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Lenses / Re: A few Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport sample images
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:40:38 PM »
Looks pretty good. Very interesting lens.... :)

I have to agree.

Nice first post and I bet the only one.  Probably headed to any camera site to make this one post.  Most likely user error also.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II: More High ISO Samples
« on: September 28, 2014, 11:33:40 AM »
I flipped through the AF guide the other day, and people need to start really seeing how much awesomeness that has trickled down from the 1dX, plus new features. This camera is a sports/bif dream if you ask me. Superb AF coverage, must be the best coverage ever? And all the tuning you can to to the AF in the same way as the 1dX will open a brand new world for people not in the 1d market. I would be over the moon excited if I wasn't in the 1d crowd, and even now I can't wait to have a go.

And the anti-flickering mode for fluorecent light? Are you kidding me? That is a game changer...

It is going to be as huge as the original 7d.

-And buyers, PLEASE do read the AF guide and really understand how to make use of the AF system, because if you don't, you will miss out BIG TIME...

I saw the 7d2 also now can assign different AF settings to the AF-ON button and the *-button, and that is probably my most favorite feature of the 1dX.

Yes, I do realize this thread is about IQ and noise, but that shouldn't be the main reason to buy or not but the 7d2. But you take a fantastic shot with perfect focus in a ridicolous fast pace situation and that epic moment, or would you like a miss focused shot that is superclean with 14 stops of DR? Then buy another camera.

  It's got the functions, but that is it. The AF module on the 1Dx and 5DII are light years ahead of the 7D II.

Do you have proof?

Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:13:53 AM »
I have the 100-400L and the 70-300 non L altough the 70-300 hasn't seen the light of day since I bought the 100-400L.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:18:33 AM »
Because it IS NOT the arrow NOR the bow!

I do not feel limited by my equipment for what I do in my hobby even when I take spur of the moment shots that are not my usual field of endeavor.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:42:45 PM »
Geeesh.  This focus guide alone is going to keep me busy for ages.  Lots to learn before November!

My thoughts, too.  At least we have 10 weeks to study.

Everyone (including myself) seems to be searching the internet for reviews on the new 7D2. It looks like an impressive camera, kind of like how the 7D looked impressive back in 2009 when it was first introduced.

Well, I find myself wanting a new 7D2, but... my now 3 year old 7D still works perfectly and still takes amazing photos... What's my point?

My point is, I will probably upgrade to the 7D2 eventually, but not today. I love my 7D and it still does today what it has always done for me, take fantastic photos. It's still lighting fast and I love the image quality, even at high ISO's. No it's not a low light camera and it was never designed to be, but with a little post-processing images even taken at ISO 3200 are very nice, especially when they are of a hummingbird's wings frozen in time...

I am forcing myself to remember that it is the photographer that makes the photo, not his or her equipment. Yes tools give a workman more options BUT any camera in the hands of a skilled workman (or woman) is an amazing thing. You can capture a moment in time and share it with your friends, family and even make a living doing so.

I love my 7D. I don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon.


Great post.  I plan on keeping my 7D even after I get the 7D2.  A second/backup body will come in handy.  While out in the wilds it will be nice to have one body with a long lens and one with a short lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:19:19 PM »
The files can not be read because the codes behind them have not been released.

Photo Ninja (unofficially but very efectively) reads 7D Mark II files and my early conversion tests suggest a stop+ high ISO improvement over the 7D - which is pretty damn' impressive, these days.

I certainly hope that is true.

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:20:05 AM »
I've said it before (...) Sensors are only a shortcoming if you let them be.

Yes, indeed, however, it is still untrue to discount the huge importance of sensor tech for your end result and shooting abilities.

I am not sure what format Canon is using for their RAW files.  I guess it's not CR2 because Adobe can't read them.  Might be awhile before we learn about the low light performance. 
Canon sez t is new sensor tech and something to do with the lenses o the pixels and the way they gather light.  Tile will tell

The files can not be read because the codes behind them have not been released.  When they are released the converters will get caught up and all will work again.  DPP will be your first converter if you are an early adopter.

I am very excited for the AF upgrades, the speed upgrade and hope that the IQ improvements are at least  1 stop better than the original.  I have pre ordered already.  Hopefully Canon will have a lot in the pipeline for the pre order folks.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: September 20, 2014, 06:17:48 PM »
I have had a 24-105 f/4L for five or so years now, using it exclusively on APS-C bodies. Currently, I shoot with a 70D.

Of my regular-use lenses, the 24-105 is one of the least impressive. It is a reasonable all-around lens, but the sharpness and overall look trails other lenses I use regularly, such as Canon's 10-22, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II and the times when my Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 throws a sharp image. The 24-105 produces consistent results, has good build quality and is quite reliable. However, the images just don't "pop" in the way some of my other lenses do.

For my money, the 17-55 f/2.8 is a great all-around lens. I've rented two and used a third copy that a coworker has, and for IQ, speed, AF and all-around usefulness, it is my first choice on crop-sensor cameras. I will hopefully purchase one in the coming year. For me, it's main downfall is the build quality. I often shoot outdoors in dirty/dusty conditions, and the 17-55 (and reports of internal dust building with lens age) doesn't inspire confidence. However, I will use it mostly as an indoor lens and outdoors in non-dusty conditions.


I have the 17-55 and have not had any dust issues. 

Lenses / Re: Wildlife lens setup
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:49:41 PM »
The 100-400 weighs only 110g more than the 400 prime, 1360 vs 1250g. The difference  in weight is not that big a deal.

I don't know about the specific models, but it's not just the weight itself but the *distribution*.

For example the long 70-200L/2.8 creates much more torsion on the wrist than to be expected even considering the weight difference to the 70-300L. The more glass is on the front and the longer the lens, the worse this effect gets.

If the lens is properly supported there should be little to no torque tension to the wrist.  The left hand should be supporting the lens at least half way to the end.  Not only does this balance out the set up it makes IS even more efficient due to you not struggling to balance the lens and camera.

To the OP my only experience is the 100-400L.  My choice was based on the fact is is a zoom.  There will be times your subject is larger than will fit in the field of view of a fixed length lens.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:05:22 PM »
Neither.  But I do see the advantages of both if my style changes.  GPS would be the most likely for me since I mostly shoot wildlife.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »
I would think that the 70D would give a floor level idea.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7Dii + 400 f/5.6 + Canon 1.4TC =?
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:52:26 PM »
I am looking forward to seeing how this combination works also.  I use a Kenko 1.4TC with my 7D and 100-400 and found the same issues as Neuro and Duade.  It is very doable as long as you know the limitations.  Large, slower moving birds if flight are possible also with my combination.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:41:44 PM »
I'm interested, but waiting on some real world feedback.  If things look good, then I'll be in the second wave of people to make a purchase.  Surapon gave some valuable advice which I will follow.

BTW, from the pictures that I can see, the noise level looks great at iso 3200.   I have not seen any full size images though.  Has canon posted any sample RAW pictures that are downloadable?

I haven't seen any RAW files yet, but you can get 1920 size JPEGs from here...


We should see RAW files when they get their product pages online which, hopefully, should be soon.

Product page is up on Canon's USA site but since they have not updated DPP I doubt we will see any RAWs from Canon.

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