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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:55:46 PM »
I want to know why the 7D2 does not have a little laser light that shines where the camera is aimed? Everyone knows that the only use of APS-C cameras is to take pictures and videos of cats to put on the internet.... and the videos would be so much better if the cats were chasing that little red dot....

Come on Canon! This is a make or break feature! Why don't you have it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:21:36 PM »
Dare I say it, I'm pretty disappointed that there is no Wifi in the 7DII.

I've got a 70D and have never posted a picture to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but have had great results using the Canon App to control the camera wirelessly to get up close and personal to wildlife with some great results, and then connecting to my iPad afterwards in the pub to view my shots on a decent sized screen.

I think Canon have missed an important trend here.

Consequently, i can't think of one occasion where GPS would have been of any use to me at all.

Am I missing the point?
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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:19:09 PM »
Is "EV -3 AF" another way of saying lenses can auto focus at f/8? E.g. will I be able to use auto focus with my 100-400 and 1.4x extender?

-3 AF on a crop sensor is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

Like on the new Canadian subs..... The deepest diving submarines in the world! They can go all the way to the bottom :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What about this new battery- the LP-E6N?
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:36:11 PM »
^I think somebody posted here in CR that the N has additional juice ???; oh well good to know. .

When the "N" version of the LP-E4 came out, capacity increased from 2300maH to 2450maH.
Assuming the same ratio, I would expect the LP-E6N to have gone from 1800 to 1900maH...

The big difference is supposed to be new safety regulations concerning batteries.....

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Canon General / Re: 10 Questions for Canon and Nikon
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:10:39 PM »
It sounds like he is asking highly biased questions and will ignore whatever answers he gets because his mind is already made up....

That's what I meant by poorly worded questions.

perhaps the answer will be "I'm sorry, but your question must be rephrased in the form of a question and not a diatribe"

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:07:10 PM »
What do you want to shoot with it? Static or dynamic subjects? Do you need high ISO? Do you need top-notch AF? Those two bodies are two totally different beasts meant for different genres of photography...
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There is no such thing as the best camera.... everything has it's plusses and minuses...

What you are looking for is the best camera for your needs that fits within your budget. If you told us what your needs and budget are, you will get better advice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:02:58 PM »
Just letting you guys know, the B&H preview video explicitly says that the sensor is not the same as the one in the 70D.

Here is the video in question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stY7CC2GOE4

Yes but some people are still disappointed with it  ;D

"It is a new sensor"

"cleanest images yet from a crop camera"

and somehow people can not accept that it is NOT the same sensor as the 70D....

not worth the trouble to argue about.....

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The very first thing I noticed about the Canon 7D II, is the battery change, and the asking price of the battery, $99.00.  I'm going to do a little research about this battery.  I'll look at the A/hr, voltage, etc.  I'm thinking they only changed the pin out, and not really changed the specs for the battery.  As Canon thinks, just make it more expensive, the Canon battery may even be chipped, so 3rd party manufactures are shut out.
Surfwooder

Both the 7D and the 7D2 use the same AC adaptor kit.... so that means that the battery is the same physical size, has the same pin-out, and uses the same voltage.... but the new one has the capacity increased from 1800maH to 2050maH (according to rumoured specs). The two batteries can be used interchangeably in cameras, but rhe new version needs the new charger to charge

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Canon General / Re: 10 Questions for Canon and Nikon
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:53:16 PM »
It sounds like he is asking highly biased questions and will ignore whatever answers he gets because his mind is already made up....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Time wasted... re: 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:39:53 AM »
No time wasted, the rough specs have been out for 6 months, only those hoping for something that defies the laws of physics will be disappointed.

Except for no WiFi or touchscreen, it is what I expected... plus a few more AF points as a bonus.

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Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:28:54 AM »
The purpose of an add is to sell product.... not piss people off to the point that they will never do business with that company.... the advertisers need to re-consider what they are doing....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:49:19 AM »
Yes, pre-order is placed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 14, 2014, 09:11:25 PM »
"The switch from FD to EF in 1987 was clearly for the better."


Of course the switch to EF was the right decision, it didn't help "US" with thousands of dollars worth of gear though. Also you both seem to have missed my point, which was, Canon will do what they believe is best and give us the cameras we actually need, rather than profess to wanting, and they have been proven to get it right enough of the time to make the sales they do.

The question would be couldn't they have done the same thing and somehow preserved the FD mount?
Or was it a sales gimmick to force people to buy new gear. Remember we're talking 1987, in technology terms digital photography for the masses was a long way off.


They had to make a decision.... control the lens digitally... or control it with analog signals.

Unlike older systems where every function had it's own pin and there were even some systems where the lens was driven from a motor inside the camera body, the EF mount was simplicity redefined. Power, ground, data in, and data out, and a clocking signal.

They really didn't have the option of a hybrid system as that would have done nothing well. Keep in mind that digital sensors were emerging then and the writing was on the wall.... the film DSLR was on the way out and there was going to be a massive upheaval in the industry. Lenses were already at the point where it made more sense to control them digitally so looking at the future, Canon really didn't have much of a choice.

BTW, I got my first digital camera in 1986....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:01:22 PM »
hmmmm....... a comparison between two rumoured cameras.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:55:37 PM »
I agree withe AvTvM. WiFi is an inexcusable omission. Not only is it a matter of tethering but also  I like reviewing jpegs for example with no fuss or muss in a busy restaurant on my phone & sharing quickly & easily.  Once that would be a luxury but now its a comon feature :( available in cameras that cost less than $99.00. This cries out to me canon is negligent & or intends to rip me off.

Next is touch screen. Now don't get me wrong we want & need our existing hard buttons but in many cases option of tapping screen is a huge huge time saver. Such as reviewing pics, live view focus & even menus. Fast  :o navigating is important right?

Kinda like buying a brand new high end car & being told keyless entry & amfm radio doesn't come standard........
Grrrrrrrr canon >:( >:(  just grrrrrrrr!
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