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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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Peter CS: For those of us who shoot a lot of video...
We will respectfully disagree about trading better weathersealing for the lack of a swivel screen with touchscreen features. I am 6'3", not terribly agile, and have no urge to constantly shoot from that height, using a magnifier etc., whereas with the swivel screen on my 70D, I can get all kinds of more interesting high and low perspectives with very basic cages, supports, etc. Also, have not seen very many great videos shot in pouring rainsandstorms, or heavy snow, and so I see the extra weathersealing vs. swivelscreen/touchscreen trade-off as a non-starter.. unless maybe if I could shoot low from a dolly, but then I could also likely afford the 1c too!

Well tough luck, then that camera just isn't the right tool for you.
I wouldn't ever buy a camera with a swivel screen because I hate the foul compromises that feature brings with it - so I would never ever consider the 70D for me...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: Like the brochure of the 7D Mk II with that crossmotor. That frontwheel is standing "still". You don't see the rotationspeed in a blur effect. Welldone. Dear Canon, the 7D is the last one i bought from you. Sleep well.

Have you even looked at the photo? The front wheel is standing still because it is motionless - as the cycle has just braked hard on the sand which threw up the sand fountain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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dual12: Same camera with a new name. Don't be fooled...again.

Hm, which camera would that be that has 65 cross type AF points, 10 fps, rugged build, flicker syncrhonisation? You are just envious because your system isn't even close to ever releasing such a beast...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Does this use the same sensor as the 70D?

It can't be the same sensor because it has double the readout channels. So anyone who says it's the same sensor is just uninformed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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jamesm007: The myth mirrorless fans like to say... That during hi-speed sport shooting the OVF blacks out. Well not true in the way its stated. You don't lose sight of the object your tracking!. I put my camera to 7fps, the shutter to 1/300, there is barely a split second black out for 24 frames. You could see much more than you could not see, because the frame rate is high enough to make it look smooth to the eye. Even allowing for the mirror going up. Try it. Tracking is smooth you never lose the subject to black out. Unless your shooting at 1/15 then there may be. But at that speed your probably not shooting sports or even kids playing.

@viking79 - The viewfinder blackout on the 7D was 100ms, which left 0.025 seconds between each shot - which happens to be absolutely fine to track. The 7DII will have a shorter viewfinder blackout time to accomodate the 10 fps - and the ability to make a focus measurement between shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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peevee1: "like the 70D, the 7D II doesn't attempt to refocus in live view when continuous shooting."

Poor Canon, cannot do what every cheap camera can do now...

Who would care for continuous shooting in live view? The camera is built around the best PD-AF system in the world - and that's available when the camera is used as intended.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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mmcfine: If you don't like it don't buy it! If you like photography first have something interesting to photograph, use the best (interesting) lens you can get, know how to post-process using RAW. Then you can buy a $200 used Rebel or $3000 5D, it won't make a massive different.

@armandino: I wish I could give you +1000 like clicks. You nailed that one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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DarkShift: Canon seems to be stuck too much with their old design of controls and interface. Not much improvements in this regard.

The thumbwheel position is not very good for controlling aperture or shutterspeed. It moves too easily by accident if not locked. Not good position for left eye dominant shooter either. Very disturbing.

I don't quite understand why they can't add control wheel to upper right of their bodies like every other manufacturer.

@Dougbm_2: Maybe you should watch the video by Scott Kelby why he switched to Canon - he switched partly because of the ease of image review with the thumb wheel...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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The Davinator: No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

@Dave, the competition doesn't have 2 stops better DR - that's all due to measurement and interpretation errors by the only company that does such hapless measurebating...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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PhilPreston3072: Hooray! Finally Canon wakes up and gives Exp Comp in M-mode Auto ISO for the rest of us who don't need a 1DX.

The 7DII does have that feature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Five years?

Dear Canon, please check out the NX1 and see what Samsung did over the last 7 months.

Who cares about a camera which has a 12 bit A/D converter and a lens system that's lacking focal lengths over 200mm

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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bronxbombers4: I guess it's basically the 5 series where they introduce the top video revolutions so I guess the 4k missing from 7D2 isn't that unexpected.

The AF/fps/UI/stills body performance specs are all 100% top notch, no hold back of any of that stuff at all for once. That stuff is all hitting a grand slam.

Sensor is a bit old for low ISO DR, although that's not the single most critical thing for a 7 class body. 4k video missing, but again, hopefully that is for a 5D4 next year. Although with NX1 and everything new aside from the Nikon having 4k it does seem a bit Canon-like to have held that back.

The AF and fps and such should be awesome, certainly nothing else in the class appears to come close to the AF.

(A truly amazing fantasy cam might be the Samsung NX1 sensor and 4k video combined with the 7D2. Whoa.)

The Samsung has a garbage sensor that cant keep up the A/D conversion at full speed - it drops from 14 bit A/D conversion to 12 bit A/D conversion. Thus it will generate widely varying image quality just by switching from one shot to continuous shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: "Wishes have been granted in a big way"? DPReview could at least be honest about this camera. I'd be furious if Canon were my preferred brand.

A multi layer sensor was never in the cards - they are too bad and too specialized to be used in a high end DSLR. They may have their place in medical equipment (especially with the UV and IR layers that Canon has listed in it's patent - but you must be smoking very heavy stuff to even think that it was something for the 7DII...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: "Wishes have been granted in a big way"? DPReview could at least be honest about this camera. I'd be furious if Canon were my preferred brand.

It's all that a 7D user might wish for as an upgrade and then some (autofocus is a home run)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Photato: For a camera that is supposed to remain relevant for the next 5 years this is disappointing.

I was expecting:

-Much better image quality either by using larger pixels or a more revolutionary sensor to allow faster shutter speeds.
-Better Video specification like full sensor readout for movie mode, professional grade encoding 4:2:2. Faster FPS and more choices in resolutions.
-RF flash control.
-Articulated screen (Despite the weather seals challenges)
-Touch Screen. It has interesting professional uses.
-Many other creative solutions that are expected from a "leading" camera company.

The 7DII should be a capable camera but in my opinion Canon came short of what could have been an exciting camera that at least matched photographers expectations in 2014.

The 7DII isn't a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. It's not the toy for HDR maniacs, it's an action DSLR - and as such it doesn't need the gimmicks, especially not if they would reduce usability like it happened with the 60D or 70D.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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James Booba: As a 7D owner the 7DII is for me the reason to say goodbye to this company for a while (after 16 years).

Better ask how far the image quality on the Samsung drops when enabling the continuous shooting - as then the A/D conversion drops from 14 bit to 12 bit - like on most of the recent Sony sensors. Just that Sony masks this blunder by using a lossy compression scheme which always loses most of the advantage the 14 bit A/D conversion delivers in the compression scheme..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Maverickmii: Is the 7d mii a better camera than the 7d mi (spec wise)? sure it is. Does the upgrade reflect 5 years of development in digital technology? no (imo)

I've been using canon for the past 12 years (PS G2, 350d,50d and 5d mkii) and switched to sony last summer and still very happy with my choice. I've a couple of friends who earning their money with photo/video (all ex canon users), now using sony...

curious to see how this camera performs compared to a sony a6000 (less than half of the price and weight of a 7d)

"curious to see how this camera performs compared to a sony a6000"

The A6000 to a 7DII is a soap box compared to a F1 car. The 7DII has the outright best AF ever for a DSLR...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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b534202: Is the LPE6N battery backward-compatible?

Yes...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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brownie314: We all know that mirrorless AF systems are not as good as dedicated PDAF systems - for now. This will change soon. And when it does Canon and Nikon will have to stop making this sub-par crap and start making better featured cameras. OK, The D7100 is a good camera - but why just 6fps with almost no buffer - makes it useless to many shooters. This 7dmkii will be good also - an evolutionary camera from the 7D - but why the old sensor tech. Meanwhile, back at the bat cave - Samsung announces a body with 15fps, 205 AF points with 90% frame coverage and 4k video and - oh yeah a 28MP BSI CMOS sensor. Huh - wonder how long it will take for this to bite CaNikon right in the a$$.

I hope someone will finally test those Sony garbage sensors with continuous shooting mode enabled. The Sony sensors themselves only rate so high on the DxO scale because they fail to account for the severe loss in precision due to the lossy compression scheme:
http://www.rawdigger.com/howtouse/sony-craw-arw2-posterization-detection
If Samsung doesn't do that, the sensor will score lower - and it will score even lower down the order in continuous mode.
And that only gives these sensors an DxO advantage at lowest ISO - once you are using ISO-400 or above the whole advantage vanishes and gives way to a distinct advantage in tonality and color fidelity (which DxO doesn't account for) for the Canon sensors. So I am very pleased that Canon keeps using their own tried and tested sensors and didn't follow the forum DR/DxO trolls...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: No articulated screen? Wouldn't a sport or wildlife photographer like to have a ground-level perspective once in a while? We get teh same camera as 7 years ago but with even better sensor, well well what a surprise :-(

@Spontganeos - yes, when I need the speed of the PD-AF or the reaction time you will find me on the ground using the viewfinder (or an angle viewer)...
Wildlife photographers are not afraid from a little dirt or muck.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:58 UTC
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