« on: September 11, 2014, 09:00:05 PM »
Woohoo! 100+ responses to the poll!
Nice work, everyone.
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Posted this in another thread, sums up how I feel:
I shoot wildlife/sports/action photography. I use a T2i right now when I'm shooting with a crop. Know why? My glass is all Canon. If it wasn't for that I'd have switched. The 70D offers absolutely no improvement in image quality over the T2i. It's the same flippin sensor, just using new technologies to squeeze a .001% image quality improvement out of it. Now this is coming out with the SAME F'ING SENSOR. The sensor is about 80% of the reason you'd buy a camera, once you choose your subject matter. The 7Dii is going to be a glorified T2i. Same old ancient sensor technology, with a few useless bells & whistles, none of which get down to the root: THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS. It's the same mediocre sensor, just rehashed. This is why they're starting to, or will continue to lose market share to other companies. Absolutely insane that it took a half decade to refresh, and it's basically going to be the exact same camera with the exact same sensor, just with a tiiiiny bit extra squeezed out of that sensor. Absolute garbage. I can't tell you how pissed off I am right now.
Exactly! OMG we have that 18Mpx sensor in lowest model. Does Canon want to pretend that two more megapixels and some AF upgrades and circuity for these is normal after 5 or more like nearly 8 years of that sensor tech birth?, DOH....
It makes me feel angry and betrayed. Just kidding. In reality it makes me wonder if I want to go back to crop. If it turns out to be a mini 1D X with decent IQ at ISO 3200 and below, I might have to give it a try. I liked the 7D a lot, but the performance at ISO 1600+ just didn't do it for me.
+1. The spec tells you nothing about the IQ at ISO 1600. Need a review to see if it has improved to a useable level.
it makes me feel ... "i told you so".
Another fairly minimal iteration of a mirrorslapper. So little progress after 5 years. Not even WiFi built in.
Wait, where's the option for "I have an arbitrary bias and will threaten to move to Nikon, but, in reality I'm either not currently with Canon or would never buy/shoot in this price/spec range"?
Or was that "Laughable. On aggregate, these specs are a day late and a dollar short compared to what Canon's competitors are offering."
Good specs, it will sell well. It certainly looks like the best action-oriented APS-C camera on the market today.
I'm impressed with the 65 cross-type AF points.
How much better can you get a sports orientated cam to be? I mean, I'm no sports shooter but I'd imagine you would be at ISO 400 or higher most of the time to get some DOF and Up the Shutter Speed. ISO performance would be more important than DR in a cam like this. It has the most Advanced AF on paper ever on APS-C, It shoots as fast as a 1D4, it's much lighter than a 1D4, it has awesome Video DPAF and at a price point that's reasonable.
It by all means is a worthy successor to the 7D and will be the semi-pro sports cam to beat.
Has anyone noticed that the 'true' max apertures as indicate by the Tstop is nowhere near the manufacturers claim? The Zeis is closer to a f1.8 lens than f1.4 and the rest fare no better....
...and the last of the major reviews is in:
Adding stabilization in a lens like this is targeting videographers more than stills photographers, where the wide field of view and steadying effect can be put to good use, but it’s a welcome addition all the same. The imaging performance is good, very good in fact, but it’s not without some shortcomings, particularly at the longer end where field curvature provides some unexpected results. Once those are understood and either avoided or worked around, the lens can be a very satisfying performer and at $1,199 this new model doesn’t seem over priced.
FYI, this is the primary reason I got the 135L. If I need a longer lens (and in situations like this I do), and the 70-200 is a bit much to carry, the 135L is the perfect substitute if not better in certain situations.