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Third Party Manufacturers / Nokia Pureview 1020 beats Nikon D800
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:49:44 AM »

Note what the reviewer says at the bottom:
"Could the Nikon beat the Nokia on every image? A definitive yes. The lens 28-105 appeared to fall short of the resolving power a 36 mpix sensor could muster. Choosing a better lens, choosing to use a tripod, choosing to use mirror lock up could easily have turned this into a Nikon shutout. This is to say nothing of the boundaries you can push the Nikon's astounding RAW files."

But as a walk-around camera, the Nokia 1020 seems to do surprisingly well with 41MP.

Why would you want to take a DSLR with half the megapixels with you when you walk around a new city on holiday?

Lenses / Comparing 16-35 to Nikon 14-24 and Zeiss/Leica primes
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:53:35 PM »
People like to wax lyrical about how good the Nikon 14-24 is. Well at 21mm, it ain't that much better than Canon's 16-35.


Yes, that's Ken Rockwell but just look at the picture detail. The Canon and Nikon lenses are both close to unusable wide open.

Yes, it is unfair because it is pitting zooms against primes but will people please stop saying how wonderful the Nikon 14-24 is and Canon's 16-35? (This is also directed at those who would diss Zeiss primes.)

Canon General / Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:31:20 AM »
The Sony A7 is a nail in the coffin of Canon’s full frame line-up but it’s consumer apathy which will finally close the lid.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / dpreview: 70D Dual Pixel PDAF review
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:48:17 PM »

Overall, our testing makes it appear the 70D's Dual Pixel AF gives most of the speed advantage of conventional phase detection AF and most of the accuracy benefits of contrast detection, but doesn't quite manage to offer all of both.


Sadly Dual Pixel AF is only really used for single image AF or movie shooting (see the movie page to see how it does). If you need continuous autofocus with tracking, you have to use the 70D's conventional AF system.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Where is the Canon 7D successor?
« on: October 08, 2013, 07:46:12 PM »
Pentax's latest toy, the K-3 has more fps, more AF points, more MP, better metering, better viewfinder, USB 3.0, new AA feature ...

And what has Canon given us recently? ...

Not even any rumors that would compete or beat that except for 2 more fps...

Lenses / EOS Cinema lenses for photography?
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:29:28 PM »
Has anyone used the EOS Cinema lens series for standard photography?
Good? Bad?

Site Information / Redirect from canonrumours.com fails
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:59:08 PM »
with a 404

Camera Body Gallery / This sensor is holy
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:13:28 AM »
In a shot that the camera got to choose the metering, I noticed a pattern in the noise on the bottom edge: a cross. I can only presume to mean that this camera or sensor has been blessed!

Lenses / dpreview reviews the Tamron 24-70/2.8 Di VC
« on: May 22, 2013, 07:58:22 AM »

Review used 5D Mark II

"Overall, we're extremely impressed with the Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 VC. It demonstrates that it's entirely possible to add an effective image stabilization system to a lens of this type without a significant drop in quality elsewhere. The optics are excellent, the autofocus fast, silent and accurate, and the build quality very good indeed.

Overall the Tamron comes so close to the much more expensive non-stabilized Canon and Nikon lenses, both optically and operationally, that it's difficult to see why most enthusiast photographers might choose to buy them instead. That's not to say that there aren't any differences - the Tamron's not quite so quick at focusing, and chances are it's not as well weathersealed - but quite simply it offers much better value for your money."

Or do Canon just ignore it?

But for some reason, I can't see how they can... once professionals see the difference in the output, they're going to be going back to Canon for a "tell me why I can't do this with what you sell me for $12,000", Canon is going to need to come up with an answer.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Why do we buy Canon? What idiots are we?
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:11:52 AM »
Every time Canon comes out with a new DLSR that isn't a top-end camera, it is always a question of "what have Canon cut out of it to make it different to the more expensive thing." It is as if they are protecting some sort of imagined status of those with the most expensive models by allowing them to have a "something" that the purchasers of the cheaper cameras do not.

Then you look at other companies, for example, Nikon, and what do you see? The design for their autofocus system from their top model (D4) camera ends up being in the consumer edition cameras (D7100.) Not only that, you find interesting innovation that benefits photography such as different auto-ISO ranges to coincide with focal length and so on, vs the latest consumer bling that Canon delivers.

Does purchasing a Canon camera somehow require you to have a lobotomy and become an imbecile? Or is that the prerequisite for actually buying Canon these days?

Australia / Anyone buy from graysonline?
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:44:13 AM »
Graysonline Canon pages:

Does anyone buy from these guys?

Lenses / FoV difference between Tamron 70-300VC and Canon 70-300L
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:33:12 AM »
I was wondering if there is anyone else out there that has shot with both of these lenses and noticed the rather substantial field of view (FoV) difference between the two lenses.

If the Tamron is 300mm at 300mm then it feels like the Canon is maybe 290 or 280. A brick wall or newspaper test makes this very readily apparent.

Has anyone else noticed this?

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