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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Call that a review?
« on: February 13, 2013, 06:40:05 AM »
Silver award and score a couple of percentage points less than the Nikon, gee that's OK.

Stop being so negative and letting your canon-hate show.

I think dpreview are really long on reviews but surely it is a copout to mark a camera up or down by comparing the spec sheets? We all did that 5 secs after the cameras were announced.

They have their hands on the cameras, so what we want to see are hands-on comments. Don't tell me it has less resolution if you are only basing it on reading spec sheets; tell me what you thought of the resolution when examining the images!

Don't tell me it's focusing is not as effective if you haven't done focusing comparison tests of the two cameras side-by-side. You might find it is in practice the opposite of what the spec sheet shows, but we'll never know because you haven't done a proper test!

85L at 7.1. What a waste!!!

So an 85 f1.8 and 6D would have done? More than good enough IMHO

The main point is that you should buy from a established dealer.

So is the initiative just dealer-driven?

Canon General / Re: Hey Canon, I've got cash to burn, but...
« on: January 14, 2013, 10:33:01 PM »
Hm, you are right, the 6D has interchangeable focus screens, that's unexpected, I had read somewhere that it doesn't... However I would appreciate the 5D3/1DX AF system, too.

Uninformed rant, then?

Also note the 5D3 screen is a major upgrade, so 99% of buyers will reap the benefits while the 1% who want to use short manual lenses with large glass (invariably not made by Canon, hello Zeiss) can get a 6D 'cos they won't need the rapid-fire super AF systems of the 5D3. Or keep it simple and upgrade to EOS! (Zeiss is sooo 60's tech).  ;D

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 14, 2013, 10:22:55 PM »
260 posts, how about a summary?  :)

Well, it seems that when people legitimately criticize DxO Labs' application of their measurements, apologists rush in to defend their measurements.

That's called an air ball, guys.

And when people point out that these DxO scores (applications) are being misused by review sites etc in a way that gives the wrong impression, apologists rush in to say that's not really DxO Labs' fault.

You must be joking.

Let us say Mercedes Inc engaged you to independently measure the quality of their product vis a vis say, Ford Inc, which they had also measured and knew would favour them. They also told you to summarize your findings and publish them. You go ahead and do it but goodness gracious, what's this? Your website is technically correct and shows Mercedes' quality advantage at the deepest level, but your way of summarizing and organizing and communicating gives the general impression that Ford is the better overall vehicle!

Suddenly, due to your excellent technical reputation, the world takes notice of your findings. Reviewers start to refer to 'The Ford Advantage' on their websites. Fleet buyers start recommending to boardrooms that current Mercedes contracts for trucks and buses should not be renewed, partly due to a new quality value matrix by an industry technical expert that favours other marques. The boardroom executive gossip soon reaches the ears of Mercedes executives.

Suddenly your client is on the phone to you in an absolute Teutonic fury. Yes, they say, your base measurements are correct but what on earth have you done with it? Why the blazes that way? Don't you realize how everyone is interpreting it?

Here is your answer: (hold on, wait for it, it's a beauty): "It's not my fault if they are not well enough informed to  grasp the underlying deep measurements correctly."


Good luck getting your invoice processed.

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:07:19 PM »
Why would it be a 70D when the 7D is older?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 20, 2012, 07:01:55 PM »
While finding a hiding spot for my wifes present at home (macbook air), i was rummaging at the back of the guest room closet to see if there was space there, i found a 5d mkiii kit!!!!

Well you had better upgrade that Air to a Pro Retina! Fair's fair! Otherwise she might swap the 5DIII back for a 6!

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 20, 2012, 06:39:38 PM »
I do not believe the "simply summarizing" view. But then maybe in their minds they believe they are.

Have you seen their new lens scoring thingy?   ::)

Clearly they haven't learnt their lesson. Blinkers?  8)

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:04:38 PM »
This is a straw man. No one has proposed that sensor performance is the only factor a buyer should consider.

You are joking of course. The number of posts and comments on the internet basically saying "I have to jump ship from Canon to Nikon NOW, and so do you, because the Nikon (Sony) sensor has a higher DR" is fast approaching infinity.   8)

Lenses / Re: 2013 - The Year for 400mm Lenses? [CR1]
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:55:08 PM »

<li>EF 400 f/5.6L IS (Highly desired)</li>

<li>EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS (Not push-pull & patents exists)</li>

How about some product differentiation, make one of these an EF-S and reward the 90% of Canon DSLR owners with the first ever high quality telephoto Canon lens that is smaller, lighter, and optimized for their sensors.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 7D: 'I need a Must Have's List'
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:11:27 PM »
Great advice all.  I looked while I was upstairs ... its an 18-135mm EFS lens.  That is what came with the 60D.  Honestly, when I read some of the other forums it seemed like everyone was steering people toward the 24-105 lens but those were things people were posting for non-7D's.

Do I need a flash?  It has a flash ... wasn't sure whether or not I should put flashes on the christmas list.

If you want maximum usefulness from minimum purchases, I would pick the recent design EFS 15-85mm zoom (it's a beauty) and the 430 EX II flash unit.

Learn to use the flash for photographing your family and you will appreciate what it can do. Bouncing off walls and ceilings, or using a diffuser, ..... another world from the inbuilt flash,

Lenses / Re: APS-C lens mm are correct
« on: December 04, 2012, 08:32:02 PM »
at the borders (well away from the center, but not at the extreme corner), the 17-40 at 17mm f/4 delivers higher resolution than the 10-22mm does anywhere in the frame at any focal length and aperture.

I am probably being simplistic here, but the slrgear tests of those 2 lenses completely refute that claim. But they use 'blur index' which may differ from your strict term 'resolution'. My summary statement would be the 17-40 is a little less blurred in the border and corners than the 10-22's borders and corners at similar equivalent focal lengths and apertures.

They also show the 10-22 having the lower distortion in the 10-17mm range than the 17-40 has in the 17-30 range.

The 10-22 is a good lens, you paint it too shabby IMHO.

Lenses / Re: APS-C lens mm are correct
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:01:41 PM »
preppyak, the 17-55 and 10-22 are at least as good and probably better than 24-105 and 17-40 in terms of IQ. EF-S rules!

Lenses / Re: APS-C lens mm are correct
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:53:57 PM »

Consider this scenario. The view and angle through the viewfinders for the following two scenarios will be identical:
Canon 7D with the 18-135mm zoomed to 18mm.
Canon 5D with an 18mm Full Frame only lens.

Sorry, that is 100% wrong.

400mm f5.6 L
300mm f4 IS L
100-400mm f5.6 IS L
70-300mm IS L
200-400mm f4 1.4xTC IS L

just want to cover my options  ::)

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