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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:17:12 AM »
Why does this "switching" by whoever to Canon gear matter at all? Well, except to maybe make all those wannabee "pros" feel more warm and fuzzy about their Canon purchases.
I know it is fashionable to make certain comments on the internet, that kinda look like they are "different" from others, but not everything, in life, has to be viewed with cynicism. I am a subscriber to Kelbyone and I like to know what camera gear Kelby uses, it gives us an opportunity to understand why or how professionals make their decisions ... same as me (or others) wanting to know what camera gear other CR members use - in Scott Kelby's case, he is a lot more famous than us, so the level of interest is obviously more. It does not mean people are "wannabee pros" wanting to "feel more warm and fuzzy about theri Canon purchases".

+1
I have a few books Scott Kelby wrote. I think it is great he is switching to Canon, even though his books are not brand-specific (hence no real advantage from that).
And yes, I agree he is not the greatest photographer ever, but I learned a lot from watching/reading his stuff, so that makes me grateful somehow. Maybe that is the reason I liked to know his gear is now like mine.
Cheers,
Daniel

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:46:21 PM »
And failed to mention one thing he'd bring over from Nikon other than the shutter feel.... the dynamic range difference at low ISO where the Nikon actually is much better. So then you start thinking about all the money dangling above his head again.

It's quite possible that Nikon's dynamic range at low ISO makes no difference to Scott Kelby.  It makes no difference to me at all.

Wow, terrific photos on your website!

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:29:38 PM »
And failed to mention one thing he'd bring over from Nikon other than the shutter feel.... the dynamic range difference at low ISO where the Nikon actually is much better. So then you start thinking about all the money dangling above his head again.

It's quite possible that Nikon's dynamic range at low ISO makes no difference to Scott Kelby.  It makes no difference to me at all.

+1

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EOS-M / Re: My full gear in sling pack with EOS-M
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:22:09 PM »
Thanks for sharing this Surapon.  Looks like a great option for carrying all your M gear and some EF lenses.

Off topic:  Do you use a tripod with your M?  If so, the same as for your DSLR's or do you have a small one?


Dear  bholliman.
No, For this Tiny EOS-M and sling Pack, No Big Tripods, Just very Small Table top Tripods, which can carry = 15 pounds Load, When It Close, I can Screw to the Tripods hole at the EOS-M, and Use as the Hand Held Device of this tiny camera. Yes, It cost = $ 20 US Dollars 2 years ago, Made in China, and No brand name.
Enjoy.
Surapon


Interesting.  I assumed that was a monopod attached to your bag.  I love the size (and price).  I only have a large Manfroto tripod and ball head, I need to start looking for smaller, more travel friendly options for my M and even my 6D.  Thanks!


Dear friend
If you want Fiberglass Tripods = GREAT and Great Price( $ 145 US Dollars ) and Light weight tripods/ Transverse Monopod that can carry up to 20 Pounds of my Canon 1DS and Canon EF 600 mm---Yes Made In China, and I use in the Airplane trip fro last 2 years =

http://www.amazon.com/CowboyStudio-BK-586-Trans-Functional-Monopod-Olympus/dp/B0082XM8F2/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1362148064&sr=1-10&keywords=tripod+carbon+fiber

Which I highly Recommend. Yes, I have 10 Tripods form the Smallest one to the Biggest One( which cost more than 1200 US Dollars --For Bird shooting with  600 mm + 2X)
Enjoy.
Surapon

PS, The Photo below = this great Tripods which I carry on the Cruise ship to Western Caribbean last October 2013


Show us some photos from that trip to the Caribbean!
Daniel

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 17-40 mm F/ 4.0 L with Canon EOS-M
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:51:54 PM »
This my first test  of my new babe EOS-M with my Old EF 17-40 L, with Helliopan ES 77, Cir PL Filter, and walk around my front yards of my home and front door neighbor's home.
Enjoy, and have a great Sunday, my friends.
Surapon

Beautiful place to live, dear friend Surapon!
How does the combination small camera + big lens feel in the hand? Is it odd to hold?
Thanks for sharing!
Daniel

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: January 18, 2014, 08:19:53 AM »
I am myself waiting for Aperture 4 to be released so I can make a choice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:25:26 PM »
FOR SALE

Canon 60D with ca. 20,000 actuations
Three batteries
Kit lens 18-135 mm
Canon EF-s 17-55/2.8 lens
Canon EF 50/1.4 lens
Canon Speedlite 430 EXII
Manfrotto tripod
6x 16 GB SD cards
Bag
Filters
Hoods

$3,000
OR
WILL TRADE FOR AN IPHONE

555-OHWELL

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:09:46 PM »
This one has become a quite amusing thread to read.
(Goes buy some more popcorn.)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:59:54 AM »
There was no mention of what the third one would be, as that could still be under tight wrap in Japan.

Maybe the third camera is a new 6D with improved AF system? 19-point AF, all cross-type?
That would justify seeing so many rebates for the 6D lately.
Daniel

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Thank you very much, Surapon!
Great to have you here with us on the forum!
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:31:42 AM »
And yet...not surprisingly, the SL1, T3i, and T3 are all outselling the D3200 and D3100 on Amazon - so maybe Nikon should be embarrassed?  Pentax and Sony?  LOL.  Judging by their sales rankings, consumers don't find them interesting at all.  No Sony cameras in Amazon's Top 30 dSLRs.  Speaking of 'dated', there is a Pentax at #29...but it's not the 'considerably better' K500, but rather the K-1000...I guess it's a good thing you can buy the film (!) for it on Amazon, too.
The "bigger marketshare = better than" argument is pretty lame. 

Seriously, anytime you feel like hauling out the "but Canon sells more!" argument ask yourself if Budweiser really is the best beer in America.

I didn't say 'technically superior', did I?  In the case of the T3, it's most likely 'cheaper than.'  And with apologies to any Bud drinkers out there, I prefer beers I can't see through.

But the point of the argument isn't which camera or beer you or I think is better, it's which camera or beer the majority of people choose for themselves.  Look around your house - how many things do you see that, when you bought them, you thought 'this isn't the best product for me, but I'm going to buy it anyway'?  Something may be better for you because it's cheaper, because your friends have one so you can ask them about it, because it has some feature that you particularly want, because it was available at the store you were shopping in, or a myriad of other reasons...but I'd argue the vast majority of time, when people make buying choices for non-necessary items, they're choosing what they believe is best for them.

"Best" is arbitrary and highly subjective...we define it for ourselves based on our own needs.  "Most popular based on sales volume" is objective, and happens because a majority of those subjectively defining 'best for them' as that particular brand.  In the case of beer, that's Budweiser...and for dSLRs, that's Canon.

Neuro, do you know if it is possible to obtain from Amazon, or from some other store, relative selling numbers? I assume retailers will not tell us how many cameras they sold last year, but maybe we can get them to tell us proportions (e.g., three 5D3 for every D800).
Maybe that lovely lady from Adorama (unfortunately I forgot her name) can tell us something like that.
I guess we could then have a better idea about market share.
Cheers,
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 06:07:13 PM »
If the current 7D suddenly had the 5D3's AF, would people be all over it again?

I would definitely buy one!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:36:20 PM »
"I am aware, from reading previous discussions here, that the crop factor is not a huge advantage (if at all),"

Dan, if the 1.6 factor helps you to fill the frame and you can't otherwise, then it is an advantage that you can't make up by cropping FF.  I believe jrista has explained this in other threads.  The huge downside of crop is the smaller pixels that result in poor high-ISO performance.  If you have 24 MP in a crop, the resolution should be pretty impressive, assuming top of the line lenses (advantage goes away as FF gets more MP).

Jack

I read jrista's comments about it a while ago, and to be honest I had a conclusion in my mind that, in the end, one could achieve similar results when cropping FF. Have I misunderstood? Maybe it was exactly that, pixel density was counterbalanced by cleaner image, and in the end there was no clear advantage for crop. I am not sure anymore, though, and if you are, well, I guess I had better believe you... :)
Question: Is it better to shoot with a crop camera than with a FF + teleconverter?
Anyway, other than that, I am not sure it will be worth buying a 7D2 because a 5D3 will be costing (am I wrong?) nearly the same at the time. We keep praying for 5D3-like AF, 5D3-like IQ etc... Well, if the price is similar, then I see no advantage of the new 7D2 except for when the extra reach is important (not my case).
(Sorry if it was waaaay off-topic.)
Thank you for answering, Jack!
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:25:09 PM »
It's looking more and more like I am going to be investing my money in a 5D III.

I just wrote this (below) in another thread.
5D3 + Daniel is looking like a likely couple to me. :)

*****
Something just occurred to me now... How likely is it that a new 7D will have many advantages over the current 5D3?
Possible advantages I see (sure many debatable):
- Crop factor for birding, wildlife and sports
- Compatibility with EF-S lenses
- Built-in flash
- Higher burst rate and bigger buffer
- Price
Is that it? I am aware, from reading previous discussions here, that the crop factor is not a huge advantage (if at all), and compatibility with EF-S lenses is probably not relevant. The built-in flash may not even come with the new 7D anymore, and some people even dislike it. Burst rate, well, here I see a difference, but it is not important to me (I understand other folks may need it, though).
Anyway, when the 7D2 finally arrives costing US$ 2,000-2,200 body only (more? less?), how much will a 5D3 be costing? I have just found prices under 2,900 on canonpricewatch.com, and rythercamera.com has the 5D3 for 2,499 right now. Even Canon sells it refurbished for under 2,800.
What do you guys think? Will the 7D2 be worth buying when the price of the 5D3 drops even further? I am not so sure anymore.
Cheers
Daniel

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