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    I don't think 7DII will have an evf... if so, I think a lot of wildlife photographer will be disappointed as a lot of wildlife photographer use the viewfinder a lot even when not taking photo and most of them won't be happy if they need to bring a lots of batteries.

   Have a nice day.

There are two things we can guarantee about the 7DII.

1: it will not have an EVF ( thank goodness)

2: it will be met by howls of derision and disappointment on the Internet forums that will then gradually turn to grunts of respect twelve months later  ;)

If I recall, the main selling point of the 7D when it was released was it's superior redesigned AF system and FPS over the XXD. Here was a solution to those in the prosumer segment that couldn't afford a 1D series to afford a better AF system and were complaining about the old 9 point AF system. It was definitely a more action/sports/wildlife kinda camera. Right now, I would say Canon's AF offerings are on-par - so really is a 7d mark II even needed?

My question is what "big" photography related improvements could they do to an already fine piece of equipment

I don't want to sound cynical, but I hope the 7DII isn't just a 70D with the 'top end' ergonomics, just as the xxD line had up until the 60 and 70D combined a rebel interface with the larger body.

A little faster, gain a proper rear wheel + joystick, maybe lose the pop up flash.....

Lenses / Re: Primelens 24mm for landscape?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:50:50 AM »
EF 24 f2.8 IS. Don't discount the 28 f2.8 IS.

Either of these lenses will give much better resolution at wider apertures without the field curvature issues of the 24-70 f2.8 mki. Also much more handy on the 6D.

Plus you get IS so you could hand hold a landscape shot in low light and still maintain enough dof, especially with 24 mil. In fact with the insane high ISO performance of the 6D it opens a whole new shooting world without a tripod !

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:29:12 AM »
Hello everyone. This is my first post after lurking for about a year. Finally upgraded from a 400D. So far I a totally pleased, especially the high ISO performance.

Still a newbie, so any constructive critic or suggestions are welcome.

The picture of the flowers is at ISO 8000.

Love the daffodil shot.

My advice for attaching images on CR: reduce to 740 pixels across and don't bother with the copyright. 740 px loads much faster, fills the page space, and no one's going to make anything out of your image anyway.

Great shot, congrats !

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:54:11 PM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Hi Sporgon, looks like my Guy just ate your Guy.


You can see my guy is blissfully unaware of the African continent !

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:03:03 AM »
5DMKIII with 16-35mm F2.8 L

Catbells, Keswick, Cumbria by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

True love is: carrying his tripod

Up a hill       ;D

Nice images of the Lake District.

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:59:35 AM »
The harbour piers from North Beach, Whitby. N E coast of England. This is where Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula landed in England.

Second question- I know RLP suggested getting the Ee-S screen, but is there any benefit to the Ee-D with the grids? Thanks.

The Ee-d is just the standard screen with a grid, so whilst it is a benefit for keeping the camera level it is no better for real dof.

If you are using lenses faster than 2.8 then the s screen will show real dof and help manual focus between f1.2 and f2.8. With the standard screen the dof at these apertures is hidden so you can't manually or even see, the exact point of focus within a 2.8 dof.

With the AF system of the 5Diii Canon must have felt you don't need to manually focus an f1.2 - f2 lens, or see real dof. Not sure if the CR community is representative of the whole, but if it is they got that wrong.

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:43:55 AM »
South Beach at Bridlington, East coast of England, just after sunrise.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:08:23 AM »
Shot on a misty morning in the English Lake District.
Lovely image Sporgon! I love the colors, mist and mood of the English (and Scottish) countryside.

Many thanks Eldar !

The Romans are on record as having called England 'the land of mist and rain'. Guess some things don't change !

Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:48:46 AM »
Opposite ends of the food chain when compared with eml's picture !

The classic Herdwick sheep of the English Lake District.

5D + 135L @ 1/320, f4.5, ISO 400

Lenses / Re: Distance-dependent AF behaviour of Canon 35/2 IS
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:12:15 AM »
Another trick that I use is to half-press the shutter button 3-5 times so the lens has more chances to settle on the correct focus.

Beware !

I think you'll find that is a flawed technique.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:03:08 PM »
Shot on a misty morning in the English Lake District.

Just one question: Which flash? I own the 550EX. The shop assistens told me to buy an 430 or 580. Are they so much better?

No. As far as exposure control is concerned it's up with the latest ones. It also does optical trigger master/slave etc.

No way would I change a 550EX for a 430EX, and I have both.

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