This gentlemen seriously needs a press training. Never talk about negatives, always position positives. Don't mix "Canon sayd" with "we did..." if you want to be perceived as independent.He seems to be a very respectable and nice guy, but this was pretty bad for a spokesperson.
Awesome composition! Congratulations!
Very nice pic! You must have been standing next to me :-)I have a very similar one, even some of the windows are lighted up in a similar pattern...http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/321195005/photos/2828428/img_0633?inalbum=malaysia
Amazing shot! Congratulations.Guess I need to add east Oregon to the list of places to visit ;-)
Chronis: exactly what Canon needed at this point... another expensive lens for those already invested in their system...
shows how out of touch they are, building trimmings for bodies that (given the choice) any sensible customer would have at the bottom of his list...
If it's better or at least as good as the 400 F/5.6L, I'll buy it.
Peter Gurdes: at ISO 100 i hardly notice a difference to the old 18 MP sensor.
the 70D and 7D MK2 sensor sure have better shadows. less banding and cleaner.
it would have been nice to see this low-iso performance with an improved resolution around 28 MP.
but low iso performance is stagnating overall.
You are right! You did not write: "shadow at Iso 100 is awesome, and there is zero banding"I red your post as a complaint, as even my old 20d had no issue with shadow noise in a medium sized jpeg, shot at iso 100 on a sunny day. <insert the sarcasm tag of your choice here>
Guess my eyes are ok, but I need to check my detector for "glass half empty" messages and learn to ignore them.
Eric Calabros: Well.. We have a DR disaster here
Looks like an exposure disaster to me...
I must have missed something. You see banding? You see noise in the shadows? Did you find a way to download the full res jpg or raw files?I seriously need to get my eyes checked then
Funny how the same crowd calling the DSLR mirror box a caveman design are now the target for (arguable great) MF lenses. While I always loved Zeiss, I sold off mine long time ago and financed my entry into the FF DSLR market. Never looked back to manual focus, as much as I loved my Zeiss lenses ...
Amazing how people always complain. First everybody complained about the insane prices canon charges for their lenses. Little dispute on how good the pro class lenses are, just too expensive. Now Canon drops the prices to the usual "after rebate" level. What's now? Everybody yelling and complaining about Canon going down, and how used lenses are depreciating... Guys, just be happy. Somebody lowered it's prices!
RunStrom: These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.
@Shiranai. Not getting your logic at all how two ifs invalidate the idea to compare high ISO. But maybe you just replied to the wrong post :-)
@Runstorm: I think you missed the point. They wanted to compare high ISO, so they looked for a scenario that would be comparable. (which failed though ...)
It's like complaining about a car magazine testing breaking performance, that there was no point for a good driver to do a full break in this situation... right, you would get into public traffic and wait for an incident ...
What I dislike about this test: If one truly aimed to _compare_ high ISO, why not in a studio? There is significant change in lighting between the Sony and the Canon images. Don't know what impact that may have had, but it's an issue for a fair comparison.
Overall the Sony looks quite a bit more clean...
Interesting! Why is the EOS-M missing? Are only products listed that can be bought from Amazon?The question actually should be which camera you want or bought, not which is the "best"...
Vitruvius: Interesting that a German photographer from Reuters Germany is even allowed to talk to judges at a professional event and provide forensic evidence to a judge to support a German athlete.
Should each country be looking to secure positions in the media to ensure they get real time photographic evidence to the judges on the field for their country?
It looks like the athlete deserved his medal. That's what counts. Not the right place for nationalism.<disclaimer>I'm not German<disclaimer/>
Let me guess:Either a rebadged m4/3 or nex, or the famous new apple iLeica :-)But who cares...
Awesome! I know exactly where this is :-)
Give me a digital Contax G2! This was all I needed in the analogue space when on the road.Why wouldn't it be possible to make a digital version, with a nice FF sensor?
Looks like the Mark II just jumped in resale value. Happy with my Mark II, very mint for ~1000 €
arpikusz: Why can't Pentax sell this lens for $150? Both Nikon and Canon has 50mm 1.8 lenses for around $100-$150...
To GregGory:Can you provide evidence on your "junk wide open" comment? While my personal assessment may be subjective, I found no such evidence in the linked test: http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/160-canon-ef-50mm-f18-ii-test-report--review?start=1
schaki: 50mm on Aps-c equals 75mm. A focal length which I not found much use for when I had the Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8D and used it with the D1H.Wonder if this Pentax 50mm 1.8 might cover a future Pentax with FF. Probably not, so the question is how bad the corner falloff and vignetting is going to be like.
I did some wonderful "close up full face" portraits on my Canon APS-C with the extremely affordable 50mm f1.8.On Canon it's a 80mm, which makes it a very nice portrait lens. Now I need to find a ~31mm lens that can compete :-)