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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 29, 2012, 12:03:21 AM »
I would like to have a refresh of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. Get rid of the push pull zoom and update the glass and I would be happy. I cant afford to get the new 200-400, beyond renting every time I want to use this focal length I'd like to own an affordable big zoom. Something under 3K. Is that doable or am I just better off buying the old 100-400

rumour came out a few months ago the new 100-400 f4-5.6L IS (notice f4)
wont be push pull and will be around $3000

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Prepping a High MP Killer?
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:40:45 PM »
I'm not sure what the image quality will be like though
I'm not a fan of the 18MP APS-C IQ and after 4 years
the 5Dmk3 shows no improvement at ISO 100 over the 5Dmk2
(obviously high iso has stepped up though)
You are right.

A high MP "killer" from Canon, won't kill anything, if they dont give it a brand new and highly improved sensor. Higher IQ, more detail and a 2 - 3 stop improvement in DR should do it! Canon really needs to start competing with Nikon's (Sony's) Exmore sensor.

they should just buy fuji and assimilate their stunning new sensors into the already stellar canon lens arsenal
I think if you extrapolate the X10 sensor to full frame you will get something like 192MP. And its a pretty good lil ol sensor already.
Its fine at 1600 ISO and useable with PP Noise reduction to 3200 ISO also ISO100 is clean and sharp

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Prepping a High MP Killer?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:42:41 PM »
I'm not sure what the image quality will be like though
I'm not a fan of the 18MP APS-C IQ and after 4 years
the 5Dmk3 shows no improvement at ISO 100 over the 5Dmk2
(obviously high iso has stepped up though)

maybe if they have gotten control of the noise issues with the 18 MP APS-C both low and high ISO
and managed to sharpen it up a bit. Then 47MP might have some potential
but with no earth shattering kaboom improvements in IQ from 21MP to 22MP its hard to see them pulling it off


(I BET THIS THREAD TURNS INTO A MASSIVE TECHNICAL ARGUEMENT. AGAIN) ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is DxOMark Delaying publishing the 5DMkIII Results?
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:36:41 PM »
I got mine on the 21st it was a nice suprise getting the call they were in early at leederville

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Lenses / Re: Portrait/Medium Tele Lens
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:28:05 PM »
the 100 f2.8L macro is fantastic and really good value for money great IS on it too
also look at the sigma 85 f1.4

both are similar prices


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EOS Bodies / Re: AF / AI Servo tips from 7D users
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:25:37 PM »
I use back button focus,
The AF-ON button is what you are referring to for back button focus. On my 40D I had the ability to change the behaviour of the shutter button/AF-ON button via the 'Shutter Button/AF-ON' Custom Function IV.

the options are explained here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=26913499


I am trying to find the same menu on my 5D3 and cannot.

Do any of you know where I can find it? Does it still exist? I like to be able, at times, to meter with the shutter button and focus with the AF-ON.

C. Fn 2, Custom Controls, set the first option (shutter button) to either "Metering Start" or "AE Lock".

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Finally Ready? [CR2]
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »
I'm going to make sure i'm lying down when i see the price they retail for here in australia

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I ordered this camera thinking of getting better iso performance and cleaner images but I am not sure now if the money is worth it since I own a Canon 60d and there seems to be a cheaper FF coming later this year. Finally there seems to be a lot of people stating that the 5d2 is just as good and there are not many improvements but I would never buy the 5d2 for just the metering and focus alone. One cannot live on center focus alone with two little ones running around. Someone please help comfort me or suggest I return it before I open it and get hooked in features that may not give me the financial results I am looking for. I know a pro will make it up but an enthusiast will only make it up by joy in his work. I enjoy photography and look forward to this but is it worth paying payments for the next 12 months for the iso and other gains from the 60d? I would also have to live with the kit lens for at least a year. The only good news is I got it for $4,199 out the door but its still expensive.
You have a 60d right, well depending on how much you use it you may not see the benefit of one oer the other but the 5dm3 is a world away from the 5dm1 i own and the 5dmII is only a sensor and a digic processor upgrade. This camera makes me dream of owning several 5dm3's, if i had the money i would lol. Seriously it is amazing. Ok i tested all but my fisheye lens on both the 5d mark 1 and the 5dmark 3 and while the 5d mark1 handles my 24-70 and the 70-200 II decently with focus only the 5dm3 makes my 50 F1.2 mind blowingly accurate at f1.2. It must be the refinement of the 5dm3 that just takes the most difficult and most powerful lenses and tames them to be the most rewarding lenses.
In a word, awesome! Feel better? :D I do!
bosman any chance of posting some raws with the 1.2?
also are you using any focus point or only the center?
you did AFMA yours strait away didnt you? or was it nailing it strait out of the box?

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I ordered this camera thinking of getting better iso performance and cleaner images but I am not sure now if the money is worth it since I own a Canon 60d and there seems to be a cheaper FF coming later this year. Finally there seems to be a lot of people stating that the 5d2 is just as good and there are not many improvements but I would never buy the 5d2 for just the metering and focus alone. One cannot live on center focus alone with two little ones running around. Someone please help comfort me or suggest I return it before I open it and get hooked in features that may not give me the financial results I am looking for. I know a pro will make it up but an enthusiast will only make it up by joy in his work. I enjoy photography and look forward to this but is it worth paying payments for the next 12 months for the iso and other gains from the 60d? I would also have to live with the kit lens for at least a year. The only good news is I got it for $4,199 out the door but its still expensive.
I think the IQ will leave the 60D for dead, on the weekend i'm planning to do more tests vs my 1Dmk3 and add in the 24-105 as well as the 50 f1.8 i might as well borrow my parents 600D and throw that into the fray too (since its the same sensor as the 60D and 7D)

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:20:40 PM »
I'm also looking for a new 50mm from Canon.

  • Needs to be full USM, not the 'half baked' variety like the current 50mm f1.4
  • Needs to have great IQ* wide open, across frame. Tack sharp from f2.2/f2.5
  • Bokeh quality needs to be great
  • Should ideally have internal focus
  • Should not have much focus breathing
  • Needs to be free of decentering issues
  • Can be f1.8 (if sharp at that), or f1.4 if not being huge / expensive
  • IS would be a bonus, but not necessary
  • Eventual street price up to $600 without IS, $800 with IS

(*I definte IQ as being: very sharp, good contrast, natural rich colours, low distortion, minimal vignetting, low CA)

Paul
I hear ya, but think you are being optomistic on the price especially give canons recent pricing :( and if includes IS OMG it will cost alot. I'm really hoping for L designation though.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Ken Rockwell Updated 5D MK3 Review
« on: March 28, 2012, 08:53:14 PM »
well he got this right!

"Foolish RATE Button Clutter

The Ratings button is a waste of a button, unless you really like to edit in-camera.

The only other function to which it can be set is "protect," which I also never use.

Therefore, it just gets in the way. We'd be better off Super-Glueing it down so that we can feel which button is which in the dark among the buttons we really do use.

Canon should have let us program this to other functions, otherwise, there are too many identical buttons along the left side of the 5D Mark III."

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Lenses / Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:41:03 PM »
a new 50mm f1.4 (L preferably)
with build and IQ like the 100 f2.8L macro
similar size to current 50 f1.4
engineering plastics would keep it light

it would be a very niffty fifty

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EOS Bodies / AF / AI Servo tips from 7D users
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:38:24 PM »
Just wondering if 7D users could give any specific AF / AI Servo tips for us with new 5Dmk3 since the AF system is so different than the previous 1D AF and the 5Dmk2 AF. Help us come up to speed quicker.
Since the 7D system is probably the closest AF system to the new system

currently I only use spot focus select point, I use back button focus,

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EOS Bodies / DXO vs Reality
« on: March 28, 2012, 07:34:21 PM »
I'm just wondering, alot of people get REALLY worked up over these dxo tests, however theire numbers relating to various cameras (to me anyway) dont appear to reflect real world results take the medium format digital backs for example, these are simply amazing yet score lower than a sony or a nikon?

Personally i dont put any faith in this sort of analysis :P

Note: lucky i cant get smited to death by the DxO brigade :D

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Go to a club with the 5DIII one night, and a D800 another night, and see which one gets you more women. Be sure to take lots of sample images.

Are you related to wickidWombat  ;) ;) ;)

Why yes, I do believe my ancestors inter-bred with wombats some time ago. This would explain why the ladies think I'm so cute and cuddly.

As for CR board member wickidwombay, I presume he might take offense to the notion that he might be related to a hack like me :)
that must be why I like fast cars too! i knew there was something....

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