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Messages - Ivan Muller

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EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:54:46 AM »
I would imagine that pro wedding photographers have other priorities than megapixels. /they also have to buy a backup camera of similar quality. I would imagine good AF - fast and many 'outer' AF points, also in low light, high flash syncro, good high iso quality, and dynamic range would be higher on the priority list. Perhaps why 5d3 is popular (if it indeed is) I do my share of weddings but i am not a pro wedding photographer, but rather a 'pro' commercial, architecture, portraits etc. Here my 6d has just been perfect. I need and want higher megapixels for my personal photography and for the odd client where I print to size Ao.

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EOS Bodies / Re: This news is exciting!
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:48:41 AM »
im more interested in this camera.. but i will have a close look on the canon 1" too.

http://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-lx100/

Actually that sounds rather good!

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EOS Bodies / This news is exciting!
« on: September 09, 2014, 05:10:43 AM »
Well it would seem that the new much rumored, much anticipated new 7mk2 is 'only' going to be an incremental improvement over the old 7 '. It remains to be seen if its actually going to be so much better than the 70d ...much like the 5d3 vs the 6d...same sensor for all practical purposes, differentiated by other nice to haves, which we all know about. . .but essentially one can coach the same image quality out of both cameras.  I think that's where the difference between the 7d2 and 70d will lie, same sensor on both (which for me would be rather disappointing to say the least!) and some differences elsewhere...problem is that the 70d seems to be quite competent as it is so the 7d2 wil have to be a huge improvement in a lot of areas to make it a worthwhile 'upgrade' from 7d2...especially if its the same or almost the same sensor?

But that's not really where my excitement lies...its in that rumored 1inch sensor camera. By all accounts the Sony rx100mk3 is a kick ass little camera, and although ultimate image quality would seem to lag slightly behind the G1xmk2 it is astonishingly close, and quite a feat, taking the size of the sensor, size of camera and price into account. Wouldnt it be grand if Canon can deliver something similar? I am sure it would have less pixels, ( Canon just cant seem to get this megapixel thing together ), which might be a blessing in disguise because perhaps  the high iso quality would benefit...

Anyway I am looking forward to that camera if the rumors turn out to be true...and if it can compete with that little Sony wonder

Lastly if the 7d2's sensor is indeed the same as the 70d then what does that say about Canon's sensor R&D? Are they going to sit out this recession with their existing sensor technology and wait for the economies of the world to pick up before spending money on R&D? or do they just not have it? Or will they release it later...like we have been 'rumoring' for the last couple of years?

So in my view, it all hinges on this new 7d2 sensor, if its the same as the 70d it will be rather disappointing from what we can expect in the future.

BTW I am not in the market for either a 7d2 or 70d, but I have been keenly interested in the rumors of a new sensor.

Will this 7d2sensor point the way forward, or not? 


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Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:28:40 AM »
Hi everyone,
   so I think I've hit a new low regarding my enjoyment of photography.  I just can't seem to get inspired to do anything lately.  I've worked on macro, sports, portraiture, real estate, architecture, and wildlife but right now none of those seem appealing.   I figure I'm just going through a lull and that it will pass once fall begins.   I'm not saying that I'm going to give it up, but I'm not as ready to get out there and snap some photos as I used to be.  Also, when I do get out there, my pictures don't look right - it's almost like I'm trying too hard.    Maybe I suffer from Low T - who knows.   
   I'm sure that I'm not the only one out there who has run into photographer's block.  So my question to the collective minds is, what do you do to snap yourself out of this funk?

Thanks,
Wes

First question, how many cameras and lenses do you use? Get rid of all of them, but one lens one camera. Pick a subject, colour or B&W, and go out and shoot only that. Your mojo will come back quickly...

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:26:13 AM »
I suppose if you have to ask you shouldn't worry about it.....

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Black & White / Re: Lion at Night - Kruger National Park, South Africa
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:47:05 PM »
Thanks!. In winter, when the climate is much more pleasant and the trees has less foiliage thus easier to see the animals

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Black & White / Re: Lion at Night - Kruger National Park, South Africa
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:13:26 AM »
It was just an on camera flash, a speedlite 430 ex2 or 580 perhaps...

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Black & White / Re: Lion at Night - Kruger National Park, South Africa
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:00:44 AM »
jokes aside, the rangers doesn't allow one to stay too long , probably because of the spotlights more so than the flash...

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Black & White / Re: Lion at Night - Kruger National Park, South Africa
« on: August 26, 2014, 08:58:51 AM »
.......He didn't even blink!

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Black & White / Re: Lion at Night - Kruger National Park, South Africa
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:44:40 AM »
thanks Christina, yes closeup and moving around constantly...that's the Kruger National Park for you!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:50:00 AM »
yes at this stage one of life's great mysteries seems to be Canon's future plans re product releases...nobody really knows whats potting...so wait and see :(

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:52:50 AM »
whether DXO and the D810 is flawed or not...I sure wish Canon brought out something with those megapixel numbers....

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Street & City / a Small town in the Karoo, called Vosburg...
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:47:21 AM »
In December last year I stayed over in the remote little Karoo town called Vosburg...

More of my photographs can be seen here: http://thelazytravelphotographer.blogspot.com/

All photos made with a Eos 6D and 40mm, 85mm and 24TS lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:57:03 AM »


Disclaimer:  I'm not trying poke fun at Ivan's original thread so much as build some excitement around a release.  Mondays need positive thoughts because they are, in fact, Mondays.
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No sweat, this is all fun and games anyway. But it would be great if anyone senior at Canon actually read this stuff! Personally I am erring on the side of caution to avoid disappointment! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:52:15 AM »
Bigger sensor
24mp
less shadow noise
Joystick
WIFI
GPS
3.2 inch touchscreen LCD or bigger
Heck while were at it electronic viewfinder...Canon has to get in the game at some stage!
2 axis spirit level
100% viewfinder
radio control for speedlights
Intervalometer
MF aids like zebra stripes etc

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