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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 12:00:56 PM »
Back in the old film days, these two Grant Masters used 8x10 films to create the absolute best images (both in terms of IQ & creativity) in the field of Landscape (Ansel Adam) and Fashion & Portrait (Richard Avedon) respectively ... and I am sure their works will always remain in the books and museums for generations to come!
Probably Ansel Adam and Richard Avedon spent little time on web forums, and most of their time shooting or carefully preparing shoots.

I always read the "customer" review on
For example:
I actually do most of my Florida and Georgia area outdoor wedding and landscape shoots from my rooftop now. The IQ is tack-sharp even wide open at 1000mm (w/ 2x converter, obviously) The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:08:44 AM »
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)

Are you sure? I keep reading on the web that the world will disappear next December.
Maybe DXOmark's positive score is a Sign.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 6D Need To Change Something..
« on: October 05, 2012, 04:57:19 AM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 6D Need To Change Something..
« on: October 05, 2012, 04:54:55 AM »
Did u ever check the 39 AF points urself? Imho its totally marketing bullshit since they are all cramped up in the middle of the viewfinder! It sounds great "wow 39" but in real its not that cool...

Imho its no advantage over the 6D.

Hadn't bothered to check the af layout yet, thanks for posting, and yeah that doesn't look very good. Do you know how the actual spread compares to the 5d2?

5D2 AF Points (source Ken Rockwell )

Lenses / Re: Canon Rumors Reviews
« on: October 04, 2012, 08:42:27 PM »
I'm willing to take care of the disposal of the tested lenses!  ;)

Anyway, excellent news!  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Looks like the 6D may not be so bad after all
« on: October 04, 2012, 09:22:21 AM »
1 dead pixel out of 24,300,000.....  how awful.  I wonder when the last time was that someone looked at a picture and saw a dead pixel.

Don't sweat it.  Dead pixels are common.

If you have 24,300,000 pixels, the chances of a dead pixel are about 20% higher than if you have just 20,400,000, ceteris paribus::)   ::)   ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5Dc as an entry for FF? yay or nay?
« on: October 01, 2012, 03:19:29 AM »
It was my first and is so far my only DSLR, bought (used) 2 years ago.
I must admit I sometimes miss the much better rear LCD, Live view, sensor-shaker, the wider ISO range and... not many other features.
For the price of a current 600d / T3i, i think it is still a good value for money.

EOS Bodies / Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« on: September 25, 2012, 01:08:44 PM »
What if D stood for Desperate and M for Miserable?  :o   :o   :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:53:20 AM »
3D's price must be the average value between 1D(x) and 5D.
2 * 3D = 1D + 5D
We can similarly deduct the price for the next 4D (the average value between 3D and 5D) etc.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 21, 2012, 03:06:40 AM »
Why?  The lenses.  First of all, the 6D kit with the 24-105 f/4 looks like a good deal, and the 24-105 seems like an ideal lens for walking around with a FF body.  As far as I know, Nikon has no lens that really competes with the 24-105.  The other main lens that I see myself getting is the 70-200 f/4 IS, which is great for someone only semi-serious like me to walk around with

Lenses! The most important part of the gear!

Never say never, but I think that I will not leave Canon unless the competitor deliver a Nikkor 70-200 F/4 "VR".
I bought a used 5D classic for less than 1000 Eur, and I hope it will last until a used 5D3 will cost more or less the same amount (in four years maybe?).
If my 5Dc crashes tomorros, I think I'll buy a used 5d2. Or a Nikon body, provided I can put my EF 70-200 F/4 L IS in its mount. I do like its sharpness, colors etc (most canon-users know what I mean).

I wonder why cigarette producers have to state that nicotine gives you dependence, whereas I didn't read  the same WARNING on the box of the EF 70-200 F/4 IS when I bought it.

P.S. You can fit a Nikkor lens on a Canon body, but not vice versa.

EOS Bodies / Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:16:53 PM »
DxOMark who? The guys (actually the only guys on earth) who state that EF 70-200 F4 IS L is better than EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L II?

I don't think Canon's CEO will resign, even if he reads this thread.
Being a Japanese, he'll probably make hara-kiri instead.  :o  :o  :o

Canon General / Re: Loving Canon right now.
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:53:51 AM »
Does anyone know if the folks at nikon rumors hate nikon so much as people hate canon here?
For what i've seen and heard they dont.


If we all were Nikonians, every single day we would wake up and cry "Oh, no! Another night passed, and no (sharp) Nikkor 70-200 F/4 VR has been announced!" and then protest on all the forums on the web.

Canon's DSLR Marketing guys should have been fired IF they had created an EOS 6D so interesting to kill 5D3's sales.

It seems that every potential customer basically wanted a 5D3 with a new label (6D) at a (1000 dollar / eur) price lower than the 5D3.
It seems that nobody thought that such a 6D with 5D3 specifications would have killed the 5D3.

Could Canon marketing limit the FF sensor performance (low light, resolution) of the 6D in order to keep the 5D3 alive? Maybe. But they decided to limit mainly its autofocus performance (and CF and level and FPS and other).

If YOU were in charge of Canon Marketing / R&D, and YOU had been asked to
- deliver a FF which costed 1000 dollar / eur less than the 5D3, AND
- avoid to kill 5D3 sales,

what would YOU have done?

On the other side, Nikon guys compare the (street) price of the d800 and the (announcement) price of the d600, and many of them say that the difference (400-500 dollar / eur) is too little.
If you are willing to spend more than 2K for a durable piece of gear, buying "just" the d600 could be a wrong choice.
This is a(potential) kind of commercial fail that Canon avoided.

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