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could be, but I like what I am seeing more on the galaxy camera.  It's the form factor I guess.  Lens and sensor wise, the galaxy camera has more potential than the iphone 5.  I don't like camera inside a smartphone that much.  I like more a smartphone inside a camera if you catch my drift.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Samsung Galaxy Camera: Smartphone + real Camera
« on: December 20, 2012, 08:48:43 PM »
I was just amazed at the current innovation.  This is a real camera/phone that photographers should be happy about.  It may not be complete yet (not yet fully a smartphone, can't make voice calls) but it's sure a good start.  I just hope they increase the camera sensor size to at least 1/1.7 with the next iteration.  As of now, some dslr-like functionality (full manual control on ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed) are already incorporated in it.  It's lens is a 23mm equivalent on a 35mm camera though max aperture is 2.8.  I hope they increase it to 1.8.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/samsung/compacts/samsung_galaxycamera4g/specification

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:21:02 AM »
You live in a different side of the world...  :(  Here in Malaysia, Canon cameras are priced at almost the same price of Nikon.  Sometimes they're even cheaper.  How about gray?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:18:12 AM »
Should be in Third Party... 

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:32:25 PM »
If  we  shall discuss a specific topic (DXO measurements vs reality) let's us do that without involving other parameters.
it is very difficult to follow  when people are involving   other features in the cameras who has nothing to do with DXO measurements.

But REALITY does involve other parameters... Don't tell me you are taking pictures with just your sensor?  That is why this is titled DXO vs Reality.  Reality is what it is.  You need to consider everything and not only the sensor.  It's elementary my dear Watson...

Nope, DXO mark vs reality, you can read  at DXO what the marks includes  and which  sensor parameters  are measured. http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/About/Sensor-scores

To help photographers rank and compare photographic equipment, DxOMark provides four scores showing camera sensor image quality performance:  nada more.

DXO scores sensors while in REALITY there's more to a camera than a sensor.  Is it that hard to understand?  That's the problem with DXO and what's almost everybody is pointing out.  DXO seems content on grading the sensor but not the whole camera body.  That's why this is titled DXOMARK vs REALITY.

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Underwater / Re: Advice on inexpensive underwater system
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:29:05 PM »
I did a video recently on this. Hope it helps: Underwater Photography - Underwater Housings

If you are just getting started, a Go Pro really is a cost effective way to go.

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+1 on Go Pro.  It's a good inexpensive system for diving and other extreme stuffs.

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 19, 2012, 08:04:42 PM »
If  we  shall discuss a specific topic (DXO measurements vs reality) let's us do that without involving other parameters.
it is very difficult to follow  when people are involving   other features in the cameras who has nothing to do with DXO measurements.

But REALITY does involve other parameters... Don't tell me you are taking pictures with just your sensor?  That is why this is titled DXO vs Reality.  Reality is what it is.  You need to consider everything and not only the sensor.  It's elementary my dear Watson...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Likely Price Trend
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:32:39 PM »
I hope they both drop to around 1500 or less.  It will be easier for me to buy one.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Flash transceiver
« on: December 19, 2012, 07:27:23 PM »
If your willing to go full manual, there are available transceivers from Yongnuo.  I'm using RF603.  It's very cheap, less than 100 bucks (around 60?).  You can also go TTL but will cost you around twice.  The 90EX is also nice to have but for me a transceiver set is a better option if funds are limited.  You can add another set if you want to accommodate more flashes.

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Canon General / Re: necessity of photography school
« on: December 19, 2012, 11:53:00 AM »


Having a mentor that can share experiences is the one of the best way to learn other than learning directly from experience.  It's just the same when you go to school.  You might have been taught the same subject and same amount of theories as that with other students but it doesn't mean that what you learn is on par with what others learn.  It always depends on the person on how fast can he assimilate the knowledge and put them to use in the real world.  That said, you'd still be better off learning from a guru.  Of course any avenues of learning is always welcome.

One more thing, please learn more on the art of real photography.  Sometimes, we tend to be pixel-peepers/tech-heads.  There's nothing wrong with that except that if we do that, we are forgetting the real essence of why we are taking pictures.  :)

I didn't say it, but that's exactly what I meant. I don't want to go to school to learn just about sensors and autofocus, the internet is already full of that.   But I love to learn about photography in general. But I consider ita expense just like anything else, and I'm trying to determine the value of it. That's why I picked to questions I asked.  If money was of no concern, I would already be there.

Pick your ways and means.  Photography school is just one avenue of learning.  It's one of the fastest and not to mention the credibility that you'll get from attending one.  Sure, it's not a guarantee that you will learn but for most people, I think they will learn a lot just by going to school.  Your friends can also be good teachers if you are sure that they have the necessary knowledge to impart.  All in all, it's up to you to analyze the situation.  Just be reminded that a diploma or certificate is certainly worth the money especially if you intend to earn from photography.  Having said that, a good portfolio is also as good or better than a diploma or certificate.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help 600d viewfinder issue
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:43:39 AM »
+1.  Take it to an expert from Canon.  They'll know what to do.  Don't take apart the camera on your own unless you've already set your mind that it's fine for you whatever happens.

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:39:43 AM »
My point is, why troing garbage at DXO? noting else

I respect the scores of DXO but I take them with a grain of salt.  As Neuro pointed out, if you (DXO) really want to give measurements/scores you need to divulge everything and take everything into account (no bias, take equally everything into consideration).  Without doing that, you'll never be able to escape scrutiny.

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Lenses / Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:31:06 AM »
I do love my 24-105L for travel, but lately I'm alternating between the 50 1.4 and the 28 1.8 for "walkaround" on my 5Dii. Light, relatively inobtrusive for street shooting.

You might want to add an 85mm F1.8 lens or 100mm F2.   Now you've got your perfect combo for street shooting. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I feel like a kid again....
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:28:08 AM »
A nice LV bag will do nicely to compensate her gift.  :)  Take her someplace nice and give her an evening she'll never forget.  Don't forget to bring your camera.  It will be nice for some low-light pics with her.  :)  HOHOHO!

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Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:20:58 AM »
So what's your point Mikael?  Did we learn anything new again?  We already know those figures and we've seen it already.  So with those figures, you want to drill us that we should switch to Nikon because it's better? Here we go again...   :)  Reality is, there's more to a camera than a sensor.  Just like there's more to a woman than a pretty face.  If we choose Canon, does that mean it is wrong?  It has been long ago since we had accepted that Sony's sensors are better than Canon but what's the point?  Most of us made our decision because we considered the camera as a whole and we find Canon more attractive than Nikon.  Hmmm... Are you sure you're not a marketing agent of Nikon?  :D

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