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Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 17, 2013, 03:18:37 PM »
No, there is no Spyware, Virus or Worm and I do know that for a fact as I have more than enough experience with computer security to know the difference.

I wasn't really suggesting that the source of your problem is spyware, but couldn't help to post an off-topic remark concerning your certainty because I as a somewhat it-security nerd doubt that the fancier kind of spyware like government trojans are easily recognized - but those probably won't mess up CR :-p

Maybe Magic Lantern will release a firmware that gives back the higher fps.

Very unlikely, Canon has surely designed the camera so that the hard specs cannot be easily circumvented - and the 6d port of ml has still trouble with the memory design of the 6d, so let's wait and see how it turns out at all. But I guess the 6d *could* do more fps, maybe Canon does a fw update in 2016 like recently on the 7d :->

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:36:53 PM »
One day one of you guys will actually take some photos  ;)
"...... and the old and rather crappy 50/1.4......."

Actually I was refering to the micro usm on the lens which I found annoying when I tried it (as a potential replacement for my 50/1.8). Btw I am not a big fan of the "get out and shoot" reasoning to prove a point - all discussed gear is ok to good and of course good shots can be taken with it, that doesn't prevent me from looking at the rather minor differences anyway when deciding what to buy.

Time to dial back and concentrate on taking pictures again, not on spending money and talking about it.  Know what I mean?

Absolutely, esp. since a camera body the item to loose value fastest. But since I'm hoping to get some money out of this sooner or later, I'm even more pressed to get alleged "pro" equipment though I start to realize that for 90% of the shots the photog/postprocessing really makes the difference save some specialized settings like sports where precise tracking is most important. And I've come to evaluate non-"core" equipment (i.e. next to body+lenses) as more important, and that has also to be paid.

I think a major issue is this has been basically ignored at both DPreview and Fred Miranda. DPreview has surprised me as they usually latch on to these things like a Pit Bull.

My only explanation is that for the bug to show some less likely circumstances have to meet, like maybe some lens/distance/ambient light combinations while many other people maybe either shoot in good light (no af assist neeeded) or in pitch black darkness (af assist seems to work)? Not everyone shoots weddings or low light events...

Off topic, too: For peace of mind, it's best not to think of any other dslrs or competing brands out there.
Somehow, this made me a little bit sad. :(

If I think of the 6d specs, I'm simply annoyed because Canon seems to have patched it together in a week just to somehow counter the d600, but since I won't jump ship at least for now due to Magic Lantern it's really best to concentrate on the pictures :-p

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:20:03 PM »
As you can se, 50/1,2 are less sharp than 50/1.4  at F-1,4

You have to select the 2nd 50L sample, the first one is a "bad copy":


The center is better on the 50L and there is less haze in shots i've taken from the 50L vs the 1.4.

Somehow the intra-Canon dogfight between the 50L and the old and rather crappy 50/1.4 seems a little strange to me, if there is a cheaper alternative it'd be the Sigma:


I also used a portion of the savings to scoop up an EF 85mm f/1.8 which I am really enjoying too.

Well, this is off topic, but I'm putting the saved money into a 17-40L, a flash bracket/diffuser and nd + polarizer filters that are incredibly expensive for 82mm - after long considerations that should result in better (at least more versatile) pictures than getting the most shiny camera body which is like burning cash.

But I wish everyone with a 5d3 luck solving this problem, if Canon should really ignore things like this and get away it's not good for any Canon shooter.

Again....it should be considered as 1point AF camera.

I partly disagree, it simply depends on the possibility of re-taking the shot or not - for "mission critical" shots the outer af points are probably out of the question, but if you want less focus & recompose with shallow dof and then review/retake the "extra" 10 points should be nice to have. And for tracking in good light it's most likely better to select more af points because the camera interpolates between them and single point af might loose focus faster.

Off topic, too: For peace of mind, it's best not to think of any other dslrs or competing brands out there.

I would love to be wrong and see some major changes in the next firmware release!!

The next 5d3 firmware release is scheduled for sometime in April (2013 afaik :-)) - maybe they'll do a silent fix by then, let's wait and see ... but I've decided to save the €1000 and get a 6d anyway, so for me it's more like general interest in Canon reacting or not.

Considering the amount of posts and information that is already here in this thread and several other threads, what do you think the chances are that someone from Canon that is reading the posts on the Canon forum might simply click over and read  the CR threads if the links are posted on their forum?  Just sayin'...

Personally I doubt the really important people who could actually fix things (i.e. the Japanese devs) read the US Canon forum either - with the lack of easy reproducibility some really important photog or tester would have to step on their toes so they actually try to provoke the problem, otherwise the "don't ask, don't tell" solution comes to mind... some mod in the Canon forum writing some comforting words imho doesn't mean anything.

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 07:01:54 PM »
I must have missed that because I haven't seen where anybody said a newer camera necessarily have a better sensor across all aspects.

Oh my, please don't be too picky, I don't deliberate too long over everything I write here and it's a recreational rumors thread - but there was talk of "significant iq improvements" somewhere in the vicinity of your name :-> ... I read this not only concerning snr and thus responded also to dr/sharpness, please do forgive me if I misunderstood.

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:26:39 PM »
Just be carefull quoting the internet categorically without actually having first hand experience

Thanks for the information concerning your 5d3 experiences, it's in line with what I've read here before. Though I don't think a "hands on" experience is necessarily more valid than a research across multiple sources, just because it's published on the Internet doesn't mean it has to be wrong.... and btw what you're writing is in the Internet, too :-p

I put less than zero credability into any of these back of the lens cap naval gazing DR tests people seem obsessed about.

Me, too (believe it or not :-)), I already wrote the differences are too tiny to really matter - I only mentioned it because a user wrote that newer cameras necessarily have a better sensor across all aspects, and this simply isn't correct.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 18 Stops of Dynamic Range - RED Dragon
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:20:30 PM »
It is sensor data, and 6D is slightly better than 1dx at base iso regarding DR,  11,5 compared to 11.2

Yes, I saw that, but who shoots at base iso anyway if it's no different from iso 800 except for a little more more dr (and high dr scenes require hdr anyway)? That's why I looked at higher iso levels, and here the sports-oriented 1dx seems to be the best of the bunch by a small margin.

You can gp to http://home.comcast.net/~nikond70/Charts/PDR.htm

Doesn't include the 6d (yet), that's why I was asking for other charts - thanks!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 18 Stops of Dynamic Range - RED Dragon
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:53:08 PM »
You can read about different sensors  QE and DR here http://www.sensorgen.info
Thanks for the link - does their testing method include the full highlight recovery available in raw?

The sensor in 6D is the  best sensor from Canon today
... except for the 1dx (as far as I understand the figures).

About 6D. Anyone who uses low-ISO shadows, they will appreciate, like the much lessened banding noise, and if you like to use 800 and above you will like  the  lower noise, including banding noise and if you like  to crop or print large will find more usable and real detail.
I'm looking forward to my 6d purchase (once the early adopters premium is gone) :-) ... that's because if anything really kills my shots on the 60d it's banding when raising shadows, iso noise can be somewhat disguised if the final output size is small.

Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:37:45 PM »
I have no virus or spyware on my PC, so that is not the problem.

How would you know :-> ... anyway, never came across that problem myself and you're giving too few pieces of information (browser type, version, installed addons and so on)

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