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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.

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.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Summary of Sigma Lens Rumors
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:39:28 PM »
A 24-70/2 OS is the only one of these that would excite me.  The 18-35/1.8 seems to indicate Sigma could go this way.  As long as it were around 70-200/2.8 size or smaller, that would be fine.

If the Canon 24-70/2.8 had IS, I might have considered it.  But without IS, all of them are non-starters for me.  I'll just keep my 24-105 in that case, which is exactly what IvI've done.
You mean as they DID, all too often, not do. The AF issues with Sigma 35 and 50 are in line with any lens, including that of your precious Canon lenses.
Might be fine...if Sigma doesn't botch the reverse-engineering of the Canon AF system as they do all too often.

The 24-105L is a decent lens, actually quite good if you can shoot in the f/8-f/11 range, but not as good at apertures wider than f/5.6.  For me, a standard zoom is usually used for people or on a tripod, so IS is essentially useless...I'm quite happy with the stellar IQ of the 24-70/2.8L II. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Summary of Sigma Lens Rumors
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:36:32 PM »
Just a nitpick, but wouldn't a 24-70 f2 fall under their "CONTEMPORARY" line and not ART?

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:35:58 AM »
Honestly if they gave me a 7d with a stop better noise and dynamic range improveed and high quality video I  would buy it. But knowing Canon, the video will again be crippled and I'll be disappointed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 03, 2014, 02:33:38 PM »
This might be disappointing news, as Canon might use 4K to differentiate the 7D replacement from the 5D replacement, meaning the 7D replacement wouldn't get 4K.  That would be the disappointing part.

I can't speak to the features of the 5D III replacement, but the 7D II absolutely 100% will not have 4k video.

Welcome to the forum. Interesting first post. What makes you say that? You're probably right but I cling on to the hope that Canon finally grows a pair and does something interesting.

Software & Accessories / Re: Small Bag Recommendation?
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:58:17 PM »
If you're looking for a shoulder bag that is not too expensive and more importantly, doesn't look like a camera bag, I recommend this.

The Rally 4 and 6 are also different sizes available.

I personally use this ThinkTank bag.

If you want something really sexy but that's way expensive, at least for me, check out the Ona's Brixton Bag.

My body is ready.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Animals at Night
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:25:38 AM »
I think the new A7s will be very handy for lowlight shooting. Can't wait until the Mark ii/A8s since it'll probably have a good AF system unlike the A7s.

Lenses / Re: Hawaii travel advice
« on: June 28, 2014, 02:36:34 PM »
Take that new Tamron superzoom that was announced and a fast prime for lowlight.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:39:50 PM »
Yeah what are you on about headphones? Haven't heard anything about that.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:19:44 PM »
Here's my guess:
9.3 fps (2 more than 70D, 3 less than 1DX)
28MP with equal or slight bump in high iso performance
Better weather sealing
4k video @24 fps, 120fps 1080 video slo-mo
$2100 starting price, falling to $1950 within 6 months.
dual digic 5 and digic 4 processor
cf and sd card slot, though sd card limits higher functionality
dual pixel AF version of the 1D4
Headphone jack
wifi and gps

Sounds more like a wishlist than an actual guess of what Canon might do but I hope you're right. My wish list is pretty similar.

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:04:35 PM »
Not bad but that is 60 jpegs. What about RAW? I am assuming the 7D will have a much better buffer.
Also, the AF points cover less than half the frame, which is stupid and useless.

Other specs are impressive but will never buy that.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:16:01 PM »
I think a touch screen should be included. It may not be effective for those not wanting to take their camera away from the viewfinder but for video shooters who are using live view it is probably a nice tool.

Also a touch screen is incredibly useful for playing back images and video. Just like a smartphone, one can just swipe between photos and videos and pinch to zoom in on a location instead of using that cumbersome magnifying glass button.

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:17:22 AM »
Here is my guess/wishlist

price: $2000 body only
10fps with about a 40-50 raw frame buffer
5d3 AF system
full weather sealing
dual pixel AF system from 70D
new sensor different from 70D (one stop better noise performance and one stop better DR)
possibly 4k video and 1080p/60p? One can hope.

I really do think this will get a newer sensor than the 70D (which was just a modified version of the old sensor) because the 7D is very important for Canon and the product cycle is very long so a new sensor ensures the camera will remain competitive 3-4 years from now. The 80D or whatever its called will get the 7D's sensor and then the Rebels and others will get them after.

Anyone agree?

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