« on: September 23, 2014, 01:51:04 AM »
This is a cool lens However it also continues the trend of bigger (and heavier) ='better' ?
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In the grand scheme of things, I don't think the 7D II will live up to many peoples prior expectations that it would be a "5D III high ISO killer"...simply isn't going to happen.
In the grander scheme of things that was never a realistic expectation though.
True, but a lot of people had hopes that would be the case. Just saying, the preliminaries are pretty much crushing that hope. It's better than the 7D (as it damn well should be!), but nothing exceptionally good...its a small evolutionary improvement over the 70D.
Don't buy one "to get it all in"
Although I did shoot a few Panos at 16mm pretty happy with the results.
I am a similar situation as you. I have three kids and I don't shoot professionally. But I love the 5D3's. Used to have the original 7D and since going to 5D3, had to sell it (the 7D). I stopped using the 7D altogether and it was just collecting dusk. Since then, I'd been happy shooting with 5D3. The spec on new 7D2 looks great, but I would never let go of my 5D3. If anything, I would get a 6D or another 5D3. Full frame all the way for me.
I'm thinking I can sell it for a 7dii and use the rest to invest in a prime lens which I'm missing in my collection.
5diii to 7dii?
Here's the link to Canon product page, old MTF lower part of page...
This new lens costs only a couple hundred more than the old.
Surprised no one has related this:
Fred Miranda earlier today posted that he has seen the MTF on the new lens and it is excellent, even with a 2X Extender.
He also states that the price will be "way lower than your expectation".
His NDA should be up about 4AM PDT.
(See his second post first page)
Groundbreaking? Not so much when compared to current technology but when compared to the original 7D, which remember is what it is replacing, I think it will be a huge and welcomed improvement...