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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #150 on: September 25, 2012, 05:50:55 PM »
You would be right in going back to using film for landscapes. Especially Large format velvia... ahhh, Love those colors. Its a shame they don't make velvia anymore.  :-[

What? I can still buy 120 Velvia 50 for my 645 system. It wasn't discontinued in 120, was it?

Velvia on a lightbox really is something to behold. But landscapes shot with the DR of a D800 & then displayed on an 'HDR' monitor capable of a high contrast ratio would also likely be something to behold.

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« Reply #150 on: September 25, 2012, 05:50:55 PM »

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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #151 on: September 25, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »
You would be right in going back to using film for landscapes. Especially Large format velvia... ahhh, Love those colors. Its a shame they don't make velvia anymore.  :-[

What? I can still buy 120 Velvia 50 for my 645 system. It wasn't discontinued in 120, was it?

Velvia on a lightbox really is something to behold. But landscapes shot with the DR of a D800 & then displayed on an 'HDR' monitor capable of a high contrast ratio would also likely be something to behold.

Its a sad story but true. Buy it while you can.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-fujichrome-velvia-100f-35mm--120--4x5-and-50-4x5--8x10-discontinued-19729

I once viewed a 4x5 velvia slide from a collage prof. shot in yosemite 10 years ago, Its been the most stunning color I've ever seen and have yet to see anything close to it.. I could only imagine a 8x10 slide.

35mm has nothing like it and depressing because some newer shooters may never actually see a brilliant large format color slide film in a lightbox.
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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #152 on: September 25, 2012, 06:01:10 PM »
Sad. But at least it appears that Velvia 100 is fine (I never liked 100F anyway), & I can still get 120 Velvia 50.

But I'm sure even those will go in the near future.

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« Reply #153 on: September 25, 2012, 06:04:40 PM »

But back to the topic at hand: it's great to know about advances in technology, & how they may help us achieve our vision. DXO's quantitation, to an extent, helps some of us do that.

Cheers.

Sorry if this has been discussed in the thread on previous posts...

We all know Nikons use of the Sony Exmor produce fantastic DR, even if I personally don't put so much weight into it (as many other seem to do).

However as I understand it, the Canon sensors have the upper hand at long exposure times, perhaps if you have both Cameras, some nice Milky way pictures sure would be nice to see.
(Reasonable exposures would be like ISO 1600 f/1.4 8s at 35mm or with some star trails f/2.8 @ 32s)

I haven't seen if longer exposures actually gives better result in the Canon, but I've heard that was the Achilles heal on the Exmor sensors and that they would produce quite a bit of noise.

DR or not my Canon 5D Mark II is fantastic (at least on the center AF)

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« Reply #154 on: September 25, 2012, 06:06:36 PM »
Sad. But at least it appears that Velvia 100 is fine (I never liked 100F anyway), & I can still get 120 Velvia 50.

But I'm sure even those will go in the near future.

Indeed, a sad time. I liked Velvia 50 in my old yashica TLR.

You should post your portfolio. You've got some good stuff here, and forget about ze gear. It really doesn't matter as much as some posters make it out to be.  8)

If I had the time, I'd re-purchase some of my old 4x5 gear again.

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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #155 on: September 25, 2012, 11:47:28 PM »
DxO Film Pack has a Velvia setting. I can't speak to its look compared to actual Velvia.
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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2012, 06:38:04 PM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

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« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2012, 06:38:04 PM »

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« Reply #157 on: October 11, 2012, 01:09:08 AM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

That is a link to the Canon US website. All major decisions are made in Canon Japan. Not sure if it'll have much of an impact. :)

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« Reply #158 on: October 11, 2012, 02:24:22 AM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  ...

No thank you, too busy making great shots with my 7D using its excellent sensor.

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« Reply #159 on: October 11, 2012, 06:06:29 AM »

Indeed, a sad time. I liked Velvia 50 in my old yashica TLR.

You should post your portfolio. You've got some good stuff here, and forget about ze gear. It really doesn't matter as much as some posters make it out to be.  8)

If I had the time, I'd re-purchase some of my old 4x5 gear again.

+1

I never sold my 4x5, going out for landscape with my Linhof is a pure refreshment, it's a kind of back to the roots, and the results are far from ridiculous...
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« Reply #160 on: October 11, 2012, 09:39:01 AM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

Thanks for the link. I let them know how thrilled I am with the 1D X sensor performance.  Acceptable ISO 12800, and 25600 usable at need...simply awesome!!
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« Reply #161 on: October 11, 2012, 10:47:05 AM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

Thanks for the link. I let them know how thrilled I am with the 1D X sensor performance.  Acceptable ISO 12800, and 25600 usable at need...simply awesome!!

And the 5D Mark III isn't far behind that honestly. I don't hesitate to use 6400 for a professional shoot. 12800 is very acceptable in most cases. I couldn't be happier with the performance of the 5D Mark III.
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« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2012, 11:36:17 AM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

Thanks for the link. I let them know how thrilled I am with the 1D X sensor performance.  Acceptable ISO 12800, and 25600 usable at need...simply awesome!!
I have pics that taken in ambient light of a church with 5DMKiii @ around ISO 20000 (I used Auto ISO in M mode). They are usable in 4x6 format. My friend with D800 was there but couldnt do that. As far as DxOMark said, D800 is the top of FF camera. Can other Nikons do that? LOL.

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« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2012, 11:36:17 AM »

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« Reply #163 on: October 11, 2012, 12:57:28 PM »
I encourage everyone to let Canon know of your disappointment with their recent sensor performance (compared to the competition).  http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

Thanks for the link. I let them know how thrilled I am with the 1D X sensor performance.  Acceptable ISO 12800, and 25600 usable at need...simply awesome!!
I have pics that taken in ambient light of a church with 5DMKiii @ around ISO 20000 (I used Auto ISO in M mode). They are usable in 4x6 format. My friend with D800 was there but couldnt do that. As far as DxOMark said, D800 is the top of FF camera. Can other Nikons do that? LOL.

That's going by what DxO says, in the real world it's alittle different.  That's like saying my 5DIII is the best because of it's AF, FPS & high ISO.  It all depends on what you're using it for.  Wait, I guess it is the best for what I'm doing.
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Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« Reply #164 on: October 11, 2012, 07:51:31 PM »
All these 35mm DSLR's have pretty similar IQ at reasonable ISO's.

Nikon D800 | ISO 100 | 1/100s @f/11:


Canon 5D Mk III | ISO 100 | 1/100s @f/11:


... and that's at 800px web size.

What a terrible hoax. lol.

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