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A thought crossed my mind.  Maybe these folk asking about your camera aren't really all that interested, a bit like the weather, they are making small talk because its a polite thing to do.  A few responses on the autistic spectrum here.

So true.

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I have a 60D and shoot on full auto = I'm a twat (cos some things never change!)

at least I don't shoot on full auto   ::) ;D

Shooting mode is irrelevant. The end result is.

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People! Calm down. This is a fun thread....

Hugs and kisses is correct.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:06:56 AM »
Masai Mara

Lovely Shot Sanj, hard to get these Guys into anything that resembles Photogenic I feel, but the background in this Image does this a treat.

Love the Masai Mara, heading back 2014 for the Crossing on the Masai Mara side, did it mostly from The Serengeti this Year but missed the Crossing action by 3 days, still a great Tanzania experience though.

8 Pages and counting.

Yeah Eml the landscape where I took the giraffe photo was very nice. Best wishes for your next trip. :)

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
Cats will be cats.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 11:26:11 PM »
I'm more curious about the sensor performance, particularly its low ISO dynamic range. If Canon shows no improvement in this department, it's unlikely we'll see anything better coming out of Canon sensors in the next 4 to 5 years.

This is a good example of why we should be oh so concerned about sales figures.  Canon has been behind in low ISO dynamic range throughout their sensor lineup for a few years now, and it hasn't hurt their dSLR sales. 

If the roof on your house looks to be in excellent shape and doesn't leak, would you replace it?  Unlikely…if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  From Canon's perspective, their sensors 'ain't broke'.

This is an ostrich act of not facing reality by digging its face in sand. Canon sensor is certainly broke after comparing it with the D800 and Rx1. Like it or not.

"Broke" would indicate a malfunction, as in "broken." This is certainly NOT the case...Canon's sensors are not broken. The function perfectly fine, they produce photos of superb quality, and they meet the needs of the majority of photographers. I think the term your looking for is "not the best". Canon sensors are certainly "not the best" after comparing with the D800 and Rx1. But they certainly are not "broke."

Agree. 'Broke' was just a term being used to indicate it requiring improvement.

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Lenses / Re: Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: November 21, 2013, 11:12:50 PM »
Masai Mara

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Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma for night sky
« on: November 21, 2013, 03:15:47 AM »
Well done Wade!
Would you be kind enough to share technical details?

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:42:30 AM »
I use 5d3 and will use it but how am I wrong in wishing it's sensor gets better?

Your portfolio is stunning. It appears your Canon gear is serving you very well :)

Hahahaha. Thx! Yes it sure does! I love my 1dx for speed and responsiveness. 5d3 is great too but I do not get to use it much as it is perpetually rented out. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:40:19 AM »
For those who want better sensor from Nikon and Sony, Please go and buy Nikon/Sony. Then the sales for Canon will going down and force them to produce better camera.

Yes, people are doing this already. I have spent last few weeks doing EXTENSIVE research for my next camera which is small, has high IQ at high ISO and zeroed down to Fuji XE2 with a 1.4 lens. There is nothing from Canon or Nikon which comes c l o s e. Sad but true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:37:02 AM »
Of course I care about the camera as a whole but that does not take away from the FACT that that Canon sensors are lagging behind. Perhaps other brands do not have things that are going for Canon but this does not change the fact that Canon sensors need and a bit of a fix. How can anyone argue with that? I use 5d3 and will use it but how am I wrong in wishing it's sensor gets better?

Sure, Canon could improve their sensors.  Nikon could improve their lenses, their ergonomics, etc.  Both of them could lower prices, too.  There's no such thing as a perfect system - you pick your compromises and make your choice. Maybe you use both. Maybe you get a Fuji.  There's no right or wrong answer for an individual. 

Earlier, Canon was referred to as a tech company.  How many tech companies have held the top spot in their market for 10 years?  Not that you're doing this, Sanj, but some are crying doom for Canon because they don't see Canon addressing their specific, individual needs.  Those folks aren't seeing the forest for the trees...Canon continues to meet the needs of a majority of customers.

Yes Neuro, even mine! My needs are completely taken care of especially by the 1dx.
My one and only point: We Canon users cannot hide behind the great things that Canon has and the flaws that others have and refuse to admit that Canon sensors need fixing. Thats all.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:52:13 PM »
I'm more curious about the sensor performance, particularly its low ISO dynamic range. If Canon shows no improvement in this department, it's unlikely we'll see anything better coming out of Canon sensors in the next 4 to 5 years.

This is a good example of why we should be oh so concerned about sales figures.  Canon has been behind in low ISO dynamic range throughout their sensor lineup for a few years now, and it hasn't hurt their dSLR sales. 

If the roof on your house looks to be in excellent shape and doesn't leak, would you replace it?  Unlikely…if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  From Canon's perspective, their sensors 'ain't broke'.

Hi Neuro,

I respect your opinion, but I have to disagree with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality.  Canon is basically a tech company, and if a tech company is being innovative, then sooner or later they are going to be out of business.   I also don’t think you can look at current sales to determine if a company will be successful, or profitable, in the future.

For example, take a look at Blackberry or Nokia, these two companies not too long ago were the 800 lb. gorillas in mobile phones. They had solid sales numbers, and now they are struggling to survive.  I’ll bet when those companies were on top, their management was saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and now look at the situation they are in.

If Canon, Nikon, Sony and the other players don’t continue to deliver innovative products, then sooner or later they are going to be the next Blackberry/Nokia. 

Just my two cents.
Thanks

No one can argue with this!

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:47:47 PM »
Defending Canon sensor by saying that the competition camera has flaws in it's working does not go down well with me. No sir.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:46:24 PM »
Sale figures generally reflect:
1. Great legacy of a brand
2. Aggressive advertising
3. Consumer's 'herd' mentality. "It is a Canon man, it is good."

I am not putting down Canon at all. Saying this to say that because Canon sells more, it is NOT by default the better camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:41:35 PM »
We need to look at more than 'numbers sold'. For example there are great movies that have not done super business at the box office. But they have been amazing.

How many critically-acclaimed box office flops have sequels?  Ok, there was Tron, but you get my point.  Also, there's a world of difference between selling 'Art' and selling tools. 

...am talking just about IQ.

…IQ at low ISO, you mean.

This is an ostrich act of not facing reality by digging its face in sand. Canon sensor is certainly broke after comparing it with the D800 and Rx1. Like it or not.

The moment you buy a bare silicon sensor from Nikon or Sony, please tell us all about it.  Until that day, keep in mind that people buy cameras, not sensors.  You may not care about anything but the sensor, but the sales figures put you in the minority.  Like it or not.

Of course I care about the camera as a whole but that does not take away from the FACT that that Canon sensors are lagging behind. Perhaps other brands do not have things that are going for Canon but this does not change the fact that Canon sensors need and a bit of a fix. How can anyone argue with that? I use 5d3 and will use it but how am I wrong in wishing it's sensor gets better?

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