Okay, so now that we know what the 1D X has, what does that mean for the 5D Mark III? Will the MP decrease? (Is the megapixel war really over?) Will the auto-focus and FPS improve?
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Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.
Probably most people in the world can't be taught to throw a 100 mile an hour fastball or even 80. And there are plenty of minor league ball players that have dedicated their hearts and souls into getting into the majors but never do. And there are plenty that can't even make it into the farm system. It's nice to think that sheer will gives everybody the same chance. But the truth is that there's a lot of physiological variation between people. You wouldn't say that everybody in the major league is number one but they all have the ability to outperform most of the world in that sport.
It's not arrogance or nonsense and it's not something you can spell out in a formula. Just apply this same idea to any art form and art history. Are you saying that anybody can pick up a camera and learn to be Ansel Adams or Henri Cartier Bresson? That anybody can eventually become Beethoven or Bach? That anybody can learn to become Albert Einstein? That is the golden touch. Call it a random mutation or a gift from the gods. Whether undiscovered or developed late in life, some have it and some don't but, of course and obviously, there's also a spectrum of artists and ability in-between.Quote from: OrangutanSorry, pet peeve: I have to respond to this nonsense.
- Would you care to provide some proof of this? Show me some well-designed scientific studies to show that people cannot "learn" or "develop" ability as artists.
- Define "talent." If you consider it innate, please explain how degrees of talent can be distinguished in newborns or toddlers, and how early identification of talent can be correlated to great work later in life.
- How would you classify someone who started painting only late in life (as my great-grandmother did in her 70's)? Would you say that was latent talent or developed skill? How could you tell the difference? Or would you simply manipulate your definitions to suit?
While it is certainly true that people are born with inherent differences, it is the height of arrogance to proclaim that some are gifted with the golden touch, while others are forever doomed to live the mediocre and drab life of the non-artist.
I was forced to shoot in manual yesterday, too much backlighting was going to result in poor exposures, and it was much easier to use manual exposure. I could have used exposure compensation, but I found it easier to use manual.
This bickering is pointless!
This just in! Scientists discover why the sky is blue. Film at 11.
A new 50mm 1,4 (with a real USM) would be quite nice...
I've long been uncertain about this picture. I can give you 10 intellectual reasons why it should work, yet I don't think it does and I'm not sure why.
Give a novice a 300D with kit lens (55-250 or 75-300 III) and ask him to use Auto mode/P mode (like P&S) and ask him to take a portrait at 100mm. Using a tripod and natural light coming from a window.
Give the same guy a 7D and a 100mm f2 or f2.8 with the camera on the same tripod and all he has to do is pull the trigger in auto mode.
Which one will be better?
Did he need to understand it to the maximum? All he did was pull the trigger.
Even for complete noobs, better gear will make a difference... some difference
I whole heartedly agree with this. It is (or at least can be) similar to golf. I suck at golf. I will always suck at golf. However, buying a good set of clubs helps me to suck just a little bit less at golf. Similarly, I may never be a great photographer, but decent equipment can help some of my pictures to suck a little less. I doubt anyone on here woud say a photo out of kit lens is going to match the exact same photo taken with L glass. Without changing the composition or the lighting or anything else, it should be sharper with better color, etc., all the great things that L glass can give you.
Thanks for starting the thread, a much more humane topic...
But, neuro is right (as almost always)- in this world of ubiquitous high-end or near high-end gear I saw my photos always lacking pop, sense, message, etc UNTIL I found what Good Gear can do to them: a fast prime lens for instance makes you think about composition more, the price of it makes you jump out of bed in twilight to chase the time, add manual focus and LifeView and you are doing already better than 90%, and take it to a place noone has been before (not geographically but in you surrounding space eg shooting at flowers from low to sky, like an ant) and you start searching for Yourself in the world of light...
So, follow neuro and look through fast and sharp glass - the rest is readable and seeable on the net.