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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:23:13 AM »
People here talk about not knowing anyone that buys Nikon and how Nikon is always making a loss and how Nikon cameras don't rate as well as Canon on Amazon, etc ...

Co-worker is planning their holiday and wanted the best camera to take on holiday and went with a D810 plus lenses.

My input into the buying decision? Didn't know that she was shopping until she mentioned what she'd bought.

Do they shoot sports? No
Do they shoot birds? No
What photographs will he take? Typical tourist pics.

When asked why she wanted the Nikon D810 her answer was simple: "I just want the best IQ."

No, I'm not making it up.

(Reposted because someone decided to be pedantic, so I've corrected for their pedantry.)

I would go with Fuji X series + native lenses.

A good point and shoot (or a Nikon D3xxx) would have been more than enough. And if you save 4,500$, you can find other ways of spending them during the holiday.

EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:47:12 AM »
Thought it may be the right time to resurrect this old thread.

When I look at the latest DSLR best seller list on Amazon USA recently, I am shocked that Canon is taking a very severe beating in sales. This has been going on for several weeks now (from about Nov 2014 till early Dec 2014).

Never expected this.

The unending gripes on the internet forum are showing their influences now...

For what it's worth,
1. Nikon D3300 + 18-55 VR
2. Canon 1200D + 18-55 IS
3. Canon 700D (T5i) + 18-55 IS STM
4. Nikon D3200 + 18-105 VR
5. Canon 100D (SL1) + 18-55 IS STM
6. Nikon D3300 + 18-105 VR
7. Nikon D800  :o
8. Canon 70D
9. Canon 600D (T3i) + 18-55 IS
10. Canon 1200D + 18-55 DC
I'm sure that these figures reflect the Black Friday effects (it included D800 and D3200, if I remember well) and by the Winter Cashback.
In January we will be able to see unbiased sales.

7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:15:15 AM »
White-Tailed Deer 7dmkii by Corey Hayes, on Flickr

Great camera, great pictures!  :) [size=78%] [/size]
May I ask an Off Topic question?

The paws of the deer have been cropped. I'm sure I won't be able to sleep anymore until someone tells me whether "standard cropping rules" for animals' bodies exist or not.


Thanks in advance.

Apparently Yosemite makes big problems for non-apple SSDs. So if you've replaced your hard drive or added an SSD for your boot drive then be careful. Larry Jordan has a bunch more info on it here:

Yes, Apple continues to strengthen the walls of it's Sandbox. I didn't have a problem with this, but apparently you should turn off TRIM for systems running third part SSD's prior to upgrading. Apple is not signing these drivers so TRIM will not function inside the sandbox. Not all third party drives use TRIM and apparently Apple is not a big fan. TRIM is a method of preventing your SSD from getting clogged up with unnecessary data. If you think you might be affected it's worth doing a bit of research. If you have a third party SSD in your system I expect you are a sophisticated enough user to sort this out without too much trouble but you may be less than happy with the available solutions.

This is the type of thing that Apple does which folks have a legitimate right to be annoyed about but it's Apple being Apple. You have to take the good with the bad.

Very annoying.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gold-trimmed Nikon DF - good, bad, ugly?
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:47:12 PM »
Retro-looking DSLR certainly makes one look cool.

If I used a retro-looking DSLR, drove a (BMW) Mini or (VW new) Beetle and... who knows, used suspenders/bracers instead of a belt, drank coke in a glass bottle instead of a can... wow! Countless girls would certainly harass me! 8)

Mt Spokane has nine. Is that the most you can get?

I don't get it. Is it only based on recent activity? Or on seniority (reg time)?
neuro - ~15k posts = 8 points
spokane ~10k posts = 9 points

I'm much more efficient: just 100 posts to get 4 boxes.  :)
Or is it an exponential function?  :o

Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 12, 2014, 10:00:24 AM »
W/o= without
So sure it is different, but probably not different enough.

Can I suggest that W/O = without and WO = wide open?  :-\
The original post (=OP) could then be updated maybe once a month to regain the alphabetical order.
I thought OP meant Opening Post.  :'(   :'(   :'(

Canon General / New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:46:46 AM »
As an Italian reader of this forum, I have learnt several acronyms (not only photografic):
AF: autofocus (in Italy we use autofocus as a noun, but not as a verb: "mettere a fuoco" sounds like "to put to focus")
AFAIK: as far as I know
AFMA: autofocus micro-adjustment
BS: Biased Score (thanks Neuro)  ;D
DSLR: in Italy we are lazy and we call it just "reflex"
FF: Full frame (also used in Italian)
Now my question is: can I apply for a patent for the new indispensable acronym WO?
For example: let's write "I shoot WO" instead of "I shoot wide open".
If my new acronym patenting request is accepted, how much will I be able to charge as royalty for each use? Will I get rich?
P.S. Just before clicking the "Post" button, I made a google-check and realized that the acronym is not new [].
An opportunity for easy money just vanished.  :(   :(   :(    :'(   :'(   :'(

EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 07, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
I hope for good sensors inside any forthcoming camera.
I never tried tha fabulous  8)  Canon's Dual Pixel AutoFos, nor the holy  ;) Exmor/Sony Sensor, so I can't figure out which would be the best option if I had to choose between the two.
Let me dream to be able to see the blazing fast DPAF 9.0 plus 56 stops of DR in the same sensor.  ;)
Before I die.
Which could mean, more or less, before 2050 a.C.

Lenses / Re: Canon 6d vs 24-70mm mark ii
« on: October 31, 2014, 01:03:17 PM »
The depth of field of a FF sensor &F/4 combo is shallower than the DOF of a APSC Sensor&F/2.8.
A FF&F/4 combo gathers more light than a Crop&F/2.8.
So maybe you shoud consider the 6d + 24-70 F/4 IS L combo.

EOS Bodies / Re: Modular DSLR Coming from Canon? [CR2]
« on: October 30, 2014, 06:20:45 AM »
What else could be modular?...
  • Lens mount
  • Built in flash
  • Sensor
  • LCD
  • Storage options (SSD?)
  • Camera body mount
  • Communication (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, 4G, SatCom?)
  • Power options (Li Ion, AA Alkaline, AC, USB)
  • Processor(s)
  • Auto focus system

Any other ideas?

Good point.
If using (more or less) one peace of hardware and changing software and the other pieces of hadware is "modular", we can consider modular, for example:
- EOS SL1 / 100D
- EOS 60D
- EOS T5i/700D
- EOS 7D.
I confess that I don't know if the autofocus is "hardware", "software" or both.  :-\

To put things in prespective on where Canon DSLRs stand for video shooters.

2- Canon 700D vs. Nikon D5300
3- Canon 70D vs. Nikon D7100
4- Canon 7D mk II vs. Nikon D7100

I would add: some Canon bodies can benefit from STM Lenses.

A good partner for my EOS M + Mount adapter!
1,000mm & extender & crop factor = 2,400mm.  :o 
Two technical questions:
1) Can I stack a few extension tubes and transform it into a microscope?  ;D
2) What could Chuck Norris do with this lens?

Reviews / Re: Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: October 09, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »
Chuck Norris can freeze the action in a sport picture shooting at 1/5.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 01, 2014, 04:18:00 AM »
Anyhow, good news is the competition is good for all of us and hopefully these companies wil continue building tools that we can enjoy. Here is a good article about the D750 written by Thom Hogan:

I though Hogan's article was good, and pointed out some of the flaws I see in Nikon's product naming and marketing strategy. It's schizophrenic, haphazard...sometimes just weird. But, I think Tom missed one thing: Many D750 buyers will simply be D700 owners looking for an upgrade. He couldn't seem to find a position for the D750...I think a key part of it's position is the logical upgrade for D700 owners.

As far as I know, many Nikonians don't consider the D750 the real successor of their beloved D700: it's more a kind of "D620".
Which is not necessarily a bad thing, IMO.

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