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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:34:43 PM »
THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS.

DPAF

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:24:36 PM »
everyone believes the rumour where it says the sensor size is 20.2 megapixels
nobody believes the rumour where it says that it is not the same sensor as the 70D

and people are already condemning it, sight unseen.

Closed minds and pre-judgement.... way to go people! Try waiting for a week for a real announcement and facts before you go off on a hissy fit.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:19:34 PM »
Just as I posted in earlier threads. Same old sensor from 70D and priced around the same as the last 7D at launch

The thing is.... we don't know yet!

It is quite possible that Canon is using the exact same design for the photocells on the sensor, yet has moved the A/D on chip..... and that would give far better noise performance.

Until the real announcement is made and someone looks at the images, everything is rumour and supposition. Facts are absent.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:11:37 PM »

But, I for one, get very annoyed at people who are fixated on their one favorite thing and insist that it should be the ultimate determinate of quality in any product...that seem to think that anyone who doesn't see it their way is somehow less discerning...and that if a company doesn't happen to emphasize their little fixation, then the company is doomed and anyone who doesn't agree must be crushed under encyclopedic posts that repeat the same worn-out whines over and over again and again.

Furthermore, as a long time reader of this site, I know that whatever changes Canon may make it its products, it won't ever silence the critics.


+1

I am on record as saying that as long as the 7D2 has a greatly improved AF system to the 7D, that I will pick one up. My expectations are that everything else will be marginally improved over the 70D. The specs so far are that my expectations are slightly exceeded.... but we shall know for sure once the real specs are announced....

So far it looks like I will be getting one, and voting with the wallet is far more meaningful than internet gripes.

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Not to make people feel old, but it was not that long ago when our home computers had only 40mb drives.   >:(

My first HDD was 10MB!

I saved onto magnetic tape.... and used card readers and paper tape readers..... and built memory boards with 2102's....way better than the ferrite beads :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:57:54 AM »
We've finally seen what are believed to be the final 7D2 specs:
http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/09/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-specifications-confirmed/

So there it is.  It's Christmas morning, and you finally got to open your present after ages of speculating.  How are you feeling?

- A

It's a week before Christmas and we know we are getting a sweater from grandma... but we don't know what colour it will be or if it will fit...

I am happy to wait for the real announcement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:34:52 AM »
And thus thee dashes mine wonderful hopes for thine 5D IV...Canon.

Not surprising, but still disappointing, on the sensor front. Time to look elsewhare for a landscape camera. No more waiting.

Other specs look good. Very curious to see how the AF system differs from the 1D X system, and how good it is.

We will know in a week if it is the same old sensor or if they are doing something different.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:31:50 AM »
It looks reasonable.... more or less what I expected they would release, except I still can't believe they left out WiFi and touchscreen. One of the great strengths of Canon is the user interface and this seems like a step backward from the 70D.... And we still don't know if the sensor is new tech or the 70D re-used....

I won't believe that these are the real specs until there is an official announcement by Canon....

Don,

Was there not some issue with trying to put an articulating touch panel in a body designed to be weather/bullet  ;D proof?  The yes, we have GPS, but No. not Wifi is a bit weird. I'm waiting to hear Canon's official rationale, but then again... they may just pull a giant gotcha.

It didn't have to be articulated.... but with a decent WiFi interface you could use your phone or tablet as the touch screen.... and that would beat articulated hands down....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:57:01 AM »
It looks reasonable.... more or less what I expected they would release, except I still can't believe they left out WiFi and touchscreen. One of the great strengths of Canon is the user interface and this seems like a step backward from the 70D.... And we still don't know if the sensor is new tech or the 70D re-used....

I won't believe that these are the real specs until there is an official announcement by Canon....

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A half hour north of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada..... on the banks of the Ottawa river....

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:06:06 PM »
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Yeah, but this is a third-hand rumor, probably translated multiple times from the original ancient Greek!

Even back then they were waiting for a 7D II?   :o

I hear that they found rumoured specs for a 7D2 in hieroglyphics in a pyramid in Egypt.........

I heard they were found in a tablet fragment of early Sumarian Cuneiform...
:) It is so hard to take all these conflicting rumours seriously....

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Nikon's imaging business is just digital photography (plus accessories).

I just wanted to point out that Nikon Sport Optics exists, http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/index.page

This covers their binocular, scopes, and hunting/rifle optics (which they tend not to advertise openly to avoid controversy).

See http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/the-wrong-kind-of-photo-shoot-nikon-in-the-line-of-fire-over-rifle-sights-for-big-game-hunting-8556123.html

This is definitely part of their imaging business, see here:

http://nikon.com/about/ir/management/business_info/imaging/index.htm

"Digital cameras, film cameras, interchangeable lenses, speedlights, accessories, software, sport optics"
Nikon also makes very high quality eyeglass lenses..... I have a pair...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:36:06 PM »
loons....

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:27:59 PM »
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Yeah, but this is a third-hand rumor, probably translated multiple times from the original ancient Greek!

Even back then they were waiting for a 7D II?   :o

I hear that they found rumoured specs for a 7D2 in hieroglyphics in a pyramid in Egypt.........

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Lenses / Re: Announcements before Photokina
« on: September 09, 2014, 08:52:15 AM »

And as I mentioned some threads in the past I am pretty much surprised, how well Canon is able to withhold information, to seal the leakages and to gag all the NDA partners (;

It's quite simple.... you talk and you don't get paid and you get sued and you never do business with Canon again.... It gives great incentive to keep quiet....
Yes, I know that, of course.
But in the past it was different. And this is what I am aware of.
But there are some other reasons, how rumors appear, e.g. Canon wants something to trickle through.
Or someone is sure enough, not to get caught.

And of course, the rumored 7D2 specs are not only from Craig’s fantasy.
The problem I have is that there are multiple rumour sites and they all claim to have inside information. The specs are not consistent across them. For example:

24Mpixel and 20Mpixel are both claimed
1DX build and 5D3 build are both claimed
Dual Digic 5 and dual Digic 6 are both claimed
Wifi is said to be there and is said to not be there
Touchscreen is said to be there and said not to be
Both 65 point and 45 point AF are said to be there

I interpret this as nobody knows...

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