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not interested in f/1.4 and large, expensive lens.

i'd like to get a very compact, optically very good and very affordable Canon EF 85/1.8 STM IS. Mainly for events and small/club concerts and for street/walka out. i prfer tele over wide-angle most of the time for human subjects.

Ah, a lens for ''the people.''
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 80d vs. 7D MKII
« Last post by haggie on Today at 07:16:14 AM »
Thanks Sporgon,

you are right that the build quality and especially the weather sealing also is something to look at. Did not have that at the front of my thoughts yet.

My choice is in fact between either a modern sensor or a state-of-the-art AF system.
Wanting both would steer me towards a FF body, and as I wrote that is no option for me.

Shades are often quite hard when photographing airplanes - and the same with birds.
When photographing airplanes, I saw that the dynamic range of the 70D (that is: the ability to get details back in the shadows) is not great. Quite quickly, noise shows its ugly face. There are some ways to reduce that in post processing, but that is quite limited because is quickly makes an unnatural end result.

Now that I give it some more thought, it is probably best to give preference to a good dynamic range instead of to the ultimate AF system. After all, even with the 70D I usually get at least one or 2 sharp photos in a burst. Increasing that number of sharp photos with a 7D MKII gives me more photos to work on, but they all will have hard shades if the weather is sunny. That means that I just have more-of-the-same exposures, because the sensors of the 70D and the 7D MKII are almost identical in dynamic range. Therefore, replacing my 70D with a 7D MKII would not give me any improvement in the image quality of my final results.

But with better dynamic range I can improve the shades better in post processing, resulting in a better end result. And therefore, this would result in an improvement.
This means that the 80D should be my preferred choice.

Now I think of it, that should have been clear to me much sooner.
Because in the end, the quality of the photo gets determined by the quality of the sensor in digital photography. So preference should go to the better sensor.
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Industry News / Re: Nikon D5 Sensor Score from DXOMark
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 06:45:42 AM »
The "mind set" of CR is that more DR is not important, therefore it doesn't matter if the camera has 11, 12, 13 or 14 stops of DR.

Nice to see that your reading comprehension skills are as astute as ever.   ::)
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not interested in f/1.4 and large, expensive lens.

i'd like to get a very compact, optically very good and very affordable Canon EF 85/1.8 STM IS. Mainly for events and small/club concerts and for street/walka out. i prfer tele over wide-angle most of the time for human subjects.

Sounds like Tamron already build exaclty what you want...
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Industry News / Re: DoF calculator app demo'd for Sony...
« Last post by koenkooi on Today at 05:52:54 AM »
https://github.com/Bostwickenator/dof-math/releases/tag/1.0

For those that have an appropriate Sony digital camera, it is now possible to run an app locally on your camera to tell you what the depth of field measurements are.

This is a feature that I'd love to see added to Canon cameras, be it via an app or live view info.

If your Magic Lantern supports your cam it's just a menu option away:


Magic Lantern on a 100D/SL1 by Koen Kooi, on Flickr

It's the '36cm|37cm' textbox on the bottom. And as you can see, for macro type distances it's pretty useless. I wonder what it will show with the MP-E 65mm at 5x :)
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Industry News / Re: DoF calculator app demo'd for Sony...
« Last post by dilbert on Today at 05:49:11 AM »
This all sounds far too complicated. 

Instead, when I press the DOF preview button on my camera, the EVF should simply highlight the areas that are in focus based upon what I consider to be "acceptable" focus (eg I might have higher expectations than a Sony app.)  Essentially, an expanded use of focus peaking.

+1

Yummy!
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 80d vs. 7D MKII
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 05:32:23 AM »
Just a few personal observations from processing these files: I'd say the 80D has the edge when you nominalise them both to 20.2 mp. As regards the DR I wouldn't get hung up on that; both have more shadow lifting potential ( which is basically the context of DR these days) than most would require, but the 80D is better.

I'd say it comes down to whether you want the larger size, processing power & AF + build of the 7DII. I would no more trust an 80D out in the rain that I would a 6D.
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Canon General / Re: What gear to bring for London?
« Last post by Hillsilly on Today at 05:18:28 AM »
Locally, if we have a cold day, that's weather.  But if it is a hot day, that's climate.  If you make the mistake of using cold and climate in the same sentence, social media will crucify you.

Has it been mentioned what sport the athlete competes in?  And if you were to shoot her doing something active, do you know where that might be done?  Indoors?  Outdoors?  Night time?  All of that would determine the best gear to bring.  From that, you can consider compromises to work out the most suitable.

Last time I was in London, I used a 17-40mm mostly with an 50mm used occasionally.  I carried a 70-200, but I'm not sure if I even used it.  Most of my shots were indoors or early evenings.  When I go back next time, I'll probably just take some fast primes.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 80d vs. 7D MKII
« Last post by haggie on Today at 05:16:39 AM »
Thanks for your reply, ajfotofilmagem.

I have read some more criticism about the results of DXOmark tests. But I often some bias of DXOmark against Canon and in favor of Nikon was implied, and therefore i did not take those critics serious. Especially because there seems to be consensus about the sensors in the Nikons and Sony's to have better dynamic range.

My thought was that a uniform measurement method comes closest to being objective, and if it is applied equally to all camera brands and types, then this would result in a sort of 'yard stick' for all to compare.

Can you explain what the issue is/was with DXOmark's measurments?

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Industry News / Re: DoF calculator app demo'd for Sony...
« Last post by Hillsilly on Today at 05:02:25 AM »
This all sounds far too complicated. 

Instead, when I press the DOF preview button on my camera, the EVF should simply highlight the areas that are in focus based upon what I consider to be "acceptable" focus (eg I might have higher expectations than a Sony app.)  Essentially, an expanded use of focus peaking.
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