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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!

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...

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!
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

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...  ::)

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

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...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:25:30 AM »
Amazing what a firestorm those few pictures have generated... I am sure that Canon had something to do with the release of these pictures...

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:23:24 AM »
The grouping on the LCD is different from the 7D
Is it the same as the 5D MKII?
Or like the 1D-X?

I like the new position of some buttons. More logical and more easy to use.

My firmest hopes are that, if if it full frame, it is a 5DIII. Not a hybrid, a chimera of two glories kludged to mutual detriment.

The 7D mk II is a camera I have been looking forward to for quite some time now, and it must needs be asp-c! And it must needs exist, not as a hybrid, not as a ghost of what might have been, but in its full asp-c, hopefully 24mp glory!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D X Speculation
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:20:40 AM »
Canon are going to surprise us all and announce the 100mp 1.3 1D5  :-* :-* :-*

This I could go for, because it would have sufficient pixel density, and nearly the 1.6x crop... But, I really do hope that they do not merge the two lines. To me, it seems to be an advantage to specialize a little. Also, Nikon has both  the D800 and the D400 up and coming. If Canon decides to drop the XD lineup into a single camera, this could cause many who are looking for a specific tool to look at the other side of the fence.

When fixing my truck, there are basicly two kids of wrenches: an adjustable wrench, and wrenches of many different sizes. I much prefer the exact wrench to the job than an all purpose wrench. In a camera, I want a camera optimized for wildlife/sports (what I primarily shoot). At some point, I will likely get a 5D. It will not be used for bird pictures or pitcher pictures. It would see its main use with landscape and portraits. I like to use 12mm wrenches on 12mm bolts, and 18mm wrenches on 18mm bolts. A camera which can do too much will do too little.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:40:36 PM »
To me, it has a lot of 7D-looking features, but probably could be a 5d-III also...

I'm looking into getting a gimbal head for my 300 2.8 with 7D. Is this Jobu one worth getting? Or should I pony up for the whole wimberly head? Or would a wimberly sidekick be equally effective for that lens?

Software & Accessories / Breeze Browser vs. Lightroom
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
I was wondering: has anyone used Breeze Browser? Arthus Morris swears by it, but I have never heard of it anywhere else. Has anyone used it, or know why I would want to use it instead of LR?

Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:58:28 PM »

I sure hope this one makes it off the drawing board and onto the shelves...

Lenses / Re: Wresting photography
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:24:50 PM »
Why no flash?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the AF really that bad on the 5Dmk2
« on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:08 PM »
Yes it's horrible! The internet says so!!!

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