« on: March 26, 2013, 04:22:35 PM »
Its about time Canon responded to the Nikon D800 and D800E. This fixation with high ISO, low DR, and high noise needs to stop. We need a quality camera to bring back the 1Ds range, a camera that is best in class.
For whatever reason Canon have been asleep at the wheel for a while now and its time they woke up. I have no wish for ISO extremes, nor do I shoot video at all, but I do shoot landscapes, so want a camera that has a minimum of noise and world beating DR. Maybe removal of the anti-aliassing filter?
It's a valid fixation. There are many more sports and wedding photographers than landscape photographers. Hence why Canon has dominated the market.
High ISO if clean is great for landscape shots when movement is not desirable - for instance freezing stars without wishing to get star trails. If you're taking shots from a moving plane, then faster speeds are essential (>1/1000th is ideal). Add in the desire to shoot in the golden hour, and suddenly higher iso is useful. Finally, as has been mentioned, not having to take a tripod everywhere opens up flexibility - although I appreciate that may be negated by the higher resolution.
1Dx bodies are also perhaps better in harsher conditions - be that cold, wet or sand, all often encountered by landscape photographers.
I thought as mentioned in other threads, Canon's latest L glass is not sensor limited. And certainly not by a 40MP sensor.
Finally, as also mentioned elsewhere, higher MP resolves the subject detail better.
Cropping is useful, even for landscapes, where you can't change your position or zoom - for a variety of reasons.
The simple conclusion is of course, everyone has different needs. And sure, eventually, Canon will try and satisfy them all, but they're never gonna keep everyone happy...
But then if they did, these forums would be a lot quieter
That's great! However, it doesn't have anything to do with why Canon has neglected a high MP body. The reason is plain and simple. High ISO/high shutter/super AF goes to sports and wedding photogs. Not landscape photogs. Take all the shooters, especially pros. What would you guess? 98% wedding/sports, 2% other? That's all great that everyone has different needs, but is beside the point.
Sorry, I appreciate for you, High ISO / High shutter may not be a requirement for your style of landscape photography, but for me, as I tried to outline, it does have benefits from time to time. So that is *exactly* why I said everyone has different needs. Perhaps you might respect that others are not like you....