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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Better dynamic range than my 5DIII
« on: October 03, 2012, 06:25:35 PM »
I'll bet its video was crap though.

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I can't picture it being the 1D size/pricepoint.  Seems like in the past the 1D bodies were not the megapixel leaders, as they focused more on IQ and durability and ergonomics, etc..

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A fixed 200mm lens seems like it would have all the awkwardness of a much longer prime, but without sufficient reach to make it worthwhile.  I'd go with the zoom.  Especially on a crop frame.  You'd constantly have that feeling like trying to carry a 12' long board through a department store. 

You know the feeling, right?  Maybe that is a poor metaphor.

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Lenses / Re: Are Primes really better for portraits?
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:42:51 PM »
I have learned (slowly) that using the max aperature of your expensive wide aperature lens is not often the sure path to sharp photos.  If  your subject is motionless (and well-behaved) then great, but if they are moving AT ALL, then, with a DOF of just an inch or so, it is tough to get a picture that is "sharp" on all the stuff on which you feel like you want to be sharp (both eyes, or even 1 eye vs. the nose or chin, etc.) .  Close it down a little, enjoy the nice cozy margin or error.

But then, I am shooting kids most of the time.

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Not sure what +1 or +4 in-camera translates into relative to LR, but as I know the common rap on Rockwell is oversaturation, I assume that+4 is pretty heavy. 
In LR I generally leave saturation alone and use vibrance instead, usually about +10 or 20 ticks.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: sony and hasselblad
« on: September 19, 2012, 06:27:06 PM »

Unfortunately, due to Hasselblad being privately held, little is known about its financial health. 


Generally speaking, if you can afford to hold your company privately, it's a very good sign.
99.9% of all companies are privately held.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 vs 24-70 II Outdoors Test! WHOOAAA!!!b
« on: September 19, 2012, 06:21:53 PM »
Amazing!
Sharpness is just awesome. The buildings on the center are probably 3 miles away and the 2 towers on the right hand side are over 6 miles away... Still there is enough detail in them and this is just a 70mm lens.
Check out the Subway billboard on the right... Unbelievable!I am not a landscape photographer but I used the lens for the first time to shoot a model. In another forum topic I complained about how many out of focus or soft images I was getting out of my 1D X. I was disappointed and frustrated. I must say that I didn't miss any today. ALL images are super sharp and the focus is spot on! I am happy again! The old 24-70 will be on ebay tomorrow!  :P

Here are the links to the comparisons... Just rollover the image to switch and prepare to be amazed!
If you are an outdoors photographer, the perfect horizon line and the sharp edges should be a life changing experience  ;)

One more Thing. Since the lens is brighter, it seems more light goes into th sensor, it is even better for low
Light situations. I would guess it's
Like 2 stops brighter. At the studio,  When i used to need ISO 640, today I used ISO 400! Same
Lighting setup! Awesome!

Hope u enjoy!

Cheers

Patrick

http://clicstudio.com/2470test.html

http://clicstudio.com/2470test2.html

http://clicstudio.com/2470test3.html

Holy crap!  A footlong for just $4.50!

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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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