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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!
http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_7d_mark_ii/index.html

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

YMMV.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

http://mattgranger.com/7d2

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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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:35:36 PM »
I agree with staying with what you have.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:31:25 PM »
I found the cash so I have pre ordered.  Now I want time to fly quite rapidly thank you. ;D

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Just sell it. Being preoccupied with the look of your gear and having less than perfect confidence in getting the results you want is no good. The important part is that you do not make a loss on this.

I agree.

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Photography Technique / Re: Square or not?
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:13:27 PM »
Square.  Subjects that are about the same length in height and length tend to look best in a square crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:20:23 PM »
Just a quick question. Nobody has mentioned anything about micro adjustment on the MkII, any idea?

Mentioned it in my previous (last 2) posts.

DPR references AFMA in their preview, ...yes, the 7DII has it.

I can not find the review I saw it on but supposedly it will be on the long and short ends for zooms.

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