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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

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.


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:03:47 PM »
If these specs pan out, this puts me in a real pickle. I have a D800 on preorder, which I can easily cancel, and the 5DIII offers an intriguing balance of resolution and speed. It's not so much the $3,500 price that irks me, but rather the premium Canon is asking over a D800, money that will come in handy in offsetting the money I stand to lose by switching systems.

For me, I think the determining factor will be when the 5DIII will actually start shipping. I have several potentially lucrative gigs coming up in the next 2-3 months where the features of both the 5DIII and D800 will come in handy. If there's going to be a 1Dx-like delay to get a 5DIII, that might be what pushes me over the edge. I suppose we'll know a release date soon enough!

I think ETTL is fantastic for location shooting, impromptu shooting and when it comes to using speedlights really opens up the door to make things easier, especially with decent off-camera set ups, but I hardly use it.  Most of my shooting is studio, though when I am using my 580 and Flex, I still tend to use manual settings as well

Most my gigs are on location, so my Speedlights get a lot of use. Ever had to hop on a plane with a studio lighting setup? Major PITA. That said, if you're shooting studio stuff most of the time, then without question, a monolight setup is the way to go. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx Delayed in the USA
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:00:34 AM »
Always good to hear news about the mythical 1Dx.

wait till the video of the yeti using a 1Dx with 200-400f4L with builtin TC comes out... :o

I just saw it on Youtube. It's a video taken with a 5Dx, of a yeti taking shots of the Loch Ness monster using a 1Dx and 200-400 f/4L auto focused at f/8. The yeti then hops in his VW GolfX and drives down to McDonald's to pick up a Big MacX, which he washes down with a Dr. PepperX, before retiring for the evening at Holiday Inn ExpressX.

Have yet to find a reason why I shouldn't use eTTL

IMHO, the only reason not to use ETTL flashes is cost. I've gotten some very good results with off camera Vivitars coupled with ebay triggers, but ETTL is a godsend when you're pressed for time. There's a reason why people spend $250 a pop on Radiopopper ETTL triggers.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:47:44 PM »
Sure you did. Why wouldn't you? I included images so that you didn't have to click them to see them and if you did you knew what you were clicking with no element of chance. That's the point. Your link is blind.

So I take it that you have a problem with people posting links to their portfolios? I'd rather click a link than sift through several dozen images posted in a thread, but perhaps I'm in the minority.

Let's try this, then. If you want to see more images like this......

and this....

Click the link I posted three posts prior.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 07:35:05 PM »

For my review of the cars & show be sure to click the flickr links. :)

That's strange. I found it quite effortless to click your flickr links.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »
This is my kind of topic. It takes up too much bandwidth to upload a couple dozen images, so let's try this:

EOS Bodies / Re: How does Canon respond to the D800?
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:42:22 PM »
Well since I'll be getting one in the first batch I'll do some direct side by side comparisons with my 1Ds Mklll and can post them here if you're interested, but of course the glass will be a variable too, not just the sensor. Anyhow I need to do it to for myself to know what I'm dealing with, so happy to share.

Hopefully I'll be getting one of the first batches of the D800 as well. I'll also be doing my own comparisons as I'm particularly interested how the noise and dynamic range of the D800 will stack up to the 1DsIII. That said, I wouldn't bother posting comparisons on here if the D800's images are superior in any way, shape, or form. Facts have a way of really upsetting the fanboys. 

Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: February 21, 2012, 02:27:59 PM »
The recent introduction of Nikon's D800 seems to have whipped a certain subset of CR members into a particularly high dither. Anyone who even suggests that they might be considering this camera is tarred and feathered Internet style. "Stop whining. Leave! Who cares what you think, traitor?"  Most people on this forum probably have a significant financial commitment to a particular camera maker's line of products,  but how can anyone be so personally threatened by someone else's musings about a choice of consumer product?

Well said. On one hand, I'm surprised your post has resulted in 2 smites, but on the other hand, this kind of comedy is what I expect from, I mean


It's basically Pocket Wizard's way of saying "We got caught with our d***s in our hands, and need a sleeker, more affordable model to compete with the cheap ebay models, even if the feature set isn't that much improved over our prior units. " At least that's my take on it. Gotta love competition. 

Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »
Along the lines of what we're talking about, I noticed macfly has a very high proportion of negative karma. Despite the fact that he's one of the most talented and experienced photogs on the board, I presume the fanboys don't like when he merely states his opinion that Nikon now offers a better tool for his shooting needs. Let's see, someone who makes a living with his images, relies heavily on his equipment on a daily basis, and is more well-versed on the practical applications and limitations of DSLR technology in real-world shooting situations is suddenly a villain, just because he acknowledges that the best tool for his livelihood now comes from a manufacturer other than Canon? There's a big difference between posting your watermarked images on your flickr page for fun, and relying on your images to compete with other very talented pros on the cut-throat world of photography. Some people don't have the luxury of being fanboys.

IMHO, that pretty much sums up the usefulness of the karma function, but if nothing, it is good comedy to see the fanboys smiting anyone that doesn't lick Canon's balls.     

Site Information / Re: Should karma remain on the forum?
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:11:42 PM »
Keep it.  The only people who get bad karma are those who doubt Canon's superiority in every field.  I've even seen some people suggest that Canon could do some things better.   Recently, there was even somebody complaining about noise on a 7D!!  We need a way to identify such fifth columnists!

Great point! Since the D800 was announced on 2/8, and I've expressed positive remarks about Nikon's latest effort, my negative karma has gone from 5 to 15. I could be wrong, but I don't ever recall being uncivilized in any way. I actually find it comical that people take someone else's admiration of a non-Canon camera so personally that they can't resist hitting the smite button.

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