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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:34:13 PM »
I'm so tired of hearing people flip flopping and getting up on their soap box and announcing "Canon loses" or "I'm going to Nikon". How does it REALLY matter?

Hell, the most moving and memorable images burned into the minds of most people on our planet, let's say "Top 100 photos of all time", are most likely ALL film. Taken decades (or longer) ago, on cameras that are laughable compared to ANYTHING we have now. In terms of features, abilities and technology, even usability and reliability. What does that say, truly, about GOOD photography that MATTERS?

Are you a photographer, or are you a tech head who actually doesn't REQUIRE any of this because it the D800, 1DX, D4, or digital Hassleblad won't make your images truly any better.

???



I for one, based on these rumored specs, are OK with the 5D Mark III. Assuming they're even real specs. I make a living off of photography, I do various types. Mostly portraits, some fashion and beauty, and documentary work (along with weddings in the summer months). I also print my work, large, for galleries and clients, on various mediums such as photo paper, canvas and fine art materials (even metal and wood once).

We don't know the DR, we don't know the ISO, and we don't a ton of other stuff, let alone the ACTUAL specs (again, this is a rumor, a CR3'd rumor, but still a rumor).

It's just so hilarious to sit here for days, have a coffee, read through some rumors, see what other photographers are saying about them... you get a few different types of people really. The most comical is the person, on any forum really, who types up a bunch of garbage about switching systems, or being so fed up with the changes, or lack of changes. OK, fine. How in the world is any other camera going to make your photos better? How is getting the 5D3, or NOT, going to make you a better photographer? The D800E, D800, 1Dx, D4? Answer: it won't help.

The reason why, on twitter and other bigger forums, you don't see the seasoned pros or working photographers complaining about much, is because they understand this simple notion. You get caught up in all the gear talk, and all the #s, and it truly, at the end of the day, doesn't mean much. The reason we get new cameras, and want to "upgrade" is because we can, and because sometimes it gives us new tools, and it's fun to have new things that we truly love, like cameras and lenses. But we never should lie to ourselves and say or believe that owning the 5D3, or a PhaseOne, or D4 is going to make us a better photographer.

No one is going to look back on their career, put up a gallery show and say "right here, this is when you can tell I got the 5D3, or switched to the D800, it shows in my work". Blah blah blah.


I don't even believe most of what I read when you have someone boasting about changing sides or "needing" something MORE, MORE MORE! Always MORE!

No one is ever truly happy, right? I say.... I can't wait for what Canon, Nikon or anyone else brings us. If we can properly use any of these tools, then let's go for it, but let's not pretend it means much more.

My 5D2 has been through hell, I bought it the month it was on the market. It's so banged up and wonderfully used. My back up is an old 40D, which I never use, and has had some problems before. I don't trust it. Getting a 5D3, or the 1Dx makes sense for me in a lot of ways, but I'm not going to pretend it is going to make me a better photographer, or make my work more accessible to clients or galleries.

Great first post, Its interesting to see how many people registered for the sole reason of complaining and telling us all that they are going to change to blah blah blah

All over a Rumour, A CR3 rumour mind you but still.

I think apple should make the next iphone 50MP just for shits and giggles. Now can you imagine all the twisted panties THAT would cause.

I keep think back to that post about the hassleblad awards and how god awefull most of that stuff was. It really goes to show, having a Hassleblad doesn't give the operator a sense of good taste or the ability to take good photos. Hell I rate most of the photos posted here by people shooting with rebels as better than most of the shots that made finalists or winners in that competition.

Make no mistake there will be plety of horrible pictures taken with D800s and with 5Dmk3s D4s and 1Dx and no doubt there will also be some spectacular shots taken with all of those too.

Relax take a tranquiliser or six and wait for the announcement and some actual information / sample images or the ability to actually test it out.

For me I'll probably pre-order 1 of the new 5D as I really dislike the 5D2 AF that much but i'll keep a 5D2 for use with my Manual focus lenses as it still and always will produce excellent images. And continue to keep an eye on used 1Dmk4 prices and if a good deal comes up for one of them i'll jump on it.

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as suspected it doesnt work with the 1D mk3

works fine on the 5Dmk2s though

no signs of virus flags from avg

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:34:01 AM »
I am SOOOO happy Canon did not go up to 30MP+. . . THIS is perfect, and they may get the edge over Nikon in all the tests on ISO now AND AF.

Nikon folks have also had to go on the defensive about actually using the D800. Apparently the technical manual warns against hand held photography as there's an increased risk of blurred images. I'm sure wedding photographers will love that. Or they'll be forced to shoot at ISO 6400 all the time so that they can shoot indoors at 1/320 in order to prevent the bride's dress becoming a blurry mess.

I think rather than announcing a kit lens with it they will have a kit tripod...

:D

just trying to lighten the mood guys ... be gentle

Bipod mount, like you get on longer rifles...  ;D

ROFL

you want to know something sad, the other day I was actually looking at these on ebay figuring out how i could adapt it to fit my 600mm FD lens...

even sadder... I have a concept together just got to get around to doing it

 :o oh S___! that's actually not such a bad idea



yeah since you like the idea
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AU-6-9-Tactical-Mount-Metal-Rifle-Bipod-Spring-Legs-20MM-Return-Rest-M700-/130599948226?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item1e685d0fc2
that with one of these on top
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B2-mAS&type=0&eq=&desc=B2-mAS%3a-38mm-clamp%2c-non-threaded-hole
 nice and easy top pop on or off a quick release plate on the lens foot

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Lenses / Re: 5d Mark III lens ?
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:22:51 AM »
while they are at it can they make it f2.8....  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:20:03 AM »
I am SOOOO happy Canon did not go up to 30MP+. . . THIS is perfect, and they may get the edge over Nikon in all the tests on ISO now AND AF.

Nikon folks have also had to go on the defensive about actually using the D800. Apparently the technical manual warns against hand held photography as there's an increased risk of blurred images. I'm sure wedding photographers will love that. Or they'll be forced to shoot at ISO 6400 all the time so that they can shoot indoors at 1/320 in order to prevent the bride's dress becoming a blurry mess.

I think rather than announcing a kit lens with it they will have a kit tripod...

:D

just trying to lighten the mood guys ... be gentle

Bipod mount, like you get on longer rifles...  ;D

ROFL

you want to know something sad, the other day I was actually looking at these on ebay figuring out how i could adapt it to fit my 600mm FD lens...

even sadder... I have a concept together just got to get around to doing it

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i wanted at least 25MP, i dont care about the high fps rate, but of course canon are catering it to the pro photogs. i would be content with 30AF points, 45 would be nice. 61 is a little too much for me and my needs. a much need significant drop in price for ANY new semi pro/pro camera would be great though!  :D

number of points is actually largely irrelevent other than AI servo
its how effective the points that are there really are. the 61 pt system is still un tested in the wild so
we still have to see how it performs
I am very happy with the older 45pt 1D system though its nice how you can change how many of those points you can actually select. problem with too many selectable points is it can take ages getting to the point you want to use instead of shooting.
For me if I had 5 selectable points all as accurate as the 5dmk2 center point with 1 in the center and the other 4 at the rule of thirds intersections I would be extremely happy

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Canon General / Re: Setting up your Home Studio - advice/tips?
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:07:15 AM »
for studio lighting this is the best value for money / reliable industry standard gear around at the moment
http://www.proworld.com.au/elinchrom-d-lite-it-4-to-go-set

still gotta grab another for my home studio

using a 6x4 shed

also putting this on the ceiling so i dont have stands and stuff in the way
http://www.studiolight.com.au/overhead_systems.htm

and going to build one of these
http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/07/how-to-build-a-cyclorama-wall-with-mostly-naked-ashley/

hope that all helps

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last tried it a month or so ago
bracketing was unstable and the interface was irritating
I use this to increase the bracketing functionality of the 5d2 now
http://www.dslrbot.com/

its much cleaner

I am looking forward to testing the final unified ML though
if they have some goodies for us still shooters

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:50:49 AM »
I am SOOOO happy Canon did not go up to 30MP+. . . THIS is perfect, and they may get the edge over Nikon in all the tests on ISO now AND AF.

Nikon folks have also had to go on the defensive about actually using the D800. Apparently the technical manual warns against hand held photography as there's an increased risk of blurred images. I'm sure wedding photographers will love that. Or they'll be forced to shoot at ISO 6400 all the time so that they can shoot indoors at 1/320 in order to prevent the bride's dress becoming a blurry mess.

I think rather than announcing a kit lens with it they will have a kit tripod...

:D

just trying to lighten the mood guys ... be gentle

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has the unified magic lantern come out for the 5d2 yet? i tried the previous versions and they were so bad i just gave up on the whole thing, I only wanted the still functions. it was just too much of a hassle and too unstable I found :(

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I wouldnt worry too much, I am fairly certain canon are watching the D800 and if it is a hit then they will be countering with  there own high mp camera
anyone would think its 2012 and the world was about to end...

oh hang on a minute!....  :o

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Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

i'll try it tonight on my sacrificial windows netbook. if it gets infected I just blow it away and reformat
I call it my Winipig :D

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Not to be a troll here, but if you use a ettl-flash and include it in the picture, you'll never get the result you want, or if you move around your subject and want the same light constantly. ETTL is fantastic for a lot of things, but I use it mainly for the line of communication to control power from camera.

Everytime I'm out shooting on a bright day, ettl just doesn't work for me as it just fills very gently in when I want POWER, then I have to FEL the subject, but that's two pushes and it often doesn't come out right if I hit the lock on the subjects darker area (if it moves) instead of face, maybe, and it's completely off, waisting 5 seconds.

I always set it to manual power outdoors and get the same consistent light no matter what is in the way (gobo's for example) or shadow or sun or both, I can get the same exact light every time. Not saying is auto and for noobs, but I feel you get what I mean. It's the best thing to happen to flash ever, but for ME it's not consistent enough in a given setting.

Agreed, quite often I will deliberately go with manual to avoid ettl doing unexpected things as you described.
Still for certain situations I love ettl like run and gun on camera flash with weddings. I like to use 580ex flashes so i have the choice of shooting ettl, manual high speed sync or whatever I need

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cool i'm gonna try this on my 1Dmk3

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:36:11 PM »
I really hope they bump AEB up to 7  with +/-3
5 as an absolute minimum though

I second that, HDR is a thing for me now... I think Trey is right that HDR is the way forward, done right that is and not looking like a surreal mess

Buy 1 series body. Lol, it is not me. That is how it works in canon world.
As the frenchman in monthy python and the holy grail said " I've Already got one"
Just would like my 5D to be able to do it, I prefer the non gripped form factor over the 1 series bulk

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