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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:18:39 PM »
I will probably buy this camera because of the AF system alone, as by now I already have some respectable collection of almost-in-focus shots of my quick little man.
On the other hand, were I a videographer, a 7D mark-whatever would never be in my wish list. Horses for courses?
Cheers,
Daniel

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What's the more realistic and scientific explanation, then?
That question is about as smart as DXO or and lens review site boiling their whole results down into a single number...
But complacent reliance on market inertia has historical precedence, lets seewhat has been learned from those examples.

I definitely agree with you on that one. That's probably why Canon outsells other companies: it's rather a good system, not a good sensor or whatever piece. That's why you can't just boil it all down to a number or a single reason.
There must be a better way of saying "Canon's wrong, but the reasons are way too complex for you to understand", though. I was truly hoping for something better... :-)
About market inertia, well, I guess we will really have to see, even though I fail to see it on Canon's part except on the mirrorless market.
Cheers,
Daniel

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Nikon did (with help from Sony), and the Canon model in the same price bracket sells better.  You can ignore the realities of the market if you want, Canon will not.  There's your 'why' right there.

Thats a very simplified view of "market".  For example does the 5D3 sell better because people feel its in a sweet spot, or are there factors like depreciation rules that make a quick switch unviable?
The idea that sales of one particular item within a complete system in the context of a long term commitment is an accurate reflection of how well it fits unbiased customer demands(i.e. thats all we get, so it has to fit) is somewhere between naive and intentionally bad science.

What's the more realistic and scientific explanation, then?

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I asked, why can not Canon introduce a high mega pixel camera as Nikon and Sony. Not if any brand are out selling another. So why?

Is that swedish food I'm smelling?

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Photography Technique / Re: Thin dof posing/shooting advice
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:51:48 PM »
Marsu42, what if you tried introducing blur not from narrow DoF, but from motion? I know dogs aren't the easiest fellas to photograph, but I think that if you used a wide lens stopped down and from a relatively short distance, walking backwards in front of the subjects at their very speed, you might get an interesting angle and blur the background while keeping both subjects in focus. (Your camera should sound like a machine gun, though, to increase the odds of nailing it.)
I think it would work and add some cool effect to your shots.
Cheers,
Daniel

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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 08:38:56 PM »
My reason for recommending a Canon DSLR is that the DSLR is still by far the most versatile camera you can buy as long as you're not wanting something you can put in your pocket - which I don't think the OP is necessarily requesting.
The X100S has a leaf shutter, a flash that adds perfect fill, a built-in ND filter, much cleaner shadows than my 5D3, optical viewfinder + EVF, etc.  It's very versatile, and in ways that my Canon DSLRs cannot match.  It's not just about size, but it beats my DSLRs in that area too.  Both are great, but for different reasons.

What do you think of the x100s' AF, quod? Do you think it's fast enough for chasing a toddler around the house? (I'm not considering true action shots; for that I'll stick with my DSLR.)
Thanks!
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor ( somewhat adrift)
« on: February 27, 2014, 03:42:48 PM »
However in my opinion - this is becoming less and less about photography - and more and more about PP and graphic design.

Where has all that crop vs FF discussion gone?  :P
I understand PP is a philosophical rather than technical argument and that there will be no winner.
Take for instance David Nightingale's B&W work. It's terrific. (I highly recommend this course of his: https://www.udemy.com/the-art-of-black-and-white-photography/) He manages to get B&W images that really stand out, even though they're not accurate representations of the real scene. There's a dull photo of a wrecked ship that he converts to B&W with such a dramatic sky that you think it's Noah's ark and the flood is about to come. It's far from an accurate representation, but it looks rather good. Right? Wrong? I don't care.
On the other hand, I've learned through the years that correcting in PS is not my thing. I'm not into removing power lines from an image; it feels (to me!) like cheating. I do crop to hide a few things, however... :)
To each his own, but to me it works like this: I like PP when it helps you get something that you could not achieve in camera, but I'm not fond of it for "correcting" things.
I like this one very much, from Zack Arias: “If you find yourself out shooting a client and you’re sayin’ in your head ‘oh I’ll just fix that later in photoshop’ stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.’”
Cheers
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:28:19 PM »
Might be worth checking out some of the images produced on crop sensors in places like 500px. Here's a link for starters:

http://500px.com/search?q=Canon+550D

FF is disproportionately expensive, but if you can afford it and if you get more pleasure from it, why not ?

Man, don't you ever post a link like that again! Now how can I blame my camera for the lousy pics I take? :)

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »
70-400 2.8 IS .

this. hahahah, for an arm and a leg. (...)

I'd suggest keeping both arms and both legs, as you will end up with a heavy toy... :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FUJIFILM'S latest, X-T1 ?
« on: January 28, 2014, 03:37:29 PM »
If it actually focuses on moving subjects it will steal a lot of DSLR sales. I LOVE my X-E1 and the Fuji lenses, but if I am heading into a situation with moving or otherwise difficult subjects, I grab the Canon every time.

Good news for you!  :)

http://www.keithlowphoto.com/2014/01/fujifilm-x-t1-launched-lots-of-sample.html?m=1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FUJIFILM'S latest, X-T1 ?
« on: January 28, 2014, 02:34:33 PM »
I think it looks great, almost clean at ISO 800, no matter how manipulated it was.
Even ISO 6400 is pretty acceptable.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_t1/sample_images/img/index/ff_x_t1_012.JPG

Cheers,
Daniel

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Canon General / Re: Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:39:11 PM »
And the elimination of line-of-sight for slave triggering is a godsend.

Yes, that alone makes it worth it!

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Canon General / Re: Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 28, 2014, 12:37:54 PM »
Isn't the regular price irregularly high?  ???

Depends on your needs and budget. I find these flashes to be highly useful and think the price is well worth the functionality and feature set.

I agree, but what I meant was the regular price shown here seems to be a little higher than what I am used to see, supposedly to make the discount seem even more attractive than it really is. Not sure, though.

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Canon General / Re: Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:28:08 AM »
Isn't the regular price irregularly high?  ???

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