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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2012, 05:20:09 PM »
My images are NOT mushy or blurry; they are very sharp (specialy with the 100mm and +7 at microadjustment settings)

I thought my 7D was sharp, too, at least until I played around with a few 5D2 RAWs - that camera's output looks better pixel for pixel.  That said, I'm still content with the 7D - just wish I had full-frame's DOF control.
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2012, 06:01:00 PM »
dear firmware fairy @ Canon, here are my three wishes:
* fully customizable Auto ISO
* EV +/- correction also working in "M" mode
* 3, 5 or 7 shot bracketing - user selectable

but if you just bring a bunch of video sh*t. you are no fairy, but a hairy troll. :-)

Amen to that...... if i gave a shiat about video  I would of bought something else. I want a camera for stills......
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2012, 06:44:29 PM »
I''ll be happy with manual audio controls, also if we could get digital zoom like my rebel but with more increments that would be amazing.  I could care less about photography updates unless if they're fixes for something that should be there.  Any video fix however will only be holding me in the Canon camp temporarly unless if they finally satisfy the 3000-8000 dollar range with a camera similar to the 5D Mark III with a simple uncompressed output (or even better an SDI port) and a single XLR port or allow XLR to be added.

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2012, 07:23:16 PM »
More than 3 shot bracketing would be nice.
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2012, 07:37:28 PM »
I'd like temporary changes to my C1, C2, C3 settings to stay in effect until I manually turn the dial to another mode, please.  And to me, that includes powering off and shooting again the next day with my changes still intact.
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2012, 08:09:11 PM »
can't speak for a 7d but i would love to have the 3x zoom from the t3i on the 60d. was on the the line between the two becuase of that feature. 

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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2012, 10:29:44 PM »
What I'd really like is for some engineer at Canon to provide some technical assistance to the Magic Lantern guys.

I don't really have any confidence in Canon will deliver a firmware that delivers what customers want.  They continually make arbitrary decisions to limit capabilities - which are not based on any technical limitations.  Case in point are simple features such as >3 shot bracketing, or manual audio.

How can they release manual audio on subsequent models, but not upgrade the 7D firmware?  If a body is supposed to be the top of the range (at least for APS-C) then why not supply upgrades?  At least until there is a replacement 7D-MKII coming out.  It's certainly not a business model that endears Canon to their customers.

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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2012, 10:39:07 PM »
I'd love to keep my 7D. But that would mean getting rid of the low ISO banding.
I wonder if they could allow a tweak in there that could help balance dual-readout system so it at least produces identical dark noise levels instead of the 8 pixel stripes.

If they can let us mess with focus fine-tuning, they should be able to allow this as well. Would be a pretty simple slider with default in the center.

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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2012, 01:04:53 AM »
7D is a few years old, I really don't see why they'd update the firmware now, unless they've got a *lot* of stock in warehouses that they need to clear out to make room for the 7D2 (which I've heard will be this year, from the same guy who told me about the 5D3 2 weeks before it dropped).

But still, seeing as i've already had one for the last 2 years, I'll take any firmware they want to throw at me:
- 5 shot bracketing
- Video AF
- AF confirm lights without a chip (although most of my MF lenses are already chipped)
- +/- EV Comp in M mode that works
- Inbuilt TC-80N3 functions (I've already got a TC-80N3, but once I open that flap, there goes my weathersealing).

Hmmm, most of those are features of the 60D-priced Pentax K-5...  :o
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2012, 01:40:03 AM »
I''ll be happy with manual audio controls, also if we could get digital zoom like my rebel but with more increments that would be amazing.  I could care less about photography updates unless if they're fixes for something that should be there.  Any video fix however will only be holding me in the Canon camp temporarly unless if they finally satisfy the 3000-8000 dollar range with a camera similar to the 5D Mark III with a simple uncompressed output (or even better an SDI port) and a single XLR port or allow XLR to be added.

Why feed a nice XLR shotgun mic into a crap compressed format?
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Bummer ML doesn't work for the 7D though...
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2012, 02:40:00 AM »
I have made a simple test using PS:

a JPG picture at 1920/1080 have 432 KB , 1280/720  have 272 KB , 640/480 124 KB.

So... the 7D dual digic 4 processors have the power to prosses 120 fps or more at 640/480 resolution.

I believe the capabilities of shooting slow motion video will move many Rebel and 60D users to the 7D. don't mention that will be a  new feature in DSLR world.

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« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2012, 03:46:38 AM »
Would be great to save out C1~C3 settings (including profiles) out to CF, so that you can quickly move a card between between bodies and install settings quickly to B, C cameras.

Changes in C1~C3 to remain even after power off - assuming no mode change.

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« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2012, 03:47:24 AM »
I think the update to add the external GPS support with some minor improvements.

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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2012, 05:28:47 AM »
* fully customizable Auto ISO
* EV +/- correction also working in "M" mode
* 3, 5 or 7 shot bracketing - user selectable

Add to that the capability to work with some decent GPS logging tools (not only the overly expensive Canon one that was announced with the 5DIII) and I'd be very happy indeed.
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Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2012, 02:47:20 PM »
 I would guess that some sort of firmware upgrade is coming for the 7D since the new GPS from Canon is going to work on the 7D . Can hardly believe that feature was already in the firmware.

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« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2012, 02:47:20 PM »