« on: October 09, 2013, 07:05:55 PM »
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... but I've been told even better - the alleged pro photog I'm ranting about in this thread told me not only that real photogs never crop, but also that of course he never needs to do it. And he was using a prime lens but almost never moved a foot! That's when I realized the guy is an idiot and I'd better double-check whatever he tells/told me :-p
Indeed, that's the very issue why I've written this thread and am wondering if leaving more space - no matter what alleged pro photogs might say - isn't a smart idea.
I recently have done a lot of wildlife macro in awkward angles and positions (like standing waist-high in cold water with my €3000 gadget 1cm above water level), and because I missed the level the framing got to tight and the shot was lost after rotation. Btw. I've now installed the Eg-D screen for that, it's great, very unobtrusive unless I want to see it.
Well ... I returned the 16-35 yet again (didn't get third time lucky). This was the third copy I checked and didn't like it wide open - stopping down to f/8 or so was better but I can get the 17-40 if that was my main purpose.
Maybe I need to look elsewhere ... the 17mm TSE perhaps ... this just seems to go on forever.
it requires to change the processor too because IMO sensor + processor = film replacement - but that doesn't drive the price too much.
Ugh, why's that? Surely a processor can be designed to work with different sensors?
Anyway, for general consumer dslrs I don't see this patent going anywhere because
* changing the sensor has to be awkward in practice
* the price of a ff sensor is large, if you buy it you want to use it
* manufacturers are quite happy to sell 2 bodies (crop for reach & ff for iq)
This is an emotional argument... there is no place in it for common sense
I think a lot of people are having a hard time getting past what EVF's used to perform like... and many have no experience with a good one. If the only EVF that I had used was the one on my SX-50, I would be sitting in the "they are crappy and nowhere near ready for the DSLR market" camp, but my experience with the VF2 EVF from Olympus tells a diferent story. It is better than the optical viewfinder was on my Olympus E-510... but I still prefer the optical viewfinder on my Canon. The thing is, I have zero expectation that optical viewfinders will improve over the years while I would be shocked if EVF's didn't.. at some point the overall package will be better.
I am in the process of seriously considering jumping ship. I don't have a significant investment in cameras or lenses so there are no significant legacy costs involved. This is an advantage to me as I can look at the multiple choices with a pretty open mind.
What I truly don't understand is how photographers who DO have a significant investment in glass (and let's be honest, it does not take much to make our investment significant!!!) to consider dumping everything and switching sides. Yikes.
That is one of the reasons I have been taking a few months to make my decision. To me, what ever ship I jump on to and once I make my investment in good glass, that's the system I will stick with.
Do other photographers who do have significant kit jump ship often? Right now canikon may have the "best" but in a few years nicanon will come out with something "better" only to be followed by canikon..... One could spend a lot of money jumping and rejumping ship when ever something "best" comes along. I can't imagine that is cost effective.
I guess my rambling point is that just because canikon comes out with something "better" does not make my nicanon "bad". The bottom line is: Is my camera good enough for my purposes?
But then it is all about the gear and not the photographer. LoL
I´m going to sell my 24-70 2.8II, as I don´t use it too much, and I have 3 options for the money.
24-105mm f/4L IS
24-105mm f/4L IS
Sigma 12-24mm II (had it on Nikon mount and it is a good lens)
I´m amateur and I love my 50mm 1.2L and 135mm 2L (both are the reason for little use of 24-70) (i´m starting to use Sigma 35 1.4A).
Emotion tells me to take 85mm 1.2L. Rationality tells me to take the option 1 or 2...
What would you do?
I am asking myself the same thing. So I asked.
Not too many answers though.