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One more nail in the coffin....
We're all waiting a zombie apocalypse

D5200 > 650D
And I'm not talking about MP count...

EOS Bodies / Re: New firmware to Canon 7D, v2.0.3
« on: October 16, 2012, 07:47:33 AM »
Does the firmware update reduce the noise at ISO100?

EOS Bodies / Re: 46mp sensor useless for landscape?
« on: October 09, 2012, 04:59:53 PM »
***Still better test than DXO***

EOS Bodies / Re: 46mp sensor useless for landscape?
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:06:48 PM »
Maybe it's time to switch to Nikon or Sony...

No maybe about it. Canon sucks.  As we all know, the sensor is of paramount importance - the other aspects of camera performance, not to mention the lenses, are irrelevant.  TonyY, sell your piece-o-crap 5DII and your eight L lenses and switch.  Please.  Your repeated posts about Canon's exceptional inferiority will be sorely missed, but we'll all manage to get through, somehow.  ::)

Too late for me to switch as a hobbyist, but ppl has not heavily invested in Canon needs to know some of the facts. You don't know how it felt when my friend's Sony Nex 5N + 30yr old Carl Zeiss outperformed my 5DII + TSE24II.

I'd like to see the methodology and numbers for that test! The TS-E 24mm L II is one of the sharpest lenses on earth, and even pitted against a Carl Zeiss lens, I'd expect it to outperform. No more anecdotes when you make a claim like that. You need to produce some actual results, and the methodology used to achieve those results.

Subjective "Well he liked the results more with the Nex/Zeiss combo." a scientific analysis makes not. ;P

So here it is: 5DII + TSE 24II (IMG_6396.jpg) vs. Sony Nex 5N + Contax 28/2.8 + adapter (DSC06395.jpg) -- see attached images I took mins ago.

Not a scientific test, it is not a fair test due to the sensor format, focal length (I have to walk half way closer to include the same scene/view)... So, just take look at the center resolution of the image. Don't get me wrong, TSE 24II is a terrific lens, just the 5DII sensor can't handle it.

Setup: tripod, not filter, f/5.6, iso 100, picture style "standard", manual focus using live view and in camera jpg (don't want to involve desktop software, but need to reduce the attachment size under 2 mb)
First of all thanks for the samples Tony! Sure it's not a scientific test, but it's a very interesting real world test!!
From what I see the NEX combo seems to give better IQ than the Canon one (jpeg)..

Can you provide us with 2 RAW files from these cameras, so we can eliminate the in-camera editing parameter?

Again, thanks!

Lenses / Re: Vintage Lenses: Any Advise?
« on: October 08, 2012, 04:26:06 PM »
As others said, go for C/Y mount lenses (Zeiss) and M42 ones..

Some great and inexpensive choices are:
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f/2.4
Zeiss 80-200 f/4

The Takumar 50mm is very nice too, but I prefer the Planar 1.4...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D - should i wait or not?
« on: October 01, 2012, 08:09:13 AM »
Good points made in this topic!

I am thinking about buying a (used) 7D  or waiting another year too.. The only problem I have with the current model is High ISO (above 1600) performance..
I'd like a new 7D with high ISO performance that would be close to the one you get from a 5d mkII.

I usually shoot in low light situations and I need relatively high shutter speeds too (thank God I have access to a 5d mkII)..
Hope that the new Canon aps-c sensor will do the trick! At least I hope that it will be significantly better than the old one!

Lenses / Re: To IS or not?
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:19:57 PM »
Guys thanks for the input!! Very useful information!

After some test shots, I tend to agree with bdunbar79. I won't be shooting under 1/1000 for any reason. The optimal speed is 1/3200-1/4000. With the available light I won't have to use ISO speeds higher than 800.

I'll be shooting with a 5d mkii +100-400 (sadly no 7d) with 2 batteries (I got a second one today).

For other shots I have a 24-70 I (no IS here hehe) and a 17-55 (mounted on a 30d, IS on ofc).

Again, thanks for the tips ;)

Lenses / To IS or not?
« on: September 27, 2012, 02:34:35 AM »
I 'll be shooting some tennis games (and by some I mean a lot) this weekend with the 100-400. I'll be using speeds in the 1/1000 - 1/4000 range. Is there any reason I should leave IS on? Even mode 2 won't be useful in this situation, so why not turn it off and save some battery life too?
Your thoughts?

Lenses / Re: My 24-70 II review... With photos!
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:18:53 AM »
Good job Invertalon! Enjoy your new lens!

Lenses / Re: Wide Angle Zooms (non Canon)
« on: September 25, 2012, 09:18:04 AM »
Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 or Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 ?

Between these lenses I'd go either for Sigma 10-20 f/3.5 or Tokina 12-24...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:57:32 AM »
The 7D MK II will most likely completely redefine APS-C. Those who have mocked the 7D will beg for the chance to kiss Mitarai-San's feet for the chance to beg for forgiveness and the opportunity to be allowed to purchase one!
:D :D :D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Who is this idiot??
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
Man you're using landscape mode for a portrait. Recipe for failure :D :D

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Would you pay for firmware feature upgrades?
« on: September 20, 2012, 05:53:06 PM »
Basic firmware in my book: What Canon provides now.
Firmware I'd pay for (actually I did donate 10$ for it) : Magic Lantern.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:54:59 AM »
wow ...,D600,D800

D600 sensor has same DR as D800 ... 6D will suck air.

Lol, do you think that matters with Canon or the customers? Sensor is the last thing that matters to regular public. They will more likely attracted by the bundled package including free UV filter, lens cleaning brush, and of course Canon's award winning customer service.

They won't care about the free UV filter, etc, it will be "ooh, that camera has 24megapixels and this one only has 20, I want the one with more!"
Suuure nobody reads the reviews.. The customers (at this price range) spend their 3k on a camera just because it has more megapixels than the rival model... Yea sure..

They guy who spends that amount of money for a camera is probably not part of the "regular public" (whatever that means).

For the 6D to review better than the D600 it has to produce better quality images than the 5D3 and the D800.

That's not going to happen.
It won't get a better review, and that's why customers are not gonna buy it.
I think that D600 is gonna get better reviews, and that's why it's gonna sell more. Not because it has more megapixels.

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