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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:25:57 AM »
Put another way, it took Nikon two generations to come up with a camera that approaches the 5DIII in overall utility...and I bet the 5DIII outsells the D810 just as it did the D800/E.

Same thing one step up – it took Nikon until the D4s to approach the 1D X.
Errrrrrr I don't think we are talking sales figures here but camera technology.  Precisely where does the D810 not exceed a Canon 5DIII? Nikon D810 exceeds the 5DIII in any reasonable comparison.  In quality of the sensor it absolutely trounces the Canon.  lets not distract the conversation with lens line or spots on the D600 sensor and stick to the comparison between the 5DIII and the D810 bodies.  The 5DIII "approaches" the D810 in some respects...but exceeds it in none.  BTW I own and love the 5DIII but it is outclassed by the newer D810.  Yes, Canon is 2 generations behind, at least on sensors and it doesn't look like that is going to change anytime soon

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 27, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »
I will not buy another Canon DSLR, lens, strap, lens cap NOTHING!!!! until Canon show that they have a plan to complete with Sony on high end sensors.  If they have ceded the high end to Sony/Nikon well that is where I will look

EOS Bodies / Re: Do Sensors Make the Camera?
« on: August 26, 2014, 07:11:04 PM »
Sensors do not make the camera but all other things being close to equal it is a deciding factor.  If I had nothing invested in any line it would be hard to find a good reason to buy a Canon 5DIII over a Nikon 810.  Every thing else is close, auto focus, build, lens line, accessories, price, historical reliability, 3rd party support .  Bit of an edge to Canon on service and support, big edge to Nikon on sensor.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 24, 2014, 03:15:40 PM »
I think the concern is not so much the 7DII, but that Canon does not seem to have any new sensor technology on the horizon.  Canon 1DX and 5DII, III owners are concerned that the high resolution sensor market has been conceded to Sony.  The concern goes beyond the camera body.  I have not bought a new lens in a year and I will not buy another lens for my 5DIII until I know that my investment in lenses will be worthwhile one in the long run.  I would have already bought one or two new lenses but I will just live with what I have until I am sure Canon wants to keep my business.  I hate to say it but I don't really care about their larger market share and servicing another market.  I care about me. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 05:29:06 PM »
5 years for a 2 megapixel bump?????? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Thanks for nothing Canon

EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 14, 2014, 11:54:51 AM »
I want to see what Canon is going to do with their sensors.  If there is no path forward I will probably begin to move slowly in a different direction. I will continue to shoot with my 5DIII, lenses and flash but I will not invest any more in Canon gear.  Early next yer I will buy my first mirroless camera and begin to grow into that universe.  I do a lot of photowalks, street shooting and walk around stuff so getting lighter is something to look forward to.  The Sony A7R is nice, but the I'm really torn between the next offerings from Fuji or maybe the Olympus OMD-E1.  I generally shoot between 24 and 20mm full frame so it will be really nice to buy some excellet , fast prime lenses that don't have a comma in the price tag

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:09:55 AM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 10:27:25 AM »
The single most interesting thing is going to be the sensor in the new camera.  I want to know if Canon is going to compete with Sony or keep putting lipstick on  their current sensor technology.  This will help me decide where my  future camera dollars are going to be spent. 

Check out Beach Camera in NJ.  Got my 5DIII from them.  no complaints

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:33:42 PM »
no news here: "we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS".  We are all looking forward to that.  This poor guy works for Canon and he is looking forward to the same thing we are.  I'm looking forward to Christmas too.  The only difference is I know Christmas is coming.....this year.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 21, 2014, 04:51:07 PM »
Flip.  For the simple reason I can SEE when the legs are locked.  With a twist lock it looks the same whether the legs are locked or not.  Who wants to wait until the camera tips over before figuring out one of the legs was not fully locked

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII CF vs SD slot performance?
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:54:36 AM »
actively using an SD card will significantly slow down the 5DIII when the buffer is full.  If you don't shoot very fast, no problem. If you do, consider using just a CF card.  It's not just sports.  I was shooting dancers recently and had the camera writing to both cards and I missed shots because of the SD card.  What I do now is keep the SD card in, but set the camera to only write to it once the CF card is full.  You have a great camera there.  Treat yourself to the fastest CD card available. Depends on what you shoot but an ultra fast 16GB cards will easily cover a whole day of shooting. Buy 2 and keep one as a spare.  you can always buy bigger cards but I prefer many smaller ones (not that 16 GB is small) to one really big one.  Buy a 32 GB SD card (they are cheap) and put it in and set the camera to switch to the 2nd card only when the first card is full

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:02:27 AM »
hard to imagine what significant improvements would make this systems even a tiny bit obsolete.  I've never had a misfire, great recycle times, 40 full power flashes before you get a heat warning and a high guide number.  I think they are on sale or rebate now.  Stock up!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Another Mirrorless that Won't Sell
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:17:38 PM »
My comment had nothing to do with the camera performance, just with the fact that mirrorless cameras are not selling in the USA or Europe. 
I know they are not selling in big numbers but I think they are starting to catch on with the pro and advanced amateur crowd.  I go on a lot of photowalks in NYC that are pretty much that demographic.  A couple of years ago it was 50% Nikon and 50% Canon.  Now at least 10% is mirrorless, perhaps more.  The Sony A7R is the most common and I am seeing more and more Fuji's.  I suspect Sony may have sold as many A&'s as Canon has sold 5DIII's in the past 6 months or at least close to as many.  I still think Nikon and Canon can not ignore this space

Is anybody using DDP as their primary image adjustment tool?   How does it compare to Lightroom?

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