« on: March 15, 2012, 08:03:18 AM »
LOL nice thread +1
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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.
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
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....
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
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."
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.
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.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.
This post triggered another question: what is happening if the lens in the kit has an issue ?just take the lens in
Do you have to send back the entire kit to the store (B&H for example) or just the defecting lens?
I've posted this alotThis is a feature of the 5diii I'm keen to experiment with
Me too. I have a funny relationship with HDR... I like it, but it doesn't seem to like me very much. The funny thing is that every time I do a series of test shots (say, of my front yard) the HDR works beautifully. Whenever I try to do a serious HDR shot it always turns out terrible. I think photomatix is trolling me.
You want options? Here is a whole page of options:
I am looking at the same question myself but have not settled on which way to go yet, though both the Zork and Novoflex look about right.