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Software & Accessories / Re: GPS, does anyone really use this???
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:38:41 AM »
GPS is a great feature that I would have enabled 100% of the time.  It should be built into my 5D Mark III, as it is built into the 100+ million smart phones sold every year now.
Except you can't get a GPS signal through the all-metal body construction. The 6D has it because it has a plastic top case, which allows the signal through. Is GPS critical enough to you that you are willing to sacrifice build quality and weather sealing for it?

hah, this was my favorite part
Ken Blockwell, a long-time resident of Nokin says that he understands why Canon employees would be upset.  "Nokin has always been a better place to live.  And believe me I know, because I know everything."

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sensor... why?
« on: September 17, 2012, 11:11:25 AM »
I'm not well versed in sensor technology, but the pixel-pitch of this new sensor is significantly higher than the 5dII and 5dIII sensor, so, it leads me to believe its a new sensor in some format.

Lenses / Re: What should I go for now?
« on: September 17, 2012, 10:09:28 AM »
Except the 70-300L I've just mentioned I also have 24-105L and Sigma's 50mm.
Any advice? :P
Well, you'd be woefully under-equipped for any indoor wedding. So, unless you are waiting until next summer, chances are any wedding for the next 6-8 months will be indoors in some fashion. There you'd find that the f/4 of your 24-105 and the variable f/4+ of the 70-300 would be very lacking, forcing you to shoot really high ISO, or 1/30th second shutter speeds. It's gonna result in a lot of blurry photos.

A flash is gonna be critical, as it'd help you get away with f/4 lenses somewhat, but I'd suggest finding a low light prime or two. The 35L would cover that, along with your 50mm from Sigma. If you swapped the 70-300 for the 70-200 f/2.8 you'd have a pretty classic wedding shooter's kit. The other option would be to grab a longer prime (85/100/135) and just keep the 70-300 for outdoor stuff.

Flash will help you get away with most things, except for an indoor church ceremony where they won't allow flash. Only low-light primes will save you there.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:20:23 AM »
Yes, this is still a popular misconception amongst Canon users - that Canon produces better glass than Nikon. The reality is different. Nikon lenses are every bit as good as Canon.
It may have been the case in 2004 when Nikon was still new on the DSLR market. But that was a long time ago.
Well, it depends what you are looking to do. For example, the Canon T/S lenses are better by a decent margin. But the Nikon 14-24 is better than most other Canon ultra-wide's. Nikon doesn't really have quality, cheaper options like the 24-105L or the 70-200 f/4L IS, but when you get to the next step, they have some similar stuff. Also, their 80-400 isn't as well reviewed as the Canon 100-400. Prime wise, it depends on what you want, but both have decent variety.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sensor... why?
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:15:57 AM »
if it would be a hybrid sensor.. ok.... but it´s not.
so why making another sensor an not using the 5D MK3 sensor?
If I had to guess, I'd say it's two things

1. It will be slightly worse than the 5dIII sensor, to keep the differentiation. The DR will be slightly less, the high ISO will be 1/2-1 stop worse, and the video will have more moire/aliasing.

2. There are still plenty of consumers who can't differentiate between spec sheets and rely on MP. So, now Canon has the logical upgrade path of 18mp for their APS-C, 20MP for their entry full-frame, and 22MP for their 5dIII. And the 1DX is differentiated by being $6k+

It's about the only way it makes sense to me, unless their was a reason to try and make it match the AF system

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:33:46 PM »
Also, the new sensor makes me wonder if they went out of their way to cripple the video; since the 5dIII video was so clean in terms of being moire-free, etc. Otherwise I can't see much reason in making a completely different sensor just for this camera

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:27:16 PM »
Body size is almost exactly that of the 60D, with a little less depth due to no pop-up flash.

That said, if the AF is 11pt with just one center cross-point, it makes it basically the same as the 5dII, which was one thing I'm sure many users had hoped would be improved more.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 F/4 IS repair cost
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
Doesn't help you now, but, this is why you should carry insurance on your gear. If my 70-200 has the same thing happen, the insurance company hands me a check for $1000 and I get a new one.

See, the thing is, I bought one of those bottles of Guinness on sale, and it was a buck cheaper than the other one that I paid full price.  The cheaper one tastes better.  It does.  Trust me.
haha...but the one I paid for price for has a swing top, so its cooler!

Don't forget one thing, 7D has new firmware and that might improve the IQ bit.  Unfortunately, I have not chance to test the new firmware out.
That's not really gonna improve IQ, as it doesn't affect the sensor or how the image is written. Maybe if you shoot all .jpg it could help a little with how it processes it, but for RAW files, Id be stunned if there is a difference. It was more an improvement on burst rate and some video features.

Having used the T2i, T3i, and 60D, the IQ is the same in all of them if I was shooting the same scene. Haven't used the 7D, but I can't see why it would differ

I'd rather it have the ability to directly control the 600EX-RT (and future -RT Speedlites) via radio with no pop-up flash.  But it won't have that, either.   ::)
Yeah, to me the pop-up flash is a waste of space atop the camera, I'd rather it be something embedded in the camera that allows control.

So my perfect Canon Camera would be FF sensor,   6-7fps, built-in flash, 1/8000, usb 3, better ISO noise than the 7D, great AF system.  If Canon can do that, I will be a first day buyer. 
Well, it definitely won't be 6-7fps, but you'll get the better ISO noise and AF system no doubt. USB3 would be nice, and I don't really care about the 1/4000 or 1/8000 distinction, neither is a critical setting for any action I shoot. I'm pretty happy with 1/1000th in most cases, to get to 1/8000th I'd need a really bright day

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2012, 12:26:46 PM »

with D600 out (without Vari-Angle Clear View LCD, Sony A99 (limited turning LCD)
what are the odd / chances that the new Canon budget FF camera will have a turning LCD ??

any comments are welcome ...
Based on the rumor, it won't have an articulating screen. And that makes sense, since neither the 7D nor 5D series has it either.

Personally I'd prefer the articulating screen, but, I'm not expecting it

EOS Bodies / Re: whats going to be better?
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:11:40 AM »
Hopefully they sell it around $1K to $1.3K second-hand now that D600 is around $2.1K brand-new. :)
Not sure that the D600 is gonna apply any pressure to the price for the 5dII. Now, releasing the 6D will, as a bunch of people might upgrade. More likely, it'll be a lot of rebel and 60D's hitting the market

Amazon Kindle Fire - retail price $199, unit production cost $202 and they ship it to you for free.
Yeah, although I believe one of the unique elements of that that camera manufacturers can't take advantage of is putting ads on your screen. But, lenses are very much like apps, so otherwise it makes sense.

I find it interesting that the D600 released at basically the same price point as the 5dII is at now, retail wise. Makes me wonder if they can really go much lower in terms of retail price than the $2000 mark.

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