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Karl Gnter Wnsch

Karl Gnter Wnsch

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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Philip Lanoue: Does this new 7D have in camera HDR?
Even though I have seen that stated, I can't find info on that in spec reviews either here or on Canon's site.

Yes it does in camera HDR - manual page 233

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (269 comments in total)
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tom1234567: images are Nothing special
Samsung NX1 will be a better camera in my opinion,
with 4kvideo plus many more enhancements
Canon needs to get there act together

No lenses, no system! Samsung has a long long long way to go before they could become viable as a competition to the 7DII - by that time we will probably have the 7D Mark IV...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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armandino: Trying sport photography with a mirrorless is a bit like trying replacing a laptop with a tablet: nice idea , but things are not quite there yet. Somebody will try very hard with their Surface or iPad, and they will swear by it, but it is not quite working for the rest of us.
Please do not compare this camera with mirrorless option, if you do you probably do not understand sport photography.

@Anastigmat - no they won't because that would mean that even though they don't produce video the users of these cameras will have to pay the much higher licensing fees of video to the license holder...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Prices are still too high for entry level full frame models for most buyers. The magic price point for APS-C models was $1k. Thd D70 and Digital Rebel were the first DSLR to be sold below $1K, and the film SLR was history.

The magic price point for FF camers is probably slight higer, around $1200. If FF prices reaches $1200, high end APS-C models like the 7DMKII will disappear from the market.

How on earth can an entry level FF camera ever replace a high end APS-C? That whole idea is ludicrous!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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AksCT: Is Buffer Depth actually " 1090 JPEG"? or it is 109

It is 1090 JPEG...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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Eric Hensel: Look at the size of that thing! ;)

A tad on the small side...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
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garyknrd: I suggest the readers that want the 7D II to read this: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Photography-Tips/canon-eos-dslr-autofocus-explained.aspx

It explains the AF systems very nicely and is easy to understand.
Marketing and the interviewers are driving this camera to unrealistic expectations. In Canons marketing I understand ( sales ). But for a reviewer to compare it to the 1Dx and then ask Canon? VERY misleading and untrue.

Why not take the new PDF explaining the 7DII autofocus in depth:
http://www.brochures.canon-europe.com/getFile.php?productid=9090&languageid=-111

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 09:32 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: Two different card types is perfect because not matter what type you have, you're in business.

I have only CF cards, all my SD cards are fixed installed ones and still I bury 2-3 per year because of failures...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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Peter CS: For those of us who shoot a lot of video...
We will respectfully disagree about trading better weathersealing for the lack of a swivel screen with touchscreen features. I am 6'3", not terribly agile, and have no urge to constantly shoot from that height, using a magnifier etc., whereas with the swivel screen on my 70D, I can get all kinds of more interesting high and low perspectives with very basic cages, supports, etc. Also, have not seen very many great videos shot in pouring rainsandstorms, or heavy snow, and so I see the extra weathersealing vs. swivelscreen/touchscreen trade-off as a non-starter.. unless maybe if I could shoot low from a dolly, but then I could also likely afford the 1c too!

Well tough luck, then that camera just isn't the right tool for you.
I wouldn't ever buy a camera with a swivel screen because I hate the foul compromises that feature brings with it - so I would never ever consider the 70D for me...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: Like the brochure of the 7D Mk II with that crossmotor. That frontwheel is standing "still". You don't see the rotationspeed in a blur effect. Welldone. Dear Canon, the 7D is the last one i bought from you. Sleep well.

Have you even looked at the photo? The front wheel is standing still because it is motionless - as the cycle has just braked hard on the sand which threw up the sand fountain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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dual12: Same camera with a new name. Don't be fooled...again.

Hm, which camera would that be that has 65 cross type AF points, 10 fps, rugged build, flicker syncrhonisation? You are just envious because your system isn't even close to ever releasing such a beast...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Does this use the same sensor as the 70D?

It can't be the same sensor because it has double the readout channels. So anyone who says it's the same sensor is just uninformed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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jamesm007: The myth mirrorless fans like to say... That during hi-speed sport shooting the OVF blacks out. Well not true in the way its stated. You don't lose sight of the object your tracking!. I put my camera to 7fps, the shutter to 1/300, there is barely a split second black out for 24 frames. You could see much more than you could not see, because the frame rate is high enough to make it look smooth to the eye. Even allowing for the mirror going up. Try it. Tracking is smooth you never lose the subject to black out. Unless your shooting at 1/15 then there may be. But at that speed your probably not shooting sports or even kids playing.

@viking79 - The viewfinder blackout on the 7D was 100ms, which left 0.025 seconds between each shot - which happens to be absolutely fine to track. The 7DII will have a shorter viewfinder blackout time to accomodate the 10 fps - and the ability to make a focus measurement between shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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peevee1: "like the 70D, the 7D II doesn't attempt to refocus in live view when continuous shooting."

Poor Canon, cannot do what every cheap camera can do now...

Who would care for continuous shooting in live view? The camera is built around the best PD-AF system in the world - and that's available when the camera is used as intended.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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mmcfine: If you don't like it don't buy it! If you like photography first have something interesting to photograph, use the best (interesting) lens you can get, know how to post-process using RAW. Then you can buy a $200 used Rebel or $3000 5D, it won't make a massive different.

@armandino: I wish I could give you +1000 like clicks. You nailed that one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:24 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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DarkShift: Canon seems to be stuck too much with their old design of controls and interface. Not much improvements in this regard.

The thumbwheel position is not very good for controlling aperture or shutterspeed. It moves too easily by accident if not locked. Not good position for left eye dominant shooter either. Very disturbing.

I don't quite understand why they can't add control wheel to upper right of their bodies like every other manufacturer.

@Dougbm_2: Maybe you should watch the video by Scott Kelby why he switched to Canon - he switched partly because of the ease of image review with the thumb wheel...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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Dave Luttmann: No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

@Dave, the competition doesn't have 2 stops better DR - that's all due to measurement and interpretation errors by the only company that does such hapless measurebating...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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PhilPreston3072: Hooray! Finally Canon wakes up and gives Exp Comp in M-mode Auto ISO for the rest of us who don't need a 1DX.

The 7DII does have that feature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Five years?

Dear Canon, please check out the NX1 and see what Samsung did over the last 7 months.

Who cares about a camera which has a 12 bit A/D converter and a lens system that's lacking focal lengths over 200mm

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1861 comments in total)
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bronxbombers4: I guess it's basically the 5 series where they introduce the top video revolutions so I guess the 4k missing from 7D2 isn't that unexpected.

The AF/fps/UI/stills body performance specs are all 100% top notch, no hold back of any of that stuff at all for once. That stuff is all hitting a grand slam.

Sensor is a bit old for low ISO DR, although that's not the single most critical thing for a 7 class body. 4k video missing, but again, hopefully that is for a 5D4 next year. Although with NX1 and everything new aside from the Nikon having 4k it does seem a bit Canon-like to have held that back.

The AF and fps and such should be awesome, certainly nothing else in the class appears to come close to the AF.

(A truly amazing fantasy cam might be the Samsung NX1 sensor and 4k video combined with the 7D2. Whoa.)

The Samsung has a garbage sensor that cant keep up the A/D conversion at full speed - it drops from 14 bit A/D conversion to 12 bit A/D conversion. Thus it will generate widely varying image quality just by switching from one shot to continuous shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
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