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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Back Button Focussing and AF Points
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:38:10 AM »
My macro is mainly rocking focus[MP-E 65] all other work,BIF,landscapes,portraits and stuff are all BBF ,after talking with a Canon service rep[hard to find in QLD Aus]I was shown the algorithms involved that convinced me of the benefits

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 30, 2014, 04:54:31 AM »
I'd love to have a 120mp APS-H that can do 9.5fps...I really wonder why they haven't stuffed that wonder into an actual DSLR and just trounced all the competition.

Its a wonder for Photographers who need much MP.
 I want a camera with extremely lowlight performance (like or better than Sony a7s). A 120 MP Sensor hasn't it  :-\

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macros with APS-C or Fullframe?
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:25:39 AM »
Depends on what/how you shoot.  If you're at the minimum focus distance (1:1 mag, or higher with the MP-E 65), the FF camera gives you a wider field of view and a (slightly) deeper depth of field.  The FF image will also be sharper.  The APS-C camera will put more pixels on target.  For the same framing, you'll get more working distance and deeper DoF with the APS-C body. 

For my usual macro shooting (100L and MP-E 65 + MT-24EX as well), I prefer the FF sensor.

Only 2460 focusing points ? If it does not have 2470 points at least it is useless...  ;D ;D ;D

Lenses / Re: The sharpness curse!
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:13:51 PM »
I find that the 'sharpness curse' is a manifestation of the digital age,I have just gone through my records of my film days starting in the late 70's,the silver halides[I could only afford B/W]could only resolve so much and that was it. Some images of mine sold very well without the 'sharpness' of todays gear,back then I think we understood circles of confusion better and shot accordingly for an image that was acceptably sharp and left it at that ,once those grains looked at under the loupe on the baseboard were crisp that was it,this of course depended on the film stock rating as to what was defined as crisp

Some folk on CR must take an angry pill before logging on, as we say in Aus 'we are not playing for sheep stations' and also manners don't hurt either,still it is fun to read

I'd rather get a PhaseOne and be done with it 8)

Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 08, 2014, 06:35:02 AM »
Photography is a hobby for me to ENJOY. So I weigh my purchases with this question in mind: Will this piece of gear enhance my pleasure from my hobby?

For for example, when I asked myself if I should upgrade from the 550d to the 6d - the answer was NO. For what I do - having a FF heavier camera will not make any substantial contribution to my hobby.

On the other hand I purchased a 100L - and enjoy it immensely.
6D hardly a 'heavier' camera plus the 100L looks beautiful on a 6D : }

EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 05, 2014, 03:30:59 AM »
The more you post, jrista, the more I respect you.

Lenses / Re: Philosophical question about Sigma Lenses - Why?
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:42:09 AM »
No offence but when CarlTN starts attacking it all becomes somewhat Ho-Hum

Thanks for asking…and posting the response!

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 07:14:05 AM »
I went from 450D- 7D-6D ,couldn't afford 5DIII , hardly pick up the 7D except for when using MP-E 65 , ff rules. BTW I started shooting pics in 1969.

Canon General / Re: Canon layoffs
« on: December 05, 2013, 03:22:09 AM »
Thinking about this for a few more minutes and just wanted to add this thought.

On this forum, we often discuss spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars as though it means nothing. I'm often amazed at the number of people here who have the means to spend vast sums of money on camera equipment.

Probably a majority of the discussions on this forum revolve around whining about how our expensive toys aren't good enough and how Canon isn't producing products fast enough for our liking.

I think a topic like this is genuinely helpful and should be humbling to all of us. We should all reflect on how fortunate we are in comparison to the majority of people across the globe.


Well, the 6D has what is effectively a 1-point AF system.

A bit of an exaggeration...  I often use the outer focal points on my 6D.  Yes, the center point is much better, but the outer points are not bad in decent light.  I can nail shallow DOF with the outer points.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:57:36 AM »
picked the 6D over 5DIII as I mostly shoot macro with the MP-E65,manual focus only on this lens,just wanted ff and have found the low light performance means I can shoot available light handheld without having to use MT-24,5DIII overkill for me.

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