Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".
The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?
Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".
And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.
Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.
Either she never use WFTOr she never use crappy wifi on 6D and 70D
Mongrel: No way I'm reading 310 posts to see if it's been stated (I'm almost sure it has though...) but...
A simple comparison of $1800 for a 7D II vs $6800 for a 1Dx will put the review in perspective.
"For $1800 the 7D II is one helluva a camera and can (obviously) get the shot even at the professional level."
Anything else mentioned that is considered a "problem" can easily be solved by the purchase of a 1Dx.
I like aps-H on 1D mark IV
I doubt that I gonna like FF on 1DX even I like 1DX
Crop sensors makes some of the work easier
R Johns: It seems like a fine camera. However...
I just want to ask Canon why they made it so you could wirelessly Live View and adjust Exposure from a smartphone on the 70D, but the 7D MKII you cannot...
Given the 7D MKII already has a fixed LCD, this seems like a MAJOR ball was dropped... lol
wifi on 6D and 70D connected to iPad, loosing distance and you have to reconnect it AGAIN and AGAIN, that's sucks !
If you ever use WFT (WIreless FIle Transmitter) on 1D mark IV, it never happens, just click sent and it will auto reconnect
So, wifi on 6D and 70D is sucks !
wifi features on 6D and 70D is a piece of junk !
If you ever use WFT, YOU WILL KNOW IT
I disagree for using camera tripod mount on any modifications
but we should look more into the thing first
Been using Metz 43AF,Thing is small but deadly accurateYou can't compare Metz to Canon flash piece of junk
You'll know when you use it,Only thing is, Metz draw lots of power
This 64AF will kill 600EX easily if we talk about quality of lights
this what I've dreamed about flash,but drone will not work, you will need something like anti gravity thing,flying blade is dangerous, you can not move easily between people
also mechanism to come back home to your backpack and secondary unitwill replace its position while the other one is charging automatically
I will change my flash system when this new flash system comes out
own a second camera will cost you C.O.A and new license for new O.S.
therefore, make a new connectivity between cameras will also cost you network license for each user I.D.
and other anti virus company will sell a lot more anti virus for EOS cameras
I can't imagine the power drained by laptop and heat problems
to all saying about this good and bla bla bla ...
think about simple problems, battery drain and heat transfer inside backpack,compare to it's practical side, not worthed
also USB mounting and put it in the backpack,is it stable connection for the USB ? risk from being hit or wreck ?
you need a better solution to do that, something like wireless post to communicate the link
creative? Yesusable and workable ? NOsmart innovation ? It's kinda stupid
Bruce Crossan: So when do we get cameras with a built in 4G SIM Card? Or a camera with no rear screen - just a device to attach the camera to a smartphone where the screen would normally go. . . of any size or operating system, with an App that replaces all the functions of a rear screen?
the brand that you mentioned,they only made a TOY, not a camera
do the Times people use it on their work ?
tongki: I like the idea of incoming 1D mark IV replacement,another APS-H for this new EF 16-35mm f/4Lwith more reliable wifi, something like WFT built in because wifi on 6D and 70D is a crap and totally useless (you know if you use WFT earlier)touchscreen, dual SD card and very fast live view and video AF
Thanks for the offer, Richard,I missed my 1D mark IV and had to admit 70D performs better in some wayyour price for $3,200 think too high,I sold mine around $2,000 several months ago
I take yours for $1,000 cause it is imported and some customs
I like the idea of incoming 1D mark IV replacement,another APS-H for this new EF 16-35mm f/4Lwith more reliable wifi, something like WFT built in because wifi on 6D and 70D is a crap and totally useless (you know if you use WFT earlier)touchscreen, dual SD card and very fast live view and video AF
Miguel Rodríguez: When is canon going back to the game? Gents I am a frustrated canon user... What happen with this guys just announcing boring orControversial or overlapping products? Many of my colleagues a switching to Nikon and I think I will eventually do it as well.
Canon can innovate with something like wireless LCD detachable with control
thanks me for the idea when it happen
tongki: I keep 17-40mm for extra 5mm reachand don't need stupid IS
if you can not handheld your camera in wide angle,then hire a photographer that can do it
rrcad, do u know how fast a moment that you can't even think about moving your feet to get that 5 mm more reach
especially if you use 24-70mm on FF,16 x2 = 32mm ... +3mm = 35mm24 x2 = 48mm ... + 22mm = 70mm
17 x2 = 34mm ... + 6mm = 40mm
see the difference ?
I would prefer using other way than IS to solve problems,because IS is something that you can not control of
I keep 17-40mm for extra 5mm reachand don't need stupid IS
Michael B 66: 1) This was very informative. I thought about building a power supply with a lead battery and a DC-DC converter but - despite it will supply a 600D for 30 hours it is heavy.Have not known that these battery packs come now with a 9V (and 12V) supply plug.
2) external power supply for the 40D is rated @ 8.4 volts. I would try to reduce the voltage to 8.3 volts with a DC-DC converter - I am not shure that the dummy battery has some regulator. Applying 12V will perhaps destroy the camera, a DC-DC regulator is a good "protective circuit".
LOL, lead acid?heavy and needs to drain totally before recharging
thats is not solution, that's new problems,especially the DC to DC converter
people nowadays using lithium ion or LiFe,lightweight, huge capacity, fast drain for hungry powered devicesproblem is, aviation regulation limits to some capacity
iAPX: I found it funny this little body with all this equipment around. Seems I am trolling when laughing about a little mirrorless body needing to be put on a tripod just to take a good picture without motion blurr, especially with one the rare good lens sony offers for it!
Now for video, it's laughable too, with a 12MP resolution (I still use my D300s but who will buy a mirrorless body with 12MP in 2014 to do photography?!?), and none of the advantages you will find on BlackMagic gears.
Still photography? nopeMovie shooting? nopeLauging? ah yeeessss
been using sony piece of junk A900,can not go higher than iso 1000, slow AF, stupid AWB,clumsy flash mount
going back to sony with nice Zeiss lenses again ?
Wolfgang Fieger: Once more for better understanding: we photographers are not interested in movie making! If we would be interested in movie making we would be movie makers, not photographers. Please recognize the art of photography as a totally different form of art as movie making is. These two forms of art have less in common than painting and sculptury. The only connecting part is the fact, that both arts involve lenses as tools of their craftmanship.
that would be easier using a monopod and tilt lcd screen,rather than setup mini jib
Photomonkey: A good update to a fine camera. Not everything that everyone wanted but good nonetheless.
This may be Nikon's last top end DSLR. We may see a move to mirrorless (donning flame suit) for the next generation.Buy your piece of history today.
people who gets D4 or 1DX actually looking for responsiveness,and that means everything,I don't think mirrorless can perform at this side
if only D4S comes out with dual SD card slot,I will forget 1DX and all Canon system and flash that I owned