Zerg2905

Zerg2905

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Joe Mayer: I guess it makes a great headline and it's clever referring to the mk2 as twice as good? But sadly, no, it's not. I doubt it could ever have been and really, at the price point, does anyone realistically expect it to be so? If you'd like it to be better, it existed before it's announcement. It's called the 1DX. Oh, but no one wants to pay for it. They want a 7D that does what the 1DX does for the price of an SL1. Never gonna happen (though it does a lot of what the 1DX does). So, it's a little better in some ways (iso over 800 wasn't very good at all), a lot better in others (the 7D AF could be flaky) so the mk2 is what it is. Twice as good it isn't but better it is. Another thing's for sure is that the price isn't twice of the 7D. In fact, it's debuting for less than the mk1. Not a bad deal at all.

Maybe Nikon JPEG conversion engine is better than Sony's...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:59 UTC
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Eric Hensel: Look at the size of that thing! ;)

Yes. It's not a planet. It's a 2014 camera. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
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raoulJ: "spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point"
Exact question I asked on Canon stand at Photokina.
I won't buy it.
:-(

Is this a software issue or a hardware issue? And why, please. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
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Joe Mayer: I guess it makes a great headline and it's clever referring to the mk2 as twice as good? But sadly, no, it's not. I doubt it could ever have been and really, at the price point, does anyone realistically expect it to be so? If you'd like it to be better, it existed before it's announcement. It's called the 1DX. Oh, but no one wants to pay for it. They want a 7D that does what the 1DX does for the price of an SL1. Never gonna happen (though it does a lot of what the 1DX does). So, it's a little better in some ways (iso over 800 wasn't very good at all), a lot better in others (the 7D AF could be flaky) so the mk2 is what it is. Twice as good it isn't but better it is. Another thing's for sure is that the price isn't twice of the 7D. In fact, it's debuting for less than the mk1. Not a bad deal at all.

@brownie 314
Here:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/canon-7d-mark-iiA7.HTM
AND
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM
Hint: please check the olive oil bottle details at ISO 6400... In a head to head comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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Joe Mayer: I guess it makes a great headline and it's clever referring to the mk2 as twice as good? But sadly, no, it's not. I doubt it could ever have been and really, at the price point, does anyone realistically expect it to be so? If you'd like it to be better, it existed before it's announcement. It's called the 1DX. Oh, but no one wants to pay for it. They want a 7D that does what the 1DX does for the price of an SL1. Never gonna happen (though it does a lot of what the 1DX does). So, it's a little better in some ways (iso over 800 wasn't very good at all), a lot better in others (the 7D AF could be flaky) so the mk2 is what it is. Twice as good it isn't but better it is. Another thing's for sure is that the price isn't twice of the 7D. In fact, it's debuting for less than the mk1. Not a bad deal at all.

@brownie314 - about that 2009 era sensor performance
Copy / Paste (one of my previous posts):
"I have learned that: using Irfanview you can open the CR2 files from the 7D Mk II, available on the Imaging Resource site. Opened the high ISO and compared with 7D,70D and a6000. My current conclusion, as already posted, is as follows:
"OK... Here is what I SEE at ISO 6400:
a) vs 7D - clearly better;
b) vs 70D - marginally (but quite visibly) better;
c) vs a6000 - draw, because, indeed, there is LESS visible noise on the a6000 image but there is also visible loss of detail in some instances, too.
That's it for now. Temporary verdict: possible winner."

So, what do you think? Check that and please tell me about your subjective (or objective) opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
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Donnie G: The Canon 7D MKII, like the 1D X and 5D MKIII, is a professional's camera that is so good at what it does that it only needs to be refreshed every 4 or 5 years in order to remain at the head of its class. That Canon was able to update the camera in significant ways without raising its price is just more proof of how serious they are about supporting their highly valued prosumer clients. Canon's competition can only dream of having an APS-C based product as valuable as the 7D MKII. Great job Canon!

I have learned that: using Irfanview you can open the CR2 files from the 7D Mk II, available on the Imaging Resource site. Opened the high ISO and compared with 7D,70D and a6000. My current conclusion, as already posted, is as follows:
"OK... Here is what I SEE at ISO 6400:
a) vs 7D - clearly better;
b) vs 70D - marginally (but quite visibly) better;
c) vs a6000 - draw, because, indeed, there is LESS visible noise on the a6000 image but there is also visible loss of detail in some instances, too.
That's it for now. Temporary verdict: possible winner."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The Canon 7D MKII, like the 1D X and 5D MKIII, is a professional's camera that is so good at what it does that it only needs to be refreshed every 4 or 5 years in order to remain at the head of its class. That Canon was able to update the camera in significant ways without raising its price is just more proof of how serious they are about supporting their highly valued prosumer clients. Canon's competition can only dream of having an APS-C based product as valuable as the 7D MKII. Great job Canon!

Star Wars: "One thing remains. (Insert camera company name here), you must confront (=defeat) Canon. In camera generated revenue AND profits. Then, and only then, a Jedi you will be." :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
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Zerg2905: Second beer goes to the one that can post a link with a valid software (RAW converter) able to open this 7D Mk II CR2 file: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/E7D2hSLI06400NR2D.CR2.HTM

OK. You got the beer (after the IV plugins download).
Here is what I SEE at ISO 6400:
a) vs 7D - clearly better;
b) vs 70D - marginally (but quite visibly) better;
c) vs a6000 - draw, because, indeed, there is LESS visible noise on the a6000 image there is also visible loss of detail in some instances, too.
That's it for now. Temporary verdict: possible winner.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)

Second beer goes to the one that can post a link with a valid software (RAW converter) able to open this 7D Mk II CR2 file: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-7d-mark-ii/E7D2hSLI06400NR2D.CR2.HTM

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:51 UTC as 215th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)
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Zerg2905: This "epic fail" got 1569 comments. So far. Quite boring, uninteresting item, I should say...

:-) read between the lines... I think we have a winner here, but until the high ISO samples are available, I simply cannot jump and say "clearly". :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)

This "epic fail" got 1569 comments. So far. Quite boring, uninteresting item, I should say...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 226th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: nothing to draw conclusions from yet

You are right, not enough information yet, unfortunately. Keep calm and... :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)

This forum should be called "Angry Birds"...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 285th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2609 comments in total)
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sdh: Lets see... 200000 cycles estimated shutter life at 10 frames per second.
If we were to unbox a brand new one and tape something over the shutter button to hold it down, it would last about 5.5 hours.
Warranty claim!! :-)

Ha, ha, good one! But that should be a hell of a subject! :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
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petr marek: It has Full HD video, yes? Really? Wow!
I can shoot 4K video with phase detection autofocus with my Samsung S5 phone...

Good luck with your 4K 16:9 black bars (top / bottom). Ah, you talk about movies, right? The ones produced in Hollywood, right? Surprise, no 4K...and no 16:9 as well:
http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/1370-8k-is-not-the-future-of-tv-we-think-21-9-ultra-widescreen-is-instead

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:24 UTC
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Jon_Doh: Canon continues to fall farther behind the competition. There will come a point in time when they can no longer rely upon "it's the entire system that matters" and their lens line up. True, the 7D II is a great upgrade, but the 5D III is long in the tooth and over priced and the rest of their line up simply stinks.

@Openspace: it's called...age. You get older, and get less excited by your old dog, even with new tricks (but still the same dog, after all). So you want a completely new dog... But mark my words: even if your new, younger dog will be quite flashy initially, you will miss, at one point in time, that dog that really meant something in your life. My perspective (I've used an AE-1 again recently, and no DSLR will be ever able to replace that sensation). I can offer another one, but it's late and I have to put the kids to sleep.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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Felts: There really are some hilariously obtuse views expressed on DPReview.

"If it's not the camera that either I own, or doesn't have the exact spec sheet that I want, it's a laughably bad product from a failing company that hates it's customers"

Or words to that effect.

All the bloody time.

Yep. Spot on comment. :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
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kimsch: A few high iso shots for those who cannot wait ;-)

http://mattgranger.com/7d2

Good, thanks. We will need more high ISO images, however.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:35 UTC
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Zerg2905: Dear DPR, please check the ISO values... So, it is 50-12800 or 100-16000? Thank you.

100-16000... Not 100-1600... :):):)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:39 UTC
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Zerg2905: Here is one for the 4K crowd:
http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/1370-8k-is-not-the-future-of-tv-we-think-21-9-ultra-widescreen-is-instead

P. S.: I am wondering if for some people a Zenit 12 Mark II would be the perfect solution.

Well, yes. If you want to watch TV, 21:9 is not quite the right solution. Now, 1.85:1, there are "some" movies indeed, but the large majority is 2.39:1 or 2.40:1. For PC, there are still 2 monitors in this format in production (to my knowledge). Pair that with the right video card and... Still, I own a Philips 21:9 TV, and a serious 7.1 sound system. It's IMAX at home, those top/bottom black bars are never there... And letterboxing - no thanks. Double the resolution for that 21:9 and the ultimate movie machine is born.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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