The 5D Classic is worth maybe $600, the 1DS MK II goes for $1600 or more. If you did not like it, you could sell and buy a new 5D MK II.
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Depends on what you shoot - and when. In good light, or with fast subjects, not having IS isn't an issue. I often don't have enough light for 400mm f/5.6, 1/640 s at ISO 3200 on a 7D - being able to use 1/250 s handheld is a big deal...for me.+1
As for reach, OP mentions raptors in fall/winter. You can never have enough reach. I'm now at 1200mm f/8 and still cropping sometimes.
Well, last March, Japan had a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. What could top that?I tend to believe something is probably going to happen in March of 2013
Indeed! If any, Canon is probably the most likely candidate to come out with a cam using a layer -based sensor considering that they have had the R&D for it for some time and currently their sensor tech is receiving a lot of critics...I doubt if anyone will use that technology, the issues to overcome are very difficult. Companies crank out patents to protect a unique type of design, but I don't believe we will see one in production soon. Sigma has it all to themselves, and are not doing very well with it. If Canon, Nikon, or Sony really believed in it, they would have bought up Foveon rather than let Sigma do it.
definately lots we don't know about the abiity of humans to perceive or detect external stimulii of various sorts (especially at high energy levels) in ways that are perceived to be 'hearing'. thats for sure -- total agreement there. For example, the ability to detect the application of mechanical energy directly to parts of the body (like vibrating the skull at ultrasonic frequencies) is amusing, too. Imagine the variance among individuals, i.e. size of the head, bone density, etc, etc. and maybe those with 5D3s can try pressing their cameras bodies against their heads!I'd love to be able to once again to hear even 4K hertz with a hearing aid! My hearing has gone south to the point where a implant is likely to happen. I've tried all of the hearing aids, including one that shifts high frequency sounds into my hearing range. It actually works pretty well at allowing me to hear sounds that I could not otherwise hear, even if the pitch is totally wrong.
The physiology and mechanics of detecing low levels of true acoustic energy transmitted via air ("hearing") is relatively well understood though, and more closely applies to the phenomena of hearing the sensor being cleaned.
this has been a cool thread, actually, an amusing departure from Dxo scores arguments
The SX50 is a larger and more bulky camera than the G15 or G1X and has a tiny sensor. The extreme zoom sounds nice, but even with IS, you can't easly hold it still, so fast shutter speeds are needed. As soon as you get indoors, its too dark to use it, and the tiny flash is inadequate, so a external flash is needed. I'd only recommend the SX50 as a general use camera to someone who knows its limitations and understands how to work around them.I
* The new camera will be used mostly to take photos at birthdays, holidays, family vacations, and the kids/family dogs running around.
* The new camera needs to have good ISO performance and/or flash performance for different lighting conditions.
Based on these criteria, I've narrowed it down to the G15 and G1X, and I'm leaning toward the G15, because the reviews I've read state the G1X has slow autofocus, which could cause problems when she tries to take photos of the dogs and kids running around.
What do you guys think would be the best camera for my mom?
I had both the G12 and G1X. Was not happy with either. Gave the G12 to my 62 year old mother for purposes similar to what you mention above. She never uses it unfortunately. Just was not intuitive to her I guess and she has a PhD so it is not a matter of intelligence. Even the G12 is slow to focus and not ideal for catching kids or animals. A lot of shots will be missed...
I got rid of the G1X as well. I loved its image quality and shots of adults or scenery were very good as long as I had a couple of seconds to compose the shot...Its autofocus was slow and time between shots was terrible. Enough to frustrate me and eventually dump it for 60% of what I paid for it...
Not sure if the Canon SX50 (Amazon link below) would be any better or not but you might want to look at it as well. Take your mom to a store and see which one she seems "comfortable" with. If she is comfortable then she will pick it up and use it. If not it will just grow dust like the one I gave to my mom...Good luck.
no, i'm pretty sure we've seen $2750 from adorama selling through ebayYes, I bought mine for $2750 with free shipping and $56 ebay bucks which I used to buy a 2nd battery from Adorama as well.