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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:06:00 AM »

...I would have thought there's credibility in owning the top end of the market.

I don't disagree. I think it's just a question of what that credibility might be worth...especially during difficult economic times.

How many people buy DSLRs based on the top-end?  How many care what name plate is on the big white lenses and brick-like bodies at sporting events?  How many bought Canon equipment because they saw Art Wolfe on TV?  A few maybe, but not many.  More likely the choice is made based on what "celebrities" pitch, and and what their friends shoot.  Mercedes Benz could not expect much from the name if they got into the budget car market.

I would think the opposite! A mid priced Merc would sell well IMHO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:47:33 AM »
a large promotion of the professional advertising market..

How big is that market?  Is it big enough to drive Canon's R&D and marketing strategy?  Maybe Canon is willing to let that market go (for a while) to avoid making a costly mistake.

i guess they could, but i would have thought theres credibility in owning the top end of the market. the local dealer over here also says the d800 is really well. but maybe you are right?
but i think canon would be silly if they thought like that. its the resin that car manufactures have a limited run sports car- to set their place in the market. i can't see canon just letting the D800e be the best camera on the market.
and they can sell these at a lot higher cost- i am not that cost driven - nor any of the guys i mentioned early. sure we like saving money, but the features of the camera to make life easier is more important. cameras are one the cheapest part of our kits- we didn't ask for it to be this way, but it makes it easy to have multiple bodies etc. the original 1ds cost me 15k nod (12k usd) and it paid for itself on one job. happy to pay this much again for a "niche" market version of a canon camera that can answer the d800.
i heard a while back there was 9000 professional photographers in the UK alone- not sure if this figure is right, but i wouldn't be surprised. even if these people didn't really need the megapixels- i guarantee they would not be able to help them selves if there was a higher megapixel camera available. i can see that even wedding photographers could do with more megapixels- to allow for cropping and different formats. pixel binning makes for better files as well when downsized.

paul

I thought so too...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:45:39 AM »
This actually makes sense to me, although I've been skeptical about Canon's "need" to release a high megapixel full frame camera.

I'll go back to a prediction I make quite a while back – I can see Canon releasing a "5D HD" that offers a pixel density somewhere in the same neighborhood as the 7D (46 mp), perhaps a little less. Same body, same basic functionality (with a slower frame rate likely) just a new sensor and maybe a little faster processor.

It would give customers a choice, but keep their production costs down since many of the components could be shared by both bodies.  Canon has see the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.

hi, im not sure where you get your viewpoint. i shoot advertising images and i do use a 5dmk3, but the files are almost always on the edge of usability. if there is cropping, or shadows pulled up(or sky recovered) the canon is terrible. the only reason i haven't changed systems is that i shoot with a very shallow dof and the canon has the best lenses for this.
I have tested the d800e and i have brought a sony a7r and in every test i have done with the cameras together the sony sensor absolutely eats the canon. i find the latitude of the nikon and sony cameras closer to my p65+ (but obvious less res) but even better with the darks getting pulled up.
i don't know about the amateur market, but a large promotion of the professional advertising market (not the editorial or sports) has moved to the nikon d800e from the canon and even a lot have dropped medium format for nikon. i could list a dozen photographers in the top of their fields in the world now shooting with nikon. and thats just out of the few advertising photographers i know personally.

im not saying the nikon is the best for usability- the canon has the best interface, lenses and AF, but the file itself is very disappointing. i say this from a lot of canon file experience (I've shot at least 400,000 files with the 5dmk3 in the last few years). the 5dmk3 is a bit of a love hate camera for me..

i really hope canon answers with a better file (latitude wise)- higher MP (which is badly needed for my market) so i can throw away slow, difficult medium format and only need one camera for everything i shoot.

paul

I know 4 personally. And I do not know many photographers...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Much Ado About Nothing at NAB 2014 From Canon
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:57:09 AM »
More to come...

I'd hope so, because anything is more than the nothing we've seen so far...   :P

Even you now Neuro? Even you?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 26, 2014, 06:13:44 AM »
I will take criticism openly. I am here for that.

1dx. Zeiss 35mm f1.4

Your photo has a calming influence on me...the scene is so peaceful.   I like it.

Question, is that smoke in the background? 

Take care,
North

Hi North.
Yes, that is smoke. :)
I burnt some leaves trying to create a shaft but the sun was already too high...
Thx!!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 26, 2014, 03:53:18 AM »
Thank you Mr. Bean much!
I did not reflect light on the bikes, just opened it up in PS...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:36:38 AM »
I will take criticism openly. I am here for that.

1dx. Zeiss 35mm f1.4

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more usefull than these focus ring bracelets.

but if i want a great photography t-shirt i design one myself.  ;D

And print it where? Actually question is: print it where there is proper colors, quality and durability?

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I do not want to argue, but for me this seems bit irrelevant. If I am shooting anything with the slightest movement or if I am causing movement by hand holding, I need to be on servo.

If my camera is on tripod and the subject absolutely still, I would use live view to focus.

For my kind of photography: wildlife, street and such I can not be not on servo.

One shot and on top of that center focus point, do not know if that would work for me.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 25, 2014, 05:16:24 AM »
I had the lens for a year. Did not like the corner sharpness at all when full open. Sold it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 25, 2014, 04:36:24 AM »
I think it is all about getting used to...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 24, 2014, 02:22:49 AM »

lol...Rusty, you are one funny dude!  ;D


You think that's funny, check out what I changed my signature to today!   Bwaa Ha Ha!!   ;D


Funny...and I'm sure we would all agree that whatever Surapon said, it surely would be very respectful, friendly, polite, and helpful! :)

That is true. But I find you very helpful and polite as well!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:57:17 AM »
And yes, if one did feel the need to have one shot, this is a great firmware update. Very thoughtful of Canon.
I am telling myself: If Canon thought there was a need to do this, then one shot must be 'sharper'.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:51:30 AM »
Now I understand. Clearly understand. Thx much ALL!!!

However I am very surprised that servo will not focus on still objects. Everyone is saying that. But that has not been my experience so far. Or perhaps I have not noticed it. Hmmm.

Eml: You not only photograph beautifully but write beautifully as well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X, Dual Back Button AF
« on: March 22, 2014, 02:22:07 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. The penny still fails to drop. It will one day, I hope. Currently either I do not know something or brain cells not working.
Perhaps soon I will have an 'ah ha' moment. Waiting.

sanj....your wrote "either i don't know something or"...could it be that you don't know that one shot is better(sharper)than servo for "non action" shots?   I'm sure you know this but I just thought i would point it out just in case. (i'm sure you do know because i've seen your awesome images)

the main reason for wanting the set up steve describes is to quickly and more easily switch from servo to one shot by having the buttons right next to each other.  ("af-on button" and "*" button)   (servo and one shot)

Northstar: No I did not know that 'one shot' is sharper than servo for still objects. I thought is was about getting focus, not the way one got focus. And I believe that once I get focus and I remove the thumb from the back focus, I am as good as 'one shot'. Am I wrong?

Having said all of this, I am positive that I am missing something... I will get it one day and go 'yeyyyy'.

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