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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:10:37 AM »
Very cool.

Reviews / Romy Ocon (liquidstone) reviews the 7D Mark II
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:35:18 PM »

Reviews / Re: Arthur Morris' blog - Birds as Art
« on: October 13, 2014, 04:46:33 PM »
I agree on his comments about himself. 

I was quite intrigued by how well the AF system stayed with focus in spite of his attempts to foil it.  That bodes well for a much higher keeper rate.  I do not have quite as intricate a process as he does but I do some masking for the sky and background noise in my pictures.

EOS Bodies / Re: More 7D mk ii samples
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:43:57 PM »
These samples still don't seem very sharp to me.  Even the low ISO shots seem a bit smeary.  I gotta think its something to do with how the camera processes the jpgs.  The NR looks good but everything seems just a touch OOF even when its obviously not.

ACR is able to extract more fine detail then DPP. When I've tested this I've actually been surprised at how much more. Conversely, I think its algorithm ends up emphasizing noise.

I've never noticed a difference between DPP and ACR wrt detail but the noise difference is pretty obvious.  When I switched to using DPP to convert, I could definitely use less NR and more detail extraction, sharpening, contrast, etc without going over the edge into that weird watercolor world.  Photos I converted from DPP and processed in PS were definitely sharper and more detailed than ACR conversions processed similarly.

Thanks for the observations.  I'll need to look into processing this way.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark 2 Preorders "sound off"
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:41:12 PM »
I ordered through Adorama.  They had the Canon release date of Nov 28 when I ordered.  I check a few days ago and now they say just November 2014.

Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:37:27 PM »
When Ken Rockwell shoots, he turns Chuck Norris into a pixelated low-res statue with oversaturated colours.

When Chuck Norris kicks Ken Rockwell... Nah, he wouldn't even bother. He's not worth it.

When The Most Interesting Man In The World hikes, with ease and without even breaking a sweat, through 30 miles of rough Amazonian terrain and comes across a glorious sight under the most magnificent sunset that the world has ever seen and pulls out his DSLR.... the landscape asks to take HIS picture instead. And the picture is the better for it.

LOL 8)

Reviews / Arthur Morris' blog - Birds as Art
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »
Here is his findings on the 7 d Mark II AF.


Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 12, 2014, 05:32:27 PM »
Well done Dylan, Andreas, smallfries and scyrene.

EOS Bodies / Re: B&H Photo Hands-On With the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:04:27 PM »
Who or what says you need to shoot only sports and wildlife with this camera?

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 07, 2014, 05:52:00 PM »
Thanks Click.

Well done DiSnapper.

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:08:29 AM »
California Gull, 7D + 100-400mm L, cropped vertically only.

This is my only kept one.  I believe it fits as one my earliest attempts IIRC.

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?

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