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Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:32:06 AM »
I've always said that if there was a high iso performing MF solution I'd be all in for my wedding photography.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »
My dream camera is a high iso 22mp medium format one.

*Throws money at screen*

Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event on August 21, 2013
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:46:06 AM »
Relax kids, it's a printer.

If you really want to have 14 stops of DR... just buy a D800.

Not with those tiny pixels, thank you. I edited 1500 images from one the other day and I wasn't impressed.

TBH, lens size isn't that big an issue. If you want F1.2 lenses then yeah, sure.

But the 85 1.8 is half the weight and size of it's L big brother. Why Canon haven't released a light series of L's is beyond me.

Same size of the 1.8 but better coatings and refined optics. I don't need 1.2L but I need the image quality.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:00:37 PM »
I acquired an Olympus OMD E-M5 last week and this week got the EF adaptor.

For those who don't know about this camera it has built in image stability on the sensor level. With the EF adapter I shot the 100-400L handheld at 1/250 of a second. The smaller sensor turned it into an 800mm lens. Even at 5.6, manually focused it was really sharp thanks to the in camera stabilization.

If canon were to make a 1DX, but with a smaller sensor (and in turn smaller lenses) they would be onto an absolute winner of a camera. For me the OMD is missing a few important things. A Joystick an optical EVF.

Otherwise I would already be using it professionally. But they need to do something as I'm happy to shoot this at ISO6400, which is something the 1Ds3 couldn't do and that's only 5 years ago.

Buy the 5D3, no point waiting for something that may never happen.

Or a used 5D2 or a 1Ds3 or a 5D classic.

The 1Ds3 is the best, the 5D2 second and the 5D classic is just a lovely camera.

I've owned all of them. Each has their limits compared to todays tech. But at least with the 1Ds3 it can focus and write to two cards.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:56:24 AM »
I dropped mine in at Elstree on Wednesday and it's on the bench today.

Giving it a free clean too by all accounts. (Not sensor though), just general fibres and crap.

Software & Accessories / Re: Changes to UK Copyright Law
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:56:41 PM »
It's all being blown bigger than it is:

EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:24:05 PM »

you obviously don't have a medium format! they are a pain in the ass to use, so far behind in technology. price isn't everything, i want it to do the best job it can, price isn't the most important factor for a big chunk of the market.

what i need as an advertising photographer is more speed, more iso and lots of megapixels. my p65+ has enough pixels, it just cant be used in many situations. if canon can release a decent high megapixel camera that can do iso 800 at 3-5 fps, they will own the high end of the market.


You noticeably didn't read my sig. I use a H4D50 for wedding, studio and landscape photography.

Medium format is cumbersome to use but well worth the grief. The Hasselblad lenses are the best in the world, the colour, also world class.

The majority of people using such large file sizes will be studio and landscapers. Run and gun wedding togs just don't have the need (in general) for such high file sizes. I use mine for wedding stuff for things like flowers, panoramic building shots, group shots but the rest the 1DX is used for.

I would trade down my H4D50 but the camera would have to be CHEAP because I know for a fact I would be losing out on the quality medium format affords me. When it comes to high resolution sensors I'm not fussed about ISO performance but ultimate IQ. I know that to squeeze than many pixels onto 35mm is a compromise. As are the lenses. They just aren't good enough compared to H series stuff.

Heck I may even buy a big mp Canon and keep the Hassy. It's that good. I wouldn't dream of shooting a whole wedding on a big MP Canon though. I hear about D800 owners downsizing all their image files to fit onto a DVD.

EOS Bodies / Re: Moire in the 1DX and 5D3
« on: June 12, 2013, 04:31:12 AM »
Odd that Moire is starting to surface now. What firmware are you running?

EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:14:19 PM »

To rule out the flash setting variable I would do a test shoot of say, a beach ball but set the white balance with a grey card.

Then it'll be fixed and you can then see if it's truly variable.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mark III Live view NOISE!!!
« on: June 08, 2013, 11:21:39 AM »
I don't think it should do that.

But to rule out human error reset the camera to factory. You might of already done that, if so send it in for service.

If you're looking to get both the foreground and background in focus then use image stacking.

You can cheat a little with a small sensor camera but if I was shooting it with medium format then stacking is the only way.

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