Karl Gnter Wnsch

Karl Gnter Wnsch

Lives in United States AK, United States
Works as a software developer
Joined on Jun 24, 2002

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mpgxsvcd: Noise performance of the Canon 7D mkII is not its biggest issue. Actually the noise performance in low light is quite good. Even the DXO tests show that its low light performance is less than ½ a stop behind its competitors. Take a look at the low light scene near the bottles at ISO 1600-6400 and you will see the 7D mkII noise is handled quite well.

Dynamic range is the issue with the 7D mkII. It is almost 2 stops behind its competitors in dynamic range. The studio scene can’t demonstrate that difference because the scene simply does not have enough dynamic range to exceed what the 7D mkII can display. If the dynamic range of the scene does not exceed the dynamic range capacity of the camera’s sensor you can’t draw any conclusions about dynamic range for that image.

@Rishi - I hope you will be testing tonal response in the mid tones when you look at the deep shadows... Because underexposing the picture by 5 stops loses a lot of tonal distinction in those areas that need it most - the midtones. So you salvage the highlights, can rescue the shadows but complete and utterly trash the midtones - where usually the subject lives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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jennyrae: looks like the 7D MK2's AF did not really live to the expectations of it being significantly faster and better than either the old 7D and 70D. people would be better off with the significantly cheaper 70D or higher end 5D MK3 once it becomes more affordable.

like everyone else were expecting, if there was something that the 7D MK2 has significantly improved over the old 7D, it's the High ISO picture quality. that's about it. over the 70D, picture quality difference is not significant enough to consider the 7D MK2.

The AF of the 7DII is in another league compared to the 70D or original 7D - it allows for focusing at f/8, it works down to -3 EV, it covers a much much larger area - those three alone are enough to elevate the AF to a new level of performance. Then there is the improved autofocus algorithm, the iTR (which is only available on the 1Dx). I suggest you read http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Comparisons/Canon-EOS-7D-II-1D-X-5D-III-AF-Comparison.aspx and stop talking rubbish...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)
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Erez Marom: Hi guys,
thank you all for your comments. I appreciate the criticism, but I disagree with some of it. Let me explain myself a bit better:
First of all, as some people repeatedly fail to fathom even though I've mentioned it several times before, this article series is NOT an exhibition of my best images. To view my favorites, please go on my website and view the 'favorite' galleries. This series is rather about images on which I have something interesting to say. They therefore have to satisfy several conditions:

Just one question? What is the subject supposed to be in all that balance? For me it's complete and utterly lost because of just that whole balance act... The only thing that stands out is that white blotch in the sky - and that's unsightly and uninspiring. The rest only plays second fiddle to it and can't draw the attention of the viewer because of all the other similarly "balanced" elements.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (116 comments in total)

There is a good photo in there somewhere - but IMHO it's not the one shown. The whole "balance makes it appealing" does in fact overpower any impact the photo may have had and watered it down to insignificance.
Let me explain:
You got too many foreground elements competing with each other, the mountains in the backdrop are (due to the extreme wide angle) small and insignificant and the sky just looks fake.
What I would have done in your place would have been to identify the items that have the most interest - for me that would be the patterns in the sand and the reflection of the mountains in the lake/sea - I would have used a normal wide angle lens and the top of the frame would have been the horizon line cut off by the mountains with only the mountain reflection beneath visible and the striking geometric forms in the sand leading up to them. That's it. The sky: gone, the mountains themselves: gone, the extremely annoying boulder in the left: gone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 13th comment
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Samuel Dilworth: Lipstick on a chubby pig.

Mhhhh, bacon....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.

In what way have Sony or Nikon innovated? Do they have anything like the full sensor PD capability of the 70D or 7DII? Nope. Do they have something as innovative like the flicker synchronisation of the 7DII? Nope, nothing, nada, zilch, nichts!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.

@Chronis, you are forgetting a small disaster that claimed thousands of lives and ruined a whole region of Japan - this has set back all companies in that region of the world by years.
And the 7DII is that body that makes you feel the need to buy irrespective of the glass - because it hit's all the right notes. It's fast, it has the buffer to back it up, it's sturdy, it has revolutionary features like the flicker sync hitherto unseen from anyone. To whom is it catching up? The Nikon D7100 which can't hold it's own against the 70D? The Sony A77II with it's 0.27 seconds viewfinder blackout and only usable 8 fps?
Go ahead and sell your Canon gear. With what lenses will you pair up the Samsung? Not much available there. Or the end of the line Sony (the A77 II is the final hooray in their fast focusing line).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.

@Chronis, what is your beef with the Canon 7DII body? What do you think you'll be getting over the 7DII when you buy another system? One thing is for sure, in the APS-C range you won't get any better than the 7DII by quite a margin...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 15:15 UTC
On Manfrotto introduces new lens filter lineup article (125 comments in total)

Two useless/detrimental filters and a CPL. Why not something else useful like a set of ND filters?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 3rd comment
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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WatsonPhoto: Objectivity is the key here. There has been a lot of press about the 7D II; both good and bad. Interesting video as I always like to look at pro work. Back to reality. I always like to look at what my Canon 7D/5D III friends are shooting and D800/D810 users are doing. (sorry dont know Sony people) I dug back into the archives for some D300 images from 2009. The 7D II images are very similar. The noise is similar to original film grain when you crank the ISO. Very nice look; but not what I am expecting in 2014. I love my Canon, Nikon and Panasonic bodies but this Canon does not cut the mustard. If Canon were to outsource the sensor they would have a home run/grand slam camera.

Most of the noise you see is almost only photon shot noise in the 7DII at higher ISO levels - so when you see less noise at higher ISO then there is more noise reduction in play...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: To me images look very nice, clean with good white balance, good sharpness, moderate saturation.

Canon Engineers must have traded off some resolution for video, since they added little pixels in sensor for better AF during video. The result is slightly less resolution, but better video and higher FPS due to saved MP size. anyway great job.

@Jaykumarr, that's exactly what they did, the sensor has 20 Mp but each cell is divided into two halves that can be read individually for focusing purposes. For the image taking process these two cell halves are joined up again. This incurs no losses in resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 17:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: To me images look very nice, clean with good white balance, good sharpness, moderate saturation.

Canon Engineers must have traded off some resolution for video, since they added little pixels in sensor for better AF during video. The result is slightly less resolution, but better video and higher FPS due to saved MP size. anyway great job.

They didn't add any pixels, they split each and every pixel in half and gave each half the ability to be read individually for focusing. That didn't reduce resolution at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Philip Lanoue: Does this new 7D have in camera HDR?
Even though I have seen that stated, I can't find info on that in spec reviews either here or on Canon's site.

Yes it does in camera HDR - manual page 233

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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tom1234567: images are Nothing special
Samsung NX1 will be a better camera in my opinion,
with 4kvideo plus many more enhancements
Canon needs to get there act together

No lenses, no system! Samsung has a long long long way to go before they could become viable as a competition to the 7DII - by that time we will probably have the 7D Mark IV...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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armandino: Trying sport photography with a mirrorless is a bit like trying replacing a laptop with a tablet: nice idea , but things are not quite there yet. Somebody will try very hard with their Surface or iPad, and they will swear by it, but it is not quite working for the rest of us.
Please do not compare this camera with mirrorless option, if you do you probably do not understand sport photography.

@Anastigmat - no they won't because that would mean that even though they don't produce video the users of these cameras will have to pay the much higher licensing fees of video to the license holder...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Prices are still too high for entry level full frame models for most buyers. The magic price point for APS-C models was $1k. Thd D70 and Digital Rebel were the first DSLR to be sold below $1K, and the film SLR was history.

The magic price point for FF camers is probably slight higer, around $1200. If FF prices reaches $1200, high end APS-C models like the 7DMKII will disappear from the market.

How on earth can an entry level FF camera ever replace a high end APS-C? That whole idea is ludicrous!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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AksCT: Is Buffer Depth actually " 1090 JPEG"? or it is 109

It is 1090 JPEG...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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Eric Hensel: Look at the size of that thing! ;)

A tad on the small side...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
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garyknrd: I suggest the readers that want the 7D II to read this: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Photography-Tips/canon-eos-dslr-autofocus-explained.aspx

It explains the AF systems very nicely and is easy to understand.
Marketing and the interviewers are driving this camera to unrealistic expectations. In Canons marketing I understand ( sales ). But for a reviewer to compare it to the 1Dx and then ask Canon? VERY misleading and untrue.

Why not take the new PDF explaining the 7DII autofocus in depth:
http://www.brochures.canon-europe.com/getFile.php?productid=9090&languageid=-111

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: Two different card types is perfect because not matter what type you have, you're in business.

I have only CF cards, all my SD cards are fixed installed ones and still I bury 2-3 per year because of failures...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
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