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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 04:59:43 PM »
I didn't look into the d750 specs and I'm not in the market for one, but you do notice that the full-fledged 5d3/1dx af array is only available with some select new and expensive lenses?

Yeah, new and expensive lenses like the EF 50mm f/1.8 II and the EF 35mm f/2, both from 1990 and one of them costing just over $100. 

I guess you didn't look into the 5DIII/1D X specs much, either.   ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 03:45:32 PM »
That may be, but people that own Canon aren't going to wait another 2 years for a 5D Mark III replacement. Instead, next year they'll be buying Sony's latest thing and selling off Canon.

YAPODFC.  Yawn.


If the 7D Mark II's sensor is the best demonstration of where Canon's sensor technology is at then I'm not going to wait for a full frame version of that sensor because Canon haven't fixed the read noise problem at low ISO.

Wow, that sucks for all those people using Canon sensors and shooting at low ISO.  How do they ever manage to take a good picture, get images accepted by clients or published in magazines, win prestigious awards, or anything like that? 

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 24, 2014, 03:38:40 PM »
There are far more numerous and better reasons than that.  Obviously you don't get the idea.  Your inability to comprehend that you and your views are in the minority as far as dSLR gear is concerned is rather sad.

Tell me why would anyone purchase a 6D instead of a 70D?

If you can't figure that out, that's more than sad, it's pathetic. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:41:05 PM »
I am giving it until the end of the first quarter next year to see if there is another sensor to compete with the Nikon d810 and if not, I am selling all my Canon gear.  I love landscape and I am disappointed in the lack of dynamic range.  I test drove the Nikon d750 last weekend and even at 24 mp, I was amazed with the dynamic range and focus ability compared to the 5d mk3.  I want that body for portrait and sport and the 810 for landscape if Canon doesn't step up and grow a set.

Hello and goodbye.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:36:28 PM »
Now THAT is bad business, 'cause what happens when I decide not to give them any more of my money?

No, bad business would be to spend money developing and marketing products to meet the needs of every single individual or minuscule minority.  You want Canon to 'cater to your needs' and they neither will not need to you.  Seems that it's hard for you to deal with those facts, but Canon doesn't care about that either.



The only reason anyone today actually does buy a Canon "full-frame" camera is because all their (Canon) best lenses are only available in "full-frame" size. Get the idea?

There are far more numerous and better reasons than that.  Obviously you don't get the idea.  Your inability to comprehend that you and your views are in the minority as far as dSLR gear is concerned is rather sad.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:05:08 PM »
However, for those of us who do not need *GASP* "full-frame", having to purchase "full-frame" lenses for our "crop-frame" cameras 'cause Canon neglected to cater to our needs, is bad economy: we pay for what we cannot even use.

Bad economy for you, you mean.  Canon cares about their economy, but about yours only insofar as you give them your money. 

Consider the reverse...if you as a crop user did buy a FF body, how would you like to have to buy a complete new set of lenses for it?  The economy of EF lenses mounting on crop bodies works both ways.

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Reviews / Re: Bryan Carnathan has completed his review of the 7D Mark II
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:40:42 AM »
If this can be done with a 1.6x crop sensor, then the next generation of full frame cameras with 2.5x the  sensor area should mute the critics, at least for a short while.

Fat chance.  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:16:19 AM »


Face it, Canon, the "Rebel" line is dead, so bury it ... along with the 70D and the (still-born) 7DII.  As for the latter (the 7dII), it is a weather-sealed camera, but has no decent weather-sealed companion lens!?

Odd my 70D is working out just fine and when I wear that out I'll probably go for a 7DII - which seems to be getting a great reception . . . I think it might be you that isn't listening to what Canon's customers are actually saying.

That's one thing this forum certainly doesn't lack – people in a small minority who mistakenly believe that their opinions and needs represent those of the vast majority.


The size of the human hand/fingers has not evolved as fast as the size of electronics.  :D

For many years, the trend in the mobile phone/device market was to get smaller and smaller.  The current trend is the opposite - iPhone 6 Plus, for example. 

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: November 23, 2014, 10:50:17 PM »
One more from yesterday, taken by a friend.  This one is me, shooting a young buck in the field next to the parking lot on a blustery day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: November 23, 2014, 10:45:33 PM »
Here's one from Shamian Island, Guangzhou, China.  It's a popular spot for wedding and fashion photography, saw several shoots going on while walking around each day.


EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/160 s, f/4, ISO 125

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 23, 2014, 07:12:52 PM »
What about lenses?

...but the whole TS-E 17/4 or 840/5.6 argument is largely moot with mirrorless options these days. Why?

ADAPTERS!!

My point, in keeping with the context of this thread, was that there are areas of the spectrum of photography equipment where Canon lags behind other manufacturers, and areas in which they are ahead.  One area in which they are generally superior is lenses (RT flashes is another).  Some people – including some who apparently don't even own Canon gear – seem quite willing to bash Canon's sensors, but give no credit in areas where they are the innovative leader. 

BTW, have you spent some time shooting handheld with your 600/4 and an adapter-mounted MILC?  I have, and it's an ergonomic nightmare.  If you find it comfortable, great.  If you haven't tried it, you should do so before suggesting adapters and MILC's render unique lenses moot (not to mention AF issues, because you went on to do just that, and 'hope that maybe the 5th incarnation will solve the problems', which the first four apparently failed to do).



Do you enjoy emberrasing and belittling and degrading people? Honestly, dude.

This place would be FAR more peaceful if you would just leave people alone. Regardless of how wrong they may be.

And I think we all need to back the hell off of people, and stop antagonism.

I don't know if it is simply ignorance here, or whether it is just conveniently forgetting,


You go right on making the forum a more peaceful place and stopping the antagonism.  Calling me ignorant or deceitful is a great effort toward those laudable ends.  Honestly, dude.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 23, 2014, 11:01:50 AM »
But Neuro currently is much more than DR. Mirror less, MP, 7d2 sensor improvement and such are in the scanner.

What about lenses?  Yesterday I went on a 5 mile hike with my 840mm f/5.6 combo (600/4 II + 1.4xIII), shooting flying raptors entirely handheld.  After lunch, I shot a lighthouse, and on the narrow spit of land, only an ultrawide lens with shift could capture the full height with correct verticals, so I used my new TS-E 17/4.  How's the competition doing on meeting those needs?  Should I go to forums dedicated to other brands and complain about their lack of innovation in areas which matter to me?

I get that people want it all (and usually for free).  But no single manufacturer offers it all.  So, you have to make a choice... 

  • Keep wishing for one system to offer everything.
  • Complain incessantly on the Internet.
  • Pick the system that best meets their needs.


Regarding the first, my dad used to say wish in one hand and...well, you get the idea (or Google will fill in the rest).  Regarding the second, that's certainly your prerogative, but hopefully you understand that doing so here is worse than useless.  That leaves the third option as the most logical one, by far.  Kind of sad that people are so illogical...

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Ziploc makes Big Bags, too (even before they bought Space Bags).

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 07:14:58 AM »
DRones.

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Lenses / Re: In praise of the 40mm f/2.8 STM
« on: November 21, 2014, 05:29:42 PM »
I take my 40/2.8 on almost every outing with my 1D X + 600/4.  Just in case.

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