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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:15:19 AM »
I think a few years down the road, that there will be no discussion or competition between mirrorless and DSLRs.  They are so close already in ability to take professional photos that I think people will barely differentiate between them.  I own both a Canon 6D and an Olympus EM-1 and they both do an excellent job.  I never refer or think about them as one DSLR and one mirrorless camera.  They are cameras, that's all!   

The competition will be between cameras and cell/smart phones.  For the average person, their smartphone will do everything they need in terms of taking pictures.  So camera sales will continue to decline and eventually plummet.  When the current generation of kids reaches adulthood, smartphones will be so far advanced from where they are now, the vast majority will feel no need to use anything else.  Older folks may continue to buy cameras - and, of course, professionals and serious amateurs, but the only arguments will be smartphone or camera? - not mirrorless or DSLR.  That's what my crystal ball says!   

There was an article I saw 3-4yrs ago. It said "DSLR will die within 5yrs"  ::)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:06:20 AM »
keep your eye on the......puck.

Good catch Northstar. It's a wonderful camera for fast action.

Nice one.

Thanks Menace

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:04:26 AM »
keep your eye on the......puck.

Good catch Northstar. It's a wonderful camera for fast action.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:41:22 AM »
Not the best camera for landscape, o-well...why not.

Taken with 400mm f2.8 IS II + 1.4x TC III - HEAVY crop

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:36:24 AM »
My 8 year old son yesterday at the local zoo.

400mm, f4.0, ISO800, 1/1000.

That's pretty cool Menace. The sooner, the better ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 12, 2014, 03:48:02 PM »
Hope IQ will be super- good. 100-400 zoom range is nice to have.

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 12, 2014, 01:02:34 PM »
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Looks yummy, Where the milk?

Here is mine 1dx + 85L II @ f1.2
Nice job. How's the 1dx tracking been treating you with f/1.2?

With f1.2, I haven't try to shoot in Ai servo much. Keeper is high in single mode.

With 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and 400mm f2.8 IS II Ai servo is wonderful with 1dx. Full burst 20plus RAW, keeper rate is around 18plus.

There is something special about 1dx AF system(i'm not sure what it is), it feels much more responsive and more accurate compared to my 5D III.

I think the AF in the 1dx uses color information for tracking and also can drive the USM motors harder and faster. I wish I had AF point linked spot metering. :P

Yes, I love that. Wonder what X II has to offer? I'm more likely will upgrade the 1d line if X II and 5D 4 come out tommorrow ;)

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 12, 2014, 12:23:30 PM »
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Looks yummy, Where the milk?

Here is mine 1dx + 85L II @ f1.2
Nice job. How's the 1dx tracking been treating you with f/1.2?

With f1.2, I haven't try to shoot in Ai servo much. Keeper is high in single mode.

With 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and 400mm f2.8 IS II Ai servo is wonderful with 1dx. Full burst 20plus RAW, keeper rate is around 18plus.

There is something special about 1dx AF system(i'm not sure what it is), it feels much more responsive and more accurate compared to my 5D III.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 12, 2014, 02:23:46 AM »
Smaller and lighter body are the primary keys to sell mirrorless cameras.

Perhaps the keys to sell mirrorless to youI want the feature set of a mirrorless in an APS-C sized body.  I want a brilliant EVF, with live histogram, zebras and focus peaking.   I want to pick my AF pattern.   I want a three-sensor (color separated) imaging system so we can dump the Bayer filter and double our light collection per unit area.
I'll bet you that right his minute, all the major manufacturers have legions of crones casting chicken bones to figure out what magic combination of size, ergonomics and features will make mirrorless a huge hit.

Once again, those are features that you want in mirrorless. Others are looking for small, light and easy to carry around.

I strongly believe I'm one of fews have bought and used higher-end mirrorless cameras more than any CR members here: rx1, rx100 II, x100s, EOS-M and a7r. Compact and high IQ is what people going for mirrorless. The features you mentioned are just features.

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Yes, times do change and JD, you actually made a profit selling a body???  I've always lost 30% or more on them - mainly because I buy w/o rebates, and sell when they have a $200-400 rebate :'(

I'm patient... kinda.  I seriously wanted the 50 art, but Damn if I don't wait for a sale.

When I bought the xs, there was a loyalty rebate and I got a cheap 75-300.  Sold the 75-300 after a year, sold the xs and the kit lens after 2 years and I made a few bucks because I sold it to a guy who was buying it for his wife.  Basically I got lucky.

I lost $300 on my 60d and I suspect I'll lose $1000 on my mkiii.  But this is the business we chose...

Is that a godfather reference?

I bought my 1st 5D III from Canon 1st patch. I believe I paid $3500. After picking up 1dx, I sold for almost $2600 cash. Still cheaper than renting, if that help.

BTW...I bought my 400mm f2.8 IS II  NEW in Dec 2013 around $10,000ish. The price went up, I believe BH is selling at $11,500 at this moment.

My advice, wait for body. Hurry in BIG WHITE ;D

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I find the 6D to have better focus than any crop camera (and I've owned them all). If the 6D can nail bighorn rams unpredictably smashing heads, it can keep up with your kids and track race cars.

Have you tried it on kids?  It couldn't keep up with mine... 

Like the 5DII before it, it does a decent job at tracking subjects moving across the frame, like the bighorns in your excellent image.  Where the 5DII and 6D fail are when a subject is moving toward or away from the camera (away is worse).   I just processed a burst sequence taken with my 1D X and 70-200/2.8L IS II of a gymnast running straight at me and vaulting from springboard onto the pad (which I was standing behind).  All 26 shots in the burst are in crisp focus (lighting was pretty poor, shots were at 1/800 s, f/3.2, ISO 12800).  The 7D would have gotten many of the shots in focus (but they'd have been unusable due to the ISO noise or the motion blur with a slower shutter speed.  The noise from the 6D would have been acceptable, but after the first couple of frames, most of the shots would have been backfocused (and I'd have had far fewer shots, of course).

I found this to be true in diving and in long jump/triple jump.  If I put zone AF on the 1Dx/70-200 f/2.8L II IS combo, it will track the diver from the jump, up in the air, and all the way down into the water.  In long jump, I can get the entire sequence in sharp focus as the jumper springs off the runway and all the way into the sand, even at f/3.2.  I am not aware of any other Canon camera that can do that, because I tried it with the 7D, 1D4, and 5D3, and none of them could do it as well.  I sold my 7D, 1D4, and 5D3, and bought another 1Dx as a result.

I agree with Neuro and bdunbar79

I've been using my 400mm f2.8 IS II with 1DX last couple weeks to photograph my 5yrs competing in indoor swimming. I got my camera set up at the end of the poor and tracked my 5yrs coming toward me. With 1dx in Ai servo 9point expansion mode, case 2 with some slight tuning, my keeper rate is 90%(20plus photos burst RAW).

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 12, 2014, 01:36:19 AM »
mirrorless does not mean tiny bodies.... there is no reason Canon can not make an APS-C mirorless camera identical in size to the 7D or a FF mirrorless the same size as a 5D3... and they can also choose to continue with the EF mount so all those lenses will continue to be valid.

Technology can make things smaller, but ergonomics tells us that the 5D3/6D/7D are at the sweet spot of design size... make it too big or too small and it does not feel right and the controls do not properly fit the hands...

Smaller and lighter body are the primary keys to sell mirrorless cameras.


Which is why they are selling poorly in the USA and Europe.  They are small, and buyers see them as poor quality because of this.  For whatever reason, buyers in USA and Europe prefer large cameras, perhaps they want to look professional with their big rig, and believe they get better pictures, or maybe they can't operate tiny cameras with their large hands.  Thats why Canon stopped selling new models of the "M" in the USA.  No Sale.


Large bodied mirrorless cameras might sell better in the USA and Europe, but, so far, Canon and Nikon are not betting their $$$ on it.

I agree, making mirrorless bigger will not help the sale in US and Asia.
 
To exchange for smaller and lighter mirrorless bodies, people already sacrificed DSLR AF speed and AI servo tracking.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 12, 2014, 12:51:58 AM »
mirrorless does not mean tiny bodies.... there is no reason Canon can not make an APS-C mirorless camera identical in size to the 7D or a FF mirrorless the same size as a 5D3... and they can also choose to continue with the EF mount so all those lenses will continue to be valid.

Technology can make things smaller, but ergonomics tells us that the 5D3/6D/7D are at the sweet spot of design size... make it too big or too small and it does not feel right and the controls do not properly fit the hands...

Smaller and lighter body are the primary keys to sell mirrorless cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 11, 2014, 11:14:57 PM »
It doesn't mean anything. The last thing I want to do is attaching my 85 f1.2, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 IS or 400mm on that tiny mirrorless. Don't get me wrong, it's nice size for 35mm and 55mm, everything else seem to be unbalance.

As owner of a7r + FE 55mm, I'm just speaking at loud

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Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:45:40 PM »
Am I the only one who doesn't care what mode random people use?

No you are not the only one.  I try to spend the majority of my time not worrying about what other people do. 

Besides, for a tourist picture, there is nothing wrong with setting the camera on Automatic.  Nothing.

To the vast majority of the people who own DSLRs, it is a tool to take a picture.  Nothing more or less.  Besides the automatic setting on modern DSLRs does a pretty good job.

Really?
About proper shutter speed? About DOF? about focus on the subject that you intended to focus?

Yup, Really.   ;D  Automatic handles all that stuff pretty well these days. 

If some one just wants a snapshot of something on vacation, automatic is most likely all they will need. 

Now if they want to take a more technical or artistic picture, then of course, automatic is limiting.  But how many tourists care about that?  Percentage wise, I think we can round that to the nearest zero.   ;D

In my opinion, what tourists care about is being able to take the picture quickly, easily, and reliabily so they can get on with what they were doing -- enjoying being there.  ;D

That's the difference between a tourist and a photographer.  A tourist enjoys being there, a photographer is too worried about the picture to enjoy being there.  LoL  :P :P

But seriously, it is all about what the shooter is looking for in their picture.  Not every picture needs to be artistic.  Some may just want a snapshot to share.

Tourists are on holiday, not a photography shoot. Let them enjoy their holidays and their snapshots. Life is complicated enough as it is.

I find it quite challenging to combine photography with my holidays; it's a bit of a trade-off so when I'm not quite satisfied with the results, I remind myself I had a great holiday :)

To pick a target that you want the camera to focus is not that complicate. Even my 5yrs knows how to dial proper shutter speed when she photographs her 3yrs sister running in the front yard.

Uhmmm Tourists....Tourists ::) ::) ::)

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