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EOS Bodies / Re: DPreview Nikon D800 D4 what the professionals think
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:57:02 AM »
So the link is for a bunch of pros who don't have any hands-on shooting time with either body merely speculating on how they will perform. You can get that kind of speculating right here on Canon Rumors :)

BTW, does anyone really care what pros think? There are some pros with highly impressive resumes right on this forum whose thoughts I greatly respect, but they seem to get flamed for expressing their opinions most of the time. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Do you think the 5D II will stay around
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:40:51 AM »
I suppose it's a possibility. Unless the noise and DR are substantially better in the MKIII vs. the MKII, I can see how the MKII would be more appealing - assuming a large price gap -  for landscape shooters who don't need the improved speed or AF. In a recent French interview, a Nikon rep stated that the D700 will continue to be sold alongside the D800, so perhaps Canon will adopt a similar strategy with the 5D line.

BTW, is "ss396" a reference to a Camaro, Chevelle, or Impala :)?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:50:13 PM »
i dont think 5DX will stand...for 3500$ definitely not worth buying 5DX compared to D800. wht you guys think?.

There's no way to tell until the 5DIII is actually out in the field. Until then, it's all speculation.

EOS Bodies / Re: Not a Canon vs. Nikon Thread
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:16:00 PM »
The 5DII and D700 were already great products. Canon and Nikon merely addressed the most glaring weakness of both bodies. Canon improved AF and speed in the 5DIII,  and Nikon improved the resolution in the D800. IMHO, it's as simple as that.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 may not have real 1DX AF
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:43:54 PM »
Depends on the situation.  The f/2.8 points (and f/4 points, to a lesser degree) are more accurate, but also slower.  So, AI Servo AF actually uses mostly f/5.6 sensor lines.

That's some pretty interesting info. Does that only apply to the 1D2/1Ds2, or all Canon bodies? The shooting scenarios I'm referring to are almost always in AI Servo (panning or freezing action of subject moving through frame), so it sound like the slower glass wouldn't hurt AF performance as much?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 may not have real 1DX AF
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:28:52 PM »
Even my old 1D mk1 AF was fast and accurate. it just worked.

Precisely. It's easy to get hung up on specs, but ultimately all that matters is how well the AF works for a given user's shooting needs. The 1DMKII's AF is ancient by today's standards but it flat out works. Some have even called it legendary  :) Even if the 5DIII's AF isn't the exact same system as in the 1Dx, with 61 points it stands to be a substantial improvement over the 5DII. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 may not have real 1DX AF
« on: February 23, 2012, 06:02:16 PM »
Not sure how much of an issue this will be in real-world shooting situations. I'm all for having a ton of cross sensors. That said, with a 70-300L attached to my old 1DMKIIn, only the center AF point functions as a cross sensor, but it still tracks fast action like nobody's business. I'd rate it above the 7D.

Nope, you're not the only one. If Canon comes out with a radio triggered flash, I will buy three of them ASAP. If Canon integrates a radio transmitter into the 5DIII, it will be a stroke of genius.

This is kinda off topic, but why no love for the 550EX? It puts out more juice than the 430, can be used as a master, and costs only $200 used on ebay.  I love mine.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:44:27 AM »
The tech manual doesn't warn against shooting handheld, but it does encourage shooting with a tripod to reduce motion blur due to the high mp, they are basically giving a no nonsense tip. They are actually saying that because they have such a high mp camera, you will now be able notice the imperfections in your photos even more than you used too, so the tripod encouragement should come as no surprise. I can't imagine any camera manufacturer promoting shooting handheld over tripod for any reason.

Here the tech manual for those interested


I was about to post something similar, but I don't have to anymore thanks to yours. How dare you post evidence (i.e. the actual manual in question) instead of spreading purposefully twisted hearsay.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:19:29 PM »
Here are some more:


These aren't side-by-side comparos, but they do have downscaled images vs. the 36 mp files.

Third Party Manufacturers / D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:15:21 PM »
Here are some test shots of the D800 compared to the D700. IMHO, he D700 was pretty much on par with the 5DII in terms of noise, and the D800 looks better despite the extra pixels.


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »
When will the D800 start shipping?  On time, just like the D4?  Oh, wait...

Supposedly in late March. I'll send you a PM when I get mine if you're that concerned.

BTW, have you gotten your 1Dx yet? Oh, wait....

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:11:40 PM »
Question for the CR Guy: Is the FPS still rumored at 6.9?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
So an extra $1500 for improved AF...wow

That's the million dollar question. If I owned a 5DII, which I don't, I probably wouldn't be inclined to order up a 5DIII unless there was a significant improvement in ISO and DR.


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