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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« on: December 14, 2012, 08:17:17 AM »
Does that mean if the Sigma didn't have IS it would have performed even higher :o or is that only for more complex zooms?

Lenses / Re: Which (if any) non-L lenses are enviro-sealed?
« on: December 13, 2012, 02:57:13 PM »
Yes I do/have, you simple have to use common sense and the appropriate precautions and shooting in pissing rain even with a 500D and kit lens isn’t an issue.
(and I was going to add a pic example but I can’t find it…… oh dear now I have something else to worry about  :o >:()

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 13, 2012, 02:30:16 PM »
Lots of speculation from people here who don't own the camera, have not used it, and think they have it all figured out. I've owned it for a bit over a week now. Not a huge amount of experience on it, but a week and a half more then most people here it sounds like.

I am very happy with the 6D. I come from a Canon 40D which I was also very happy with. I greatly enjoy the high ISO performance, additional creative DoF options, larger viewfinder, higher resolution screen, iOS app, GPS, video capabilities, and even the fantastic 24-105mm kit lens. I wasn't crying before about the 9 cross type AF points on my 40D, and moving to a single cross type with 11 total points on the 6D hasn't caused me any issues. I don't shoot birds in flight. I shoot landscape, travel, family indoor, portraits, etc. I'm not making money off of my equipment, I am making memories and capturing my life.

I am not coming from a 5D mkII, 1D X, etc. I also am not coming from a crippled Rebel T123xyz, but rather what I consider to be the precursor to the 7D line(40D and prior). I do think that this original post is simply trolling, but I also wanted to at least provide my opinion that the 6D is not a "joke" of a camera. It is very competent and especially for the asking price it is capable of producing great images in many conditions. I personally do not need the level of AF provided in the 5D MkIII, I also do not need dual memory card slots. If I was shooting weddings professionally, it would be an easy decision. This camera is not aimed at the professional that is using the camera every day to make a living. I could have bought a 5D MkIII, I have the money but simply do not need the additional features. I am very happy with the upgrade path from a 40D to a 6D, it offers me much more flexible ISO performance, among other key items which I find very useful.

Too many people are quick to think that integrated GPS and Wi-Fi are "fluff" features or gimmicks. They simply are not. For landscape photography having integrated GPS is a fantastic and welcomed feature. Wi-Fi and the available app for smartphones really opens up the possibilities of remote shooting, allowing comfortable macro work without an articulating screen, family photos without the need for an additional remote accessory, and easy access to photos when on the go. I personally enjoy sharing my photos while traveling with family and not having to carry around an additional dongle for my tablet to download images is a great benefit.

So now you have some thoughts from someone who actually owns this camera, and is in what I would consider one of the many target markets for this unit. If you want to troll some more, I would suggest either buying the 5D MkIII, or going to a Nikon forum to find some willing shoulders to cry on.

Wouldn't have said 'informed' would have said informed
+1 well said sir

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: December 13, 2012, 08:34:12 AM »
Take 2 different  bottled water brands .... no. 1 is tasty and more qualitative than no. 2. Make 5 times more advertisement to no. 2 and in one year the sales/revenue will be way over no. 1 . In two years the price of the worst one will be higher than the more qualitative one.......

 ;D ;D ;D
Can we have a funniest analogy of the year competition please?

Canon General / Project 1709 T&Cs
« on: December 12, 2012, 01:49:27 PM »
Like to run this passed all you folks, there is of course a lot more than this but I would appreciate your take on this....

5 Your content

5.1 You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights you own in any content you upload or submit to the Services, including the Copyright.

5.2 When you upload or submit any content to our Services, you grant Canon (and those we work with) a non-exclusive, worldwide right and licence to freely use, host, store, reproduce, publish, modify, create derivative works (for example, versions of your content created to ensure your content works better with our Services) and edit your content solely for the purposes of providing you with the Services. The rights that you grant in this licence shall be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. We may exercise all rights in the content in all jurisdictions to the full extent for the full period for which any such rights exist. This licence may continue even when you stop using our Services but may be revoked when you delete content or your account unless such content has been shared with others who have not deleted it.

5.3 You must ensure that your content does not infringe anyone else’s intellectual property rights including the copyright, database right or trade mark of any person or entity. By uploading or submitting your content to the Services, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Canon the non-exclusive licence described above. If you are not the owner of the rights in the content or do not have the permission of the owner, please do not submit them to the Services.

Does this sound ok or am I giving up ownership by uploading to the site as 5.1 and 5.2 seem to contradict to me?

Thanks in advance

Edit: Thanks Mod(s) for combining I should have checked back and would have seen that it is indeed very much like US canon gateway library wording :(

I am also worried about missing out on the advantage of having a cropped sensor. 

I signed up an account just to comment on this.  There is *no* advantage to a crop sensor.  How would you feel if you had FF camera, but the camera cropped the picture before it saved it to the card?  You would feel cheated!  Same deal, only it's a physical limitation.

Source:  I am a senior optical engineer.

Oh oh... popcorn out and sitting comfortably  ::)

param lovely photograph, can’t put my finger on why, but I love the composition and light & colour. Thank you for posting most enjoyable.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: December 08, 2012, 02:08:37 PM »
£1919 that's GB pounds! :o that's fantastic and surely a much safer bet

After you've used it for a while please post back and let us know how the camera is. Everything I read when I had the same question came out on the side of 'don't do it' so I'd be real happy to be able to use my old but powerful sunpak  ;D

I've have an old sunpak hammerhead, as previous poster Don't do it!
the Wein safesync is right but I decided not worth the risk even with that and got a 430

I think the thing that may have caused the confusion is that EV is often used interchangeably with "stops". There are countless cameras out there that adjust exposure compensation in EV values relative to the current setting, not the absolute standard EV value. I should have described it as relative stops instead, but though the results were still meaningful. I approached it from the perspective of an experienced wedding photographer who has been frustrated with the single point in low light.

As to your quandary about the 5Diii vs 6D, let me ask you this. What kind of shooting are you primarily going to do?


Good question, a big old mixture is the answer I guess! over the years in no particular order architecture/family/aircraft/motor racing.
Next year unusually I have several events weddings/anniversaries/big holidays which are important to me and are without doubt a major driver to new kit. So stuff like the 5D3 flash AF assist issues and low light single point AF are important. That and I’m fed up camera sharing with my daughter. I have SD cards but the 5D3 doesn’t have fast SD, why Canon why!! I do like the faster fps but I want to be confident of focus in low light so lean towards 6D and the IQ looks a little better from what I’ve seen so far, but would the difference be seen on 20x16s I doubt it. I love prints, 20x16 max, If I get a few a year I consider worthy of my wall (yes wife has given me a wall in the house) I’m a happy bunny.
Overall I totally get what a well rounded camera the 5D3 is but boy are there things that just niggle. I love the thought of a camera that I really have to work at learning how to use I think the 5D3 AF system is a challenge, I want to have fun growing into it. I’m thinking of renting over Christmas but I really would prefer putting that money toward glass.

mmmm, you know I think this all boils down to for the most part that I’d be fine with either camera but which camera works best for those special events and that’s where I’m finding AF differences frustrating. The 5d3 should be a no brainer but it just isn’t…… aaarrrgggg

I actually really do appreciate any testing especially real world as I’m very much in the 6D – 5D3 quandary right now but have time on my side. I’m not questioning the effort put in or the results, I just don’t understand the results, apologies for not articulating that very well.

I thought the 6D autofocus in -3EV conditions was a one stop improvement over the 5d Mark III and a two stop improvement over the 5D Mark II? I don't know about the Nikon.
I don't really get testing beyond the rated limit, maybe I missunderstand further explaination of the -7EV thing would be much appreciated. I also seem to recall a video from DigitalRev (in the boxing ring) where the 5D3 excelled against the D600 no where near -3EV?

I watched that vid ---- it was testing the servo tracking of the 3 though, this is one shot focus mode

and that’s the sort of thing that confuses me how can a camera that by all account blows the socks off the D600 in AF Servo tracking not do the same in single point. Does the sensitivity of the points change somehow or is it down to software algorithms in which case isn’t single point the simplest scenario?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MkIII instructions - Rant !!
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:56:48 AM »
They probably have to have a lot of that stuff for legal reasons too. Was there not a story in America where a manufacturer got sued when the owner got up out of the drivers seat to make a coffee or something and it crashed, wasn't in the owners manual that you couldn't do this!  :o ;D

I thought the 6D autofocus in -3EV conditions was a one stop improvement over the 5d Mark III and a two stop improvement over the 5D Mark II? I don't know about the Nikon.
I don't really get testing beyond the rated limit, maybe I missunderstand further explaination of the -7EV thing would be much appreciated. I also seem to recall a video from DigitalRev (in the boxing ring) where the 5D3 excelled against the D600 no where near -3EV?

EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 01, 2012, 09:40:46 AM »
Ok just read through that....

Any chance of some low and high ISO production Raws to have a look at....... pretty please please

and what's the version number of DPP thats in the box?

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