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Yes low light would have been much better. Also IS would have worked wonders. So voting for a 'yes'.

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Such excellent comments. Each one of them. I did not vote as am confused. I like some of my older (film) photos although they are technically not so good.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:31:36 PM »
Therapeutic reasons, I'm an obsessive-compulsive moaner, and picking fault with Canon is so easy (thanks to the handy hints I get from this forum!) and much more socially acceptable than doing so with your friends.  I don't actually take any photos, but whinging about the lack of a match for Nikon's 14-24, or the antiquated dust-sucking 100-400, instead of my friends behaviour (or dress, their wife, their girlfriend, or both or...), has saved me from a few black eyes.  You have to be careful, though.  When I started going on about Canon's sensor and shadow noise, I quickly picked up the nickname "Dynamic Range" - which was great, I'd never been called "dynamic" before!  8) Anyway, I must have overdone it, I went from being "Dynamic Range" to "Out of Range", nobody wanted to listen to me, so I've had to stop moaning about that and find something else.  Canon haven't failed me in that respect - I have been having a good whinge about the lack of video capabilities in Canon's DSLRs,so much so that I've managed to lose that horrible "Out of Range" tag for the much nicer "4-Ker"...

Hahahaha

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:27:00 PM »
Remember that the 5D3 is already 3 years old. It makes sense that a new camera within its range would have better performance. The 7D2 has better IQ than the 5D3, too.

No way.

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Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 07:19:17 AM »
I think there's photographers and there's people who talk photography.

For photographers, it's important to take pictures, for the others, it's all about chat-chat-chat!

Like you? Come on! I visit this forum and take pictures. It is possible to be a photographer and also read up on technology/techniques.

Slow down and read what I said. For photographers it's important to take pics. We all read up on technique and so on and that's definitely not what I said.

I was relating to the OPs opening statement of "With all the chatter today about needing more MP or DR..." I do make the assumption that some are way more interested in chatting than shooting.

Understood. :) Peace!

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Does this timing imply that nothing new will be released soon? I think so.

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Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 02:06:13 AM »
I think there's photographers and there's people who talk photography.

For photographers, it's important to take pictures, for the others, it's all about chat-chat-chat!

Like you? Come on! I visit this forum and take pictures. It is possible to be a photographer and also read up on technology/techniques.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 gets an Exmor
« on: September 30, 2014, 02:02:09 AM »
I found this the other day:

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2014/09/chipworks-iphone-6-plus-teardown-finds.html

Looks like even iPhone has moved to Exmor. Excerpt form Chipworks (their page doesn't seem to be loading at the moment):

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"The iPhone 6 Plus iSight camera chip is housed in a camera module measuring 10.6 mm x 9.3 mm x 5.6 mm thick. Fabricated by Sony, the iSight camera chip is a stacked (Exmor RS), back-illuminated CMOS image sensor (CIS) featuring 1.5 µm generation pixels (introduced for the iPhone 5s). The die size is 4.8 mm x 6.1 mm (29.3 mm2). The phase pixel pairs have all been implemented in the green channel and cover the majority of the active pixel array."

"Our speculation of Sony winning the FaceTime sockets, though, turned out to be correct. We’ve just confirmed the iPhone 6 Plus FaceTime camera is a stacked Sony CIS and will provide more details in a future update."

Is this a Good Thing™ or a Bad Thing™?

Can Exmors withstand bending?
 
 
 
 
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hahahahaha

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Street & City / Re: Voyeurism
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:26:19 AM »
Some really cool pictures.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]
« on: September 29, 2014, 09:53:28 AM »
I was not expecting one. It is not time yet.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: September 29, 2014, 05:26:20 AM »
No dealer would sell an item in loss, especially a current model. So even if the dealer is selling it for the price they bought the item from Canon for would it be a correct assumption that the dealer's mark up is $2000? And ASSUMING Canon made a profit of $1000, then would it be correct assumption that the mark ups on the camera is around $3000?

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Looked like a cake. Serious.

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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:43:14 PM »
I like the last photo (blue tint) the best!

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I've learned that the Sony A7r EVF performance seems to depend on what your pointing at. Not sure why, but there are times when it lags HORRENDOUSLY bad. Part of it is the EVF update speed is related to your chosen exposure...once you get down to large fractions of a second, the EVF lags at that rate. But even at higher frame rates, there are times when panning around when it seems to hit an object or texture or whatever, and that jerks on the lag, and it becomes very visible for a moment or two.

I know a lot of people are fans of EVFs because of what they can do. There is no question this thing can overload you with information about...everything. For me, though, information overload should very much be a secondary concern to high image quality, high frame rate, high resolution, and otherwise being non-intrusive to assisting you in what a viewfinder is designed for: Framing the shot.

I wonder if the low shutter speed issue will always exist. It is probably the single biggest issue...once you get down to 1/30th of a second or slower, it really has a major impact on the EVF frame rate. I got down to 1/4 second at one point...and WOW. I figured the camera would simulate exposure, but it actually seems to really do the exposure you've chosen, even for slow shutter speeds. It really kills the user experience.

Its weird, I've never actually noticed a single problem with the EVF on my X-E1.  It never seems laggy, I've never seen individual pixels, I've never felt overloaded with info or in any way felt hindered in framing a shot.  I had to go grab my camera just now to try out the 1/4s shutter thing.  It does get laggy at that speed but I never would have noticed if I hadn't just read your post. I can see the pixels if I concentrate on doing that but again, never would have noticed on my own.  Maybe there is too much info in some of the newer Sony cameras but I never really see any of the icons and numbers in my camera's EVF unless I need to reference them. I really don't think the majority of people see any of these things as problems or even see them at all. 

Have you tried the X-T1 by any chance?  Its about the nicest EVF out there and I wonder if it would make a difference to you or not.

Yep.

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thats great for the type of photography he shoots...but let me see him try to shoot a full wedding with that rig or a heavily scheduled fashion shoot or sports....

mirrorless is a neat technological development but i don't see it ever replacing entirely the convenience of looking through an OVF and being able to see and react quickly to your subject matter.

call me old school....

Aye! I'm playing with the A7r right now, and even though it has some cool features, even a relatively advanced EVF like this is no replacement for an OVF. You can feel the lag...it's not obviously apparent, this is a fast EVF, but it is still there. Movement also has a blurred appearance as you pan around, which is frustrating. The worst thing is the moire...MASSIVE moire an aliasing in the EVF, especially around things like blinds in windows or the deckboards of my deck. It's really bad.

The other thing about an EVF is you have that limit on detail. I can readily see the pixels in the A7r EVF. I can also tell that there is a limit on resolution. It's always been claimed by EVF advocates that the ground glass in an OVF limits resolving power. That may be true, however it doesn't limit it anywhere even remotely close to how limited EVFs are. The difference is massive. I can very clearly tell when my subjects are focused in the 5D III (much better than in the 7D even). I really have a tough time telling what's focused with the A7r EVF...because of that resolution limit.

Another vote from me for OVF. EVF has awful lag and appearance... Apparently, it doesn't bother many. EVF is OK for casual photography.

I've learned that the Sony A7r EVF performance seems to depend on what your pointing at. Not sure why, but there are times when it lags HORRENDOUSLY bad. Part of it is the EVF update speed is related to your chosen exposure...once you get down to large fractions of a second, the EVF lags at that rate. But even at higher frame rates, there are times when panning around when it seems to hit an object or texture or whatever, and that jerks on the lag, and it becomes very visible for a moment or two.

I know a lot of people are fans of EVFs because of what they can do. There is no question this thing can overload you with information about...everything. For me, though, information overload should very much be a secondary concern to high image quality, high frame rate, high resolution, and otherwise being non-intrusive to assisting you in what a viewfinder is designed for: Framing the shot.

I wonder if the low shutter speed issue will always exist. It is probably the single biggest issue...once you get down to 1/30th of a second or slower, it really has a major impact on the EVF frame rate. I got down to 1/4 second at one point...and WOW. I figured the camera would simulate exposure, but it actually seems to really do the exposure you've chosen, even for slow shutter speeds. It really kills the user experience.

I find focusing with the XE very convenient. If I want to focus manually it is amazing with split screen/peaking etc. When focusing automatically, when the focus point goes green, focus is done. Not sure why you said that. :)

Another thing: EVF tells me right after taking the photo, without looking at the lcd, if for any reason the photo is blurred. I love that….

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