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Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« on: January 10, 2013, 03:32:19 PM »
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 12:56:35 AM »
I hear that, bring the 7dm2 man, bring it!
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 12:01:22 PM »
Here's an interview with a Canon official:

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/interview/20130124_584693.html

In the last part, the question on the 7D successor was raised. The official noted that  the next generation camera is "not that far in the future" and is not only a spec-enhanced version, but promised to include some kind of new revolutionary technology... whatever that means.



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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 12:52:32 PM »
Here's an interview with a Canon official:

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/interview/20130124_584693.html

In the last part, the question on the 7D successor was raised. The official noted that  the next generation camera is "not that far in the future" and is not only a spec-enhanced version, but promised to include some kind of new revolutionary technology... whatever that means.

Thanks for the link!
 
There has been lots of speculation that we might see rear illuminated sensors in APS-C and even FF bodies in the next round of new products.
This will reduce noise and make for higher ISO bodies as well as for higher pixel counts while maintaining photosite size.
The interview also hinted at a major move into mirrorless versions of DSLR's, so the 7D MK II could even become mirrorless.

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 02:57:10 PM »
The interview also hinted at a major move into mirrorless versions of DSLR's, so the 7D MK II could even become mirrorless.

That would royally piss me off. I don't want a mirrorless 7D II...I want a standard DSLR 7D II. I LOVE my optical viewfinder and the 7D...I just want better IQ, not some radical format change. I hope to God that Canon doesn't fuck up the 7D by making its successor mirrorless...what a disaster!!!
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 03:49:17 PM »
The interview also hinted at a major move into mirrorless versions of DSLR's, so the 7D MK II could even become mirrorless.

That would royally piss me off. I don't want a mirrorless 7D II.

I would accept mirrorless if Canon can give us a big improvement in IQ.

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 04:02:51 PM »
The interview also hinted at a major move into mirrorless versions of DSLR's, so the 7D MK II could even become mirrorless.

That would royally piss me off. I don't want a mirrorless 7D II...I want a standard DSLR 7D II. I LOVE my optical viewfinder and the 7D...I just want better IQ, not some radical format change. I hope to God that Canon doesn't fuck up the 7D by making its successor mirrorless...what a disaster!!!

+1, minus the vehemence...

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 04:22:19 PM »
When it comes to Canon and their blunders, I am happy to be vehement. They need to wise up and compete, but not radically change their existing lines such that they piss off all their existing customers. If they want to make a mirrorless 7D alternative calls something else, fine. But I've been looking forward to a DSLR style 7D II that has a nice, bright, usable OVF for too long. A move to mirrorless with an EVF would end my use of the 7D line forever. A move to mirrorless with EVF's on all Canon cameras would end my use of Canon...forever.

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 05:19:24 PM »
It is interesting to reflect on the evolution of things....

Way back, once upon a time, in the good old days, add cliche here, you just looked through the back of the camera to see the view.... adjusted your aim and focus, put on the camera back, inserted the glass plate, and took the picture.

Then an amazing leap forward in technology happened... the film cannister... no more loading a single glass plate, no more loading your film carrier in a darkroom.... you could take dozens of shots without changing film. The downside of this is that you needed some way of seeing what you were looking at and focusing on because removing the camera back and looking through was no longer an option.... so the viewfinder was invented.

The viewfinder was a piece of glass off to the side of the lens that you looked through to aim the camera.... problem was, you were tasking a guess as to what you were seeing and you had to guess distances to focus... and how did you deal with different lenses..... the viewfinder was scribed with boxes to correspond to different lenses. Something better was needed..

After a few intermediate steps, the photography world settled on moveable mirrors so that you could aim and focus while seeing exactly what the film would see through the lens... and the SLR camera was born.

When we started to go digital we had to relearn these lessons. The earliest digital cameras just had a glass windor to see what you were pointed at and minimal focusing ability, and then we relearned how to use a mirror to see through the lens and the DSLR was born. Eventually super low-res displays appeared on the backs of cameras.... and this is a big thing.... you no longer need a mirror and all the mechanicals to control it in order to see what the sensor sees. From this point the days of the mirror are limited.

Remember what the reason for the mirror was.... to see what the sensor sees. There are lots of mechanical parts and control systems to manage this mechanical function.... if it can be done better electronicaly then it should be done that way. You will save money and increase reliability.

Resolution of displays on the backs of cameras can now exceed the resolving power of the human eye. Optical viewfinders are now no longer critical to the opertion of a camera.... they are downgraded into being a nice thing to have. Electronic viewfinders, crude when they first came out, are now almost as good as optical and the time will come when they are better. Remember not so long ago when people said digital will never be as good as film? Times change.

Eventually we will have mirrorless cameras that exceed the limitations set by mechanical mirrors.... and that day is coming soon. We already have 4/3 cameras which exceed the 7D in IQ and getting close for focus. A mirrorless 7D2 would not supprise me..... and if it works better than a 7D, who cares if it has a mirror or not..... unless you really like mirror shake in your pictures...
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 05:25:21 PM »
A move to mirrorless with an EVF would end my use of the 7D line forever. A move to mirrorless with EVF's on all Canon cameras would end my use of Canon...forever.

DEATH TO THE EVF!!!

Oh I am sure Canon has heard all this during that FD to EF switch...and they did it anyways.

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Canon knows you will get over it... whimper a bit, lick your wounds, and buy the mirrorless line and what's more...praise the same thing you spited as the best thing ever in a year from the switch. :D

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 05:56:58 PM »
A move to mirrorless with an EVF would end my use of the 7D line forever. A move to mirrorless with EVF's on all Canon cameras would end my use of Canon...forever.

DEATH TO THE EVF!!!

Oh I am sure Canon has heard all this during that FD to EF switch...and they did it anyways.

Circa ~1987 Jrista's forerunners said... "If they make my current FD lenses obsolete with new EF mount bodies...I'll ..I'll... never forgive them... I will...I will... arhmmm... grunt... move to Nikon!!! *Huff* *Puff*... I mean it this time..."

Canon knows you will get over it... whimper a bit, lick your wounds, and buy the mirrorless line and what's more...praise the same thing you spited as the best thing ever in a year from the switch. :D

There is no shame in sucking it up and moving on. :D

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 05:57:44 PM »
That would royally piss me off. I don't want a mirrorless 7D II...I want a standard DSLR 7D II. I LOVE my optical viewfinder and the 7D...I just want better IQ, not some radical format change. I hope to God that Canon doesn't fuck up the 7D by making its successor mirrorless...what a disaster!!!
Wow seriously dude?  Chill out.  It's astounding that people think that they individually know more than an entire multi-billion dollar corporation.  And how do you know they don't have some amazing new technology that will give you the most amazing viewfinder you've ever seen?  Wait until it comes out and then try it out, then come back and complain if you don't like it.  But to write it off purely based on speculation is idiotic.
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 06:04:38 PM »
Electronic viewfinders, crude when they first came out, are now almost as good as optical and the time will come when they are better. Remember not so long ago when people said digital will never be as good as film? Times change.

Eventually we will have mirrorless cameras that exceed the limitations set by mechanical mirrors.... and that day is coming soon. We already have 4/3 cameras which exceed the 7D in IQ and getting close for focus. A mirrorless 7D2 would not supprise me..... and if it works better than a 7D, who cares if it has a mirror or not..... unless you really like mirror shake in your pictures...

Excellent points although I still think EVF technology is not there yet in one or two years? possibly but I dont think that likely. Maybe 5 years
The day will probably come where the EVF has its own dedicated processor to make it lag free and insantaneous
of course there are all the other benefits that can be put into an EVF like on screen information and overlays
who knows they could even have RED AF points! :o (one day)
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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 06:38:43 PM »
Hi All.

Interesting thread, some good posts.

I have had the 7D since it came out, and love the camera. It was a real step up from my 350D in every way. The specs (eg FPS, AF pts) build quality, functionality (eg live view, video), body size and (believe it or not!) APS-C sensor are all positive attributes to me.   :)

Not that the 7D is perfect, eg it has more noise than I would like, but with careful exposure and post-processing, good results can be achieved even at ISO3200 to ISO4000. I have taken so many photos with it, that the camera feels totally natural to me. When I go back to my 350D - or when I go 'even further back' to my Fuji digital P&S, I think "wow, how did I ever use those tiny, limited view-finders?" [and use the tiny 1.5" rear display??]  But I did, and still have thousands of great photos, real keepers with each!

I have used digital cameras with poor EVFs, but also those with much better ones.  I remember when the DSLR world was caught be surprise with Live-View and Video. Many people were saying "It will never happen" or "The quality will be rubbish". While there are still improvements to be made, I think most of us will agree - Live-View and DSLR Video are maturing along quite well, quality is very good and each present many positive benefits to users.   ;)

So, with regard to an EVF... I'd like to see a good one incorporated into a mirrorless Canon DSLR in the near future. Maybe that will be the 7DmkII (before the same progresses up to a FF). I'm sure the scientistics, electronic engineers, etc at Canon (and other DSLR companies) have been researching and developing these for ages. Or it might be that we're not quite ready, and the 7DmkII will come out, still having an OVF. 

Either way, technology is advancing in this segment in tangible steps, and should I upgrade my current 7D in the future (there is no reason to at this point in time) - I'm sure models succeeding the 7D eg 7DmkII, 7DmkIII, etc - in the right pair of hands - will be capable of taking stunning photos.

I, for one, am very much looking forward to the future.   8)

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Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2013, 06:44:04 PM »
Electronic viewfinders, crude when they first came out, are now almost as good as optical and the time will come when they are better. Remember not so long ago when people said digital will never be as good as film? Times change.

Eventually we will have mirrorless cameras that exceed the limitations set by mechanical mirrors.... and that day is coming soon. We already have 4/3 cameras which exceed the 7D in IQ and getting close for focus. A mirrorless 7D2 would not supprise me..... and if it works better than a 7D, who cares if it has a mirror or not..... unless you really like mirror shake in your pictures...

Excellent points although I still think EVF technology is not there yet in one or two years? possibly but I dont think that likely. Maybe 5 years
The day will probably come where the EVF has its own dedicated processor to make it lag free and insantaneous
of course there are all the other benefits that can be put into an EVF like on screen information and overlays
who knows they could even have RED AF points! :o (one day)

Well maybe, just maybe, Canon has something up their sleeve which makes the EVF what you want, and now instead of in a couple of years. Not saying it is, but just maybe. Probably not though, I agree. I'm hoping it'll be something sensor related, like a completely new process and vastly improved tech which will migrate up and down the camera lines over the next few years.
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