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Just reading the words.

"a clean, and usable ISO 25,600"

Is just insane thinking about the film days and pushing 800 b&w film.  :o


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Up until the D3x, the D800 and the D3200 Canon had the march on Nikon at every price point regarding MP, and usually feature set.

while I agree with many of your other points ... I see this one differently.

For me, Nikon passed Canon somewhat earlier: with the D3 and D300. Whereas the preceding generation of D2h/X were crop only and along with  the D200 sensor-wise way below Canon, D3 and D300 for the first time were clearly superior to the Canon counterparts at the time.

Canon partially recovered  with the 7D, since Nikon did not come out with a worthy D400 until now. But D7000 and now D3200 pulled ahead even further in terms of sensor-quality.

And while Canon did only  manage marginal improvements in the 5D 3 sensor over the 5D2, Nikon came out with  the D800, leaving everything else in the dust in terms of resolution and DR - not only at base ISO but all the way upt to about ISO 3200. D4 and 5D3 take it only from there.

If Nikon's D600 trounces the 5D3 even at high ISO and comes at the rumored "bargain price", Canon will be in really deep sh*t across their entire product portfolio.

It is really beyond me, why Canon choses to invest scarce R&D, time and money to bring out a 4k video cam in the shape of the 1D C ... and not simply as a much more video-suitable C### cine-cam. Why as a clearly sub-optimal DSLR with mirror, prism and OVF in the way of video capture?   

The d3 was an expensive camera that 99% of people couldn't afford nor want to lug around. On the other hand, canon 5Dc was still selling like hot cakes because of its FF at low cost. When the d700 was released, the legendary canon 5D2 stole the show until the d800 release.

As for the d300, the 7D did get around to it but alittle late to the show.

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At least canon's cameras now have a Rate button. ::)

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Photograph the Olympic games from the comfort of your own home. 8)

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Canon General / Re: Cleaning LCD on Camera
« on: July 05, 2012, 03:18:41 PM »
I use a micro-fiber cloth but in a pinch, Ill just use the inside of my T-shirt. The newer screens are pretty tough.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:31:51 PM »
facepalm.jpg

:-) I take it since you are at a loss for words, I was correct. And because you deteriorate the discussion to a level I don't want to participate in, I'll stop discussing on this with you.



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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Macbook pro retina advice
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:27:09 PM »
Sooooo, I'm in the market for a new macbook to do my editing on and general computer stuff. I'm on a tight budget!

I wanted to wait to see how much the 13 Inch macbook pro Retina [can't afford the 15inch] will cost [prob shipping oct] and more importantly, what size SSD the 'cheaper' version will ship with because I can't have less than 250G. but now I'm leaning towards getting 13 inch mbp without retina because it comes with enough space, is fast enough, within budget and can be upgraded at a later date when I have saved a bit of money. The only thing that really puts me off is the screen, its glossy [reflective] and is the lowest rez of the macbooks, even the macbook airs have a higher rez screen.

I have seen the 15inch mbp retina screen [twice] and I have to say it's pretty damn fine, for photos it's stunning. Yet there are a few drawbacks, websites look like crap atm because of the higher rez. Apps that haven't been upgraded yet have blurry text, I loaded up photoshop and imported a pic that looked amazing in aperture and it looked pretty bad. I guess apps will be updated soon enough though but some websites might even take a few years to be optimized for retina/hi rez.
Another problem is that people have reported screen burning and other faults, how long will it take before initial problems are sorted? Also the machine is non user upgradeable and difficult to repair, leaving you at the mercy of apple and the really reasonable prices they charge you to fix stuff  :P

So is it better to future proof with the retina display and hope I don't need to add any upgrades and pray it doesn't break?
Or get the regular 13inch, put up with the display, enjoy cheaper repair bills and the ability to upgrade RAM and HD?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

It will take awhile for the world to ditch the 72DPI resolution of current systems. I dont see the benefit of being an early adopter of this tech just yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:19:42 PM »
Another advantage for Mirrorless is truly awesome ultra-wides with pin sharpness to the corners is possible. Less retro-focus designs. 8)

I'v heard this alot but so far on digital the reality doesnt seem to match up, existing ultrawides on the NEX almost all perform poorly and the options on m43 are neither shorter nore cheaper than you'd expect from an SLR.

Well, I was thinking about the Good contax/Zeiss lenses for m43 or leica M mount.
Zeiss does not make lens for m4/3. They are for FF only. So are the Leica M mount lenses. If you look at the rangefinder lenses, both Leica and Zeiss are Retro-focus design for anything wider than the 28mm (FF). That is due to the sensor require  close to vertical (60 degree minimum??) incident angle.  After multiplication factor, you will not have a ultrawide from either manufacturer.

Ooops, I meant the m39 screw mount lenses. :o

I am talking in terms of FF because thats what we'd want from canon.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pressure By the Nikon D600?
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:16:33 PM »
I have bought a D30 just for web pictures as I like to keep up with technology


LOL Me too! Ebay'ed for 80$.


That was about the cost to me!

Just dying to stick the 200 f/2 on it :D

 
But, it has no direct print button, totally useless ;)
 



I know! be careful with that rear dial! Its dangerous to turn it on without the user fully knowing what it does. ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:13:38 PM »
A 1Dx with a slow sigma will lose out to a 550D with a whole set of L lenses in terms of the final product.

Imho very likely, but not necessarily true. And 1dx vs 550d maybe is a bit drastic, don't you think (I know digitalrev's cheap lens/body comparison)? The real world questions often will concern the choice between 7d/5d2/5d3 and for example lenses like Sigma 50/1.4 and Canon 50/1.2 or Tamron 24-70/2.8 and Canon 24-70/2.8.

And only having the final product in mind is recommendable, but not the whole picture because it's no good if your af missed the shot, there were too few fps to capture the moment or your card broke because you didn't have a dual-card body, and so on...

And in my case: I'm going to get a 5d2+Tamron 24-70vc as a basic wedding setup - do you really think I'd be better off with a 7d+Canon 24-70?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:13:19 PM »
Another advantage for Mirrorless is truly awesome ultra-wides with pin sharpness to the corners is possible. Less retro-focus designs. 8)

I'v heard this alot but so far on digital the reality doesnt seem to match up, existing ultrawides on the NEX almost all perform poorly and the options on m43 are neither shorter nore cheaper than you'd expect from an SLR.

Well, I was thinking about the Good contax/Zeiss lenses for m43 or leica M mount.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:34:43 AM »
Another advantage for Mirrorless is truly awesome ultra-wides with pin sharpness to the corners is possible. Less retro-focus designs. 8)

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Lenses / Re: Which lenses to pick up next?
« on: July 05, 2012, 11:31:24 AM »
Longer focal lengths compress the image more and result in a blurrier background.  Like take a 70-200 and take a picture at 70mm and then take the same picture at 200mm with the same settings will result in a much blurrier background. 

Why do people always write that longer focal lengths compress the image, when they actually expand the background?

Compression will give a sense that objects are smushed against a flatter plane of view, like against a piece of paper. Its flattering for portraits and macro.

Expansion will make objects seem farther from each other than they really are. Ultra-wide for example make rooms seem larger than what they really are. Great for real estate and unique compositions when getting close.

I love 50mm's as they do neither, But back on the OP, Id get the 100mmL. Its got hybrid IS which is awesome.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:36:47 AM »
Oh Well, Its better to be delayed than have light leaks like another canon product. ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: FF advise (mainly stills)
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:21:54 AM »
Always remember: it's better to own an "out-dated" body with good lenses instead of owning a newer body with only Tamron/Sigma lenses. (I know, some of them are fine. But truth is that most of them are clearly not.)

I wouldn't subscribe to that view, because you are not getting "most of them", but only specific ones - and many are better than their comparable Canon equivalents. For me, the body-lens combination has to make sense for the specific application. For lower light, I'd personally rather use a 5d2 with a 3rd party lens than some older sensor with an L lens... in fact that's why I'll get a Tamron 24-70vc instead of the $2000+ new Canon version. Lenses might be a more future-proof investment, but not at the expense of the present.

Lenses are always more important than body's. They affect the final output of the pictures far more than the body. A 1Dx with a slow sigma will lose out to a 550D with a whole set of L lenses in terms of the final product.

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