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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D weatherproofness, tested.
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:11:51 PM »
I've shot in heavy rain with my 7D and no issues. I have no qualms doing so again with the 5D3.

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:56:59 PM »
Neuro.  You did not answer my question, do you understand - and read again what I asked
Underexposing, head room , bring in high lights more than 4 stops above middle grey
 If you understand this we take  lesson 2

Certainly, I understand.  But no one is asking for theoretical 'lessons'.  Rather, both me and privatebydesign are asking for actual examples of images 'ruined' by the FPN of the 5DII, and some idea of the frequency at which the low ISO FPN renders real-world images unusable.

Yes, FPN ruins the perfect test charts of obsessive camera disorder sufferers.

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The metering will be in-accurate though.  :-\

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:06:08 PM »
How come the 5D2 IQ was impeccable before the D800? I find it still impeccable today. :|
it was not when it was released
it is not much better after all the firmware updates
it made a big splash being the first CHEAP full-frame and those who wanted or needed that were so enthused with this new toy they paid little regard to its IQ shortcomings because it offered IQ benefits and features previously unavailable.

Endlessly trumpeting on that basis suckered me in to buying one; my most regrettable Canon purchase.
not for lack of due diligence, but for lack of honest and clear information about its weaknesses, which became clear enough after I used it for a while. .. and after others began posted about its less than ideal low ISO FPN issues.

If you still find it meets your needs you either lucked out with a good one or you don't mind crushing your blacks a few more levels than some of us.

*Facepalm

If your ultra-mega analytical about bringing up black's 4-stops, which by the way is why they are called black's not midtones, then you have some other serious issues to contend with. (IE: Timing for Ideal Light)

I'd have 7D landscapes that are heavily processed and pushed to +3 in the corners than were accepted for Istock. Thats some very strict standards.

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Video & Movie / Re: Film shot on a 5D Mark III and Glidecam in Italy
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
Fantastic Work!

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Reviews / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC vs NEW Canon 24-70 f/4L IS - Wow
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:49:44 AM »
This lens is exactly how I pronounced it at release. DOA.

@RLPhoto: hey, no need to repeat that in every 20-70 f/4 IS review/comparison thread ;)
DOA or not, let's wait for the sale figure.

There is no NEED to post the same topic over and over.

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Canon General / Re: Hey Canon, I've got cash to burn, but...
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:24:03 AM »
Speaking of AA filters, put that on the list of things for Canon to improve, i.e. optionally get rid of...

No one said that you can't get rid of them, Life-pixel.com would be happy to get rid of the AA filter for you. You even get to keep dust-reduction working.

http://shop.lifepixel.com/3-AA-anti-aliasing-filter-removal-for-sharper-photos/1-Canon-DSLR-Anti-Aliasing-Filter-Removal-Service-p123.html

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Store Information
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:20:43 AM »
A place where canon can say

"This is why we charge alot of money, because XXXX doesn't have a store."

1854
Just recently bought a CB-mini bracket, And its fantastic. 

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Canon General / Re: EF mount's obselences
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:11:02 AM »
The EF mount will go out of date but the EF mount replacement would allow reverse compatibility. The outrage/backlash in modern computer times would be 1000x worse than back in the 80's.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:08:22 AM »
I'd buy one If it were true, but not for 899$.

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Canon General / Re: Hey Canon, I've got cash to burn, but...
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:03:53 AM »
...and I'm writing this to counter all the recent Canon bashing and flaming here, I can't find anything worth buying!

My 5D2 needs an upgrade, but the 5D3 doesn't have interchangeable focus-screens which I need for wide-aperture (manual) lenses (and the lack of improvement in the shadow noise is a bit of a let-down). The 1DX would be possible, too, but for that amount of cash I'd like 24 or 28 megapixels (with proportionally slower frame rate), everything else is great.

Since moving to full-frame the 70-200 is a bit short, but I don't want to substitute it with a less-sharp-and-inferior-IS 100-400, give me a new version already, or an updated 300 f/4, I'll take whatever comes first! And what about wide-angle, where is the 14-24 competitor, or even a 17-40 or 16-35 that's half as sharp? Where is the quality 20 IS USM to go with the 24 and 28?

And don't get me started on all the missing or crippled firmware features, some decent updates there might have pushed me to a 5D3 or 1DX, but there's no real auto-iso in m with exposure compensation, no proper way to set the min and max shutter speed or aperture in the semi-auto modes, no histogram when zoomed in like the smallest nikons do, ... ... ...

Rant finished, obviously I don't make my living from photography, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't spend some more on it, because I do shoot a lot and some things are often difficult with my current gear!



I used a 5Dc with the EG-s screen for years! and it was perfect but I dont miss it with the 5D3 AF. Granted, I'd like to have both the EG-S and the 5D3 AF. Even the Focus confirmation is 10x more accurate with manual lenses on all AF points.

As for reach, Just get an new M-III tele-converter but canon is lacking in the wide department but If you that serious to buy a 2000$ 14-24, why not look into the Zeiss 15mm?

If your in M mode, I don't see a need for Expo-comp because there must be a particular reason for the person selecting they're aperture or shutter speed. The Auto ISO works great on my 5D3 In M mode. Granted, I would appreciate a zoom histogram.

But you must appreciate that canon DOES have a 100-400mm, canon DOES have the 600EX-RT, and canon DOES have the Best AF on the Market, The fact that canon DOES allow you to even change focusing screens in the first place and so many things that make this platform unique.

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Reviews / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC vs NEW Canon 24-70 f/4L IS - Wow
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:54:11 AM »
This lens is exactly how I pronounced it at release. DOA.

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:22 AM »
How come the 5D2 IQ was impeccable before the D800? I find it still impeccable today. :|
+1000000 Very true. Rumor has it that a camera does not become worse simply because newer models appear  ;D  ;D  ;D

ITS OVER NINE THOUSAND!  :o

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:19:50 AM »
It is not much to own to that price, it is only ( and now Im using the word uninformed people) who think 50/1,2 is something special. good luck and Elvis is still alive, live in Motala Sweden

Had all the canon 50mm's, and the 50L is the best performing from F1.2-2.8. Its fantastic.
Tell me which one of the four links i have
 Provided shows that 50/1,2 is better at 2,0 than 50/1,4
Are all this 4 test humbug? Like some think about DXO  Dr test

Don't need to. My experience in using the equipment has proved to me the value of the 50L.

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