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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:21:23 PM »
Canon must be well aware by now that they can't just drop a 5D3 with a few tweaks and a bump in ISO. They got raked over the coals by Nikon and their loyal fans with the weak DR in the 5D3.

Only if you define "raked over the coals" as being inundated by customers eager to buy at high prices.  The 5D3 outsold everything Nikon had up to the much-newer D750 (which appears to be a pretty good product).  Yeah, it's time for a refresh on the 5D3, but Canon seems to have a good handle on matching new bodies to eager markets.

EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:17:45 AM »
Not once have I read someone complain about colour accuracy when shooting birds or sport.
I've seen mention of it for those situations, though more with human skin tone.  I think the reason it's not common with birds and sports is that there are other factors which have a greater influence on the image quality of the final product.  It doesn't matter how perfect the color (or DR), a blurry photo of the winning score is still just fodder for the bit-bucket.

EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:13:32 AM »
So how does the Color Filter change the ISO sensitivity?  Just as long as I can get usable images at ISO 6400 then I am good.  I hardly ever go above that, and if I need to I can utilize my 1DX.
I imagine stronger (darker) tinting on the filter lets in less light, but the color is more pure.

Landscape / Re: Columbia Gorge Advice
« on: January 30, 2015, 12:53:11 AM »
Driving, main focus would be to shoot some of the waterfalls, creeks etc in the area.

Be flexible.  As previously suggested, be prepared for wind, rain and glorious sunshine -- you never know which you'll get.  You may need to hike a bit for better photo ops.  If you hike, be VERY VERY careful:  the trails can be steep and slippery.  Hikers and their dogs fall to their deaths every year.  If you have a dog keep it on leash.  Research a few photo ops just outside the gorge in case weather is too harsh.

I don't know if there are any salmon runs around that time to photograph.


EOS Bodies / Re: A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:54:18 AM »
Sony, Aptina, Toshiba, Samsung, Fuji, Foveon, etc. are all pushing innovation. I agree that more is better, but one fewer player in a component game isn't necessarily going to impact the market significantly.

I thought about that, but Canon's size is important.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:40:19 AM »
Either way: cool. Hopefully sourcing sensors will bring down the cost.

Sony's going to want a piece of the action; my guess is that it raises prices.

I'm mixed on this announcement rumor: it's good that the high MP cameras (which I can't afford) will get improved studio/landscape capability.  On the other hand, I hope Canon doesn't get out of the sensor business entirely -- we need more competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:05:45 AM »
Dilbert says:
bad sensor bad quality bad iq
We don't know anything about the new sensor yet other than it's rumored to be 50mp.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 10:58:09 AM »
I gave up waiting and bought a 645z

Don't hate me.

I think a lot of us would do that if we could afford to commit that much money, and still keep our DSLR kits for more general purpose work.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles from Adorama
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:09:10 AM »
But is this site reliable? I seen plenty of negative reviews online and i'm skeptical on ordering.

I've bought from Adorama a number of times, and it's been fine.  I've never bought something like this, with a huge rebate "at risk."

I just googled the expression "adorama" "6d" "rebate" legitimate

and hit this thread http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55042641

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Bundles from Adorama
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:25:44 AM »
Has anyone ordered from Adorama? There are plenty of horrible reviews on their company all over the web. I'm skeptical about ordering from them, but this deal is too good.

I also checked the mail in rebate, it's actually wrong. You only get back $350 instead of the $650 listed on their site. I provided a picture to the mail in rebate offer that is eligible for this camera/bundle.

You can check multiple boxes on the rebate form, for a total of $650.  I looked into it when the deal was on in December, and that's what I was told.

Also be aware: if this is the same deal as December, you don't get a rebate check, you get American Express Gift Cards.  I guess that's fine, but they're not readily convertible to cash, you have to make actual purchases.

EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 07:00:17 PM »
This rumor seems farfetched, though.  If Canon could create a self contained camera that could continuously record RAW and compressed images at 30fps on a global shutter, it would have a huge impact on both the video and photography markets.  Nothing comes close right now.  The 1DC is a pale imitation since it can only record non-continuous 12fps RAW and 24fps compressed at APS-H crop on a non-global shutter.

The Dragon...Global shutter included

Near as I can tell, the Motion Mount add-on is what gives the Dragon its global shutter via a liquid crystal shutter.  It costs an extra $4k and eats a stop of light as an ND filter.  That's only useful in bright natural light or controlled light.  How is that comparable to GS on a stand-alone 1DX successor?

EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:12:51 PM »
You have to wonder what it means when technology being used by other photographic equipment manufacturers is a "rumor" for Canon.

Yes, there are sensors with global shutters; however, I believe they're only common in specialty devices, not in general-purpose, high-end DSLRs.  Do you have an example of a camera with a global shutter which ALSO competes with the 1DX in sports/action/BIF/etc?

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:42:43 AM »
IQ is a property of the sensor.

Maximum IQ is (in a colloquial sense) a property of the sensor.  Specifics of the maximum IQ of the sensor can be further quantified (I'll leave that explanation to those who know more about the tech than I).   But the other components of the system also have their (colloquially speaking) maximum IQ as well.

IQ, i.e. "image quality" is...er...a quality of each individual image.  An image that's unintentionally out of focus has low image quality to most people.

You must also remember that each sensor has different (colloquial) maximum IQ at each ISO setting.  In effect, it can be considered a different sensor at each ISO.  So even if you want to talk about the IQ of the sensor (as though it were an inherent quality) you must be specific about which ISO setting.

EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 18, 2015, 11:35:51 AM »
Original blog link:


Note that it is "Camera ownership" that they're reporting, not a % based on photo count.

Although where it doesn't make sense is:
2014 Top 10 Cameras (Canon): 600D -> 5D2 -> 7D -> 60D -> 5D3
2014 Top 10 DSLRs (Canon): 600D -> 7D -> 60D -> 5D3

Those two lists should align!

Why? There are all kinds of possibilities to explain the data in other ways.  While your explanation is plausible (i.e., could be true), there's nothing to distinguish it from other plausible explanations as the more likely option.

EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 18, 2015, 11:28:46 AM »
More importantly, though, there's no reason to believe they wouldn't.

Oh come on and quit with the conspiracy garbage will you?

I can tell you're sincere, Dilbert, but apparently you've never taken a class in statistics, even a basic one.  The word "bias" in this case is not an accusation against Flickr, it's a potential flaw in the data.  I'm not saying at all that Flickr may be biased, I'm saying the data may be biased in a way that prevents us from drawing certain conclusions.  Again, this is not a conspiratorial assertion, it's a statistical assertion.   I'll let you read the Wikipedia article on it.
In summary, Dilbert, Flickr's data can lead to a valid conclusion summarized as: "among all Flickr account holders who keep metadata in their images, the prevalence of cameras is given in the chart below..."

What they did NOT say, and which would NOT be true, is that they can extrapolate that to the entire camera-buying community to infer what kinds of cameras people would like to buy.

Sure, you're concerned that there could be bias in the source of the data (for example, people expunging EXIF data.)

My assertion is that the expunging of EXIF data is not specific to a particular manufacturer and that any inaccuracies in data equally effects all vendors thus the percentages and changes in them are representative of the actual market.
Which is an entirely unwarranted assertion.  Personally, I'd hazard a guess that the average smartphone photographer doesn't even know what EXIF data is, let alone how to strip it from their photographs.

I have to agree with lintoni: it certainly might be true; however, there are too many "but what if" situations to be confident that it's likely to be so.  Dilbert, we'll just have to disagree on this point.

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