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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:10:48 AM »
I'll rent one and shoot a dimly lit rodeo arena and compare to my aging 1D Mark II. Faster fps and higher ISO at half the cost. The buffer compared to the 1D MII will also be a test it would need to pass. The 7D MII does seem to have the specs on paper for a lot of users who need to freeze the action even in low light. The proof is not coming from DXO but the arena. If the noise is no worse than the 1D MII @ ISO 1600 while shooting at ISO 4000 I'd be a happy camper with one.

Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 25, 2014, 02:32:35 PM »
I wouldn't mind having a 1DX on one hip and a D4s on the other. One thing I fault Canon on is there lack of images for us to tinker with from the 1DX. All this time and they seem to think we all are going to be shooting a great white all the time. Canon touted the 1DX as the all purpose body so why didn't they put up some images with a 17 t/s and a 24 t/s lens for landscape shooters? And why the portrait photos taken down with nothing put up to replace them? I have no doubts as to the 1DX being a great all around body but I'd still like to see what it can do on paper from my large format printer from the kind of glass I'd like to use. Canon has the glass for great landscapes and architectural work but for the very large prints Nikon (aka Sony) has the sensor. Nikon dust & oil problems bother me. Pins falling into the bodies from cable connections don't speak well for Nikon either. There is a reason the 5D MIII is still priced higher than the 36mp Nikon/Sony D800 and I think it is body quality. For now I'm still going to shoot my decade old 1D MII. 2015 will get here and maybe Canon will leap frog the D4s in a big way. Now they are not that far apart. Just give us a clean shot @ ISO 6400 Canon.... I much preferred Canon's old marketing of a studio/landscape model with full frame sensor and then the 1D with the APS-H sensor for high speed sports. 20 MP on the H and 24 on a full frame would suit me fine. I don't see any incentive to jump ship to a D4S for those with a 1DX. On the other hand if one has limited glass and a 7D then after the pundits make their rounds and some real world images are available to critique the D4S could steal a few 1DX sales.........

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel Kiss X70 Specs
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:35:07 PM »
It looks  to me like Canon just released something for quick increased cash flow from cell phone users or have a stock pile of digic 4's. Or both. It will serve a purpose. Now they need to get down to business as Hasselblad has entered the high end DSLR market now with a 24MP sensor using Carl Zeiss glass. Will Canon answer with a higher end than the 5D Mark III landscape model?

EOS Bodies / Re: "Honey, I'vs never seen it this hard before..."
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:28:35 PM »
Personally I'd add room lighting as suggested earlier and then try the 6D again. I've used one and loved it. A relative uses a 6D for video of their little one with now problems at higher ISO's. The kid will not always be inside either. They do grow up and want the playground.... Daylight. There is not enough diff in price of a 6D and 70D that I'd buy a 70D. By the time the OP needs more FPS for a faster moving little one a refurb 1DX might be a very possible solution. You never know what they might choose in the way of school sports. Shoot for pay for the soccer moms with cell phones.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:13:31 AM »
Canon may not have anything to answer to. The D4S may be just a fix for the D4 rather than ground breaking technology. I'd still go for a 1DX MII this fall. I'm not getting any younger and patience  is not one of my virtues.  :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon won't offer a high megapixel body
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:07:59 AM »
Who is going to have a "Front Four" to tote medium format lenses with the reach of 400mm FF sensor lenses and up to 800mm? I don't and never will. Newer better glass is a given for such high density pixel senors. Still quality in a compact  package is far more appealing to me than a medium format rig without the long lenses and their capabilities. In the meantime I'm tired of waiting for Canon to answer the D800 and soon will make the move to be a dual brand shooter. I still have a pro body for fast action in daylight but it sucks for landscapes. It boils down to the right tool for the right job. A 64MP Canon FF body would be a dream come true. If they can build it and sell it for the 13-14k price range then the gauntlet has been laid down for the medium format folks to spend some R&D money for landscape models. I believe the medium format market will fall in favor of the 35mm format not just do to price but also for the versatility it would have. I see no need for more resolution for normal people type studio work now. A Rebel T2i can bring out more flaws in a model's face than she wants to see now. With photo quality printers now available at 126" wide there is an opportunity for large commercial images. High density FF vs the cost of Medium format is a no brainer cost wise and it is certainly not as flexible. I hope that Canon will see the light and get back to making a 1D series with the H sensor for more frames FPS while increasing the resolution upwards of 30MP if it is doable. While the 1DX is possibly still the best action body made it sucks compared to a D800 for landscape work. My 2¢ worth. Don't let the flames go out.  :)

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:58:15 PM »
And just maybe he has a little advanced notice of what is coming down the road in a private meeting. Who knows? Maybe 45+ to 75 MP are not just a rumor.

This is very optimistic, but could be very much true following Kelby's move. If Canon does have plans producing a new sensor with more DR and megapixels, they'll benefit more from testers that stayed with Nikon due to those features.
I was told by a Canon dealer that there was a 75MP body under field test. It was eating  batteries like a kid M&M's. Is that true. I have no clue. I'd like to believe it. What's a few extra batteries for the best IQ in the land? If indeed it turns out true there will be some restless nights in the land of medium format 80MP bodies and backs that sold for 40k+ with very limited lens coverage.

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:33:02 PM »
And just maybe he has a little advanced notice of what is coming down the road in a private meeting. Who knows? Maybe 45+ to 75 MP are not just a rumor.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:42:53 PM »
My opinion for this lens is reserved until I have a 24"x48" print in my hands on metallic paper that came from my 6D that I worked up and printed. Maybe Sigma is after $'s they can't conquer with bodies.

Having shot 4x5 with the perspective control allowed by the bellows I completely understand. I'm looking at both the Canon 24 and the new Schneider 28mm. The new design of the Schneider looks like a very prime piece of engineering. If only there were some sample images for it. Rental seems like the way to test once it is released. The 28mm is missing from this PDF doc but it can be found on the net.


Schneider took a completely different approach to PC than Nikon or Canon did.

Photography Technique / Camera to print test
« on: January 05, 2014, 10:11:23 PM »
I did not find a thread other than this one for Camera to Print testing. I downloaded this image that Canon makes available here for the 5D MIII. http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos5dmk3/downloads/13.jpg

I immediately converted it to a tif with no resizing. Then resized without interpolation to 360 ppi. Next step in one simple moved used the recommended interpolation method to size it at 40x60. Cropped it to 24x60 which is as wide as I can print on an Epson 7900. Made a full 24x60 print on Breathing Color's https://www.breathingcolor.com/action/bc_shop/223/ media. The print is lacking in nothing. Very sharp and no CA. And a small miracle it was taken with the aging 17-40mm f4.0L lens. Regardless of the stats produced favoring Nikon's larger sensors, I'd be hard pressed to believe such as the D610 is better. It certainly lacks the build quality of the 5D MIII. There is no way to post an image to demo this but it is a fact that the 5D MIII is a body that delivers.

Image #13 from this page is what I used. All the settings given here.

If this is not the proper forum will a mod please move to the right one. This is the first thread I've started.

EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: January 04, 2014, 02:10:46 AM »
No matter how good the upgrade is internally and to the IQ and DR, Just please don't put it in "Plastic". And I strongly agree with the no articulating back. I'd use a second body when that is really needed. One thing I'd like to really see is just the 8-9 frames a second and bring back a new aps-h sensor with the 24 MP density of pixels with wi-fi like the 6D. Coming from the 1D MII world I love the aps-h sensor. I'm sorely disappointed in  Canon's abandonment of the 1D/1Ds lines and merging them into a 1DX. After down loading and printing images from both Nikon's D800 and Canon's 1DX there is just no comparison. Canon shot themselves in the foot for landscape/city skylines. If Canon should bring out a new aps-h senosr in a 7D MII I'd be  standing in line for one if DR and over all IQ at higher ISO setting is achieved. 24mp on an aps-h sensor should leap frog all of Nikon's aps-c 24mp senors for IQ. My 1D MII was ordered the day it was announced and I've never regretted it. Time has come for better and maybe in a lighter body. And above all keep the AA filter. Or make an additional 7D MIIx. I would like to see dual memory card slots as in the 1D series so that the images could be backed up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:03:19 AM »
How are people getting Live View via an Eye-Fi card?

I very occasionally use an Eye-Fi but I also have a WFT, the Eye-Fi is a toy, the WFT a tool with dramatically better functionality. You can use the WFT for Live View, and full control over remote shooting, among other things.
You may not can. I only see the preview of already taken images. WFT might be the only way to go at a cost. I just went to the Eye-Fi site. Not to clear about what it can and can't do. Most likely a contact with them up and coming.

… As a second body for animals photo ?

Hello everybody,

I have several oportunities to get a 1D IIN, between 400€ and 600€ ($520 - $780) pending the number of shutter actuations (between 50k and 90k). All look fine on the photos, and two of them are sold in an area reasonably close to my home, where I would be able to handle and test them prior potential purchase.

I already own a 5D III, which I use for every kind of photos. For animals, I feet an EF300 f2.8L IS II with or without the extenders 1.4 III or 2.0 III.

I don't really need another body. I am tempted because of the reputation of robustness of this specific 1D and its AF (some in a French Canon forum consider that it has been the best AF of all Canon bodies, apart 5D III and 1D X). I would use it for animals, with my 300 combos, especially when climatic or environmental conditions would be a bit aggressive for the 5D III integrity. The 8.5 Mpix are enough for what I do of my captures.

Do you think this body still worth it ? Are the prices correct ? What would be its drawbacks apart from an ergonomic from an old age ?

Thank you for your advices,
If you have a need for faster frames per second and don't need prints larger than 17x22 it is very viable now. I still shoot a plain Jane 1D MII for a lot of stuff where FPS and ultra fast focus are needed.

Great 'before and after' shots. You've made a really good job of smearing the contaminants across the sensor. If I took an f16 shot of any of my sensors against a White background there would be 'dust' spots all over them. Dust on sensors (and film) is a fact of life, and generally nothing to worry about, being simple to spot out.

Also bear in mind that the 'dust' is often things such as pollen that can be sticky, and smear beautifully. I wasn't adverse to giving the sensor a gentle blow with a suitable blower but now don't bother. When the dust builds to a serious level I get the sensor cleaned by a Canon service sensor.

Given that you have now smeared your contaminants I'd strongly recommend you do the same.
I second this emotion.  ;)

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