AlanU wrote in post #17187790
With lightroom I still found the 7d at high iso to produce plastic human faces with destroyed skin texture even with LR's excellent noise reduction. I'm really curious how 7dmk2 will perform. Human subjects for high ISO is something I'd like to see more often to be a benchmark test for image quality. photos of bottles and yarn is also helpful but I still think "photogs" are critical about skin detail on human subjects.
I would still like to play with a 7dmk2 though....
I agree, a studio setup for a comparison image across bodies is okay, but even that has changed from year to year. I can point out all kinds of changes in their studio setup, including lighting and exposure differences.
Like I said, my action that I worked on last night (2 different ones actually) is a good starting point for me, and the final action set I create will likely sit right between my first 2 attempts. I strive to reduce 1 stop of noise while leaving a tiny bit of noise and most of the detail around with my actions before I am happy with the outcome. Each new release adds some new insight to my techniques.
Unfortunately I won't be an early adopter of the 7D2, so there will have to be others that rise to the occasion for post processing, and I will come in a little later, if the good Lord still has me around to do so.