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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D... not Mk 2, Not anything, Just the 7D
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:53:15 PM »
haqyourlegs -

Congratulations.  The 7D is definitely a fine camera and I have loved using mine for the past year.  It definitely gets you competitive in the photography arena and there is very little it cannot do.   

I am actually missing mine a bit - its coming back from damage repair at Mack as I post - it got wrecked at a narrow guage train shoot last month - so I ended up using a borrowed T2I for that - and I just absolutely missed the continuous shooting feature - had to burst it to avoid "Busy" versus the 7D where I could just keep on shooting.  And a couple weeks ago I was shooting the NASCAR hauler parade in Vegas with my old XTi (all I had left) - and blah! - it looked like snow on the Strip with all the noise (and I am not referring to the Tony Stewart Hauler's Locomotive horns).  My 7D coming back is cause for celebration.

Alas, it returns as second body tho - the 5DmIII should be close behind.

carlc -

Are you cribbing your setup after mine?  Except for the sigma, we have the same list.  How is that new 70-200 II working for you on the 7D.  I think mine is brilliant!


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Software & Accessories / Re: sRGB vs Adobe RGB
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:29:42 PM »
srgb or adobeRGB only applies to jpg files, not raw.

Thanks, that makes perfect sense.


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Software & Accessories / Re: sRGB vs Adobe RGB
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:17:33 PM »
adobeRGB

With NEC Spectravision Wide Gamuts, thats my workflow.

Convert to sRGB as needed.

With the upcoming 2-card slot capability - I wonder if I can set color on each output - EyeFi SD set as sRGB for that immediate web output while my RAWs at adobe?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 18, 2012, 08:29:05 PM »
In one way I congratulate Canon for getting this camera out only a few short weeks after announcement.  There are those who have been waiting for D800's and 1DX's much longer. 

However it is quite frustrating not to have good test/review data and not to have plannable ship dates.  Maybe mine ships this week or maybe not.  I am in the Adorama group at 12:41 so who knows.

Is this partly due to this litiguous nature - dont promise anything - especially with so many here earning a business off these cameras?

edit - ebrakus's comment below is a great point.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III in Stock - BestBuy $ B&H???
« on: March 18, 2012, 03:15:34 AM »
Back in the days of Desert Storm, news media would call a "Dominos Alert" indicating that the Pentagon staff was in for a long overnight and that something was up.

I wonder if we could canvas the Pizza Shops in New York to alert us to the "overnight experience" over there at B&H or Adorama.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Having Shot with a 7D ...
« on: March 17, 2012, 05:23:36 PM »
I am confused at this whole Canon vs Nikon mud slinging.

It's easy to argue that the D800 is better (on paper) for landscape type work. It's also easy to argue that the 5D3 will be more versatile, a jack of all trades. Neither are incapable of recording photos.

A great deal of the mud, I think, comes from the price point. Maybe Nikon is making a play at market share, or maybe canon buyers are getting hit with more R&D related costs since they aren't buying sony sensors. Either way, if the Canon were priced at 3k MSRP, I don't suspect there'd be nearly the volume of mud.

That is an excellent point.

Second that, and +1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Having Shot with a 7D ...
« on: March 17, 2012, 05:13:15 PM »
I am also a 7D shooter and will hang on to it as my second body.   If it helps, I am going for the Mark III.

My thoughts - I love the 7D, but some of my photography is low light - sunsets; sunrises; early dawn; moving cloud or stars; snow storms; or night time events.   I have to ISO up to keep the tight exposure.   And noise is an issue - and its most noticeable after I recently invested in a NEC Wide-Gamut IPS Monitor and can zoom to pixel level - blah!  DXo7, NIK,  LR, and other software does a nice cleanup but you will lose detail -and - it is good to have the best source possible at the top of your workflow.  After swimming with photographers with great lower-noise FF's such as the Mark II, I hear them and I must make the jump.

My issue with the D800 is that the pixel pitch is similar to the 7D (as a NR rant somehow made that a plus?) and while its a better Sony Sensor  ---  I just do not want to end up with a FF version of 7D noise.   At 100, beautiful.  At 3200?   If I was shooting studio or architecture on bright sunny days, the D800 has its merits; oddly similar merits to the 7D at crop size.

For me - I want to work on the shot - and if I need to bump the ISO to freeze the clouds/stars or get that stage performer in sharp focus or whatever I am doing - I want that headroom.  And on the post I want to focus on the artistiy; and not spend hours cleaning the crap out of an early dawn sky - I want that win.   

Thats my neurosis coming out of the 7D mill.

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There's significant difference in sharpness and other qualities when you get into the "L" territory (or their Nikon counterparts), and personally I think the grade of the lens is more important than the "muscles" of the different camera bodies.

Absolutely.  I recently rented the 135 f/2 and wow!!!  New camera.  I now have the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II and beautiful + the room 4-stop IS gives you.  Got to sell my EF-S 10-22 glass and am in a tough debate on my next UWA.  I have also tried bad glass - yech!   Definitely good glass is most important!


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Your new camera is coming very soon!


My only dilemma (not really) - since I feel I am in the first ship round and its releasing on a Thursday, do I upgrade my shipping to Overnight or wait an entire weekend while I hear about everyone else having fun with it.

(oh and that I need to replace my 10-22 now but budget doesnt allow quite yet; and that my current 7D is in damage repair so I am limping on an old Xti at the moment; and that my new 70-200 IS II got a small nick on the outer shell (same accident as the 7D) and really needs to get sent out to CPS but I wont until the 5D Mark III arrives)

Coping and returning to CR way too often.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Not shipping the 5D Markiii til next month?
« on: March 08, 2012, 05:54:45 PM »
NikonRumors is now reporting Nikon releasing D800's on March 20....

Does Canon make a countermove?

The checkers game continues :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: The writing on the wall
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:31:45 PM »
Sony is a very large corporation; but the sensor group is only a small piece of the overall picture.  They only get their share of the resources.  And certainly there is a Profit/Loss the Sony Director has to account for when that group looks for budget every year.

And what is Sony's agenda?  They tend to be a consumer company.  Does it make sense for them to be putting huge resources in pro-level sensors?  Maybe in some ways; or they benefit somewhat from the television/broadcasting/digital film group - I dont know how their internal structure is organized.

Does Sony and Nikon have the same agenda?  What happens if Sony grows disinterested in pro-level sensors?   What if the 36 mp sensor was Sony's decision based on consumer-high-mp goals and did that influence Nikon's design?

Canon has a benefit here.  While consumer is huge, they remain dedicated to pro-level technology.

Just questions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Not shipping the 5D Markiii til next month?
« on: March 08, 2012, 11:50:13 AM »
Might be a miscommunication somewhere, considering:

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I have confirmed March 22, 2012 as the for sale date in both Canada and the United States. Cameras will arrive before that date to retailers, but cannot be sold until then.

Somebody is wrong...

That was my thought.

Typical internal corporate confusion.

I tend to believe the March 22 date more because it looks like an active response to a dealer issue.

(though perhaps it is an optimistic date)

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 First, I almost always use a tripod and I'm well aware that an ISO of 100 is the ideal and I strive to keep the ISO as low as possible. However, there will always be some circumstances that don't allow for ideal settings. Sometimes even with a tripod you just can't get the shot at ISO 100, particularly when you're stopped down to f/8 and using filters, which is where having the option to boost ISO becomes a big help and may make all the difference.

 Second, of course the 5D3 is not the perfect landscape camera. There's really no such thing. It won't suit every landscape photographer's needs. The 5D3 will suit the needs of some and the D800 will suit the needs of others.

Well said,

  And adding my earlier comments about elements of scene moving.  And that many landscape guys work "golden hour" sunsets and sunrises or even very dark conditions.  Landscape Photography, like other forms, is a very diverse field and no one tool is going to fit all the situations or preferences. 

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Regarding official "Sample Pictures".

The Marketing Departments of both Canon and Nikon are Fail.

There are several efforts out there, and no doubt we'll start getting nice stuff once the community has a chance.

The BS argument not to take RAW images because you can't convert them yet - and to make that argument means they were not prepared for the question.  I guess too many consumer-oriented marketing hacks in the pro-line divisions.

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Thanks, great topic.

I have the 10-22 EF-S and yes, its time to get the EF equivalent as I move up to FF.  Makes no sense to have a wide on a crop if you got a FF. 

Mixed reviews on the Canon 16-35.  I can cover the top half of that with the apparently very excellent and new 24-70 II. 

But for everything under 20mm ....  maybe primes are the answer?  I think most of my wide shooting is at crop 10 or 12, and rarely in the middle.

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Just my two cents. Now I'm off to Jasper for a cpl of days of photography after a huge dump of snow. :)

Thanks Jurak!

Have a great shoot in Jaspar.

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