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HAHA!  :)  MSP sure didn't have a positive D800 experience.
I, OTOH, LUV the darn things. :)

BUT, I rarely need hi ISO abilities.  When I do, I find I can still get high quality images even from 3200 ISO with only a small amount of NR required.

So, part of what you'll need to consider when you make a decision like this is knowing HOW high of and ISO you're going to be operating at on a "need" basis.  If you don't "need" to go about 3200, the d800 class of camera will still provide a lot of detail.  If you need to go higher ISO on a regular basis then you may want to choose something like the 6D or more premium bodies but pay close attention to the types of noise produced by all cameras.  Random niose is not a bit deal, pattern noise is a big hassle and sometimes a complete deal-breaker.  The latter is why most of my gear is no longer Canon.

seems to provide much smoother bokeh than my 70-200/2.8L v2!  But I knew it would.
Smoother than my Nikon 70-200/4 VR. too.

Canon General / Re: Gear Sale/Separation Anxiety?
« on: June 28, 2014, 04:00:23 AM »
7d, 5d2, 70-200s of every type, 50/1.4s, 85/1.8, about 10 Rebels and various other Canon kit all punted from my inventory without any sorrow. Was relieved to be rid of my 5d2, waffled on the 7d but had to sell it while recovered value was still very good.
I won't sell my 40D, 60D or 100-400mm quite as readily tho.
I have a much harder time trying to think of parting with any of my ABC gear tho.  Only sold a bit of underused Pentax gear with some anxiety, even tho I had duplicates. I'd sell more Pentax gear but it's at the bad part of its depreciation curve so I may as well get more years of use from it.
No Nikons have left the fold, neither have any Fuji or Olympus products, tho the latter will eventually get thinned out.  I'm actually adding Fuji and Oly gear yet.
The more I have, the less I'm attached to any one piece.  :D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic Range Question
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:51:24 AM »
that's not a very hi DR scene, just a very bright and slightly overexposed one.
What ISO were you at for that?

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 28, 2014, 03:50:09 AM »
no loss to me, the few times I tried Aperture it was quirky but interesting but it completely choked and died on my large collections. LR, DXO, DPP, ViewNX, ACR,  Irridient, PhotoNinja, GIMP, and more, all have a useful place in my workflow.

..The PRO-10/pro-1/ r2000/r3000 all use pigment ink which has a longer shelf life but also costs more and can get clogged if you are not printing out photos at least once a week.

I hear some have this problem but my r3000 sits for months sometimes and does not clog.
That said, I'd like a wider gamut dye printer for some of my more vivid subjects the pigments can't replicate.
Research time...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:30:11 PM »
The changes between the d800s and d810 are not insignificant

but neither at they significant enough to convince me to upgrade my stable of 800/e at this time.
The improved battery life is big. and the increased fps, AF, metering, etc.
And if the 64 ISO is real then maybe we'll see DxOmark results showing it a wee bit closer to 14 stops worth of DR at the pixel level.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:26:30 PM »

Nikonian linguistic analysis: the -10 suffix translates to 'fixing a problem'.  The SB910 fixed the thermal issues of the SB900.  The D610 fixed the oil spatter and banned-from-sale-in-China-debacle of the D600.  The D810 fixes the problem Nikon had of producing both the D800 and D800E.

I wonder if there is a neuroanatomist-10 in the nikon forums...

perhaps we can start a poll for the most requested/needed feature changes and improvements ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Comes the next Canon's with a New X-Trans Sensor?
« on: June 26, 2014, 03:19:52 PM »
But DxO have never tested an x-trans sensor.  I'm nervous...what if they give them a worse rating than the current Canon ones? ..

Imaging-Resource published DR tests of the XT1 since DxOmark didn't.
It's in their review.

however Fuji is "cooking" their data in-camera, the results are PDG!
I recently shot some hi ISO closeups of flowers and the results were impressive even with OOC jpgs.

Lots of useful incremental improvements in the D810 over the D800/e!

NX-D software going free soon too

I wonder if the 64 ISO is truly native and will result in a bit more DR as well.
The improved battery life and shooting speed, group AF, highlite metering, etc, could all prove very practical.
Video improvements will likely appeal to those who need that.

EOS Bodies / Re: Comes the next Canon's with a New X-Trans Sensor?
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:55:14 AM » assumed the next canon's comes with a Fullframe X-Trans CMOS Sensor alike that from Fuji

There is to be said for:
Rumors from may says fuji and canon plan a partnership
Current rumors says canon will not launch a stacked sensor (3 Layer Faveon like Sensor)
Canon says in a press release from autumn 2013:,,The newly develop'ed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon's top-of-the-line EOS-1D X''
Only a FF X-trans sensor would be enough MB and! a big area of the pixels

I’d like to think that  canon launch a FF X- Trans Sensor with 18-24 MB in the next cameras for extreme Lowlight situations down to 0,01 Lux  and great Daylight pictures/ videos. Distinct better than Sony a7s! (Distinct better than Canon current top models,too)

(0,01 lux is from Canon press 2013 to the new sensor) article:

That's kind of like Canon conceeding that they can't keep up if they only rely on their own technology.
Their sensors certainly need some serious improvements, I'm not sure if this is the route that will be chosen.
The pixel size still seems to equate to less than 24MP as well on a FF.

Reviews / Re: DxO reviews Sony A7s: king of low light photography?
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:10:36 PM »
thanks again to interesting moderation on this forum, my recent reply post was removed.  Likely for being too accurate and complete in its assessments.


I implied nothing, which is clear from my statement.  perhaps you should re-read it below.

Quote from:  aglet
knowledgable users buy what they need more than uneducated users who buy what marketing tells them they should want.

There's not even adequate context from which it can be construed to contain any basis for your outrageous response!

It's merely a statement on the state of marketing to consumers and can apply to cameras, cars, or (technology-based) consumer goods of any type.

As for any others who may agree or disagree with that statement, thank-you for expressing your viewpoints in an intelligent and respectful manner instead of following someone else's egregious example.

I have an old Epson R1800 which has never given me a good clean print. it seems that if you're not banging out prints on a regular basis, the pigment inks dry, clog and render the head permanently damaged. I've found canon equivalents far less troublesome and the inks don't seem to punish you if you don't use them for a while. there are some awesome pro labs out there that are ultimately better and far cheaper in my experience.

Are you making sure you keep the wiper blade clean?... and the head capping station gasket?
lots of good video on youtube about cleaning those.
I had to do that to my r3000 after a head strike caused a lot of jets to clog.  Never performed a single ink-wasting cleaning.  just a few nozzle checks and cleaned the wiper and cap station and it's back to awesome.

.. merely a FF version of the very good crop sensor in the D7100/5300/3300


All I can tell you know is that I heard about a 54 Full Frame Megapixel sensor from Sony (with 2460 focusing points (no joke!) and the focusing area covers 78% of the entire sensor). It was actually planed for a 2015 release but maybe Canon will make them change those plans…

That would be a D4x sensor

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