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Canon unveils 7D, 100mm f/2.8L, 15-85mm and 18-135mm

 
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Sep 03, 2009 23:16 |  #61

MLphoto wrote in post #8578747 (external link)
^ If you don't like them then don't buy them... Canon is just offering more lenses and gives people more options to choose from.

I personally think the 15-85mm will be perfect for everyday shooting.

I'm not saying I don't like the new EF-S lenses or that I'd buy any of them. Just wondering what Canon is thinking by bringing out a new lens that on the surface is nearly identical to an existing lens but has 65mm less focal length range and isn't much cheaper. Are the potential 18-200mm lens buyers really more interested in an 18-135mm lens that is $100 cheaper?

But your comment brings up another question, is the new EF-S 15-85mm lens going to replace the existing EF-S 17-85mm IS lens? Seems like alot of similarity there too.


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Sep 03, 2009 23:22 |  #62

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Are the potential 18-200mm lens buyers really more interested in an 18-135mm lens that is $100 cheaper?

As a general rule, the smaller the zoom factor the better the image quality. There are many people who choose the 24-70L over the less expensive 24-105L because the 24-70 has less distortion on the wide end and many samples of the 24-105 get a little soft on the long end.


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Sep 04, 2009 15:33 |  #63

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As a general rule, the smaller the zoom factor the better the image quality. There are many people who choose the 24-70L over the less expensive 24-105L because the 24-70 has less distortion on the wide end and many samples of the 24-105 get a little soft on the long end.

I understand that, but you're comparing an f/2.8 non-IS lens to an f/4 IS lens, so there's much more difference in those two lenses.

I guess we'll have to wait and see what the new EF-S lenses IQ is like, but I don't see any reason to get too excited about either of them.


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Sep 04, 2009 15:48 |  #64

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...but I don't see any reason to get too excited about either of them.

I took a quick look at your gear list and see no reason for you to get too excited about them either. There's no way they'll match the quality of what you already have.


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Sep 04, 2009 17:37 |  #65

... except that my gear list link is now showing someone else's gear list -- rats!


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Sep 08, 2009 20:16 |  #66

so with the new improved af system, is the 7d going to be better for fast action/sports than 5d, xxxd bodies etc (ie any idea if its going to be more inline with the 1d)?

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Sep 08, 2009 20:57 |  #67

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so with the new improved af system, is the 7d going to be better for fast action/sports than 5d, xxxd bodies etc (ie any idea if its going to be more inline with the 1d)?

That is the theory...


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Sep 10, 2009 18:28 |  #68

I'm not sold on this body yet. It looks nice and the feature upgrades over the 50D seem impressive but I'm not sold on the AF. I'm still leaning towards another 1D series body....one day.




  
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Sep 17, 2009 05:17 |  #69

I am keen to get 7d but I will wait a few months before I do, security reasons.. To know exactly what I get with this baby by user comments and images.

I love the new 100m lens and 15-85 but only if I choose 7d for my next purchase. If not, a second 5d2 or 1dm3 for sure :) I love these cameras.

any price reduction for those???


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Sep 25, 2009 10:19 |  #70

there is a hands-on preview on the luminous-landscape site now.


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Oct 26, 2009 09:23 |  #71

18 MP on a cropped sensor? Isnt it too much guys? The laws of physics will have their say. Waiting for the review on dpreview




  
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Oct 26, 2009 09:25 |  #72

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18 MP on a cropped sensor? Isnt it too much guys? The laws of physics will have their say. Waiting for the review on dpreview

Why wait? There are -tons- of threads on these forums where people are posting their own impressions as well as tons of sample pics. And the general consensus seems to be that Canon got it right.


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Oct 26, 2009 09:41 |  #73

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Why wait? There are -tons- of threads on these forums where people are posting their own impressions as well as tons of sample pics. And the general consensus seems to be that Canon got it right.

Its a brilliant camera, throughly revised but 18 mp is the only thing thats keeping me away. I tried it first hand at Canon Lounge here and wasnt too impressed with the IQ at high ISO.
The same cam at 12 MP or there abouts would have been just perfect. I dont know why Canon is cramming in more pixels with every new release. I would want to meet the product planners at Canon because they seem to be going P&S way with the megapixel highlight.




  
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Oct 26, 2009 10:28 |  #74

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Its a brilliant camera, throughly revised but 18 mp is the only thing thats keeping me away. I tried it first hand at Canon Lounge here and wasnt too impressed with the IQ at high ISO.
The same cam at 12 MP or there abouts would have been just perfect. I dont know why Canon is cramming in more pixels with every new release. I would want to meet the product planners at Canon because they seem to be going P&S way with the megapixel highlight.

You're saying the same stuff that a bunch of others have been saying, but the real world results are proving you guys wrong. Take a look at the high ISO shots in the "7D for sports" thread.


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Nov 03, 2009 00:04 |  #75

I am a bit confused though--are they going to be merging the xxD line making the 7D? I ask because of the crop sensor on the 7D which makes me want to pick up a 5D still... :(


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