December 07, 2016, 05:39:59 AM

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Post Processing / Re: Creative post-processing – before & after
« Last post by Hector1970 on Today at 05:39:04 AM »
Thanks for starting this thread. I'll post something before and after later. Does anyone do Sean Archer / 500px style portraits. I'd be interested to see a before and after shot of that type of work and roughly what's involved.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Here's an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap
« Last post by douglaurent on Today at 05:38:43 AM »
Yes, that pretty much sums me up, the guy who owns approx 50 cameras and 250 lenses including all new Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic etc stuff.  Someone who owns and uses that clearly will have far less knowledge than a Canon user who only knows and uses 1 body and 3 lenses.  That is pretty logical.

Are you serious about 50 cameras and 250 lenses? If you are, I can only conclude one of two things. You own a rental house and keep this stock so others can rent it or you have some serious hoarding issues and need professional help.

I would say that I agree with your point that someone who owns 50 bodies and 250 lenses probably does have far less knowledge than a professional who consistently uses one body and three lenses. The normal arc in most professions, including photography, is for someone to start out with a limited range of equipment, acquire more equipment as they progress and then as they master their craft begin shedding some of that equipment to focus only on the basics so they can get most comfortable and knowledgeable about their equipment.

Most of the really great photographers keep their equipment fairly simple.

Yes, I rent out all the equipment as well.  Plus it's a write off, and especially the lenses keep most of their value and are some sort of wealth diversification.  All in all this sort of ownership is nothing crazy at all and isn't something to brag about or that can be admired.  But having all tools available and being able to compare is a great help.  In the end I only would like to use 1 camera and 1 lens for the best possible results.  It's just not possible yet, and for each project there are different needs regarding weight, logistics, focal lengths etc.  Right now unfortunately it is necessary to own Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, MFT and medium format products if you want to be able to achieve the best in any niche.  Less than approx 5-8 cameras and 100+ lenses won't do it!  Example astro photography:  no way around a D810A with F-mount lenses.  The list would go on like this for any specialty project.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Any chance for a 7D Mark 'II+'?
« Last post by Aussie shooter on Today at 05:38:02 AM »
Def no chance of a 7d2+. so the question remains. When will the 7d3 appear and more importantly, when? I am guessing that as I am about to fork out for a 7d2 it will be about 6months after that  8)
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EOS Bodies / Re: Here's an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap
« Last post by Mikehit on Today at 05:36:09 AM »

The point is that Sony is very close to implement all the last advantages Canon has in their DSLRs.  On the other hand, Canon seems to be a decade away to implement all the many precious features the other manufacturers have to offer.


Sony being 'very close' does not cut any ice when you need those 'advantages' - how do you know it will not take Sony a decade to get to Canon's level?
As for 'precious features'... are you Gollum in disguise? If they were that 'precious' then sales of Sony would be far higher but instead they appeal to a select few.

As you seem to own all the significant camera marques answer me these questions:
-  why do you own Sony
-  Why do you own Canon
-  What situations do you decide to use any particular one
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EOS Bodies / Re: Here's an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap
« Last post by douglaurent on Today at 05:26:21 AM »

Yes, that pretty much sums me up, the guy who owns approx 50 cameras and 250 lenses including all new Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic etc stuff.  Someone who owns and uses that clearly will have far less knowledge than a Canon user who only knows and uses 1 body and 3 lenses.  That is pretty logical.

comments like this are funny. if you own 50 cameras, and 250 lenses then I suggest you get out your mom's basement, realize the sky is blue and get off the internet.

You know this site is about the future of Canon equipment and not Breitbart, right?  Seems you have hit the wrong bookmark.

you know that idiotic comments will be treated as such as well?  Good grief.

if mirrorless was so popular it wouldn't languishing with an increased 5% marketshare penetration over 5+ years with additional companies providing mirrorless in that timespan.

and m43's? really?

Olympus can't even sell 500,000 cameras per year.

and sounds like half of them were sold to you.

Even if Olympus or Panasonic would only sell 1 camera each year:  the fact remains that their body stabilization is brilliant, and even more with stabilized lenses.  Canon has no body stabilization, and even worse - the key lenses 11-24/4, 16-35/2.8III, 24-70/2.8II, 35/1.4II, 50/1.2+1.8 and 85/1.2+1.8 don't have IS as well.

This means if you want to have some sort of stabilization, you need f4 lenses, and suddenly you are on MFT bokeh levels.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Here's an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap
« Last post by douglaurent on Today at 05:22:18 AM »
It's possible to shoot stable, handheld 800mm full frame equivalent photos and 920mm videos for less than 2000 euros.

Except it's not the same.  especially in conditions people really shoot with those telephotos - such as poor light and subject isolation is entirely different with what an f/8 or f/11 equivalent telephoto?

f4 on MFT is like f4 on full frame in terms of transmission and brightness. 
And what does that have to do with the effect of image stabilization?
Logically a much smaller camera should be much shakier in itself, and a smaller body should have less space for effective in body stabilization.

read much? know much?

seems you need to shoot with some of those 300 pieces of camera gear.

pros will use the 1DX and the D5's because of the ability to shoot in poor light with increased subject isolation, something your example simply cannot do.  Not to mention the 1DX,etc has far better and more advanced AF systems that work much better with major defocus to handle that subject isolation.

The point is that Sony is very close to implement all the last advantages Canon has in their DSLRs.  On the other hand, Canon seems to be a decade away to implement all the many precious features the other manufacturers have to offer.

Aside from that, subject isolation with MFT is far better than most people think, as there are several f0.95 lenses and also speed booster options.  If you want to have a bokeh orgy, you can have it with MFT as well.
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Germany / Re: AC-Foto - Advent calendar
« Last post by LordofTackle on Today at 05:21:29 AM »
And now on December 7th I get really tempted:

EF 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM II for 1.775 €
https://www.ac-foto.com/onlineshop/v3/?s=advent

That's 174 € off from the price of all reliable shops and 64 € cheaper than anything else in Germany.

I have to take a closer look at my bank account... *sigh*

go get it...it's an amazing lens :)

If by chance you also bought a new pro camera (80D or "better") since march you can get additional 250€ cashback.
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Industry News / Re: CIPA Camera Sales Data Released, Decline Continues
« Last post by Mikehit on Today at 05:20:28 AM »
You really have lost touch with reality haven't you.

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I am neither interested in that suppliers' sales numbers nor in their profits. That's their problem, not mine. All I want is max. bang for my buck Euros. 

Without sales, they do not make profit.
Without profit they go bust
Then you have no cameras at all to buy.
So yes, it is your problem.

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the facts I care about are my wallet, my money
Look at it this way - if htere are no products you want to buy, you can console your self with the knowledge that the 'new' gear is not significantly better than the gear you won, you therefore have near-top of the range equipment  without spending a single cent. You have saved your self thousands and got the best value of all without doing anything.



Except of course, coming on this forum and whining how the manufacturers are not producing equipment no-one else does and how you are not able to find anything to spend your money on. It may be a radical idea but how about taking the money you want to spend on camera gear and spending it instead on going to exotic locations and actually using the gear you've got?
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Industry News / Re: CIPA Camera Sales Data Released, Decline Continues
« Last post by AvTvM on Today at 05:05:50 AM »
the facts I care about are my wallet, my money and what I get for it from a given gear supplier.  I am neither interested in that suppliers' sales numbers nor in their profits. That's their problem, not mine. All I want is max. bang for my buck Euros. 

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Travel / Re: Antarctica pics
« Last post by Maximilian on Today at 04:51:21 AM »
Thanks for sharing!

Great impressions.
I really like the two with the water reflections.
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