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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:37:59 PM »
Very nice specs, I am sure many people will love this camera.
Nikon should probably worry about cannibalization, though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »
Hah, spot on, FEBS.

I used to have a personal t2i that I'd use alongside a D300 for sports, and I call bullshit on Accipter's claim as well that he shoots wildlife/sports/action on it.  Sold that S___ and upgraded as soon as I could afford it.  If you ACTUALLY shot SERIOUS SPORTS, then you're going to know that AUTOFOCUS TRUMPS DR in any F______ argument.  Have no money?  Sell the t2i and get a 1d mk ii n and stop your bitching and moaning.  Buy the 1dx otherwise if you're that "invested," which I doubt you are.  If you have a 55-250 or a 70-200 f/4, go, SWITCH TO NIKON and stop your moaning.  Can't afford their 70-200 f/4 VR?  Boofuckinghoo.  Entitled git.

I'm going to disagree.

That's the thing...I shoot wildlife/sports/action photography.  I use a T2i right now when I'm shooting with a crop.  Know why?  My glass is all Canon.  If it wasn't for that I'd have switched.  The 70D offers absolutely no improvement in image quality over the T2i.  It's the same flippin sensor, just using new technologies to squeeze a .001% image quality improvement out of it.  Now this is coming out with the SAME F'ING SENSOR.   The sensor is about 80% of the reason you'd buy a camera, once you choose your subject matter.   The 7Dii is going to be a glorified T2i. Same old ancient sensor technology, with a few useless bells & whistles, none of which get down to the root: THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS. It's the same mediocre sensor, just rehashed.    This is why they're starting to, or will continue to lose market share to other companies.  Absolutely insane that it took a half decade to refresh, and it's basically going to be the exact same camera with the exact same sensor, just with a tiiiiny bit extra squeezed out of that sensor.  Absolute garbage.  I can't tell you how pissed off I am right now.

Don't let me laugh. The reason you bought a T2i as a camera for wildlife/sports/action photography is for sure NOT the sensor. Be honest, it was the price.

What a thought that the sensor would be 80% responsible for the purchase of such a camera. If sensor quality would be that important to you, then you would have bought a 1-series. Nothing else. What a bullsh_t you are telling here. And what about the 5D3 sensor? No progress made?

As a wildlife/sports/action photographer you are not interested in those fps, 65 crosspoints AF, f8, ... ? You really make me laugh man, don't call yourself a action photographer if you are only interested in the highest quality sensor.

If you have that good Canon glass that you can't change, then simple do buy a 1Dx and stop complaining and stop telling such a nonsense !!!

Ha! I don't agree with some of the points above (and pretty much any of the points Acci made, but all these posts made me break a chuckle.
Love the passion!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:02:04 PM »
everyone believes the rumour where it says the sensor size is 20.2 megapixels
nobody believes the rumour where it says that it is not the same sensor as the 70D

and people are already condemning it, sight unseen.

Closed minds and pre-judgement.... way to go people! Try waiting for a week for a real announcement and facts before you go off on a hissy fit.....

It's not a matter of having a closed mind. It's a simple matter of logic. It is completely illogical for them to create another 20.2mp sensor, if they have moved to a radically different fabrication process. Smaller transistors would allow them to do so much more with a much higher resolution sensor. It just makes no sense. :P

The other rumor was still just that...a rumor. Was it even more than a CR1? We have real specs now...and the specs say 20.2mp. The real specs do not mention it's new...just that it's 20.2mp. Canon already has a 20.2mp sensor. Canon also has a long history of reusing sensors...over....and over.......and over.........AND OVER.................AAAAAAAND OOOOOOVEEERRRR. AND OVER! Can anyone say 18mp? Say it ten times fast. Over and over and over. :P

So, logically...if I had to give the two options a ranking, 99% chance it's the 70D sensor....1% chance it's something brand spankin new on a shiny new 180nm process.  :'( Canon's a recycler. Historically, given what we really do KNOW, they like to reuse their sensors until they are so old and shriveled and dried up that people can't stand them anymore. Why would they stop that practice now, when it's so thoroughly ingrained, and of course, cheaper?

Until a literal fact smacks me upside the head and says: Canon designed a brand spankin new sensor from the ground up on 180nm technology. Well, I'm just going to stick with what logic is able to deduce at the moment.  8)

Ok, I have a question. If you are so sure it will be the same 70D sensor, what are you willing to do if you're wrong?
Some suggestions:
1. Limit every post for 1 year to 100 words.
2. Not use emoticons more than once at a time, not use capitals unless grammar requires it.
3. Post a deep sky astro photo twice every week.
4. Have the word DRone instead of POTATO in your signature, and explain why you have POTATO in your signature.
I would have offered something in exchange, but I am not certain either way (old sensor or new) and I like waiting a couple of days to find out rather than speculating when I have no data.
Cheers :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: How does the reveal of the final 7D2 specs make you feel?
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:19:26 PM »
Good specs, it will sell well.  It certainly looks like the best action-oriented APS-C camera on the market today. 

I'm impressed with the 65 cross-type AF points.

+1. Question is will it be qualitatively better than the system used in the 5DIII/1D X?
I think having so many AF points in an APS-C format will make it amazing for tracking.
Yeah, a great sports shooter.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:13:18 PM »
Why does it have to be a competition?

Both Nikon and Canon... and Sony... and Pentax.... and Fujifilm...and Olympus... and......

Make really good cameras.  Each has advantages and disadvantages and each may appeal to different photgraphers.

In a community that likes to proclaim that "it is the person not the equipment", photographers seem to spend a lot of effort on the equipment.   ;D

It's nice to see you peacefully hanging around between all those fighters! :)
You are the UN peacekeeper here (no offence ;) ).


I think the bashing of their own equipment brand might have driven a lot of people to get defensive and attack the other brand, which is unfortunate. But I think inside everyone recognizes the fact that they are all great tools.
Even if you take the D600, ridiculed by so many on this forum- I know a bunch of people who use it and love it.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
::)
You don't  8)

LOL! That made my morning!

You're welcome!
Sorry that you have such an uneventful morning that rolling eyes at just one thing makes it worthwhile...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:06:48 PM »
I used to pronounce it "Knick-on" back when I was using the delightful FM-10, the first SLR I used. Coming to US has made me change to "Ny-kon" which sounds less pleasant IMO.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:02:37 AM »
You don't  8)

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But Asia is really missing, probably that's why our well-known Japanese contributor didn't participate?

??


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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 09, 2014, 02:08:28 AM »
Heh.. the 70-200 is certainly a giant eye magnet and it always gets stares when I'm shooting it in public situations. I've been watching the 135 on ebay and I'm tempted to pick one up but I'm also waiting to see what SIgma does as that is one of their rumored new developments.  I love my 35 and 50 ART.  To go full cycle back to the relevance of this post I fully intent to strap my 70-200 IS 2 to the EF mount adapter and lock it on the M just to be completely silly and go out shooting in public.

To be extra silly I may stick the Canon 2x II on it as well ;-)

 :o

I wish I could have more faith on Sigma's AF. And it is unfortunate that Sigma probably isn't even to blame. Canon doesn't share their AF algorithms, and can't blame them for protecting their interests either.
So I have to rely on Canon to bring out an 85/1.4...

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Myself reside in a city called CHENNAI (MADRAS)  located on the east cost of southern INDIA,

There is a Madras in Oregon, USA. There is a Salem, too.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 09, 2014, 01:32:26 AM »
OH!!  Ok I found it on a google search, but all the articles I see are early 2013. Seems like this has fallen in limbo?

Well, they haven't brought out an EF to EF-M adapter yet. Canon's treatment of the M in the US might have played a big role in them being nervous about the market. Hopefully things will change for the better.

That's what I thought as well. No EosM2 unless you buy on ebay from Japan and God knows if it even has an English menu ;-)).  I bit off topic, but I notice you have a 40mm pancake and a 135L... two lenses I've been taking hard looks at. WHat do you think of the 40 and what do you use the 135 for mostly? I've been thinking on it for studio portraiture (headshots mainly).

The 40mm:
I have taken this lens in the streets of NYC as low-risk gear, in restaurants and events when I wanted something less conspicuous, and as a wider alternative that I can toss in my pocket when I was primarily looking to shoot tele.
Pros: compact, cheap, sharp wide open.
Cons: slow to focus so might not be best for street, the lens extends which bothers me (and my left hand usually touches the hood and sometimes restricts the movement), dislike the focus by wire.
Alas, this will probably look for a new home if I like my M+22 a lot, because all the above roles can be covered by that pair, which is also more compact than carrying a dSLR and just a tad wider.

The 135mm:
I primarily bought it as a travel tele, as the only lens longer than 70mm I have is the huge 70-200 II. So I take it everywhere, and recently have started pairing it with the 35mm. I have used it extensively in my last trip in Niagara and Boston, and I have used it for kid's outdoor sports, concerts, street photography, and head shots. As a portrait lens, it is excellent but a bit long to be very versatile. It is perfect for head shots on FF in my opinion, the perspective is just perfect at that distance. Bokeh, color and sharpness wide open all excellent. My favorite lens.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 09, 2014, 01:02:50 AM »
OH!!  Ok I found it on a google search, but all the articles I see are early 2013. Seems like this has fallen in limbo?

Well, they haven't brought out an EF to EF-M adapter yet. Canon's treatment of the M in the US might have played a big role in them being nervous about the market. Hopefully things will change for the better.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:54:44 AM »
The Metabones Speed booster is what interests me most.

From the Metabones site:

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When will EOS M be supported?

We are looking into the Canon EF-M (EOS M) mount right now but we are not ready to disclose the details of our product plan yet.

What is it?  EF mount adapter? Something different than the canon EF adapter? bought that too for $60

A speed booster will neutralize the crop factor as well as increase the light transmission by 1 stop, by focusing the whole image circle on to the APS-C sensor. So, a 50/1.8 becomes REALLY a 50/1.8, even when using it with APS-C (that is, negates the loss of light due to smaller sensor, acts as a reverse teleconverter, etc.

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EOS-M / Re: M/22 arrived today.....
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:30:32 AM »
The Metabones Speed booster is what interests me most.

From the Metabones site:

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When will EOS M be supported?

We are looking into the Canon EF-M (EOS M) mount right now but we are not ready to disclose the details of our product plan yet.

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