JoeAmateur: After re-reading all the comments, I have come to a conclusion: the 7D Mk II is one of the worst cameras ever made for people who read about cameras, ever. On behalf of all actual Canon shooters, I apologize for the lack of serious readability this new model provides; it's not nearly as cool as other cameras I've read about.
Sadly, I will be just using it instead of reading about it.
You haven't used it. You have read about it. You've also now typed about it and used it as a tool to mock opinions that you disagree with. It's turning out to be a pretty versatile camera.
MaxTheHorse: Genuine no-troll question. In the UK this camera is being sold for almost exactly 2x the price of the APS-C Nikon D7100. It's only £230 less than the new Full Frame D750. That seems somewhat over the top. What am I missing? One other observation. Most people agree that both Nikon and Canon are feeling the heat from mirrorless. With the new (relatively) lightweight D750, Nikon at least seem to be going some way to trying to address one disadvantage of the DSLR relative to mirrorless, namely weight. So how come Canon have put out a new DSLR that is not only heavier than the Nikon APSC equivalent but also their new FF D750? As I say, not trolling, just genuinely curious.
On the weight point, I think this camera is hoping to sell on its "pro APS-C" credentials. Compare it to a 1DX (also very bulky, pro spec and, dare I say it, perhaps not featuring the sensor I'd want in a £5k camera) and it actually looks good value. Some posters below have done just that. Canon figure that build quality trumps size for this market, and for those that disagree there is always the 6D or the SL1.
I think I've touched on the price question here too. Many users compare this camera to others in the Canon range and not its competition. Perhaps due to lens investment, perhaps due to emotional investment. I don't know. I do also think though that for some users this camera is just what they wanted. It's one heck of an AF unit, it'll take some knocks and it'll probably not let its users down. Good for birding for a start.
For me though, for that cost and weight, I'd want a class leading sensor.
Lanski: I just feel that right now we could ask for so much more. 128GB of flash memory is getting pretty small and pretty cheap. So are card readers, and it can't take a supercomputer to run a simple backup. I'd like to see a genuinely small automatic backup drive that takes CF and SD and doesn't cost the Earth. Is that not possible? Until then, I'll stick with my 10in Windows device.
Yes, as Dave pointed out, I was talking about backing up cards in order to have two copies of my images ASAP, in order to guard against card failure or theft etc. I think that is a key purpose of the device in this article.
I just feel that right now we could ask for so much more. 128GB of flash memory is getting pretty small and pretty cheap. So are card readers, and it can't take a supercomputer to run a simple backup. I'd like to see a genuinely small automatic backup drive that takes CF and SD and doesn't cost the Earth. Is that not possible? Until then, I'll stick with my 10in Windows device.
These have been around for ages. I had a "Hyperdrive" - I think that was what it was called. It read CF cards too. Very useful product, although I guess it's becoming slightly less useful now that netbooks/full windows tabs are becoming so small. My current solution is an Asus T100, a card reader and as many USB sticks as I like. I guess if space was highly critical then I'd still have a use for something like this... if it had a CF reader...
sdh: OMG - ROFLMAO!!I guess the gearphile in me is slightly disappointed, but truthfully I don't really care. I sooooooo have more gear than I really need.
Ooh, what's that I see outside my window just now; I think it's interesting light falling on something interesting. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to grab any camera whatsoever and see if something interesting can come of it....
Or I could sit at my computer and whine about how upset I am that somebody hasn't made the bleeding edge of gear bleed more. LOLOLOLOLLOOLOLOLOL!!
So did you go outside? Did anything interesting come of the interesting light falling on the interesting thing? It'd be interesting to see it.
sneakyracer: DPReview, don't play dumb, you guys signed NDA's many months ago about a few new and exciting Canon products coming up...
Ahhhh, so you must have signed an NDA regarding your NDAs...
These are fascinating. Technically it's Beverley Minster as it's a parish church, just a really big one, but it does indeed look just the same today :)
steveh0607: I noticed this camera was only given a numeric score. No "gold" or "silver" designation. Why?
Because they didn't think it deserved one, and they no longer offer a bronze award. It does seem a little odd that 81% = "outstanding" per the guidance and yet it doesn't get an award, but I think one of the reasons is value, which only takes a tiny role in the % score but may be more significant when it comes to the reviewer feeling the camera deserves an award.
(unknown member): This camera is competent, but no more. Hell it should be excellent! A triumph of marketing over substance. pricing really is plain silly: With Christmas special offers you can get a D800 for less. Hard choice guys?
This is designed to appeal to a certain market: Dare I say Footballers Wives? More money than sense: All fur coat and no knickers?
"you can get a D800 for less". Quite a bit less from where I'm looking. That's the key point for me. I'm sure everyone is affected by style and marketing, even if they don't know it. But would you save up this kind of money and then miss out on a D800? I wouldn't, not for all the retro styling in the world.
onlooker: Some post in this thread make me think of a guy who will not consider buying a car for daily driving because it won't go 140 mph.
I'll be happy to buy a sub 140mph car, as long as it isn't the same price, or more expensive than the one that does do 140mph.
Apparently Mario was seen successfully fighting off 2 more alligators by dropping his cast iron balls on them.
PhotoKhan: If that camera and lens (...and their correspondent sensor type+ FOV + max FL...) took that last photo I guess he should be very happy the gear was all the beast snatched away.
I have this feeling this won't be the last time we will be hearing from Mario in the news...
Think something was lost in translation there. The OP is saying he was very close to the gators and hence lucky to be alive. Anyway, I love the idea of the alligator taking a few snaps, and I love slipping puns in to my posts on DPR.
24hrexposure: This is the first time I've seen light-painting used well on a human subject, and it really works. I like how the photo is kept simple, and I like the contrast between the environment's geometric shapes and darkness and the subject's organic lines and brightness. This photo is a great example of how to take a simple concept and a seemingly mundane setting and make a strong and expressive photo. Nice work.
Thanks for the kind words. This was taken during my second attempt at light painting and I was pleased with the results.
dstate1: Is there anyone else here who only reads comments with 4 or more likes? The interweb is seriously over stocked with bs pundits. I miss 2003 like you cant believe.
I only read comments that are posted at least 3 times ;)
Raincheck: Mind Control through threat of impending disaster, that's all this crap is. If someone tried to hand me a cardboard printer, I'd hand it back in flames.
"Mind Control through threat of impending disaster" - Crikey that sounds scary!
Just out of interest, where did you get your degree in Environmental Physics from? I'd love to hear more about their research.
Really enjoyed this. I've been meaning to develop this kind of "non-HDR HDR" technique for a while and your description of your method seems like a good starting point.
nacho02: Hi Erez,I've read a couple of your articles here, and regardless of the comments made by people who might think that you could do still even better... i'm positively baffeld by your pictures... I'd love to be able to attend one of your workshops in Iceland. Maybe one day.
I agree, and we need more people like you in these comments sections!
Excellent. Every evening I'll get to sort through a few hundred photos of me debating which camera has the best dynamic range on the DPR forums. Can't wait!
RichRMA: Translations in order:
"I think it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen!"(I can't afford it)"I'm laughing my head off!"(I can't afford it.)"If Sony offered X X X X I would buy it in a heartbeat."'(No I wouldn't, because I can't afford it, so much for the bombast)
I probably can't afford a turd signed by Versace. I still don't want it though.