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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« on: December 27, 2012, 06:29:34 PM »
Absolutely true but I wonder though are we not entering a time where Canon are about to change their production line to a 0.18 micron fabrication process and so the question ‘should I wait’ will become very valid, I’m thinking more 7D than rebel admittedly.

What do you mean? 180nm just means you will get smaller pixels ( i think i heard about 100 MP on FF?). The size of pixels in current Canon dslr sensors is a lot bigger. In case of the 650D: 4300nm. That means 20 times smaller pixels, huge picture files, low frame rates, and very poor high-iso performance. I don't know why you want that 180nm fabrication process ;).

He means Fabrication process, not pixel width of 180nm.

Meaning less space is taken up by electronics and more space allotted to "larger" photodiodes.

Thank you

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Software & Accessories / Re: DPP Digital Photo Professional
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:19:26 AM »
+1 on the AV

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T4i or wait for T5i?
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:05:55 AM »
In other words, if you need a camera now, buy it. There will always be a newer, better model soon. In the case of the Rebel line, soon = next year.


Absolutely true but I wonder though are we not entering a time where Canon are about to change their production line to a 0.18 micron fabrication process and so the question ‘should I wait’ will become very valid, I’m thinking more 7D than rebel admittedly.

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You don’t have to get the latest a greatest galaxy to get good photos, I’m sure I posted elsewhere on here but for an experiment I got a display walls worth of 16x12s printed for a school trip my wife was running and I was amazed at the (relative) quality of them, didn’t think they would stand up to that sort of enlargement but hey they were loved by the intended audience. It goes without saying that photos intended for the interweb are just fine too. The biggest problem with all camera phones for me is shutter lag so she’s got an app that purports to help but I think it just cripples the res. I also hate holding at arm’s length, it’s just the most rubbish way to take a photo. That’s why I think the ‘M’ is such a joke it’s got the worst two features of a camera phone and you can’t even make a call with it :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: slow AF 6D
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:42:03 AM »
Send it back and wait what is coming next year.

Body(s)??  ???
I'd be more than amazed if any more full frames were anounced for the 6D market segment next year. Will the new tech crop sensor be that good??  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »
When I was ten there was Airfix and proper Meccano and all was well with the world.  ;)

Anyway to the OP have a great Christmas, the best present you will get this year is the person who’s giving you that present.

To everyone else on this great forum have a happy and safe Christmas and a prosperous new year.


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You should go to your CF card manufacturer's website to download their file recovery software.  I know my Sony and Transcend cards have this option and I imagine others would have this application, too.

+1 on that or http://www.cardrecovery.com and get a card reader, sounds like you've not used or done anything with the card since the error so all should be good.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:03:30 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?

the sigma has no IS.

Oops me silly, where's the embaressed smiley when you need one  ;D

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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?

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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 >:()

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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


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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?

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Canon General / Project 1709 T&Cs
« on: December 12, 2012, 01:49:27 PM »
Hi,
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 :(

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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  ::)

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

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