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Reviews / Re: Canon 6D review and Canon 6D vs 5D mark III
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:09:21 PM »
I do not call that a review, more one persons opinion about a camera.

intresting experience shared. does the 1/3 of a stop improvement in low light refer to JPEG or RAW. As the MP count of the sensor in the 6D is slightly lower, this might add to it as well.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:42:52 PM »

"Mojo" is a dangerous thing.

Your mojo may not be my mojo.

Advice: Rent a 17-40. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, rent a 16-35. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, maybe you need to redefine your mojo.
Sound advice.

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:38:37 PM »
Lens: 14-24 F/2.8?  8)

Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:36:20 PM »
is it me or my screen or do I see sever banding?

Where do you think to see severe banding? Well, it is an 51k pic...

Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:09:33 PM »
closed of course!  8)

Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:13:35 AM »
You know, the 5D3 has its place in the bag next to my bed. Others have books on their bedside table. My 5D sits next to it in its bag, always eager to explore the available light  8)

Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:35:28 AM »
Pretty impressive, as are your other night shots.

Does this mean you sleep with your 5D as well as the cat ?  ;D

@Sporgon: LOL. No, the cat sneaks in every morning. Attached to the bedroom there is a balcony where it normally sleeps in its "nest". So, my wife let it in...The room although slightly enlighted was still very dark. I could hardly see the cat... But the 5D did 8) I am amazed by these shots. Even the one w/o NR looks usable. I appreciate your comments related to my nightphotography. Cheers, Pedro.

To the other fellow posters: Thanks for contributing!

Reviews / 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:55:55 AM »
Hi, I know it has been done before. But this morning I was shooting my cat at ISO 51200 in an almost dark bedroom at 6:30 a.m. today. Canon 5D3, Canon EF 50 F/1.4 @ F/1.6, 1/40 sec. While a small amount of ambiental light fingered into the room I manually focussed at the animals ears which I saw better than it's eyes, therefore the face is slightly out of focus. Photograph above: no NR applied. Photograph below: NR value in both Luminance Noise & Chromniance Noise: 14 out of 20 in Canon's free software Digital Photo Professional. This goes way beyond my wildest enthusiast amateur dreams! Watch it in full mode, although due to reduction in post for webupload the difference is less obvious. But the pic without NR looks as grainy as back in the filmdays...But that's quite awesome at these ISOs! 8)

BildpaketKLEIN by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:02:40 AM »
2788 on my 5Diii since August 30, 2012. My former 30D got about 30k since April 2007.

@infared: Thanks a lot. Yes, time will tell us. So, while the 16-35 is out there, that's a way to go. I wouldn't buy the nikon plus adapter. So I might purchase the classic L WA by summer and see what happens. If I wanna go UW for stars, there is still an 14 f/2.8 MF Samyang at a decent price, to provide as much as exposure value as possible while applying 500/600 rule for moonless nightsky shots.

Pedro, I'd recommend the 16-35mm for now, who knows when the 14-24 will actually show up, and even when it does it's going to be a hell of alot more expensive.  If you're looking for an ultra-wide on the cheap the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower 14mm f/2.8 is a damn good lens, especially for $400.  Has a bit more distortion than the 14LII but in terms of sharpness it's just as good.

@Axilroad: Thanks a lot. Guess I'll go that route. Before they discontinue it and re-release it equipped with IS to get some more bucks out of us enthusiast amatogs 8)

Thanks everyone for your insigthful replies! @paul13walnut5: The 16-35 is a classic. And a good alternative. Thanks for the suggestion. This will yield 15 sec of exposure applying 600 rule for nightphotography to keep the stars from trailing. At ISO 8k wide open it will work pretty well. As sensors improve, 6 years from now 8k ISO might be like 3k today IQ wise. I feel very privileged to be part of a forum and receive your feedback.

@robbymack: 3k for me is out of range as well. Bought my 5D3 paying the 500+ premium this late summer, but I don't regret one cent of it. Crasher 8: 1799 would be great. Corner sharpnes s aside...That's a lot of money for additional 2 mm on the wide end 8) But it would suit my 500/600 rule nightsky photography.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:55:01 PM »
Thanks Drizzt321. So I just hope, that Canon keep the MP count at about the same level in the next 5D body, as a faster DIGIC contributes to better high ISO IQ, if I got it right. My 5D3 does great so far. As a "non flash purist" I am all for high ISOs, the darker the room the better.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:18:44 PM »
I'd be suprised if Canon has not built many prototype sensors of various mp ratings.  They are said to be actively pursuing the rear lit technology too, so those will exist.
However, I expect that they are prototypes, you don't go into production on multiple sensors unless you are committed to using them, since production startup costs are very high.

@Mt Spokane: Talking rear lit sensors, I guess within three to four years time (1Dx, 5D3 life cycle) we might probably see some (r)evolutionary improvements then. Or will the first outing of such a kind of sensor be presented in a Rebel? The high MP count body might offer an attractive platform as well. So, if I am not totally wrong, high ISO IQ could improve more until 2015. Not higher ISOs, but maybe 51k ISOs equivalent to 25 or 12k ISOs. What do you think?

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