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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:21:50 AM »
With all the long lens cameras covering the World Cup, I find it hard to believe there isn't even an incidental shot of the 7D Mk.II - that is if it's even there?

It is not hard to believe.  With thousands of dollars on the line for that perfect shot I am sure the photographers are all aiming on the field.  If it is there it either looks like a 1dx without the 1dx written on it or it looks like a 5d/ 7d without 5d/ 7d written on it so it would be hard to notice unless you are looking for it.   Maybe once one of the photog's comes home and happens to look through the pictures that will not make them money there would be the possibility that they accidently got a good shot of a camera they do not recognize. 

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:41:13 PM »
HEY.. its june 12th tomorrow.. first official day of WORLD CUP... do you think we are going to see any pictures or mini reviews/ first impressions this week of the 7d2?

I an sure everyone who got their hands on a 7d2 signed some legal documents to not disclose anything.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:40:08 PM »
Personally, I'm kind of excited for it the step up to a pro body...although I am finding all of the "Waaaaaa, it won't look like my pre existing APS-C body!"  comments highly amusing! Particularly the ones that say it will be a deal breaker, no matter how good it is, if it doesn't have the body format they expect and want.   8)

I think Canon wants to differentiate this from the existing APS-C bodies in a variety of ways, given that it is going to be more expensive in than any other APS-C body ever.  I suspect it will be a different kind of animal than we've ever seen from any APS-C camera, in terms of AF, Speed and buffer (although I suspect it will only be a moderate improvement in IQ over the 70D, but time will tell).  I think Canon is seeing if they can redefine what an APS-C camera CAN be--and I'm very excited to see how that pans out!

That's my thoughts anyway.  :D

It is a deal breaker, because when I am slogging through the bush with a camera strapped to my back, having a massive body is a decided detriment. Big bodies are for studio use primarily, where size doesn't matter. And if you are in a studio you don't need a crop sensor. If you are out and about, where mobility is important, a large camera body is a problem.

I'm not trying to troll... but have you tried to slog through the bush before with a 1D style body?  That extra inch or inch and a half sticking off the camera, in my opinion, don't make a big difference. 

Also I don't think an integrated vertical grip is just for studio.  It's such a great feature when mounted to a lens with a lens collar that attaches straight to a gimbal or ballhead. It make rotating to portrait very quick and easy to take a photo.

I do not take this as trolling at all, it is just your opinion which is more than welcome here.

Personally I have used a 1D4 and 1DX and I do not like the size nor the weight.   I say the same about the rebels for the opposite reason (too small and plastic).  I love the metal frame and build of the 50D, 7D and 5D line.   But I am also in the camp where I never use a battery grip either.  I feel the weight and size are not a worthy price to pay just to change the battery half as often.  I have used ungripped bodies for so long that I do not even notice my hand on top of the camera when in portrait mode so I don't think the extra buttons would be an advantage for me. 

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:30:03 PM »
seems strange to me to drop the mode dial for weather resistance.  The 1d series has a dial right behind each of the 2 shutter buttons and another on the back.  If they can seal those 3 dials how is the 4th so much harder.  My guess is the designer of the pro bodies was put in charge of the 7d2 development and went with what he is used to using which is not a bad thing since this may mean that it will be getting true pro ruggedability.   Please keep the joystick on the back though, I really prefer using those.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D or EOS 7D, bodies compared
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:44:42 AM »


Interestsing article using nomal people speak.  Useful, as I'm toying with getting either a 7D or a 70D as my crop camera for a forthcoming safari and the 7D2 won't be out by then.

For a safari I would pick up a lightly used 7d (they are so cheap now on the forums).  There are too many reports of some 70D's having trouble focusing at longer distances which is exactly what you need on Safari.  Also the rugged build of the 7d would protect it better versus dust, moisture, drops, getting banged around a jeep off road, etc. 

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

Hope it's not a big body like 1DX, but will stay similar sized to 7D or 5D cameras. It would be a little strange to me to change the body size. Target audience will be a little bit different then, maybe. I wouldn't buy it, if this would happen, anyway :P

I want something bigger then 70D (I don't like the controls on that one, I want the joystick and the thumbwheel), but smaller than a pro body. Well, the size can be like the 70D, as long as it will have the 7D controls. If they move to pro body size, I hope the 80D will get the better 7D controls.

Seems I will be keeping the 7D a lot longer, if this turns out to be true. Or I might even switch to a 5D3 later on.

For me button system works fine. I also believe it makes it better weather proofed.

I would be delighted if it were the big body with the assumption that big bodies give the camera all the power and IQ it needs.

I cannot see how the body size has any effect on the IQ but does the bigger battery allow the larger telephoto lenses to move faster?  Would a battery grip have the same effect?

...better noise control, maybe more dr????...

Better than in 6D? Wishful thinking I guess :)

The physics say it is not likely to be better than a FF for noise but there is alot of room for improvement when you look at the old 18mp sensor.    Even if they could get close to 1 stop of high ISO noise away from the 6d it would be a game changer!  I would actually use ISO 3200 on a crop!

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:26:17 AM »
If this is in a 1D body with built in battery grip, I can see a lot of enthusiasts disappointed. When the 80D or 90D comes out, they'll say that is what the 7D2 should have been.

Agreed, I don't want the weight or size of a 1D size body. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:29:35 AM »

(Another reason why the 1DX overlap is smaller than you think:  1DX users aren't looking for 90-95% as good as something -- they want the best money can buy in that format.  That separates the users pretty clearly for me.)

Very true.  The 5d3 is 95% of the 1Dx and it is half the cost.  Once you get that good it is really expensive to get just a little better. 

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:23:39 AM »
I find the naysayer's comments to be quite entertaining....

I expect it to be to the 70D, like the 7D was to the 60D. Better AF, better sealing, a bit faster, and about twice the price. Anything more will be a bonus.

Since my 60D is getting long in the tooth, for me the time is right for an upgrade.


But, I suspect it'll be either another 18-55 type cheap kit lens, or a hyperzoom like the 18-135 or 18-200.

May be an 18-200, but not another 18-55 or 18-135.
They were both released recently in their STM forms within the last 2 years.

The 18-55 and 18-135 are both very good, I really don't think they need replacement. 

A new 17-55 STM would be interesting but I am wondering about the durability of the STM motors compared to USM.  If a lens that sells for $300 goes bad it is not too big a deal but most photographers who buy a $1K lens for a crop camera will have it as their one good lens and if that goes bad after a couple of years of use it would be disapointing especially since Canon only gives 1 year for its warranty.   

Just to throw this out there... If Dual pixel tech is ever going to hit full frame cameras like the 5d4 or 6d2 or 4d then FF will need a compatable STM lens too. 

My hope is for a dual pixel sensor, with all of the live view and video capabilites as the 70D.

Add some of the same goodies that the 2-year-old 5d3 has like weather sealing, raw video, raw hdr, dual card slots, etc.  but make sure to keep the 100% optical VF and the flash that fits around it.

20mp is fine (though the competition seems to be favoring 24mp) with hopefully a little better hi ISO noise (I know it is not going to be full frame but technology marches on.

Give it the 5d3's af system which is just amazing in its accuracy and speed.  Please please leave the steaming pile of 70D af system far behind!!

Give it dual processors and 7+ FPS

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: June 04, 2014, 11:26:41 AM »
I would never have purchased the M at it's real price, but I got a great deal on the set with the body, flash, and both US lenses.  I don't really understand the way people go on and on complaining about it - those complaints might have validity in terms of price, but since the firmware update, it's a solid little camera.  As I've said before, my favorite thing about the camera is that it's an EOS.  Other than 2 or 3 unique settings, you can pick the thing up and never read the manual.  I love that.  The other small cameras I have used have such crappy menus they made me want to throw them against the wall.  For example, if I want to set the M to a flash sync speed between 1/60s & 1/200s, I can.  It's just like every other EOS I've used.  The touchscreen is pretty cool, too.

Yes I love my little M.  I plan to convert it to infrared once I find out if canon is going to make an updated version or if they force me to go to Sony or Fuji for my mirrorless needs.

Absolutely agree, I really like my EOS-m, best compact ever as far as I am concerned, mainly because it is an exceptionally small travel backup when I already have the lenses. For me EOS system integration was the primary selling point, but I don't find the AF or anything else about it disheartening. I'll be very interested if they import the M3 and it can use the G1X MkII EVF.

To be truly class leading you need to be better than everything else out there.  When you look at how far behind canon is with DR and even noise to a lesser extent I would be satisfied with just catching the competition instead of leapfrogging it.

Hmmm  A Dual pixel 25-30mp sensor that has similar DR and Hi-ISO noise to Sony/Nikon, that would be awesome!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 30, 2014, 11:41:25 AM »
Dual pixel AF system in the next EOS M = winning product.
My ha'penny worth.

I hope this comes true.  I love my little M, yesterday was my daughter's school play and when it came time to leave I chose the M with 18-55stm over the 5d3 and I am glad I did. 

I would pre-order the EOS M with dual pixel!  That way I can send my M out to be converted to infrared.

There is also the very strong likelihood it will get dual memory cards (I TRULY hope for dual CF/CFast2, but I suspect the 7D II will be gimped just like the 5D III with a CF and SD slot...in which case the feature is largely useless.)

Why is two different kinds of cards "useless"?  I'm not a pro, so maybe I'm missing something, but I kind of like the two different cards, shoot jpg to one and raw to the other.

It is only useless if the SD slot is not capable of actually using high speed cards.  Unfortunately the 5d3 cannot take advantage of good sd cards.

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