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Canon General / Re: Loving Canon right now.
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:14:53 AM »
So, to me, Canon isn't offering as good or as exciting of products as Nikon is at this point..... add to this a $2300 new 24-70(the lens I want the most) and i'm overall unhappy with my choices in Canon. I'm buying a D600 and 24-70 2.8 for around 3800 dollars, instead of a 5DIII(I wouldn't consider the 6D) and 24-70 II for $5200.

Your comparison does not convince me.
5200$ is (a lot) more than 3800$, but I expect that Canon's 24-70 outperforms Nikon's one (and I think that, in many aspects, Canon's 5D3 is better than Nikon's D600).

EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:59 AM »
So, trying to be realistic here: what features do you expect/hope to see in the 7D?

My list is short: Less noise at ISO 1600-6400; an even better autofocus; a little more weatherproofing; CF Card slot (don't care if they also include an SD, but I wants my CF); and that ability to control the camera through your smartphone using WiFi.

What makes your short list?

Everything on your list plus more Dynamic Range, and I'd be good!

So few upgrades on the current 7D?

I'm afraid the guys at dpreview will write again "this is not a WOW! camera".

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Review
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:44:17 PM »
This is really suspect.  There are parts of the review that he seems to have forgotten to change the wording from 5D mkiii to 6D.  It seems that much of this review was cut and pasted from his first impressions with the 5d mkiii.  Also, I remember very similar images from the hibachi grill with his kids (same angle and everything).  He either really likes going to the hibachi (I don't know anyone who goes ore than once a year), or there is something very fishy going on here....

Part of the 6D review is KR's 5DIII review.


It's just a Work In Progress (at a certain point, the words "UNDER CONSTRUCTION - read no further" appear.

EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:24:51 AM »

 I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...

The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS HSM costs the same and it's as great. Plus, you have a fully usable f/2.8, if you can live with the extra weight. AF works better on Nikon cameras than it does on Canon, if that was your concern.

It is also a matter of weight, sharpness... but let's stick to the 6D topic.

Bad and good news from DPReview:

Disappointingly the layout doesn't offer any expanded coverage compared to the 9-point system on the EOS 5D Mark II - the additional points are squeezed-in to a similar diamond layout. Only the center point is cross-type, too; but Canon does say the system will work in vanishingly low light (-3 EV). Overall though, this appears to be the 6D's weakest point in terms of specification.

The EOS 6D does, however offer the same AF microadjust as the 5D Mark III. Adjustments can be made separately for the wide and telephoto ends of zoom lenses, and can also be made per serial-numbered lens (should you have two copies of the same lens that require differing amounts of adjustment).

I lost part of my interest in the 6D.

EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:52:53 AM »
I'll be interested to learn more about the autofocus:  how good overall, how many cross-type AF points and does it offer AFMA?
My one word would be "waiting" or "stand-by": maybe the focus points are as good as the 7D ones... just a lower number, who knows?

I survived the AF of the 5D classic in the past few years, and I have more technicalities to learn than gear to buy, so I'll wait and see.
One thing I'm sure: I am not switching to Nikon, not as long as I can't put a 70-200 F/4 IS on a Nikon mount...

Maybe I'll eventually switch from my 5Dc to a 6D, or to a used 5D2, or - in a long term perspective - to a used 5D3.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2012, 04:26:34 AM »
IF I thought that my skills can't improve and I must focus on gear (which is not true), I think I could consider the  6D as a replacement for my 5D classic (or I could wait 3 years and buy a used 5D3 for less than 2K, but that's another option).

My only concern would be about the sturdiness of the 6D.

A few weeks ago my 5D fell from 1.5 mt (5 feet) on a marble floor [my fault  :-[ ], and survived  :o  (the 24-105 too).

Can someone steal a 6d prototype, throw it several times to test if it will fit a dangerous guy like me?

How is the 5dmk3 the better camera than the d800.

The price comparison was between 5D3 and Nikon D600.

Have a nice day.

- 22MP vs 24MP
- 19 AF vs 39 AF
- 4.9 FPS vs 5.6 FPS
- non Flash Sync vs Flash Sync

Based on the spec the price of 6D should be very close to D600.  However, you know recently Canon's price is not good.  Thus, I would guess the price of 6D will be about 2500.
    Nikon D600 only had 9 out of the 39 AF points are cross type, so if the rumor Canon 6D get the 7D AF, 19AF point will be all cross type. IMHO, 10 more cross AF point had more significant advantage over the 2MP and 1FPS disadvantage... so the question is the price.  ::)

   Have a nice day.

How many Canon users (or expert photographers) would give up the (chanche to use the) precious Canon White (or black) Lenses for a few hundred dollars / euros?

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: September 01, 2012, 10:49:20 AM »
@ JohanCruyff

What was that all about? ???

Sorry, it was just an Off-Topic comment about the Dark Side.  ;)
May the Force be with you, BTW.  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: September 01, 2012, 09:03:45 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:33:06 PM »
5DIII instead of an 800E?  Thats nuts.  The Nikon sensor is a generation or two ahead of the Canon.

Why take a step back?

Probably Mr elbeasto thinks that lenses are more important than bodies.

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
EF / L vs. Nikkor lenses?

I think that many Canon-people would like the Nikkor 14-24mm (actually, non-autofocusing adapters for this lense exist), whereas Nikon-people would like the 70-200 F/4 (IS or not)... but Canon lenses cannot fit Nikon mount, as far as I know.

EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 30, 2012, 04:42:24 AM »
I am almost a beginner, and love both kinds [100mm Macro IS L vs 24-105 IS L & 70-200 F/4 IS L].

I must admit that sometimes I only carry the 100mm Macro as a walk around lense (with my 5D classic) even when a macro-photography sesssion is not planned, just because I like its colours, sharpness and bokeh.

Lenses / Re: 100mm F2.8 macro vs 100mm F.28L IS macro
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:33:30 AM »
9 (rounded) blades vs 8: 100L IS bokeh should be (is) nicer.

Bokeh is generally considered important for portraits.

The two Canon 100mm Macro lenses aren't portrait lenses: for a wedding, I'd probably follow the advice of a 100mm F/2 or 135mm F/2 L.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR and zoom lens for ~$1,000.00 USD?
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:23:24 AM »
Buying used bodies allows bigger savings than buying used lenses.

I bought my first DSLR two years ago: an used 5D classic and a new 24-105 F/4.
Previously, I used a powershot S5 IS.

I would suggest an used 40D or 50D, or a 550D, plus a decent zoom: more than enough to start. A (cheap) prime and a tripod should follow.

Once someones starts, it is more important to try to learn (read, switch to AV/TV/M, shoot, watch the results) .

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