All things considered, Canon is coming under a lot of pressure to advance their sensors. This is great for US!
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Sounds like this could be the largest cave on earth
I'd like Canon to keep the 5D Mark IV in the 24-30MP range. If they produce a higher resolution camera, then it should be a separate camera line....3D.
My 5D Mark IV wish list:
* Dual Compact Flash card slots
* 8 fps in burst mode with a buffer that can handle at least 35 full resolution RAW files writing to both memory card slots.
* Improved ISO & Dynamic Range performance
* Improved autofocus system with wider coverage of autofocus points
* Red lighted autofocus points that are easy to see in the view finder in low light conditions in all autofocus modes
* A better metering system with metering tied to the selected autofocus points
* 1/400 sec flash synch speed
* The back of the camera should have backlit buttons that are easy to see in the dark, like the Nikon D4
If like me, you used Aperture3 for your workflow and are now considering your options after Apples's disappointing discontinuation of the software, you may be interested in this. In the promotional video it indicates you can 'import from Aperture.'
I will be downloading the 60 trial and assessing. If you're in the same boat, or you already have Capture Pro 8, perhaps we can share your thoughts here.
Every frame in focus.....hmmm
Give it to Tony Northrup and I am sure he could bugger up the settings and drop that down to 60%
He is pretty much doing it now.
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I swear, it must have been someone hacking my account. I don't know where those penile enhancement ads came from!!!!
I don't use the N-word and I don't like people around me using it either.
Thanks for all of the replies and to be more specific, I am a part-time pro, but due to some annoying health issues (disc problems in neck, worn out knees, and torn rotator cuffs) I have all but quit the paid work this year. I would like to get back into things once I get through rehab/surgery, which should be done in the next few months.
The thing that transpired this was from looking at my work as I prepare to enter the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Showcase contest. I look back over my nature and wildlife work and I realize that it's nowhere near the level of the pros who place in the top 250 of the contest and wonder if I'm wasting my time doing nature/wildlife. If I could sit out in the wilds every day, I would probably get better shots, but nature photography is about luck as much or more than anything else. Unfortunately, I have a wife and bills and can't afford to do that.
On the other hand, it seems like some of the other work I do comes very easily and I get very good results just about every time I shoot. I used to shoot fashion/models back in the film days and made good money doing that, but I'm in a small city now so that's somewhat out.
I don't mind being a generalist, but part of me would like to be really good at one thing instead of okay at lots of things. Maybe I'm just making too much of this but I'm frustrated with the quality of my work.
a hobby or a profession?Very well and important question.
If you are a hobbyist (as I am and as I suppose from your "far too little time "), then let me tell you, that I've met several hobbyists who went into one certain direction and after some time they got bored/frustrated/exhausted because they couldn't improve any more and the joy of a good picture came by too seldomly. So they went on.
Conclusion: As a hobbyist try to stay a flexible allrounder and just specialize on what you like most today or tomorrow. And feel free to always try something new.
If you are a professional, then I am supposingly the wrong one to give you advice but...
If you are a professional, then you will have to specialize to make a living and you will have to be really good, in art, technique and most of all: marketing. And I suppose that again you will be best in just trying out/feeling, what you like the most. Only if you're really into one area, then you will have the passion to push yourself to the edge.
Either way you will have to try it out, what you prefer or like the most - if you can't feel it yet.
And this - of course - is in opposition to your "far too little time to shoot" *sigh*
I have far too much gear and far too little time to shoot, so I would like to specialize. How have those of you who specialize in one area found that specialty?