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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: IS on when filming on tripod?
« on: October 18, 2014, 07:23:29 AM »
I've shot some long exposure scenes that were absolutely ruined by having IS turned on with my 70-200 2.8L IS II lens :(.  I wouldn't trust it at all, even if it claims to have tripod detection.
+1 Same with 70-200 f/4L IS. It had to turn it off to remove blur in a few seconds tripod shooting.

The following is my kind of summing up the pros and cons:

birds: 7DII unless in very low light conditions in which case 5DIII

action: 7DII or 5DIII depending whether you are focal length limited or not

astro: 6D maybe a little but how much less noisier is it?

landscape: 6D,5DIII

portraits: 5DIII (the AF system for off center focusing in an eye beats 6D)

night and weddings\events photography: 6D,5DIII practically equal

I do have a 5DIII and after I sold my 5DII I was thinking about a 6D until I thought:

1. I will always try to decide which camera with which lens. Since you are thinking 2 different
   type of cameras (1 FF, 1 APS-C) you will possibly do not have such dilemmas

2. It is nice for both cameras to be exactly the same in handling/buttons/menus/capabilities

But maybe apart from an addon in the joystick in 7DII I guess handling will be the same.

Still I didn't regret my 2nd 5DIII. I believe that no matter what you choose, you will enjoy your new camera(s).  :)


how many have used flash (even more shot with a speed higher than 1/250?)

How many doesn't matter - want to fill the shadows in even one picture with some distance to the subject?

But if you want to think about numbers it's the same idea as the "they took sports pictures w/o autofocus"-fallacy. Rather ask: How many opportunities were missed because of technical limitations?
Exactly! RX10 has many limitations in that part! (sports)


 Flash Sync Speed: HSS is supported on many cameras/flashes combinations

HSS eats power like crazy. You loose three quarters just for turning it on, and then the output stays constant in relation to the ambient light.
The leaf shutter otoh sets the target aperture, giving you a 4-5 stop advantage. Contrasting to HSS you also benefit from ISOs above base sensitivity. You couldn't replicate that with 600RTs because the control system can't handle as many units as that would require. Not to mention the logistic challenges, or the implications when not relying only on speedlights.
You'd need at least 100kg worth of speedlights  and batteries to match a single, easily backpack transportable, Move1200 - just for perspective. And that doesn't include stands or clamps. For B1s it works out similarily.
Even so how much is flash used by ... travel photographers? If you browse his site's photos

how many have used flash (even more shot with a speed higher than 1/250?)

Some observations:

1 . I have seen his website and I truly liked his photos. However, were they taken with a Sony RX10? I do not think so!

2. The 4 arguments are ridiculous:

 Silent shooting: It can be accomplished through LV as another forum member said or approximated using 5DMk3's or 6D's silent mode shooting. In addition many Nikon models sport silent shooting modes.

 Flash Sync Speed: HSS is supported on many cameras/flashes combinations

 10fps: I will not even bother to mention which models are capable of that. I will simply say that this is most usefull in sports. But RX10 is an up to 200mm (35mm equivalent camera). I do not thing it is enough for sports.
 It is obvious he didn't use it in practice. Otherwise he would comment in AF tracking capabilities in combination with 10fps shooting.

 No sensor dust ever: It is obvious that he didn't use the very latest models with anti-dust mechanisms.

3. No mention of High ISO or low light IQ in comparison to a modern FF camera.

Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:04:52 AM »
[* EOS 620 (1/4000s shutter, 1/250 x-sync) and Canon technical date back ... great camera. You could simply exchange the grip for a bigger one for bigger hands, nowadays you have to buy a semi-pro camera for that :-p ...
* EOS RT: nearly zero shutter lag and you can see the moment the picture is taken which all other dslrs don't manage because of the mirror blackout. Loved it ...

WOW! EOS 620 was my first Canon camera and RT my second one (without selling the first one)  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:48:39 AM »
The 5D line has always been an event photographers camera and thats who buys them. The files as they are are a good size, making the MP 30+will increase the files by a 1/3 and after editing a raw and saving it as a PSD they are already in the 250mb range which is more than enough. You can only fit 1000 images on a 32gb card so at a typical wedding your shooting 64gbs as it is shooting redundancy is 128gb. It basically means more money to be spent on storage reducing profit margins. When your not printing past A2 or even A1 that space is wasted. Granted it gives you room to crop, but most event shooters don't shoot to crop just adds time in post.

its not a landscape camera and most event shooters don't need that kind of resolution.

The high MP camera designation was always the 1DS and I hope that continues or I for one as an event photographer will be disappointed as Canon won't make a camera for lets be honest the main area photography is still commercial. Landscape photography is a niche, there are not many photographers making a living from it anymore.

I would be happy with a modest boost to 24 or even staying the same with an improvement in noise performance and adding a few other features like GPS and possibly making the camera a little lighter.

+10000 and that's what my money (literally) is on
I agree and I would love seeing a new 5DMkIV with same Mpixels, increased DR, lower noise, even higher ISO capabilities and 1 or2 fps more and the new AF of 7DII. Plus some basic firmware related tweeks like Auto ISO in manual mode just like 1Dx's. As I have 2 5DMkIIIs and no other camera I use them for everything.

OK: 1. I am an amateur and 2. I do not need to shoot sports.

But: 5DMkIII does well for landscapes (yes, landscapes), portraits, events and astrophotography.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:52:45 AM »
Ican't speak to D800 because I have never used one, but my take on the great 5dM3 is this . . . when you make something that takes that IQ and feels so good in your hand . . . why would you want to change it.

+1. I won't.
I agree. I had a 5DMk3 which was feeling lonely so I got a second 5DMk3 to keep it company  ;D

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Great interview about the Samsung NX1
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:50:51 AM »
Interesting interview indeed.

In fact there is a CR2 that 7DMkIV will be like that...  ;D ;D ;D

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:22:12 AM »
Nothing has happened (Counter to zero).

So we get: "Impossible is nothing"  ;D ;D ;D

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 06, 2014, 07:06:08 AM »
Another idea: Maybe it is the "Canon and Stella McCartney Unveil Limited Edition Camera Bag Collaboration " coming in the US too (and maybe in many colors)  ;D

Lenses / Re: More chatter on an EF 11-24 F/4L coming soon
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:28:00 PM »
Right after the 100-400mm L MK II in 2035.
Don't be so cruel. It may hit the shops in 2028  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:48:53 AM »
The 5D3 represents a great all around full framer.

In my opinion, this represents the best summation of the 5DIII.

It is possible to find other cameras that can do something specifically better than the 5DIII.  But as a total package, for a wide span of photography, the 5DIII is an excellent camera system.

I do hope that 5DIV will continue filling that role too. Better IQ, Better Low and High ISO performance better DR, latest AF, maybe 7-8 fps and ... same MPixel count :)

Plus the same Mpixel will probably be good for video lovers (I am not) since it will allow the 3x3 pixel binning (probably with more capabilities).

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:22:55 AM »
810 doesn't just approach the 5d3, in tech, it pulls out and passes it and flips the bird at it on the way by.

Yes, we all know you think "camera" = "sensor".   Frame rate...5DIII > D810.  AF system...5DIII > D810.
Hmmm, plus:

Canon Lenses > Nikon Lenses, ML at Canon > ML at Nikon .... ohhhhh wait  :o

Why do you say that out of curiosity?  Don't get me wrong, I'm somebody who almost went the Nikon route but ultimately went with Cannon, however I keep running across assessments that Nikon and Cannon both have excellent and nearly equivalent quality (overall) lens offerings.

There are a few things that Cannon offers that Nikon doesn't (ie: I get the impression that Cannon is better when it comes to macro offerings) and visa versa (Nikon has traditionally had more to offer with Wide Angle lenses... particularly UWA zooms).
Maybe for reasons like this:

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