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Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:26:19 PM »
So I am not the only one  ;D

Please Canon develop us a new 400 f/5.6 with IS and make money with it !  8)

Would you still love it just as much if it weighs 25% more? And cost twice as much?

The current lens is almost perfect the way it is, like, dead on, they did such a good job 20 years ago that no-one since has bothered to compete.
If you have any need for a 400mm lens, just get one. With the complete lack of competition they probably won't upgrade it. Ever.

As long as we're dreaming though.
I would be interested in a DO upgrade, cut a few inches off that bad boy, and make it sharper, give it real weather sealing, and you have something that the competition won't be able to touch for another quarter century.
Then add IS in 2040.

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I tried to do many things well beyond the capabilities of a P&S camera for many years, getting an SLR would have made worlds of difference.

I actually only owned the T3 for less than a year before getting a 5D2, but even then, the low light ability Full Frame affords opens up many new possibilities.
Results are sharper as well.
Full Frame rocks, of course, I only paid a little over $1,000 for mine so it wasn't such a big deal.

If we're comparing the 5D2 with the 5D3, my product photography wouldn't have changed, but my BIF performance might have improved.
I still like how light the T3 is though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:10:07 PM »
Also stating that the next bodies will get "upgraded" to the AF sensor on the 7DMkII has got to be wrong, that thing has just one f2.8 sensitive point and the rest are f5.6. That would be a serious downgrade.

All the f/5.6 points are also sensitive at f/2.8.  It's a question of precision.  Have they made the all-new AF sensor with small enough pixels that even the f/5.6 sensitive points are just as precise at f/2.8 as the old f/2.8 points were at f/2.8, and the new f/2.8 points much more precise with f/1.4 lenses than the old f/2.8 points were?

The specs for the new sensor as for DOF precision don't seem to have been released yet.  Or, at least I haven't seen them.

I think this is the information you're looking for.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_7d_mark_ii?selectedName=Features&fileName=0901e02480cf26fa_feature3.html

But then they give the caveat "The number of available AF points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens."
I have no idea what they're talking about, unless some of the AF points are cross type at f5.6 and become single line at an aperture faster than f5.6, which really just sounds dumb.
Then there's the overly optimistic idea that some of the AF points surrounding the center still work at f8, but you'd think they would have said as much if that were the case, given how big a deal f8 autofocus is.

I guess this would be why some people are so eagerly awaiting the release of the manual.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:18:46 AM »
Just curious – why would Canon need to replace the 1D-X? It looks to me that the Nikon D4-S has similar or lesser specs. No other camera competes in this market segment, so why do people think it will be replaced anytime soon?

And, for that matter, why would the 5DIII need to be replaced?

If it's a high MP body then they're not (unless it still does 12fps), this is a replacement for the 1DsMkIII, which is long, long overdue.

Also stating that the next bodies will get "upgraded" to the AF sensor on the 7DMkII has got to be wrong, that thing has just one f2.8 sensitive point and the rest are f5.6. That would be a serious downgrade.
If they mean the same pattern, all f4 sensitive cross type and with a dozen double cross type points, ok then, but not the exact same thing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Improved Cooling for DSLRs
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:12:01 PM »
I notice a significant increase in hot pixels when shooting in live view (and forget about exposures over 8 seconds), hopefully this will reduce the problem on future cameras.

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Technical Support / Re: Downside Up?
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:09:03 PM »
Hi Folks.
I was out today doing some landscape shots with the camera upside down, came home and put them on the computer, clunky old laptop, where they were displayed inverted.
My question is why were they not displayed up the right way, I have rotation set to computer only on my 7D, shot raw only. Does this setting only affect JPEGs, does it only work for 90 degree rotation, i.e. portrait and cannot recognise an inverted camera?
I checked the software, Fast Stone Image Viewer, which was set to rotate according to exif data.
Is there a way to rotate the raw file, or is this not a good idea due to having to overwrite the original? Is there a way to get it to display upside up!

Thanks for your help.

Cheers, Graham.
Hi,
   Hmm... The question is why do you want to shoot with your camera upside down?? Both are in landscape orientation, so I wonder why you want to do that??

   Anyway, just rotate your image during post processing... you do post process your RAW file, right??

   Have a nice day.

Use the tripod center column reversed to get close to the ground.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:58:37 PM »
I first chose Canon because of the Nikon nomenclature. I (as a total DSLR-beginner at that time) just couldn't find out what DSLR to choose. My sister has a Nikon so I wanted a Nikon first. But after testing I chose the 450D over the Nikon whatever-the-hell for the ergonimocs of the whole camera. :)

Forget about the bodies, I still have no idea what lenses are new and which ones were made 30 years ago.
(and then you have to figure out which ones won't work with modern bodies)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:28:11 AM »
One more thing. Nikon sucks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:31:36 PM »
400f5.6

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:10:09 PM »
You still have a CRT monitor, not a TFT?

Ohhh, wrong analogy to use there.

Yes, yes I do.

CRT has the least lag, best contrast and best viewing angles of any display technology available.

All your LCD panels were bought exclusively to give you more desk space, that is the only benefit. They also save power but I doubt anyone really cares about that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:07:57 AM »
If I had all the money in the world I would buy a 100MP medium format body.
The majority of the time I can take a few seconds to set up each shot. More FPS is better, it would be nice to shoot BIF with the same body, but if Canon produced a body with an insanely high megapixel count and low FPS I wouldn't complain.

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Canon General / Re: DRones vs. anti-DRones: how to resolve the controversy
« on: September 26, 2014, 01:11:26 AM »
Option 1 wouldn't work, DRones are anti-Canon as much as anything. There is no possibility of Canon making something good enough to satisfy them.

No.
Anti-Canon = everything Canon does is bad.
Canon fanboy = everything Canon does is good.
Neutral = Canon is best at many things but not everything.

Anti-Canon peoole wouldn't care if Canon used Sony Sensors or not. They would just buy/promote Nikon or Sony cameras and be done with.
The people that care to complain about Canon, do so because they recognize Canon has the best cameras, only does not have the best sensors. They get frustrated because they would like to have the best of all worlds, but they cannot, they have to choose, either the best camera (read AF, UI, ergonomics, reliability, etc) and best lenses, or the best sensor (read DR, low light sensitivity, noise).

I maintain that the real DRones actually are anti-Canon. As soon as the feature they're currently complaining about is fixed, they'll find something else. They hide their anti-Canon motivations with the odd logical statement, but you can be sure the complaining will never cease.
Right now it's easy for everyone to jump on the same bandwagon, so it's hard to tell the difference between the "squeaky wheel" Canon fanboy and the DRone. Once the wheel gets some oil you'll be able to pick out the DRones easily enough.

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Canon General / Re: DRones vs. anti-DRones: how to resolve the controversy
« on: September 25, 2014, 12:28:27 PM »
how to resolve the controversy
Only two possibilities:
1. Canon designs or buys a sensor equal or better than exmor.
2. Canon to file for bankruptcy and will stop designing sensors and selling cameras.

I vote for "1." ;)

PS.: And even if "1." would happen soon, the sensor wouldn't be good enough to them... I suppose.

Option 1 wouldn't work, DRones are anti-Canon as much as anything. There is no possibility of Canon making something good enough to satisfy them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:36:05 PM »
Wow, they literally do not have a schedule for future releases. At least not with the 7D.

Not an entirely terrible idea, releasing things prematurely can kill a lot of products, and it ensures the high level of polish we all expect from Canon.
It can also lead to entirely failed projects continuing on for years though. That's not the case here, but now I have to wonder how long it will take to get the 7DmkIII out?

I'm sure the 7D2 will sell well, it is undoubtedly king of the crop world.
Five years from now it will probably be a different story though. The competition isn't going away, and the competition is getting better at a rapid pace. Can Canon's design people anticipate what will be competitive five years from now?


Also: Yay! More Megapixels! That's all I really wanted to hear from them regarding future bodies.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:19:23 PM »
Of the available choices I voted to discuss them in every thread, as that comes closest to attaining the most entertainment.
However, maximum entertainment value really comes when it is only, and always mentioned in threads that have nothing to do with it. That seems to give the best opportunity for confusion and long winded rants.

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