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EOS Bodies / Re: Is that really it for Canon at Photokina 2012?
« on: September 19, 2012, 10:15:21 AM »
What good are "laurels" if you can't sit back and rest on them?   8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:46:18 PM »
Per David Hobby; "The Strobist":

Hobby rejects the Nikon D600 out-of-hand because it has only 1/200 sync speed.  Nice to see someone ragging on Nikon for a change, yet bummer that this is actually faster than the 6D if 1/180 is going to be it.

See article:  http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/09/nikon-d600-think-twice-before-you-jump.html

Hobby relies a lot on the high shutter to overpower ambient light.  He says he wants 1/250th. 

Just saying, there's no need to savage the OP.  He is in good company on this point.

Oops.  I swear I am not bumping my own post, but I failed to notice the little "update" at the bottom that appeared since I first read this.  He gives a quick "Sheeesh!" to the new 6D and the 1/180th.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:40:17 PM »
Per David Hobby; "The Strobist":

Hobby rejects the Nikon D600 out-of-hand because it has only 1/200 sync speed.  Nice to see someone ragging on Nikon for a change, yet bummer that this is actually faster than the 6D if 1/180 is going to be it.

See article:  http://strobist.blogspot.com/2012/09/nikon-d600-think-twice-before-you-jump.html

Hobby relies a lot on the high shutter to overpower ambient light.  He says he wants 1/250th. 

Just saying, there's no need to savage the OP.  He is in good company on this point.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D!
« on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:56 PM »
If Canon were to release the original 7D today, exact same specs as the current camera, it would cost $2,200 USD
 ;D

SHHHHHHH! 

Don't you give them any ideas, for God's sake!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:52:44 PM »
Also strange is that even the top-of-the-line Canon FFs can't do 1/300 X-Sync like the 1D3/1D4 APS-H, only 1/250, but the top-end Nikon FFs since the D3 can do it. So that fact belies the Canon apologist's excuse that the bigger travel distance for the shutter blades due to the larger FF sensor is the reason for the slower X-Sync.

Is that gutsy or not?  A username that is an anagram for "Nikon Fanboy"??

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EOS Bodies / Re: NO 7D Mark II @ photokina????
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:24:00 PM »

Does Canon introduce only the 6D? No 7D Mk2?

What a pity.
6D with only 11 AF filds and an slow sensor....
I am looking for an new FAST camera.

Canon does it not have by now
Did you expect a new 7D?  Did you expect a Nikon D400?  Maybe in 6 months or maybe never.  Canon just did something they haven't done before, they completely updated the 7D Firmware.  This is telling us not to expect a new body in the near future.
APS-C sensors do not play well at high ISO's, there is no new technology to magically change that.  Tiny improvements happen with lower noise amplifiers and better noise reduction, but don't expect any substantial improvements in ISO capability. 
The 6D goes to ISO 25600, thats as good as anything in that price range.


The speedometer on our old 1970's station wagon went to 140 mph when I was a kid.  THe car wouldn't actually do that speed unless you drove it off a cliff, and the twisted smoking results would have looked about the same as the 6D will at 25600.   :D

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Not exactly what was updated on the 120-300. Looks like MTF charts are the same. Perhaps it is lighter and focuses faster?

That is what I was thinking.  I thought the 120-300 2.8 OS was released pretty recently.  Like about a year ago?

And if I read the description I would have answered my own question  :P

With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011.

Good God, yes.  Just a year between generations/upgrades.  Canon still goes 10 years or more even in the digital age.  Reproducing at that rate, they could evolve past Canon in quality in not too long.   ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Review
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:25:58 PM »
This is the best forum thread in the world!

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EOS Bodies / So does 6D have AFMA or not? Haven't seen that spec anywhere.
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:02:18 PM »
Of course I frequently ask the wife where things are in the fridge, when it is right in front of my face.  Have I misssed it, or have they not yet said whether it has AF micro adjustment?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:59:29 PM »

My list is short: Less noise at ISO 1600-6400; an even better autofocus; a little more weatherproofing; CF Card slot (don't care if they also include an SD, but I wants my CF); and that ability to control the camera through your smartphone using WiFi.

What makes your short list?

I would buy if they only addressed the noise at 1600-6400, even if that was the only change.  SOLD. DONE.  HAPPY.  If 3200 or 6400 could look like 400 looks today on my T3i, say.  What's 3 or 4 stops of improvement between friends, hmm?

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We use "The Cinch" by Luma Labs.  The length is easily adjustable so that the camera can be held securely close to your body when your not using it.  My girl friend and I have them on several cameras.

+1,000!
I use the Cinch Strap by Luma Labs too, and it is a fantastic shoulder sling.  Diifferent from all the others, in a way I really appreciate.  http://luma-labs.com/products/cinch

1.)  It is more secure because it mounts on TWO points instead of just one.  It cannot "twirl" as easily if it is attached at 2 points instead of just dangling by one point, if you picture that.
2.)  The titular "CINCH-ing" action is brilliant.  Slack it out for room to shoot with.  Snug it up tight for secure walking around.
3.)  They now have a "membrane connector"  so you can leave any tripod plate mounted at all times while also having the strap connected.  Even if your tripod plate is just a solid piece with no strap slot.  http://luma-labs.com/products/m-connect

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 12:18:03 PM »
Does it have Micro Focus adjustment?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:38:14 PM »
Maybe B&H will respond with $2,699.00.  Price war!

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lens case for 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:49:04 AM »
The zipper case that came with mine sits untouched in the pristine white box along with the paperwork, up in the top shelf of my dedicated camera closet.  Along with the boxes and paperwork for every other lens, camera or filter I have bought.  I just rely on the padded backpack to house the lens 24/7 (unless it is being used).

Am I in the minority here?



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Bug bites.  Sunburn.  Occasional maulings.

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