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I purchased the 5d3 a month ago and love it but sometimes the images can be soft and the focus system tricky. I was curious how dpreview can still say that the noise is even better controlled than the 5d3. Basically they do not say in anyway the 5d3 is better except the focus system and fps but really thats not much. Any thoughts?

Didn't we already know this?

Oh, there is one other area where Canon is butter: custom shooting settings (C1, C2, C3) - Nikon's version of this is rubbish.

Given that Canon's next xxxD camera will likely have 24MP, it should be capable of answering the challenge posed by this Nikon camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this heresy?
« on: May 09, 2012, 03:11:44 AM »
So my wife wants to get into photography a bit more seriously.
I want to keep her mitts off my MK3 and L glass until she knows how to baby it.
If it's anything like her Mac it'll be covered in makeup and baby goo in on time :(

I'm torn between the obvious 7D (which I can also use as a second body with longer reach) and put the nifty fifty on it and get either a 35mm F/2.0 or a 35mm/F1.4 that can also be used FF.


Getting her a Fujifilm X-Pro 1 with the 35mm lens.
I'm leaning more towards the Fuji because the IQ is excellent. It's smaller and it may teach her more about photography than a 7D.


I'm thinking that at least the 35L/1.4 will be lipstick and baby goo proof.

I have my doubts about everything else and how long it'll last.

Maybe get her a second hand 1D2?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II Availability
« on: May 09, 2012, 03:03:05 AM »
If "The Ukraine" was some area during the time of the USSR then they should have chosen a new name, at least for English speakers, when the country separated. It makes Ukraine sound like plane or plain and both of those are words with which you use "the."

I am embarrassed for you. Sure, after gaining independence following centuries of struggle against foreign domination they should have renamed their country so it wouldn't confuse English speakers. After all, the world revolves around us, right? Oh, and perhaps we should tell other countries they ought to change their name too – The Uganda, The Spain, The Mexico, The Ecuador, The Italy...

I said I wasn't going to beat this horse any more, but some of these comments are too ignorant.

I think that you're unaware that many countries go by a different name in their native tongue than they area called in English. For example:

Spain, in Spanish, is España
Italy, in Italian, is Italia
Germany, in German, is Deutschland
Finland, in Finnish, is Suomi
Japan, in Japanese, is 日本
China, is either 中國 or 中国
And so on.

So yes, the names of countries in English is often different to the native name in the native tongue.

Now, what was it that you were saying about the country names used by folks that speak English?

Software & Accessories / Re: Manfrotto Monopod
« on: May 09, 2012, 02:56:19 AM »
I love my Manfrotto monopod. It often doubles as a walking stick. It's a damn sight more solid than most of the aluminium walking sticks!

Landscape / Re: Places in Honolulu for pictures
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:03:20 PM »
So on the last page it seems like you finally worked out how to get nice tropical coloured water.

Looks like it was windy from the blur?

Lenses / Re: Why buy Canon when third party are this good?
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:56:09 PM »
I'm sure most of us wouldn't even be talking about this lens if Canon offered one. Even if it was $2000

Well, maybe *most* of us - but given the choice, with my budget I'd still get a 35L + Tamron 24-70is for the price of ob one Canon 24-70ii ...


Tamron are packing a lot of value into their lenses, more so than Canon.

Lenses / Ukraine vs Ukrania
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:54:03 PM »
Saying "I'm going to visit Ukraine" just sounds wrong. It is the "e" on the end. It should be "Ukrainia" or something. If "The Ukraine" was some area during the time of the USSR then they should have chosen a new name, at least for English speakers, when the country separated. It makes Ukraine sound like plane or plain and both of those are words with which you use "the".

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500 & 600 f/4L IS II Availability
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:48:58 AM »
You've had them on order since 1972?
Just how old are you?!

Animal Kingdom / Re: The white Peacocks of Isola Bella, Italy
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:54:30 AM »
Larger aperture required. The background has too much going on and distracts from the bird. Where is the bokeh?

Landscape / Re: Mumbles, South Wales
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:51:26 AM »
The choppy water doesn't work. Either turn it into bokeh or put a filter on and get a longer exposure.

Yup, I know, I've got too many with that too. Hate water like that.

Landscape / Re: Two from Eastern Oregon
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:48:39 AM »
In the first, it is obvious that the clouds are an integral part of the image yet the lighter cloud has blown highlights :-(

The very plane looking hills that are under the clouds should have been hidden somehow.

Landscape / Re: Sydney Cityscapes - Still with a 7D
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:46:57 AM »
IMHO, the top one with the coloured glass is by far the best.

Landscape / Re: New Zealand Landscapes with a 7D
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:44:56 AM »
Only the first made me feel like I was there but none of them made me feel like I wanted to be there (which is what I look for.)

For example, the waterfall pic, maybe a longer shot or different perspective to remove the bubbles on the surface of the water.

The river/lake with blue sky above it has too much blue. Probably could do with some cropping off the top and definitely some adjustment to correct for lens curvature.

In the big reflection, nice material but the sky is just wrong.

The pond in the meadow is nice but there's something wrong with the sky colour in the water. It also feels lopsided.

EOS Bodies / Re: How are dynamic range and sensor size related?
« on: May 08, 2012, 06:26:26 AM »
DR has more to do with the design of the sensor circuitry away from the pixel. The analogue to digital converters, for example. Interference in the circuit from other circuits or the camera. DR is all about quality.

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