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Offline LightWave

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2014, 06:02:39 AM »
Also not having a vari angle LCD is not a negative. They don't want to compromise weather sealing I would think. And you got addicted to LCD as evf was no better. Most guys buying this will hardly use LCD. And when they do this will be sufficient.

Its a negative. The 70D is weather sealed and it has a vari angle LCD. And no I am not the only one who finds it useful. You can't miss what you don't have doc. :)

@Prabir - Congrats on the purchase. :D
Well if you feel the weather sealing of 70D and 7D MkII are comparable there is nothing further to be said. There are more pros today using non vari LCD cams than vari LCD. Maybe you can start educating the rest of us. A series of tutorials in Tutorial section would be nice.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2014, 09:26:21 PM »
Ha ha doc if what sells the most is an indicator of whats best then Mcdonalds makes the best burgers !!! :D

A few years ago no one ever considered vari angle screens other than Sony. Now even Canon and Nikon are using them. Nikon has even added them to its FF cameras now which no one other than Sony did before.

So more and more people are waking up to the advantages of vari angle screens. :)

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2014, 09:34:30 PM »
Don't misquote me. I wasn't referring to what sells more. I said more pros use non-vari angle Cams. They could easily shift if it was the best thing since sliced bread. :D

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2014, 10:50:21 AM »
i guess the vari angle screen does have some benefits...but i personally don't really like it.

Its a bit delicate and may just break if you are not careful.

For pro usage - it can be beneficial for macro work as well as if you are a press photographer and are taking one of those pics where you hold the camera above your shoulder and point it in the approximate direction of the "subject" ....with the vari LCD you can actually see the subject while pressing the button - but again i dont know if the vari LCD would survive - most of these shots involve your camera being handled a bit roughly.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2014, 10:19:24 PM »
I could take a better test of this lens last weekend.
It was cloudy and dark.
7DMk2
400mm
1/640s
f/5.6
ISO-1600



ISO-1600 appears to be ok for this camera. I couldn't get a better shot in ISO-800 as it was below effective 1/f and I was getting a camera shake.

Shot in JPEG.
Processing in Adobe Elements 9.
Levels adjusted.
Resized to 800x533.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2014, 09:18:55 AM »
how does it compare to your 5D MII at the same ISO - has new technology made a difference in handling noise in a crop sensor?
ISO 800 looks good - try pushing it a bit more to check what ISO continues to be "usable"
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Vs Canon 5D Mark III
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2014, 11:13:58 AM »
i guess the vari angle screen does have some benefits...but i personally don't really like it.

I could have REALLY done with a vari-angle screen when I shot this:



Instead, I had my face plastered against sand while I was focusing on the shell and still trying to keep the horizon straight (it was a D80 so no live view either).
Oh - and salt-water up the nose thanks to that wave is more than enough reason to LOVE vari-angle screens!!

Having said that, I still think it would compromise the build of the camera and I'd be a little wary of using it.
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