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Have look at this Jim, it's not highly flattering of the 50, but worth looking at just the same.

I've been on the fence with this one for quite a while, I have both the Canon 17 & 24 series II Tilt Shift Lenses and rate them highly, the Scheinder isn't something I've tried, hopefully Canon produce the series II 50 & 90 sooner rather then later.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/03/18/review-schneider-pc-ts-50-90/

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And it's just as sad that I agree with most pundits regards Canon stooping to using Sony Sensors in their top of the line DSLR cameras, especially when Nikon does, Phase One does, Hasselblad does, Pentax does, Olympus does & even Apple does (I know, it's not a dslr it's a phone), but you get the picture.


Groan ... was that meant to be a pun?
 :)

Unfortunately, Yes, my apologies  :-*

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I'm sorry, but I'm far from the only person who was rather ticked off by Maeda's comments regarding their sensor technology. Even the interviewer was surprised by the response.

And there's the real issue perhaps, if the Guy at the Top has convinced himself that Canon are still the leaders in Sensor tech, then it's a lost cause until someone with a better grip on reality takes the wheel. Wether he's a "Bold faced liar" or simply being disingenuous, it's as jrista said, simply "sad".

And I'm reasonably sure Maeda San is quite capable of defending his honour & good name without members of CR attempting crucifixion of other CR members in his defence, especially when he's clearly lost the plot when it comes to Canon's current abilities to develop the cutting edge tech required for Canon to continue to be the Market Leaders.

And it's just as sad that I agree with most pundits regards Canon stooping to using Sony Sensors in their top of the line DSLR cameras, especially when Nikon does, Phase One does, Hasselblad does, Pentax does, Olympus does & even Apple does (I know, it's not a dslr it's a phone), but you get the picture.

And those companies having used Sony Sensors seems to have given those companies a leg up regards Camera Sales.

If Canon produced a 1D body with the current Sony 50MP sensor embedded, I & I hazard a guess, a huge amount of others would be on it like flies on ..... Honey, and the fact that it was a Sony designed sensor & not a Canon designed sensor wouldn't have an iota of consideration in my purchase nor I believe would most others care who made the sensor, just like I don't care who made the Camera strap.

And jrista, if at times your views appear to pee some disgruntled CR members of from time to time, just move on to the stuff I believe most of the non disgruntled CR members (the majority i feel) look forward to reading from you, your technical ability and knowledge, and don't worry about Maeda San, I'm reasonably sure in his position he's been called a lot worse than a "bold faced liar".

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:15:57 PM »
I think this may well be an interesting Camera, certainly if I was considering an apsc sensor body (Nikon D7100/Canon 7D II), I would have a serious look at what Samsung have done here. And this review may give a little more info than the one listed earlier in the post.

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/samsung-nx1

Having just looked at the 7DMK II, it's hard not to shake my head in frustration at just what Samsung seem to have been able to include into the NX1 and what Canon seem to have simply left out. Understood a list of specs isn't everything in a Camera Body, but it's a pretty good start in my view.

If Samsung can bring this to Market with a reasonable range of Lenses, they may well have a serious alternative to the Nikon/Canon variants, the 15fps & 28MP sensor plus what looks to be a pretty decent EVF & built in WiFi all go to being a pretty serious Camera.

It would not be a contender for myself as I'm simply happy with the 1Dx and the hope that Canon will produce a higher MP Body some time this Century, But I'll certainly look at replacing my Sons 6D with the NX1 once I've actually seen some Images from that 28MP sensor.


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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:14:29 PM »
Here´s one more, same model, camera and light setup, but with the Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4

1/250s, f4.0, ISO100

Well, not too much wrong with the Otus 85 then, lovely Images Eldar.

My Otus 85 is sitting in my Apartment, my Son picked it up for me, won't get to play until he meets us in December, Diving in Komodo, not with the Otus though.

This recent holiday I came away with all Zeiss Lenses with the exception of the 200f/2, challenges the Focussing skills that's for sure, especially in low light conditions.

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Lenses / Re: Dilemma Which lens
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:55:04 PM »
If you have the availability to rent, I'de try before I buy, and to some degree it depends on the Body, but all the big whites work exceptionally well on the 1Dx & 5DMK III.

The 300f/2.8 II is an exceptional Lens, light, sharp & works well with the 1.4x III, Ok with the 2x III.

The 600f/4 II is also an exceptional Lens, again, works well with the 1.4x III & Ok with the 2X III

The 500f/4 II as for the 600f/4 II

The 200-400f/4 (1.4x) at present is my go to Lens, I sold the 400f/2.8 II & bought this Lens the moment it released & I've never had a moment of regret. You give up a stop of light (f/4 versus f/2.8), but I seldom have an issue & a large majority of my Imaging is done dawn light & dusk (Wildlife, Africa). The versatility of this Lens is amazing, and it's as sharp as anything Canon are producing with the exception of the 300f/2.8 II, and the 300f/2.8 II is generally in the Bag with the 200-400f/4 for those shots that just need f/2.8

I'de recommend looking at the 200-400f/4 seriously, you may find it's all the Lens you need, it does work Ok with the 1.4x III but forget using the 2x III with this Lens.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:40:53 PM »
85L @ f1.6. ISO 3200. 1/1000

Love the Bokeh, nice Image Sanj
Indeed it is!

We´re waiting for some images from you Edward!!

Still travelling, Japan next week, should have some time after that.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 30, 2014, 10:42:22 PM »
85L @ f1.6. ISO 3200. 1/1000

Love the Bokeh, nice Image Sanj

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Well I feel the word "ultimate" throws a bit of the impossible into the vote game, today's "ultimate" is generally tomorrow's also ran.

But, when Canon (note "when") develop & bring to Market a 1D body, 50MP Sensor, 8 fps, built in WiFi, +65 focus points etc etc, I'm on board in a New York second, hopefully that 50 MP sensor will have all the attributes of the current Sony 50 MP sensor.

Considering the 645z has most of these points, but lacks some, and sells for $8,500 I'de hazard a guess that Canon may bring this Body to Market at the 8k to 10k point, which would work very well for me, I can flick the 5DMK III which other than the focus system I feel hasn't been much of an upgrade over the 5DMK II, completely bin my 1Ds MK III & coupled with the 1Dx II (not a lot wrong with the 1Dx, but the 1Dx II has to be better, right ??), then I'm in the happy happy camper group.

For a year or two at least, but still waiting for that "ultimate" camera, which is a bit like that Unicorn of Nuero's, or the well hung squirrel of Sporgon's, don't see too many.

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Lenses / Re: Which prime lens for nature fotography?
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:59:21 PM »
I currently own & use these long lenses, 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 600f/4 II & 200-400f/4 (sold the 400f/2.8 II).

My primary Photography is Wildlife, and which Lens to take & use is always an internal debate, I've never been in the situation where at some point I haven't thought "Crap, wrong decision".

When I look through my most used lens, it's without doubt the 300f/2.8 II (and previously the V1 of this lens), mostly @ 300, but quite frequently with the 1.4x Mk III Converter. The 200-400f/4 is fast taking over through.

Given the Bodies you have, FF 5D II & 6D, you are going to get your native 300 @ f/2.8 plus 420 @ f/4 with the 1.4x

With your 7D you have 480 @ f/2.8 & 670 @ f/4

The weight package to carry is still reasonably light, when compared to say the 400f/2.8, 600f/4, and the 300f/2.8 II although not considered a cheap Lens, is reasonably priced, light weight, and in my opinion the sharpest Lens Canon make.

A word on the Converters, only buy the Mk III units, and consider only the 1.4x, the 2x is Ok, but just that, Ok, where it's hard to tell any degradation on the image from using the 1.4x. And you have your 7D for those times you can't get close enough.

Hope this helps & what ever you decide, enjoy.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »
No, certainly not me.  Likely one of the banned ex-CR trolls attempting a lame and pathetic sort of payback.

Mt Spokane copped a mention as well, both sets of comments seemed, off ?

A Mt Spokane ashamed of being a Canon user ? don't think so

A Nuero supportive of Sony & unable to spell or write concise grammar ? don't think so

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:50:35 AM »
Either way in keeping with Canon's penchant for higher priced gear than the competition, there's little doubt the Canon challenge to the a7r/D800/D810, will be quite a bit more expensive.

I am not sure why you conclude that Canon is usually more expensive. My perception is different. Canon used to be both better and cheaper and only recently lost that lead.

Ok, let's look at what I use and it may give some idea of why I have the opinion that Canon gear is generally more expensive than nearest equivalent Nikon gear.

I currently own 1Dx, 5DMK III (The 1Dx was at release, much more expensive than the D4, the 5DMK III at release was much more expensive than the D800)

Currently list priced
1Dx $6799/D4 $5999/D4s $6499
5DMK III $3399/D800 $2999/D810 $3299

I currently own & use (among others) these Canon Lenses 200f/2, 300f/2.8 II, 200-400f/4, 600f/4 & I sold my 400f/2.8 II last year.

Current list prices
Canon 200f/2 $5999
Nikon 200f/2 $5999

Canon 300f/2.8II $6599
Nikon 300f/2.8 $5899

Canon 400f/2.8II $10499
Nikon 400f/2.8 $ 9549

Canon 200-400f/4 $11799 (Yes, it has a built in 1.4x)
Nikon 200-400f/4 II $6999 (1.4x costs $400 ??)

Canon 600f/4II$11999
Nikon 600f/4 $10299

This "Trend" of Canon's being more expensive has been in place for a while now, I won't argue that the generally newer developed Canon Whites have an IQ advantage over the equivalent Nikon Lenses, but that argument doesn't wash with friends that use nikon, I prefer the Canon set up, and I've tried the Nikon set up (D800/D3x/D4).

What Canon "used to be" is to me less important than where Canon are today, they are more expensive, in the gear that I use, how they fit in the Market segments that I don't use is of zero importance to me.

In the area of FF Camera Bodies, and generally Long Lenses, Canon are more expensive, certainly more than Nikon & Sony, again, in many cases for good reason in particular over Sony, Sony have developed amazingly good Sensors & their Camera bodies are trending smaller, but usability, Lens line up etc is poor in comparison to Nikon/canon.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:31:05 PM »
The Local Lion endures a breakfast squeeze, knowing there´s food in the other end ...

Zeiss Otus 55/1.4
1/8000s, f1.4, ISO100

Fat Happy Cat.

But, if I was that Cat I'de be more than a little concerned about where those slippers came from   :)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:24:24 PM »
With 200-400

Nice Sanj, you'll look back & miss that 200-400 when you view Images like this.

Only way to get my 200-400 is to prise it from my cold dead fingers.....or Canon produce a Mk II   ::)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:21:34 PM »
Love the images I get from the 1Dx. Early morning shot into the light, it catches focus somehow. This one is a slowish shutter speed to get some movement in the wings and water.

Wonderful Image, well done !!

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