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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone else want a cropped sensor?
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:15:03 AM »
Ever since buying my one and only crop camera, the 30D, I've been pining for a return to full frame. Now I finally have a 5D2, the answer to your question is a catagorical NO!

Software & Accessories / Re: TIFF or JPeg for storage
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:14:24 AM »
I am a serious Belt AND Braces type. I save all my CR2 RAW's as shot, then once those that I deem to be worthy of post processing have been attended to, these get saved seperately in TIFF format.

Everything is then saved twice on a dual disc external harddrive.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mkII upgrade with a mkIII or 1Dx
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:27:36 AM »
No, as I've only just bought a new mark2 I will not be hurrying to replace it with anything at all.

But I don't understand much of the excitement over the 1Dx. It is a very nice camera, of that there is no doubt. But its not any kind of replacement for the 1Ds3 or 5D2.

Now give me a 60 something AF point, eye-controlled full frame 3D and you would need to fight me to be first in the queue.

There seems to be a serious misunderstanding of where the 1Dx sits in Canons line up. Its a next generation 1D, intended for PJ,s on a tight deadline. Hence the Jpeg thing.

Any pro looking to replace an aging 1Ds mkIII should be very careful if they seriously think the 1Dx is a possible replacement.

While not admitting it (yet?), Canon will eventually be forced to reexamine their thinking because the 1Dx fails to deliver on so many fronts for the landscapist/studio/fine art pro and serious amateur. Either that or loose customers to the Dark side.

Technical Support / Re: Hot / stuck pixels on new 5d II
« on: January 25, 2012, 02:38:47 PM »
Sorry to say as pixel counts go ever higher, so do the number of hot/dead pixels. It's a fact of life.

Unless they impinge on a print they get ignored, even if I need to clone one out during post processing its such a simple job I often don't realise I've done it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 25, 2012, 08:57:19 AM »
   I am hearing a lot of Nikon users saying that they are not going to upgrade to the D4, still more have concerns over the file sizes which will result from a 36MP sensor in a possible D800, so large that stock libraries will not accept them without downsizing.

From my own experience, as MP numbers climb, so do picture library requirements. No names, no pack drill, but I know of more than one that unless a contributor uses a 1DS3 or 5D2, even an uncropped image is not big enough.

So decisions made on current picture library requirements is a bit silly.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »
Interesting that the "originator" of this series of images claims not to have touched them. Yet in one shot I can clearly read Canon under the rear LCD but in another it has been very roughly blacked over.

Looks like someone has been fibbing to us!

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »

A full frame body with something like 25 mb, say 19 AF (all cross type) points and never mind the extra bells and whistles its bound to come with? Yes, I'd be up for it at a sensible price.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:57 AM »
I notice an absence of "speaker" holes. Of course these could be anywhere, but on the 7d they are to the left and the 5D2 on the right of the viewfinder. But considering the mess made of covering up the Canon logo, it looks otherwise like a body ready for release, not a cobbled together beta version.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark II or 1D Mark III
« on: January 22, 2012, 11:25:50 AM »
I would not dream of comparing the 5D mk2 with the ID, they are too different. Now ask about how the 5D mk2 compares with the 1Ds3 and we might be able to have a conversation.

The 5D2 as a number of strengths and weaknesses and these mainly revolve around whether its used in a photojournalists/sports tog role or in a studio/landscapist/fine art role. For the second it is a natural born winner, but it does struggle in the former role. Depends on the individuals style of photography mainly, or so it seems.

Given a well cared for used 1Ds3, then thats what I would personally choose, but I was very recently offered a "well-worn" example and decided to buy a new 5D2 instead. Financially they were about the same.

EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Megapixel Count? [CR2]
« on: January 20, 2012, 04:20:00 AM »
Why not use the AF from the 1Ds3?


As I see it the only problem is that Canon need to maintain a "quality" gap between the 1D/1Ds and their "lower" offerings. Its not so much a cost issue as a perceived difference in the ranges.

Personally I'd love to see the 5D3 with the Eos-3 45 Eye-controlled AF points.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:16:25 PM »
What I would not pay for an Eye-Focus version of the 5D! I still love my Eos-3 for that, its wonderful.

But it needs a certain number of AF points to be successful. The Eos-3 offers a wall-to-wall "almost" seamless 45 points, well, not quite but it seems that way. And that's what the system needs top work well it strikes me.

So a message for Canon management: Yes Please.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is there an advantage to still having a mirror on a dslr
« on: January 12, 2012, 09:47:30 AM »
While electronic viewfinders will no doubt continue to improve, I don't see any that are up to the standard of silvered mirrors and proper optics YET.

Their day will come, but its not here right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Max size of print
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:20:11 AM »
I have printed excellent A3+ images from my 8MP 30D, so I'd expect the 21.1MP 5D2 to go to A1 easily.

Its also true that very large prints need very much lower PPI simply because the viewer stands further away in order to absorb the whole picture.

Canon General / Re: Very strange lens mug
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:53:21 AM »
The optics will be dreadful as well.

But for the money, its a good deal.

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