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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 05:53:35 PM »
As the owner of a 36MP (D800) I think 50MP is getting into overkill territory for most folks. Consider all of the threads about soft images and "AF" problems from the 7DII...and I'll bet 99% of the complaints can be traced back to poor technique/mishandling of the camera. I predict you're going to see a lot of similar threads for this 50MP body too.
I had this happen to me too when I first used the 7D Mk II, a lot of soft images VS 1DX on the same shoot.  I figured it was me.  I've not read other posts about it yet but will have to use it some more and determine where I'm messing up.  I'll still get a higher MP full frame body when it comes out though.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles from Adorama
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:08:55 PM »
I've bought from Adorama, new and used and sold stuff to them over the years and never had any problems.  Not that I am buying every month but still no issues and the double rebate is legitimate, other shops are offering the same deal, local to me and mail order.
Where they get you is hooking you into the printing but, paper and ink cost but it does add to the fun of digital photography for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Purchase 5DIII now, or wait for 5DIV?
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:42:36 PM »
Have you considered either a used 1DX or a gray market one?  Probably a bit more then the 5D Mk III new but does have advantages.  About $4200 or so is what I have seen the new gray market ones for.

I liked the overall story you put together of their wedding. 

Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:51:52 PM »
Unless the charts look terrible, I'll put it on pre-order. I was already thinking of the 14 but now I will wait for this one to be officially announced.  It would have to be terrible to put me off and I just don't think it will be.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 10, 2015, 10:57:12 PM »
A full frame Canon now, 6D for sure.  The price on them is so low on sale now that it is ridiculous.
Like others said if you get it now and use it a lot you will be very familiar with it and you already have some very nice lenses.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Preparing for the switch
« on: January 09, 2015, 02:58:07 PM »
I would also suggest the 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  I never had the version 1 but after I got it, about a year of having it, I sold my 24 and 35 and 24-105.
I really like it over them for convenience if anything else but the 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS is my most used.
I did keep two primes, 50 1.2 and 85 1.2.   I am not sure I would choose the 70-200 over the 85 though, probably not, even though the 85 can make delicious bokeh.

The zooms you listed, I have them all except for 16-35 f/2.8L II, the new f/4 was not out back when I got it.
I am not sure of all the differences even though I read a lot of reviews on it, I have not been tempted to change out for it.

EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:34:45 PM »
Same for me too!
I will say this, if you have a gathering and want other people to take some pictures too, it is less intimidating than handing them larger dSLR.  Plus what we pretty much all seemed to have paid for them it seems hard to get rid of and it is small.  I don;t use mine much but I don't want to get rid of it.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:07:43 PM »
"Anyhoo, this is what I'd sepculate:

1. 5Ds High-Megapixel for $4,999
2. 5DIV for $3,499
3. 6DII for $1,999"

With Nikon's pricing on the D810, I don't see how Canon could even attempt to charge 5K for a high megapixel camera in the 5D series.  I doubt I would even do more than look at it at that price.  Those prices would get me motivated to change brands or stay with what I have.

Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: January 06, 2015, 09:26:48 PM »
I would not get anything that is not x1440 or better.  Since it is an opinion question, I use the Dell 32" 4k but it is at 2580x1440 with OS X.

I have used the 27" 2560x1440 and those are fine too but I don't really like two larger than 24" panels on a computer.  Two 1980x1080, x1200 is better, is not too bad but they will take up quite a bit of space.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:49:25 PM »
I'd bet no one will see the 1Dx Mark II by then so get a 1Dx now.  If you want, sell that 5D, but as many have said, why wait if you want it now?

EOS Bodies / Re: Question About Weather Sealed Bodies.
« on: December 26, 2014, 01:05:39 PM »
I try to only swap out parts while indoors while in dry heat. This way the camera interior is relatively dry so even when cooled will not lead to condensation.

Bodies and lenses – even weather sealed ones – are not hermetically sealed.  Weather sealing keeps out dust and moisture, not air.  Moisture is liquid water, 'humidity' is (a measure of) gaseous water dissolved in air.  That means individual water molecules floating around in the air, and those water molecules are smaller than the nitrogen molecules that make up most of the air.  So if there's humidity in the air, it'll be in your gear.  If the temp warms up too fast across the dew point, it will condense inside.

In winter, the issue is usually going from cold, dry outside to warm, less dry inside.  In that case, it's not the water vapor inside the gear, but the external water vapor that condenses on the surface of the cold gear.  In that case, taking a plastic 'ziploc' bag out so it's cold, then putting the gear in it before bringing it in, so the condensation forms on the surface of the bag.  Allow time for the gear to warm up - using it, especially an extending zoom (even a 'weather sealed' one) will draw the warm, more humid air into the cold camera/lens interior, where the water vapor will then condense.

I think I have heard of this before but, I guess I never got it until your explanation!   ???
Thanks and great tip.

EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: December 21, 2014, 12:19:01 AM »
I like his blog, especially the printing information.  That part is great for me.
On the 7D Mark II, I bought one but have not made up my mind either way yet.  I was also thinking of a 1D Mark IV as an alternative but decided to go with the more modern system in the 7D Mark II and refrain from being such a big pixel peeper.  Many images I have seen out of the new body are not that bad.  I don;t think I agree with Ron, at least so far, but it is his opinion.

Technical Support / Re: Happy ending...
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:08:29 PM »
I use the ColorMunki Photo.  It has an option to do ambient calibration so as your lights change you can have it change to reflect that so it helps with the too bright display for me.

Several web sites have a lot of information on printing.  Northlight, Ronmartblog, Luminous Landscape amongst a few.  Basically getting a calibration device is number one, before the printer is best.

I would read them all and perhaps that elusive 5% issue will be solved.

I never saw anything from my Amazon preorder so last night another Amazon seller had one so I ordered it and cancelled the original, supposed to ship Monday.  I will wait and see.

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