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EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:30:38 PM »

Did anyone ever call 35mm film "full frame" before digital came along (except maybe in the context of those cameras that could shoot 2 or 4 pictures within a single 35mm frame)?  I think you might be able to argue that anytime some refers to FF in this context they are talking digital.

No, quite the opposite.  35mm was traditionally called the miniature or leica format.

All those folk with 6D's and 5D3's thinking that 'full frame' is just the best thing ever...  the medium format guys haven't even noticed you are in the room.

Used for years on 7D, would not go back to single button,rear button is the go.Wish they had this in the 70's...

Lenses / Re: On a crop sensor...EF17-40L or EFS15-85?
« on: August 06, 2013, 06:25:45 AM »
Having good fun with Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on my7D,lovely walkaround lens, sharp as all getout

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens' for crop sensor camera
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:19:58 AM »
Have been using the Tokina 11-16 for a while now on my 7D,excellent results and sharpness,any CA easily fixed in Lr5 , prints from my Pro 1 at A3+ have excellent IQ

Portrait / Re: Dramatic Natural light..
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:13:32 AM »
Mighty fine shot,how do you find the M,with all the negatives from reviewers I was wondering as am in the market for a carry round.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stopper Discontinued?
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:35:53 AM »
I had occasion to contact Lee about the availability of the Big Stopper here in Australia mid last year. I received a reply saying they were having problems with the supplier of the glass, apparently 2 shipments of glass last year failed Lee testing,this was why there was shortage last year.Maybe the probs continue.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 28, 2013, 04:33:31 AM »
I keep imagining slapping my macro lens on this camera and using my finger to track insects etc on the touch screen for critical sharpness.
We May Dream

Love you guys...... ;D

Canon General / Re: Clarification....Fine Art
« on: July 06, 2013, 06:45:28 AM »
This will bring the same views as when CDs started to usurp the analogue 33 1/3 world. When you look at those multi million $ images ,esp the one of the girl in the dress as well the Rhine one ,it seems the answer is ....whoever will pay for it can call it what they want.

Software & Accessories / Lightroom upgrade
« on: June 22, 2013, 11:21:12 PM »
Adobe may have listened to the public and the Gov't pricing enquiry here in Australia,Lr5 upgrade only $99 AUD and no GST[tax],still higher than the 'States,Lr4 was $123 AUD

I've decided to offer some help to Sigma with an FAQ set for potentially confused customers.


EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »
If only Canon would announce they had a 21mp sensor with the same or better low light high ISO low noise capabilities as that other mob, That would be worth hearing.

Lenses / Re: I have just lost confidence with Canon Rumors & B&H
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:40:00 AM »
I do not think anybody is getting the point the OP is trying to make.

He bought it on X for US$ 2049

Then a couple of days later CR runs a campaign promoting savings at B&H for the same lens at US$ 2099.

He is questioning the integrity of the promotion.
It appears you folk from Nth America are spoilt for choice,we in Aus would love to have a chain that sells for such low prices and pays you the difference in sales prices,don't think CR is to blame for B&H pricing though,

PowerShot / Re: SX50 outperforming 5DIII +100-400mm
« on: April 13, 2013, 10:23:59 PM »
So please explain how that is "outperforming" it?
I was able to get what you were aiming at,thanks for the post, afraid some of our friends on CR have trouble seeing wood for trees ;)

Simply, the detail or resolution from the SX50 at 1200mm is better than the 5DIII +100-400mm at 400mm. If you take a crop from the 5DIII combo to give the same view as the SX50, the SX50 image is better. This is useful if you are taking a bird photo which requires heavy cropping from the 5DIII and 6x less from the SX50.

As I had in the first post, I am not implying the SX50 is better than the 5DIII but the extra reach at 1200mm beats out the 100-400mm at 400mm. That is quite remarkable and unexpected to me, and it means I can travel light. Normally, I would use the Canon 5DIII with a 600mm prime, and only use the 100-400mm when I had to travel with limited luggage. But, for work trips I'll just take the SX50 for from now on knowing I can get some spectacular shots.

So you're taking a crop where only 1 pixel out of every 9 on the 5D Mark III is thrown out, and you're saying that a point and shoot is better.

This would require your 5D Mark III to have 10 TIMES the starting resolution to get a better result.

No wonder you came to the conclusion you did. Now try the 5D Mark III with a 2x teleconverter and a 400mm lens vs the SX50 @ 800mm.

Please read everything that has been written here. I routinely use a 5DIII with 600mm of L lens attached for bird photography and am happy to cart this gear around because it gets superlative results. When I travel light by plane or have a few minutes to spare on a business trip, I usually take the 5DIII with a 100-400mm for bird photography, which is still quite heavy and not in the same IQ league as the prime lens. I have found that for bird photography I can use the SX50 and sometimes get better results with the 100-400 set up.

Regarding your suggestion of putting a 2xTC on a 400,  I have tried a 1.4x on the 100-400mm L and the 5DIII. Aside from the autofocus being horrible, the IQ is degraded so much that there is no advantage in using the lens without TC and rezzing up 1.4x. A 2xTC would be even worse.

Regarding the comment by RGF about not being useful to most photographers, CanonRumors represents only a tiny fraction of photographers - those of us who are primarily interested in high end gear and the highest IQ. There are 100s of millions of photographers who want tolerably good kit that they can afford and easily use to get acceptable results. Cameras like the SX50 have huge popular appeal and can be useful to us as well.

Started with the AE-1 when first out,upgraded to Zenza Bronica ETRS , when digital settled down after 2006 got back with canon , now have 7D,why? because it is not a Nikon , the modern glass for the canon is just so superior othwise you would see a preponderance of black lenses at sports events,this is one of many reasons.

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