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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:49:39 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.

the funny thing about this is ----look at nikon --- they went with big mp first...but what did their flagship d4 and d4s get?  16.2MP --- 16 on the d4 which was pre sony chip era, and 16 on the d4s which was after the sony partnership. 

maybe canon's market research showed that people who need extremely high quality large file images aren't shooting sports?  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....)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:39:40 PM »
Hmm.  With the Canony collaboration, I wonder if the sensor in 5D IV will be the current Sony 24 MP sensor that is in Nikon D750 and Sony A7? 
If Canon is going to use Sony sensors, I personally wish the Sony 36MP sensor would make it into 5D IV  :-\

Now why would they do that?  the 5d4 will be the nimble camera for action/event shooters/low light shooters - if it has 36 mp then that really dampens the uses a bit (huge files that don't need to be huge, hence why the res of the 5d4 shouldn't be much more than the current one - a modest increase in Res and better af, increased high iso sensitivity.   36 is overkill if you have a studio cam like the rumored one.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:05:34 AM »
what I don't get though is how many negative comments here.  It's like the past 2.5 years of canon rumors posts  and posts just flipped over to the bizarro world.  For 2.5 years - sonikon has XXX MP"S and sonikon has XX DR - and how canon FF bodies are only suitable for FB selfies and kneel and pray to exmor, oh holy exmor.  Now we hear of this ---and yes this is a rumo spec list - no cr rating at all and the majority of posts want ---high iso and low light capabilities?????  REALLY????  Did the past 2.5 years just happen or did I blink while the majority of folks here had their priorities change???  Get a grip people!!!

I've wanted a high pixel count sensor (with cropping options) forever, but base ISO DR means essentially nothing to me.  My 550D has plenty of base ISO DR.  I do want dual pixel.  The whole reason I want full-frame is for better low-light performance.

If the specs are true, this camera meets only one of my required specifications for such a camera (high pixel count with cropping) and fails at the others (better low-light, dual pixel).

if this is true then snag yourself a 5d3 or 6d and shoot away!  if dual pixel is an absolute need, then get a 7d2, or, wait until the next group of FF bodies is released.  DPAF is a new tech, it's only in 2 bodies so it's time to get whats thee or wait.  But if like you say -- "The whole reason I want full-frame is for better low-light performance," then stop complaining and grab a cheap 6d or a 5d3.  This new beast is a specialized beast ---and yeah, I'd rather have a specialized beast if it kicks butt in what it's made to do rather than a crippled beast that had huge files and crazy iso's but no improvement at the base ISO's ----now that would be a FAIL!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:56:48 AM »
wow, i don't get it.  to me these specs look good, real good especially if they get the sensor right (and for a beast like this they better because if it doesn't come with some serious high quality at the low ISO's and more DR, then it should just be a jack of all trades camera). 

what I don't get though is how many negative comments here.  It's like the past 2.5 years of canon rumors posts  and posts just flipped over to the bizarro world.  For 2.5 years - sonikon has XXX MP"S and sonikon has XX DR - and how canon FF bodies are only suitable for FB selfies and kneel and pray to exmor, oh holy exmor.  Now we hear of this ---and yes this is a rumo spec list - no cr rating at all and the majority of posts want ---high iso and low light capabilities?????  REALLY????  Did the past 2.5 years just happen or did I blink while the majority of folks here had their priorities change???  Get a grip people!!!

Rant aside - this does look pretty sweet.  I can't wait to see what the actual specs are, and yes, I want to see sample images.  Even as a wedding shooter, I can see many uses for this kind of beast - engagement shoots, bride and groom portraits, first dance, ring shots. 

the only thing to not like about this is that it does mean I probably won't be able to sell either of my other bodies - because for the ceremony I will still most likely need the 5d3/6d combo (I shoot lots of primes so I do need 2 low light capable bodies), which is fine.  Oh darn I'll have 3 nice bodies by the end of the year, I know - terrible right? 

 


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can you accoplish taking a great image with simple gear?  Of course you can... but to say the tool doesn't matter...i mean hell, my feet are pretty good tools too, they can get me from point A to point B - but if your traveling from lets say Maine to California, what will do the job quicker?  Your feet?  Or a car? Or train, or bus, or plane? 

Yes, if I want to take a bath i could chop down a tree, cure the wood, split the wood, then gather water from rain and  - once I have enough light the fire and heat the water...yes that will make a bath happen, but, wouldn't it just be easier to turn the water on and let the tub fill?

Yes, I could also use a rock as a hammer, a nail file as a saw, or any number of different ways to accomplish a goal - but isn't the better tool always gonna make the job somewhat easier? 

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 19, 2015, 12:42:54 PM »
Hi Chuck.
Interesting shot, did you have to create the chubby face profile, or was it already there?

Cheers, Graham.


ice macro

(edit, yes, it would help to actually attach the image!)

TY!  That was a natural formation, I did use a flash off camera and a vid light (one above one below), but the face was formed naturally ----kind of looks like one of the statues on easter island

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 18, 2015, 02:32:44 PM »
ice macro

(edit, yes, it would help to actually attach the image!)

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:00:09 PM »
heres a few from the big november storm that hit the buffalo area.  Couldn't get close to the areasa hit by it...but this is the cloud that dropped like 7 feet of snow on some areas

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:23:10 AM »
ok, gotta say wow.  not only about this lens but this focal length.  I have been spying the meta filter in lightroom and this lens has quickly become my most used lens.  Of course the quality is outstanding, but more to the point --- it's in the land of, wow been shooting for so long without a variety of lenses but now...just wondering how I could have lived without this focal length.  It's just so versatile...

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:36:58 PM »
ok, decided to buy it...lol
Seems to me it suits your style and that you have a good copy :) Enjoy!

oh it very much does suit my style!!!!1  :D  And yup, I is enjoying!!!!

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Software & Accessories / Cloud storage
« on: October 11, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »
Hey hey, thinking it's time to make a cloud backup happen.  So wondering what to go with.  Strictly for backing up files, not for sharing with clients...

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:48:20 PM »
ok, decided to buy it...lol

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: October 05, 2014, 06:42:47 PM »
i think I may like this lens...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: siggy 35 1.4 Art
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:23:00 PM »
here's some more....I think me and this lens are bonding quite nicely...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 03, 2014, 03:21:47 PM »
If you were to buy one that's, say, a year or so into it's life at LensRentals, it's likely a lot less.

They explain in the blog post that you can see an expected price range right on the website before rental. So for instance, on the 5dIII page, you can click "Get Estimate" to see that the expected range is $3,319 - $2,513 depending on the age of the particular copy you get.

I would expect them to price these a little higher than a straight linear interpolation between purchase price and Lens Authority price, because they're losing out on potential rental revenue for the rest of its lifetime, and they need to recoup their costs to procure a new lens and process, test, and tag it. But I still think for many it'll be worth the extra money to get a lens that's been tested, possibly optically adjusted, and that they already know they're happy with.

I am 95% sure I will be a test case for this...LOL...I like the 35 ART a lot and yeah, I am seriously thinking of making it part of my kit...and if the copy I have from them is as spot on as it seems....why risk it....

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