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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:47:59 PM »
I'm still proceeding under the assumption that the "big megapixel" camera is actually a DPAF sensor where the megapixel count of images will be half that of the number of photosites.  So, I'm expecting a 26-ish mp camera.  Which would be fine with me, I don't need and truthfully can't handle (processing) over 50 megapixels.

Is the 70D specified as a 40 MP camera?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 03:59:04 PM »
For people who look at actual photos rather than spec sheets...

Wait, wait...you're saying that the ability of a camera system to take pictures actually matters?   I hope you realize how foolish that sounds in an era where we can measure sensor performance on several metrics, then apply arbitrary, undisclosed weightings to those metrics to reduce them to a single overall score that provides what is really the only relevant bit of information that anyone needs to determine which camera is the best.

 :) ;) :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:47:59 AM »
Definitely on the gimmick list is in-camera hdr as this is done better in real post with dedicated software.
By that logic, in-camera JPG conversion is also a 'gimmick'.  ;)

No, because you cannot "easily substitute" the reduction in card space and jpeg makes sense if you need sooc pictures asap.

Is selecting sRAW from the menu really all that difficult?   In-camera HDR then makes sense if you need SOOC HDR pictures ASAP.   ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:42:17 AM »
I need to know what sensor I should be using to take pictures of the cat to post on facebook...

Phase One IQ280.  Duh!

 ;D
But make sure it lies still, so you can shoot multiple images and stitch ...  :P


I foresee no issues as cats lay still for most of the day...at least mine does, YCMV.  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: lee system
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:37:44 AM »
I have a Hahnel Giga T II Pro remote that hasn't let me down so far.  Though to be honest, since installing Magic Lantern with its intervalometer and programmable bulb, I've used it a lot less.

I have one as well, and ML isn't an option for me.  I did learn that when the hähnel transmitter's little coin cell battery gets low on power, it can do everything except actually send a signal – the display works, the little light turns green when you press the button, but the shutter doesn't fire.  It still works as a wired remote in that case, though (and a new battery fixed the issue). 

so this receiver does not work well at all when battery is drained or it does not work well, when battery is drained AND ML installed on camera?

The issue was the battery – I've found that most electronic items don't work well when the battery is drained.  ;)

Conversely, my Lee filters work just fine without batteries.  :)

ML isn't an option for me because it doesn't (and won't) exist for the 1D X.

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Lenses / Re: I'm conflicted please help
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:31:57 AM »
The thing is the difference between 400 and 500 is 2-3 steps.

Yes, if your subject is 8-12 steps away.  Whatever the distance, you need to get 25% closer to your subject with the 400mm lens to match framing.  That can often be quite a challenge with wildlife.

You need to get 20% closer, not 25. :)

Fair enough.  In that case, you can be 25% further away with the 500mm lens.  Potayto, potahhhto.   ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Difference in image from APS-C to FF
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:39:31 AM »
Sorry my friend, your conclusions might make sense, but your post is so rife with inaccuracies it is scary.

Based on past statements, I didn't even bother clicking on the link.  I can drive by a wreck on the side of the highway without slowing down to look at it, too.  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: lee system
« on: January 26, 2015, 09:00:24 AM »
I have a Hahnel Giga T II Pro remote that hasn't let me down so far.  Though to be honest, since installing Magic Lantern with its intervalometer and programmable bulb, I've used it a lot less.

I have one as well, and ML isn't an option for me.  I did learn that when the hähnel transmitter's little coin cell battery gets low on power, it can do everything except actually send a signal – the display works, the little light turns green when you press the button, but the shutter doesn't fire.  It still works as a wired remote in that case, though (and a new battery fixed the issue). 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:52:32 AM »
Definitely on the gimmick list is in-camera hdr as this is done better in real post with dedicated software.

By that logic, in-camera JPG conversion is also a 'gimmick'.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:49:40 AM »
People do get emotional when the adequacy of their decision making is being questioned.

People also get annoyed when others fail to grasp that what is critical to them may not be the most important factor for everyone.

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Lenses / Re: I'm conflicted please help
« on: January 26, 2015, 07:38:42 AM »
The thing is the difference between 400 and 500 is 2-3 steps.

Yes, if your subject is 8-12 steps away.  Whatever the distance, you need to get 25% closer to your subject with the 400mm lens to match framing.  That can often be quite a challenge with wildlife.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:46:51 AM »
my favorite thing about the sony a7r...

if they can match or surpass sony's high ISO and DR performance,

If Canon merely matches the high ISO performance of your a7R, it will be because Canon made a sensor with worse performance than it's predecessor.  Current Canon FF sensors have better high ISO performance than your a7R.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:16:15 AM »
Moiré never happens with natural subjects, except if you're a bug photographer.

I guess you don't have much experience shooting nature.   ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 6D no PC Port
« on: January 25, 2015, 05:56:23 PM »
Glad to help!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 6D no PC Port
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:24:26 PM »
If you need a PC port for triggering, with the 6D a hotshoe adapter is your only option.  Check flashzebra.com.

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