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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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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:07:23 PM »
Given that many people with FF cameras have a 24-xx L-series zoom...

In my case, I had the 16-35/2.8 II and swapped it for the TS-E 17mm as my ultra wide lens...

Neuro, do you use your TS-E exclusively on a tripod, or do you often find yourself shooting handheld?

Almost always on a tripod, though I have shot handheld a few times with the TS-E 24 (using shift, not tilt).

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:56:01 PM »
I don't think 99% of people will use 11mm effectively. 

The ability to use a lens 'effectively' is not a prerequisite for desiring (or purchasing) that lens.  Also, 'effectively' is a judgement call...and in my judgement many people also utterly fail to use a fisheye lens effectively.  IMO, a (rectilinear) UWA shot often needs a close subject for a focal point...but for many, the objective is simply to 'get it all in' and if 16mm isn't wide enough, wider is better.  Most people with that objective would likely not choose to 'get it all' but have it all warped with a fisheye lens.

Given that many people with FF cameras have a 24-xx L-series zoom, perhaps the combination of the 8-15 fisheye with an 11-24/4 would offer the best creative potential. 

In my case, I had the 16-35/2.8 II and swapped it for the TS-E 17mm as my ultrawide lens (well, actually I also have the Rokinon 14/2.8 used mainly for astro).  I'd love an even wider TS lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:40:48 PM »
Why wait until March and not CP+??  At this point, a month shouldn't make a difference.

A month means greater ROI on the existing model.

Or possibly this; (cut from Wikipedia)

"The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a professional full-frame digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera made by Canon. It has a 22.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor. Succeeding the EOS 5D Mark II, it was announced on 2 March 2012,[2] the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the first camera in the EOS line, the EOS 650. It was also Canon's 75th anniversary."

What better way to mark the 28th and 78th anniversary than by releasing another new body with a sensor that out specs the competition.

Yeah, anniversaries are nice and all...but shareholders prefer ¥.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:27:21 PM »
Why wait until March and not CP+??  At this point, a month shouldn't make a difference.

A month means greater ROI on the existing model.

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Lenses / Re: New built-in TC lens
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:25:43 PM »
It'd be great in a 500/4 or 600/4.  It's not new, some FD supertele lenses had them.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:19:08 PM »
It just seems there are more creative opportunities and more options in capturing a shot with the 8-15 + 16-35 versus just the 11-24 alone.  Yes, the latter might be more exciting as it is new and amazingly wide for rectilinear, but I do not think for 99.9% of people it would make more sense than the 8-15+16-35. 

A fisheye lens is...well, a fisheye lens.  It's a 'look'.  It can have it's creative uses, but I think you're way off base to suggest that only 0.1% of people wanting to go wider than 16mm would be better served by a fisheye lens than a rectilinear lens.  Yes, it's possible to defish, but the IQ hit there is much greater than correcting barrel distortion. 

Honestly, I think for most people the main advantage to a 8-15 fisheye + 16-35/4 combo over the rumored 11-24/4 is that the two-lens combo is cheaper.  Secondarily, the 16-35's longer end means it can be a walkaround lens for some, but your claim that the combo covers 8-35mm is rather specious, as fisheye isn't the same as rectilinear.

I suspect for most wanting wider than 16mm, an 11-24mm zoom would be better than an ultrawide fisheye.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« on: January 24, 2015, 12:45:57 PM »
TS-E 11mm f/5.6L

 ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera Bag
« on: January 24, 2015, 09:19:38 AM »
Bags are like shoes and bike saddles, very hard to find the perfect one and it's usually a lifelong journey(Meanwhile you end up with a grundle of them)

There is no one perfect bag, unless you take almost exactly the same gear every time you go out.  I have Toploaders for 1-2 lenses (3 different sizes for different lenses), two backpacks for 3-4 lenses (one for just the photo gear, one that holds a laptop and personal items), a backpack for 5-6 lenses, and any of those can fit in a carry-on size hard case for travel.  I also have a backpack for just one lens...a 600/4. 

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Pros or The Enthusiasts?
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:49:29 PM »
I'm a professional...just not in the field of photography.   ;)

I agree generally with Hogan's article, though.

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