Great job Nikon.... another slap in the Canon face.... let's see Canon response.... I personally doubt...
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Is really hard to maintain a good ISO performance AND sharpness on a 24MP APS-C sensor.
Imho these things have nothing to do with each other, unless the manufacturer decides to hide iso noise problems with forced noise reduction resulting in a sharpness loss - other than that iso performance is just a sensor feature, and so far Canon doesn't have the edge on the competition.
Sharpness can be impaired by a strong aa filter against moire (like on the 5d3), but mostly it's dependent on the lens - and starting with 24mp many people with cheaper or older lenses will be up for a disappointment because their lens is outresolved by the sensor, for example my 17-40L wouldn't take much more than 18mp on aps-c.
The 5D Mark III is to slow, but the AF system is a step over the 1D Mark IV AF system. Sometimes in AI Servo mode under komplex lightining conditions the 5D Mark III AF can´t track the subject.
I highly recommend the 1D X for sports.
If you want go a cheaper way buy the 1D Mark IV (for professional use) instead or wait for the 7D Mark II. The 7D Mark II prototype in the field is very fast, but the AF system can´t reach the 1D X AF-system.
I understand my needs may be different than yours. I'm curious as to what YOU would do. Not necessarilly what I should do, but what you would do. Background:
I consider myself an advanced amateur. I originally had a 60D, but sold it at the beginning of last semester to focus more on school (and knowing that the body would inevitably experience a price drop soon. Glad I sold it when I did!). I thought I could live without for a year, but I couldn't take it anymore and I bought the 7D a couple of weeks ago for $1030. Now I can get the 60D for $560. That makes the 7D an extra $470, or 84% more. I don't do sports photography or BIF. The closes thing to fast moving is my kids playing, so I don't really need the 7D AF. Before I sold the 60D, I was doing some smaller paid video gigs. I would like to take that to the next level. I would like to do TV commercials for local companies and product advertising videos as well as what I was previously doing. I live in a small(er) town, and the ONLY competition is the local cable company who makes horrendous commercials. One concern of mine, Is it unprofessional to take a 60D to a shoot? Like I said, I only did smaller paid gigs, and nobody really knew anything about my gear. I was still a bit self conscious bringing my 60D, even on the smaller gigs. I did keep all my other video equipment when I sold the body since all the other items don't lose value so fast.
Why I would keep the 7D:
- 1080 HDMI output durring recording. This is pretty important to me, but alone doesn't quite justify the extra $470. Almost though because the screen going black on the 60D upon pressing record is incredibly annoying.
- Magnesium alloy body. For obvious reasons over the 60D's polycarbonate. This, however, isn't as big of a deal, as the 60D's body is still good.
- The 7D will have a better resale value. Again, though, this isn't as important as I can't really see myself selling it in the near future. Upon purchase of my next body, the 7D/60D will become my back-up.
- The AFMA and better AF of the 7D will be invaluable IF I end up actually needing that in the future. IF.
- It looks good in my hands
Why I would exchange the 7D for the 60D?
So, what would you do personally if you were trying to decide between the 60D and the 7D? And, I suppose, what would you do in my situation?
I am about to take the leap and finally upgrade my beloved and trusty 40D after 4 years. I won't buy a 50D (not really an upgrade) or a 60D (weird plastic super rebel). I buy used for several reasons - it's cheaper, I get to wait and see if the hot new products live up to the hype or not, and I'm a bit anti-consumerism. But I do love my cameras. I shoot mostly action (wildlife, some sports every now and again) and a bit of landscape as well as long-exposure night photography. I have a lot of 'uses' covered by my EOS-3 and by MF film gear, so thinking mostly about action and ISO performance, things that don't play nice with film. With that in mind, would you buy with a ~$1200 budget:
1) Used 1D Mark III (yeah, submirror AF blah blah)
2) Used 5D Mark II
3) Used 7D
4) Stretch and buy a 6D (a little against my grain, but...)
5) Something else?
I have a good handful of L glass to cover ranges in different sensor sizes (and I'm obviously used to APS-C with my 40D) so I'm not too worried about APS-C vs. APS-H vs. full frame.
I'd greatly appreciate any inputs, flames, thoughts, criticisms, or rants. Thanks.
I currently have the following lenses and looking for advice on "what's next"...welcome thoughts of the group
Canon EF-S 10-22mm
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 24-105 f/4
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
The Tamron lens is an OK lens but I am finding limitations from an image quality perspective. I typically use the 24-105 as more of my everyday lens now that I have a started to become a stronger photographer.
So what do folks think I should consider next? My problem with choosing is that I love taking portrait shots but landscape is a lot of what I shoot as well.
So what say you wise ones?
It is interesting to hear stories why people choose Canon when there are a lot of other firms? Nikon, Pentax, Sony...
I personally was always interested in photography and was shooting quite a lot when I was young with analog cameras Smena and Zenit- E (Soviet type cameras). My first digital camera was P&S Sony bought in 2004, however, i was not satisfied with its quality (at that time analog cameras quality was much better than digital).
In 2007 I acquired Canon G7 which was able to produce better quality photos comparing to other P&S cameras. Finally in 2012 I decided to buy DSLR and definitely choose Canon as they had more attractive design comparing to Nikon and much bigger variety of lenses (I always admired L class white lenses, which in my mind was always associated with superb quality). I never Pentax, Sony or other firms. Currently I am happy with my EOS 7D, however, have plans to move to FF (of course, that would by 5D Mark III). That's why my almost all lenses (except for EF-S 18-135) are compatible with FF cameras.
It would be interesting to hear your stories why you choose Canon.
I've a 6d.
With the 430exII mounted the shutter speed will literally go to 1/180s.
Without a 430exII mounted it won't allow a shutters speed of 1/180th.
If i shoot with my ebay radio trigger on the hotshoe I have to shoot at 160th. I do get a black stripe if I move it to 200th.
If it is a software cripple maybe they always waste some time at the start of the exposure to let it get a black line near the end. *shrug.
If Canon don´t release the 7D Mark II in the next month a lot of customers get lost.
The 7D is old and needs an replacement before a 70D is announced.
A new top of the line camera (possible named D4X?) is out for field testing. If Canon don´t put a real replacement for the 1Ds on the market, they lose a lot of pros.
Why someone would talk about Nikon products on a Canon forum?