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Are you planning to purchase a 7D2

Yes, I will pre-order
19 (9.5%)
Probably, after I get to play with one
14 (7%)
Probably, if it is reviewed favourably
63 (31.5%)
No, unless it exceeds what is expected
49 (24.5%)
No
55 (27.5%)

Total Members Voted: 195

Voting closed: September 01, 2014, 10:24:52 AM

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weixing

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #150 on: September 05, 2014, 11:21:26 AM »
Hi,
Hi,
    I use my DSLR mainly for birding and now using 6D with Tamron 150-600mm. I feel the center point AI Servo AF of 6D is slow, but I'm not sure whether is it the 6D center point AF is slow. If 7D2 AI Servo AF is faster, more accurate and more reliable, most likely I'll sell my 6D and get a 7D2 (unless the 7D2 is as expensive as a 5D3).

   Have a nice day.


Have you tried the firmware update on the Tammy?  I've not, but I think that may resolve a lot of your problems.  I'll be sending mine in soon!

I have used the 5dmkiii and the 70d on the 150-600.  Results on the 70d are rather disappointing.  Part of the issue is that it just looks like crapola once you go above ISO 1600.  Anything higher than that, I'm much better off going to my 5d and cropping.   

So the 70d has prettymuch collected dust as I bought it for birding, but I need greater than 300-400mm still, so it wasn't exactly the perfect combo with the Tammy I thought it would be.  It does look great on the 70-300L however, but I still don't have the reach I want.

I'll only buy the 7dmkii if there is a substantial increase in quality (iso3200 useable images).    Otherwise, I may just ditch the crop frame all together, and bite the bullet on a used 500F4 and use on the 5dmkiii.
 
    Not yet, but is there a new firmware??

   Compare 6D with my 60D center point AF, the 60D center point AF is more accurate on small subject... I think may be because the subject is bigger in the 60D AF sensor.  Also, base on my observation, if I scale down the 60D image by 1.6x, the 60D IQ is around the same as the 6D IQ up to ISO 3200, 6D IQ is still better than the 60D scale down image when ISO is above 6400. So if 7D2 AF is much better, I'll consider the switch... basically trade IQ with better AF.

   Anyway, will try out various settings and ways to improve my focus accuracy... if can overcome the problem, I'll keep my 6D as I like it very much especially with the 40mm pancake on it.

   Have a nice day.

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #150 on: September 05, 2014, 11:21:26 AM »

EOS rebel

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #151 on: September 05, 2014, 07:20:15 PM »
Probably will (>90%). Just got to look at the final price and performance to see if it's worth the premium over getting a 70D instead. Hopefully it'll be available in time for my upcoming trip at the end of October.
Current gear: Rebel T3i/600D, 7D mk ii, EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II, EF 28 f/2.8 IS USM, EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 24-105L f/4 IS USM, EF 24-70L f/4 IS, EF 100L f/2.8 macro IS USM, EF 70-300L f/4-5.6 IS USM, Canon 430EX II speedlite

Want: 7D mkII, EF 100-400L II

ULFULFSEN

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2014, 04:38:55 AM »
Not when IQ is the same as 70D.

As a Portrait guy it´s not a Camera for me anyway.


richro

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #153 on: September 07, 2014, 11:26:33 PM »
Satisfied with my 650D and M for now. Will wait for 6D2 or 5D4 for eventual upgrade to FF.
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bowtiez

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2014, 02:29:49 AM »
Depending on how the sensor performs I might pick one up or switch camps. My 7D is quite worn off and I would like to trade it in for something with higher Image quality. No need on the better AF or faster fps for me, as the 7D is enough for me there.

ChristopherMarkPerez

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2014, 04:04:45 AM »
If Canon brings to market their 5 layer sensor I'd be tempted.  Until then, for fast moving BIF and many other non-studio related shoots the 7D MkI still does a killer job.
- It's the brain behind the eye behind the eyepiece that counts.
- The sharpest lens I own is a tripod.
- Equipment sitting there on the table, while amazing by any and all human measures, can't produce a brilliant piece of work without serious human intervention.

bardamu

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2014, 05:40:16 AM »
Very much a maybe here.

After a second or upgraded cam for macro, with occasional other applications, to go with my 70D.  Like the focal length offered by my 100mm and other lenses on crop for my purposes.  Looking for a bigger viewfinder and more rugged build (givens) but hopefully interchangeable focus screens and a boost in IQ.  Price hopefully not astronomical.

If the 7D ii doesn't seem right for me then I might just settle for a 2nd 70D, a 7D or, less likely, a 6D.

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2014, 05:40:16 AM »

ULFULFSEN

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #157 on: September 08, 2014, 09:58:17 AM »
i could buy a 7D for 650 euro at the moment here in europe.

the question is if the MK2 is really 2-3x worth that when the rumors are correct.

2 MP more, basically 7D image quality (guessed from past experience), better AF, a bit faster.

im sure some pro photogs will like it.
but for the amateurs? is this evolution worth the rumored ~2000$ ?

i wonder if for most it would not better to buy a 7D and spend the rest for glass.


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Lee Jay

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #158 on: September 08, 2014, 10:04:20 AM »
i wonder if for most it would not better to buy a 7D and spend the rest for glass.

To me, that's not even the question.  It's whether or not the body build, performance and features are worth it over the 70D, not the 7D.  I don't use my camera to drive railroad spikes, so the body build isn't worth it to me.  The 70D feels good and solid, and has a lot of nice features that I could makes use of on occasion, including WiFi, tilt-swivel LCD (useful for video and when my camera is on my telescope), and the touch screen.

The 7D replacement announcement and follow-on testing will most likely dictate whether I buy it, or a 70D to replace my aging 20D.

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2014, 10:15:09 AM »
i wonder if for most it would not better to buy a 7D and spend the rest for glass.

To me, that's not even the question.  It's whether or not the body build, performance and features are worth it over the 70D, not the 7D. 

... or 70D. Indeed.

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Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« Reply #159 on: September 08, 2014, 10:15:09 AM »