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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:01:53 AM »
... and improved ISO (5d MKIII or better)

I do believe in Santa Claus. I do I do I do.  And flying reindeer.  And rainbow-pooping unicorns.  Any of those are more likely to be real than an APS-C sensor that's as good or better than the 5DIII at high ISO. 

In a fight between physics and fantasy, my money is on physics.   8)
and you loose!

I'll take the photo scanner from BladeRunner (it can zoom in and in and in and read things off of the reflection of something that was around a corner) over the best current sensor any day..... and the main screen on the enterprise beats any 4K display for sale at Best Buy :)

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Technical Support / Re: Anyone Repair your own DSLR Bodies?
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:41:17 AM »
At work, when I dis-assemble an unfamiliar piece of equipment, I shoot a video of me doing so....

It has helped several times on re-assembly......

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 09:37:44 AM »
What our information doesn’t specify is whether or not it’s the identical sensor to the EOS 70D.

From the other post, "The sensor does have new technology".

How can you stand by what you said and contradict it at the same time?

I see what you're saying, I didn't word that part of the post correctly. I will amend it.
Please don't take this the wrong way... but I won't believe anything until there is an official announcement.

Canon is VERY! good at keeping things secret... remember DPAF? This was the defining feature of the 70D and there was zero warning it was coming.... I wouldn't even be surprised if Canon had some fake specs circulating around to see where any leaks were coming from... The only thing I am sure of is that the rumours will not be 100 percent accurate....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:05:29 AM »
all you people see is that it supposedly has 20MP.

People are disappointed if it's the same 20 MP sensor from 70D.

If it's a 20 MP sensor based on EXMOR or better technology, I am sure you won't find so many pages of rant.

Sometimes it is impossible to rise the MP count without changing the Layout of your chips. So, IMO, I could believe the rumors, that a rise in MPs to 24MP or more would afford an change in the manufacturing process - as we know from the computerindustry, where each 1-2 years an new manufacturing process needs to renew nearly the whole fabrication hardware.
The rumor was, that Canon is retaining to change their manufacturing hardware to maximise their profit.
Actually....
To maximize their profit they would shift all FF and APS-C sensors over to the 180nM line and completely shut down the 500nM line... I suspect the 70D is already there.... I suspect 7D2 and the rest of the APC-C line to soon follow....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:02:12 AM »
Show me one test done with the same lenses from the same place shooting the same subject handheld whilst using AF that demonstrates the 7D's resolution advantage. Don't worry about off base iso, optimal aperture etc, just handheld with AF, because that is how most people use their cameras.

I would never have thought to do an UNcontrolled test to validate a hypothesis.

Most everything I shoot is moving - fast.  How would you suggest I shoot identical shots with two cameras of the same subject?  Oh, if the subject isn't moving then the test is trivial, as shooting a stationary subject is no test for AF or handholdability.

So you don't have one set of images or one test to point to demonstrate  your opinion, despite your lofty "No? What about only every test out there?"

That is my point, the "tests" so many of you rest your decisions and opinions on so often are not, actually, tests that demonstrate the results you will get if you use the equipment as most of us do.

I have many, actually, it's just that they were controlled tests, rather than uncontrolled tests.  You see, to science folks like myself, uncontrolled tests are useless.
So lets see some your many "controlled tests" or maybe point us to any of the "... about only every test out there?" that demonstrate the the 7D resolution advantage when using cameras as most of us do most of the time, handheld with AF.
< WARNING! SARCASM AHEAD >
I can't speak for the two of you, but I ALWAYS carry around a crop camera and a FF camera and two sets of identical lenses  and take each picture with both cameras using the same settings......
< SARCASM ENDED >
Come on now.... the only way this is going to happen is if someone does a controlled test.... it does not happen under normal use...

I know Don, I was just giving Lee Jay a hard time for his "No? What about only every test out there?" comment. When the truth is none of the tests out there illustrate my point, which is sad when you consider that that is how most of us use a camera most of the time.

But leave it with me, I have some ideas and a friend with a 7D..........
Probably best if you handle it.... I'm thinking of duct taping a squirrel to a ceiling fan and borrowing a 5D2....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:35:13 PM »
Show me one test done with the same lenses from the same place shooting the same subject handheld whilst using AF that demonstrates the 7D's resolution advantage. Don't worry about off base iso, optimal aperture etc, just handheld with AF, because that is how most people use their cameras.

I would never have thought to do an UNcontrolled test to validate a hypothesis.

Most everything I shoot is moving - fast.  How would you suggest I shoot identical shots with two cameras of the same subject?  Oh, if the subject isn't moving then the test is trivial, as shooting a stationary subject is no test for AF or handholdability.

So you don't have one set of images or one test to point to demonstrate  your opinion, despite your lofty "No? What about only every test out there?"

That is my point, the "tests" so many of you rest your decisions and opinions on so often are not, actually, tests that demonstrate the results you will get if you use the equipment as most of us do.

I have many, actually, it's just that they were controlled tests, rather than uncontrolled tests.  You see, to science folks like myself, uncontrolled tests are useless.
So lets see some your many "controlled tests" or maybe point us to any of the "... about only every test out there?" that demonstrate the the 7D resolution advantage when using cameras as most of us do most of the time, handheld with AF.
< WARNING! SARCASM AHEAD >
I can't speak for the two of you, but I ALWAYS carry around a crop camera and a FF camera and two sets of identical lenses  and take each picture with both cameras using the same settings......
< SARCASM ENDED >
Come on now.... the only way this is going to happen is if someone does a controlled test.... it does not happen under normal use...


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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:23:37 PM »
Most everything I shoot is moving - fast.  How would you suggest I shoot identical shots with two cameras of the same subject? 

Auto racing, standing at a turn with cars coming toward you.  500 chances to shoot the same car going around the track...   ;)
duct tape a stuffed animal to a ceiling fan?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do Sensors sell the Camera?
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:09:02 PM »

I think it's more a commitment to getting the most money out of an investment in facilities.  As I've written before, I'm certain that Canon can and will deliver better sensors when the market requires it.  They may walk backwards into that better sensor tech if their P&S line is forced to reduce output, and they re-purpose those facilities for DSLRs.  (mentioned by someone else earlier, I forget who)

That was me.... and it is pure speculation..... absolutely NO inside knowledge.... call it a CR0

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:59:39 PM »

Happy Birthday!
I hit 55 next weekend... I asked for a 600F4 for my birthday.... I will probably get a pair of socks :)

Hopefully they are "Canon" socks!   :o
With size 13 1/2 feet I am almost guaranteed "Big Whites"...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D replacement: What is a "fine-detail" sensor
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:56:58 PM »
It means that it is not a coarse detail sensor, like my apple Quicktake with 320x240 pixels of 8 bit colour.

(I suggest that anyone complaining about Canon sensors go back to that technology)
from wikipedia

The Apple QuickTake (codenamed Venus, Mars, Neptune)

Time Magazine profiled QuickTake as ‘the first consumer digital camera’ and ranked it among its ’100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to the present' list

we've come a long way in 20 years
The first day I had it, I knew film was dead.......

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera bag for camping
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:17:19 PM »
Thanks rowancastle.  The BetaShell cases are nifty, they have them at my local camera store.  I think these would be ideal for an ocean, river or other kind of water/boat based trip.  But unfortunately they almost weigh more than some lenses.  IMHO, while the BetaShell cases are ultra tough, they are overkill for hiking because they take up a lot of extra space and they are simply too heavy, esp if you need more than one.
There are a few sizes that are available in a lightweight model.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D replacement: What is a "fine-detail" sensor
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:11:44 PM »
It means that it is not a coarse detail sensor, like my apple Quicktake with 320x240 pixels of 8 bit colour.

(I suggest that anyone complaining about Canon sensors go back to that technology)

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In certain locations, some additional clothing might be nice to have as well. :)

Canadian girl with camera.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do Sensors Make the Camera?
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:58:02 PM »
I believe that the lens has far more impact on your photo than the sensor......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:50:01 PM »

Definitely an indication of pent-up demand..... I wonder how many will purchase one?

I thought the same thing, but when scrolling through all the pages, there are really only a handful of characters making the majority of all of this noise.  But I do think that the existence of hundreds of 7DII posts that have popped up here over the last year might be a good indication of pent up demand.

To answer your question:  I'll likely be an early adopter.
Same for me...
I was sorely tempted when to 70D came out... but sat on it in the hopes of an even better AF system on a successor to the 7D.... As long as they don't make it worse than the 70D (and that just isn't going to happen) I intend to get one too.... perhaps I should start up a poll :)

The 7DmkII is definitely a camera that I’m interested in purchasing.

My first DSLR was the Canon 350D. I’m very happy with my purchase of the 7D a short time after it was released. The 7D is, understandably, superior in every way. I enjoy a mix of photography, but mainly landscape, wildlife, macro & some ‘events’ (usually in reasonable light – eg outdoor & children camps that I am also the director of).

The 7D’s size, features, ergonomics, IQ, responsiveness, etc – really make it a great camera. I’m assuming that the 7DmkII would be an ‘action-oriented’ APS-C with a rich good feature set. I would be very surprised if it was anything but this.

I have a range of lenses that really suit my 7D, from my awesome UWA Sigma 8-16mm to my handy all purpose Canon 15-85mm. I also own the delicious Canon 100mm macro (I love live-view for many macro shots) to the compact yet high IQ tele-zoom Canon 70-300mm L.

How soon I might purchase a 7DmkII depends on a number of factors:
-   If my 7D ‘kicks the bucket’ – or develops some other serious fault
-   IQ improvement over the 7D, especially at low ISO in poor light
-   AF (I have learned to get great shots by understanding the 7D’s AF ability well)
-   Screen (touch screen, sturdy swivel screen my hope)
-   Price (this is obviously relatively important, but to me I have an approximate budget of AUD$2,500 set aside)
-   Who knows, Canon might release a 7DmkIII 2 years down the track, and I might end up getting that instead! :D

I don’t plan to move to FF for a number of reasons. I hope some of you will get a laugh out of this as one reason: to prove that one doesn’t need to use a  FF DSLR to produce great photos!
In fact, I have many photos from an early P&S Fuji digital camera that I (and others) still consider ‘lovely photos’

So yes… I’m very much looking forward to the Photokina announcements, particularly if Canon has the 7DmkII coming out then (as far as I have read, the 7DmkII is not even a 100% certainty, though there appear to be a number of indicators that it IS coming out next month, right?) Sure multiple threads and surely 49 pages of posts in 1 thread can’t be wrong! Lol  (And this is my contribution to this thread).

I might place a quick post on your other thread, Don!  Cheers (again, like I have written previously – I particularly appreciate your positive and balanced input on this thread).

Have a good end to the week everyone… 1 more day and it’s the weekend here in Australia!
This weekend I turn 40….  :)

Regards

Paul
Happy Birthday!
I hit 55 next weekend... I asked for a 600F4 for my birthday.... I will probably get a pair of socks :)

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