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Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2012, 04:24:58 AM »
In recent times I have been making a lot more use of high speed sync on the 580ex & 580exII. It really needs a gutsy external battery hooked up to make it truly useful as it sucks power like crazy. I'd like to read other people's HSS strategies.
I use a PW mini for hss - cuts battery usage by a LONG way
Very interesting! How so? Do you have a link to a technical article on this?

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« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2012, 04:24:58 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2012, 05:12:31 AM »
Would be interested if:
- Sensor performance (especially low ISO DR) is improved and it comes at least close to D5100 http://a2bart.com/tech/5d2vs5d3.htm
- Has dual slot (one SDHC that can handle UHS-I)
- Has articulated screen
- Price remains reasonable (comparable to recent Nikon prices)
Built in radio controller for flash would be nice.

Otherwise I'm unsubscribed.

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« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2012, 07:30:31 AM »
In recent times I have been making a lot more use of high speed sync on the 580ex & 580exII. It really needs a gutsy external battery hooked up to make it truly useful as it sucks power like crazy. I'd like to read other people's HSS strategies.
I use a PW mini for hss - cuts battery usage by a LONG way
Very interesting! How so? Do you have a link to a technical article on this?

Paul Wright

I've not done any testing on this except that I know that I dont run through the batteries like I used to

This is the paper from PW

http://www.pocketwizard.com/inspirations/technology/fp_sync_hss/


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« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2012, 07:31:56 AM »
I've had my 5D and 20D for a long time now...  As of this moment, I'm still planning on keeping the 20D and 5D going.

Interesting. I have a similar plan to keep my 5D3 and 60D going for a very very long time.

Will prefer to invest in lenses now...

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Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2012, 08:26:09 AM »
I've had my 5D and 20D for a long time now...  As of this moment, I'm still planning on keeping the 20D and 5D going.

Interesting. I have a similar plan to keep my 5D3 and 60D going for a very very long time.

Will prefer to invest in lenses now...
Same here, investing now to quality lenses to 7D IF 7D2 makes huge surprises to upgrade then probably sell 7D and get 7D2 but I think not going for it.
Next on my list is few L-series lenses.

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« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2012, 11:15:21 AM »
Well... either we get an evolution or a revolution of the 7D.

Evolution: possibly an amalgamation of the 7D and 60D, with 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 19 cross type AF points, 8 fps etc.

Revolution: 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 61 AF points, 10 fps, etc.

The evolution will be priced similar to the current 7D, the revolution however, will see a similar increase in price as the 5D3, thus I expect a price somewhere around 2.500 €.

This however leaves a huge gap between the 7D2 and the T4i/650D. So, will we see a "revolution" of the 70D with the 19 point AF of the current 7D? Or will the T4i be an amalgamation of the 600D/60D?

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« Reply #66 on: May 16, 2012, 12:33:41 PM »
The real question is "how much?"  I keep trying to figure out how to get my hands on a 5D3, but as my rule is that my photography has to be a financially self sustaining hobby I suspect they'll be on Mark IV before I can afford it.  However, a sub $2k 7DII might be doable.

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« Reply #67 on: May 16, 2012, 05:07:21 PM »
maybe we'll get some hints re:  the APS-C sensor roadmap when the 650D is announced.  A sub-$2K 7D2 with a new sensor would be attractive, esp if said sensor appears first in the 650D (and looks good) and then shows up in the 7D2 wrapped with better/faster DIGIC processing, 10 fps, updated af and a number of other goodies already mentioned here. 

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« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2012, 05:15:21 PM »
Well... either we get an evolution or a revolution of the 7D.

Evolution: possibly an amalgamation of the 7D and 60D, with 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 19 cross type AF points, 8 fps etc.

Revolution: 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 61 AF points, 10 fps, etc.

The evolution will be priced similar to the current 7D, the revolution however, will see a similar increase in price as the 5D3, thus I expect a price somewhere around 2.500 €.

This however leaves a huge gap between the 7D2 and the T4i/650D. So, will we see a "revolution" of the 70D with the 19 point AF of the current 7D? Or will the T4i be an amalgamation of the 600D/60D?

That seems most likely to me, you'd think the 70D will have to respond to the D7000's superior AF and passing the 7D AF down seems the obvious way to do that.

Meanwhile theres a gap in the market for a quality sports/jurno/wildlife camera with a crop factor that the upgraded 7D mk2 being discussed would fill nicely.

If Canon took that route then perhaps we might even see different sensors in both bodies? The 70D as the more general purpose amature body pushing megapixels past 20 while the 7D mk2 either staying at 18 MP and improving ISO or perhaps even dropping lower? 16 MP would equal the resolution of the 1D4.

That way you end up with a crop lineup thats not just stratified by price but also function, something Canon seems to be big on lately given that the 1DX and 5D3 both seemed well targeted to specific markets.
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Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2012, 05:20:55 PM »
exactly -- if we see a "mp war" type sensor emerge in the 650 then we will all start hoping that 7D2 will be different.  I wonder, for example, if additional investments in the sensor itself -- separating the 7D2 from the rest of the 1.6x pack, would ever happen.

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Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2012, 05:20:55 PM »