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Reviews / Re: 5D3 Nightshot at ISO 102400
« on: February 23, 2013, 01:37:39 PM »
@bdunbar79: Thank you. I appreciate that. You are right! Really looks like the 19th century Paris at night shots ;-) There was some huge PP applied to it in DPP second slider 20. But, wow I just like it. I am high stepping proud ot the 5D3 and a simple 28 f/2.8. Imagine, how the overnext sensor will handle this...sometime you do this same photograph handheld as I did, with a faster lens, at a decent noise level at  1/20? Cheers, Pedro

Reviews / 5D3 Nightshot at ISO 102400
« on: February 23, 2013, 01:05:30 PM »
Last saturday I was taking my 5D3 to the extremes. I took a picture at 1.3 sec, f/8.0 using my knees as a tripod, huddled down on the street. I know it is noisy like an old B-52, but I kinda like to take it to the limits... 8)

In case you did that, I would like to see your 102k pictures!

Cheers, Pedro

Z96A3506bTLKLEINBW by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: February 22, 2013, 04:12:10 AM »
some of my favourites...

IMG_4503bBWMASTERsmall by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

9 by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

IMG_4107bBWDEF by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

IMG_1339aDEFKontur by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Chill Out Pilots by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Down by the Ocean by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Breakdance by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

@ w o r k II b/w by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:22:23 AM »
some shots here:
this first one I could sell exclusively for about US $ 1000 to a transport enterprise here in Switzerland. A newspaper printed it and they saw the pic. As they were searching for something like it, so...;-) Was my last pic after two hours of nightscape shooting...

Moonlight over Lake Thun by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Stars 'n' Planes by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

IMG_7030bTLDEFcrop by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

IMG_8884cDEFcropKLEIN by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Round Midnight by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

"Hotel de la Plage" by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

April 4 by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

From the Radio Days II by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

IMG_7048bALTrecoveDEFXTLMaster by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 21, 2013, 02:25:27 AM »
Oh no!!! Buy the 7Dii or wait for the 3d?

Ever travelled on THE flying dutchman...not the sailing competition class...I mean the legendary mirage sailing ship some folks claimed to have encountered while at sea...go for the 7DII and your done...the 3D? not as long as Elvis is alive...;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:09:21 PM »
I don't really believe that the noise performance would be that much better than the current 7d. They went down on res compared to the 5d2 with the 1dX and up in sensor size to be better than the 1d4, the 5d3 has the same res as the 5d2 and still is only better over 1600/3200 iso. So increasing the mp from 18 to 24 on an aps-c sensor doesn't read killer high iso performance for me. MP still sells....

Well, let's hope you're wrong! ;)

The rumour is "ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3"... So just imagine what the 5D4 and the 1DXXX will have for specs. ( the 1DXXX will be an obscene price :) )

So just imagine what the 5D4 will have for specs...That's about what I thought. If this sensor tech is quite  improved compared to other crop cams, then I dare to dream of quite a decent improvment in the next few years. My next cam won't be a 5D4 (my 5D3 is a tremendous cam) but somewhere down the road there will be a 5D5 or whatever they'll call it by then...And I guess, there will be new sensor tech within it, that will just blow us away... 8) till then...happy shooting...Cheers, Pedro

Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:36:36 PM »
some wide angle lenses are needed

16-35 f/4 IS USM
however i'd love to have a canon 12-24 4-5.6 USM

What would be the advantage of a 16-35 f/4 IS over a 16-35 f/2.8 II L? Sharpness? F/1.4 on my 50mm gives it the edge sometimes, even wide open...

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 16, 2013, 08:35:36 AM »
Here are some quotes from nikon users:

" I would look for a used D700, D3, or D3s. The D800 files are going to be way too big for your needs. The D4 is somewhat overpriced for what you are going to need."

"D3s is the leader for low light, D4 is a piece of junk. D800 is crap unless you're in a studio. Wouldn't touch a canon unless 5DMrkIII"

" Best wedding camera on the market today is the D3s. The best value wedding camera on the market today is the D700."

" I agree with Brady, D3s is a beautiful camera. Shooting with 2 32GB CF cards with one for immediate backup is a great way to shoot a wedding with confidence! D800 is a body geared towards the landscape/commercial world but not for weddings. D4 was a dud."
I have seen my share of professional and/or accomplished photographers giving poor advice. ("yeah, sonny, get one of them cameras with large pixels, those will have less noise"). I have no idea if the  people you quote give good advice.


OK, here are the sites of some of those quoted --

LOL...I find it funny that as opposed to hearing the other side of the fence recommending lower mp'ed bodies for weddings in your mind = obviously bad advice.  Why is it so hard to accept that if you don't need to shoot to print 40x60 or larger a lower mp camera is bad?????   What I find even funnier is that in a standard photography forum (not nikon or canon), you see many nikon users telling younger photogs that the 5d3 is a great idea if your upgrading to FF and are not invested in glass????  File size does matter if you shoot 2000 images or more per event you shoot.

According to my shooting habits the highest amount of files I get while shooting is near 200. Developing them in DPP and some PP in CS2 (old but suits my needs), piece by piece. Due to an old and slow PC I don't even shoot full res. mRAW is way enough for now. So MPs really count. IQ wise as well, if you aim at mostly high ISOs and available light. So for me to go far beyond the current MP count of my 5D3 in a next body cycle would be a loss. As the 5D3 is a great low light tool at a (still) decent price. Especially if your amateur budget is not apt for an 1Dx. I'd prefer a split: 5Dx ("revolutionary" 22 -24MP sensor, decent ultra high ISOs, 50-51k "native", 102 and 204k extended, 0.5-1 stop improvement in RAW in comparison to the 5D3) 5Ds (new high MP sensor, ISOs 50-25kmax, ultra high DR)

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Big Sur and San Fran 5D3 Long Exposure
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:57:13 AM »
The GGB looks great with the reflection on the water. To cool the color temperature a bit down gives the edge. But that is up to one's personal preferencies...Keep them coming. Are you on flickr?

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:59:37 PM »
For someone who doesnt't have years of experience with the Canon product line. What caracterized the 1DsIII?

For its time, the 1DsIII was the king of resolution and overall IQ, which made it the go-to workhorse for many studio photogs. However, it's state of the art (for its time) AF and respectable 5 FPS burst rate made it an extremely versatile tool that could be used for occasional action and sports photography as well.

Other than high-ISO improvements, the 5DIII doesn't offer much if any improvement in overall IQ or resolution, but then again, the 5DIII is less than half the price of what the 1DsIII sold for when new. If I already owned a 1DsIII I'd probably still be shooting with one, but I didn't own one, so I'm more than thrilled with my 5DIII :)

I never owned an 1DsIII either, not my budget anyway. But coming from a 30D my 5DIII is a huge step up and it blows me away...anytime I pick it up. If it doesn't it's always the dude behind ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:32:07 PM »

So your belief is that if brand A can make a camera at $2000 and brand B can make an camera at least as good at $1495, the majority of prior brand A customers will stick to brand A?

Why? Due to existing investement (perhaps only a heavily invested minority), or due to being brainwashed?

I like to think that there is at least some "rationalism" in the market, where people choose the supplier that has the best price/performance ratio.


There is also momentum.... Someone who is just getting into cameras may make a very different decision than someone who has legacy equipment.

Take me as an example. I shoot a 60D, have several APS lenses and a few APS-C lenses, and I am going to upgrade. Let's say I decide to go FF and let's say I have around $3000 to spend. I might look at a Nikon or Sony offering and decide that it's a better body for my needs than a $3000 Canon body, but then I would need lenses..... and there lies the problem. It can never be an equal comparison when I ask what $3000 Nikon body PLUS lenses will work as well as a $3000 Canon with a bunch of Lglass thrown in the mix for free.

When I started with Canon coming from a Sony DSC-F 828 compact cam, the reason to switch was a) I dropped the sony, but b) was unhappy with the IQ. While saving up I decided to go back to SLRs (had a Contax 139 Quartz 30 years ago) and chose Canon a) gut feeling b) IQ c) price. Purchased an EOS 30D. While growing deeper into nightphotography I decided to save up for a 5DII, skipped it due to the reported AF issues, and bought the 5DIII last August. So, I changed brands, but  in my case did not loose anything, as the cam was the loss in itself. But, according to sensor tech, it sometimes pays off to stay with the brand and go for a walk through the "desert". Although, at the end of the day, if the mirage of a perfect cam becomes real, recompensation for the wait is tremendously high  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »
In another thread a split of the 5D line was recommended. I'd go that route as well. I don't want Canon to "spoil" the 5D3 as it is now ("jack-of-all-trades" type body) by a high MP sucsessor only. At its price it is the ideal and afforadable body for amateurs like me, shooting high ISOs.

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:29:18 AM »
Canon can call it whatever it wants, but the product line can certainly benefit from a true successor to the 1DsIII. I have no use for a mega megapixel body, but know lots of people that are still hanging on to their 1DsIIIs because neither the 1Dx or 5DIII are compelling enough reasons to trade them in.

IMHO, it makes more sense to build a high megapixel body around the 5D platform, as the 1-series build quality and form factor are overkill for studio work. A lot of the used 1DsIII bodies on ebay have well over 100,000 clicks but look practically new.

seems about right. wise words. for studio use you won't need a brick...

EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 7D vs. $1800 5D II?
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:20:26 AM »
This is a tough experience...must hurt more than drop something. Well, maybe slightly higher in price but best for both worlds below 2k: Canon Eos 6D body only at at US $ 1879.00. New cam, New tech, good high ISOs and decent AF. my two cents... And yes call Canon for customer loyalty...

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D - error 30!!!
« on: February 15, 2013, 09:10:24 AM »
I feel very sorry for you, man. pfffff....

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