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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:44:59 PM »
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.

It doesn't.

I think it just sounds cool to say equipment does not matter...
Of course it does!! One needs the right equipment for the specific job.

Sighhhhhhh.  One thing you people on here lack is humor, or recognition of humor.

I know it does.  To say that it doesn't is insane.  Maybe not in the film era, but I'm getting shots now that there is no way possible in the past.  Some of them the ONLY reason I get them is because of my camera.  Nothing else.  No amount of technique or creativity or whatever would get me some of the shots I'm getting.  So to say gear doesn't matter is objectively wrong.

Which brings me to my point.  Nikon makes a lens that takes advantage of the full resolution of a D800/E and now you have something.  Until then, you don't.

Everything is possible, it's just a matter of convienece.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 17, 2013, 10:11:20 PM »
Wait, I thought gear didn't matter.

It doesn't.

EOS Bodies / Re: just got a 5Diii, and wow!!
« on: March 17, 2013, 02:25:59 PM »
I made the same jump and I'll never buy crop again.

Let's not disparage all crop sensors.  They do give you extra reach and when shooting in good light outdoors with nice lenses, they give a near equal quality of image to their full frame counterparts.  And if you are shooting sports, either the 60D, 7D, and presumably the 70D will give you more frames per second than the 5d mkii and some 1D models. 

Along with the extra reach of a the 1.6 conversion factor and you have yourself some great quality images.  Where they suffer in comparison is low light because of the amount of grain.  But if you are indoors and using a flash, that can be mitigated... So it is what it is.

That's fine. It still doesn't change that I'll never buy a crop camera again.

EOS Bodies / Re: just got a 5Diii, and wow!!
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:24:18 PM »
I made the same jump and I'll never buy crop again.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2013, 11:02:32 AM »
I think if canon makes this rebel 100D the size of my Rebel 2000 Film camera, It'd be a better alternative to a Mirror-less camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Picture quality questions 6D.
« on: March 17, 2013, 10:09:57 AM »
The 5D3 JPEGs are abit mushy out of camera with a flat picture control set. I'd recommend you just tweaking your picture controls until you get the punchyness you want. No software

Lenses / Re: Is there anything I can improve on this gear list?
« on: March 17, 2013, 10:06:27 AM »
Two more speedlites will do wonders for your photos. Over power the sun with HSS thru an small umbrella.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Crazy... go Nikon?
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:49:29 AM »
D800e? Sure why not. add a 14-24 and your set for landscapes at ridiculous print sizes.

EOS Bodies / Re: Frustrated with Canon
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:38:52 AM »
Am I alone in feeling that Canon has, perhaps, lost its way at the top end of the market, albeit temporarily ?  The new top end models simply don't provide what I want. The EOS1DX is clearly a sports camera body, not a studio camera, and I resent Canon for trying to pretend that it is.

I've been with Canon now for years, having used their EOS film bodies before digital . Time spent with Nikon !DXs confirmed my view that Canon had far superior ergonomics, and five years ago, the Canon EOS1DS Mk III was a game changer. However, since then Canon seems to have lost touch with its professional customers. As a result, last year, I bought a Nikon ( D800E) which I currently run along side my Canon equipment. It is a fine camera. Nikon seems to have priced this camera very competitively indeed, and I gather that it is making large inroads into what should have been the preserve of the 5D3 market.

Now we're told that Canon have no intention of producing a higher MP camera until next year, and given Canon's habit of announcing cameras long before they actually become available, the reality could be some time after that.  By which time the Nikon D4X will be out.   

How frustrating. I want to stay with Canon, but they sure are making it difficult.

The only reason I'm still shooting canon is the prime lens selection is better and AF. That's about it.

Oh and Flash is better on canon now.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Own a 5D3 - need a backup...
« on: March 15, 2013, 06:22:13 PM »
I realized I posted originally with $700 as my limit, but after losing two 5Dc opportunities on eBay - the good ones slipped away and I don't want a beat up and overly used camera, I saw that 5D2 refurbs were back in stock at Canon and pulled the trigger.  Crazy, I know.  But at least now I don't have to keep changing lenses on the 5D3 when I want to take a picture and the IQ will be practically the same.

Just wish Canon Direct didn't charge sales tax...

These don't look too bad. Buy at your own discretion.

The third one looks the best to me.

Lenses / Re: TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm Finally Getting Replaced? [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »
I'm not sure if I'm going to put my $ into Canon gear anymore ???

Me neither, I am slowly switching to Nikon because of the superior image quality. (I am shooting low-iso only)
But, with almost twenty canon lenses that is a big step for mankind, and some of the Canon lenses are better than the Nikon alternetives....

It'd be a shame if canon surprises us with a sensor better than sony/nikons. If you do plan on switching, let us know whats for sale. ;D

Lenses / Re: 5DIII+35mm or 50mm?
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:13:13 PM »
The 50mm is a better portrait length than the 35mm IMO. I always get a kick out of a comment who believes that a 35mm makes a better "portrait" lens when any 35mm would have tremendous perspective distortions if you get too close.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Own a 5D3 - need a backup...
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:07:27 PM »
Get a 5Dc and Put a EG-S focusing screen in it. It will allow you to focus fast primes better. Also, the 5Dc is still has better IQ than any APS-C camera canon currently makes, and for cheap.

5Dc all the way.

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 14, 2013, 04:12:49 PM »
To the OP, make this a poll. I'd like to see the stats on this.

I stated that technique will improve DR more than any sensor will.

What techniques are you referring to to improve DR? Genuinely curious, not being pointlessly argumentative.

Are you talking about post processing like your Before/After? Making brights darker and darks lighter compresses DR and improves the image, yes. There are other ways to limit the DR requirement. You can choose to shoot when the scene doesn't greatly exceed camera capabilities. You can choose to limit the scene DR as viewed through the lens with filters, or by artificially lighting the shadows.

If you don't have those options, and if the scene you photographed clips white and black, what do you do?

Those are a few methods. I knew you'd get it sooner or later.

You stated technique will improve DR; those are a few methods which reduce it.

I understand working within capabilities. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you and all that. But is not this forum fundamentally about future technology, not working around the limitations of current technology?

Should I expect [CR2] about canon's next great camera which will audibly instruct you to take 60 a second exposure whilst waving your hand in front of the lens like you're burning in the darkroom?

However you want to put it. If you plan to wait around for future tech improvements to go out and shoot, you'll be waiting quite a while.

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