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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:59:01 PM »
Canon doesn't have to answer the D4s. It needs to answer the D800(e).

Both the 1DX and D4 are incredible cameras in every way. So if the D4s is a little better. That's nice. Canon doesn't have to worry about that. No person who owns a 1DX and everything associated with it is going to sell their gear for a slight improvement from Nikon. And that goes for both manufacturer's user bases. It's not going to happen. At least not with Pros and REAL photographers.

Looks like a sweet camera.

I'm glad Sigma put some time and effort into the 50mm. Until recently, this focal length usually gets left out in the cold. I love my Zeiss 50mm f1.4. Still one of the better ones out there at this focal length. But I'm glad there are more quality choices in a medium price tag.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2549
« on: January 04, 2014, 02:08:31 AM »
Canon didn't have a very good 2013. They are probably giving incentives to dealers to push as many out to end the year better.

Awesome deal though...   :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Talk Begins
« on: January 03, 2014, 02:27:07 AM »
I agree. I don't think it's going to be anything to get excited about.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:47:28 PM »
I'd travel and shoot with whatever working camera I had.

This.  I used to get mostly great photos of plays even with my relatively ancient XTi.  In my experience, it isn't the camera that makes or breaks stage photos, but rather whether you shoot in RAW and whether you know how to use the camera in full manual mode so that your shots aren't consistently blown out by the automatic exposure thinking it needs to bring out the details of the black floor rather than the bright highlights that just happen to be people's faces.  :)

I think a 6D would do a stunning job, and I'd be surprised if the better autofocus of a 5Dmk3 or a 1DX would make much difference in such a controlled environment.  Just my $0.02.

Great explanation. I've always shot RAW and with my first couple of shoots, also included JPG. But since, only RAW. And it makes a HUGE difference saving images in post processing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dual CF or Combo memory slots?
« on: January 02, 2014, 06:43:33 PM »
At least with some of the specifications I've seen..  The best performing SD cards tend to be a generation slower than CF cards.

I guess it goes back to how we shoot. Even with the dance events I shoot, I rarely rapid-fire. But that's me and my style.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:31:29 AM »
5D3. The 1DX is better at the top-top end. But is it REALLY necessary? I can do low-light events with my 5D2. I struggle with it's ISO performance. The 5D3 is a whole other league. I've seen guys shoot at 100k ISO and images look fabulous.  :o I'm sure there is post involved. But I couldn't tell. Shows in which I need a flash, I see guys next to me with 5D3s without a flash. Jealous.

I shoot manual so AF doesn't matter all that much. But if I could score a 5D3 for about $2k, I'd seriously consider selling my 5D2.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: two 20ds or one 5D classic?
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:24:29 AM »
5D. No comparison. It's a GREAT camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best Camera for New-bie
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:19:14 AM »
Yup. Any of the Rebels. I love the SL1 too. The 18-200mm lens is one of my favorites. GREAT focal range, fast focus and great quality.

I wish I could say "I don't need another body. But maybe I'll buy 'just because...'"   :P

Save the money or buy something you'll really use.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Buy a 5D Mark III or Wait for ??? in 2014
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:12:11 AM »
If you don't need the speed, the III is totally fine. ISO performance is AMAZING and AF is just a nudge short of the 1DX performance. Great bang for the buck.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dual CF or Combo memory slots?
« on: January 02, 2014, 03:09:50 AM »
Wait till Canon starts using CFast...   ;D

Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: January 01, 2014, 10:22:54 PM »
How about "The Kitty"? They are a new photographer and walk around photography meet-ups timidly. They finally gain the courage to ask a more experienced and accomplished photographer their honest opinion on the Kitty's latest masterpiece. No matter how nice the pro is, the Kitty is crushed and will forever scowl the pro.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Dual CF or Combo memory slots?
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:41:59 PM »
I was quite pissed when Canon delivered their 5D MK III with the combo memory card slot setup. But the more and more I think about it. The more it makes sense to me.

  • Backup. I went with the professional party line that dual CF was necessary in a pro body because you want a backup of your original card. Well, you can do that with a combo setup as well.
  • Speed. CF cards are faster but that really only comes into play when you fill up your camera's internal buffer first. Even with my ancient but awesome 50D, that's a good 10 - 15 shots before that happens. Even the high-level pro sports shooters have told me they've never filled up their camera's internal buffer.
  • Redundancy. I'm referring to needing different memory card formats. Yes, that's a bit of a bummer. It's certainly much simpler and easier to carry 4 CF cards that 2 CF an 2 SD. Totally. Or having to need 4 CF and 4 SD cards? Yes. It's a potential cost increase.

So I'm thinking the benefits of expansion and future-proofing with the SD slots to outweigh the negatives. Ideally, two CF slots AND an SD slot in a camera would be perfect in my opinion. But I don't see Canon doing that. With solid performance specs, you could keep that camera for a good deal longer. Hurting sales.

Your take?

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