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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:20:58 PM »
I know that this is not a fair comparison as the example here wasn't taken in the same location, but here you can see that at ISO 1600 on the T1i, it looks similar to the output on the previous 5D III examples.   So, crop ISO 1600 is similar to FF ISO 6400 in low light situations. 

I hope these examples help you make your decision.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:08:02 PM »
Here's the complete image with noise reduction and exposure adjustment applied.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:04:48 PM »
Here's how I would clean up this image.  Of course this would look better seeing the entire image.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:01:30 PM »
This past weekend I took a 5D III with me my daughter's dive meet.  I was pretty excited after what I was reading in regards to ISO performance in lower light.   I was thinking that this would be great compared to my T1i that I've got because natatoriums typically have crummy lighting in them.

Now, I'm not a pro, and I'm sure that it was me, but I pushed the ISO up to 6400 here to get a 1/1600 shutter speed to stop action of divers doing flips.   I cropped this image in LR5, but did not apply any noise reduction (color or luminance).   I wish I had my T1i with me so I could take some comparison shot, but I've attached and example of what I got during this trip.  Most of my pictures have similar output. 

After seeing this, I know that the 5D is a superior camera in all regards, but I felt this output was ho-hum.   Again, before I get beat up for speaking blasphemy - I'm not a pro, I was shooting in manual, and I just received the camera the day before the meet, so I didn't have much time to adjust to it.  I'm sure this is due to learning curve.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Announcement in March? [CR1]
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:32:02 PM »
The replacement to the EOS 7D Mark II and a third camera that is currently unknown.
I'm happy to see that they'll be replacing the non-existent 7D Mark II :o
Darn! I waited 4 years for the camera, and then one morning it came and went and I missed it! Darn!

something about oil or grease on the sensor/mirror... they pulled it from the shelves  :) 

Thanks for the info - just picked me up one of the tripods/tripids. :)

Canon General / Re: Canon lack of innovation
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:59:37 PM »
If you received a $2000 bonus every time you successfully filed a patent for your company (e.g. Canon), would that be sufficient motivation to encourage you to create as many patents as possible?

For many people, it certainly would. Lots of corporations have 'pay for performance' policies in place.

The company that I work for does this as well.  We get a small bonus for a "worthy" submission, then another bonus if our patent attorneys and labs folks officially file the patent, then should a patent be granted, you get a 3rd $1-5k USD bonus.   I think it's a great incentive personally.

But…but…the D800 has more DR…and more MP…  Why can't these top photographers understand how bloody important those two factors are in making better images?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


lol - I was waiting for that   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:54:31 PM »
I'm not actually sure that your eyes are going to adjust as fast as the camera, I certainly can't say that they're in different leagues.
Most of my point is the information you see through the viewfinder has no affect on the final image. I'm sure your brain is far superior, but it won't matter until you get an SD card slot installed.
SD is passé... go for cFast or a real wireless link.
I don't think there is yet a brain interface controller for either card ...  ;D
That's what they want you to think.... It's time to break out the aluminum foil and make hats :)

Here you go!

Lenses / Re: lenses cut in half @ dpreview
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:29:33 AM »
Certainly interesting, you can see the amount of engineering detail that goes into these lenses and why good optics aren't exactly cheap.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:15:03 AM »
Enjoy the weekend and your experiences with the 5DIII .

And, at the risk of sounding a little snarky, but how exactly is borrowing a 5DIII "taking the plunge"?  ???

I didn't take this as snarky - no worries.  Yea,  I probably should have worded that differently.   Remember the quote "know thyself"?   I do know myself and I've just started the countdown timer.  So, in a way it was like "taking the plunge" - just without paying for it yet :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:58:01 AM »
Hi Wes.
One thing I would do is check the focus with the combination you plan to use and if necessary adjust AFMA to get the best from the experiment. If you are not familiar with AFMA there are recent threads here with more info.
Have fun.

Cheers Graham.

Thanks for the insight Graham.  I checked the focusing out prior to the event and I felt that lens was pretty sharp as is.  I didn't have a lot of time prior to the dive meet, so I went with how the system was focusing without adjusting AFMA.  I'm sure I'm committing a photography sin here, but I thought the combo was doing well as is. 


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:45:51 AM »
Thanks for the feedback - I'll be leaving the 70-300 at home.   

Another thing that I'll have to get used to is how far away everything is now :)   Didn't realize how much the crop factor affected the framing.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Just got my hands on a 5D III for the weekend
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:02:28 AM »
This weekend should be exciting.  We're heading to my daughter's dive meet and I've taken the plunge and borrowed a 5D3 for the weekend.   Coming from a T1i, this camera is a little intimidating, but I do like the larger size - my hand actually fits on it without a battery grip.  I know - it's the small things that amaze me.  I had intentionally held off from working with a full frame due to the potential G.A.S. I know I would experience.  With my new CPS membership - I couldn't resist trying one out for this event.

It's been great to compare the two cameras against each other.   I live in a city that doesn't have a camera store anymore, and the other electronics stores pretty much are useless when it comes to higher end products, so this is a treat for me.   I now have a better understanding of what I've been reading about on this forum.  For the short time I've had with this camera, I've been amazed at how shallow the depth of field can be using my 85 1.8!

I was hoping to get the camera earlier to get more practice with it, but looks like I'll have to do some on-the-job-training as the meet starts tomorrow.  It will take some getting used to, but I'm looking forward to seeing what this camera and my 70-200 can do :)   I do have a 70-300 non-L; should I try this combination at all?  Seems silly to take to zooms, but wondered if anyone here has used the 70-300 non L on this camera and what you thought.



EOS Bodies / Re: 7D II looks like its going to be a disappointment.
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:23:07 PM »
I'm not sure I'd put much into that blog post.   There's a lot of speculation right now and it's better to wait and see.

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