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EOS Bodies - For Stills / So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:35:06 PM »
Coming back from a brief photography sabbatical, I've found quite a few posts on the forum regarding qualities that would make a camera considered professional vs. a camera considered non-professional.  But that got me thinking, what is it that makes a camera a professional camera?   Is it build quality?   Is it megapixels or the size of the sensor?   Is it a monetary figure that one must cross, or is it a camera that can perform in any situation even though most of those situations won't be experienced by the owner?  I'm under the current believe that if you are making money on what you do, then the tool is a professional tool whether it is a 1Dx or a 110 film camera.   I'd like to pose the question to the forum here.  What are your opinions?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:01:24 AM »
I could see them matching the features and AF of the 70D to the 6D's replacement.  Maybe increasing the FPS a bit and adding a 19 pt auto focus and DPAF.    Give it an articulated screen and you would have a very nice successor.

I've dabbled with HDR a bit and ended up with a cartoonish looking picture of my house.  I ended up laughing at it because it looked ridiculous.

What about contributing a shot?

Here you go.   My house taken with at T1i and 10-22 Lens.   I didn't think the house itself was bad, but the sky (setting sun) looked odd to me.  Also, pay no mind to the sad looking weed bed in the front of my house.  :)

On a serious note (from my previous post on this topic), yes I believe that some of my shots would have ended up better.  I'm not a full framer, but the best purchase I made was to replace my kit lens on my rebel with the 17-55 2.8.   This allowed me to further my technique and only when the camera (T1i) became a limitation, did I move on to the 60D - which was recently and a bargain at the price.   I'm not sure that purchasing a 5D or 1D would have helped me as much as obtaining better lenses. 

Now, I'm eyeing the 7DII.  I'm one of those helicopter parents who wished their 60D had a higher frame rate :)

*Edit - of course, looking back at Dylan's comments, I think that the answers that people give are respective to what they are trying to achieve with their photography.

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrade Path Advice...
« on: October 06, 2014, 05:27:12 PM »
I agree that you may also want to consider the 70D.   Nice focus system and frame rate that may also satisfy your sports needs.   I struggle with this question myself.

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:18:51 PM »
Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. Says Canon. They can already see it. Even if we cannot see it.  ;D

You can see it tomorrow.  8)

I see 37+ hours on the countdown timer, which makes it the day after tomorrow (Tuesday).  Are we seeing different times in different locations around the world?

I guess so.  Here in Australia it says 19:45 to go.  I'm guessing its just a dumb script that takes the local computer time difference.

I guess you could change the time on your computer and all will be revealed...

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:13:48 PM »

Canon General / Re:
« on: October 05, 2014, 06:17:11 PM »
Probably a new designer camera bag.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:30:39 PM »
For me I don't see a need to leave.  I've got a pretty good kit for my skill level.  I can produce photos that I like so I don't need the hassle of swapping all of my equipment to another vendor, relearning the equipment, etc.   

"Your mileage may vary" of course, but I'm content with Canon.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:42:29 AM »
But the entertainment value of CR can't be beat.
 CR is the Jerry Springer of the photography forum world.


I replied "sure, still do," but only because there are occasions where having a surreal image is what the photographer intended.   Sometimes I like that crazy look - most of the time not.   I wish I could select "sure, but sometimes" as a poll option.   

I've dabbled with HDR a bit and ended up with a cartoonish looking picture of my house.  I ended up laughing at it because it looked ridiculous.  I haven't tried it since.  :)   

Not sure I would have benefited from it, but I would have looked a lot cooler than with my rebel/18-55 IS.  :)

Isn't it all about looking like a pro ????   :D :D :D :D

Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:10:35 AM »
None yet, but eyeing the 400 f5.6L


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7DII - Did you preorder?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:03:10 PM »
I'm interested, but waiting on some real world feedback.  If things look good, then I'll be in the second wave of people to make a purchase.  Surapon gave some valuable advice which I will follow.

BTW, from the pictures that I can see, the noise level looks great at iso 3200.   I have not seen any full size images though.  Has canon posted any sample RAW pictures that are downloadable?

I haven't seen any RAW files yet, but you can get 1920 size JPEGs from here...

We should see RAW files when they get their product pages online which, hopefully, should be soon.

To me they look pretty good up to ISO 6400.  It would have been nice to have the ISO 3200 in focus. 

Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:16:21 PM »
The majority of users have no idea how the internet works

Rope, pulleys, and counterweights right?
No, no - it's hamsters in cages and tin cans connected with string these days.  We've come a long way ;)

I guess my internet is slow because I'm still using smoke signals.....hamsters, who knew...

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