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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Noise & Aliasing Reduction for Small Pixels
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:13:46 PM »
This patent won't frighten the competition as both Nikon and even Pentax are well ahead and already have camera sensors with no anti - aliasing filters and they apparently work.

While Canon makes the finest top of the range lenses I can't help thinking they are falling behind with their sensor technology.

Don't expect much from the 7D II somehow - except delays - perhaps even the same old sensor. Well you can't have everything!
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Rubbish ... The 5DIII produces no moire or aliasing in video, whereas the D800 is about the same as the 5DII.  Nikon is behind on this.

I was actually referring to the Nikon D800e for which there is no Canon equivalent!

D800E which has more moire and aliasing than D800? :D  Excellent for stills... Bad for movies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D is amazing... Review UPDATED (practical usage)
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:31:53 AM »
I think the real reason why 6D is being compared to 5D3 is not necessarily to look down on 6D but to gauge if the extra money to get 5D3 instead is worth it or not.  For most Canon users, Nikon D600 even if it has a "purely-subjective-superior" specifications is not under consideration due to existing lenses.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:16:48 AM »
KR is well ... KR! I've enjoyed his posts over the years with the most thrilling being on the lines of "digital killed the tripod". He comes up with some commonsense patched up with a lot of mindless drivel and sample pics of cardboard boxes so you know what you are in for when you visit his site.

I did not read his 6D review as I got most of the information I needed from Marsu42's excellent post the other day. Will be buying it as a second body once I sell the 7D.

BTW, ever since I've been shooting, I've learnt not to judge anyone by their gear! This is one basic rule that I feel needs to be followed ... criticizing photos, compositions other technical aspects is OK but not definitely not gear. If you do that you'll be surprised by too many people too much of the time.

I never judged anyone on their gear,....my point is simply,....if you love photography,...or it provides some of your income,....you will save money and buy a decent camera and decent lenses because they matter.
 
I never suggested to buy the 85 1.2 instead of 100 f2, if money is tight,...but buy something decent.
Buy only quality while trying to get the best deal possible.
My wife said to me one day,....I am too poor to be cheap.
I loved it,... because it is true.

I know,...it is fashionable and populist to embrace the misconception launched by some bored pros that camera and lenses do not matter while they all use the best there is all the time.

6D isn't that cheap and it's decent.  5D3 or 1DX is better but it doesn't mean that 6D isn't decent.  If professionals can produce good pictures with a 10D, 20D, 5D, 5D2, (even point and shoots) etc... there is no reason you can't treat 6D as a decent tool.  In my own link, you can see some of the pictures that I had uploaded and those were taken by my "not-so-decent" 500D and my mostly misunderstood 28mm F1.8 USM and the "cheap" 50mm F1.8 II.  I'm also using the "cheaper" 100mm macro USM.  And no, it doesn't mean that we don't really know that professionals use the best available gear to them but back then, they use whatever tool is available for them.  E.g., professionals have been able to get good pictures with the very old 20mm F2.8.  I wonder if an amateur even when using a 16-35 II can get as good pictures as those professionals using 20mm.  It just shows that the head behind the camera is more important than the tools that's being used.  If you analyze some of Ken's opinion, I think that's what he's saying all along especially to gearheads and measurebators.  It's not that he doesn't love good gears.  It's just he knows what's more important.  Sure, you can criticize his pictures but you can't say he's wrong when he says that there are more important things than your tools.

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Lighting / Re: Highend Youngnuo vs Canon 430EXII
« on: January 18, 2013, 08:14:32 PM »
I recommend Nissin flashes.  They're better built than Yongnuo's comparable to Canon.

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I think if you think it is going to have better high iso than the 5dmk3 putting it close to the 1dx you are kidding yourself

:)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles at B&H Photo
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:12:04 AM »
Price going down...  A little bit more please!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Kenrockwell comments on Canon 6d
« on: January 18, 2013, 02:10:10 AM »
I always learn something from Ken's reviews...I would be lying if I said that I did not...but he is still a Canon Kiss-Ass, and a hoser. ;D. (Ken uses no tact...so I won't use any either).
...oh...and I still prefer my 5DIII. Duh.

Hmmm... some says he's a Nikon Kiss-Ass.  Now he wants a 5D3 more than D800, suddenly a Canon Kiss-Ass?  Well, agreed, he's well-opinionated but I really appreciate his views on things.  Most of the time I can agree with him especially when it comes to categorizing pixel peepers.  :)  Regarding 6D, I think he has valid points and even admitted 5D3 still a lot better and a more flexible camera than 6D.  It's just that you can't really ignore 6D's price vs 5D3.  Maybe, after 6 months, 6D's price will be lower thus really fulfilling its purpose as an entry-level FF camera.  (P.S. I don't care about what's entry level or not.  This term is just for pixel peepers.  As long as it can produce the pictures I wanted.)

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"even though the IQ is great, the rest of the camera falls apart and destroys any appeal as an option, even if the current offering at b+h is only $100 more than the 5D2 kit."

Let me see... AF? better than 5D2, less than 5D3.  @$1000 less, this is understandable.  Shutter speed, 1/4000, this is good enough for most people.  It has ISO 50 for those moments there's too much light or you can just plug-in an ND filter.  IQ (ISO, DR, Color), comparable to 1DX, better than 5D3, a lot better than 5D2 especially in terms of ISO performance.  This is actually a bargain if you ask me.  WIFI, GPS, not so important depending on the person using it.  So what's the gripe?  WTH, some wedding photogs even prefer 6D than 5D3 when getting pictures in low-light (flash problem).  @only $100 more than the 5D2 kit, who doesn't want it?  For video, 5D3 is still a lot better or just get a video camera.  Soon, just as 5D2, there will be a moire filter that will be provided for 6D.  Would you still prefer your 5D2 over 6D?  If you really hate 6D, then by all means get a 5D3 or just get a 5D2 and be content but please give facts when dissuading somebody else from buying a 6D.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS-M Lenses Soon [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2013, 01:08:22 AM »
Had previously heard the rumors of an M2 so it's not so much of a shock. I can accept that my EOS-M doesn't have a built in flash or EVF since it is what I bought.

What I have a problem accepting is the crap AF speed and the lack of a firmware update to address it. If it turns out to be a hardware problem and something that requires a new model to fix I'll be very very very annoyed with Canon.  (Unless they do me some kind of unheard of deal to upgrade)

You may want to use the screen to touch-focus.  I find that it a lot faster.

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Lenses / Re: New EOS-M Lenses Soon [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2013, 12:40:43 AM »
WUT WUT. I just got my M though. T_T If it's like a M-pro, I'm going to cry.  >:(

I think it will be... so cry now.  :D  You'll cry even more because it will have a swivel screen + EVF + a little bit more buttons.  :D

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Off topic, too: For peace of mind, it's best not to think of any other dslrs or competing brands out there.

Somehow, this made me a little bit sad. :(  If 6D just have the same center AF capability on all its 11 points, there will be no arguments like these.

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I hope 5D mark IV or 6D mark II will combine the best features of 6D and 5D3.   8)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lens Filter For Landscape???
« on: January 16, 2013, 10:17:04 PM »
I'd recommend CPL, ND Grad, Sunset ND Grad, and ND 2 & 6.  You can also get a reverse ND grad which is also very useful.  If you want cheap, you can get Tian Ya (not so advisable) or better yet, Lee filters.  Get those that will fit 82mm or larger.  Just use step rings which is cheaper than say getting new filters if you suddenly have a larger lens.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:09:56 PM »
Wow!  Congratulations on your new purchase.  I hope I too have that kind of money already.  If you've got a good copy of 24-105, you might end up not wanting a 24-70 at all.  6D got an amazing ISO performance that you won't miss that much the wide open aperture.

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:08:09 PM »
Isn't someone going to say EF-S 18-55? It's supposed to be the number one Canon lens for numbers produced.... someone has to like it.... anybody?????


its not a very good lens, if they upgrade the optics to be the same as the 18-55 EF-M it will be a big improvement for this kit lens


For all its issues, I still love the EF-S 18-55mm IS for its flexibility, price and weight.  You just have to understand its weaknesses to be able to enjoy this lens at least for casual photography.  I for one can't complain on some of these pics:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/canon18-55is/

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