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Street & City / OT: How to get street photos to look Tastino-style???
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:20:31 AM »
The guy doesn't want to share his techniques, and we'll grant him his wishes. Any links to resources that give a tutorial to achieve that 16:9, cinematic feel to street photos?

TIA

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:17:06 AM »
Really no need for this. Just cut the 5D2 price to ~$1500 and the 5D3 price to ~$2500 to sandwich the new plastic amateur body from Nikon and call it a day.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm/f2.8 STM review at photozone.de
« on: June 27, 2012, 03:45:03 AM »
Odd that it only scores 4 stars on the price/performance aspect and there was no mention anywhere in the article of its US$200 price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Ken Rockwell shooting from the hip
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:50:21 PM »
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The D800 and D800E are swell for people shooting only one thing at a time very carefully, while the 5D Mark III is for most people who have more than one kind of thing to shoot. Got Aspergers or live on a tripod? Are you an engineer, programmer or IT professional? Get the D800E. Are you a photographer, artist, musician, have a family or appreciate a well-thought out product that moves as fast as you do? Get the 5D Mark III.

ROTFLMAOLOL!!!  ;D  :D  ;D Couldn't agree more.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Ken Rockwell shooting from the hip
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:38:56 PM »
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The D800E and D800 might be better if you are a pixel-counting computer hobbyist who enjoys poring over details in software all day, but as someone who needs to crank-out photos as opposed to an IT professional, the 5D Mark III is the clear winner today, for me.

But, but ,but, I always need +10EV digital EC and +20000 fill light on every photo I shoot so the D800 must be betterest! See, you can notice it here on the 6-bit, dithering TN LCD panel we techie geek gadget collectors use! - IT hobbyist

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 05, 2012, 03:29:00 PM »
Ah, I just knew meli would post on this thread eventually. Just proved my observation about certain recent registrants :P. Reminds me of certain DPR posters that bash Canon no end and yet claim they are actually Canon owners to justify why they post on the Canon forums instead of on the proper forum. Just wondering why they continue to use Canon cameras (purportedly) if they are so convinced the company is producing inferior and overpriced products?

Asking whats the point of 36mp is kinda absurd;

So u're saying that If they can provide great high iso performance when downsized to their main competitor size AND still retain greater detail & DR  fullsized at anything below 1600 -plus- offering them 500$ cheaper doesnt make sense. Seriously?

Actually thats whats wrong with DPR forums, its not the nikon trolls & the pissed Canon users, its the thickheaded cheerleaders that are pathetic...

Ah, I knew a topic like this would attract more replies from Nikon fans than Canon, just like what happens in the Canon forum at DPR, which has now become unusable because more Nikon fanboys post on the Canon forums than Canon owners :D. I'm especially wary of member #s here higher than my own (read: recent registrants :P).

First of all, what is the point of 36MP if you have to downsize it to 22MP to get so-called "equivalent" high ISO noise IQ? This is why even DPR, rightly or wrongly, tests 100% crops from different MP cameras at its native resolution, and if you ask DPR they say that this is because "they don't do printer tests" (IOW, for them, it is silly to normalize to a common output). Most ironically, they actually now do printer tests :D. And thus, as early as now, I would say that the eventual DPR review would also show the same result as that on the article cited in the 1st post of this thread.

So again, those justifying the argument that "it's equivalent when downsized" should be called out, because then what about that other ability those other defenders claim 36MP allows them to do: crop and resize. Really, all their shots need to be downsized and cropped after* it has been downsized to 22MP to make it look good against its closest perceived competitor? I find that funny as a Nikon owner.

So please explain to this Nikon owner (and to DPR/Cameralabs/etc. reviewers) why it is absurd? Last I've read, you bash Canon AF while demonstrating a profoundly pathetic lack of knowledge of how it actually works. You just seem to regurgitate what you've read from polluted sources.

I fail to see who's cheerleading when legitimate Canon owners complain to forum moderators that their section of the forum on DPR is inundated with D800 threads trumpeting it's supposed superiority. And DPR actually sided with them and removed those numerous threads and banned some clearly partisan members. I have a feeling it's still that latent inferiority complex from the pre-2007 era that motivates those insecure people. After all, nobody is fanatical about the sun rising tomorrow; people become irrational about an issue when they know deep in their psyche that their chosen position is somehow not 100% clear-cut. This applies to politics, religion, etc. (see: Apple) :P.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 05, 2012, 08:49:46 AM »
Ah, I knew a topic like this would attract more replies from Nikon fans than Canon, just like what happens in the Canon forum at DPR, which has now become unusable because more Nikon fanboys post on the Canon forums than Canon owners :D. I'm especially wary of member #s here higher than my own (read: recent registrants :P).

First of all, what is the point of 36MP if you have to downsize it to 22MP to get so-called "equivalent" high ISO noise IQ? This is why even DPR, rightly or wrongly, tests 100% crops from different MP cameras at its native resolution, and if you ask DPR they say that this is because "they don't do printer tests" (IOW, for them, it is silly to normalize to a common output). Most ironically, they actually now do printer tests :D. And thus, as early as now, I would say that the eventual DPR review would also show the same result as that on the article cited in the 1st post of this thread.

So again, those justifying the argument that "it's equivalent when downsized" should be called out, because then what about that other ability those other defenders claim 36MP allows them to do: crop and resize. Really, all their shots need to be downsized and cropped after* it has been downsized to 22MP to make it look good against its closest perceived competitor? I find that funny as a Nikon owner.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Cancelled my D800 pre-order... !!!
« on: March 31, 2012, 11:39:58 AM »
Uh, no, PJs and sports photogs would disagree with you there. And I shoot with those real pros on a fairly regular basis.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Cancelled my D800 pre-order... !!!
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:56:46 AM »
...First of all, I hope no one interprets my post as a flame-bait troll post, I write this as a current owner of both Nikon and Canon SLRs (film & digital). Let me explain how I arrived at my decision, after carefully considering and evaluating all the initial reviews and sample pictures I've seen from the D800 on the various websites. I have a feeling that the D800 would be like what I felt when I saw the pictures from a D200 and D2x, sure, both "tested" well if you read the reviews at that time for both cams, some even claimed then that the D200 noise & overall IQ was as good as that from a 30D, the crop IQ king at that time IIRC, while the D2x, according to those same reviewers, compared favorably with the 1DIIn & 5D even though it had a 1.5x crop sensor. I'm also one of those who thought that the Nikon D50 6MP CCD had better IQ than the D80, D40, D40x while others were pointing to charts & graphs to say otherwise. Anyway, I'm not saying the D800 sucks or what, nor am I saying that I'm getting the 5D3, since if money was no problem I'd only be choosing between the D4 & 1DX to be honest. But I'm also not one of those +2000 fill-lighters, +10EV digital exposure compensators, +20 luma/+20 chroma noise reduction slider-movers, or 800% pixel-peepers nor is my hobby cropping & resizing every damned picture that comes out of my camera , nor do I even shoot RAW all the time since I don't have the time to develop every single frame or tweak every setting just so to "maximize" the digital negative. Really, how many shots in a week do those "I only shoot RAW" guys make and do they have time for anything else? Most real pros I know don't even do that, and these are the guys that are so busy they don't even participate in online forums like this! :P

I hope no one bashes me for what I just said, I think I need to buy another lens or two instead of getting some other body. I'm still withholding judgement on the AA-cancelled D800E though. I'm currently shooting with a 5D2 & a pre-owned D300s I won on eBay. Cheers to everyone, since I know this site is for Canon owners and not for Nikon trolls to cross-post like they do on other forums where many brands are discussed.

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It makes more sense if the 5D2 would indeed remain in the lineup as the "entry-level" ~$2K FF cam, while the 5D3 goes up and beats the D800 on specs to justify its >$3K price. Sandwich the Nikon in between the two Canon FF bodies.

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If this guy is like most other camera dealers, he'd be trying to upsell you a more expensive model. In effect, what he's saying is: "hey, don't spend $3K on the D800, wait for a few weeks and I'd sell you the 5D3 for a few hundred $$$ more".  Cha-ching :P j/k

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III/X Commercials Being Shot? [CR1]
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:08:17 AM »
I know I would need to post in any thread where Kate Beckinsale is mentioned.  ;) She's the only reason I watched Underworld: Awakening in IMAX 3D and Contraband.  :D

Anyway, one detrimental thing about Canon concentrating more on DSLR video is that it takes time, money and employees away from developing better features for the stills aspect of those DSLRs. It's not as if Canon, or any other company for that matter,  has unlimited resources to allocate on both aspects at the same time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 01:04:54 AM »
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but in my opinion most hobbits don't really need a 5DIII.

I agree, since there are no power receptacles in Middle-Earth, those halflings won't be able to recharge the Li-Ion batteries of their DLSRs. Although I suppose they can always ask Gandalf to call down a lightning strike... "You shall not charge!!!

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This an October 2011 preview of a pre-prod model that was just updated for some corrections. Nothing new here.  ::)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Review
« on: February 14, 2012, 12:55:04 AM »
Why would people visit that site for a serious review of any camera is beyond me. Those hipsters should stick to reviewing iProducts.  ::)

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