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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:13:29 PM »
So no confidence in Canon ..  what's keeping you around?

I dunno if you realize - but photography doesn't equal lingering for new gear, it's about making do with what you have since there will always be limitations. I know this is irritating to a fanboi, but as a Canon shooter of 3 decades I feel free not to get overwhelmed by rumors, even if it's a nice pastime while my LR is plenty busy trying to cope with my 20mp files :-)

Edit:  Don't bother with a response...

*snigger* hey, see, there's always something new 'round here - I don't remember reading a trollish poster asking not to reply :-). Good night to you, might your dreams be in high definition.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:41:16 PM »
... except for shots with blown whites, because clipping keeps being clipped no matter how you downscale, denoise or crop it.
Must you insist on repeatedly bringing reality into this discussion?  ;) :P

Yes, because I use ML's dual_iso fro 14+ ev dr all the time and have settled for the fact that indeed ~20mp is fine for what I do ... so Canon releasing a 50mp sensor makes my head all fuzzy and I have to do a reality check :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 08:39:34 PM »
I'd rather use 36MP Exmor for that stuff than just 14MP more and worse DR.
Not holding my breath, but if the rumor that it's a Canon sensor from a new process is true, we could be pleasantly surprised on the dynamic range front...

Canon increasing dr *and* res significantly at the same time? "Oink oink flap flap" :-)


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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:25:09 PM »
Give it time. Once the sensor is proven to be of Canon origin, the DR battles will resume.  :P

I'm looking forward to the first samples of the 50mp sensor, I'm confident these 0.5mp web-sized to max. 5mp "very large" images will look totally different than from the ancient ~20mp sensors :-p ...

... except for shots with blown whites, because clipping keeps being clipped no matter how you downscale, denoise or crop it. Let the dynamic range wars begin anew, the king is dead, long live the king!

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Lenses / Re: Microadjusting a lens - quick question
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:59:47 PM »
Thanks

You have my sympathy, even with the (allegedly) helpful "far" mountain and "near" camera icons on the 6d I keep forgetting which direction is which and always have to look it up again :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
For all we know, a GPS receiver is present on the 5DIII mainboard, but just not implemented (no antenna / operational firmware / menu options). I'm not saying it is, but it could be.

Great conspiracy theory worthy of this forum, keep 'em coming :-)

I wonder if the narrow ISO range and high MP will mean Canon will finally come out with an image stabilized version of either the 24-70 f/2.8 or an f/2.8 version of the 24-105 IS L
Yes, bring it! (Either one.)

"Shut up and take my money" anyone ?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:05:11 PM »
maybe canon's market research showed that people who need extremely high quality large file images aren't shooting sports?

It'll be interesting what the Canon 1dx2 will feature. With Nikon, imho 36mp isn't a game-changing difference ... it's the worst of both worlds, large files and not that much of a real world x*y pixel increase.

However, 50+mp is really a big splash, and manufacturers' marketing divisions will need nerves of steel (and reliable market data, if something like this exists at all) to keep their gripped "pro" models below 20mp. After all, it's not only "pros" buying them, but also rich folk looking for the "best".

LOL, how many studio strobes can fire at 14 fps????   lol  (and yeah, do you really need 14fps if you mounted to a tripod at iso 100, f16, and a 10 stop filter on your camera....lol....)

Thank the maker for that, because otherwise I'd really feel inferior with my 6d. But ignoring the crappy af system, the low fps doesn't matter as I'm using (fill) flash all the time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:44:42 PM »
I hear ya.  point was that we have countless, endless threads on "More MP" and "More DR" ... no one (or very very few) is screaming "More GPS!"

It doesn't matter who screams at what noise level, it's the accumulated customers' decision making that matters. Even the most verbose advocates of this or that only buy one camera at a time.

And while of course the "core" specs are the most discussed in an enthusiasts' forum ("If I'd have more mp/dr, I'd be a good photog") I'd speculate that a bunch of handy features is as important for the mass market business aspect.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:41:49 PM »
I'll be glad I got 30 or 40 million of them and will look back on my 23 as ok-ish.

I guess the real test is the real world usage, and not the spec sheet. Once you get actual benefits, advanced tech grows on you ... for example I'd love to have a 50mp ff for macro as it means loose framing, more cropping power and the ability to change the aspect ratio w/o loosing too much resolution.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:35:46 PM »
Yes! BOTH are overdue. It is unacceptable that Canon did not updgrade their wireless ETTL-protocol at the same time they switched from optical triggering to radio triggering.

I agree that esp. the lack of remote zoom is disappointing as this would have been the perfect moment, unless they plan to do ettl-3 with the 5d4 and the rumored 600ex-rt successor ("660ex-rt")...

It really is only a software/firmware topic ...

... but I disagree with this assessment: It's not only a fw upgrade, it is a fw upgrade.

If you see how important reliability is for Canon and how much Yongnuo struggles with their botched flash firmwares, Canon obviously didn't think they'd have the time (and/or r&d resources) to do it properly so they just added the group mode and transmit the proven ettl-2 via radio.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:29:24 PM »
+1  I don't do lots of landscape, but I also don't understand this "gotta have it" obsession with built in GPS.

I see the limitations of my 6d's gps and the advantages of an external solution, but it unexpectedly has grown on my because it's so darn convenient. Unlike wifi, I wonder if it's really that hard to put the tiny gps receiver into the 5ds or if the decision is mostly driven by marketing.

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Lighting / Re: No 600EX-RT discounts this holiday?
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:26:22 PM »
I'm curious if the constant / high price has anything to do with the fact that there has been no news on a 430EXII replacement with the same radio trigger system.

I'd say: "No". A 500ex-rt'ish flash is no replacement for the 600ex-rt as Canon is bound to leave all limitations in place (smaller zoom, less head movement, smaller display, less output, no ext. power supply, no master mode, ...). And if they ever release it, it won't be cheap either - probably the reason why Canon doesn't see a market niche for it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:23:12 PM »
It seems to me that Canon has abandoned us EOS1D users...such a pitty.
You're so right.  Yesterday, my 1D X was awesome...today it's suddenly a piece of crap.

As far as usability and iq goes, the low-res 1dx might do still do ok-ish :-) ...

... but alas, with about a third of the metapixie count if the new flagships, the glamour and prestigious ownership might take a hit for six. I imagine we'll see less "just get the best" 1dx people who don't make use of its capability as these customers will go 5ds now.

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Post Processing / Re: DxO processing to Lightroom
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:19:02 PM »
btw JPG is compressed and lost a lot of info so does DNG hold more info than JPG?

Um, you seem to be confusion metadata with image data? In any case, the best answer is "depends" - you can attach as much metadata to jpeg as to dng, and there's also "lossy dng" though it has better quality (and higher file size) than jpeg.

One advantage of dng over tif/jpeg is better standardization as it's a more recent format, that's probably the reason why dxo added it (and of course for marketing to make people think dxo can write "raw" dng).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 03:30:45 PM »
How can it be a true landscape Camera without GPS?

Because landscape doesn't equal travel, so never mind the added bulk or accepting the hassle of merging the tracklogs in post. And of course Canon is willing to take the €€€ for more addon equipment :-)

External gps is more precise, has less warm-up time, longer battery life - and Canon's in-camera version doesn't even record the camera's direction as hotshoe versions do with a compass.

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