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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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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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