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Lenses / Re: 6d Kid Lens
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:14:32 AM »
Maybe that's the plan.  Overprice the new f/4 lens.  Then offer it at half price if you buy the new budget full frame 6D.  So their initial sales on the body seem very high.  And they actually move a lot of those overpriced f/4 lenses too.  And people will buy the kits and break them up and sell the lenses individually cheap, so maybe that is how to go about getting one.  Kind of a twisted "win-win" scenario?

Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:54:00 PM »
What is the advantage of EF-S glass? 

I have heard that crop sensors have better focus in the middle of the lens on an EF mount.  Does this mean it can take full advantage of the entire lens in an EF-S type mount?

The advantage is Canon can sell it cheaper without undercutting its other more-expensive lenses.

The center-frame thing is an advantage to crop sensors, not Efs lenses. Crop sensur uses the sharp middle of a FF lens and discards the weaker edges.  And the light fallof/vignetting is discarded/dropped off too.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D vs 5D2???
« on: November 20, 2012, 10:19:51 PM »
You say you don't do sports, and you didn't mention BIF (Birds In Flight), so I think you already have all the "crop multiplier" telephoto help you need with your T2i.  It does not sound like you much need the better AF (or the weatherproofing) on the same-sensored 7D.
If you are going to get another camera, I'd get one that was significantly different (for what you shoot) than your T3i; IE Full Frame.  Or at very least a brand new crop sensor that we have not yet seen.  I'd say go 5D2, or maybe see what the 6D looks like.  Or possibly wait to see if the 7D2 or 70D will have a radically improved crop sensor.



This from Chipworks, via Nikon Rumors. 

Kind of interesting to look at NR.  I want to go back and see how many posts tell gripers to "Go switch to Canon" or "It's not about the gear; it is about the talent of the photographer", etc...  8)

But apparently D600, D800, D7000, and basically all newly announced Nikons have Sony sensors, except for D4 and D3200.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:36:04 AM »
attn:  bkorcel, I have an offer for you.  How about I trade you a little of my kindness and respect for others for your eyesight?  My sight is failing and I need all the help I can get through the viewfinder.  And one more thought; you might be the answer to all my retirement needs:  I just buy you for what your worth and sell you for what you think your worth....
PLEASE!  If that is a reason to return your MK3 in favor of the 7D then you obviously spent too much money for your ability.  GO ahead and return it or sell it and those of us who use the 5D3 will continue to turn out better pictures with less noise and higher resolution.

At least they should try to make the outline of the focus square box (selected AF point) bolder.  At the current "very thin lines" it is very hard to find against any back ground but white.  I shoot single point most of the time and compared to my 7D the 5DMkIII is a pain in the bippy.  A bolder box should not affect metering unless the bolder lines will emit more light the instant it flashes red when focus is confirmed.

At this point I am considering the return of my MkIII and just go back to my 7D.  Otherwise it is a wonderful camera body.

A classy response to a nasty comment.  Your attacker says you spent too much money for your ability level, but I think what he did was spend too much money for his comfort level, and it is making him hyper-defensive of the camera body to justify the purchase to himself.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade advice: 6D or 5D2/3?
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:17:48 AM »
Pending reviews it is all guessing, but it is unfortunate if you really must purchase in time for the holidays. 

First off, the 5D2 might be as good or better for less money; we don't know. 

Also, you would be buying a camera when it first comes out.  It will definitely come down in price a few hundred bucks within 6 months of its release.  Plus, you never know if it will have some bug, and need some high-tech aerospace duct tape retrofitted inside.   ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Blinking Red AF Point Information
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:21:22 AM »
Good to have the info, and to know they tried.  But it kind of sounds like they are saying "sorry, but no dice."

EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 03:00:59 PM »
How can there be another Rebel by March 2013?????  The T4i just hit stores.

Hope instead it is both 7D and 70D??

Site Information / Re: Missing Persons -- Brian??
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:27:42 AM »
Just not posting or responding to e-mails.  Log shows him logged in on 10/11.

Was it something we said?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:23:51 AM »
Shoot in RAW. 

If you don't, no one will ever love you, and your doggy will die.


Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: November 08, 2012, 11:46:28 PM »
Thanks Brian, Michael and Jerome.

This was positioned at the edge and 2-3 stops underexposed. IQ is not the reason why I posted this.  ;D

Bomb's Away by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) is a large dabbling duck of the genus Anas. Fewer than 10,000 remain.

It has a black crown, nape and eye stripe, with a cinnamon head and neck. Rest of body is greyish brown with a bright green speculum. Its legs are greyish brown, and its bill is blue grey.

It eats shrimp, fish, insects, and vegetation, and it frequents all types of wetlands.

Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Duck

Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa) by alabang, on Flickr

The Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa), sometimes spelled "mynah" and formerly simply known as "Hill Myna", is the myna bird most commonly seen in aviculture, where it is often simply referred to by the latter two names. It is a member of the starling family (Sturnidae), resident in hill regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The Sri Lanka Hill Myna, a former subspecies of G. religiosa, is generally accepted as a separate species G. ptilogenys nowadays. The Enggano Hill Myna (G. enganensis) and Nias Hill Myna (G. robusta) are also widely accepted as specifically distinct, and many authors favor treating the Southern Hill Myna (G. r. indica) from the Nilgiris and elsewhere in the Western Ghats of India as a separate species also.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Hill_Myna

$13,000 is a lot to catch a duck dropping a deuce. That said, well shot. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Rumors Surface [CR1]
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:16:23 PM »
I just don't think Canon has the capability of making a better low-noise-at-high-ISO crop sensor right now. 

After all, the original 7D shared a sensor with T2i, T3i and 60D.  And they just released the T4i with a brand new sensor which does not have any better noise handling (maybe slightly worse?). 

Hope I'm wrong though.  Better IQ at high ISO would win me over.

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:04:13 AM »
Canon, now with Tamron lens caps!

If we can borrow Tamron lens cap tech, then lets also borrow Fuji's non-bayer sensor tech and get rid of the anti-aliasing filter.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70d
« on: November 02, 2012, 06:41:36 PM »
I have not seen anything.

Hard to really say for sure there will actually be a 70D (nice solid crop frame not made of magnesium).  The 60D budget FF camera might mean the models get consolidated.  They might do a 70D and a 7D2.  They might do only one or the other.  They might do neither, though that would be hard to imagine.

What do you shoot now?

Apple uses the same tactic.  Look around.  No matter where you buy - the Apple Store, Best Buy, Amazon...name the outlet...for any given Apple product, the price differences among any outlets you care to check will never be more than about $10 different in either direction.

Apple does it differently though - They dont give you any margin to move on.

When my work sold Apple, a $1599 laptop cost us about $1560 to buy in.

Canon uses 1/2 the successful Apple formula.  Apple 1.) has a clearly superior product, and 2.) charges more than all its competitors.  Canon has "step 2" down pat.  How long can that work without "step 1", though? 

An overnight 20% price increase is hard to stomach or defend, even by the ones who have drunk the most of Canon's Kool-Ade.  Dx0 Mark overall scores may not be perfect, but with the Nikons consistently scoring much higher in Dx0 AND basically every photo magazine out there, while also selling for 15% to 25% less (D3 and D4 price vs. 1D-X) (or D800 price vs. 5D3), all but the True Believers will see this as relevant information pointing towards Nikon as the better purchase.

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