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EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrade current body or wait?
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:10:33 PM »
We are in the middle of a paradigm change in camera design, so if you want to invest in the past rather than waiting 6-12 months for the future, then go ahead. Be my guest.

It's not even going to be 6-12 months' wait for the next Sony "A9" or Samsung NX1. 

I have a cabinet full of Canon L lenses, so I will likely stay put, but if I were OP, with T2i and several consumer-level lenses only, I would not invest into Canon ecosystem currently. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX-1 Review
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:18:05 PM »
Can't wait for the smaller, cheaper Samsung NX4000 with this new BSI sensor  8)

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:04:11 PM »

EOSE2414Bleach by drjlo1, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:58:19 PM »
If they do release another mirrorless M body, we need to get out the "torches and pitchforks" and storm the castle if they don't use a Dual-Pixel sensor.  That tech would actually make an M attractive.

Of all these rumored cameras, the one I would actually have most use for is the M.  I bought the original M and had fun with it, but I gave it away as its IQ was not high enough.  I just hope its IQ at least matches the last generation from other companies,e.g. Sony A6000. 

Personally, I was waiting for A7R II with quiet shutter, faster frame rates, and non-lossy RAW files.  A smalish 35 mm f/2. lens like on RX1/R would have helped the cause greatly as well. 

Lighting / Re: YN 568ex ii Receivers?
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:56:02 AM »
Well, 622 supports Canon's ETTL automatic flash exposure and 603 does not, so the question would entirely depend on whether you plan to use ETTL or use purely manual flash exposure, especially given the big price difference. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX1 First Shots
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:51:31 AM »

the reds are difficult for all cameras.
a guy from IR wrote that no camera beside some nikon is rendering them realistic.

Indeed, but I never thought my 5D III did all that great with reds anyway, but crop sensors really struggle with reds at high ISO's.  All I realistically want is a smaller-body crop camera that does "OK" up to around ISO 1600, and right there NX1 seems OK compared to 5D III, especially for pinks and yellow/brown, maybe even better.

ISO 1600 5D III left, NX1 right.

5D3LeftNX1Right by drjlo1, on Flickr

Wedding Photography / Re: Wedding - Kat and James
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:16:21 PM »

Confetti and Cake by dancook1982, on Flickr

You are brave to use a manual focus lens for a wedding!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX1 First Shots
« on: November 12, 2014, 02:20:05 PM »
I used the Imaging Resource comparator to compare 5D III to NX1, and to my surprise NX1 was very, very close up to ISO 1600-3200, with the full frame clearly better by 6400. 

I would be absolutely thrilled if Samsung would place the new BSI sensor into a smaller body, NX4000 perhaps  :)


*IF* Sony can deliver that...and deliver a nice range of high-quality lenses to match...and deliver a full suite of accessories...

Sadly, there is exactly ONE FE mount Sony lens I would actually buy (FE 55 f/1.8 ) and exactly ZERO Sony speedlites and ZERO TTL wireless transceivers I would or even could buy.  What use is a great sensor?

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:45:26 PM »
So 7D II (1.6x) + 1.4x TC + 100-400 II= 896 mm.  Hmm hmm.

Will 2.0 x TC "work" in this situation, without autofocus in phase detect but perhaps intact AF in live view?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: YN 600EX-RT - my review
« on: November 07, 2014, 12:55:35 AM »
Yep!  I got one.  And it works fine.  It is just as good, so far, as the Canon brand.

Watch as I open the box and start playing around.  I only have a few samples in this video.  It is more of a first impressions video.  May have more to follow.


At the end of the video, it mentions how Yongnuo is "cooler" or more "blue" compared to Canon, which is consistent with my experience with previous Yongnuo flashes including 568EX.  Yeah, one can correct that in post, but it is one more thing to worry about and deal with  :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 03, 2014, 06:11:51 PM »
LensRentals Loves the 7D II AF  8)

"Do you use live view focus? The 7DII hits live view focus in a split second; nearly as fast as phase detection and waayyyy faster than the original. We put the 7D and 7D II side by side and autofocused from near to infinity in Live View. The 7D II had taken 8 shots before the 7D even locked on focus.
Don’t use live view? Well, the phase detection is a joy to use: completely accurate, the cool thumb button to let you jump points to anywhere you want in a split second, and the whole system is phenomenally customizable. Did I mention it’s accurate? I took a few hundred shots and it just nailed everything. Still life in bad light? Nailed it. Moving rapidly? Nailed it. Sunlight, halogen light, fluorescent light? Nailed it."


it´s so much more fun walking and traveling with the small A6000.
since i have the A6000 my canon DSLRs stay at home for most short trips.

Watched the video, and while many things are true, some things are just misleading for novices looking to purchase.

1.  Fails to mention his beloved A7S is only 12 MP vs. 36 MP of the Nikons.  12 MP FF files have their place but still far from best for everything.

2.  Misrepresents cross-compatibility by putting on a Nikon flash on the Sony and firing without mentioning there will be no iTTL metering, all manual adjustment only.  He makes it sound like you can put any flash from Nikon, Canon, and others and they will all work the same way as they do on native bodies. 

P.S.  Also forgets to mention that for those who want their flash to iTTL, Sony's current flagship flash HVL-F60M has a huge overheating/shutting-down problem that Sony refuses to even acknowledge as a problem but a "feature."  :o

3.  Completly glosses over the lack of native Sony lenses over CaNikon choices.  Some people like Autofocus. 

4.  In over-glorifying the Sony EVF, completes forgets to mention EVF lag, cartoonish colors, noise in low light, etc.  Yes I tried the Sony A7 EVF; it ain't no OVF. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:03:44 PM »
129mm length... that's a big lens!  Sigma 35mm Art is 94mm, for comparison.

For me to accept such a huge lens for 35 mm focal length, it would have to include IS.  Looks like I'm keeping my 35L 8)

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