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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: December 01, 2011, 10:18:00 AM »
We can make this thread even 20 pages and there will still be NO CAMERA announced... :-\
And we can argue about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in MPs and ISOs and landscapes but there are many gusto's and still NO CAMERA... :-\
So, better discuss more real things which make sense and have a teaching impulse, Canon  will do their job some day and deliver a low light DSLR AND a High MP DSLR so we can all have one of each ;).

My path to 7D High ISO ultra performance is to shoot at 6400, noise process it, and downres it, and glory at the wonders....

But I do marvel at how a CR1 managed to get 11 pages in like 2 days...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:48:29 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if the 5DIII is just a incremental bump in AF, weather sealing and a "downgrade" to the 18MP sensor to save costs rather than developing a whole new sensor.

The only fly in the ointment with this theory is the purported 36MP in the Nikon D800.  Really though is video that big a market that they need dedicated video cameras and bang on about video in the stills cameras? As a stills-only landscape shooter I'm not feeling the love from Canon - seriously thinking of going the Nikon way with a D800 if they don't look after me.

What is hilarious is that Nikon was the low MP one (D700 only 12MP!!! D300s only 12MP!!!). Now Canon wants to jump on the bandwagon Nikon is leaving!?!?!

Technology advances. And will continue to advance. And hopefully, the pixel count will decide to advance in the next offings instead of fail backwards. A 5d mkII is interesting to me. An 18 MP 5D would be boring and useless to me. And a less than 18 MP 7D anathema!

So, anyway, it will be interesting to see where this will go... But, seriously, I can totally see a whole lot of people jumping to the darkside if the 5D3 has only 18MP...

United States / Re: Prime for 7D?
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:54:20 AM »
45mm TS-E? You might really enjoy it...

EOS Bodies / Re: B&W photography: What happened to grain?
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:52:37 AM »
I occasionally shoot an old pentax spotmatic with Super Takumar lenses. The lenses are truly super, but the grain is throughly annoying. At 200 ISO, it looks like my 7D at more than 1600...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:49:57 AM »
If I were a photojournalist, I would be interested in the 1Dx. If I were a wedding phorographer, I would be interested in the 1Dx. Since I am a wildlife and nature guy with a cheap bent and a love for hand-holding, I love my 7D and its crop sensor. I hope that the megapixels grow evermore and ever more. I would lose My 300 2.8 would be much shorter on a 1Dx...

EOS Bodies / Re: B&W photography: What happened to grain?
« on: November 30, 2011, 09:47:33 PM »
If I want grain, I can add it later. Or shoot high ISO...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2011, 09:46:01 PM »
I usually shoot my 7D around f1.4-5.6. If shooting landscape, I may shoot 8-11. But that is it. I really don't need to shoot super high f-stops unless I want to (waterfalls at day time with a polarizer...)

The point very simply is, that I really do need cropping power, and the more the merrier. 24-28mp would be the jam! Those who don't want that big a file can shoot mRaw! And those who want smaller mp count do have a D300s available... ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2011, 03:01:43 PM »
Hey, my karma has dropped 6 points in less than 24 hours  :o


It's a tough crowd out there...

Lenses / Re: I wish I'd never sold my.....?
« on: November 30, 2011, 08:33:09 AM »
I haven't sold anything yet, though I'm about to... I have accumulated a pile of junk, yet must needs be careful what I eliminate...

EOS Bodies / Re: Where and how do you keep all your gears?
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:06:36 AM »
I keep all my gear in a small office room that can be locked. It is on the 2nd floor (save from water/flooding). It is a dry room. Most of the gear is stored in a back-pack. So in case it is needed, I can quickly get it and go. My studio equipment is also stored in the office room. Because the room is locked, it is save for my children.
My back-pack is a Kata Slingbag (holds 2 DSLR, several lenses, flash, tripod/monopod and other assecoires)

Just a late security inspired thought...some posters have put up some fairly specific information that may be useful to some mongrel who wanted gear for free...You had better believe we're all quite easy to locate. Underestimate the criminal mind at your peril.

Until you have been burgled, you think it's never going to happen to you. We got done recently on a noisy stormy night while we were asleep upstairs. It's a horrible, expensive, breathtakingly time consuming affair.

Consider editing your posts with personal security in mind . This world isn't all sweetness and light. That's reality.

Paul Wright

Ah, yes. Right!
Good of you to bring that under my attention. Well, I guess I am a bit naïve. I will consider this with my next posts.
As for the storage of my gear: I have to relocate that - or split up. Lucky I have some other hidden chambers in this palace of mine


I am installing 50 cal turrets as we speak!

What is interesting to note is the utter disparity here... from hygrometers and special cases to strewn all o'er the place... alas, I fall into the strewn everywhere category...

Lenses / Re: New Lens on December 6, 2011? [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:02:54 AM »
the other thing is even if they announce a new lens when will the lens actually be available they already announced delays to the previously announced long lenses...

Maybe it's a pancake lens or something similar with only 5 elements that they can produce quickly and cheaply, just so they can say, "Hey, look, we don't delay every lens, just the ones you actually want"

 ;D  ;D  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:01:28 AM »
They had better not apply this low-res madness to the 7D. I will rage! Or cry. :'(

Seriously, I just do not see the point in this. If you don;t like 36 noisy megapixels, down res them to your 18 clean ones and be amazed!

Cropping, however, is critical to my photography. I can't afford the 800 5.6 and the tripod etc to go with it, so it will remain a 600 5.6 (300 2.8 + 2x TC) for me and a whole lot of cropping. My 18 MP crops look great! If I had 24 MP to work with, this could make things perhaps e'en better! 36 might be stretching things a bit with the diffraction...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX price huge drop in future?
« on: November 28, 2011, 10:43:12 AM »
The D800 is more like a 5D than a 1D...
There will be no 1Dx price drop...
And I call shenanigans on the two models of the D700 announced at the same time...

Lenses / Reply
« on: November 28, 2011, 10:40:17 AM »
If you shoot sports, you should indeed be looking for the 7D, and likely also the 70-200 2.8, and or the 300 2.8, if you can. The Sigma 120-300 2.8 is cheaper than the Canon version... There's also the 300 f4, an epic lens, but just not quite a 300 2.8!

EOS Bodies / Re: Where and how do you keep all your gears?
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:15:07 AM »
My gear is everywhere...
Most of my lenses (old, Pentacon 6 and M42) are in my bedroom, in a $6 ikea plastic tub, stacked however they fit in.
My camera with one lens attached is by my feet in my garage/rumpus room, where my computer and home-made sound system is, the CF card is on the piano-stool I use for a mouse-mat plugged into a card reader since I transferred pics last night, battery is in the charger by my feet next to the camera so I don't forget it if i grab my camera in a hurry to photograph a bug outside.
If I go inside into the family room, there's probably a lens or two on the couch and maybe a few filters or step-rings on the armrest.
On the floor is my Lowepro 350AW, with 70-300L and Samyang 35/1.4 (the two lenses I care most about) safely inside. (I should care about my 15-85 more because of the price I paid, but I think it's in the plastic tub, I barely use it anymore these days since I'm not travelling).
Most other EF-mount lenses are on a shelf, precarisouly in front of a cupboard door (at least it's a cupboard noone ever goes in).
The tripod is still set up from yesterday's shooting on the ground next to the breakfast bar, the speedlite was sitting there until I needed space for my coffee. The flower I was photographing is still on a black towel held by alligator-clip-things I bought 15 years ago to hold pcbs I was soldering. The other half of the breakfast bar is taken up by electronics components, transistors/resistors, and RGB-LEDs (I was making myself a colour-changeable Macro-ring light).
In the dining-room is my gorillapod and another macro-subject I was shooting a week ago, a leaf held by another alligator-clip-stand. There is also my tc-80n3 I use as a remote (hardly ever use for timer functions), and a set of kenko rings, hopefully somewhere inamongst a pile of papers on the dining table next to it is my 85/1.8 and 50/1.8ii, I haven't seen them for a few days...

This sounds about like me... I had my 300 2.8 on the glass table for a while...

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