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Messages - Don Haines

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most exciting thing at Photokina?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:08:13 PM »
put my vote down for the 7D2 as well.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:06:48 PM »
Any mention of whether the metering will be linked to the AF point? That would be icing on the cake for me, but see no mention of it.

I would suspect no, sadly.
I believe that the review on DPREVIEW said that it was linked.......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:58:16 PM »
Interestingly enough, my local camera store is still trying to sell the 7D (body only) for $1500.... That seems like an exercise in futility....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:37 PM »

But, back on topic. I think we are not far away from the day when most brides will expect that the picture of them walking down the aisle will be posted to Facebook before the ceremony ends.

Too late! There are already requests for live streaming video.......

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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?
+1

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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...
+1

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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