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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is on top again!
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:34:17 PM »
I actually just had a conversation with another photographer a couple of days ago about Canon sensors trailing Nikons. He made the point that (coming from a film background), he felt that the Canon sensors (specifically talking about the 5Dc, 5d3) that he felt they gave a more film like quality in terms of colors and representation as opposed to Nikon (really Sony) sensors which was much more flat. He also made the point that certain things which may contribute to that look is baked into the chip & low level functionality such as the ADC's, initial hardware/software readouts, etc which would be potentially difficult to duplicate through post processing.

Just an interesting observation from someone else. I, personally, haven't looked at enough Nikon vs Canon photos in detail to see a difference, and I'm not coming from a film background.

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Yes, there's no reason why the 5D3 can't have the same..BUT i highly doubt Canon will do it for the 5D3..that way if you REALLY want it, you gotta buy a 1DX…smart marketing from Canon i must say..

possilby on the f/8 side of things you may be right. but not for the red AF points...as that's a work around to correct something that is clearly an issue for many photographers.

Unfortunately you're probably right on the f/8 AF side, people will still have to keep doing the work-arounds. For the red AF points, they better bring that to the 5d3. Target market is wedding & others who shoot in dim lighting. The 5d3 is a prime choice for many of them.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 16, 2012, 04:59:19 PM »
The guy had a spare 'dump' adapter which works great. Since it's a Macro lens (55mm f/2. 8) , I probably won't really care about the AF confirm unless I'm actually shooting someone. Oh, and it came with an m42 bellows as well :)  Too bad it'll have to wait for a couple of weekends before I'll have time to start really playing with Macro.
That sounds good.   Just because 99 of 100 of the cheap chips work fine, does not mean its worth risking a $500 repair bill to save $20.
Its like the guys who got third party Li-on batteries and they did not catch fire.  Therefore, everyone is safe from buying them.  Tell that to the guys who died on the 747 brought down by Li-on batteries on fire.

Err...I meant dumb, not dump. But yea, either I'll stick with the dumb one, or find a quality one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:53:52 PM »
The guy had a spare 'dump' adapter which works great. Since it's a Macro lens (55mm f/2.8), I probably won't really care about the AF confirm unless I'm actually shooting someone. Oh, and it came with an m42 bellows as well :)  Too bad it'll have to wait for a couple of weekends before I'll have time to start really playing with Macro.

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i do own 2 sigma 200-500/2.8 - one canon mount, one nikon mount.  did do some test shoots "canon girl vs nikon girl" a while ago, but never did release it anywhere.  i'm located nearby frankfurt/germany, if somebody wants to use or test them, just email me to doug@world2media.net

Hmmm...it might be about the same price to buy a ticket and fly out and borrow one for a week or two as renting one with shipping. Hmm....too bad I don't know anyone out there.

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How about a new rule:

If Lens Renteals wants to announce the availability of a new lens on canonrumors, they must provide a review to go with it.

And a review is something more than their little story about receiving it.

Great idea! I'll vote that one up.

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Lenses / Re: 17 - 40mm for Architecture?
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:11:33 PM »
Supposedly Samyang has a 24mm TS f/3.5 lens coming out. Not sure when, but if you can wait some it might be worth it. Not sure the cost though, so even if it's 1/2 the price of Canon's, after VAT and all it might be out of your price range.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D with 3 flavor + Improve AF (compare to 5dm2)
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:45:24 PM »
3 variant is based on table 2. Or maybe only 2 variant and the 3rd one is typping error??

Another feature that i guess in 6D is support STM lens (EF 40 f2.8 STM) where it employs "Stepping Motor Technology". Which allows the lens to focus very quietly and useful in movie capture. AFIK, AF in video mode body dependant with only the 650D allowing for it. But the pancake is EF lens not EFs. So if this prosumer 6D don't support STM, which FF model will support this prosumer lens?

All of Canon's reasonably recent cameras support the STM lenses such as the 40mm pancake. Works just fine! However, the only current SLR models that support live video AF is the T4i/650D that was recently released. Also the EOS-M, but that seems to be basically the T4i stuffed into a smaller body without the mirror box and a smaller lens mount (with an adapter for EF/EF-S lenses). So if you want AF while capturing video, you need the T4i right now. Otherwise, you don't have it and need to buy a dedicated video device.

I'm actually frankly a little surprised that Canon didn't include the live AF in video on the 6D, it seems a logical progression for those coming from the Rebel world.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:20:44 PM »
I'd get the adapter without focus confirm chip.  A good chip costs $25.00, so what you get may not be very good. (understatement)
There was a post recently where someone had a AF chip hose his camera, it would not AF after using the adapter and chip.  Thats probably not common, but at least get a good ship, not a Chinese one.  Companies that make the better adapters long ago gave up on the Chinese chips due to failures.

Ok, so cheap adapters, go for one without AF chip.

How about more expensive quality adapters that do have a quality AF chip? Any recommendations?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Recommend me a m42->EF adapter
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:49:53 PM »
So, I did some searching on the forum a bit. Is the consensus that pretty much any m42->EF adapter w/AF confirm chip from Ebay will be just fine? I see a lot of really cheap ones, like $7 and such. Are there any that are known to be higher quality? I'd be happy to pay a decent bit more to have a high quality adapter.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:55:12 AM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.
Yes, good points!  I'll also add that some weather-sealed lenses need filters to complete the weather sealing.  Sand and dust are the worst!

I also like to protect from sea/salt spray if the ocean is rough.

Edited: I'll also add that I always make sure that I have the rain covers for my thinktank belt pouches (which are attached) and the rain covers for my camera bag/backpack to protect the rest of my equipment (don't ever take those out of your bag).

I'll add that the weather sealing isn't perfect, and with long term exposure to the dust & sand you can still get damage. For example, I was at Burning Man this year with my 5d3 and my 24-105 on basically the whole time. UV filter on the front, a bit of gaffers tape around the lens/body part. I thought I would be fine. Not so! Repair bill with 30% CPS discount came to a bit over $900.

So, if you're just going out hiking for an afternoon and don't plan on being in a whiteout dust storm, even if it's dusty, you'll almost certainly be fine. If you're going to be out on an alkaline dusty desert for a week, do something to seal up the vulnerable parts of your camera AND lens. Sea spray is probably just as bad, especially if it gets inside.

Holy crap. I knew a guy with a rebel who wanted to shoot burning man. Glad he didn't do it.

Well, it all depends on if he kept it out all the time, or put it in a sealed bag whenever the dust started to kick up. Probably just as well he didn't, he probably would have kept it out in one of the whiteouts, and dust would have gotten all in it.

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Lenses / Re: B&H Issues!!!
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:15:45 PM »
Sometimes I've found that UPS won't have ANY information on a tracking number (at least in the online system) while they have actually picked it up, and it's on it's way. It can take a day or so sometimes for the online system to get updated. By then, it'll either be set at "out for delivery", or in my hand, or estimated delivery on the date I expect.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 12, 2012, 07:12:42 PM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.
Yes, good points!  I'll also add that some weather-sealed lenses need filters to complete the weather sealing.  Sand and dust are the worst!

I also like to protect from sea/salt spray if the ocean is rough.

Edited: I'll also add that I always make sure that I have the rain covers for my thinktank belt pouches (which are attached) and the rain covers for my camera bag/backpack to protect the rest of my equipment (don't ever take those out of your bag).

I'll add that the weather sealing isn't perfect, and with long term exposure to the dust & sand you can still get damage. For example, I was at Burning Man this year with my 5d3 and my 24-105 on basically the whole time. UV filter on the front, a bit of gaffers tape around the lens/body part. I thought I would be fine. Not so! Repair bill with 30% CPS discount came to a bit over $900.

So, if you're just going out hiking for an afternoon and don't plan on being in a whiteout dust storm, even if it's dusty, you'll almost certainly be fine. If you're going to be out on an alkaline dusty desert for a week, do something to seal up the vulnerable parts of your camera AND lens. Sea spray is probably just as bad, especially if it gets inside.

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Canon General / Re: Weathersealed Camera Gear used in wet conditions
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:36:31 PM »
Don't forget you also need a weather sealed lens to get full benefit of any weatherproofing.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if you'll be in an extremely dusty environment such as the desert. The dust can be very fine, and tends to get into everything no matter how sealed unless you provide additional protection.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d III CF and SD card
« on: October 12, 2012, 04:31:40 PM »
Not to mention the 5d3 doesn't use the faster speeds on SDXC cards. It can still use them of course, just not at their max speed.

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