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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:54:29 AM »
Per same video I watched claims that flickr receives more than 180,000 images every 60 mins.

As for stats on smartphones here you go.

http://petapixel.com/2015/02/12/importance-cameras-smartphone-war/

Worldwide 2 billion people who uses smartphones in 2014.

92% use them to take photos.

80% of these people send their photos

Deciding factor on buying a smartphone.

36% tend to buy based on quality of camera.

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 04:13:25 AM »
More like what's most convenient for working & non-working photogs.

I really hate having to deal with two memory card types.

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:46:17 AM »
I think it has more to do with the memory card type used with the 6D. Working photogs would end up having more than 1 type of of memory cards to deal with.

Standardisation is nice. 

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:07:24 AM »
Unlike in the 60s or 70s where one brand really trumps the other cameras of today cant do little wrong in terms of focusing or exposure in program mode unless the operator really mucks about the settings.

This is fortunate as we can instead focus on concepts and framing instead.

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:50:49 AM »
I think economics and after sales support has a lot to do with this.

I was told that these photonews agencies get very good rates when buying gear in bulk. They have a pseudo-subscription style purchasing cycle where in they refresh gear every 2 years or so. Old cameras are given to the photojournalist gratis which gives the photographer incentive to keep it from getting too damaged or too lost.

I'd love to see Sony put in their 50MP medium format image sensor into a RX1R style chasis. I would bet it'll sell for between $2,800-4,500 easily.

Rumor of a camera like this has been floating around since the Sony 50MP medium format image sensor came out.

http://petapixel.com/2014/10/24/more-details-surface-about-the-rumored-sony-and-mamyia-medium-format-rangefinders/


Yeah, that's why I mentioned that the percentage of submitted photographs taken with Canon DSLRs is unknown. But I'd be surprised if a majority of these photographs was not taken by Canon/Nikon. Nevertheless, it suggests that people tend to choose the camera that works and not the one that has highest IQ.

Mamiya 7 is an amazing camera. If it were not that expensive for a film camera, I might pick one up just for fun.

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:37:55 AM »
Olympus - Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Apple - Smartphone
Hassleblad - Film Medium Format
PhaseOne - Digital Medium Format Back
Ricoh - Fixed lens compact camera with a large sensor
Leica - Full frame Rangefinder
Mamiya - Fixed lens medium format film rangefinder camera

Canon & Nikon - All full frame DSLR except for one from each brand

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Reviews / Re: Canon great results in World Press Photo 2015 contest
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:26:35 AM »
The two most popular brands in the breakdown are Canon/Nikon. There is a simple explanation for this and that is both companies are the preferred vendor for digital photography by photonews agencies like AFP, AP, Reuters and EPA.

What is telling here is what cameras are probably bought personally by the photographer.

The Mamiya is a fixed lens medium format film rangefinder camera. Wish Sony would make one as well in the spirit of the RX1R. My guess is the body would be as large as as the Sony a7 or Canon 5D.

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:17:06 AM »

Self inflicted punishment isn't it?  We collectively keep demanding higher technical standards, suggesting that previous cameras are not good enough, so with sophistication comes complexity.  When one is 20, you thrive on it, but everyone ages and by 65 or 70 this complexity starts to become a burden.

This is why I've struggle with my conundrum - I love my 6D in all respects except it's restrictive AF relative to action and I didn't really want to be finding myself packing around double the camera weight in a 1D IV, but here I go.  Guess I'll adapt.

Jack

In my case I am moving towards a fixed lens compact camera with a large sensor.


Leica X (Typ 113) by alabang, on Flickr

I have the 5D Mark II and skipped the Mark III (incompatibility with 1 important lens) but after watching the video and thinking of what I want to do I am "soft" in wanting a Mark IV if one were to come out August.

To put things in perspective here are the sales figures of 2014

1.5 billion smartphones
40 million dedicated cameras covering point and shoot, MILC and DSLRs.

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:56:23 PM »
Jack, another thread cited a video as to the decline of cameras.

Too complicated and not fun as compared to those found on smartcameras.

If I wasn't shooting wildlife and sports I would not bother with this body.

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:57:06 PM »
It's not just the camera.  I'm beginning to think Paulo could get a great photo using a pinhole camera.

You flatter me sir. I am glad I got a good copy of the body.

Thanks again!  These are all very convincing.

Anytime!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/16375523449/in/photostream/lightbox/

^^ Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE marketed in 2008.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:32:06 PM »

Green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) by alabang, on Flickr

The green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) is a species of estrildid finch found in northern Philippines, around Luzon, Negros and Panay.

The green-faced parrotfinch is approximately 12–13 cm long. This species green plumage except for its bright red uppertail-coverts and tail and darker fringes to the primaries. It has a long pointed tail. The female is slightly shorter and shows buff on the lower belly and vent. Both sexes have a large, dark bill. The green-faced parrotfinch makes a short, high-pitched tsit tsit, chattering and grating notes.

It inhabits tropical moist forest (including degraded areas), forest edge and even savannah, often above 1,000 m, but is occasionally found in the lowlands. It is usually found together with flowering or seeding bamboos, which are its food supply.

This species is threatened by deforestation which removes its food supply (bamboo seeds). The cage-bird trade has also affected its population as large numbers of green-faced parrotfinch in many districts of Manila have been caught and exported to the United States.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-faced_parrotfinch

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran#Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran_-_Abucay.2C_Bataan

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 17, 2015, 03:31:48 PM »

Green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) by alabang, on Flickr

The green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) is a species of estrildid finch found in northern Philippines, around Luzon, Negros and Panay.

The green-faced parrotfinch is approximately 12–13 cm long. This species green plumage except for its bright red uppertail-coverts and tail and darker fringes to the primaries. It has a long pointed tail. The female is slightly shorter and shows buff on the lower belly and vent. Both sexes have a large, dark bill. The green-faced parrotfinch makes a short, high-pitched tsit tsit, chattering and grating notes.

It inhabits tropical moist forest (including degraded areas), forest edge and even savannah, often above 1,000 m, but is occasionally found in the lowlands. It is usually found together with flowering or seeding bamboos, which are its food supply.

This species is threatened by deforestation which removes its food supply (bamboo seeds). The cage-bird trade has also affected its population as large numbers of green-faced parrotfinch in many districts of Manila have been caught and exported to the United States.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-faced_parrotfinch

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran#Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran_-_Abucay.2C_Bataan

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Canon General / Re: Decline in DSLR sales explained
« on: February 17, 2015, 11:03:31 AM »
All the camera makers should make smartphones.  ;D

The video presents a very good argument for consumers not to buy anything but a smartphone.

If you want something more then get a fixed lens compact with a large sensor & WiFi/NFC.

Need flexibility get a MILC.

Need better AF for moving subjects then get a DSLR.

Need pixels and money's no object then go medium format.

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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 10:55:27 AM »
Dylan will disclose when he's good and ready. I'd freak out from a scratch on my gear what more a lose that large.

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