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Poll

If the new Nikon D800 is 36 MP and the new Canon 5D is 22 MP I will:

Dump Canon because megapixels rule!
6 (10.3%)
Dump Nikon/Never buy Nikon because more megapixels are bad.
9 (15.5%)
Stick with Canon but whine about it on the Canon Rumors Forum.
22 (37.9%)
I own a 7D. What are you asking me for?
21 (36.2%)

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« on: January 27, 2012, 06:06:18 PM »
Okay, I think polls should be fun and simple. Fewer choices the better. Just to stir things up over the weekend, let's see what people think.

And, yes, I know there are lots of other considerations, but keep it in perspective guys. This is for fun.
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« on: January 27, 2012, 06:06:18 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 06:11:41 PM »
Okay, I think polls should be fun and simple. Fewer choices the better. Just to stir things up over the weekend, let's see what people think.

And, yes, I know there are lots of other considerations, but keep it in perspective guys. This is for fun.

For us at this point in space and time, we can certainly dump Canon and not "lose" money. All of our bodies are near their life and glasses and flashes sell without much loss anyway. So, we can easily switch to Nikon, more specifically D4 and D800, if Canon does not deliver.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 07:18:16 PM »
Alright lets have some fun!  I am quite happy with 22MP as I am confident the ISO performance of a 5DmkIII at 22MP will be far superior to a Nikon D800 at 36MP.  Now if they could just put a decent AF system in it we have a winner!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 07:26:19 PM »
None of the options for me.

I have my high performance misfit camera and just got the money from the two 7ds that I sold. I dont print at more than A2 and rarely above A3 - 21mp from the 1ds3 and 5dII are more than enough.

More glass is on my agenda not bodies.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 08:06:08 PM »
I abstain from voting because I prefer a write-in vote:

...I will...  Not give a crap because I'm planning to buy a 1D X (or if by heaven-sent miracle the 22 MP 5DIII also has pro-level AF and >6 fps I'll buy that instead). 
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 08:24:29 PM »
With @neuro here...abstaining with a write-in:

...I will... Not give a crap because I'd be perfectly happy with 22mp 5D III, so long as it gets AF with 9 cross-type points.

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 08:42:59 PM »
I abstain from voting because I prefer a write-in vote:

...I will...  Not give a crap because I'm planning to buy a 1D X (or if by heaven-sent miracle the 22 MP 5DIII also has pro-level AF and >6 fps I'll buy that instead).

Another point is that this discussion seems to be predicated on Nikon releasing a 36MP D800.  I do not believe that Nikon has indeed confirmed this.  The 36MP D800 appears to be a likely rumour still, but not cold hard fact.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 08:42:59 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 09:04:02 PM »
At this stage I'm good with mp whatever it is as long as AF is good and iq improves
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 03:08:43 AM »
I'd guess for many landscape shooters a big factor would be how Nikon's lenses(espeically the "holy trinity") hold up at 35 MP at the borders.

If Nikon themselves were designing the sensor I'd be pretty confident that they would but it looks like this maybe a Sony hand me down and I wouldnt be at all supprized to see them release a sensor which existing FF lenses cannot make the most of.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 04:40:34 AM »
Where's the option for buying a Hartblei 1006 (Kiev-88 modified to take Hasselblad backs) and put on a second-hand 40MP Hassy digital back?  8)
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 06:03:21 AM »
None of the above.   :)

I shoot with a 1D Mark IV and it does everything I ask of it.  More than enough pixels to stand up to heavy cropping when needed.  We should pay more attention to the use of good glass and worry less about more pixels.

Just one man's opinion.   :D
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 06:08:37 AM »
I can't buy Nikon cos I don't know how it works ???
And I don't care about AF, just need a MF screen on a FF camera above 16MP which makes the forest in the backgound green and not muddy... I sometimes can't see the red and violet noisy dots from the 5D2 where it should actually be just green - is this too much asking?
But I think of trying Sony NEX with the new adapter for EF or in my case for ZE lenses ... Anyone had a go already?
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 04:47:44 PM »
I ain't changing from Canon any time soon.

And I'm not going to whine, however. It is what it is.
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 07:11:36 PM »
none of those options for me, so far the rumours of the 5D3 indicate its exactly what i'm looking for :)
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 07:18:02 PM »
None.

I'd gladly take a 22mp 5D Mark III.  I honestly wouldn't care if it got pushed down to 18mp if it dramatically increased the ISO handling.  Or better low-light AF.  As it is, I don't even think I want them cramming 36 million tiny little pixels into the 5D's (relatively) small sensor.  If I really have a need for 30+ megapixels, I think I'd be more comfortable using medium format.

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 07:18:02 PM »