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Lenses / Re: 36+ Mp EOS dSLR (rumored): How do existing EF lenses cope?
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:21:17 PM »
There's hassy users using 30 year old zeiss lenses on their hassy with a 50mp back...I never see issues with lens resolution there either.

I think it's more that each lens has character. An image wide open from a 50L with grab you by the shoulders and shake you whereas one from the 85L with take your brain out an stroke it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:38:12 AM »
True, I've printed countless A3 prints from 22mp.

But, there is that nice crop factor...however no good if the IQ is rubbish, which is why I'm stepping away from the D800 as a viable camera. I'd rather go medium format which in all fairness is really cheap.

I've been watching H3D 39's for the last few weeks, some go for the same price, with a lens for the price of a 1DX.
Ok, so it lacks a lot of features that are convenient but for studio work it's excellent.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X High Resolution Samples
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:12:42 AM »
The only way to compare a cameras output is to shoot at the same settings, the same image and to view the raw files.

All sorts of weird stuff happens to the light after it hits the sensor.

Images on the internet aren't a reliable source. Until I have a 1Dx in my hands I can't compare it.
But, I will when I have one, heck I'll be pulling that thing apart with my eyes.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Ultimate Question - Buy a 5D MKII today or wait?
« on: February 08, 2012, 03:47:34 AM »
I have been renting cameras for sometime now or using my t2i. I went to buy a
5D Mk II today and could not pull the trigger out of fear that a new one could be released anyday now? As we all know this is an ongoing problem for many canon users looking to upgrade at this time so I want hear people thoughts.   Buy a 5d MK II today or Wait?

Not this question again!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:41:21 AM »
Judging by the MTF figures that's one hell of an improvement on an already great lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X high res samples just appeared
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:39:28 AM »
That's it, I'm switching to Konica

As I shoot portraits and weddings I'd much rather not have an AA filter on my sensor.

Much sharper images, so much so I'm testing out medium format for my portraiture.

Once you get to around 40mp the need for an AA filter is greatly reduced.

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:45:16 PM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
You know when this thing comes out you won't be able to get on anywhere. I placed an order for two and had to notify my Canon Pro rep to ensure I get them on release.

It's doubtful we'll see anything Raw or otherwise until a couple of weeks before release. The thing is way off ready imo.

The thing with Noise reduction is you lose detail, which you're trying to capture.

But I guess it depends on how much detail you need. I guess that's what keeps forums so active!


Any pro looking to replace an aging 1Ds mkIII should be very careful if they seriously think the 1Dx is a possible replacement.

I wouldn't worry too much about that. For me I cap out at ISO 3200 on the 1Ds3, so two stops improvement over the 1D4 is quite jump for me. ISO 12800 is more than enough. The only reason I didn't move to the 1D4 is because it wasn't full frame.

But then this is where the 5D3 comes in.

Until some fantastic new tech comes along the laws of physics will stop improvements. Just like lenses haven't got any smaller in 30 years. a 35mm sensor will always be a 35mm sensor with the same floorspace for pixels.

That's why this DSLR may be the last one before pros move to mirrorless. I never thought would happen but the damn Leica rangefinder has a full frame CMOS in it.

Lenses / Re: Help me justify the 17mm TS-E
« on: January 28, 2012, 06:03:57 PM »
It's a great lens although mine is for sale as I don't use it enough and as I'm going medium format the lesser used lenses need to be sold.

Nice thing about the TS-E lenses though is you can use the teleconvertors which gives you about 23mm on 1.4x and 34mm on a 2x (Which rocks).

It is INSANELY sharp, totally mind blowingly sharp.

I shoot weddings and portraits mainly with longer lenses but here's a few that I used it for:

This is quite funny. The camera shoots in Raw, JPG is a conversion.

If the extras stops comes from Noise reduction in camera then Canon will get shafted sideways.

I'm a professional, 95% of the time I only shoot Raw. I will use Jpeg if I need to see things instantly on a Macbook on location.

In all of my cameras noise reduction is turned off, always, and I never use Noise reduction in post either. As a buyer of two models of the 1Dx I expect to see a significant improvement on the Raw files. If not I will seriously consider the smaller form factor of the 5D3 of which the only issue I had with the current model is the autofocus.

The weight of the 1Dx isn't practical for me, but it's necessary that I have a camera that focuses properly.

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