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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:45:59 PM »
There is a third possibility...

To do 4K right requires 4 times the computing power as 2K video. That makes a lot of heat and drains batteries fast... and there is a real possibility that the problems with dissipating the heat make it impractical in a DSLR body unless you add in heatsinks, and that is a negative to all those using it for stills. Obviously, a 1D-C has the thermal mass, battery capacity, and radiative surface to handle this, but does a smaller body?

Does the Panasonic GH4 not do 4K right?  It certainly doesn't have a large thermal mass or space for big heat sinks inside. 
GH4 has internal 4k although it is 8 bit 4:2:0.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:34:29 PM »
I just think it's embarrassing how Canon's top of the line crop cameras are so far behind technologically to Sony's. Whether or not it will lead to the demise of Canon, I don't know.

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/08/dynamic-range-new-550-sony-a5100/

But the fact that a $500 sony has more DR than a potentially $2000+ Canon is embarrassing. Again, perhaps it won't make a dent in Canon's sales right now but if I was an executive at Canon, I wouldn't be satisfied with just good enough sales. I would want to be on the cutting edge of technology and not just sit on my ass. Seeing the competitors would have embarrassed me and motivated me to do better.


EDIT: Can the mods start deleting posts that are only about the stupid bickering done here by aged men? It's just sad.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:14:11 AM »
Same sensor.

No wifi or gps

No touch screen

No 4k video or any notable improvements in video

This camera could've come out in 2008.

What a terrible disappointment and further evidence of Canon's incompetence and lack of vision. I hope they go bankrupt if all of this is true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:05:36 PM »

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:29:47 PM »
"Serious" videographers should not clamor for freaking video-optimized crap in stills cameras, especially not in DSLRS with a mirror in the lightpath. They should go buy a panasonic GH4 if they are poor or a Sony A7S if they want "full frame/shallow DOF" or a canon C-something if they want a video-optimized camera or if they really dont mind the mirror and want FF plus 4k, then a canon EOS 1D-C ... if they are not so poor. An APS-C DSLR is by its very nature the least suitable video-recording device. So stay away from it.

I hope the 7D successor comes without any video-recording capabilities whatsoever. A lean and mean STILLS machine.
"Serious" videographers should not clamor for freaking video-optimized crap in stills cameras, especially not in DSLRS with a mirror in the lightpath. They should go buy a panasonic GH4 if they are poor or a Sony A7S if they want "full frame/shallow DOF" or a canon C-something if they want a video-optimized camera or if they really dont mind the mirror and want FF plus 4k, then a canon EOS 1D-C ... if they are not so poor. An APS-C DSLR is by its very nature the least suitable video-recording device. So stay away from it.

I hope the 7D successor comes without any video-recording capabilities whatsoever. A lean and mean STILLS machine.

Your post is extremely ignorant. Please refrain from posting your drivel.

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EOS Bodies / Is this a joke?
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:17:02 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:14:13 PM »
I like where they are going with this. All metal body, armored screen, suitable for military use. Get a 70d if you want the flippy touch screen and WiFi but get the 7dii if you are dropping behind enemy lines or shooting Tasmanian sea bears! I respect it when a company puts out a truly purpose built product instead of trying to incorporate everything and please everybody.

Purpose built? Canon is a business and they will design the 7D to appeal to the biggest market that makes sense. They don't design products for a tiny niche audience. Military sales are probably an insignificant fraction of the total sales of the original 7D. Nobody is "dropping behind enemy liens" with a 7D. Your imagination is weird. The 7D owners expect a certain level of durability with the 7DII, but having wifi and gps or touchscreen appeals to more people than a camera that lacks basic features. Most people don't need an indestructible body but just a solid, well built one. The inclusion of wifi and touch screen won't hurt that.

I think Canon is f***ing stupid if that is true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:39:59 PM »
Disappointed it won't have wifi. That is very useful for me for remote shooting and other manufacturers offer fully metal bodies with wifi built in and full weather sealing (read: GH4). It is a standard feature now and lack of it is pathetic. Maybe Canon's engineers aren't competent enough to design a durable body with wifi.
Also disappointed in no touch screen. The GH4 is very solidly built and it has a touch screen and a tilt screen. Both are extremely useful for low angle shooting and "touch to focus" on the 70D is very useful.

I also hope the 1DX build quality doesn't mean integrated grip or that it has an inflated price tag.

Ultimately, the omissions of wifi and touch screen are forgivable if the other specs exceed my expectations, particularly in the video department. I know most people in this forum don't care about video but the video quality on this camera (in terms of noise performance, dynamic range, sharpness and detail) has to be similar to the GH4 and Sony A7s (except noise on the A7s though; that's in another league).

If it just a 7D with slightly better specs then I ain't buying.

Ultimately, it's all just guesses and rumors. Let's see what we actually get.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:52:38 AM »
Interesting Canon is making such a wide full frame lens. I have my eye on the Sigma 12-24 3.5-5.6 but this is even wider plus an f2.8. However it is three times the price of that lens so it's not for me.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:37:24 PM »
Here are our 7D replacements.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:17:24 AM »
Thanks for the heads up. Send that to the admin guy.

I think we'll see the new 7D within a few weeks then! Usually manufacturers notify the retailers a bit in advance so Amazon knows more than us.

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If you don't care about video, stop crying.

Video is not separate. Nobody buys handy cams and video cameras anymore. People also used to cry about cameras on phones.

Video cameras are getting phased out and will cease to exist, except for dedicated broadcast or cinema cameras of course. But under a certain price point, stills and video is going to be in one device.It is not driving up the cost of your camera so please shut up.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:32:49 AM »
I am almost certain the 7D2 will get the DPAF system but I suspect that's not all that Canon will put in the camera. Like you said, they must know if that's all they're doing they're going to lose the good will of their customers.

Besides DPAF what else can Canon do to make sure customers are satisfied?

1. A new sensor that improves DR, noise, and sharpness. That's a no brainer and judging by recent rumors there is a good chance the 7D2 will have new sensor technology that will make its way to the 5D IV and so on.

2. Faster regular AF system. This camera is well suited for action photographers so an Af system that at least matches the 5D III in both speed and accuracy is an obvious inclusion.

3. Wifi and/or GPS. This seems like one of those things that Canon simply has to do in order check a box off ("we have it now too!"). It's pretty much standard now in other brands.

4. Video features. Hate it or love it video is here to stay on DSLRs. Canon has to protect their cinema line now so we can't expect 4k raw obviously on the 7D ii. However, I have a belief Canon will decide not to cripple the video on the 7D II as they have on the 70D and other cameras. The C300 and C500 are due for updates so I suspect those cameras will introduce much higher specs that will significantly widen the gap between cinema line and DSLR, which allows Canon to give their DSLRs better video functionality.

What will it be? I can only guess but I suspect we will finally see sharp 1080p footage on a Canon. No more mush. We'll get a better codec, such as Prores, possibly 10 bit data, and a better method of down sampling that will get rid of moire and aliasing. I also expect higher frame rates, namely 60p at full HD and 120p at 720p. It is also possibly, though unlikely, we will get 4k recording, probably at 8 bit 4:2:0 if it does happen. Maybe Magic Lantern can work on that in the future!

A camera with similar specs to these will probably make some splashes yet seems within the realm of possibility, and is in line with the rumors.




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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:30:28 PM »
Interested to see how the AF and image quality stacks up against the Tamron 150-600mm.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:44:58 PM »
Apparently Canon's cinema line will be updated with Mark ii versions of the C500 and C300. Hopefully those get a huge improvement. 4k RAW and crazy DR? High frame rates?

If Canon is planning that for their cinema line, then maybe we shall get compressed 4k on the 7D and 60p 1080p. Hopefully at the very least its not the soft mush like the past several models.

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