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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f2.8ii or i
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:33:16 PM »
I have never used the mark I, but the ii is probably my most used lens along with a couple of big whites.

The latest version of anything is nearly always going to be better, whether it be in weight, weather sealing, AF or some other aspect of what it is you are buying.

If you can afford it, I would definitely go with the Mark ii if you can.

What will you be using it for?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:56:27 AM »
I think this would be a good choice for those who don't own D800/D800E but who wants to jump into full frame from the D7000 and similar crop cameras.

Could be, but that will depend on what happens to the price of the D800 and D800E. If they drop, and depending on how much, then you those same people could be just as satisfied buying one of them and saving the cash for a lens or something else.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:22:15 AM »
If I was a D800 owner I would be really pleased with Nikon, as I see hardly no reason at all to upgrade, and consequently they are saving me from GAS and allowing me to comfortably sleep at night knowing I still have some money in the bank.  ;D

If Canon did such an incremental upgrade to the 5D Mark III, I am not sure CanonRumors website could handle the amount of angry traffic!!

Are we sure this is serious, or is Nikon just having a laugh?!!


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:51:05 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Although I greatly prefer to shoot with available light, I tried using flash with my eos m and quite liked it. The in-camera touchscreen flash controls where very convenient. Of course I was using an ST-E3 with off camera flash. I didn't much care for the setup when the 600 was on top. Though I've never used a Sony flash, I have read enough bad things about them to believe they would be a great disappointment after using Speedlites. So I want a Canon hot shoe on the Sony. Is that asking too much?

Not at all, I was just curious what you would use it for. Hot shoes are useful for all sorts of things, mics, gadgets etc. I just wonder how such a small and light camera would work with a big flash on it. It might be totally out of balance. It will be interesting to see reviews of the tiny on-board flash, and if that is no good then I guess you would have to operate the flash remotely. For me at least the whole beauty of this RX100 III is that it is so small and light I do not need to carry lenses, flashes etc. and can quite literally put it in my trouser pocket without it looking weird or having them fall down! When I need a camera with lenses, flashes etc I would take the main camera for that job, the Canon.

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Thank you BTW for supporting my assessment that 2015 will be a dry year for 5D and 1D replacements. Other than no major sporting events of the caliber of the Olympics or World Cup there is the thing about product life cycles.August 2016.

I must say that I find it a little amusing that on a rumour site where you are giving your opinion of a theory with regards to the future 5D and 1D product line from Canon, that you ignore two of the world's largest sporting events.

Cricket World Cup:
http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup

and the Rugby World Cup:
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

They may not be sports that are popular in the Philippines, a country I love, but I can assure you they are right up there with FIFA World Cup and Olympics.

But we already discussed that earlier in the thread. It is always easy to theorise when you select which facts to omit, ignore or manipulate.

umm no
(although, granted, more popular than some may think, cricket is huge in India and they have a ridiculously huge population, but all the same come not bigger the Olympics)

umm no, what?

I did not say the Cricket World Cup and Rugby World Cup are bigger than the Olympics, I said they are major global sporting events that attract billions of viewers.

Cricket is huge in India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England and a lot of other countries.

Rugby is also huge in a lot of countries around the world and is even played here in Asia Pacific where Japan and South Korea are the best teams, with China and HK fast getting better. Most other nations here are not very good at it, but this is for many reasons including sport education, marketing and history.

The final with England v Australia in the Rugby World Cup was viewed by some 3billion if I remember correctly and was broadcast in 205 countries.

Anyway, this is not about sport. I was just making the point that there are major international sporting events in 2015. I only mentioned the two biggest, and those two are massive. There are also plenty of other smaller events that do not compare to the Olympics and FIFA world cup.

Back to cameras?  :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:35:00 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

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Seems like SAR has already picked up on the Canon rumours of a new sensor.

I do not know if he was joking, but he says that:

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All I can tell you know is that I heard about a 54 Full Frame Megapixel sensor from Sony (with 2460 focusing points (no joke!) and the focusing area covers 78% of the entire sensor). It was actually planed for a 2015 release but maybe Canon will make them change those plans…

 :o

Not sure if it is just very quiet in the rumour website business at the moment, and they have all agreed to throw a little spice into the mix, but it looks like Photokina could be a very interesting show to attend.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/canon-to-start-a-new-sensor-tech-war-in-september/

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Too lazy to argue my point further. So I will conceed that Rugby and Cricket are equal to the World Cup and Olympics. I do this because I am lazy.  ;D

The Cricket World Cup and Rugby World Cup, not just the sports in general. These are major global sporting events with viewers in the billions. Fact.

And I doubt you are lazy, it just adds nothing to your theory when you dismiss such important events out of hand.

Anyway, back to the 1D X ii and 5D iv. ;D

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Thank you BTW for supporting my assessment that 2015 will be a dry year for 5D and 1D replacements. Other than no major sporting events of the caliber of the Olympics or World Cup there is the thing about product life cycles.August 2016.

I must say that I find it a little amusing that on a rumour site where you are giving your opinion of a theory with regards to the future 5D and 1D product line from Canon, that you ignore two of the world's largest sporting events.

Cricket World Cup:
http://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup

and the Rugby World Cup:
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

They may not be sports that are popular in the Philippines, a country I love, but I can assure you they are right up there with FIFA World Cup and Olympics.

But we already discussed that earlier in the thread. It is always easy to theorise when you select which facts to omit, ignore or manipulate.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:25:37 AM »
I disagree w/ your recommendation.  On a crowded dance floor 24mm is not always wide enough for couples shots, where you might only have a few feet of working room - as long as you keep them in the dead center of the frame you can avoid most perspective distortion at 16mm.  While you could get away with 24mm in many instances, there might be some missed photo opportunities.

16mm for a shot of a couple on a dance floor?! That seems very, very, very wide to me, but events are not my main thing.

Are you shooting full frame? What camera?

Anyway, how many here have tried the new 16-35 f/4?

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True but this is only speculation. Not even CR2.

If I were you I would get the best on the market now Dolina and enjoy it, rather than speculate as to when a new 1D X may, or may not come out. They are available for around US$ 5,000 now. Great deal.

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As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive event, much, much bigger than the NBA. Check out the stats, from memory it is only just behind FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  :D
Is it bigger than Eurocup or Formula 1?

It only takes place every four years so to compare to F1 would be wrong, as there seems to be one of those every month.

As for Eurocup, no idea. I guess it would depend on who is playing. But you mentioned 2015, and to say that there is no big global event would just be wrong.

Of course, here in Asia it is only really Japan and Korea, as well as Hong Kong that are any good at it.

Here are some stats from the RWC:

The tournament is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and the Tour de France. The first World Cup, in 1987, had a cumulative world television audience of 300 million; its successor, the 1991 event in England, reached 1.75 billion. South Africa's 1995 tournament reached 2.67 billion, and the 1999 Welsh-hosted event reached 3 billion. The 2003 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 3.5 billion, and the final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. The event was broadcast in 205 countries. The 2007 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4 billion.



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As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive event, much, much bigger than the NBA. Check out the stats, from memory it is only just behind FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  :D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:18:26 AM »
I think it would be important to test the lens in low/dim light connected to a modern camera such as the 6D, 5D Mark III and 1D X to see how it performs.

I missed my chance to play with one the other day as I was travelling, but for me I have always considered the 16/17-35/40 range to be primarily for landscape, architecture (indoor and out) or wide shots such as a stadium, crowd etc.

Will be interesting to see how it performs in real life low light situations.

I also would not be surprised if within a year Canon brought out a 16-35 f/2.8 iii. If they brought it out at the same time, or even hinted they may, some people would just sit back and wait. Now those people are considering this new lens, and could well consider a new 2.8 iii if it did come out in a year or so.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:05:14 PM »
Just ordered the RX100 III and it will arrive on Thursday.

Congrats Rienzphotoz, bet you are going to love it.

To be able to carry something that small around in your pocket and still get amazing image quality and video is awesome.

I still have not bought it, but have played with it extensively now, so most likely will.

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