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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Picture styles
« on: August 01, 2013, 11:07:41 AM »
For still pictures I use neutral as pointed by others here as it does not impact the pictures once RAW is imported into my computer.  Sometime however for video I use a picture style with a bit more contrast and more color to make the video more snappy!

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:58:03 AM »
I think the new series of Sigma lens are amazing and they are so sharp it is scary!  However not sure if I was the only one experiencing this but after buying the Sigma 35mm 1.4 (their new one) I ended up returning it and taking the older Canon 35mm L 1.4 instead.  While the Canon is less sharp, I was always finding exposure to be weird with the sigma .  With the Canon 35mm however my exposure was always on the notch.

Anyone else experience "exposure" challenge with the new series of sigma lenses?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: First pic of Sigma 24-70 F/2 posted
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:55:27 AM »
It might also come in much heavier then the Canon 24-70 2.8 mkII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:52:16 AM »
I hope they announce such a camera.  I would pre-order it in a heart beat!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Announces Mount Conversion Service
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:49:00 AM »
Very smart move

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EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: November 09, 2012, 06:28:49 PM »
It is quiet about more rumors, any one heard anything about a high resolution Canon camera?

Alas it would seem our hope to have something announced this year are gone  :-[

Looks like we will have to be patient...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Surveys for 5D Mark III
« on: November 08, 2012, 03:59:16 PM »
I would pick more DR hands down. (aka better sensors)

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EOS Bodies / Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« on: November 06, 2012, 07:07:19 AM »
Wow lots of really interesting and passionate comments on this thread so far.  My personal take on the original post question is that neither Canon nor Nikon "reign" supreme.  Both company have raised the bar and we should all be happy about this.  Yes on paper Nikon does have better sensor, but Canon has better AF system and better lens.  Metering is very different with both system and so does color rendition.  Shooting with both system myself, tech charts do not take pictures.  I think it is Neuro who keeps reminding us of that:  a camera is more than chart and more then a sensor.  You need to look at the system.

I do find satisfaction is shooting both system depending on the settings.  If it was so simple and only about a technical chart, I would have sold one of the two system long ago (based on spec alone).  But guess what, some of my best ISO 100 shots portrait are not with my D800 but with my 1DX!!!  Why?  Well maybe it is because there is not equivalent 85 1.2L or 50 1.2L with Nikon, skin colors also seem more true with the 1DX.  Maybe it is because the AF system of the 1DX is so fast that I dont miss the moment...My point is I dont really care because it just works...

I hope Nikon and Canon keeps pushing each other to bring better and better camera system.  Yes I do wish Canon sensor would be better, but I still hope the next high MP camera from Canon will address that...crossing my finger...

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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:42:35 AM »
Well I for one am really happy about the f4 IS zoom.  It will make for a nice walk around zoom lens and I already pre-ordered one...I wish the price would be less though..

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Sales Rising
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:28:30 AM »
and nikon has produced the more exciting cameras this year.
at least in my pricerange of 2000-3000 euro.

Even there, I'd take a 5DIII over a D800 for general use.  I'm sure I'd find the D800 exciting if my primary subjects were landscape and architecture, but they're not.

+1!  I am learning this the hard way.  I love the D800 for shooting outside and shooting still scenary like landscape, but trying to shoot a moving subject even outside or shooting indoor with a flash sometime is a hit and miss game with the AF on the D800.  It is also very sensitive to lenses selection.  In low light prime lenses are almost impossible to focus with the D800...

As a result (and to my surprise to some degree) my go to Camera for shooting ISO 100 with a flsh inside is actually my ... 1DX! 

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:35:25 AM »
Well, I am down for the  EF 24-70 f/4L IS even though I just got the 24-70 II.  I love the smaller and lighter package and IS for outside shooting.  As for the 35mmf2 IS, well I will wait for the 35 1.4L II version if it ever come out.  All the new IS prime (24, 28 and now 35) are really good but they still lack the contrast and color of the "L" series lenses...

Now CR guy, where is that high MP Canon camera so I can get rid of my D800 that barely focus in low light :-)!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:37:48 PM »
"Watercolors"


EOS 1D X, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Beautiful picture Neuro...well done.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Now in Stock at B&H
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:17:09 PM »
I just ordered one (I was waiting for this one to be back in stock) and they allowed me to ship to Canada.  Maybe the restriction is only of camera body...or not in full effect yet.  Either way I am happy I could get it.

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Cool!   This is great news!  I almost bought the 1.4x III extender earlier this week because I was afraid the 2x extender would not work with some lenses on my 1DX.  Now the choice is simple!  I will get a 2x extender. 

Using the 1.4x will yield better optical quality than the 2x, and also with an f/4 lens and the 1.4x you have 21 cross-type AF points and 40 more single-line points, whereas with an f/4 lens and the 2x you have 1 cross type and 4 single-line points. 

So, budget permitting, having both makes sense to me.

Good point Neuro.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I have always been afraid to get extender because of what it could do to the image quality.  I forgot about the number of AF point available...Maybe I will start with the 1.4 anyway afterall.  If I dont like the resulting quality then for sure I would not like the effect on the 2x extender!

I can see the difference on the TDP ISO chart section but in real life situation, do you find the 1.4x III extender really degrade your image?


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Cool!   This is great news!  I almost bought the 1.4x III extender earlier this week because I was afraid the 2x extender would not work with some lenses on my 1DX.  Now the choice is simple!  I will get a 2x extender.  Also happy about the AF point illumination...

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