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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« on: December 02, 2011, 12:58:13 AM »

Lastly the thing that doesn't feel right is the fact that salt water and electronics don't play well.

Sure the footage from the card would be recoverable to a degree, but still that would have gotten a hell of a beating if it was true, and surely more than a little damage to the card. Unless it was safely in a waterproof case, such as one of these...

You must have missed the recent post about the Canon Rebel lost underwater for over a year (http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/canon-rebel-1000d-lost-at-sea/). I'd be surprised if the card wasn't fine, especially if he got to it quickly.

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* How to Lose $2400 in 24 Seconds
« on: December 01, 2011, 04:42:10 PM »
Was the lens salvagable or was it really cheap? $2400 is about what a 5D2 costs.

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For the daughter, the 85mm f/1.8 would be a goon non-L choice. Relatively cheap, good IQ, and fast AF. The 50mm f/1.4 is pretty popular, but I'm not terribly impressed with my copy (too soft wide open and inaccurate AF).

For architecture, I would think you would want a shorter focal length. Since super wide aperture isn't usually as important here, a zoom such as the 17-40 f/4 the poster "Canon 14-24" mentioned might be a good choice.

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Lenses / Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« on: November 28, 2011, 05:13:12 PM »
I second branden. For general use, the 35mm and 85mm are a great combo.

If you have a wide angle like the 24mm L, that might be handy instead of the 35mm, especially for shooting buildings.

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Gothmoth, it's not your English. The post is pretty much grammatically nonsensical. It seems to be poorly translated.

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Lenses / Re: Gear Acquisition Syndrome: please help!!!
« on: November 12, 2011, 09:39:51 PM »
The AF on the 85mm f/1.2 L II really isn't that slow (it's significantly faster than the mark I version). Unless you are shooting kids or sports or something else fast moving, I don't really the the AF would be a problem.

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Lenses / Re: Want to buy a portrait lens
« on: October 25, 2011, 01:50:22 AM »
I'm with papa-razzi on this one. I also shoot indoor sports (among other things) on a 7D and I'm not very impressed with my Canon 50mm f/1.4. It's quite soft wide open and auto-focusing with it isn't terribly accurate. I've tried the micro-adjustment a few times without much luck. Even using live view contrast focusing zoomed all the way in for maximum accuracy still yields rather soft images unless I stop down the aperture a bit.

I've not tried the 85mm f/1.8, but I rented the 85mm f/1.2 II once for a wedding and it was amazing.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: S100 vs S95 Photos
« on: October 22, 2011, 04:17:45 AM »
Nice. The jpg at IS0 3200 is way cleaner on the S100 than the S95. Even at ISO 6400, the S100 has much better detail. It seems to have some banding issues though. The S95 looks like it had heavy in camera noise reduction applied.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next?
« on: October 19, 2011, 03:34:59 PM »
Common 14-24 lens!

+1. I think we're the biggest fans of this idea.

I must be missing something. The 14-24 is a common lens?
Nikon makes one, but does anyone else?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 02:31:01 AM »
A Lord of the Darkness Speed Monster! This camera sounds amazing.

My only gripes are the size, lack of 1080p/60fps or better, and lack of video auto-focus. I can always attach a battery grip when I need one, but this is too much bulk to carry around all the time. I guess I'll have to wait and see if the 5D III or whatever is coming November 3rd will have the video features I want.

Those might be deal breakers considering the price. :-( If I'm gonna spend that much, I can't afford to compromise. If a hypothetical 5D III can match the IQ and has superior video functionality, I might be able to compromise on the speed given that it will probably be about half the price.

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Canon General / Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 12:02:14 AM »
The 7D shoots 18 MP RAW files at 8 fps with dual Digic 4. If the Digic 5 is indeed 17 times faster and the 1D X has dual Digic 5 plus Digic 4 for metering, why can't it handle RAW at 14 fps? That's not even twice as fast at moving data as the 7D, unless it turns out to be foveon type sensor or something.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon D800 at 36mp, Will Canon Respond?
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:21:44 AM »
For me, 36mp for portraiture is just too much. I would rather see less MP, better focusing and higher ISO.

I love to shoot at 6400, it gives a lovely grainy feel to a mono shot; but think how much nicer it would be if I could do that in even lower light.

Every one craves grain free, but grain can be a good thing!

Sorry, noise for the non film users   ::)

The 5D2 is only really lacking a decent focusing system. It has demonstrated over the last few weeks just how good a camera it really is during opposing lighting conditions that change by the minute...

A 36mp D800 would be interesting and most definitely bring about a release by Canon, who I believe pretty much already know what the D800 specs are, but would it be at a price that people are willing to pay - given the price of the 5D2's?

You can always add grain in post. It's a bit trickier to take it out. I'm definitely hoping for a big improvement in high ISO performance. There's never enough light when I shoot indoor sports.

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The way I interpreted it, it seems Nikon wanted to say that No matter how good a photographer is, the equipment is one of his/her limiting factors. Isn't that why we all make choices with what gear we pick? I don't see anything wrong with that statement!

Yeah, equipment can indeed be limiting. I don't care how good of a photographer you are, you won't be able to get acceptable images in the situations I frequently shoot in (e.g. fast sports in poorly lit gyms with no flash allowed). My 7D with f/2.8 glass wide open is barely good enough sometimes. I can't wait to get a 5DIII and some fast primes!

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot S100
« on: September 19, 2011, 02:10:01 AM »
Yep, if I place the S100 in my cart and go to check out it estimates the delivery date to be Oct. 5-13.

mrbill, Amazon doesn't usually collect taxes on the items they sell in the US, so that really is a huge difference.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Entry Level Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2011, 12:27:14 AM »
7DII with FF just won't happen. It would shut out too many potential upgrade customers with a current 7D and a bag full of EF-S glass.

Paul Wright

I can count 4 EF-S lenses that would make people possibly hesitate at FF and nothing more:
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

I own and use the last 3; they wouldn't stop me from getting a FF camera. The above lenses resale isn't all that bad, if you got them at a reasonably good price to start with.

Whatever the badge is, an entry level FF is DEFINITELY aimed at  the 60D/7D owners and potential buyers.

We also don't know what's going to happen with the next gen of cameras.  I've seen more than a few people on this forum mention that they do not like the articulating screen for robustness reasons, but it'd be hard for a company to explain why an articulating screen isn't added to any 'entry' level camera in almost any camera.

Personally, I like the rumor but won't get my hopes up . . . I wanted a 7D but could not force myself to pony up the cash and not get FF.  I guess we'll see.

Don't forget 3rd party crop lenses like the Tokina 11-16mm. The FF ultrawides are not cheap.

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