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Messages - Lee Jay

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I must note that I almost never crop, and if I do that on occasion it will be only minor edge crops to remove a disturbing feature on the edge. If the composition isn't right without cropping, the whole photo gets binned.

You must shoot a lot of very slow or stationary subjects.  It's simply impossible to reliably and accurately frame many of the subjects I shoot, which are often moving as fast as 60 degrees per second relative to me.  Shooting those with a 3 degree total field of view, it's hard enough just to keep them in the frame much less to make sure they are perfectly framed.

Essentially, I crop every image I shoot, at least a little.

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I would love a crop function on my 5DIII. Most of the time, I shoot in mRAW (10mp). I only switch to full RAW (22mp) when I lack the reach I need, and then crop in post. But I would much rather have the ability to crop in-camera, rather than waste all the storage space (both in-camera and after transfer).

+1

I really cannot imagine shooting in anything other than full RAW. Maybe I'm different than some because I do print large on occasion but I'd rather carry cards than switch modes during a shoot. I now wait to be schooled by those who tell me I'm missing the point. I can take it.

The point is, keeping 20MB per image of nothing but blue sky is wasteful.  It's common for me to be shooting at 640mm-equivalent (400mm on 1.6-crop) and still need to crop 2x or more (meaning, 3/4 or more of the pixels are not part of the final image).  I'd rather save the space and have a deeper raw buffer.  In fact, I shoot JPEG in these cases largely because of buffer limitations.

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Great answer, thanks.  I didn't think about buffer/framerate.

Buffer, frame rate, and file sizes are all good reasons for an in-camera crop on high-pixel-count bodies, even if they are crop bodies already.  Extra "magnification" or "reach" are not valid reasons.

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Yes, but this doesn't preclude EF lenses being 'cropped'. Would be nice as a type of digital TC.

A digital TC is an increase in pixel density, not a crop.  However, the 7D replacement will almost certainly be a "digital TC" compared to the 1DX - maybe as much as a 2x.

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I expect the camera to be somewhere in the $2500 range.... so yes, I do expect that a bit of the 1DX price will be included :)

I expect to buy it for under $2,000, even if that's not until 2015.

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The more "1DX" they put into the 7D Mark II, the more I will like it!   8)

I want it to have both more and less than the 1Dx.

  • More video performance (dual pixel, hybrid viewfinder) and a better sensor per unit of area.
  • Less size and weight (no integrated grip), much less cost.

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Bring ... it ... on.   8)

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If they were talking about a camera,  why would they state "Get your camera ready"? My guess -a new online photo sharing service  ;)

You have a point!

How about "get your camera ready ... for a new lens"???

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7cna? C)anon N)o A)dapter
« on: Today at 08:02:27 AM »
Even if such a thing were available, I would not be interested.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:50:41 PM »
What's Canon's excuse for not offering a high quality fast aperture 50mm prime--something that is arguably the foundation for any 135 format system?

They aren't very useful, and therefore don't sell very well?

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:45:31 AM »
Bring on the SX60...

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:18:12 PM »
It feels like Sony to Canon is like Apple to Microsoft.

Oh...flashy, overpriced and useless versus dependable, reliable and built to get the job done?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:30:46 AM »
By eliminating the sensor they were able to make the most compact camera of all time that can still mount EF lenses. 


Lens2Scope has beaten them to it, albeit without colored pencils and a sketch pad.




This is the reason I hang around here.  I had never seen this before.  I am tempted to buy one but I usually have my longest lens on the camera at the same time I would want to use this item.  Still a cool idea.  Wonder how well it works.


Since I have telescopes and telescope parts lying around, this is what I did with nothing more than a rear lens cap and my existing parts.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 27, 2014, 08:55:04 AM »
It's a sure sign that the 7D will soon be replaced with a mirrorless APS-H 1D-style camera called the 3Dx.

I don't see that sign of changing to APS-H. My guess, it will be an APS-C again.

Please check the battery in your sarcasm detector.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D now marked as DISCONTINUED at Amazon
« on: July 26, 2014, 11:50:05 AM »
It's a sure sign that the 7D will soon be replaced with a mirrorless APS-H 1D-style camera called the 3Dx.

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