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Lenses / Re: Can a UV filter affect IQ (sharpness) on a lens?
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:37:02 PM »
The Hoya HMC will degrade image quality.
Interesting. Have you used HMC Super?

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:30:17 PM »
If I want to shoot daylight landscape with tilt-shift lenses and get amazing detail at low ISO's, I'll go D800. 

Except for that pesky 'PC-E 24mm control knob hits the flash housing' issue...

Yeah, except for that!  :)

I 'll put it in another way: If  I want to shoot daylight landscape with 5DMkIII or 5DMkII I would chose TS-E 17 L and TS-E 24 L II  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 02, 2012, 03:02:38 PM »
So if Nikon didn't exist 5DIII would be excellent and now it is not?
And who decides what is the correct number of megapixels?

Well, I never said Canon was not a good camera - only overpriced. And yes, economics 101 tells us that in the absence of competition Canon would command a higher price. But when they are not king of the hill any more, they better price their products competitively.
I agree on that.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 02, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
What make you think 5D III is "overpriced"? let me me guess....not enough MP compared to D800?

Sarcasm aside, that too. The sensor is one of the most important aspects - that's the major reason 5DII costs 50% more than 7D, despite its speed, AF, etc.

So, if Nikon can offer better DR and similar low ISO performance in a higher MP sensor, what makes Canon think they can initially ask $500 more for their camera?
So if Nikon didn't exist 5DIII would be excellent and now it is not?
And who decides what is the correct number of megapixels?

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:04:24 PM »
canon will commit suicide
their products prices are way to high to increase more...
Christmas is coming and instead of lowering their prizes they increase them. I guess you are right. We will see.

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  • 1981 Konica AutoReflex TC with 40mm f/1.8
    A few years later got a Sigma 80-200 after a lot of saving (I was a student). Unfortunately this was lost 1987 So:
  • 1988 EOS 620 with 35-105 and 100-300  Still works but the LCD light was disconnected to prevent battery draining
  • 1989 EOS RT and EOS 600 (I liked it a lot!) They need service
    (Their shutter needs to be serviced/cleaned)
  • 1996 EOS 50E (that was plastic and the dials used to brake from time to time)
    Finally broken in 2005 (plastic dial broke and its shutter also has the 600 and RT problem)
  • 2005-2006 2 used EOS1n. They still work fine
  • 2008 EOS 40D Unfortunately it was stolen 9 months later :(
  • 2009 EOS 5DMkII (replaced the 40D)
  • 2012 EOS 5DMkIII I couldn't resist. I also wanted a backup body (OK the 5DMkII is the backup) In addition, I had the impression that my 5DMkII was feeling lonely  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Guess what Canon's next wide angle zoom will be
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:20:21 PM »
20-25 f/8 IS for $2666 :))
At least it would be small  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Can a UV filter affect IQ (sharpness) on a lens?
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:18:39 PM »
Just because you can't stand that site, doesn't mean there's not good info/posts there.  I can't stand politicians but occasionally they... okay... bad example.  But I think you know what I mean :)
  ;D  ;D   ;D

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:15:08 PM »
If I get this right, I might delay the replacement of my 5Dm2 and some lenses like the 24-70L.
These were scheduled for this quarter, but perhaps I should "focus" on something else for a while.
The 5Dm2 is certainly good for another year.


That's what I plan to do too.

Me too.
In Europe normally prices for the 5DMkIII range between 3000 and 3500. For example Amazon.de had it for 3050 then lowered it to 2950 and  now it is again 3050. No radical changes. I was happy to find a deal for about 2700euros. Now I have a lot of lenses. In addition I am an amateur and I do not need anything badly (a 500mm f/4L IS II would be nice but ... I'll think about it in 3-4 years...) so yes no more gear anyway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:42:14 PM »
Actually, Nikon can start (re)naming their cameras as DXO4, DXO800 etc.
LOL! That's a good one.
;D Or DxO can be renamed to Nikon  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to start using 0.18um (180nm) process for FF?
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:59:01 PM »
Sooo... Does this means that the delay on the 7D mk II means MAD IMPROVEMENTS ON ALL LEVELS?!?!?!? I believe it does!
There is a rumor that in 10 years from now the sensor of Canon's top APS-C camera will rock!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to start using 0.18um (180nm) process for FF?
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:57:24 PM »
Sony  integrates the ADC. Canon still uses off chip, Analog Devices ADC's. That's why they can't get the performance that Sony does. One of the reasons that they can't is because their process geometry, on the old line, is just too coarse

Thoughts on that?
I think we know nothing about current technology progress and it's not that simple as "that's why Canon can't do that". I'd suggest to wait and to see what is presented in the future instead of guessing how bad or good things are.

What direction does this topic turn into? The thread became too "noisy"  ;)

Just fix it in Lightroom :)
;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:55:33 PM »
maybe, just maybe, purchasing a second 24-105 just in case it gets eliminated from the lineup.
You look like you do not want to part with 24-105 so I would suggest to keep it until you make up your mind...

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I believe that the better focal length for an FF camera like 1Dx is the 600mm f/4 L IS II, especially for something so specialized as bird photography.

However, if I were to make a one life time tele choice I would pick the 500mm f/4L IS II for the less weight (3.2Kg is already enough), prĪ¹ce, size andd probably - just probably - the possibility of avoiding the purchase of Wimberly equipment and making do with my Markins M20 head. But this lens wouldn't be dedicated for bird photography.



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Software & Accessories / Re: Canon Protective Filter Question
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:56:10 AM »
It would be interesting to hear reasons for their use on other lenses, beyond an abundance of caution.

I've taken my 70-300L down the beach a few times, to shoot surfers and things, the wind is always blowing a gale down there. Am I going to point my $1500 lens straight into the wind and have the front element sandblasted? Hell no, I point my B&W MRC filter into the wind, it only cost $60 or so, it has no measurable difference on IQ (as i tested on my 7D), and it's Multicoated so no extra flare in *normal* situations (i don't feel like testing it by pointing at the sun).
As to whether it's *needed* for weathersealing? Don't know, don't care. It can't make the sealing *worse*, and since it doesn't make the images worse either, then to me it's a no-brainer.
As for impact damage? Some people will claim that Hoods are better. They may be, it all depends on too many variables of height, floortype, angle, etc. Why not just use both? (And why not just don't drop it?) Hoods help a bit with less flare too. And if i dropped it i'd be more concerned about the IS elements rattling around and the mount breaking off the camera body than the outer elements smashing...
+ 100000000

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