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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Medical joint overload by heavy dlsr?
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:01:41 AM »
I carry the weight with my left hand, so my right hand is free to operate buttons. I think it's more stable that way. However, when in portrait position, I switch the weight to my right hand (most of the time) and it may be a bad habit, because when I press the shutter I tend to shift the horizon (which requires some straightening in post).
If you don't feel comfortable holding it by the lens, there are handles made for lens tripod collar. Something like that http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/image/140765523/original.jpg maybe. You should try, don't risk your joints.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:08:41 AM »

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Canon does need to get a slow camera out there, optimized for IQ and low ISO performance
6D is just like that.

While i have the 6d, and yes it is a fine backup body to my 5d3, what I was referring to is the much rumored big MP body.  I said LOW ISO performance, better IQ in the 100-800 range.  The 6d  shines in the high ISO.

Yes, I like mine too. For now, ~20MP is enough, but if there was an option of high MP FF camera, let say ... 6.5D 50MP, 1fps, usable ISO 1600, for $2000 ... I would get it instead of 6D (specially if it was mirrorless :)) )

You are a dreamer!!!!  50MP body APS-C sensor for 2k?   that sounds like what we'll have in 2020!

I was talking about FF, but, yes, I am a dreamer :).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 04:23:52 PM »
3rd option:
28 MP APS-H, usable ISO 6400, 8 FPS + EF-S compatible in 18MP crop mode with 10fps
... with a flying elephant that will help us carry all our gear  ;D  ;D ;D

Seriously, don't get me wrong but as the OP said it's about compromise.
I don't believe that Canon can/will improve in all aspects in a new APS-C body...

They can, but they won't. Don't get me wrong, but OP's options are so ... 2011 SoNikon, really :).
It is always about compromise, but I think that withholding progress for more or stable profit is a crime against humanity ... and they do it all the time, because they are profit-seeking companies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:57:59 PM »

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Canon does need to get a slow camera out there, optimized for IQ and low ISO performance
6D is just like that.

While i have the 6d, and yes it is a fine backup body to my 5d3, what I was referring to is the much rumored big MP body.  I said LOW ISO performance, better IQ in the 100-800 range.  The 6d  shines in the high ISO.

Yes, I like mine too. For now, ~20MP is enough, but if there was an option of high MP FF camera, let say ... 6.5D 50MP, 1fps, usable ISO 1600, for $2000 ... I would get it instead of 6D (specially if it was mirrorless :)) )

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:51:36 PM »
3rd option:
28 MP APS-H, usable ISO 6400, 8 FPS + EF-S compatible in 18MP crop mode with 10fps

APs-H?  Now come on, you know that ain't happening, it will be the good old 1.6 crop. 

Also, a jack of all trades camera like that would compromise on certain things.  With such a huge file size 8 FPS is dreaming.

I'd much rather it be specialized ---optimized for whichever direction - do you want speed and high ISO, or big MP's?  Canon does need to get a slow camera out there, optimized for IQ and low ISO performance (the good old DR debate), but that most certainly ain't happening if you go jack of all trades.  Again, the 7d was very popular among sports and wildlife shooters, where FPS and ISO capabilities rule.  the other camp is those stepping up from the rebel bodies but don't quite have the budget to go FF.  I was one of those users, and while I loved the 7d for the time I had it, it wasn't the camera I needed. 

The next 7d will mostly be a baby 1dx, lower mp's, high fps, some form of the 1dx AF, and much better performance at high ISO's.
I agree with you here. I didn't vote as neither of the options seemed realistic.  Baby 1Dx seems logical and also what many people wish for. Not me though. I'm happy with what I have at the moment and can't afford to get more bodies at this point.

Yes, it is just another "while-we-are-dreaming" option :)

However...

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With such a huge file size 8 FPS is dreaming
Why should we expect the same data processing speed? Both OP's options are more like current 7D variations.

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Canon does need to get a slow camera out there, optimized for IQ and low ISO performance
6D is just like that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:13:44 PM »
3rd option:
28 MP APS-H, usable ISO 6400, 8 FPS + EF-S compatible in 18MP crop mode with 10fps

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 25, 2013, 04:58:39 AM »
Any possibility there might be a EF 35mm f/1.2 L?

I hope so. Only f/1.2 would justify the price of a new 35L.

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Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:35:07 AM »
I don't really see the point of having a DSLR if you could only have one lens... so this thread is very much hypothetical for me, as I use different lenses for different purposes.

+1

I see this kind of questions mostly coming from zoom fans. If the rule allowed 1 zoom or 2 primes, then it would be a different story (at least for me). Otherwise, why not RX1, X100s or EOS-M+22/2 ? :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: June 23, 2013, 08:47:07 AM »

IMG_0796 by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_0583 by ecka84, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:23:08 AM »

IMG_0174-0176 by ecka84, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon Foveon Sensor
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:40:23 AM »
Yes. I agree.
The lack of third party RAW processing software support doesn't help as well.

Are you saying you can't process the foveon's RAW images with third party software?  Because myself and most others who used it, did so with no trouble.  I have not heard of a lack of support for the new Merrill sensor, if that is what you're saying.  So that's news to me.  You're saying Lightroom 4 cannot open Merrill RAW files?

Yes. I was talking about Merrill RAW files, Adobe has no support for them yet. However, previous generations of Foveon RAW are supported.

I wonder if LR 5 will support the Merrill RAW files from any of their bodies?

I hope so :D

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:55:31 AM »

Jun 2  IMG_0473-IMG_0474 by ecka84, on Flickr

Sunsets create shadows.

Where are the shadows in this?

Oh, I forgot, it has been HDR'd to death.

Why? To me it looks more natural than the original image. I can't speak for the rest of the population, but I can see much more than my camera (in term of dynamic range) and it is not my fault :). There are shadows, but they are not black, because this is how I saw it.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:30:51 AM »

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2013, 12:41:25 PM »
I agree with @ecka... IS (nowadays) is more of a feature for amateur video more so than still photos.  I wouldn't take serious landscape or architectural photos hand holding my camera at 1/15s, although just having that ability helps.
There a lot of churches, buildings will not allow either tripod or monopod. therefore you have to hand hold the camera. You will want IS in that situation.

You don't really need a tripod for mirrorless cameras with small lenses. Half-decent gorillapod should be OK.
I would like to see you use a gorillapod inside Ventican or Versaille

:) me too.
However, that's not my point. There is a bigger chance to use gorillapod in such places, than tripod. Don't you agree?

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2013, 04:33:03 AM »
I agree with @ecka... IS (nowadays) is more of a feature for amateur video more so than still photos.  I wouldn't take serious landscape or architectural photos hand holding my camera at 1/15s, although just having that ability helps.
There a lot of churches, buildings will not allow either tripod or monopod. therefore you have to hand hold the camera. You will want IS in that situation.

You don't really need a tripod for mirrorless cameras with small lenses. Half-decent gorillapod should be OK.

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