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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:56 am 
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Where to start... so many new toys.

The biggest draw for me to this is the new AF system. While it certainly smashes everything short of 1D class in their own range, how does it compare with Nikon's "51 point" system?

iFCL is also somewhat interesting. With the either of my current cameras, I find I need to be extra cautious if shooting subjects with colour contrast, such as vivid flowers, as it can be easy to clip a colour channel. If that prevents this from happening so often that'll help too.

The viewfinder grid sounds a bit like a "me too" feature copied from the other side, but I wouldn't say no to it.

The rapid 8fps at least is offset by 150k shutter rating, so maybe I wont burn it out in a year :)

On high ISO noise, I'm not sure about the ISO1600 one compared to 50D, but certainly at ISO3200 and above, it is much better, as it does not exhibit a banding pattern.

One curious thing though, the press release says kit is with 28-135 IS USM zoom? That sounds like an odd choice for a crop sensor body.

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Canon are officially ****s.

Give me 24,25P 1080p and 50,60P 720p NOW!

I didn't pay a crapload to get screwed over by a 7D :evil:


- Nikon quote their cross-type sensors on the 51, Canon Don't.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:08 am 
hum yeah, sounds great after all. if they pulled of a decent signal/noise ratio, there's my 2nd body (after the price dropped a little - and it will, every canon price except the 5d2 does...)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:22 am 
I am interested on the new focusing system especially zone and single. I can see it is helpful for composition in sports.

i don;t think nikon 51 af has zone AF. It has either 51 AF single or 11 AF point.
However, Nikon has many AF tracking mode.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:25 am 
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the press release says kit is with 28-135 IS USM zoom? That sounds like an odd choice for a crop sensor body.


yes, i thought it will be with 15-85mm. But i think most people will buy it body only.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:28 am 
anyone heard about the exposure bracketing. 5 would be a nice upgrade over the standard Canon 3


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I originally thought it would be the 18-135, and the 28 was a typo, but it is clearly 28 in the photo too. Then again, I guess a non-USM kit at this level would be a bit out of place.

Is the 28-135 particularly fast at focusing or something?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:30 am 
i get my 40d with 28-135mm, yes the focusing is very fast and silent (typical usm lens) :) image quality is average tho.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:33 am 
about 18-135mm is, canon just need to sell it cheap, and it will serve people who initially want to get 18-200mm but discourage with the price.


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Thinking more, this camera isn't going to be first choice for landscape shooters or big indoor group shots, so maybe the lack of the wide end isn't important after all.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:19 am 
given the current coversion rate I see the stock of 7D in the U.S. dwindling very quickly.....I mean it's 1699$ proposed and in Europe 1999Euro (EURO).... = 2900$ approx who in their right mind would buy one in Europe at those prices..........misprint? real? I dunno...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:11 am 
Here's a very short video demonstrating the 7D 8fps capability.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKYt64GpPLM

These are video taken by 7D @ 1080P.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChkcX9qdgl8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpcthttHU_M


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:48 am 
I have just done a quick exchange rate at http://www.expedia.co.uk and $1699.00 converts to £1044.04p.... whats the betting the .04p gets put up to .99p just so the tight wad at No. 10 (AKA Mr Gordon Brown) can get his hands on another .95p.


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The price in Europe is a bummer. I will have to order in the UK, depending if the UK price is good of course.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:03 am 
do you think the price will change in the UK? it's listed ast 1699PoundSterling in the press release and 1999Euro.......just check it out on canon.co.uk.


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