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Australia / Re: Gumtree Bargains
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:45:14 AM »
Buying on gumtree is like buying on craigslist: face to face transactions only and you're safe.

Anything else, buyer/seller beware...

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Australia / Anyone buy from graysonline?
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:44:13 AM »
Graysonline Canon pages:
http://www.graysonline.com/search.aspx?q=canon&r=8173.4294965937%2c199999.200109&page=3

Does anyone buy from these guys?

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Is it me? What do people do with all these mega pixels?  I find around 20 is just fine, more than I need really. I sell prints and enlarge to about 40 inches wide with no quality problems.

I guess that you can crop more, but then you have the option of getting a longer lens or getting closer if you can.

I'm never aware of the difference as far as pixels density between my cameras when processing my images. One is 18 and the other is 20 something. There you go I don't even know the exact numbers.

So what do people plan to do with all those pixels? How can you use them all in one go?

What we want is a better sensor from Canon, something with DR that compares to Nikon's sensor in the D800. Something that isn't plagued by pattern noise.

Canon have never delivered a better sensor with the same MP, so obviously the MP count needs to change.

When I print from the 5DII at 300dpi then the picture is about 19"x12" - not very big.

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WOW, Canon still at least 2 years shy of the Nikon D800 sensor ...  :o
Confirms what I thought all along.

Geriatric ward really missed the boat big time.

How many years did Canon have a 'prosumer' 21 MP FF camera while Nikon's offering in that space had 12 MP?

And after 4.5 years  Canon has reduced the number of MP they had in that camera from 21 to 18, falling behind Nikon.

How many megapixels does the D4 have?

D4 is not the style of camera being referred to here, it is the 5D2/6D/D700/D600.

Ok, so which of the 5D2 or 6D has 18 mp then?

My mistake, it should have been 20 and not 18 but the point remains that it was a reduction in MP from the 21 of the 5D2.

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WOW, Canon still at least 2 years shy of the Nikon D800 sensor ...  :o
Confirms what I thought all along.

Geriatric ward really missed the boat big time.

How many years did Canon have a 'prosumer' 21 MP FF camera while Nikon's offering in that space had 12 MP?

And after 4.5 years  Canon has reduced the number of MP they had in that camera from 21 to 18, falling behind Nikon.

How many megapixels does the D4 have?

D4 is not the style of camera being referred to here, it is the 5D2/6D/D700/D600.

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WOW, Canon still at least 2 years shy of the Nikon D800 sensor ...  :o
Confirms what I thought all along.

Geriatric ward really missed the boat big time.

How many years did Canon have a 'prosumer' 21 MP FF camera while Nikon's offering in that space had 12 MP?

And after 4.5 years  Canon has reduced the number of MP they had in that camera from 21 to 18, falling behind Nikon.

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DO NOT buy the 70-300 IS USM (non-L) It is really quite bad.

If you are looking for a low-cost 70-300, get the Tamron 70-300 VC.

You may also want to look at the 70-200 Tamron lenses.

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Canon failed at a mirrorless camera so they said, "Lets just make the SLR really small. So small the advantage is lost to not having a mirror" Voila! The SL1. Personally, If it was a FF camera that size, We'd all have our minds blown.

Consider that the planning and execution for a DSLR is probably a 3 year project, so that the SL1 would have been started before the EOS M came to market.

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Funny how people think 18MP is not enough in an entry level crop sensor camera, yet I see very few complaints about the flagship full frame pro camera 1DX being only 18MP.  The rebel line is entry level - do you really think its users are making 40x60 inch enlargements?  (I work at a pro lab and I am virtually certain the SL1 and t5i will make very nice enlargements up to 24x36 inches - how many people need more?).

Because pro's more often than not get the photo right (or as right as it can be) when they take it and need less correction.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:24:59 AM »
Canon is milking the cow.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 21, 2013, 07:43:23 AM »
Anyone reading this and being reminded of the 5dMKIII thread? I don't want more than 22mp, with the D800 smashing the mp and everyone absolutely slating the 5D.

And that all of those people who "slated" the 5D3 still haven't bought another new DSLR.

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Get a grip people. I bet 80% of people buying a 700D won't do any printing all! And those that do the images won't be any bigger than A4. All the files will end up on fb or the Internet generally. So 18mp is completely overkill as it is, regardless of the competition.

Except for when you want to rotate and crop it and you end up with much less than 18mp.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:53:25 AM »
I picked up this lens a couple months ago. It is on par or perhaps better than my 135l in sharpness, color and contrast. It truly is a phenomenal lens. It makes my canon 50 1.4 look like a joke. The bokeh is superb. I have enjoyed it so much I wrote Sigma asking for a 50 in the same line. This was their response:


Hello Shane,
                The new Art, Sports and Contemporary line are the way of our lenses to come, when and if the 50mm 1.4 is updated it will be in the same vain as the 35mm 1.4.
Yours Truly,
Paul Pizzano
Sigma Corp. of America

mmm, nice response!
No commitment but still they have adjusted their goals for their lenses to be of a higher quality which is great to hear!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:37:46 AM »
If the MP count has not changed then the underlying technology behind the pixels/sensor has not changed. i.e. there will be no DR/noise improvements over the 60D.

Indeed. I do not see why Canon does not want to take advantage of an improved sensor design to venture into higher pixel count territory. It is after all a chance for them to brag.

What if they can't?
What if some n years ago, they reached a point where they couldn't improve any further?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:38:31 AM »
I honestly don't care about the MP count but the actual performance of the sensor. Most likely this is the same sensor as the past 3-4 years, which is just a kick to the groin for anyone with any faith left in Canon. There is a slim chance that this is indeed a completely new sensor and just uses the same MP count but really, how likely is it Canon not change the MP count at all? Not much, I think, especially from a marketing perspective. If on the off chance, that this is a new sensor, with improvements in DR and noise, I am in but at this point, I think it is just wishful thinking.

What do you guys think?

If the MP count has not changed then the underlying technology behind the pixels/sensor has not changed. i.e. there will be no DR/noise improvements over the 60D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:52:52 PM »
18MP again?!

**** you Canon.

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