« on: January 09, 2014, 11:18:31 PM »
Honest question: Is this good or bad? Is it not good for Japanese people?
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Canon makes cameras. You use them to take pictures. How much innovation do you need? Will it make you a better photographer?
And phones are for making calls, what do you need an iPhone for?? And, if you are not interested in the camera technology, why are you even at this site? A rumor site!!
I am not here to start a fight, it was just a question. A question that popped at the moment I tried the NEX-6. It seemed lightyears ahead of my 550D (apart from AF). Using the same 18mpx sensor in a trillion cameramodels kind of exemplifies what my point is. As I said, perhaps "innovative" is the wrong word... Could Boring be more correct?
If you can't recover highlights, who cares if you have two extra FPS and built in GPS with Insta-Facebook upload?
If you are shooting at ISO 3200, does the D4 still have better DR?
If your autofocus gives you a blurry image, who cares if you have an extra stop or two of dynamic range?
If you miss a key moment because your frame rate was too slow, who cares if you can't recover a blown highlight?
If you need a 17mm TS/PC lens, or a hand-holdable 600mm f/4 lens, how useful is a sensor with better low ISO DR?
If you can't expose to preserve highlights when you need to, should you find a new hobby/job?
It is also apparently slightly faster writing to SD cards than to CF cards with firmware updates.
Not in my experience, unless I need an SD card like when I use the WFT- E2, I don't use the MkIII's with anything in the SD slot as it slows the camera down.
How many of you guys are actually shooting MkIII's on a daily basis?
What metering and focusing modes were you using?
profiling/calibrating by eye is pretty useless if you ask me.
the ambient light will effect your judgement.
prints reflect ambient light.
and as the ambient light changes you will adjust your monitor for a temp situation
do it the right way or don´t.
those shortcuts are useless.
withouth going to deep into it... make sure your monitor is not set to 300 cd/m2.
that´s one of the biggest mistakes... a brigthness that is set too high.
your monitor image may look fine to you but it´s bad for editing prints.
it´s way to bright and your prints will look dark.
keep in mind that paper only reflects light (it does not emit light like a monitor).
sounds banal but people often forget that.
look at your prints indoors and outoors.
indoors you will alway have a different impression then outside on a sunny summer day.
my monitor is set to 120 cd/m2 and i have my ambient light adjusted for my workplace.
prints should be made for the light they are VIEWED under.
that is why good galeries light every print.
your whole system can be calibrated/profiled and perfectly color managed. if the light the print is viewed under is not the light you edited your print for.... there will be a visuell difference to the viewer.
WB is most obvious here... the white of the paper changes a lot when viewed under tungsten light and then under an 7000K LED light. so it´s not only your monitor... it´s also your viewing conditions you have to keep in mind.
another point is the black point.
i do a lot of B&W prints and it´s not easy to get that right with print services.
black density differs from monitor to prints (papers).
what looks good on the monitor often is not (can not) be perfect for the print.
so i always make a extra print version that i edit especially for print output.
black point, white point, contrast, color adjustments etc.Quote