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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 40D to 5D Classic. Good upgrade?
« on: July 05, 2013, 08:27:06 AM »
I hope to keep the Mark 3 forever. :)
Me too but forever is too long. If 5DMkIV has the same number of megapixels, lower noise, higher DR and 1 or 2 fps more I would certainly get it. Until then I enjoy using my 5D3  :)

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Lenses / Re: Help me choose 40 v 50(1.4)
« on: July 04, 2013, 09:14:34 PM »
I had 50 f1.4 before my 50L and currently own 40pancake. If I have to choose between these two, I would take 50 f1.4 over 40pancake.

Why?
1. Lens is sharp from f2 to f5.6(at f2.8 both 50 & 40 is about the same to me)
2. Gain extra shutter speed or one f-stop in extreme low light condition. IQ might not as best as 50L, but hey...you taking picture in the dark here @ f1.4. You CAN'T do this with 40pancake.
3. Easy to shoot on FF
4. Much smaller than 50L, not so heavy to carry around

If you want to convert your FF DSLR into P&S, then get 40pancake ;)
+100 No reason to get the 40mm. You have 40mm at f/4 (with the zoom) but you do not have 1.4

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:14:30 PM »
I would have like to see some photos in the review taken without flash, to get a true idea of how well the lens performs.  Flash always make the images look artificially sharp, now matter how good (or bad) a lens is...
I am pretty sure that the sunset has been photographed without ... flash  ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:53:12 AM »
Where exactly was stated or who said, that 70D will set a new benchmark for High ISO? ..

Maybe this:

"The EOS 70D sensor has been manufactured using new materials in the colour filter, which enables the camera to achieve higher light transmittance. When combined with improved transistors inside the pixels, the EOS 70D is able to shoot at higher ISO speeds than previous models, whilst ensuring advanced image quality."

http://www.eos-magazine.com/EOS%20digital%20cameras/EOS%20system/Digital%20cameras/EOS%2070D/eos70d.html
This is a rather vague description. It doesn't say anything specific.

For example: Raw files, ISO xxx of 70D = Raw files ISO yyy of another Canon camera

Anything else is marketing BS!

Au contraire...it's quite specific, and unassailable truth. Let's break it down:

1) new CFA materials with higher transmittance, and new circuitry - ok, we have to take Canon's word on that, but why would they lie?  And if the new CFA materials lower production costs and just happen to have higher transmittance as a side effect, that's all good.

2) the 70D is able to shoot at higher ISOs than previous models - it's spec is 100-12800 with one stop expanded, and the 60D is 100-6400 with one stop expanded, so that's true

3) it has advanced IQ - can be said of all current dSLRs, so that's true as well

See, that's the essence of marketing speak - be very specific and make accurate statements, whilst not really saying anything meaningful.

BS by any other name...   ::)
I am talking about ISO which is this thread's title.

Are we sure that Raw ISO 12800 performance of 70D = Raw ISO 6400 performance of 60D for example?

This is only the part I was criticizing and yes improved ISO performance is good for all of us so I do wish there will be. It is just that I will have to see something concrete to believe it...


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:36:16 AM »
Where exactly was stated or who said, that 70D will set a new benchmark for High ISO? ..

Maybe this:

"The EOS 70D sensor has been manufactured using new materials in the colour filter, which enables the camera to achieve higher light transmittance. When combined with improved transistors inside the pixels, the EOS 70D is able to shoot at higher ISO speeds than previous models, whilst ensuring advanced image quality."

http://www.eos-magazine.com/EOS%20digital%20cameras/EOS%20system/Digital%20cameras/EOS%2070D/eos70d.html
This is a rather vague description. It doesn't say anything specific.

For example: Raw files, ISO xxx of 70D = Raw files ISO yyy of another Canon camera

Anything else is marketing BS!

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By the way it will be my first ... cap picture  ;D

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I have used my 5D2 with the remote control many times and I have not observed anything wrong.
When I have time I will try the cap experiment.

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Lenses / Re: Used 300 2.8 L IS Mk I
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:41:13 PM »
The slightly older US date code that was in impeccable condition.  ;D

I too thinking about 400 f2.8 IS version I. Would be nice to have version II, but the price tag is little too high for me.
Keep in mind that the 400 2.8 version I is VERY heavy!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Dual Pixel Liveview Autofocus
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:34:54 AM »
Or to put it another way, the noise characteristics of the 70D should be about that for a 40MP APS-C sensor using the same sensor technology without the PDAF split.
But then the two parts are combined to one pixel so it isn't it a kind of pixel binning?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Dual Pixel Liveview Autofocus
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:18:57 AM »
If they like "playing" with the sensors they might as well make a lower noise/higher DR one  ::)  ;D  8)
(Let the debates begin... )

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Technical Support / Re: Help me save this photo!
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
Scratched negatives and slides is one of the reasons I like digital photography. In fact I was sorry I decided to turn into digital by the end of 2007.
I should have done that earlier.

Anyway photoshop can fix many problems  given ... time (and disk space but that is ample nowadays).

May I suggest to make the corrections in a different layer so as to make the process non-destructive?
(you create a new layer , you select it, check "Sample All Layers" and then start making corrections)

With that way you will be able to keep all corrections to the new layer, have your original photo intact and be able to repeat the process.
Just remember to keep all layers and save it in PSD or TIFF format.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d price discussion & poll results
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:52:56 AM »
So, are you ready for the next poll?

Canon's official list price for the 7DMkII will be (body only)...  ;D 

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$100 off...soon will drop to $1500;)

The price in the picture is the kit price with lens, and even that changed to the latest [cr] - obviously Canon lowered the price in the meantime to counter Nikon...

.... but the pre-order price is released and THE RESULTS ARE IN (this is also in the first post):

25% of you were correct
12% guessed too low
63% guessed too high
- don't you Nikon trolls trust our favorite brand to be reasonable :-p ?
Hey not Nikon trolls at all here (I do not have anything Nikon - not even a PS)
Unfortunately price increase is ... so Canon nowadays  :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Early EOS 70D Images Surface
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:19:37 AM »
19 AF points and a D-pad. To whomever said it would need a joystick, sorry...told ya!   :P

Joystick will be in 7D II with 1D X or 5D III 61points AF system - 10fps ;D
Now, that was the worst thing to say. Everyone will wait for that camera and will not buy 70D at all  ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:11:48 AM »
Well, that ought to DRum up some DRead from the DRoll DRones who DRool over DR, and DRag many a forum thread down the DReary path of DRivel, DRaining into puddles of DRoss.

 :D
DRoolific sentence  ;D

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