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how about this beauty?

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 09:06:31 PM »
Perhaps Canon has done what Apple did with Intel.  Roll over, lube up, and take it with a smile on your face.  Canon will now use Sony sensors

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Canon General / Re: Site trolling
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:26:15 AM »
I think there is a genuine concern that Canon sensors are no long competitive and are a generation or two behind Sony and Nikon (same sensor).  There is some minor gripping about this and that feature or mirroless offerings but the real complaint is the sensor.  When Canon had the best sensors (a long run) the Nikon fan sites were awash with similar complaints on their sites and the fanboys saying things like "12MP is all you ever need".  Same thing you are seeing now on this site.  The fanboys are saying things like "18MP is all you need". "I would never buy a camera with than many mega pixels", or "It's the glass, yeah, thats why I stay with Canon" ignoring the fact that Nikon has equally fine glass and Sony shooters have access to better stuff.  If Canon catches up the same old fanboys will be lining up to buy the best stuff and crowing about how important the big sensors are.
I think some of the Canon commenters should feel a bit vindicated by the fact that Nikon just dialed back the MP in their latest FF camera to 24.  They must have had some reason for doing that.  It wasn't to save money as the sensor will be the same parts cost.  I suspect that there were plenty of Nikon users that really had no use for 36 MP.  I think they wanted to put something closer to the 5DIII.

Nikon dialed back nothing.  Did they take their 36mp sensor off the market?????? They used a cheaper (but better than Canon) sensor so they would not compete against the 820D.  They built a camera at a price point (cheaper than Canon, more MP) so as not to cannibalize a market they already serve.  Nikon gives their customers a choice of FF sensors "36mm?  yeah, we have that..... will 24 do?  Sure, we have that too".  Canon (18, or 20 or 22....want more?  we don't have it and you don't need it....BTW we have better glass).  I will not stop saying it.  The most important component of a camera is the sensor.  Canon sensors are not as good as Nikon and Sony sensors.  CANON!! WE WANT BETTER SENSORS!!!! WE WANT WHAT NIKON AND SONY HAVE!!!!

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Canon General / Re: Site trolling
« on: October 02, 2014, 06:21:28 AM »
I think there is a genuine concern that Canon sensors are no long competitive and are a generation or two behind Sony and Nikon (same sensor).  There is some minor gripping about this and that feature or mirroless offerings but the real complaint is the sensor.  When Canon had the best sensors (a long run) the Nikon fan sites were awash with similar complaints on their sites and the fanboys saying things like "12MP is all you ever need".  Same thing you are seeing now on this site.  The fanboys are saying things like "18MP is all you need". "I would never buy a camera with than many mega pixels", or "It's the glass, yeah, thats why I stay with Canon" ignoring the fact that Nikon has equally fine glass and Sony shooters have access to better stuff.  If Canon catches up the same old fanboys will be lining up to buy the best stuff and crowing about how important the big sensors are.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:29:01 PM »
I suspect this price will continue to drift down.  It's a great camera, almost indestructible, but nobody is going to pay a premium of a couple of thousand dollars when Nikon and Sony will give much better image quality for $$2,500 to $3,500.  I hope the price is dropping because a replacement is on the way.  Tough times in Canonville

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:03:23 PM »
yup, heard that 3D rumor in 2012.  Elvis will be back to present it.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 10:57:25 AM »
I have an idea!!  I buy this lens and one of those small EOS SL1's and I have an excellent DSLR that is the size of a  large mirroless and I get to keep all of my Canon lenses.  Sweet!

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Photography Technique / Re: Circular Polarizer - YES or NOT
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:36:23 AM »
unfortunately, polarization is one of those things that can not be done in post.  There is no substitute for a CP.  I don't use it often but for scenic or landscapes there is nothing like it for increasing saturation, reducing a washed out look and deepening a blue sky.  I tend to do a lot of B&W and a polorizer really helps on darkening blue skies.  yes, you can do that in post, but it usually adds noise and artifacts.  Better to start darker in the original.  What I will tell you is do not go crazy buying the absolute "best" one.  They can be expensive, particularly for the large diameter lenses used in landscape work.  I use a Canon 24-105L , which is a good lens, but not the absolute pinnacle of sharp optics.  I bought a 77mm tiffen from Amazon for about $40 bucks and it''s just fine

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:08:40 PM »
Well I got some New York City birds

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50 MP, 16 stops of DR.  Canon must respond to that!!

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No, they don't.  This is land of the Canon fanboy.  Don't you understand that in the world sensors don't matter.  They never mattered since Camon had the best sensors.  Now the lens line up is the only think that matters.  DxoMark says other company's have better lenses?  Then DXOMark doesn't matter.  This is Canonland and the only thing that matters is our stuff is the best

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Lenses / Re: I'm terrified of my EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
« on: September 03, 2014, 07:51:52 PM »
Size and weight scared me off so I settled for the f4.  f2.8 is sharper and faster but I don't shoot for a living so I can live with the extra stop.  you have a great lens but as mentioned get a tripod mount strap.  I love my Black Rapid, just get in the habit of making sure it is tight and the safty catch is screwed tight.  I never had a problem with either but it's always good to be paranoid.  Enjoy!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:34:07 PM »
West Indian Day Parade NYC

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:32:45 PM »
West Indian Day Parade NYC

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:31:21 PM »
West Indian Day Parade NYC

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:30:06 PM »
West Indian Parade in NYC

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