Congratulations! Enjoy! One year since I bought my 5D3 and I love using it! And from my perspective, no 7D2 in sight yet!
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as babys are not crawling that fast and image quality is the same, why not buy a cheaper 550D (maybe used) and update later?
the AF from the 7D is more or less wasted on baby shots.
and when the 7D MK2 is released or the 70D you can still decide if you want to upgrade.
the 550D and kit lens is quite good for baby shots:
It already did. In his words:I guess this is a joke - but if serious it makes me wonder, as a Rebel user, if one could damage a pro level EOS by trying to push in an EF-S lens?
Yes, the mirror would collide with the back of the lens.
Here are three unaltered tripod shots of a recent full moon with the 300F2.8 bare and with both extenders. It seems the resolution doesn't improve with the extenders, just a bigger subject. These were focused in live view using WiFi about as carefully as humanly possible on a 24" computer screen and I also played with exposure at the same time to try to extract the maximum detail. All were greater than 1/1000 shutter speed and wide open.Two things from my perspective:
I just couldn't accept the results were up to snuff but I only have my Nikon D5100, 70-300 to use as comparison of moon shots and these ones weren't that much better. What do you guys think?
I just unboxed my new 24/70L II 2049.00 at B&H Photo So I will be MIA for a few days .Yes! More pictures soon! Go Gary go!
and will be sending off for the 85mmf/1.2 in the next two weeks I'm all most Thu the 12 steps .
Yup! A +100 from me too.Do you really want to see what happens when you go from a 20 or 22 megapixel sensor to a 46 megapixel sensor? Do you want to see how the lens affects sensor sharpness? Take your lens, mount it on your FF camera, take a photo that shows off sharpness. Then take that lens, mount it on a Rebel, and do the same. You will find that only lenses of superior sharpness will give you a sharp image on your Rebel...... and that is what will happen when you go full frame high megapixel....
Unless you have a camera bag full of the finest L-glass, you can rant on and on about which sensor and which camera outresolves who..... but out in the real world most people have bought into a SYSTEM.... and by far the most important part and the most expensive part of that system is the glass....
You can take the crappiest Nikon DSLR, put a high end lens on it, and it will outresolve the finest Canon camera with a kit lens. Likewise, take the crappiest Canon, put on some high end L-glass, and it will outresolve the finest Nikon with a kit lens.
You want to know the order of things?
#1 - photographer
#2 - glass
#3 - camera
..... and the glass is an investment while the camera can be best thought of as expendable.
Sorry for the rant, but this thread has degenerated into another DXO/SENSOR/NIKON/CANON arguefest, most of which has nothing to do with the topic at hand..
Will do. In the meantime, here is one taken with the T3i and 100 2.8L wide open. The 5D MKII images don't even come close to this.Oooooooooooo! Really nice.Why don't you shoot a shot or two (macro) with the 100L at home. Tripod mounted and do not raise the center column. Oh! And IS off. Shoot one with AF and one manual focus (after fixing the diopter setting). Actually shoot three. One with live view. Same exact target. Then if you still can't figure the issue post them here.
Very well said. Let us not get back into analysing shots of sheds with white sides facing the sun and having dark insides...Could someone please provide a list of sites or publications that have done side-by-side comparisons of Canon's 18mp sensor to the sensors being used in Nikon's new generation of crop-frame cameras.
There seem to be a lot of drama queens here who pontificate on how much better the new generation of Nkons are, but when I've looked at sample images, I either see no discernible difference or, at higher ISOs, a little bit better performance from Canon.
A handful of individuals on this site keep trashing the performance of the 18mp sensor and others are repeating it as fact. Since this is a site adored by gearheads, how about some objective third-party comparisons?
The primary issue is the fact that the Canon implementation does not produce the same dynamic range as the latest Nikons as a result of increased “read-out” noise at low ISO. Most of this argument is stimulated by the DxO test results for dynamic range which you can find on their site. In addition, as one guy has pointed out, this noise tends to manifest patterns that the Nikon gear does not have. Whether this matters to you or not, depends on what you need to do with the camera. If the nature of what you shoot and your PP workflow requires that you consistently lift shadows a couple stops, then you may run into this issue, otherwise it is probably no big deal.
The way I look at it, the Canon gear as presently implemented, does not offer the same latitude for exposure correction as some of the later Nikon stuff does. You can search the web for Canon 5DII banding for example and you will see a lot of examples. You need to decide if this is a problem or not in your opinion, related to your own photography. I have sort of a funny perspective on it which is that IMO anyway, most of the examples show what you can do if you use the Canon gear incorrectly. In almost every case where a comparison is given, if the Canon gear were used properly the same image could be made with both. Now for the artsy fartsy part: IMO, in most cases, the image wasn’t worth making in the first place it is nothing more than an example of what happens if you push the canon into the region where it doesn’t work well. Basically, “doc… it hurts when I do this” to which the doc replies, “don’t do that”. Unfortunately there are some cases where you have to “do that” in which case… for now anyway, go buy a Nikon.
No comments about 'stone-face', please.
As I am a new poster here, could anyone hint to me how to
- create a new thread
- add a subscript to my posts (I have seen your's - showing which kit you have etc.)
Have you done a Afma yet?+1000