« on: September 01, 2014, 10:58:11 PM »
I find it interesting, but I already have far too many gadgets
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Benro had some nice stuff too, and it is name brand.
Here is a review to help you. I would also agree, this doesn't have to last a lifetime and I have several tripods that I use today for different things. If you don't spend a ton, and get at least a few good years of satisfied use out of it, when you want and need to upgrade, it won't be a waste.
I am looking to buy a carbon fiber tripod around and came across this tripod. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/151376263090?lpid=82. There are many such products in ebay. Not sure if I can go for it or not. Any suggestions?
Prices usually drop starting around the first of September, and Canon likes to blow out inventory by the end of their FY (Dec 31). So, depending on inventory and on sales, look for deals and be ready to pounce. The super deals often last only 1 day.
Sometimes the deals last less than a day – just hours.
In addition to this site, Canonpricewatch.com is a great site for announcing deals. I've noticed that many of these deals seem to be announced after 11 PM or even after midnight Eastern time in the United States. If you think you want something, order it. Don't wait or it may be gone. If you change your mind in a few hours you may be able to cancel it before it ships or return it within the exchange period. This assumes you buy from reputable dealers such as Amazon, Adorama, or B&H. By the way, that short list of firms is not exhaustive nor should order imply anything.
...I just checked my 5D3 LCD against my calibrated monitor and it's dead on, or at least as close as my eyes can discern.
Mine 1D X, too. I guess some people want to see problems where none exist. I will say the Standard Picture Style is a bit saturated and contrasty, but selecting a Picture Style more appropriate for RAW shooting (Neutral or Faithful) takes care of that.
that the sensor performance is reported to be the same or slightly worse than the G1X sensor is a bit disappointing of course.
It's the usual Canon Sensor story
Quote from DPReview:
"These examples (and our test scene on the coming pages) suggest that the RX100 II's sensor is so much better than the G1 X II's that it cancels-out much of the dynamic range and high ISO noise advantages that the G1 X II's larger sensor should bring...
Overall, though, the larger sensor in the Canon is much of the reason that the camera is so much less pocketable than the Sony, yet the full benefits of that additional sensor size are not realized: the Canon's image quality advantage isn't proportionate with its greater bulk."
Mirrorless is good enough for most shooting already. Has been for a few years if you consider how well Fuji's X Pro and XE1 work.
Long term, DSLR is falling.
Long term, mirrorless is raising.
lol, based on your graph more like mirrorless sales are eternally flat, and dslr cycles. Though at the rate mirrorless is "rising" perhaps it can overtake dslr by 2514.
DSLR sales are cycling down and at the rate DSLR sales are dropping, it won't be long before they drop under that of mirrorless.
The mirrorless sales aren't eternally flat but on the scale of the graph presented, a 10% drop from 1,000,000 will of course show up larger than a 10% rise from 100,000.
I have a 5D3 and a 6D...the 6D's back screen seems a lot warmer.
Of course the final images are just fine from both.
I know you shouldn't be counting on it for exact representation of the image, but it would be nice if they were a closer in color temp.
Has anyone ever heard of having your screens calibrated to eliminate the difference?