abi170845

abi170845

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: The numbers are cold, but show the facts.

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- 1 Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- 4 Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

And why waste all that glass on a crop sensor that do not use all the area of the EF L glass? a waste, might as well go full frame. I don't hear the old school manual sport shooters complain back in the days before autofocus.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 14:33 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Joo Prates: The numbers are cold, but show the facts.

Let's go to DPR ratings. In interchangeable Lens Cameras, ordered by rating, in Gold Awards, we find in the 10 first best cameras:

- 1 Canon Camera (EOS-1D Mark IV- 89% / Feb 2010) ,

- 4 Nikon cameras (D3S - 89% / Feb 2010; D610 - 87% / Mar 2014; D600 - 87% / Nov 2012; D7100 85% / Apr 2013)

The new Canon 70D - 83% / Oct 2013 in 13 position Gold Award

The new 7D MarkII - 84% / Dec 2014 Silver Award

So, after 5 years...it's the best Canon achieves with their 7D Mark II? the same sensor...low DR...no Wi-fi? are you joking with us?

For instance in lens...how is it possible that Sigma makes a 50 mm 1,4 Art lens, for 950USD (price droping), and the top Canon L 50mm 1,2 that sells for 1600USD is worse in all levels, compared to the Sigma?

I've been a canonist all my life, but I'm disappointed with Canon Cameras and lenses, and I'm considering making the big move - changing to Nikon.

Not just the sensor, but the EFS lenses are pathetic!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:49 UTC
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)

I revived my Rollei 6008 from the dead with new recelled Nimh battery. Using Velvia 50 and Portra 160 120mm films. Send them to North Coast Photo Services for E-6 processing and Premier Scan.

Get a used Mamiya AF for cheap and try a roll of Velvia and Portra send them to North Coast Photos Services for processing and scanning.

Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)
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Andrew ATM216: Is anyone still using typewriters these days, when there are computers? Is anyone still using cloth diapers for their babies, when there are disposable ones? Do people have money to burn by still using film, and not taking advantage of modern technology? Well i don't want to sound rude or disrespectful, but using film in this day and age is quite silly and wasteful....especially when u can get a decent digitsl camera for $200-$300 dollars.
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I revived my Rollei 6008 from the dead with new recelled Nimh battery. Using Velvia 50 and Portra 160 120mm films. Send them to North Coast Photo Services for E-6 processing and Premier Scan. You obviously don't know what you are talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:45 UTC

And how would I go about having that place to myself as long as I want to get the shot? Only pros are allowed? Give me the place to my self for 5 days and nights, don't bother me and I'll get the shots. But?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:42 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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abi170845: Look at that pathetic slow lens attached to the 7Dmk2. Where are the pro efs lenses?

As much I love this camera when I tested it out yesterday at my local dealer. Come on Canon, where is the Tough, Weather Sealed non pumping EFS 2.8 zoom like those from Fuji! I would not want to use my EF L lenses on the APSC camera.

Please canon stop producing same old Rebels and double digit APSC and re do all the EFS lenses. 60mm Macro? ancieeent!

a high performance camera with crippled EFS lenses, Great job Canon. Even Olympus has a pro grade mid zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)

Look at that pathetic slow lens attached to the 7Dmk2. Where are the pro efs lenses?

As much I love this camera when I tested it out yesterday at my local dealer. Come on Canon, where is the Tough, Weather Sealed non pumping EFS 2.8 zoom like those from Fuji! I would not want to use my EF L lenses on the APSC camera.

Please canon stop producing same old Rebels and double digit APSC and re do all the EFS lenses. 60mm Macro? ancieeent!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:52 UTC as 172nd comment | 7 replies

but the phottix 2 is coming soon. Obsolete already?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)

All is hunky dory with the weather sealed body but how come no weather sealed EFS lenses? Or the EFS is strictly BATA(buy and throw away) when broken.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 04:09 UTC as 56th comment
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)

For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 12:35 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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Daniel L: Just a reminder to the toddlers here

With or without WIFI/4K/touchscreen. The price point is $1,799, you can't afford it anyway. Go play with your cellphone and call mommy for monthly allowance while you at it.

Actually in some countries, the top of the line iPhone 6 Plus costs about the same as the 7dmk2.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Which is better? This or Nikon D7100?

No one camera is better than theother, sensor technology for aps-c is pretty much matured IMHO. It really comes down to how you use the camera in the field. I love my 7D controls and layout and I wish all Canon camera replicates the controls of the 7D or even the 5dmk2 or the 40D. I hated the 6D controls, rented it and glad didn't buy it.

I would save up and get the D750 instead if you haven't invested heavily on Canon lenses. Or just keep your Canon lenses, prices for DSLR bodies will go down faster and faster each time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)

The main reason why I got this camera was its leaf shutter and high flash synch.

I love everything about this camera but I wish that Fuji(Like Fuji Medium Format Film Camera) will come up with two variants of this camera one X100 with a wider angle lens(24mm Equal) and another with telephoto (85mm Equal). I would gladly bring these two for portrait and environmental portraits shots because of its leaf shutter and high synch flash. Use them with two Godox Winstro flashes and you have a high quality portable set up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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qianp2k: I have heard lots that how good of Fuji skin tone. But in reality from what I have seen nothing spectacular. A few samples in this gallery for example show noticeable pink cast. Canon cameras might not be best in DR but I really love their colors and skin tone. My A7R has much better DR at base ISO but with noticeable green-cast under certain light. It's better I now export A7R files under a custom Adobe color profile rather Camera RAW profile I do with Canon RAW. Anyway each camera has its strength and weakness.

The main reason why I got this camera was its leaf shutter and high flash synch.

Caucasian skin tone tend to register pinkish on photos. If you want more neutral skin tone you can use the film simulation "Film Negative Standard" I have the X100S and this is not a set and forget camera. It took me about 3 months to get used to it and to find the settings that I like. I use 1/2 CTO in front of the build in flash to make things a little warmer.

I love everything about this camera but I wish that Fuji(Like Fuji Medium Format Film Camera) will come up with two variants of this camera on X100 with a wider angle lens(24mm Equal) and another with telephoto (85mm Equal). I would gladly bring these two for portrait and environmental portraits shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)

Please fix the random back focus problem when focusing dark subject against bright background.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:14 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

No leaf shutter, No high speed flash synch like the x100s. Pass.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR Review article (214 comments in total)

I really want to like this camera. The probelm is that it is hard to find Ricoh Accessories in my city. Extra batteries, Ricoh Flash, etc is almost non existent. I like the Nikon A and the wide variety of accessories from Nikon. But still waiting for the successor to the Canon M.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:52 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)
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abi170845: I have a question regarding the Lee Filter. How did they not cause vignetting? Even I have to use the Cokin X or Hi Tech Lucroit or Singh Ray X size filters when using my EFS 10mmZoom.

Too much to carry and cumbersome, I usually just blu tac the filters to the cokin ring adapter without using the plasic holder. But with the lucroit system, which I think is the best for ultra ultra wides, I do not need to blu tac the filters. I usually use the 14mmL mk2 with rear gelatin ND filter and use GND instead of stacking the fitlers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 02:34 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)
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abi170845: I have a question regarding the Lee Filter. How did they not cause vignetting? Even I have to use the Cokin X or Hi Tech Lucroit or Singh Ray X size filters when using my EFS 10mmZoom.

Thank you Mr.Marom! I am with you on this one when shooting by the shore and it drives me crazy to get the horizon level with the incoming waves.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:46 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dark Matter article (52 comments in total)

I have a question regarding the Lee Filter. How did they not cause vignetting? Even I have to use the Cokin X or Hi Tech Lucroit or Singh Ray X size filters when using my EFS 10mmZoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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