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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:29:11 PM »
The release probability of the Nikon D600 for Photokina is now at 99%. Here is an updated list of the specifications (new additions in bold):
 •Very small and lightweight body
 •16 bit image processing
 •Expeed 3 processor
 •Maximum video recording: 30 minutes
 •Built-in mic
 •19 scene modes
 •Magnesium alloy only on top and back only
 •Maximum shutter speed of 1/4000
 •Shutter life: 150,000 cycles (the D800 is rated for 200,000 cycles)

http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/30/updated-specifications-for-the-nikon-d600.aspx/#ixzz251haVGAP


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not entirely sure what the buzz about 16 bit PROCESSING is, i thought the processing is 16 bit already but the data is only 14 bit? (two bits are always zero).

does this mean it´s 16 bit from the sensor, through AD, to the prozessor?


Could careless, nikon, sony, pentax, etc.  I'm here at canon for the glass.  8)

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Plummet like a stone.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:18:59 PM »
Welcome to canon camp, You will enjoy a range of unique canon primes not available on any other system.

Thats why i'm here. ;D

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Yes, Because I buy better equipment when i've reached the limits of my previous gear.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« on: August 29, 2012, 10:49:12 PM »
The 50L is the sharpest 50mm from 1.2-2.8. After that the 1.4 is better but yes, once I bought the 50L I never wanted anything else. 8)

Its AF was slightly faster than the 1.4 IMO, and hit better.


2X the price?  Where are you shopping.  I got mine new for < $400, love it.
Here's a short video shot with it: Monster Bokeh


50L = 3x price of 1.4
1.4 = 3x price of 1.8
1.8 = cheap as chips. 8)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:30:24 PM »
The 50L is the sharpest 50mm from 1.2-2.8. After that the 1.4 is better but yes, once I bought the 50L I never wanted anything else. 8)

Its AF was slightly faster than the 1.4 IMO, and hit better.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:15:26 PM »
Your really not wrong.
Thats not the argument but the thing is were not talking night and day in terms of IQ it is only slightly better. Night and day is a 600D VS a 5D MKIII. What we are comparing is a camera from 2005 to a 2011 camera.

The difference in IQ between the 5DC and the 600D is not huge maybe 10%. Also the full frame sensor will mean you need to buy L glass to get good results because the sensor is bigger. So your talking £1000 just for one lens being a 24-105mm. Whereas the 600D you still need good glass but you can get away with using 15-85mm or a 17-85 which are a lot cheaper.

There is a lot more to think about. The 5Dc is not a modern camera with non of the newer useful features, which kind of makes the camera. Its like the argument with the 5DMKIII, it has lower res than the D800 but its features are much better which makes the camera. If IQ is your only concern then yes go ahead. But finding a good nick camera that is 7 years old and still paying in excess of £550 is a bit mad really.

If you want full frame its worth doing it properly and buying a modern camera.

But think we are getting carried away here. The poster is after a camera, an amateur moving from a point and shoot! A 5Dc is a silly camera to advise someone to buy! No program modes... either auto or full or semi auto, no inbuilt flash! It was designed for the more professional scene! Not a beginner!

My two cents anyway.

5Dc > any canon crop camera period. You move up to a Dslr to learn photography. The 5Dc is a simple camera with nothing extra to confuse anyone. It just works.

FF actually will make terrible lenses better because the pixels are spread out and bigger.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:43:33 AM »
5Dc

28-135mm + 50mm 1.8.

Done. 8)

That would be my advice as well (would possibly swap in 40/2.8 for 50/1.8 ), except that the OP said it has to be new.

I like the advice of a refurbished (effectively new) T2i and 15-85.  That will be around $1000 and will be a very nice beginner setup.

Yep, there is alot of gently used 5Dc on eBay and Craig'slist. If I had to start all over again, I'd never buy a crop rebel for 799$ when I can get a FF body again.

Then again, I bought my first camera used in a pawn shop and knew nothing about photography then. I ran that rebel into the ground until its shutter died, but that's just me. :P

The 5DC might have good IQ but thats about it. No live view, no self cleaning system, slow 3fps, 2.5" low res screen, no movie mode, has no built in flash & max ISO of 3200. For an amateur FF is over the top and the XXXD/XXD offer more options. The 5DC is a very old camera. Not all the features are deal breakers but they are nice and feature packed for an amateur. Possibly for the purist the 5DC is better but all the tech is too old.

A 600D wipes the floor with it for everything but IQ and this is not going to be noticeable unless you print bigger than A4.

All that stuff is just more fluff. I used a OM-1 for along time and got great photos because it was simple. FF is not remotely over the top, it's the way cameras should be period.

Then again, this is my opinion, and I prefer simple cameras with good IQ over complex cameras with mediocre IQ.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:25:02 PM »
5Dc

28-135mm + 50mm 1.8.

Done. 8)

That would be my advice as well (would possibly swap in 40/2.8 for 50/1.8 ), except that the OP said it has to be new.

I like the advice of a refurbished (effectively new) T2i and 15-85.  That will be around $1000 and will be a very nice beginner setup.

Yep, there is alot of gently used 5Dc on eBay and Craig'slist. If I had to start all over again, I'd never buy a crop rebel for 799$ when I can get a FF body again.

Then again, I bought my first camera used in a pawn shop and knew nothing about photography then. I ran that rebel into the ground until its shutter died, but that's just me. :P

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Lenses / Re: 50L vs TS-E 45
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:08:54 PM »
50L > TS45mm

50L for 50mm freaks like ourselves. :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 28, 2012, 03:57:29 PM »
Given a budget of $1k USD, what new (new as in not used) items would you buy?

If that budget could be stretched to $1.5k (max, no more), what changes?

Looking for "ease of use" (amateur, no prior DSLR experience) and a zoom lens.

I am initially drawn to the T4i with the 18-135 IS STM lens kit and possibly the 40 shorty.

PowerShot?

Thanks.

5Dc

28-135mm + 50mm 1.8.

Done. 8)

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Use a worse lens with less aperture blades. :-\ or just open up a bit more.

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Hi,

I recently upgraded to a 5D mark 3 and I am shooting my cousin's wedding this Saturday.

I plan on using the 5D3 with my 24-70mm f2.8L and 70-200mm f2.8L lenses.
For flash it will be my 580EX2 with a Lightsphere  Universal (cloud).

I don't usually do weddings so any tips or advice guys out there using the 5D3 at weddings can give me?

Use auto ISO?  Use aperture priority mode or leave it to post?

Scout your locations first, find the good light, and keep a cool head. Weddings can get hectic quick.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How much is too much?
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:45:55 AM »
I remember my OM-1 which had an unlimited supply of AF points determined by my brain.  ::)

I remember my minolta Maxxum AF 8000 which had the luxury of 1 AF point. Which was amazing!

Now my 5D3 has 61 points, 41 of which are crosstype and 5 which are double crosstype points. Amazing!

All these cameras were awesome in their time, and met the standard for pro's worldwide. Anything else is just fluff.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 10d to 60d or 7d
« on: August 27, 2012, 06:22:18 PM »
I was thinking I need upgrade to get higher iso on newer body.
I was going to get a refurbed, but is the extra 300+ worth it for 7d?
I have 17-40L and 70-200 2.8 is lenses.

I guess my action pictures will be of marching band in HS.
I am weary of 60d focusing if it behaves like the 10d focusing, where it is zoomed out,
it picks wrong object?

Yes, Its worth the $$$ for the 7D.

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