« on: September 26, 2014, 05:41:09 PM »
This is so funny to read. I have a 5D3 and a 1DX and there isn't a Nikon wedding photographer out there that has better IQ in their images. This all over a little DR in low ISOs. I have printed off prints from my 1DX that are 50 inches and they look great. What if Canon comes out with this high MP camera and much improved DR, is everyone going to come rushing back to Canon? All of this because of DR and more MPs so you can print billboards or corop down half of you picture. The D810 has been out for how long now?
It sounds like you're admitting that there is a slight difference?? The problem is that this noticeable IQ gap just continues to widen and Canon is either unable or unwilling to try and catch up. Wedding photography is just one application to photography. I'm a photojournalist and DR and ISO are crucial to my work.
People like myself are tired of waiting for that "what if Canon comes out with a high MP camera and much improved DR" question to materialize. A 1.6 crop factor 7D MII is Canon's big announcement of the year?? Really? It seems that Canon have forgotten their professional market. If I could get a decent price for my Canon gear, I would sell it and make the jump to Nikon today.
That's the first time I've heard of a photojournalist concerned about DR. They are usually concerned with ruggedness, high speed, fast accurate AF, high ISO performance (even when DR is reduced to about 8 stops), awesome zoom lenses. Canon DSLR's have taken most of the award-winning photojournalism shots for quite some time, and in fact a great many of the award-winning shots were taken with the 5D3 16-35 f/2.8 mkII combo. Even with the availability of the D800. The DR advantage of the D800 is only in the Low ISO region. The Canon systems are still the most popular among photojournalists, who often grab video as well as photos.