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EOS Bodies / Re: Is it worth picking up the 1D-X?
« on: December 24, 2011, 09:04:44 AM »
Of course it's worth picking one up!

But what for?

Why would you use it?

What could it do for you the 7D and hot glass could not?

If so, get it and love it! Treat it well, and feed it gloriously.

If not, there are many other cameras in the sea...

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 24, 2011, 09:03:14 AM »
Shallow depth of field can at times be problematic, though... Ever taken that epic picture, only to pind the bird's eyes in focus, but the tip of his bill awkwardly oof? Sure, you can stop down the FF camera, but then you end up losing the low light advantage. Are FF cameras reallt all that much better than ASP-C? Especially ASP-H... How much better is it really? For the loss of BOTH wide angle AND tele range, there must needs ne much improved image quality. And I am not convinced there is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: "In Development" Canon Cinema EOS 4K DSLR
« on: December 24, 2011, 08:57:57 AM »
A 16:9 snesor on this?

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 06:24:36 PM »
I for one would not want an APS-H sensor in a 7D II or 6D.  I use the 7D for sports and wildlife and welcome the 1.6x crop factor.  I use the 5D II for everything else.  I really do not see the need for 1.3x crop.  I'd say put in the 45 point AF into the 7DII and keep it a 1.6x and give it 10 FPS.  That would suite me just fine.

Indeed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do I need a better camera or a better pair of hands?
« on: December 23, 2011, 04:13:09 PM »
True at times, but then there are wedding photographers hired expresssly for their look...

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 04:07:28 PM »
Pay $2995 for a 1d4 aps-h sensor in a 7d body?

No, I wouldn't. But, I would pay $4299 for an APS-C sensor in a 1D X body (with some noise improvements, 1D X-like AF but with an f/8 center point, 1D X metering and ergonomics).

Anyone else?

Neuro, I can't dispute that if an APS-C were released with 1d/5d level performance, there would certainly be interest in it. But right now that is a hypothetical sensor that would require new R&D and lead time. The 1d4 sensor is real and ready to go...and until the 1dx is released, is still Canon's best for events, sports and movies

If Nikon were to recycle their 12mp d3s sensor into the 700s with movie functionality in 2012, Canon would have their hands full.

I'm not certain why... The benefits of the D3s are more than just sensor...

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 02:58:19 PM »
Pay $2995 for a 1d4 aps-h sensor in a 7d body?

No, I wouldn't. But, I would pay $4299 for an APS-C sensor in a 1D X body (with some noise improvements, 1D X-like AF but with an f/8 center point, 1D X metering and ergonomics).

Anyone else?

I would try to.... might have to wait for a while until it got a bit cheaper, but I would be hugely interested in it...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Do I need a better camera or a better pair of hands?
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:42:08 AM »
Indeed... Depends on whether the goal is a more literal representation or a more artistic rendering...

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:41:00 AM »
An ASP-C 1D4 would be great....

But an ASP-H 7D would be... unthinkable... unconscionable... unacceptable.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 85mm 1.2LII vs Sigma 85mm 1.4
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:38:03 AM »
I'ma gonna have to get me a 85 1.4... at some point...

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Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:37:14 AM »
http://www.greatoutdoors.com/photogallery/art-wolfe-photographs-the-southern-ocean-and-south-georgia-island
Some of the wildlife/bird photos can be taken with a wide angle lens.  You just have to get really close.  See the above for some examples.

I think he communicates with the animals because they always seem skittish with me.  Amazing photos though.


I need to learn this skill!!! ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: How many of you would....
« on: December 23, 2011, 04:03:16 AM »
1. The 7D already has 8fps
2. The 7D already expands to 12800 ISO
3. The 7D's major draw: The 1.6x crop factor
4. The 7D's next major draw: 18 MP

The ASP-C is the poor man's teleconverter; loss of the 1.6x crop would make all my lenses shorter. Further compounding this problem would be the loss of resolution; unless they significantly increased the megapixel count, my crops would be weakened mightily. I use my 7D largely for bird photography; a 7Dmk II ASP-H would really not work as well for this. Further compounding the problem would be that my ef-s lenses would not work. And, yes, I have several... 

However, what Dr. Croubie mentioned:

18MP 7D aps-c sensor, 1D4 gripped body, well sealed, 45pt AF with f/8, long-life shutter, 10fps and buffer to match, dual cardslots, 7-shot bracketing

I would totally buy one of these...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Earthshatteringly Disappointed With 7D
« on: December 22, 2011, 04:52:47 PM »
17 page thread in such a short space of time not relating to a new announcement or release...

Well Done :D

My 7D is an emotional matter! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The rift between the vocal "ISOers" and the "MPers"...
« on: December 22, 2011, 01:21:04 PM »
If Nikon puts out a 36mp camera in a pro level body, then I'd expect it to be good!  I think that 36mp is approaching the area where with todays technology noise will be acceptable.  If not, they won't make it.

I'm always in favor of seeing different manufacturers develop new products and offer options.  It would really be boring if they were all the same, photographers need a choice.

Still, as long as I get enough pixels to crop my FF image, I'd go for low noise and better light sensitivity if that was a option.  I did not get a D3S because 12 mp did not meet that criteria, but 18mp does.

Ahhh... the joys of competition in the free market world... If they do make one, I can't wait to see the "I'm switching to Nikon" threads popping up!  ;D Seriously, though, tech progresses, and perhaps, our grandchildren's grandchildren may not even know what SLR means...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Earthshatteringly Disappointed With 7D
« on: December 22, 2011, 01:06:48 PM »
If you're shooting with a deep DoF, such as at f/8, focus errors are masked quite well.  But as I stated in that other thread (apologies for repeating myself), most people expect a $2K+ camera to focus accurately even with a shallow DoF.  Speaking for myself, I certainly didn't buy a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 135mm f/2L, or 85mm f/1.2L II to 'f/8 and be there.'

Good point there.  This is why I am looking forward so much to the 1DX for its AF capability in those situation.  In the mean time though, I will try your suggestion to focus at F8 and see if I can catch my little girl!

Use f8 on people pictures only if your reason is to ensure adequate depth of field or to balance flash ratios (this happens a lot in studios and other controlled pictures...)

For a running child, take a lot of pictures with shallow deoth of field and LEARN how to use shallow dof to your advantage... By the way, at f8, you'll need a flash too for any indoor picture... or mad high ISO... or both... If you want natural pictures. learn how to use your lenses, don't rely on crutches.

When I use f8 when taking pictures of birds, it is because I am taking pictures of large birds in flight (herons and egrets), and am doing so in broad daylight. I usually want both wing and beak in focus, so this is necessary. But for a child? all you need is an eye in focus! And sometimes, not even that! The purpose for your pictures is the emotional connection to the memory, not technical image quality. "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

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