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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by FEBS on Today at 04:12:04 AM »
810 doesn't just approach the 5d3, in tech, it pulls out and passes it and flips the bird at it on the way by.

Yes, we all know you think "camera" = "sensor".   Frame rate...5DIII > D810.  AF system...5DIII > D810.

I fully agree with Neuro. A camera is much more then a sensor. I see and compare regular photos of a d800 with my 5d3 on our local photo club. They are really great, and indeed at lower ISO, they are better then the 5d3 when you zoom in. However the 5d3 is a much more versatile camera then the d800. I can do landscape, portrait, sports, wildlife, studio,... This can't being said from the d800and even not from the d810. That's what Neuro mentioned by a camera is much more then the sensor only. So in my opinion the current d810 of Nikon is still behind on Canon, but that's of course how you look at the camera. If you use it only for landscape and portrait then the D800/810 is a challenger, but for sure not the most versatile. So, I can agree that the sensor of nikon surpasses canon, but in the other areas they are still behind !
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Technical Support / Re: Are you on drugs?
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on Today at 04:12:04 AM »
Why would you disassemble a camera to replace the clock battery on a camera that has a user replaceable clock battery?

On page 41 of the 5D user manual there are instructions how to remove one screw to remove the clock battery holder.

The battery drops in to the holder.  Then you slide it back into the camera then replace the one screw that holds the tray in.

The user manual is a free download from all canon sites.


This is like buying a new lamp to replace a burnt out bulb.

RTFM!

You are clueless.  I know what I'm doing.  There is a internal issue with the connection of the clock battery to the motherboard.  Replacing the clock battery does not fix that issue.
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I bought a D800 after reading the hype.  It was a waste of money, I sold it and bought a 5D MK III.  The D800 appeals to armchair spec readers, but few that actually use one are happy. It is very good for landscape at ISO 100, but as a all-around camera, the 5D MK III is better.

Hopefully, the D810 is going to work out, but I'm not about to get one after my experience with the D800 and the high CA's in Nikon lenses.  Nikon has improved some of their lenses since the D800, but their 24-70 f/2.8 is way behind the Canon version.  Since you have to put a lens on a camera, a poor lens wipes out any advantage the body might have.
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There have been rumors off and on every since the 100L came out.  Canon is able to keep new lens plans from leaking even better than the plans for new bodies.  Canon seems to be still concentrating primarily on video, so I expect to see new lenses that are dual purpose still / video.
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Lenses / Re: Will we see a refresh for the Canon 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro?
« Last post by Marsu42 on Today at 03:56:13 AM »
because I hate the weight of my 70-200/2.8L II (basically the only thing I dislike about that lens :) ).

This is 1/3rd of the reason why I didn't buy it (the others length & $$$). A camera+70-300L+flash is about the max. weight I'm willing to lug around all day outdoors. More weight would mean completely different handling, at least for me.

There is always also faster 200/2.8L, which is optically awesome, but lack IS just as the 180/3.5L, but also cost a fraction of the venerable 200/2L IS :)

One thing I've learned from using my 70-300L is that IS is invaluable at these focal lengths - not for reducing shutter speed alone, but for stabilizing the frame = less safety margin = more usable resolution / more sharpness. Of course IS doesn't matter at macro distance, handheld or not, but if you don't get Canon's great IS system you can go for a 3rd party manufacturer right away.
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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« Last post by adhocphotographer on Today at 03:56:08 AM »
I so hope this is true!!!!  :D 
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by Mitch.Conner on Today at 03:25:33 AM »
810 doesn't just approach the 5d3, in tech, it pulls out and passes it and flips the bird at it on the way by.

Yes, we all know you think "camera" = "sensor".   Frame rate...5DIII > D810.  AF system...5DIII > D810.

Wouldn't that logic mean that the Sigma Merrill is the best camera unless you count Medium Format cameras too?
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Hi There, Im new to the Filter world and just wondering if you could help me.

I see your test and wonder why Im getting this issue on my shot, I've just used the big stopper and .9grad on some shots down the beach and even at 19mm and F8 on my 16-35 F4 ( 5diii ) i seem to have darker corners graduating into my shot. At 16 very bad, I have the wide angle adaptor and only the two filters in. Ive spoken to the Suppliers today and they say its the lens. but its brand new and doesn't do this in normal shots,

Thanks and I appreciate anyones feedback - is the F4 lens different to the 2.8 some how and can this effect it? am  Doing something wrong?

I experienced similar corner darkening with my LittleStopper and .75ND G. There may be obstruction problem with the Stoppers foam ring perhaps?
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Lenses / Re: Will we see a refresh for the Canon 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro?
« Last post by Khalai on Today at 03:15:02 AM »
'm surprised though.  It came out in 1996.  It's been 18 years.

Doesn't mean anything with Canon, look at the 50/1.8 lens they're still producing.

I'd very much like to see an IS version of the 180mm macro because the working distance of the 100L is rather short on full frame and a good ~200mm prime would be a terrific dual-use lens for wildlife with IS and today's cameras iso capabilities. Alas, this might be just the reason they *don't* release it: The current 180L is 1500€, the (admittedly faster) 200L 6000€. Go figure.

There is always also faster 200/2.8L, which is optically awesome, but lack IS just as the 180/3.5L, but also cost a fraction of the venerable 200/2L IS :) I'm still inclined to buy it for landscaping, because I hate the weight of my 70-200/2.8L II (basically the only thing I dislike about that lens :) ).
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 03:12:38 AM »
810 doesn't just approach the 5d3, in tech, it pulls out and passes it and flips the bird at it on the way by.

Yes, we all know you think "camera" = "sensor".   Frame rate...5DIII > D810.  AF system...5DIII > D810.   
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