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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 12:12:55 PM »
First of all, I did say low ISO performance is comparable.  The OP was looking for better high ISO performance.  Ass for size matters, you are talking about TOTAL light on an equivalent age sensor.  The current generation sensor sensitivity is similar per square unit of area so if you compare a similar area on the FF sensor that is equivalent to an APS-C sensor, it would be very similar in performance.  When you account for TOTAL area, obviously the larger sensor captures more.  It's like saying 2 solar panels are better than 1 but the single panel could be equivalent to each of the two solar panels.  Now the lenses' focal plane for both sensors is identical so the same image on the area of the APS-C sensor on the FF is identical is it not?  Therefore, that area would be fairly similar in image content and IQ for same generation sensors.  In fact the pixel density on the APS-C may even help it along.  20.2MP in APS-C vs 22.1 in a FF.  10% more pixels in 60% more area for the FF. 

Regardless, I'd prefer an 80MP medium format camera but even that won't suit what many of us shoot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:23:20 AM »
I would have to disagree and my opinion is that the 70D sensor and capability is vastly superior to 5 year old APS-C technology in the 7D and 6 years in the 500D.  I switched from a 7D to a 70D because I do get much better high ISO performance. IMO, my 6400 performance with the 70D exceeds 3200 on the 7D and the AF is much faster.  Anything above 3200 on the 7D was, in my opinion, unusable. When working at low ISO, the older sensors hold their own.  All due respect to Neuro but when was the last time you shot anything less than an up-to-date 1D series?  For better low light performance without a new body, go with large aperture prime lenses?

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:15:04 AM »
I've used the a Yashica SLR film camera before getting a 500D then after 3 years, went for a 6D.  I won't go back to APS-C again after that.  The shots I get from an FF and an APS-C is too different.  Aside from that, high ISO capability for an FF is too amazing compared to APS-C.  For events, an FF is really a joy to have.

You are comparing a current camera with 3+ year old technology.  The ISO capability has no connection to full frame or APS-C, it's a function of sensor age.  The 70D would have given you as big a bump in ISO capability at nearly half the price and allow you to continue using your APS-C lenses.  I could compare a 5D classic with a 7D and conclude that APs-C is superior in many ways.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:04:03 AM »
If you are satisfied with the shots you are currently framing with APS-C and want better ISO performance, consider the 70D which is a much less expensive option especially if you have APS-C lenses

Lenses / Re: f2.8 16-35mmL vs. f4 17-40mmL
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:50:57 AM »
I upgraded from the 17-40L to the 16-35L II and the extra stop comes in handy not to mention the more expensive lens has better IQ in my opinion.   I went with 17-40L initially until I could get the funds for 16-35L.  With my CPS membership, I was able to get loaners of both.  The 17-40L did an acceptable job of shooting landscapes and cityscapes and you may be perfectly happy with it but I needed the extra capabilty of the 16-35L for "light" reasons.

Lenses / Re: f2.8 16-35mmL vs. f4 17-40mmL
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:46:48 AM »
My advice is to skip both lenses and adapt a Nikon 14-24mm. Both Canon offerings are incredibly horrible.

Sensible if you want a Nikon body too.  You do realize the OP doesn't want to change bodies, right?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel Kiss X70 Specs
« on: February 11, 2014, 05:43:42 PM »
It is the 7D, just Prototype Base Zero not the new version.  Wait, scratch that, it's the breadboard 60D!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 70D Deals at B&H Photo
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:55:53 AM »
I got mine a month ago from B&H for $949.  Wait for a real sale if you can.

Software & Accessories / Re: Ultra-Light Travel Tripod, Sirui?
« on: January 27, 2014, 09:25:27 AM »

I travel with this when I want to go light on vacation, 10 lb capacity and 2.6lbs total including ball head.  When I am working, I take my Induro carbon composite CT014 with either the ball head from the traverse or the Induro 5 way panhead.

Software & Accessories / Re: Ultra-Light Travel Tripod, Sirui?
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:49:08 AM »
Remember that your total tripod weight includes the head that you have to buy separately.  You can get a 1.8lb tripod and add a 4.4 lb head which negates the tripod's light weight.

Software & Accessories / Re: Wrist strap / handgrip recommendation?
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:03:22 PM »
I have the same hand plus wrist strap setup for all of my DSLRs.  I can take off the wrist loop and attach the cameras to harnesses.  But not on my iPhone which I drop regularly and use for quick pics

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 05:03:44 PM »
Regardless of his reasons, does Scott Kelby really care what we think?  Does it matter to any of us what he shoots?

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 12:12:29 PM »
Dear Scott: 

Please send me all your Nikon gear.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com/LensAuthority.com Canon Gear Sale
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:58:14 PM »
I found much better pricing at http://www.keh.com   Does anyone have any experience with these guys?

Canon General / Re: Canon outperforms Japanese peers in patents, again
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:45:20 AM »
This is a double edged sword.  Patent development means the technology is advancing.  Patent hoarding can stifle competition as ideas are patented and shelved for years to prevent others from developing the same idea.

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