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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Guessing Game- Canon or Nikon?
« on: Today at 11:38:45 AM »
With all of this debate recently (always) about which camera sensor is better... canon or nikon (sony)... I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see if people can actually tell which camera brand produced the image.  I welcome you to post an image and see if others can tell whether it was canon or nikon.  Post some images for the DRones out there. 

Over the years I have shot with many cameras and currently use both Canon and Nikon... So, I'll start it off...

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I spend a lot of time in the field with Canon and Nikon photographers.  We all have pro level cameras and you know the funny thing is... no one complains about their "brand."  All the complaining I hear about camera brand is by internet personalities.  Just got an idea for a new thread....


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Portrait / Re: Feedback on these headshots
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:43:59 PM »
 Why cut off the top of his head in all of these? Otherwise, looks pretty good to me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D 4 & 1DX II @ Photokina?
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:27:06 PM »
Who cares? Every thread will be hijacked by people telling us our cameras are crap, even if we are happy with them they will try and tell us why we shouldn't be, even when we tell them we understand their point, and it is valid, they will still go on and on and on and on..........
serenity now!

I try, I truthfully try, but it is like a car accident, you really don't want to look as you drive by but for some morbid reason you can't stop yourself. Now they are saying you can't print a Canon file from any camera above 13" x 19", they honestly believe there is a 36% deficiency in Canon sensors, though how you can quantify that to 36% is a mystery, they are crazy, truthfully crazy. Don't they realise they sound like the crazy guy in the parking lot at the mall?

I think I am not going to log in for a few days.
Can't go larger than 13x19? DARN!!!!
I just stitched together a panorama from  vacation, 167,643 by 51162 pixels and all for nothing!

(note that at 300dpi that comes to 46.6 feet by 14.2 feet)

You must have been shooting with a D810.  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $999 at Adorama
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:05:57 AM »

Wasn't the 24-70 f4/L overpriced at 1.5K?

At the risk of sounding like a whiner... I think that all of canons lenses are overpriced. That has not stopped me from purchasing, so perhaps They are priced just right... But the meteoric rise in "L" glass pricing over the last 3-5 years has been almost startling... It is nice to see a slight rebound in prices as the value of USD has improved over the yen and nice to see that canon does not respond to exchange rate changes in only one direction.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $999 at Adorama
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:42:13 AM »
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Why a very limited time?  It looks like canon is dropping the msrp to $999 perminently. Or is this just marketing noise?

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Lenses / Re: Canon MP-E 65 f/2.8
« on: August 30, 2014, 09:24:44 PM »
If you want to go closer than 1:1 or 2:1 this is really THE lens to do it.  The downside, as others have mentioned, is that it does not focus to infinity, and the min magnification is 1:1, so you won't be able to use this thing for anything other than macro.

I have used it handheld many times, and with practice it is a very hand-holdable lens.  You definitely would want to us a macro flash.

Personally, I ended up selling it and purchasing a Sigma 150mm Macro.   While the MP-E 65 is a spectacular lens, it was just too specialized for me.  Before buying it, I highly recommend renting one.  The rental cost will be well worth the test to make sure you really want this specialty lens. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:43:44 PM »
Wrong.  I went full-frame, and I kept my APS-c camera for its advantages in high pixel density and fast frame rates over the full-frame.

Of course, the latter is not a general 'crop factor advantage'.  You can get higher frame rates for lower cost, and as I've stated, lower cost is the main advantage of crop sensors.

Okay, I don't personally consider the 1-series as a viable option because of the body style, so I'm only comparing to the bodies I'd actually consider using (6D and 5DIII).

Not sure if this is what you mean... but I much prefer the "gripless" smaller bodies of non 1 series cameras.  My 1DIV is a great camera, but the smaller 5D is a lot more comfortable for handheld shooing and easier for walk around. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 01:13:33 PM »

"whatever"! Really? Some facts thrown your way and you disregard it….

Oh... my bad.  My observations in the field have been proven wrong (Thanks LeeJay!), and I have revised my "wish list" for a new 7D.

Sanj... I appreciate all the facts that are thrown around here.  Just look at the 50+ page thread on the 7D started a few days ago.  There are so many facts in there that prove every other fact wrong that nothing could possibly be true.

I'm not disregarding the facts, I'm just stating that my opinions for a great APS-C camera are based on my own field operation.  Truthfully, I don't care about the physics.  What I care about is generating high quality images and through my own experience, I believe that my "wish list" for a great APS-C camera help create cleaner more usable files at high ISO.  I'm not about to debate what makes a pixel produce better noise.  If canon can make a 24mp APS-C camera that produces excellent quality, low ISO noise at ISO 3200... I don't care what goes into it.  In my experience, this would be a more realistic achievement if that crop sensor was 12 or 16MP.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:15:47 AM »
A 12mp sensor would have better high ISO performance,

No, it wouldn't.  This myth just won't go away.

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utilize the center of lens elements,

Which is wrong on two levels - every pixel uses all of the lens elements.  You may have meant "image circle" instead of lens elements.  Secondly, using the "sweet spot" is nearly always detrimental compared to using the entire image circle because of increased enlargement.

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And also, a 12 mp crop sensor is 150% of the "reach" and 16mp is 200% of the "reach"... As you put it.

"Reach" means "resolving power" and it goes with the square of pixel count.  You want to double resolving power?  You need four times as many pixels.

Whatever... my opinions are derived from "field" observation... and interestingly I have found that most things being equal, larger pixels translate to higher ISO noise usability.... and that the center of images are always sharper and have less distortion than the edges.  But who needs field observations when we have all of these "theoretical" photographers here on the forum to prove us all wrong??

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:28:02 AM »
The good news is that if it is a totally new sensor, it may be much better than the 70d and it will have better high ISO noise at 20.2 than 24 mp. Im all for a smaller sensor in aps-c. Truthfully, I wish it was closer to 12 or 16. We'd have a killer crop camera!

How? If it is 12MP then it's getting to be not the ton more reach than a 5D3 is. It's not the crop factor that matters, it's the photosite density. All teh crop factor does is limit your FOV with each lens.

A 12mp sensor would have better high ISO performance, utilize the center of lens elements,  pair that with 10fps and I think that would be a great crop camera package. Better in the field then a 5d3 or a 1div. Of which I have both.

And also, a 12 mp crop sensor is 150% of the "reach" and 16mp is 200% of the "reach"... As you put it.

Just my ideal wildlife camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:07:59 AM »
The good news is that if it is a totally new sensor, it may be much better than the 70d and it will have better high ISO noise at 20.2 than 24 mp. Im all for a smaller sensor in aps-c. Truthfully, I wish it was closer to 12 or 16. We'd have a killer crop camera!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:52:08 PM »
I'll be preordering one. Whether I keep it or not is TBD. I really wanted to love the 7d. I shot it for over a year, but just couldn't warm up to it.  The rumored specs look promising. I suspect we'll get really solid details this weekend or Monday. It's tough to keep specs totally secret right up until release date due to the marketing materials, (posters, brochures, sales training, etc) that canon needs time to get set up and ready for photokina. Fingers crossed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:52:24 AM »
Definitely an indication of pent-up demand..... I wonder how many will purchase one?

I thought the same thing, but when scrolling through all the pages, there are really only a handful of characters making the majority of all of this noise.  But I do think that the existence of hundreds of 7DII posts that have popped up here over the last year might be a good indication of pent up demand.

To answer your question:  I'll likely be an early adopter.

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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:45:33 PM »
The 5DMKIII does have more MP but has less density the chip is 1.6X bigger therefore pixels are more spread out. APC crams 18MP on a sensor that is 1.6X smaller therefore the 18MP APC chip has the largest pixel density of any Canon sensor meaning more pixels on target and a sharper image.

Not that this correction helps the op decide... But the sensor on a 5d3 is actually 2.56x bigger than the sensor on a 7d.

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