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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:27:56 AM »
OK, here is the answer.

If I am to upgrade my 5D MKIII (being a landscape and portrait/street photographer), this is what I would love to get as my next camera:
1. 30+ MP (more resolution than 22MP)
2. 2 stops of DR improvement and less shadow noise
3. AF system can be the same or can have all cross type points
4. 1 stop ISO improvement - nice to have, not critical

If this happens, I am off Canon. I was a very happy camper so far for 6 years.
I currently own a 5D MKIII, but it looks like there is just no upgrade.
5Ds is not an upgrade and it looks like 5D MKIV is not an upgrade either.
Where is the equivalent of the D810?

Sounds like you're looking for the 5Ds/5DsR (assuming the previous reports about the DR being improved are true.)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Still Live: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:50:54 PM »
Hi all.

I wanted to get a 5Diii that wasn't grey market, so I can make use of the warranty, if I needed it.  However, if magic lantern voids the warranty, spending more for a US market camera may not be worth it.  So, does anyone know if you can still get a US market 5Diii serviced under warranty, if magic lantern is removed?

If I can, I may jump on this deal.

There are lots of independent repair shops that will do out of warranty repairs.

So, Canon won't even touch grey market cameras?  Not even for pay? And if i were to get a US market 5Diii and remove magic lantern from it for servicing, canon would still say no?

Canon will service grey market cameras and magic lantern does not void the warranty.

EOS Bodies / Re: DR from 5Ds will be 2 stop better then 7D mk II
« on: February 09, 2015, 11:11:58 PM »
Who knows, maybe Canon implemented a DualISO-like method for overcoming the read noise issue and that's why you lose DPAF even though it's essentially a scaled up 7D2 sensor.  That would also go a long way to explaining the seemingly conflicting comments about how the "traditionally measured" DR is similar to the 5D3 while other sources say the noise floor has been reduced.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:36:21 PM »
Adorama has more detail in specs

Do a search for 5Ds R, for some reason 5Ds returns a blank screen.

Thanks - actually the BH specs page is pretty robust.

I heard news of a 50MP Sony release...  it would be interesting to see if the resolution specs line up.

It's pretty clearly not a Sony sensor.  DPReview is claiming similar RAW dynamic range as in the 5D3.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $4199 via ebay
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:12:17 PM »
Who wants to pay these sums for a camera that is made for sports? low resolution, inferior DR
when there are better cameras  at much lower prices for the average photographer? regarding DR , IQ

People who shoot sports and/or wildlife?

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:39:01 PM »
What makes you think I'm taking flash dominated exposures of people up close?  I'm often using it for fill, and only occasionally of people.


It seems that those who poo-poo the pop-up flash only think of it as a primary light source when light is low. In such a scenario, of course -- it's awful. I use it in the opposite scenario, though -- modest fill in bright daylight when the subject is back-lit or somewhat shaded. It adds catch lights, too.

Let's not forget that the cool Canon fullframe viewfinder hump would look way less cool if you stuck a pop-up flash on it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:09:08 AM »
Quote from: Arkarch link=topic=24817.msg491149#msg491149 date=

Tilt screen - seems like that would be challenging to weatherproof; plus one more thing to break.  Wifi or any other radio device also gets compromised by faraday cage effects of a metal body.

Those are rediculous ideas. There is no difficulty in weatherproofing, or even waterproofing, a swivel screen, Olympus have done it with a P&S. And we are well past the age of not understanding radio, EyeFi cards work perfectly in 1 series all metal bodies, you could put the antenna in the card door with a 100% metal body and still get interference free results.

1 series memory card doors are made of plastic.

EDIT:  Actually I take that back, both my 1Ds3 and 1DX have a really smooth paint on the inside of the memory card door that makes it feel plasticky but they're cold to the touch so they're probably metal.

EOS Bodies / Re: Best Lenses for the Canon 5Ds
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:37:13 PM »
Ok, I am damn intrigued. How did you come up with such measurements?  24-70mkII outranks the Otus prime?

Yeah, I'm not sure that one passes the sniff test.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:35:14 PM »
If you take the ~10% they spend on R&D each year, that's about 4.5 million dollars. If  you figure Canon distributes those funds around their business units by size, then about 1.7 million is spent on R&D on the consumer equipment business...most of that likely goes to photography equipment, and most of that probably goes to lens R&D, and a solid chunk probably goes to AF and metering R&D. Who knows how much goes to sensor R&D...but Canon isn't even a blip on the radar as far as sensor innovation goes.

1.7 million on R&D for an entire division of a major corporation seems way too low.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:18:21 PM »
does anyone know what "EV-2 support" is?

That's the one that's piqued my interest.  As much as I'm against giving up the OVF, I would be very happy if you could add on an EVF through the hotshoe like on the Olympus Pen cameras.

EOS Bodies / Re: New 1DX firmware info by Fred Miranda site member
« on: January 28, 2015, 05:20:26 PM »
Note: Once the EOS 5D Mark III camera is updated to Version 1.3.3, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version (Version 1.0.7 through 1.2.3).

IIRC they said the same thing about 1.2.3 but there's no issue with reverting back if you have the older firmware.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 28, 2015, 04:40:59 PM »
Do you believe it was announced before the C500 or 1Dc?

I've never understood this tendency of people to criticize Canon for not being innovative for video when they were the first to market with 4K in a DSLR by either by almost two years going by the GH4 or almost 3 years and counting if you're strict about the DSLR part.  Bringing the camera to a lower price point is almost purely a business decision, not a question of innovation.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photostitch ain't perfect, or is it me?
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:31:48 AM »
I have had issues with photo stitch not lining up properly.  I found a freebie from Microsoft called ICE which does a better job.

This is the correct answer.  ICE isn't perfect but it's amazingly good for the vast majority of scenarios and requires essentially zero work from the end user.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:29:14 PM »
Isn't this really more of a cosmetic issue since the actual AF points cover a larger area than the boxes show?

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:59:44 AM »
The M3 could be interesting for me, depends on the specs.   Possibly the 11-24/4 at some point, too.
I agree about the M3, especially if it's like this one:
It would be a great match for my imported 11-22, but I wonder if it will even be sold in the US:

The 11-24 f/4 is on my purchase list for the year.
I need a decent camera that is easy to take in the kayak.... the M3, particularly like in the link and with an 18-200 M zoom would be hard to pass up....

I would have thought weather sealing would be a huge requirement for kayaking.  It seems like an E-M1 or E-M5 would be the obvious choice for that role.

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