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Messages - c.d.embrey

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Nikon users complain more, usually with good reason. Lack of DX primes. No Pro/Semi Pro Nikon 1, Nikon software really & truly sucks big time. Nikon recently has had REAL Quality Control problems, that Nikon has tried to ignore.

Read Nikon Guru Thom Hogan's blog, www.bythom.com to get an idea of Nikon's current real problems.

They also complain about things that are not problems. Things like my Nikon D800 files are too big. They bought 36Mp 'cuz it was a BIG number (BIG is good, right?), when in truth 12Mp was more than they needed. Typical BS you see on all forums.

I currently own cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, GoPro and will probably buy an M4/3 soon. All of them have good and bad points. I also still shoot film :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:01:04 PM »
So why no EVF on the 7D2 ???

Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

If you watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, etc on Television, tell me how bad it was ??? 'cuz they use cameras with EVFs.

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Reviews / Re: Consumer Reports: Canon G1X MK2 Best Ever
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:55:16 PM »
You can't trust Consumer Reports opinion on cameras. Back in the day, when the majority of Pros were using the Nikon F, Consumer Reports said it was the worst camera.

If you gave Consumer Reports a Canon 1D X to test, they wouldn't like it. They know nothing of photography, and treat cameras like toasters or hair dryers.












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EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:48:54 AM »
I haven't heard anything from the possible EOS-M3, Does anyone have information? How it will compare against the excellent Sony A6000?

How will it compare to the Fuji X-T1, the Olympus E-M1 or the Panasonic GH4 ??? These aren't toys, they are serious cameras that are being used by pros, RIGHT NOW. All three brands have a good selection of lenses, not just zoomz.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:36:50 AM »
The REAL QUESTION is how many generation is Canon behind Sony, Olympus and Panasonic ???

The photographic world is rapidly changing. Now Video is a BFD with many photographers (and has been for several years). And ALL professional video cameras use EVFs. Even Canon has EVFs on the C100, C300 and C500. So why no EVF on the 7D2 ???

You may want to view this video The Mirrorless Revolution and learn why Michael Reichman has sold all his DSLRs  http://luminous-landscape.com/whatsnew/#1129

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EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:50:53 AM »

  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM - I like how it's light and has good AF, but I'm concerned about difficulty manually focusing and that 40mm may be awkward with the crop factor

There is NO CROP FACTOR! the sensor size of your Canon M is the same size as Super35, the Hollywood standard. Full Frame, AKA VistaVision, went out of style 50+ years ago.

Here's a list of Cooke's 5i Primes.
18mm
25mm
32mm
40mm
50mm
65mm
75mm
100mm
135mm

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:00:20 PM »
It all depends on how good a technical photographer you are. If you could shoot perfectly exposed Chromes back in the film days, you don't need raw.

I've always provided my Adobe Artist with both Raw and JPEG files. And she always works with the JPEGs, because processing my Raw files would give the same result.

A couple of years ago another pro ask me what I thought of shooting JPEGs for paying work. I told him my experience. He did some experimenting with custom functions and has been shooting JPEGs ever since. And I've seen other pros starting to switch to custom JPEGs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is this going anywhere?
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:34:23 PM »
This is pretty ridiculous.  Who even really cares about which camera has the current technological edge.  I'll wager money that I can give my father's old (a decade old or so) Konica Minolta 5D with the kit lens to a top notch photographer and he'll wipe the floor with some hobbyist with either a 5D3 or d810 who spends more time worrying about whether his camera is the technological best (has the best sensor, or the most dynamic range, etc.) than time getting out there taking photographs.

The Phoblographer agrees with you. No One is Making a Bad Camera, You’re Just a Bad Photographer http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/08/09/one-making-bad-camera-youre-just-bad-photographer/

"... if you don’t have the vision, creativity, and the know-how when it comes to working with a scene and creating something then there is a strong chance that you’re going to be creating useless garbage."

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:47:07 PM »
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, mounted on a xxD.

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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:33:59 PM »
Canon already has an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Full Frame lens.

Canon already has an EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens for their Mirrorless APS-C camera.

Wouldn't it make more sense to make an EF-S 22mm f/2 STM for their non-mirrorless APS-C cameras.

BTW 24mm = 38mm FF and 22mm = 35mm FF

An EF-S 22mm f/2 STM lens would be a good reason to replace my heavy EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM with a light EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM  :)

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:24:26 PM »
Canon already has an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM. Full Frame lens.

Canon already has an EF-M 22mm f/2 STM in the M mirrorless mount.

Wouldn't it make more sense to make an EF-S 22mm f/2 STM ???

BTW 24mm = 38.4 FF and 22mm = 35.2 FF, so why a 24mm for an APS-C camera ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:05:45 PM »
I'm still waiting for the Nikon D400  :( The Canon 70D is at least two generations better than the Nikon D300s  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:05:35 PM »
I shoot mostly vertical (portrait) from close to ground level. So the lack of a fully articulated screen (like the 70D) is a huge MINUS!  When I was younger, I had no problem with laying on the ground to get the shot, but NOT now.

Also the lack of WiFi on a pro camera is inexcusable.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 10:15:18 PM »

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that the workflow at the World Cup was photographer takes picture, transferred to network where someone else edits the picture and posts it. Photos got posted minutes after being taken.

Sounds about right to me. Many things need rapid turn-around, Breaking News is a biggie.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 09:59:50 PM »

Straight from the camera?  You want to run lightroom on a 3.2 inch screen?


Yes, straight from the camera. Many Pros are using custom functions to make their straight-from-the-camera-jpeg look like they had been post-processed. They brew a secret-sauce for each their various shoots styles.

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