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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 26, 2015, 05:48:46 PM »
Maybe I'm in the minority here but I think Canon should call the new high MP full frame the 'EOS 3'.  Forget about 5DS....just go with EOS 3.  The film version hasn't been made since 2007 and the 'D' moniker is pointless as everyone already knows it's a digital camera.

and what about a FILM camera..?    I'd use it professionally along with my other cameras

Just call it a Canon EOS 3D, anyone who is in the market for one will know it's a model number not a stereoscopic camera. The potential for confusion, among those who actually matter, is very low.

Yes but how many times will you be asked if you need 3D glasses to go with it before you scream  :o  ;D

Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 04:56:29 PM »
This is it ;)

Reminded me of the old hammerhead flash and bracket I used to have on my F1n...... Two birds with one stone put some controls on a flash handle and still get access to left side connections?

Quite amazing from an APS-c sensor, I have to admit. With the focus verification you can put the sharp point exactly where you want it which is fascinating. You are focusing with the actual sensor without any mirrors or calculations. Very cool if you want to isolate a non-moving subject. You get the eyelashes if that's what you are after.

In fact, this is what I would have wanted when the need of multifocal eyeglasses started to interfere with taking pictures and I could not really tell what was in focus through the viewfinder. They came up with the autofocus which obviously was the right move when you look at its current status. But this is not bad, not bad at all.

Interesting, I really do like this ability. I've never used ML but of course I'd love to use this through the viewfinder. It's funny with all the talk in another thread about face recognition I'd really much prefer to be able to do this through an optical viewfinder with some sort of HUD ability that switches off when not in use.


Is that 'just' OK or 'great' OK?

EOS Bodies / Re: Purchase 5DIII now, or wait for 5DIV?
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:44:49 AM »
Are you a pro i.e. are you making your living from photography?

If not wait.
If so do what you have to do to make your business pay and keep clients.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:00:54 AM »
No point in having an xxD dslr line, maybe making room for a new 'type'?

Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 19, 2015, 05:35:19 PM »
Makes that 1Dx look small!


EOS Bodies / Re: Exposure compensation
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:18:40 PM »
Hi There, has anyone encountered this problem on a 5Diii and knows of a 'fix', please? When I use AV or TV I cannot apply any exposure compensation using the rear quick control wheel. I can apply Excomp via the Quick control panel but I don't want to be constantly looking at the back of the camera.
This standard feature of applying Excomp works fine on my other 5Ds but not this >:(

What does it do when you expect to be able to change EC?

EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:05:25 PM »
Maybe it's just me that finds 2/3rds of the original posts images from flickr no longer available  :P ;D

and of the image thats left it would seem from this argument that Apple sell more phones than Samsung, by a lot.  ::)

Of those two lenses for me the 40 wins by a country mile. It's a fantastic street lens so innocuous, no one takes it seriously it's just not 'agressive', used it in Rome/NY/London, great for stitching too in a tight space. In poor light (evening) I'd imaging the 35 1.4L would be hard to beat (different price range though!)

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 07:01:50 PM »
Thanks LTLRI, appreciate the info. Checking prices there is surprisingly little difference between web and local shop so it would be a good buy and try situation.

The real problem I've got is a head and heart situation. I'm in a similar situation as the OP so his question was very well timed but my head is saying upgrade monitor and colour management my heart is saying get those two lenses you want....  :-[

Ah choices choices, its all fun though  ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:04:00 PM »
Is there actually any issues with backlight bleed and image burn with the Dell UP2414Q ?

I ask because I read a review where comments were left inferring these were big issues, it looks such a great panel though.

Of course it is the interweb though! So would be good to here from those hear that actually use it


PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 13, 2015, 05:39:22 PM »
It's worthy of Surapon!

+1 would have put money on it before starting to read the topic although I'm sure he would have used pipe insulation somewhere  ;D . Where is CRs very own mad inventor anyway, hasn't been around for a few weeks?  :P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:43:11 AM »
Thanks for all your replies. :)

The lens I have are:
35mm F1.4L
50mm F1.4
135mm F2L
16-35mm F2.8L

And the photos I usually took are landscape and people, so I think the features of 6D can meet my requirement.

I don't think I'll buy 5D3 because it's quite old.  :-\


Canon General / Re: Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:28:35 AM »
i've no doubt that a better camera makes any photographers pictures more capable of being accurately exposed, accurately white balanced, better focused, more capable of larger printing, more capable of detail before crunching in the shadows, capable of more detail in the highlights before burning out...

I've also no doubt that no camera makes you more capable of climbing a remote hill facing the right way for sunrise, that no camera can pick the decisive moment, that no camera can master lead in lines, master thirds, learn the rukes and know when to ignore them.  I've never sen a camera get emotion, clarity, a smile, laughter from a sitter.

There are a lot of things a great camera can do, for everything else there are photographers, who shall get great images out of the camera they have in their hands because it is in their blood, in their soul, they get good images because they cannot get rubbish ones, because they are artists and they have love in their hearts rather than microchips.

I don't care what kind of camera somebody used if I love their work.   I'll never own a TLR but I swoon at the street photography of Vivian Maier.   And I can't think of a more naturally gifted photographer, what was her upgrade path?

Give me an OM-1 and can I equal Jane Bown?  of course not.

I know its a gear forum, and that we all are in the gear shower room asserting our status with our dangling white bits, sometimes the upgrade path is 'get better' sometimes it is 'enjoy it more' sometimes it is 'do it for you', sometimes it is buy a new camera or a new lens.

I'll never be fit to lace the shoes of my heroes.  I make a living at an industrial / conmercial / regional broadcast level.

My upgrade path is to travel more.

Truely well said sir, respect.

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