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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 12, 2011, 12:04:18 PM »
I'm not comparing the cameras. The argument was made that anyone who was interested in IQ would not own a crop sensor with 24MP. I'm merely saying that this is not true and that people who are interested in excellent IQ are also interested in "pixel crammed 24MP sensors."

The arguement was anyone who would buy the sony JUST BECAUSE of the number specs wasn't as interested in IQ... lets be honest here... I've known people who buy that top of the line cameras for no other reason but to say they own the top level cameras (more of bragging rights or a p*nis extension) whereas a regular camera would suit them just as well... There's other things that come into play which few people bring up... we all know with higher MP cameras, the image quality becomes beleaguered even more by lenses... Sony lenses vs Canon lenses... mmmmm  you'll have to argue that one mate... 

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 12, 2011, 10:16:20 AM »
Tempting but people who get excited about this camera in my estimations are pure number people and not as concerned about quality... Crap in, and crap out... I need my photos to look stunning in print, and if i cant count on it in print, what else is there for me to get excited about?

The principal behind the Luminous Landscape website seems to be fairly excited about the A77 and that's someone that owns and uses an 80MP MF back. Are you saying that someone who shoots professionally with an 80MP MF back is not concerned about IQ?


Dilbert my friend, surely you know the difference between a 80mp medium format sensor and a pixel crammed 24mp crop sensor. Surely you understand how much bigger of a sensor that is compared to even a 35mm sensor. Come on, comparing mf 645 or 67 to a crop sensor is not apples to oranges, it's like apples to watermelons  :P

It's not neccisarily the size of the sensor or the total pixels in the sensor, it's the technology and quality of info pumped out by said sensor. This is where the canon cameras tend to shine in comparison to Sony. Now canon compared to 80mp medium format.... That's a whole new ball of wax

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:54:30 PM »

At 24MP, the A77 has the most MP for a "current" camera that's actually affordable.


Not true. My 7D has more megapixels. The trick is to take a photo and then in Photoshop, enlarge it to 200% and voila !!! more than 70 MPs  :o :o :o

I mean, since we don't care about "pixel quality" and "sensor noise", what's the difference, right?

Well played good sir, well played

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 11, 2011, 05:23:23 PM »
Correct me if i'm wrong but isn't the A77 a crop body?  Also comparing image quality of the 7d OR the 5d2 compared to sony's offering...  EHhh... i'll pass.  Tempting but people who get excited about this camera in my estimations are pure number people and not as concerned about quality... Crap in, and crap out... I need my photos to look stunning in print, and if i cant count on it in print, what else is there for me to get excited about?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Firmware 2.1.1 Sighting
« on: November 11, 2011, 05:18:29 PM »
That's a shame: so many firmware with new functionalities and updates for that prosumer camera, and almost any for the professional and expensive 1D IV: the only EOS still without manual sound control.


My 400D doesn't have manual sound control  ;)

Neither does the 7D... then again the 7d does 720 HD so I suppose I should count my blessings...

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EOS Bodies / Re: World's pricient Photograph... bland
« on: November 10, 2011, 06:01:57 PM »
Maybe it's more about the man who took the picture than the picture itself?

Must be... Why else why someone buy a jackson pollock painting for millions if it wasn't pollock who painted it... otherwise most 3-4 year olds can produce competing drip paintings =)  I just wish I get to the point people feel the need to plunk millions for my prints haha. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: World's pricient Photograph... bland
« on: November 10, 2011, 05:19:03 PM »
Did some research... he shoots Film, so the prints are one of a kind... I get it a bit now... ???

Film or not, it better be spectacular in order for me to plunk down money on... I could take this picture in my sleep on any hazy day on the west coast. 

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I will cry if the 5DM3 is announced before the end of this year.
I won't, I'm happy waiting using my 7D until the 5D3 gets announced (and then i'll probably get a used 5D2, it's a great camera and always will be regardless of what gets released in future).

With that list of lenses, the fisheye and 2 macros, they're going to hold up value a lot, even if you lose a bit on the body when new models come out it won't matter so much.

That's what I was determined to do until I realize if I dont get it now, something always will go wrong and my money for this camera all of a sudden wont be there when I need it, haha... I've got 2 kids... I know all too well how these sudden emergencies work haha. 

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Site Information / Re: Problems uploading images.
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:12:16 AM »
One last thing... check your file permissions... I upload files to different companies websites daily whom I do commercial photography for... Sometimes, rarely, but it happens, where a computer files permissions will get turned off where other computers other than your computer including servers cannot read the file.  Right clicking on the file, looking at properties, and making sure your computer is read/write, and the other two settings (network/everyone else) is at least read.  Doubt that's your problems but when all else fails check it... if you have files saved on a network or external drives, sometimes those external devices and especially networks strip permissions from files.   

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Lenses / Re: Does a lens hood reduce the light?
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:07:31 AM »
Short answer, no, long answer, it blocks the incident light that could cause flare (causing low contrast and washed out scenes.)  It will reduce the light you dont want in your scene assuming you dont want that light in the scene. 

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you guys are very lucky in there photo gears are abundant and the prices are very competitive unlike here in australia all the gears are priced sky high

Yes but on the other hand... you live in Australia!   :D

You beat me to it... the trade of is april lives in beautiful australia... Visited there a while ago and waiting til the day I could visit again... (minus the 14-16 hour flight out there that is)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pro camera insurance USA, besides State Farm??
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:07:49 PM »
I have all my gear attached to my homeowners as an additional rider.... I have allstate.  They have like 2 levels of coverage if i remember right... one was cheaper and covered theft and such but it kinda had to be "within the home" and then they had an itemized one where it's 0 deductible and covered mysterious disappearance and such... My 5D2 and 24-105 alone was like $80 for 6 months extra and the rest of my gear also was added for I think maybe $120 for 6 months?  Not too bad... I think if you rent you could add that onto your renters insurance... 

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Lenses / Re: step up/step down
« on: November 09, 2011, 02:59:22 PM »
I'd recommend step-up before I'd recommend step down, but as long as it doesn't vignette then go for it... That's what they're made for. 

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Canon General / Re: Dynamic Range - Digital sensors
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:20:43 AM »
DPR rated the 5d 2 with a DR of 8.6ish with as-is settings but with highlight priority bought you another stop in the highlights. Others said the 5d2, such as art adams, that the same camera has 11+ ev. Fact is there is no real benchmark everyone can accept without running our own tests so arguments such as this is really futile.

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Canon General / Re: Dynamic Range - Digital sensors
« on: November 09, 2011, 08:43:20 AM »
For what it's worth, DXo Mark, who rates the sensors rated the 5d mark 2 with a dr rating of 11.9 ev. I know they can be questionable by many photographers but take that for what it's worth.


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