Erez Marom: Hi guys,thank you all for your comments. I appreciate the criticism, but I disagree with some of it. Let me explain myself a bit better:First of all, as some people repeatedly fail to fathom even though I've mentioned it several times before, this article series is NOT an exhibition of my best images. To view my favorites, please go on my website and view the 'favorite' galleries. This series is rather about images on which I have something interesting to say. They therefore have to satisfy several conditions:
Just one question? What is the subject supposed to be in all that balance? For me it's complete and utterly lost because of just that whole balance act... The only thing that stands out is that white blotch in the sky - and that's unsightly and uninspiring. The rest only plays second fiddle to it and can't draw the attention of the viewer because of all the other similarly "balanced" elements.
There is a good photo in there somewhere - but IMHO it's not the one shown. The whole "balance makes it appealing" does in fact overpower any impact the photo may have had and watered it down to insignificance. Let me explain:You got too many foreground elements competing with each other, the mountains in the backdrop are (due to the extreme wide angle) small and insignificant and the sky just looks fake. What I would have done in your place would have been to identify the items that have the most interest - for me that would be the patterns in the sand and the reflection of the mountains in the lake/sea - I would have used a normal wide angle lens and the top of the frame would have been the horizon line cut off by the mountains with only the mountain reflection beneath visible and the striking geometric forms in the sand leading up to them. That's it. The sky: gone, the mountains themselves: gone, the extremely annoying boulder in the left: gone.
Samuel Dilworth: Lipstick on a chubby pig.
Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.
In what way have Sony or Nikon innovated? Do they have anything like the full sensor PD capability of the 70D or 7DII? Nope. Do they have something as innovative like the flicker synchronisation of the 7DII? Nope, nothing, nada, zilch, nichts!
@Chronis, you are forgetting a small disaster that claimed thousands of lives and ruined a whole region of Japan - this has set back all companies in that region of the world by years.And the 7DII is that body that makes you feel the need to buy irrespective of the glass - because it hit's all the right notes. It's fast, it has the buffer to back it up, it's sturdy, it has revolutionary features like the flicker sync hitherto unseen from anyone. To whom is it catching up? The Nikon D7100 which can't hold it's own against the 70D? The Sony A77II with it's 0.27 seconds viewfinder blackout and only usable 8 fps? Go ahead and sell your Canon gear. With what lenses will you pair up the Samsung? Not much available there. Or the end of the line Sony (the A77 II is the final hooray in their fast focusing line).
@Chronis, what is your beef with the Canon 7DII body? What do you think you'll be getting over the 7DII when you buy another system? One thing is for sure, in the APS-C range you won't get any better than the 7DII by quite a margin...
Two useless/detrimental filters and a CPL. Why not something else useful like a set of ND filters?
WatsonPhoto: Objectivity is the key here. There has been a lot of press about the 7D II; both good and bad. Interesting video as I always like to look at pro work. Back to reality. I always like to look at what my Canon 7D/5D III friends are shooting and D800/D810 users are doing. (sorry dont know Sony people) I dug back into the archives for some D300 images from 2009. The 7D II images are very similar. The noise is similar to original film grain when you crank the ISO. Very nice look; but not what I am expecting in 2014. I love my Canon, Nikon and Panasonic bodies but this Canon does not cut the mustard. If Canon were to outsource the sensor they would have a home run/grand slam camera.
Most of the noise you see is almost only photon shot noise in the 7DII at higher ISO levels - so when you see less noise at higher ISO then there is more noise reduction in play...
jaykumarr: To me images look very nice, clean with good white balance, good sharpness, moderate saturation.
Canon Engineers must have traded off some resolution for video, since they added little pixels in sensor for better AF during video. The result is slightly less resolution, but better video and higher FPS due to saved MP size. anyway great job.
@Jaykumarr, that's exactly what they did, the sensor has 20 Mp but each cell is divided into two halves that can be read individually for focusing purposes. For the image taking process these two cell halves are joined up again. This incurs no losses in resolution.
They didn't add any pixels, they split each and every pixel in half and gave each half the ability to be read individually for focusing. That didn't reduce resolution at all.
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
tom1234567: images are Nothing special Samsung NX1 will be a better camera in my opinion, with 4kvideo plus many more enhancementsCanon 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...
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...
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!
AksCT: Is Buffer Depth actually " 1090 JPEG"? or it is 109
It is 1090 JPEG...
Eric Hensel: Look at the size of that thing! ;)
A tad on the small side...
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
firstname.lastname@example.org: 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...
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...
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.