This would indeed be sweet if it were to arrive next June. Hopefully it will be a worthy upgrade, more like the 1DX in performance, but still in the 5DIII form factor.
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Dear Friends and Teachers.
I just finish 1 st. Class of 10 Total class last nigjht , And The Name of The Class = " Creative Camera IV/ Photographic Lighting", Teach by the PRO, and Offer to me by our Local Technical Collage in my home county.
Yes !0 classes = 3 Hours per Class = $ 95 Us Dollars.
I have a great first class last night, And great teacher , that I will learn a lot from this PRO.
My question to my dear teachers and my dear friends in CR. = Do I need Sekonic L-758 Light Meter = $ 634 US Dollars---That Require in my class( Yes, my new teacher tell us to buy Start from the cheapest $ 115 US Dollars and up to high end = $ 634 Us Dollars).
Well, My Hobby is shoot every thing in my sight---But Rearly shoot Studio Photos , In side my Studio Area in my home ( That I already have most of the Require Studio Lighting that can create the great Photos)---
Now, The Question is =Do I need the High cost one---Just for this Class, and I might not use it again . because I do not like to shoot real studio photos?
Thank you Sir/ Madam.
I have been a Canon user my entire life. I love the product, including DPP which is my RAW converter of choice.
I presently shoot with a 1D Mark IV and a 5D Mark III, which are fully supported by my present version of DPP. The 7D Mark II requires that I update my DPP.
Here is my problem with that.....
The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system. I run Vista 64. Updating my operating system requires that I go to Windows 8 which needs a clean install. Huge job. Also, I'm not sure that a lot of my current software will run on Windows 8. I have CS4 as well as plugins such as NIK, Neat Image and a slew of other free standing applications.
As much as I was not comfortable with the user interface of Lightroom when I tried a demo last year, I thought I would now have to go that route. Guess what? Right. It's now only available under CC and I refuse to rent software on a monthly fee basis which is why I still run CS4.
I'm 72 years old so I guess my 1D4 and 5D3 will have to do me the rest of my life or until my computer cr@ps out and I have no choice.
All Canon had to do was continue to support the operating system and I would have added a 7D2 to my bag.
Okay..... rant over.
Thank you, dtaylor, for that in-depth review of images. SOOC is good for SWMBO to post on FB, but I'm up for a bit of post to polish the product. High frame rate is not really that much of a requirement, so I would'nt miss the extra 4fps that the 7DII would bring. (I hope)
I really prefer natural light where-ever possible, so I suppose high ISO performance is probably more important to me than
I think. Particularly in theatres, where tungsten is my major challenge (although that is now being complicated by the trend to convert to LED, especially when there is a mix of the two (:-( ).
Still, it wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable if there weren't any challenges :-)
It's looking more and more like the 5DIII will be the way to go.
Thanks again to all of you who have responded to my plea for help.
There are fan boys on all the sites as there are complainers on all the sites.
There is not a camera made today that some won't be fan boys of and others will consistantly complain about (sometimes they are the same person!)
I do believe that the term "Troll" is being mis/over used on these sites. Sometimes it seems that if someone has a different opinon, they are too quickly labeled a troll. It is a good ad hominem attack.
The important thing to remember is that if someone posts something you disagree with, you DO NOT have to reply.
On the Internets Tubes, no one ever wins an argument... but a lot of people lose one.
Sounds like this could be the largest cave on earth