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i used to shoot alot of corporate and collegiate events. there was a great deal of pressure for immediacy. myself and many of my associates resisted as we preferred to work the raw files over before releasing them. many of those jobs in my area have disappeared

"... resisted as we preferred to work the raw files over before releasing them. many of those jobs in my area have disappeared" ??? You've got to be kidding, you turned down work because you wanted perfection and your client wanted good enough ???  ???

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Lenses / Re: Inconsistent reviewing of lenses
« on: February 02, 2015, 01:16:30 PM »
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“While you could use it (100-400) on a smaller APS-C body for a 160-640mm equivalent angle of view, it won't balance very well at all - as demonstrated by the images below,"

Why would I trust anyone who doesn't even know how to hold a camera/long lens ??? I've used a Film Rebel with 300m f/2.8 and a 20D with a 100-400, both with NO Problems.

BTW my favorite Real World tester shoots cereal boxes in his kitchen  ::) as part of his lens tests.

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I'd expect to see a few mirrorless at the next World Cup (real football :) When the Olympus 300mm f/4 and the E-M1-2 (even better focusing) arrive we should start to see a few M4/3 cameras at Big Events. Also a few improved iPhone 6s or maybe iPhone 7 for news shooters.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M3 24 MP Sensor?
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:34:44 AM »
If the Canon EOS M3 is as good or better than a Sony a6000, I'll buy a couple. If not I'll buy a7000.

There is no reason that an M3 should cost more than a 70D, and no reason for it to have less performance. Canon has the chops to make a killer mirrorless, the question is do that have the desire ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: February 01, 2015, 03:37:46 PM »
Sony's sensor division make very good products ... Sony's consumer camera division not so much. Think of Sony being Mercedes Benz, They make both Maybach (Sony Sensor) and Smart cars (Sony consumer cameras).

The Sony Fanbois grasp at every straw available trying to link their so-so cameras to other superior brands. Sony's consumer cameras have the very good Sony Sensor that is crippled by stupid thing like compressed raw, etc, etc. Bare Bones Software's motto is "It (still) doesn't suck." Sony's consumer camera division seems to think that people like camera software that sucks more. As long as Canon's camera software sucks less no-one (except Sony consumer camera Fanbois) really cares who makes the sensor.

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Canon may get more DSLR sales from emerging markets, but it won't be enough to overcome the decline in their present markets. Non-phone camera sales will continue to decline. And camera phones will continue to get better.

but I think as has been said that they're different markets.

Very different markets! On one side we have the 94% who have either abandoned real cameras, or never have seen the need to own real cameras. Most people who don't now own a real camera, will NEVER own a real camera.

So we have two different markets. On the one side we have the Smart Phone users who don't want or need real cameras. And on the other side we have the shrinking real camera market. Comprised of Very Serious Photo Enthusiasts (VSPE), Rich People who treat cameras as Bling, a few casual photographers and the rapidly shrinking Pro contingent.

Smart Phones are getting better. The iPhone 6s or the iPhone 7 will kill whats left of the casual photographer market. More Professional will use these better Smart Phones, many PJs already have embraced the iPhone. That leaves the VSPEs and the Birders as the only people interested in real cameras. BTW I think that high-speed video capture will replace the professional sports shooters on the sidelines of the World Cup, Super Bowl, etc.

And the iPhone has already made an impact on video news gathering.

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Canon may get more DSLR sales from emerging markets, but it won't be enough to overcome the decline in their present markets. Non-phone camera sales will continue to decline. And camera phones will continue to get better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 31, 2015, 01:38:45 PM »
Me, I'm waiting for an 18 megapixel APS-C Mirrorless from Canon :) Meanwhile I'll continue to use my APS-C Sony mirrorless :)

You just described the EOS M.

The EOS M is a Kitty-Kamera. My Sony is a fully controllable camera that can deliver pro results. When and if Canon comes out with a Pro/Prosumer mirrorless camera, I'll be the first inline.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Lineup Restructuring?
« on: January 31, 2015, 01:44:17 AM »

Do you not think that is because the only people hat frequent rumoured sites are gear heads?

When the low end really dies we are all in the the sh1t, it is the low end that pays the bills, and always has.

For the most part on most rumor sites, the people you find there are fanboys/gearheads. Canon Rumors has a better spread from fanboys to pros.

Yes, I agree, the large number of low-end users supports the small number of high-end users. And the world is about to drastically change -- just hope that the Doctors and Lawyers continue to buy high-end cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Lineup Restructuring?
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:54:45 PM »

That is all. Any thoughts?

A lot of wishful thinking. The Low End is dead, never to return. The casual non-gearhead photographers have switched to Smart Phone. Take a look at all the gearhead sites (SonyRumors, 43Rumors, FujiRumors, NikonRumors, etc) and everyone is talking about the latest high-end cameras. Canon 5Ds, Sony a7s, etc. Rebels and D3300 not so much.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:27:32 PM »
Me, I'm waiting for an 18 megapixel APS-C Mirrorless from Canon :) Meanwhile I'll continue to use my APS-C Sony mirrorless :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:28:28 AM »
So there will be a 5Ds, 5Ds R and 5D Mark IV?

And Canon is hoping you'll buy at least two of the three :) An interesting way to increase lagging sales ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:24:21 AM »
Who makes the NEW Sensor ??? The administrator over at Sony Alpha Rumors is bleating that's it's probably a Sony Sensor.

Of course he's often wrong about claiming wishful thinking to be truth ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 03:04:22 PM »
Less than NO interest in High Megapixel or Full Frame cameras. Same goes for Zoomz!

But I would be buy a less "Hello-Kitty" more Prosumer EOS M3 :) A 70D style flippy screen would be nice, but not necessary.

I'm converting my NEX 5n into a sorta view camera using a Tilt & Shift adapter and a Flip-up Screen Shade. I'll use a 60mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor (= 90mm FF). If the M3 turns out to be a real camera, there are T&S adapters for M-mount and Flip-up Screen Shades already available. BTW that Nikon 60mm becomes 96mm(FF) with a Canon 1.6 crop. If the M3 is an Asia only Kitty-Kamera, then I'll take a look at the upcoming Sony a7000. BTW2 All New Sony pro/prosumer cameras now tether to Capture One :)

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 24, 2015, 01:12:42 PM »
Something different!

Blurred motor-racing photos have become a cliché. I've shot them in the past, but I've switched to a 1950-60s deep-focus fast shutter speed look.

To be noticed you need to be different from the crowd, not copying the present trends. And your pitcher is definitely different, the elongated left arm is eye catching. Keep working on this style.

For me, the background is too soft. There is too little contrast between the out-of-focus background and the blurred pitcher, i.e. too much mush. With the slow shutter speed you should be able to stop-down more than you have. I may be wrong, but it's worth trying.

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