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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 02, 2012, 10:08:33 AM »
These rumored specs seems too good to be true for $2700 (like others have said), considering that things like AF is the same as the 1Dx (more then twice the price) and pretty high frame rate.

And speaking of frame rate, the 1Dx uses 2 Digic 5+ processors. At 12 fps at 18MP= 216MP/sec. Scaling that to a 22 MP sensor, Dual Digic 5+ would be able to move 22MP at nearly 10fts.
One Digic 5+ would maybe do 5fts at 22MP??

So unless the 5d mk3/mkx has dual Digic 5+, I don't see how it can do 6.9fps.
On a single Digic 5+ CPU I can believe anything roughly under 5fps

I am assuming that the 12fps the 1Dx does is limited by data throughput, but the limitation could be mechanical (mirror movement), in which case the upper limit of throughput is below 12fps at 18MP, otherwise Canon would have used just one in the 1Dx.

Indeed! It may be a little early, but I am going to call shenanigans on this rumor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 02, 2012, 09:55:53 AM »
If they kill the 7D mk II, they will have my limitless rage! :'( Or sorrow.

Seriously though, they had better not kill the 7D line off!

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Canon General / Re: Truth in photography
« on: February 02, 2012, 02:25:35 AM »
As far as ethical, any amount of editing or compositing of any image is ethical. What is unethical is presenting an image as something it is not: for example, stating that an image is a single shot when it is in fact a composition. This is unethical because it is lying.

There are no special pure points anyone gets for having images which are not altered in any way. No one gets points for straight-out-of-camera. Even back in the film days, people did all kids of editing. I've seen old pictures where people who drifted to the wrong side of things (especially popular with Hitler!) disappeared from the pictures (and real life, too!). They had dodging, burning, contrast altering methods, and even ways to clone people or items out of pictures (with enough work...).

Purism in photography is a misnomer. The only pure photography is done with big white lenses with red rings on them!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:45:56 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?

Since I am using a Manfrotto Tripod for my 400 f/2.8L  I did get the Manfrotto 393 head which offers the same functionality as a gimbal head but at a much lower price.

I am very satisfied with it and do highly recommend it.

That's the U-looking one?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DmkIII & 7DMKII at photokina in September?
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:45:16 PM »
Fear not! I applauded, instead of flailing, you. Looks interesting, and totally believable that they might come out around then...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:58:15 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?

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Lenses / Tiffen 77mm Digital HT Circular Polarizing Filter
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:44:30 PM »
I saw the adorama add on Bryan Carnathan's sight, so I went and scored one while it was on sale. I know I put the cart before the horse, but has anyone ever used this one before? How did you like it?

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Has anyone ever had the Hotrod conversion done?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:05:00 PM »
Yeah this is not an untouched photo.  In fact I tend to believe this is two photos and he layered them together in photoshop.

1.  The moon is not that big.  Period.
2.  As Fleetie mentions, you can't shoot the moon through that much atmosphere w/o getting a ton of distortion - not necessarily from polution, but simply from the air. It's the same reason they put telescopes high on mountains - to eliminate as much air as possible.  Supposedly shot at such a low angle, the air is much thicker than simply shot straight overhead.

Heck it could be 3 photos layers together since the stars are visible and so close (right next) to the moon.

I call BS on his claim.

The moon is that big. Moreover, I have taken pictures of the moonrise at 600 MM with no real distortion from the airwaves. What looks odd to me is the exposure. Looks like he was using an 800 mm lens...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mk2 ..... APS-H
« on: January 28, 2012, 11:26:35 PM »
I just cannot comprehend any of this. Why do you want APS-H again? >_>

And if a new 7D-esque body gets APS-H, it will NOT be called 7D MKII ... It will have a different series name.

Absolutely correct! I dont get why everyone thinks this is gonna happen!

I am SOOOO with you on this one! A 7D is a 7D, and that means APS-C!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll - What is the Mystery Canon Body?
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:16:26 PM »

However, that's not the case with the mystery cam--the LCD is clearly NOT a 3x2 ratio but is 16x9 or so, and this obviously is a direct video feature that is at odds with a stills dedicated camera.

I don't know about that...to me, it just looks like a 3x2 screen which due to the angle at which the shot was taken looks wider than it is. I call optical illusion :-)

If this really is the 5DX, then the styling is modeled heavily after the current 7D (it's almost identical), and somehow I don't see them doing that with 5DX. I'll place my bet on 7DX :-)

There were multiple angles, not just one, and it's obvious its noticeably wider than a 5DII or 7D screen.
http://photorumors.com/2012/01/23/canon-5d-mark-iii-200-400mm-600mm-prototypes-spotted-in-kenya/

Looks like a 16:9 sxreen to me too. Also, the layout looks very 7D, and the eyepiece looks APS-C.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Difference between B+W POL "E" vs "MRC"
« on: January 27, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »
How much better is a BW than the ones HOYA or Tiffen put out?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll - What is the Mystery Canon Body?
« on: January 27, 2012, 09:38:25 AM »
You didn't have a choice for 7D APS-C!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Brief Specs? [CR1]
« on: January 27, 2012, 09:37:10 AM »
If canon bought out a FF 22mp, Pro AF, 7-8fps 7dII at the same SRP of the original 7d, who would pay more then double that for a 1dX?

As Canon discovered with the 5D2, it's not about profit margin alone, it's about (profit margin) x (units sold).  Sure, you don't want to cannibalize sales from a camera with a much higher profit margin...unless you can sell enough extra units to make up for it.  It's well-understood (or at least widely reported) that P&S sales account for vastly more sales and profits than DSLR's, even with much lower profit margin; that same reasoning applies within the DSLR line.  It's all about maximizing profit and, if they believe they can do that with a 7d2, or a 5d3 that's essentially a FF 7D, they will.

I think the 7D Mk II needs to be put to bed now. In my view Canon would be mad to bring out the 7D Mk II...Its serving its purpose on the market so Canon wont touch it just now.

The 7D's Nikon competitor, the D300s, has apparently been retired in preparation for the D400.  We can only assume that the D400 is designed to take the "best sports crop" title away, so the 7D may not be serving its purpose on the market much longer.

To many the 1D+1Ds merger was a surprise; perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by more surprises.   ;D

If Canon merges the 7D/5D lineup into a full-frame 5DX, Nikon D400 sales will skyrocket. Many people will rush to buy them. Likely, many of these will be Canon owners...  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon 5D line and AF...
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:10:14 AM »
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Well said, they made little money from me on the 5D, but I paid over $4k in lens purchases to dress up the 5D.

Sadly, if I include Canon strobes, I'm just about there with my 7D. (Don't tell my wife, please.)

Your secret is safe, mate.  8)

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