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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:42:12 PM »
5D2 was revolutionary and it is the 2nd most popular camera of all time (since the AF era) ... besides it was capable of amazing video ... and yet D700 with only 12 megapixel and no video capability sold very well with 51 AF points and stood its ground against the mighty 5D MK II.
By the way, your math pretty bad, coz "41pt" AF vs "61pt" is approx 33% difference ... between Canon's 22MP vs Nikon's 36MP is only 38%
Till recently I owned/used Nikon D700 (I sold it to fund 5D MK III) so I am speaking from my personal experience ... you may stop hoping coz Canon will NOT get "nervous". Each of these cameras, (that will be released sometime in the near future), will have their place and people will continue to buy both D800 and 5D MK III, despite new cheaper FF DSLRs, as both brands have very loyal customers who like their products.

I can see what I wrote was unclear. What I meant was that the differnece in resolution between 5D3 and D800; 22MP and 36MP  (ok, "nearly 50%" is a bit off, thanx for doing the math for me here), has bigger impact, or is a more important difference, than the AF differences.

Edit: And the 41pt. AF does not make the D600 an entry level, just because it has an inferior AF system to its closest competitor. 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:55:46 PM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.


it´s an entry level fullframe.
not really a competition to the 5D MK3 other then sensor size and MP.
+1 for Freelancer

Why is it an entry level camera?
The size of the body (which seems large enough at pictures) or is it that it has magnesium alloy on top and back only?

These are still rumors, so we can only speculate, but to me the D600 is the 5D3 competitor, since the specs are so similar. And as long as it is half the price, I maintain my initial statement, Canon should be afraid. They are the King of the hill now, but situations can change if the company gets arrogant. And no, I´m not leaving Canon due to their great lenses, but I´m just saying.

It wont be in the same league in AF performance, Not until Nikon revamps its entire line-up will it even touch the beauty of the 61 Point AF on the 5D3.

It doesn´t need to have the same AF performance to be the closest competitor. 5D2 did well with 9 point AF, so 41 should do. And, if so, the D800 is not the 5D3 competitor, with nearly 50% more pixels. That is a bigger difference than 41pt. AF vs. 61pt.

I really hope Canon are getting nervous, that mean they have to adjust the prices to meet the competition. I like the Canon lenses and camera layout (buttons etc.), and are gonna stick to them, but their prices are insane.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 05:42:12 PM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.


it´s an entry level fullframe.
not really a competition to the 5D MK3 other then sensor size and MP.
+1 for Freelancer

Why is it an entry level camera?
The size of the body (which seems large enough at pictures) or is it that it has magnesium alloy on top and back only?

These are still rumors, so we can only speculate, but to me the D600 is the 5D3 competitor, since the specs are so similar. And as long as it is half the price, I maintain my initial statement, Canon should be afraid. They are the King of the hill now, but situations can change if the company gets arrogant. And no, I´m not leaving Canon due to their great lenses, but I´m just saying.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:34:22 AM »
But why is that?

Because in a world with a perfectly linear sensor response one stop more light means twice as many photons on the sensor and electrons in the well, thus one more binary digit to represent that doubling. That assumes no other interference, like noise in the lower digits caused by the readout electronics.
Once you apply a gamma curve the whole relation vanishes and any number of bits can represent arbitrary dynamic range, although at the cost of tonality - you may experience banding.

Thank you!
I learn something every day :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:55:38 AM »
Just curious, I see some makes 1EV DR the same as 1bit, meanin 14bit processing gives a maximum of 14EV DR. But why is that?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: rumor: D600 gets 16 Bit processing
« on: August 30, 2012, 08:06:43 AM »
So, this is the 5dMKIII competitor, not the D800. If the rumor about the price, $1500 is correct, then it is a 5DMKIII at half the price. Canon should be afraid.

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I do agree with you to som degree about useless functions, but this function is very usefull and should be avaliable on a pro camera without the need of accessories. I use a 550D, and this function is great for group photos. (I even have Auto ISO in M - mode).

I have never used the 5D3 (nor the 5D2), I´m gonna upgrade my 550D in a year or so, spending my cash on lenses first and foremost, but it is surprising that my little consumer camera has basic functionallity these pro bodies does not have.

(Perhaps a low blow, but it is worth mentioning, Canon is also selling themself as a environmentally friendly company, and having to buy hardware to get basic, software functions is everything but. That is just being cynical )

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A pro body should have all the functionality of the consumer bodies, and then some. Not leave functionality out because it is not "pro enough" (unless it is a more pro alternative). We have to pay pro prices, they should put functionality in, not take it out. This is BS Canon!!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: August 14, 2012, 04:16:55 AM »
Two more :D

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
« on: August 14, 2012, 04:15:59 AM »
This is an amazing lens!

Here are a few photos taken using this gem. Not perfect photos, but I do think they illustrate some of the qualities this lens have. The colour rendition is amazing!

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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm USM MACRO (not L / IS)
« on: August 13, 2012, 02:46:41 PM »
Grass hopper!!! :D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Some Animals!
« on: July 22, 2012, 05:48:43 PM »
This thread needs a sheep. Two actually   :D

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Lenses / Re: Question...To UV or not to UV...that IS the question!
« on: July 20, 2012, 03:03:27 AM »
I use lens hood for protection, UV filter has no place in my bag. Polarizer and ND, yes, UV, no.

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Hello to all!

A self portrait from a day I was bored :)
The picture is called "Finally Friday".

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: July 19, 2012, 06:45:17 AM »
Thank you for your reply!
The last two of yours are very very good! Where the last one should be in a frame on the wall! Very pretty!

The first one from me was taken at a small island called Bomlo, at the west coast of Norway, last summer. I used a tripod (the second picture is taken hand held) and a remote shutter. What isn´t shown in the picture is the monumental amount of mosquitos around! A peacefull shot, taken in the middle of a mosquito frenzy! I was bitten to pieces, but it was worth it!  :D

The wounds have healed, and in two weeks, I´ll be back at the same place for vacation!

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