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Has the 7D2 spec changed your mind to buy ? ? ?

 
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Sep 24, 2014 17:01 |  #1

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Has Canon pulled a rabbit out of the hat for you ? ? ?

For months I was convinced the 7D2 would never appear. All the threads speculating on the feature set did nothing for me, even though I was at one point waiting for it to be announced.

Now it's coming. Who has seen the feature set and has been impressed enough to put their hand in their pocket ? ? ? For me, I wanted a Sony equalizing sensor. A 1.3 crop would have been my number 1 'want'.

Now, F8 focusing may have made me rethink, the AF system is something I never saw coming. A sharply focused picture is not to be under estimated. No matter what size sensor, no matter how good a sensor is, its only good if the shot is sharp to begin with.

I am curious now as to how much of a difference that AF system is going to make :)


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Sep 24, 2014 17:13 |  #2

I don't give stock to the rumors, so I never was looking for a 1.3x or Sony Exmor.

The body did in fact surprise me with faster timings, more features and a more Impressive AF system than I would have imagined. It is a good deal better than I expected.


So it may be redundant to express, I would like to own a 7D2 :)


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Sep 24, 2014 17:30 |  #3

The 7D2 looks like it is going to be a fine piece of kit - I just wish they would have gone for better high ISO performance and fewer MP, but I don't think the marketing people or specification geeks would have liked that! 12mp and good high ISO would have made it a viable backup camera for me.


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Sep 24, 2014 17:34 |  #4

The 7D2 seems to be a real good value based on the features and the price point. I'm waiting to see some user reports filter in on the High ISO performance before I make a decision either way. I'll still probably buy a 6D first since I need a more indoor capable full frame more right now. I may try a 7D2 on a CPS loan next summer.




  
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Sep 24, 2014 18:18 |  #5

The original 7d really only needed one thing- LESS NOISE! As far as I'm going to buy or not depends on this.


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Sep 24, 2014 18:53 |  #6

Hi - well i have one on preorder now - the f8 af was the real clincher for me plus the 65 cross type af points - if set up well it should hit focus almost every time with that and yes a little more improvement in the iso would have been real good but if its similar to or just a bit better than the currenet 70d in iso then it will be ok by me and particularly if that colour banding in the old 7 d is now gone ( although my particular 7d c was not that bad with the noise banding but it was ther a bit )- i reckon an updated version DPP may be all you will need to clean up the noise in the 7 d mk2 in the future and a bit of ETTR may still be the go at times.

so i have put up my hard earned $ for 7 d mk 2 and we shall see how it goes - i know it will be fine with my c 100 - 400 and 70 - 200 f 4 also hopefully still good wth my c 1.4 mk 3 ext attached to them from time to time - now hope it works ok with my new tam 150-600 but a bit unsure about that one

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Sep 24, 2014 18:55 |  #7

there is one feature i really miss on any other camera and which only 1D series has:

exposure metering related to selected AF point.

also f/8 autofocus possibility is great too.

stop being oriented just about highISO performance, currently the noise level gaps between Canon cameras are narrower than ever even across the format if you shoot RAW. Other features are important as well.


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Sep 24, 2014 19:21 |  #8

palad1n wrote in post #17175865 (external link)
there is one feature i really miss on any other camera and which only 1D series has:

exposure metering related to selected AF point.

also f/8 autofocus possibility is great too.

stop being oriented just about highISO performance, currently the noise level gaps between Canon cameras are narrower than ever even across the format if you shoot RAW. Other features are important as well.

Uh really? The 7d is a sports camera and to most people that includes high ISO shooting. When a Nikon 3200 spanks the 7d at high ISO noise levels that's pretty embarrassing and pathetic.


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Sep 24, 2014 19:26 |  #9

It's about time for me to think about moving on from my 40D. The 7D2 is the obvious choice. I'm perfectly happy with the quality from my 40D. So I expect the 7D2 to make me happy too. I confess that I would have been impressed by a Foveon-like sensor. But I am not crestfallen or tempted to pen a "Dear Canon" letter over it. When the time comes to get a 7D2, I'll have to see if I can coax the illusive bird in flight shot out of the camera. Other than that, I have a new granddaughter...


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Sep 24, 2014 19:33 as a reply to  @ joedlh's post |  #10

Specs look great to me, but for basically a $1000 upgrade cost depending on used street prices of the 7D, I'm not sure if I need it. The 5D3 is to me a more worthy upgrade, but the price of it and changing my crop lenses over to FF ones is substantially higher. It would be an easier choice for me if Canon had released a more worthy crop lens than the 24-cake to go with the 7d2. A 2.8 UWA zoom, or a 2.0 or faster standard zoom or even some faster than 2.0 primes would have been much better.


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Sep 24, 2014 19:35 |  #11

I really like the features on the new 7D ii, but I have recently purchased a 6D so not in the market for a new crop body. The combination of the 7D and 6D works for me. If anything my next purchase is likely to be a wide EF lens to replace my sigma 10-20 EF-S.


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Sep 24, 2014 19:37 |  #12

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Uh really? The 7d is a sports camera and to most people that includes high ISO shooting. When a Nikon 3200 spanks the 7d at high ISO noise levels that's pretty embarrassing and pathetic.

i shoot ISO 6400 with 70D and with PROPER exposure, it is very clean and usable even for full print.... I don´t care about Nikon spanking Canon cameras or whatsoever, personally if there is any obstacle in my way to get good quality picture, it´s usually me, not a camera or specific brand.

I have ton of examples, where any cameras can look decent at higher ISO, i spent so much time with pixelpeeping at 100% just to find out that it was just terrible waste of time....

But still better than spending money on drugs, right?


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Sep 24, 2014 19:41 |  #13

palad1n wrote in post #17175923 (external link)
i shoot ISO 6400 with 70D and with PROPER exposure, it is very clean and usable even for full print.... I don´t care about Nikon spanking Canon cameras or whatsoever, personally if there is some obstacle from getting good quality picture, it´s usually me, not a camera or specific brand.

I have ton of examples, where any cameras can look decent at higher ISO, i spent so much time with pixelpeeping at 100% just to find out that it was just terrible waste of time....

But still better than spending money on drugs, right?

Ha true but my 6D needs no noise reduction work at all at ISO 6400 and when your shooting 300+ pics a game 4-5 times a week I sure don't have time to smooze a high ISO 7D pic.;)


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Sep 24, 2014 19:48 |  #14

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Ha true but my 6D needs no noise reduction work at all at ISO 6400 and when your shooting 300+ pics a game 4-5 times a week I sure don't have time to smooze a high ISO 7D pic.;)

if you are using adobe products, there is a function called batch processing, it can save you lot of time and money! ;-)a


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I am kind of surprised at my reaction to the 7D2. Anyone familiar with my posts knows I specifically avoided the 7D, and thought the 7D2 would never exist. Well here goes... I was impressed by three things: the AF system, fps, and the buffer. Over 1,000 full-rez JPGs! The motivation for my change of heart is that my subjects are changing. When I bought my 60D, my action shooting consisted of T-ball and other elementary school activities. My grandchildren are getting older, more active in things, and faster. I was considering maybe next year, selling my 60D and 6D, and moving to a 5D3. If I am going to shoot action, the 7D2 certainly looks like a better camera, and its half the price of a 5D3. I'm cheap. You do the math. There may be a 7D2 in my future.


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