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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is my 5D3 so noisy???
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:14:17 AM »
The light  energy and wavelength are the same regardless you are shooting with a Olympus or a Canon.

Are the CFAs the same, too?  Or does that not matter?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware Canon EOS-1D X
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:10:27 AM »
Sweet.  :)

It's not that it costs so much, it's that it's worth so much!  ;)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: May 29, 2013, 04:06:55 PM »
We're discussing 5D Mark III RAW files vs. 1DX RAW files are we not?

Yes, absolutely.  The D800 has better DR than both.   ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:03:39 PM »
well , as one example, in Asia, Japan the  3DX has been sold as a status camera, nothing Canon can brag about, do you still think  sales from a 18Mp are important factor for the audience here? Then I suggest a compact camera, easier, better tuned for average people to get  a straight good  JPG out from the camera

What's a 3DX?  If Canon had released one, they'd be bragging about it, you can count on that. 

Am I to understand that you're suggesting that I should look for 'a compact camera, easier, better tuned for average people to get  a straight good  JPG out from the camera'?  I hope I'm simply misunderstanding you...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:52:12 PM »
Not at all, then you do not know about the ASIAN market including China.

Now who's talking sales?   ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:33:58 PM »
yes and, are there any problems with the lens line from Nikon , or D4 ?

Depends.  Perhaps you don't think asymmetric focusing issues, lockup issues, not to mention the XQD slot (seems like a dead-end format since SanDisk abandoned support for it, time will tell) are problems.  Maybe they aren't problems...after all, the D4's sensor is perfect, and that's all that matters.   ::)

there are a world l outside the USA

Is India part of the USA?

Here in India there was the Indian Premier Cricket League (quite a big national level event here) and out of the 23 photogs, 19 were using the great whites (yes, I counted them from the stands and the count is correct unless anyone was using lenscoat skins for the great whites).

Now the way I understand, the great whites cannot be mounted on the D3 or the D3s ... so I leave you to guess which cameras the pros were using.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:22:40 PM »
aha , you are talking sales, and Im talking about QE , be in front of research, colors, DR, noise, etc , you have all parameters at DXO sensor ranking. If you are  tourist shooting you can buy a good compact camera, why bother about a SLR at all ?.
Toyota sales most cars in the world, Im not driving a Toyota but many are.I think there are better cars
How about you?

No, I'm talking cameras.  Shutter lag, AF performance, frame rate...things that help make sure the image you want the sensor to capture is the one the sensor actually captures.  A shot with less noise and more DR that's slightly OOF and  a fraction of a second after the peak of action is a throwaway.  It still baffles me that people fail to understand that there's  more to capturing a moment than the sensor inside the camera.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8f II or 70-200 2.8f II
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:01:34 PM »
I like your suggestion. Didn't really think about having one or the other with a prime. Now the question with having one or the other with a prime is whats the perfect prime to complement either one. I think the 70-200 with a 40 would be nice but then how would you get those wide shots when needed?

That goes both ways.  However, the 24-70 II and the 70-200 II are approximately the same price.  A tele prime in the 135-200mm range is several hundred dollars.  If you get the 200/2.8, you'll likely not use it after getting the 70-200 II.  A 40/2.8 is $150, and given it's conveniently small size, it's useful even after having the 24-70 II.

As for wide shots, someone here (apologies for forgetting who) has pointed out that the 40/2.8 has an exit pupil that's basically at the body, so doing a quick handheld pano shot and stitching the resuting images together is quite easy with that lens, when 40mm isn't wide enough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:50:18 AM »
If Canon shall compete they must increase the QE up to Sony ,Toshibas level and bring down the read out noise, nothing you do easily with  Canon current sensor architecture.

Must they?  If you mean, compete in terms of sensor performance, certainly.  But as has been stated many times, Canon and Nikon sell cameras, not naked sensors.  The D7000 has a better sensor than the 7D, but the 7D sold rings around the D7000.  I don't expect the D7100 vs. 7DII story to be any different.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX and 5D3 RAW files
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:41:15 AM »
At the Olympic Games in Beijing there where many Canon shooters moving directly to Nikon because of the low keepers they got with 1Dmk3.
The lens  line  14-24 , 24-70, 70-200 and  200-400 Nikon lens was also a big argument to move over to Nikon at this time.

Yeah, but the "this time" to which you're referring is now 5 years ago, and two camera generations back.

I'm sure I'll do it in time, just wish CL wasn't flooded with all those damn 24-105 kit lens.

Indeed.  Since the 24-105L added $800 to the 5DII kit, it used to go for ~$800 on CL (and I still see many listed there, but they aren't selling).  Right now, the 24-105L adds $600 to the 5DIII kit and only $500 to the 6D kit, so if you want to offload the lens, you've got to price it accordingly. 

It irritates the snot out of me that this fix has been available for the 5D3 for more than a month now, but still isn't published for the higher end model.  Meanwhile Canon seems to be focused on new lens sales more than fixing performance issues in their flagship photo DSLR.

In fairness, they said 'late May' for the 1D X update, and the month isn't (quite) over yet.  The 1D X got f/8 AF 6 months before the 5DIII, and the 5DIII apparently isn't getting the AI Servo AF point illumination fix, ever.

I suspect what happened in this case is that Canon had pre-announced the April 5DIII update for f/8 AF and clean HDMI out, and it made sense to roll the AF Assist update into that release. 

Are people really going to use an external 1.4 extender IN ADDITION to the built in 1.4 extender?

I'm sure some people will, yes.  I wonder about the IQ, though.  Worth noting that there are two ways to get to 800mm f/8 with the 200-400 lens - built in 1.4x and a 1.4x behind, or disengage the built in 1.4x and put a 2x on the back. I presume the latter does not require a firmware update to AF on 1-series bodies.   I'm sure TDP will test both combinations, but if I had to guess, I'd bet that the 2x without the built in 1.4x would deliver better IQ than two 1.4x TCs in the optical path.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 2.8f II or 70-200 2.8f II
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »
Really, you need both.  But a general purpose zoom is called that for a reason.  If your only lens is a 70-200, you'll miss a lot of shots because you just can't back up far enough. 

For weddings, a telezoom is almost always needed during the ceremony.  For sporting events, the 70-200 would be better.

Honestly, if you can't get both very soon, you need a stopgap.  Get the 24-70 II and a longer prime, or the 70-200 II and a shorter prime.  For example, the 40/2.8 and the 70-200/2.8 II is a combo that I often use for events.  The 40/2.8 goes in my pocket, the 70-200 on a blackrapid strap or spider holster, and when swapping on the pancake, I leave the 70-200 connected to the strap/belt.

6D + 24-105L.  Done.

Lots of good discussion in this thread:

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