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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:04:16 AM »
I would be 100% satisfied if the 5Ds had the same DR in terms of pushing shadows as the 6D.  I have heard the 7D mark II is better, but I have never used that camera.  I have the 5D3, 6D & 1DX and there is a huge difference between the 6D and the 5D3. 

Take an underexposed image and push it 5+ stops and the 6D still looks pretty good while the 5D3 looks terrible.  When I go look at the actual measurements from DXO it says that the 5D3 is rated at 11.7 for DR and the 6D is only marginally better at 12.  Something is not right there, or there is a huge difference in whatever scale they are using between 11.7 and 12. 

If there is similar low shadow noise in the 5Ds sensor as there is in the 6D, with the added resolution of 50mp, it seems like there could be a lot done with a 5Ds raw file.  Just speculation thought.     

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 10:13:47 PM »
How many landscapre phootgraphers are there that can afford 4000$ camera that demands 2000% lens?

This is a STUDIO CAMERA. So, product photography, commercial photography!

Learn you market.

I don't know.  How many are there?  Read the Luminous Landscape forum and they are using cameras & lenses that cost that much and much more, for landscape, product, commercial, and whatever.  Some landscape photographers are willing to pay a lot for resolution.  Camera makers know their market better than internet commenters do.

Exactly my point. Some landscape photographers are able to pay that much, but every commercial photographer is willing to do so.
But, because all these high-end marketing executives are wanna be photographers who got absolutely no idea what market wants or needs, it's left up to the engineering department to their job as well.
This camera is a great proposal, and if you look at it's features it's clearly meant to battle MF offerings. It doesn't need gps and wifi to do so, because those cameras don't have those features, either. It is a great landscape camera, but mentioning wedding photography and stupid things like that???? Come on, it's the worst possible camera for the job. Low shutter count, large files, small frames per second count... 1DX is a camera for that.

This is a studio camera, just like MF cameras, it absolutely works as a landscape camera, but it's buyers are likely commercial photographers, and landscapes are just one part of their job. No decent wedding photographer is going to buy this, unless it's a shoot for the cover of a magazine.
I am a pretty decent wedding photographer and I will definitely be buying one of these in June. It will go along great with my 1DX!

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The thing is you can get an adapted Sony that will offer a lot more dynamic range and only modestly less resolution for a ton less money.

Personally it's clear nothing anyone says matters and they are, as I feared back in 2007, just lost the plot totally, all this talk about kings of the hill who saw no need to do anything.

UNless people boycott any further Canon purchases you'll be stuck with the same old sensor quality for probably another 10-15 years at least. Nothing but a total sales failure for this will make any difference.

If you'd like to be able to use the best lenses (Canon) and not have to deal with a nasty UI/mirrorless landscape only cam to be able to get a top quality sensor paired with them all I can say is boycott Canon and 100% recommend to anyone and everyone to stay away.

Otherwise if you are fine living with the compromise of best UI/best lenses for another decade or two or living with some Frankenstein compromised hybrid Canon/Cano+Sony/etc. then do nothing and buy away.

If you want a shot to have the best lenses paired with the best sensors in a nice generally usable format then boycott the heck out of Canon from this day until they every decide to go to a new fab or partner with someone else. NOTHING else will make a difference. You'll still be seeing the same sensor base used in 2020 and 2025 and maybe well beyond.

The thing is that your point of view is in the minority.  I know there are a lot of discussions about DR here and other forums, but these forums do not represent a large number of professional photographers.  The DR issue has been hyped so much that most of us have been lead to believe that Canon is lacking considerably, which it really isn't.  It doesn't make or break this camera for most of the people who will want it.  I have the 6D, 5D3 and 1DX.  So far the 6D has the best DR in terms of really really underexposing an image and then brining back details in the shadows.  I would bet that this new camera is at least as good DR as the 6D, which is just fine for me, and probably a lot of other photographers.  The supposed lack of DR (in reality) is a very minor inconvenience that doesn't really apply to most photography scenarios.  You can point to DXO mark and DR tests where people have pushed their files 5 stops, but it doesn't represent most real life uses for this camera.  If I were to take a Sony camera to a wedding reception I would probably have to give the clients their money back.  With all of the hype of the DR, what about poor AF or a lackluster EVF?  The 5DS will make a great companion for my 1DX and I will take lots of properly exposed images at 50mp during the portrait sessions of the wedding day and be extremely pleased.  Then I will utilize it's good ISO performance at 3200 and maybe even 6400 along wit the 1.6 crop mode for the wedding ceremony and turn my 200mm lens into a 320mm lens and still have a 19mp image.  Then at the wedding reception I will put it away and pull out the 1DX for fast moving action in low light.

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EOS Bodies / Sensor Fabrication
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:10:14 PM »
Is it possible for someone to explain to me, in somewhat simple language, what exactly Canon has been doing in the past vs what Sony is doing now in terms of sensor fabrication?  What in terms of the physical makeup of the sensor does Sony have going for it, and what was, or is preventing Canon from doing the same thing?  And what are the hopes in technological advancements that we want to see in these new 50mp ff Canon sensors?  That is if they are from Canon.  I know everyone wants more DR and better low ISO IQ, but what physically needs to happen to the sensor for Canon to once and for all shut the mouths of the Nikon/Sony/I want more DR so I can push my files 5+ stops in post crowd? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:05:33 AM »
So how does the Color Filter change the ISO sensitivity?  Just as long as I can get usable images at ISO 6400 then I am good.  I hardly ever go above that, and if I need to I can utilize my 1DX. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anything wrong with mRAW or sRAW
« on: December 22, 2014, 02:08:18 AM »
As a wedding photographer, I have a somewhat unique situation, because I am shooting so many types of photography in one day.  A few asked, "why buy a 50mp camera if you are not going to shoot RAW".  Well I will be shooting full resolution RAW for portraits, details, and other similar types of images.  For photojournalistic images and other candids at a reception for example, I will never need a full 50mp.  In fact I probably don't need more than 10mp.  It would be convenient to change the resolution according to what I need.  I was just worried that the IQ would suffer.     

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Anything wrong with mRAW or sRAW
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:17:09 AM »
With all this talk of a possible 50mp camera I am starting to think how I would utilize a camera like that for my work (mostly weddings).  I would definitely not mind having access to 50mp for portraits, but for other aspects of the wedding day, like shots at the reception, it would probably be my preference to switch to mRAW which with a 50mp sensor would be what? Around 20mp?  However, I have never used those formats and am wondering how much, if any, IQ you loose from compressing the image in camera like that?

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 19, 2014, 01:07:12 AM »
I have it and love it.  For portraits I only use the 85 1.2 and my 200 f/2.  I use those two lenses because they provide as much bokeh and lens compression as I want.  I am guessing it is because I am a lazy photographer with no ideas so I use bokeh as a crutch. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A new high end camera
« on: December 09, 2014, 01:19:34 PM »
I remember seeing rumors of the 5D3 and 1DS mk3 replacement for a while before their actual announcement.  It seems like all we have seen so far is the probability of a high mp camera with possibly some kind of new sensor, but not a lot of other specifications.  Even if they ended up being off, there were at least spec lists for the 5D and 1D series replacements well before their actual release.  This is making me think nothing new is coming. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A new high end camera
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:54:39 AM »
Just what I thought, it is still pretty up in the air.  I like the idea of a new FF, high MP camera with a new sensor to go along with my 1DX.  In that case, a new computer would be a good idea.  My 2010 iMac is still running strong since I upgraded the HD to a SSD, but I am not sure what it would do with much bigger files.  I could always work with proxy files, but then I have to convert everything to DNG and that takes a while with 1000+ wedding photos. 

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EOS Bodies / A new high end camera
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:50:43 PM »
In everyone's opinion, what are the chances of a high end 1DX mark II or another top of the line DSLR being available next year?  The reason why I ask is because I am close to spending $4,000 on the new 5K iMac if a new camera won't be available until 2016.  However, if we are talking early to mid 2015, then I might hold off on a new computer so I can get the camera instead.       

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tony wanted to switch to Nikon but Couldn't
« on: December 05, 2014, 06:14:09 PM »
After the release of the D810 Tony was ready to sell off all of his Canon gear and go to Nikon.  Then he found out that switching to Nikon required you to also buy Nikon lenses, which are just not as good.  So reluctantly he has to stay with Canon.  Amazingly it turns out that Canon lenses are hands down major winners head to head.  I guess the little extra DR couldn't overcome the lens issue.  This really amazes me that you would sell all of your stuff as new technology comes out not knowing what is going to come next. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jva08HY6uLE

That's not quite what he said.  He said that there are certain lenses (most notably the 70-200ii) in the Canon lineup that are important to him that don't have an equal in the Nikon lineup; he does't make any sort of blanket comment about the Nikon lenses being not as good.

I guess technically you are correct, but it is true that there are a lot of really good lenses that Canon has that are simply not avalible in the Nikon variety.  He didn't even mention the 132 f/2.   Also if he is right and the Nikon 70-200 only goes to 130 that is a huge difference.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Tony wanted to switch to Nikon but Couldn't
« on: December 05, 2014, 05:01:16 PM »
After the release of the D810 Tony was ready to sell off all of his Canon gear and go to Nikon.  Then he found out that switching to Nikon required you to also buy Nikon lenses, which are just not as good.  So reluctantly he has to stay with Canon.  Amazingly it turns out that Canon lenses are hands down major winners head to head.  I guess the little extra DR couldn't overcome the lens issue.  This really amazes me that you would sell all of your stuff as new technology comes out not knowing what is going to come next. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jva08HY6uLE

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:58:00 AM »
game changing, game changing, game changing, blah blah..
What is really game changing, sony A7 or a7s. Or new 5-axis sensor stabilization in A7 II. Btw it cost as much as 7d2.
Nobody can look at an image created with a sony sensor, without looking at the metadata, and say, wow look at that picture, it sure must have been taken with a sony or nikon camera. Yet we are lead to believe that you can't take a usable image, let alone a good one, unless you are using a sony or nikon camera.

That's not "what people are saying". All that people are saying, 0.2 stops better Hi ISO or 14% of this or that or a few more AF fields ... are NOT game changing.

An compact camera with a fantastic full-frame sensor in a box half the size and weight of any previously used boxes ... with 80% more resolution and better low ISO DR and image quality than those older, larger boxes ... with image capturing capability and user interface on par or better than those older, fatter boxes ... without any moving parts inside, more robust, more durable, immune to misalignments of components ... with zero vibrations, zero noise ... with stabilizer working with all lenses ... with a viewfinder that shows the image exactly as it will be captured, working even in extremely low light levels ... that's a game changer to me. Looking forward to the Sony A9.  ;D

-A smaller camera is not a better camera, bigger cameras carry bigger lenses better.
-A DSLR currently has much better, faster AF, more accurate AF.  Which means using a mirror, which means a bigger camera.  A little mirrorless camera cannot keep up with sports or wildlife which makes the low ISO (which sports or wildlife photographers hardly use) DR irrelevant.
-5 Axis image stabilization with no moving parts inside?????
-Zero noise???
-An electronic viewfinder is irrelevant to me because I can use the in camera meter to nail my exposure 99% of the time.  Also, a lot of times I shoot with flash and my ambient light is very underexposed and I still want to see what is going on in the frame. 

With all of this excellent image quality coming out of these little sony cameras, the only benefit you get from them is at low ISO with a still subject.  And both of those things are almost useless to me. 

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 02, 2014, 10:06:28 AM »
game changing, game changing, game changing, blah blah..

But show photos from 7d1 and 7d2 to people, and they' won't recognize what camera is where.

What is really game changing, sony A7 or a7s. Or new 5-axis sensor stabilization in A7 II. Btw it cost as much as 7d2.
Nobody can look at an image created with a sony sensor, without looking at the metadata, and say, wow look at that picture, it sure must have been taken with a sony or nikon camera. Yet we are lead to believe that you can't take a usable image, let alone a good one, unless you are using a sony or nikon camera. 

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