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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« Last post by Lee Jay on Today at 10:29:10 PM »
The real competitor for this camera will not be other full frame cameras, but the Pentax 645Z

Not really. Anybody that has owned a crop camera then moved to a ff camera and then left the crop camera to gather dust knows the intrinsic difference that sensor size makes, well that happens again going to medium format digital, throw in the lack of AA filters on medium format and the differences become even bigger.

In the same way that crop  can't ever deliver what ff can (though I am not saying crop cameras are not very good and have several key advantages over ff cameras in specific situations), ff will never be able to deliver what medium format digital can. The point at what each sensor size becomes 'good enough' for each individual is an entirely personal call.

I use a crop camera and a full-frame camera side-by-side all the time.  I just usually use a lens on the crop camera that's one stop faster than the lens on the full-frame camera allowing me to use one stop lower ISO on the crop camera.  The resulting images are virtually indistinguishable from each other.
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All of their non competes are over as well then and those shooters will have a plethora of mags and rags to submit with.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« Last post by privatebydesign on Today at 10:10:43 PM »
The real competitor for this camera will not be other full frame cameras, but the Pentax 645Z

Not really. Anybody that has owned a crop camera then moved to a ff camera and then left the crop camera to gather dust knows the intrinsic difference that sensor size makes, well that happens again going to medium format digital, throw in the lack of AA filters on medium format and the differences become even bigger.

In the same way that crop  can't ever deliver what ff can (though I am not saying crop cameras are not very good and have several key advantages over ff cameras in specific situations), ff will never be able to deliver what medium format digital can. The point at what each sensor size becomes 'good enough' for each individual is an entirely personal call.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help with upgrade from T3i?
« Last post by Tugela on Today at 10:09:42 PM »
I have a T3i as well. I'm choosing to get an NX1 to replace it, assuming I can find one in stock in Canada that is. I think it will serve my needs well.

Cameras such as the 7D2 are non starters for me due to the archaic video functions Canon seems to like in its DSLRs. I never used the T3i for video because the quality was just too unbearable. Originally I had a S10 for video, then replaced that with a G30. I always bought Canon equipment. Last year I bought a Sony RX100M3 as a travel camera and boy! That certainly opened my eyes about what we SHOULD expect in a camera and how Canon have been short-changing us on IQ all this time. It was my WTF moment. I will never buy another Canon product until they up their game and produce IQ comparable to what their competition are doing.
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Photography Technique / Re: Monument Valley
« Last post by ray5 on Today at 10:04:03 PM »
I'd suggest sunrise and sunset for classic views of the Mittens/Merrick's Butte from The View's parking lot.  And I personally don't mind splurging for a stay in The View hotel, as opposed to the few other nearby locations. 

A lot of people tell you they wouldn't take their own cars down the main tourist loop, but I've done a couple of times without incident as opposed to taking one of the paid tours.  It can get rough, especially after a rain parts can get washed out, so you'll have to decide that yourself.  Note that if you're driving a rental car, your contract may restrict you from going off paved roads, so if you do have a car problem down there, it could get expensive.

You might want to consider a paid tour to get access to locations off the public loop, such as Hunt's Mesa.  The only time I had reserved a spot for that, there was a thunderstorm that night and we cancelled; figured we didn't want to be up there if lightning struck.

For a list of guided tour providers:
http://navajonationparks.org/htm/monumentvalleytours.htm

Have fun!  Are you planning on other spots in the area, such as Antelope Canyon or Arches/Canyonlands?

Well, this plan started with Antelope Canyon and then is creeping….. ;)
My primary goal is still that but am assessing what else I can manage within 6-7 days. So far I had thought that the Antelope Canyons, Lake Powell, Horseshoe bend and on my way back possibly squeeze Monument Valley. I realize that there is so much to see in this area and it should/will take multiple trips to do it justice. I have to be also careful to not enjoy all this from behind the viewfinder. Let me know what you think is doable. Thanks for the link,
Ray
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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Last post by Tinky on Today at 10:03:54 PM »
Taken on a Minolta x-500 with a Vivitar 400mm lens.  Scanned with a Minolta Dimage 5400 Scan Elite.  As I recall the stock was something fairly vanilla like Superia 200.

This was actually for an assessment, I was doing a photography module at University, I printed this mono conversion onto inkjet foil, looked pretty good.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« Last post by e17paul on Today at 09:57:03 PM »
The real competitor for this camera will not be other full frame cameras, but the Pentax 645Z
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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« Last post by Tinky on Today at 09:54:25 PM »
Mainly motorsports (hey I'm in Scotland, it's easier to fit a big engine than actually train) 

I have a feeling these were all from my XTi with the 200 f2.8L prime
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Lenses / Re: Upgrading lenses for college student
« Last post by wyldeguy on Today at 09:23:27 PM »
I have the 17-40 and since you will be using it for landscapes the f4 won't be an issue.  I use mine all the time.  It's a great lens.  The 16-35 f4 is is supposed to be even better overall.
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Lenses / Re: POLL: Which of these UWA options would you buy?
« Last post by privatebydesign on Today at 09:20:50 PM »
Given that many people with FF cameras have a 24-xx L-series zoom...

In my case, I had the 16-35/2.8 II and swapped it for the TS-E 17mm as my ultra wide lens...

Neuro, do you use your TS-E exclusively on a tripod, or do you often find yourself shooting handheld?

Almost always on a tripod, though I have shot handheld a few times with the TS-E 24 (using shift, not tilt).

+1
Can't imagine myself holding that beast of lens+body combo with one hand, in front of my face to use live view, and changing the tilt movements with the other hand.

You don't need to, you can work out the tilt you want before you lift the camera to your eye, the 'J distance' is the key and tilt tables give you the values you need, the shift is easy to do through the viewfinder and focus will follow on from your tilt angle and desired plane of focus angle. It sounds much worse than it is but once you start playing with the TS-E's it becomes second nature.
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