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Messages - wickidwombat

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that´s all fine but fact is overall the 7D MK2 get´s a lot of bad press.

no matter if it´s justified or not this will make an impression on customers.


only three example:

https://fstoppers.com/critiques/dxomark-results-show-canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-test-similar-5-year-old-nikon-bodies-43470#comment-form

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/05/dxomark-disappointed-7d-mark-ii-sensor-lags-behind-mft-cameras-base-iso/

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/a-mount-is-dead-sure-look-at-that/


you can say what you want about DXO but it carrys a lot of weight as you can see.

if canon does not counter that, the reputation is gone. if it´s not already too late.

just a quick question... before digital you know when we used that film stuff
did you just go out and unroll a 36 exp out of the box at the scene?
ya know cause the sensor is the only thing that matters right?

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And another vote for the little voigt. :)

It's a fun lens. Simply using it is a pleasure, the manual focus thingy is not really an issue (especially when shooting landscapes, just set it at the infinity hard stop and be done with it...).

Resulting photo looks good too. f/3.5 to f/5 is not really the sharpest in the corner but it's manageable. f/5.6 to f/11, the lens is excellent across the frame.
On starry skies, it's not that good though. You'll get visible coma on the outer third of the image.
There's also a bit of CA from time to time, but that can be removed easily. Almost no flare though.


I've been playing with it for the last year or so and it's still one of my most used lens.
 
Djaaf.

another vote here its a great lens

and it take 52mm filters the same as the 40 pancake which is
a) dirt cheap for high end B+W filters CPL and ND
b) smaller lighter and can be used on both lenses

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:15:10 AM »
FYI, I have the dock and I did my best to put it to good use. But it never changed the inconsistency. How do you set a value, when the deveation from measurement to measurement goes from -15 to +15?

are you having the issue if you only use the central points?
I think the unreliable issues are related to using the outer points

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i like fast glass so on the 7D2 I would go

new canon 10-18 EF-S for landscapes
sigma 18-35 f1.8 for most general stuff
sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Portraits
Canon 70-200 f2.8L II long stuff

and done till you want to go longer than 200....

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EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: October 27, 2014, 07:33:18 AM »
the 11-22 is pretty awesome its at least equal to if not better than the 16-35 on a 5dmk3 with the exception of the crop sensor limitations vs FF and of course i'm talking about both being stopped down to f8 and not being shot wide open either. for me its a wonderfull lens and work on my IR converted EOS-M too :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 03:28:41 AM »
search "backfire" and see the first link to this thread....

 ::)

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Canon crop is still worse than everyone else when it comes to color noise (and the 5D III and 1D X are still worse than the D810).

my dad has the a6000

i comared it to the eos m and at ANYTHING other than iso 100 they are pretty much the same up to 6400
the a6000 has better shadow recovery at base iso and thats it

a6000 in camera jpg processing is woefull but raws a fine
a6000 has a wierd colour cast compared to the canon
a6000 af accuracy was not as good as the eos-m

so i think you are overstating things here a fair bit

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EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: October 21, 2014, 10:23:58 PM »
before the sigma 50 art came out i was using the sigma 35 art alot on the eos m as a 56mm option its amazing wide open and corner to corner sharp

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If you get the 6d you don't have to get a 24-70. Maybe the 16-35 f/4 plus your 50 and your 70-200 makes a great kit?

i agree with this since you will be going for landscapes etc with the 6D 24mm isnt wide enough

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I have been a Canon user my entire life.  I love the product, including DPP which is my RAW converter of choice.

I presently shoot with a 1D Mark IV and a 5D Mark III, which are fully supported by my present version of DPP.  The 7D Mark II requires that I update my DPP.

Here is my problem with that.....

The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system.  I run Vista 64.  Updating my operating system requires that I go to Windows 8 which needs a clean install.  Huge job.  Also, I'm not sure that a lot of my current software will run on Windows 8.  I have CS4 as well as plugins such as NIK, Neat Image and a slew of other free standing applications.

As much as I was not comfortable with the user interface of Lightroom when I tried a demo last year, I thought I would now have to go that route.  Guess what?  Right.  It's now only available under CC and I refuse to rent software on a monthly fee basis which is why I still run CS4.

I'm 72 years old so I guess my 1D4 and 5D3 will have to do me the rest of my life or until my computer cr@ps out and I have no choice.

All Canon had to do was continue to support the operating system and I would have added a 7D2 to my bag.

Okay..... rant over.   :D

sounds like a good time to switch to apple

i was a long time windows user and bought the mac due to superior build
still ran windows via bootcamp for a few years while i adjusted to it now i still have windows 7 via parallels for
the very rare occasion i need it but now i could imagine going back to a windows os

it did take me a couple of years and lots of swear words at apple to get used to mac os though so its not as straight forward as the marketing BS suggests. And every time i hear someone say mac just works i want to stab them. As macs do crash and although far less frequently than windows but its usually a spectacularly annoying crash when it does happen.

I have used windows 8 on my parents computer and it really is so badly made i just want to throw the thing out the window its that frustrating.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:49:24 PM »
my sigma 50 is the most amazing 50mm i have ever used in servo mode
hit rate is very high but i do only use the 5 double cross points on the 5dmk3

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Lenses / Re: Would you buy a hypothetical 85mm f/1.4L portrait lens if...
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
85 f1.4L IS and i'll be all over it

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 gets an Exmor
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:50:42 PM »
Er... Does it shoot RAW?

Probably not. Exmor should improve DR across the board though

Anecdotally, my HTC One (no clue who builds the sensor) seemed to have significantly wider DR than my iphone 6 has. The former's camera was generally awful, but occasionally I'd look at a picture and truly wonder if I could replicate it with one of my SLRs in a single exposure.

RAW and full manual control is what I want oh and also USB Host functionality....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:43:15 PM »

So, looking at my choices, I basically want the 5D4 for less than $2k  :P


And I want a 1DX MkII for less than $4,000 and a 1Ds MkIII replacement for less the $5,000 too, guess what, it ain't gonna happen.

Incidentally, what difference does USB 3 make to anything?

Look around all you want, you will find the high end DSLR crop camera market wanting, if you have decent lens requirements your choices are the 7D MkII and the 5 year old Nikon D300s, which is basically the 7 year old D300, and if you are a gambler this weeks Sony offering, but it probably won't be supported next week.

If you truthfully want a serious IQ kick then same generation FF gives it to you, but at a price, if you can't or don't want to afford the price then you have to make a compromise.

I think the crippled SD slot is a bigger PITA than no usb 3...

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(the worrisome things about it are more worrisome for other lines, it still leaves (some good number of) us fearing the 5D4 may once again have a non-Exmor-level sensor and crippled video quality and usability)

I Agree the cripple strategy of canon is really annoying. This is the thing i wish they would change in their business
if they didn't cripple the 5Dmk3 I highly doubt it would consume 1Dx sales but they still seem to pursue this line of thinking  ::)

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