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Photography Technique / Re: Next lens..
« on: February 09, 2015, 05:09:26 AM »
Get the Canon MP-E 65mm
Do not be cruel with novice users in canonRumors. :o ;D

Therefore, we asked the novice users to kindly inform what type of photos do (or want to), and which camera has. 8)

Ah sorry about that, thought the op was kinda joking given the lack of info. Now we know a little more about your needs though, I'd second the 10-18 stm, it's cheap, has good optics and will open up a whole new world with your landscape shots! It'll also be pretty useful for street shooting too but it's slow [aperture not very wide], so you may want a fast prime to back it up. I'd recommend 35mm and under since you already have the longer end covered with the 70 -300. Some people have recommend a 50 which could work, depending on your style. I, however found the focal length [80mm on crop] really awkward for street, I usually always ended up needing something wider and the times I needed reach, 80mm was not enough. It just kinda sat in the middle for filling neither need. Hope this helps. 

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Photography Technique / Re: Next lens..
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:35:27 PM »
Get the Canon MP-E 65mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon had no choice but to specialize the lineup
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:19:15 AM »

Because in reality, ISO of 12,800 or over on any camera just doesn't have acceptable quality. Yes, it's getting cleaner, but cleaner isn't CLEAN. Thus, people are looking for better dynamic range at more realistic ISO that they commonly shoot at.


You'd have LOVED shooting on film...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:10:17 AM »
Not me for a few reasons! MP count is too high for my workflow, I don't want my computer chugging along when I'm not even taking advantage of the MP. It's too much for both my work and personal projects, all of my clients want images for web or small print [flyers/catalogues]. I barely print any of my own work and if I do, it's around A2 size MAX. I'v made really good A2 prints from a 10mp 40D.... so yeah, overkill for me.
Thats not to say I don't like the cameras, if I was printing HUGE landscapes, doing 'mega cropping' on wildlife shots, or working for clients who printed big [bus stop posters, store banners, possibly even billboards] then I'd be more interested. But it's the wrong tool for me, as is the 7dmkii. I'm more interested in the 6dmkii and 5dmkiv because they will more likely compliment my photography better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II speculation...
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:52:59 AM »
Here's what I think:

The sensor will be around 22-24mp, we'll only see a modest increase as Canon is creating 2 new high mp cameras. I think the sensor will be Canon made and not Sony. They would want to get it out for as cheap as possible since it is their 'affordable' full frame model, so it makes sense that they'll use their own sensors and I would be surprised if it didn't have dual pixel tech.

For the AF I'd be happy with 11 all cross types points and I think we might see something like this or an increase to around 17. Whilst I don't disagree completely with the notion that the 6dmkiii could replace the 5dmkiii [like the 6d replaced the 5dmkii] I really can't see them putting anything near a 61 point AF in it.... but I'd be happy to be proved wrong!

FPS, my bet is 5 whilst hoping for 6. IMO, anything over 6 is unrealistic. The 5dmkiv will probably be placed around 8 to protect 1d series, so expecting 7 or 8 on the 6dmkii is not going to happen.

Wifi and GPs I think are dead certs, as the 6d already has them.

Touch and swivel screen: Touch screen makes a lot of sense, especially if the sensor is dual pixel. I don't know why it's not on the 7dmkii but i'd expect to see it on a 6dmkii. I'm 50/50 on the swivel screen, Canon has yet to place one on their upper end bodies so I'm not sure if we'll see one on the 6dmkii. However they may include one to keep pace with the Nikon D750 and i'd love to see one included.

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Looks like canon did a great job with the 7d mkii sensor. To my eyes the a6000 looks the worst, followed by the 70d. The d7100 and 7d mkii are pretty close, with 7d edging out slightly. Great news for canon sports/wildlife shooters!

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If you use Final Cut Pro X make sure you've updated to 1.1.2 because older versions won't work. Also I seem to be having big issues with safari, pages not loaded properly, missing images and constant 'server not responding' messages.... funny yosemite, everything was fine before the update but you keep blaming those poor servers.  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 24, 2014, 10:25:48 AM »
I'm thinking we'll see a 6D mkii around fall next year. The original will be 3 years old then and thats 'around' the usual age that the prosumer models [xxD] get an update. The 5Dmkiii replaced the Mkii in around 3 and a half years [I think], so I don't think it's unrealistic to expect a 6D update slightly earlier than the 5D2 to 5D3 cycle.

I also think the update will be very modest but with a few careful tweaks, canon can build this camera to pull in the crowd that aren't quite convinced about the current 6D and even give current owners something to upgrade to.

Example:
All specs the same as current 6d except...
Sensor: 22mp dual pixel.
AF: 11 point, all cross type.
FPS: 5.5 fps.
Screen: adjustable touch screen.

Even if they don't improve actual sensor performance [the current 6d sensor is still amazing], a small mp bump or the inclusion of dual pixel technology will still be a nice step up.

How many people were put off by the fact the 6d has one cross type sensor?? Solve this by upgrading them all to cross type but by keeping the amount of points the same, it keeps the camera away from the 'need the best af 5dmk3, 5dmk4, 7dmk2 market' but still provides a huge upgrade to the current 6D.

A small increase in fps will be expected but it will still be one of the slowest shooters in the line up. [the 5dmk4 will probably be rocking around 7 fps] The key point is that you'll be getting 'near 5dmk3 speeds' for a fraction of the price.

Touch screen would be welcome by some, especially if the camera has a dual pixel sensor. This will improve live view af to no end. An adjustable screen would just be another nice feature that it would have over the original.

So for little effort Canon can make a great camera that won't encroach upon other models but is a worthwhile improvement on the original. I think this approach would work even if they didn't do much to update the sensor, as the biggest compliant about the original [af] has been addressed.
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:02:11 AM »
I do not use Macs, so I am wondering why or how a person would risk losing their images.  Surly they are stored either on a hard drive, or online somewhere (always risky).
In either event, a person should have a backup, since no storage is all that reliable.
It is a bit puzzling as to why Apple would eliminate a highly regarded piece of software, at the very least, they might sell it to another software developer.  The only reason that comes to mind is that Apple sees jpeg images from iphones, tablets, etc as the way forward.  Its certainly true that camera sales are dropping like a rock.

Nobody would loose any images, they are all stored in a 'library' folder. You can view the contents and all your master images are in there, but i'm not denying it would be a total nightmare switching to something else without some software to automate the process.
I agree, it is puzzling to why they are stopping development for it? I mean in the grand scheme of things, they probably don't even notice the development costs and it's always smart to keep your options open right? You raise an interesting point about how they see jpegs/iphone images as the future, this is quite possible. Hopefully the new software will support RAW, otherwise i'm not sure what to do.  ???

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:30:01 AM »
A BIG BIG BIG thank you to Mr photo editor, for spending the time to put up these images and give us an early glimpse of this lens. Cheers Buddy!

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographs in the "Blue Hour"
« on: May 05, 2014, 06:20:31 AM »
One from Delamere Forest in England.

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:59:43 AM »
Hi Renaissance.
I think your letter to Canon complaints department ended up here by mistake!

Cheers Graham.

Best reply ever  ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: updating to Maverick 10.9?
« on: February 08, 2014, 05:21:05 PM »
I'v not noticed anything major except a weird bug where I managed to get the new pages, keynote and numbers for free. :) Operation doesn't seem any speedier or slower, although I noticed the beach ball kinda replaces the cursor for a spilt second but it doesn't interfere with anything.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 29, 2014, 04:46:53 AM »
Well one 80mm cart for the 3880 is say £40
If you spent £56 on 4 R2000 carts you'd get 68mm of ink [17mm each]
So you get around 12mm extra with the 3880, and save £16 which isn't too bad

As far as I'm aware, the R2000 will use ink for swapping blacks too, same as the R3000 and 3880. It's not that big a deal unless your continuously swapping for matt to gloss paper. I used semi gloss most of the time, so didn't swap too often. I wouldn't worry about the maintenance cart too much, mine never needed swapping out.

There are other advantages to the 3880 too, such as bigger print sizes and grey carts for better black and white prints.

You'll save money, but it's totally dependent on how much you'll be printing.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Epson R2000, R3000 or 3880 Printer
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:51:35 AM »
I had a 3880 [sold it last year] and the ink lasts for ages. I still had on average 50% ink left from the first set of carts when I sold it. The carts are huge and although replacing the whole bunch is fairly costly, you'll find that your using some of the colours more than others, so some colours won't need replacing for a long time. In the long run, it beats a smaller printer for cost efficiency easily.

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