. Better than the 24-70mm F4 and the 24-70mm MKII at nearly 3 times the price doesn't deliver 3x the IQ. Its a cracking lens IQ wise but doesn't seem its build is quite up to the MKI.

The 24-70mm MKI is also a good design with its reverse zoom, more protection better hood. etc etc

Unless you 100% need it I would keep the 24-70mm until the new version comes down enough to make it better acquisition.

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Its an nice idea, but its not reliable enough for the power you need. Better off buying a Rav Power 14,000mah external battery about the same size as a 2.5" HDD and buy a Hahnel Pro Cube and a DC to USB adapter.

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I don't know how you can love the IQ of the 7D, I really disliked it the noise at base ISO is awful and where the IQ counts. I sold it on very quickly within 2 weeks and bought the 5DMKIII never looked back.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Farne Islands, Northumberland UK
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:54:48 AM »
Thanks.

Ye really is a great place to see a variety of wildlife. Worth the trip :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MK2 RAW Files
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:22:23 AM »
I don't know how you get away with only shooting 800ISO with wildlife, keeping the shutter speed at 1/1000 on an overcast day requires 1250+ in my experience. If you are in a darker environment like a forrest or under cover 3200+ is where you need to be.

I would never use ISO 3200 for wildlife on a crop camera.  You might be able to get away with it for indoor sports, but it's not going to cut it for antler and fur detail in RAW. The shots I've taken at 3200 are strictly for memories (wild bobcats, grizzly bears).

ISO 800 is about the limit of my friends usage on crop as well. I do dip into ISO 1600 from time to time, but these need major work to restore fur and antler detail.

If you are routinely using ISO 3200 on a crop camera for wildlife, you need to consider moving to FF ASAP, because that's shooting a weakness.

Thats why I shoot FF… Which is why I said i don't know how people get away with only shooting ISO800.

I think the squirrel image is pretty good, it is a little muddy but with a little too much sharpening.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MK2 RAW Files
« on: September 23, 2014, 06:42:51 AM »
I think half the problem here is the conversion. When the codec comes out I think the 7DMKII will give slightly bette results than the 70D. Saying that useful up to 1600 3200 at a push, pretty much the same story with all APC. 3200 and 6400 are perfectly useable on the FF cameras like the 6D and 5DMKIII.

I don't know how you get away with only shooting 800ISO with wildlife, keeping the shutter speed at 1/1000 on an overcast day requires 1250+ in my experience. If you are in a darker environment like a forrest or under cover 3200+ is where you need to be.

Therefore for a lot of wildlife photographers the 1/2 stop advantage of the 20mp sensor might be pointless.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:26:16 AM »
I have the 17-55mm and the 24-105mm and they are very close when compared on their native sensors, DOF is the same F4 on ff and 2.8 on crop is the equivalent to F4 on FF. What you need to remember is that and F4 aperture gives you a F6.3 DOF equivalent so its not exactly shallow. The F2.8 gives an F4 equivalent so is nice on crop.

I wouldn't use the 24-105mm on crop all the time but the long end is useful when needed. I took it to the Farn islands and stuck it on my 40D and my 5DMKIII with a 70-200mm and 2x extender. Because the wildlife was far away and the boat couldn't get too close the the shore it worked well, 38mm was wide enough and I could zoom to nearly 170mm without switching cameras, the 17-55mm would have been too short.

I have had issues with the 17-55mm and dust mine is full, if you buy one put a filter on straight away. The IQ is fantastic and is the best you will get on APC with FF equivalent of 24-70mm F4.

The 15-85 is also a great lens but the variable aperture is annoying and it is no sharper than the 24-105 they are about the same on a crop cameras but the 15-85mm has a better native range.

I find the 24-105mm works better on a FF camera i was pleasantly surprised with its sharpness after reading so many poor reviews and though experience the IQ is a little better than the 17-55mm but you get the extra 35mm range over the 17-55mm 24-70mm equivalent which is very useful. The 24-70mm F2.8 is nice but its heavy and the focal length is short when your used to the longer length.

Your best off sticking with native lenses for crop at the wide and mid tele range although the 16-35mm F4 IS is a nice proposition giving a 25-55mm range but that is too short for my liking. Your better off buying L lenses for the tele side like the 70-200mm give you a 110-320mm equivalent or 70-300mm is a 110-480mm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MK2 RAW Files
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:34:09 AM »
Ye sorry, that is very hard to believe. the physical size of a full frame sensor gives it at least a 2 stop advantage.

If the noise on its own is similar I bet the image is very muddy.

The results are already up

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/canon-7d-mark-iiA7.HTM

The 6D and 5DMKIII perform much better. Still impressive performance tho.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D MK2 RAW Files
« on: September 22, 2014, 07:54:10 AM »
Yes they do, I got a couple of sample images and couldn't process them.

Have to wait for an update.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 20, 2014, 06:53:20 PM »
TBH the 5DMKIII has a great AF and at 6.5fps and FF quality you can't go wrong...

The only benefit of the 7D is the speed and GPS everything else is a downgrade.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:41:52 AM »
GPS is probably one of the most useful features of the new age DSLRs.

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