Or the EOS 3D that's rumoured to be coming out this year too!
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Why bother with a mirror? Wow....
If you try burst mode and af between frames on a A77 and 7D, that will answer your question. The day I can't by a camera with optical VF, it's the day I find another hobby. The EVF suck.... Plus, the way Sony have done it is by reducing the amount of light in by 30%, yeah, that's what we need for photo, LESS light....
Why are we so desperate to get rid of the mirror? You don't buy a 1-series Canon despite of it's size and weight and mirror and af and FF, you buy it because of all those things. The hybrids are glorified lens-caps.
For those who just don't get the advantage of a mirror and Phase-AF, there's always a NEX or a GF3, but to claim we should loose the mirror-system all together is a completely two-cans-short-of a six-pack-statement...
One person with an axe to grind can smite another poster once every two hours.
Nice catch. I am expecting a "hard bundle" for the first shipments and a new 24-70L would make a bunch of sense.
Canon needs a major announcement at CES. Its the biggest spotlight of the year and the one that attracts gobs of press.
But the point is, some within Canon do recognize that a decent level of AI Servo performance is needed - after all, it's not jsut a studio/landscape camera, it's a wedding camera, too...and brides do move (just not very fast). But it will remain a fact that if you want an AF system that will deliver the best keeper rate, you need a
The purpose of the 5D Mrk III is not:
- to be a great professional landscape camera
Landscaper Shooters who keep saying this is so popular.. please be realistic.
A real â€œproâ€ landscape photographer would be using medium or large format:
either 4â€ x 5â€ or 8â€ x 10â€ film (which is very affordable compared to digital a system),
a $12k+ Hasselblad cam system or $9,995 penta 645D. Im sure pentax and hasslblad arehaving a hard to meeting the demand for these cameras!
You could not be more wrong !
Some of the best landscape photograpers here in the Netherlands use the Canon 5D Mark 2 and these people do shoots all over the world all year long at the most beautifull and sometimes difficult to reach places as I learned in a seminar of one of them.
Being there at JUST the right time , catching the moment with magical light , the right season etc etc thats what counts in getting greater pictures in landscape.
They use big Gitzo tripods and Lee ND filters but seem to be very satisfied with 'just' a Canon camera.
Actually you are somewhat correct, I'm not saying the 5D Mk II wont produce great results as a landscape camera. You must realize my point, the quality of a digital sensor at 21.1 MP is NOTHING compared to 4" x 5" film processed with a pro scanner. A real professional landscape photographer can get prints for museum displays and large prints over 3' x 4'. You absolutely CANNOT get high quality large prints using the 5D Mk II, the larget print you could get at 300 dpi is about 13" x 19".
source = http://www.design215.com/toolbox/megapixels.php
Using 4" x 5" film and a high quality drum scan process, you can get an approximately a 500 MP image. The quality difference is simply to great.
Here's a great article comparing a digital cameras to film, after reading maybe you will under stand the reasoning I had behind my statement.
Do you think Ansel Adams would use a digital camera for landscapes?
Interesting that they've decided to make the body out of Lego...
5 Smites?! Guys, that was humour. Take a closer look at their photo:
Man, tough crowd...