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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:57:28 AM »
I didn't look into the d750 specs and I'm not in the market for one, but you do notice that the full-fledged 5d3/1dx af array is only available with some select new and expensive lenses?
Yeah, new and expensive lenses like the EF 50mm f/1.8 II and the EF 35mm f/2, both from 1990 and one of them costing just over $100. I guess you didn't look into the 5DIII/1D X specs much, either.   ::)

LOL, you've made your point - I can use the full 1dx af array with a 50/1.8 ;-)

My point is: popular lenses like 24-70L1/2.8, 100mm macros/2.8 aren't group A - other popular budget choices like the 400/5.6 have a lot less cross-points which is about on par with the d750. Thus general statements are difficult with the Canon system while Nikon really just depends on the max. aperture up to 11 cross points at f8 (5d3: 1 (one)).

There are over 40 lenses in group A and can utilize all 61 AF points and 41 cross type sensors as well as the 5 dual cross type sensors.  These lenses are Canon's performance AF lenses that need the speed and accuracy this system provides.  I am not going to use a "budget" lens and complain about the AF performance.  Does Nikon even have dual cross-type sensors?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 04:53:02 PM »
Focus ability?  The D750 has 51 AF points with 15 cross type sensors.  The 5D3 has 61 with 41 cross type sensors and they all work perfectly, even in low light.  How is the D750 better?

I didn't look into the d750 specs and I'm not in the market for one, but you do notice that the full-fledged 5d3/1dx af array is only available with some select new and expensive lenses? The other lens groups quickly degrade the af capability into something much less appealing, though even the worst 5d3 lens group is better than the 6d :-p

Anything f/2.8 and faster.  I still think you can get most of, if not all of the cross type sensors at f/4.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 04:23:24 PM »
I am giving it until the end of the first quarter next year to see if there is another sensor to compete with the Nikon d810 and if not, I am selling all my Canon gear.  I love landscape and I am disappointed in the lack of dynamic range.  I test drove the Nikon d750 last weekend and even at 24 mp, I was amazed with the dynamic range and focus ability compared to the 5d mk3.  I want that body for portrait and sport and the 810 for landscape if Canon doesn't step up and grow a set.

Focus ability?  The D750 has 51 AF points with 15 cross type sensors.  The 5D3 has 61 with 41 cross type sensors and they all work perfectly, even in low light.  How is the D750 better?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:58:02 AM »
I have a feeling this will beat anything Sony has and frankly will be a little disappointed if it is a sony sensor.  I personally much prefer the colors of Canon sensors to sony.  I remember before the 1DX and 5D3 all anyone could talk about was how disappointing the AF system was for Canon.  I remember all of these jokes with blurry pictures saying that it was shot by a Canon.  Canon responded with the best AF system available and Sony and Nikon has yet to match it in the last few years.  I have a feeling that Canon will surpass Sony in the sensor department and then everyone will find something new to bash Canon relentlessly over.  Like mirrors. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMKII Focus keeper rate ideas?
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:53:34 AM »
The 50mm 1.4 is well known for focusing issues such as back focusing.  It isn't a good lens to test the accuracy of a camera's AF.  Get a lens that has great performing AF like the 24-70 or 70-200. 

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Even if a mirrorless camera had the same great AF performance I would not buy one because it is too small.  How am I supposed to wear one of those little cameras hanging off of my shoulder with a flash attached and a large lens like my 70-200 or 200mm for extended periods of time and not break the camera?  I need a camera that feels good with big gear.  Frankly it can't see a mirrorless having the same AF performance at a high frame rate for a long while yet.  We are supposed to overlook a lot of inconveniences with this sony just so we can get a little better IQ via more DR at base ISO.   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - DXOMark Review
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:59:55 AM »

That's exactly what DxO does.  They give Canon *zero* credit in the way of points for the amazing anti-flicker feature or for great weather sealing,


Those are peripheral features, and usually overcome by even decent photogs. Bad sensor IQ is a bit tougher too get around.

I think you have that a little backwards.  I can definitely get around not having a little better DR at ISO 100, but I it is a little tougher for me to make up for less AF points, speed, or accuracy.  I also love the color Canon gives me.

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Lenses / Re: A Couple of Real World EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Samples
« on: November 04, 2014, 04:57:11 PM »
"SARCASM" (def) - a swift bird that often flies over ones head.


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If it had a sony sensor you wouldn't need 16,000 ISO.  You could just keep all your shots at 100 and then fix everything in post.  I can't believe that anyone would even buy a Canon camera anymore.


It's even worse to post some comments on a website dedicated to Canon gear and don't use Canon gear, i really don't understand 8)

Yes just to be clear I was being VERY sarcastic with my original post!

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