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Or they decided to do the hard thing (refreshing a large portion of their lens lineup) before doing the relatively easy thing (increasing pixel density in a single body). As has been noted numerous times, both the optics and the electronics net the effective system resolution, hence the 5D3 + lenses resolving better on average than the D800 + lenses.



Sure; but didn't Roger Cicala at lensrentals show that while the Canon 24-70 2.8 L II is a higher-resolution lens than the Tamron equivalent, the Tamron on a Nikon D800 outresolves the Canon on a 5DIII?


I don't know, but I don't doubt it. My point was that if and when canon decides to turn out a higher resolution sensor, their lens lineup will be ready.

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I believe the lack of a high MP camera in Canon's lineup reflects still-developing technology rather than lack of interest in the market.


Or they decided to do the hard thing (refreshing a large portion of their lens lineup) before doing the relatively easy thing (increasing pixel density in a single body). As has been noted numerous times, both the optics and the electronics net the effective system resolution, hence the 5D3 + lenses resolving better on average than the D800 + lenses.

Either way, people would be clamoring. I kinda suspect that if they had instead just crapped out a full frame camera with 7D-sized pixels and people only saw marginal IQ gains (albeit with large, unwieldy files) due to the unavailability of sufficiently good glass, the clamoring would be louder. But you never know.

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EOS-M / Re: Export from camera to USB flash drive
« on: May 21, 2014, 10:37:57 AM »
If you have a cellphone with USB OTG support, it can act as the host. You'd plug the phone, camera and the flash drive into a USB hub, and copy between the two drives using a file manager app on the phone. Note that most phones with OTG still need the peripherals to be powered.

Funny, I've been trying to get this to work for a few weeks now. I have an OTG cable and a device that has USB host mode (HTC One). I can successfully read a memory stick, but when I plug in either of my 5Ds, I can not see them from any file manager. I tried the demo of an app called (I believe) CR2 Thumbnailer, and it would list the camera make and model briefly, but then say "unable to connect."

Any ideas? Is it a settings (PTP) thing?

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More white-tailed kite. Big crop from 200mm on 5D3. Of all the raptors, kites may appear the most menacing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70d center focus point -bug- problem
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:51:56 PM »
Roger Cicala: "Why You Can't Optically Test Your Lens With Autofocus"


While Roger is correct, that has zero bearing on this topic.

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Rather, Student Loans are intended to help cover the expenses associated with education.

Sincerely,
The small and shrinking percentage of Americans who pay the taxes which subsidize your low interest loans.

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I need more focal length (hurry up, Tamron!)...

White Tailed Kite patrolling the nest area

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 11, 2014, 03:56:14 PM »
Because a body is only half (or less) of the equation. If it were a "I want to buy a 1Dx and several series 2 L lenses, should I," nobody would likely dissuade him.

Right, but the question was between the 1DIV and 1DX, not the 1DX and every other camera made.  Dude wants a camera for sports, not weddings. The 5DIII, while a very nice camera, is inappropriate for the type of shooting he wants to do.  What's hard about this concept?  He wants a sports car and you're all telling him to buy an SUV.

I'm not telling him to buy anything, I'm merely suggesting that a 1Dx without matching quality lenses is like buying the Ferrari to tow the boat with.

I like when people answer gear questions with perhaps unvisited considerations. If this forum were merely an exercise in multiple choice, it would be far less valuable.

But fine, all else being equal, 1Dx hands down.

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 10, 2014, 02:21:58 AM »
Geez, you guys and your 5DIII's  ::)  No one who wants to shoot sports primarily is ever going to be satisfied with a 5DIII.  You need the high frame rate to maximize the chance to get the right shots - intense facial expressions, ball just leaving the hand, two faces and that sense of conflict and emotion, etc. that you can't get with proper timing alone.  This is literally what the 1 series was designed for and y'all are telling him its not the right camera?

Because a body is only half (or less) of the equation. If it were a "I want to buy a 1Dx and several series 2 L lenses, should I," nobody would likely dissuade him.

Sometimes one wants what one wants. It's not always about the features, but also the person using it.
A sedan probably would be sufficient for his commute, and be more economical (as I remember him saying about the gas mileage)- but he went for the truck. And there's nothing wrong with it- his money, his choice.
I think TF wants a 1-D body. Now the 1D X, that's a bit much. But 1DIV is not much worse or much more expensive than the 5DIII, and it will give him all the 1-series advantages, which are considerable.
My 2c.

Perhaps it comes down to format. If the OP wants full frame, the 5d3 suits with room in the budget for appropriate glass. If he wants a crop, the 1d4 suits with room in the budget for appropriate glass. Alternatively, he could grab a 1Dx and some less than optimal lenses which he can eventually replace.

In any case, I agree. It's his money. I know how I'd spend it, but it isn't my decision.

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: May 10, 2014, 02:01:57 AM »
kinda sorta waterscape. I got really lucky with the time of day on this tour at Hearst Castle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 10, 2014, 01:51:22 AM »
Geez, you guys and your 5DIII's  ::)  No one who wants to shoot sports primarily is ever going to be satisfied with a 5DIII.  You need the high frame rate to maximize the chance to get the right shots - intense facial expressions, ball just leaving the hand, two faces and that sense of conflict and emotion, etc. that you can't get with proper timing alone.  This is literally what the 1 series was designed for and y'all are telling him its not the right camera?

Because a body is only half (or less) of the equation. If it were a "I want to buy a 1Dx and several series 2 L lenses, should I," nobody would likely dissuade him.

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:23:06 PM »
but anyway he said because the 5dm3 is not a sports camera. Wont give me the 10fps, is rugged but not as much since I told him some games are in the rain and i mean down pour.

If you shoot in downpours, consider lenses which are environmentally sealed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking about moving from a 1Dx back to 5D MkIII
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:06:04 AM »
I'll trade you. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: upgrade from t2i to 1dm4 or 1dx??
« on: May 08, 2014, 11:11:04 PM »
What about the 1D are you desiring that, say, a 5D3 won't provide? Weather sealing? Frame rate? It seems odd to spend a significant amount of money on a top of the line body, in particular one who's strongest asset is autofocus, and to use lenses that may not keep up.

I suspect that a couple of series 2 constant f zooms and a 5D3 will do you better than a 1D and some 3rd party glass, unless you have a specific need for the 1D. You could still get a superzoom.

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Lenses / Re: Prime v Zoom Bokeh
« on: May 06, 2014, 04:09:00 PM »
Quote from: Andrew Davies Photography
link=topic=20815.msg394134#msg394134 date=1399391530
The Canon L is reputed to be slow focussing

It focuses as quickly as you can turn the ring. Unless you're too lazy and use autofocus :P
It is very slow and the focus by wire manual AF isn't great, either, but not so slow as to be unusable.  The trade off is exceptional image quality, and it is every bit as good as you've heard.  If you don't need/want to shoot below f/2.8, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II makes a lot more sense from a practicality standpoint, but it's those f/1.2-2 shots that are amazing.

Sure, the quasi manual focus is a little strange. I was just offering worthless commentary about what I thought to be an odd disconnect (zoom lenses are for lazy people willing to sacrifice IQ for convenience, but autofocus evidently is not for lazy people willing to sacrifice accuracy for convenience).

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