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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: Today at 07:52:21 AM »
Also...

Quote from: DxO
All of the top ten DSC manufacturers are DxO Analyzer customers as well as the top brands of smartphone and camera module.

I don't see Canon's logo listed among their clients, yet Canon is certainly one of the 'top ten DSC manufacturers'.  So either Canon refused to give DxO permission to display their logo, or the above statement by DxO is false.

Read the quote on DxO's web page:

"Here is a sample of some of our clients."

It doesn't say that those listed are DxO's only customers. It also doesn't say those listed are the top ten DSC manufacturers. It just says that they are *some* of DxO's customers. So Canon could well be a customer of DxO and if they were, then the statement on DxO's webpage is still true.

Yes, I can read and comprehend, a skill some lack.  Perhaps you should read my post again to confirm for yourself that I did not indicate that DxO's statement is false, only that it could be...  You might also note that I listed that possibility second, not first.

EDIT: or perhaps you're suggesting a third possibility that I intentionally dismissed, namely that Canon is a client but DxO chose to not display the logo of the leading manufacturer of dSLRs among their clients.  Possible reasons for that could be to placate other clients more important to them, i.e. Nikon (which would certainly imply some sort of hip-joining) or simply because DxO is foolish.  Is that what you're suggesting?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: Today at 04:06:30 AM »
Also...

Quote from: DxO
All of the top ten DSC manufacturers are DxO Analyzer customers as well as the top brands of smartphone and camera module.

I don't see Canon's logo listed among their clients, yet Canon is certainly one of the 'top ten DSC manufacturers'.  So either Canon refused to give DxO permission to display their logo, or the above statement by DxO is false.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: Today at 04:04:41 AM »
This really isn't a surprise. DxO and Nikon are inseparably joined at the hip.

True.  DxO is a service provider, and as the saying goes, the customer is always right.

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Lenses / Re: Ditching the Primes - Advice/Opinions Needed
« on: Today at 03:28:15 AM »
The 24-70/2.8 II and 70-200/2.8 IS II are my two most frequently used lenses for my three kids.

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CL - You can hit the lottery and find a real buyer and boom, cash in hand. otherwise, it's a terror. people just suck.

I have now, successfully sold most of my stuff on CL; the direct benefit is zero comeback if the sale goes through.   ...I've been surprised the rest of the time how very nice people are.

 +1

Sold my 16-35/2.8L II today to a CL buyer, went fine as usual.

I've met quite a few nice, interesting people.  I did have 'comeback' of sorts, one time.  I listed a lens, and got an email from someone to whom I'd previously sold a lens (I use similar language in my posts)...he ended up buying the second lens as well.

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Software & Accessories / Re: DxO upgrade question.
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:35:14 PM »
The incremental updates (e.g. within 9.x) are free, major upgrades are paid.

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Lenses / Re: Going native at 400mm
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:53:48 PM »
Tamron 150-600?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:17:19 PM »
No, their Biased Scores (abbreviated BS) are 'open ended' - they don't top out at 100.   They planned well...their BS can go on steaming and stinking with no end in sight...

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Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand.

This outstanding show of support for Canon equipment in Brazil

...is almost entirely due to the fact that Canon loaned out more equipment than anyone else!   :P

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:34:47 PM »
Now this is super interesting Neuro.

Going on your post, is it fair to say that a f/2.8 lens cannot give f/2.8 on a crop body?

I've heard that DOF isn't the same between crop & FF but you seem to have a formula working here.

The formula is the crop factor.  For the same framing comparing APS-C and FF, with the smaller sensor you are either 1.6x further away (or using a correspondingly shorter focal length), either of which will give you a deeper DoF.  Basically, the crop factor applies not only to focal length, but also to aperture in terms of DoF for equivalent framing.

The suggestion above to try your f/2.8 lenses on the 6D before deciding on a prime is a good idea.  With the 85L on my 7D, I often shot wide open.  On FF, I'm usually at f/1.6-1.8 for a little deeper DoF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 24, 2014, 10:45:38 AM »
Let's stop obsessing over trees (especially since they are machine-translated, massively garbled trees) and look at the forest for a minute.

The point is that very few DSLR buyers ever go on to buy another lens other than what came with their camera. Canon's new 10-18 STM lens is an effort by the company to entice those one-lens one-body owners to actually take the lens off the camera and play with an ultra-wide to wide lens.

It's a smart and innovative strategy to deal with a market that has become saturated.

The really interesting thing here should be that Canon is innovating on several fronts while their competitors seem to be stuck in the same old ruts.

They are kicking the competitions' collective rears in the full frame market with both the 5DIII and the 6D; the SL1 is the only DSLR of its kind available; their cinema line is unique and highly successful; they continue to produce and release some of the best lenses in the market and they are making a big move in the high growth security market to name just a few areas.

For five years they've had to industry leading APS-C body in the 7D and in a little over a month we'll see what the next generation of that camera is like – which will help us see where they believe the market is heading.

People on this forum constantly gripe about Canon, but an interview like this (even as garbled and confusing as it may be) is just one more reminder that they know a heck of a lot more about their customers than anyone here ever will.

But...but...the DR, man...you're completely ignoring the DReaded DR issue!!!   :P

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:24:47 AM »
OP is using a crop body

I missed that, thanks for pointing it out!

Sabaki – instead of the 85L II, I'd suggest giving your excellent lenses thinner DoF and more OOF blur by getting a 6D.  Your 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8 lenses on your 500D are giving you the DoF of f/4.5 on a FF camera; conversely, you would need f/1.8 zoom lenses on your APS-C body to get the DoF your f/2.8 lenses would give on FF.

The other issue is that your camera does not have AF microadjustment, which IMO is critical if shooting with shallow DoF such as a fast prime wide open, even on APS-C. 

EDIT: Since you are getting the 6D, I reiterate my recommendation for the 85L II.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm Art 1.4 Focusing problems
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:15:16 AM »
Based on seat of my pants calculations it seems like these lenses have a problem in about one out of three cases.  Does that seem fair?

not really you are taking an extremely small sample group from an internet forum there are probably many many more buyers that dont come here who knows what their experiences are

True.  That's the problem with a small, non-representative sample size like CR forums.   For all we know, it could be that everyone in the world who has gotten a good Sigma lens is posting here, and 99.99% of lenses out there have problems.

 ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:02:36 AM »
The line says that 4-5% dont buy lenses other than the kit lens.

Which line?  The one in the original Japanese, or the one in the poor machine-translation of the original?   ::)

70 million cameras, 100 million lenses – 1.43 lenses/body isn't consistent with 95% of people buying additional lenses.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Rationale for a maximum tripod load?
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:31:34 PM »
The TVC-33 will do fine.  Most of the use my TVC-33 gets is with the 1D X + 600/4L IS II (on an RRS PG-02 LLR gimbal), the camera + lens is ~12 lbs (more with a TC and a 600EX-RT + Better Beamer).

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