I'd say run - don't walk - away from that 18-135 if you want high IQ.
OTOH, that 16-35/4 looks like it may be pretty good - I'd like to see more.
DStudio: Oh my goodness - maybe I'll finally stop seeing so many action photos with lousy composition! At least one can hope!
Or will we suddenly need to use the "dual" cross-type AF point to get acceptable focus? After all, it now takes 5 in-line razor blades to properly shave my beard in the morning. I used to be such an ignorant simpleton - I actually had the nerve to believe I could shave with only 1 or 2 blades!
If the AF works properly and the high-ISO performance in acceptable, there's nothing to complain about with this camera - Canon has really hit the mark. That is, if people decide to use it properly!
Darko, the Canon 7D was NEVER a general purpose tool designed to satisfy everyone - it was designed to be the best tool for a certain demographic. Why should they change that now? There are plenty of other cameras you can buy to do what you describe, but NO other ~affordable camera satisfies the needs of pro and prosumer action shooters the way this one promises to do.
Contrary to your remark, this camera was designed for those who actually understand the need for the technology it contains. Remember, the problem with ignorance is it never recognizes itself. Perhaps the "old school" people who will buy this camera aren't actually the stupid souls you portray them as.
Oh my goodness - maybe I'll finally stop seeing so many action photos with lousy composition! At least one can hope!
Ian SS: It is too little too late, obviously Canon is protecting their higher end cameras, we will see how good it sells. For me I am seriously thinking about leaving Canon.
I hope you know where you're going!
Obviously you either don't have much of a lens collection, or you don't like it that much.
Since monkeys are smart enough to design and build cameras, they should be able to hold a copyright.
But wait ... they're not giving the copyright to anyone - they're just denying it to the obvious rightful owner. This isn't upholding anyone's rights, but merely taking them away. Just a tiny bit more freedom is lost - once again.
DStudio: Indonesia, Hmm...
It seems all photos from Indonesia have 100% true and accurate stories about them told by the photographer. Must be something in the air ...
While the ruling by the copyright office sets a ridiculous precedent, in this particular case Mr. Slater may have got exactly what he deserved.
After reading more about the situation, his story sounds plausible. So now I'm going to presume he's being accurate, unless I hear strong evidence to the contrary.
Either way, this ruling by the copyright office still sets a ridiculous precedent, and it must not be allowed to stand.
Bokeh Monk: As a Canadian, I find this offensive! I would have thought that the RCMP would have set up a sting operation or something… but now that the the Federal Gov. has told all these Canada Post workers their all out of a job, it's almost what you'd expect to see, workers 'saving for their retirement!
Monk, you do realize the irony in your statement, don't you? The thieves have decided that capitol matters more than people.
DStudio: Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?
I came here to compliment Leica. I wanted to use them as an example of excellence, despite pedestrian specifications. But I just don't see it. I can't give them that compliment. In fact, what I have to say is they're not Fuji. And they're certainly not Zeiss Touit. To say Leica is in a class far below is an insult, but unfortunately it's true in this case!
Oh, no, I hope I wake up tomorrow and find it was all a bad dream - that with fresh eyes and soft morning light it's truly a fantastic lens.
I certainly hope so ...
I think you need to start focusing on lenses. Leica has made some of the best, most beautiful image-rendering lenses ever. This won't be counted among them. Such a shame - at this price point I expected *some* kind of special quality (like Zeiss and Fuji deliver), but alas, I don't see it.
JPEG or RAW has nothing to do with it. Neither you nor the camera can simulate what the lens failed to pick up in the first place. This can't be fixed. Lecia has already tried in their JPEG engine, but to no avail.
You need to learn some things about photography.
I'm sorry to hear you haven't learned to discern the quality coming out of a camera or lens without RAW files.
That's the point - I never said I had DNGs.
tompabes2: Two turkeys don't make an eagle.
Microsoft is going backwards. Canon is simply stalled - they could end up going either way.
HowaboutRAW - I have a couple of important questions for you:
- Why didn't you brush your teeth with Crest this morning?- Why didn't the Dutch team save their last substitution for Krul again today?
dpmaxwell: Changing my response to - Noooooooo!
App can't find my Pixma Pro-100, and there is absolutely zero documentation to help with this, as far as I can tell.
Can you print to it with AirPrint from an Apple device? Just curious. My Pro-100 works from AirPrint, but I'll have to try this from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 which I updated to 4.4.2 last week.
Are my eyes too tired, or is the late afternoon glare too much on my monitor (even though I closed the semi-opaque shade)?
DStudio: I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...
The only thing that came to my mind later was Microsoft writing Word/Office for the Macintosh from early on.
I'm not sure that was actually a "deal," though. And now Apple would rather have you use Pages anyway.
I'm trying to write down all the times a deal with Microsoft has benefited the other company, and I'm still staring at a blank page ...
reginalddwight: The D810 is a mid-cycle refresh of a class-leading DSLR with respect to IQ and DR.
I tend to agree with the reviewer that it is unlikely going to entice too many D800/E owners like myself to run out and upgrade to Nikon's latest offering, but any incremental refinement is better than none at all.
Naysayers will diss this D800/E successor (e.g. still no WiFi, GPS, or 4k video, etc.). Mirrorless fans will criticize any DSLR regardless.
For those who appreciate the amazing medium format-like IQ the D810's predecessors are capable of producing in the hands of skilled photographers, I view the tiny improvements in this D810 as welcome additions--however "unexciting" they may be.
Without Medium Format lenses I think you're only getting an MF-like number of pixels, not MF-like IQ.
But as to the rest of your post, I agree that this camera will prove to be a worthwhile improvement.
DStudio: Love your headline!
It's such a statement on the current state of the industry.
This isn't a knock on the camera. It looks like a worthwhile update from Nikon. But it may not be a worthwhile upgrade for current (D800/E) owners.
Nevertheless, don't underestimate the power of refinement. When the AF works better and resolution improves, cameras like the D810 can actually end up being the most pleasant to own.
Martin, I think you're right. This is generally good for photographers, but challenging for manufacturers who now have to deal with largely saturated markets where sales numbers are on a downswing.