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Software & Accessories / Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:42:31 PM »
While watching the behind-the-scenes of Jenny McCarthy's Playboy shoot, I was a little stumped by the software suite they were using on location.  It's certainly not Lightroom, and I'm not familiar with Aperture... does anyone know what this software is? 


censored to be work safe - click for fullsize

I'm sure curious as to what they are using.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:01:40 PM »
I think the Dual Pixel AF is indeed revolutionary, and posted up my opinions on this a couple of weeks ago when the 70D was launched.

On a side note, it's nice to see Canon back at innovating new technology and pushing the industry forward.  I was a little worried after the 5D3-vs.-d800 forum angst last year, but clearly Canon is responding.  Next up... the 75mp body everyone's itching to see!

Thanks, Canon, for getting back on track!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon 44.7MP DSLR at the End of August? [CR1]
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:27:41 PM »
Interesting.

Would be a big coup for PhotographyBay on the rumor front if it pans out to be true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How good is 70D AF system compared to 50D?
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
The 7Dmkii will likely be out of my price range.. But if the 70D has the same sensor as original 7D I assume it'll still be really good

I think the 70D will have a better sensor than the 7D, at least based on the specs:

7D
  • 18MP
  • 100-6400 ISO (standard)
  • 12,800 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: NO
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 920,000 dot LCD
  • 8 fps burst

70D
  • 20.2MP
  • 100-12800 ISO (standard)
  • 25,600 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: BUILT IN
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 1,040,000 dot LCD
  • 7 fps burst

Based on these specs, I think your 70D is a better by.  And not wanting to start a holy war, I will say that I've never been impressed with the 7D (you can look back to some of my first posts here on this forum), and truly believe it is a lemon

I'm one of the few (probably <5% of users) who never got a sharp photo from a 7D; and started hating photography because of it.  Yes, I'm a pixel-peeper, and yes, I'm an OCD photographer.  I want my images to be tacky sharp.  So maybe I'm not a fair example of the average 7D shooter.

But in my limited experience with only three 7D bodies, each one failed me with its poor AF.  Pretty much every shot I got from a 7D body resembled the infamous Darwin Wiggett "melted-hay" photos at 100% view.  After months of swapping bodies with Canon Irvine, I finally parted ways with my 7D.  Since that moment I felt as if the heavens opened, and I became a sane photographer once again!  :P

However, I am excited about the prospects of a 7D MKII based on recent rumors posted here on CR, and anxiously await its announcement.  I'm sure any AF issues have been resolved in the 4 years since the original 7D launched. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1499 or $1589
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
For you deal diehards, don't forget the crazy package on BHphoto linked from the CR homepage...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994116-REG/canon__eos_6d_ef_24_105_pro_100_paper_.html

$2,599 which drops to $2,399 when you add to cart and checkout.  With a $400 mail-in rebate, that's only $1999 out of pocket (so long as you are diligent and submit the rebate).

If you are crafty, you can unload the 24-105mm lens and the Pro-100 printer for about $850-$900 combined.  That gives you a 6D body at around $1,099-$1,149 out of pocket, with a 16GB SD card to boot.

My package arrives Monday; I'll let everyone know how the resale of the printer and lens goes. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:52:46 PM »
I'm curious about the 2 "pro" bodies - one of will be the high megapixel camera but the other will be?.....

Yes, interesting.  Some sort of advanced mirrorless option?  FF Foveon?  An RX1-like camera?

Did some one say FOVEON???

gimmeh. 

nom.   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:44:27 PM »
Actually, I just don't understand all of the projecting that takes place on these forums.   I state my opinion that I think the current EOS-M is a bad buy...

At a guess, I'd say it was because the word you used was 'silly'...being called silly (and yes, I know that's not what you stated, but that's a natural interpretation) tends to piss people off.

Seriously?  I mean... REALLY?

I think a LOT of things are silly purchases.  But now you want me to temper an opinion because you're essentially saying the entire photography community is thin-skinned, can't handle dissent, and has poor (or absolutely zero) anger management skills?

That's quite an assessment!!!

"Piss people off"????  Is this the 4th grade?  Where am I?????????????

I'm just completely baffled by your post.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:38:37 PM »
The dual-pixel AF system launched on the 70D single-handedly restructured Canon's line that is based around Live-View focusing.  And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

You're using the past tense.  I do not think the restructuring you think has happened has actually happened.  In fact, if you read the rumor that 'dropped just hours after a fire sale' you'll see that, according to that rumor, Canon intends to release another M camera before dual pixel CMOS 'restructures' anything about the M series. 

And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

So apparently, you are unaware of the PowerShot G1 X, not to mention the other PowerShots with CMOS sensors.

I'm also unaware of my stinky feet... but my girlfriend continues to complain about them.  :P

Actually, I just don't understand all of the projecting that takes place on these forums.  I state my opinion that I think the current EOS-M is a bad buy, and you'd think I just insulted some one's mother... at her funeral.

Why does everyone care so much about what others think of how they choose to spend their money?

I still think the EOS-M is a bad buy.  And no amount of sarcastic responses, or jabs at my knowledge of the word "obsolete" will change that fact.  Cripes.  Take the camera out and have fun... really... WHO CARES????????

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:17:51 PM »

In my opinion the EOS-M is not worthy of its price tag due to its poor AF, even at $299.  Opinions vary.  And people can buy in to first generation gear; it's their money - their choice.  They know the risks going in.  And when there's a fire sale, it's pretty telling that the new technology (ie, dual-pixel AF) just made the previous generation obsolete.


You are spot on.  I picked up my M last night and realised that it didn't have dual pixel AF.  I cried.  I gave it a viking burial.  I think my 7D and 600D are going to get it next. 

Obsolete is in the dictionary.  Look it up.

Are you being cute?  I can't tell.

Obsolete:  Out of date.  No longer current.

The dual-pixel AF system launched on the 70D single-handedly restructured Canon's line that is based around Live-View focusing.  And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

Do you really not find it curious that there's a $299 fire sale on the EOS-M, and then hours later rumors drop of a replacement in the works? 

You may want to look up naive... it's in the dictionary too. 

 :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:16:06 PM »
Heh.

I just posted a few hours ago in the $299 EOS thread that it seemed like a silly purchase; since Canon would likely be replacing it with a dual-pixel AF markII version.

I guess I was spot on with that prediction.

 8)

How is paying $300 for a mirrorless with DSLR IQ and a small, fast, and by all accounts, sharp prime silly?  That there would be an improved successor is blatantly obvious. But you're the Man.

In my opinion the EOS-M is not worthy of its price tag due to its poor AF, even at $299.  Opinions vary.  And people can buy in to first generation gear; it's their money - their choice.  They know the risks going in.  And when there's a fire sale, it's pretty telling that the new technology (ie, dual-pixel AF) just made the previous generation obsolete.

Don't be mad. 

 :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 08:15:27 PM »
Heh.

I just posted a few hours ago in the $299 EOS thread that it seemed like a silly purchase; since Canon would likely be replacing it with a dual-pixel AF markII version.

I guess I was spot on with that prediction.

 8)

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Could this mean they are coming out with a new version of the EOS M?

And maybe within a couple weeks. I'd probably have gone for it if the 70D hadn't been introduced.

I'm thinking the same thing.  That new live-view AF is just aching to be put into a mirrorless body!!! 

Can't wait to see the EOS-M Mark II!!

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Pricewatch Deals / B&H 6D Bundle - $1999
« on: July 07, 2013, 02:58:49 PM »
I've been thinking about a 6D as a backup for a little while now, and CR's front page B&H deal really has me thinking.  At $1999 for that bundle, the resale of the package components could net a solid savings, especially since I already have a 24-205 and a printer...

$2,399 6D bundle with free shipping
- $400 mail in rebate
- $600 for 24-105 lens on eBay (approx.)
- $150 for PIXMA printer on eBay (approx.)

6D body = $1,249 (not including eBay and PayPal transaction fees)

With the 6D body alone selling for $1,899, this seems like a silly deal to pass up.  Even with auction fees, you're still looking at about $500 in savings over retail.

Am I missing something here?

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