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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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Lenses / Re: A Couple of Real World EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Samples
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:53:01 AM »
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. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Scott Kelby Does a Field Report on the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:41:09 AM »
You all seem to be making the same mistake.... You are confusing an in-depth review with advertising...... This is advertising.... Of course it is fluff and no critical information.....

Some very critical info I gathered from the review:
-Great buffer
-AF almost as fast as the 1DX
-AF points very near the edge of the sensor
-Amazing ISO performance for a crop sensor
-Scott Kelby doesn't care as much about DR as everyone else on this fourm!

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H Photo Hands-On With the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:58:08 PM »
It looks like an amazing camera.  Almost makes me want to shoot sports and wildlife so I could have an excuse to buy one. 

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:39:11 AM »
This is amazing to me.  The camera is $1,700 and is the best (so far) 1.6 crop sensor camera available.  Why is everyone hating so bad on Canon about this?  And I am so tired about hearing about low ISO DR.  It is a factor in so few scenarios and is sad really that it is the focus of almost every complaint about Canon now.

Forbid there be some noise in the crop sensor.  I mean the ISO 16,000 image looked very usable to me.  I don't even shoot above 12,800 on my 1DX, and have very rarely ever needed to.   

I definitely liked the part where he mocked the DR question and stated that if you were to show up at a pro NFL game with a sony camera you would need to fear for your safety. 

There is a reason why a majority of pro sports shooters use Canon and it isn't because they are concerned about low ISO DR and I guarantee they can do a little better than 60% of the shots in focus. 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:11:50 AM »
Wouldn't this sort of sensor be incredibly helpful for sports/action?

Nope - we expose our images properly.

Epitome of lack of critical thought here, especially from someone implying they are a sports/action photographer.  Sometimes the light is really low, where the only way to get a reasonable shutter speed is to underexpose.  Some photographers cannot afford fast lenses, so their only option would be to underexpose to get proper shutter speeds.

So, no other way to put it, but you are flat out undeniably wrong.  This sort of sensor would be incredibly helpful for very many sports/action photographers.

Speaking of a lack of critical thought...when the light is so very low, do you usually find yourself shooting action at ISO 100?  At ISO 400?  Or have you raised your ISO higher than that...where the differences between Canon and Exmor sensors have evaporated (or the Canon sensor has the advantage)?  (BTW, I trust someone so knowledgable as yourself won't bother bringing up the a7S in the context of sports/action).

Even if the cameras are comparable at higher ISOs, having one that performs better at lower ISOs is always a nice thing to have. Think of it as an extra feature added in for free such that you don't just have IQ performance comparable to Canon's but better.

The IQ isn't better unless you need a lot of extra DR at low ISO, which is hardly necessary for most photographers.  And for that extra DR you are trading for a camera that is still lesser in a lot of areas than the more than two year older Canon.  And what about lenses?  Also a better flash system.  Does this new Nikon have a better AF system than the past, or is it the same 51 point and less than 20 cross type sensors?

"Most photographers". I love that term. How do you know what "most photographers" need? Have you surveyed them?

Unfortunately flickr doesn't do ranking on ISO (and nor will Google be able to do search results for that either.) However I suspect that there will be more pictures rated ISO 100-400 than there are at (say) 1600-6400.

Yes "most photographers" expose correctly no matter the ISO.  My 1DX or 5D3 ISO 100 images will have the same great IQ (but better colors IMO) as the Nikon because it is exposed correctly and captures all the DR I need.  And most photographers do the same.  It is a rare case that I need more DR and would not sacrifice any of the other features the Canon excels at for a little extra low ISO DR latitude.  That is the only noticeable benefit of the Sony sensor.   

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:15:03 AM »
Wouldn't this sort of sensor be incredibly helpful for sports/action?

Nope - we expose our images properly.

Epitome of lack of critical thought here, especially from someone implying they are a sports/action photographer.  Sometimes the light is really low, where the only way to get a reasonable shutter speed is to underexpose.  Some photographers cannot afford fast lenses, so their only option would be to underexpose to get proper shutter speeds.

So, no other way to put it, but you are flat out undeniably wrong.  This sort of sensor would be incredibly helpful for very many sports/action photographers.

Speaking of a lack of critical thought...when the light is so very low, do you usually find yourself shooting action at ISO 100?  At ISO 400?  Or have you raised your ISO higher than that...where the differences between Canon and Exmor sensors have evaporated (or the Canon sensor has the advantage)?  (BTW, I trust someone so knowledgable as yourself won't bother bringing up the a7S in the context of sports/action).

Even if the cameras are comparable at higher ISOs, having one that performs better at lower ISOs is always a nice thing to have. Think of it as an extra feature added in for free such that you don't just have IQ performance comparable to Canon's but better.

The IQ isn't better unless you need a lot of extra DR at low ISO, which is hardly necessary for most photographers.  And for that extra DR you are trading for a camera that is still lesser in a lot of areas than the more than two year older Canon.  And what about lenses?  Also a better flash system.  Does this new Nikon have a better AF system than the past, or is it the same 51 point and less than 20 cross type sensors? 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 01, 2014, 10:10:35 PM »
Something is not right with his 5D3 example pushed 5 stops.  I have a 1DX which is very similar and I did a test that doesn't look near as bad as his example.  It isn't good, but it is as good as you could expect with a drastically underexposed image at 1/13 handheld. 

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