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Messages - Don Haines

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:39:51 AM »

Sorry, I missed where someone from Canon said the 7D successor would be "revolutionary".  Could you point that out, please?
Revolutionary is in reference to  the mode dial. It will revolve all the way around.... Hence "revolutionary"....

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Landscape / Re: Moon photos
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:27:06 PM »
A great coincidence.... I was out doing the same.

60D with Tamron 150-600 at 600mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:33:02 PM »
My question is: Why can't I have it all in a single brand? Why does everyone find it so "odd" that someone wants that?

Wanting it isn't odd.  I want free college educations for all my kids.  I want a car that gets 200 mpg, seats 8 and has enough power and torque to pull a loaded trailer.  I want to visit the International Space Station...next week. 

No...wanting isn't odd.  But wanting something unrealistic.....   ;)

Granted, Canon releasing a high-MP sensor with 13+ stops of DR is probably realistic from a technical standpoint.  But technical feasibility isn't the main driver...the market is the driver.  To date, the market has been showing them that their sensors "ain't broke" so Canon feels no need to "fix them".  Wanting Canon to expend resources in an area their market research shows they don't need to...that's where things start getting less realistic.
I think the truth is somewhere in the middle.

If Canon wanted to, they could plop down a multi-million dollar stack of money and buy a new fabrication line. We know that they have been designing sensors in lab that use finer lithography, and it isn't that hard to move the A/D onto the sensor...

We also know that Canon already has a finer fabrication line that is seeing less demand.

We STRONGLY suspect that the 70D's sensor is made on the finer fabrication line.

We also know that it costs more to run 2 fabrication lines than one....

My bet is that Canon is in the process of moving all sensors over to the finer fabrication line and that in the next year or two we will see an update of all their cameras, and then the 500nM line will be shut down. When transferring the designs over, it is the logical time to shuffle things around to attack the noise problem.

The 7D2 will be a big clue as to if this is happening

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:59:28 PM »
A few my buddy actually took of me that I liked

Nice.

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Portrait / Re: Post photos of other photographers in action
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:33:20 PM »
I dare anyone to tickle a mime the next time they see one.
Someone once told me that mime is the French word for "village idiot". :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:52:29 AM »
Twenty-seven pages and still going. When the original post could have been answered in one word: "No."
see reply #232 :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:46:27 AM »
A full-frame sensor at point nine microns would be a GIGAPIXEL sensor. Assuming were at least at 16-bit ADC by the time such a sensor arrives, we would need in-camera data throughput of over 2.3GB/s just to process one frame per second, and data throughput of approximately 13GB/s to process six frames per second.

That kind of technology is beyond extreme. Relatively few things process data at such incredible speeds...high end, high power GPUs are one of the few that come to mind, along with the level three and lower data caches on a CPU. Those devices require considerable amounts of power to operate.
I'm smiling right now because I am waiting for a test to finish.....
I have a 60Ghz spectrum analyzer in front of me that takes 64 bit readings.... 480GB/s... but no way is it portable or affordable :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:41:26 PM »
So why no EVF on the 7D2 ???

Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

If you watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, etc on Television, tell me how bad it was ??? 'cuz they use cameras with EVFs.

Realize that the EVFs used in high end cinematography equipment are VASTLY superior to the kinds of EVFs currently found in ML cameras. VASTLY superior. Also vastly more expensive. Just one of the EVFs used in a RED Dragon camera costs more than most of the DSLRs we buy today.
the monitor (7 or 8 inches) on top of those cameras goes for about $10,000......

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:36:50 PM »
So why no EVF on the 7D2 ???

Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

If you watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, etc on Television, tell me how bad it was ??? 'cuz they use cameras with EVFs.

Oh, here I thought TV camera operators were just shooting video, I didn't know they had to carefully time a shutter release based on the action they were viewing.  Thanks for the insight!

Yet somehow, they manage to track fast moving action.......

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:16:36 PM »
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
When asking for an ID, if you let us know where in the world the picture was taken, you will get more and better answers....

I can't tell from the picture... were the legs yellow, orange, or dark?

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:47:00 PM »
No 100-400 replacement! This is the first time in a long long time that the rumour has been no replacement. Four years of saying it will come and now "no it won't".

First 100-400 rumour that I believe and I will be the first to laugh if it is wrong again :)

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Portrait / Re: We, The Photographers......Self Portaits..a Who's Who on CR
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:29:10 PM »
Alright, I'll play...
nice picture!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:12:20 PM »
An interesting result....

Despite the negativity about various rumoured features, it comes close to an even split between those planning to purchase and those who wont. This might indicate a well selling model.... but of course everything depends on what the real camera is, and unfortunately we will probably have to wait for an official announcement for that.

I find it a bit disturbing that only 7% might buy one after they test it, 31.5% will only buy one if reviewed positively.  While reviews are useful for gathering information, I think making a purchasing decision primarily on a review for something like a camera (or lens) is a bad idea.   Reviewers rarely capture and communicate all of the positives and negatives of a device effectively, and only you can see if feels right for you.
Agreed. Ergonomics is a big thing... One of the reasons why I went Canon instead of Nikon was because I hated the Nikon user interface....

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Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:09:00 PM »
I'm pretty lucky where I live.... walk out the back yard and I am on the Ottawa river... walk out the front yard and I am the woods.....

The first panorama is the woods during spring flood, the second is a panorama shot in the winter.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 01, 2014, 05:40:33 PM »
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.
WOW WOW WOW!

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