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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:53:47 PM »
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I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that these apply to
What if the Nikon D800 was only 22 MP...........
I guess all you guys (who really needs 36mp all of a sudden) would have no camera to take pictures with.

Well, I've manage to take AND SELL a fair number of pictures with 10MP, but if you're telling me that I can't do better with 36MP then I guess I'll just have to trust that you know more about my photography than I do.   ;)

+1 me too. The 40D sits in the car just in case. It is amazing what it can do. ;D ;D ;D

I feel SO inferior when using the 40D, I am frightened that I will be called a newb by a pompous person with a series 1 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Newb  :-*


 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Don't worry your 40D is at least a DSLR i only have a point and shoot :P ;)

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A couple of problems I find with Auto Iso in general
on other cameras previous nikon and the fuji x10

- If the scene is mostly dark with lit subject you want to expose for auto iso will overexpose the lit subject to try and get the scene to its predefined middle grey exposure setting for example a concert. much better off setting everything manual in this situation i find

- When you have a big shoot and lots of photos to process you really dont want iso changing all over the place because it means editing every shot 1 by 1. crazy workflow. much better to set your iso manually again

- I personally find auto iso on any camera just doesnt quite deliver. it might work in some situations but generally it causes more problems than it solves

thats just my take on it, so i'm not too worried about it

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:37:32 PM »
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I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that these apply to
What if the Nikon D800 was only 22 MP...........
I guess all you guys (who really needs 36mp all of a sudden) would have no camera to take pictures with.

Well, I've manage to take AND SELL a fair number of pictures with 10MP, but if you're telling me that I can't do better with 36MP then I guess I'll just have to trust that you know more about my photography than I do.   ;)

+1 me too. The 40D sits in the car just in case. It is amazing what it can do. ;D ;D ;D

I feel SO inferior when using the 40D, I am frightened that I will be called a newb by a pompous person with a series 1 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Newb  :-*

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EOS Bodies / Re: Megapixel wars: Where do we go from here?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:35:08 PM »
Are there ever going to be ad campaigns to attempt to educate consumers...

Only insofar as such 'education' extolls the virtues of whatever is being sold.

I had to laugh, its early in the morning and I read that as "education ex trolls"
and thought but you cant educate a troll thats why they are trolls then i read it again
must be all the troll fatigue taking it's troll (doh there i go again) :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Huge flaw found in Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:03:18 AM »
LOL nice thread +1

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:19:09 AM »
A 28MP APS-C sensor?   ewwww.

I'd love their new wide-angle zoom. If it could match the MFT goodness of the new 24-70 then it's going to be one wicked zoom.

I'm going to get two 5D3's (should hopefully have one next week). That'll do me for everything I do including landscapes. Once I've got all the lenses I could possibly want, and then want to blow away some cash on a third body, I'd be mildly tempted by a 36MP full-frame monster, although at that stage I'd probably be more interested in medium-format digital.

Hey i'm not saying its desirable just possible :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:38:06 AM »
hahaha I just tried to order 10 of those redoxx things

they want $45 to ship to australia   :o
for 10 tiny $1 items

Hahahahahaha
well thats a sale they won't get

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Price of the 5D Mk III
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:30:28 AM »
interesting shot, have you tried to use any f that software that takes the circular images and makes them rectangles?
looks like an interesting lens but I cant see where I would use it too much

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Price of the 5D Mk III
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:17:03 AM »
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the price of the 5D MK II was $2699 when it was first released in 2008.  I bought one the day of the announcement.  The kit price with a 24-105mm L lens was $800 more.

Ken Rockwell is not a serious source of information.

Look here at the original news release, $2699.

Looks like dear old Ken quoted the price of the kit + 24-105 on the 5DII. The price of my 5DII was £1695 at the beginning of 2010 - I actually bought it new - at the moment the only camera I have bought new and I haven't regretted a moment of it.

My 5DII has gone now after 2 years and about 20 weddings and the like. About 18,000 actuations of fun and good results. Picked up a cheap 7D to do macro duty (for the extra DOF). I loved the 5D2 but after getting the 1Ds3 it is clear that the 5D2 was redundant as it couldn't compete with usefullness of the 1Ds3 as a package.

I can wait for up to a year or so for the results of the tests of the 5DIII and the 1DX before deciding on a ff replacement. The 1D4 will probably stay through 2013 - f/8 is a dealbreaker for my birding/motorsports and I would prefer that on the ff replacement for the 1Ds3 as well

Man you shoot absolutely everything,
Like a somali pirate on a cruise ship :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Information
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:13:40 AM »

Too bad it can't be turned down to say ISO 5 like some of the old film.  That also would enable creative shooting without resorting to light reducing filters.

I often use iso50 which doesn't seem to be common practise. Subjectively on the 5D2 this seems to enhance the IQ with better colours. Anyone else find this??

All it does is shot ISO 100 one stop over-exposed....

do you mean under exposed?
lower iso = less exposure for same aperture and shutter speed

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM3 HDR Article
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:54:40 AM »
Is the HDR mode on the 5Diii identical to that in the 1DX, or is the 1DX HDR mode better eg. raw merged image capable?
no it looks like the 1Dx will save raws whereas the 5D3 only saves JPG
might be something to do with processing power

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM3 HDR Article
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:21:39 AM »
Wow, those samples look terrible, but then again I hate HDR. Hopefully the feature will be of more merit when in practice in the hands of those that take a more tasteful approach to HDR.
The landscape/water picture looked pretty cool to me.  I think I'm one of the rare guys that actually likes HDR.

I'm disappointed that so many of the samples were of a wedding dress near marble columns. All my favorite HDR images involve the landscapes, city scapes, etc.  I bet I'm not alone in thinking, "It would be nice if this camera put those shots in my hands."

Dont get me wrong i absolutly love HDR just not the cookie cutter tonemapped type :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:20:06 AM »
Also, please take time to review the article that I linked above.  The relationship between the yen and the usd is not likely to bring a price drop anytime soon. After the initial verified retail price there might not be much dropping.  :(

with the rate of money printing in both the US and europe the price is more likely to go up if anything
inflation is a coming

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2012, 12:59:14 AM »
Here is something to think about

A 28MP APS-C sensor of 6480 x 4320 will give you 4x4 pixel binning of 1080P video (Is that correct?)
this would beat sony MP probably make video people happy (correct me if i'm wrong)
on a rebel with a flip screen would probably sell well

extrapolate that to full frame you get over 71MP almost double the D800...

I would guess that the resolving power of the best canon glass is really going to be at its limit if not close to or exceeding it. but fact is megapixels sell cameras.


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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Using PowerShot SD1400 IS to replace camcorder
« on: March 15, 2012, 12:52:35 AM »
What are the disadvantages of using the point and shoot camera in place of a camcorder?

IMO, the biggest disadvantages to shooting video with a P&S are that during recording, autofocus and optical zoom are both disabled.
the fuji X10 optical zoom works in video mode, and autofocus works although slowly in poor light but in good light its fine, I'm classing it as point and shoot. its video is pretty good from my perspective and I'm giving away my old sanyo exacti HD video cam since the fuji video quality far exceeds it.
biggest downside i see for the fuji for video is the lack of a mic jack for external audio. but for my video use it is more than sufficient which is only about the same as the OP that just for short family clips etc, nothing fancy,

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