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EOS Bodies / Re: EF lenses could work on a mirrorless body, right?
« on: March 16, 2014, 04:01:21 PM »
Yes, as long as the flange distance stays the same, mirror or no mirror wouldn't matter.

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Use the 24-70 on the long end. Some compression makes people look better, especially women.

For DoF reasons I advice against shooting any wider than f/5.6 for more than one person. It will be difficult otherwise to keep both on them in sharp focus.

For the background blur you can tune it by changing distance between subjects and background.

Since you will be shooting outdoors without possibility to bounce the flash, I strongly advise you use a diffuser or a small softbox.
Alright, thanks!

So I should avoid shooting at 2.8 for individual couples?

I will also bring a gary fong lightsphere for direct fill flash.

Depends on how far away you are.

There's a magic distance where wide apertures are able to keep your full subject(s) in focus but blur the background enough to make them pop. It depends on the aperture and focal length combination, and on how close you are. If you're too close you risk to have one face in focus and the other out.

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It's "New Homes" Sale baloon :)
I so wish this sensor was inside my 5D III.
I think its a good thing that this Sony sensor is not in the 5D MK III ... the Nikon/Sony cameras (with 24 or 36MP
Sony sensors) that I own(ed) and/or tried, do not have the same versatility, speed and accuracy of AF like the 5D MKIII ... from my limited experience I feel Sony sensors are "specialty" sensors, that are good for great image quality & DR but they are not good "all rounders".

Agreed.

Recipe for the perfect camera: take a 5DIII, add the a7 24 MP sensor with the BionZ processor and the VF of the D600/800. Done.
The a6000 (although APSC sensor) seems to fit your description ... that's why I eagerly look forward to getting the a6000 ... who knows maybe one day we will see an a6000 incarnation in a full frame camera.

The EVF is not as good as that in the a7/r - which is good, but still improvable. I'm OK with either a very good EVF or OVF. The OVF in Nikon cameras imho is much better than in Canons.

I also like the form factor of a reflex. It would be nice if it was mirrorless and with the shape/form-factor of the RX10.

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It's "New Homes" Sale baloon :)
I so wish this sensor was inside my 5D III.
I think its a good thing that this Sony sensor is not in the 5D MK III ... the Nikon/Sony cameras (with 24 or 36MP
Sony sensors) that I own(ed) and/or tried, do not have the same versatility, speed and accuracy of AF like the 5D MKIII ... from my limited experience I feel Sony sensors are "specialty" sensors, that are good for great image quality & DR but they are not good "all rounders".

Agreed.

Recipe for the perfect camera: take a 5DIII, add the a7 24 MP sensor with the BionZ processor and the VF of the D600/800. Done.

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I like it all, but the price of such cameras is sky-high.

I really wouldn't spend 1k on a 1" sensor camera, and another 1k on a tele for that system.
Unlike Sony and other micro four thirds camera makers, I don't think Nikon is really targeting lots of new customers, going by their sales figures, it looks like the existing Nikon users are the ones buying into their mirrorless cameras.

But then again, if it's aimed at people with a DSLR who want something small, why all of this performance (and cost) peak? Canon and Nikon seem really off with their mirrorless offers. Canon offers too little (sensor only), Nikon offers too much (all but the sensor) - to the point of becoming economically inconvenient.

I have to say, the M is best bang for the buck, the a6000 is the best overall, the Fuji have the most sofisticated lens lineup, the Nikon is a monster of speed and little else.

In a few months, if it's true that we're going to see a new generation of a7's, the current plain a7 will drop at similar prices - except that it's a full frame.

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As exciting as it is, here's hoping that Canon will announce something nice and within reach for common mortals.

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I like it all, but the price of such cameras is sky-high.

I really wouldn't spend 1k on a 1" sensor camera, and another 1k on a tele for that system.


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I stand corrected  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Paidha, Uganda
« on: March 14, 2014, 12:43:35 PM »
Great pictures. It's serious food for thought to see so much joy and happiness in people that, by western standards, are poor and underdeveloped.

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The Sonalpharumors guy will be working overtimes on all new interesting rumor cameras.
Actually its not a "guy" ... sonyalpharumors is run by a girl called Andrea and she does it during her free time ... here is a link for a bit of info on her:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/about/



Andrea is a male name in Italy ;)
Fortunately SonyAlphaRumors' Andrea is not from Italy ... but she is definitely a girl, apparently a hot one at that ;)

Somewhere on the websites it says that his/her native languages are Italian and German. There aren't many places besides Italy where people speak Italian :)

The double language is likely to locate him/her in Südtirol or the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Although you're right that Andrea is a female name in German.

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Use the 24-70 on the long end. Some compression makes people look better, especially women.

For DoF reasons I advice against shooting any wider than f/5.6 for more than one person. It will be difficult otherwise to keep both on them in sharp focus.

For the background blur you can tune it by changing distance between subjects and background.

Since you will be shooting outdoors without possibility to bounce the flash, I strongly advise you use a diffuser or a small softbox.

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The Sonalpharumors guy will be working overtimes on all new interesting rumor cameras.
Actually its not a "guy" ... sonyalpharumors is run by a girl called Andrea and she does it during her free time ... here is a link for a bit of info on her:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/about/



Andrea is a male name in Italy ;)

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As someone who’s currently building up a collection of kit, I’d like to thank Alan F for his brick wall shots.  I can clearly see that the L glass plus a 2xTC offers better IQ than a third party, 1/3-of-the-price lens. 


Let's make 1/7. The cheapest improvement on IQ level over the Tamron is the 300/2.8 L + 2xTC.

It's 1070$ vs 7250$. If you can afford/justify the latter, then you should get it; for everyone else the Tamron is a no brainer.

There are other benefits to the 300. Including weather sealing that works with Canon bodies.

For example a kenko extender does not keep a Canon body's weather seal whereas the Canon TCs do.

I wonder what impact using the Tamron on a 1D X for example would do to the body's weather sealing.

I agree it is a good deal, but I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for.

The Tamron is also weather-sealed. Whatever that means.

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As someone who’s currently building up a collection of kit, I’d like to thank Alan F for his brick wall shots.  I can clearly see that the L glass plus a 2xTC offers better IQ than a third party, 1/3-of-the-price lens. 


Let's make 1/7. The cheapest improvement on IQ level over the Tamron is the 300/2.8 L + 2xTC.

It's 1070$ vs 7250$. If you can afford/justify the latter, then you should get it; for everyone else the Tamron is a no brainer.

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The lens is moisture resistant.

Wonder what that means?

Pretty much anything.

There is no standard, so every manufacturer can decide what "weather-sealing", "weather-resistance", "splash-proof" etc mean.

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