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Re: Plan B
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 07:37:55 PM »
My T3i fills my photography needs very well but I do a lot of videos with it and I am looking forward to upgrade to a reasonably priced camera having much better low light performance and a better video codec (more color information, less compression artefacts).  I do not expect these to be found on the 7D MK II.

So I will keep shooting using my T3i until I find a suitable upgrade that meets my needs. I can't justify the price of the C100 for what is just a hobby for me.

The Sony A7S looks like a potential contender.


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Re: Plan B
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 07:37:55 PM »

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 07:41:18 PM »
So, if the soon to be released 7DII fails to come up to your expectation what's your Plan B?
(assuming you were planning to buy)

The correct answer is: whine incessantly on Canon Rumors about how Canon is a horrible company because they didn't meet my personal expectations and they are now going to go bankrupt.

Oh wait...that also the answer if the 7DII exceeds everyone's expectations. 
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 11:54:07 PM »
As a 40D + 400mm f/5.6 user for bird photography, I doubt the 7DII will not meet my expectations. If it does not, or if it is too expensive, then my plan B is to get a 7D for supposely half the price of a 7DII.

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2014, 01:49:26 AM »
So, if the soon to be released 7DII fails to come up to your expectation what's your Plan B?
(assuming you were planning to buy)

I'll get so mad, sell all my gear and take up basket weaving.  It's the only sane choice.

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2014, 08:38:53 AM »
So, if the soon to be released 7DII fails to come up to your expectation what's your Plan B?
(assuming you were planning to buy)

70D during big refurb sale.

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2014, 10:45:13 AM »
My Plan B - Switch to Pentax.


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Re: Plan B
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2014, 11:13:10 AM »
Keep shooting with the 60D and 400 f/5.6L. Maybe buy a used 7D and put the $2K-used7D$  in the bank, and start adding to it for The Big White, or take a trip. I am looking for a big improvement over the 60D, something with improved sensor as well as improved AF relative to 60D. I have GAS but I have to confess that I love my 4 year old 60D. If I do get a new APS-C, I might consider converting the 60D to "60Da" eventually.

New photo equipment won't make me a better photographer without a lot of other effort added. Getting out and shooting, and then critically examining the results , is more important. I am working on improving fitness, camping and winter camping skills, and perhaps renting a big white this fall to practice on the fall migration, with the goal eventually to go to the "spring" crane migration in Nebraska. "Spring" in quotes, because if you rent a blind, you have to go in during mid-day, and stay until the next mid-day, without heat, without stove, and they recommend that you have experience in winter camping in below 0F temperatures. I am a summer/fall camper, accustomed to temperature lows of 45 to 50F. I added a 15F bag to my gear, to supplement the 50F bag, bag liner, heavy duty space blanket, and Z foam sleeping pad that has been my system. Also added the sinfully cozy Big Agnes Q-core insulated inflatable sleeping pad - the thing is a brick to carry, but at the end of the day you are sleeping on 3 to 4 inches of toasty air, good for fall camping as well.

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Re: Plan B
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2014, 11:54:51 AM »
I want to see what Canon is going to do with their sensors.  If there is no path forward I will probably begin to move slowly in a different direction. I will continue to shoot with my 5DIII, lenses and flash but I will not invest any more in Canon gear.  Early next yer I will buy my first mirroless camera and begin to grow into that universe.  I do a lot of photowalks, street shooting and walk around stuff so getting lighter is something to look forward to.  The Sony A7R is nice, but the I'm really torn between the next offerings from Fuji or maybe the Olympus OMD-E1.  I generally shoot between 24 and 20mm full frame so it will be really nice to buy some excellet , fast prime lenses that don't have a comma in the price tag
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2014, 12:13:38 PM »
Use my current 7D.
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2014, 12:29:56 PM »
Plan B - buy more Fuji fast glass and a second Fuji body.

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2014, 01:01:05 PM »
use EOS-M only. Buy 11-22. Sell all my EF-S lenses except 60 Macro.  :-) 

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2014, 01:06:38 PM »
Olympus OM-D.  Oh wait, I've already got that!  Pentax-K3... that'll work.  Realistically, I'll most likely just curse Canon for missing the mark and continue using what I have.
Lots of Canon stuff -- FD, EF, EF-L, EF-S.  Olympus stuff too

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2014, 03:19:44 PM »
The mk2 only has to be a crop 5Dmk3 with faster FPS and not cost a fortune to sell a lot of them . . .

Seriously, if they did nothing more than update to all of the current tech (dual pixel, better high iso, newer AF) for the refresh, yes, the dissenters will be loud, but in reality, few.

The only thing Canon can really do wrong here is botch the release or not release it at all.

Plan B: Use existing gear that works fine (a 5Dmk3).
Plan C: Not sure, but Plan C should always involve a chainsaw, if only to ensure you don't need a Plan D.
My plan B was a 5D3.... but your plan C sounds even better. I think I'll pick some more bar oil and sharpen up the chain :)
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2014, 03:19:44 PM »

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2014, 03:46:57 PM »
I don't have a plan B................... I'm Scottish  ;) ;D

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Re: Plan B
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »
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My "plan b" was the purchase of a 5D3 in December 2012. No regrets, especially since I'm slowly moving over to the mirrorless world now.
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Re: Plan B
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »