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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII dual cards
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:21:00 PM »
You wonder if Canon choose this SD card interface to save 7 cents or some crap like that.

That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, especially if they had enough old SD stuff lying around to fulfill much of the production run.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:51:37 PM »
Has Canon ever produced a super tele-zoom lens?  I mean, something that goes into the 500-600mm range like this Tamron or the newly announced Sigma.  If there is such demand, I'm surprised that they have not decided to produce one.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_200_400mm_f_4l_is_usm_extender_1_4x

200-560

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:46:24 AM »
Well, it isn't what I've been asking Sigma for, but it'll work for outdoor field sports, at least during daytime. The question is: will it deliver excellent images, corner to corner, wide open, over its entire zoom range? When I say excellent, I mean as good as my 300 f/2.8 with or without 1.4x or 2x TC.

Uh, no. If it did, it would cost a heck of a lot more than 2000.

I imagine it will be marginally better than the tamron, but it isn't going to out do or match a prime across a 4X zoom range.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:38:46 PM »
I wonder how Ford will respond to the new LaFerrari.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII dual cards
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:39:50 AM »
I guarantee there are a lot more photographic profesionals who think, "I need the added security of a backup flash card" than who think, "I need 12fps continuous shooting".

That's sorta the point I was making. If you need the 12fps continuous RAW shooting, pro-level weather sealing etc., there's only the one option. 


Therefore, limiting the speed of the 5D Mark III with two cards in RAW mode would be a very effective way to encourage some of those folks to spend the extra money on the 1DX.

If they don't need all the other stuff the 1D bring to the table, but they need the security of the backup card, then the 5D is perfect for them. It's a selling point of the 5D versus the 6D.

I dunno, I doubt many 1Dx owners would be 5D3 owners instead had both cards been full speed, but maybe I'm wrong. Shrug.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:37:38 PM »
Quote from: Robert Brody
Also missing is the serious fact that Nikon's flash system is a lot nicer.

Yep, there's an unbiased guy who really knows what he's talking about.  To be fair, the 600EX-RT has only been out for a couple years, so maybe he's just not keeping up.

Besides, just dodge and burn in post. Make use of that sony DR rather than mucking around with off camera lighting.

sorry, but dodging and burning just won't give you the same effect as well positioned lighting

Sarcasm...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:29:11 PM »
It's problematic with the A7 due to camera shake from the shutter. It lacks an electronic first curtain, and long focal lengths exacerbate the problem for obvious reasons.

The A7 does have EFC

It does? Weird. I got the A7R for resolution plain and simple; I figured the non-R was much the same, but it wasn't on my radar.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:25:34 PM »
Quote from: Robert Brody
Also missing is the serious fact that Nikon's flash system is a lot nicer.

Yep, there's an unbiased guy who really knows what he's talking about.  To be fair, the 600EX-RT has only been out for a couple years, so maybe he's just not keeping up.

Besides, just dodge and burn in post. Make use of that sony DR rather than mucking around with off camera lighting.

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I buy gear when I need it, not on a schedule (e.g. every x years). If for example I needed a really high res DSLR, I'd be glad that I have the significantly better option of the D810 rather than the D800 or E.

Setting aside whether it's a bad indicator for the health of Nikon, as a consumer I like it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:11:45 PM »
A large lens will typically have its own tripod ring and foot. The EF adapters I've looked at also have a tripod foot so that the adapter bears the lens weight (for lenses too small to warrant a tripod ring).

It's problematic with the A7 due to camera shake from the shutter. It lacks an electronic first curtain, and long focal lengths exacerbate the problem for obvious reasons.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:08:26 PM »
having switched I can tell you the difference will be there and it is quite obvious specially after you're used to a huge latitude in the RAW with LR and its excellent algorithms.

Of course the difference is there, I just find it to be marginal. Perhaps it has to do with what, or how I shoot as opposed to you. I don't bracket nor merge, I dodge, burn, mask, etc. I don't push shadows up to the point that they're obviously ugly. If you DO generally do that, you will find some more latitude in the exmor than the canon, however scenes wherein it's strictly necessary to stack exposures with the latter will likely still need it with the former.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:25:46 PM »
Getting really good landscapes is actually a lot of work. You have to nail the day and time...

Indeed. I suspect that if you do eventually pick up a D8xx or canon reduces shadow noise to roughly equivalent levels, you'll find it merely marginally better since you are an afternoon landscape guy. I know I did.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:25:14 AM »
Being a guy with a pure Canon kit that probably tops $25,000 in total personal cost...that's very frustrating. Now, instead of just being able to pick up a new Canon body with ergonomics and functionality I already know how to use without even thinking about it, I have to expand my kit. That involves even more cost, a new set of lenses that largely duplicate what I have, learning a whole new camera system, etc. I like simplicity...one brand, one set of lenses, one type of button placement and menu system. It just sucks. :P

The alternative though is there being no difference between the brands, ergo no competition. If you could grab a Canon 5Dxyz that equals a Nikon Dzxy, why would there be a Canon and a Nikon?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:30:52 PM »
When the 70D came out the Canon world was shocked with DPAF. That was July 2013.... DSLR launches since then - zero.

Something is coming..... and not "more of the same"....

If all the 7D2 is, is a 70D with slightly better specs, the same sensor, and a better autofocus system, it would have been out by now. Something is coming that required changing the underlying technology....

I think DPAF was the tip of the iceberg and we are in for a surprise.

But didn't you hear? It's the year of the lens. Er... about that :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII dual cards
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:05:35 PM »
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3) But the 1Dx has two slots, and that's a selling point, so I'll make one of the 5D slots slow
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Actually this IS a viable reason.

I can accept it's a viable reason in itself if I also accept that Canon marketing is deluded enough to think that weighs into an otherwise 1Dx buyer's decision.

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