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Canon General / Re: Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent
« on: October 26, 2012, 12:28:40 PM »
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DSLR sales fell over last year, with Canon mentioning that its launch of new models like the EOS 5D Mark III didn't help to shore its camera figures up

no matter how the canon fanboys here will twist it, the overpriced 5D MK3 did not help making things better for canon as it seems.

and from the harsh critics on the net... the 6D will not be that loved either.
it´s not like canon can sell these two cameras like they sold the 5D MK2.

The 5D3 is over-priced. That why I bought it off of evil bay for 3000$.  ;D

1922
No, you guessed it: It's Nikon :-p ... http://www.nikon.com/news/2012/1024_acil_01.htm

What is interesting is that this really shows the advantages of a mirrorless design, I'll be interested to see how the af performs: "The V2 is equipped with the advanced hybrid AF system, which utilizes both focal-plane phase-detection AF (75 points) and contrast-detect AF (135 points). The speed and capabilities this system offers can be clearly seen with certain capture of the perfect moment with a wide variety of scenes, from moving subjects, even those that move unpredictably such as children and animals, to dimly lit indoor scenes and night landscapes."


Well, It's better in everyway to the EOS M except IQ. Good job Nikon.  ;D

1923
WB is a completely subjective thing but generally, You want it accurate.

Different Light sources give out different shades of light, Tungsten is more orange, Florescent is greenish, daylight is bluer, Flash is always 5600K Etc.

The tint control allows you to tweak the Green-magenta to fine tune the color more.

You can Lie about the true colors on a scene with mixed lighting to impressive results.

1924
My 24L is the definative Party lens.  ;D

1925
Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:51:09 AM »
The cause? A series Underwhelming products, Inflated Pricing, And a series of restrictions based on profit rather than R&D. IE: 1Dx F/8 focusing.

1926
EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:26:30 AM »
Please don't beat the DR dead horse again because according to DXO, the d800 is superior to all MF backs. Which is a ridiculous claim.

35mm will never ever resolve more detail than a larger format. That's why LF and MF still exist today.

There is no replacement for displacement.  ;D

Again you are talking about two things, is it DR we are talking about? Then it is clear that Nikon is the winner. FWC and read noise, nothing else than pure physics.
Is it resolution we are discussing, then you can optimize lenses who are smaller in diameter = 24x36 just like the manufacturers do for smaller sensors than 24x36mm . What's needed is gained  contrast and resolution that is in proportion  of the loss with the smaller sensor. BUT the 24x36 is light years ahead of a MF sensor and MF lenses has lower contrast and lower resolution per area unit so that is not so big deal as it is to use the same Canon lens on a 24x36 and a APS 18Mp to get the same contrast. signal/noise etc
You must be the one of the  most  uncomprehending  persons here at CR. I suggest  that you read and study the subject and try to understand a little before you so consistently pronounce your things

35mm does not have the detail of a larger format. Period. End of story. There is no argument here, it's a fact.

read my answer above and try to understand it.

Re-read my response and use some discernment.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 10:42:40 AM »
Please don't beat the DR dead horse again because according to DXO, the d800 is superior to all MF backs. Which is a ridiculous claim.

35mm will never ever resolve more detail than a larger format. That's why LF and MF still exist today.

There is no replacement for displacement.  ;D

Again you are talking about two things, is it DR we are talking about? Then it is clear that Nikon is the winner. FWC and read noise, nothing else than pure physics.
Is it resolution we are discussing, then you can optimize lenses who are smaller in diameter = 24x36 just like the manufacturers do for smaller sensors than 24x36mm . What's needed is gained  contrast and resolution that is in proportion  of the loss with the smaller sensor. BUT the 24x36 is light years ahead of a MF sensor and MF lenses has lower contrast and lower resolution per area unit so that is not so big deal as it is to use the same Canon lens on a 24x36 and a APS 18Mp to get the same contrast. signal/noise etc
You must be the one of the  most  uncomprehending  persons here at CR. I suggest  that you read and study the subject and try to understand a little before you so consistently pronounce your things

35mm does not have the detail of a larger format. Period. End of story. There is no argument here, it's a fact.

1928
Unless you have a specific lens use here in the canon camp, I wouldn't buy canon. IE: 50L, 135L, 85L, 100-400L. Etc

I'd recommend you look seriously into nikons options.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 08:33:17 AM »
Please don't beat the DR dead horse again because according to DXO, the d800 is superior to all MF backs. Which is a ridiculous claim.

35mm will never ever resolve more detail than a larger format. That's why LF and MF still exist today.

There is no replacement for displacement.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Travel lens\es on crop body
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:00:33 PM »
Hello,

My wife and I are going on holiday to Italy toward the end of November (first time, and yes we're very excited), and I need your collective advice. I've seen a lot of posts for FF travel suggestions, but not so much advice for crop bodies.

If you could only take two lenses with a crop body, what would you choose and why? (or do you have a compelling argument for bringing a third lens as well?) My reasoning for only bringing two is weight, space, and not having to change lenses too often.

I have a preference for L lenses because of weather sealing and quality (November in Italy is supposed to be rainy), but I want to hear your arguments for any other lens\es you would suggest.

I'm curious to hear your suggestions! Thanks in advance,
Seth

(current setup - yes, it's simple :) )
Body: EOS 7d
Lens: 24-105 f\4L

17-55mm 2.8 IS - Everything
50mm 1.4 or 50 1.2L or [Insert Fast Prime Lens] - Everything at Night.  ;D

Done.

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Lenses / Re: 50 mm Can't make up my mind!
« on: October 25, 2012, 03:57:02 PM »
It's between the Sigma 50 1.4 and the Canon 1.4

I've had the Canon in the past on a crop and wasn't that impressed by the micro motor. The DoF wide open was nice but not THAT good and the price is right. I believe on a FF it will shine a bit brighter.
I hate the dicey risk you take with Sigmas. I have had decent luck with them but I know it's hit or miss.

Is the Sigma THAT much better that it's worth it to try 2 or 3 attempts at a good one?

(On a 5D3 and Elan 7)

I liked the canon 1.4. The sigma seemed Dicey on its focus and felt I couldn't fully trust it.

Eventually I bought the 50L and never desired another 50mm.

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Canon General / Re: Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent
« on: October 25, 2012, 01:48:48 PM »
Thats because of a series of price spikes, under-whelming products, and restrictive design choices not based on R&D  limitations but instead based on profit margins. IE: 1Dx f/8 focusing, It was a software limitation, not hardware.

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Lenses / Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« on: October 25, 2012, 01:13:31 PM »
both are 30% off of refurbished price and within 10 dollars of each other at canons online store.

both have great image quality
both have IS
one is lighter
the other is weather sealed(I think ?)
one has a longer reach on the aps-c censor
obiously the efs is aps-c only

So which would you pick?

24-105L. Its a FF lens.

1934
EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 25, 2012, 01:09:39 PM »
I think I probably heard a thousand times in our forum ... "22Mpx is more than enough ... how much more do you need?" ... Whenever this question pop-up at me, I always wonder ... if there is ever a living Ansel Adam or Richard Avedon hearing this .... what will be their responds?

Back in the old film days, these two Grant Masters used 8x10 films to create the absolute best images (both in terms of IQ & creativity) in the field of Landscape (Ansel Adam) and Fashion & Portrait (Richard Avedon) respectively ... and I am sure their works will always remain in the books and museums for generations to come!

If one converts a 8x10 film with a modern scanner ... say with 4000dpi ... a single 8x10 film will look like (4000 ppi)(8 in)(4000 ppi)(10 in) = 1280 Mpixels or 1.28Gb !!!!

So ... my question is ... is our current DSLR technology still coming a long way behind, in the eyes of the Grant Masters? Or ... if you are a Grant Master, will you be happy with 22Mpx or even with the Hasselblad H4D-200MS of 200Mpx, if you are leaving a legacy of works behind?  :o

Large format will always be king in Real Pro landscape work. 4x5 or 8x10

Medium format is a good second and 35mm just doesn't have the same IQ as the LF or MF. I think 22mp is a good number for 35mm digital.

If Ansel Adams were to shoot digital, he would probably be shooting a Phase one Back adapted to Large format bellows, lenses, Along with his filters. The best he could get.

1935
Get the 18-135mm because its not the 18-55mm.  ::)

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