JoEick

JoEick

Lives in United States WA State, United States
Works as a Nature Photographer
Joined on Sep 10, 2013

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)

If we brought someone from 1995 to present time, what would they say about the complaints people have about the 7d2?

I remember what it was like shooting in 1995. Back then, even something like a regular 5Dc would have been absolutely universe shattering. 11 stops of digital dynamic range would be amazing compared to transparency film!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:33 UTC as 295th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)
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shawn in ak: Same trajectory as the last major Canon releases. All of the pixel peepers and gearheads will bash it on release but it will be an exceptional imaging machine once placed in the hands of the actual photographers it's created for: pro and semi pro wildlife and sports shooters. This is THE crop-sensor camera for those users, and along with the lenses, THE system.

Every Canon release since the 60D has been the same.

I'm glad Canon hasn't caved into the techno-crutch crowd.

I started with Canon 20 years ago because I liked their steady and sensible approach to building solid camera bodies and lenses that just plain work and don't deviate from what works.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)
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GatanoII: - No wifi for controlling the camera remotely and/or wireless transfer to a tablet or a nootebook for instant remote backup and immediate image evaluation ...

- No touch screen for rack focusing , etc, etc ...

- No 4K and no articulated screen is a great loss for a video DSRL ...

- Low resolution for a camera that will last some years and today glass is already way "sharper" than this sensor...

If the price was lower and the competition less strong, it could have been a great camera, instead it is a camera for very few people, great AF module and speed, no doubt ... and than what? it's just a sport camera

Touch screen is not required when you can use the directional pad or joystick to move the AF box around and then perform video AF. Not as slick as touch screen, but still great especially if your shots are already planned out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)
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JoEick: Magazine editor: "Your bird in flight portfolio is horrible!"
Photographer: "But the ISO 100 files I never take, can be pushed 5 stops!"
Magazine editor: "You're hired!"

Magazine editor: "Your bird in flight portfolio is incredible!"
Photographer: "Actually all of those high ISO shots were taken on a camera that can't be pushed 5 stops at ISO 100."
Magazine editor: "Get out! And don't come back until you have a proper camera for the job!"

Somehow many of the DPR reader comments seem to live in this bizaro alternate universe where a pure action sports camera is a failure because ISO 100 may not be industry leading.

lol. I was expecting that reply. lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)
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cmvsm: Still don't get a camera's ergonomic design where one cannot turn the camera on and off with one hand. Even when Canon puts the switch on the correct side, one needs to move their thumb off of the pad to turn it on, which can easily lead to dropped cameras. This is the primary reason why I never bought into Canon DSLR's.

Yeah, that was a problem in what? the 1980's?

These cameras today are meant to be left on, at least Canon models are. You turn it off at the end of the day, not after every shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)
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mantra: hi
but is at least water sealed ?????

can't understand the choice of the sensor 1.6 , it's only good for sport (iso between 100 and 400) above..if it's like the 70d is not usable for me

a sensor 1.3 would be really awesome , the image quality of 1d mark III or IV is still amazing

i tried the 70D and r it's more noisy then the 20D :(

well ,i will wait the full review
i was waitining for a 3d or even a medium format but...
i will save my money

And what UWA lens would one use on a 1.3 crop sensor for a standard focal length (effective)?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1633 comments in total)

Magazine editor: "Your bird in flight portfolio is horrible!"
Photographer: "But the ISO 100 files I never take, can be pushed 5 stops!"
Magazine editor: "You're hired!"

Magazine editor: "Your bird in flight portfolio is incredible!"
Photographer: "Actually all of those high ISO shots were taken on a camera that can't be pushed 5 stops at ISO 100."
Magazine editor: "Get out! And don't come back until you have a proper camera for the job!"

Somehow many of the DPR reader comments seem to live in this bizaro alternate universe where a pure action sports camera is a failure because ISO 100 may not be industry leading.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 306th comment | 4 replies

Sounds like a potentially awesome landscape kit!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 22:24 UTC as 37th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? article (259 comments in total)

Once again. DPR staff posting rumors, when we all know they have been playing with one for weeks now. They did the same thing with the Nikon Df.

By posting this rumor, they are indirectly confirming that it is true, but they can't say it yet due to NDA restraints.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 16:57 UTC as 134th comment | 6 replies
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Timbukto: What is it that causes people to assume that software = free, but hardware costs money. Duplication and mass production of software has relatively insignificant costs in terms of energy and waste (fueled by junk food and soda cans perhaps), but the development and R&D costs are still there. Your photos can be duplicated for little to no cost as well, does that mean your photos should be free? The C100 is not even a mainstream consumer device where most of you should even gripe about, let the very few professional C100 owners complain. Our society places no value about the worth of firmware updates and the development that goes into it...but I bet you value techies the moment your OS F's up and you need to hire a techie to recover your photos. A camera with great hardware and absolute crap firmware still can make for a crap camera. So why the double-standard...one where you greatly value competent robust and innovative software, and one where you completely disregard its worth?

It makes me sad to see people complain about this too. :(

I used to do video game development, and it takes an incredible amount of time and money to write even some of the most basic of features, along with testing and bug fixing.

People think a single guy at Canon just commented out a line of code and shipped the firmware out the door. Highly unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 17:57 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Funny how the DPR staff try to play this off as being some rumor type info and showing these sneak peaks captured from Nikon teasers...

When every one of us knows DPR staff have been playing with one for weeks now, at least. haha

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:19 UTC as 182nd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)

Wow!

Luckily, every time I paid for anything on CC, I would remove/alter my credit and personal info from the system.

If any other company could come out with an equally good product to Photoshop, they would instantly steal a huge market share of angry but stuck customers.

I'm shocked Adobe isn't offering some sort of compensation to people affected. I would expect at least a few free months of cloud service in return for being shafted.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:21 UTC as 75th comment
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