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Messages - bdunbar79

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Canon General / Re: "11-24mm f/4" vs The Holy Grail
« on: October 18, 2014, 10:57:03 PM »
The WORST mistake you can ever make is to read or listen to anything Ken Rockwell says or does.  In fact, if you do listen to what he says, do the opposite.  Every single camera he reviews is the "best camera ever" and every single lens he reviews is the "best lens ever."  Then you get the long lens comment above.  The guy's nuts.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D MkII RAW sample images
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
I coulda used a little more cowbell, in the RAW files.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:28:07 AM »
You're all wrong.  Only the D810 is a pro camera and you all know it!

No! GoPro! The name says it all.... Go Pro.....

Nobody would mount 29 D810's to their car, but they would (and did) with GoPro :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6wI_lBj3mc

This is exactly why I love this site so much!   ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:15:07 PM »
You're all wrong.  Only the D810 is a pro camera and you all know it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:39:38 PM »
Personally I think it's funny it took Nikon 4 cameras to compete with the 5d3.

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Not surprisingly you're of course guessing.

?? I made clear on what I was guessing - to what extent it was either D800 or possibly other Nikon models helped Nikon land OK sales 2013/14) the rest are from Nikon/Canon financial releases - which therefore should be painfully accurate - and a statement from Nikon that D800 sales where very good 2013/14.

Ok sorry.  You're right.

I guess what I was saying is that you have no idea (or me) how well the D800 did on the market.  We know how it did vs. the 5D3 on amazon.  That's all.  The statement from Nikon regarding the D800 doesn't really mean anything at all, IMO. 

I'm just not convinced I guess that Canon's lacking a high MP body is going to push away enough people to hurt them, when most people don't want it.  Some do, most don't.  I do.

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Yeah.  How did Nikon's high MP body do on the market?

D800 did really well according to Nikon its (unclear how this translates into sales numbers).

It may indeed have helped them avoid the first wave of falling DSLR sales. According to the official accumulated numbers and sales forcasts released by Nikon and Canon, Nikon did (relatively) somewhat better than Canon 2013/14. However, 2014/15  Nikon is likely to fall as much as Canon (last estimate is -12.5% DSLR sales year-to-year). We can only guess here, but maybe brisk D800 sales helped avoid Nikon going into the double digit sales dive already last year (as Canon did).

70D is Canon's best selling camera in 2014 so far.

Not surprisingly you're of course guessing.  Nikon doesn't release data per model.  We do know in the first year the 5d3 whipped the d800 in sales on amazon, but that's ALL we know.

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 04, 2014, 09:38:52 AM »
Selling that for the Sigma will likely leave you very disappointed sanj.

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If Canon’s last opportunity to compete at high MP expires, it may very be the beginning of a downward spiral for the company as more and more Canon users are exposed to Nikon and become comfortable being members of its “family.”

It’s hard to understand Canon’s reasons or strategy (or lack of it) on this but it’s likely to prove to be mistake that ends up seriously harming the company’s market share for all other DSLR products.

YAPODFC.   ::)


Yeah.  How did Nikon's high MP body do on the market?

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:31:52 AM »
Thanks guys.  I was using single point AF and wasn't using spot point.  I noticed this doesn't happen at night games or lower light games.  Only when it's bright and sunny like from 11am to 4pm.  Thanks for the ideas.

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Lenses / 400 f/2.8L II IS on sunny days and white jerseys
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »
Has anyone noticed a decrease in AF accuracy on bright sunny days where your team is wearing white jerseys.  I am often disappointed in the keeper rate in these situations where the camera/lens seems to focus nowhere in particular even though it says you've locked on the player.  I noticed it seems to be worse with the 400 than with the 300 I used to own.  Does the bright white fool the AF system?  Just wondering if anyone else had some of these troubles over time.  Sunday the soccer game was at 1pm and it was particularly bad.  I post an example:  1st frame shows the blurry jersey and face, 2nd is better.  3rd frame I can't figure out but the "brightness" made the AF jumpy I recall.  I didn't keep any of these for submission obviously.

Thanks!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:13:26 AM »
What you say makes total sense.  However, it was shot in sRGB and I only used ACR to edit.  It's never happened before this so that's why I thought it odd. 

Thanks for the information though.  At least it'll give me a basis to experiment with tonight.  I appreciate the help.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:34:33 PM »
"You do realize that ISO 2000 generally deprives the sensor of 4.5 stops of light compared to ISO 100, yes?"

No.  Only shutter speed and aperture determine how much light reaches the sensor.  ISO is just reading.

1/100s, f/4, ISO 2000 or 1/100s, f/4, ISO 100:  Same amount of light hit the sensor.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:18:28 PM »
Does anyone know why the saturation goes away when I upload?  That file looks nothing like the one on my computer that I posted.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:17:00 PM »
AU volleyball Friday night.

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