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Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 05:23:19 PM »
I'm just thinking, folks like us do huge amounts of our own research before buying our gear so why would Canon put a pre-production model into the hands of a less than capable reviewer, such as Gizmodo?

As stated before, large gadget/tech sites like Gizmodo, Engadget, Wired, CNET, etc. have massive readerships -- likely far in excess of even the most visited photography writing sites/blogs.  So I'm not surprised at all that they got a pre-production model.  I'd imagine that tech editors at other established institutions like Consumer Reports, NY Times, etc. were given early access as well. 

To answer your question, why does a great band with a loyal fanbase choose to tour as an opening act for a much larger band? Exposure, exposure, exposure. Canon didn't need to push much message at folks like us -- I'd gather some 50% of the CR forums' folks who were in the market made a call on buying a 7D2 solely from the spec sheet being confirmed by Canon's announcement, while the rest of us are waiting for detailed reviews. 

Remember, Canon doesn't need to court us, it needs to court new users --> enter broader appeal tech sites like Gizmodo and company to push their message further.
 
Not everyone who sees pre-production equipment is a legendary safari photog or Olympic sports shooter.  There's great value in seeing the market for what it is -- lots of different shooters with different needs -- and sampling your wares with them prior to launch.  Now I doubt a lower-on-the-totem-pole sort of reviewer/blogger could offer major feedback that would change the design, but I imagine that they would be excellent guinea pigs for sizing up marketing messaging, prioritizing the most impactful / least well understood features, etc.

- A

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 05:21:48 PM »
and to aquire his skills ;)

The only thing that differentiates Art Morris from a million other photographers is opportunity - he has access (by his own admission) yo lots of tame birds, and the time to exploit them.
If it is a tame bird, you are not shooting it with a 600mm lens and a 2X teleconverter... and a crop camera for extra reach.... you are using a 24mm lens :)
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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« Last post by dpc on Today at 05:15:09 PM »
Last week at Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Basin


Beautiful picture, Arjay.
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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« Last post by DominoDude on Today at 05:14:39 PM »
Last week at Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Basin
Great balance in light and colours. I like it!
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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« Last post by dpc on Today at 05:14:12 PM »
Vermilion Lake
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« Last post by ajfotofilmagem on Today at 05:11:45 PM »
Just go shoot low-light sports with a 1Dx and a 7D.  You'll quickly, very quickly, be able to differentiate crop vs. FF.
Actually, before that you clearly see the difference in time to pay the camera. ::)
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Announces New Cinema EOS C100 & C300 Kits
« Last post by gsealy on Today at 05:11:34 PM »
Looks like Sony's FS7 has Canon jumping.

for now canon could also use firmware updates…also maybe letting ML work on the raw capabilities

It's my understanding that the existing sensor in the C100 is capable of supporting 4K.  And the camera supports remapping of buttons and is basically highly configurable.  So it is possible that firmware could be released in the future to upgrade capabilities.  Or Canon could have factory updates for a fee. 
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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« Last post by Jim K on Today at 05:00:00 PM »
and to aquire his skills ;)

The only thing that differentiates Art Morris from a million other photographers is opportunity - he has access (by his own admission) yo lots of tame birds, and the time to exploit them.

I live in Florida just like Artie but on the East (Space Coast) coast and shoot a lot at Viera and MINWR. Unlike Artie who lives in the center of the state and goes over to the West coast for a lot of his local shooting. And therefore have access to the same tame birds that he does. But my work does not look like his  :(
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Hi North Star.

Could you kindly tell me if you copied the files from a CF card or an SD card? I've been looking for a solution to the same question & the Apple Camera Kit is only compatible with SD cards. Since I don't use a SD card, the other option - lightening to USB cable supposedly (internet tells me) can't power a card reader to copy content from CF card to iPad. And I want to avoid connecting my camera directly to the iPad ( even though thats possible with the charging turned off) if I can. Is there a way around?

Thanks for you help.

ronak...

I'm pretty sure you can copy from either CF or SD... The Apple camera connection kit includes TWO connectors, one is an SD reader/connector and the other is a USB connector.   Just buy(you probably already have one) a mini USB to USB cable, plug the mini USB into the camera, and the USB into the connector attached to your iPad...now you're good to go!!

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC531ZM/A/apple-ipad-camera-connection-kit?fnode=3a

Hope this helps.

north

Just be aware that this kit is for the old iPad connection. If you need the newer connection, you need to buy two separate cables at $29 each (or pick which one you want to use -- either direct connect to camera or plug in the SD card)

Connect to camera:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD821ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter?fnode=3a

Use SD card:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD822ZM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader?fnode=3a

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« Last post by xps on Today at 04:56:17 PM »
Canonitis isn't even the right term, nor is it funny, nor does it even sound right even if the word's creater's assumption was correct.

-itis is a suffix denoting inflammation of [the whatever the root word is].  For example, hepatitis being inflammation of the liver or stomatitis being inflammation of the mouth.  A much better suffix, that makes more sense, would be Canonosis, which would denote a condition or disease.

If you're going to use words you don't know, look them up.  You look like a fool when intelligent people read what you've written.  The worst part was, it was completely unnecessary as it wasn't even funny, and this is coming from a guy that laughs at almost anything!

In my opinion, canonitis could be something positive too... Maybe the fever as long as you wait for the new products, maybe the rubor on your cheeks, if you have bought it. The calor in your hands if you hold it in your hand for the first time, and the dolor if you look into the emptyness of your purse....
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