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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Full Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:39:38 PM »
Specs show a USB GPS link if I'm not mistaken
edit:  here it is
- •PC communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed ​​USB), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection

There is a comma in there.

That means the 650D will use the same GPS receiver as the 1DX/5DIII.

Just came across this article.  it's candid and true to the point and not by any company but by a photographer.


Seems like the D800 has its downsides as well..

I'm glad I got my 5D MK3

Read the review of the D800 over at Luminous Landscape. That review mentions quite a few operational problems with the D800 that are just not present on the 5D Mark III. Granted the 5D3 has its own with the move of the zoom button ...

Ohhhh zippedy dxo da, zippedy aay...my oh my what a wonderful day...plenty of sunny f/16 comin' my way, D3200 runnin' away.

It's a number.  It pertains to the sensor and only the sensor.  It's based on reducing the images to 8 MP.  The 'weighting' used to generate the score is arbitrary, and thus the score is arbitrary.  Meh. Whatever. So done with this.

And 2 years ago, before Nikon's new breed of sensors, were you singing the same song?

Awesome! I love DXO, their tests are so great and reveal the absolute truth about all things  :-*

DxO and Ken Rockwell lead the way on objective tests  ;)

You really shouldn't insult DxO like that unless you're meaning insult anyone that doesn't publish bright and shiney reviews of Canon equipment?

I'm sure you'll be ecstatic if/when Canon releases that newer 100-400L II.. :)

problem is we will all be so old it'll be to heavy to use by the time that actually comes out... :(

And by the time it reaches the shelves of a store, we'll all be dead and buried!

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:48:16 AM »
i'm confused.. Nikon gear is more expensive than Canon.. ? lenses, etc.. for the same performance.. such as the 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, etc primes..

It has nearly always been thus, so far as I can tell from various comments from people...

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:18:43 PM »
Assuming this rumor is true, I'd think Canon would still wait a couple of years before releasing it.  Everyone that would buy a camera like this just bought a D800/e or Canon 5D III; and if you're a professional you purchased two or three of them.  It will be at least three years before I consider purchasing another camera.

Everyone?? I see a lot of 5D II owners like myself that are not pushed to go to a 5DIII at all. And put off by the pain of starting a Nikon lenses collection. 5K for a camera along these lines would cost the same as a D800 and a 14-24mm lens and I'd be back to using my Canon 14mm L, 17mm TSE L, 24mm TSE L, and 24mm 1.4 L for architecture and landscape. Sign me up!

There are a few possible approaches to take.

1) Recognise that actually owning camera equipment is not very worthwhile unless it is making you money and/or you're using it regularly and then when you need it, rent/hire whatever happens to be the latest/best.

1a) Start up a Nikon lens collection, whilst keeping your Canon lens collection and just rent whatever body happens to be the latest/best/to your liking.

2) Build up an array of Nikon lenses, along with a D800 whilst keeping the Canon gear. Treat the bodies as something that can be sold/traded/whatever. Then you simply sell your older body and buy the new one whenever one manufacturer makes a big leap over the other.

For portrait and landscape, the D3200 scores 24.1 and 13.2 respectively whlist the 5D Mark III scored 24.1 and 11.7. Of course the 5D Mark III whips the D3200 in low-light ISO (sports) but otherwise the scores are the same (81) for both cameras.

So it just goes to show that APS-C sensors aren't necessarily as useless, even with higher MP counts. Unless you need that low-light/higher ISO.

As DxO points out, 5 of the top 10 cameras on their website are now made by Nikon.

Got to wonder if Canon will be able to deliver a crop sensor that comes anywhere near that.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon 3D - how much and who would
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:13:49 PM »
Depends on its form factor and ability to deliver images.

I'm not into speculating about buying cameras - I'll wait until they've been reviewed, thank you very much.

PowerShot Cameras / Will the S100 successor have a larger sensor?
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:10:30 AM »
Will Canon increase the sensor size of the S100 in its successor to deliver more MP with better IQ rather than just more MP?

Landscape / Re: Venus transit
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:05:19 AM »
Just before it exited the sun...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: My D800 Review
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:53:26 AM »
Over at Luminous Landscape, they went with the Tamron 70-300 VC and the Sigma 120-300/2.8.


Both of these reviews make it quite clear that the Tamron is quite easily the equal of the Canon 24-70 MkI.

I'd suggest going to a store and trying out different Tamron 24-70's if you are having trouble.


From ephotozine...


Landscape / Re: Venus transit
« on: June 06, 2012, 12:14:54 AM »
Slept in...

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