« on: December 23, 2011, 07:30:09 PM »
I wish they did that 24-105L as a 2.8!
I have been wishing this for quite a while now nothing has come of it yet though
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I wish they did that 24-105L as a 2.8!
I got my 5D II on Monday and I definitely noticed a different sound. Most likely the large mirror. It sounds very different than the 7D. I actually think it is smoother motion and not as jarring as my older 1D MK III was.. much smoother, put both on a tripod and watch the amount of movement in the 1D3 when it fires compared to the 5D it doesnt move at all
but the 1D4 APS-H sensor is so much betterI'd hazard a guess that you'd sell more with an 18MP aps-c 7D sensor in a 1D4-type body, better sealed, better AF (f/8 focussing!), more fps, longer shutter-life, more bracketing, dual card-slots, etc, for the same $3k.its the small form factor thats the draw card,
Or the 1D4 features, AF, fps, f/8 focussing, 7D sensor, in an ungripped 7D body then?
I'd hazard a guess that you'd sell more with an 18MP aps-c 7D sensor in a 1D4-type body, better sealed, better AF (f/8 focussing!), more fps, longer shutter-life, more bracketing, dual card-slots, etc, for the same $3k.its the small form factor thats the draw card,
Pay $2995 for a 1d4 aps-h sensor in a 7d body?I would buy 1 in a heartbeat!except they may aswell keep the old 1D AF in it
It is conceivable that after the 1Dx is released, Canon could continue selling their APS-H sensor in the smaller form factor of a 7d body, and fill a major void in the market. The pros would flock to the new 1Dx, but perhaps add one of these as a backup. Meanwhile it seems like it would hit the sweet-spot the prosumer/enthusiast crowd that shoot events, sports and video. Methinks it makes sense.
APS-H (great for video and sports)
ISO 12,800 (same as 1d4)
It would certainly address 80% of the complaints we have....and the hardware is already developed!
The studio/landscaper crowd will have their needs addressed with the upcoming models anyways.
Make sense? Or am I an idiot?
There's the separation of terms Photographer and Professional Photographer... While most anyone with a camera and an understanding how to use it and to do so in a way to create images is/could be considered a Photographer, but most Professional Photographers do so for the sake of compensation whether it be money/barter/accolades, etc... The problem is most people blur the lines which is why most photographers will admit their greatest competition is amateur photographers... Professional photographers try to set their quality and price bracket at the next tier above but then again when a couple to get some joe blow off the street, pay him $100-150 to shoot an hour or two of their wedding and provide a CD of the images, hell yeah, that would be an easier sell than a pro to shoot it for $1500-3000 and get an album and handful of pictures... As for the OP, sure, call yourself a photographer but make sure if there is any confusion that you are not professional, unless you get to the point where you wish to become professional and developed a portfolio.
When someone who takes photos for a hobby refers to themselves as a photographer I don't mind so much, but then if they start to claim they are a "pro" after making a semi-decent portfolio and then undercharging to get some jobs that takes work away from people who make a living from photography I am not happy
This month I have lost out on two wedding jobs because of people like this. One was an email to the effect of "we'd really like you to take our photos, but we found another guy who will shoot all day for 100 dollars, so if you would drop you rate somewhat, say to 400 dollars (my minimum for a basic package is about 1200) we'd be willing to hire you." Errrm, no.
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C2- My here take my camera and take some pictures setting, mainly for the wife and friends that don’t have the knowledge to set ISO aperture exposure.Interesting idea there on a "dummy" mode. Do you find that it is easier for people to use than say "P" mode or full auto?
I use green square/full auto for that. It maintains the image format (RAW), and most importantly, cancels back-button AF, which IIRC just putting it in P does not.
I'm going to have to figure out a 'here, please take our picture' mode for the 1D X. Any suggestions from current 1-series users?
Before shooting a game I'll C2 to AV wide open and the ISO I think I'll need, C3 a stop up and C1 a stop down of ISO. That way if the action moves quickly into shadow or brighter sun, a quick click and I'm there. I now flip them without thinking.