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Canon General / Re: What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:17:35 AM »
To paraphrase James Carville:  "It's the sensors stupid!"  If Canon was sporting a Sony sensor we are not having this conversation.  A 5DIII with a Sony A7 sensor for $2,8000 would be something really, really special.  Canon needs to make.....or acquire......better sensors.  We can talk sames figures and long term strategy all day but Canon Cameras with Sony sensors would make it very, very hard for anybody else to compete

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Try taking this with your iPhone.

Out of curiosity, what did you use to take that picture?

5DIII 24-105 @ 105  might have been 125 sec @ f4 ISO was pretty high maybe 6400

Thats what I thought, given your gear list.
But the discussion is not whether or not DSLRs are better than iphones, cell phones or P&S.
The current discussion is if there is a future for Mirrorless Cameras like the Eos-M, NEX, A7, etc.

I know but the larger point I feel is that photography is falling into 2 groups.  Smart phone photography and a shrinking group of advanced amateurs and hobbyists.  (Not discussing Pros here) and I think I am OK with that.  Phones take really good pictures now if the light is not too challenging. Point and shoots are on the way out.  The real change here is the folks that used to buy a good DSLR and kit lens and use it for vacation, special occasions or that new baby.  That segment may be on the way out for good

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Try taking this with your iPhone.

Out of curiosity, what did you use to take that picture?

5DIII 24-105 @ 105  might have been 125 sec @ f4 ISO was pretty high maybe 6400

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Try taking this with your iPhone.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 08, 2013, 07:08:01 AM »
5DIII 24-104 f4L @ 105 f6.3 1/125 ISO 1600.  About 50% of the image was cropped out
Brilliant!

I agree, Lovely Image well done.

Not using a Flash to fill, allowing just the light from the welding torch was the making of this shot, good decision, made the shot.
Thank You.  Oddly, I did have a flash in my bag that day.  This is in the NYC new 911 Call Center.  A full 11 story construction site.  I did consider the flash because it was dark  but the light would have been wrong and distracted the worker.  I wedged myself into a beam and took about 6 exposures.  This one was the shortest shutter speed.  I really thought the slower speeds would allow more streaks but they just blurred together.  I did learn one good lesson cheap.  I almost changed lenses here.  glad I didn't.  at the end of the day my camera and bag were covered in dust, grit and concrete dust and who knows what else.  The weather sealing on the camera and lens stopped all that crap from getting into bad places.  This is where L lenses pay off too.  but most importantly, don't change lenses in bad places.  This would have been a sensor cleaning at least.  Thanks for the complimnets

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:37:56 AM »
People see this picture and say "Wow, can't do that with an iPhone"!  No, you can not.  thanks for the kind words

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 07, 2013, 11:15:06 AM »
5DIII 24-104 f4L @ 105 f6.3 1/125 ISO 1600.  About 50% of the image was cropped out

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: December 07, 2013, 10:50:54 AM »
How about this little fella from this morning?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:47:29 PM »
I'm a Canon guy with a 5DIII and a good investment in glass.  I hate to say this but have you looked at the Nikon D800?    Best sensor plus great glass.  I love the Sony but the lenses are not there yet nor will they be for a long time.  Can't go wrong with a Canon 5DIII though

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Announcement Coming in November? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:18:42 PM »
I just hope Canon's new announcement is nothing like the A7R. I don't want a FF mirrorless just for the heck of it ... poor AF, poor burst rate and 300 shots with a fully charged battery ... ugh!

Canon if you are coming up with a mirrorless FF, I'll need a proper camera.

EOS-M II is a different story all together. I'd  buy it if only they improve the AF on the damn thing.

i played with the A7R at the NYC photo expo.  Most impressive and paper and in your hands the first time but it still has not solved the AF and battery issues.  Someone is going to get mirrorless right soon,  I thought this might be it but perhaps not.  The Olympus OM-D EM-1 seemed like the real deal and was the best mirrorless I've seen so far.  Good focus, excellent viewfinder, well, built, weather proof, large deep selection of good lenses.  Maybe not the sense of the Sony, but completely lens lines provide for choice in quality and price.  Best mirrorless out there today.  Got to have that view finder and I'm not so sure Canon will provide

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Announcement Coming in November? [CR1]
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:12:00 PM »
Well if this is the 5D MArk IV I'm going to harm myself :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:39:27 PM »
Just a quick note.  This lens is on my saving/wish list.  I got to play with it at the photo expo.  Great lens, but much bigger and heavier than I thought.  Jsut pick it up and play with it first.  For one stop you might consider the f4

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Software & Accessories / Re: I think I may want a Monopod
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:54:59 PM »
The Canon mono pod is just fine and cost about $35 dollars.  You can pay a ton more but why?  It's a glorified stick.  I know someone that bought a really good one and uses it as a hiking stick, so thats one reason.  Single best use of a monopod?  The 100L 2.8 macro leaning over a flow taking bug pictures at 1:1.  Can't do it hand held, tripod won't get 1:1 with out too much fuss.  monopod=perfect

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Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:37:48 AM »
Well if you go with the new Sony you will save a ton on lens......because there aren't any.

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I wrestled with this a while back.  The 135L or the 100L Macro.  I ended up getting the 100L macro and I'm glad I did.  Besides portraits is just a whole bunch of fun.  The macro part is just great, flowers, cats eyes, dripping facets.  always something to take a picure of and great for portraits too.  135L is a bit sharper but thats like ccomparing the sharpness of 2 brands of razor blades.  Weather sealing, macro and 4 stops of IS made it a no brainer.  quick note, the 4 stops is more like 2 stops on really small macro shots.  Get a good mono pod and lean into those bees on the flowers

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