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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:12:32 AM »
I tend to agree with you. Some of the EVF's that I have seen on mirrorless cameras are getting close, but as you say, they're not there yet.... I wonder what's under development? It can't be too long before they hit the market at a reasonable cost.

I know it's not going to happen, but wouldn't the pundits be shocked if the 7D2 was the 7DM :) A mirrorless high end Canon with EF mount and an EVF! If you think the debates now get rancorous, imagine the hornets nest that would stir up....

I think it would be really cool to see Canon add to option for add-on EVFs to their next gen DSLRs sort of the way it work on the G1X II.  I think we're still at least 3 generations away from EVFs being able to replace OVFs, but it would be nice to add an EVF when the situation calls for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:09:13 AM »
Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

Have you tried an X-T1, A77II or a6000?  Modern EVF's are completely capable of keeping up with action, no problem.

I own both an X-T1 and an A7 and I can tell you that they are pretty bad for tracking moving targets unless the subject moves in an extremely predictable manner.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:14:00 PM »
The 5D III, even though I wanted a contrasty image, does not have that clean falloff into the shadows...and the sky is STILL blown.

Have you tried DualISO yet?

EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:05:05 PM »

I did that, as when I looked at image on the LCD, they looked greener on my calibrated 30" monitor, which give or take, was like the D800's rendition.

This is interesting, I just checked my 5D3 LCD against my calibrated monitor and it's dead on, or at least as close as my eyes can discern.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:48:03 AM »

What exactly would you do to avoid read noise in the lower 36% of the image exactly? How would you expose to not have that problem?

I know people are probably getting sick of me harping on this but DualISO prettty much eliminates Exmor's dynamic range advantage.  Below is a Vanilla 5D3 shot vs a DualISO 5D3 image with both pushed 6 stops.

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 10:13:24 PM »
Shot on a side road off of Blewitt Pass.

Nice shot, but the masking seems a bit rough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:38:34 PM »
That still isn't going to tip the scales. Assuming we can actually discern the difference of a decibel or two at the frequency with which a mirror slaps in a DSLR (human auditory discernment ranges from 0.7dB to 3dB...but it depends on the frequency of the sound as to which end of that range we can actually discern a difference), the 5D III is still a superior CAMERA. It has an inferior sensor...but it's still a superior camera overall.

That could change, for sure. The D820 may finally tip the scales...but I don't think it's happened yet.

I agree, and doubt it really matters given how good the silent shutter on the 5D3 is already.  My brother-in-law got married recently and the photographer was using a 5D3 and 6D.  I was surprised by how quiet the shutter is when your face isn't pressed to the viewfinder as I'd never been on the business end of a 5D3 before.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:19:59 PM »

However, in every other respect, the 5D III is still the superior camera, with a better AF system, higher frame rate, quieter shutter and mirror slap, etc. It is also accompanied by a better ecosystem, including all the various kinds of lenses, some very unique lenses (i.e. MP-E 65mm 1-5x Zoom Macro, 17mm TS-E, 200-400 w/ integrated TC, etc.), and a whole host of top of the line accessories, including the phenomenal RT flash system.

I can swear I read somewhere that the D810 silent shutter mode is actually a couple dB better than the 5D3 version.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 07:09:21 PM »
The Nikon D810 is better than the Canon 5DIII in every respect. 

That's the second time you've made that ridiculous claim.  Let's start with some really, really simple questions.

  • How is the D810's 5 frames per second better than the 5DIII's 6 frames per second?
  • How are the D810's 15 cross-type AF points better than the 5DIII's 41 cross-type AF points?
  • How are the D810's zero f/2.8-sensitive AF points better than the 5DIII's five f/2.8-sensitive AF points?

I look forward to your can back up your claim, right??

I was going to post something similar but I'll just add that if you need AF tracking in portrait orientation then the 5D3 is significantly superior as no Nikon camera has any cross-type points away from the center of the frame.  I haven't had a chance to test a D810, but I know this is still true for the D4s so it's probably true for the D810 as well.  That said, the new D4s/D810 AF is a pretty noticeable improvement and has definitely narrowed the gap as long as you can keep the subject in the center of the frame.

Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:08:08 AM »
Who the heck would want a FF lens that only goes to f/5.6 at 105mm? 
Not me, but people that want a light, cheap lens for landscape, travel, & studio use where shallow DOF is never used.  6D shooters would likely be the target for this lens.

Your logic makes about as much sense as saying who would want a crop sensor, or would want a camera any less tough than the 1D X.

There's this little thing called market segmentation.  It's how big companies make money.  Reference Canon's profits on the Rebel line vs. the 1D line.

Well, I am a 6d shooter, and I can assure you that I would never have invested the money to go full frame if I had any intention whatsoever of shooting a FF equivalent of the Rebel's cheapo kit lens.
I don't mean any disrespect to you or any other 6D shooter, but there are probably 4 6D owners looking for a reasonably-priced zoom for every 1 owner like you.  Or at least that's what Canon is banking on if they release this lens.

Or maybe Canon is planning on creating a FF version of the rebel.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 28, 2014, 12:28:47 PM »

Do you see a detail difference between these two?  They were shot with the same aperture diameter.

What did you shoot the second image with... and what settings?

First image is with a 20D @ 280mm, f/6.3, 1/200s, ISO400
Second image is with a T2i @ 560mm, f/11, 1/20s, ISO200

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 28, 2014, 08:36:06 AM »
The good news is that if it is a totally new sensor, it may be much better than the 70d and it will have better high ISO noise at 20.2 than 24 mp. Im all for a smaller sensor in aps-c. Truthfully, I wish it was closer to 12 or 16. We'd have a killer crop camera!
I'd be happier with a 16 megapixel sensor without dual pixel AF. Do not get me wrong. For the intended use of 7D Mark II (mini 1DX) the most important thing is a big improvement in noise above ISO 1600.

I don't know, I think dual pixel is really attractive if Canon implements that patent where dual pixel works in conjuction with the regular AF system.  The most interesting thing about dual pixel AF (DPAF) is that it's precision scales with the maximum aperture of the lens whereas the regular phase detect system only offers a fixed precision based on the type of AF point used, though for a given aperture size traditional AF is supposedly more precise.  This combined with the new feedback loop from the newer Canon lenses along with the ITR metering system from the 1DX propagating down to lesser bodies and I think AF is going be insanely good for the next generation of Canon bodies.

Post Processing / Re: Noise, shadows, etc.
« on: August 27, 2014, 04:03:03 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:28:04 PM »

The point is irrelevant anyway as Canon beat everyone else to the 4K DSLR market by ~2 years with the 1DC.

Not to the consumer market. Sony was there first with camcorders, and Panasonic with mirrorless. Both of those companies will start doing trickle down to their lower products in 2015, while Canon have not even put their toes in the water yet.

That's fine but the original claim was that Canon wasn't being innovative any longer and was only following other company's leads.  That's clearly untrue as Canon beat everyone else to market by ~2 years.  Sony and Panasonic's main claim to 4K innovation is little more than a price cut, although that's not completely fair in the A7S' case due to the excellent high ISO performance.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:58:46 PM »
Yeah Canon may eventually add 4k. That just shows Canon is no longer an innovator, just a  follower.

Yeah, maybe Canon should follow Sony's innovative lossy compression that eliminates data from RAW files, or follow Panasonic's innovative inability to make a successful dSLR and give up like they did.  'Cuz, you know, DPAF and the ability to accurately autofocus track a moving subject during video, that's certainly not innovative.   ::)

Didn't you know?

noun \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\

: being first to market with features I want.

The point is irrelevant anyway as Canon beat everyone else to the 4K DSLR market by ~2 years with the 1DC.

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