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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Cinema Prime Lens Kit in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: January 22, 2013, 08:21:47 AM »
I thought my TSE-24mm was a hefty piece of lens.

The CN-E 24mm - 1.2 kg  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 10:05:01 PM »
1DSx ?

That could be a potentially unfortunate designation - if it didn't live up to expectations, it would be rapidly renamed the 1DSux.   :P

Lenses / Re: Canon Rumors Reviews
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:57:10 AM »
Great lens (just bought one!).

Good to know about the knobs and the cost of repair.  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:32:21 AM »
Big MP would be nice...for some.

But I'd rather see Canon take the Magic Lantern hint and go to town on their firmware.  It's clear that there is massive unrealised potential in that area.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: May 01, 2012, 09:53:26 AM »
The D800 has left the station..........and Canon passengers are standing on the platform with only a rumour of their train coming.......sometime.  :D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D MK3 vs. D800 - fredmiranda
« on: April 30, 2012, 04:46:53 AM »
So if DR is that important to you - whether it's for practical reasons or just to placate your ego - admit that Canon is inferior at the moment, and buy yourself a D800 :)

I am now seriously considering selling all of my Canon gear.

First time for me too to consider this in 20 years.  Not that I have a great deal of stuff.

I was going to buy the 5DIII, but have decided that I don't need the upgrade.  Plan B was to use the money saved on a new lens (TS-E 24mm).

5dII plus the TS-E 24 sounded like a great option, but the stellar performance of the D800 is making me wonder......though the Nikon ergonomics tend to put me off.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 07, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
Lloyd Chambers is saying the D800 is as good as the Leica S2 for IQ.  :o

Needs moar VIVID.

Thanks for the feedback. How about the image overall? Is the subject, lighting, and composition uninspiring enough?

The half lens cap is a little too radical on the composition front........

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 05, 2012, 07:00:02 AM »
The in-camera JPG comparison is a valid test if ...

Thanks, nice summary.  Very helpful.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: April 03, 2012, 05:49:54 PM »
If you wait for a price drop, that wait will turn in to the wait for the 5D4.
When do you expect the 5D4 to be released?  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Lloyd Chambers Review of 5d3
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:06:38 PM »
Chambers' review suggsests the MkIII has a slight green colour cast.

Any one notice this on their new MkIII?

For the first time today, I've actually vaguely considered whether moving to the Nikon D800 might make more sense than upgrading from the MkII to the MkIII.

 :o :o

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:35:32 AM »
For all those 7D fanboys who got all up in my grill earlier in this thread because I said the 7D noise is horrible compared to the 5DII (and then made themselves feel better by -rep'ing me), I wasn't talking out my backside.
Click on the ISO100's and you'll see the difference. That the 7D has quite a fair bit of noise, even at base ISO100.  Look at all those grey areas - they all look pretty grainy to me. No click on 5DMarkII - much cleaner. That was readily apparent to me in real world tests with the naked eye, well before I saw this link.

Seriously - being objective and telling a 7D owner that their image sensor is inferior to a full frame is like telling a religious zealot in a strange cult that their God doesn't exist. Some people seriously need to get over themselves and realize it's just a camera, and not an extension of their ego.

Don't take it personally, fanboys will be fanboys. Also, don't worry I'd bet that everyone who gave you grief over a previous comment about the 7D vs. 5DmkII has probably never used a 5DmkII lol. I had a 7D and sold it because it couldn't hang with the IQ and ISO performance of my 5DmkII. T....Don't get me wrong, the 7D could produce acceptable images for professional applications; but it wasn't better than a 5DmkII  ;).

All spot on.

But I've been pretty happy with my 7D anyway - got a front cover wilderness calender with it......in the very conditions that the 7D most sucks at; low light, long exposure, dark areas.  Horrible chroma noise in the shadows requiring a shed load of NR, which really smeared the detail.

Technically an awful photo, significantly due to the 7D's shortcomings.......but it looked great. 

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 08:57:50 PM »
actually the closer i look at the raws in bridge and ACR PS the less impressed i am with the 5D3
sharpness seems better in DPP but I hate using DPP :(

Is that using DPPs un-AA function?

EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:26:47 PM »
I'm considering the upgrade, but it's looking less likely.

Stil waiting for in-depth reviews, but it seems to be as sugested above - super new AF, great body, but the sensor probably delivering most of its performance improvments in the high ISO range.

IQ is pretty great in the MkII, so, for me, the imperitive to upgrade seems minimal.

Will make a lot of other people happy though. :)

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