I hope that the 5s won't be taller as the Empire State Building. Lol
cjohnson28: I absolutely love this!
Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. It was a real pleasure shooting people over there. Genuine hard working Turkish farmers that got the opportunity to relax a bit at the weekly market. Happy shooting!
facedodge: To me it's all about the direct transfer from eyefi to ipad.... You can do that with their cheapest version...
Get a 5D3, put a 32G CF card in slot one and the eye-fi card in slot two. Save RAW to CF and small JPG (S3) to ipad.
It's great for seeing your shots right away. Put the tablet in sight of the model or with her mom if it's a senior portrait. Works great this way!
Does it work without a CF adapter? So just the eye fi card? Your idea is exactly mine, must be great for streetshots of people too. Great way to built rapport and invite people to interact.
Big Mac 15: I have a D800e and D7000. Am disappointed at the UK price of this camera - but $2099 is great for US customers (should be around £1400 but Nikon are not the only company which exploits UK customers. The price differential is so high might be worth a trip to New York with the wife to get one - holiday and camera in one go!) . The price for me means I won't be rushing out to replace my D7000. More likely to look at a NEX-6 or Fuji X-E1. Money is tight for many people in the UK and they may look at cheaper mirrorless cameras for their next purchase at half the price or less. I appreciate the specs/abilities are different but unless you have unlimited funds for camera purchases, price can influence choice. I think Nikon have missed a trick in the UK trying to retain their customer loyalty.
Ha, ha, a trip with the wife to new York and still saving money? That's the best joke I heard on DPR up to now.
RuthC: Because of the popularity of this cheerful subject, I've increased the entry limit to 100. I'm also aware that some of the entries are not what I personally envisaged when I set the topic, and tried to describe what I wanted, namely, buds just opening to expose their centres. That is MY mistake, and MY fault for not writing more clearly. So, I hope that when you vote next week, you too will also be more lenient with the entries. The most important point of this exercise, I believe, is to go outside, and enjoy seeing and capturing the beauty of the flowers.Ruth :-)
No, your description is perfectly clear. I can't believe how many contributors always pop up with just some snapshots that simply show they don't care about photography at all. And about the sandbagging: simply check out some of the piccas that win or almost win: crazy, really, even a blind man can see it's rubbish: bad harsh lighting, no clear focus, terrible framing and so on. It's getting a bit of a joke these challenges to be honest.
farrukh: Good to see someone somewhere is making money out of Getty images, despite numerous sales my Getty income stream is a mere trickle.
Hi Dan, any chance of sharing your secret with me? I can't make a dime selling stock.
Bla, bla bla...Oly doesn't care. They have a great concept and will reep the rewards. More and more poeple are looking for smaller and more capable. And I say this as an old fashioned 'heavy equipment almost always carrying a tripod shooter' (which, BTW is still the way to go for the top results but hey, I can understand it's not for everybody).
Have fun and shoot with passion!
DPR wrote: 'optimum sharpening applied to raw files from both cameras'. Is it possible to check these kind of values for other cameras and software (and kind of pictures)used for sharpening? Would be great since I've a hard time selecting the best values for my pictures being very 'untechie'.
Hoping to get some good answers, thanks in advance.
Steve Davey, Bryan Peterson, Joe McNally and lots of others have been producing great pictures with almost 'antique' equipment. Pictures they show in recent books so the're are still among the best they can show.
Lots of comments (not only here but always at DPR) are total crap. If 'yours is better' show me better pictures. If you can't get out there and learn some skills and stop making a fool of yourself.
nanoc: for those of you who are not familiar with the activity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjZqrYJuAZM
Wow, that's crazy what they do! Thanks for the link.
openskyline: HONESTLY , I THINK DPREVIEW SHOULD TURN OFF COMMENT SECTION !!!!
Ha, ha, comment section is a major attraction for this website, they will never pull it! And indeed, what do you care, if you don't like it leave it alone, for me it's entertaining and I stil learn someting now and then because of the comments made. No matter how you look at it, there're always new angles that you didn't think of before.
Rubenski: Dear Barney, isn't it a great idea to implement a 'scoring poll' on everything a camera has to offer? This way we can all give a rating to it (1-5) and you can see online how many points a camera scores JUST FOR YOU.
DPR will generate even more visitors this way, it's nice to see your own score and other people find it interesting what the average score is. Compare all these voting polls. People just love them.
Hey, I just thought I should mention it. You've got to keep innovating online or else....
Thanks, didn't know that but frankly it's not what I had in mind. Only clicking stars 1-5 or percentages, no comments and much more to choose from. At the end a total score and then some nice statistics about the whole thing. Now it's a hidden feature, it must be on the same page as the review. Much more people will fill it in as they read the review. Even better if you can rate features as you read the review and receive the end score as your finished.
Dear Barney, isn't it a great idea to implement a 'scoring poll' on everything a camera has to offer? This way we can all give a rating to it (1-5) and you can see online how many points a camera scores JUST FOR YOU.
Sdaniella: for those unfamiliar with 'extreme low light'... or nearly so...
try starry skies and scenery lit by it alone (zero artificial light)... that's extreme
add moonlit alone to the above... that's less extreme, but still extreme
and the 'brighter' the output is of a MOONLIT STARRY NIGHT SKY and LANDSCAPE, practically matching the LOOK of a 'full sunny clear blue sky day', the longer the exposure for STILLS... the more unwanted noise (even hot pixels) creeps in... so any improvement to minimize such unwanted effects is welcome, yet RETAIN HI-DETAILS.
here is an example of 'moonlit' starry skied scenery:
Yosemite Range of Light [Shawn Reeder] 2012: 5DMkII & 5DMkIII 5K RAW - vimeo
(Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)Canon 5D Mark IICanon 5D Mark IIICanon 14L II & 16-35L IICanon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
No seriously, are you an astronaut or something? Are you really making a case for the 5D Mark III because it is better in these kind of conditions? And are you sure you're not a journalist? You surely write faster than I can take pictures.
SheikYerbouti: I guess the majority of those commenting here have never handled or used, let alone owned the Canon EOS 5D Mark III or the Nikon D800. This makes it all the more astonishing that many are voicing such strong opinions about cameras they have no personal experience with. Why do people have to get so combative and tribal over such issues? It's ok for 8 year old boys to have arguments about the fastest car. But in a grown-up (wannabe-) photographer such behavior comes across as rather childish and immature ...
@SheikYerbouti: thanks for the link. It simply confirms what you can read in most of the reviews. I've never owned a camera before reading a lot about it and I must say the experience in real life is exactly as I imagined when reading about it. And, the experiences are all very personal, I rather stick with facts and then decide myself what would be the best investment. DR of D800 is just amazing, high ISO performance as well, combined with loads of resolution, crop modes etc, what else would a Canon shooter like myself want?
chopsteeks: So a $3,500 body plus mega $$$ for a prime lens is only 1% better than Oly OMD which goes for $1,650 with lens included ? Hmmm...help me with math here...
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~ Albert Einstein ~
Sdaniella: I have hit the limits on my 5DMkII for extreme low light shooting (moonlit or not at night) to which ONLY the 5DMkIII is up to the task.
All other rivals, fall short, either in resolution in such conditions (D4), or poor high ISO noise in such conditions (D800); so neither could meet my requirements of 'improvement' over my 5DMkII as the 5DMkIII solely has.
There is no other, and the closest to exceed for less noise in extreme low light at high ISOs is Canon's own 1Dx, but it has less resolution.
Canon has clearly hit the 'max' technical development for sensor 'sweetspots'.
Dear Sdyue, you seem to be a very tech minded person. That's great because I do not now the slightest bit about what you're talking about most of the time. Can you explain me:
1. at wich ISO level the 5D Mark III is outperforming the D800 IQ wise? 2. why it is that several reviews come to different conclusions about that.3. how do you define IQ anyway?
Thanks in advande and please keep it simple because I barely made it out of Kindergarten.
The 5D Mark III makes: 1. my 7D only look better.2. the 5D Mark II look like an absolute steal.3. the D800 look like the upgrade we in fact needed over the 5D Mark II.4. the D800E look like a 'medium format like' wonder machine I can only dream off.
Especially the cropping modes makes the D800 a very versatile machine, beautiful. But if you're already dedicated to a system it's too expensive to switch and the 5D Mark III is ofcourse a very good camera. (I wish I could say excellent).
Seems like a very nice brand this Pentax. Great specs, good design, super pricing! Good camera as back up or to get into 'the real thing'. Congratulations from a Canon shooter!
Beautiful picture, incredible, how did you do that Rubenski. Well, that's a secret but I can tell you it took me months to figure it out...