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After EOS 1DX's trashing of D4 and 5D Mark III's victory over D800, will 6D destroy D600 for a complete FF sweep?

Definitely, Canon will keep the streak and have a complete sweep!
May be, it is going to be a toss up
Not likely, because 6D is far behind in specs
Definitely not, D600 is going to destroy 6D and halt Canon's momemtum!
WTF are you smoking? It is Canon which is getting destroyed in FF.

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« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2012, 07:01:08 PM »
Then you are looking at noise reduction, no way that d800 has more noise from 400iso  and up to 6400iso than 1dx

et näe metsää puilta

Maybe the forest can't be seen for the trees, because you're showing a picture of skyscrapers and not trees?  You are posting about high ISO noise, then showing data about dynamic range (calculated as full well minus read noise).  Read noise contributes to the DR calculation, but there are more factors that contribute to high ISO noise than just read noise, and Shooter is actually looking at real-world images - something that must carry significant weight in this discussion.  Even then, if you look at Claff's read noise vs. ISO plot (which is far more relevant to this discussion), you'll see that between ISO 500 and ISO 4000, the 1D X has lower read noise than the D800.  You might also try showing the D800, not the D800E, since the former is the camera under discussion (although the differences are minor, the D800E has a slight advantage in most measurements, which is perhaps why some people choose to show those data instead, to accentuate any differences with other models).   I wonder why you opted to show the less relevant DR data to support your point, instead of the more relevant read noise data, which are entirely consistent with Shooter's statements based on real-world observations, but with which you disagree?

Finally!  Someone came through with some useful data that actually supports what people are seeing in the field (no pun intended). 
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« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2012, 07:01:08 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2012, 08:13:02 PM »
Then you are looking at noise reduction, no way that d800 has more noise from 400iso  and up to 6400iso than 1dx

et näe metsää puilta

Maybe the forest can't be seen for the trees, because you're showing a picture of skyscrapers and not trees?  You are posting about high ISO noise, then showing data about dynamic range (calculated as full well minus read noise).  Read noise contributes to the DR calculation, but there are more factors that contribute to high ISO noise than just read noise, and Shooter is actually looking at real-world images - something that must carry significant weight in this discussion.  Even then, if you look at Claff's read noise vs. ISO plot (which is far more relevant to this discussion), you'll see that between ISO 500 and ISO 4000, the 1D X has lower read noise than the D800.  You might also try showing the D800, not the D800E, since the former is the camera under discussion (although the differences are minor, the D800E has a slight advantage in most measurements, which is perhaps why some people choose to show those data instead, to accentuate any differences with other models).   I wonder why you opted to show the less relevant DR data to support your point, instead of the more relevant read noise data, which are entirely consistent with Shooter's statements based on real-world observations, but with which you disagree?

Aha
I see no difference from the two cameras and raw files if  the images are presented in the same size and higher iso and we have them both in the company

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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2012, 08:44:05 PM »
Aha
I see no difference from the two cameras and raw files if  the images are presented in the same size and higher iso and we have them both in the company

Aha, indeed.  So, you show William Claff's data to support your argument that there's no difference in high ISO DR between the cameras, and I point out that his data also show there is a read noise advantage for the 1D X at midrange ISO values.  You now show DxOMark data that there's no major SNR difference between the 1D X and D800 at those ISO values, refuting Claff's data.  But, then...what does DxOMark say about the DR difference at high ISO?  They say the 1D X has an advantage in DR at higher ISOs.

How do you say in Finnish, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?"

You are choosing data to support your point, but ignoring data from the same sources that refute other points.  I know scientists who do that very same thing, and I don't respect their objectivity or conclusions.
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« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2012, 08:59:45 PM »
... that's the reason why people can rather live with bad high ISO performance. It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

Which people?  You?  Not me. I shoot indoors in ambient light a lot. Much of my outdoor shooting is birds/wildlife at dawn and dusk or under overcast skies, often at f/5.6 or f/8 (and please don't suggest a faster lens - I'm using a 600mm f/4L IS II with a 1.4xIII or 2xIII for the necessary reach).  So for me, without access to that magic wand, the lowest ISO I can often get away with is 1600, and I'm usually at ISO 3200 - 6400.  I can't live with bad ISO performance.

Your 'logic' seems to have a high level of personal bias...

Couldn't agree more with this (although I don't have a 600mm f/4 yet). I care VERY much about high ISO performance, and generally care not a wit about low ISO performance. I care VERY much whether future cameras have good-quality noise at high ISO, have a higher high-ISO S/N, higher Q.E. (which should generally lead to better noise performance at high ISO), etc. It is not any more OK for high ISO to perform poorly than for low ISO to perform poorly in a "general" sense.

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« Reply #64 on: November 05, 2012, 09:07:12 PM »
Aha
I see no difference from the two cameras and raw files if  the images are presented in the same size and higher iso and we have them both in the company

Aha, indeed.  So, you show William Claff's data to support your argument that there's no difference in high ISO DR between the cameras, and I point out that his data also show there is a read noise advantage for the 1D X at midrange ISO values.  You now show DxOMark data that there's no major SNR difference between the 1D X and D800 at those ISO values, refuting Claff's data.  But, then...what does DxOMark say about the DR difference at high ISO?  They say the 1D X has an advantage in DR at higher ISOs.

How do you say in Finnish, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?"

You are choosing data to support your point, but ignoring data from the same sources that refute other points.  I know scientists who do that very same thing, and I don't respect their objectivity or conclusions.

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« Reply #65 on: November 05, 2012, 09:11:48 PM »
Aha
I see no difference from the two cameras and raw files if  the images are presented in the same size and higher iso and we have them both in the company

Aha, indeed.  So, you show William Claff's data to support your argument that there's no difference in high ISO DR between the cameras, and I point out that his data also show there is a read noise advantage for the 1D X at midrange ISO values.  You now show DxOMark data that there's no major SNR difference between the 1D X and D800 at those ISO values, refuting Claff's data.  But, then...what does DxOMark say about the DR difference at high ISO?  They say the 1D X has an advantage in DR at higher ISOs.

How do you say in Finnish, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?"

You are choosing data to support your point, but ignoring data from the same sources that refute other points.  I know scientists who do that very same thing, and I don't respect their objectivity or conclusions.

I was showing values from Claff and DXO and as you can se that d800 and 5dmk3
are  similar at high iso.

I-R has raw files from the two , but be sure that you are  selecting the right one, Canon 5dmk3 has at 12800iso the same time and f-stop that nikon has at 6400Iso. 1 stop difference and  Canons  6400iso  has been exposed after 1/790sec .  So if you shall compare them you must  compare Canon 12800 fejk iso  with Nikons 6400iso and there you have the same parameters regarding  time and f-stop . d800 to the right
so be carefully when you are talking about high iso results  and the parameters are not the same
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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »
Also  the two pro cameras exposed completely different
Canon 1DX exposed much longer compared to Nikon
We are comparing "Canon" ISO   and " Nikon" ISO  and the results of the test target

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« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2012, 09:38:11 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2012, 09:43:15 PM »
So if you will discuss high iso reproduction , noise and resolution  with me ,first  look after that Canon  have been exposed the same time as Nikon, Canon can not have a longer exposure time ,  and sometimes a whole Stop more and then call it for example 12800iso , when in fact it is 6400iso

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« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2012, 09:58:03 PM »
Also  the two pro cameras exposed completely different
Canon 1DX exposed much longer compared to Nikon
We are comparing "Canon" ISO   and " Nikon" ISO  and the results of the test target

So...Claff is right wrong, DxOMark is wrong right wrong, and now IR is right, but only if we look at different ISO settings but try to match the other exposure settings, and only if we stop talking about the 1D X and start talking about the 5DIII instead.

...first  look after that Canon  have been exposed the same time as Nikon, Canon can not have a longer exposure time ,  and sometimes a whole Stop more and then call it for example 12800iso , when in fact it is 6400iso

You are saying the IR images are differently exposed, but 'we' weren't talking about IR data at all, nor were 'we' talking about the 5DIII - you are the only one doing that.  Where are your data showing that DxOMark and William Claff exposed the test images for the 1D X and D800 differently?  Or now that you've decided their data no longer support whatever argument it is you're trying to make, we should stop talking about them and start talking about different data on different cameras, is that it?  We should also ignore the fact that different lenses set to the same f/stop may very well have different T-stops, which would necessitate different exposure settings.  Really hate those inconvenient truths...

so be carefully when ... the parameters are not the same

Let me get this straight.  You show Claff data supporting a point, when shown Claff data refuting that point, you show DxOMark data to refute the Claff data.  When shown DxOMark data refuting the earlier Claff data, you bring out IR data about different cameras than were being previously discussed.  What's next?   Roger Clark data comparing the 40D to the D90?

So if you will discuss high iso reproduction , noise and resolution  with me ,first  look after that Canon  have been exposed the same time as Nikon, Canon can not have a longer exposure time ,  and sometimes a whole Stop more and then call it for example 12800iso , when in fact it is 6400iso

Your arguments are clearly biased and have become tangential.  Discussion with someone displaying an obvious bias is ultimately fruitless, so I'm done discussing anything with you.  Have a good night.
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« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2012, 10:00:40 PM »
Here is the difference in exposure time, 6400iso  and from 5dmk3 and d800, as you all can se Canon are exposed much longer than Nikon, Canon can not hold the iso against the test target and needs longer exposure.
Not good
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« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2012, 11:57:09 PM »
said it before and will say it again...   i have seen the light!  Obviously charts and more charts are the way!  I think from now on instead of giving clients images to review, I will just have dxo measure them, translate it to charts, and send my clients the charts and let them choose that way!  Cause that's all that matters right?  I mean who cares about images, lets just review charts all day!
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« Reply #71 on: November 06, 2012, 02:34:20 AM »
said it before and will say it again...   i have seen the light!  Obviously charts and more charts are the way!  I think from now on instead of giving clients images to review, I will just have dxo measure them, translate it to charts, and send my clients the charts and let them choose that way!  Cause that's all that matters right?  I mean who cares about images, lets just review charts all day!

Let's suppose same image taken by same photographer, but using two cameras. One has an off the charts IQ and another does not. Which image would you rather give to your client?

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« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2012, 04:04:26 AM »
I use auto-ISOs so don't see what the fuss is about. All of Canon's gear is rated for ISO 9001 at least, check the following link:

http://www.canon-europe.com/About_Us/sustainability/business/iso_9001/

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« Reply #72 on: November 06, 2012, 04:04:26 AM »

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« Reply #73 on: November 06, 2012, 06:22:30 AM »
I use auto-ISOs so don't see what the fuss is about. All of Canon's gear is rated for ISO 9001 at least, check the following link:

http://www.canon-europe.com/About_Us/sustainability/business/iso_9001/

The fuss is about when you are comparing  high iso ,noise, resolution the parameters must be the same from d800 and 5dmk3 as one example , and Canon has a  tradition to need  longer exposure time even if the ISO and  target is the same. If you are shooting sports, flying birds  it is easy to understand that 1/1600sec from Nikon  gives better results than 1/790sec from Canon.
We have a so to speak  one  "Canon ISO and a Nikon ISO"  and they are not including the same parameters .

You can go through all Canon cameras at I-R and the same test target and compare the exposure time that Canon must have in comparison to Nikon .
So before you people are talking about noise in higher iso, look at the parameters time/f-stop  for that given iso and from the cameras, in this case there  is 1 stop difference.
In 1dx and d4  case there are little less.

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« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2012, 06:24:02 AM »
how i see the battle between Canon and Nikon:

Canon 1DX vs Nikon D4 - on pear no clear winner in my opinion.

Canon 5Dmk3 vs Nikon D800 - the D800 have a overall advantage over the Mk3

Canon 7d - still without a direct competitor

Nikon d300S vs Canon 50D ( the rightful competitor from canon) - clearly Nikon win.

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 - Nikon clearly wins in almost all aspects

Canon 650D vs Nikon D5200 -  by faaaaar Nikon win.

Canon D1200 vs Nikon D3200 - Nikon win again.


Overall Nikon have a clear advantage over Canon....


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« Reply #74 on: November 06, 2012, 06:24:02 AM »