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Canon General / Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
All canon DSLR's are made in Japan..... but certainly some parts are made elsewhere. i hope not in China.
Check out the battery in your DSLR.  Made in China.  So are many non critical parts.  Canon keeps assembly and manufacturer of the critical parts in Japan, but not the stuff that is easy to make and not high tech.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: No kelvin WB on 6D! noooooOO!
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:23:07 AM »
B&H is not the source of specifications, they copy what they think are the important specs from information Canon publishes.  Always refer to Cano for specsn before panicking.

That might open the door to the 1 Series cameras, also with dual processors.


Dude,  That was very clever, very insightful, and very true!  :D

You just left the part out about the beautiful 100% unobstructed view over-looking Lake Nokin, as compared to the light pole in the parking lot, blocking 3% of Lake Failures view! :)


Nice - I also left out the fact that Nokin Village looks better in low light!  Of course that would just be speculation for now :)   

  I don't necessarily need the pro level system of the Mk III - but I don't want to pay more for a system which is inferior to 3 year old systems found in less expensive cameras.

Which is?  I'm not aware of a three year old FF camera body that sells for less, unless you might be referring to a 5D MK II.
Sure, my 7D costs less than my 5D MK II, but thats because it is a lot less camera.  My 5D MK II gets 90% of my use, the 7D being good for situations where there is good light and I'm focal length limited.  The AF is indeed good, but not as accurate.
I fell for the hype and bought a D800, which went back after 1100 images.  Fine low ISO body, but requires a lot of NR at ISO 800 and over.  It can take a minute or two for lightroom to process each tweak to the NR, so you might spend 10 minutes per image.  Try doing 500 of them.  It spoils the fun of photography. 
I'd certainly never recommend one to some unsuspecting newby, it would be a epic fail.

I have no problem with that. I am just concerned about the ROI on my investment and if this is still a good time to be a photographer. I would like to start a business and eventually have people going out shooting for me. I do enjoy this but I am a good salesman and could really make it thrive. I was just looking to get started to see if my photography is good enough and people like it and would pay for it to start with.
Imho, being a good salesman and having a sound business plan is more important than creative talent when it comes to making a profit.  Most photos follow a relatively fixed plan, certainly, creativity helps, but listening to the customer and sellling yourself as a serious photographer trump everything else.
Have a website, a few sample photobooks and prints showing your best work, and some references.  Sign up with the BBB (USA) since many do check with them for complaints.
You will do fine as long as you do not undersell yourself by begging for customers or offering photography for under cost on Craigslist.  I think I'd hire you already :)

I am a Canon user and have been for the past 10 years.  I don't really want to switch to Nikon - I like the Canon form factor and am relatively happy with the kit I have.  That said - I do feel that Canon has been holding back features for 2-3 years and that Nikon has been offering more for the same or less money.

I am a long time reader here...  I just wanted to voice my opinion on the matter with a little humor...
Post some photos and share your experiences and knowledge.  I apologize for being rude, its just that a new announcement brings out the trolls in droves.  They post a couple of critical comments and we never hear from them again. 

EOS Bodies / Re: NO 7D Mark II @ photokina????
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:02:00 PM »
Does Canon introduce only the 6D? No 7D Mk2?

What a pity.
6D with only 11 AF filds and an slow sensor....
I am looking for an new FAST camera.

Canon does it not have by now
Did you expect a new 7D?  Did you expect a Nikon D400?  Maybe in 6 months or maybe never.  Canon just did something they haven't done before, they completely updated the 7D Firmware.  This is telling us not to expect a new body in the near future.
APS-C sensors do not play well at high ISO's, there is no new technology to magically change that.  Tiny improvements happen with lower noise amplifiers and better noise reduction, but don't expect any substantial improvements in ISO capability. 
The 6D goes to ISO 25600, thats as good as anything in that price range.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who really is the target demographic for the 6D?
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:57:48 PM »
Isn't obvious?  Its intended to fall between the 7D and the 5D.  Its a upgrade for the 60D users or even 7D owners.  Its a low cost entry level FF.
Wealthy buyers will get a M9, they don't go for low end models.


It doesn't matter if Eiremon lives in Lake Nokin or not, that's hilarious anyway :)
Read his other post to put it in context.  Just another new user who arrived here to Troll and make inane comments.  I want to welcome him to make a postive contribution.

PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:15:22 PM »
I'd wait and see how the CMOS sensor works out.  The CMOS sensor seems to limit the RX100 as far as high ISO noise goes.  They cost less and use less battery power, but for small sensors, they have not matched CCD sensors in the past.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark II: Happy 4th Anniversary!
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:05:52 PM »
I have yet to touch the video portion of the camera!
Whats this about video?  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:03:36 PM »
Not photographers.  Maybe armchair spec readers.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D...a bit lackluster...but with a couple gems?
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:00:37 PM »
I'm really wondering how a native ISO of 25600 is not modern sensor tech.  The D600 is all of 6400.  Of course, its only hype, so we need to see the real tests, but, as long as we are comparing on paper, the sensor sounds pretty good.  The AF is still a unknown, if the 11 points work, then thats fine for the intended users.
Another gem is the ability to autofocus at -3 EV.  That is better than any Canon DSLR to date.  Its literally focusing in the dark, and just whats needed when you are using that ISO 25600.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D or 5D Mk II
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:54:40 PM »
Well it is now confirmed that the 6D has 11 point AF with only one cross type point.

So you'll be using the old focus and recompose technique, no matter which camera you pick.

If I were you, I'd abandon ship and go for the D600. Looks like a much much better camera.

I i didn't had so many Canon glass i had dropped the ship few months ago when 5D3 was announced and go for D800.
I tried the D800.  I even bought some high end Nikon glass to try with it.  The D800 is a very good body, but finding Nikon glass is difficult.  I mainly used the 24-70mm f/2.8G.  It had such bad CA that it could not be corrected.  Then, there is no equivalent for the 135mm L, the 24-105mm L, the 100-400mm L, none of my favorite lenses have anything nearly as good, and the price of the inferior glass is higher.
This takes away most of any high resolution advantage the body gives.
High ISO noise is also a issue, but if you stay at 400 or less, the DR is fabulous.
You might be unhappy trying to match your Canon lenses.  After all, Glass is much more important in the long run.  Nikon lenses have even more AFMA issues, they are glued together, forget any maintenance that you can do yourself, and live view on the D800 is slow and barely usable.  Tethering software is not included, and when it is, its painfully slow.  There are lots of little things that reading the hype does not tell you.

EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:37:11 PM »
Canon made it clear some time ago when the announced the big firmware upfrade for the 7D that a 7D Mark II was not coming soon... if ever.  Nikon has also killed off the D400 with their D600.
Personally, I think a 7D Mark II is coming, but not this fall.

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