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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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tampadave: She lost me at "puke."

it was pretty funny. I have never noticed that with 7D colors though

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Joe Mayer: All I can say is it's a good thing Canon didn't ask her to review the 7D. No one would have purchased one. "Puke" and loud shutter? How about a personal hands-on from a working pro who used to use a 7D and find out what if anything they find improved on the mk2?

I think a loud shutter is a real problem in a footbal stadium ....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:53 UTC
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shutterbud: This is a beautifully-made camera with wonderful AF, good ergonomics and a sensor waay behind the times- an APS-C flagship from the biggest gun struggling to compete with u4/3 in IQ? Come on! The fact is, many photographers do NOT shoot BIF or F1 cars and for them, this camera is too compromised, despite the loveliness. The benefits from Canon's back-catalogue of parts do nothing to improve many shots. I like the idea of this camera and IQ is 'good enough', but I would never spend so much money on something so big that I know will give me inferior IQ in most circumstances to a Nikon D5300. A GH4, XT1 or A7 offer far more benefits to more photographers than this "Second Flagship". I've said it before and I'll say it again. It is a real shame Canon didn't use a Sony sensor. If they had used the D7000 sensor, this would be King of the Crop. Sadly, it merely confirms what many have suspected for a long time. Canon tech is not improving. This is bizarre

I'd rather have the 7DII anyday over a A77II, so thats why I am getting the 7DII and you have an A77II.

Just be happy with your camera

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
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shutterbud: This is a beautifully-made camera with wonderful AF, good ergonomics and a sensor waay behind the times- an APS-C flagship from the biggest gun struggling to compete with u4/3 in IQ? Come on! The fact is, many photographers do NOT shoot BIF or F1 cars and for them, this camera is too compromised, despite the loveliness. The benefits from Canon's back-catalogue of parts do nothing to improve many shots. I like the idea of this camera and IQ is 'good enough', but I would never spend so much money on something so big that I know will give me inferior IQ in most circumstances to a Nikon D5300. A GH4, XT1 or A7 offer far more benefits to more photographers than this "Second Flagship". I've said it before and I'll say it again. It is a real shame Canon didn't use a Sony sensor. If they had used the D7000 sensor, this would be King of the Crop. Sadly, it merely confirms what many have suspected for a long time. Canon tech is not improving. This is bizarre

its .. its almost as if someone who doesnt need a super fast sports camera .... SHOULDNT GET A FAST SPORTS CAMERA!!!!

My forehead is sore from all the face palming after reading those comments here.

The other thing is that it is possible to own more than one camera ....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: It would be good if they put the same features in their 5D and 6D, but Canon is forcing users to choose state of the art autofocus and high frame rates or a full frame sensor. Of course you can have both if you buy a 1D-X, but only if you are willing to spend the money.

Canon is such a ridiculous company !!!!

They are forcing us to chose one camera of their line up that has one camera for everything.

Newsflash: 5DIII and 7DII AF are very similar andif thats not enough, get a 1DX.

Oh and how dare Canon to make the top model camera that has all features to be more expensive??? HOW DARE THEY????

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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Bill T.: Looking at these admittedly beta jpegs, I see the wisdom of Nikon not allowing pre-release images to be published. My cell phone is not far behind in quality.

@ Bill T.

I think the only thing I want to see is noise performance of the 7DII, for which the lens and photos hardly matter.

The Sony aficionados want to see DR. You can see that too in those photos.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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plasnu: These are joke, right? What happened to the highlight? Not different from the images from $200 EOSM on Ebay.

clearly, the EOSM is a better camera. I will cancel my 7DII order and get an EOSM instead.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The Canon 7D MKII, like the 1D X and 5D MKIII, is a professional's camera that is so good at what it does that it only needs to be refreshed every 4 or 5 years in order to remain at the head of its class. That Canon was able to update the camera in significant ways without raising its price is just more proof of how serious they are about supporting their highly valued prosumer clients. Canon's competition can only dream of having an APS-C based product as valuable as the 7D MKII. Great job Canon!

@Anastigmat

"By keeping the 7D price the same as it was 5 years ago, Canon has in effect raised its price."

wut? Due to inflation it could be higher and still be equivalent

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Nikon D7100 is about $800 cheaper than the 7DMKII. That is a lot of money to pay for an additional 4 frames per second. The Nikon D750 is $500 more than the 7DMKII, but it has a full frame sensor. The 7DMKII faces some stiff competition.

Great that its cheaper but what does that do for me if I want 7DII features?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The Canon 7D MKII, like the 1D X and 5D MKIII, is a professional's camera that is so good at what it does that it only needs to be refreshed every 4 or 5 years in order to remain at the head of its class. That Canon was able to update the camera in significant ways without raising its price is just more proof of how serious they are about supporting their highly valued prosumer clients. Canon's competition can only dream of having an APS-C based product as valuable as the 7D MKII. Great job Canon!

@Zerg.

are you sure you are not opening embedded jpgs?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:06 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

Meh. Whats next? Think for ourselves???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

got it. a little better then

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:25 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

This and a few pics:

"

Five years is a long time in the camera world, but that's how long Canon's EOS 7D was on the market - buoyed by a midlife firmware update that until recently had kept it impressively competitive against APS-C offerings from other manufacturers.

Canon has not been idle in the past few years, it seems, and the new EOS 7D Mark II is a huge upgrade over the original 7D, offering improvements to every aspect of its feature set. We got access to a pre-production sample recently - click through our slideshow for a hands-on product tour.
"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

You mean the two paragraphs of nothing?

I think the posts of people demanding touchscreen via firmware update are more informative ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
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MAubrey: You know...traditionally in headline writing, if there's a question the answer is invariably know. So the question is: are you communicating the right thing or the wrong thing?

By looking at a few pictures of the camera? Dude, really?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 01:29 UTC

Is this just a slideshow ? How does it relate to the title ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 01:27 UTC as 83rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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peevee1: "Their wishes have finally been granted - and in a big way"

You mean "in even bigger size"? Because it is approximately same sht otherwise. :)

hahaha. Yeah but its not the same.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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AJC Photography: Biggest disappointment = NO SWIVEL SCREEN.

With that disappointment having properly registered, I'm gobsmacked that it also does NOT have Wi-Fi built in. Instead GPS (which rather than Wi-F- would be the obvious 'plug-in' accessory IMHO).

Why is there no model higher than 70D with a fully articulating screen? I'd take APS-C, APS-H (that wish has sailed), or FULL FRAME (in either 6D, 5D MkIII or 1DX).

I just want the optioin of 'merging' my 60D/70D with older 1D MkIIN in one body ... and a 7D or 5D without swivel screen will just not do. If you don't want to fold it out ... then DON'T! use it. Simples.

"Why is there no model higher than 70D with a fully articulating screen?"

Because those models are targeted at different people who dont want a swivel screen as they dnot need it for their shooting. For everybody else, there is the 70D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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sir_bazz: Where's the Direct Print button?

Deal breaker right there.

You meant the "Upload selfie to facebook button" ? Sorely missing ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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miles green: Dpr, shouldn't you throw the Pentax K3 in the comparison table together with the 7D classic and the Nikon 7100?

The K3 seems to only have 4 Mp over the 7DII and is worse in all other areas. What am I missing?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:46 UTC
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