a somewhat different pose... Common Merganser yawning.
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Canons Reputation is ok for all that People who do their Job in Sport-, Journalism- and Wildlife-Photography. That stuff smells like sweat and blood, Mosquitos and Cocaine, Gunpowder and elephant dung.
Obviously the Canon-Guys are now working on their Image in the World of Chanel No 5.
At the same time, I don't think anyone deserves to be called a "Canon fanboy" for discussing the practicality of this shadow latitude difference, especially in light of some of the hyperbole seen on this forum.+1
You might need an equipment upgrade for pictures of rare and exotic birds.... Might I suggest black oil sunflower seeds The trick is to focus on the sunflower seed and wait for a bird to materialize around it..One advantage that the 7D II can offer that I don't think the 5D III or 1D X could ever really compete with is the ability to get long equivalent focal length at a faster max aperture...allowing the use of more than just the central cluster of AF points at the much slower f/8. The 7D II could achieve an effective 1344mm focal length (FoV equivalent) at f/5.6. At best, FF cameras can achieve 1200mm f/8. The added AF power the 7D II can offer at a very long effective focal length is intriguing.
That's true if your output requires more than the 7-8.6 MP you'd get by shooting the FF at 840mm f/5.6 and cropping to the APS-C FoV. Granted, the 20 MP APS-C allows deeper cropping, but in most cases the IQ will suffer from atmospheric impact at distances which would require such deep cropping.
birds are often very small so the distance even at 800mm and more are not always all that great and atmospherics don't always play much of a part in things
Yes, to demonstrate the point, this (rare and exotic) bird was less than 50 feet away, and this was taken at 1,900mm on 1.6-crop.
If you take a closer look at my "personal text" ("The dark side...") on the left hand side or read through my first post here, where I tell my photographical journey, you'll know that I already had left Canon (in film days) and came back. Why?I really like the OM-D E-M1 and the menu system. I think Olympus is far more innovative than Nikon or Sony and like their menu system... If I were to go for a smaller form factor, this would be it.... but I REALLY!!!!! like the glass with Canon... the 100L macro and the 70-200 beat anything Oly has... Then again, there are adaptors , such quandaries to ponder!
Because Canon offers the (IMHO) best overall package in the market:
- really good bodies (maybe lacking some IQ today)
- best lenses
- best support and service
- decent pp freeware (DPP, etc.)
- stable and reliable market approach (no mount gambling like Sony, no financial troubles like others)
If I was to start today, I'd seriously consider Oly and the OM-D E-M1. But the great lens setup is still to come there...
Now I'm already settled
i will buy a 30" UHD 4k monitor as soon as a reasonable product comes along.
Next product I will buy will be an 8k monitor .. as soon as a reasonable porduct comes along.
After that? A 16k monitor.
And if I happen to live lng enough, after that a 32k monitor.
Power of 2. Definitely stay away from uneven numbers in all things digital.
5k ... most stupid thing on earth. Dell should have tried to first get a relly good 4k monitor made.
Not to be THAT GUY... but eventually there are diminishing returns. There are 120 hz tv's out there... and there will eventually be 240hz (if there aren't already), but does it make a difference? to some sure... but I can't imagine there are super human people who can detect the difference.
Lack of irony seems often to be accompanied by a lack of humor.
Seeing the pictures of the museum made me laugh out loud. When being asked for the reason of my laughing by somebody not familiar with photography, I didn't even know how to start to explain this whole story and why this was a hilarious post. "Well it's about ...em... so when you photograph, you ...em... so some people think that ... uuuuh..... I saw a cat falling down a table."
DR is important, but to me – and based on the sales figures, to most people – it's neither the only nor the single most important criterion by which a camera system is judged.
The fact is that we don't know what is the single most important criteria by which customers choose a camera.
It could be that people do buy based on whether the name is "Canon" or "Nikon" and that alone - nothing more.
But one thing I can guarantee you, when someone walks into a store to buy a camera, the numbers that are present on the ticket are the price and megapixels - not DR.
So when DR is on the price ticket and regularly feature as a headline specification that is obvious to see, easy to sort against in online shops, etc, then it would be reasonable to expect that some customers might start basing purchasing decisions on DR. Until that point in time the only people that will purchase based on DR are the serious amateurs and professionals (which are not a majority of camera buyers.)