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To me, extra reach simply means I can zoom in closer to the subject when standing a certain distance away.  1.6 times closer with a Canon crop sensor.  Simple definition. 
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Real world experience when I went full frame resulted in the following conclusions:  The extra reach of my old crop camera produced better pictures because I could 1) see the subject larger in the viewfinder thus knowing when best to snap the pictures and 2) framed the subject larger giving me the exact (or closer to the end result) composition in the viewfinder.  While cropping usually results in the same or similar composition, it doesn't always since some element that may look fine when I see it safely within the frame is now poorly placed compositionally when cropped - perhaps too near the edge of the cropped final image. 

Both of those factors are more important to me in the final analysis.  Making sure I can more accurately see the subject (in terms of facial expressions. head angle, etc., and compositional accuracy.  If the sharpness or resolving power is reasonably close between cameras (even if the FF is slightly better), then I will still choose the crop camera for the above reasons.   
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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« Last post by crashpc on Today at 10:18:13 AM »
I highly doubt your test as it is still not very clear to me what did you do, and why we see about 1170px wide images. You wrote something about 8,5Mpx :-) So please explain your acting in a way so we understand what all have you done to these images. Also your situation with 1100D and 5DII is not general situation. While new 1200D has over 80% of 5D IIIs resolution, 1100D has only 60% of resolution compared to 5D II. I expect it to be not so close even when I can imagine why would someone sacrifice this difference for good 5D III...
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by reczey on Today at 10:15:11 AM »
Canon wins with its lenses, and AF system. Nikon may have bodies (at the moment) with higher resolution, but they do not have the lenses to resolve. Canon has developed extremely great zooms in the meanwhile to get ready for a higher resolution AFTER they have completed the development of appropriate lenses.

Wise strategy.

Facts speak for themselves, all these people can't be wrong!

http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/07/canon-most-widely-used-camera-system-at-the-latest-world-cup/
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by Plainsman on Today at 10:03:33 AM »
How much is Canon paying you to suffer and defend the brand?  If the threads bug you, don't read them.  Better yet, go out and take some shots.  As far as I can tell, the D810 is a Nikon-version of the 5D3, but with a substantially better sensor.  It's natural that people want more oomph out of their cameras and its natural for them to look at competing brands for validation of their choices.  Seriously, go out and take shots.

How about you don't wade in, missing the point by a country mile with worn-out, rote, flamebait clich├ęs?

The folk here who "defend" (which, incidentally, is an immature, immotive characterisation of what's really going on here) Canon, do so:

Because they don't appreciate lies, half-truths and irrelevances presented as "facts" - much less as show-stopping, catastrophic failures by Canon.

Because they know, from their own use of Canon equipment, that it can achieve anything they need a camera to do - which is, images (not pixels) of the most sublime image quality anyone might possibly wish for.

Because the whining about Canon's "sub-standard" sensors says more about the whiners (and their own failings) than it does about the sensors.

Simply put, they "defend" because that's the proper reaction to the bullsh*t. Other people who (God help them) might choose to visit Canonrumors to get some useful information about the capabilities of Canon cameras deserve a balanced view that pushes back against the interminable DR crap.

And it'll continue to happen for as long as the DR whiners continue to push their DR agenda, and as long as that agenda continues to mean sweet FA for the vast majoiity of photographers out there in the Real World.


"...bullsh*t"

"...sweet FA..."

Your words.....just about describe your rather aggressive over the top rant apparently in "defence" of Canon!
I bet Canon have never heard of you.
Just try and be a bit more open minded and less fanatical in your next post.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 10:03:05 AM »
Interpolate the small one up, not the big one down.  Reducing the big one costs you the resolution advantage it has.

But with more original pixels on target I would expect the higher res one to be better defined even when reduced. I'll try up sampling the lower res one, but still not go further than 100% enlargement as this seems to inevitably disadvantage the lower one to me.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by Maui5150 on Today at 10:02:17 AM »
Most importantly... Lets keep comparing an 2 year old camera to one that was just released.  The fact that it is in the ballpark in most area and better in other... Shesh...

Northrup is a clown... While he bashes the 5D MK III as being an amateur camera only and that Pros like him should be using Nikon, he proves he does not use the Canon as evident by his settings. 

The 810 is a decent camera, so is the 5D MK III.  Is the 810 better?  In some areas maybe, I would expect that for a camera that is two years newer... and while the D5MKIV may be 6 months or even a year out, I wonder is when this leap frogs the 810 if the Nikon folks will be stammering that it is a newer camera so of course it will be better.

If I was a new buyer maybe I would look at the two and choose the 810 over the 5DMKIII.  Don't know.  There is not enough of a difference to make me want to switch. 

But what remains constant... wait another year to 18 months and both sides will have better cameras... In the end, that cannot be a bad thing... Expensive to swap bodies again and again, but that has always been the case
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« Last post by AlanF on Today at 09:58:40 AM »
Arrived in a foreign city last night, having decided to pack the EOS-M + 18-55mm instead of the 24-105mm (5DIII and 150-600 are the other gear).

A competition for all of our US members, two photos from my hotel window:
What is the continent; what country and what city?

For Europeans: name the hotel.

Both fully automatic jpegs, no fancy stuff.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« Last post by Lee Jay on Today at 09:51:53 AM »
Interpolate the small one up, not the big one down.  Reducing the big one costs you the resolution advantage it has.
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Lenses / Re: Best PRIME lenses to take to NYC?
« Last post by Hardwire on Today at 09:50:10 AM »
I have to admit, from all of the city trips I have made I think 90% of the time I could live with the 24-70II alone.

Even tho I am usually flying and thus have a weight restriction I usually take a selection of lens including some heavy longer glass (70-200 2.8 etc) and again most of the time I could have got by with *just* the 24-70 and maybe a teleconverter at most.

Enjoy the trip, make a stop at the restaurant at the base of the ESB as they have some lovely beers and see if you are lucky to catch a storm while out there as if they temp close the deck atop the ESB you can shoot right up without the usual hour+ queue and as soon as it passes you are first out on the deck.
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