« on: October 12, 2013, 06:55:27 AM »
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+3 I hope Sigma rocks the boat so hard, it tips over!+2. It's the AF that's only keeping it from being the best 50mm from Canon at least from the IQ perspective.... and it's not like adding a real usm would be a large cost burden, it's just that Canon keeps making profit with this dinosaur version so why rock the boat and threaten the 50/1.2 sales?+1
While I don't even have a smart phone, its always good to see innovation. The problem is that 90% of Sony's new ideas just don't fly. They do seem to be out of touch. Once in a great while, they hit a home run.
For me the specs sounds possible because the price gap between the 6D and 70D is not very big. But is it really possible that Canon introduce a product that is more popular and is reducing the sales of the 70D?
Thanks for the input dr croubie. I use a local company http://www.posterjack.ca for all my printing and they seem to do a real good job. They offer a 20x30 print on glossy photo paper for $19.99. So by that logic asking for something in the $40 to $60 range would be fair.
I should really look into getting a decent quality photo printer for quality test prints, but for now i suppose this is a viable option.
I think pearl or lustre would suit your image though, while glossy would kill it.
This lens is causing me a dilemma. The gearhead in me wants it badly, and is amazed at its price, but the realist in me can't imagine choosing to use it on a 7D in preference to a Sigma 35mm on a 5D MkII. I desire every new Sigma lens that comes out - they're such lovely things. I wonder if my bank manager would pay for therapy to rid me of this problem.
an SSD might give your existing Macs a boost (unless you're already using them).
While I'm not a programmer, what I can say is the best decision I made computer wise was dumping apple around 2006 for my wintel machine. Win7pro is polished, fast, and just works.
I used to think that switching from Win to Apple was almost a one-way road, but you are not alone.
My 2007 iMac with Snow Leopard opens the EOS M RAW files only with Canon DPP (Preview and iPhoto are obsolete). And it's slower than when I'm opening the 12.8 Mpx RAWs from my 5Dc (12bit raw, BTW).
I always thought that my computer should last 7 years, so I'll try to resist.
Options I'm considering: adopting Mountain Lion (and iPhoto 11 and/or Elements) and replacing the HD with a SSD (but CPU and GPU would not change)...
Folks, I think this 1st video (in a series definitely WORTH watching), pretty much explains it all, when you need to know what it takes to be a professional photographer:
MWAC Attack-Episode 1: The Camera
Remember, if you wanna be a "Pro", make sure and use the "P" setting on your camera, as that THAT is the professional setting on your cameras.
Of course, most all of the quality folks here on the list knows this already.
ps. Do make sure and give this whole episode a watch, and the next ones are pretty 'informative' too.