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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 02:15:24 AM »
Comments like this make me think people don't know how to use a DSLR. DSLRs are devices that you need to instantly change settings on. You need to be able to dial in exposure on a dime when the light changes. Who in the world, ESPECIALLY pros, want to pull the camera away from their face so they can fiddle with a clunky touch screen?

The touch screen isn't for shutter/aperture. It's for the now hundreds of other settings we have. I can change several things on my M faster then on any DSLR I've handled, including focus point.

And if Canon tweaked the UI a bit it would be even faster.

For certain things I want physical controls. For the rest...touch screen. (Not that this would be a deal breaker.)

That does not change the fact that a touchscreen really does nothing for your PHOTOGRAPHY. Personally, I can blaze through Canon's menu system as it is. Both on the 7D and 5D III (and the latter, which has FAR more settings, is still a breeze). Canon's current menu system wouldn't be any faster with a touch screen...in fact, there might be some difficulties using it. Adding swipe might make it functional for touch, but overall, it wouldn't really be any faster or easier.

They would have to fundamentally change how the menu system works to make it viable for touch...now, how many customers do you think would blow a gasket or erupt like a volcano if Canon did a radical menu system redesign to make, of all things, touch work better? One of the key reasons people stick with the Canon system is the ergonomics, button placement and menu system. I've messed with Nikon's menu system too many times to count now, and it just feels odd, Ironically, it probably isn't all that much different...there is a lot more vertical scrolling, and things often seem difficult to find that just pop out at you on Canon's system. But even those MINOR differences send me crawling for the exits.

Canon would lose MASSIVE numbers of customers if they screwed around with the fundamental design and function of their menu system to make it touch friendly. It's a staple, a fundamental, a critical part of what keeps their customers coming back for more and ridiculously happy (and a lot of Canon users ARE ridiculously happy...if they weren't, Canon's loss of the sensor IQ crown would have caused a hell of a lot more of them to jump ship and switch to whoever provides the better sensor IQ.)

Sure, it's a nice 'touch'...but a touch UI is probably the absolute farthest thing from an essential improvement that the 7D, 5D IV, and 1D XI really, REALLY need. It would just be icing on the cake, and god only knows at what additional cost.

I own a Canon 100D that already has a touch screen. Works very nice. It is in addition to the  old style manual controls.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:55:32 AM »
I am still wishing for a hybrid viewfinder. What I mean is a viewfinder that can be used for video... I guess only few people care.

I just dont see how it's possible. You have to lock the mirror up to shoot.  Only way to do it is mirrorless.
canon has an EVF that goes on the hotshoe - i'd be surprised if you can't use it on the new 7D.

That would  be a perfect solution as well. Not as good as the hybrid viewfinder thing but pretty close.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:48:17 PM »
I am still wishing for a hybrid viewfinder. What I mean is a viewfinder that can be used for video... I guess only few people care.

I just dont see how it's possible. You have to lock the mirror up to shoot.  Only way to do it is mirrorless.

Right, you would need an OLED screen mounted in a way that if turned on when the mirror is away it could get its light through the viewfinder. I should try to patent this idea.

Btw - all the people saying the photography portion cannot be improved. I disagree. I think the dynamic range could still get an improvement. You know dark areas and bright sky. Way to go in this regard.

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:34:30 PM »
I am still wishing for a hybrid viewfinder. What I mean is a viewfinder that can be used for video... I guess only few people care.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:14:42 AM »
What I really wish for in this camera is this so called Hybrid Viewfinder. Because at the moment I have to use for video shooting a Zacuto Z-Finder. The Z-Finder is a fine product don't get me wrong but it is not really comfortable to run around with.

So basically I want a OLED or comparable viewfinder when shooting video.

The another spec I like improved is a much higher dynamic range. Basically like getting HDR without having to shoot 3 pictures. I care only very little about high ISO. I care very much about high DR.

my 2 cents

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: April 20, 2014, 02:57:09 PM »
I would get one in particular for video. It would replace my 24-105...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS C200 & C400 at NAB? [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2014, 01:29:11 PM »
What I am personally hoping for is a camera that does video and pictures better together in one. Therefore it should have an OLED viewfinder of high quality. At the moment my 5DM3 is still the best for this but I really don't like the big Zacuto Z-Finder that I have to use in order to make it useable for video. Maybe one day...


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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV, 7DII and future of upgrades
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:28:26 AM »
I use the 5D M3. Besides the size and weight there is really no improvement that I need or want (the 6D is almost the perfect camera for size and weight) for taking pictures. They are just perfect. To me it is together with the 6D the perfect photo camera.

But I use the camera as well for shooting videos. They really look great but not as good as they could be. What I would like Canon to implement here is
- better video codec like Prores 422 and maybe raw as an option to achieve similar results what we see today with Magic Lantern and their raw hack which improves the quality way beyond what we currently get
- autofocus with dual pixel af like the new 70D or the upgrade for the C100 will offer but keeping the same great moire and aliasing performance
- much faster fps. Preferred 25,50 and 100 p for slow motion of course at full HD

Some other Magic Lantern goodies would be welcome as well like in camera time lapse etc...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:56:23 AM »
Maybe the camera under the shape is NOT the new product but a camera the designer used to create this teaser.

I would think more about the wording? What could white world mean? Is this like an idiom for something in Korea?

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Funny how many people want to jump ship in a few years because Sony is supposedly to be the next big thing. Everyone has expectations that Sony will have great glass to go with the mirrorless in the near future. Canon will simply stand still ... eh?

With such great expectations from a company that is not even making a profit on the electronics division, people around here tend to think that Canon, the largest Camera selling company for the past decade, won't come up with something comparable, if not better.
Jump ship? I guess you missed the part about this camera being able to use lenses from Nikon, Leica, Zeiss and Canon.

I am not jumping ship. I am simply not buying another body from Canon until they release a high resolution, high DR camera, in a light and affordable package.

The A7R will keep me entertained until then.

Could you provide a link to that adapter? Is it supporting AF or MF only?

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M This Week? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:25:27 PM »
Sounds promising.  If it has:
1. the 70D's sensor with dual pixel af
2. an electronic view finder
3. size similar to the original M (With an EVF it will have to be larger)
I think most people will be happy.  Though there are some that will complain no matter what is released. 

On my would-be-nice list is the hope they style it after one of their retro cameras like the canonette or something.

If that happens I get one if the price is right.

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Maybe a stupid question and maybe answered on those 4 pages, but is this a full frame lens?

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 25, 2013, 03:27:39 AM »
IS on a 50mm? Why?

I shoot video, I need IS. The 35 f2 is already fantastic. A 50 w/ IS and the 135 w/ IS would be perfect matches.

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2014, Other EF Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: July 11, 2013, 02:16:04 PM »
I heard no good about the 50's , maybe we get a replacement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or wait for 7D MK II?
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:42:41 AM »
Do you need a new camera right now? Do you need the new features right now? If not wait and see what the 7D2 actually will cost and offer and then make an informed decision.

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