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More money than you need? Hmm, that's simple, consider charity?

Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:20:00 AM »
Let's look back at the FD times, canon had the f1.2 f1.4 f1.8 AND f2.0 standard 50mm lenses, then there's the macro but very little chance of an upgrade for that. An F2.0 with IS ? Ok, but isn't it easy enough to produce to an f1.4 as 50mm lenses have always been?

Canon General / Re: EOS-M kicking butt in Japan
« on: November 04, 2012, 10:11:25 AM »
Here in Japan, I visited a photo gallery, and one of the gentlemen who's work was at the exhibition was toying with his M, attached to it was a massive (or with the small body looked that much larger) telephoto. He was taking pictures of me and a few others with it having some fun. For people with a wealth of EF lenses it would be tempting, but man, it doesn't stand out any less, is now awkwardly front heavy, and less controls + no VF would mean slower operation anyways... yeah basically what everyone's been saying, but I saw it happening in the wild!

Lenses / Re: 35mm f1.4 -vs- 50mm 1.2
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:13:51 AM »
But there's so much more than sharpness, what about the bokeh!

Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:16:53 PM »
If I get this right, I might delay the replacement of my 5Dm2 and some lenses like the 24-70L.
These were scheduled for this quarter, but perhaps I should "focus" on something else for a while.
The 5Dm2 is certainly good for another year.

That's what I plan to do too.

Me too.

Same here

PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: November 01, 2012, 05:56:57 AM »
Got the G15 for my dad as he had interest (As well as me) in how the lens was much faster. I find the ISO noise to have a somewhat more grainy feel which I like, and I feel comfortable shooting ISO 2000, and combined with being able to go F1.8 has gotten some good shots for dark street candids. I was shooting from day 1 of release with no raw support so was JPG only and I don't like the JPGs even with NR turned off, but overall focusing, controls and possible DOF control are great for what the camera is. That little viewfinder is quite hopeless, but at least it has one, and when there's bright light it helped. I do miss that there's no tilt screen though, would have aided in some more accurate hip shooting.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Mitsubishi & Sony
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:50:15 AM »
You should read up on how just about every car manufacturer has a relation with one another, who owns who, and which cars and parts are sold under who's name, it's insane!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 High ISO Examples
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:46:00 AM »
suggest to check for dust more frequently with your new camera since nikon d600 has sensor's dust spots problems...  i am not goin' to post link into this forum since i am not pretty sure whether i am going violate any thing with that;  however, google key search would be "Nikon D600 sensor’s dust spots caused by a gap around the shutter?"

Right, because dust will frequently and in good quantity enter the weather sealed body? If you're the sort of guy that likes to leave the lens and body cap off when you store your camera then dust will certainly build up in that spot, but also everywhere else in the mirror box. But, I didn't read up on any of this so I don't know, are there actually users experiencing dust clogging up the camera? Or is this a another hugely overblown issue like the left AF point on the D800? Because that one's real!

As for the D600 being able to take pics at ISO 6400, ok, better than my camera, but these are pics with in-camera JPG NR + some post NR, and I see some ugly noise in the backgrounds. Frankly I considered switching, but my gear won't let me, and for high ISO Canon has managed to keep rather pleasing grainy noise, even at ISO 10,000 with no NR. And we can expect the same performance from the 6D, just nobody's sure about the AF and everything else yet....


If they've got some extra money, they'll add the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 IS USM. 

You need quite a bit of extra cash to get a lens that doesn't exist  ::)

Also, I have the Siggy 70-200 OS and I recommend it as well, great as is, and especially for the price!

EOS Bodies / Re: Phoblographer 6D review w/ comments on AF
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:52:31 AM »
"if you only intend to use te center point, go with the 5d MkII"
What does he mean?? Didn't really say much on the AF at all but that, does that equal you don't have to focus and recompose shots because the outer points are good or what?

Lenses / Re: Your technique for switching lenses in the field?
« on: October 26, 2012, 11:20:30 PM »
Over time you'll get dust and other weird stuff somewhere in your system, you can be very careful and have a neat procedure in keeping things clean, but all it takes is one bad condition and all that caring was kind of pointless. Of course, if you think it'll help your body and lenses last longer then of course

EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:29:53 PM »
When so many photos these days end up straight on a webpage where the size of the image won't be viewed any larger than the screen it's displayed on, and when you frame and compose the shot as you want it to be (or just don't like cropping much) then 10 mp is good enough. "Look at this casual snap of my cat, it's got so much res I can count the hairs... on a flea!" Just a lot more data used up, where speed and storage priority could be instead. And stitching multiple photos together, when done right with the utmost precision... well there's still a lot more to the whole thing as everyone here is discussing over

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:02:55 PM »
I think this year's tsunami crisis in Japan and the fact it heavily impacted r&d and production might have helped with these companies' losses...

You realize the tsunami (earthwuake + nuclear disaster) was well over a year ago right? It did do harm but when so much is made in China/Taiwan no real hits were taken.

Me and my T1i cry at anything above ISO 400 usually, but really, you can't avoid noise completely even with the best cameras for dim lighting indoor shoots. I doubt whoever is going to be receiving the prints are going to scrutinize the images to tell you how it's not super sharp, or how noisy the images are.

And thing is, with the speedlight giving good light to your subject, you're not going to see much noise at all, only the darker background and shadows would have some grain at 400 but nobody's looking there except you. Here's a shot I did recently, Canon T1i 430EX ISO 400 1/60, 16mm @ F4 with no de-noise .
Where's that noise? I'd say safe to shoot at ISO 800 and push exposure in post if necessary

EOS Bodies / Re: 6d sample pics /reviews?
« on: October 25, 2012, 10:22:10 AM »
Amazon Japan lists the 6D won't be available for deliver until December 31, which of course is aka for "pretty much next year". By then the there would be Mark3 deals so good that you'd think twice for paying "slightly less" for such a camera!
We can assume the sensor tech is the same as the Mark3, just that it has some pixels shaven off, if there are some more 2,799 deals to expect, then that's a $700 difference for the 1DX level AF, faster FPS, better video capabilities (probably),
 full metal body, and SD + CF slot.

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