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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Experiences Switching From Nikon
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:06:11 PM »

Here, you read the OP, I'll copy it for you!


MSP it appears that you wish to start picking a verbal dispute. I have no wish to get involved in diverting this thread away from the topic of the OP who was interested in experience of switching from Nikon to Canon.

I thought the OP might be interested in my reasons for deciding not to switch having been in much the same position as he is now.

I apologize to him that my post enabled someone to get started on one of these unnecessary, unwarranted and distracting directions. I shall not respond further to this distraction.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Experiences Switching From Nikon
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »
Skulker said: "Its photographers who take pictures not cameras.  ;D"

Indeed. All too easy to forget that!



Photographers can't take pictures without cameras and lenses.


Photographers can take photographs with cameras and lenses.

My point is that it is the artistic input that turns the photograph into a picture. And artists can defiantly make pictures without cameras. I was trying to make the point that the photographer is a very important part of the system.

That's true, but read the title of the topic again.  He is asking for experiences from those who have switched.


By all means feel free to read the rest of the post that was only partly quoted. You will then see why it is relevant. ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Experiences Switching From Nikon
« on: September 28, 2013, 05:08:06 PM »
Skulker said: "Its photographers who take pictures not cameras.  ;D"

Indeed. All too easy to forget that!



Photographers can't take pictures without cameras and lenses.


Photographers can take photographs with cameras and lenses.

My point is that it is the artistic input that turns the photograph into a picture. And artists can defiantly make pictures without cameras. I was trying to make the point that the photographer is a very important part of the system.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Experiences Switching From Nikon
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:12:50 PM »
I'm a Canon man and very happy with my 1Dx and 5D3. Having said that I considered swapping to Nikon when I had a 7D and was buying my 300 f2.8. Because of the quality of the D3 images I was seeing, and the 200-400. I never changed, got the 300, then the 1Dx then the 5D3.

Comparing results from the D4 with the 1Dx I think I made the right choice. There not a difference worth changing for now as far as I can see.

So I would say don't swap in a hurry. Its photographers who take pictures not cameras.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:21:33 PM »
Maybe for the same reason "top gun" used Ray Bans when real life aviators really used Randolf Aviators.

Just because Tom Cruise liked Ray Bans better and thought they were cool. And any man how got Nicole Kiddman into bed must know a think or two as far as I am concerned.

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Technical Support / Re: Why higher end camera underexposes images?
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:14:57 PM »
The point of this thread is not about how you expose your images.
There is no standard. Some prefer darker/lighter... etc. we can talk about this for 100 years
without conclusion.

I just wanted to theorizing some reasons why manufactures adjust the cameras the way they do.
By high end cameras, I meant D4 and 1Dx.
It seems like both NiCanon slightly under exposed the image a bit when the light metering at the middle.
Maybe I am too old school but I enjoy technical stuff

I think that the old "standard" exposure was to aim for 18% grey. That was just an arbitory choice, as I understand it.  ;D

If Canon and or Nikon now think 20% grey would be better it could be for all sorts of reasons. But all sorts of possible ideas are possible, and many people will be convinced they know why. To my mind I can't think of anything more likely than preserving highlights, and I like to do that. But many people like to ETTR, so I guess they don't worry so much about their highlights.

I was advised, by a professional that I respect, to over expose bright scenes and to under expose dark ones. This was to compensate for the "standard" exposure and to make the image more life like.

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Is it just me?

Why do so many people start a thread like this with their first post, then respond once or twice if at all. They don't give examples so we can't see the problem, they often claim to be professionals making a good living.

Now we have the thread revived by a real person with the same profile. ;D

So realperson, my first question is can we see a sample please.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 14, 2013, 03:38:23 PM »
Savona, Italia. 70-200 mm/2.8 II. 200 mm, 1/6000 s, f/5.6, ISO 200.

Love this shot.

Great contrast, I'm glad I don't have to climb that many steps every morning and down again at the end of the shift!

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Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:56:50 AM »
Was this at f/1.4 aperture?  How long was the exposure?

As I mentioned above, F2 and 15 sec exposure.

I knew the 600-rule, but I thought 30 secs would be close enough. Pixel-peeping it wasn't, but I guess for web (at that size anyway) it would have been ok. But 15 sec came out nice too.

Ultimately all these so called rules are only someone else's idea of what works. I agree completely with your approach. You used the rule to start with as a guide, and modified you settings based on the results. To me that makes much more sense than trying to spend ages fiddling with maths.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Leads in Sensor Tech
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:30:36 PM »

My point is: declaring one company ahead or behind on sensor technology without considering all aspects of the various offerings is a selective, skewed assessment.



If I understand you right you mean that canon leads the sensor Tech

My qestion will therefore be .  leads over who?
canon are not the leader i high resolution or best performing sensor and parameters  as like DR, color resolution or high iso reproduction

I think he was saying that anyone leads is selective and or skewed. It all depends on your criteria. And is a pointless.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:20:56 PM »

Cool, thanks. I never thought of King Arthur as someone who died - just left the building...


He's called the "once and future king" because he is sleeping in a cave somewhere. He was never seen to die.

Apparently he's waiting to come back when England needs him. Although as his historical basis was pre Anglo Saxons so that's a bit daft and the whole story may not be absolutely accurate and true. But he did use a Canon in some versions of the tales.

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1Dx is the best sports/action camera ever made. 5D3 is a poor man's 1Dx that has neither speed nor IQ.

Somehow I think you're not going to get away with that!

distant star I think the lack of response is a credit to the restraint of our fellow members to ignore a bit of a daft comment.  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kent Rockwell on 1DX and 5D3
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:08:02 PM »
I can't say that I'm very worried about this. I have both and will adjust exposure to either over or under expose to suit the image I'm trying to capture. I have never noticed anything affecting how I take shots.

As an engineer I wouldn't expect identical results even from aparently identical cameras. But I'm not sure I would expect 1/2 a spot variation.

Its almost a shame I'm not interested enough to do a test.  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Canon behavior at launching new products
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:40:50 AM »
I doubt it. Businesses don't intentionally keep the sales low unless there is a genuine manufacturing problem.

Keeping stock in the company warehouse for 6 months and/or producing at lower than installed capacity doesn't add to the company's bottom line. Keeping capital locked up in finished goods just doesn't work. Businesses don't function that way.

some people seem to think everything a business does is designed to disadvantage consumers and see a dark side to ever situation.  Usually there is a good reason for what they do, even if that good reason is to maximise profit.

but normally a company want to get a product to market asù soon as they can, and sell as many as they can. Sales are usually limited by either availability of product or by availability of buyers. Initial production capacity may well be less than sales potential,  so price will rise. As production ramps up then often price drops to be more competitive and sell as many as possible.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 6D v 5D3 body battle...
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:17:14 AM »
I bet that what ever you get the results and how you feel will be more down to your perceptions and personality than the camera.

Either one will be able to take great pictures. You know the differences in the end only you can choose.

If you buy a 5d3 and then regret it as you really miss the WiFi and wish you had got the 6 it will be more to do with your thoughts than the camera. Because really there are easy work around if you choose to use them.

So what I'm saying is. Listen to the comparisons on here and anywhere else but you will have to make the choice in the end. When you do get it just try to make the most of what you have. Get out and use it.

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