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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:58:43 PM »
I prefer 1/40 or above..."IS" is useless in this case.
What does 1/40 have to do with IS? Do you know what IS is used for? Do you never shoot anything with a slower shutter speed?

Software & Accessories / Re: Need great Photo editing monitor
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:13:24 PM »
When it comes to Dell, one should understand that their monitors and their computers (PCs) are two very different things. I don't like dell computers. I use to have one in college, and I use them at work. I'm not a fan. However, I do own a Dell Ultrasharp monitor. I got the 2407 WFP (wide gamut) monitor some years ago when I, after doing lots of web development, realized that colors actually mattered. Since then I picked up photography. I still use this monitor today and its very good.

If you are serious about your colors, then a Dell Ultrasharp IPS display will give you great results. My only gripe with my monitor is at the very end of the dark spectrum. If you are working with details in the very dark shadows, and this work is super important (or you just demand the best), then you'll want to get a better monitor. Anything else and this monitor is great.

I plan to get a new monitor, probably by the end of next year. At that time I'll get a NEC or Eizo. The only reason why I don't upgrade now is because the photography that I'm currently doing is for myself. That won't stay the same come the end of next year.

Of course, I use a tool (xRite) to calibrate my monitor, plus calibrate my camera for Lightroom and Photoshop, etc.

EOS Bodies / Re: PhotoPlus Announcements?
« on: October 25, 2012, 02:26:54 PM »
Hmmm... I've been waiting to hear something great, but I haven't heard anything as yet. Did photoplus not start already, or is it that Canon has nothing to show other than their already released and announced products and their 42% loss in profits? The 5D2 was a great camera when it came out, with the exception of the AF. The 5D3 fixed that, but costs more after four years later. The market has changed over four years. Where's my high resolution camera with great AF and dynamic range... even if the ISO is capped at 6400?

EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:16:05 PM »
No problem there - people spending $9k on a camera are likely to be able to afford a fast computer and enough storage space, too. And besides that, the eos cameras usually have a m-raw and s-raw mode, so s-raw from a 50mp cam might be 22mp just like on the 5d3 :-)
Hehehe! I was wondering if anyone was going to comment on my statement. Yeah, my computer is nearing the end of its life for today's heavy graphics work. Its an overclocked quad core (3.0GHz) and I added a SSD earlier this year to boost performance. I'd surely build another one around the time I get a high MP camera. You do have a good point about the different modes. I never cared to use the smaller RAW formats since I'm currently capped at 10MP (40D).  :P

I'm curious to see what Canon has to show later this week.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 09:09:37 AM »
I'd be more interested in the 39MP camera as opposed to the 50+ one. A 50+ MP photo would surely kill my 4 year old computer.

EOS Bodies / Re: PhotoPlus Announcements?
« on: October 22, 2012, 09:04:57 AM »
Possibly because they're marketing machine is trying to convince the user base that 20MP class cameras are enough for everyone's needs?
My thoughts exactly. They just released some new camera bodies this year. Having people hold off on purchases (like I am) because there's potentially a more suitable camera just around the corner does not help their sales.

EOS Bodies / EOS 1DX small discount on eBay
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:34:22 PM »
I just saw this on eBay, so I'm just putting it out there if anyone is interested. The 1DX is going for $6445.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:11:21 AM »
I will believe these numbers when I see them on the DXO site itself.

Come to think about it: some folks who tried to lift the shadows in 1DX images do not find the performance any better than the 5D3... Hmmm...
What? You don't believe the numbers posted on a rumor's website? How absurd!

lol, I couldn't resist. :p

Seriously though, I've never cared about the numbers. I just look at photos 1:1 and if they look good, detail and color, then that's good enough for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why are flash sync shutter speeds getting worse?
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:05:16 AM »
It would be nice if at least Canon's 1D line supported 1/500 or 1/1000 sync speed. Its a noticeable difference in light intensity when going from full sync to high speed sync. Add a light modifier to soften the light and that makes things even worse.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2899
« on: October 09, 2012, 02:41:31 PM »
Should I get it now? Should I leave it and just keep using my 40D? Should I just get a used 5D2 instead? Should I wait to hear what Canon is planning at the end of this month? Should I just go for the 1DX?

That's an amazing price. I hope I don't regret not purchasing it. :( Hellllp!!!

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 08, 2012, 04:01:48 PM »
For me, 46MP would be more than I need. I'm already doing well with a 40D, but there are times when I could use some more resolution. I like my 40D for headshots and closeups, but not so much for portraits and wider angle work unless detail isn't important. I'm waiting to see what Canon announces. I'm curious as to what size sensor this camera will have. Also, what to expect in image quality with the current lineup of lens. It doesn't make sense to have a high resolution, soft and noisy image that I then have to resize to 22MP in order to make it look as good as a 5D2/3 image.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D Outed by B&H Photo [CR0]
« on: October 03, 2012, 05:42:11 PM »
Yeah, that's definitely fake. They'd most likely post it as a pre-order item. Also, I've never seen a DSLR listing where you can't clearly read the model from the photo. Also, BH always show the Compare checkbox under all of their cameras.

So yes, it was simply taken from the 1Dx page and doctored to add fuel to the hype fire.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2012, 07:52:47 AM »
I have a feeling that this new camera is also going to be mirrorless. Hence a pro version of the EOS M with a digital viewfinder.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »
Given that I'm using a 40D right now, I'll checkout the used ones as soon as the price drops. If I can get a used one for about $1000 with a decent shutter count around, around 30K, then I'm good. However, this all depends on what Canon announces in October. If they come out with a reasonably priced high MP camera that's great for portrait, macro and weddings (I don't need action), then I'll get that... and maybe still get a 5D2 as backup. :p. I'd retire my 40D if I didn't have the 10-22mm. Its such an awesome lens.

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