Duckman21

Joined on Oct 9, 2019

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Michiel953: An optical viewfinder, a good one, is (for me) more or less the most important feature of any camera, next to handling and user interface. The small dim porthole variety of optical viewfinders is a big no no. Get a mirrorless camera if you want to spend that sort of money.

There are some eyepiece magnifiers but they don't do anything about the dimness, the magnification is fairly subtle. On the plus side they do protect your eyepiece from sand and scratches (note that the eyepiece of cheaper Canons is quite expensive to replace) . I use the Nikon DK21M on my EOS 80D (original magnification). It fits well but does slide loose. Canon has some magnifiers but they are a tad more pricey.

The review is showing viewfinder specifications according to 35mm equivalent. Back in the day the T8i would be measured to have 0.82x for an APS-C but the review compares it to mirrorless cameras in a 35mm equivalent. Even a 1.00x magnification in APS-C, like the 7D Mark II is only 0.63x in 35mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2020 at 03:19 UTC
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mxx: "Through-the-lens optical viewfinder is crisp and lag-free."

Lag free? Who would have thought that.

Not lag-free if you happen to have optical stabilization that does not have a built-in panning mode. I've had birds in flight shots images ruined by this on the Tamron 150-600mm G2 unless I switch to mode 2 (panning) or turn it off. IBIS might actually work better in this situation since it's within the sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2020 at 02:42 UTC
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John Crowe: Ridiculous that it goes backwards with a 24 MP sensor instead of the 32 MP one! Nice at 7 fps though.

@Karroly true but it puts more a divide between the Rebel and 10D series. Historically they tend to have the same sensor resolution, differeing in other specs such as the Rebels having continuous shooting and the lack of AF microadjustment. Would have been nice to see an 88D with intermediate specs. In some ways like the let-down AF tracking, I think the 90D should have been released as the 88D with some lesser specs, and some higher-end features like IBIS and 7DII-type AF in its place.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2020 at 06:16 UTC
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Dave: Makes the 90D look like a good value proposition.

I meant to say, in the light that a 7D III likely won't be released, what has been placed as the 90D could have worked out better as an 88D (maybe with a few features removed like the joystick) and then have a 7DII successor as the 90D with some higher-end features like better AF tracking and IBIS.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2020 at 05:56 UTC
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Dave: Makes the 90D look like a good value proposition.

The 90D should have been the 88D and then make the 90D have a similar AF system to the 7D Mark II.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 03:21 UTC
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Livsimage: Even with the small pentamirror viewfinder it is a solid kit. The thing I like about optical viewfinders is that you can still compose through them when the camera is off... For me it makes a difference

For manual focus adjustment, even a good pentaprism is too small. I have the 80D (which has 0.95X magnification) with a Nikon magnifying eyepiece. The image is large, but still too small for me to reliably fine-tune manual focus (especially for wildlife).

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 03:18 UTC
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Duckman21: What was released as 90D should have been the 88D. Wildlife photographers feel held back by the sub-par autofocus tracking of the 90D, which should have at least inherited the AF system of the 7D Mark II.

Meanwhile it's obvious the M6 Mark II is a step ahead, but held back by no built-in OVF , 4K video upscaled from 2K and the lack of IBIS. It seems the M series is the spiritual successor to Rebels but with restrictive native lens selections

That's how many people in and outside of the Canon ecosystem feel about IBIS. It's like how fanboys justify not having a feature because they don't need it, like wireless charging on phones or the lack of USB Type-C on various devices.

Even now with them incorporating it in their R series, it seems like they are marginalizing the M series, especially with how sub-par the M50 Mark II turned out recently.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 03:39 UTC

What was released as 90D should have been the 88D. Wildlife photographers feel held back by the sub-par autofocus tracking of the 90D, which should have at least inherited the AF system of the 7D Mark II.

Meanwhile it's obvious the M6 Mark II is a step ahead, but held back by no built-in OVF , 4K video upscaled from 2K and the lack of IBIS. It seems the M series is the spiritual successor to Rebels but with restrictive native lens selections

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 05:24 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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plantdoc: Without MFA, accurate AF is in question. Only live view is reliable. Like Rebels, but sold 2 due focus issues that needed MFA. Moved to the 70d and M5. Now dabbling with M4/3. To me, the camera market seems to be introducing a lot of new gear with upgrades appealing to affluent enthusiasts while the market dwindles. But what do I know.

This just reinforces me to push to third-party lenses with docks that adjust for MFA, but I do find built-in MFA much more quick to do.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 19:21 UTC
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StevoPhilo: First impressions. Feature wise this is actually a decent camera.

My personal gripes are the detachable EVF and the overall build quality with the camera. It feels a bit too plasticky which is a shame cause I thought the feel of the M5 was great.

The EVF looks great while viewing through it, but the idea of a detachable EVF doesn't do much for me. I would prefer a slightly bigger camera with an offset EVF (a6000 style) and this is coming from a left-eye shooter.

Oh last thing I don't like is the shutter mechanism sound. This thing is loud! Sony a6000 loud if not louder. Not that I anticipate having to user the burst shutter in that way. Perhaps the electronic shutter is usable enough with decent movement.

I feel like this camera is very close to being an excellent travel camera, but it misses a couple of marks for me. If they can fix the above for me and offer a couple more lenses like the 32mm f1.4 then I would be looking into the M lineup more intently. As for now, m43 works

After getting my 80D viewfinder scratched (and the part apparently requiring the entire viewfinder prism to be replaced), if I were to get a new camera I'd rather have a removable viewfinder that can be replaced if something goes wrong. Of course, the hot-shoe is another potential point of failure.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2019 at 20:59 UTC
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Fergus Ferguson: I wanted to replace my 70D, but if it can't focus there doesn't seem to be much point.

It's like saying "Beats headphones sound better than people are saying", but your purpose is no different than others.

@MGradyC Gordon Laing used a 70-200mm f2.8 and the same problems still occurred over birds in flight.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2019 at 03:02 UTC
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