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EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:27:55 PM »
Now, I visualize a Canon executive reading this thread and thinking the following as a possible answer to the OP's question:

When hell freezes over ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:24:24 PM »
By the way, thanks for the reference to high speed SS in conjunction with IS. I remembered I had read it in the past but to tell the truth I had forgotten...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:22:11 PM »
Question - when you need fast SS to freeze action is it better to switch IS off? Does it get in the way? I usually just leave my IS on all the time, should i switch it off if my SS is 1/focal length, crop factor adjusted?

Say you were to shoot a landscape at 1/200s at 24mm (obviously don't need IS) but is is there any reason why I should switch it off? Assume I have no tripod.

At what point does IS have a noticeable effect? Like what is the threshold?

Good questions - I asked the same one some time ago and no one came up with a conclusive answer. My 2 cents for handheld (for tripod turn IS off and mlu on esp. for longer exposure times):

At very high shutter speeds turn IS off because the vibration might decrease iq (also see here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10781.0). For other higher shutter speeds turn it off unless you require the stabilized viewfinder to track an object or set the af point just where you want it. Another reason for turning off IS when it's not really required is simply that it doesn't wear down that way - Canon doesn't give us a 6 year warranty like Tamron :-o

Personally I think IS is unnecessary @ 1-2 stops faster than 1/(focal lenght * crop factor).

hello,

I turn IS off when I use tripod. You see once I used my 70-200 f/4 L IS in a very steady tripod, mirror lock, 2 sec delay. The speed was 30sec. I got an extremely blurry picture!!! I begun to getting confused, angry, etc when it downed on me to turn IS off. Bingo. Pictures were very sharp afterwards! Then I read at the lens' instructions that IS has to be off when the camera is in B mode. Well it was in Av mode but as the speed was 30sec I guess the instruction was close enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 27, 2012, 02:11:53 PM »
5Dc
+1 all the way.  The first iteration of the 5D is still a very viable camera for many people and can be had well south of $1K.  It is what I have now.  While it does not have some of the new whiz bang features of new cameras, those features do not necessarily make better pictures.  Plus, the price on the 5Dc has fully depreciated so even if you want to sell it down the road, you will not have lost much in the transaction.  Oh and I love the large pixel size of the ONLY 12MP sensor; allows for a tighter f stop giving more DOF without diffraction issues.  Really wish Canon would make this camera again with this sensor but with ultrasonic cleaning tech included.  They could do that for $1K cameras new.
Good idea. Especially if you think that with current sensor and microlenses technology the noise of a 12Mpixel camera will be lower than 5D's :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:21:30 PM »
When Yongnuo start making DSLRs ::)
;D ;D

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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 24, 2012, 06:34:21 PM »
I wish Canon made a 40/1.8. I'd be all over that. I used to shoot Pentax and their 43/1.9 was my favorite lens ever.
NOW! You reminded me of my first SLR: A Konica Autoreflex TC with 40mm f/1.8 

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:44:40 AM »
Errr, hmmm, 6D is a camera with GPS not GPS with a camera...
I'm sorry, I was trying to use humor to give an impression of how long a typical Canon battery might last while using GPS. I should've known not everyone pays attention to smileys. Next time I will use [IRONY]-tags.
You had started saying "Gps is not a real battery hog " so I was not sure. But this thread is for laughing so please feel free to continue humor :)  (Plus, I have forgotten to put a smile too)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 24, 2012, 09:16:35 AM »
So if you only shoot an occasional photo, a gripped, logging 6D might still last close to a week :))
Errr, hmmm, 6D is a camera with GPS not GPS with a camera...

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EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:16:49 AM »
i'' be that guy that chimes in with---

It's already here!  It's called the original 5d, or as many call it the 5dc.  I see them used now for $500-900 all the time.
I guess OP means new not used.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 24, 2012, 08:14:29 AM »
I had a chuckle at this tounge-in-cheek posting.  The Canon 6D will be a fine camera, but it's biggest issue will be the Nikon D600.  On paper, it looks better across most specs.
Nikon is always an issue for Canon. And Canon is always an issue with Nikon...  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:54:33 PM »
Canon will need to invent a new battery grip (the BG-E13XL) that takes at least 6 x LP-E6's :P
  ;D Or it will have to provide a method to turn it off. But I guess then it might take much time to find the coordinates when turned on again  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:51:04 PM »
I usually shoot RAW to the primary card slot and jpeg to the secondary.  I'd hate to lose a priceless moment to a memory card failure....
In that case you should shoot RAW to both cards...

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will be the issue with the 6D
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:52:47 AM »
They will add four wheels and they will replace the strap with a rope so as the young kids will be able to play with it  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dumb question?
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:44:27 AM »
No, but welcome to a world where you wide angle lenses are wildly expensive or wildly bad. You will cry for your 10-22 again...

It will be sitting on my 450D until i can get a wildly expensive WAL to go with a wildly expensive camera! Well, that would be the plan! :)

Thanks all for your help! :)
I just saw your gear list. It's VERY GOOD. So I guess it depends on how your 450D limits you. I would wait a few months to see if Canon would announce a 7DMkII and then decide. (By the way how your 450D compares to 7D in high ISO? I have NO idea but if I were to guess I would expect it to be at least equally good... )


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dumb question?
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:53:57 AM »
Hey this is probably a dumb question, but here goes...

I want to go FF, but loosing the length i get from a cropped body worries me. But I had a thought...

I am using a 450D (12MP) and am thinking of getting me a 5D MKIII (22MP)...  If i were to crop the FF image to 12MP, what is the crop factor? 1.8 (22/12)???  If this is the case, with a 5D MKIII image cropped, i will actually be getting more magnification than i would with my 450D...  and a lot better quality (i would hope)...

Am I barking up the wrong tree here? Am I being dumb (i'm not renown for my maths skills)?
Actually 12Mpixels at 1.6X crop factor the equivalent FF would be 12 * (1.6*1.6) = 30.72 Mpixels.
Sensors are 2-dimensional objects...

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