« on: October 21, 2014, 04:35:46 PM »
I've got both of these in the Montana wilderness right now (landscape, grizzlies, moose, eagles). The 6D crushes the 70D in IQ. I try to avoid using the 70D.
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In fairness, it's a wash after post processing. But the differences are simply not that large to begin with.
And from the looks of it, they haven't really tried to do the best possible processing of the RAWs.
DP Review has updated the 7D MkII samples gallery after they got hold of an early build of ACR 8.7.
Check it out here:
Especially when every word is recorded and analyzed (over analyzed)?
"One thing we know from our own testing is that Canon DSLR sensors can’t quite compete with some modern sensors from Sony in terms of dynamic range. How important to you is developing sensor technology?
We are very focused on getting the best image quality. I’m not sure what measurements you’re looking at but when it comes to dynamic range for example we consider image quality as a whole, from low to high ISO sensitivities and on balance we consider our sensors to be the best.
My ideal camera is one that can take a picture in any environment from complete darkness to the brightest sunshine.
So in your opinion your sensors are currently the best [DSLR sensors] on the market?
Yes. In the EOS 7D Mark II for example the sensor we’ve used is improved compared to the previous generation, especially at high ISO and in shadows. There’s less noise."
DR is overrated.
Until you need it. Then it tends to be the only thing that matters.
And when, pray tell, would it matter more than focus?
WOW people really need to learn to use noise removal plugins.
Yep. I consider crops "afternoon" wildlife ISO 100-800 cameras, and FF for crepuscular/forest shooting to 12,800.
That's four stops. That's not what you said above.
I don't know how you get away with only shooting 800ISO with wildlife, keeping the shutter speed at 1/1000 on an overcast day requires 1250+ in my experience. If you are in a darker environment like a forrest or under cover 3200+ is where you need to be.
I would never use ISO 3200 for wildlife on a crop camera. You might be able to get away with it for indoor sports, but it's not going to cut it for antler and fur detail in RAW. The shots I've taken at 3200 are strictly for memories (wild bobcats, grizzly bears).
ISO 800 is about the limit of my friends usage on crop as well. I do dip into ISO 1600 from time to time, but these need major work to restore fur and antler detail.
If you are routinely using ISO 3200 on a crop camera for wildlife, you need to consider moving to FF ASAP, because that's shooting a weakness.
Thats why I shoot FF… Which is why I said i don't know how people get away with only shooting ISO800.
I thought that the squirrel-shot was quite good. Since it was taken in mid-January, I suspect that there has been some alterations and tweaks done to the final product, and that RAWs will come out nicely from this 7D Mark II even at fairly high ISO settings.