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Re: Canon & the EOS-1D X Dominate The World Press Photo List
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 01:49:58 PM »
...Canon doesn't care about mirrorless or innovation in general.

Yeah, because close to 25,000 patents issued over the past 10 years really show how little Canon cares about innovation.   
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 01:49:58 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 01:50:24 PM »
But…but…the D800 has more DR…and more MP…  Why can't these top photographers understand how bloody important those two factors are in making better images?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 02:05:37 PM »
A statistically meaningful sample, this is not. Throwing out the third world constituency, a real sampling might prove the 1D X to be even more dominant than these numbers imply.
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 02:06:51 PM »
But…but…the D800 has more DR…and more MP…  Why can't these top photographers understand how bloody important those two factors are in making better images?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

 ::)

Maybe because dynamic range and megapixels don't really matter when you are shooting pictures that will be seen either at 150 LPI or 72 DPI?

To quote Dr.Phil: "oh come on.. I mean, come on"

What's your point? These are press photographers. They are shooting for publication – newspapers, internet news sites and some magazines. Pixel peeping at 100% or more for dynamic range, shadow detail etc. takes a lower priority than getting the shot.
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 02:19:47 PM »
What's your point? These are press photographers. They are shooting for publication – newspapers, internet news sites and some magazines. Pixel peeping at 100% or more for dynamic range, shadow detail etc. takes a lower priority than getting the shot.

So your conclusion is that the D800 is not a good choice when "getting the shot" is important?   ;D
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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 02:22:06 PM »
1100D? Really?
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 02:39:28 PM »
What's your point? These are press photographers. They are shooting for publication – newspapers, internet news sites and some magazines. Pixel peeping at 100% or more for dynamic range, shadow detail etc. takes a lower priority than getting the shot.

So your conclusion is that the D800 is not a good choice when "getting the shot" is important?   ;D

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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2014, 02:39:28 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2014, 02:47:33 PM »
1100D? Really?

OK, it's a small sample, but I'm not surprised the 1100D sneaked one in. 'Pro' doesn't mean you can afford all the 'best' gear; pros make their living by photography, not to spend their living on photography. And the 1100D can do pretty much all the others can do. Same reason high percentage of 5D IIs and D700s.

Also, dynamic range not required at 72 dpi ? Press photogs often need to get the images wired real quick, no time for pp so they need DR as much, or even more than the next guy. One thing you can be pretty sure of: these guys aren't lifting shadows by absurd levels in order to try and find FPN.

Not good figures for Nikon though.

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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2014, 02:51:18 PM »
I certainly don"t care about the D800 and its 36MP's and high DR. The Olympics are about speed with camera you got in hand. 1Dx's dominate cause they perform.

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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2014, 03:00:06 PM »
Reuters Full Focus best of 2013 was even more lopsided to Canon:  A collection of the years's best 93 pictures.

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2013/12/01/best-photos-of-the-year-2013/#a=2

80% of the pictures within the collection were taken with Canon cameras. The Canon 5D Mk3 and the Canon 1DX were the most popular each with 27 photos in the top 93. (29% each, 58% together) The Canon 1DMkIV had 11. What totally blew me away was that Nikon as a camera was only used for 11 pictures in the collection of the top 93.

Here is the full list by camera manufacturer and model:

1.  Canon 5D Mark III          27 pictures
2.  Canon EOS 1DX             27 pictures
3.  Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 11 pictures.
4.  Canon 5D Mark II             7 pictures
5. Canon EOS 1D Mark IIII 3 pictures

6. Camera with two photos in the collection:
 a. Canon 7D
 b. Nikon D3s
 c. Nikon D4
 d. Nikon D300S
 e. Nikon D3

7 . Cameras with one photo in the collection:
Canon EOS 1D Mark II.
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Canon EOS rebel T3
Nikon D7000
Nikon D700
Nikon D3100
iPhone
GoPro Hero II

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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 03:09:18 PM »
Reuters Full Focus best of 2013 was even more lopsided to Canon:  A collection of the years's best 93 pictures.

7 . Cameras with one photo in the collection:
Canon EOS rebel T3

OK, some "pro" out there is definitely using an EOS 1100D ... Canon needs to find him/her and do something about it ASAP, because having "pros" using entry-level gear is NOT good for marketing and will severely hurt sales of the EOS 1DX.
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2014, 03:19:20 PM »
SIN DATOS, Translation = No Data. (Googled it)

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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2014, 03:27:41 PM »
DATA SIZE; As stated in the article this represents "cameras are used the most by press photographers for the World Press Photo 2014 awards". So yes this is a small data set consisting of just those possible World Press Photo award candidates.  So does this really reflect a good data set? Heck, 13 of the data points (13 of 56) represents nada.

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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2014, 03:30:24 PM »
I thought, "Canon is lack of innovation"  ;D

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2014, 03:43:06 PM »
Interesting!

The stats are fitting quite well to the statement inside the "Getty Images" at Sochi aticle posted by Northstar.
"We have about 20-25 per cent of our guys on the sports side here using Nikon."
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