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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:48:46 AM »
Storage is nothing if you can afford a FF system.
Those sample images are truely impressive!!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
Tamron certainly did a good job in introducing IS (VC) in their new 24-70. The weight is 825g versus Canon 24-70L's 950g. Hope the IQ is good
Maybe Tamron thinks they are unable to deliver the IQ as good as Canon, so they have to add more features to keep them in the competition

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:52:17 AM »
What's the second switch?

Come-on admin... no info at all on this lens? Like where it came from?
I think it's from
http://digicame-info.com/2012/02/ef28mm-f28-is-usmef24mm-f28-is.html
I posted here first, maybe Admin just saw my post :P :P

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Lenses / Re: Three New Lenses~~~
« on: February 06, 2012, 07:58:13 AM »
there seems to be an IS switch at the top for the 24-70. The AF-MF switch has already been seen, so what the button at the top that we cant see? IS
It seems to be a zoom lock, otherwise they usually combine two switches together just like the other two

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Lenses / Re: Three New Lenses~~~
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:38:26 AM »
Little strange that the 24-70 seems to have a 82mm filter ring  :o
Yep
The new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC also has a 82mm filter ring.

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Lenses / Re: Three New Lenses~~~
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:10:09 AM »
It's a good sign that Canon starts to update their non-L primes

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Lenses / Three New Lenses~~~
« on: February 06, 2012, 05:27:23 AM »
Three Canon lenses photos were just posted in a Chinese photo forum, source is from a Japanese website
Link: http://digicame-info.com/2012/02/ef28mm-f28-is-usmef24mm-f28-is.html
Canon EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mmm f2.8 II

It's very strange that 28mm and 24mm wide angel prime lenses have IS, any idea??

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:46:53 AM »
Nothing yet I'm afraid :(

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Nikon D800 leaked sample image @iso 6400
http://fstoppers.com/leak-could-this-be-the-first-leaked-file-off-the-nikon-d800-dslr
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&thread=40479554
full size image:
http://d1ljua7nc4hnur.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/first-leaked-image-from-D800.jpg


I can't get any EXIF info from the full size image.... :-\
Someone got this just before they deleted the EXIF info

EXIF info. trimmed to meet dpreview's 6k character limit:

File Size : 6.2 MB
File Modification Date/Time : 2012:01:30 23:26:00-08:00
File Type : JPEG
Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model Name : NIKON D800
Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
X Resolution : 240
Y Resolution : 240
Resolution Unit : inches
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Modify Date : 2012:01:31 16:05:57
Exposure Time : 1/13
F Number : 2.8
Exposure Program : Program AE
ISO : 6400
Exif Version : 0230
Date/Time Original : 2011:04:30 21:09:07
Create Date : 2011:04:30 21:09:07
Shutter Speed Value : 1/13
Aperture Value : 2.8
Max Aperture Value : 2.8
Metering Mode : Multi-segment
Light Source : Fine Weather
Flash : Off, Did not fire
Focal Length : 44.0 mm
Color Space : Uncalibrated
Exif Image Width : 4912
Exif Image Height : 7360
CFA Pattern : [Red,Green][Green,Blue]
Exposure Mode : Auto
Focal Length In 35mm Format : 44 mm
Lens Model : 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Thumbnail Offset : 962
Thumbnail Length : 6974
Application Record Version : 55563
Time Created : 21:09:07+00:00
Photoshop Quality : 10
Photoshop Format : Standard
Progressive Scans : 3 Scans
Creator Tool : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
Metadata Date : 2012:01:31 16:05:57+09:00
Lens Info : 24-70mm f/2.8
Lens : 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Image Number : 860
Date Created : 2011:04:30 21:09:07.008
ICC Profile Name : ProPhoto RGB
Raw File Name : DSC_0996.JPG
Version : 6.6
Process Version : 5.7
White Balance : Custom
Tone Curve Name : Custom
Camera Profile : Embedded
Lens Profile Setup : LensDefaults
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The intersting thing is the photo was created on 30/04/2011, I believe the Thailand flood began at the end of July 

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* New High-End DSLR Later in February [CR3]
« on: February 01, 2012, 12:06:41 AM »
by the way, DxO has posted a canon g1x comparison with new nikons

except I don't care about the nikons, what's interesting is that the g1x has 10.8 stops of dynamic range.
which sucks. it does even worse than the last consumer cameras - that have the same pixel density.

so I don't think the new 5 will be anything special at all.
what a disappointment.

let me think about canon for a moment:
- they had USM, now everybody does
- they had good AF, now Nikon has better AF
- they had HD video, now everybody does
- they had IS, now everybody does
- they had resolution advantage, now they don't
- they never matched DR, AND THEY STILL DON'T??
Please don't take DxO marks too seriously, check these marks:
Nikon D5100 is 80
Leica M9 is 69
Sony Nex 7 is 81
Canon 5D mark II is 79

I think they always favour to Nikon or Sony sensors

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* New High-End DSLR Later in February [CR3]
« on: January 30, 2012, 12:32:20 PM »
I just got a rumor from a Chinese photo forum, there will be a New Model(not an upgrade model from current one)to be announced in March, it just said it will sit between 5d and 1d! And the specs are great(it didn't mention the details), but the price will be much more expensive than the 5d mark ii!

I dont know how reliable the source is!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Brief Specs? [CR1]
« on: January 27, 2012, 01:09:45 PM »
As a landscape photographer. if Canon dosen't get off their arrogant position and give us some info on the
 1DS-IV, I for one am off to the Nikon D800 (36MP). I'll keep my 1DS-III as a backup. I don't need another PJ camera, but I would like a 40MP+ camera.
Well, I think it's too early to get any info of 1ds iv,at most you will hear some rumors from other sources, but they won't be solid!
From Canon?? Their new flagship is not on the market yet and you want some info of the next flagship model??
Like other said there are some brands do offer 40mp+ cameras, if money isn't the problem!
Or just go for Nikon!

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