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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:02:27 AM »
Elsewhere, someone worked on a 7DII raw file and found rather clean shadows:

Looks good. Let's wait for more data.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:24:16 PM »
That ISO 3200 looks quite usable. Even 6400 looks not that bad. I'm oficially impressed 8)

Very very impressed indeed.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:20:30 PM »
Click the pictures and look at the pictures!
They are RAW transformed into jpeg without in-camera noise reduction. Hence you are able to see how much noise at each level.

What was used for the RAW conversion?

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:11:27 AM »
That said, I'm pretty sure that we'll see an update from Nikon that "competes" with the 7DII within 12 months (probably less.)

Thom Hogan, the Nikon expert, does not seem to think so.

"I'm reminded of those bets with the Canon and Nikon Photokina announcements. Canon has placed another bet on the pro/prosumer crop sensor (7DII), while Nikon keeps betting on a huge variety of FX cameras (D750). Who’s right?

I’d say Canon. My surveys have long shown that a pro crop sensor camera continues to be in strong demand. Meanwhile, Nikon’s FX lineup is now a somewhat confusing mess that doesn’t sort itself out so easy in the minds of potential purchasers. Nikon appears to want everyone to move from DX to FX, despite the fact that such moves will be expensive for the consumer and not necessarily give them something better."


OMG it is so Massive!

Having seen the massive lenses produced for mirrorless cameras, I am beginning to question the whole point of trying to keep cameras small. This is particularly true when it comes to mirrorless cameras with crop sensors.

Olympus 40-150 f/2.8, Sony 70-200 f/4 OSS (for FE mount), Fujifilm 50-140 f/2.8, Samsung 50-150 f/2.8, Samsung 300 f/2.8 come to mind.

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:41:29 AM »
If this lens is real and gets released, I will agree with Canon Rumors that this year is indeed the Year of the Lens for Canon.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:22 AM »
Come on, where are the pitch black lens cap shots at ISO 100 and 16000?  ;D

So, the same old same old 70D sensor?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:52 AM »
I am sure the 7d2 will be as good as it can possibly be...everything will work well & smoothly with more  refinement & accuracy etc etc just like my 6d and also the 5d3 just feels so much better than my old5d2.  But it seems that it will no longer have the best image qualitya t any iso (yes/no?) nor frames per second, nor features, nor almost anything one can think off...what it has going for it is a bunch of mostly very good lenses. But from all I have read Samsung also makes good lenses. It is going to be a while before they will become mainstream, but it sure looks like they left the starting blocks with a bang! It remains to be seen if Canon will pick up the challenge or just continue in their, so far very good, ways, but just not cutting edge anymore like in the days of the 5d and 5d2.....


EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:04 AM »
Looking at the recent releases and announcements from all the companies, I must confess I can find something technically interesting in every product...  except maybe Canon... Fujifilm XT-1, Olympus EM-1, Nikon D810, Sony A7S/A7R, Samsung NX1 etc etc

Canon has the power to deliver in the camera front... but is holding back... sigh...

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:19:11 AM »
We'll soon know if the rumored revolutionary sensor tech in the 7D2 is also based on BSI architecture.  ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens review
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:33:06 AM »
The usual DXOMark nonsense.

Read what they oiginally thought of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS Mk2:

"The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM offers slightly less resolution with 51 lp/mm compared to the excellent 61 lp/mm of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM."

Ha, ha... contrary to every single review out there.

Then, check out their updated P-Mpix scores:

M2 now miraculously scores 18 P-Mpix vs 13 P-Mpix from M1.

Read Neuroanatomist's post:

I just don't take that site seriously. I only trust reviews from other sites.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:28:07 AM »
Anything more than $550 isn't worth the money.  Better value on the RX100 II or III.

The RX100 M3 is selling for $800. While G7X has touch screen, the RX100 M3 has EVF. Is the EVF worth $250? Not to me.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:12:48 PM »
The 5D MK III had so much more detail and much sharper than the 70D.

Should not come as a surprise. Even low quality lenses like the 17-40 shine on the 5D3/6D but appear very bad when mounted on APS-C cameras. It's just a matter of pixel density.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
Or otherwise use a 1" sensor and make the damn thing smaller, rather than waiting more than 2 years until they finally come up with a response to the Sony RX-100.

That is why I previously wrote Canon management is now eating crow:

"...he ruled out the idea of a larger sensor camera along the lines of the Sony RX100 to offer more of an image quality distinction between smartphones and compact cameras. 'I think the market does exist but it wouldn't be very large. We think we have a good balancing point in terms of price, image quality and size. Lots of other combinations are possible, but, once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch', he says."

The RX100 series is a roaring success, the bestselling high end compact camera.

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