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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: Today at 05:44:46 PM »
Until I can look through a Nikon viewfinder and change ISO settings with my right index while also adjusting any other setting I need, I'm sticking with Canon.

Haven't you heard?  With a Nikon camera, you don't need to change ISO – just set ISO 100 and you're done.  In post you can push it to ISO 3200, with a SoNikon sensor that's easy-peasy and the IQ is still better than Canon.  Or so I've read somewhere or other...   ::)

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Warning: Humor Alert

PPl who post comparison pictures to prove a point about camera capabilities remind me of my aunt millie who used to weigh herself on saturdays with her left hand touching the towel bar.

Yeah, but have you tried taking a picture of that 'event', exposing for the bright sunlight streaming through the window to capture the detail of the backlit white lace curtains, then tried to push the shadow exposure to bring up the fabric detail in your Aunt Millie's black dress?   ;)

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Could be Canon Canada needs/wants to meet a particular sales target.  Whatever the reason, it's a good deal (even if you just re-sell the lens).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: Today at 12:51:31 PM »
I just know that people who throw themselves into the middle of any and every technology discussion, with a no-need-to-change position, using you-are-mislead-to-believe-you-need-anything-else arguments and those-who-say-differently-are-ignorant-illogical-and-non-factual judgements, they look a bit funny ...

But it´s basically a free world and when needed, the moderator rules.

Indeed...it's all just thick tomato slices over the eyes.  Speaking of which, I'm heading out to the farm fields to pick some.  :D

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All of the above.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: Today at 12:03:39 PM »
BUT there is another part in the process that uses the same lower bits as shadow lifting: color reconstruction during debayering. No matter what you do to control contrast or suppress noise in software - color suffers one way or the other.
Well, that's a issue commercial/fashion clients tend to notice, but is all to easy to ignore by the "I put extra thick slices of tomato on my eyes and still can't hear the noise, so it can't be a problem"-fraction.

Thanks for that excellent explanation as to why no professional commercial/fashion photographers – particularly high-profile, successful ones – would ever consider using Canon cameras.  Oh, wait...I found who does!



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Where did he say that no professional commercial/fashion photographer used Canon?
I believe he said that, when they do use Canon, they have a problem which they would have liked to see fixed.

He didn't.  He stated that commercial/fashion clients tend to notice that color suffers, which if true, would mean they would likely be unhappy with images for which they had paid yet had poor color.  That's entirely different than a photographer noticing a problem and wanting it fixed, even if the clients don't notice.  Someone engaged in a profession who delivers goods their clients consider poor quality would likely not remain successful by continuing to deliver a poor quality product.  Connect the dots...if clients notice poor quality, one needs to change/improve or business will suffer.  Yet...high-profile, successful photographers continue to remain just that...while continuing to use Canon cameras. 

So, once again we have someone claiming a broad, pervasive problem with Canon image quality...a problem which doesn't seem to have affected the success of those photographers using Canon dSLRs. 

Oh, and if anyone doesn't notice a problem with Canon image quality, well...they have thick tomato slices over their eyes and try to hear the noise in their images.  Sure.

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I live in a hot/humid part of the country. Every time I go outside in the summer, my lenses fog up. Since L lenses are weather sealed (with a clear filter), I can easily wipe them off. It would be a disaster if humidity got inside  the lens.

Hate to break it to you, but lenses with dust/water sealing are not hermetically sealed.  'Humidity' is a measure of the water present in a gaseous state in the air.  The water vapor is in the air, and the air gets in your lens...therefore, the water vapor is getting in your lens...even a 'sealed' lens. 

Your lenses fog up on the outside because of the temperature differental between the cooler surface of the lens and the warmer air, which causes the water vapor in the external air to condense (convert from a gaseous state to a liquid state) on the surfaces. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: Today at 09:04:36 AM »
BUT there is another part in the process that uses the same lower bits as shadow lifting: color reconstruction during debayering. No matter what you do to control contrast or suppress noise in software - color suffers one way or the other.
Well, that's a issue commercial/fashion clients tend to notice, but is all to easy to ignore by the "I put extra thick slices of tomato on my eyes and still can't hear the noise, so it can't be a problem"-fraction.

Thanks for that excellent explanation as to why no professional commercial/fashion photographers – particularly high-profile, successful ones – would ever consider using Canon cameras.  Oh, wait...I found who does!



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I think Sigma 18-35/1.8ART beats 17-55/2.8 easily.

The 18-35 seems like a very nice lens, but not as useful a range.  A general purpose zoom covers wide to short normal, 18-35 on APS-C is wide to normal.

24-70 II on FF will deliver much better IQ, at much higher cost.

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Software & Accessories / Re: How to use a non-collar lens on a gimbal
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:17:36 PM »
I sometimes take just my gimbal and not my ballhead (although I can swap them with a quick release on the leveling base).  My gimbal is a side mount, so I can just directly clamp in the upright portion of the L-bracket with nothing additional required. 

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I'll leave it up to each person to draw their own conclusions.

Will you?


Well, you must be blind, then. :P Sorry, but the difference is night and day obvious with the +5 stop pushes. The 5D III is completely and utterly unusable, period. The A7r, depending on your processing skills, it could be made to be entirely usable.


Trying to be a man of my word.

Try not.  Do...or do not.  There is no try.   :P

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Technical Support / Re: light gathering and different sensors size
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:48:32 AM »
To be clear, the G7X does not have a 24-100 mm lens. It has an 8.8-36.8 mm lens which, when crop factor is applied, renders an equivalent field-of-view to a 24-100 mm lens on a 35mm sensor.

...and an equivalent DoF to an f/4.9 - f/7.6 lens on FF, for equivalent framing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can "Flicker" feature of 7D2 be a firmware update to the X?
« on: September 28, 2014, 11:30:30 AM »
I'd suggest you contact Canon and tell them how useful it would be…

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 28, 2014, 11:01:46 AM »
If Canon brings us a 8.000$ camera as their answer to Nikon's 3.300$ D810 I for one would "save" the money, buy a D750 and D810 and use the balance to sell my current Canon line-up for Nikon's equivalent. YMMV.

If Canon brings an $8K high MP body as 'the answer' to Nikon's much less expensive FF option, that would be taking a page from Nikon's book, right?  Was the D3x 'the answer' to Canon's 5D Mark II?  If not, then neither is a high MP 1-series body Canon's answer to the D810.  Or if you prefer, Nikon waited 4 years to 'answer' the 5DII with the D800...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:02:01 PM »
IF the 7DII is/will be supported by FoCal.  So for now its a manual effort.

It likely will be, eventually.  I started using FoCal's manual mode on my 1D X before that was supported, I've just kept doing it that way.

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