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EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 31, 2014, 01:16:25 PM »
...I just checked my 5D3 LCD against my calibrated monitor and it's dead on, or at least as close as my eyes can discern.

Mine 1D X, too.  I guess some people want to see problems where none exist.  I will say the Standard Picture Style is a bit saturated and contrasty, but selecting a Picture Style more appropriate for RAW shooting (Neutral or Faithful) takes care of that. 

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Photography Technique / Re: Back-button focus?
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:55:38 AM »
MY bad....I did mean Al servo mode. My question is in that mode, when I target a BIF or any other moving object, do I capture focus and then continue to hold the BBF button down while capturing images?

Yes, keep holding the AF-ON button while tracking and shooting.  However, depending of the flight direction of the bird, you may want to look into a technique referred to as 'bump focus'.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Price Drops on L Lenses
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:46:47 AM »
Well, if you own a 400, 500, 600 supertele, your lens just lost up to $1K in resale value.

That would be a bummer if I intended to sell my 600 II.  But I don't.   ;)

Another way to look at it, for me, is that the next two lenses I plan to buy are the TS-E 17mm and the 300/2.8 II...a $950 'savings'.   :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:32:48 AM »
Ultimately, people vote with their wallets.  Sales figures and market share for the past few years are ample proof that while low ISO DR is of paramount importance to a small minority, a difference of a couple of stops on that one single metric doesn't have any meaningful impact on the buying decisions of the majority of photographers.

True, and exactly the reason why I shoot canon, even though I really wouldn't mind having a bit more DR sometimes

I don't think anyone would say no to more DR.  As I've said previously, there are occasions I've found DR limiting...but in the vast majority of those, two more stops would not have been enough. 

But as I've also stated, there's more to a sensor than just low ISO DR, and there's more to a camera than just the sensor, and there's much more to a photographic system than just the camera. 

Some people don't see it that way, which is fine for them.  Barbecues, awnings, diet coke boxes, it's just more banging away on the same monotone DRum.

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Lenses / Re: price chart
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:32:30 AM »
and price just dropped by $100

Does that make this the right time?   :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:04:35 AM »
The reasoning of downplaying the importance of DR to the point of 'We don't need a better DR sensor because canon doesn't have one' eludes me.

The reasoning doubtless eludes you because nobody's actually doing that.

More disingenuous "spinning" to push an agenda and score cheap points...

Don't paint me as a troll, I don't have any agenda to push, nor points to score. For what it's worth, I only shoot canon myself and have never really liked any nikon body I shot with.

The point I was making is that in a discussion like this one people seem to want to defend the fact that their brand is worse at some characteristic  than a competing brand by dismissing the importance of that characteristic, like claiming that people who run into canon's shadow banding are bad photographers, or no one  should ever need more DR.

Conversely, some people (not referring to you) take a single factor of camera system performance, promote the idea that better performance in that factor is of such paramount importance that no other aspect of camera system performance has relevance, and then proceed as if that one factor which is important to them is critical for everyone, so much so that lesser performance in that metric spells 'doom' for a particular brand.

Those same people sometimes obsess over trying to prove their point, and post their views rampantly, even in threads which have nothing to do with that issue. 

Ultimately, people vote with their wallets.  Sales figures and market share for the past few years are ample proof that while low ISO DR is of paramount importance to a small minority, a difference of a couple of stops on that one single metric doesn't have any meaningful impact on the buying decisions of the majority of photographers.

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PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:41:21 AM »
Quote from: PicaPica
so if they would fit a sony 1" sensor in a canon camera and offer it for a decent price i would buy it immediately.
Yes, this my first suspicion. And if that would happen, I would get it too. Canon color scheme and ergonomics, and Sony sensor, yes please.

+1

I've been quite tempted by the RX100 series, the menus and controls are typical Sony.  I used a PowerShot S95/100, switched to the EOS M for better IQ but I miss true pocket-ability sometimes.

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Photography Technique / Re: Back-button focus?
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:34:18 AM »
I have been using BBF for some time on 6D. Now I have 5D3 and trying to learn some BIF techniques using Ai focus.

I'd stick with AI Servo for BIF.  The idea behind AI Focus is that if you start with a still subject it uses One Shot, then tries to detect when the subject starts moving and switches to AI Servo.  IMO, it doesn't do that very well.  The 1-series bodies have One Shot and AI Servo, but no AI Focus...there's a reason for that.

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Lenses / Re: Permanent price drops
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:18:54 AM »
I'm curious how this will affect the secondary market.  I wonder how soon people will make their market corrections.  Very interesting.

was wondering the same thing.good time to buy used, sucky to sell though.  Gotta wonder if there will be a little less available used for a bit

The used market, at least on CL which is where I buy, has a lag for corrections.  It takes people a while to see that what matters is what buyers are willing to pay, not what the seller paid for the gear. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $999 at Adorama
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:11:03 AM »
To be fair, on a cosmic time scale the entirety of human existence has been 'for a very limited time'...   ;)

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Long term, DSLR is falling.

Long term, mirrorless is raising.

lol, based on your graph more like mirrorless sales are eternally flat

+1, the trendline for mirrorless is essentially flat.  But then, dilbert has a long history of totally misinterpreting what he sees and failing to grasp basic facts. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:02:51 AM »
Actually that may be my bad information;

Thanks, yes...I did find it surprising, should have checked myself. 

Well, the OP has his answer, fortunately prior to one of the DRones showing up to DRag yet another thread down into the DReary dolDRums.  Maybe I inadvertently stepped in a steaming cow pie...the stench of DxO's Bovine Scat has been following me around lately...   ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:02:33 AM »
Maybe the Auto Brightness LCD will make its way back to Nikon when they figure out how to make it work properly

I didn't realize Nikon lacked that feature, it certainly comes in handy on both my 1D X and my iPhone. 

I've never had a problem with the color accuracy of my Canon bodies.  Not that the LCD needs perfect accuracy for review, which is impossible to achieve anyway due to changing viewing conditions, as Lawliet points out.

Still, if my camera displayed images with an ugly green tint, I'd be pretty annoyed.  I guess that yet another defect Nikon fixed by releasing a new camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 07:27:42 AM »
5DIII can do 132MP/sec
D810 can do 180MP/sec

D4s can do 176 MP/sec
1D X can do 252 MP/sec

Did you have a point?

Yes, neither of the cameras that you mentioned are the 5D3 or D8x0 (which are the topic of this thread.)

Try and stay on topic next time.

So, what is the relevance of MP/sec?   Besides demonstrating your ability to use a calculator, that is...

5DIII can take 6 full frame pictures per second
D810 can take 5 full frame pictures per second

Try and stay with specifications relevant to photography next time.

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Lenses / Re: price chart
« on: August 31, 2014, 01:58:23 AM »
canonpricewatch.com

canon prices > lenses > click a lens name or the more prices button > scroll down

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