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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:00:06 PM »
Would someone explain to me what is wrong with pointing out the weaknesses of your brand and hoping that future models improve on those weaknesses?

Not a damned thing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:16:31 AM »
Maybe someone with more technical knowledge can chime in, but my understanding is that the effects of read noise diminish as ISOs go up.

Read noise is not ISO dependent, but it's not the only source of noise.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII dual cards
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:11:37 AM »
The only logical reason to use mixed SD instead of dual CF on the 5D was to begin the inevitable transition of their high-end DSLR line away from the CF standard to the more commonly available SD standard

Forgive me, but how is that the only logical reason? That's just one potential reason, about which I question the logic. Were it a UHS compatible slot I could maybe see it, but the notion people are going to go out and buy a bunch of high speed SD cards to stick in a camera that can't write at high speeds is illogical on its face. Slow SD doesn't precipitate a transition to fast SD.

In any case, I hope you're wrong; I don't want to move to SD. I hope they go to XQD.

Personally, I always assumed the second slot being SD was a packaging thing, i.e. fitting two CF within the footprint of the 5D grip wasn't viable.

so they crippled the SD slot because they presumably couldn't cripple the CF card slot for some reason.

Oh come on. You honestly think Canon said:
1) I want people to buy into SD
2) So I'll add an SD slot to the 5D
3) But the 1Dx has two slots, and that's a selling point, so I'll make one of the 5D slots slow
4) Since I want people to buy into SD, I'll make the other slot slow, but wait, I can't figure out how! Never mind, I'll deliberately hinder the the slot I want people to get used to using.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: August 29, 2014, 10:03:08 AM »
Tamron's options are to either find a way to produce more (and that could be VERY expensive)

And would likely be a bad move in the long run when demand dips. I think they'll ride this while it lasts. Price point probably won't change. It probably SHOULD cost a little more, but they're making an attack at the super tele market. It may be what... 75% as good as Canon glass? 65%? 80%? For less than 10% of the cost...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:44:50 AM »
D800 -> D810

The 5dm3 is looking really old.

Although they're in the same general price range, one could argue that the D800/E and 5D3 weren't really competitors. 5D3 is a jack-of-all-trades camera. D800/E are more specialized. D810 and 5D3 on the other hand are competitors, in so far as the D810 is more of a jack-of-all-trades.

But let's assume that, because of the price point, the D800/E and 5D3 were competitors. They both came out in March of 2012; so they're the same generation. Chronologically, canon is one generation behind. However, in that market, I don't believe their goal is to churn out new bodies with high frequency (as opposed to the entry level market where they do). Rather, their goal in the pro/prosumer market is to release bodies which remain viable as long as they're designed to.

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