Very good, excellent read and follow up comments, a worthy end to the day...
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Mine works fine thank you in a 1Ds MK 3 body, and it serves it's purpose (out in the field). Spending 400+ on a wifi transmitter is not something I think is reasonable, even if it gives me http & ftp capabilities and remote control.
There is a downside to the demise of the SD slot: the EOS-1D X will not take an Eye-Fi wireless/memory SDHC combo card.
they suck anyway.. no pro i know would use them.
i returned mine after 4 days.
for studio work you have ethernet with the 1D X and there sure will be better solutions then the eye-fi cards.
I also was recently in Botswana in late Oct early Nov...best time between dry and rainy season there and would say as other longer the better. The stars were find with a 17 - 40. and would recommend that you find out what kind of vehicle you are going to be in so you can figure out how to shoot with that long lens. Some trucks don't have enough room for a tripod. I say forget the Ipad or any computer too much weight and trouble...buy a Nexto extreme(or something similar...B&H) maybe 750gig and transfer your cards to that. I never had any trouble with that and faster than a computer. Do all your processing at home. See if your guides have inverters for their truck so you can use your AC outlet(many people come from Europe besides North America)and charge everything through your ac adapter.
Have you used the TS/E to produce a 3 shot landscape which you can easily merge into a pano which is close to a 36MP equivalent? For landscapes I have used this quite a bit. Not in every situation of course, but it works well, is quick to do the 3 shots and the stitching tends to be very clean just because of the way it is taken. No need for a pano-head...given the rumors are true and nikon is releasing a 36MP D800 im curious what new DSLR customers will buy. for years canon was raising MP and nikon was saying less MP are better.
now it seems the positions have suddenly changed.
If this is true then for the first time I will be considering adding Nikon to my setup. Sometime in the next year or so I would like to improve my ability to make large landscape prints from a single frame. An 18 MP 5D3 will offer me nothing in this regard over my 18 MP 7D. Cry noise and DR all you want. For low ISO landscapes printed big (>30") it's all about the pixel count.
The bummer is that Canon has the best T/S lenses and they scream for more MP. I couldn't care less about movie mode Canon! You need a high pixel count FF body for landscape and studio use.Quotemost amateurs who have no clue still think more MP will make a better image.
even after years this is still stuck in their heads.
For some applications it is absolutely true. A 36 MP sensor will produce larger, more detailed low ISO landscape prints then an 18 MP one. No if's, and's, or but's.
Reason I ask is because there's a Lightroom (6 hour) short course running on Saturday from a well-known and respected educational insitution. I've already completed 4 photography-based short courses before and am currently (almost finished) two more photography short courses. ALL the short courses I've done have been over $600 each which certainly adds up (6x$600-$650=NEW body and 2 lenses). I'm also doing a photography course next year (not a short course, goes or 3yrs).In addition to all the other great suggestions posted, you might want to consider refurbed mac or pc and a starters guide/course to using the Mac or PC if you're not familiar with either of them.
But the man running this short course is one of the selection 'educators' who puts together the offical Adobe Lightroom book
'tutorial/manual thing every year or whatever it is they release the book.So what do I do? There is really a lot to learn about Lighroom?[/i] I don't have it now, but plan to get it next year when I get a Macbook pro.
It's not just a sit there and listen/take notes course either. We each sit at a workstation and he teaches us how to use lightroom. Spots are very limited and they only run the course once a year. I'm totally broke and I have to enrol and pay a few thousand dollars for my course next week. Need help. Lighroom really worth doing a 6hr course? I know I'm going to regret not doing it but I don't even have Lighroom and I don't know my way around a Mac.
Ah but this is not opinion on new products, it's clear that the reps have a company philosphy on the megapixel race, and the 24 - 70mm IS is a technical point.Company philosophies can change on a regular basis. Canon would not be telling their reps to spout on about MP race when their top of the range is a reduced MP. However, should they launch one then they can say "it fits a certain segment of the market..." and they are responding to needs.
He's a millionaire. He's also compared a G9 or G10 on an A4 print to a MF back (forget which one), and challenged people to tell the difference. Money spent on camera equipment keeps him happy, keeps up the visitors coming to his site. He goes on trips with his friends and spend over $10K on the trip, so I really don't think that he's a good comparison to anyone on this site (apologies if there are a couple of millionaires who hang out here for kicks ).I think if you asked him why did he get the Sony, it wasn't for 24MP....
Actually, I think that was the start of it. Sony came out with the A900 and that had 24MP vs the 21MP of the 5D Mark2. It was not long after that when he sold all of his Canon gear. The qualitative difference between the two in prints was irrelevant giving him 3MP extra for no IQ difference. Oh, and no 5D Mark2 banding.
Macfly, that's a shame. Listening is not that difficult to do in the age of the internet. You'd have thought that they would at least tap into their Pro membership to get some decent feedback. Sure everyone is different, but given they already have the channel you'd think they would use it. Thanks for responding...QuoteI'm curious. As a pro, have you relayed your concerns to Canon? You must be on CPS, you must have a contact allocated to you. Did you outline your needs and your impending switch away from Canon? Would be interested in whether they listened / how they responded.
Stu_bert sadly CPS isn't that responsive, caring or communicative! It is however well worth the cost of membership for the fast repair turnaround, and having all the micro calibrations checked every year. In all my years as a working pro I've never had any contact of any kind with a camera manufacturer, and the few times I've tried reaching out to them it has lead to a stone wall.
AG, the tone in your posts is interestingly arrogant, care to share your website so I can see how that kind of attitude translates in pictures?
The title of the thread caught my eye, but the content is a yawn. My NEX7 is on flood-backorder, so I have no comment on the sensor yet, but I am confident it'll blow the G12 into the weeds, and that is all I'm expecting and asking of it.
Re the comment " Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?" I think it'll be interesting to see if all those prosumers who've endlessly brayed for low MP's have managed to get Canon to clip its own feathers. The other pros I've spoken to, like me, are passing on the new EOS. We're all waiting to see what the 36mp Nikon is going to deliver, because those of us who can and do light our pictures want high MP's, and maximum quality at 100-1000 ISO. Much above that doesn't really matter to us, and we're all stunned that Canon has thrown us into Nikon arms, especially after showcasing a 100mp sensor a year or so ago.
Tempting but people who get excited about this camera in my estimations are pure number people and not as concerned about quality... Crap in, and crap out... I need my photos to look stunning in print, and if i cant count on it in print, what else is there for me to get excited about?
The principal behind the Luminous Landscape website seems to be fairly excited about the A77 and that's someone that owns and uses an 80MP MF back. Are you saying that someone who shoots professionally with an 80MP MF back is not concerned about IQ?