mjbehnke: I will get this camera, as I shoot sports and Wildlife. Since Canon is the only company that makes a true 70-200(195mm) lens (Nikon, tamron, sigma, barely get to 130mm at 200), I need that extra reach and the 10fps will be nice for football and soccer games. It's a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters.
For those who don't know,
@7minutes and 50seconds
Reminder (if needed), by definition, a 200mm lens is at 200mm from the sensor only when focused at infinity.
NJOceanView: I would have preferred to read an opinion from someone who used and embraced crop sensor cameras, since that is the category the 7D2 is in and the marketplace where 7D2 buyers will come. The opinion should have been about the 7D2 compared to other crop cameras, not compared to the 1Dx or 5D3.
I'm also surprised she cited "a little more reach" from the 7D2 vs. FF. It's 60% more, not "a little more." That's why 90% of pros who use crop cameras use them.
Agreed brudy, it's about whether she would prefer the camera compared to her other choices. She works with Canon cameras, so 5D II and 1D-X are her alternatives and references.
Shamael: Voice recording, my Nikon F5 had no voice recording, my Mamiya C330 did not have voice recording, my Hasselblad 500 had no voice recording and my Bronica GS had no voice recording, and all we did with it was shooting pictures. This digital age has brought us many problems as it seems, voice recording....sick, only a few top end cameras in high price range have that. So, blaming an aps-c camera for having no voice recording sounds somewhat stupid.
So is not understanding someone else's view.
MisterPootieCat: Sorry Bettina, you lost me at "a color profile that reminded me of puke". It sounds like you can't even figure out how to get the color profile right. There's no evidence to support your claim either.
No, she just chose cameras that gave her the colours she liked and got the fast workflow she wants.Like in many other spheres, there are hundreds of different types of professional photographers, and most have their specialities and areas they don't want/need to deal with. Is that so difficult to understand?
AksCT: This article does not claim to be a "comprehensive and technical review" of the camera. It contains a lot of subjective and personal views of the author. Clearly, as posted in these comments, others have broad and differing personal views.However, it is quite disappointing to see unrelated and inappropriate comments.
Yes reviews finish with an opinion. Reviews try to cover most features and most uses of a camera.She's not trying to help you decide if the camera is good or not for you, she's just sharing her experience of how she uses a camera and how this one suits her work or doesn't, comparing only to cameras she's worked with.
Thanks for sharing Betina. Great article, most interesting to get some feedback from a pro on using the cameras and the things that help her particular workflow.
P.S. Just a pity some don't understand the difference between an "opinion" and a "review".
Tomrood: Anyone using the words hate or puke in a review does not really sound like a professional. And to top it off she wrote 25% about a ridicules feature that no camera in existence has. And if u ask me no pro cam wil ever have this... can u imagine how it would look if all the photographers during a sports game where talking to their camera..hilarious!
I really don't understand why DPR even published this..
If you can't put yourself in someone else's shoes for two minutes you shouldn't read "opinion" articles".The voice memo feature is on the 1D-X, and obviously gets used, much quicker than scribbling, and it gets copied with the pic.It's interesting to hear from someone who uses a feature you have no use for, and for whom it's a very useful tool, no?
Black Box: Interesting. Right when Amazon no longer needs to sell 7D but needs to sell 7D Mark II, DPR found someone who pointed out the numerous faults of the previous model. How timely! I don't remember them ever mentioning badly made body and cameras breaking while shooting video. All of which has surely been fixed in the new and improved model. Very interesting.
Yep, mine seizes up after a minute or two of video. Had the PCB changed and it's better but still does it. Can't rely on it for video.
Ontario Games : re-read the title, it's an "opinion", not a review. One pro's opinion who uses Canon gear to earn a living.
Ontario Gone: She lost me when she claimed the crop sensor allows for greater reach. Well this is true when the pixel density is higher, but the 5DII for example being cropped from 22mp to match the FOV of apsc is likely going to still have plenty of pixels for printing. A FF like a D810 will pretty much match a 7DII, literally removing any advantage to a crop sensor.
Reach is important for distant stuff like birds etc when your subject doesn't fill the frame and you haven't got a longer lens to put on. If you've got Canon lenses, the 7D (I or II) will put more pixels on your bird than any FF Canon body.
damell: I'm about to pick up the Phantom Vision 2+ and I've got 2 questions please:
1. With your smartphone connected, what happens when a call/text comes through? Is there any form of interruption?2. How wide does the smartphone clamp on the controller go? I want to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7inch. Any idea if it fits? If not, what other optons would you suggest based on your experience?
The call won't interrupt the flight, you just have to handle it sensibly.The clamp will take something up to 9.5cm wide, 10cm with a struggle.
munro harrap: THe Image Quality is excellent, but to get the sensor from Sony did Canon have to promise not to add a viewfinder? NO viewfinder? NO viewfinder. It has not got a viewfinder. WHY???????
A big advantage of the viewfinder is that it can have a dioptre adjustment for those needing reading glasses, just like the DSLRs do.I used one a lot at one time, and used the viewfinder for 90% of the shots.
RichRMA: I don't know what is so revolutionary about these devices. They've had remote-control toys for decades. The only thing new is they can strap on a $50 point and shoot with a wide angle lens. They're taking a relatively interesting subject like aerial photography and they'll wide-angle lens it into mediocrity like so much action photography today.
RichRMA : Combination of computer controlled gyroscope, compass, GPS, motorised Gimbal support, video feedback, programmable waypoints, fail-safe return to home. All this was not available even 2 years ago at this sort of price.
Don't worry, they'll add a viewfinder on version II.But they'll also remove something, maybe the swivel screen. Or the lens will be slower.Just follow the G series evolutions, it's mind-boggling, they just can't bring themselves to put in all the good features in any one model :-(G stands for something's Gone
Aroart: Fact canon and Nikon are a bit behind in mirrorless .. Fact canon and Nikon will eat any mirrorless up in sports photograhy. Fact canon and Nikon will catch up when there camera sales decline. Fact mirrorless is good enuff now to make em sweat a bit.. Fact mirrorless blows away dslrs in video....fact quality always declines to quik easy fast and cheap..
Fact those who say fact before speculation are doing marketing
Le Kilt: I don't care, I like the new Canon DMC-LX100;-)
Yep, I agree/admit, and not entirely sure why, I must try one out...
Might go for an LX-100, but really wanted something pocketable (got DSLRs for serious stuff)
I'll take a G7X with the LX-100's viewfinder...
No, the Canon DMC-LX100, with its nice Leica lens, a nice looking camera.;-)
I don't care, I like the new Canon DMC-LX100;-)