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+1. I really appropriate jrista spending time to explain a lot of technical details. His tone is calm and his explanation is informative. Choosing a brand is personal, but knowledge is universal. Keep it up! Thanks.

some people take this DR thing like a pride offence.
It's only one of the latest issue to improve to reach the recent competitor.
Many years ago someone thought the af was for dumbs,  the in camera exposimetre too ...
For those who think more DR it is non necessary, well good for them, probably they have better tecnique while shooting, better lighting, better pp abilities, tripod acessories etc.
From a manifacturer stand point i think it is better to provide an easier camera/instrument so the mediocre people (like probably me) can achieve better results with less effort, so you sell more camera.
Luckily it seems more dr does'nt have any downside, so why can't we be all happy?

The way jrista introduced this particular thread is not trolling, is informative for me once, gratefully, he will provide the raw file of a typical landscape in  hdr lighting circumstances.


P.s. i'm not english native speaking i apologize for any mistake, in any case  i don't intend to offend anyone.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: May 09, 2013, 02:25:07 PM »
Perhaps the most salient point is this:

With film, MF quality was most often noticeably higher than 35mm, and the price difference was 'x'.

With the latest digital technology the quality difference is much closer, but the price difference is 'x' times 10.

As far as FF is concerned, a good reason to bye 'Buy Canon'  ;)

+1. That's my point.

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Reviews / Re: Canon wins five honours at the 2013 TIPA Awards
« on: May 08, 2013, 10:17:31 PM »
I wonder what the nominees were. I'm surprised the 6D topped the 5DIII and D800.
I think they fell in the previous year.  MKIII received best Video DSLR and D800 received best expert DSLR

This kind of award is like Car of the Year in Motor Trend or Car and Driver magazine, which is granted for new year model only. Basically each company takes turn to win.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:38:33 AM »
So let me get this straight..... MF is better because it has a bigger sensor and more pixels....

So I pay $43,000 for a Hasselbad H50-200MS..... now I need a lens.
Another $5,200 gets me a 300MM F4.5 lens... the longest one they make...
with the crop factor, thats like a 150mm lens on a FF camera.....

I compare this to a 5D3 and an 800mm lens, the longest in the Canon lineup...

I shoot a bird and get 1,000000 pixels on the bird portion of the image..... thats compared to the 72,900 pixels on the bird that the Hasselbad would give me... or the 921,600 on the bird that a $400 SX-50 would give me. Thats right... a $400 ps puts 12.6 times as many pixels on target as $48,200 worth of MF gear.

Tell me again how MF is always better....

Studio

Fashion

Landscapes

Better on some things, not on all.

It's king in its niche.

Btw, I've put a few frames of 4x5 velvia 50 thru a friend view camera. Stunning.

There is no question that MF has physical advantage. However, if you look back and see how fast Canon or Nikon improve their dSLR cameras in just a decade, it certainly shows the huge advantage of economic of scale by big companies. I am sure the R&D budgets of Canon and Nikon are much higher than that of a niche company such as Hasselblad, but they can recoup the cost by selling millions of copies. For the previous generation of 35mm cameras such 5D II or D700, comparing 35mm to MF does not even exist. But at least there are many reviews comparing the new 35mm camera such as D800 to the low-end MF, and I am expecting more reviews when Canon high MP camera comes to the market. Think about how the market will react when the quality gap is getting closer with wide price gap a few more years down the road.
My 2 cents.

History has already shown MF will not be replaced by 35mm. Bigger sensor's will always have an advantage in those areas listed and their will always be that market its DESIGNED for. Don't compare the best 35mm vs a last gen MF... Compare the best to the best IE: The best 35mm cam D800 vs the Best MF cam the IQ180.

No questions about this generation. I am saying the quality gap will be getting closer and price does matter. History was mostly for film, which physical size dominates the quality. Welcome to the digital world, where technologies are much easier to be improved.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: May 01, 2013, 12:43:27 AM »
So let me get this straight..... MF is better because it has a bigger sensor and more pixels....

So I pay $43,000 for a Hasselbad H50-200MS..... now I need a lens.
Another $5,200 gets me a 300MM F4.5 lens... the longest one they make...
with the crop factor, thats like a 150mm lens on a FF camera.....

I compare this to a 5D3 and an 800mm lens, the longest in the Canon lineup...

I shoot a bird and get 1,000000 pixels on the bird portion of the image..... thats compared to the 72,900 pixels on the bird that the Hasselbad would give me... or the 921,600 on the bird that a $400 SX-50 would give me. Thats right... a $400 ps puts 12.6 times as many pixels on target as $48,200 worth of MF gear.

Tell me again how MF is always better....

Studio

Fashion

Landscapes

Better on some things, not on all.

It's king in its niche.

Btw, I've put a few frames of 4x5 velvia 50 thru a friend view camera. Stunning.

There is no question that MF has physical advantage. However, if you look back and see how fast Canon or Nikon improve their dSLR cameras in just a decade, it certainly shows the huge advantage of economic of scale by big companies. I am sure the R&D budgets of Canon and Nikon are much higher than that of a niche company such as Hasselblad, but they can recoup the cost by selling millions of copies. For the previous generation of 35mm cameras such 5D II or D700, comparing 35mm to MF does not even exist. But at least there are many reviews comparing the new 35mm camera such as D800 to the low-end MF, and I am expecting more reviews when Canon high MP camera comes to the market. Think about how the market will react when the quality gap is getting closer with wide price gap a few more years down the road.
My 2 cents.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 01:59:56 PM »
So whats the Dynamic Range on this?

Reversing 11 is still 11.  ;)

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Hi Guys,

I'm having a frustrating experience with the Lee Big Stopper. I've been waiting for what seems like an eternity.

Anyone faced with a similar situation? How long is the waiting on average?

The only other option available is the Hitech 10 stop ND - but I've decided against it because it is reported to have color cast issues.

I got mine from eBay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Big-Stopper-4-x4-10-Stop-Neutral-Density-ND-Glass-Filter-Brand-New-/160988217665?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item257ba54141

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Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:37:40 PM »
Have anyone used Marumi DHG Super MC Lens Protect Slim Safety Filter?

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Software & Accessories / Re: What brand of ND filters do you have?
« on: January 11, 2013, 04:20:19 PM »
I have a few LEE GND filters and Big Stopper, as well as the Singh-Ray reverse GND.  I have stacked 3 together without seeing any color cast.  I would say they are equally good.  I have used HiTech before, but magenta became obvious if 2 of them were stacked.

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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:03:38 PM »
We are talking about qualities of products in forums, and that's why we are here.  Market share is determined by many factors, and that's why Rebel outsold 5D, not because Rebel is better than 5D.

You were comparing the 5DII to the D700, not to a camera costing 1/5 as much (at least, you weren't to begin with, and I don't see your point in doing so now, except perhaps as a concession to the main point).  I think you're missing the point.  You may post on a forum that the D4 is the best camera in the world, but unless you use your fingers to hand your money to a vendor and buy one, your posted opinion isn't worth the 2 cents worth of electricity you wasted posting it. In any case, the people who post their opinions on forums represent a very small fraction of real buyers.  It's the opinions of those buyers that matter, in aggregate, and the 5DII was the clear winner over the D700 in that arena.

Subjective and bias.

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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
Unfortunately the statement 5D II leads D700 can only be found in this forum. You will see different opinions if you open your mind and look at different forums or do a google search.  ...check out their resale values on eBay or amazon.  You will know the truth.

LOL. Seriously?  What's stated here or on any other internet forum is opinion and is totally irrelevant. The 5DII far outsold the D700 in the marketplace.  That's the "truth" - at least, the only one that matters.  In fact, your last statement just proves the point - basic supply and demand, used 5DIIs are cheaper than used D700s because there were a lot more 5DIIs sold, therefore more are available on the used market. Truth, indeed...


Opinion does matter.  We are talking about qualities of products in forums, and that's why we are here.  Market share is determined by many factors, and that's why Rebel outsold 5D, not because Rebel is better than 5D.

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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: December 02, 2012, 12:07:17 PM »
Thanks for those two very helpfull comments, and i totally agree with both of you.

@meuroanatomist
They´re ahead because they sold so many 5d2 and now they give those users everything they wanted in the first place with the 5d3. They are forced to upgrade, even tough the camera doesnt provide anything fantastic or revolutionary and is pretty pricey (when you look at the competition).

Nikon bodies fell behind when the 5D II was released. They didn't make any real progress to be in any kind of lead till the D800. They have played leapfrog with bodies for years. With the rumored 46 mp Canon in the wild, who will be behind in bodies when it is released.

Lets not forget, Nikon has always been behind with glass.

I stand by the first comment I made in the thread.

Unfortunately the statement 5D II leads D700 can only be found in this forum. You will see different opinions if you open your mind and look at different forums or do a google search.  To be fair, they are very different cameras.  5D II leads in mega pixel and video.  D700 leads in AF and ISO.  They are obsolete now, but check out their resale values on eBay or amazon.  You will know the truth.

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Canon General / Re: Is canon going to come back?
« on: November 29, 2012, 12:07:47 PM »
So i´m in the market for a full frame camera right now. I only have FF lenses for EF mount, so switching would at least mean the loss of a lens or two (money reasons).
Right now canon is far behind others. Or lets just say it: Nikon.

The d800 is 2300€ the 5d3 is 2900€ and the Nikon just is the superior camera. If you downsize the image even high iso is awesome, af is good etc. It´s just a really good body and much more in the price range of a 6d.

I want to stick with canon but if they are going to make their first competitive body in like 5 years i really have to consider switching....

Back to the old days when people compared Canon 5D II and Nikon D700, many folks in this forum would say center AF is their shooting style, high ISO is not a big deal, video is a must, etc.
Now the focus for this discussion in this forum is shifted to lenses even though Canon have not released many new ones in the past few years.
Anyway, either brands have their pros and cons and have their own fanboys, but it is centainly not a good forum for this discussion.  Try dbreview or others if you are serious about getting some real comments.  By the way, this is a great place for getting new product info and techniques of Canon cameras.

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