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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 11:35:47 AM »
...better noise control, maybe more dr????...

Better than in 6D? Wishful thinking I guess :)

The physics say it is not likely to be better than a FF for noise but there is alot of room for improvement when you look at the old 18mp sensor.    Even if they could get close to 1 stop of high ISO noise away from the 6d it would be a game changer!  I would actually use ISO 3200 on a crop!

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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 11:35:47 AM »

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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2014, 12:41:45 PM »
Thanks y'all for a very helpful discussion.

I ended up buying the 70D on Amazon (body only) and got it for $999 (well, $890 since I had some Amazon points to blow). For the money, I think it'll be a great camera for what I do and hopefully last me at least 8 years like my old trusty Rebel XTi did.

I'm also going to continue to save up for a better lens. I'm not sure if I'm ready to move up to an L series, but right now I'm mainly using a Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 and a Canon 60mm macro. Which are good (especially the macro) but I'd love to get a lens with a big wow-factor eventually.

Anyway, thanks again for all of the help!  :D
Congrats on the new camera - everyone here on CR seems to love their 70D, so I'm sure you will as well!
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2014, 01:27:17 PM »
congrats on the 70D!  great camera!
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2014, 07:36:44 PM »

I agree with fragilesi. I think the market will determine the value based on the demand for the particular features of the 7DII. I also think it is that market differentiation that will drive the features of the 7DII.

That's why I would not be at all surprised to see the 7DII as a 24mp, high frames per second, weathersealed, state-of-the-art autofocusing up to f8, camera that will have birders and sports shooters lining up to buy it. It's also why I expect that that it will not be a great low-light, high ISO performer – that's what full frame is for.


Damn straight...
However, I strongly doubt it will 24MP, and I highly suspect that it will have the same sensor as the 70D.

Even so, let me add a feature not frequently discussed - if it is a true successor to the 7D and/or a little brother to the 1DX, then it will have dual Digic processors, may be even 3 (at this point, I don't know which Digics yet). But, what exactly needs that much power if it isn't feature rich and/or better than the 70D? Or even the 6D, as some of you dispute?
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2014, 09:00:13 PM »
...better noise control, maybe more dr????...

Better than in 6D? Wishful thinking I guess :)

The physics say it is not likely to be better than a FF for noise but there is alot of room for improvement when you look at the old 18mp sensor.    Even if they could get close to 1 stop of high ISO noise away from the 6d it would be a game changer!  I would actually use ISO 3200 on a crop!


If you need that kind of low light performance, just go full frame.

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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2014, 08:20:44 AM »
Thanks y'all for a very helpful discussion.

I ended up buying the 70D on Amazon (body only) and got it for $999 (well, $890 since I had some Amazon points to blow). For the money, I think it'll be a great camera for what I do and hopefully last me at least 8 years like my old trusty Rebel XTi did.

I'm also going to continue to save up for a better lens. I'm not sure if I'm ready to move up to an L series, but right now I'm mainly using a Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 and a Canon 60mm macro. Which are good (especially the macro) but I'd love to get a lens with a big wow-factor eventually.

Anyway, thanks again for all of the help!  :D

Nice one.  Hope you enjoy it.  I really must get round to fully exploring mine.  I've made good use of it but haven't really explored "what else" it does like I should have done yet.   

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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2014, 03:05:39 AM »
But, what exactly needs that much power if it isn't feature rich and/or better than the 70D? Or even the 6D, as some of you dispute?
I think real time high ISO noise reduction (based on dual pixel tech) for video...
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2014, 10:37:52 PM »
Thanks y'all for a very helpful discussion.

I ended up buying the 70D on Amazon (body only) and got it for $999 (well, $890 since I had some Amazon points to blow). For the money, I think it'll be a great camera for what I do and hopefully last me at least 8 years like my old trusty Rebel XTi did.

I'm also going to continue to save up for a better lens. I'm not sure if I'm ready to move up to an L series, but right now I'm mainly using a Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 and a Canon 60mm macro. Which are good (especially the macro) but I'd love to get a lens with a big wow-factor eventually.

Anyway, thanks again for all of the help!  :D
In your position i would get the sigma 18-35 f1.8 first it looks like a perfect match for a 70D IMO and your 28-70 covers the longer end nicely with a bit of overlap
and for the money Id grab the 10-18 IS canon STM to cover UWA
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Re: Buy 70D or wait and see what the 7D replacement holds?
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2014, 10:37:52 PM »