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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:44:56 PM »
I'm hoping for a Foveon type sensor :)

Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:14:08 AM »

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Contact the manufacturer of the original, Viewtainer.

Note that the style in the link below is available with a solid top. Maybe others are too.

I can confirm that DPP 4.0.0 does not support 7D CR2 :( But it can be installed in parallel with DPP 3.14.15 that still supports it.

So I guess it won't support a 1D either?

I haven't downloaded it to see.

I like my 1D :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 05, 2014, 07:14:46 AM »
I know if I don't order one of these, a few weeks later the new high-MP FF body with killer AF and DR will be released for way more $ and I'll regret not buying this 1DX deal till the cows come home.

Fixed it for you  ;)

I hate to be wrong, good thing it doesn't happen often.  :P

It's a good thing you are modest too :)

You are probably right, but then again there are many people like me who don't really care about "high-ISO" performance and are instead always griping about the lack of 50 ASA and ...  :o ... 25 ASA equivalent. Plus it now seems that even 100 ASA/ISO is biting the dust.  :'(

All I can say is I don't play too much at either extreme.

I don't look for high ISO performance, but it is really nice to not need a flash and still have the image come out nice.

I don't get the whole low ISO thing, either. Not saying that it isn't important, but if Canon isn't delivering the product that fits that niche then someone else will.

From what I remember of 35mm film photography, pretty much any digital body I have tried since (and including) the 5DII beats my memories. And, I never had a darkroom- digital allows me to do so much more than just getting 4x6 prints developed. Suffice it to say that I am pretty happy with what some call "mediocre" offerings from Canon. I get many compliments on mediocre shots with said mediocre equipment too  ;D

It would be nice to try one of those Sony's with an adapter, but that is a niche purchase for my uses. Maybe I'll rent one to see what the hubbub is about. I should have picked up one of those DP3 Sigmas when they went on sale... but the lack of a viewfinder really put a damper on things.

The question is why has Canon not released a 36MP'ish FF camera when both Nikon and Sony have done it.

So, if according to you, the ability of the processor(s) to handle the data is not the issue, then what is the excuse? Crummy lenses without the resolving power? No. Slow SD and CF cards? No. Inability to actually make such sensors? No. What then?

Or has Canon simply decided that absolutely no photographer actually needs 36MP in a FF package?

To those chucking Moore's Law around ... yes, possibly the DiG!C architecture can handle the data, but at what cost in terms of power consumption and thermal management? Both these factors can negatively impact on the actual use of the chips ... which leads to the same conclusion.

Nikon and Sony use the same sensors, correct?

How well does the 36mp Sony sensor hold up at say 3200 ISO and up compared to Canon? I know that a 12,000 ISO image from a 1DX is pretty much usable right out of the camera. The 5DIII does pretty good too.

I would guess that Canon will deliver their answer when they are good and ready. I do not understand the details of sensor fabrication, but I bet that Canon doesn't want to release a 36mp sensor that performs like the current 7D. Some like the 7D, some don't.

There is also the possibility that all of the people on photography forums screaming for a 36mp Canon sensor may  not actually buy one when it is released (measurebators) or the sales lost to Sony/Nikon are insignificant in the bigger picture.

The people wanting 36mp so they can crop at 400% must be a small part of the market, certainly not enough to support a camera line.

I have done 11 x 14 prints from a Canon 1D with a whopping 4.2mp and those look pretty damn good to my eyes without a stand alone program like Perfect Resize (I just used DPP and tried out Qimage with the jpegs). I just got the 17 x 22 paper to try that out. So, do people want a 36mp camera to make 4mp crop prints of the image?  ;D

I don't have any inside Canon info, but I suspect that when their answer to the 36mp Sony comes out, it'll be a knockout punch (I bet they have bought 36mp cameras at retail and looked inside very intently). Even if it isn't a knockout but a step forward, Canon is a pretty diverse company. The measurebators wanting the 36mp sensor are eclipsed by the pro's wanting a system that works or the hobbyists that don't care.

I wonder what it will cost when/if it is released...

I wonder if people inside the Canon skunkworks laugh at these threads :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:05:04 AM »
I know this is a little off topic but a good place to ask this. I have been wanting a 1D4 for quite some time but I don't know anyone personally who owns one to confirm or deny something that I have heard about the 1D4. I love the 1.6 crop and speed of my 7D, BUT I have talked to some online friends who own/have used the 1D4 and they swear it's a much better camera.

This is what I am trying to deny or confirm. I have heard the high ISO noise control of the 1D4 is horrible, no better than using a crop sensor. I cannot imagine this, because it IS a larger sensor than the 7D (or any other 1.6x crop sensor) and at 16MP (and being a 1.3x sensor) it's got larger pixels than most current crop sensors.

Can anyone shed some light on this? Now, granted, it may not be as good as a FF sensor nor am I expecting it to be. I was just hoping that the noise control would be better than that on my 7D.



The 1DIV is way better than the 7D in everyday use.

Yes, given ideal conditions/lighting, you may be able to stage a better image with a 7D. If those are the pictures you take, then get the 7D.

For everything else, the 1DIV will be a much better choice than the 7D.

There is another post in this thread from AlanF that provides some specifics about pixel size and crop ratio.

The 1DIV stands well with the current 5DIII and 1DX. Framing is different from APS-H to FF, but the image quality is very close. The 1DX is better at high ISO (6400+).

The current cameras work with the 600RT flash system fully with all Canon gear.

The 1DIV doesn't grab focus in "low light" as well as the 1DX and there are differences in viewfinder illumination.

The 7D has spot focus where the 1DIV does not- unless you have those big white lenses with the focus button on them.

There are other numerous differences between the different cameras.

There is something in 1D files that allows much more latitude in post than files from "lesser" bodies. I don't know what it is, but it is there.

If the 1DIV is in your budget, I think you'll be happy with one.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod recommendations
« on: May 30, 2014, 06:20:33 AM »
Good tripods aren't cheap.

If you are basing your decision on price rather than functionality, then you can get plenty of results with a Google search.

If Google can't help, then there are plenty of tripod threads here, found with the search window.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:36:10 PM »
I shoot a 5D Mark II for portraits, landscapes, architecture, etc.  I need the 1D Mark IV or 1Dx to shoot sports and dance so my venues can be bright outdoors, poorly lit arenas, dimly lit theaters and stages, etc.  I need to capture motion in a variety of lighting.

As for lenses, all Ls: 8-15 f/4, 16-35 II f/2.8, 24-70 I f/2.8 , 50 f/1.2 70-200 IS I f/2.8, and 200 IS f/2 plus 1.4x and 2.0x II TCs

I traded in my 7D for a 70D to limp along with better low light capability.  I sold my 7D for $1100 and got the 70D for $949 last Christmas.  I just sold my 1D3 to raise more funds.

The 1DX will focus better than the 1DIV in low or poor light.

The X does not have the same focus point illumination in the viewfinder as prior 1D series bodies.

You get full compatibility with the 600RT flash system with the X.

There is little "crop factor" difference between the X and IV.

Based on the quoted post above, I'd suggest the 1DX.

The only ? is compatibility between your 200/2 and the X.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:28:23 PM »
I'm still trying to use the remaining 90% to 95% of the capabilities of what I have now... :)

A new 1D series would be out of my reach- can't see it being less than a 1DX.

I would be interested in something with Foveon technology though. That would be cool. I was very tempted by the DP3 Merrill.

And when you want to print to 40x60, its an issue..36 Mp would give that edge i needed.

There seem to be many people printing at this size without medium format... or at least claiming to print at this size.

What are they doing that allows it to happen with <36 mp sensors?

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:35:43 AM »
Ladybug in flower

Nice. I like extras like that too.

I have 18Mp on FF don't want any more! One of the best LARGE prints I have seen was at a Photographers shop in Llangollen. It was a shot of Bantry Bay in Ireland and it covered a whole door - it was shot with a 6mp DSLR. I print to A3+ - I think 18mp will do!


I recently picked up a 4.2mp Canon 1D and have been very impressed with the image quality.

If the rest of the camera was comparable to current production with respect to ISO performance, live view and the rear LCD... but it probably wouldn't sell well as many people would WTF the 4.2mp without trying it.

I usually don't crop too heavily either, so that makes a difference.

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