« on: February 12, 2014, 02:39:06 PM »
New type of high dynamic range sensor? Canon, you've got my attention. This might be the camera I've been waiting for...
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I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks. It doesn't take pictures of itself.
Made me extremely sad once again, when I saw this shadow recovery by Canon compared to others.
I don't like the tripod mount being on the backside of the backpack for some reasons:
- The heavier the part, the closer it should be to you.
Sure enough, your fancy carbon basalt titanium mithril Tripod is not actually heavy, but admittedly, with a proper head on top of it, one cannot deny that there still is some weight to the whole thing.
All that equipment dangling far away from you is not very comfortable.
I do find it a bit worrisome that it has been literally years and years since Canon has even bothered to mention the word DR. I wonder if they don't have all their eggs in more MP and dual-pixel AF and who cares about DR. DR would probably cost more outlay, the other stuff they can get away with on ancient fabs...
Also be aware that despite the marketing promises, the weatherproofing on the 5Diii is not great.
Mine died in conditions that my 1D Mk iv would not have batted an eyelid at (light rain). The repair charges were less than I expected (£250), but they had to replace two circuit boards.
double the price.. as expected.
Don't know how difficult it may be to weatherseal push-pull zooms. Not interested in those.
What I am observing however, is that Canon is withholding wheathersealing in anything other than expensive Luxury products. In reality, wheathersealing of DSLRs and lenses is really simple and does not cause significant additional R&D and production costs. As demonstrated by Pentax over and over again. All it takes is a few O-rings in the right places:
That's what cheap kit-lenses look like at Pentax these days:
http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Pentax-K-50-Wetterfest-und-robust [and sorry, got it in German only at the moment]
They just went back in stock. I was soo close to pulling the trigger on a couple of AlienBees but I bought two more of these instead. XD
I gotta pay for this months purchases already...and 2x of the 600EXRT's are part of that. I'll play with these, maybe buy 1-2 more, and learn to use all these effectively.
Alien Bees are next on the block after that...the prices on those look quite reasonable for starting a studio type setup. I'm still trying to figure what remote system to get and works best with the AB's...their site has multiple of them, and I can't figure out easily the difference between them all....
Wish there was some way to fire off Alien Bees with 600EXRTs together, I've not figure that out yet....