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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:14:48 AM »
5d2 or 6D for your purposes.  If you need to track action then 7D or 5D3.  There's no need to over-spend.  Just buy what you need and save the rest for good glasses.  It doesn't even have to be an L.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 26, 2013, 08:52:34 PM »
question to those using this lens. Would this make a good portrait lens? If I had the 24-70 lens, would this lens have any advantage for quality on portraits assuming I am using good lighting and not really needing the extra f-stop power because of the lighting? Sorry for all the questions, I am on the fence of buying either the 24-70 and the 35mm lens and I'm just trying to see the pros and cons of each

I'm using 28mm on an aps-c and it's hardly a portrait lens.  Perhaps if you need a whole body shot, it's useable.  For apsc 50mm or longer is recommended for portaits.  85 and above for FF. 24-70 is useable but not so much.  A 70-200 on FF if you really prefer a zoom is generally much better for portraits than a 24-70.  But of course, it's just me.  :)

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Its about time Canon responded to the Nikon D800 and D800E. This fixation with high ISO, low DR, and high noise needs to stop. We need a quality camera to bring back the 1Ds range, a camera that is best in class.

For whatever reason Canon have been asleep at the wheel for a while now and its time they woke up. I have no wish for ISO extremes, nor do I shoot video at all, but I do shoot landscapes, so want a camera that has a minimum of noise and world beating DR. Maybe removal of the anti-aliassing filter?

It's a valid fixation.  There are many more sports and wedding photographers than landscape photographers.  Hence why Canon has dominated the market.

High ISO if clean is great for landscape shots when movement is not desirable - for instance freezing stars without wishing to get star trails. If you're taking shots from a moving plane, then faster speeds are essential (>1/1000th is ideal). Add in the desire to shoot in the golden hour, and suddenly higher iso is useful. Finally, as has been mentioned, not having to take a tripod everywhere opens up flexibility - although I appreciate that may be negated by the higher resolution.

1Dx bodies are also perhaps better in harsher conditions - be that cold, wet or sand, all often encountered by landscape photographers.

I thought as mentioned in other threads, Canon's latest L glass is not sensor limited. And certainly not by a 40MP sensor.

Finally, as also mentioned elsewhere, higher MP resolves the subject detail better.

Cropping is useful, even for landscapes, where you can't change your position or zoom - for a variety of reasons.

The simple conclusion is of course, everyone has different needs. And sure, eventually, Canon will try and satisfy them all, but they're never gonna keep everyone happy...

But then if they did, these forums would be a lot quieter  ;D

That's great!  However, it doesn't have anything to do with why Canon has neglected a high MP body.  The reason is plain and simple.  High ISO/high shutter/super AF goes to sports and wedding photogs.  Not landscape photogs.  Take all the shooters, especially pros.  What would you guess?  98% wedding/sports, 2% other?  That's all great that everyone has different needs, but is beside the point.

I don't think that's the whole story.  You can say that high MP/DR sensor is also for status symbol, bragging rights.  If you really want to be the market leader, you need to prove that you have the best or at least will compete with the best, no matter the arena.  Sometimes, it's all about reputation.  Yes, for most of us, that's not how we see it since some things are really trivial and there are other things that are more important but on the business side for Canon, there's a reputation they must maintain.

Reputation?  You mean the one they have supported by numbers, money, and sales?  Oh that one!

"If you really want to be the market leader..." you say.  Well, guess what.  They are!

You can never rest on your laurels... That's what I'm saying.  Clear?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: March 26, 2013, 01:18:56 AM »
6D isn't intended for sports or fast action.  Why not try a 5D3?  It's AF is a lot, lot better than 6D.

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Its about time Canon responded to the Nikon D800 and D800E. This fixation with high ISO, low DR, and high noise needs to stop. We need a quality camera to bring back the 1Ds range, a camera that is best in class.

For whatever reason Canon have been asleep at the wheel for a while now and its time they woke up. I have no wish for ISO extremes, nor do I shoot video at all, but I do shoot landscapes, so want a camera that has a minimum of noise and world beating DR. Maybe removal of the anti-aliassing filter?

It's a valid fixation.  There are many more sports and wedding photographers than landscape photographers.  Hence why Canon has dominated the market.

High ISO if clean is great for landscape shots when movement is not desirable - for instance freezing stars without wishing to get star trails. If you're taking shots from a moving plane, then faster speeds are essential (>1/1000th is ideal). Add in the desire to shoot in the golden hour, and suddenly higher iso is useful. Finally, as has been mentioned, not having to take a tripod everywhere opens up flexibility - although I appreciate that may be negated by the higher resolution.

1Dx bodies are also perhaps better in harsher conditions - be that cold, wet or sand, all often encountered by landscape photographers.

I thought as mentioned in other threads, Canon's latest L glass is not sensor limited. And certainly not by a 40MP sensor.

Finally, as also mentioned elsewhere, higher MP resolves the subject detail better.

Cropping is useful, even for landscapes, where you can't change your position or zoom - for a variety of reasons.

The simple conclusion is of course, everyone has different needs. And sure, eventually, Canon will try and satisfy them all, but they're never gonna keep everyone happy...

But then if they did, these forums would be a lot quieter  ;D

That's great!  However, it doesn't have anything to do with why Canon has neglected a high MP body.  The reason is plain and simple.  High ISO/high shutter/super AF goes to sports and wedding photogs.  Not landscape photogs.  Take all the shooters, especially pros.  What would you guess?  98% wedding/sports, 2% other?  That's all great that everyone has different needs, but is beside the point.

I don't think that's the whole story.  You can say that high MP/DR sensor is also for status symbol, bragging rights.  If you really want to be the market leader, you need to prove that you have the best or at least will compete with the best, no matter the arena.  Sometimes, it's all about reputation.  Yes, for most of us, that's not how we see it since some things are really trivial and there are other things that are more important but on the business side for Canon, there's a reputation they must maintain.

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I'm a bit worried that a 1DxS would not be so much an advantage for the press, events and sports guys. I think fashion would welcome it and others like myself  doing advertising, design and corporate work would welcome it but the 1D body could be a a bit overkill,  I prefer mine without a battery grip when on a tripod. And lets not beat around the bush it will attract a another 3K on the price tag which would seem ridiculous compared to what Nikon did with D800.


I think the only problem is that Nikon already had D800.  If Canon release it on a higher price tag, then D800 will only be more attractive to high MP shooters.    Even if they release one that can directly compete with D800 after 2 years, that's still 2 + 1 years for D800.  By that time, there could be a new high MP camera for Nikon.  If they really want to retain/regain the high MP market, Canon should release something that can directly compete with D800 sooner than 2 years.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5Dc a good option?
« on: March 25, 2013, 01:38:02 AM »
5DC is good/better for beginners rather than getting a rebel.  However, if you are getting paid, you better get a 5D2 at the very least.  5DC got limitations in low-light.  You don't want to compromise your work especially when you are getting paid.  Getting paid means you're also setting up yourself for future earnings.  If you turned in a sloppy work, you might already blemish your reputation that's just beginning.  That said, it's still no guarantee that you'll not turn in a sloppy work even when using a 5D2 but at least it will give you a little bit of a headroom.  In my profession (programmer/analyst) we have a saying:

"You are only as good as your last project".

I think it's also true with paid photography.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital cameras of the future
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:02:42 AM »
Through the eyes camera using the brain and eyes as processor and sensor.  Zoom lenses are available as easy to use auto corrective eyeglasses.  ISO, DR and shutter speed and AF performance are without equal.  The camera downloads the pictures directly from the brain to a storage unit.

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Fuji x100s or Sony RX100 or Canon Gseries.  SL1 might still be big for her taste.  If she can carry a bit more weight, a EOS M with 22mm pancake is a very good IQ/weight combo though there will be added expense 'cause you need to buy the P90 flash for low light.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:43:33 AM »
I'll not be surprised if 70D and 7D2 will sport the same 18MP sensor... Maybe some other features will be improved but if they're not going to upgrade their sensor technology, I'm still expecting the old 18MP sensor.  Anyway, I just hope they can drive 6D's price down a little bit more.

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Lenses / Re: small primes to go with SL1?
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:40:14 AM »
You can go for 24, 28, 30 or 35 focal lengths.  They're "normal" lenses for APS-C.  If you can get a good "new" 28mm F1.8 (something manufactured just recently), I think it's worth the money.  As you know, the reviews for this lens is mixed bag.  The Sigma 30mm F1.4 is good but it's not  an FF lens.  The new 24 and 28mm F2.8 IS lenses have very good IQ but still a little bit expensive.  If you can afford them, it's worth going for them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:39:03 PM »
They should have named it the T4i mark II  ;D
+1

Nope.  In 5D to 5D2, the change is quite remarkable (MP, video, 14-bits, etc...).  Even 1d to 1d2 to 1d3 to 1d4, they've got nice improvements.  They should just named it T4i with new firmware update.

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Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:42:07 AM »

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Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 21, 2013, 01:43:52 AM »
It looks like a 1000D that's reduced in size a little bit...  There's no swivel screen...  :( and it's still Digic 5.

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Here is a street shot of a girl in prague a complete stranger let me tell you good looking girls love the attention :-)


I guess you are right but trouble starts when their boyfriends don't like it.
i have never had problems yet..but when the time comes a smile really does work :-)
and keep in mind if they attack you they are in the wrong you sue and get a few grand out of it lol

not when they can sue you first... :)

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