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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:58:19 AM »
the landscape images i saw look not better then the ones from a 5D MK2.

so im still skeptical.....

I don't think you're understanding my argument...

It's not about being "better", it's about pixel density and DPI.  Stretching a 22MP image to a 6-foot wide print is worlds away from stretching a 37MP image to a 6-foot wide print.  The less stretching required, the better clarity on the resultant print.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:38:13 AM »
But those fingers are a bit noisy... :)

That hand is outside the DOF...  look at the hand on the opposite side of the frame.  Tacky sharp.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:26:40 AM »
and how many couples order billboard prints?

if i read here in this forum i wonder how there can be room on this little planet for all the big prints people do.  :P

I regularly print 62" wide fine art landscapes - and sometimes bigger - for gallery and corporate sales.  I use PrefectResize/Genuine Fractals to get the image sizes I need... but I'd prefer to have more pixels provided natively out of camera and less stretching to do in post.

Because of this I, for one, see a huge need for 36MP+ in a FF sensored body, so long as the quality isn't compromised and I'm sure many other fine art landscape photographers agree.  Now Nikon is proving it can be done.

My curiosity is certainly piqued.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 - Sample Photos
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:20:33 AM »
I'm considering switching to Nikon mainly because i'm sick of the Canon autofocus.

Don't get me started on Canon AF.   :-\

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. I am still a "prosumer" and have not to this date sold any prints for any money.

so what do you need 36 MP for? im puzzled!


+1

wtf?

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EOS Bodies / Canon CPS Preorders :: Gold vs. Platinum
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:42:17 AM »
I saw in the 1DX Update that Platinum CPS members get priority ordering on the 1DX body.  But, my question is, do Gold members also get an opportunity once the platinum notifications have gone out?  Or are they just like any other member of the general public at that point?


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United States / Re: Lens suggestion for a 1600 budget
« on: February 05, 2012, 12:01:53 AM »
Buy a used 70-200 f/2.8L IS (1st version)...

http://www.sportsshooter.com/classitem.html?id=35786

Take the left over $200 and get a battery grip.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D for studio work
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:49:49 PM »
But I do have both a 7D and a 40D, and IMHO (and yes I get flamed for this, but I'm not alone in my opinion) the 40D has superior IQ (specifically sharpness.)

I've run acorss this sort of statement several times.  I think there's a technical issue at the root of this - the 7D has a higher-resolution sensor and a stronger AA filter to go with it, and thus the resulting images require a bit more sharpening in post. 

I think this is why we may actually see a 7D - or some other crossover body - as the "high end dSLR" in February before a 5D.  The 7D has gotten panned across the board for IQ and AF issues.  There are still people who stick by the "you're-just-too-stupid-to-understand-the-powerful-7D" mantra, but dozens of reviews and tests show that "fuzziness" and lack of clarity in resultant images is a repeatable and very real issue on the 7D.

Furthermore, the fact that Canon continues to service my 7D for images quality issues, totally free of charge and well outside of my warranty window, says a heck of a lot about what they must know internally regarding the problems with this body.

Let's keep in mind, the 7D was really a first for this type of body from Canon.  Some bumps along the way were to be expected, and as first adopters many of us had to accept the issues that often come with a brand new model.  I expect a 7D mkII to be vastly improved... I'm sure Canon expects the same.

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Lenses / Re: *HELP* Alternatives to Canon EF-S 10-22mm
« on: January 28, 2012, 10:15:41 AM »
Don't forget, the Tokina 11-16 mkii is coming this spring...

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,2995.msg63705.html#new

I'd wait for that if I were you. 

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This is the most exciting CR news I've seen in ages.  I'm actually more excited about this  rumor than a 5D mkiii.  Why - you may ask?  I had terrible auto-focus issues with the Tokina 11-16 on my 7D, going so far as to get Tokina to admit it was a real issue.  Which they finally did, almost...  check my blog post on this issue:

http://www.akphotodenver.com/2011/06/14/tokina-acknowledges-pairing-issue-with-11-16mm-f2-8-lens-and-canon-7d/

If a true update is in the mix, I'll be looking to pick one up as soon as it drops.  Tokina's 11-16 ultra-wide is legendary, I just want all the AF points to work.  Granted, I typically use it in manual focus mode, but a lens should be compatibale with all of a body's focus options.

Just my %0.02.


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EOS Bodies / Re: New 5D MK2 Owner
« on: January 07, 2012, 03:48:33 PM »
Shoot... Shoot... Then shoot some more...

+1... +1... +100...

 :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« on: January 05, 2012, 12:18:14 AM »
I'd like it to be weather sealed.

 :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D sensor poll
« on: January 02, 2012, 09:13:50 PM »

+1

The 7D will always remain a crossover body from the pro-sumer to the pro line.  Also, as neuroanatomist so eloquently stated, the crop factor of a 7D body gives your lenses extra reach.   This makes the 7D body dual purpose, and a great supplement to a full frame body like the 5D; it expands your creative possibilities.

That said, I'd like the 7D to stay APS-C crop.

So what is the upgrade path from the 7D then? Previously the 1.3 crop 1D4 which meant you didn't lose all the 'crop reach' which all the 7D fans seem to love. Is it the ff 1DX which means you lose all the 'crop reach'. Wont you be upset with nowhere to go from the noisy prosumer body?

I think it would remain the same... the upgrade path from the 7D would be the 5D or 1D.  I almost see the xxD line being eliminated.  The T3i and 60D are very close in price, with no huge difference in feature set.  The two lines are almost identical.  Also, Canon took a lot of crap for the changes they made from the 50D to the 60D bodies, such as going from magnesium-alloy to a plastic body and adding that tilt-swivel LCD.  Many saw the 60D as a downgrade from the 40D and 50D models, at least with respect to being "semi-pro" versus "enthusiast" type camera bodies.

That said, if the xxD line is eliminated, the T3i, T4i, etc. may become Canon's new baseline standard for the "enthusiast" market.  The plastic bodies, tilt-swivel LCDs, and marketing focus towards video will remain.  Then, the 7D, 6D (if it ever comes to fruition), etc. series will bridge the "semi-pro" gap to the 5D and 1D "pro" series.  The words in quotes are my own definitions for the sake of breaking down Canon's markets. 

And, for what it's worth, this is all based on assumption from my own personal "vibe" of the Canon's development progress, and tidbits I get from place like CanonRumors and other sources on the internet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D sensor poll
« on: January 02, 2012, 01:25:45 PM »
I think it's a non-starter, the 7D line will remain APS-C.  They could release a new APS-H camera someday, but it won't be a 7-series.  APS-H means incompatible with EF-S lenses, which is why we won't see a 7D with APS-H.

Personally, I'm hoping for an APS-C body with 1-series build and AF.  If I'm limited by focal length (which, IMO, is the main reason to use any crop sensor, 1.3x or 1.6x), the 1.6x will put more pixels on target.  So, an APS-C sensor with IQ improvements would be better than APS-H.

+1

The 7D will always remain a crossover body from the pro-sumer to the pro line.  Also, as neuroanatomist so eloquently stated, the crop factor of a 7D body gives your lenses extra reach.   This makes the 7D body dual purpose, and a great supplement to a full frame body like the 5D; it expands your creative possibilities.

That said, I'd like the 7D to stay APS-C crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: weird "grid lines" in 5DII pictures
« on: December 25, 2011, 03:49:42 PM »
To the OP, I had a similar pattern noise issue this past summer with my 7D, which was severe vertical striping.  See my post on it at DPReview, here (image included at link)...

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=39424620

The body had been back to Canon Irvine numerous times for this issue (in addition to repeated AF issues), with only "electrical adjustments" being listed as work done on my service reports, and Canon service reporting that the body was within normal performance specifications.  After this (intermittent) noise issue cropped up again in late September, I sent my 7D into the Irvine facility again with sample prints and a very sternly worded letter that the issue was not fixed, that I assumed a faulty sensor was at play, and that I demanded a complete repair or a full replacement body.

My repairs with Canon usually take less than 10 business days door to door.  Interestingly, this trip was exactly 3 weeks door to door - the longest turn around I've ever had with Irvine.   Maybe it was a seasonal issue, but I'm assuming more work was being done on my camera.  This was confirmed when my camera arrived and I read the service report.  It was EXTREMELY vague, but in a nutshell it said something along the lines of, "testing was done and it was determined that a faulty internal component was producing noise in images.  The internal component was replaced."

This was the first time in my 7D's seven visits to Canon that an actual part was replaced.  I'm assuming the sensor was swapped out, but I'll never really know.  If your noise issues persist, I'd suggest sending the body into Irvine with image samples, and a firm letter demanding concrete results.

Best of luck.

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