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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:45:28 AM »

I should probably just ignore this thread, but I hope you showed your friends this from DXOMark:
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Which-lenses-should-you-choose-for-your-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-vs.-Nikon-D800-Competition-is-closer-than-expected

There was a thread dedicated to this here in CR last week.  Turns out even DXO, when they connect the lens to the camera and evaluate the "system" are seeing that Canon and Nikon are a lot closer than it would appear.  Roger/lensrentals found something similar when selecting his camera.

Thanks, I hadn't read that article by DxO yet.

It looks like the Sigma 35/1.4 trumps all of Canon's current 35mm lens offerings at present in terms of IQ.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:43:57 AM »
Dilbert, I'm genuinely interested. For somebody who obviously dislikes Canon and all it stands for, why are you still posting here? So you can educate newcomers to come towards the light (eg, Nikon) before they settle for any of Canon's rubbish?

It's been a little sad to watch the evolutionary descent from human to troll.

Well you can blame Canon for that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:04:05 AM »
It is nothing but a bunch of gearhead whiners crying because "theirs" ain't the biggest this week.

I think it is more that people look at the improvements Nikon has delivered and the price point at which they have delivered and when they look at Canon they're left thinking "WTF am I buying Canon?"

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Ask yourself this:  have you ever been able to walk through a gallery and point out which camera shot which photo?  If the stuff was as bad as some of these idiots claim, nobody would use it.

Most of the time you don't need to because it is written underneath the artwork.

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Something else you might want to ask yourself:  If this Sony technology is such a "game changer" why hasn't the game changed?  Where are the stunning examples of what can be done?  Why do we continue to see shots of the back of lens caps, mediocre landscape shots with shadows lifted 5 stops just to prove a point?  Where are the game changing photographs from this so-called game changing technology?

To pick one gallery, that exhibiting the work of the principal behind www.luminous-landscape.com, I imagine that the work being displayed has changed over time from being dominated by Canon sourced material to Sony/Nikon material if what he displays on the web is anything to go buy (and the fact that he no longer owns any Canon DSLRs.) Information about his gallery is at:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/about/gallery.shtml

If you read enough of the essays from professional photographers that write for the above mentioned website then you start to realise that Canon no longer features like it used to as a tool used by artists, never mind photojournalists, etc.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:13:04 AM »
There will be no big megapixel announcement in april.

First Canon has to replace some lenses like the EF 16-35 II L, the EF 17-40 L ...

Both lenses don´t work pretty with the big megapixel prototypes.

Neither of these lenses work particularly well now on FF DSLR bodies!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:11:51 AM »
I likely would never consider getting another high mp body unless it actually delivers enough more when coupled with a lens..

Canon's lenses are already being used to resolve image detail that is higher than the current FF DSLRs: all of the crop sensor DSLRs currently require higher spatial resolution of light from lenses than of the FF DSLRs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:04:58 AM »
I fell for the hype and bought a Nikon D800.  It was a nice camera, but, the 24-70mm G. Nikon's top of the line lens was a disaster.  Even now, only a very few lenses can get the best of the D800, and, they are third party lenses, or prime lenses.
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Since the big bucks is investments in lenses, I decided that paying more for less was not really the way to go.
 
I likely would never consider getting a nother high mp body unless it actually delivers enough more when coupled with a lens..

I wasn't talking about a D800 or high MP FF DSLR but APS-C crop cameras.

The Nikon's have 24MP APS-C sensors that are performing much better than the Canon 18MP APS-C sensors.

Now when it comes to lenses, the third party options (Tamron, Sigma) are increasingly producing optics that are very close to the that of Canon but at a huge discount. Buying Canon lenses is becoming less of a quality thing and more of a religious thing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 07, 2013, 10:01:20 PM »
But that is exactly the reason that has most people on this forum up in arms, they AREN'T keeping up with advancements in new technology, they are simply rereleasing the same camera over and over again in different configurations. The average consumer may not notice or even care, but we dedicated shooters and die hard Canon fans do!

Fine. But, 'we dedicated shooters and die hard Canon fans' make up an infinitesimal fraction of their market. The vast majority of dSLR buyers are 'average consumers'.

And last week one of them came to me for advice on which camera to buy, saying all their friends had Canon. My recommendation? Nikon, followed by showing him DxO's evaluation of the Canon vs Nikon cameras and telling him to visit some stores and try them both. He bought Nikon. I just can't in all honesty recommend Canon DSLRs to anyone.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 07, 2013, 08:32:17 PM »
new sensors have absolutely not always come out in the high end models

If you look at pixel density then the powershot cameras have always been leading the DSLR models. I'm rather intrigued as to what a DSLR will look like with a large sensor using S95/S100 or SX50 technology.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 07, 2013, 11:07:11 AM »
Pay close attention to the new sensor in the Canon EOS SL1 as far as performance goes. We’re told this sensor will appear in the EOS 70D, but not the EOS 7D Mark II.

Ok, Canon has just mutilated the potential of the 70D to sell well.


LOL.. if canon has proved one thing over and over again it is that they can sell even old bread well.

what people on this forum think has absolutely no influence on the mass market.
actually it´s sad because i too would like to see canon make more progess on image quality.

not that canon cameras make bad quality images.. just that IQ has not much improved over the last years.

Correction: Canon's IQ hasn't changed or improved over the last years for anything besides those moving from the 1D series to the 1DX. Nikon, Sony, Pentax, are all delivering new sensors with better performance.

What is Canon doing?

Nothing. What a joke of a company.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 07, 2013, 10:23:31 AM »
Pay close attention to the new sensor in the Canon EOS SL1 as far as performance goes. We’re told this sensor will appear in the EOS 70D, but not the EOS 7D Mark II.

Ok, Canon has just mutilated the potential of the 70D to sell well.

And expect reviews of the camera everywhere to widely condemn Canon for this continued delivery of left overs from last week microwaved and presented as fine dining.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 07:56:37 AM »
I think I'll wait for the Chinese to clone it for $1500/$750.

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PowerShot / Re: SX50 outperforming 5DIII +100-400mm
« on: April 04, 2013, 07:00:52 PM »
SX50 Review:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/canon_sx_50_review.shtml

"But what about image quality" my friend asked? "Isn't something with a small sensor and a crazy zoom range too much of an IQ compromise?"

A good question, but my answer was and is a flat-out "No, it's no longer as big a compromise as it used to be". In the past I always wanted Superzooms like the SX50 to produce better image quality than they were capable of, and was more often than not disappointed. But after a few weeks with the SX50 I can honestly say that for many photographers image quality will be found more than adequate, especially when the incredible reach of this lens is taken into consideration.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:39:37 PM »
Has any company ever made a lefty camera?

Large format (with bellows) and technical cameras (where you mount a back to a mounting plate) are neither left nor right handed. Look for a picture of an Arca Swiss with a digital back on it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:36:45 PM »
Really? We're all 12 years old now? *sigh*

Okay, just because it's a joke, doesn't mean we can slack off people:
I'm switching to Nikon.


You obviously didn't find Google's joke funny then.

I watched Google's joke and was waiting for something to laugh at.

On top of that, both that and this I did not see until the 2nd of April.

Problem is, I was expecting something.

Both rather lame attempts.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L-lens: EF 16-600mm f2,8 L USM
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:46:19 AM »
New Canon L-lens: EF 16-600mm f2,8 L USM  ::)
Some specs:
Built on Canon DO-technology from 70-300mm DO and 400mm DO, with 7 fluoride elements
Length: 485mm
Weight: 3780 gram

Box is too small.

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