Retired. Hobby, bird photography
As a Canon shooter I am so jealous of the resent Nikon offerings. If they come out with a pro-summer crop body water proof with the new AF system I am going to start writing some hate mail to Canon. Canon just doesn't get it anymore.Go Nikon. Maybe Canon will wake up.
As a Canon shooter I am ready to take the plunge with Nikon. Canon is stagnant in the sensor department and Nikon and Sony are kicking it big time.I am going to wait one more year for lenses and one more camera update. Then I am there.Great job, Nikon
garyknrd: Actually as a birder I could care less. I am waiting on the 7D mark ll. Or what Nikon has to offer. Both are neglecting that market. What will be interesting is if Pentax or one of the others make a pro-body crop sensor camera. I would be all over it. Even though I have Canon glass. This glass holds its value. So i really loose nothing to switch.
I don't know. I just sold my 300mm f2.8 IS for 600 dollars more than I paid for it. I bought an almost new 500 F4 for 5600 dollars and it might as well be new. Looking at the prices I will make money on that too. The only glass I loose on is Sigma. I completely quit buying that glass for that reason. Picked up the new 300mm f2.8 ll internationally and got the VAT refund for about 6400. That one I will break even on. But won't loose any.That is the only glass I have for Canon. I am strickly a birder. No interest in any other photography. So I am in a good position to start over if need be. www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos
I bought the Nexus 7 and the GPS on mine does not work properly, but the photos display very nice quality. I bought the 16 gb for 249.I love the iPad though.
Actually as a birder I could care less. I am waiting on the 7D mark ll. Or what Nikon has to offer. Both are neglecting that market. What will be interesting is if Pentax or one of the others make a pro-body crop sensor camera. I would be all over it. Even though I have Canon glass. This glass holds its value. So i really loose nothing to switch.
kevindar: 5d3 with d800 sensor, shooting at 6ps full resolution, 8fps in dx format, on board flash with master funciton, spot meter linked to autofocus point.as my back up, a full frame nex, 16 mp, with a pancake 24-80 f 4 lens, and a couple of small fast primes.
Yep, Sony is the leader by miles compared to Canon it seems?
mmcfine: Honestly, I find most cameras this days produce more or less the same image quality. The glass makes the art not the chip or sensor.It's amazing how much money and time we spend on comparing nonsense.
I shoot birds and you would be surprised the people who buy the newest cameras pushed at them. Then tell me they do not have the cash for a quality lens? Amazing the hyp people believe.
You know I have been threatening for a while now to get a FF camera. I only own two lenses in Canon mount and shoot wildlife. Personally since I have to buy lenses anyway for landscape. I may switch to Nikon for my FF landscape. Just cannot make up my mind? Canon is just sucking there customers dry. And leaving them wanting. Nikon is not. IMO
io_bg: What innovative does this iPhone have in the camera department? Nothing. If we have news for every new Apple product, why don't we have news from other cell phone manufacturers? Be it Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc...
I have an old Motorola flip phone. Still works fine after 10 years. It has a camera. Never thought about using it. BUT I am a photo enthusiast to say the least.I have to agree with the others! It is kinda sad really. I shoot regularly with many photographers and it is amazing how many bury there heads in the I Phone and miss quality shots. Not to mention when eating dinner after a shoot. NO conversation. Why? They are all browsing on there phones. very few words said. Amazing to me how the phone has taken away not only photography but conversation.
I used to work for Siemens, my gosh the prices they got were un-real. I retired and even today I find it amazing at the accounts they had at the highest price. Amazing. I hope Sony and Oly do good. Hi tech medical and machine programming. Which I did is a huge market. Wit huge profits.
Personally I like the idea. A great name that is recognized world wide.For me personally before I would buy it. I will wait for the accessories to get up to speed. Earrings, necklace's, nose rings, then a serious contender. Maybe Sack's Fifth avenue, will pick up the line. +1 here, congratulations on the new spring line.
Absolutic: Pentax just need some big company with deep pockets to buy them. Not sure how long they can survive on their own. Sony or somebody else, buy them already.
Ricoh does not have deep pockets period!
Sticking the bone to us again, while Nikon shooters are in heaven. Hummmmm.Interesting turn of events. I only shoot birds with the 7D and have two Canon lenses. Now no 7Dll and it looks like Canon just does not have the sensor technology to compete with Sony period. I shoot the excellent 500 and new 300ll Canon lenses. But am thinking for my regular photography it is Nikon. Not that my opinion is important to Canon, but it looks like no ones opinion is. They are driving me away.
All I wanted was a 7D ll. Now the prices drop on the FF and no update to the 7D. I have a feeling it will be reversed now. FF very cheap and crop sensor to expensive to buy. Wait and see.
MrPetkus: No Pentax K mount? Either Pentax intends to rebrand this at a significant price hike (like the recent 18-270) or they'll fade into oblivion.
I hope Pentax get's it but let's face facts. Pentax is avoided like the plague by most now.
Donnie G: The K-5II is a nice incremental upgrade of a wonderful picture taking machine. As long as Pentax sticks to improving its current APS-C cameras and that marvelous 645D and they don't get suckered into wasting resources on doing a 35mm full frame model just to have it shot down by the big 2, like what's going to happen to Sony's A99/RX1, then they'll be alright. Stay the course Pentax. You're on the right track.
Donnie you a very optimistic fellow. I shoot wildlife with the k-5's and with a 7D. Always in Hi continuous shutter. The K-5's have fallen apart. Shutter shot, buttons falling off. After 1.5 years unusable. That is not to mention they were useless for BIF and low light shooting. My 7D had never hiccuped. So inferior parts in the k-5 inferior AF in the k-5. Makes a very poor pro-summer camera. For the same price when I bought the 7D? 1500 dollars.So your wonderful picture taking machine is a bit over stated in this area of photography. To put it mildly it is a POS. I have to have one for my big glass. But it is still the poorest designed and poorest parts ( cheapest for sure ) camera for wildlife I have ever seen period. If the K-5ll is better I will be very surprised.
raimaster: interesting about AF performance in low light:
"In single AF mode the EOS 5D Mark III's AF performs very well, too, even in very low light, despite the lack of an AF-assist lamp. Rated down to EV-2, which is equivalent to moonlight, we've been constantly impressed by the ability of the 5D III's AF system to get solid focus in light where the 5D Mark II would have been completely unable to operate."http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/14
Pentax K-5II: The biggest difference is the latest, SAFOX X, autofocus sensor. This is designed to work in lower light than any of its rivals (down to -3EV) it will also provide greater accuracy when working with F2.8 and fast lenses.
can we say that K-5II has the same performance in low light shooting compare to 5DMKIII ? plus K-5II has an assist lamp :)
IMO this a joke. I own the K-5. Sure it will AF and confirm even in fairly good light. But the AF is not focused. It is a joke period. Pentax is so far behind in this area. My 7D walks all over the K-5 hands down. And personally I doubt there is much improvement. That advertising hype is for the fanboys so they will buy another POS. LOL
Wow, I think I have just found my travel camera. For recording sunsets and travel locations. Amazing.