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Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 21, 2012, 09:28:10 AM »
Well, maybe you are right.  Who needs this lens anyway,  maybe i'm the only one who could benefit from this lens....  Stupid canon...
If this is your profession so be it. But Canon is stupid in everything related to 200-400 in the sense that they announced it months er year(s) I mean before it will actually be available. They were not professional enough to say even approximately when it will be available

Nothing sells better then hype...  Maybe it is part of their marketing strategy... perhaps not so stupid after all.

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Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 21, 2012, 06:42:53 AM »
The new EF 200-400 is definitely no walk around lens, very heavy and expensive.

Who needs such a lens?

Don´t waste your money and use one of the big Canon telephoto lenses instead.

For travelling I wait for a new 100-400 lens.

Who needs such a lens? 

I don't know, who needs a macro lens?  Instead of macro people should just be happy with mid range zoom.
who needs long prime glass anyway?  Instead go use a wide ange.
Need a wedding lens?  I recommend you shoot without a lens...

This lens will have a great following and for many it will be a great consolidation of focal lengths.  Sport photographers, nature photographers and traveling photographers just to name a few.

I know that I would happily give up my big glass for this lens if the IQ is just as good.  I do a ton of wildlife photography and hike to access most of it.  Currently I carry in an old 600 f4 and a 3002.8.  I also shoot from a kayak and carry 2 bodies with long and short glass.  I also travel and hate having to choose which lenses to fly with.

Well, maybe you are right.  Who needs this lens anyway,  maybe i'm the only one who could benefit from this lens....  Stupid canon...


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Is this thread opposed to DISHONEST users of Canon Bodies who earn their living with photography?

Oh crap... I didn't notice the honest part.  You should disregard my previous statements....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:30:32 AM »
Sadly, you aren't going to get a revolution in high ISO noise performance in a crop sensor for a very long time... if ever.

No, you'll just continue to get incremental improvements same as FF sensors. The "crop can't do high ISO" meme is old. Today's best crop bodies match yesterday's FF bodies. Tomorrow's crop sensors will match today's FF sensors. Given the same level of technology FF sensors will always collect more light, but that doesn't mean crop won't continue to improve.

I agree, they will continue to improve... but the key word here is incrementally.  I'm just pointing out that the "dreamers" here are looking for a revolution.... and aren't going to get one.  Not until the additional features that I mentioned play out and the average person starts to care more about IQ relative to ISO.  Remember, the bulk of canon's business is with average customers.... and this type of customer doesnt care as much about high iso capabilities as the prosumer and pro level.  At least not yet anyway...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »
Sadly, you aren't going to get a revolution in high ISO noise performance in a crop sensor for a very long time... if ever.  With current sensor technology there is a limit to how well a crop sensor can handle noise... and with consumers for this category demanding features in video, hdr, etc... there is even less hope for sensor improvement.

But keep dreaming... it never hurts to dream.

There has already been a revolution in crop sensor high ISO noise. It's called the D800. The pixel pitch of it's sensor is VERY close to that of the 7D.

4.88µm v 4.3µm - that's only 13.5% difference. For comparison the 5D Mark III has a pixel pitch of 6.5µm - 50% bigger.

You can't tell me that the D800 doesn't have low high ISO noise. It's very competitive with the 5DIII.

Sure I can.  D800 is on par up through ISO 1600 but at that point it really starts to lag the 5DIII.  Compare ISO 3200 and 6400 between these 2 cameras and you will notice that the d800 is far noisier.  Not only is it noisier it is more difficult noise to clean up. 

The D800 noise has colorful red pixels and image resolution degrades dramatically as this noise moves in. 

The 5DIII has primarily white noise and retains resolution and detail as noise moves in.  This type of noise is very easy to clean up at a very small loss to IQ.

While you will see incremental noise improvement in crop sensors there has certainly not been a revolution.  Also, if you were reading through this thread you may have noticed that some folks were asking for ISO 6400 to look like ISO 400 on a t3i.   This just isn't going to happen with current sensor tech.

I'm not brand loyal here... the d800 is a big disappointment in regards to high iso noise, especially considering it is full frame.  There are too many pixels crammed onto that sensor. 


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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:31:47 PM »
Sadly, you aren't going to get a revolution in high ISO noise performance in a crop sensor for a very long time... if ever.  With current sensor technology there is a limit to how well a crop sensor can handle noise... and with consumers for this category demanding features in video, hdr, etc... there is even less hope for sensor improvement.

But keep dreaming... it never hurts to dream.

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Lenses / Re: missing 200-400 and 100-400 announcements?
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:00:14 AM »
All I can say is I hope they don't release this lens (200-400) for another 5 years.  I have already spent too much money on gear. Although I do have two kidneys and im pretty sure I only need one... ??? ???

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Lenses / Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« on: September 15, 2012, 10:57:21 AM »
I've tried all the methods and focal pro is the best.  The fact that there seems to be consensus here speaks volumes as to the effectiveness of focal.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dmk4 vs 5d3
« on: September 12, 2012, 07:23:32 AM »
I think you should wait for the 6D.  a cheaper downgraded 5D3 hopefully.

Not a bad suggestion....

If the OP is comfortable with spending the $3500 for either a new 5DIII or used 1DIV, then there is no point in waiting.  While the 6D might be a nice camera I doubt it will be in the same league as either of these bodies on performance, and If i'm not mistaken will not have a sensor upgrade from the 5DII.

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Lenses / Re: 400 2.8L, 500 4L or 600 4L for wildlife
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:34:08 PM »
Id go long and get the 600mm.

I have a 600 F4 and a 3002.8.  Its really the perfect pair to have for wildlife photography. 

I even find that the 600 is too short and often wish I had a bit longer glass.  But I will add that the wildlife I shoot is really wild, which means getting in position in the dark, sitting still and waiting hours... sometimes with no luck.

If the wildlife you are shooting is more tame then you don't need the extra glass.

BTW... once you spend some time with a long lens it becomes second nature to find birds in flight.  When I first started shooting 600mm i struggled to get a bird in the view finder... now its no problem at all.  Just practice practice practice.  (Also orienting your lens hood so that the knob is pointing straight up and in line with your hot shoe helps.  you can look over the top of the camera and use these points as an open sight to align it with a bird, then as you move your eye to the viewfinder just tilt the lens up a little bit and you find what you are looking for....)


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dmk4 vs 5d3
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:24:09 PM »
I had a 5D Mark II and a 1D Mark IV.

I upgraded my 5DII to a 5DIII about a 6 weeks ago.  After a few thousand shots with the 5DIII I became so amazed with how brilliant the images looked.  The IQ is amazing.  The detail through ISO 12800 really has blown me away.  Of course there is still noise at higher ISO's but what amazed me the most was the detail at high iso.  With minimal noise reduction the easy to manage white noise goes away leaving nice edge detail. 

In fact... I was so amazed that I didn't even use my 1DIV at all hardly.  I'm a wildlife photographer so going from 10FPS to 6 was quite a step down... but for me its not as much about camera performance but more about image quality.

At all ISO the 5DIII is better then the 1DIV.  Even with a lack of noise at low iso there seems to be more detail and "crispness" to the images on the 5D.  Even though I need to crop more with the 5D and there are only 90% of the pixels in the same field of view as the 1D... the images are better.

I ended up selling my 1DIV and bought another 5DIII.  It wasn't an easy decision, but in the end the quality of the image is what pushed me over the edge. 

The 1DIV is no slouch.  Its an amazing camera in every way... but for what I do, the 5DIII is even better.

Hope this helps.

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I'd say it is worth 10 times the price.  That's just my opinion though...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:01:04 AM »
I had a 7D.  Upgraded to a 5DII and a 1DIV.  Sold both and now have two 5DIII's.   To answer your question:  "YES" it is worth it... 8)

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Lenses / Re: Upgrading a 300 f2.8
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:24:26 PM »
Hey folks i have currently a Canon EF300mm L f2.8 this is the non is version and is quite old though still what i consider excellent (Only a wee bit of paint has rubbed of near the switch lettering).

So my question is what would i gain upgrading to the latest mk2 is version in terms of IQ, i've never used IS and have a good tripod so have never felt i miss out on that. I use it mainly for birding and other animals ranging from squirrels to lions (with a 1.4x and 2x ).

I also have plans to get a 600mm f4, so if the latest 300mm is not going to give me anything huge in iq then i'll put that money into the 600mm's budget.

It really depends on how you foresee using your camera going forward.

I have the Version I IS of this lens.  I use it both on a tripod and handheld (often in a kayak).  When I have my lens on a tripod I leave IS turned off as it causes problems with vibration and motion.  I beleive the new version has a tripod setting for IS so it would not be a problem on the Version II.  When I am handheld I use the IS and could not live without it.  I love being able to shoot handheld at 1/250 sec and get tack sharp results. 

That said, if you are leaving it on the tripod... you might find another lens to complement your kit instead of updating this one.  If you want to use handheld a lot... the upgrade would be well worth the investment.

Happy shooting!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:04:39 PM »
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*Contest only open to US residents.

What the F*!@#?

Is the WWW somehow only for people in the USA?

You have internet outside the USA?   :o

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