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Lenses / Re: I can't believe I bought a $2000 prime.
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:41:53 PM »
So I just purchased the 85L ii a couple days ago from BH and it came out to a total of $1860.  And while I'm anticipating it's arrival, I'm like... "man, that's really expensive."  Could have bought a Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly, 85 1.8 and a 135L w/ that money.  Theses stupid mind games big companies use against you.... I have an L addiction.

I spent over 5,000 on a prime last summer...

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I've shot with the D300s and it's a very nice c-sensor camera. Its biggest problem is that the megapixel count is fairly low so there isn't much room to crop if you really want to. If they get that up to around 18 or 21 and bump up the IQ/ISO performance, Canon will probably will feel compelled to respond sooner rather than later with a 7D2.

And let us hope they do!!!

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The 7D does rock, except for the IQ at high ISO, so I ended up getting rid of mine  :-*

I would like to think a 7DmkII would address this issue, but if it had a 1DX type sensor and much better IQ it'd probably eat into 1DX sales, so perhaps not a huge increase. Hope I am wrong though...

If it had a 1DX sensor, it wouldn't be a 7D mk II...

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:48:46 AM »
I just realized... The 5DX discussion has merited me about 12 smites in about 36 hours!  ;D

But, back to the camera: why a rating button? How much would people use it? I wouldn't much, likely, but maybe some would?

There have been a bunch of discussion on page 26.

Thanks! I hadn't read that many pages into it/back...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mk2 ..... APS-H
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:47:41 AM »
im just thinking here....

canon said it will not abandon the APS-H sensor format.

would it make sense for canon to put an APS-H sensor in the 7D MK2?

why or why not? what do you think?

i think what speaks against it is EF-S lenses....
but on the other side it would be a nice seperation from the XXD models.

the 70D could have better AF, better body construction etc. and the 7D MK2 would still have some edge.

This makes no sense, the 7D has one of the best autofocus systems out of any Canon camera right now, and the 60D AF is definitely inferior.  You're saying that in one generation that the 7D will improve the AF barely any and the 70D will somehow catch up and pass the 7D?

And if the 70D had better AF and better body construction, how would a 7DII with APS-C have an edge over it?  If you're a wildlife/sports photographer it's not an edge at all. 


The 7D has a mighty edge precisely because of it's crop. 1.6 is a lot more reach than 1!

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 26, 2012, 12:34:58 AM »
I just realized... The 5DX discussion has merited me about 12 smites in about 36 hours!  ;D

But, back to the camera: why a rating button? How much would people use it? I wouldn't much, likely, but maybe some would?

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Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 25, 2012, 10:34:41 PM »
A DSLR is not the ideal camera for street photography. Can it be done? Sure! But it is just too big and bulky and does not allow a photographer to be discreet.

I'm an example of a person that switched from the T2i to the x100, but I don't think the camera changes things that much here. In fact, my best pictures were taken with the Rebel. There are people doing great street photography with Canon DSLRs. Check this guy out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtyharrry/

If you think that buying a Leica will turn you into a great street photographer, you are wrong.

Indeed!

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Just saw this on The Digital Picture:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=1855

What do y'all think?

I need to get me either the new one or the old one, been making excuses far too long...

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Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 25, 2012, 04:11:28 PM »
Not my best - but taken with 1d4+400 f/2.8 just to show a Leica isn't needed

Love it! Three cheers for iconoclasm!!!

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Street & City / Re: Etiquette of Street Photography
« on: January 25, 2012, 03:00:09 PM »
A DSLR is not the ideal camera for street photography. Can it be done? Sure! But it is just too big and bulky and does not allow a photographer to be discreet. No wonder then that the Leica is still the king of street photography...
Actually, I would like to get a Leica for this reason.  I was talking to a guy with Leica M9 who told me that his kids, who shoot Canon DSLRs with large glass, get barraged by tourists to take their shots while he goes unnoticed with the Leica.  He let me play with the camera and it feels good in the hand.

The problem with the M9 is: cost, poor high ISO performance, and lack of lenses :-). When I say lack of lenses, I do not mean that there are no good lenses - the Leica M lenses are the best in their focal length range, but not easily available. Since all of this is hand built, one often waits for a long time for a lens to become available and on eBay, competition can be fierce!

I am hoping that the M10 (rumored: Photokina 2012) will have much better high ISO performance (possibly Sony CMOS sensor) and their mirror-less solution with an APS-C sensor and using R series lenses at a lower price point will make these cameras available to all street photographers.

But, there is always the Sony NEX-7, Olympus PEN and Fuji X-Pro 1 to look at for street photography - just need really good lenses for them...


Or a 7D!

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I use the 7D at ISO 6400 all the time, usually with a f1.4 lens. And plenty of those pictures are great! However, concerning the sensor, I cannot fathom why people expect a 7D mk II with a 1DX sensor. Moreover, why they would expect that camera to be anywhere near 7D pricing...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:20:57 PM »
The battery grip is not integrated, the dented thing under the LCD is the attachment screw between body and grip

I think is integrated



Well, no, it's not.  But if you think it's integrated, what do you think that knurled thumbwheel on the grip with "lock" printed next to it will unlock if turned in the direction opposite the arrow?

That moves the Island. :P

hahaha, yes! Canon has finally included the frozen donkey wheel!
+1
The spotted japanese guy Is actually Benjamin Linus ;)

Winning!  I almost burst out loud laughing when I read that (had to keep it in though because I'm in class) :)

Indeed!!! ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Megapixel Count? [CR2]
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:44:37 PM »
I I were getting a 5D III, it would be have to a serious upgrade over a 5DII. Else, I am just going to get a 5D II when the 5D III comes out. If I get a 5D II. Which probably I will... Though maybe, I'll hunt a 7D mk II instead. Maybe the dream 1D ASP-C body will come out. Sure now, and it would be around 4500 buckaroos, but a little debt never hurt anyone...  ::)

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Lenses / Re: f2 2x zooms
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:39:42 PM »
I would get one!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D X Speculation
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:28:38 PM »
Canon will only make a 5DX if they don't mind upsetting a large portion of their customer base. Oh, wait. They already did that. New pro body which lowers the resolution (a tick against the landscape folk), reduces the crop size (a tick against the sports and wildlife folk) AND doesn't autofocus with f8 (a major tick against people using f4 superteles with the tc 2x, or the 800 5.6 with the 1.4x Anyone else feel Arthur Morris' rage?).

YES! What is my upgrade path from the 7D? Kill off the 1D and eliminate f/8 focusing on it's FF "replacement." That's smart Canon. I love my white lenses but what will I use them on in the future? BTW, I shoot birds and wildlife.

My sentiments exactly...

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