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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« Last post by verysimplejason on July 29, 2014, 09:05:25 PM »
This is sad.

More PowerShots?

Does anyone else not think Canon is fully asleep at the wheel?

I'm a 1DX owner for goodness sake. Where is high MP? Where is innovative mirrorless? Where is any innovation at all?

Please spare me the "it's coming" hooey. There is very little coming. They are in turmoil internally selling into their installed base and ignoring the competition.

Don't worry, they'll come soon enough.  If you can't wait, feel free to switch to Nikon.  You might want to try 6D first for the meantime.  It's not as high-DR/MP as the D810 but it's the best Canon can offer if you're looking for IQ/MP.
If weight and size is something you can cope with then I'd recommend the 70-200 2.8L IS II.
Photography Technique / Re: Shooting in the park portrait- how to take best shot
« Last post by eninja on July 29, 2014, 08:58:22 PM »
looking thru the photos I took last weekends. Found out that, its a No No to let subject face the sun.
and the best I saw, was the bright sun was a bit behind and on top of the subject - lighting the hair, nose and casting a shadow. Under the shade, without flash, I still find lighting flat, so I find it no good - but for flash maybe its perfect.

looking at this, I remember a simple tool to let you decide where to face your client.
you raise your hand with your palm facing you - then you could see how the sunlight falls to your palm and create shadow.

well I guess I must priority placing subject relative to sunlight THAN placing subject due to nice background/scenery behind.
I had the 200mm f/2.8 and absolutely loved it. Tack sharp, light and quite handy.
I have the big 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II now. IS is more than welcome, but @ 200mm, they have about the same sharpness. I you think how old the design of the 200mm is, you realize it was/is a fantastic prime lens.
Third Party Manufacturers / Re: oh oh, impulse purchase..gopro hero3...
« Last post by westr70 on July 29, 2014, 08:48:49 PM »
Hey Northstar, how do you like your gopro black 3 so far? 
I wanted one (3+) until I heard about the focusing issue and have decided to wait for the new one (assuming there is one). 
EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« Last post by dgatwood on July 29, 2014, 08:30:29 PM »
Lol Canon 18Mpx sensor made it to most rubbish bottom model 1200D. Why do you expect they repeat this and put the same sensor into 750D and M3?

Rolls eyes, how many times...   Repeat after me, "there's more to a camera performance than just the megapixel count !" Now say it over 500 times

But when it comes to consumer demand, you might as well be arguing the megahertz myth.  It didn't work then, and it won't work now.
Software & Accessories / Benbo Tripod?
« Last post by Valvebounce on July 29, 2014, 08:30:07 PM »
Hi Folks.
Anyone used a Benbo Tripod, there is one for sale locally that might be toooo cheap to pass up if they are any good! In fact there are two now at pretty good prices if they are good!
Thanks for any feedback, btw that is Benbo (apparently stands for bent bolt) not Benro which I saw was not too good from recent posts.

Cheers Graham.
Canon General / Re: Your Bucket List - photography travel destinations?
« Last post by Lyle Krannichfeld on July 29, 2014, 08:23:06 PM »
1) Tonga to swim with Humpbacks (trying to make this happen next August)
2) Galapagos for the underwater

Those stand out, after that its:

Yellowstone/Grand Tetons/Glaciers for fall colors (doing this next September if Tonga doesn't pan out)
Kauai Na Pali coast kayak tour (doing this next summer for 6 days)
Denali NP (spending 12 days here next month)

I'm lucky to live in Maui which probably makes some lists, and I spend 30+ hours a week out on the water during whale season photographing the Humpbacks.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« Last post by zigzagzoe on July 29, 2014, 08:21:24 PM »
I guess many of the responses were to be expected :-)

Troll? Of course, anyone who has a different viewpoint is a troll.

"I think you smell someone who blew £19,000 changing and is determined to believe it was worth it. "

Well, $12,000 actually which is a long way off £19,000, but that's a minor detail.

You seem to have B before A, when we all know A comes before B.

The change was prompted by taking a D800 and spending time in the studio comparing it to my 5D Mk3 and making a hard choice to give up on Canon improving any time soon.

That was 28 or so months ago, and they've not done so yet.

To suggest a person randomly changed systems, then made up an opinion on it's ability to justify that change is comical.

Is that the best argument anyone has?

When you're a professional, and turning over good money, changing systems isn't the big a deal people here seem to think it is.

$12,000? Take the payments from 1 - 2 weeks of shoots, and then it's done. It's a blip on the radar, and nothing more.

I'm running a business, and I want the best tool I can get when my clients are paying good money for our products.

Sure, if you're a hobbyist, it's a lot of money, and the advantages I love about my system might not be worth it to you, and they might not even interest you, but that doesn't mean that they aren't there.

They are, and to get back on topic, DXO scores seem to be on the money, not just with the D800, but with all the cameras I have personal experience.

The GH4 scores mimic what I expected form using it for a few weeks before the score popped up.

If there is any system justification going on, it is on this forum, where no matter what any other manufacturer does, Canon are still the best.

And few see that that's that's going on. It's not a forum, it's a fan club.

Too many discussions on here start from a viewpoint being absolute, and then descend from there.

In this case, 'there is no advantage to the D800 when taking real world photos, so anyone who thinks there is, is a fool and wasted their money'.

And that seems to be the pattern that prompted me to post last night, and the pattern that will take me back to casually observing this site and chuckling when I see those laughable biased arguments based on fandom.
Canon General / Re: What do you Cheap Out On?
« Last post by Chisox2335 on July 29, 2014, 08:19:56 PM »
I bought my first vello grip for my 60d. I loved it, I have them for my 70d and 6d as well. Very pleased with all of them. I also have an oben monopod and tripod head. The b&h brands have served me well so far.
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