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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is the future of DSLRs FF only?
« on: July 06, 2012, 01:55:39 PM »
So long as there is a price sensitive market there will be sensors other than FF for DSLRs.

If you read the blog entry in full (including the PDF), you'll note that the price differential between a FF sensor and a crop sensor should be quite small. Less than 10% of the price of a $1500 camera.

Why would you pay $1350 for a crop sensor camera when a FF sensor is $1500? (for example)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Is the future of DSLRs FF only?
« on: July 06, 2012, 11:06:28 AM »
On another rumor site was a link to a blog that talked about the future of DSLRs being FF only:

http://falklumo.blogspot.it/2012/06/true-reasons-full-frame.html

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Hmpf!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:40:07 AM »
Isn't that a bit negative, after we had such nice and constructive posts from both @lex, wickidwombat and revup? I am not exactly a HDR enthusiast or something, but some of @lex's shots can really only be done using HDR and yes, they look well composed and well executed in post-processing. Thanks @lex!

Hey, I added some constructive advice: get a 17mm TS-E.

HDR won't fix the flaws that arise from not using that len.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:50:55 AM »
Have you done no post-production correction except for HDR?

I hope you didn't charge for these because I definitely wouldn't have paid for them.

Get yourself a 17mm TS-E lens if you're going to do more of this type of work.

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Sports / Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« on: July 03, 2012, 05:46:46 AM »
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!

There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etc
  :o what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....

Not really. Longer would be the domain of those that are paid to take photographs there.

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Sports / Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:23:29 AM »
As for process, they were all shot on my 5D III, with a 70-200mm @ 200mm ƒ/2.8, ISO 800, and a shutter of 1/800s. Post processing was mainly fixing the white balance

So work out what the white balance should be and set it manually next time. You should be able to do this for each ground without any trouble as they don't change the type of lights that are used.

Also, take along a 300 or preferably 400mm zoom to really get in close with the players.

200mm is just not enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:19:59 AM »
There's no way the 7D replacement will not accept APS-C lenses. So no sensor bloat - that's just silly.

APS-H is D.E.A.D. It was only there for faster frame rates compared to FF. It was a compromise. Canon solved this with the 1DX. The whole point of a crop-sensor lens in a semi-pro body like 7D is just that - the crop factor! Otherwise you'd just get the 5DIII. My left nut to say that APS-H will never ever see the light of day ever again in a new body - it makes absolutely zero sense.



You forget one very important aspect of the whole picture: The marketing perspective

The APS-H sensor have no direct competitor

Do you ever recall seeing the 1D cameras advertising mentioning that it was APS-H or that it was a 1.3 crop and not a 1.6 or 1.0 crop?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 30, 2012, 03:10:04 PM »
I wonder if these two lenses are an experiment with the marketplace.

Canon's caught out in the image stabilisation thing because of companies like Sony that have sensor based IS so that all of their lenses benefit from that type of tech.


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 04:35:08 PM »
Or to put it another way...

Do you spend $800 on a 24/2.8 IS and another $850 on a 28/2.8 IS or $1300 on a Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:52:52 PM »
I just don't understand what the value proposition is for these lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 29, 2012, 12:32:04 PM »
O, and another thing. What is it with the UDMA 7 and speed?

Sandisk is offering a 600x (90MB/s) 64GB CF and they mention it as: UDMA 6
Transcend is offering a 600x (90MB/s) 64GB CF and they mention it as: UDMA 7

Both have the same specifications but are not the same UDMA?

UDMA is the way in which the card can talk to the camera.

The speed is how fast the card can read/write internally.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:39:13 AM »
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And the APS-H camera in the "old days" was made for getting more fps than the FF camera could achieve. Now you have 14 fps, the finest of ISO etc. So why bother about the APS-H.
...

NO!

APS-H was made because Canon could not produce a full frame sensor cost effectively at the time the 1D series cameras were being designed and delivered.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:30:38 AM »
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More megapixels for the 70D.... why do you need more megapixels on a prosumer camera? Its unlikely  enthusiasts are going about printing bigger than A3. Stop with the megapixels and put the R&D into better noise and DR not trying to cram more photosites on when its not needed.

Ever so right.  :) 18MP is enoug for prosumers. Better ISO, IQ and DR is far more important.  8

Except that Sony and Nikon already offer more megapixels for the prosumer in equivalent bodies.

Heck, the Nikon D3200 has 24MP and is on a par with the 5D Mark II in terms of IQ.

So there's Canon's challenge: deliver a crop camera with IQ equal to that of the 5D Mark II.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:46:45 AM »
I believe Lee/Cokins will work OK? (but not on the 8-15)

Cokin filters require a screw in ring to mount the filter holder and do not work with lenses that have a curved surface the same as screw in circular polarisers don't work.

Lee may work.

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