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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrading to a 7D
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on Today at 05:12:50 PM »
I've had two 7D's, and five 40D's.  After I sold my 2nd 7D, I bought another 40D.  The 7D has more features, high fps, and more MP, but for my use, the 40D was fine.  It was a backup to my 5D MK III, and seldom got any use, so it was a waste of money to keep it.  The 40D was cheap and fully depreciated.

My APS C camera is now a G1X MK II, its fine for web photos or something to carry around where I do not want to bring the big camera.  I finally got the Wi-Fi working properly, so I can transfer images to my computer wirelessly. 

I think you will love your 7D, they will hold their value fairly well for the next two or three years.

The spot Autofocus can come in handy when you need to focus on a subject that is partially obscured and tough for normal focus points.
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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« Last post by l_d_allan on Today at 05:12:22 PM »
I'm hoping for a 50mm with IS, equivalent quality to the 35 f/2 IS !
Me too.  That would be beautiful!
For me, the 50mm FL would be too close to my beautiful 35mm f2 IS. I'd have a LOT more interest in an EF 85mm f2 IS (non L and priority on optical formula for fast focus). It should be "future proof" to have "buckets of resolution, acutance, MFT10, MTF50, MFT90, micro-contrast, color tonality" to nicely "feed" a 40 mpx full frame sensor with 14 EV of DR ... maybe 16 EV with an improvement over MagicLantern's Dual-ISO, but that's a different issue related to the sensor and body.
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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 05:09:23 PM »
Why not produce a 50L which is the 50 many photographers wanted as a robust, high quality L lens which is a razor sharp f1.4, and keep the current 50L as a specialist 'art' or portrait lens.

It's annoying that those of us who like the 'standard' 50/1.4 have to put up with such a flimsy, cheap plastic lens, with appalling manual focus, no full USM, WS etc.

Where would this leave the rumoured 50/2 or 50/1.8 IS ? Well maybe that lens is going to replace the current 50/1.8 as the cheapest prime that is very popular as a first lens to compliment the kit zoom.

The topic of whether the new non-L 50 IS will be the base-level or the mid-level has been heavily speculated already in these forums. 

Personally, I think it will be mid-grade and replace the 50 F/1.4 (old-)USM.  I just can't see the nifty fifty being retired -- it holds a unique price point and serves a common need as a photographer's first prime.

But there are those that would correctly argue that all of the non-L IS USM refreshes to date (24/28/35) have replaced the cheapest non-USM lenses so far.

Whatever line it replaces, that new lens will sell like hotcakes.  It will be sharper than the 50L (heck the 20 year old 50 F/1.4 is already sharper today at some apertures), lighter, have IS, have true internal focusing (without the front element sliding inside the housing), and have proper modern USM.  The only thing it won't have is weather-sealing and the widest possible aperture.  But even at F/2, I'm probably buying that lens.

- A   

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Software & Accessories / Re: RRS or Markins?
« Last post by docsmith on Today at 05:03:37 PM »

Markins generally is thought of as not playing well with other gear. 

I have the Markins Q3 on Gitzo monopod and the Q10 on Gitzo tripod. 7D with RRS L-Plate and 2 lens with collars and RRS lens plates, 2 RRS rails and Wimberley Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter and never had an issue with compatibility.

Very similarly, I have a Markins Q3T mounted on a Gitzo tripod and connect with RRS L- and lens plates.  No compatibility issues.  If anything, the Markins plays better with others as it has an adjustment screw that lets me adjust the quick release to other manufacturer's plates.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is there something wrong with my 5D Mark III?
« Last post by kram7211 on Today at 05:03:30 PM »
Does the AWB value change based on whether you use liveview or OVF? My camera is consistently warmer when using the viewfinder. Is this true of all Canon bodies? The only difference in the first two images is one was taken with live view and the other thru the OVF. The first image was 3800k with tint +4, the second was 4300k with tint +6, using the WB dropper in lightroom gave 2900k with tint +6 which is what I usually keep the camera on when shooting in the house.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrading to a 7D
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 05:02:00 PM »
I have the 40D up for sale, maybe I should sell the 600D instead ???

I would.
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Software & Accessories / Re: RRS or Markins?
« Last post by brad-man on Today at 04:55:18 PM »

Markins generally is thought of as not playing well with other gear. 

I have the Markins Q3 on Gitzo monopod and the Q10 on Gitzo tripod. 7D with RRS L-Plate and 2 lens with collars and RRS lens plates and never had an issue with compatibility.

That quote is completely unfounded and undoubtedly came from someone who has never used a Markins...
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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« Last post by Sporgon on Today at 04:54:57 PM »
Why not produce a 50L which is the 50 many photographers wanted as a robust, high quality L lens which is a razor sharp f1.4, and keep the current 50L as a specialist 'art' or portrait lens.

It's annoying that those of us who like the 'standard' 50/1.4 have to put up with such a flimsy, cheap plastic lens, with appalling manual focus, no full USM, WS etc.

Where would this leave the rumoured 50/2 or 50/1.8 IS ? Well maybe that lens is going to replace the current 50/1.8 as the cheapest prime that is very popular as a first lens to compliment the kit zoom.
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7r Arrived - Meeting New Buddies
« Last post by JohnDizzo15 on Today at 04:51:41 PM »
Cropped shot of SD.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is there something wrong with my 5D Mark III?
« Last post by zlatko on Today at 04:51:06 PM »
Granted the white balance is off, but otherwise you are stupefied that a camera with 50% more pixels on the same sensor size and mounted to a lens that frame the subject 50% tighter gives you more details? Now I'm stupefied...


I agree.  Apart from the white balance, the problems are multiple:
  • The D810 resolves more to begin with.
  • The 85/1.4 is a better, costlier lens ... sharper wide open ... as most 85's are sharper than most 50's.
  • The 85 frames the subject tighter, resolving more detail.
  • Reducing the 85mm image to match the 50mm increases the apparent resolution of the 85 image.

Yes, these results are typical when you stack the deck in this way.  Considering the four points against it, the 50/1.4 did rather well!

One can see the same comparison on The Digital Picture (mouse over the image for the 50/1.4):
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=732&Camera=614&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=115&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Also, not sure which 85 that is.  If it is the 85 G from 2010, then it is a much newer design than the 50/1.4 which came out in 1993, early in the EOS era and before the DSLR revolution.
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